Forza Motorsport 7

The 2018 Bugatti Chrion Makes Its Debut In Forza Motorsport 7’s Dell Gaming Car Pack

Article By 
Alan Walsh
February 15, 2018
Forza Motorsport 7

The 2018 Bugatti Chrion Makes Its Debut In Forza Motorsport 7’s Dell Gaming Car Pack

Article By 
Alan Walsh
February 15, 2018

Surprise! Turn 10 Studios has released the February Content Update for Forza Motorsport 7, which introduces seven brand-new cars from the Dell Gaming Car Pack to the game, alongside the new ‘Spectate’ and ‘Seed the Grid’ esports features.

Now, you may remember that Turn 10 originally planned to launch this update on February 19th. However, the team has made the decision to push out this update a little earlier – and it’s safe to say this is the biggest and best update yet for Forza Motorsport 7. Not only do we have new esports features to bring competitive racing to life, but also the most excellent Car Pack yet in Forza Motorsport 7, introducing the staggeringly-beautiful 2018 Bugatti Chrion into the game.

The latest Forza Motorsport 7 update also introduces a host of improvements across all aspects of the game, including performance improvements in multiplayer to UI enhancements in the Forza Driver’s Cup. With the brand-new ‘Spectate’ mode, which has been re-built from the ground up for Forza Motorsport 7, fans can hop into public and private lobbies and view races as they happen with dramatically improved car positioning for "a completely accurate" experience. With ‘Seed the Grid,’ lobby hosts now have the option to manually order the race grid as they see fit as new UI elements highlight additional information on player positioning.

Now, let’s take a closer at the Dell Gaming Car Pack which adds to the ever-growing line-up of cars in Forza Motorsport 7. Leading the pack is the legendary 2018 Bugatti Chiron, which is undeniably one of the most requested cars in Forza history. This $3 million technological and engineering marvel is the long-awaited successor to Bugatti’s legendary Veyron.

This Car Pack also introduces two brand-new race cars to Forza Motorsport 7, including a Pikes Peak Hillclimb record holder with the 2016 Audi #17 Rotek Racing TTRS and a new GT3 race car with the 2017 Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 #7. There’s also the brand-new 2018 Kia Stinger – a game-changing RWD, five-door hatch from Korea that’s making waves as a performance-minded competitor to the big European brands.

Perhaps you’ll go back in Aussie muscle car history to experience the Bathurst-winning 1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS 327. Mopar fans will also find two new heavyweights to wield in the 2017 Ram Power Wagon and 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. 

Below, you’ll find each of the cars featured in Forza Motorsport 7’s Dell Gaming Car Pack, as well as the official developer descriptions for these vehicles from Turn 10 Studios.

2018 Bugatti Chiron

The Chiron may represent the absolute peak of performance of the internal-combustion engine, especially when you consider the astounding engineering feats that have gone into its construction. The Chiron has four turbos, ten radiators; it can achieve an electronically-limited top speed of 261 mph and can consume its 26.4-gallon fuel tank in less than seven minutes.

Sure, the Chiron can launch from 100-200 mph with what feels like the accelerating force of a ballistic missile, but this Bugatti hypercar is also renowned for outstanding handling, thanks in part to the all-new carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. There are many more statistics to consider, but the best way to experience this milestone in automotive engineering is to drive it.

2018 Kia Stinger

When Korean carmaker Kia tries to butt heads with the Germans, the Kia Stinger proves they don’t pull any punches. First off, the “point” of the Stinger comes straight from former BMW M-division head Albert Biermann, who has been leading the company’s charge into performance vehicles. You can also thank Peter Schreyer – formerly of Audi and Volkswagen – for the Stinger’s sharp looks.

The Stinger’s looks may grab you, but the real knock-out is in the way it drives. Rear-wheel-drive and a 365-horsepower, twin-turbo V6 places the Stinger head-to-head against the renowned European sport sedans. This Stinger is Kia’s statement that they can do more than bring affordability to the car market; they are out to prove that refined performance is not the sole purview of Europe.

2016 Audi #17 Rotek Racing TT RS

The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb is one of the most historic and iconic American racing challenges. Since 1916 racers have been taking on the mountain road that stretches 12.42 miles and climbs in elevation nearly 5,000 feet to the peak at 14,110 feet. Robb Holland took his VLN (Nürburgring) spec Rotek Racing TTRS to Pikes Peak with the intention of setting a new front-wheel-drive record.

This is an endurance racer with long gearing for the Green Hell’s long straights. The team did not modify it for the record attempt. With just 380-horsepower – which according to Holland, dwindled to around 250 at altitude– the team met their goal and set a new FWD record time of 10:56.878, shattering the previous record by nearly a minute.

2017 Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 #7

The Aston Martin brand was founded on motorsport when Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford began racing specials at Aston Hill near Aston Clinton in 1913. Since then, the manufacturer has competed in and won countless races. Aston Martin Racing has won more than fifty races since returning to competition in 2004.

Those wins have come across all classes they have competed in, with a high point being a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in GTE-AM in 2017. The team went on to win the FIA-WEC GTE-AM class title in 2017 as well. Danish driver Christina Nielsen raced the #7 TRG-Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage in the GTA class in World Challenge in its Royal Purple/Orion livery. She is just one of the drivers that continue to make this prestigious brand respected both on the track and off.

2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

The workhorse of the Ram line has a history that dates back to 1946 as the first civilian four-by-four truck. The new Power Wagon carries on that legendary role with the aid of new technology like a detachable anti-roll bar and the Articulink system that increases axle range of motion 26 inches at the front wheels.

At more than 7,000 pounds this is a heavy-weight contender in every aspect. To move all that mass, you will of course find a HEMI with more than 400-horsepower, more than enough for any job, on the track of off.

1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS 327

If you love Australian muscle cars, the HK Monaro GTS is probably the one you want. It brought the Chevy 327 V8 into the Monaro line and it was the first Holden to win at the monumental Bathurst race. Bruce McPhee drove his to the race, drove all but one lap – his co-driver Barry Mullholland put in one lap while McPhee ate lunch – won, then drove it home.

It was the first Holden muscle car, it had the fast and sexy lines to go with its racing proven excellence, it had a four on the floor, and front-disc brakes. It took gusto to race a car like this at Mount Panorama, and even though performance is what you expect from the late 1960s, there is a heart and soul that bred a generation of Chevy-powered Holden fans.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT

The SRT Durango with its 6.4-liter HEMI does more than haul passengers; it just plain hauls. Proven at Virginia International Raceway, the SRT team tested performance upgrades that delivered faster laps. This Durango is not built for water-crossings or puddle-jumping; it’s built to show its stuff on the street or the track.

The Dodge Street and Racing Technology division has a habit of doing more than just delivering more horsepower than you can shake a stick at, they create a whole package that transforms a full-size SUV into a track-devouring monster.

Drive The Bugatti Chiron Today

There you have it, the cars featured in the incredible Dell Gaming Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 7. The February Update that introduces all seven of these cars with the new esports features is now available to download on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. For another look at the show-stealing 2018 Bugatti Chiron, don’t miss the official trailer below.

 

The Dell Gaming Car Pack is available at no additional cost to Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass holders. The Car Pack can be purchased standalone for $7, and each of the cars included can also be purchase separately if there’s one or two that stands out to you more than the others. Obviously, the 2018 Bugatti Chiron and the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will be the standouts for most players, though we believe this entire Car Pack is well worth it for every Forza fan out there.

As for the new ‘Spectate’ and ‘Seed the Grid’ esports features, these have been introduced for all players, and have been added in preparation for the return of the Forza Racing Championship. The 2018 season kicks-off with a Pre-Season Invitational on March 24th in Seattle, Washington – the home of Turn 10 Studios. Here, you’ll not only see some of the best drivers handpicked by Turn 10 compete for glory, but you’ll also see the new esports features in-action that have been introduced with this eagerly-awaited update for Forza Motorsport 7.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.