The June Update for Forza Motorsport 7 is set to be one of the biggest releases yet for Turn 10’s latest racing game. Not only does it feature an overhauled Forzathon experience with the return of multi-class races and a new ‘Panning’ option in Photo Mode, but there’s also a brand-new free car being added – the 1982 Ford #6 Zakspeed Roush Mustang IMSA GT.
This classic Ford IMSA race car will be available at no additional cost to players once it rolls out alongside the June Content Update on Tuesday, June 5th. Accompanying it will be cars of the Hoonigan Car Pack, which were previously exclusive to digital pre-orders of Forza Motorsport 7. Now it’ll be available for standalone purchase and at no additional cost to Car Pass holders.
June will also include lots of Ford-related fun for this car and others in Forza Motorsport 7, including the chance to unlock a new exclusive
car in the form of the 1981 Ford Fiesta XR2 Forza Edition. Firstly, we’ll take a closer look at the 1982 Ford #6 Zakspeed Roush Mustang IMSA GT with the official description from Turn 10 Studios before having a look at all the new Ford-inspired events coming this month to Forza Motorsport 7. Let’s get into it.
The Zakspeed motor racing team is located near the historic Nürburgring. Since 1973 they have been collecting victories for Ford in their Group 2 Escort and Group 5 Capri cars. When Ford wanted to go racing with the Fox body Mustang, Zakspeed did the racing and Roush handled the performance. This wide-body, high-downforce design was created by Bob Riley and Roush built it out of carbon fiber, Nomex composite, and Kevlar.
While Roush wanted to build a V8 to power the car, the trend at the time was toward smaller engines, and a 1.4-liter turbo that was later upgraded to 2.1 liters with an output of around 530 hp was used. Success was limited during the IMSA series at the time, but that doesn’t mean this beast won’t compete or, at the very least, scare the pants right off of you.
The spotlight is being pointed towards American car manufacturer Ford this month in Forza Motorsport 7 after it shone towards Honda in May. From the free 1982 Ford #6 Zakspeed Roush Mustang IMSA GT being sent out to all players with the June Update to all-new themed events, there’s plenty for fans of the Blue Oval to look forward to this month.
It starts in Rivals mode, when you can take out your shiny new Zakspeed Roush Mustang and put it to the test in the Ford Spotlight monthly Rivals event. At the end of the month, everyone who sets a time in the event will win an all-new exclusive
car – the 1981 Ford Fiesta XR2 Forza Edition. There’s also the ForzaRC June Competitive Training Rivals event in the Ford Shelby GT350R at the Indianapolis GP circuit.
Meanwhile, with the Hoonigan Car Pack now available to all players, there’s also a new Rivals event starring what is perhaps the most famous Hoonigan car of the batch – Ken Block’s own Ford Hoonicorn Mustang.
In terms of Leagues, the 1981 Ford Fiesta XR2 Forza Edition will be making an appearance during “a special League event” later this month. You’ll even be able to drive the car in Leagues before it’s sent out as the reward for paticipating in the Ford Spotlight Rivals event. Be sure to check it out if you’re interested!
With the new Forzathon
updates coming to Forza Motorsport 7 this month, including an overhauled system that relies on a self-managed arrangement at Turn 10 Studios instead of Xbox Live Achievements, it means the developer can add new events to the game with more variety in terms of the challenges on an increased frequency than before. One of the events coming this month stars the 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra.
In addition to all the Ford-related events, there’s plenty happening elsewhere in Forza Motorsport 7 this month. Season 7 of Forza
Racing Leagues is in full-swing and will be available until June 17th before an all-new season begins, whilst new
Rivals events were recently added to the game. There’s also the upcoming ForzaRC John Hindhaugh Le Mans Challenge, which will be live in Forza Motorsport 7 from June 6th.
Turn 10 will also add more events across Rivals, Leagues and Forzathon over the month and beyond, so be sure to stay tuned for details on all the latest updates and community events available in Forza Motorsport 7 here on FullThrottle Media.
You can also check the official hubs for Rivals, Leagues and Forzathon within Forza Motorsport 7 to see the events that are currently active.
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