The Hoonigan Car Pack debuted for Forza Motorsport 7 at the
launch of the game last October but remained exclusive to those who had
pre-ordered digital copies of the racing title from either the Xbox or Windows
Store. It also released
for Forza Horizon 3 last August as the final piece of downloadable content
for the open-world racer.
For those who missed out on the Hoonigan Car Pack in Forza Motorsport
7 due to its digital pre-order restriction, then you can now finally add the
cars from the pack to your Car
Collection with its long-awaited standalone release. Accompanying
Content Update releasing on Tuesday, June 5th, fans who don’t already own
the Hoonigan Car Pack can choose to purchase it separately for $6.99, or if
they’re a Forza
Motorsport 7 Car Pass holder, they’ll instantly receive the cars included
at no additional cost.
That’s right. Those who own the Car Pass can finally ‘hoon’
away in Forza Motorsport 7 with the June Content Update without having to drop
a single penny. If it’s been a while since you’ve explored the Hoonicorn and
the rest of the family, here’s a quick refresher of the seven cars included in
the Hoonigan Car Pack with the official descriptions from Turn 10 Studios.
You may have thought the 845-horsepower AWD Hoonicorn from
Gymkhana 7 would be impossible to top, but this is Ken Block and Hoonigan we
are talking about. In the realm of Hoonigan, there are no limits, so when Block
got an idea for a new tire-destroying video concept, he decided he needed more
power. To get there Vaughn Gitten Jr.’s RTR tuning shop employed two monster
turbos, one red, one blue to go with the new patriotic livery, and started
feeding the 6.7-liter V8 methanol.
With a conservatively rated 1,400 horsepower, perhaps the
Hoonicorn will breathe enough fire to quell the horsepower hungry Hoonigan? For
now, at least, the upgrades seem to have earned praise and respect from Block,
who called it, “the absolute most frightening thing I’ve ever driven.”
The Twerkstallion is powered by a Chevrolet LS V8, although
Hert (he of the Hoonigan Garage) later swapped it back to a turbo-charged
rotary, and so can you in Forza. What the LS power means is massive torque from
idle to screaming redline, which will come in handy as you put the power down
and get sideways in a car that was quite literally built to drift.
The Mazda RX-7 FC has always been a go-to drift car and it’s
no wonder, given its incredible weight distribution and light weight. Kitted up
from the ground up with bulging lines, massive wheels, and the gorgeous lines
from its original form, you will be hard pressed to find a better car to drift,
hoon, or simply burn tires than the Twerkstallion.
How do you get the respect of those who consider everything
Porsche sacred and those who love the most extreme looks on the road? Possibly
the only person who knows is Akira Nakai of RWB. For years, Nakai-san has been
creating unique “rough-world concepts” that the average car-lover sees as
extreme wide-body street designs. When Hoonigan’s Brian Scotto wanted to build
his dream Porsche, he went to Naikai and this was the result.
The turbo-charged flat six has been left mostly alone but
the suspension has been highly-modded to not only accept the massive set of
custom Fifteen52 wheels but also to provide a smooth ride without sacrificing
grip. The car debuted at SEMA in Las Vegas after being driven 850 miles shortly
after being finished; proof that the job was done right.
What started as one of the most beloved cars ever built by
Ford, became – true to its rally roots – a tarmac focused stage rally car for
Ken Block. That destiny was taken to yet another degree over the course of two
years while Hoonigan transformed it yet again. Visually the TRA Kyoto Rocket
Bunny kit sets the tone for the Gymkhana-destined Escort. Under the hood is the
ultimate Escort engine, a Millington Diamond Series II.
The alloy block and head weigh less than 200 pounds and make
a naturally aspirated 333 horsepower on its way to a sky-high 9,000 rpm
redline. Sure, there is tons of grip available, but the rear end can be kicked
out with a simple squirt of the gas pedal or tug on the handbrake. From the
inside out, this is a quality over quantity build that is so exquisite you
might call it art. That is, if you could see it through the smoke pouring from
the wheel wells.
Sometimes, rough around the edges is better than smoothed
over perfection, as is the case of the “Napalm Nova” of Hoonigan’s Brian
Scotto. Start in the belly of the beast with an AME GT Sport sub-frame that
alters the steering geometry to make this Nova just as comfortable on the
twisty bits as the drag strip.
As the deck lid states, this big block Chevy powered beast’s
intents are to “Kill All Tires.” Don’t come around looking for glitter and glam
in this build though; it’s all about function first, letting the car’s
well-loved heritage shine through in all the right places.
The Gasser era began in the 1950s, as hot-rodders searched
for speed. Simply put, a Gasser uses gasoline instead of racing fuels like
alcohol or nitromethane and their look is deliberate and purposeful. Removing
weight via parts removal or replacement with lighter parts is standard fare,
along with the jacked-up front end that contributes to weight transfer,
allowing the car to hook up at the line and go.
Jon Chase of the Hoonigan Garage found this well-loved
basket case Bel Air and immediately went about making it a roller. “Tri-Five By
Fire” is what Chase named his ever-evolving creation. In the automotive world
Tri-Five refers to the 1955-56 or 57 Chevy Bel Airs, while the By Fire portion
of the title speaks to the challenges of jumping into a project with both feet
and making it happen.
You may have watched the Hoonigans Daily Transmission shows
on YouTube. Here the boys of the Donut Garage in Long Beach build amazing cars
and generally destroy tires. This Commodore Ute was built in the Donut Garage
to do just that: “Kill All Tires!”
With a supercharged Chevy LS motor under the hood to do the
walking and all the glamor of that wide body kit to the talking, you won’t find
a better way get your Aussie on. Yes, the steering wheel is on the “wrong”
side, but that just takes you one step closer to the beast’s Down Under roots.
Once the June Content Update rolls out for Forza Motorsport
7 on Tuesday, June 5th from 10am PDT (1pm EDT, 6pm BST), the Hoonigan Car Pack
will be available to purchase standalone for $6.99 and if you’re a Car Pass
holder, you’ll be able to add the cars instantly from the pack to your garage
at no additional cost.
In addition to the Hoonigan Car Pack, Turn 10 has already
confirmed that Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass holders will receive two more
Car Packs at no additional cost in the future. The contents of these has
yet to be revealed. More free cars will also be released for Forza Motorsport 7
in the future, and the latest if these comes in the form of the 1982 Ford
#6 Zakspeed Roush Mustang IMSA GT – and it’s also included with the June
Content Update at no cost to the player.
As well as all the new vehicles, the June Content Update
brings several fan-requested features, improvements and changes to Forza
Motorsport 7 that are aimed specifically at those active in the community.
These include the return of multi-class races with new improved scoring, an
system, the ability to download and customize tunes and assists on-the-fly in
online races, more options for hosts of Private Lobbies, and a new ‘Panning’
camera option. Hit up our dedicated
coverage of the June Content Update for a rundown of everything it
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