The K1 Speed Car Pack has arrived for Forza Motorsport 7
alongside the April Content Update. The Car Pack introduces seven new cars to
the game, including the 2017 Maserati Levante S, the 1948 Ferrari 166 Inter
Sport, the 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6, and the 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite.
Indeed, a minivan is making its debut in the Forza Motorsport franchise.
Whilst this Car Pack was originally
scheduled to release on Tuesday, April 10th, a late-breaking ship blocker –
an issue which prevents an update from shipping until it's fixed – was
discovered, and thus the update
was delayed to Thursday, April 12th, before being pushed back even further
to Thursday, April 19th.
As for the other cars featured in the K1 Speed Car Pack,
these include the 1980 Porsche 924 Carerra GTS, the 1976 Chevy #76 Greenwood
Corvette, and the 1985 Nissan #83 Electramotive Engineering GTP ZX-Turbo, the
latter of which was already confirmed by Turn 10 Studios last month. From the new Maserati
SUV and the Honda minivan to these unmissable classic race cars, there’s a
little something for everyone in the K1 Speed Car Pack.
Below, you can learn more about each of the cars featured in
the K1 Speed Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 7 – with the official descriptions
from Turn 10 Studios.
If looks were everything, the “Spirit of America” would be a
hands-down winner. Despite its groundbreaking wide-body design, considered by
some to be the first true silhouette racer, there is much more to appreciate.
To compete against the best in the world at Le Mans and the IMSA series, John
Greenwood gave this ‘Vette more gusto under the hood than was ever conceived
before. The 7.7-liter 467-cubic-inch big block puts out horsepower.
That was enough for speeds around 215 mph down the Mulsanne
Straight and garnered a win at its debut at Road Atlanta. The #76, so numbered
to celebrate America’s bicentennial, is possibly one of the world’s best-known
Corvettes in history and was deemed the “Monster Corvette” when it made an
appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s an engineering masterpiece
in all regards, and it’s all yours.
The IMSA GTP class represented the highest level of
sportscar racing in its time. It was an era dominated by Porsche and the 962.
With Electramotive Engineering dubbed as Nissan’s North American development
arm, Nissan sought to make a name for itself as it rebranded from its Datsun
Utilizing what was initially a Lola T810 chassis – later a
bespoke Electramotive tub – and the VG30ET motor shared with the Nissan 300ZX,
the GTP car was increasingly successful as its potential was realized.
Eventually the GTP-ZX Turbo would win both the Constructor’s Cup and Driver’s
Cup. Electramotive would later evolve into Nissan Performance Technology which
raised the performance levels of the cars the consumer could actually buy.
Before Enzo Ferrari built the company that bears his name,
he raced Alfa Romeos. When he began building his own cars after the Second
World War, he had them bodied by the same design houses that had built those
Alfas. First there was the 166 MM, also known as the Red Barchetta, which was a
race car that you could drive on the road. What you see here in the 166 Inter
Sport, which was a road car designed to be adaptable to multiple racing series
at the time.
It was built on the same engineering as the MM models, was
powered by the same narrow angle 60-degree V12, and drove the same five-speed
transmission. Styling was done individually for the 20 or so cars built by the
most esteemed design houses such as Touring of Milan. That makes each car
slightly different with its own character and nuances. What each car shares is
the heritage that spawned the greatest Italian supercars of the ages.
The 906 was the last street legal racing car produced by
Porsche. It succeeded the 904 and preceded (although not directly) the
illustrious 917. It was a thing of beauty and reflected the ultra-low profiles
of the era as seen in the Ford GTs and Ferrari Ps. The 906 was a successful
race car, winning its class at the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of
Sebring, Monza, and the Targa Florio. At the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, where
the Ford GTs made their historical 1-2-3 finish, the following four places were
filled by 906s.
Only 65 examples were produced to meet FIA homologation for
Group 4 Sports Car racing, and they were modified to compete in Group 6 Sports
Prototype. With its tubular space frame and unstressed hand-laid fiberglass body,
the complete car weighed in at less than 1,300 pounds before adding fluids.
Fitted with a 210-horsepower carbureted flat-six, the power-to-weight ratio was
astonishing. Recreate the legendary races of the late 1960s in yours or just
gaze in wonderment at the detail of its timeless design.
Sure, it’s affordable and sporty but you’re not alone if you
think the typical 924 model doesn’t quite match up to a traditional Porsche.
Set those thoughts aside, however, as you consider the 924 Carrera GTS. The GTS
is an evolution of the Carrera GT models that were stripped down for weight
reduction, given nimble suspension systems and a boosted 2.0-liter four-cylinder.
The GTS is stripped down even further, and the motor got
maximum boost (around 15 psi) to lift output to a lively 245 horsepower. The
racing seats are based on those found in the Porsche 935 race cars. Widebody
fenders allow much wider tires, while anti-roll bars and Bilstein dampers
combine to make a formidable racer. Take this rarity for a ride and let it
prove its worth to you where it counts.
It’s the age of the upscale SUV, a category now rife with
offerings from the most exclusive car builders in the world. Maserati’s Levante
S reaches new heights in comfort and performance for buyers looking for plenty
of space to go with their Italian automotive appetites. Under this larger body
is essentially a Maserati Ghibli, although there are some obvious additions to
give the SUV that perception of off-road capability.
Potential adventuring sans tarmac is enabled by an air-ride
suspension that can raise or lower the body almost three and a half inches,
along with larger wheels. This is the first late-model full-size SUV to come
out of Italy, and the Italian flair defines it inside and out.
Have you ever seen a minivan on the race track? You are
about to in the first minivan to come to Forza. The Honda Odyssey is the
perfect vehicle to break this new ground. Not only can it match up with the
best in class for seating and cargo volume, but its numbers where it counts are
Consider the 3.5-liter V6 and 280 horsepower. That power
translates to 0-60 in less than seven seconds. No, it’s not supercar
performance, but this ride doubles as a rolling canvas for you livery artists,
and certainly allows for some spirited driving.
The K1 Speed Car Pack is now available for Forza Motorsport
7 at no additional cost to Car Pass holders. This is the final Car Pack to be
included in the Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass. The K1 Speed Car Pack can also 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.
You can check out the official trailer for the K1 Speed Car Pack below.
In addition to the new cars, the April Content Update for
Forza Motorsport 7 introduces an all-new Telemetry map in Spectate mode. This
enhanced map provides viewers with “a detailed look at the action on the track”
when spectating live race events, including a map of the current track as well
as information on where all players are currently situated. There’s also the
ability to now test drive cars in Multiplayer lobbies. Instead of merely
waiting for the race to end, players can now choose to Test Drive alone on the
track by themselves while the current multiplayer lobby race is happening.
To coincide with the new K1 Speed Car Pack, the April Car
Pack Challenge is now available in Forza Motorsport 7. This Rivals event sees players
test driving the 1985 Nissan #83 Electramotive Engineering GTP ZX-Turbo.
Setting a time in this event before the end of the month will also earn you the
Minecraft Creeper Driver Gear suit. Also available is the ForzaRC Tanner Foust Challenge, which sees players driving
his Volkswagen Beetle GRC on the Dubai Mountain Circuit to unlock some
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