Turn 10 Studios has announced each of the vehicles featured
in the March
Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 7, which is headlined by a series of classic
racing cars. The Car Pack doesn’t feature a sponsor, and the trailer released
for it uses standard replay camera angles and has no in-game sound. However,
the update dropping for the game on Tuesday, March 6th does feature
improvements to both the Livery Editor and the Spectate experience in multiplayer.
In this article, we’ll be focusing on the cars featured in
the March Car Pack, which sees seven new vehicles added to Forza Motorsport 7’s
ever-growing roster of more than 700 Forzavista cars. The Car Pack is headlined
by classic race cars, as well as a new American off-roader and a Volvo SUV.
Also featured is the 2017 Lincoln Continental and the classic 1932 Alfa Romeo
8C 2300 Spider.
Below, you can learn additional details about each of the cars
featured in the March Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 7 with the official
descriptions from Turn 10 Studios.
It’s hard to even conceive how courageous the drivers who
raced these early open cars were. Their bravery inspired the race cars and
super cars of today. Enzo Ferrari himself raced an 8C 2300 at the Circuito
delle Tre Provence, taking second place in 1931. Built between 1931 and 1934 the
model was bodied by top coach builders (carrozzeria) Zagato and Touring.
Underneath the hood are two four-cylinder motors facing back-to-back and mated
in the middle at the flywheel.
The cams and supercharger are driven by gears in the middle
of that marriage. These cars were expensive in their day and are priceless now.
Driving the 8C, the great Tazio Nuvolari saw victory at the Grand Prix of Italy
and Monaco. Lord Howe won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and a pair of Italians won
the 1932 Mille Miglia in one. You won’t have to get used to the center gas
pedal to drive it in Forza, but you will appreciate the unforgettable
experience of getting behind the giant wheel of this racing legend.
In the 1950s Jaguar made an indelible mark in racing history
winning the provincial 24 Hours of Le Mans five times between 1951 and 1957.
With the intent of bringing Jaguar back to the podium, American racer Bob
Tullius got the funding to build this IMSA GTP racer designed by Lee Dykstra.
Group 44 racing was founded by Tullius and when the XJR-5 was finished he had
drivers Brian Redman, Hurley Haywood, and others with him to campaign it.
At its IMSA debut at Road America the team earned third
place and collected four wins overall that year. At a period when the Porsche
956 was all-powerful, the #44 and #40 XJRs finally gave Jaguar fans at Le Mans
something to fawn about in 1984, although both cars failed to finish. This
marked a new era of Jaguar racing after a 25-year absence and put the British manufacturer
on a path to future racing glory when they later won at Le Mans in 1990.
Most people think of Paul Newman as one of film’s most
iconic actors, but did you know his true passion was racing? Newman campaigned numerous
cars with significant success; many were Nissans built by Bob Sharp. Sharp
built one of the first American factory-backed race teams with Nissan in Bob
Sharp Racing. When Newman and Sharp met, their mutual passion for motorsport
led to a unique partnership that lasted many years.
The 300ZX 2+2 represents the last Nissan Newman raced. If
you look closely you can even see the initials PLN (Paul Leonard Newman) on the
headrest. Restored for vintage racing and now owned by CarCast’s Adam Carolla,
this beast has 680 turbo-driven horsepower. It is bespoke in every way, with
only the roof and windshield being stock. While never reaching its expectations
while it was campaigned in the SCCA Trans-Am series, it provides an amazing
driving experience and is a rare and awesome piece of racing history.
Previous to his forty years running Formula One, Bernie
Ecclestone ran the Brabham Formula One team for many years. In a search of
power to run against the competitive Cosworth-powered teams, Ecclestone struck
a deal with Alfa-Romeo to power his new race car. The 3-liter, four-valve per
cylinder, twin overhead cam flat-12 was similar to the Ferrari engine that had
just won the two previous years and Alfa Romeo offered to supply them free of
It was mated to a Hewland gearbox and the pairing was slung
low in a chassis designed by Gordon Murray dubbed the BT45. The later revised
45B featured an improved rear suspension and lost some weight. The car reached
a high point when driver John Watson placed second behind Mario Andretti in the
French Grand Prix in 1977. As Alfa Romeo makes a return to Formula One in 2018,
the BT45B revisits their past endeavors that have given them such an
illustrious role in to highest tier of motorsport.
European royalty always lavished themselves in posh luxury,
and you will find this continental characteristic throughout the 2017 Lincoln.
Tons of supple leather, comfy seats (that adjust 30 different ways) and style that
is fit for a king.
You won’t find the classic suicide doors of the original
model, but you will find all-wheel-drive, around 400 horsepower, and loads of
torque from an Ecoboost twin-turbo V6. Is this Lincoln a match for its
continental competition? That’s for you to find out.
When you see the letters “Z” and “R” on a Chevy, one may
begin musing about the Corvettes with the same designation. Give the new
Colorado ZR2 a drive and you may begin to make new associations. Ever since the
Ford Raptor hit the truck market, everyone has been trying to match that high
bar. Of course, this takes more than just a lift kit and big tires, which the
ZR2 does have.
It takes real suspension modifications, like taller springs
and longer shocks and control arms, the ZR2 has those too. Going further, the
ZR2 has spool-valve dampers made by Multimatic, the company that assembles the
Ford GT. On the outside the body gives you bulging lines that excite and
enhanced clearance enabling a 30-degree approach angle. This is a real off-road
truck capable of pre-running, that gives new found meaning to the prolific ZR
Here is a recipe for making the SUV something much more than
a practical ride to pick up the kids or get groceries. First, start with Volvo,
the Swedish carmaker known for safety-focused designs. Then, add not only a
super charger and a turbo charger, but also an electric motor. With both types
of forced induction mixed properly and the instant torque of the hybrid motor,
the result is resounding power all the way through the powerband with no turbo
All that from a 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder that lets
you feel good about being green. For decades Volvo has been making vehicles
that may appear sedate but have always had performance at the forefront of
their design. After all performance translates into safety, and when you can
have both, that is having your cake and eating it too.
The March Car Pack and Content Update will be available for Forza
Motorsport 7 on Tuesday, March 6th, and whilst it isn’t the best Car Pack we’ve
had for the game, the new classic race cars will be a treat to enjoy on the
track for sure. You can also check out the new trailer for the March Car Pack
The March 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.
As for the improvements featured in the March Content Update,
Turn 10 has introduced a new Spectate Ticker to Forza Motorsport 7, which
offers a multitude of data types to enhance the viewing experience of any race
broadcast from the game. There’s also a new manually-engaged Telemetry screen,
which has been redesigned to work better with the in-race broadcast footage.
We’ll have a story available shortly that dives into each of
the new features available in Forza Motorsport 7’s March Content Update. Stay
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