The Top Gear Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 7 features seven unmissable masterclass vehicles for players to collect, race and customize. From the latest supercars from Ferrari and McLaren with the 812 Superfast and the 720S, respectively, to ultra-light track weapons such as the Vuhl 05RR and the Exomotive Exocet, as well as a couple of classics from Alfa Romeo and Porsche, this is a Car Pack made for those who love all-things eccentric and exciting in the automotive scene.
Developer Turn 10 Studios says it and the BBC Top Gear editorial team worked closely on this pack together, both in terms of the cars featured and its accompanying trailer – which you can check out below.
Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass holders will be able to enjoy all the astonishingly exotic vehicles and track toys of the Top Gear Car Pack at no additional cost. It’s one of two brand-new Car Packs that has been added to the Car Pass alongside the recent standalone release of the Hoonigan
Car Pack. Turn 10 says to look for more information on the other upcoming pack in the future.
Below, you can learn more details about the incredibly diverse line-up of cars featured in the Top Gear Car Pack with the official accompanying
descriptions from Turn 10 Studios.
In the mid-1960s Ferrari produced 36 Superfast super coupes for some of the world’s elite car lovers. That V12 made nearly 400 hp and reached a top speed of 175 mph. Now, that Superfast namesake is represented in the replacement for the outgoing F12 model.
The front-mounted V12 now makes nearly 800 hp, with a gloriously deafening 8,900 RPM redline that will push the new Superfast to 60 mph in less than three seconds and blast its way to a 211-mph top speed. The 812 Superfast is a triple threat – well-appointed, beautiful, and capable of astonishing performance. In other words, it’s another wonderous addition to the Ferrari legacy.
“A relentless pursuit of performance where form follows function.” These are words McLaren uses to describe their process for building their bespoke supercars. Starting on the inside of the 720 S, McLaren utilizes a one-piece carbon fiber tub that now includes the roof to create profound chassis rigidity and strength. The fully active suspension is built to translate every turn into an amazing experience that can make any driver feel like a hero.
Perhaps most notable is the thunderous and powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Just dip your foot into that throttle and it will become very evident why nothing else feels like a McLaren. It’s no surprise that the 720 S takes its design cues from the great white shark; like the ocean’s top predator, this supercar is built to hunt apexes on every road it encounters.
When VUHL (Vehicles of Ultra-light and High-performance) brought their “ultimate race car for the road” to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2013, the flock of consummate car connoisseurs in attendance were quite impressed. With good reason, considering the car’s appearance and amazing power-to-weight ratio. Now, the 05RR has taken a leap to the even more extreme edge of performance, adding roughly 100 horsepower while dropping even more weight.
One look around the VUHL and its purpose is clear: dominate the track while barely remaining street legal. You won’t find luxuries or amenities, but you will find every component that lends itself to car control optimally placed and engineered for simplicity. Run this machine against other ultimate track-toys or the best of the supercar world; you’ll be surprised how it matches up.
Anyone can tell you the Mazda Miata checks all the boxes for fun and performance. The Exomotive Exocet chassis takes all that goodness of the Miata and offers a way to convert it to an entirely new level of performance. Using the latest CAD and Finite Element Analysis, the engineers at Exocet offer a reinforced exoskeleton chassis that utilizes a donor Miata’s components to create the ultimate track-going go-kart.
In the Sport V8 XP-5 dress, you have Chevrolet LS3 power and a T56 transmission connected to Cadillac CTS-V rear end, making the kit wickedly responsive. The resulting power-to-weight ratio puts the Exocet in the hypercar performance class. This mighty-mite will dish out a supreme helping of fun and excitement on track or anywhere you drive it.
The X-Bow – that’s pronounced “cross-bow” for the record – is one of the most extreme-looking track toys out there, so one might wonder what KTM could do to take it to the next level. The answer is not always more power or less weight. The jet fighter-like canopy of the GT4 increases aerodynamics and stops your face from peeling off at high speeds.
The company has made this track-only weapon more durable, decreasing racing costs and improving dependability. Since you will find the X-Bow in many of the top racing series, such as the Pirelli World Challenge or even the VLN series at the Nürburgring, knowing that the cost of winning just went down should make that path to victory that much easier to find. For those enjoying it in Forza, well, just keep putting it to the test and enjoying every mile.
After Porsche made a run at Formula One in the early 1960s the company returned to sportscar racing in earnest. In 1962 Ferdinand A. “Butzi” Porsche took on the designing of the new two-seat competition coupe that would replace the aging 718. The 904 utilized the same mid-engine layout of its predecessor but would be the first Porsche to use a ladder chassis and a fiberglass body. At 190-horsepower, the 2.0-liter flat-six engine was potent and reliable.
The illustrious 904 went on to rack up race wins and class wins, marking the dawn of a new era for Porsche’s racing record. With fewer than 150 models built for homologation and racing, the 904 has garnered ever-increasing real-world auction prices. It’s a rare and beautiful piece of racing history that we can now all get to know much better.
Alfa Romeo’s racing history can hardly be matched by any manufacturer. Prior to World War II, Alfas completely dominated the most prestigious races, winning the Mille Miglia nine times in ten years and collecting four consecutive victories at Le Mans from 1931-1934. After the war, design trended to a more mass-market approach, with performance still at the heart of every vehicle.
The Giulietta (pronounced juh-lee-etta) debuted at the Turin Auto Show in 1954 and was welcomed with open arms by the car-buying public. At the heart of the beautiful details that make up the Giulietta is a 1.3-liter twin-cam, aluminum-block four-cylinder. Its 90 hp delivers a drive that is far from mundane and its enrapturing engine song has built a lifelong following for the many loyal Alfa fans of the world.
In addition to its lavish collection of all-new vehicles, the Top Gear Car Pack also introduces its own special ‘Stig’s Digital Cousin’ Driver Gear outfit to Forza Motorsport 7 – allowing players to live their Top Gear fantasies both on and off the track.
Not only do fans have the unique assortment of vehicles of the Top Gear Car Pack to enjoy this month, but there’s also two new Spotlight cars from Porsche available to all players at no cost. These include the 1971 Porsche #23 917/20 – often referred to as the ‘Pink Pig’ in the motorsports scene from its racing heritage, as well as the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – designed to offer one of the best driving experiences the road has ever seen.
There’s also a bunch of new features, fixes and changes included in the July Content Update
for Forza Motorsport 7. These include the unlocking of all ‘exclusive
cars’ in the game that aren’t Forza Editions or unicorn cars, as well as the removal of vehicles from Prize Crates and improved performance in the Car Selection screen to remove the infuriating lag and slowdown issues that would often occur.
The Top Gear Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 7 will be available alongside the July Content Update on Tuesday, July 10th. Expect it to roll out at 6pm BST (1pm EDT, 10am PDT). Not only is the Top Gear Car Pack included with the Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass at no additional cost, but it can also be purchased standalone for $7 from the Microsoft Store.
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