On the latest episode of its Forza
Monthly broadcast show, Turn 10 Studios shared the full roster of cars
featured in the Formula Drift Car Pack for Forza Horizon 4
Motorsport 7. Not only did the developer showcase each of the cars in the
Forzavista mode, but it also took some of them out for a little sideways action
on the roads of beautiful,
historic Britain in Forza Horizon 4.
The Formula Drift Car Pack will be available later this
Autumn in Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7, and it’ll be downloadable at
no cost for those who pre-order
the new open-world racer from Playground Games – ether digitally from the
Xbox Store or by obtaining the physical release of the Ultimate Edition. Other
ways of acquiring or purchasing the pack have yet to be announced by Turn 10.
Below, you can check out all seven cars featured in the
Formula Drift Car Pack for Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 as shared on
the Forza Monthly broadcast.
Yep, as you can see from the above list, there are in fact
three Nissan 240SXs! However, the Japanese imported cars are as different to
each other as the rest of the tuned drift cars featured in this pack. Formula
Drift, which was founded in the USA in 2004, has very few regulations for the
specs of each competing car in the series. This allows freedom to both drivers
and engineers alike, which results in some insanely-powered cars with some eye-catching
liveries. It’s also what makes each of those 240SXs so different to each other.
Not only in terms of looks, but also sheer power, performance and drift angle!
The 2015 Ford Roush Mustang of Justin Pawlak is a particular
favourite of mine. Under the hood, it features a 2.3-litre supercharged Ford V8
engine built by Roush Performance that outputs more than 1,000 horsepower! This
one isn’t just accessible to new drifters as it can pull off some incredible angles.
It also sounds amazing – and looks the part too, with a blacked-out livery
complimented by plenty of carbon fibre adorning this vehicle.
Josh Robinson’s Holden Maloo Ute is another highlight of the
pack, which features a Magnuson Supercharger to output more than 1,000 horses
in its V8 engine. You might wonder how an Australian Ute is able to go
sideways, but Robinson makes it look easy. These little Aussie Utes made their
franchise debut in Forza
Horizon 3, but back then, we were taking them off-road and cruising the
Australian Outback in search of kangaroos! In Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza
Horizon 4, this Holden Maloo Ute will be out and about for some sideways
The Forza Monhtly broadcast also saw Turn 10’s Design
Director Jon Knoles show off a new location in Forza Horizon 4, which turned
out to be the trainyards. It’s a brand-new area that’s fun to drift around, and
naturally, Knoles and the crew put these new Formula Drift machines to the
test. Whilst it’s much easier to slide in these cars than ever before, they’re
certainly a challenge to master! In the hands of a Forza drifter, the results
produced can be simply insane. Give these Formula Drift cars any bit of gas and
they’ll start sliding sideways immediately – just as advertised, so at least
you’re getting your money’s worth from these drift machines!
Formula Drift fans should keep an eye on their next official event taking place this weekend on Saturday, August 11th, live from St. Louis. It’ll feature the world premiere of the official
Formula Drift Car Pack trailer (embedded below) for Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 during the halftime broadcast show, which will start at approximately 2:30pm Pacific (5:30pm Eastern, 10:30pm BST). Those
who follow the American competition should also check out the full Forza
Monthly livestream, because it featured a tour of Dalton Gernhart’s Formula
Drift S15, which was prominently displayed in the broadcast studio.
This car started in Japan before being imported. It has
insane steering angle, and as for the man behind the wheel – Dalton Gernhart,
he’s a Pro 2 driver and only just got his license. For those unfamiliar with
Formula Drift, it’s worth noting that the drift machines have a second seat to
bring fans into the car. Like Forza, Formula Drift is also about being close to
fans with driver meet and greets, as well as signings that bring fans up and
close with drivers.
Drift fans should also be excited by this month’s content
update for Forza Motorsport 7. It introduces a new steering angle kit that
players can tune up for up to 60-degrees of steering angle, as well as an updated
drift scoring system that’s not only fairer, but also more rewarding and meaningful
as a result. You can find out everything you need to know about these new drift
features and enhancements in our dedicated
breakdown of the August Content Update for Forza Motorsport 7. Forza
Horizon 4 will also introduce a slate of its own drifting
and handling improvements. As a reminder, the Formula Drift Car Pack will
be available in both Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 when it launches
later this year.
Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.