Forza Horizon 2's First 100 Cars Revealed

By Jerry Minnich, 2 years ago
Today Microsoft, Turn 10 and Playground Games have dropped the list for the first 100 of over 200 cars you will be able to collect, customize and race in the upcoming Forza Horizon 2. As is to be expected, the group of fine automobiles is as extensive as it is gorgeous. In addition to the full list below, you'll find five cars chosen by the developers that deservedly get some additional time in the spotlight.

Renault Alpine

1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600S

Prior to 1973, Alpine was its own make, purveyed by Jean Redele, who had achieved notable success racing Renault 4CVs, including class wins at the Mille Miglia and the Coupe Des Alpes. In 1954, Redele formed the Societe Anonyme des Automobiles Alpine and the Alpine was born. Alpine always worked closely with Renault and always utilized Renault mechanicals, so the assimilation of the two was a natural progression. The Alpine scored international recognition as it took several wins throughout Europe in the first international rally championship and would later win the first World Rally Championship. Set aside the Alpine's astounding championship winning performance and you still have a sleek, mid-engine Berlinetta with flowing body lines that demand attention.

2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR

Compact and quick, that’s how best to describe the 2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR. This is a small car with a big point of view, notably in its compact form and assertive lines. Featuring a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and more than 180 bhp, the Corsa VXR is no stranger to pint-sized performance, with a respectable 0-60 time of just under 7 seconds and a top speed north of 130 mph. You can control that modest grunt too; with pliable and playful handling, the Corsa guarantees a fun time behind the wheel.

1945 Jeep Willys MB

As tensions heightened during the 1930s, the U.S. Army asked automakers to deliver a replacement for its aging light armor division. At the time, the division was mostly comprised of motorcycles—some with sidecars—and many Model T Fords. By 1940, the division had formalized its vehicle requirements to include the following specs: four-wheel-drive, a wheelbase of no more than 80 inches, a minimum payload of 660 lbs. and minimum torque of 85-ft-lbs. Lastly, the vehicle had to weigh no more than 2,160 pounds empty. The original design was contrived by American Bantam Car Company but, due to a lack of production capacity and fiscal stability, the U.S. government assumed legal rights to the design and contracted with Willys-Overland and later Ford to produce their variations the Willys MA—Military A, and later MB. The origin of the term “Jeep” has more than one influence. One clearly points to the Ford designation Gee- P. The second comes from the popular Popeye cartoons of the era. “Eugene the jeep” was Popeye’s jungle pet who could solve difficult problems with his ability to move between dimensions. Much as the implementation of the Jeep did for the military.

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe

Who would have ever thought an old Volkswagen van would be worth upwards of $200,000? Today, these little buses are going for incredible sums at auction and even rusting hulks can garner more than the cost of your favorite sports car. The 23-window De Luxe is the most desirable model of “splitties” – for their split windshield – and will sell for huge sums in nearly any condition. An array of roofside windows lets the sun shine in and offers a beautiful accent to the breadbox form of the classic bus. Pushing the little guy around is a rear-mounted, 1200cc, air-cooled flat-four. The mighty 36 hp motor will deliver highway speeds, even when full of long-haired hippies, except when climbing hills. Many vans of the era had sayings such as “please just pass” painted on the back and inspired bumper stickers like “NEVER get behind a VW” or “0-60 in 15 Minutes.” The truth is, you don’t have to go fast in a VW Bus to be having a good time, riding or road-tripping in one will make memories that last a lifetime.

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE

The Jaguar XK120 SE is an iconic post-World War II auto; one of a group of cars that became synonymous with European sports cars of the time when it was released. Little wonder too – the car’s open top and swooping lines practically scream for a spin along the Cote d’Azur or a brisk ride through wine country in Tuscany. The original XK120 line was launched in 1948 as a test bed for the then-new Jaguar XK engine. Later, Jaguar introduced the optional SE package found here, which increased engine performance to 180 hp, added a dual exhaust, and stiffened the suspension, bringing some added pep to an already classic chassis. Take the SE for a spin in Forza Horizon 2’s southern European setting for a high-speed taste of what the good old days must have felt like.
Full list of all 100 cars revealed today:

1.2002 Acura RSX Type-S
2.2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
3.2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde
4.1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
5.1964 Aston Martin DB5
6.2010 Aston Martin One-77
7.2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
8.2013 Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
9.1995 Audi RS 2 Avant
10.2006 Audi RS 4
11.2011 Audi RS 5 Coupé
12.2013 Audi S4
13.1997 BMW M3
14.1991 BMW M3
15.2012 BMW M5
16.2011 BMW X5 M
17.1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
18.1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
19.2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20.1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454
21.2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
22.2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
23.1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
24.1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409
25.1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
26.2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
27.1957 Ferrari 250 California
28.1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
29.1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
30.2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta
31.2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
32.2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
33.1980 Abarth Fiat 131
34.2010 Abarth 500 esseesse
35.2013 Abarth Punto Supersport
36.2009 Ford Focus RS
37.1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
38.2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
39.1993 Ford SVT Cobra R
40.1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
41.2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
42.1997 Honda Civic Type R
43.2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha
44.2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
45.1956 Jaguar D-Type
46.1961 Jaguar E-type S1
47.1954 Jaguar XK120 SE
48.1945 Jeep Willys MB
49.2011 Koenigsegg Agera
50.1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
51.2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
52.1982 Lancia 037 Stradale
53.2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
54.2010 Lexus LFA
55.1956 Lotus Eleven
56.2012 Lotus Exige S
57.2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S
58.1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
59.2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
60.2013 McLaren P1
61.2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
62.2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
63.2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
64.2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
65.2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
66.1965 MINI Cooper S
67.1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
68.2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR
69.2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
70.2010 Nissan 370Z
71.1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
72.1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
73.2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
74.1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
75.1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
76.2012 Pagani Huayra
77.2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
78.1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
79.1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455
80.1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
81.1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600S
82.2003 Renault Sport Clio V6
83.2010 Renault Megane RS 250
84.2011 RUF Rt 12 S
85.1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
86.1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
87.2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
88.2011 Subaru WRX STI
89.1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
90.2013 Toyota GT86
91.1995 Toyota MR2 GT
92.2005 TVR Sagaris
93.2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR
94.2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
95.2013 SRT Viper GTS
96.1992 Volkswagen Golf Gti 16v Mk2
97.2010 Volkswagen Golf R
98.1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
99.2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R
100.1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe

Horizon 2 Car List

Get ready to tear across Southern Europe when Forza Horizon 2 releases for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 30th, 2014.
Credit for this story goes to NOBLE CAMPER
Jerry Minnich
Written by Jerry Minnich
Jerry Minnich is a dapper young fellow from Fort Worth, Texas. He loves gaming, beer and spending time with his lovely wife and pug. He doesn't know what a twitter is, he does have a facebook that he infrequently frequents, but really just find him on Xbox Live. His favorite game is Half-Life 2, favorite movie is Fight Club, favorite beer is whatever happens to be in front of him. Women want to be him, men want to be with him.