Second Batch of Cars Revealed for Forza Horizon 3

By Kevin Tavore, 3 months ago
Last week, the first round of cars was revealed for Forza Horizon 3. In what will no doubt become a regular affair, the second list of cars was revealed today. Three cars earned the spotlight this time:

1951 Holden 50-2106 FX Ute

The roots of the Holden Ute go back to the to a post-World War II era, when the world couldn’t get enough Australian wheat and wool. When “Australia’s Own Car” – the 48-125 Holden four-door sedan –launched, it only had one model and Aussies had to wait more than two years for a load-hauling version. Once the Ute arrived, it was dubbed the “FX” - though exactly why it earned that moniker is the subject of debate. What was clear is that these durable and hearty vehicles were perfect for the work that needed to be done, whether it was on the farms or construction sites of Australia. With just 60 hp in its stock form, the FX is a far cry from the powerhouse utes of today. But the heart and soul is all there.
1974 Holden Sandman HQ Panel Van

Few vehicles are as distinctly Aussie as the Sandman HQ panel van. Originally, these sedan deliveries were derivatives of the typical ute with a metal or plastic shell enclosing the cargo tray. They developed into a phenomenon that escalated to its height in the 1970s before falling off in popularity. The most famous Sandman was driven by Mel Gibson in the original 1979 “Mad Max” film. Like many, Max’s panel van was converted for camping. During the climax of their popularity, Sandman panel vans were tricked out with mural paint jobs, custom windows and details that spoke to each owner’s passions. Sure, some were used for more utilitarian uses but in some cases, what went on in the backs of many of the funky Sandman HQs around the country was often more exciting than merely hauling around the tools of the trades that helped build urban Australia.
2016 Holden Special Vehicles GTS Maloo

As you bang through the gears and are rocked back in your seat at the release of the clutch, you’ll quickly understand why the GTS Maloo is referred to as the “Ferrari of utes.” It’s one way for Holden to say thank you in big way before the Australian manufacturer closes its doors in 2017. While utilitarian in purpose, this ute is all about going very fast. Take the supercharged V8 under the hood or the upgraded brakes and suspension. This Maloo is ready for track duty straight away, mate!
Finally the full list of cars revealed this week is here:
Year Make Model
2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
1970 AMC Rebel "The Machine"
1998 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V600
2011 Audi RS 5 Coupé
2011 BMW X5 M
1981 BMW M1
1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport
1970 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
1966 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport
2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
2011 Ferrari FF
1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra
1956 Ford F-100
1991 GMC Syclone
2016 Holden Special Vehicles GTS Maloo
1951 Holden 50-2106 FX Ute
1974 Holden Sandman HQ panel van
2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe
2015 Jaguar XFR-S
1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
2014 Lamborghini Urus
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged
2005 Lotus Elise 111S
2013 Mazda MX-5
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG
1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
2010 Renault Megane RS 250
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
You'll get to choose your ride on September 27th when Forza Horizon 3 releases on Xbox One and Windows 10.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Purveyor of news articles and the occasional walkthrough or op-ed. The American equivalent of Aristotle. Likes almost all genres but has an unhealthy aversion to exploration and puzzles. Nicest place he'd never want to go? Japan.