Third Batch of Cars Revealed for Forza Horizon 3

By Kevin Tavore, 2 months ago
Another week, another set of cars revealed for Forza Horizon 3. If you missed the other lists, there's the first and the second. This week's list focuses on some classic European rides that have become fan favorites:

1948 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta

Not only has Ferrari’s Barchetta been the subject of a famous rock song, the 166MM is arguably one of the most significant and potent sports cars in Ferrari history. It won the Mille Miglia (hence the MM) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At Le Mans, Luigi Chinetti drove 23 of the 24 hours himself, and only one hour was left for Lord Selsdon to meet regulations. Barchetta, the nickname given to the car by journalist Giovanni Canestini, translates to “small boat” and you can see the lines of the Barchetta in the cars of British automaker AC and the later Shelby Cobra. As the song goes, the roar of the V12 and its visually stunning shape will make practically any historic Ferrari fan long for that better vanished time.
1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Pininfarina Berlinetta

The Berlinetta’s gorgeous form, courtesy of famed body maker Pininfarina, is only outdone by its racing pedigree. It was built for competition in road racing events like the Mille Miglia. Under its beautiful surface is a race-bred chassis built by Gilco, powered by a free-revving short-stroke inline six-cylinder that delivers around 170 hp. Definitively Italian, the A6GCS is alluring to view and astounding to hear. Get your own eyeful or earful to fully comprehend this amazing vehicle.
1969 Jaguar Mk II 3.8

When you hear the term “saloon” used in reference to cars, the Jaguar Mk II is likely the car that comes to mind. As well it should; these spacious, luxurious and fast cars were iconic throughout the 1960s and are raced every year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed against the momentum racers less than half their size. While the initial impression is one of extravagance, the Mk II’s performance is palpable. With the 3.8-liter six-cylinder, it is capable of propelling its considerable heft to highway speeds very quickly and can reach speeds in excess of 120 mph. In its day, the Mk II was the getaway car of choice for would-be-criminals, as well as the choice of British police to patrol the motorways. In other words, no matter what you’re looking to get up to, the Mk II will make a fine addition to your garage.
And of course, beyond the featured cars, there's a whole list of new additions as well:

Year Make Model
1980 Abarth Fiat 131
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
1957 BMW Isetta 300 Export
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1948 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta
1985 Ford RS200 Evolution
1977 Ford Escort RS1800
1966 Ford Lotus Cortina
2015 Infiniti Q60 Concept
1969 Jaguar Mk II 3.8
2015 Lexus RC F
1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Pininfarina Berlinetta
1997 McLaren F1 GT
1958 Plymouth Fury
Forza Horizon 3 launches on September 27th for Xbox One. You can get access four days earlier by pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition on the marketplace.
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.