Forza Motorsport 4 March DLC Car Pack Announced

By Keith Gray, 4 years ago
Turn 10 Studios, the developer behind the Forza Motorsport racing franchise, has announced details of the penultimate monthly DLC release for Forza Motorsport 4. Granted, the title of the latest content, the "March Pirelli Car Pack", does not have the same ring to it as previous additions but it certainly has plenty of new cars to fill your virtual garage.

The ten newest, frenzy-inducing objects of desire are as follows:

2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este)

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin--in collaboration with Zagato--created an elegant and vivacious concept car. The V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este) debuted at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa D’Este in Italy and won the "Best in Class" award for Concept and Prototypes. The next month, the car went on to compete at Germany’s Nürburgring, including the 24 Hour race where it performed flawlessly. The V12 produces 510 bhp, the brakes are ventilated carbon ceramic and it uses a carbon fiber driveshaft. With a top speed north of 185 mph and equipped with a full roll cage and a plastic driver’s-side window this car is ready to race. All it needs is a driver and maybe a custom livery to make it your own

1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P

Dominating the 1972 Manufacturer’s World Championship and driven by such legends as Mario Andretti and Jacky Ickx, the 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P holds historic status in endurance racing. The car was developed in response to the FIA’s decision to limit engine displacement to three liters, down from five. Despite the belief the car used a further-developed F1 V12; it was powered by a horizontally opposed 12-cylinder boxer engine with twin overhead cams for each bank of cylinders. The boxer engine reduced the overall height, as well as the car’s center of gravity. Developing 440 bhp at 10,800 RPM and weighing in at just over 1,400 pounds, the 312 P had a formidable power-to-weight ratio of .316. The cars distinctive post-mounted rear-view mirror and wedge-scoop design set it apart from its contemporaries, just as pork chops and sideburns did with facial hair of the era

2012 Ultima GTR

Ultima has completely reinvented the notion of a kit car. No longer is a kit a flashy body slapped onto an old VW chassis. What Ultima has created is a truly world-class supercar that has reset acceleration and deceleration records and taken top honors for the fastest lap time set by a production car on the Top Gear circuit (a full four seconds faster than the Koenigsegg’s CCX). Yeah, and you build it yourself. The GTR’s 7.0 liter Corvette Z-06 motor develops 565 horsepower and it weighs only 2,200 pounds. You do the math. The fact is, it will rocket you to sixty in less than three seconds and is into the 9’s on the quarter mile. At a glance, the GTR may seem a bit simplistic, but the performance and design will take you where others cars only aspire. The Ultima GTR is that rarest of automotive beasts: an ultimate track day car that is still street legal at a fraction of the cost of an equivalent supercar

1969 Chevrolet Nova SS 396

In 1969 the SS badge on a Chevy Nova meant something more than just a trim package. It meant a hearty 6.5 liter, V8 pumping out 375 horsepower. At a glance, the SS still wouldn’t turn many heads, but it would snap your neck back when you press the pedal on the right. The phrase “All Go and No Show” comes to mind. Granted, you can dress the Nova up and ride in style, but the SS’s intent was to leave the competition eating its exhaust, plain and simple. Dressed up or bone stock, you will enjoy its heavy-hitting power and relatively light chassis down the strip or around the track

2010 Renault Clio RS

Celebrating 20 years on the market as “the small car with big-car attributes”, The Clio has been a top-selling compact, replacing the Renault 5 line. While the Clio has always been appreciated by its exacting owners as precise, sporty and efficient, the Clio RS takes it to a new level. The 2.0 liter 16-valve is peppy and, thanks to its Brembo brake calipers, it will start and stop with the best in its class. Its distinctive nose is endearing and may even prompt others to grin back at it. The Clio RS suspension has been upgraded with widened front and rear tracks which deliver stable and grippy handling. At nearly twice the cost of a base Clio, you can rest assured the additional investment has been put to good use with your performance pleasure in mind

1966 Ford Country Squire

The ’66 Country Squire from Ford had a little magic in it. That’s probably not a surprise though, is it? One look at the Squire’s classic station wagon styling may be all the convincing you need of its magical properties. But did you also know that the 1966 version was also the first model in the long-running Country Squire line to include the so called “Magic Door Gate”, a special tailgate that flipped down like a traditional tailgate while also opening like a swinging door? While you might not be able to access this strange, mystic portal in Forza 4, you won’t have any trouble enjoying the Country Squire’s smooth, confident gait on the track. Take advantage of the Squire’s wide body and cut someone off the next time you’re racing online. After all, isn’t that one of the reasons station wagons were invented?

1995 BMW 850CSi

The closest thing to an M8 BMW ever developed will not only knock you back in your seat at almost any speed, it will do so with the style and refinement that only a BMW provides. In 1995 the 850CSi was BMW’s ultimate driving machine. The car came with a 5.6 liter V12, included sleek reshaped bumpers and an improved suspension with electronic enhancements such as stability control. The car’s V12 doled out more than 400 foot-pounds of torque and 372 hp. As part of BMW’s Art Car program, American artist David Hockney created a bold pop art-inspired print design on the 850CSi; making it the fourteenth BMW model to be honored in this way. So as a canvas for design or for delivering stunning performance on the track, this luxury sport tourer is art in motion

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6

Enjoying bodywork penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro from Italdesign-Giugiaro, the Alfa Romeo GTV6 was heralded by automotive journalists for excellent handling, outstanding brakes, and the SOHC V6 2.5 liter engine that made for a thoroughly fun driving experience. The fantastic-sounding engine powered the rear wheels through a transaxle creating a nearly perfect front/rear weight balance. Furthering the race-bred technology was the use of a deDion rear suspension and inboard disk brakes. Winning the 1982-85 European Touring Car Championships proved to the motoring public the car's capabilities. Alfa Romeo produced limited editions like the Maratona, Balocco, or Grand Prix editions, while after market companies like Zender also provided excellent performance options. In 1986 the GTV-6 retired at the top of its game, including impressive performances in World Rally Championship races. In addition, 200 very collectible models were made, produced only in South Africa using a 3.0 liter version of the famed V6 engine. All GTV-6 versions are enjoyed today, just as they were when first rolled out, with many found in club racing or concours events

2011 Wiesmann GT MF5

The Wiesmann brothers’ coupes and roadsters are "manufaktur der individualisten," and truly it takes an individualist to fully appreciate their unique creations. Combining retro proportions with state-of-the-art BMW-sourced running gear, the GT MF5 is a sporting coupe that certainly means business. Compared to the roadster variants, the GT coupes are somewhat geared towards grand touring duties, but if you think that makes them softer, the beefy twin-turbo V8 begs to differ. The MF5 variant is the most honed driving weapon yet to roll out of the factory in Dülmen, Germany. The MF5 is already light, being primarily composed of fiberglass composite over a bonded and riveted aluminum monocoque chassis, giving it excellent performance—the sprint to 60 mph takes well under four seconds and 100 mph is crested in less than eight. To keep things planted, Wiesmann has fitted the MF5 with a prominent rear wing and an underbody diffuser for additional downforce

1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

Chevrolet’s Corvair line covered the entire decade of the 1960s and its popularity led to the range covering a wide variety of models—from two-door coupes and convertibles to passenger vans and pickups. The Monza coupe was a more powerful version of the standard Corvair compact and, in 1969, the Monza managed a healthy 110 horsepower. The Corvair’s unique rear-mounted air-cooled engine led to some interesting stylistic choices, including a lower overall profile and the absence of a front grille. And if the twin tail lights in the rear remind you of the Corvette, well, that’s just the way Chevy intended it. Just over 500 Monza models were made in 1969, the last year the Corvair was produced by Chevrolet, making it a handsome collector’s item for Chevy enthusiasts and muscle car fans alike

If all that reading material has made you a little weary then maybe a short trailer, featuring the new DLC content, will grab your attention.

The "March Pirelli Car Pack" will be released next Tuesday, March 6th, priced at 560 MSP. As previously explained, Forza Motorsport 4 Season Pass holders will have access to the new DLC for no further charge.
Credit for this story goes to Confused Shelf
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.
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Spetsnaz GSh
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Posted on 29 February 12 at 18:49
You're late guys - announced over 10 hours ago. :P
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I was hoping for a pack with new tracks or event list races at some point but every pack looks to be cars only :(.

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Posted on 29 February 12 at 19:02
Vehicle Gallery: The Game.

I'll stick with Blur...
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MISTER STRINGS said:I was hoping for a pack with new tracks or event list races at some point but every pack looks to be cars only :(.I was hoping for the retail release to include some new tracks... Yeah, I'm a hater.
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Epic KxLIVE said:Vehicle Gallery: The Game.

I'll stick with Blur...
That's just ignoring the absolutely fantastic game behind the pretty cars.

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DyingAtheist said:Epic KxLIVE said:Vehicle Gallery: The Game.

I'll stick with Blur...
That's just ignoring the absolutely fantastic game behind the pretty cars.
You mean the same recycled gameplay from 2, some bonkers physics engine, and i'll admit a pretty decent Car editor?

I mean, Project Gotham had geometry wars with it...*shrug*
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I have not got the love for Forza like i use to some of these cars are nice tho.
If i had to choose i would pick the `2012 Ultima GTR` or the 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS 396. Nova Nova !
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Crap car pack. No offence to the Americans, but I'm getting sick of the inclusion of these garbage 60s & 70s era US cars.
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no VXR burg... boo hiss
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Epic KxLIVE said:Vehicle Gallery: The Game.

I'll stick with Blur...
You forgot the pretty scenery. Just a shame there isnt actually a racing game in there.
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Sweet a Station Wagon :D I wanna get that into A class!
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I also was hoping for vxr burg and clio 200 (finally) and where is the new suzuki swift sport
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Posted on 29 February 12 at 21:00
Only interested in that Nova 396
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clio should be fun to mess about with, great car in real life
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Great car models
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I always love more muscle cars
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Family Fun Truckster

Ford Squire wtf
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Isn't that the same station wagon Clark Griswald drives?
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Those look sexy...
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