#Forzathon Tear Up The Strip achievement in Forza Horizon 3

#Forzathon Tear Up The Strip

Win a Drag Race at the Car Meet with an Extreme Track Toy car to be awarded the #17 Falcon FG.

17 Oct 2016 until 22 Oct 2016

#Forzathon Tear Up The Strip
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How to unlock the #Forzathon Tear Up The Strip challenge

  • SoH AnarchySoH Anarchy194,005
    17 Oct 2016 17 Oct 2016 20 Oct 2016
    48 2 14
    The car meet you need for this achievement is unlocked after the boat showcase. It'll be at the airport near the outback festival. It'll have a P if you remember from forza 2.
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    I used a S1 Caterham Superlight R500 from the user SatNiteEduardo, it was in my recommended list. Smoked everyone else.
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    XtowersI read on the forums that you may need to level up the outback festival a bit for it to be available, too, but the consensus seems to be play more single player to unlock it.
    Posted by Xtowers on 19 Oct 16 at 15:31
    ArchBehemoth08For me it unlocked after the truck vs boats showcase which brings you up to 1 million fans. Also may need to expand the festival immediately after to get it to unlock.
    Posted by ArchBehemoth08 on 19 Oct 16 at 18:32
    KexolIt unlocks after the boat showcase. Using the s1 Caterham made this really easy. I even saw someone smoke out the competition by 10 seconds using a C class mercury. It was something else.
    Posted by Kexol on 20 Oct 16 at 00:23
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  • Nautius MaximusNautius Maximus152,398
    17 Oct 2016 17 Oct 2016 20 Oct 2016
    12 5 1
    As with the other solutions, the Caterham is a good choice as well as the Ultima. Regardless, there is always the chance someone is going to have a faster tune and be a better driver.

    The real information needed here (for those of you who believe you have done this but still have not resolved the challenge) is that there are two kinds of drag races. One apparently counts towards the challenge and one does not.

    The first kind (that does not count) is where you drive into the parking garage and press Y to join an online free roam session.Having done that, you can drive down to the end of the long straight track where there is a blue icon that looks like a sprint race. This is where the drag race can be started. I did it this way half a dozen times, winning at least twice and did not get the challenge or the award car.

    The second kind is the one that works. This is called a "Showdown". A Showdown is started by pressing X from inside the parking garage. You will see a message saying a showdown is starting and to press X to join. If there is no offer to press X to start a showdown, it means one is already in progress and you need to wait until it ends. Once it ends, there will be another opportunity to start a showdown. (The first person to press X starts the showdown and all there people pressing X after this will join that person - Thanks to SatNiteEduardo for filling in this piece). Once the showdown starts, just win it and the challenge will be satisfied for you will receive the award.

    I used the Caterham with an S1 tune for this one. FWIW, There was also a Caterham with an A tune on the line. He did start first and he did get pretty far along before I started, caught up, and passed him with hundreds of feet to spare. However, I have also lost using this same car to a BAC Mono and an Ultima.

    Note that either type of drag race described above counts towards the "Life's a Drag" achievement, so you'll want to keep track of which car classes you are using across either type of race.

    (See Wyyvern's solution for "Life's a Drag" as he indicates there is a way for the player to initiate a showdown once the current one is complete. I have never seen this... I've only been offered the option to join a showdown that is already starting).
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    SatNiteEduardoWhen everyone returns from a showdown another can be started. the first player to press X starts a showdown, everyone else presses X to join. If the option is not on the screen it is either because matchmaking has not yet completed or there is one in progress, in which case just wait until people return from it.
    Posted by SatNiteEduardo on 20 Oct 16 at 00:16
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