Forza Horizon April Top Gear Car Pack Inbound

By Andrew Ogley, 5 years ago
Following on from last months March Car Pack DLC the folks over at Turn 10 studios have got together with the chaps at Top Gear to put together this month's car pack for the popular racing title, Forza Horizon.

The April Top Gear Car Pack, having been left to Top Gear to decide, contains an unusual assortment of six different vehicles including a van, an SUV, and a road going version of a racing car. We've managed to gather screenshots of each of the cars in the pack along with some information from Turn 10 about the different vehicles. Additionally we also have a launch trailer showing all the cars in motion.

2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
April Top Gear Car Pack DLC

With styling nods to previous Astons and a welcomed upgrade in the engine department, the new Vanquish retains much of the familiar Aston Martin grace, while still receiving a kick in the pants in performance. Its 565-horsepower V12 produces a pleasing growl and will zip the car past nearly everyone else on the highway, all while you bask in the Vanquish’s considerable interior creature comforts.
2012 Bowler EXR S
April Top Gear Car Pack DLC

The Bowler EXR S is the result of the 2012 brand partnership between Land Rover and U.K.-based rally raid manufacturer Bowler. The striking all-terrain vehicle is fitted with a modified version of the Range Rover Sport’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8, and produces 550 bhp, giving it a top speed of more than 150 mph. The first Bowler designed for road use, the EXR S is equally at home in the deepest parts of Horizon’s back roads.
2011 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Zagato
April Top Gear Car Pack DLC

Combine traditional Alfa elegance with 600 horsepower of pure Dodge fury and what do you get? The 2011 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Zagato. This street-legal sports car features an 8.4-litre V10 and the kind of gorgeous curves you’d expect from Italian design center Zagato. In short, this one’s as easy on the eyes and as it is fun on the road.
2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
April Top Gear Car Pack DLC

The SuperSportVan is the latest creation in a long-standing series of Ford-built custom transit vans dating back to 1971. The 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportvan dons Le Mans bonnet stripes and an eye-catching livery on the outside. Inside is the 3.2-liter, 198-horsepower engine taken from the much larger Transit Jumbo. What’s the point? It’s a one-off design to show that Ford engineers can have fun too, and it was unveiled at the 2011 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, U.K. It also presents a vast canvas for designs and further customization for “Forza Horizon” fans.
1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG Mercedes CLK GTR
April Top Gear Car Pack DLC

Only a street car in the loosest sense of the word, the CLK-GTR is nearly identical to its pure racing counterpart, which dominated the GT1 class at Le Mans so thoroughly that after a few wins no competitor wished to challenge it. Buying a CLK-GTR to use for lightning-quick grocery runs is a questionable plan, but for dominating your friends in Horizon’s Colorado, there are few street-licensable cars that can keep up, putting these drivers in a very exclusive club.
2002 BMW M3-GTR (FREE Download)
April Top Gear Car Pack DLC

The 2002 BMW M3-GTR is synonymous with rarity. As BMW puts it, “The GTRs (both race and street copies) were never sold to anyone. Only three street copies were built. Not all three were ever shown. A street copy was shown in the US only once, and for less than an hour.” Little wonder, then, that this M3 is bound to be a prize for “Forza Horizon” players.
Whilst the images all look very impressive, it's not quite the same as seeing the cars in action. Fortunately, we also have the launch trailer for the DLC giving a good idea of how good that Aston Martin looks as it tears through a corner on a mountain road, and how well the SUV handles off road.

Finally, to coincide to with the release of the DLC, their will be new rivals mode events to compete in using the new cars.

The "April Top Gear Car Pack" DLC will be available on the XBL Marketplace from April 2nd, costing 400 MSP.
Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.