Published on April 13th, 2017 | by Ben0
Forza Horizon 3 – Porsche Car Pack Released
Thanks to a leak a couple of months ago, we already knew that Porsches were coming to Forza Horizon 3, we just did not know when. Yesterday, the Porsche Car Pack was released for Forza Horizon 3, adding seven Porsches to the game.
The following seven cars are included in the Porsche Car Pack.
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
This car really needs no introduction. It is the track focused version of the already track-focused 911 GT3 and apart from lots of weight saving measurements, it also sports a 4.0-liter flat-six engine producing 500 screaming hp.
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
The Cayman GT4 is all about the driving experience. Its small body, combined with the 3.8-liter flat-six engine of a Carrera S and a manual transmission make the Cayman GT4 a very complete package. While you will still get the enjoyment of a Porsche, it will be somewhat accessible in terms of speed and performance.
2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
Porsche’s Panamera cars always were a bit of a Marmite product. Either people loved it or they hated it. Opinions were mostly based on its appearance though and not on its performance, which is very impressive, to say the least. The 2017 model’s turbo-charged V8 is able to produce 550 hp, while still retaining the driving comfort and practicality of a four-door saloon.
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
When people think of Porsches, they will often think of something like this: The 911 Carrera RS. Porsche’s initial intention was to build the car for racing only, the 500 street cars only had to be built for homologation reasons. However, while the car did kick off a new era of racing glory for Porsche, it was also well received by the public and in the end, 1580 cars were produced. With a 2.7 litre engine producing 210 hp and weighing only 975 kg, this car comes close to the core definition of a Porsche.
1995 Porsche 911 GT2
Another track-day monster from Porsche is the 911 GT2. Equipped with a 3.6-liter, twin-turbo flat-six engine making at least 424 hp and special track focused features, like a fully adjustable suspension, this car could perform on the road and on the track. This was underlined by its very aggressive aesthetics and in case you did not notice, it has a giant rear wing too.
1955 Porsche 550A Spyder
To contrast the mostly modern cars of the pack, Playground Games added two historic Porsches as well, one of which is the 550A Spyer. Its Type 547 1.5-liter, flat-four, air-cooled engine producing just over 100 hp may not sound like a lot, but combine it with its space-frame tubular lightweight-chassis and you have a very capable sports car. A formula that is still being used today by Porsche, reduce weight, improve performance.
Rather tragic circumstances are responsible for its nickname “Giant Killer”. Just after finishing up the movie “Giant”, actor James Dean came to death in his personal 550 in a car accident. Hence, the nickname.
1960 Porsche 718 RS 60
The second historic car to make it into the pack is the 718 RS 60. Being the evolution of the “Giant Killer”, a name like “Ferrari Killer” might be suitable for the 718 RS. 60 extra hp, upgraded front torsion bars and a double-wishbone suspension enabled the car to win the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Targa Florio, and once again the European Hill Climb Championship and thereby defeat the Italian competition. Fun Fact, the torsion bars are shaped like a “K”, which is why the 718 RS also became known as the 718 RSK.
There is more
The Porsche Car Pack is only the start of a six-year partnership between the Forza Franchise and Porsche, so there is lots more to come and hopefully we will see Porsches racing on Scorpio soon.
More Porsches will be available in the coming days too and they will even be free. The only thing you have to to is complete the corresponding #Forzathron events. A preview can be viewed below.
The partnership also carries over to the next season of the Forza Racing Championship, where Porsches will be used. ForzaRC begins this weekend in New York.
Below you can check out pictures of all the new cars and a trailer can be viewed at the top of this post.
Source:: Inside Sim Racing