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Rockstar Car Pack Released for Forza Horizon 3

Discussion in 'Forza Horizon 3' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Forza Horizon 3 Radical RXC.jpg
    Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games have released their first DLC instalment of 2017 for Forza Horizon 3, bringing the Rockstar Car Pack and with it seven new vehicles to the game.

    EDIT: It has been brought to my attention the following information:
    PC USERS DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS UPDATE!!!!!!!!

    PC users will get a dev.build due to a mistake. This means that you will not able to start the game, and when Playground Games puts out the correct update - you will have to re-download the whole game if you update it now.
    Source: Official Forum

    As is the usual form for a Forza Horizon release, the Rockstar Car Pack DLC is an interesting mix of the new, the old and the unusual as Turn 10 look to further flesh out the sizable list of cars found in the title. The latest DLC features the unique all electric BMW i8 as a particular highlight, as well as the useful all terrain F-150 Trophy Truck that is ideal for the often harsh terrain found in the large scale Australian map.

    You can watch the introductory trailer and read up on each car contained in the new DLC below.


    Rockstar Car Pack DLC Content
    • 2015 BMW i8
    • 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
    • 2015 Radical RXC Turbo
    • 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO
    • 1987 Nissan Skyline GTS-R (R31)
    • 2014 Ford #11 Rockstar F-150 Trophy Truck
    • 2016 Bentley Bentayga

    From the official release notes -
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    Bentley Bentayga
    In an age dominated by SUVs, the luxurious and powerful Bentayga is the crown prince of them all. Named for a soaring peak in the Canary Islands that commands a magnificent view, the view from behind the wheel of this dazzling modern-day chariot is no less stupendous. Considering many who purchase a Bentayga will be driven in them rather than experience its wealth of both power and control, the chance to drive it in Forza is only that much more treasured.

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    2015 BMW I8

    Whether you have been looking forward to the BMW i8 for its hybrid efficiency or its stout performance, both are here at your fingertips. The innovative i8 brings an electrically-powered front-drive system together with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine powering the rear wheels. The two systems merge seamlessly for a driving experience like none other. The i8’s full carbon fiber body helps keep its weight down and makes for a rigid structure that contributes to its nimble handling. Too often, car manufacturers come out with a cool concept then take out much of the “cool” before production. The i8 is the exception and is exceptional.

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    2014 Ford #11 Rockstar F-150 Trophy Truck
    There are few more difficult accomplishments than winning the Baja 1000. The #11 piloted by off-road legend Rob MacCachren, along with Andy McMillin and Jason Voss, did just that. This is the toughest class, the Trophy Truck class, built from a budget nearly as immense as the talent that drove it to victory. Winning by a margin of almost 30 minutes, the team and truck showed they had what it takes in the most punishing terrain and among top-notch competition. Take this 850hp beast, with suspension enough to swallow gullies and boulders, and let ‘er rip.

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    1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO
    Nowhere else on Earth will you find an appreciation for four-door performance sedans like that found in Australia, and nowhere else will you find the kind of performance that is imbued in the Ford Falcon XA GT-HO. There was only one production model ever completely built. When news of these and other 160 mph “super cars” hit the media, the uproar over public safety was simply too much, and the government stepped in and stopped production. The car would never see homologation or its destiny of dominating Bathurst. You can drive it here in Forza though, and that should be more than enough to validate the following it created.

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    2015 Radical RXC Turbo
    This is more than a track toy – a race-ready monster that, at top speed, generates nearly as much downforce (2,000 pounds) as it weighs. So yes, it will stick to the track, or any surface for that matter. Underneath the chassis, perfectly placed for balance, is the potent powerhouse of the Ford 3.5-liter Ecoboost, that can launch the RXC from 0-60 in less than three seconds and attain a top speed of around 175 mph. That may seem impressive, but what is really astounding is the way this car grips. You want to be a hero? The RXC is your secret weapon.

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    1987 Nissan Skyline GTS-R (R31)
    When Nissan wanted to race in Group A in 1987, 500 ‘Evolution’ models had to be produced to maintain Nissan’s ability to race. The manufacturer went on to produce more than 800 as the car’s popularity among enthusiasts was nearly as successful as its performance in Japanese and Australian touring car championships. This last of the R31 Skyline performance models contributed much to what would become the R32 GT-R. Under the hood is the RB20, referred to as the “red top,” for its red valve cover. A bigger turbo and a lightened flywheel gives the GTS-R its own sound. A unique Group A front and rear spoilers set off the timeless shape.

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    2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
    Polestar is Volvo’s racing division and has been making an impact in the V8 Supercars series amidst the long-lived Holden and Ford rivalry. Race-bred technology makes its way into street-proven performance with superior handling and braking. Volvo only produced 80 V60 Polestar wagons, each with 345 horsepower to tote around your family and packages. So, pack up the kids and the family dog, then hit the road knowing few can keep your pace should you choose to stretch the Polestar’s legs.


    Forza Horizon 3 is available for Windows 10 and Xbox One now. The Rockstar Car Pack DLC is available to purchase now.

    Check out the Forza Horizon 3 sub forum here at RaceDepartment for the latest news and discussions regarding the game. Hang out with your fellow community members and join in the conversation today.
     
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  2. Brownninja97

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    Every month i regret getting that season pass more and more
     
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  3. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    PC USERS DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS UPDATE!!!!!!!!

    PC users will get a dev.build due to a mistake. This means that you will not able to start the game, and when Playground Games puts out the correct update - you will have to re-download the whole game if you update it now.

    Update seems to have been removed from the Store atm. (23:00 GMT+1). Players with game version that ends with 35.2 is fine, anyone with 37.2 should delete the game and download it again.
    If you created a new save game for the 37.2 that will be corrupted and not work when the update is released as it should. If you have 37.2, but did not create a new save game. There will be no issues, but you will still have to delete the game, and download it again.
     
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  4. Ole Marius Myrvold

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  5. Paul Jeffrey

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    Thanks Ole,

    Added it to the main post.

    #welldoneforza
     
  6. NeverKrash

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    I didn't manage to avoid the seemingly automatic update. All I did was press play on the game, and all of a sudden, I could not log in to my profile.
     
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  7. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Aww :/ Fast "guide" made in paint. Looks so pro! :)
    1.Press your picture, dropdown meny appears. Click Downloads and Updates
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    2. Voila here you can stop updates in progress and manually start updates if needed
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  8. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Update: Seems to have been removed from the Store atm. (23:00 GMT+1). Players with game version that ends with 35.2 is fine, anyone with 37.2 should delete the game and download it again.
    If you created a new save game for the 37.2 that will be corrupted and not work when the update is released as it should. If you have 37.2, but did not create a new save game. There will be no issues, but you will still have to delete the game, and download it again.
     
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  9. Patrik Marek

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    man forza really looks great on screenshots, and also while playing
    cars don't really convince me to buy the pack though, pretty much only car I'd be interested in would be the Volvo

    also, I find it bit disapointing that Froza has a lot of cars , but properly nice visual customization is only available to few cars :(

    I would rather they spend time on doing more customization for all cars, then giving us all those various cars that not many people play with all that much , like the Reliant Robin, or the old US/Australian cars ..etc)
     
  10. theravenousbeast

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    Welp, here come the car models :D
     
  11. TylerDurden4321

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    All these years I thought they didn't have the BMW i8 in Forza because their simulation doesn't allow different torque/power control for front and rear axle and now it's just out. Should have known that "we need to get it right" wasn't the reason to hold it off.
    The Porsche 918 in FH2 and FM6 is constant torque-split AWD and the GT-R LM Nismo in FM6 is just FWD, so what is the BMW i8 now?