Forza Horizon March DLC Car Pack Revealed, Out on March 5

Seven impressive cars will appear for the Xbox 360-exclusive racing game

By on February 28th, 2013 08:36 GMT

Forza Horizon is set to receive a brand new downloadable car pack next week, in the form of the March Meguiar's add-on, which introduces 7 impressive cars for the Xbox 360-exclusive racing game.

Forza Horizon came out in October on the Xbox 360 and delivered an impressive racing experience that focused on an open world experience, as opposed to the track-heavy one seen in previous Forza Motorsport titles.

Since then, developers Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios have released new DLC car packs each month.

Next week, the March Meguiar's Car Pack, will be released for the impressive game.

The DLC includes 7 great cars, ranging from the 2013 Audi RS4 Avant, to the 2013 BMW M135i, 2012 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG, 2003 Ferrari Challenge Stradale, 2004 Peugeot 206 RC, 1998 Nissan R390, and the 2010 Joss JT1.

Check out all the details about each car below, via the game's official website.

2013 Audi RS4 Avant

This kind of performance is usually reserved for sport coupes, and that’s what makes the RS4 Avant so remarkable. Start with a wide body, low stance, and a roof spoiler to get your attention. Inside, you will find a direct-injected V8 that produces more than 400hp as it screams to a stratospheric 8,250 redline. There aren’t any other wagons capable of toting the family and a weekend’s worth of gear at up to 174 mph. The sound of the RS4 Avant making revs is symphonic. If you don’t already have a family, this car is capable of attracting the means to build one.

2013 BMW M135i

The M badge has always been synonymous with performance. In the case of the M135i it means exactly that--M performance. The M Performance line is positioned as a bridge between standard BMW models and the highly-upgraded M series. What you will find is the comfort, styling, and road-gripping enthusiasm that you expect from an M badged BMW, combined with the day-to-day drivability of a standard Bimmer. The M135i fills the gap left by the M Coupe. Similar in form, yet conceivably more adapted for small families, its performance will still leave you wanting for nothing. The twin-scroll turbo inline six-cylinder’s 300-plus horsepower is just the beginning of many reasons to love the M135i.

2012 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG

Owning a G65 AMG goes beyond status and wealth. It represents the absolute pinnacle of off-road performance. With a price nearly as staggering as the power delivered by twin-turbo V12, you can expect it does everything but stop bullets in its factory-built form. Its looks are stately enough to be parked in front of the most elegant of mansions, but its capabilities make it just as welcome on an African safari. The G65 AMG is the "most powerful series-produced cross-country vehicle in the world"—according to Mercedes-Benz. In addition to the price barrier, the only way to drive one in the U.S. is to experience it in Forza Horizon. The G65 AMG is ready for rallying or a flat-out top speed run on the open road.

2003 Ferrari Challenge Stradale

This track-bred prancing pony is ready to light a fire under anyone bold enough to attempt to tame it. Get ready to reel in this lightened, sharpened, and honed instrument of driving delight. Based on the 360 Modena, the Challenge Stradale loses up to 243 pounds (depending on how it is optioned), gains slightly more horsepower, and is more responsive than ever. The end result is a track day car that delivers inspired agility and driver feedback. While the stripped interior and carbon fiber seats may not be apt to road tripping, the 360 CS can still be driven daily.

2004 Peugeot 206 RC

A hot hatch with French flair, the Peugeot 206 RC was the French car maker’s best-selling model, but its production almost never happened. Figuring the supermini would no longer be profitable, Peugeot phased out the 205 and introduced both the smaller 106 and the larger 306. Much to the company’s surprise, sales dropped while consumers flocked to similar models from other manufacturers. Once the 206 was belatedly introduced, sales took off again. The Peugeot 206 RC borrows its 2-liter powerplant from the larger 306 line and brings a nimble sport suspension to conquer the twisting and turning roads of Forza Horizon’s Colorado. Need a new rally car for the stable? The 206 RC once properly equipped will rage the curvy and bumpy circuits of the rally pack.

1998 Nissan R390

Its race-bred twin, the R390 GT1, took four of the top ten spots at Le Mans in 1998. This single street-bred version was created not only for homologation but was the model from which the GT1 race car was built. Nissan never sold the R390, but it was valued at a cool million. The car is made entirely of carbon fiber, runs on a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that delivers 550 horsepower, and, even though it is long and wide, only weighs in at 2,200 pounds. Essentially the R390 is a GT1 race car with street legal exhaust and lights. Taken from the 300ZX, the headlamps give a hint of Nissan styling, along with the distinct twin front grilles. From there it is nothing less than a unique one-off Nissan super car, the likes of which most of us will never see on the road.

2010 Joss JT1 Season Pass Bonus Car
While the world is still anxiously awaiting the first Joss JP1 (the production model) to be produced, the prototype JT1 has caught the automotive world by storm. This bespoke supercar has achieved amazing performance figures in testing. What’s even more interesting however is how the car’s aerodynamics create incredible downforce without the need for wings and spoilers. Every external form of the JT1 has a purpose and, in some cases, more than one function. In partnership with Motec for engine design and Albins for the transaxle, this pure Australian-bred supercar has potential to match the likes of Ferrari and McLaren. Joss expects to build only 25 JP1’s in 2013. You can bet when they start rolling off the line the finished product will be mind-blowingly awesome.

Forza Horizon will get the March Meguiar's Car Pack on March 5. Regular owners of the game can get it for 400 MS Points while those who own the Season Pass will receive it for free.
The 2013 BMW M135i is coming to Forza Horizon
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