Microsoft has announced ‘The Duracell Car Pack’ for “Forza Horizon 2,” launches today, exclusively on Xbox One. With five new cars to collect, race and tune, the Duracell Car Pack features a compelling combination of timeless fan-favorites and sure-fire modern classics.
The hero of the pack is the Camaro Z/28, a new-school muscle car with a winning heritage. Also in the pack is the 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant, a car whose family-friendly functionality hides some serious road performance. If you want to get old school, the 1991 Honda CR-X SiR and the 1995 BMW M5 are ready for duty. In the classics department, the Mazda Cosmo 110S Series II will astound you with its form and its 7,000-RPM redline. In addition, our June free car is the Lotus Carlton, a rare super-sedan hailing from a manufacturer better known for its light and lithe sports cars.
The Duracall Car Pack for “Forza Horizon 2” for Xbox One is now available for £3.99 on the Xbox Store or through the Forza Hub app for Xbox One.
2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Even at nearly 4,000 pounds, this Camaro delivers astonishing numbers on the strip (0-60 in 4.4 secs and less than 13 second quarter mile times) and that’s not even what it is built for. The Z/28 sports its road-racing homologation history proudly by delivering a sticky and well-balanced track experience. With suspension technology straight out of Formula One and a development program that included the Nürburgring, Road Atlanta, and Road America, this is a track-proven weapon just waiting to stomp the competition.
2001 Audi RS 4 Avant
In its time, the RS 4 Avant was the most powerful production car Audi ever built, with a 375-hp twin-turbo V-6 and is a true sports car despite its ample room in the rear. Bespoke body panels surround oversize tires, enlarged brake rotors sit behind every wheel, and the suspension is lively and responsive. This speedy wagon is ready for a trip to grandmother’s house; just make sure the road over the hills and through the woods has plenty of twists and turns to enjoy.
1995 BMW M5
The 1995 BMW M5 represents the last year of the E34 series. It embodies both luxury and performance like no other car of its time. The quick-revving, 3.5-liter, 24-valve, straight-6 engine delivered north of 250 horsepower and the 6-speed transmission was one of the few available in the mid-1990s. Together with its stiffer and lower suspension, the car’s performance will rival many sport coupes in its class. These cars are highly sought after by BMW enthusiasts – find out why in “Forza Horizon 2”.
1991 Honda CR-X SiR
Whether you are a Honda fanboy or just looking for a something simple and fast, the Honda CR-X SiR is a top choice for nearly any kind of racing. Start with the VTEC – the CR-X is the second model after the Integra to receive it; once you hit 6,000 RPM, the camshaft profile changes, the timing advances, and it’s time to hang on. Nimble by its very nature as a tiny two-seat hatch, the CR-X is a perfect car to whip past the competition.
1972 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110 Series II
The Cosmo was hand built and only sold 1,519 models in total, but it was the halo vehicle from which Mazda’s later success spawned. Seeking a way to capitalize on their investment in the Wankel rotary, Mazda brought this phenomenal and, at the time, futuristic sports car to market. Produced from 1967 to 1972, the 110S initially had 110 horsepower derived from its twin-rotor motor. Whether you drive one for its sleek looks or for its screaming 7,000-RPM redline, the Cosmo is a JDM artifact that is worth a spin.
1990 Lotus Carlton – June Free Car
An executive sedan tweaked within an inch of its life, Lotus’ engineering expertise allowed the Lotus Carlton to be the fastest sedan in the world for a period of time. Born at a time when General Motors owned both Lotus and Vauxhall/Opel, the idea was to build a halo car wearing the Lotus badge to generate some attention to the brand. By boring out and twin-turbocharging the Vauxhall inline six, the 377 horsepower Carlton got a bit too much attention — the 180 mph-capable sedan became so wildly controversial in Britain that law enforcement sometimes spoke of banning it from the road.