This pack is not part of the Car Pass, meaning everyone will have to pay for it if they want to use the cars.
You won’t be able to use the cars until the content update is released Tuesday at approx. 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern time)
Usually the most reliable way to obtain the pack without a glitch is to wait for the content update to install, reboot, enter the game, then go to the Marketplace or one of the Festival Site Autoshows to buy an included car, then wait for the pack to fully install, then reboot, then play.
I’m curious also… I know historically Forza always used this model Eclipse but I think this would have been the perfect opportunity to use the, arguably, better looking refreshed version. While there’s the opportunity to have the bumpers to replicate the refresh the headlights would need to be changed which is something I haven’t seen before with customization (i.e. RSX) so I don’t anticipate it happening unfortunately.
Forza is weird with that. That’s the same way I feel about the 97 Mazda RX7, such a weird year to have. They could’ve easily done the 99+ or even a 93-95 R1-R2 RX7 and had (in my opinion) better looking stock aero options.
I think ‘meh’ is the best way to describe this pack. Some alright cars, but there’s just nothing that really grabs my interest like in some of the previous packs. The Eclipse being DLC is a bit of a strange one though.
Not a spectacular pack by any means – far from it, actually – but one that is saved by a few key inclusions:
Holden FX Sedan: Not hugely familiar with the world of Ozzie cars past, so it’s kind of cool to see such a classic entrant into the genre. Will probably have some pretty cool body mods to go with it.
Lotus 3-Eleven: I don’t know why, but for some reason I have been craving this car more than almost anything out there. It’s weird because I’m not a huge Lotus fan – or a fan of British metal in general – but this one scratches me right where I itch, as did the 2-Eleven all those years ago and the 340R in F:H3.
Chevrolet Vega: cool since we’ve never seen it before in the Forza universe, and it actually made a pretty good drag car in its day.
The rest is either pretty meh – yes, that includes the F50 GT since I tend to save super- and hypercars for the Motorsport series – or downright shocking; I have NO IDEA why they included the Dart. I seriously thought it was a joke, or I was seeing things. Must have something to do with licensing, as in “oh you want to one day put the Giulia Quadrifoglio in your game? Only if you include THIS first.” Then again, I’ve talked with folks that are in charge of licensing for certain games, and it appears that manufacturers will actually have to pay to have their cars in a game. That suggests to me FCA’s dealing from a position too weak to make demands like that.
The Eclipse? I guess FnF fans will be happy but it’s not for me, not even close. Unless Forzathon requires it, I I will drive it a grand total of none times.
The Gremlin X? It has its cultish following, so I guess there’s that. It was also one of the Vega’s main competitors in the domestics’ race to counter the arrival of Japanese compacts so I can see why it’s here.
Wow! What a disappointing pack LOL! I’m only into the eclipse and the f50 gt. The rest should’ve been either barn finds and/or forzathon rewards. This pack also reminds me of the ones we got back in FM6, which were also disappointing. It’s time to go back to Horizon 2.