Forza Horizon already has a fairly large number of cars, but the selection of vehicles of the Rally persuasion were a bit lacking. That’s set to change next week, when Turn 10 and Microsoft release the rally expansion.
Forza Horizon has already seen a number of car packs, but the Rally expansion is the most significant DLC yet. Not only do you get five rally-tuned vehicles, you also get new stages, and a new co-driver system for rally races.
It’s Forza Horizon‘s biggest expansion so far, and it’s also the most pricy. Microsoft says that the rally expansion will set you back 1600 Microsoft Points, which comes out to be $20. If you purchased Forza Horizon‘s Season Pass, however, you’ll of course get the content at no extra charge.
The cars included in the Forza Horizon DLC include the ’92 Toyota Celica GT-Four RC ST185, the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR, the 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi, the 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth, and, last but not least, the 1982 Lancia 037 Stradale.
If you purchased the Season Pass, you’ll also receive the 2003 Ford Focus SVT as a bonus.
To better equip your cars for rally races, Turn 10 is introducing a number of new upgrades. Forza Horizon design director Ralph Fulton tells IGN:
“You can take the same rally upgrades that are featured in the cars that are packed in with the expansion pack and apply them to any car in your Forza Horizon garage,” Fulton explains.
“These upgrades include rally tires for improved grip on loose dirt and gravel, springs and dampers that raise and soften the suspension to maintain stability on the most sever off-road terrain, and rally transmissions that feature shorter gear ratios more suited to the quick accelerating nature of rally racing. I think these cross-game upgrades are a game-changer for Horizon – they allow you to upgrade any car you own into a dirt-eating machine for use in the Rally Expansion Pack stages.”
You can check out a trailer for Forza Horizon‘s rally expansion below.