The fine folks over at Playground Games and Turn 10 have released the latest car pack, Forza Horizon 3: Hoonigan, but is this car pack worth the purchase?
1965 Hoonigan Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang
If you follow Ken Block and the guys over at Hoonigan, you’ll know this car. The least customisable car in the pack, but with 1400hp and arches so flared the 70’s are jealous, what more could you really want? A tire chewing missile, the ‘Hoonicorn’ is, as you would imagine, a marvellous drift car. However swapping the bends for the airstrip is where this car really shines. The Hoonicorn could well be the car to take the drag king crown.
1992 Hoonigan Mazda RX-7 Twerkstallion
Once you get over the V8 under the bonnet, the ‘Twerkstallion’ is a straight out of the box, a beautifully controllable drift car. Capable of some huge angle (if you can see enough past the stickers to know where you’re going) and still completely saveable. You can even put a rotary back in. Magic.
1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo
Isn’t she beautiful. Arguably the most useable car in the pack, the 911 Turbo can easily be made into an S Class barnstormer. More grip than you know what to do with, and a handling balance that lends itself to track racing, those who are looking for a solid all rounder look no further.
1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS1800
Not for the purists, this arched, decked classic Escort is a rookie drifters dream. A relatively low powered car, with predicable handling and amazing drifting prowess. With the addition of a turbo however, you gain a monster with some of the best wastegate whistle this side of Group B Rally.
1979 Hoonigan Baldwin Motorsports “Loki” K5 Blazer
An off-road powerhouse, the Baldwin Loki is a rear wheel drive truck that takes dunes and trail events with ease. With a 4 wheel drive conversion, this truck becomes one of the best off-roaders Forza Horizon 3 has to offer.
1972 Hoonigan Chevrolet “Napalm Nova”
‘Napalm Nova’ is just as bonkers as the rest of them. While not the most powerful, this car never fails to shred tires through all gears. With modification, ‘Napalm Nova’ becomes a very passable car for races, and can even be tuned to actually take corners.
1955 Hoonigan Chevrolet Bel Air
I think the photo says it all really. But seriously who doesn’t love a gasser? With the ability to fit insane tires and the potential to bring the power above 1000bhp, with the right tune, and a little care, its possible to get yourself some impressive power wheelies, and this car is sure to be a favourite on the drag strip come its release in Forza 7.
While we mourn the lack of Shit Car in this pack, there is certainly enough diversity to warrant a purchase. With at least one car available for anything discipline Horizon can throw at you, there’s bound to be something for everyone, even those who aren’t the biggest fans of the Hoonigan division. The Hoonigan Car Pack will also be available in Forza Motorsport 7, available October 7.