Last week saw the release of the Forza 7 Doritos Car Pack, a rather hodge podge collection of cars from across the history of motoring.
After the odd addition of off-road vehicles in the last pack, is this pack worth your time? Let’s take a look at each of the vehicles on offer and see just exactly what’s on offer this time around.
1926 Bugatti Type 35
The Bugatti Type 35 is an icon of vintage motorsport. With a supercharged 2ltr straight 8 engine, churning out less than 100hp, you might take this car for granted. Running on tyres that wouldn’t look out-of-place on a motorcycle, the type 35 still has what it takes to give you a handful. Use in FDC or online races is going to require some upgrading to hit the homologation requirements, which just makes this car even more terrifying.
1939 BMW 328
Another icon of vintage motorsports, the BMW 328 was instrumental in making BMW the famed company it is today. With 80hp from its 2ltr straight 6, the 328 isn’t going to be breaking and land speed records, but with looks like this, it’s sure to be stealing the limelight. Sadly, the car comes classed under Forza Specials, so your chances to drive her in anger will be rather limited.
1955 Chevrolet 150 Utility Sedan
The Chevrolet 150 redefined base model cars in the 50’s. If you didn’t need it, it didn’t have it. Hell it didn’t even have some things you do need, like mirrors. What it does have though, is that sweet, sweet style. You can make yourself a very competent race car from this, but where’s the fun in that? Tweak up that motor or rip it out entirely, and get your front wheels hanging in the air.
1962 Porsche 804
Guess what? The Porsche 804 is yet another racing classic. From one of the German brand’s dives into the world of Formula 1, the 804 picked up a 1-2 finish at the French Grand Prix in Rouen. Sadly the car is put into the Forza Specials category, so you can’t race it against other cars of the same era, which is a real travesty, because the 804 is a delight to drive.
1985 Nissan Safari
I know, I don’t know why it’s here either. I do fail to see the appeal of adding even more 4×4’s into Forza Motorsport 7, but anyway, the Nissan Safari is an old 4×4 with quite a long history, and there’s nothing really to add. It drives like an old 4×4, has some nice customisation, but ultimately takes up a slot better used by something a little more exciting.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Okay, yes, a Dodge Hellcat motor in an SUV is rather exciting but not quite what I had in mind. Still This thing really does shred the tires even with its 4 wheel drive. If you had to pick a car to represent modern America, here it is. Shame that to use it in homologated events you need to take over 100hp out of the car. Which just renders the car rather useless.
2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
OH COME ON. Another one? Well the Cayenne Turbo is an interesting prospect next to the Trackhawk, both overly powerful SUV’s who attain their power through different means, it also meets the same flaws. You’ve got to take power out of the car for homologated races, and in class based events, why would you pick an SUV? A rather questionable choice.
I get it. People like SUV’s. The Trackhawk has the Hellcat motor so naturally you have to include it because POWERRRRR and all that crap. I just can’t help but feel its the same problem as the previous pack in October. A bunch of cars that are really interesting and then slap some big 4×4’s in for good measure. With the fact 2 of the cars are barely usable and another 2 need to be heavily de-tuned to compete, the pack really doesn’t bring much to the table.