Honestly, how could Microsoft and game developer Playground Games not go all out with the knowing nods to the Australian automotive culture after announcing that the latest instalment in the open world Forza Horizon racing series would be set in Down Under.
Following the game’s unveil at E3 2016, an updated list was revealed to be included more drivable vehicles. This week, again, more cars in that final list have been revealed, including some notables of the local variety.
For one, the announcement saw the inclusion of 3 utes that Microsoft have kindly worked around some nice in-game pictures. They are the 1951 Holden 50-2106 FX. The oldie but goodie might only have less than 50kW, but the packs bags full of character and nostalgia, even if its only in a game.
Next up is the 1974 Holden Sandman HQ Panel Van, seen in-game as clean and stock as can be, which isn’t something that can be said about most real-life examples. The passionate community that developed around the Sandman HQ experimented with many facets of vehicle personalisation and it’s central role in the Mad Max series only cemented its cult status.
There’s also the 2016 HSV GTS Maloo. Before production ends in late 2017, everyone can celebrate the having this roar its supercharged V8 engine flat out across the simulated Australian landscape.
Forza Horizon 3 will be launching for Xbox One on September 16th and will feature over 350 vehicles that players can drive over a large open world environment that spans some iconic Australian locations, from Surfer’s Paradise to Byron Bay to the backroads of the dusty Outback.
The full list of vehicles revealed:
- 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
1970 AMC Rebel "The Machine"
1998 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V600
2011 Audi RS 5 Coupé
2011 BMW X5 M
1981 BMW M1
1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport
1970 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
1966 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport
2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
2011 Ferrari FF
1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra
1956 Ford F-100
1991 GMC Syclone
2016 Holden Special Vehicles GTS Maloo
1951 Holden 50-2106 FX Ute
1974 Holden Sandman HQ panel van
2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe
2015 Jaguar XFR-S
1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
2014 Lamborghini Urus
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged
2005 Lotus Elise 111S
2013 Mazda MX-5
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG
1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
2010 Renault Megane RS 250
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi