There are few things that we love as much as free downloadable content for successful games, and Forza Motorsport 4 is working with Hyundai to make that happen. The Hyundai Veloster Bonus Pack has arrived bringing two new drivable cars, one Autovista experience, and most importantly a price tag of zero dollars.
Provided you already have a copy of Forza 4 - which any racing fan should, since the game took our award for best driving title - simply log onto Xbox Live and download the Bonus Pack today. In the constant stream of downloadable map packs and season passes, it's refreshing to hear that developer Turn 10 is willing to throw out some new content, even if it is a promotion in conjunction with Hyundai. Don't get us wrong, Forza 4 has its own DLC Season Pass, but that only makes this offer more of a pleasant surprise.
While Hyundai may be more well known for releasing cars with... inferior racing pedigree, that's all changed in recent years. First came the reemergence of the company's racing spirit with the Genesis, and now the crossover Veloster has taken up the mantle. The Bonus Pack brings to the game the 201-horsepower 2013 Veloster Turbo, just unveiled today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. If you're uanble to make it to Detroit to check out the hot hatch, then an Autovista session should save you time and money.
Racing enthusiasts may be more interested in the 2011 Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster, an AWD monster sporting 500 horsepower, and the preferred vehicle of one of the world's most talented drifters. The vehicles should be seen in action before deciding whether they warrant the hard drive space, so have a look at the Hyundai Veloster Bonus Pack trailer:
The Veloster is certainly eye-catching, and the chance to take both versions for a test lap and a more in-depth tour is absolutely worth the download price of nothing. Have a look at a few stills if you're not quite convinced:
In addition to the DLC, Turn 10 and Hyundai are celebrating the car's coming out party with a one-of-a-kind contest. Beginning January 10, registered players will compete against the clock, with one lucky racer taking home a 2012 Veloster of their very own. Sadly registration has already closed, but fans should keep an eye out for the next contest set to begin in February.
To date most of Forza 4's downloadable car packs have been worth the purchase for at least one vehicle included in each batch, most recently with November's Speed Pack. If you're already satisfied with Forza 4's extensive selection of automobiles, and don't feel the need to expand your personal collection, don't say we didn't warn you.
The Forza Motorsport 4 Hyundai Veloster Bonus Pack is available now on Xbox Live.
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