November is finally here, and along with it comes the first planned DLC for Forza Motorsport 4, the November Speed Pack. Comprised of ten new cars, ranging from classics like the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air to such modern Supercars as the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the November Speed Pack is available right now from Xbox Live.
Six total Forza Motorsport 4 DLC packs are scheduled for release, all together adding 60 new cars to the game's already expansive lineup. Fans who already put down the money on a Forza 4 Season Pass can grab the November Speed Pack at will. Every one else will need to pony up 560 MS Points ($7).
The cars included in the November Speed Pack are every bit as gorgeous and fun to drive as the cars that shipped on disc, and practically every Forza player should find something to like. Still, there are a few issues that keep the November Speed Pack from being an automatic purchase for every Forza 4 owner.
For starters, buying the DLC does not actually unlock the cars in Forza Motorsport 4's Career Mode -- players will still have to earn enough in-game Credits (or buy enough Car Tokens from the game's Marketplace using MS Points) to purchase each car. While 32,000 CR for the 2013 Ford Focus ST is unlikely to cause much trouble for even the most casual Forza fans, the 2,500,000 CR (3 Tokens) needed for the 2011 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15++ TDI may be all but unattainable for those same players.
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Of course, players who want nothing more than to jump in one of the Speed Pack's exotic sports car and take to Infineon Raceway are free to do so in Forza's Free Play mode, no in-game purchase necessary. The same, unfortunately, is not true of the game's Autovista mode. None of the cars from the Speed Pack pop up in Autovista, which is a shame given the staggering level of detail each of them exhibits.
Take a look at the full list of cars included in the Forza Motorsport 4 November Speed Pack below. The descriptions of each car come straight from Turn 10 Studios, to which we've helpfully added the in-game purchase price.
- 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4: The newest Bull in the Lamborghini stable has arrived:fans can take it for a spin in “Forza Motorsport 4” and experience what it’s like to whip past rivals at 200 miles per hour. 400,000 CR (2 Tokens).
- 2012 Aston Martin Virage: Aston Martin’s newest coupe features a barking V12 that balances a perfect ratio of horsepower to torque to propel the Virage down the open road. 200,000 CR (2 Tokens).
- 2011 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15++ TDI: The final version of the Audi R15, the R15 “Plus Plus,”celebrated the R15s final race at the 2011 Sebring 12 Hours. 2,500,000 CR (3 Tokens).
- 2011 Audi RS3 Sportback: The newest member of the Audi RennSport line boasts the same 2.5-liter turbocharged direct-injection five-cylinder found in the TT-RS, propelling it from 0 to 60 in only 4.6 seconds. 60,000 CR.
- 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air: A true automotive icon, the “57 Chevy” gained notoriety as a hot rod and is now one of the most recognizable American cars of all time. 60,000 CR (1 Token).
- 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8: The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is a serious performance machine with a 470-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 that responds to throttle inputs with no hesitation. 38,000 CR (1 Token).
- 2011 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione F458 Italia: Matched only by the legendary heritage of Ferrari, the Risi Competizione team has won two Le Mans championships and achieved 29 podium finishes. 1,000,000 CR.
- 2013 Ford Focus ST: Debuting with the same 250-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine that the much larger Ford Explorer SUV uses, the new Ford Focus ST packs a serious punch. 32,000 CR.
- 1992 GMC Typhoon: The 280 horses on tap in the GMC Typhoon allow it to do things unthinkable for an SUV before its introduction. 12,000 CR.
- 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R: The Scirocco R serves as the platform for race cars in the Scirocco R-Cup, which brings world famous drivers to the Hockenheim track each year. 45,000 CR (1 Token).
- Total In-Game Cost: 4,347,000 CR.
At less than a dollar per car (even cheaper for those with Season Passes), there is no question that the November Speed Pack represents a solid return on investment, even for those players who may never unlock some of the pricier rides for use in Career Mode. That said, it is unquestionably the Forza 4 die-hards who are going to get the most enjoyment from the Pack, as they chip away at the vast in-game cost and learn the intricacies of each car.
Just prior to the November 1st release of the Speed Pack, another selection of Forza 4 cars became available. The American Muscle Car Pack originally appeared as a bonus for players who went all-in on a Season Pass, but is now available for purchase on Xbox Live. The pack will set players back 560 MS Points ($7), and includes some shining examples of America's automotive heyday.
Take a look at the American Muscle Car Pack trailer below, followed by a run-down of the cars and their in-game cost.
- 1965 Pontiac GTO: 44,000 CR (1 Token).
- 1968 Pontiac Firebird: 36,000 CR.
- 1970 Buick GSX: 77,000 CR (1 Token).
- 1970 Dodge Cornet Super Bee: 250,000 CR (2 Tokens).
- 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS: 78,000 CR.
- 1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ: 110,000 CR (2 Tokens).
- 1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi: 125,000 CR (2 Tokens).
- 1967 Dodge Cornet W023: 180,000 CR (2 Tokens).
- 1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock: 350,000 CR (2 Tokens).
- 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt: 200,000 CR (2 Tokens)
- Total: 1,450,000 CR.
Ranters, which looks better to you, the November Speed Pack or the American Muscle Pack? Are these kinds of car packs enough to get you to invest in a Season Pass? Let us know in the comments below.
The Forza Motorsport 4 November Speed Pack and American Muscle Pack are both available now from Xbox Live for 560 MS Points ($7) each.
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