As we know, Need for Speed: Rivals marks the first time Ferrari has appeared in a Need for Speed game in 11 years - if you exclude its Xbox-only appearance in Need for Speed: Shift, we last saw Ferrari in Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 in 2002. Keen to flaunt this prestigious license further, EA has released a new Ferrari DLC pack adding two new prancing horses to the collection: the iconic Ferrari F40 and its ugly younger sister, the Ferrari F50.
While the inclusion of the F40 was somewhat predictable, I was admittedly surprised not to see the coveted LaFerrari make an appearance, but alas it didn't materialise, meaning that Forza Motorsport 5 is curently the only game to feature the highly-publicised hybrid supercar. Never say never, though: EA has stated that there are many more DLC packs coming to Need for Speed: Rivals over the next four weeks, so watch this space.
The Ferrari pack was joined by a Jaguar pack, which adds the XJ220 (notable for being the world's first hypercar) and the Jaguar C-X75 Prototype; Jaguar's hybrid-electric two-seater named in honor of Jaguar's 75th anniversary which makes its game debut here.
Both packs are available to download now on all platforms for £3.09 each. Cop versions of each car are also avaiable in separate Ferrari and Jaguar police packs. Alternatively you can buy combo packs featuring both racer and cop versions of each car, albiet for a higher price of admission. Here's a full list of packs available:
Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Racers, $3.99/£3.09: Stay one step ahead of the Cops and your Rivals using these two Extreme Machines – The Ferrari F40 and the Ferrari F50.
Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Cops, $3.99/£3.09: Take down Racers and Rivals in Redview County using these two Extreme Machines – The Ferrari F40 and the Ferrari F50.
Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Complete Pack, $5.99/£4.69: Take down Racers, stay one step ahead of the cops and beat your Rivals with the Ferrari Edizioni Speciali bundle. Includes both Cop and Racer versions of these Extreme Machines – The Ferrari F40 and the Ferrari F50
Simply Jaguar Cops, $3.99/£3.09: Take down Rivals and Racers in Redview County using the most advanced Jaguar ever created – the Jaguar C-X75 Prototype and the worlds first hypercar – The Jaguar XJ220
Simply Jaguar Racers, $3.99/£3.09: Stay one step ahead of the Cops and your Rivals using the most advanced Jaguar ever created – The Jaguar C-X75 Prototype and the worlds first hypercar – the Jaguar XJ220
Simply Jaguar Complete Pack, $5.99/£4.69: Take down Racers, stay one step ahead of the cops and beat your Rivals with the Simply Jaguar bundle. Includes both Cop and Racer versions of the Jaguar C-X75 Prototype, the most advanced Jaguar ever created and the Jaguar XJ220 the world’s first hypercar
Rivals Content Update, $Free: Need for Speed Rivals has been updated to bring you a brand new selection of add-ons to enhance your Need for Speed experience and expand your car collection. Visit the Store now to purchase some cool new super cars. With our new Need for Speed Micro Packs you can choose to purchase the Cop cars, the Racer cars or a bargain combo pack containing both – Now you can decide how to take down your Rivals and escape the cops in the world of Red View County Please note that a title reboot is required after downloading to gain access to this content
While it's great to see Need for Speed Rivals' longetivity increased with some genuinely appealing new cars, the asking price is simply too steep - especially when you're forced to pay extra for the privilidge of driving each car on either side of the law.