With the stream of Forza Horizon-related announcements regarding DLC packs for the open-world racer nowadays, it perhaps isn't too shocking to find out the latest Horizon news item focuses on March's Meguiar Car Pack.
At least the contents of the DLC pack, which is set to go live on the Xbox Live Marketplace for the usual 400 Microsoft Points on March 5th, make up for it all. After all, how can any frequent Forza Horizon player not be pleased with the inevitable arrival of six ultra-fast and ultra-cool performance cars in the game?
What are the cars in question, you ask? Scroll down to find out…
Audi RS4 Avant
Most car companies nowadays have a model in their respective line-ups that most petrolheads around the world reckon is "cool". A prime example would be any big saloon car that's made by Citroen or Renault, as is any rugged and simple off-roader in the same vein as a Land Rover Defender or a Willys Jeep.
And for estate cars, anything with four overlapping rings and an 'RS' emblem on the bootlid – such as the latest RS4 Avant that you see here – automatically get's the Top Gear Cool Wall Seal of Approval.
After all, how can a practical load lugger with the real world speed of a supercar (courtesy of, in the RS4's case, a snarling 450hp 4.2 V8) not be amazing?
Thankfully, Audi's engineers at Quattro GmbH have also applied what they've learnt with the R8 supercar variants to make the latest RS4 Avant, they claim, one of the best RS Audis ever made.
We'll let you find out for yourself if that's indeed the case in Forza Horizon's extensive road network…
After all, why not? After all, it's one of the greatest and most iconic BMWs of all time, and even today is heralded by many to be one of the finest handling cars ever made.
Thankfully, BMW has acknowledged the outcry, and has given us this: the M135i. And, whilst it isn't actually a fully-fledged M-car, judging by the way it's been recieved by the motoring press, it will almost certainly go down in history as one of the best cars ever to be associated with that famous emblem.
Mostly because it wraps up a shrieking straight-six engine, oversteer-induced hooliganism and an exhaust note to die for in a package that's actually a few millimetres shorter than the much-loved E30 M3.
In fact, the only big quibble is that some people might not be big fans of the car's looks. Then again, you'll be too busy having fun in the M135i to care about the contours in the bodywork, so it's not something worth dwelling on…
Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG
It's also of common knowledge that anything that's way too over-powered and/or over-engined for it's own good is also cool. So, on that basis, the 612hp, 6.0 twin-turbo V12 G65 AMG is perhaps the coolest off-roader on sale today.
With such tremendous power on tap, the G65 also has the makings of being a pretty epic 'Q car' (why would you expect a 4×4 to have more power than an SLS AMG supercar, after all?). And, as Q cars are also cool, things are looking up for this OTT G-wagen.
The only downside is that there are very few places, if any, to try out the G65's off-road credentials, nor will it win many drag races, given it's limited to a top speed in the region of 130mph.
Doesn't stop it from being a super-cool car, though!
Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
That's not the case, though. The trend of stripped-out, featherweight Ferraris is actually quite a new concept for the nearly 70 year old company, with the first breed of such a car – the 360 Challenge Stradale – having been released a mere ten years ago.
And, whilst it might look and feel a decade behind it's modern-day equivalent from an aesthetic and technological stand point, the 360 Challenge Stradale is still a car that's worthy of your attention, and not just because of it's place in the annals of Ferrari history.
Mostly because it's still a ruddy quick road car, and – if the engine sounds have been rendered properly (which, given this is a Forza game, they almost certainly have) – it sounds the business.
Long story short, don't disregard the 360 CS for "being old". The noise of that flat-crank V8 is worthy alone of the credits it'll cost you in-game to add one to your Forza Horizon car collection.
Peugeot 206 RC
Also known to us Brits as the 206 GTi (don't ask us why Peugeot decided to make the GTi version exclusive to the UK market), the 206 RC was essentially what happened when you stuck the 180bhp turbocharged engine from the 306 GTi into the shell of a specially-prepped 206.
And, as we all know, Small Car plus Lots of Power equals Lots of Speed. Well, for the standards of the early Noughties anyway.
Also, judging by the pic we've been provided with, there'll be plenty of rally bits and bobs you can fit to the 206 RC (as befitting of something that was inspired by a rally car). Looks like you've got a new reason to return to the stages in the Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack…
Despite its obscurity, though, the R390 still has some pretty impressive stats, even though it's a product of the late Nineties – the bodywork is fashioned entirely out of carbon-fibre, the 3.5 twin-turbo V8 produces approx 550bhp, can allegedly crack 0-60mph and 0-100mph in 3.8 and 6.8 seconds respectively, and top out at a top speed of 198mph.
Oh, and it has headlamps that are pinched from the 300ZX sports car…
But, above all else, as it's the free download in the Meguiar Car Pack, this will almost certainly be the closest that any Forza Horizon player will ever get to driving the R390 on the public road.
Thank you, Turn 10 and Playground Games!
So, that's the Forza Horizon Meguiar Car Pack all done and dusted. Are there any particular favourites in this list that you can't wait to try out in the game, or will you be giving this pack a miss? Let us know in the comments section below, or on our Facebook page.