Oh man. Turn 10 has been keeping Forza Motorsport fans coming back for more with new and interesting cars every month, but this month is easily my favorite and the most exciting. Not only does the new Mobil 1 Car Pack bring the new 2016 Mercedes C63 Coupe, a 1990 Chevrolet IndyCar, and the 1958 Plymouth Fury, it comes with the Koenigsegg One:1. Yeah, the 270+mph, only six will ever be made, $2.4-million Koenigsegg One:1.
That one car alone makes this worth the $6.99 entry fee (free if you own the Forza Car Pass).
If that is not enough for you, Turn 10 also threw in the 1963 Ferrari 250LM, 1991 Mazda #62 Mazda Motorsport RX-7 and the Holden VL Commodore Group A SV from 1988. This is as eclectic, interesting and fast as you could ever hope for in a group of seven cars. Read more about each one below, then fire up your Xbox One and get to downloading this new set of cars.
2015 Koenigsegg One:1
Koenigsegg has built just over 100 cars since it began production out of a converted fighter jet hangar in 2003. Each car is hand-built to exacting specifications and excruciating detail at Koenigsegg’s factory in Ängelholm, Sweden. The One:1, pronounced as a ratio (“one-to-one”), is the company’s most radical accomplishment thus far. The strange name is representative of the nearly inconceivable 1:1 power to weight ratio. That’s 1341 hp (when running on E85) in a vehicle that weighs just 1360 kg with all fluids and a half tank of fuel. The One:1 will see its driver from 0 to 250 mph in just 20 seconds and can theoretically reach a 273 mph top speed – take it for a spin and try hitting that mark yourself. This rocket ship with wheels intends to set a new lap record at the Nürburgring once management at the famous racing venue allows lap records to be set again. With each of the six $2.4 million hypercars already sold, getting a hand on the wheel of this ultra-exotic in Forza Motorsport 6 is the closest the rest of us may ever get.
2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé
Drive it before you can buy it on dealer lots – the new Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé won’t be available to the public until the summer of 2016 in Europe and 2017 in America. Even if you are not considering the purchase of a top-of-the-line, two-door Silver Arrow, this baby is worth a spin. Whether you consider the 503 horsepower twin-turbo V8 (the same motor as the AMG GT that runs as a safety car for Formula 1) or the German refinements that abound in the interior and exterior stylings, this car will please your senses and keep your attention. In short, the pinnacle of sports and luxury awaits you in Mercedes’ latest masterpiece.
1990 Chevrolet #30 Douglas Shierson Racing Lola T90/00
Arie Luyendyk won his first of two Indianapolis 500s for Doug Shierson Racing in 1990, driving this Lola T90/00. In that race, he set the record average speed of 185.981 mph. That record stood the test of time for 23 years until Tony Kanaan broke it in 2013. Doug Shierson was an oil magnate who had spent his own time behind the wheel of race cars before creating the team, which was sponsored by Domino’s Pizza throughout all its CART seasons.
1963 Ferrari 250LM
Not to be outdone by arch-rival Maserati (who built the first mid-engined V12 sports car), Ferrari built the 250 P, which smashed the track record at Monza in 1962 and earned first and third in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, along with a then-outdated front-engined Ferrari 250 GTO taking second. The 250 P became the base for the 250LM with the addition of a roof and more rigid chassis tubes. With only 32 models ever built, the 250LM never reached homologation and was forced to race in the prototype class where it continued to win. Among Ferrari’s faithful tifosi, the 250LM holds a special place as the last car to achieve an overall victory at Le Mans.
1988 Holden VL Commodore Group A SV
With the departure of Peter Brock, Holden needed new blood to run and build its performance vehicles division. Holden turned to British-based Tom Walkinshaw Racing and Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) was born. The Commodore Group A was a homologation special referred to by many nicknames, including “Walkinshaw” and “Walky” for its heritage, or “Plastic Fantastic” and “Winged Warrior” for the heavy use of plastic in the bold body kit. The aero kit, which some considered excessive, was functional, reducing drag by up to 25 percent. The car quickly sold the 500 models required to let the Commodore go racing and 250 more were produced to satisfy demand. The cars were produced in only one color, “Panorama Silver,” named after the famed Bathurst racing circuit at Mount Panorama. Among Australian muscle cars, the model is a head turner that has held its value over the years.
1991 Mazda #62 Mazda Motorsport RX-7
By the end of 1991, the venerable RX-7 racer had racked up 106 IMSA wins. Five wins came in 1991 alone from the #62 RX-7 driven by Pete Halsmer (who won the driver’s championship that year) and from the #63 driven by Price Cobb, who placed third in drivers’ standings. Mazda won the manufacturers’ championship that year with the pair of GTU racers generating 27 top-five finishes, four pole-positions, and seven fastest laps to add to the wins. Rotary power, especially a four-rotor 600-hp mill coupled with the lithe tube-frame chassis and wide-body, had a significant advantage in class. The RX-7 was so dominant that IMSA added 100 pounds of weight mid-season to try and balance the scales (to no avail). Wind this Wankel-powered racecar up and hang on – a wild ride awaits you.
1958 Plymouth Fury
Only a car with the beautiful lines of the 1958 Plymouth Fury could have inspired the kind of obsession expressed in Stephen King’s “Christine.” While this Fury may not be possessed, this much chrome, this much wing, and a 305 hp Golden Commando V8 under the hood are worthy of close appreciation. Sure, this Fury is a huge hunk of glistening metal that is best driven in a straight line, and it may lack braking and turning performance, but who cares? The Fury is gorgeous and it represents an era where cars were designed to be alluring and gas prices were not an issue. Besides, once you feel the float of this boat going down a straightaway, winning may become less of a priority.