The Forza Horizon 2 Pre-Order Car Pack has arrived on Xbox One. Previously only available exclusively to Forza fans who pre-ordered Forza Horizon 2, these four amazing cars can now be yours. The pack includes two dream rides from Italy – the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Superleggera and the 2008 Ferrari California – and a pair of amazing examples of German engineering in the 2013 BMW M6 Coupe and the 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant.
The Forza Horizon 2 Pre-Order Car Pack on Xbox One is now available via the Xbox Live Store for $4. Here’s a closer look at the cars in the pack:
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Superleggera
Superleggera translates to “super light.” This Gallardo weighs in at around 3,400 pounds, and while that is far from super light, it is some 154 pounds lighter compared to a standard LP-560-4. That lightness comes from the use of carbon fiber and lots of it. The engine cover, the diffuser, the side skirts, the mirrors and much of the interior are all carbon fiber. Aluminum wheels and titanium lug nuts account for a few pounds dropped as well. The Superleggera produces 10 more horsepower due to a retune and added air flow via its larger intake nostrils. Improved air flow also increases downforce, making this Bull stickier than ever. The Superleggera is for the discerning Lamborghini driver who wants everything the Gallardo LP-560-4 offers, and less where you want less and more where you want more.
2013 BMW M6 Coupe
Among the tight competition in the sport touring class, the M6 Coupe holds its own. Harkening to its roots as an agile coupe powered by the same motor as the M1, the new M6 takes the heart of the original and adapts it to the current market. Astounding acceleration at any speed can be found under the right pedal thanks to the voracious twin-turbo V8 that kicks out 560 horsepower. Torque is felt immediately throughout powerband, so whether you are proving the M6’s worth off the line or disappearing into the sunset, all you need do is ask and you shall receive. While this M6 is no lightweight, it is lithe and dexterous in the cornering department. The sub-frame is bolted directly to the body, creating stiffness and an electronically-controlled differential instantly adapts to keep power to the ground. This ultimate touring machine is ready to demonstrate its inbred performance on any track.
2008 Ferrari California
When Ferrari decided to create a new drop-top grand touring car, they revived the California moniker from fast convertibles of years past and introduced a Ferrari first: a retractable hardtop that allows for high-speed cruising, rain or shine. Another innovation for Ferrari is the engine, which debuts a direct-injection system that allows for higher compression, meaning more power and better fuel economy. It’s essentially the same V8 that’s found in the F430 coupe, but the California puts it up front, behind the axle for superior handling and packaging. The California is no slouch, because with 454 horsepower on tap it can hit 62 mph in less than four seconds. Enhancing the experience is the first example of Ferrari’s new dual-clutch 7-speed transaxle, which knocks out shifts in a matter of microseconds. It’s all designed for one purpose – to cross beautiful wide open spaces at a rapid clip, comfortable in a luxuriously hand-crafted interior sporting the finest leather, with a retractable roof to allow you to enjoy the sunshine and the throaty burble of the exhaust. Of course, since it’s still a Ferrari you can zip from apex to apex while exploring the 8,000 RPM rev limit, all the while knowing that the carbon ceramic brakes can haul the California down from speed in an instant.
2013 Audi RS 4 Avant
Take an RS 5 Coupe, add three doors, and what do you get? Quite obviously you get the most incredible performing estate car on the market; a car with enough thrill factor to make even the most prodigious family man smile at the thought of a trip to grandma’s house. Even with 2.5 kids, the family dog, and a weekend’s worth of snacks loaded up, the RS 4 Avant will blow the doors off of most anything it encounters short of a supercar. The rich and silky rasp of this 4.2-liter V8 as it approaches a vivacious 8,500 RPM redline is an audible wonder. This is a wagon that will eat M3s as it barks through each gear of its seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. Sure, it’s a wagon, but one look at the huge air intakes up front and its sweeping graceful form and distinctive RS 4 badging will attract attention from anyone who appreciates the notion of practicality being outmatched by performance.