Each year, Microsoft Studios releases a Forza game, switching between Horizon and Motorsport. This year, 2018, the game is Forza Horizon 4. Being the 4th game in the Horizon lineup, it has a lot of expectation. And, fortunately, it has met thus expectation. The game is based in a fictionalized version of the United Kingdom where players can drive through Edinburgh. Although the map isn’t as varied as Forza Horizon 3, this game does not disappoint. With a new style of game layout, this game overhauls the system. The biggest change is the weekly seasons, where players experience everything from the beautiful summer to the cold, icy winter.
Basics About Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 is an open world racing video game. This game was developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios. Furthermore, Turn 10 helped develop the game. The game came out on October 2, 2018, allowing plenty of time to check it out. With 100% completion and over 80 hours of game time, I can vouch this game is worthy of a purchase. This open world game is constantly online, meaning instead of Drivatars, real people venture around the map. Overall, the game is pretty awesome and another great step forward for the series.
In Forza Horizon 4, there is a strong presence of European automobiles. Ranging from Alfa Romeo to Pagani, this game includes a splash of them all. There’s nothing like driving a Pagani Zonda Forza Edition down the road. Or, simply take a cruise in a BMW M3. Regardless, it is completely up to the gamer. But, do be wary of the 10,000,000 credit cars that are the crème of the crop. Maybe buy the castle first, then save up for that next. Overall, Forza Horizon 4 is a great release with much more content to come.
On October 3, 2017, Forza Motorsport 7 will hit store shelves worldwide. The seventh overall Forza Motorsport game will surpass the previous games in multiple levels. The game was developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios on the Microsoft Xbox One and Windows. If you pre-ordered the game, you will have early access pickup on September 29, 2017. Arriving in 4K ultra HD and 60 FPS, Forza Motorsport 7 should pass all expectations from the series.
700+ Forzavista Vehicles
Forza Motorsport 7 is a competitive racing game that will contain over 700 cars. With Forzavista view, an in-depth viewing system, gamers will be able to walk around the car as well as hop inside to look around. Forza Motorsport 7 is supposed to sport the largest collection of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsche ever. This is a great announcement as who doesn’t want to hit the track in a classic Ferrari or new Porsche? With over 700 cars, finding a car to drive on the track shouldn’t be a problem. Not to mention, Forza Motorsport 7 has a premier partnership with Porsche on this game.
Dynamic Racing Weather
On the other side, weather will play an important role in Forza Motorsport 7. Dynamic race weather will vary during gameplay including puddles, rain, and limited visibility. When it is raining, puddles will gather on the track leading to hydroplaning, similar to Forza Motorsport 6. It can be guessed that these features have been slightly altered, hopefully for the better, as hitting puddles in Motorsport 6 usually had disastrous consequences. As per limited visibility, that feature should alter the overall perception while driving leading to a higher chance of an accident.
New Leagues, Spectating Mode, & Mixer Integration
Turn 10 Studios added a ton of new features including leagues, spectating mode, Mixer integration, and more! The leagues were already seen in Forza Motorsport 6 but the new version will have new variations of this feature. The spectating mode will allow gamers to spectate friends or online matches while racing. Another addition is Mixer integration which will allow for easier streaming from the Xbox One and Windows. Otherwise, Forza is sure to offer a variety of racing modes from Career to Free Play.
Another major enhancement for the game is the right to personalize your driver. Yes, you will be able to customize your driver! With over 100 items to customize your driver, Forza covers decades of race history and pop culture. These features include helmets, clothing, and more. Customizing your own driver will be a fun and new feature to hit the Forza realm.
Editions of Game for Sale
Forza Motorsport 7 will be sold in three different variations: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Ultimate Edition. A breakdown for the editions is as follows:
1. Standard Edition ($59.99)
The standard edition includes the game and two custom driver gear items. If it is the digital edition, it includes the Hoonigan car pack for Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7.
2. Deluxe Edition ($79.99)
The deluxe edition includes a bit more than the standard edition for an additional $20. The deluxe edition includes the day one car pack, VIP membership, and two custom driver gear items. This version also includes the Hoonigan car park for Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7 in the digital form.
3. Ultimate Edition ($99.99)
The ultimate edition includes even more than the deluxe edition. This edition includes the Forza Motorsport 7 car pass, day one car pack, VIP membership, and two custom driver gear items. Again, the digital version of the game includes the Hoonigan car pack for Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7.
New Age of Racing Games
Overall, Forza Motorsport 7 will bring a new age of racing games. From 4K UHD to 700+ vehicles, this game is sure to impress. The only problem is, you need a 4K TV to display 4K content. Otherwise, you’ll be satisfied anyway with 1080p. In the end, Forza Motorsport 7 will be the next major racing seller and push the racing game world a bit further towards the real thing.
In recent years, hypercars are the hype of the auto industry. Hence, quite a few manufacturers are working to own this sector, including Bugatti, Koenigsegg, and McLaren. But, only one car will stand out on top. Rimac wasn’t going to miss out on this opportunity – and they didn’t! The Rimac C_Two hypercar is a purely electric grand tourer (GT). Designed for both road trips and track, this car is actually quite the tech beast. With a carbon fiber monocoque with a bonded carbon roof, this car’s basis is racing. But, with tech features such as AI-enabled ADAS, this car can handle daily cruising around town.
Rimac C_Two – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
4 Electric Motors with 1,914 Horsepower
Rimac C_Two – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
As the saying goes, “under the hood”, the Rimac C_Two hypercar sports 4 electric motors. Each motor is individually powering one of the 4 wheels. So, basically, each wheel has its own motor, leading to four-wheel drive. Furthermore, these motors produce a whopping 1,914 horsepower and 1,696 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows for a 0 to 60 mph time of 1.85 seconds. WOW! Moreover, Rimac believes this car can reach 412 mph. That’s absolutely insane! Who actually wants to drive that fast? Well… maybe… who doesn’t? Either way, this car is absolutely insane!
Backing up the motors are 3 gearboxes. There is one gearbox in the front with two in the rear. While the front gearbox has one gear, the rear gearboxes have two, allowing for maximum torque usage. Now, a quick peek at the electrical setup. The batteries are rated for 120 kWh allowing a 342-mile range. With this much power, that is impressive. But, don’t expect 342 miles while mashing the gas at the track. Either way, this car fits the upcoming EV future within the next decade.
The Rimac C_Two hypercar boasts a ton of power, but it also boasts active aero and amazing tech. Starting with the active aerodynamics, this car features the following active aero: air-brake, bonnet, front splitter, and rear flap. Next, the car has Rimac All-Wheel Torque Vectoring (R-AWTV) that eliminates ESP and TCS by replacing it with a hypercar system. The purpose of this is to attempt to control this vehicle’s power in a better way than ESP and TCS traditionally do so. Next, there is the AI-Enabled ADAS. This system uses sensors to detect blind spots, collision risk, and lane assist, while also offering cruise control.
On top of the insane power and driving tech, the Rimac C_Two hypercar provides an overall “near gaming experience” as well as acts as a virtual driving coaching. The screens inside the car makes the driving experience feel like a video game. Obviously, don’t drive it that way though! Furthermore, the car has a virtual driving coach. The driving coach helps with driving line and other driving tasks. The purpose of this is to optimize the driver’s experience across the board. While the car sold out quickly, it was worth around $2 million USD. Imagine driving one of these around the track… only if! In conclusion, the C_Two is going to be hard to beat!
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Pagani celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Zonda. It was first at the 1999 Geneva Auto Show that Pagani revealed the first Zonda, the C12. Ever since, the Zonda has been a legendary sports car known for its prowess, price tag, and racing abilities. After the C12, there was the Zonda S, Zonda F, Zonda Cinque, and more. Now, the successor is on the market – the Pagani Huayra. But, that doesn’t mean the Zonda is dead. It is no less an amazing vehicle today than in 1999.
Specs of the Original Pagani Zonda C12
The Pagani Zonda C12 sports a 6.0-liter Mercedes-Benz M120 V12 engine. This motor produces 444 horsepower and 572 lb.-ft. of torque. This works in combo with a 5-speed manual transmission. Not surprisingly, this car could reach 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and 100 mph in 9.2 seconds. In total, only 5 Zonda models were built with the 6.0-liter engine. From there, the Zonda upgraded to a 7.0-liter V12 in the S model. And, obviously, each model further receives more power as well as more capabilities.
The Pagani Zonda is a Legendary Car
Celebrating The Zonda 20th Anniversary – PaganiAutomobili – YouTube
Ever since its debut in 1999, the Pagani Zonda has become a legendary car. Whether viewed in real life at an auto show, in the streets, or via a video game, this car has obtained the respect of car lovers worldwide. Owning a Zonda is a rare opportunity that many people would love to enjoy. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford a Zonda. But everyone can appreciate the engineering feat that this car is in the auto market. Overall, the Zonda is an amazing sports car – congrats to Pagani Automobili!
Worldwide, most gamers have knowledge about the infamous banana peel in Mario Kart. Although the banana attack could be quite devastating to others in the game, nobody tested it in the real world… at least until now. In August of 2018, the YouTube channel TheHoonigans went ahead and put the theory to the test. Instead of using a go-cart, the team uses a beautiful Audi RS5 coupe. To make it even more unique, the car has the well debated Sonoma Green Audi paintjob. The real question is… will the banana cause the RS5 to crash? Well, time to find out!
First, let’s take a moment to discuss the stunning Sonoma green B9 Audi RS5. With a MSRP of $70,875, this car sports a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6. This engine produces 444 horsepower and 4443 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, this motor works in combo with an 8-speed auto transmission. From 0 to 60 mph, the RS5 takes only 3.9 seconds. Furthermore, the RS5 can complete a quarter mile in only 12.4 seconds. Lastly, the top speed is 155 mph to 174 mph depending on the governor settings. But, if an aftermarket tune is purchased, that number will be left behind.
The Origins of the Banana Theory
Nintendo 64 Longplay  Mario Kart 64 – World of Longplays – YouTube
In the year of 1992, Nintendo began the now worldwide famous Mario Kart series. The first game, Super Mario Kart, was available on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Not surprisingly, this game is the 4th best-selling SNES video game in the world with almost 9 million units sold. With the Mario Kart game, came the ability to “attack” opponents to slow them down. And no, this doesn’t mean shooting each other with rifles like Call of Duty. This means using attacks such as banana peels and turtle shells. The banana peel was an attack that is left behind by a person up front, or behind, for someone to hit during the current or future lap. Leaving behind a banana even left the opportunity for the peel dropper to run into it themselves. Lastly, just for note, the video above is gameplay from Mario Kart 64, the second video game in the overall series.
And The Results Are In!
Will Banana Peels Make a Car Spin Out?? Mario Kart IRL! – TheHoonigans – YouTube
Well, the results are here! With a ton of banana peels on the track, the Audi RS5 slid slightly more through the turn. But, the slide is nowhere near the level of Mario Kart. This theory could really be tested by simply using a RWD car, such as a BMW M4. With Quattro, the RS5 is basically cheating as it is specifically programmed to maneuver power between wheels to regain control as quickly as possible. Even with stability and traction off, the RS5’s AWD setup would simply benefit the car so. So, next time this is done, whoever it may be, please ensure a RWD car does the job. Although the RS5 is an amazing car, it doesn’t optimize the chances of confirming the Mario Kart banana theory.
1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo – Skyline – Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack – EuroDrift
1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo
Forza Horizon 3, a racing video game on Xbox One and Windows, recently released the Hoonigan Car Pack for $6.99. While the DLC contained cars such as the 1965 Hoonigan Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang, there was only one European car. The 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo makes its debut in this game as a top runner. As a Porsche, it already has an edge on the other vehicles such as the Fords or Mazda. On top of this, the Porsche 911 Turbo is modded to even more so enhance the vehicle.
1991 Hoonigan Porsche 911 Turbo Specifications
The 1991 Hoonigan Raul-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo sports a 3.3-liter 6 cylinder boxer engine. On top of this, the mods include an Andial K27 turbo, sport intercooler, C2 cams, B&B exhaust, and mapping. As hoped, the 911 has a five-speed manual transmission. The brakes were converted to Porsche 993 Turbo “Big Red” with four-piston calibers (332mm front/rear). Lastly, the suspension was replaced by KW Variant 3 coil-overs with a height lift system.
On the exterior, there are Rauh-Welt Begriff fender flares as well as upgraded bumpers and side skirts.
The rear wing and crosshair headlights are modifications as well. The entire car is coated in a satin white pearl paint.
On the interior, the seats were replaced by Recaro Profi XL seats with lobster red trimming. There are also four-point Schroth harnesses, Momo pedals and steering wheel, as well as a Roth Sport gear lever.
Overall, the 1991 Hoonigan Raul-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo represents the European cars well in Forza Horizon 3. From its true to heart German engineering to its customizations, it is a great in-game vehicle. Against the other cars, this is EuroDrift’s personal favorite. You’re welcome to pick any car in the Hoonigan Car Pack DLC, but don’t hesitate to give the Porsche 911 Turbo a chance.
I Are you a fan of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V video game? Have you ever wondered what a Grand Theft Auto V Garage would look like in real life?
Who wouldn’t want to walk through one of the beautiful 10-car garage showrooms found in the game? Most upscale properties across Los Santos showcase the 10-car garage. This provides the owners with a private showroom for the vehicles stored inside.
Los Santos is based on modern day Los Angeles for those who aren’t familiar with the game.
Bringing the Grand Theft Auto V Garage to Life
Thanks to effspot, a well-known automotive YouTuber, we have the opportunity to see what a GTA V garage would look like in real life.
His video starts out with a cruise in the stunning Jaguar F-Type SVR. That alone is enough to excite most people, but then the vehicle speeds over to the garage. Once there, you can see the sheer awesomeness of this man’s set-up.
The garage may not be shaped exactly as it is in the video game but it’s the closest I’ve seen yet. I’m still waiting to see a garage built specifically like the video game’s design.
Upon entering the garage, you see a stunning collection of automobiles.
This garage houses treasures that any auto enthusiast would love to own. Initial estimates value this car collection worth millions of dollars.
After leaving the garage, the video continues to a shop where they spot a beautiful, carbon fiber Koenigseggseggsegg… the Koenigsegg CCX.
If you look closely, you can spot other vehicles in the garage, including a few Lamborghinis.
Hold on to Your Dream of a Grand Theft Auto V Garage
Overall, Manny’s garage is like visiting a Grand Theft Auto V garage in real life. From the design of the garage itself to the fleet of vehicles within, this is a true auto enthusiast’s dream. Although owning a collection like this in real life is only a dream for many, we can all live out our fantasies inside the game.
Recently, a security guard that works for a mall in Saudi Arabia made a video showing an Aston Martin driving inside the building. During the video, the guard mentions that he’s heard the mall has been rented out. So, speculation begins – did somebody rent the entire mall to shop in their Aston Martin? Maybe yes? Maybe no? Could it simply be a movie set taking place in the mall? Nobody truly knows, at least in the news spectrum. But, surely, the real story will arrive at some point. Until then, let’s enjoy this bizarre and rare scenario!
”I am a security guard at Al Qasr Mall and they’re saying someone rented out the entire place. Look, he’s even cruising here in his car. Looks like he’s super rich. May God grant us the same” – Security Guard at Al Qasr Mall
So, someone may have truly rented an entire mall to drive their Aston Martin inside while shopping. So, you may be wondering, where could this take place? Well, sources state that it was at the Al Qasr Mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. For those that don’t know, Riyadh is the capital and most populous city of the country. So, there are plenty of wealthy businessman in the region. Hence, this probably isn’t a complete shock to this part of the world. This city is like the Dubai of Saudi Arabia, but were not here to debate or compare.
How Much Would It Cost to Rent an Entire Mall?
Al Qasr Mall – Interior – Riyadh in Saudi Arabia – Dar Al Arkan – EuroDrift
So, now for the real question – how much would it cost to rent an entire mall? Well, this is not easily found on Google like most estimates. But, why not take a jab at it? The guess is that this would cost anywhere from as little as $10,000 up to $50,000. To restrict access to tons of customers, this person must’ve been filling a blank check. This leads to even more questions – What? Why? How? When? Well… at least there’s an Aston Martin in the picture. But, either way, it is quite the story. Maybe there will be an actual answer someday. Until then, let’s speculate and see who wins the guessing game!
Al Qasr Mall – Exterior Corner – Riyadh in Saudi Arabia – Dar Al Arkan – EuroDrift
In 2010, The 1962-1965 Peel P50 was declared “The World’s Smallest Production Car”. The Peel P50 is a three-wheel microcar with enough space for “one adult and one shopping bag” (advertisement by Peel in 1960s). The P50 is the main car by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man. This “city car” is quite the spectacle, with quite minimal options, and space. But, this car is quite the collectible. The car was initially worth $2,200 in 1963, but recently sold at a Sotheby’s Auction in March of 2016 for $170,000 USD. Furthermore, out of 50 total units produced, only 27 remain. This means that almost half of the P50s are gone.
Specifications of the Peel P50
‘s Smallest Car – Front Corner – National Motor Museum in Beaulieu – John Dalton of Wikimedia – EuroDrift
From inside out, the 1962-1965 Peel P50 is quite a unique vehicle. Beginning with only one door, on the left side, this car stands out to most people. On the front, there is a single windscreen wiper and one headlight. Furthermore, there is no reverse gear, but a handle at the back allows for easy maneuverability. Lastly, the car arrives in three colors: Daytona White, Dragon Red, and Dark Blue.
Forza Horizon 4: Achievement – Never Tell Me the Odds – Winning a Drag Race in a Peel P50! – The Gamer Society – YouTube
Under the hood, the Peel P50 sports a 49cc, 4.2 horsepower engine. This motor works in combo with a 3-speed manual transmission. With a top speed of 38 mph, there is no need for a 0 to 60 time! Either way, who the heck would want to go 60 mph in a Peel P50!? Well, The Gamer Society tested this out while obtaining an achievement in Forza Horizon 4! Check out the video above to see it happen. In the video, the car has a much powerful engine, rating it from a D-Class to a B-Class. The mods include a new engine, AWD, racing equipment, and more!
The Smallest Car in the World at the BBC – Top Gear – BBC – YouTube
So, who doesn’t want to drive a Peel P50? Well, probably quite a few people. This vehicle is very small, so height and weight most likely play a huge role in comfort. When in need to go shopping, just take the Peel P50! Parking will be easy, hauling a single grocery bag may be easy, and safety will be zero to none. Just be sure not to get in a collision in this car, as it probably wouldn’t go well. Otherwise, this car would be fun to take out for a short joy ride. Overall, the Peel P50 is the world’s smallest car, and now the world’s smallest collector vehicle.
2018 Jaguar XF S Sportbrake – Side in Action – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Basically, the new Jaguar XF S Sportbrake is just a larger, wagon version of Jaguar’s XF sedan. However, unlike the sedan, the Sportbrake wagon only comes with one engine option: the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Yet, why mess with a good thing. This engine is powerful enough to accelerate this 4000+ lb. vehicle at super-fast speeds.
Mama move over, this wagon is not for getting groceries or the kids to soccer games.
Jaguar claims that the XF S Sportbrake will do an impressive 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds. The 380-hp engine has 332 lb.-ft. of torque and never flags at any rpm. When you hit the gas, it GOES! Top speed on the Sportbrake is 121 mph, which is great until you need to stop.
A 4000+ lb. object moving at speeds of 100 mph will NOT stop on a dime. Like older wagons, you still have a bit of yaw in the corners and, truth be told, it still looks like a wagon.
The 2018 Jaguar XF S Sportbrake – Not Built for Comfort
2018 Jaguar XF S Sportbrake – Front Corner in Action – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
So, here is the problem. The Sportbrake is a $73,000 wagon that only seats five people and doesn’t have the cargo space to haul anything over 6 feet long. It’s also been noted that both the front and back seats are not that comfortable. Both are flat and firm, making long trips a bit tedious.
Jaguar has done what it does best, it’s made a fast car, in a category where fast is not all that common. The Sportbrake also has plenty of power to tow and it looks pretty darn good for a wagon. The lines are sleek and definitely make you think of a Jaguar.
2018 Jaguar XF S Sportbrake – Front Grille & Headlight – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
What’s missing are the things that make people want to buy wagons in the first place: seating, cargo space, and comfort.
So, for wagon enthusiasts with money to burn, why not? It’s fun and fast and sure to turn a few heads. However, if you are just interested in a fast and powerful car, the XF sedan might be a better choice.