The guys and girls over at the offices of Forza have teamed up with motorsport-lifestyle brand Hoonigan to bring some of the most iconic Hoonigan cars to Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 players.
The Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack includes the 1965 Hoonigan Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang, 1979 Hoonigan Baldwin Motorsports “Loki” K5 Blazer, 1955 Hoonigan Chevrolet Bel Air, 1972 Hoonigan Chevrolet “Napalm Nova”, 1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS1800, 1992 Hoonigan Mazda RX-7 Twerkstallion and 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo.
The Forza Motorsport 7 Hoonigan Car Pack includes the 1965 Hoonigan Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang, 1955 Hoonigan Chevrolet Bel Air, 1972 Hoonigan Chevrolet “Napalm Nova”, 1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS1800, 1992 Hoonigan Mazda RX-7 Twerkstallion, 2003 Hoonigan Holden Commodore Ute, 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo and a set of in-game Hoonigan Driver Gear.
Below we take a look at the cars that will feature in the Hoonigan pack for Forza Horizon 3.
1965 Hoonigan Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang
You may have thought the 845-horsepower AWD Hoonicorn from Gymkhana 7 would be impossible to top, but this is Ken Block and Hoonigan we are talking about. In the realm of Hoonigan, there are no limits, so when Block got an idea for a new tire-destroying video concept, he decided he needed more power. To get there Vaughn Gitten Jr.’s RTR tuning shop employed two monster turbos, one red, one blue to go with the new patriotic livery, and started feeding the 6.7-liter V8 methanol. With a conservatively rated 1,400 horsepower, perhaps the Hoonicorn will breathe enough fire to quell the horsepower hungry Hoonigan? For now, at least, the upgrades seem to have earned praise and respect from Block, who called it, “the absolute most frightening thing I’ve ever driven!”
1979 Hoonigan Baldwin Motorsports “Loki” K5 Blazer
The phrase “we spared no expense” comes to mind as you explore this Blazer that is somewhere between an awesome pre-runner and a full-on race truck. This perfected and properly balanced machine was designed as a pre-runner for some of the most difficult terrain in the world. From the full race truck interior to the tube-frame enhanced chassis, it is nearly as capable as a trophy truck. Originally built over the course of five-years with the intent of being a well-funded dream truck, only the very best fabrication shops were utilized. The result is a reliable, durable, functional, and comfortable ride that can suck up anything you throw at it.
1992 Hoonigan Mazda RX-7 Twerkstallion
Hert’s Twerkstallion is powered by a Chevrolet LS V8, although the Hoonigan Garage member later swapped it back to a turbo-charged rotary, and so can you in Forza. What the LS power means is massive torque from idle to screaming redline, which will come in handy as you put the power down and get sideways in a car that was quite literally built to drift. The Mazda RX-7 FC has always been a go-to drift car and it’s no wonder, given it’s incredible weight distribution and light weight. Kitted up from the ground up with ulging lines, massive wheels, and the gorgeous lines from its original form, you will be hard pressed to find a better car to drift, hoon, or simply burn tires than the Twerkstallion.
1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo
How do you get the respect of those who consider everything Porsche sacred and those who love the most extreme looks on the road? Possibly the only person who knows is Akira Nakai of RWB. For years, Nakia-san has been creating unique “rough-world concepts” that the average car-lover sees as extreme wide-body street designs. When Brian Scotto, Ken Block and Hoonigan’s PR point man, wanted to build his dream Porsche, he went to Naikai and this was the result. The turbo-charged flat six has been left mostly alone but the suspension has been highly-modded to not only accept the massive set of custom Fifteen52 wheels but also to provide a smooth ride without sacrificing grip. The car debuted at SEMA in Las Vegas after being driven 850 miles shortly after being finished, proof that it was done right.
1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS1800
What started as one of the most beloved cars ever built by Ford, became – true to its rally roots – a tarmac focused stage rally car for Ken Block. That destiny was taken to yet another degree over the course of two years while Hoonigan transformed it yet again. Visually the TRA Kyoto Rocket Bunny kit sets the tone for the Gymkhana-destined Escort. Under the hood is the ultimate Escort engine, a Millington Diamond Series II. The alloy block and head weigh less than 200 pounds and make a naturally aspirated 333 horsepower on its way to a sky-high 9,000 rpm redline. Sure, there is tons of grip available, but the rear end can be kicked out with a simple squirt of the gas pedal or tug on the handbrake. From the inside out, this is a quality over quantity build that is so exquisite you might call it art. That is, if you could see it through the smoke pouring from the wheel wells.
1972 Hoonigan Chevrolet “Napalm Nova”
Sometimes, rough around the edges is better than smoothed over perfection, as is the case of the “Napalm Nova” of Hoonigans’ Brian Scotto. Start in the belly of the beast with an AME GT Sport sub-frame that alters the steering geometry to make this Nova just as comfortable on the twisty bits as the drag strip. As the deck lid states, this big block Chevy powered beast’s intents are to “Kill All Tires.” Don’t come around looking for glitter and glam in this build though, it’s all about function first; letting the car’s well-loved heritage shine through in all the right places.
1955 Hoonigan Chevrolet Bel Air
The Gasser era began in the 1950s, as hot-rodders searched for speed. Simply put, a Gasser uses gasoline instead of racing fuels like alcohol or nitromethane and their look is deliberate and purposeful. Removing weight via parts removal or replacement with lighter parts is standard fare, along with the jacked-up front end that contributes to weight transfer, allowing the car to hook up at the line and go. Jon Chase of the Hoonigan Garage found this well-loved basket case Bel Air and immediately went about making it a roller. “Tri-Five By Fire” is what Chase named his ever-evolving creation. In the automotive world Tri-Five refers to the 1955-56 or 57 Chevy Bel Airs, while the By Fire portion of the title speaks to the challenges of jumping into a project with both feet and making it happen.
Fans who pre-order Forza Motorsport 7 digitally will receive Hoonigan Car Packs for both games at no additional cost (Players who have previously pre-ordered Forza Motorsport 7 digitally before the announcement will also receive the two Hoonigan Car Packs). The Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack will become available on Aug. 15 for free in the Xbox Store for Forza Motorsport 7 digital pre-order customers, with the Forza Motorsport 7 Hoonigan Car Pack available to play on Sept. 29 for Ultimate Edition owners through early access, and Oct. 3 for Standard Edition owners.
The Hoonigan Car Pack will also be available as a stand alone purchase for a price somewhere in the region of £5.00
To learn more about the Hoonigan & Forza partnership and also see more details on what to expect from the Hoonigan Packs in both Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7 (and to catch the pretty sweet announcement trailer) head over to the official website here.
Will you be pre-ordering Forza Motorsport 7 to gain access to the Hoonigan Pack? Or will you be grabbing it as a stand alone item for Horizon 3? Let us know in the comments below!