Forza Horizon 3: The Smoking Tire Pack Continues in Delivering the Fun

Forza Horizon 3

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The roads of Australia are about to get even more chaotic, exotic and perhaps even more respectful with the release of ‘The Smoking Tire Car Pack’ for Forza Horizon 3.

Featuring what we would call a quite fantastic selection of seven new-to-Forza vehicles, this first main DLC pack for the game is going to be a popular one. Within its line up are hypercars, supercars, sportscars, a wily off-roader and even the de facto Police cruiser – complete with optional light bar and siren!

Whoever is collating these lists of cars for release and inclusion keep at it as you are SMASHING IT!!

Starting with the Aston Martin ‘Vulcan’ the auto-makers entry into the continually growing hypercar market you may be expecting something with pointy ears and a logical way of working. Well it does look kind of alien-like but in fact this Vulcan is in homage to the British bomber aircraft of the same name.

2016 Aston Martin Vulcan in Forza Horizon 3
2016 Aston Martin Vulcan in Forza Horizon 3

Only 24 of these track-only (boo!) vehicles will be built and if you watched the episode of Top Gear where Chris Harris drove the nuts off one, you will know that its 800 hp V12 screams ferociously.

Next up is the lightweight tarmac rocket of the Lotus 340R and you just know from the pedigree of the brand that this car will eat up turns and stick to the tarmac like a super-glued frog to a bus. (huh?) If the Vulcan is out of your price range but you still want something that will blow your mind on the track then this is one of the best vehicles out there to scratch that itch.

2000 Lotus 340R in Forza Horizon 3
2000 Lotus 340R in Forza Horizon 3

Looking more like the legendary Zonda with every new iteration that comes, the Pagani Huayra BC is now looking like it should have done from day one (imo). It’s shape and looks have always been a bit of a love or hate thing and its sound is a far cry off from the ear-pleasing stabbing that the Zonda produced. Nonetheless the BC named after Benny Caiola (I hate Bennys because of Carlito’s Way) who was one of the first customers of Pagani and close friend of Horatio (YEEEEEAAAAHHHHHHH! not that one) will see only 20 models produced.

2016 Pagani Huayra BC in Forza Horizon 3
2016 Pagani Huayra BC in Forza Horizon 3

With all those racing around at high-speed and with no regard for the inhabitants of the virtual lands it seems only right that some Johnny Law makes an appearance. Whether players choose to go unmarked or all out in full police branding, the choice is theirs as brilliantly Playground Games have provided an optional bumper, light bar and siren for players to live out there nofunallowed.jpg fantasies!

2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor in Forza Horizon 3
2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor in Forza Horizon 3

GTA Spano, no it’s not the title of the next Grand Theft Auto but instead a Spanish automaker who decided to create their own supercar and with a top speed of 230mph it looks like they did a decent job. With looks that are different enough not to be called out as copying from others but with typical lines that you will find in other makes, the Spano is making quite the entrance.

2016 GTA Spano in Forza Horizon 3
2016 GTA Spano in Forza Horizon 3

The ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’ is the tagline of BMW and rightly so as they are brilliant drivers. Well the cars and their handling are not so much those sitting behind the wheel. Reviews for the M2 Coupe are very positive, in fact the M2 gets compared to the original E30 M3 and when you see them together you will know why. Piloting this thing through the roads, fields and in the air should be a lot of fun.

2016 BMW M2 Coupé in Forza Horizon 3
2016 BMW M2 Coupé in Forza Horizon 3

With all that openness that is available it makes perfect sense to have a dedicated off-roader that can climb the steep inclines, tackle the uneven terrain and speed across the sandy beaches and the Jeep CJ5 Renegade is here to make that happen. With customisation this could turn out to be a real gem for everything you wish to do off the tarmac.

1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade
1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade

The Smoking Tire Car Pack for Forza Horizon 3 is available now and is included for those with the Car Pass.