That’s illustrated in the game’s latest downloadable 'Summer car pack', which adds a selection of diverse road and race cars to the crazy racing truck, WTCC car and Isetta of last month’s 'Select car pack'.
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Those swayed by classic racers will rejoice at the inclusion of four real icons in the Summer pack: the 1964 Ferrari F-158 grand prix car of John Surtees, AJ Foyt’s 1964 Watson #1 Sheraton-Thompson Special Roadster, Paul Newman’s 1979 Bob Sharp Racing Nissan Datsun 280SX, and the 1991 #23 Nissan R91CP.
Among their successes are Formula One driver and manufacturer titles, victories in the Indy 500 and the 1964 USAC Champ Car season, IMSA victories, and a 24 Hours of Daytona win. And in the game, each is sure to prove a real challenge to master.
The road cars might be a little easier: First up is one of America’s favoured modern performance cars, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sedan. It’s powered by a Corvette Z06’s 6.2-litre supercharged V8 – well, a virtual representation of one – making it the most powerful vehicle in the company’s history at 640bhp.
Less powerful is the next road car, a 2000 BMW 323ti Sport. A car never officially imported into the UK market – we made do with four-cylinder versions of BMW’s 3-series Compact until its second generation – the 323ti developed 168bhp.
Amazingly, that’s less than Fiat now packs into a 500, if the crazy Abarth 695 Biposto really counts as a 500. It makes 187bhp and blurs the lines between road and track cars. Henry Catchpole reviewed it here, but the game should give you a decent taste of the experience.
The Forza Motorsport 6 Summer car pack is available to download now from the Xbox Store – it’s £5.59 in the UK and $7 in the US.