From Lykan HyperSport to Jaguar XK120 SE: The Top 15 Cars of Forza Horizon 3
When Forza was first released in 2005, it did a fair business. But with passing years and with each new Forza release, the game, the franchise and the fan following has grown at a magnificent level. And the new Forza Horizon 3 is just another feather in the cap. An open world racing game set in the Australian outbacks, it contains more than 350 of some of the world's greatest cars and trucks.
While the game has some of the most exotic cars to have rolled out of the showrooms, unfortunately, we cannot talk about all of them. So, we prepared a list of top 15 cars in the game.
Here we go!
1. 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan
The latest offering from the house of uber cool Aston Martin, Vulcan marks AM's entry into the hypercar market. The car is an engineering marvel packing some serious punches. It is an answer to the likes of Mclaren P1 and Ferrari FXX K.
A two-seater car with a new 7.0L 12 cylinder V engine producing 800 horsepower, Vulcan is meant to be a track-only limited edition toy for the "Rich Only". Why "Rich Only"? That's because it costs only $2.3 million.
2. 2016 Audi R8 V10 plus
A flagship supercar from Audi, R8 has been around for a while now. And the second generation R8 is not just a looker. The original 5.2L V-10 engine has been tweaked to produce a whopping 610 horsepower. The Audi's Quattro dorm gave this car an efficient four-wheel drive system proving that this car is no slouch.
3. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
It is one of the most iconic American cars in automobile history. This American sports car packs a true 6.2L V-8 muscle churning 650 horsepower from its rear wheels.
This car also marks the return of the famous stingray badge from the old Corvette Stingray 427.
4. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Dodge Challenger is one the truest muscle cars that can be found on the market today. Competing with its main rivals: Camaro and Mustang, Challenger SRT Hellcat is one hell of a beast! With a supercharged 6.2L Hemi V-8 motor producing an eye-watering 707 horsepower, it devours the other two cars without leaving any bit on the plate.
5. 2013 Ford Shelby GT-500
From the house of Shelby, comes the powerful GT-500 used in the 2014 Need For Speed movie starring Aaron Paul. This behemoth has underneath its hood a supercharged 5.8L V-8 engine producing 662 horsepower, which made it the most powerful U.S production engine when it came out.
6. 1957 Ferrari 250 California
One of the most desired cars from the yesteryear, Ferrari 250 California is one of those cars which managed to send the value of rare classic cars through the roof. It’s easy to see why the 250 California is a favourite among Ferrari aficionados, as well as being one of the most valuable of the classic Ferraris. Talking about its specifications instead of talking about its beauty is utterly stupid and nonsensical.
7. 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE
There is something special about Jaguar XK- The purity of the engine sound and the vastness of the open sky above your head and the utter beauty of this machine. Someone once compared XK to a woman: curves that would flatten any man in its path and a voice that could rock the night itself to sleep!
8. 2016 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4
Built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mr Ferruccio Lamborghini, this car is a true tribute. As the company describes it, "The Centenario is a homage to this visionary man and to the future he believed so much in."
Centenario has a naturally-aspirated 6.5L V-12 engine producing 759 horsepower.
Probably the best way to pay a tribute!
9. 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
There are probably a very few cars that are built with ruggedness in mind as the Defender. The Defender managed to do what no other vehicle could. Land Rover was dedicated to building a car that could take on the wild with bare hands. This 4x4 car went on a world tour and returned home, having triumphed over the harshest of places on this earth.
10. 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
The 280 SL was designed to fill the gap between the powerful 300 SL and the underperforming 190 SL. It was one of the most desired cars from that time which brought together with style and luxury along with performance and safety. 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL is truly one of the most beautiful cars of all time.
11. 1993 McLaren F1
Can you believe it if someone says that the engine compartment in the F1 was lined with gold? Yes, it is true. This car was the brainchild of Gordan Murray, a renowned race car designer, and was meant to be the fastest without any compromise. Fastest it was and many people still today call it the greatest road car ever built. McLaren F1 was the first car to have a full carbon fibre monocoque chassis weighing just 220 lbs and backed by a highly modified BMW V-12 engine giving out 627 horsepower at that time.
12. 2017 Nissan GT-R
The most refined, most aggressive and most powerful Godzilla is here. Carrying the baton of the GT-R badge, the new model is better in every possible way. It has a twin-turbo 3.8L V-6 engine producing 562 horsepower, which gives the fastest of supercars a run for their money. All-wheel drive, massive twin turbos, and that much technology keep the power to the pavement giving the GT-R an advantage on any surface.
13. 2012 Pagani Huayra
When it comes to Pagani, fine craftsmanship is what springs to mind. Pagani has always worked towards building cars which would make the best bedroom wall posters. Whether outside or inside, Huayra is one of the most compelling cars ever built. Huayra in digits you ask? A 6.0L twin-turbo V-12 gives you 720 horsepower. But Huayra is not just figures and numbers, it is an art that looks beautiful not just while it's stationary but also when it's doing over 200 kph.
14. 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Once upon a time as early as 1959, there was a man named Carol Shelby who raced for Aston Martin, winning the 24 hours of Le Mans. Along the way, his eyes fell on a novice AC Ace and he immediately realized that it would be the foundation of his next venture.
Marketed by Shelby as "the fastest streetcar in the world", S/C (Semi-Competition) is one of the most desired Cobras. Only 53 were made and only a few of them remain today, making them one of the most prized possessions ever.
15. 2016 W Motors Lykan HyperSport
We all remember the epic scene from Fast and Furious 7 when Vin Diesel and Paul Walker jumped an exotic car through three skyscrapers before it smashed on the ground and shattered completely. That unfortunate car was a Lykan HyperSport.
The hypercar that has been built totally in the Middle East is one hell of a machine. Specification wise this car has a twin turbo 3.7L Flat Six engine giving an output of 750 horsepower.
But that's not it; HyperSport is the third most expensive car in the world ($3.4 million).