It’s that time of the month again, where the Forza team announces a new update for Forza Horizon 4, this time Series 36. It features three brand new cars, plus many new events in the Festival Playlist. Let’s jump in.
The lead car this one is the Saleen S1 from 2018. Saleen is mainly known for its Ford Mustang tuning abilities, but in the 00s, it did make its own creation, the S7 supercar. That road vehicle was also raced, and di win its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010. Since then though, there has been no new production Saleen car. Until the S1 – also known as simply the ‘1’ – was proposed in 2018. It has 450bhp from a mid-mounted engine and also forms the basis of a GT4-class race series.
Also new this series is the Mazda RX-3 from 1973. Often forgotten thanks to the success of the RX-7 and later MX-5, the MX-3 was an innovative compact car that made use of a 1.2 litre Wankel rotary engine. The version in the game is the two-door coupe, but don’t expect it to knock your socks off when it comes to straight-line speed.
The third and final new car this month is a second rotary Mazda, in the form of the Cosmo 110S Series II from 1968. Its engine is less than 1.0 litre at a scant 813cc, but it has more power than the later RX-3 and can hit a heady 120 mph. Looks are subjective, but in my opinion, this is a stunningly pretty and delicate car.
There are a ton of great cars to collect in this 36th Series if you opt into completing the Festival Playlists for each season, too.
In the summer, there are four ‘hard to find’ rewards, including the Lamborghini Huracán P, the Renault Clio, the Mercedes-AMG E63 and Aston Martin Vanquish ’17. The ‘epic’ Ferrari 365 GTB4 is also obtained in the Festival Playlist for summer, and the new Mazda RX-3 can be acquired by completing 50% of the summer season.
Autumn features another new and exclusive car mentioned above, the Mazda Cosmo 110S Series II which is obtained in the ‘Mazda’s Guide to the Galaxy’ season event, three ‘hard to find’ cars in the form of the Holden VL Group A, Toyota Celica ’92 and Toyota MR2 ’89, and one ‘epic’ labelled Honda NSX-R ’05.
Within the winter events, the ‘rare’ Ford XB Falcon can be acquired alongside two other ‘hard to find’ cars, the Hoonigan Bronco and the Volkswagen Ghia. The ‘legendary’ Hoonigan Focus is also part of the list of winter rewards.
Last but certainly not least, four ‘hard to find’ cars, namely the Bentley Turbo R, the Megane R.S. ’18, the Zenvo TSR-S, and the Koenigsegg Jesko are a part of the spring rewards, as well as the ‘legendary’ Ferrari Enzo. The new and featured Saleen S1 ’18 is a reward for completing more than 50% of the spring season.
There are no fixes or patches for this Series 36 update, but widespread online play issues with Windows 10 and Xbox One have been reported and are being worked on, unfortunately though, there is no immediate fix at this time.