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Forza Horizon 3 To Feature Plenty Of Excellent Ford Machinery

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Fans of the Forza Motorsport series of racing games for the Microsoft XBox (and occasionally PC) ought to be familiar with the Forza Horizon spin-off series. Featuring a vast array of go-fast machines, similar to Motorsport, the Forza Horizon series differs mostly in terms of environment; rather than spending all of one’s time on a virtual race course, one spends it in a vast, open world.

A new installment in the series – Forza Horizon 3 – is scheduled for release in September, its open-world environment based on the roads of The Land Down Under. That may be old news, but what oughtn’t be is that Roadshow managed to get its mitts on a list of the first 150 cars that will be featured in the game.

As for how much of the Forza Horizon 3 lineup pertains to us Ford fans, the answer is: twenty-one. Nearly two-dozen fast Ford machines will launch with the game this September; they are as follows:

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  • 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II
  • 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • 1973 Ford Capri RS3100
  • 1973 Ford XB Falcon GT
  • 1975 Ford Bronco
  • 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
  • 2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
  • 2005 Ford GT (Tier 10 Reward Car)
  • 2009 Ford Focus RS
  • 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
  • 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • 2013 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor
  • 2014 Ford FPV Limited Edition Pursuit Ute
  • 2014 Ford Ranger T6 Rally Raid
  • 2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351 (VIP Car)
  • 2015 Ford Falcon XR8
  • 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R
  • 2016 Ford #66 Racing GT Le Mans (Forza Horizon 3 Motorsport All-Stars Pack)
  • 2016 Ford #55 Supercheap Falcon FG X (All-Stars Pack)
  • 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Game Reward Car
  • 2017 Ford GT

Another two machines worth mentioning – the 2014 BAC Mono, and the 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe – are both powered by Ford. The former makes use of a Cosworth-modified, 2.5-liter Ford Duratec I4, while the latter relied upon a 289-cubic-inch V8.

Of course, there’s plenty of metal from other US automakers that will be featured in Forza Horizon 3. Head on over to Roadshow to view the full list.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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