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Forza Horizon 3 To Feature Plenty Of Excellent Ford Machinery

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:

  • 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.

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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