We already knew that a Formula Drift car pack would be coming to Forza Horizon 4 when it launches this October.
What we didn’t know, was what Formula Drift cars would be included in that car pack. Well, actually that isn’t entirely true…
I have a slight confession to make. I attended a Forza party at E3 a few months back and I did get a few hints as to what a few of these cars would be but wasn’t really at liberty to say.
Though, now the cat is out of the bag and we can talk about it all we want!
So, what cars are included in the Formula Drift car pack? It’s definitely not a list that most people would expect, and already has a bit of controversy. Anyway here it is:
- Justin Pawlak’s 2018 Ford Mustang
- Andy Hateley’s widebody BMW E30
- Dean Kearney’s SRT10 Dodge Viper
- Alec Hohnadell’s Nissan S14 240SX
- Corey Hosford’s Nissan S14 240SX
- Matt Field’s Nissan S14 240SX
- Josh Robinson’s HSV Maloo GEN-F Ute
Now, some of those name’s and cars you’ll recognize and some you won’t. Obviously some are wondering about the absence of some of Formula Drift’s more “popular” drivers like Chris Forsberg, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Ryan Tuerck, Dai Yoshihara, etc.
The answer to that is complicated to say the least. See Formula Drift doesn’t quite have the strictest hand when it comes to how their drivers structure their sponsorships and promotional partnerships.
Because of that, each driver has their own very complex and nuanced deals which can make it hard or damn near impossible to group all Formula Drift drivers into one promotional deal without it conflicting with something they may already have in place.
Take Dai Yoshihara for example; Dai’s V8 powered BRZ just recently made its debut in Gran Turismo Sport. So, chances are there was some part of that deal that prohibits his car in appearing in any other video games, especially a direct rival to Gran Turismo such as the Forza series is.
Other drivers like Vaughn Gittin Jr and Fredric Aasbo previously had (or may still have) relationships with EA’s Need For Speed series.
Though I don’t think this rules out the possibility of more Formula Drift cars showing up in Forza games in a official capacity in the future. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Oh, I should also mention that this Formula Drift car pack is not exclusive to Forza Horizon 4. This pack will be coming to Forza Motorsport 7 as well, which means you can finally drift official Formula Drift cars on official Formula Drift tracks like Long Beach and Road America.
Anyone who pre-orders Forza Horizon 4 will also get the Formula Drift Car pack for Forza Motorsport 7 for free.
You can check out the official trailer below to see all the Formula Drift cars in action. After that let us know what you think. Do you agree with the cars that were picked for the Formula Drift DLC pack? What cars do you wish they included? Sound off in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype!
Forza Horizon 4/Forza Motorsport 7 Formula Drift Car Pack trailer: