Once upon a not so long ago, I owned a 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III. If the cruiser from the B52's infamous "Love Shack" really was as big as a whale, the Conti was the ocean in which that mighty Chrysler swam. I held the title for roughly 13 years, and in that time, I got the car sideways exactly once.

Now, I was certainly no newcomer to ass-out antics when this scenario played out, but I found myself woefully under-prepared for the combination of feather-light steering, neglected bushings, flimsy sidewalls and the sinister abundance of mass that I unleashed on that unsuspecting intersection one spring night.

Traffic cleared, the secondaries on the Holley 750 double pumper opened up and all 500 lb-ft of torque from the 460 under the hood spilt the rear tires' guts onto the asphalt in a smoky sacrifice to glory. Momentum piled on as I struggled to swing the tiller from starboard to port and keep the craft out of either ditch. Even amidst the curses and 7,000 turns to lock, I was vaguely aware of the four girls in the back seat impersonating a Newton's Cradle as they slid across the green leather rear bench with each wag of the tail lamps.

I tell you this for one very simple reason. Turn 10 Studios has just released the August Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 4, and while the DLC is packed with sexy hardware like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford Mustang Boss 302, Scion FR-S and Sauber-Mercedes C9, there really is only one car to care about in the mix: a 1962 Lincoln Continental. Check out the full teaser video below, and pony up $7.00 in XBox Live points if you too want to try taming the Conti.


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      Donald
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm really beginning to question why I've stuck it out with GT5 all this time, the Forza developers seem to be actually *listening* to the gaming/driving public.
      Joey Franklin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sweet, finally get to mod my FR-S. I have far more credits on Forza than dollars in my bank account.
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear GT5 Get your ass in gear and stop being so damn lazy!
        EcoBooster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dtrump_21
        Polyphony Digital (GT5 maker) are kind of obvivious to the fan's demands of cars, but they have had a hard hit form the Tsunami. Don't forget: it takes a long process to make a Premium model car, so they might be using hardware and software that takes much longer than Turn10's equipment, but does a better job. The reason why there are so many FM4 DLC cars is because Turn10 models a complete car in like a week, whereas GT5 takes like a month or so.
          chris
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EcoBooster
          "The reason why there are so many FM4 DLC cars is because Turn10 models a complete car in like a week, whereas GT5 takes like a month or so." In other words, Turn 10 is much more efficient. Got it.
      TrueDat
      • 2 Years Ago
      FINALLY!!!! F*CK YA!!!
      QCRamAir
      • 2 Years Ago
      This pack looks terrific! I've purchased every single car pack since the game's release, and so far this one looks to be the most enjoyable. There are 8 out of 10 cars in this pack that I'm excited to drive; usually it's anywhere from just 1 to maybe 4 or 5. Can't wait!
        TrueDat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @QCRamAir
        this will be the first pack i've bought since my season pass ran out. like you said, almost every car is extremely coveted.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gotta love the old school 'Merican V8. The hp numbers don't sound all that exciting... but the torque, oh my. A 440 six pack (68 or 69 to 71) for example throws down 490 pound feet of roaring thumping insanity, and I would not be surprised if that's a lowball number. You haven't lived until you survive an engine like that!
      pghcc2006
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have a 300c as my daily driver and a 1979 continental as my weekend toy and i have to agree with zach when it comes to tail swinging antics in the Connie. Getting sideways in both cars is exciting but doing it in the 300 is roller coaster exciting whereas the lincoln is getiing shot at exciting. My one and only Lincoln drift happened in the wet where a combo of 13 yr old tires, open dif and 331 lb ft torque at 1600rpms got the fun started. I love that car though, its nice to drive a luxury car with a suspension that actually absorbs holes and bumps rather than a sports sedan that breaks your spine in the name low imaginary lap times around the nerdburgerkingring.
        MiguelAE86
        • 2 Years Ago
        @pghcc2006
        You know, ironically, you'd think that they would be able to differentiate the luxury cars and the sports cars. C'mon, at least for the non "F" "M" or "AMG" versions! Holy ****. James May is RIGHT AGAIN!
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am probably in the minority here, but I have never really liked driving games. Maybe its because I don't have a wheel and instead use the controller, or maybe its the lack of feeling the G's or real feedback, but even with the best graphics I find racing games very boring. I wish I could get into them though because I know tons of people who are addicted to Forza, GT4 and PGR.
        MiguelAE86
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        I assure you, please get a Logitech G27/G25 and build yourself a "cockpit" with a seat. Its AMAZING the difference it makes and the fun and immersion it gives you. Heres my setup: http://db.tt/Bw4r hpwQ (no space) and BTW the seat is on a square cut-to-fit the Rocker Chair (the seat)
          Hazdaz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MiguelAE86
          PS3 and XB360? I wish I knew someone that had one so I could actually test it out in person before I bothered spending the money on a wheel.
      zizixx89
      • 2 Years Ago
      the triumph and the mercedes is a waste of space
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @zizixx89
        You're not a fan of cars, I see.
          zizixx89
          • 2 Years Ago
          @QCRamAir
          wow you make no type of sense just cause i think those two cars arent worth being the pack i had hands crossed for a 13 GT-R & a 13 GT500 they could easily replace those two cars and every body would be even more excited
          RodRAEG
          • 2 Years Ago
          @QCRamAir
          Sorry but your opinion is not fact. I'm way more excited about that Triumph and especially that Mercedes. Your just not a car person if you'd pick a couple of 3,800lb fatcars over an old Group C racecar.
      Schadenfreude
      • 2 Years Ago
      "You see Polyphony Digital, this is how it's done." --Turn 10
        hadji murad
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Schadenfreude
        seriously. they need to get rid of all the crap they focus on (b-spec, gtacademy, gt-tv, every stupid japanese version of every 80s and 90s semi-sporty car) and give us contemporary cars and more tracks, and any semblence of freakin' AI!!!!!
        TrueDat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Schadenfreude
        Polyphony is a joke... it took them 6 years to make a game that ended up being terrible. the only thing that could be applauded were the graphics.
          QCRamAir
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TrueDat
          Agreed. I used to be a GT fanatic, but the one thing that always turned me off most were the absolutely horrendous sound effects. I could excuse them in GT1 and 2 on the original PS, but I was sorely disappointed that they were still the same artificial buzzing and screeching on the PS2 with 3 and 4. I had high hopes that GT5, what with the powerful PS3 hardware and 5+ years development time, that the sound effects could at least be on par with the original Forza from 2005 on the old XBOX. Once again, let down. In fact, the majority of the game was a let down. "Unfinished" was what came to mind, even after all those years of development. Yep, I've lost faith in PD. Whatever they tout about GT6 won't even cause the slightest bit of interest in me.
          me
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TrueDat
          To ram airs comment.... Not to mention how they sold us a 40 dollar demo in prologue... Which I have to admit I was so hungry for a gt game that I actually bought... Shame on me :(
        jj72
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Schadenfreude
        +1 Cars for the masses and car packages galore! Turn 10 has proven to be a much better developer and car enthusiast!
      WindsWilling
      • 2 Years Ago
      Turn 10 uses an outside company to "scan" cars as well don't forget. Polyphony does everything in house, and with a much smaller team. Despite this, the Premium models in GT5 are superior to everything out there, on console or PC. If anything, once JP recovers, I'd hope that PD expands enough to lower production times. We'll see next summer what they have cooking for the new consoles.
        me
        • 2 Years Ago
        @WindsWilling
        You should thoroughly play both games and then come back and comment. I don't care whos doing the damn scanning. If all you manage is 200 in 6 yrs perhaps maybe they go try their hand at other jobs or something... I mean didn't they raise enough money with prologue to fund their efforts??? I paid for. Both their games and as a customer I'm pissed. The Ui is a joke the gift car system is redundant. Just put the damn car straight into my garage!!!!! The used car system is just a travesty. Why can I only see 30 cars at once. And it's not like you u enter n exit to get a new set, you have to enter a race and exit and even then it doesn't refresh the entire 30. Those things I mention alone make that game a fail in my book.
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