Forza Horizon fans will be pleased to read that a new car pack is available for download today, this latest one selected by the editors at Top Gear magazine. True to the Top Gear image, the selection of rides is both worthwhile and pretty quirky, too.

A 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish and the legendary Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR would seem to lead this class in terms of performance metal, though the utterly lovely Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Zagato is no slouch, either. You might not instantly remember the Bowler EXR S, but rest assured that the love child of Land Rover and a rally raid outfit is a high-horsepower SUV that should be fun to use on the unpaved sections of the Horizon universe.

Still, the big win here is absolutely the 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan. A full-size Euro cargo van, pumping out an whopping 198-horsepower and with a center of gravity roughly eight feet off the ground. What's not to love? Follow on below to watch a video introduction to the Top Gear car pack, as well as a short description of the full list of available cars.



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Forza and Top Gear are at it again! The April Top Gear Car Pack for Forza Horizon is coming! This collection of six new cars for Forza Horizon will be released on Tuesday, April 2 and will be available for 400 MS Points. The cars in this pack were hand-selected by the Top Gear magazine team and Turn 10 to provide an awesome driving experience for Forza Horizon fans, with an eclectic mix of cars – from the painter's dream that is the 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan to the furious performance that can only be found in the 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG Mercedes CLK GTR. In short, these are six cars that will make your garage grin. Garages can smile, right?.

The April Top Gear Car Pack includes:

2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
With styling nods to previous Astons and a welcomed upgrade in the engine department, the new Vanquish retains much of the familiar Aston Martin grace, while still receiving a kick in the pants in performance. Its 565-horsepower V12 produces a pleasing growl and will zip the car past nearly everyone else on the highway, all while you bask in the Vanquish's considerable interior creature comforts.

2012 Bowler EXR S
The Bowler EXR S is the result of the 2012 brand partnership between Land Rover and U.K.-based rally raid manufacturer Bowler. The striking all-terrain vehicle is fitted with a modified version of the Range Rover Sport's supercharged 5.0-litre V8, and produces 550 bhp, giving it a top speed of more than 150 mph. The first Bowler designed for road use, the EXR S is equally at home in the deepest parts of Horizon's back roads.

2011 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Zagato
Combine traditional Alfa elegance with 600 horsepower of pure Dodge fury and what do you get? The 2011 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Zagato. This street-legal sports car features an 8.4-litre V10 and the kind of gorgeous curves you'd expect from Italian design center Zagato. In short, this one's as easy on the eyes and as it is fun on the road.

2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
The SuperSportVan is the latest creation in a long-standing series of Ford-built custom transit vans dating back to 1971. The 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportvan dons Le Mans bonnet stripes and an eye-catching livery on the outside. Inside is the 3.2-liter, 198-horsepower engine taken from the much larger Transit Jumbo. What's the point? It's a one-off design to show that Ford engineers can have fun too, and it was unveiled at the 2011 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, U.K. It also presents a vast canvas for designs and further customization for "Forza Horizon" fans.

1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG Mercedes CLK GTR
Only a street car in the loosest sense of the word, the CLK-GTR is nearly identical to its pure racing counterpart, which dominated the GT1 class at Le Mans so thoroughly that after a few wins no competitor wished to challenge it. Buying a CLK-GTR to use for lightning-quick grocery runs is a questionable plan, but for dominating your friends in Horizon's Colorado, there are few street-licensable cars that can keep up, putting these drivers in a very exclusive club.

2002 BMW M3-GTR (FREE Download)
The 2002 BMW M3-GTR is synonymous with rarity. As BMW puts it, "The GTRs (both race and street copies) were never sold to anyone. Only three street copies were built. Not all three were ever shown. A street copy was shown in the US only once, and for less than an hour." Little wonder, then, that this M3 is bound to be a prize for "Forza Horizon" players.

The Forza Horizon April Top Gear Car Pack will be available Tuesday, April 2. Each car is available for 240 MS Points or you can purchase them as a pack for 400 MS points. Coinciding with the release of the April Top Gear Car Pack we will also be releasing a new batch of Community Rivals Mode events to compete in. Pick up the April Top Gear Car Pack, then head over to "Race Central" at the Horizon Festival, select "Rivals" and then go to the "Monthly Rivals" section.


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      Vincent Teron
      • 1 Year Ago
      I absolutely HATE that they quit offering cars and tracks on Forza 4 after less than a year. Forza Horizon was introduced WAYYYYY too soon. I shelled out $$$ for every car pack on Forza 4 and won't shell out a dime on Horizon since I'm guessing they'll abandon that game as soon as Forza Circle Jerk comes out in June.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      I swear the next racing game will only have 15 cars and then they will make you buy all the other add on packs! These should be free, I already bought the game once. What ever happened to releasing a game in full, then any addons were patches for free?
        wooootles
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        I'd prefer it if the main game was cheaper and every car is available for a small $ price. A racing game may have 600 cars but then you realize there are 200 civic variants and 200 more skyline variants, you realize the choice isn't really that large to begin with. In both GT and Forza games, I have like... 4 or 5 cars that I actually use in my garage? Then I buy a crappy Mini so I can get in that Mini spec race and toss both the Mini and the specced up race Mini that I won to save up for that LMP1 monster.
          RWD
          • 1 Year Ago
          @wooootles
          That would make far too much sense! I agree, make the initial game half the price it is now, which would get millions more people to buy it. Put half as many cars in the release game and sell additional cars individually. Or even better, make the game FREE with maybe one sample car, then make every other car a download. The only problem is the misers who will only buy the one or two cars they're obsessed with and stop there (which is probably what I would do).
        RUDEBOi
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        Days Gone by my friend. In game purchases are the new "rage" it sucks, but there are people who continue to pump money into this venture. C'est La Vie. ~R~
          Kuro Houou
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RUDEBOi
          I know.. just means I buy fewer games I guess, their loss. But I guess kids these day's have more money to spend on in app purchases.. my kids wont! Will set them up with some SNES emulators haha. Or by that time some PS3 emulators. Maybe PS4 :)
        TrippulG3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        I hear what you're saying, and I'm not a huge fan of the DLC craze, but let's be honest here. You don't NEED any of these cars or DLC packs to enjoy the game. The "base" version of the game still comes with more cars than you'll likely be able to buy. I bought the game for $15 on Black Friday and haven't spent another penny on it. I've finished the career and had a blast doing so. Plus the fact that each DLC pack comes with a free sample car, so you're still getting cool stuff for free.
      Jackie Ashley Wolf
      • 1 Year Ago
      That Ford Transit is LAME. Remember the SuperVans? Those were the real deal.
        Drakkon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jackie Ashley Wolf
        In case you missed the episode, that van has the mid-engine drivetrain of a Jag XJ220...
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      The carpacks keep on getting worse and worse. Hopefull forza 5 will cheer me up instead of 10 cars per pack make it 15
      protovici
      • 1 Year Ago
      2011 Ford Transit. Full mods. Aftermarket wheels. 70's paint job. Thats a win.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford Transit needs full race suspension and about 900hp then it'll be win.
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      Between this and the forza 4 september carpack this and that one are the worse
      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      A Ford Transit!? Seriously.
      John Ralphio
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugh... How about a friggen track pack!?
        TrippulG3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John Ralphio
        ^^You mean like the $20 "Rally Expansion Pack"? If that's going to be the going price for new tracks, they can keep them...I'll keep taking their free monthly sample cars instead.
      Proghog
      • 1 Year Ago
      A little let down there was no commentary from the guys.
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