Lets get reviewing!
Ok, so since we are still waiting on the January Car Pack, we will be kicking off the first ever ForzaWorld.com review with the Doritos Car pack. The Doritos Car Pack is an odd one that not too many people are happy about, and there’s good reason for it. There are only 2 of 7 cars that are from the 21st Century, and both of them are SUVs, which isn’t most peoples first choice when they think “Racing Simulator”. The other 5 cars in the pack are considerably older, and not as exhilarating as other cars in their relevant Championship. Lets get into the cars one by one first, though.
1926 Bugatti Type 35 C
Introduced as the oldest car in the Forza Franchise, the Type 35 C is a open wheel, 95 hp racer in the “Birth of Grand Prix” Championship, which is homologated to ‘A Class.’ This car stock is an ‘E Class’ meaning there’s a lot of differences between how it would drive in or out of this championship. Having driven it both stock and homologated, stock is the way to best enjoy it. HOWEVER! It sucks. It sounds like a diesel truck and is painfully slow. If you homologate it, it will still sound like a diesel truck, but be very difficult to drive if you race with little to no assists. Overall I’d much rather use a different car in this championship before I touched the 35 C.
1939 BMW 328
This is not your modern 328i sedan; it’s an old, open top BMW. This one is part of the ‘Forza Specials’ Championship so there is no crazy upgrades to homologate, but just like the Bugatti, it’s painfully, painfully slow in its stock form. Upside, it sounds and looks way better than the Bugatti, and has some cool visual customization options, downside, it’s from 1939 with 80 hp. In Forza it’s not really a car that will be used much.
1955 Chevrolet 150 Utility Sedan
It’s an old Chevy. It doesn’t look too exciting, it’s not that nice to drive, and just like the Bugatti and BMW, when it’s stock, it’s not fast at all. After it’s homologated, it’s not too bad, but its still not that great either. There are a couple minor visuals you can do with most old muscle cars in Forza, but it’s big boxy shape gives a nice canvas for avid painters. Being in the ‘Hot Rod’ Championship, there are other cars I’d use before this, and I won’t ever use it online. If this is your can of beans, great! You’ll love it. Otherwise, it’s probably not for you and you’ll probably never touch it.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Three words. Drive. It. Stock. This thing is an absolute beast in a straight line. The acceleration is very apparent in this and is something you’ll have to control. It’s not the best in corners, but it’s an SUV, what do you expect? I was excited for this in Forza, and I think it’s one of the few cars that are good in this pack. If you have the Car Pass and are stuck with this pack, I’d recommend getting the Trackhawk right away. This might be one of the stars of the pack, but it shouldn’t have been, and its concerning that not one but two SUV’s headlined this.
1985 Nissan Safari Turbo
You gotta wonder what Turn 10 was thinking when they threw this in the mix. No one in North America ‘really’ knew about it, it’s not that good looking, not that iconic, and if you’re 12 and wanting a bigger vehicle to destroy races in public lobbies to the point where everyone quits, you’re going to be driving the Mercedes Racing Truck. Then again I wonder why I think what I think sometimes, and it occasionally makes sense. This was one of those times for Turn 10. If you know it, and appreciate it, you’ll enjoy it. It’s an acquired taste that not many people have. This car is essentially canned tuna.
2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
There are nearly 20 vehicles in the ‘Modern SUV’ division now, 3 of which are fast Jeeps and 3 of which are fast Porsche’s. This is one of the Porsche’s. With the Cayenne’s redesign, I was pleasantly surprised with the look, not too much cut and paste from other Porsche’s, but enough to know it’s a Porsche. The V8 in this sounds amazing, it’s quick, and best of all, it doesn’t handle like an SUV. Throwing this around Laguna Seca was fun and didn’t feel like it was out of place. I’m not big on when there are different generations of the same car in games, especially when they’re only 6 years apart, but this is my favourite car in the pack. Plus what other SUVs do you know of with active aero? (Lamborghini Urus)
1962 Porsche 804
Now I’m not too sure why this is in the ‘Forza Specials’ category in the game, but it is. Moving on, it looks like a fish. Boom. Review done. But actually, in all seriousness though, it is a very good car for something that looks like seafood. It revs super high, goes like stink, and is decently controllable when you consider what it is. You can also see the brake discs glow bright red when you’re in the cockpit view, which is super cool. I can see this being a very fun car online if tuned well, and very, very fun to throw around a track for a few laps if your trying to pass the time and want something different. 7/10 would use again.
Overall it’s not the greatest pack Turn 10 has released (Obviously). The two SUVs in the pack are two I’d be inclined to use, but not worth the price of the whole pack. If you like your classics and oddball cars, you will like this pack. If not, don’t bother. Keep in mind this is only the second pack for FM7 and there is a lot of potential with good cars coming in.