Just last month Forza Horizon 3 was officially unveiled on the stage at E32016. Ever since then, more details on the title have been revealed, such as last week's listing of the first 150 cars which will be in the game. Today, the Forza Motorsport team has lifted the covers off some more cars, and revealed another set of great cars coming with the September 27th launch of the game.
Highlighting the pack this week are three cars from Australia's famed Holden marque. These three Holden models are part of the legacy of distinctive Australian car culture and promise big fun to Forza Horizon 3 players.
1951 Holden 50-2106 FX Ute
When “Australia’s Own Car” – the 48-125 Holden four-door sedan –launched, it only had one model and Aussies had to wait more than two years for a load-hauling version. Once the Ute arrived, it was dubbed the “FX” - though exactly why it earned that moniker is the subject of debate. What was clear is that these durable and hearty vehicles were perfect for the work that needed to be done, whether it was on the farms or construction sites of Australia. With just 60 hp in its stock form, the FX is a far cry from the powerhouse utes of today. But the heart and soul is all there.
1974 Holden Sandman HQ Panel Van
Originally, these sedan deliveries were derivatives of the typical ute with a metal or plastic shell enclosing the cargo tray. They developed into a phenomenon that escalated to its height in the 1970s before falling off in popularity. The most famous Sandman was driven by Mel Gibson in the original 1979 “Mad Max” film. Like many, Max’s panel van was converted for camping. During the climax of their popularity, Sandman panel vans were tricked out with mural paint jobs, custom windows and details that spoke to each owner’s passions. Sure, some were used for more utilitarian uses but in some cases, what went on in the backs of many of the funky Sandman HQs around the country was often more exciting than merely hauling around the tools of the trades that helped build urban Australia.
2016 Holden Special Vehicles GTS Maloo
While utilitarian in purpose, this ute is all about going very fast. Take the supercharged V8 under the hood or the upgraded brakes and suspension. This Maloo is ready for track duty straight away, mate!
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So, there you have it. The list may be long, but those are the new set of cars which will be heading into Forza Horizon 3 in September. What are your thoughts on these cars? Are you excited to get behind the wheel of any of these classics? Let us know what you think by dropping us a comment below!