Forza Motorsport 6 is Leading the Way with New Hot Wheels Car Pack
Not to be mistaken for Mr. Bones’ Wild Ride.
Before I was into action figures, much less video games, I was all about Hot Wheels. I had tons of the cars, as well as a number of playsets, only a portion of which I still have today.
Incidentally, I’m still known to grab the odd die-cast vehicle here or there. I actually got one with Mario on it not too long ago (though I’m still trying to find the Super Mario Bros. 2 car), and while it’s cool to see one of my newer loves influence an older one, it’s also cool to see it go the other way, as is the case with Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios’ latest downloadable content offering for Forza Motorsport 6. Check it out:
The new pack is led by the 2005 Ford Hot Wheels Mustang, a 50-year celebration of the classic car with tons of drifting potential, and the 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker, one of the finer examples of what happens when the folks at Mattel give realism a day off.
Others featured in their Xbox One debut are the 2017 Ford Focus RS (coming in June to an actual car dealer near you), the 2015 McLaren P1 GTR, 1990 Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport, and the 2015 BMW X6M. If I have to be honest, the last time I had an intense interest in cars that weren’t my own was when I was playing with Hot Wheels, so I’m deferring you to ForzaMotorsport.net for the specifics on what all those letters and numbers amount to.
The seven-car pack is priced at $7 (that’s a dollar per car, for those who don’t math good), though you can also buy them a la carte (a la car-te?), and it should be noted that they are not included in the Forza Motorsport 6 Car Pass. As a bonus, however, you can make any car a Hot Wheels car thanks to the new availability of the official Hot Wheels logo in the game’s livery editor.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s more Hot Wheels to come as die cast versions of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport and 2017 Ford Focus RS will hit store shelves on May 23rd and June 20th, respectively. Then November will bring the launch of the “Forza Motorsport Hot Wheels Entertainment Series” of die-cast vehicles, consisting of five models from the video game series.
More information on that line is still to come, but in the meantime, enjoy some screens from the downloadable content for the game, which is all available right now.
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