Turn 10 Studios must be in a really good mood because there’s been a steady release of new free content for Forza Motorsport 7 over the last few months. Now, the team is adding in a collection of seven new cars, but they’re not what most Motorsport fans would expect to be driving around the track — because these seven new vehicles are all from Hot Wheels.
In celebration of the Hot Wheels franchise’s 50th anniversary, Team 10 Studios has once again teamed up with Mattel (the parent company of Hot Wheels) for another partnership. These new cars will be added to the game on November 7, 2018 completely free for all players to enjoy.
The new Hot Wheels for Forza Motorsport 7 consists of these seven vehicles:
- 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker
- 2017 Hot Wheels Rip Rod
- 1969 Hot Wheels Twin Mill
- 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
- 1969 Hot Wheels Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport Coupe 50th Anniversary Original Version
- 1970 Hot Wheels Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 50th Anniversary Original Version
- 1963 Hot Wheels Volkswagen Beetle 50th Anniversary Original Version
As if the addition of a Honda Odyssey minivan a few months ago wasn’t already absurd enough, that completely pales in comparison to now being able to drive what are essentially the toy versions of real cars, now made life-size. Keep in mind that Forza Motorsport 7 is still supposed to be the simulator branch of the Forza franchise.
A wacky idea such as this is right at home in the Horizon titles, though. In fact, if you picked up on what I alluded to earlier, then you’d remember that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Hot Wheels cars zooming around in a Forza title.
Last year, there was a similar partnership involving Forza Horizon 3 — the Hot Wheels Expansion. It introduced a new life-sized Hot Wheels track located offshore of the game’s rendition of Australia, along with a selection of Hot Wheels cars, many of which are included in this same collection coming to Forza 7. There’s no telling if a further partnership is planned for Forza Horizon 4, but clearly, that’s very much well in the realm of possibility.
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.