A look at everything included in the Forza 4 Porsche Expansion Pack
The Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack carries a price of 1,600 Microsoft points ($20 USD) but those who either purchased the Forza 4 Limited Collector’s Edition or the recent VIP Package can get the Porsche pack for just 1,200 points ($15). This is pretty expensive as car packs go but this is far more than your typical car pack with over 80 new races and 30 historic high performance Porsche models.
First of all, the biggest addition as part of the FM4 Porsche Pack is the long list of Porsche models that were previously unavailable for Forza 4. Below is a complete list of the vehicles included in the Porsche Pack.
Porsche Pack Road models:
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
1970 Porsche 914/6
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3
1987 Porsche 959
1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
1995 Porsche 911 GT2
2003 Porsche Carrera GT
2004 Porsche 911 GT3 (996)
2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997)
2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997)
2007 Porsche 911 Turbo (997)
2010 Porsche Boxster S
2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic
2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (shown above on the right)
2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
2012 Porsche Cayman R
Porsche Pack Race models:
1987 Porsche #17 Racing Porsche AG 962c
1998 Porsche #26 Porsche AG 911 GT1-98
2005 ALMS GT #31 Petersen-White Lightning 911 GT3-RSR (996)
2005 Porsche #66 AXA Racing 911 GT3 Cup (996)
2007 Porsche #80 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR
2008 Porsche #2 Gruppe Orange Racing 911 GT3 Cup
2008 Porsche #16 Dyson Racing RS Spyder Evo
2008 Porsche #7 Penske Racing RS Spyder Evo
2011 Porsche #54 Black Swan Racing 911 GT3 Cup
2011 Porsche #45 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR
2011 Porsche #17 Team Falken 911 GT3-RSR
2011 911 #23 Alex Job Racing 911 GT3 Cup
Next, the Porsche Expansion Pack adds three new monthly Rivals events. The event titled ‘Giant Killer’ has everyone racing in the vintage Porsche 550 while ‘Love, Panamerican Style’ pits everyone head to head in the 4-door Panamera supercar. Finally, ‘Autocrossed Porsche’ is an autocross event open to various Porsche models. As part of the monthly event section, we can expect these to leave the list at some point but having arrived to late in May, we would expect to see these run through June.
In terms of permanent Rivals events, the Top Gear, Spec Laps, Open Time Attack and Drift Zone categories each get a new Porsche –specific event featuring various Porsche models. When combined with the monthly Rivals events, the Porsche Expansion Pack adds 7 new Rivals races.
Finally, the Porsche Expansion Pack for Forza Motorsport 4 adds 20 new events with a total of 80 races. These new events appear on the far left side of the Event list in the FM4 career mode and while the majority of them are specific to Porsche models, there are a handful of new events that pit Porsche models against other automakers so these 80 new races are not just 80 new Porsche races. These races range from an F-Class shootout in the Porsche 550 with a limit of 200 to the Porsche Spyder Evo Passing Challenge with a class limit of R1 998.
In total, the FM4 Porsche Expansion Pack adds 12 race cars, 17 production sports cars and 1 production sport utility vehicle along with 87 races – 84 of which are permanent. At 1,600 Microsoft points, it is the most expensive DLC package we have seen for Forza 4 but with so much content, it is a bargain. Figure that the average car pack costs 560 Microsoft points and includes 10 cars, maybe a couple monthly Rivals races and nothing else. Just based on that, the 30 new Porsche models in normal car packs would have cost 1,680 Microsoft points (560x3) so the Porsche Expansion Pack is technically less expensive than normal monthly car packs. That also means that all of those races added to the game are free of charge.
If you are a Forza Motorsport 4 gamer, the Porsche Expansion Pack is a must-have whether or not you are a Porsche fan. Check out the video below from Turn 10 for a closer look at some of the features of the Porsche Expansion Pack