Back on my Forza Horizon 5 bullshit again! I'd forgotten I bought the rally expansion and man is it fun to blast around this rally-spec Peugeot 207 without any of the usual breaking lines on and instead just getting the instructions from your co-pilot ("hard left", "medium right into hairpin right", that sort of thing). On asphalt it's pretty much glued to the road and even on dirt it handles extremely nicely.
I was a bit sceptical about the new Forza Horizon 5 DLC, it's a whole proper rally thing. By default they recommend you leave the driving line off and they have the full co-driver giving you directions ("medium right into hard left", etc.) and I gave that a go and man is it fun! I've been blasting around in my rally-spec 1990 Nissan Pulsar (the brown is actually dust, it's black underneath all that, haha).
Haha, Forza Horizon 5 is getting into the Christmas spirit as well: there's a giant Christmas tree in the middle of the city, and various other places have big candy canes lining the side of the road.
In related news, still having a ton of fun in my hotted-up Datsun 510.
My favourite thing to do in the Forza Horizon games is to take an old car and just entirely hot it up. Witness my 1970 Datsun 510 that has an inline four turbocharged rally engine in it, along with full rollbars, weight reduction, and slick racing tyres.
In related news, I am absolutely incapable of playing racing games without leaning my entire body to one side or the other as I go around corners.
This is a screenshot of the 1968 Abarth 595 Esseesse that I've turned into an UTTERLY INSANE MONSTER in Forza Horizon 4. It's been converted to all-wheel drive with a inline-4 turbocharged rally engine and weighs only 545kg, but puts out 498kW and 926Nm of torque, and has a top speed of 327km/h which it reaches ALARMINGLY quickly. 😂
And in the total opposite of American muscle cars, I've also done up a 1958 Morris Minor 1000. It weighs 680kg and puts out 171kW and 320Nm. 😂 I thought the setting for this screenshot was quintessentially British too: a beach with those little beach houses in the background, but it's overcast and feels like it's about to rain.
Still having way too much fun hotting up old muscle cars in Forza Horizon 4. My latest is a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, also made over in the Mad Max style (and like the Falcon GT-HO, I've managed to make it handle pretty nicely too).