Forza 4 December DLC includes SVT Raptor

Forza 4 continues to drop new vehicles into your digital garages, with ten new cars coming in next week's December DLC pack. In addition to the Ford SVT F-150 Raptor, it also includes the Monster Suzuki Pikes Peak special and eight other vehicles.

See all ten of the new cars hitting Forza Motorsport 4 by clicking through.

The IGN-sponsored pack comes out on December 6th, and it will run you 560 MS points, which equates to $7 in the world of allowance and paychecks. But if you went ahead and popped for the 2,400 MS point ($30) Season Pass, then these cars are obviously included in the deal.

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Here's the full list of automotive oddities, starting with Monster Tajima's record-holding Pikes Peak Suzuki SX4.

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Next there's the Mazda RX-8 RE, the last of the line for the RX-8 and the final rotary-powered car. That is, at least until Mazda gets off its ass and builds another RX-7.

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There's the race-spec Ford Raptor, which should feel very much at home on Forza's road courses.

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A 1967 Chevrolet Malibu SS396 stands in as a representative for an earlier era of American muscle.

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Forza 4 isn't exactly lacking in gorgeous Italian exotica, but the new Maserati Gran Turismo MC GT4 doesn't exactly hurt things, either.

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There's a 1957 Maserati 300S, a classic race winner.

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A 1988 Pontiac Fiero was the one time GM actually got the midengined car to work right.

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A 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde is a strange addition, with many more classic Alfas to choose from.

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There is a Mk.1 VW Scirocco S from 1981, one of Jeremy Clarkson's favorite old cars.

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The '77 Ford Escort RS1800, one of Richard Hammond's favorite cars, rounds out the DLC pack.

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DISCUSSION

But...why?

There's very little in off-road stuff in Forza if any at all.

Why do all these video game companies forget about everything from 1975-2005 unless it's Japanese?

I'm all for trucks being in the racing simulators. As ungainly and ill-equipped as they are for road racing, it's still fun to have the novelty. But why do they keep giving us garbage like Roush Stage 3 F-150's? Did they forget about 2 generations of Lightnings and the Ram SRT-10? What about all the Dodges from the 70's and 80-'s like the Warlock and the Lil Red Express? What about the Silverado SS and the 454SS? Even Toyota's snoozer of an S-Runner Tacoma would be a better option than a Raptor.

It really is quite narrow minded that every truck has to be an ungainly pig rolling on a lifted suspension and off-road tires. Off-road stuff, like DiRT, that's fun for hours! On a road course, the persistent groan of the tires and excessive understeer gets boring. Especially when the only thing in the game worth having is the copious amounts of power but the light-rear traction problems of pickup trucks is so exaggerated in the game that you can't go anywhere without clouds of smoke drifting in donuts on a straight away and you never touch the steering stick to cause it to step out.