Forza 4 January Jalopnik Car Pack: This Is It

Yes friends, Forzalopnik is back! We're pleased to announce that the next car pack for Forza Motorsport 4 will be the January Jalopnik Pack, available for purchase and download on Xbox LIVE starting Tuesday, January 3rd. Here's are the ten cars and all the details.


"Forzalopnik" was the name we gave to our tie-up on two downloadable content (DLC) packs with the folks at Turn 10 Studios, the makers of the Forza Motorsport franchise. The second of the two — developed with input from Jalopnik's enthusiast community — was an industry-first.

Now we're happy as a clam to announce a new Jalopnik-branded car pack for Forza Motorsport 4. It's called the January Jalopnik pack (yeah, we're totally clever with the naming schema, right?) and it'll include some very Jalopnik vehicles — like, for example, a Dodge that'll "Go Like Hell," a Ford that very well may be unsafe at any speed — especially if it's rammed from behind — and a "hero" car that's as unpronounceable as it is hard to spell.

The January Jalopnik pack will be available for purchase and download on Xbox LIVE on Tuesday, January 3 and will cost 560 MS Points (that's seven bucks in real dollars). But for those who have already purchased the Forza Motorsport 4 Season Pass, the pack will be free.

Click through the gallery on the left for the full rundown of all ten cars available in the Forza Motorsport 4 January Jalopnik Pack.

FULL DISCLOSURE: Jalopnik and Gawker Media receive no money for sales of this car pack, nor was there any kind of quid-pro-quo for advertising. This is an editorial tie-up alone. That said, we thought it best to be upfront and transparent about that — just like we are with everything.


Fred Smith

here's to you, sirs ray wert and dan greenawalt. because of you two, I'll be hod rodding a virtual pinto in a week's time.

oh, and just because I'm bored, here's a comment on each car:

1970 alfa montreal: a sexy, fast mid-engined alfa. all I can say is that I'm thankful FM3 doesn't replicate random misfires!

2011 audi RS5: like an S5, but with a big V8, what's not to love?

oh yeah, the fact that they didn't put the same motor in the A4...

1996 chevrolet impala SS: the last real muscle car to come out of chevrolet that isn't wearing the badges "camaro" or "corvette", a fantastic addition. still, it should have been the car's fake wood paneling station wagon brother, the roadmaster.

1986 dodge shelby omni GLH-S: my mom drove a plymouth horizon at one point. she says it was a pile of shit. this one has carroll shelby's name on it though, so I'm assuming it's an awesome pile of shit.

2000 fiat coupe 20V turbo: a surprisingly attractive late model fiat and certainly not a car I expected to ever see in a video game. I'll be like everyone else and paint my skoda green, just like jeremy clarkson.

1973 ford pinto: my dad owned one of these, as did a friend of mine. shockingly, both loved the little things. apparently much sportier than the mustang II, it's heavier brother (also the version intended to be a sports car), I'll be excited to drive this in a setting where I don't have to live in constant fear of a rear-ending causing an explosion.

2011 level 5 lola-HPD coupe: one of the eight cars that level 5 has been through over the past 3 years in the ALMS and grand-am (an LMPC car, a lola-honda coupe, a lola-honda spyder, a pair of HPD ARX-01gs, a DP and a pair of HPD ARX-03bs), it's probably not all that great. level 5 had trouble with the HPD LMP2 twin turbocharged V6 engine all year, but since the only other modern LMP2 car we have is the LMPC-class oreca FLM09 (which is made for FLM, but is essentially just an LMP2 spec racer), that lack of competitiveness shouldn't matter.

2012 honda civic Si coupe: just like the older civic Si coupe already in the game, just uglier and worse. in turn, that one is uglier and worse than the euro spec civic type R hatchback.

2011 west racing lamborghini: even in a pack FULL of awesome lemons, this one stands out. a car so bad that it now is a joke in the sports car racing community, the west racing gallardo was less-than-competitive in all two races it entered before the team presumably gave up and went home. still, we can make the rocketsport racing jaguar XKR-RSR competitive in GTE-Pro in FM4, so why not the only car worse than it in recent ALMS history?

2012 pagani huayra: still not quite pronounceable (I think it's Huh-WIRE-Ah), this is the obvious star of the pack. much like the aventador in november, this is what everyone will buy the pack for, but also much like the aventador in november, it will likely end up overshadowed by the pinto and the slowest cars in the pack.

overall, a very jalop list and one I'm very happy with. the 2012 civic sticks out as one they put in because they were out of good picks (the way I understand it, jalopnik picks the list with considerable "assistance" from turn 10 (IE: turn 10 gives them a short list to pick from and jalopnik makes final choices)), but the rest of the car pack is significantly better than FM3's jalopnik car pack. on both accounts, I'd like to thank turn 10 and the jalopnik editors for adding more ALMS cars into the game, even though between the four cars added in the two jalopnik packs, only one has ever scored a class victory, and in the race the car scored that victory in, it was running uncontested.