'Forza Horizon 3' Playseat Car Pack: February Update Features 2016 Civic Type R, Aston Martin DB11 And More [TRAILER]

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Another month, another Car Pack! February brings us the latest Forza Horizon 3 Playseat Car Pack for Xbox One and PC. In this new update, a total of seven new vehicles joins the roster: 2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, 1985 Holden HDT VK Commodore Group A, 2016 Honda Civic Type-R, 1970 S800, 1990 Renault Alpine GTA Le Mans, and 2016 Vauxhall Corsa VXR.

The most interesting car in the lineup for me is no doubt the 2016 Honda Civic Type-R. The blistering hot hatch stunned the industry when it shattered the Nurburgring FWD lap record with a time of 7 minute and 50.63 seconds. The Group A Commodore continues Forza's trend to add iconic Australian cars to the Horizon 3 roster.

Check out the Forza Horizon 3 Playseat Car Pack trailer here:

We were given a sneak peak of this February Car Pack when January's PC release of the Rockstar Car Pack accidentally released an unencrypted developer copy of FH3, which leaked a slew of vehicles that have yet to appear in Forza Horizon 3's official lineup. There weren't any major surprises for players that have studied the leak, the latest Car Pack offers a fun mixture of vehicles nonetheless.

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2017 Aston Martin DB11 Photo: Forza

2017 Aston Martin DB11The DB9 is dead. It lived a long life — 12 years is an eternity in the car world — but the grand tourer landscape is vastly different now. Aston Martin has responded to this in kind, with a car that bucks many of the styling features the brand has stood for since the turn of the century. The DB11 is thoroughly modern underhood too, with a 5.2L turbo V12 sending 600 hp to the rear wheels.

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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Photo: Forza

2016 Cadillac ATS-VCadillac’s mission to take it to the German establishment takes another step with the ATS-V. Showing up in FH3 in coupe form, the ATS-V is a smaller, more traditionally-shaped two-door sports coupe after the previous Corvette-engined CTS-V Coupe. The engine is smaller, too: a turbo 3.6L V6 produces a stout 464 hp, putting it squarely in the middle of the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S.

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1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A Photo: Forza

1985 Holden HDT VK Commodore Group AThe “Blue Meanie” lands in Forza Horizon 3! All 502 of these Holden Dealer Team specials came painted in the Formula Blue colour of primary sponsor Mobil. This Peter Brock–fettled homologation special continues Playground Games’ tradition of including an Aussie legend in (nearly) every car pack.

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2016 Honda Civic Type-R Photo: Forza

2016 Honda Civic Type ROne of two hot hatches included in the Playseat Car Pack, the new Type R is a different type of Civic from Honda. Gone are the peaky VTEC engines and subdued styling: a turbo-four punches over 300 hp to the ground through the front wheels, and the exterior is adorned with all matter of vents and aero accoutrements.

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1970 Honda S800 Photo: Forza

1970 Honda S800Players get to enjoy twice the Honda goodness this month with this tiny convertible. A familiar car for Gran Turismo fans, the tiny 791cc engine mounted up front revs to over 9000rpm, delivers 70 hp, and helped the S800 become Honda’s first 100 mph car. After this final model year, The S roadster lineage laid dormant for almost 30 years before the S2000 arrived.

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1990 Renault Alpine GTA Le Mans Photo: Forza

1990 Renault Alpine GTA Le MansA brand with an impressive rally pedigree. A turbo six-cylinder engine mounted in the rear. Nope, it’s not Porsche. The GTA takes a decidedly French approach to the idea of a grand tourer, but that’s all part of the appeal. It should prove a strong performer across the various Australian terrain present in FH3.

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2016 Vauxhall Corsa VXR Photo: Forza

2016 Vauxhall Corsa VXRIf it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The previous-generation hot Corsa was honed into a strong performer with the special Nürburgring Edition, and that car donates a lot of its under-skin bones to the latest pint-size Vauxhall. A 1.6L turbo pumps out over 200 hp through a Remus exhaust, while a Drexler mechanical limited-slip keeps the front end locked to any apex you point that funny little nose at.

 

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