The Doritos Car Pack is now available Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport 7 racing videogame, giving players 7 new cars to drive on tracks and roads around the world. It is part of the Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass, which is available for separate purchase or as part of the Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition.

While new to the game, the models are varied in actual age, having been sold in 6 different decades, with classic racers and SUVs of different eras. One of them is the 1926 Bugatti Type 35 which is one of the oldest models to appear on Forza games. The racing cars by Ettore Bugatti dominated races in the early decades of the 20th century.

The 1926 model utilized a Roots supercharger that made the marque a legend in racing. Players can experience what it’s like to drive a car of that era with a 2-litre in-line 8-cylinder engine and rolling on little more than bicycle tyres with crazy-looking positive camber in the front!

BMW 328

Another classic racing car is the BMW 328 (shown above) which many feel was the model which was the beginning of ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’. With just 80 bhp – which at the time was pretty outstanding for a 2-litre straight six – and weighing just over 810 kgs, it was a nimble car on twisty roads. Racing versions of the 328 built specially for the Mille Miglia 1,000-mile road race were a force to be reckoned with.

The 1962 Porsche 804 (pictured below) is also part of the Doritos Car Pack and it was developed during that brief period when the marque raced in Formula 1. While power and handling were not quite at the levels top F1 teams of the era were capable of, the 804 was air-cooled and therefore had a weight advantage. With Dan Gurney at the wheel, Porsche got their first F1 win at the French Grand Prix. Forza Motorsport 7 players can drive this piece of Porsche history and experience what it was like.

Porsche 804

Though not a racing car, the 1955 Chevrolet 150 Utility Sedan was a powerful car that police departments liked. Its ‘Turbo-Fire’ V8 produced 180 bhp which was good enough to chase the bad guys. The simplicity and purity of the 150 also attracted early hot-rodders. The car in the game can be customized as a drag racer or oval track runner.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Fast forward to 2018 and there are the two latest models in the Doritos Car Pack – the Porsche Cayenne Turbo (above) and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (below). Both are high-performance SUVs and unlike SUVs of earlier years, these can take on winding mountain roads and give an exhilarating rather than terrifying. Experiencing the 707 bhp in the Trackhawk would certainly change anyone’s mind about the SUV being merely a ‘family friendly’ car.

Jeep Trackhawk

Nissan Safari Patrol

To understand what it was like to drive the old SUVs, there’s a 1985 Nissan Safari/Patrol (above). This was what the ‘traditional’ SUVs were like and they could be a handful to drive at speed. Luxury and comfort were secondary to brutal versatility and character, with off-road capability the strong point.

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