Celebrate Brabham And Alfa Romeo’s Return In Forza 7

Manufacturers come and manufacturers go – in the automotive industry as in racing. This year we’ll mark the return of both Alfa Romeo to Formula One and of the Brabham name to the industry. And you can celebrate both with the latest additions to Forza Motorsport 7.

The video game’s March Car Pack is headlined by the inclusion of the 1977 Brabham BT45B, which was not only one of Brabham’s last F1 challengers, but Alfa Romeo’s as well.

Designed by the legendary Gordon Murray (of McLaren F1 fame) and fielded by the Martini Racing Team, the car performed respectably – if not remarkably – in the 1977 FIA Formula One World Championship. It scored four podium finishes that season at the hands of John Watson, Carlos Pace, and Hans-Joachim Stuck, ending the season in fifth place.

An evolution of the same finished third the following season, with Niki Lauda winning two races. And that was about as admirably as Alfa Romeo ever fared in the modern history of grand-prix racing.

The Brabham-Alfa isn’t the only new addition to Forza 7, though. Along with it, the programmers at Turn 10 Studios have added the classic 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider, the 1983 Jaguar XJR-5 Group 44 racer, Paul Newman’s 1988 Nissan 300ZX, and the new Lincoln Continental, Chevy Colorado ZR2, and Volvo XC90 R-Design.

They’ve also tweaked the livery editor and added telemetry and ticker functions to the new Spectate mode – all of which promises to make the gameplay just a little more engaging and enjoyable.

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  • I really hate reading the comment section of that video in YT. Half of the car in this pack are awesome.

    Also, it’s pretty weird seeing Brabham car of that era without the Martini stripes, can they do it like in PCars, just use the stripes without the word Martini?

    • R55

      Because they insist on bringing in off road vehicles or SUV’s. Some people paid £40 for that season pass, and it has been the worst since Forza’s inception.

      This pack has been one of the only good ones.

      • I know about the crops of SUV and Trucks, which people think are useless but reportedly Forza is working on off road expansion pack in the future.

        Most of people complained about race car that no one ever ask for, you know kids don’t know how awesome 935, Brabham or pre-War Bugatti.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I’m no gamer but that Bob Tulius Jag looks tasty.

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