What you need to know
- The Forza Horizon 4: Lego Speed Champions expansion is available right now.
- It features a new world full of Lego challenges and blocky vehicles.
- Contrary to rumors, Lego cars and regular cars can race together
- You can purchase the expansion for $20 through the Microsoft Store.
At E3 2019, Microsoft announced that Forza Horizon 4 was getting a new expansion soon. So soon in fact that it would launch on June 13. While everyone expected it to be "Hot Wheels 2," the "Lego Speed Champions" reveal blew racing fans away. Instead of rehashing content, it's great to see that the team is working on bringing new experiences to racing fans on Xbox One and PC. Due to this, Lego Speed Champions may just be one of the best expansions ever made.
According to our very own Richard Devine, "Given the destructible nature of the Forza Horizon world already, the addition of Lego bricks is sure to make for an interesting experience." You can read his preview here which talks about an all-new valley filed with Lego brick structures, the "Falcon Speedway," and how far you can jump in the "Super Mega Awesome Adventure Stunt Park."
While the Lego Speed Champions expansion features varied Lego environments like a city, airport, space ship crash site, pirate cove, and more, there aren't that many cars which follow the aesthetic. Luckily, that's about to change very soon. Today, Lego announced that the 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 will be the latest vehicle to receive the Lego Speed Champions treatment. While a physical set will be available at a later date, the game will make its debut in Forza Horizon 4 this summer. The news was first reported by CarScoops. The outlet said the following about the iconic vehicle.
Not only was the sports car the first 911 Turbo but it was actually built to gain homologation for the 1976 racing season. It also proved to be a runaway success for Porsche's road car division. In 3.0-liter specification, the car's turbocharged flat-six pumped out 256 HP at 5500 RPM... This was enough to send early models to 60 MPH... in a touch over five seconds and through to a top speed of 155 MPH.
We'll keep you posted as soon as we know when the 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 will join Lego Speed Champions. Hopefully the wait won't be too long. You can purchase the expansion for $20 through the Microsoft Store, and the critically-acclaimed game is going for $42 on Amazon.
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