Thursday, December 8, 2016
Forza Horizon 3: The Golden Bowtie Boy
For some reasons I don't understand, those that reached their 50th year have this thing they called Golden Anniversary because some say 50 years is half a century and half a century is considered to be the golden years. For 2016, the Chevrolet Camaro celebrated its 50th anniversary when the first one was launched in 1966, meaning that Chevrolet's iconic sportscar is in its golden years.
The Chevrolet Camaro is now on its sixth generation and while it looks vaguely similar to the previous model that made famous for being Bumblebee from the Transformers films, the new model sees a vast improvement from the way it performs courtesy of its all-new platform and a choice of three different engine configurations. The one shown is a similar 6.2L V8 engine from the C7 Corvette. Although it's naturally aspirated, its V8 noise is still a school of hard rocks even on a new look and some clever suspension stuff that is as modern as any European sportscar can get but don
t get too easy because no matter how classy or sophisticated this chassis is, it's still as savage as any American muscle cars can get and you don't have time to feel numb while driving one because that dynamic character really is catered for the driver who demands more.
Of course, you don't get a Camaro in Australia in real life because once you smuggle it and convert it to right hand drive, you'll just empty your briefcase load of cash because of its shipping rate, RHD conversion rate, and the dreaded luxury tax imposed by the Australian government, but here in Forza Horizon 3, this golden boy's a visionary because while it spends time in the Land Down Under, notably the universal automotive playground where newly launched cars get their PR screen time through Australian roads, its star factor is truly original and while its preparing its role as the new Bumblebee in the upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight film, the Camaro will have a senior debut on Australian roads as the camera is rolling on this golden boy for my latest masterpiece.
But first, to the dressing room!
Reminiscent of something from a not too distant past, a special Camaro SS was made featuring the same color theme as Hibiki Ganaha from THE IDOLM@STER series. I once used it on the last-gen Camaro Z/28 back in FH2, and then another for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat in FM6, so with the Platinum Stars-inspired look in the all-new Camaro, looks like the studio executive agrees with this look and he loves to see this so-called Camaro SS Hibiki SP in action so places, everyone. Let's get this film rolling! Today's clip I'll be making involves a rivalry of two iconic muscle cars in a series of four different locations where the finale will throw them under the loop. I'm talking about the Camaro-Mustang rivalry, of course, and this sixth-generation Camaro is taking part of the action where the muscle car wars reached its highest level.
So, what do you think? Thanks to Camaros and Mustangs, the muscle car rivalry is what made American cars great, although I don't like using the word "great" when I visualize how American things are for some reasons, but still, the studio executive agrees with this view.
The sixth-generation Camaro continues the Camaro lineage as well as the five-decade long rivalry between Camaros and Mustangs but if you're willing to check out how the new Camaro stacks up from the competition, a stock one won't be a necessary one because with the opposition showing off their battle-ready versions, looks like it's going to be a tough slob for the new model but with some script rewrites, you'll never know what's next for them. Well, looks like the Camaro has done its hour of fame here but I can't wait to do some more masterpiece around the Land Down Under because with cars enjoying their fame Down Under, they're becoming originals and visionaries in their own roles. Until then, it's a wrap!