Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Forza Motorsport 6: First of the "Event Cars"


See this unique looking racing classic from Ferrari? If you're asking how in Thinking Out Loud did I get that unique looking 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P, I just wanna know you still have plenty of time left to take on a very special Can-Am Connection multiplayer league because those who ranked in the 50% through the weeks of January gets this car. Of course, I'm a bit late to say it but this is the final week to take on a special League in FM6 and place in the rankings to score this vintage racing machine.

This is the first of Forza Motorsport 6's "Event Cars", which is broadly similar to unicorns in the past Forza games but unlike those "unicorns" in the past, these "event cars" can only won by placing through the ranks of a certain League you're on in FM6. I'm sure this is the first time I had my hands on this event car but there's more every month so keep playing for more.


To honor my recently acquired Ferrari 314P, I decided to have a go round the whole Indianapolis Motor Speedway and have a quick comparison against McLaren's legendary M8B Can-Am racer, the legend responsible for its six wins in the Can-Am racing in 1969, pushing Bruce McLaren and his team to become one of the most competitive teams in the championship. Believe it or not, I once had a go on this legendary machine during the limited-time multiplayer league involving Can-Am racers and while I'm not concerned about results, I am gunning for a spot at the league rankings until I reached the target ranking percentage. Anyway, while this is no time for sentimental thoughts or rather putting it in my so-called Hobonichi Techo, let's compare these two and see who makes it to the top.

The 312P or specifically the 312PB by some is powered by the flat-12 engine with twin overhead cams, developing 440bhp of power and 258lb-ft of torque, mated with a race-developed 5-speed manual gearbox. Apart from the low centre of gravity benefitted from its engine layout, it features front double wishbones and a rear single top-link, reversed lower wishbone, bolted to its aluminum central monocoque with steel spaceframe. The M8B, on the other hand, comes with the  Chevrolet-derived, 7.0L V8 engine, with a much shorter stroke and a larger bore built by George Bolthoff, producing 635HP of power and 575lb-ft of torque while mated with a 4-speed Hewland manual gearbox. It comes with a massive rear wing mounted high on pylons, allowing this machine to run on softer springs.

Both of these cars are amazingly one-sided in terms of performance and handling thanks to its clever aerodynamics unique to these bewitching racing classics but in the end, there's only one who came out to the top.  The 312 P did it in 1:32.328 while the M8B did it in 1:33.614, meaning that despite the power difference, the Ferrari's low centre of gravity thanks to its boxer-12 engine mounted in the middle really slips through the corners with ease. I was amazed that I won this kind of car.

Anyway, this is your final week to place in the rankings at the Can-Am Connection Multiplayer League in FM6 and stand a chance to win this Ferrari. Enter now.

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