Forza Motorsport 6 may already have a Formula One car in-game in the form of the 2015 Lotus E23 but tomorrow there’ll be a new one, and one of the most legendary F1 cars of all-time at that.
The awesome McLaren MP4/4 will be available as part of a new DLC pack, dubbed the eBay Motors car pack, the car that Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost took to 15 wins and 15 pole positions in the 16-race 1988 Formula One season. And you thought the current Mercedes was dominant!
From the Forza website:
1988 McLaren #12 Honda McLaren MP4/4
On a list of Formula One’s most dominant cars, the MP4/4 sits at the top. After a disappointing season in 1987, McLaren recruited Team Lotus driver Ayrton Senna to join Frenchman Alain Prost in the team’s new car. The legendary drivers piloted the new MP4/4 lowline chassis, which was powered by a screaming Honda V6 turbo engine. The pair won McLaren a Constructors’ Championship by a margin of 134 points in 1988 and gave Senna and Prost a 1-2 finish in the F1 Driver’s Championship. The car won all but one of the 16 races that year, including ten 1-2 finishes. Senna edged out Prost in the F1 Drivers’ Championship, but even more significant was the margin of victory the MP4/4 delivered over its competitors, often lapping not only the back markers but the entire field. The MP4/4’s dominance created a turning point in F1 history – its forward-thinking, heavily-reclined driving position is still echoed in today’s race chassis and its indomitable V6 ended F1’s turbo era until its recent rebirth. In short, when you are driving the MP4/4 in Forza 6, you are driving an incomparable legend.
The eBay Motors Car Pack will be available on November 3rd.