Few vehicles have been as hyped as the C8 Corvette. Everyone wants one, but the unfortunate truth is not everyone can afford one, and even if they could, high demand means many people have a log wait until delivery. Luckily, the world of video games exists, and Forza Horizon 4 players will soon be able to drive the mid-engined C8 Corvette Stingray virtually.
The C8 Corvette is coming in the next Forza Horizon 4 update, slated to arrive January 14. If you’re not familiar with the game, Forza has a monthly update that runs a “Festival Playlist” over the course of four weeks. Each week is a new season, and brings a number of challenges, some of which unlock cars that can’t be bought outright in the game. In the case of the C8 Corvette, you’ll have to unlock the car in one of these challenges to be able to own and drive it.
Given the fact that we only have the base C8 Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible in real life, Forza Horizon 4 is including a base Corvette Coupe for players to drive. Still, you’ll be getting to experience the 495 hp LT2 V8 and all of the glorious naturally aspirated pushrod V8 sounds that come with it. You’ll also be able to drive it in a completely open world format, set in the UK.
It should also be interesting for players to compare the new Corvette to previous versions, which are in Forza. It could be interesting to see how the base C8 Corvette compares to the C7 Corvette Z06 in a straight line and in lap times.
Based on Chevrolet’s pictures you’ll be able to choose to have stripes or not, and it’s safe to assume the entire C8 color palette will be available when you first unlock the car. Interestingly, one of Chevy’s shots shows the Corvette in a top down view with the targa roof panel removed. Forza Horizon 4 doesn’t currently allow players to put convertible tops up or down, but maybe the C8 Corvette will be the first to allow this.
Of course, one of the best parts of Forza is the customization options. For people frustrated with the limited tuning options available on the C8 Corvette due to the ECU, Forza won’t have the same limitations. Twin turbos, supercharger, engine swaps, exhaust, intake, wheels, aero… it’s all on the table. We can’t wait to see what C8 fans come up with in Forza Horizon 4 with no limits.