Gaming as a car guy isn’t always about choosing the fastest, wildest vehicle you can get your hands on and racing it to within an inch of its digital life (or flipping it on a bend again). Sometimes you’ve just got to kick back and enjoy something slower.
Ford has just announced that among the latest additions to the Forza Horizon 4 universe is the classic Transit VanMkI from 1965. Nice.
The van’s big, boxy proportions and relatively powerful engine meant that it quickly became a default tool for builders, bakers and bank robbers everywhere. It was a vast success, creating the panel van segment as we know it today and rendered now on Forza Horizon 4 in the spectacularly dull grey of its youth.
It’s modelled on the real example held at Ford of Britain’s wonderful heritage collection. The immaculately-kept MkI was photographed from as many as 1000 different angles inside and out, to allow Forza’s 3D modelling team enough data to work from.
As such the van is said to be perfectly rendered, right down to the detail of its door hinge bolts. Miko Russell, Forza Horizon 4 photographer, said:
“The Ford Transit is such a unique car that we wanted to have the very first one in the game. We like to switch it up on people a little bit.”