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F1 champion Nico Rosberg reveals “epic” new electric hypercar

Published: 27/Aug/2020 11:37 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 16:46

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the ban on new fossil fuel vehicles creeping ever closer, many celebrities are embracing the culture of electric performance vehicles. Ex-F1 champion Nico Rosberg is among them, revealing his all-new Rimac C_Two hypercar on his YouTube channel.

Many countries are looking to tighten restrictions on pollution caused by gas and diesel engines, meaning EVs will likely become the norm within the next couple of decades. With electrification on the horizon, many rich car enthusiasts are starting to ‘dip their toe’ in the EV waters.

Nico Rosberg is clearly a fan of performance electric vehicles and has revealed his new personal hypercar. The mind-blowingly fast Rimac C_Two.

Rimac C_Two Hypercar
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The Rimac C_Two is the world’s fastest-accelerating production car.

Insane performance figures from the C_Two

With a quoted top speed of 412 km/h, (256mph) 1914hp (equivalent) 2,300nm of instantaneous torque and all-wheel-drive, the C_Two will run rings around all of its conventional combustion-engined rivals.

The Rimac C_Two is not only a ‘green’ hypercar being powered exclusively by batteries, but it is also the fastest-accelerating road-legal car of all time. With a 0-60mph time of just 1.85 seconds, it will literally pin the driver back in their seat as the car accelerates.

Just for some context, that is almost a second faster to 60 than Nico’s old F1 car, which took 2.6 seconds to reach 60 from a standing start.

“So damn epic!”

Nico is clearly in awe of the Rimac’s incredible performance capabilities, calling it “so damn epic” after he fell in love with it at the Geneva Motor Show. This is clearly a long-term investment for him too, saying “for me, it’s just… it’s the future!”

As expected, Nico’s Rimac will be no ordinary C_Two. Speaking about his plans for the car, he explains that there will be a factory visit soon to ‘customize’ his car to his perfect specification.

With performance on-tap and wonderfully ‘green’ eco-credentials, cars such as the Rimac will soon dominate the hypercar sector. If they’re good enough for an ex-F1 champion such as Nico, then electric hypercars are surely good enough for everyone else.

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Forza Horizon 4 Backstage cars list, location & passes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:49

by Kieran Bicknell

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Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 saw a number of updates and changes implemented, with one of the biggest being the introduction of Horizon Backstage. We explain how to access this new area, and give a rundown of all the cars available. 

The Forza Backstage area was added to Forza Horizon 4 as part of the Series 28 update on October 13, 2020.

Allowing players access to exclusive, ultra-rare, and hard-to-find cars, the Backstage area is an exciting new addition to the game. Along with making it easier to find such rare cars, it also makes them far more accessible, as each featured vehicle only costs one ‘Backstage Pass’ rather than millions of credits.

Horizon Backstage LocationHorizon Backstage is located behind the main Horizon Festival stage.

How to access Horizon Backstage

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage can be accessed much the same as the ‘Autoshow’ in the game.

Players can either drive to the physical location found behind the main Horizon Festival Stage, or access via the ‘Autoshow’ menu.

You can also access the area via the pause menu, by selecting “Horizon Backstage” under the ‘Cars’ tab.

Horizon Backstage Car ListEach car costs 1 Backstage Pass, and is limited to one per player.

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage Passes

Each vehicle in the Backstage area is available for purchase by players. Instead of the usual method of obtaining cars via in-game credits or Forzathon points, each vehicle costs 1x Backstage Pass.

These passes are awarded to players once they reach certain milestones in Festival event playlists. Passes are not specific to particular cars, and can be used for any vehicles featured in the backstage area.

Players can also accumulate passes, as they do not have an expiry date. It is important to note, however, that each featured car is limited to only one per player.

Horizon Backstage car votingThe Forza Horizon 4 community has the opportunity to vote which cars make it to Backstage.

Horizon Backstage cars

The cars featured in Horizon Backstage are chosen via community vote. From what we can see, previous cars stick around after their initial period, and currently, players are able to access Backstage featured cars from the previous seven days.

Currently available Horizon Backstage cars:

  • 1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190
  • 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evo
  • 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Hoonicorn Mustang
  • 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  • 2001 TVR Tuscan S