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Shmee150 explains why custom prototype Audi SUV is a Lamborghini-killer

Published: 9/Sep/2020 15:24 Updated: 9/Sep/2020 16:01

by Kieran Bicknell

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Built to celebrate 125 years of German tuning house ABT, The ABT RSQ8-R is a limited-production tuned SUV that will leave the likes of the Lamborghini Urus in its rear-view mirror. 

YouTuber Shmee150 may be best-known for his collection of “Shmeemobiles” but often reviews tuned, limited-edition cars such as this, and he’s a big fan of ABT’s latest creation.

Based upon the Audi RSQ8 sports SUV, the ABT RSQ8-R ‘turns it up to 11’ by boosting the power output up to 740hp. With a top speed of 195mph, this tuned SUV beats the likes of the Lamborghini Urus with ease.

The looks of this ‘super SUV’ haven’t been left untouched either. Featuring a “monstrous” carbon-fiber body kit, new styling, unique rear exhaust diffuser, and full stainless-steel exhaust system; This bright-green RSQ8-R definitely makes a statement wherever it goes.

ABT RSQ8-R Prototype
YouTube: Shmee150
The RSQ8-R is a tuned version of the Audi RSQ8 SUV.

“A very comfortable place to be”

It seems that despite these upgrades and customizations, the car still drives as you’d expect a high-end SUV to, with Shmee calling it “a very comfortable place to be” which may come as a surprise given the extensive modifications made to both the interior and exterior of the car.

Shmee has often been vocal about his feelings towards ‘Super SUVs’ calling them “controversial” as they are a clash between two different worlds of automotive styling and characteristics.

That said, he is outwardly supportive of ABTs previous models, calling them “a lot of fun to drive,” so this may be the SUV that changes his mind.

“King of the SUVs”

Immediately he is impressed by the RSQ8-R, making the most of the ‘dynamic’ mode with its upgraded exhaust and performance. Full of praise, he says the handling and response is “quite enjoyable” and that “the steering is 100%,” even comparing it to the Urus itself.

Testing out the performance of the ABT edition on the infamous Autobahn, Shmee watches the numbers climb with “phenomenal ease” up to the standard cars’ top speed before having to brake due to traffic.

Despite his previous uncertainty around performance SUVs, Shmee himself has been converted by the ABT RSQ8-R, labeling it the “king of the SUVs” and saying “it ticks more boxes than I ever thought it would” – a glowing recommendation indeed.

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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