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Top five cars from Forza Horizon 3 you can lease right now

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Author: | Updated: 04 Oct 2016 16:01

If you’re as passionate about gaming as you are about cars, chances are you’ve had your hands glued to your Xbox One controller recently due to the release of Forza Horizon 3.

City Racing in Forza Horizon 3

Audi R8

5.2 FSI [540] V10 2dr S Tronic RWD

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  • 8k Miles p/a

£1,520.09

Per Month, INC VAT

Initial Payment: £13,680.81

Personal Leasing Deal by: Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions

With over 350 cars to choose from, including modern hypercars and iconic classics, a whole world of otherwise-inaccessible motors has been opened up to drivers and gamers. And while you may think the roster of vehicles is out of your price range, you might be wrong.

So while you take your car of choice for a test drive via your computer first, here are five cars from Forza Horizon 3 that are available to lease:

Jaguar F Type Forza Horizon 3

Jaguar F-Type

5.0 Supercharged V8 R 2dr Auto AWD
Average lease price: £1,453

With a 5-litre V8 under the bonnet of the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, you’ll be in for a treat the minute you turn on the ignition. And with a huge 543bhp and 680Nm of torque available at your feet the fun won’t stop there either.

With a road presence increased by stunning sports car looks and punctuated by the long bonnet and short tail, the F-Type also offers thrilling handling and performance brake handling.

And it’s not as impractical as you’d think either – with selectable driving modes at your fingertips it’s a good long-distance GT car when in normal setting but turns into something really special when you put it into Dynamic mode.

 

Lotus Exige Forza Horizon 3

Lotus Exige

3.5 V6 350 Sport 2dr
Average lease price: £1,226

If there’s one word to describe this car, it’s ‘relentless’. It’s built to go fast and be enjoyable and that’s exactly what it does.

When your foot touches the pedal, the 3.5 V6 engine responds instantly and the car accelerates at break neck speed, all the way up to 120mph which is when the aero-effects kick in. What’s best is that as you’re getting up to that top-speed it sounds exactly like you’d expect a race car to sound.

With handling that is usually reserved for race car drivers, the Exige S grips the road hard, changes direction electrically and is outstanding in all aspects of the drive experience.

Nissan GTR Forza Horizon 3

Nissan GT-R

3.8 [550] Premium 2dr Auto
Average lease price: £1,420

Yes, you can lease one of the fastest accelerating production cars in the world, and while you may turn your nose up at the badge it will be at your peril as it outperforms everything on this list.

With utterly ludicrous velocity, out of this world handling, and a pretty reasonable price (well, in comparison), the GT-R is without a shadow of a doubt Nissan’s finest hour as a manufacturer.

With break-neck acceleration of 0-62 in 2.7 secs and an engine that sounds like it’s creating the most powerful vacuum this side of Cern, you won’t get a faster lease.

Maserati Ghibli Forza Horizon 3

Maserati Ghibli

V6 S 4dr Auto
Average lease price: £951

While reviews vary regarding the performance, styling, and everything else about the Maserati Ghibli S, one thing that remains positive about the brand is the power of its badge and for a lot of people that’s enough of a draw.

Named after an African desert wind, the S performance version of the Ghibli has 404 hp thanks to its twin turbo charged 3.0 V6 engine. That means the drive and handling are as hot and quick as its namesake. Strange for something which markets itself as a luxury saloon rather than a sport car…

Subaru WRX STi Forza Horizon 3

Subaru WRX STi

2.5 WRX STi Type UK 4dr
Average lease price: £541

There was a time when you would see Subaru Impreza’s on the road almost as often as a Ford Focus. The popularity fizzled out almost as quickly as it had appeared, but the Japanese manufacturer has attempted to reignite that spark among drivers with its WRX STi model.

The strange thing is, other than the name nothing much has changed. Just like the Impreza, the WRX STi comes with a 2.5-litre turbocharged engine, six-speed manual transmission, 4WD capability, the distinctive and unmistakable rear wing, outstanding grip levels and bargain lease pricing, meaning the cult of the rally racer will live on for years to come.

As the most affordable lease on the list, it still brings with it a prestigious badge and outstanding performance. In fact, it’s like the Impreza never went away.

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If you’re feeling particularly flush and impetuous:

There are plenty more cars available to lease that you can find in Forza Horizon 3. If your bank balance has more zeros on it than I’m used to seeing, you might also be interested in these cars:

Aston Martin Vantage V12 Forza Horizon 3

Aston Martin Vantage

V12 Vantage Roadster S 2dr Sportshift III
Average lease price: £3,202

Audi R8 V10 Forza Horizon 3

Audi R8

5.2 FSI V10 Quattro 2dr
Average lease price: £2,185

Lamborghini Huracan Forza Horizon 3

Lamborghini Huracan

LP 610-4 2dr LDF
Average lease price: £4,124

Maserati GranTurismo Sport Forza Horizon 3

Maserati GranTurismo

V8 Sport 2dr MC Auto Shift
Average lease price: £1,842

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