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Free cars on launch day kick off DLC plans for Forza Horizon 2

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Eight cars will be available for free at launch for Forza Horizon 2, kicking off the open-world racer's plan for premium downloadable content and a subscription to receive it.

Forza Horizon 2, which launches Sept. 30, will offer a Car Pass for $24.99, giving subscribers the option to buy, up front, the six car packs to be offered in the future. The $24.99 price represents a $5 discount over what someone would pay if all six packs were bought individually.

Forza Horizon 2 also will offer a "VIP Pass" that delivers five additional cars, doubles the in-game rewards players receive in their events, and offers access to exclusive multiplayer events. The VIP Pass costs $19.99.

Both subscriptions are discounted $10 for those who are currently VIP members of Forza Motorsport 5.

The Launch Bonus Pack of free cars, made available for everyone on day one, includes the following rides:

  • 2003 Ford Focus RS
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 1993 Clio Williams
  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT
  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
  • 1956 Ford F-100

Additionally, the game's demo is available — for Xbox One only — on Xbox Live right now. A version of the game also will launch for Xbox 360 on Sept. 30.

For more on Forza Horizon 2, see Polygon's preview from last week.

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