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You Can Now Drive A Mercedes-Benz Racing Truck In 'Forza Motorsport 6'

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We genuinely didn't see that one coming.

Since its launch last year, "Forza Motorsport 6" has offered many a novelty car that you wouldn't expect to find in a racing game. The Ford Transit and GMC Vandura vans have been in the title from day one, for instance, with the likes of the two Hot Wheels cars, the Rolls-Royce Dawn, that huge armored thing from "Fast Five" and even a car from the Fallout video game series added afterwards. In spite of that track record, though, we were still surprised to see the star addition of this month's Forza Motorsport 6 Car Pack.

Headlining the "Turn 10 Select Car Pack" is a Mercedes-Benz Actros truck, arguably the most distinctive vehicle to ever grace a Forza game.

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What makes this behemoth even more incredible is that this isn't your standard heavy duty goods vehicle. As you can tell from the livery, this monster of a machine is the Tankpool24 Racing Team's version, as seen in the FIA European Truck Racing Championship. How the idea of turning a cross-continent load lugger into a 1,000 hp+ racer came about is anyone's guess, but we're glad whoever conjured that idea up did. We're even more in awe of the Turn 10 Studios employee(s) who had the balls to suggest that a racing truck should be featured in "Forza Motorsport 6." The noteworthy vehicle lineup doesn't just end there, however. While nothing is as crazy as this Mercedes truck there are a few other notable cars in this pack.

Joining the Mercedes is the tiny BMW Isetta microcar (the first ever three-wheeler to feature in a Forza game, no less), the stunning McLaren 570S supercar, the first-gen Fiat 124 Spider and the asymmetric Brawner Hawk single-seater that Mario Andretti used in 1969 to win the Indy 500 and the USAC National Championship. A GT3-spec Jaguar XK and a Chevrolet Cruze touring car round out the contents of this downloadable content pack. With a price of $7, the pack isn't cheap, but we'd be lying if we said we wouldn't want to take that utterly insane ETRC Mercedes-Benz for a spin in "Forza Motorsport 6."