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The 1983 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution is a sports car that appears in the Jalopnik Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 3 and in Forza Motorsport 4. It also appears in the Duracell Car Pack for Forza Horizon 3 and in Forza Motorsport 7.

The 242 Turbo Evolution is a limited run of turbocharged models that were sold in 1983 for Group A homologation. It was exclusively sold in North America, where it is known as the 'Flatnose' by car enthusiasts as its hood was only present on European models.


When you think Volvo, the first thought to come to mind may be of safety and reliability. However, this race-bred homologation special should also inspire thoughts of performance that drove a half a decade of Group A racing. The 242 Turbo Evolution, also known as the Flatnose for its unique sheet metal, sports a large Garret turbocharger with intercooler as well as special springs and ventilated brakes. The 500 models created were almost all sold in the U.S., with some 30 models sent back to Europe to go racing. This is one brick that really flies.


Icon ForzaMotorsport3 Wide Speed 4.9 
Handling 4.2 
Acceleration 4.4 
Launch 4.7 
Handling 4.1 
E 212
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 7,500 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Jalopnik Car Pack
Top Speed: missing data Body Style: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Speed 4.5 
Handling 3.9 
Acceleration 6.2 
Launch 6.2 
Braking 3.9 
D 297
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 5,000 CR
Top Speed: 145.3 mph  (233.8 km/h) Body Style: Sports Car
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.100 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 140.6 ft (42.9 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 388.3 ft (118.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.77 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.73 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 5.3 
Handling 6.6 
Acceleration 3.8 
Braking 3.8 
? PI
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 21,000 CR
Top Speed: 142.1 mph  (228.6 km/h) Division: Showroom Rally
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.100 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.218 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 150.3 ft (45.8 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 375.2 ft (114.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.98 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.92 g
Collection Tier: 1 - Common (+40)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 5.2 
Handling 4.8 
Acceleration 6.7 
Launch 6.8 
Braking 4.9 
C 512
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 45,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Duracell Car Pack
Top Speed: 141.3 mph  (227.4 km/h) Championship: Classic Rally
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.100 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 176.8 ft (53.9 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 432.5 ft (131.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.74 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.74 g


The 242 Turbo Evolution is based on a light rear-wheel drive platform that only weighs 2141 lb (971 kg) and has a front weight distribution of 54%. The B21FT codenamed engine is a 2.1 litre inline-four with an overhead camshaft and turbocharging. It offers 225 hp (168 kW) and 250 ft·lb (339 N·m) of torque, and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission.[2]


Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide 3.0L I6 Turbo (Volvo S60 R-Design) (D 372)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally (C 535)
3.2L I6 (C 533)
6.2L V8 (C 555)
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide AWD Drivetrain (D 331)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD Drivetrain (C 523)


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  • The 242 Turbo Evolution does not feature any aspiration conversions for its stock engine in each of its Xbox 360 appearance.


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  2. Fan page for the 242 Turbo Evolution

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