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Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 coming to Forza Motorsport 3


Not everyone has the opportunity to race in such a historical race as the LeMans, but gamers everywhere can explore the hidden twists and turns in Forza Motorsport 3 and now they can do it with a new orange racer. Spyker announced today that the newC8 Laviolette LM85 will be featured as the free car of the month for the Forza 3 Motorsport Exotic Car pack released on May 11, 2010 for 400 Microsoft Points.

"We’ve created something very special and unique with the LM85," said Victor Muller, Spyker CEO. "It’s very exciting to share our creation and passion with the Xbox and Forza Motorsport community, and we can’t wait to see how players put it through the paces on the track."

The LM85 is powered by an Audi-sourced 4.2-liter V8 engine producing 400 bhp. It accelerates from 0-62 mph in just 4.5 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 185 mph. The real C8 Laviolette LM85 was limited to 24 units, but, thankfully, the digital version will not have a unit cap.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Spyker and Xbox are injecting the passion and thrill of Le Mans, one of the world’s toughest motorsport challenges, into Xbox 360’s most successful racing game, Forza Motorsport 3, just one month ahead of the iconic race on June 12-13.

The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 is available as the gift car of the Exotic Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 3, which was released on 11 May for 400 Microsoft Points. Spyker Spyker is one of the world’s most exclusive car brands, and this is the first opportunity for Xbox 360 gamers to virtually race one of its cars.

The real-world limited-edition Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 celebrates the participation of Spyker’s works racing team – Spyker Squadron – in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The ‘LM85’ name reflects the starting number of Spyker Squadron’s GT2 race cars at Le Mans since its first entry in 2002. Only 24 examples are being produced.

“We’ve created something very special and unique with the LM85,” said Victor Muller, Spyker CEO. “It’s very exciting to share our creation and passion with the Xbox and Forza Motorsport community, and we can’t wait to see how players put it through the paces on the track.”

The LM85 features a race-inspired body and stiff spaceframe chassis, both in lightweight aluminium, and all-round fully independent double wishbone suspension. Its naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 Audi engine generates 400 ps at 6,800 rpm and 480 Nm torque at just 3,500 rpm. An excellent power-to-weight ratio ensures that LM85 accelerates from 0-62 mph/0-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 185 mph/300 kph.

The LM85 is finished in a distinctive burnt almond orange colour, with contrasting Gun Metal ‘S’ logo and charcoal-tinted polycarbonate roof panels.

The LM85 is the newest addition to Forza Motorsport 3’s massive stable of cars from around the world. Available exclusively on Xbox 360, Forza Motorsport 3 is the only racing game that lets players collect, paint and tune more than 400 of the world’s most exotic and exquisite cars then put them to the test on more than 100 tracks from around the globe. Whether you’re a first time player or seasoned racing game pro, Forza Motorsport 3 delivers an experience where everyone can have fun behind the wheel of their dream car.



14 comments:

Well, they are offering a steering version for this game unlike the traditional controllers. And I think aside from the graphics there are a lot of new features install in this car game.

Forza has a current installation for this car game, the Motorsprt 4 and will be released in the 11th of October. Well, lets just hope they will not move that date. For sure everyone is excited to play this game.

The good thing about a car game is that it gives you an opportunity to drive the rarest and the hottest car in the world of sportscar! And the for the Forza, I really love car games but I think I will not consider to purchase this one for GT5 is much better than this!

It would be a great opportunity to watch a historical racing car in one of the most iconic racing track event – the Le Mans. BTW, is the C8 Laviolette LM85 an exclusive production or it can be purchase?

yeah, me too i like the color of that car. look so sporty.

yeah, me too i like the color of that car. look so sporty.

Wasn’t sure i liked it at first, but i think the orange and silver scheme is pretty neat with the darker wheels.

One of the most unique car I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Seriously!

Thats a cool car!, the Laviolette. I want to test this car on Forza but I still have to wait because I can’t buy it yet.

Hate to burst your bubble but..."Xbox gamers" have been able to drive Spyker C8 Laviolette LWB in Project Gotham Racing 4, released in 2007 exclusively for the Xbox 360.

Are they going to use the same color as the image projects? If so, this c8 joins the 24 lemans then it’s competing with the Audi R8. Good luck to the C8.

At last the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 has reveal and the exterior design was surprisingly amazing because its true that this car have the uniqueness.

Only 24? Well I guess 10 percent of this babies will introduce to racing... And the remaining percent is for private use.

What a mouthwatering sports car! The color tone is very impressive.. I love it.

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