When I reviewed Forza Motorsports 5 I loved the game, but I felt there were not enough tracks. Turn 10 is doing what it can to change that with a new pack of downloadable content (DLC). The new track is Road America, the legendary race circuit nestled in the thumb of Wisconsin near Elkhart Lake.
Long time Forza fans will know the name, as Road America has been in previous games, but they are not going to recognize the new track in Forza 5. It has been completely redone from the ground up using all the new technology and effects built into Forza 5. The result is a track that feels so real the old versions of the game can’t compete.
The best part about this new DLC map, it is 100-percent free for everybody. Just turn on your shiny new Xbox One, head to the storefront and download the map. Turn 10 Studios has also made sure to integrate the map fully into the game. Road America will immediately become part of all your single player and online interactions. It will blend in smoothly, as though the map came with the game to begin with.
If you decided to buy the Car Pass, I have even more good news. A new pack of cars dubbed the Road America Booster Pack adds five new machines to your arsenal, and it is a “free bonus” for you. It won’t count towards your six car packs that came with the Car Pass.
Hey, Turn 10, thanks for being so awesome. Everyone here at TopSpeed.com and all the Forza 5 players out there appreciate it.
Hit the jump to learn more about the new cars included in the Road America Booster Pack.
The Road America Booster Pack features five new cars to race, collect and customize in Forza Motorsports 5. These cars include:
2006 #2 Audi Sport North America R8
This is the machine Audi used to begin its domination of endurance racing before it switched to that TDI powered, closed-cockpit machines it uses today.
1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
This is the last year of the C4 geneartion ZR-1 models to roll out of the Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant. With a 400+ horsepower engine designed by Lotus, the C4 ZR-1 was one of the fasted production cars of its era.
If you don’t recognize the name, you will recognize the car. The 365 GTB/4 is also known as the Ferrari Daytona, the-V12 powered grand tourer that entranced the world with its stunning looks.
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Lots of Mustangs have a heritage and a following, but there are few models of ’Stang that have garnered the desire, lust and attention of the fastback Mach 1 models. This car needs little introduction.
The SL 65 AMG is already a bonkers car with its 6.0-liter turbocharged V12, but the Black Series cranks things up to 11 with larger turbos that boosted horsepower up from 604 to 661. If you want a topless rocket, you will be hard pressed to find one better than the SL 65 Black.
Forza Becomes Fastest-Selling Racing Game in Xbox History
Today, Turn 10 Studios announced "Forza Motorsport 5" is the fastest selling Forza Motorsport game ever. "Forza Motorsport 5" has been embraced by Xbox One fans worldwide, with more than one-third of console owners purchasing the game since its November 22 launch, making it the best-selling racing game by console attach over the past decade1.
Since launch, the Forza Motorsport community has been busy and their lifelike Drivatars have worked tirelessly to populate friend’s races and challenges. In total, Drivatars have competed in more than 1 billion races since launch, showcasing that Forza Motorsport and Xbox are home to the most passionate fans of racing video games. In tandem, players have amassed 653 million road miles; which is equivalent to circling the Earth 49,223 times. Players have also participated in more than 94 million races, putting in a combined 8 million hours of total gameplay.
The robust livery editor tools have been embraced by the Forza Motorsport community, from both content creators to fans that simply want to customize the cars in their garage. Community members have created hundreds of thousands of liveried cars, comprised of more than 66 million individual design layers.
Road America Available Today For Free
Turn 10 Studios also announced Road America, one of the world’s premier tracks will arrive as the first track add-on update for "Forza Motorsport 5". Available for free, Forza Motorsport fans can take a spin on the legendary high-speed straights and challenging turns on one of the oldest and most distinguished of all the tracks in North America, brought to life in spectacular detail and functionality on Xbox One.
Road America is being offered as a fully-integrated addition into the "Forza Motorsport 5" experience and will be automatically added into the Career events for the racing career. Players will be able to take part in races on the circuit in both the main Career events as well as Career bonus events which are available after a Mini-Career series is complete.
In addition, for the first time in Forza Motorsport, Road America will also feature four alternate ribbons that will test the limits of each player’s skill. Players will also now find new Road America-themed events in Rivals Mode and in the multiplayer lobbies.
Also releasing today is the Road America Booster Pack, featuring five cars to collect, drive and customize in "Forza Motorsport 5." This five-car pack is a free bonus to "Forza Motorsport 5" Car Pass owners, and is in addition to the six monthly DLC packs that Car Pass owners will receive through May 2014. The five cars include the 2006 #2 Audi Sport North America R8, 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4, 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1, and the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series.