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Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport

  Forza Motorsport is a racing video game made specifically for the XBox game console. It was brought out on May 3, 2005 and marked the beginning of the Forza revolution. Since then, Microsoft has released two other versions with Forza 4 currently under development. Forza Motorsport features 231 cars ranging from Honda Civic and Ford Focus models to Ferrari Enzo and Audi R8 models.

Remember that memorable Forza 5 "Filmspeed" ad featuring the 2014 McLaren MP4-12C that was shown a few weeks ago?

We admit that we still can’t get enough of it, specifically the process that was involved in actually making the video. What a lot of people didn’t know from the video was that no less than Tanner Foust, the same guy who hosts Top Gear USA, was the man behind the wheel of the MP4-12C.

Coming from the man who was responsible for driving the supercar to make sure that the angles were all hit on the right spots, Foust takes us on a behind-the-scenes look on how the video ad came to be. It’s a fascinating look at one of the most creative ads we’ve seen in a while.

Trust us: if you liked the commercial when you first saw it, this episode of Life in the Foust Lane will give you a deeper level of appreciation of Forza Motorsport’s Filmspeed animation.

Click past the jump to watch the video in all its awesome glory

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Microsoft’s continued promotion for the upcoming release of Forza Motorsport has gone to a whole new level after announcing that it was fielding a specially prepared Holden VF Commodore to compete at the 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the V8 Supercar Series’ equivalent of Formula One ’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Since Bathurst will be included as one of the race tracks in Forza 5, it represented an opportunity for Microsoft and its subsidiary studio, Turn 10 (the folks who made the game!), to capitalize on promoting the highly anticipated game ahead of its November 22 release, while also turning some heads with an incredibly worked-on Holden VF Commodore race car.

The car came to life as a collaborative project between Triple Eight Race Engineering and Xbox Australia, with the intention of running it up Bathurst in the hopes of actually winning the crown jewel race of the V8 Supercar Series calendar.

The race car’s emerald green color is direct homage to the Xbox’s traditional color, while all the bells and whistles of a full-fledged race car were all installed. Exterior components, like a front lip spoiler, the wider wheel arches, the side lamps and the large rear wing, can be found on the VF Commodore. It’s the same story with the interior where all the usual accessories of the road car were taken out to accommodate all the safety equipment that is required for race cars.

Finally, the Xbox One Racing VF Commodore boasts of a 5.0-liter, V-8 engine that produces 650 horsepower, allowing it to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds to go with a top speed of 185 mph.

Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Holden VF Commodore

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In this high-tech world, pretty much everything you see on the screen is computer generated. However, the new "Filmspeed" — the latest ad spot for Forza Motorsport 5 — is a little bit different. It was filmed one frame at a time using a high-speed video camera bolted into the engine block of a McLaren 12C supercar .

The 12C supercar runs on a racetrack and it blasts past 680 frames printed on aluminum panels at a maximum filming speed of 120 mph. Now this is the right way of filming a great video, don’t you agree? Of course a professional driver and a close track were used, so you shouldn’t try this at home.

So, even though this may look like it was computed generated, what you’re watching was shot via camera. Check out the video to see for yourself how the filming was made.

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The constant back and forth between Sony and Turn 10 Studios figures to have no let-up now until the release of their respective video game franchises, Gran Turismo 6 and Forza 5.

Sony scored a huge coup with the recent announcement that it had tied up with numerous automakers for its Vision Turismo feature for GT6. In response, Turn 10 announced that it had added Laguna Seca and Spa Francorchamps as part of its new content.

Ok, it’s not exactly going to blow up interest for the game the way Vision Turismo did but it shouldn’t also be underestimated given the rash of new technology and gameplay features that the Xbox One is expected to come in.

So don’t sleep on this announcement because we all know that the two of the toughest race tracks to play in any video game are Laguna Seca and Spa. Now that both tracks have been confirmed to be a part of Forza 5, anybody who plays the franchise will understand the challenges that come in winning races on those two venues.

Click past the jump to watch the latest trailer for Forza 5

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McLaren , in cooperation with Xbox, will offer one lucky gamer the possibility to be a passenger in the McLaren P1 supercar at the famous Goodwood Hill course. Along with this, the winner will be part of McLaren’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The contest follows the recent announcement of the McLaren P1 as the cover star for the forthcoming Forza Motorsport 5 game.

Talking about the new contest, Greg Levine, Sales and Marketing Director, McLaren Automotive said: "This is an exciting time for both McLaren and Microsoft, with both brands launching true game-changers on to the market in the shape of the McLaren P1 and Forza Motorsport 5 on the Xbox One. We share key values, employ cutting-edge technologies and both strive to innovate through groundbreaking methods."

To enter the competition, all you have to do is visit www.ForzaMcLarenRide.com, like the page and you will be automatically entered in the competition.

Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren P1.


With the recent announcement of the impending arrival of the XBox One, McLaren and Turn 10 Studios have made that development much more exciting.

Sure, Forza Motorsport 5 will be launched to coincide with the XBox One. But what really got our attention was the competition that would see the winner be afforded the opportunity to be the first to ride onboard an actual P1 supercar.

Talk about a contest with a prize that’s worth all the trouble. All you need to do is visit the official Facebook competition app page, watch the launch video, which you can see after the jump, and guess the location of the starting grid in the trailer using an embedded map in the app.

Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, it should be. What’s going to be difficult though is the expected number of entries in the competition, making it more difficult for any one of us to score the winning ride. But even if we don’t get the top prize, there’s still that matter of winning a tour of the McLaren Technical Centre as a second prize of a third prize of an "exclusive gift pack".

Sounds pretty enticing, right?

Click past the jump to watch the video

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Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox was officially announced today and along with the new Xbox One, Turn 10 Studios dropped the first teaser video for its debut game on the Xbox One: Forza Motorsport 5. According to the first details we received, the game was specially designed for the Xbox One and will be available exclusively for Xbox One at launch.

Talking about the new Forza Motorsport, Turn 10 Studios said: "Built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox One and the infinite power of the cloud, no game better delivers the sensation of being behind the wheel."

Full details on the Forza Motorsport 5 will be announced in Los Angeles during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and will be put on sale later this year. Until then, enjoy this tantalizing trailer that puts the McLaren F1 and its successor, the P1 supercar , head to head.

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Forza Motorsport 4 and Forza Horizon are further expanding their lineups with the addition of a the Scion FR-S by Meguair . In real life, the model was unveiled at the 2012 SEMA Show and it will now hold a spot in gaming eternity in these two games.

The Scion FR-S by Meguair is available as a free download for any person who owns Forza Horizon, or for Forza Motorsport 4 and purchased the August Playseat Car Pack. Each game will also get a new “Rivals Mode” race event that offers players the chance to test out their new cars in competition.

Turn 10 Studios is also launching a contest with numerous prizes from Meguair or an Xbox 360. All you have to do is to share photos of your digital FR-S. To enter the Forza Horizon Photo Contest, visit http://forzamotorsport.net/en-US/news.aspx.

Click past the jump to read more about the Scion FR-S by Meguiar.


Video game developers, especially for platforms like the Playstation and the Xbox 360, have relied on expansion packs to keep gamers on their toes when it comes to their racing games.

It’s a formula that has worked and every developer worthy of mentioning knows the value of fresh new expansion packs.

For Turn 10 Studios, it all means a new expansion pack for Forza Horizon. It’s called the 1000 Club Expansion and, as the name evidently suggests, it comes packed with a host of new challenges - 1,000 in total - as well as the treat of two new bonus cars that should keep players pretty occupied in the near future.

It’s gonna to be tough going for the players because the challenges are pretty difficult and varied enough to require some practice time. But if you can finish all of them, then that’s a pretty remarkable achievement in its own right.

As far as the two bonus cars are concerned, the pack will give you a 1995 RUF CTR2 and a classic 1956 Ford F100 pickup. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.

Click past the jump to watch a preview trailer of Forza Horizon’s 1000 Club Expansion Pack

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Forza Horizon, the fifth installment in the Forza Motorsport series - was officially unveiled on October 23rd, 2012 and since then, Turn 10 Studios expanded it with tons of packages. The latest one was developed in cooperation with Top Gear and will be available now at a price of 400 MS Points. All the models in the pack can be individually ordered at a price of 240 MS Points.

The new pack includes a total of six cars: 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish , 2012 Bowler EXR S, 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG Mercedes CLK GTR , 2011 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Zagato , 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan and 2002 BMW M3-GTR (available for free).

By far our favorite addition is the new Vanquish - a car that has already stolen the heart of many enthusiasts. It is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 565 horsepower that sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 186 mph.

Hit the jump to rear Turn 10 Studio’s press release.


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