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.
It will take a little bit of time before any of us will be able to get behind the wheel of the new SRT Viper, but there is a way that we can test drive the new generation Viper from the comforts of our home. It’s in Forza Motorsport 4.
Along with its official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the new Viper also made its gaming debut in Forza 4. The vehicle will more than likely be added via a bonus pack due out this Summer, well ahead of the car’s market launch date set for 2013.
As a reminder, the new Viper is powered by a new 8.4-liter all-aluminum, V-10 overhead-valve engine that delivers a total of 640 HP and 600 lb-ft of torque. The new engine will be mated to an improved Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission. However, performance numbers haven’t been revealed just yet. Not that it will matter all that much in the game.
The Mazda 787B already holds esteem as one of the most iconic race cars in history, highlighted by its successful win at the 1991 Le Mans 24 Hours race. That win make it the first and only Japanese race car to win the prestigious endurance race.
For a race car that holds so much esteem, the folks over at Turn 10 Studios decided to bring the 787B into their game as part of their February ALMS Car Pack.
In this video, we catch up with some of the people responsible for bringing the 787B into the virtual world. More than just the sheer sight of the green-and-orange racer romping Forza 4, the 787B’s defining quality will always be its four-rotor Wankel engine, the source of what Turn 10 Studios says is the loudest engine they’ve ever recorded.
For something that often falls in the realm of hyperbole, the 787B has a legitimate claim to that title. It’s so loud that it actually beat the TVR Cerbera Speed 12, a car that packed a sizzling 960 horsepower and 650 lb/ft of torque.
Check out the video and find out the lengths Turn 10 Studios had to go through to fully capture the banshee-like screams of the Mazda 787B. Better yet, turn up the volume and listen to it yourselves!
If you’re into some of the earlier models, the pack also has a variety of those, including a 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE, a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, and a 1972 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL, which was, at one point in time, one of the fastest cars on the planet.
To mark the occasion of the impending release of the Alpinestars Car Pack, Turn 10 Studios has dropped a video preview of the pack, complete with footage of the cars included in it.
Turn 10 Studios has announced the launch of the new Forza 4 March Pirelli Pack on March 6th. The new pack will add ten more cars to your Foza 4 garage, including the new Aston Martin V12 Zagato.
As the V12 Zagato will be limited to only 150 units this might be your only chance to actually drive it. The car is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine mated to a six-speed automated manual transmission for a total output of 510 horsepower and 420 lb/ft of torque.
Next to it the pack will also include: 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P, 2012 Ultima GTR, 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS 396, 2010 Renault Clio RS, 1966 Ford Country Squire, 1995 BMW 850C Si, 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6, 2011 Wiesmann GT MF5, 1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza.
When we’re playing our favorite car racing video games, be it Forza 4 or Gran Turismo 5, we often marvel at the intricate level of realism that these games exhibit.
What we don’t take into account is the level of work done behind the scenes to give us a product worth blushing over. For their part, Turn 10 Studios, the development geniuses behind the Forza Motorsport franchise, is giving us a quick look at precisely that.
In order to build and develop a game as intricate as Forza 4, you need people that work about as hard as these guys. Half-assed isn’t gonna cut it, and certainly, when you invest as much time on developing a game like this, you need to be on your p’s and q’s all day, all the time.
Watching this video makes you appreciate all the hard work they put in just so we can spend inordinate hours of time on our couches playing the games to our heart’s content.
Leave it to Forza 4 to give us even more reason to love this game. Fresh off of releasing a new downloadable content just a week ago, Turn 10 Studios has announced that another pack will be released on February 7th, one that includes past and present ALMS race cars.
The new Launch Bonus Pack includes a collection of ten cars previously available only to those Forza 4 players who had either pre-ordered from specific retail outlets, or picked up the game during its first run via the "Ship Bonus Car Pack." The new Launch Bonus Pack is available for Xbox Live and can be yours for 560 Microsoft Points.
The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo made its official debut at the start of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and now it has officially made its racing debut in the Forza Motorsport 4 game. Current owners of the game can already download the Hyundai Veloster Bonus Pack on Xbox Live. And then, thanks to the revolutionary new Autovista experience, you can explore the 201-HP Veloster Turbo in-depth, taking full advantage of the turbocharged, direct-injected 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 201 HP at 6000 RPM and a peak torque of 195 lb–ft delivered between 1750 to 4500 rpm.
Thanks to this new package offered for the Forza Motorsport 4, gamers will not only be able to experience the thrill of racing the Veloster Turbo, but they can also put themselves inside Rhys Millen’s 500-HP Veloster Rally Car.
Turn 10 Studios, the makers of the Forza Motorsport gaming franchise, have released an early holiday present for rabid Forza 4 gamers out there. The December IGN Pack for Forza 4 was made available last week and comes with a grocery list of some of the finest digital rides you can have in the game.
Among the highlight vehicles included in the December IGN Pack are the Suzuki Monster Sport SX4 Hill Climb Special, the very same car that Monster Tajima used to break the ten-minute barrier at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb earlier this year.
All in all, the December IGN Pack will include 10 new vehicles that you can enjoy over the holidays. The pack is available through XBox Live so if you want to get your hands on a new set of awesome rides to put in your Forza garage, Turn 10 Studios is your hook-up.
How’s this for an awesome early Christmas present from the developers of Forza 4? Turn 10 Studios has officially released the latest downloadable patch for Forza 4 and it’s got plenty of new content that will surely drive up the racing juices of Forza 4 fans the world over.
The November Speed Pack will feature a lot of the most salivating supercars in the game, including the long awaited Lamborghini Aventador and the 2012 Dodge Viper SRT8. In addition to these two thoroughbreds, the content patch will also carry some taste of the old and new, with the likes of the 1992 GMC Typhoon and the 2013 Ford Focus ST racing along with the group.
Apart from the vehicle infusion, the Speed Pack will also carry a new Rivals mode that will allow you to match wits with the Aventador in a hot-lap battle. So for a mere $7, you can hop on over to the Forza Motorsport website and find out how you can avail of the November Speed Pack.
But if you’re the type that finds it hard to part with the seven bucks, this trailer figures to be all the convincing you’ll need.