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.

Forza Motorsports players will have the possibility to further enrich their garages with 10 more cars thanks to the addition of a new Meguiar’s DLC car pack. The new pack is priced at 560 Microsoft Points.

The Meguiar’s DLC car pack will offer a mix of classic elegance and modern power, and combines cars from nearly the entire spectrum of the automotive history going from 1940 to 2012. Players will enjoy some of the most prominent ALMS race cars in recent history, some classic untouchable convertibles, several pre-war coupes, supercars, and more.

Here are the 10 new cars brought to you courtesy of the new Meguiar’s DLC car pack: Chevrolet Corvette Racing ZR1 ; 1959 BMW 507; 1940 Ford De Luxe Coupe; 2011 Aston Martin Cygnet ; 1997 Maserati Ghibli Cup; 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series ; 1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird; 1992 Toyota Celica GT-Four RC ST185; 1963 Volkswagen Beetle ; and 1958 MG MGA Twin-Cam.

Turn 10 Studios won’t launch the new Forza Horizon until October 23rd, 2012, but the company has announced that the game is already available for pre-order. As a bonus for those pre-ordering the game, Turn 10 Studios will be offering a 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 for the Forza Motorsport 4 complete with a custom Forza Horizon livery created by Forza community team. A series of exclusive cars will also be available in Forza Horizon : the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG , the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia , the 2012 Aston Martin Virage , the 2010 Nissan 370Z , and the 2010 Volkswagen Golf R .

Next to these exclusive additions, the new Horizon game will also feature cars like the 2013 SRT Viper , the 2012 BMW M5 , the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 , and the Ford GT , among many others.

As a reminder, the new game will ditch simulated racing in favor of arcade action in order to one-up other famous racing games currently on the market.

Everyone is celebrating 4th of July in his own personal way. And while you are used with fireworks, lots of festivities and picnics, Forza Motorsport is offering their players a new package that will bring to your garage some of the most amazing cars out there.

The package adds 10 new cars: 1952 Hudson Hornet , 1954 Jaguar XK120, 1956 Lotus Eleven , 1973 AMC Gremlin X, 1995 RUF CTR2 , 1998 Aston Martin V8 Vantage , 2011 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 , 2012 Spyker C8 Aileron , 2012 Ascari KZ1R and 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG .

The most impressive ones are of course the Hornet and the XK120, but all ten cars featured in this package have their own special place in automotive history. Limited production cars most of us will never see in person are paired with classic speed so shapely it will make you wince.

The new Forza Motorsport package cn be yours for 560 MS points.

Hit the jump to watch a trailer video of the new July Car Pack.

Last month, Turn 10 Studios dropped the first screenshot and the cover box for the upcoming Forza Horizon game. Now, the company is offering up the first trailer, as well as a series of new screenshots for the game set to be released on October 23rd, 2012.

While the game is still being kept a secret, this new trailer offers a few more details on the upcoming game. As promised, the 2013 SRT Viper will be one of the cars featured, but the screenshots also reveal other cars: the 2012 BMW M5 , the Nissan 370Z , the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 and the Ford GT , among many others.

Here’s how Turn 10 Studios describes the game: "The moment you put your hands to the controller to play the Forza Horizon E3 2012 demo, you know you’re about to experience something special. After all, Forza Horizon is a new take on the Forza franchise; an open-world action racing game that transports players to the epic open roads of Colorado. It’s where gear-heads mix with hipster kids in a clashing cacophonous clamor of V12 engines and driving beats."

Forza 4 already has enough Porsche vehicles to make the heads of even its most ardent fans spin in confusion. But even with all the Porsche bombardment, Turn 10 Studios still believes that you can’t have too many of these virtual German prancers in your video game.

So they did something that, if not expected, can be construed as inevitable: release a Porsche Expansion Pack.

Forza 4’s latest downloadable content will include 20 of the most iconic Porsche models to have met the pavement. The pack dropped on the Xbox LIVE network on May 22, 2012 costing 1,600 MS Points for the opportunity to access 30 new cars and 20 new career events, among other new other features.

Of the 30 that will be available in the pack, we’ve singled out a few of our favorite models: the 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, the 1987 Porsche 959, the 2007 Porsche #80 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR, and the 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

The pack is everything a Porsche fan could possibly ask for in a video game. If you don’t want to take our word for it, take Turn 10 Studios’, who said in a statement that “this is the kind of news that deserves to be shouted from the rooftops: Porsche is returning to Forza Motorsport.”

Head over after the jump to check out the entire list of Porsche models that are part of the Porsche Expansion Pack

Turn 10 Studios is preparing the next chapter in the Forza Motorsport history books with a new Horizon version. Forza Horizon will debut in Fall 2012 for the Xbox 360, and we already have an insight into the game with the box cover and first screenshot of the future game.

No other details have been provided, but the screenshot reveals that the new generation SRT Viper will be a part of the action when the game hits the shelves. The company has also announced that the new Forza Horizon will ditch simulated racing in favor of arcade action in order to one-up other famous racing games currently on the market.

"Forza Horizon combines the automotive thrills that Forza fans expect with a gorgeous open-road world that begs to be explored. "Our goal is to turn gamers into car lovers, and car lovers into gamers," Forza 4 director Dan Greenawalt said. "This is part of our DNA. That’s why we’ve been working on this series for more than 10 years. Our goal is to take people who play Skyrim and Call of Duty and make them in racing game players. That is why I come to work every day."

Forza Motorsport ’s latest Top Gear Pack comes with some of the most amazing supercars in the world, including the 1200 HP Hennessey Venom GT . It was only released on May 1st, but an avid gamer has already posted a video on YouTube showing off a pretty impressive "test drive" of the Venom GT.

With 1200 HP under the hood, the Venom GT was taken to an impressive 260 mph in a straight line. By comparison, Hennessey announced a top speed of 275 mph, so the stats from the game came pretty close! The Venom GT is powered by a supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 V8 engine, the same one used in the Corvette ZR1 . The supercar features lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and carbon fiber wheels, a programmable traction control system, CFD (computational fluid dynamic) tested bodywork, an active aero system with adjustable rear wing, and an adjustable suspension system, all in a 2,685 lb package.

The Hennessey Venom GT is limited to only 6 units in the world, so Forza 4 may be the only place where we actually have the opportunity to drive one. Let us know your results in the game! Can you beat this amazing top speed?

Every month, Turn 10 Studios releases a downloadable content package for Forza 4 that allows gamers to add to what is an already growing list of impressive cars they can play on the game.

Last month, it was the AlpineStars Pack. In March, it was the Pirelli Pack. And back in February, it was the ALMS Pack .

For May, Turn 10 is releasing the Top Gear Pack and lo and behold, they’re including the Hennessey Venom GT in it.

We have to admit we’ve enjoyed all these DLCs Turn 10 has released every month, but the thought of driving the Venom GT in the game has us already wishing that it’s May 1, 2012 already.

In addition to the Venom GT, the Top Gear pack also includes the 1977 AMC Pacer X, the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 , and, yes, even the 2011 Ford Transit SuperSport Van.

The TopGear pack will set you back 560 Microsoft Points - or $7 - so if you’re interested, you can score the Venom GT to play on Forza 4.

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!


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