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.

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.

Source: Forza Motorsport

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 pack, deliberately called the "American Le Mans Series Pack," will include some of the finest ALMS machines we’ve ever seen, including the legendary 1991 Mazda 787B , the Platinum Motorsport Bentley Continental GT , the 1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4, the 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R, and yes, even last year’s title-winning race car, the Audi R18 TDI .

Just like the February Launch Bonus Pack, the ALMS Pack will come with a total of ten cars, and will cost you 560 Microsoft Points when it hits Xbox Live next week.

We don’t need to remind you that this is one pack that you shouldn’t miss. But just to be sure, we’re here to say that THIS IS ONE PACK THAT YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!

Glad we got that straightened out.

The new 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo made its debut in Forza Motorsport 4 about two weeks ago. Now, Turn 10 Studis available that will add another 10 vehicles to your list of cars to drive, including the Koenigsegg Agera supercar and the electric Tesla Roadster Sport .

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 list of 10 cars included in the new Launch Bonus Pack include: 1997 Lexus SC300 , 1965 Mustang GT Coupe , 2011 Ruf RGT-8 , 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport , 2011 Koenigsegg Agera , 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta , 2011 Subaru WRX STI , 2011 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman , 2011BMW 1-Series M Coupe , and 2011 Honda CR-Z EX.

Hit the jump for a presentation video of all the cars.

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.

In addition to the specially-prepped Suzuki, the pack also includes a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor , a 1977 Escort RS1800 , a 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT , and a 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S , to name a few.

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.

While the rest of the country is feeling the pinch of what may be another impending recession, video game developers apparently have no problems in giving away sports cars.

In what appears to be a response to Electronic Arts’ generosity , Microsoft, the developer of the Forza Motorsport video game franchise, is prepared to hand the keys of a real 2012 BMW M5 to a lucky gamer.

Since the new M5 can be seen in all its mug on the cover of Forza 4 , it only seemed appropriate that Microsoft would be choosing the car as its contest prize. In fact, Microsoft went as far as teaming up with BMW themselves to create a virtual contest within the game called the ’BMW M5 Forza Cup.’ The objective is pretty simple, too. All you need to do is post the fastest virtual lap time of the M5.

In a statement released recently, Microsoft went with the specifics as to how gamers can join the contest. “This competition allows gamers who have signed up as members of the Xbox Live online community or at www.bmw.de/forza4 to push for the quickest time in the new BMW M5.
Visitors to selected BMW branches, BMW Welt in Munich and the BMW showroom in Berlin will also have the chance to enter the competition. The 16 finalists will lock horns in the final of the BMW M5 Forza Cup at BMW Welt on November 26 2011.”

The winner, of course, will walk home with a brand new 2012 BMW M5.

Game on, people!

Forza Motorsport 4 is getting ready to hit shelves on October 11, 2011, so Microsoft is reeling in the last bit of consumer restraint by tugging at the heartstrings of the car- and speed-loving fanatics of the world. In their newest trailer, spokesman Jeremy Clarkson goes into detail about the endangered species of the world: the lovers of speed, the devotees of power, performance, and noise.

The trailer talks about the diminishing numbers of opportunities for these fanatics to get into their powerful cars - an Aston Martin DB9 , in this case - and ride speedily onto to the open road without fear of police interference. The time to enjoy the adrenaline rush felt by slamming down on the accelerator and the beauty behind driving freely is fading away into a distant memory, but Clarkson has a solution. Of course, this is a paid gig for him, but his solution is to get in on the Forza Motorsport 4 action. It may not be the same as the real thing, but the real thing may have some law enforcement consequences.

By the way, xBox Live Gold members can now enjoy the Forza 4 demo, so ride on!

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in making a groundbreaking racing game like Forza Motorsport?

With all the attention geared towards the cars that appear in this game, it’s easy to lose track of the fact that designing all the world-class race tracks in the game is far more difficult given all the painstaking detail that goes into just one of these venues.

For their part, the developers over at Turn 10 studios spared no expense in their research and in this particular video, the team set out for Germany to visit the world-famous Hockenheim race track.

This five-minute video will illustrate just how much detail is required to make these tracks as realistic as possible. Needless to say, the guys at Turn 10 had their work cut out for them in building a realistic representation of Hockenheim for Forza 4 . As the video will show you, all the tricks and gadgets came out just so the virtual version of the German race track looks as good as - if not better - than the real deal.

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