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 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!

Another month, another downloadable car pack from Turn 10 Studios.

Never content with the growing number of cars on Forza Motorsport 4 , Turn 10 Studios is gearing up for the release of their latest downloadable content in the game, the April Alpinestars Car Pack.

For this pack of new vehicles, Turn 10 Studios is including a bevy of new rides mixed in with some classics from yesteryear.

For the new rides, the Alpinestars Pack has a 2011 Mercedes-Benz #35 Black Falcon SLS , a 2012 Jaguar XKR-S , which if you didn’t know, is the fastest Jaguar in the world, and a 2011 Aston Martin #009 Aston Martin Racing AMR One.

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.

Check it out!

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.

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