Forza 5 Adds Five More Cars Alongside Rolls Royce Wraith
You may have seen our awesome interview and screenshots of the newly announced Rolls Royce Wraith for Forza Motorsport 5, but that isn’t the only car that is being released today. Along with the new Rolls, Forza Motorsport 5 is getting five other cars that cover a broad range of cars. We have the future of America’s muscle car, the future of formula racing, and we even have the future of super sedans too. There is also a little something special for Top Gear fans included as well.
I’m not one for spoiling surprises, so you will just have to click through to see what new cars are in store for all you Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5 owners.
If you see something you like, don’t forget, the pack is available now and it is 100-percent free. It is only a side thing to note, but if you use a racing wheel with your Xbox, the new car pack and included updates adds a little polishing to the code to make those work better too.
Read on to discover what other new cars are joining the Forza Motorsport 5 roster
The star of the show for this update is the new Rolls Royce Wraith. A sleek coupe with the most powerful engine Rolls has ever fitted to a production car, the Wraith is a big step forward in the performance space for the luxury brand. Read more about the Wraith in our exclusive interview with Rolls Royce and Turn 10 Studios here.
If you have been keeping up with all the commotion surrounding the future of formula racing, you are likely familiar with the upcoming Formula E racing series. Now you can experience all the electron fueled speed you can handle with this new car. This is the exact same chassis car that every team will be using in the first season of the Formula, and now you can experience on track before the first race officially kicks off. The cars feature an electric powertrain that is good for about 270 horsepower.
If you want to see one of these cars live, the new Rivals event will give you the chance. Starting today, everyone who races the Renault Spark on the Long Beach East Circuit will have their time logged. Fastest time wins a pair of VIP tickets to the Formula E Championship race next spring.
Yes, Infiniti’s newest GT-R-powered concept sedan is now available to drive in Forza Motorsport 5. If you have been paying any attention to site or the TopSpeed Podcast it should be pretty obvious that we are as excited as hell about this car. Seriously, it’s a luxurious and beautiful Infiniti Q50, but it has the power and thrust of the GT-R. It might just be the perfect car. You won’t be able to feel just how soft that supple leather seating is, but at least now you can know what it looks like when it is being flung through the Karussell on the Nurbugring. We also secretly hope this is another sign that the car is inching closer to production.
2013 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Tech Line Top Gear Edition
When Forza Motorsport 4 launched, it brought with it the Top Gear test track and the Kia Cee’d, the then current “reasonably priced car.” Since the debut of Forza 5, Top Gear has moved on from the Kia to a new Vauxhall Astra. Well now you can keep your own Top Gear antics up to date with the new “reasonably priced car” on your very own Xbox. With a little 1.6-liter turbo engine, it has enough power to have fun, but not enough to send you spinning sideways into the grass at Chicago corner.
2014 Infiniti Q50S
After the madness that is the Eau Rouge version of the Q50, it is a bit of a downer to have to write about the S model. With its powerful V-6 and rear-wheel drive setup, the Q50S is not boring or slow in any real way, but when it holds company with an electric Formula car, the newest Rolls Royce and the mighty Eau Rouge, it just sits lower on the totem pole.
If you prefer to drive cars that actually exist and are purchasable buy the majority of America, this will likely be the highlight of your download. The 2015 Mustang represents the brands 50th full year in production, and Ford has made a new generation car that has been redesigned form the ground up. It has a new independent rear suspensions setup for better handling, the engines have been tuned to give just a bit more power and the weight has been cut by a few hundred pounds to increase speed and efficiency. By all accounts, the new Mustang should be leagues better than its predecessor.
Try setting some lap times in the old V-8 and then run the new one to compare your times. You might be surprised.
A little something extra
As a final little bonus, this update brings a general collection of bug fixes and performance improvements. One of the biggest changes is improved livery caching. If any of you have spent time messing with liveries, you know how big this is. If you happen to have a MadCatz or Thrustmaster racing wheel, there are a load of improvements coming in for those as well. Turn 10 is promising increased feel and performance for all you wheel fans.