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Forza Motorsport 7 fans, get ready to experience a new level of power and performance with the launch of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Xbox One X Edition which is a free gift for all players. The specially designed F-150 joins the lineup of more than 700 cars in the game which showcases 60 frames per second racing on all Xbox One platforms and native 4K support on Xbox One X. With a custom livery based on Xbox One X’s codename “Project Scorpio” and numerous performance-minded upgrades, this Raptor is ready to intimidate all opponents in Forza Motorsport 7.
Longtime Forza fans know that Xbox and Ford have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership over the years. It’s hard not to miss Ford vehicles on the cover of recent Forza games, including the Ford GT on the cover of Forza Motorsport 6 and the Ford F-150 Raptor race truck leaping into action on the cover of Forza Horizon 3. That Ford partnership is more than just skin deep, too. Did you know that Ford features more cars in Forza Motorsport 7 than any other manufacturer in the game?
As for the F-150 Xbox One X Edition, that story began with Ford Performance’s announcement of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Later in the year, Ford Performance saw success in the Raptor race truck at the Baja 1000, finishing third. This success led to the debut of the truck at the 2017 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association) show in Las Vegas, where over-the-top custom vehicles are king and the Xbox One X Edition Ford F-150 fit right in.
While the truck is significantly taller than stock – over 93 inches tall (2.3 meters) on 38 inch BF Goodrich Krawler T/A tires – the team behind the Xbox One X Raptor still wanted it to retain the race truck’s Baja-tested performance characteristics. The Raptor’s livery was designed by illustrator Hydro74 and features a stylized “Project Scorpio” scorpion motif. Look closely and you can see that the scorpion’s body includes many details from Xbox One X, including the thumb sticks, d-pad, and ABXY buttons.
Starting today, Forza Motorsport 7 can download the free Xbox One X Raptor from their Forza Motorsport 7 Message Center, as well as download a Ford F-150 Raptor Xbox One X Edition Windows 10 Theme set in the Microsoft Store. In addition, we’ve got a new Rivals event available today in the Featured Event channel, starring the Raptor. Look for the “Delivering the Sting” event and set your best time on the leaderboard. Can you tame the power of the Xbox One X Raptor?
February Forza Events
Looking forward to the next four weeks, Forza Motorsport 7 players can expect for a great month of fun in February. First up, the next content update and car pack will launch in Forza Motorsport 7 on February 19th; look for more details as we get closer to launch. February will also see new events arriving in the game. In addition to a new Bounty Hunter event starring Turn 10 Studio Manager Alan Hartman, we’ll be launching a new event featuring a twist on the traditional Rivals format. All that, plus the arrival of new Driver Gear celebrating the Winter Olympics, the Lunar New Year, and more.
Finally, Forza fans can look forward to the official announcement of our Forza Racing Championship plans this month. Look for details on schedule, format, and more in the coming weeks.
Since the launch of Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, we’ve been energized by our fans’ feedback and engagement. We’re excited to share that with the release of Forza Motorsport 7, starting with early access in September, and the continued success of Forza Horizon 3, the Forza franchise has had its biggest months to date. In September alone, more than 7.9 million unique players raced in the Forza community. Our fans’ support and feedback continue to drive the team. Last week, we released a major update to Forza Motorsport 7, including new features and fixes for all players as well as the Xbox One X version of the game – unleashing the true power of X. This update is available for free for all Forza Motorsport 7 owners on Windows 10 PCs, Xbox One, Xbox One S, and the new Xbox One X.
Unleash the Power of X
The most beautiful, authentic and comprehensive racing game we’ve ever made is now available on the Xbox One X in native 4K and HDR at a solid 60 frames per second. Forza Motorsport 7 was built from the ground up for Xbox One X, allowing the game to take advantage of all six teraflops of power to create the most immersive and visually-stunning racing experience available on console. With razor sharp detail, new effects and ultra-high-resolution assets as well as refinements in overall lighting, shadows, and reflections, Forza Motorsport 7 is beyond enhanced on the Xbox One X.
Auction House, Forzathon & More!
The new update brings with it a suite of fan favorite features. Our online multiplayer playground is expanding with Drag, Tag, Virus, Keep the It and Pass the It, offering new ways to challenge and compete with friends and rivals alike. Auction House is also returning, allowing players to wheel-and-deal with the community in hopes of scoring a sleek new ride or a windfall of credits. And most exciting of all, we are pleased to announce the return of Forzathon, where players can race around the track in some of the most challenging events to win prizes, including exclusive cars. Keep an eye out for the #Forzathon events to get started next week.
Forza Motorsport 7 Demo on Xbox One X Available Today
Current Forza Motorsport 7 owners are already in pole position to experience all the game offers on Xbox One X, but new players can look forward to a demo on the most powerful console ever made. The Forza Motorsport 7 demo is free and available now.
Xbox One X Enhancements for Forza Horizon 3 Arrive Jan. 15
Longing for the open roads of Forza Horizon 3? Playground Games’ award-winning, Australian automotive wonderland and its “Blizzard Mountain” and “Hot Wheels” expansions will receive an update to become Xbox One X Enhanced on Jan. 15, 2018. Be the boss of the Horizon Festival, as you speed your way along the gorgeous coastline, lush jungles and sun-soaked outback of the Land Down Under in breathtaking, native 4K resolution running in HDR. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire and ForzaMotorsport.net for future updates and mark your calendars for an enticing Australian vacation to ring in the new year.
See you on the track!
The Oct. 3 global launch of Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs is just four days away, but anyone itching to get behind the wheel today can do so with the Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition. In addition to early access to Forza Motorsport 7, Ultimate Edition owners receive the Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass, VIP membership and cars, and both the Hoonigan and Fate of the Furious car packs.
Get ready to experience the thrill of motorsport at the limit with the most comprehensive, beautiful and authentic racing game ever made. In Forza Motorsport 7, players on the Xbox One family of devices will experience racing at silky smooth 60 frames per second, HDR (Xbox One S and Windows 10 PCs), and 4K on Windows 10 PCs while collecting over 700 Forzavista™ cars, including the largest assortment of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis in any racing game. With over 30 world-famous environments and tracks featuring dynamic weather and race conditions that change every time you return to the track; no two races are the same. And with Xbox One X coming Nov. 7, even more players will experience gorgeous graphics in native 4K, at 60fps and HDR, too.
In celebration of the game’s launch, on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. PDT, Tanner Foust – professional driver whose awards include four X Games gold medals, three Global Rallycross championships and two Formula Drift national championships – will go head-to-head with 2017 Indy Car Season Champion Josef Newgarden in the all-new Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox Live Sessions, an interactive livestream hosted on the Mixer Xbox Channel. During the livestream, the two will join Xbox Daily Show host Major Nelson and Forza Community Manager, Brian Ekberg in the ultimate racing showdown on Xbox One S, live from the Petersen Automotive Museum. Fans who tune-in can submit questions and get the chance to win some awesome prizes. For even more details on the livestream, check out our Xbox Wire post from earlier this week.
If you haven’t experienced Forza Motorsport 7 yet, what are you waiting for? Download the free Xbox One demos from the Windows Store here. See you on the track!
We’re excited to let everyone know that the official Forza Motorsport 7 demo for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC will be available today for download at 10 a.m. PDT, with three unique racing experiences showcasing the depth and breadth of the experiences available in the game. You can read all about what to expect in our recent Xbox Wire post.
In addition to getting ready for the launch of Forza Motorsport 7 by immersing yourselves in the demos, check out our launch trailer for the most comprehensive, beautiful and authentic racing game ever made!
This stunning 4K video captured with all in-game footage gives you a glimpse of the thrill of real-world racing at the limit that you can experience in Forza Motorsport 7. Feel the adrenaline rush with HDR, authentic engine response and realistic audible and visual experiences. Also, for the first time ever, customize your racing style alongside your vehicle with a massive Driver Gear collection, taking your Drivatar to the next level.
With Forza Motorsport 7, everyone can experience the danger and beauty of competitive racing at their limit. Collect over 700 Forzavista cars, including the largest collection of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches available in any racing game. Master over 30 famous environments with dynamic conditions that change every time you race.
As part of today’s announcements, Forza is also revealing the “Voices of Motorsports” contributors that will be featured in Forza Motorsport 7. This year’s list includes past and current racing drivers, automotive industry designers, automotive journalists and automotive personalities, each bringing their own unique perspective to racing, driving and automotive passion. This year’s roaster of more than 15 people including:
- Charlie Turner – Editor-in-Chief of Top Gear Magazine
- Jonny Lieberman – Senior Features Editor at Motor Trend Magazine
- Josef Newgarden – Professional IndyCar Driver, (and newly minted 2017 Champion!) with Team Penske, also a Forza Ambassador
- Katherine Legge – Professional Driver with Michael Shank Racing, participating in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. IMSA driver; retired IndyCar and Champ Car driver
- Ken Block – Professional Rally Driver with Hoonigan Racing Division, participating in FIA World Rallycross Championship, also a Forza Ambassador
- Kim Wolfkill – Editor-in-Chief of Road & Track
- Lyn St. James – retired Professional Driver in IndyCar and ChampCar series, Speaker
- Magnus Walker – Porschephile, Author, Serial entrepreneur, fashion designer, and original “Urban Outlaw”
- Mark Roberts – Chief Designer McLaren Automotive
- Matt Farah – Automotive Journalist, Podcaster and Founder of The Smoking Tire
- Pat Devereux – Automotive Journalist
- Pat Long – Professional Sportscar Driver with Wright Motorsports, participating in Pirelli World Challenge also a Porsche Factory Driver and Porschephile
- Ralph Gilles – Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
- Rutledge Wood – NASCAR Commentator with NBC Sports, and TV Personality
- Shannon McIntosh – Professional Driver, Racing Instructor and ForzaRC host
- Tanner Foust – Professional Rally Driver with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX), participating in Red Bull Global Rallycross, also a Professional Stunt Driver, TV Personality and Forza Ambassador
Forza Motorsport 7 will be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title (Xbox One and Windows 10 PC versions included with single digital purchase at no additional cost) on Sept. 29 for Ultimate Edition owners and on Oct. 3 for Deluxe and Standard edition owners.
Forza fans, the green flag is about to drop on Forza Motorsport 7! The game goes live worldwide on Oct. 3, with Ultimate Edition owners hitting the track on Sept. 29. As we near the finish line, the team has been working non-stop to deliver fans the biggest and best Forza game yet and, today, we’re very happy to announce that Forza Motorsport 7 has officially gone gold.
In celebration of this milestone, we’re sharing more great news today, including the first look at our Forza Motorsport 7 commercial and the first details on the Forza Motorsport 7 demo, arriving on Xbox One and PCs on Sept. 19.
Forza Motorsport 7 Commercial – ‘Musical Cars’
The new commercial for Forza Motorsport 7 pits competitors against each other in a reimagination of musical chairs, where chairs have been replaced with some of the world’s most coveted cars. Comedian and CarCast host Adam Corolla, professional driver Ken Block, and a group of passionate gamers bring the concept to life as they scramble toward an incredible lineup of cars including a Pagani Huarya, Porsche Cayman GT4, Plymouth Barracuda, Nissan GT-R and Block’s own custom-built Ford Mustang “Hoonicorn” (included in the Hoonigan Car Pack for free when you digitally preorder Forza Motorsport 7). From casual gamers to seasoned vets, the commercial invites racers of all stripes to experience the pure fun of the biggest Forza Motorsport game to date. What happens when the music stops? Watch the video to find out.
Forza Motorsport 7 Demo – Sept. 19
The official demo for Forza Motorsport 7 is coming for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. The demo features three unique racing experiences in Forza Motorsport 7, showcasing the depth and breadth of the experiences available in the game. Drive the Forza Motorsport 7 cover car – the Porsche 911 GT2 RS – to the brand-new Dubai circuit and experience the thrill of navigating the Jebel Hafeet Pass, one of the most famous driving roads in the world. Or, pilot the massive Mercedes-Benz Tankpool racing truck to victory at the high-speed Mugello circuit in Italy.
For drivers who want the ultimate test, the Nissan NISMO GT-R LM is available for a race at the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit. Here, fans will be challenged to handle the ‘Ring’s complex corners and elevation changes, while also tackling the dynamic track conditions that will make racing in Forza Motorsport 7 so breathtaking. Racing through rainstorms laced with thunder and lightning make for a visual showcase and for a challenge like no other – where dynamic puddles grow and shrink with the intensity of the rain.
The Forza Motorsport 7 demo will feature assists that will allow players to dial in the difficulty the way they see fit; and for PC players there will performance options to adjust the experience to each player’s PC performance capabilities. For the full list of PC specs supported by Forza Motorsport 7, check out our recent story on ForzaMotorsport.net.
Download and play the Forza Motorsport 7 demo for free when it races onto Xbox One and PCs Sept. 19. See you on the track!
Yes, we have been saving the best for last. Here, in the final week of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, we bring you cars that span more than 50 years of racing history, all of which you’ll be able to explore, customize and drive in Forza Motorsport 7. From the early days of racing history to modern high-tech marvels, this lineup is drawn from nearly every major racing series in the world.
The world of racing has a history all its own. There are stories of success and triumph and endless innovation. Consider the evolution of aerodynamics in the first cars to experiment with downforce, or the search for power as turbo-charged vehicles entered the field. Forza Motorsport 7 will feature classic racers like the 1966 Ford #2 GT40 Mk II Le Mans and the 1991 Mazda #18 Mazdaspeed 787B, among many others legendary race cars. As the 2017 racing season is still underway, you will be able to experience the latest technology and designs from Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR, Aussie V8 Supercars and Formula E. These are the cars that are racing right now in their respective series, and you’ll get to race them firsthand in Forza Motorsport 7.
This week, we’re also thrilled to share an exciting infographic that encapsulates the diversity and breadth of Forza Motorsport 7’s massive 700+ car lineup.
Now let’s take a look at the cars of the final week of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage.
2017 Holden #22 Walkinshaw Performance VF Commodore
The V8 Supercars Championship in Australia is the premier road racing series Down Under. At this event, no matter where the success has swayed, Holden holds a faithful following of race fans. The #22 is driven by veteran James Courtney and primarily sponsored by Mobil 1. The 2017 season has been a tough one for the Walkinshaw team, but no one is more loyal to his calling than Courtney, who has driven with optimism and an undying drive to find performance. Whether you take the #22 to the legendary Bathurst track at Mount Panorama, to the streets of Long Beach, or any other track in Forza Motorsport 7, you will find the Aussie spirit of racing at every corner.
Here is the massive lineup of some of the most amazing cars and trucks from the world of motorsport. As always, stay tuned to ForzaMotorsport.net for the full list of announced cars that you will find in Forza Motorsport 7 when it becomes available on Sept. 29 for Ultimate Edition, and Oct. 3 for Standard and Deluxe Editions.
2015 Alumi Craft Class 10 Race Car
1986 Audi #2 Audi Sport quattro S1
1989 Audi #4 Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO
2011 Audi #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15++ TDI
2012 Audi #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro
2014 Audi #2 Audi Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro
2014 Audi #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports R8 LMS ultra
2014 Audi #67 Rotek Racing S3 Saloon
2017 Bentley #17A LIQUI MOLY M-Sport Continental GT3
1975 BMW #25 BMW Motorsport 3.0 CSL
1979 BMW #6 BMW Motorsport M1 Procar
1999 BMW #15 BMW Motorsport V12 LMR
1999 BMW #16 BMW Motorsport V12 LMR
2009 BMW #92 Rahal Letterman Racing M3 GT2
2014 BMW #5 eBay Motors 125i M Sport
2014 BMW #55 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE
2014 BMW #56 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE
1967 Brabham BT24
1966 Chaparral #66 Chaparral Cars 2E
2010 Chevrolet #55 Level 5 Motorsports ORECA FLM09
2010 Chevrolet #89 Intersport Racing Oreca FLM09
2010 Chevrolet #99 Green Earth Team Gunnar Oreca FLM09
2011 Chevrolet #4 Corvette Racing ZR1
2014 Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R
2014 Chevrolet #4 ROAL Motorsport RML Cruze TC1 WTCC
2015 Chevrolet #10 Konica Minolta Corvette Daytona Prototype
1979 Datsun #33 Bob Sharp Racing 280ZX Turbo
2014 Dodge #93 SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R
1967 Eagle-Weslake T1G
1966 Ford #2 GT40 Mk II Le Mans
1981 Ford #2 Zakspeed Racing Capri Turbo
1981 Ford #55 Liqui Moly equipe Capri Turbo
2013 Ford Formula Ford EcoBoost 200
2014 Ford #11 Rockstar F-150 Trophy Truck
2014 Ford Ranger T6 Rally Raid
2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona Prototype
2015 Ford #17 Xbox Racing Ford Falcon FG X
2015 Ford #5 Pepsi Max Crew PRA Falcon FG X
2016 Ford #55 Supercheap Falcon FG X
2016 Ford #66 Ford Racing GT Le Mans
2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Race Truck
2015 Holden #14 Freightliner Racing VF Commodore
2015 Holden #22 Holden Racing Team VF Commodore
2016 Holden #22 HRT Sharkbite VF Commodore
2015 Holden #97 Tekno Autosports VF Commodore
2014 Honda #2 Castrol Honda Civic WTCC
2014 Honda #5 Zengo Motorsport Civic WTCC
2014 Jaguar #14 Emil Frey GT3 Jaguar XK
1988 Jaguar #1 Jaguar Racing XJR-9
1988 Jaguar #60 Castrol Jaguar Racing XJR-9
1980 Lancia #31 Lancia Corse Beta Montecarlo Turbo
1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4
1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B
1969 Lola #10 Simoniz Special T163
1969 Lola #6 Penske Sunoco T70 MkIIIB
2010 Mazda #16 Mazda Racing B09/86
2010 Mazda #16 Dyson Racing B09/86
1991 Mazda #18 Mazdaspeed 787B
1991 Mazda #55 Mazda 787B
1991 Mazda #62 Mazda Motorsport RX-7
2014 Mazda #70 SpeedSource Lola B12/80
2015 Mazda Formula Mazda
2015 Mercedes-Benz #24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck
2017 Mercedes-Benz #33 Mac Tools Ciceley Motorsports A-Class (A45)
2011 Mercedes-Benz #35 Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3
1989 Mercedes-Benz #63 Team Sauber-Mercedes C9
2014 Mercedes-Benz #84 HTP Motorsport SLS AMG GT3
2015 Mercedes-Benz #9 Erebus Motorsport E63 AMG V8 Supercar
1990 Mercury #15 Whistler Radar Cougar XR-7
2013 MINI X-RAID All4 Racing Countryman
1994 Nissan #75 Cunningham Racing 300ZX
2015 Nissan #23 GT-R LM NISMO
2014 Nissan #23 NISMO MOTUL AUTECH GT-R
1991 Nissan #23 Nissan R91CP
1969 Nissan #21 Nissan Racing R382
2011 Peugeot #10 Team Matmut 908
1993 Peugeot #3 Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 EVO 1C
2009 Peugeot #9 Peugeot Sport Total 908
2015 Formula E #2 Virgin Racing VIR 01E
2015 Formula E #21 Mahindra M2Electro
2015 Formula E #23 Venturi 1
2015 Formula E #6 Dragon Racing Spark SRT_01E
2015 Formula E #99 NEXTEV TCR FE01
2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck
2016 SUBARU #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car
2016 SUBARU #75 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car
1993 Toyota #1 T100 Baja Truck
1992 Toyota #99 All American Racers Toyota Eagle Mk III
2013 SRT #91 SRT Motorsport GTS-R
2014 Volvo #1 Volvo Polestar Racing S60 STCC
2014 Volvo #13 Volvo Polestar Racing S60 STCC
1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert Dingo Racing Stock Bug
2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC
2017 Chevrolet #2 Team Penske IndyCar
2017 Chevrolet #24 Hendrick Motorsports Mountain Dew Super Sport
2017 Chevrolet #24 Hendrick Motorsports NAPA Super Sport
2017 Chevrolet #24 Hendrick Motorsports KBB Super Sport
2017 Chevrolet #4 AJ Foyt Enterprises IndyCar
2017 Formula E #11 ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport FE02
2017 Formula E #28 MS Amlin Andretti ATEC-02
2017 Formula E #33 Techeetah Z.E. 16
2017 Formula E #47 Panasonic Jaguar Racing I-Type 1
2017 Formula E #9 Renault e.Dams Z.E 16
2017 Ford #17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Falcon FG X
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Race Truck
2017 Holden #22 Walkinshaw Performance VF Commodore
2017 Honda #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar
2017 Honda #9 Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar
2017 Nissan #23 Nissan Motorsport Altima
2017 Renault R.S.17
2016 Toyota #18 Joe Gibbs Racing M&Ms Camry
2016 Toyota #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Snickers Camry
2016 Toyota #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Skittles Camry
2016 Ford #22 Team Penske Pennzoil Fusion
2016 Ford #22 Team Penske Duralast GT Fusion
2016 Ford #22 Team Penske Autotrader Fusion
Forza Motorsport 7 is available in Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate Editions, and launches worldwide on Oct. 3, 2017. Fans who pre-order Forza Motorsport 7 digitally will not only receive access to over 700 premium cars, but also receive access to the Hoonigan Car Packs at no additional cost.
See you on the track!
Here we are at the penultimate week six of car announcements coming to Forza Motorsport 7 and we’re shining the spotlight on a truly unique batch of cars. The Forza world fell in love with the custom built special models that debuted in Forza Horizon 3 and we’re pleased to say that Forza Edition cars, as they’re now known, will be a part of the fun in Forza Motorsport 7! These cars feature unique styles designed to catch the eye, but also custom tuning and special bonuses that will make them must-own additions to every Forza player’s garage.
In Forza Motorsport 7, Forza Edition cars will be immediately recognizable on the track. Whether they’re sporting custom widebody kits and wheels or gorgeous liveries, Forza Edition cars will always stand out from the crowd. Beyond the aesthetics you can only find in a Forza Edition car, you will get a ride that has been fine-tuned by the experts here at Turn 10, who have considered every factor from power-to-weight ratio, to the specific suspension settings that will make a Forza Edition car a top choice for all types of four-wheeled-fun, including special built-to-drift models.
Not only do these cars look great and drive well, but Forza Edition vehicles also offer advantages to progress your career and increase your credit balance. Each Forza Edition vehicle has built-in multipliers that will enhance your credit reward for racing and winning with it, as well as increase the XP gained while you are behind the wheel. These are tools of your racing trade that will deliver a big payoff, race after race.
So how do you get your hands on these amazing Forza Edition cars? In addition to being available as rewards in game, via the Forza Drivers Cup single player campaign or in #Forzathon events, you’ll also be able to find them on the Auction House, which is returning for Forza Motorsport 7.
For those who want to get a great head start on their Forza Edition collection right away, check out our VIP membership, which is available as part of the Deluxe and Ultimate editions of Forza Motorsport 7. All five of the cars included in the VIP Car Pack are Forza Edition cars, including the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport Forza Edition, the 2013 Ram Runner Forza Edition, the 2012 Nissan GTR Forza Edition, the 1992 Ford Escort RS Forza Edition, and the 2014 BMW M4 Forza Edition. That’s five awesome Forza Edition cars right from the start, plus custom Driver Gear, and more!
Now check out at what happens to the incredible Ford GT when it becomes a Forza Edition car.
2017 Forza Edition Ford GT
The Ford GT was created to fulfill the most auspicious destiny in the world of motorsport – claiming victory at Le Mans. Marking the 50th anniversary of the original Ford GT 40’s victory, the new Ford GT was built to prove that Ford can still dominate at the highest level of sports car racing. The production model GT is the starting point for homologation from which endurance racing provenance is borne. Take one look, or one listen, or one drive, and the character of a champion is obvious. Throughout the carved aerodynamics and gloriously sculptured form, players will find active elements and static design that create not only unique allure, but massive downforce. Within, technology abounds in adjustable suspension and drivetrain settings that put 647 EcoBoost twin-turbo driven horsepower to the massive rear wheels. Ford Performance set the bar high when they reinvented the GT, and of course both destiny and expectations were exceeded with not only the victory they sought, but the awe of the lucky 1,000 owners who are lucky enough to own them.
The complete list of Forza Edition cars is still growing, so stay tuned for more details on these amazing and highly beneficial cars and trucks! As always, keep an eye on ForzaMotorsport.net for the full list of Forza Motorsport 7 cars revealed to date.
Earlier this week, the folks at ComputerBild published a feature on tracks in Forza Motorsport 7. Featuring a discussion with Turn 10 Studios creative director Dan Greenawalt, the article pointed out the many cutting-edge systems that Turn 10 uses to bring the tracks to life with new weather scenarios and alternate times of day that literally cast the tracks of Forza Motorsport 7 in a brand-new light. If you haven’t already done so, check out the article now.
Suzuka Circuit, Completely Rebuilt
It’s one thing to read about the changes coming to tracks in Forza Motorsport 7 but it’s a very different thing to see them for yourself. Suzuka is a prime example; like all of the real-world tracks in Forza Motorsport 7, Suzuka is officially licensed and completely rebuilt with High Res assets designed to look fantastic at native 4K and on the entire family of Xbox consoles. Not only is the track completely rebuilt and updated, Suzuka also features wet weather conditions for the first time in Forza history. Imagine tackling the “S Curves” at full speed, or barreling around the harrowing 130R, only this time battling the dynamic puddles that line the edges of the circuit, and the blinding spray of the cars in front of you. The same challenge that real-world drivers face at Suzuka lap-after-lap, will now be your challenge as well.
Returning Fan-Favorite, Maple Valley
I might be wrong, but I could swear I heard an audible gasp of excitement on the Interwebz back at E3 when we confirmed that Maple Valley would be returning with Forza Motorsport 7. Is there a more lauded, more beloved track in the Forza universe? Whether you’re looking to test your sideways skills on one of Forza’s best drifting tracks, or you want to push the edges of speed on its sweeping corners, Maple Valley is a masterpiece in every respect. Like Suzuka, it will also feature wet weather conditions as well – also a first in Forza history.
I want to make sure that you all understand what I mean when referring to conditions like weather and time of day. In Forza Motorsport 7, we’ve built tracks with a central goal in mind: Making every time you return to a track a unique experience. That goal manifests itself in a variety of ways.
Rapidly Changing Dynamic Weather
There’s no such thing as a simple “rain” setting in Forza Motorsport 7. Not for Sebring or the Nürburgring, or Brands Hatch, or any other track where wet conditions are available. Instead, the team has created a system that can smoothly transition through multiple weather conditions per track, and those conditions can (and often will) change throughout a race. You might start off with gray skies and fog on a track like Sebring, only to find yourself in the middle of a thunderstorm two laps later. The lights might go green at Silverstone during a light rain, only to find drivers in dry conditions by the end of Lap 2. As in the real world, conditions change and sometimes change quickly, and its up to drivers to react to those changes.
Bringing Time of Day to Life
Those dynamic conditions extend to time of day too. Turn 10 is building on the sky technology that was first seen in Forza Horizon 3, capturing real skies that bring life, motion, and color to every track in the game. Check out the screenshot of the observation tower at the Circuit of the Americas against a darkening sky – one glance is all it takes to recognize a Texas sky at dusk. Even Laguna Seca – a track that has been in Forza Motorsport since the very first game; a track that all of us have driven hundreds, if not thousands of laps on – feels completely new in Forza Motorsport 7.
Whether you’re talking time of day or the weather you’re driving in, it all comes back to thatcentral goal: every race should feel unique. When you’re playing through the Forza Driver’s Cup single player campaign, you’ll experience that first-hand. Take a race at a track like Silverstone as an example. Maybe the first time you play it, you’ll battle the elements in a typical British downpour. Go back and revisit that same race in campaign, your conditions may be completely different; in fact, you may not encounter rain at all. The developers at Turn 10 have introduced probability into the various race conditions scenarios; meaning that there is a percentage chance that the weather conditions might (or might not) change. One race, things will go from bad to worse; the next time around, conditions might stay in your favor. It’s that element of chance – and the need to prepare for whatever the race throws at you – that promises to make racing in Forza Motorsport 7 so exciting.
For me, weather and time of day are a game-changer. It will add the kind of variety and challenge that was only hinted at in previous versions of the game. The unpredictable conditions you drive in will affect your race more than ever before, and all of it runs at the rock-solid 60 fps that Forza Motorsport fans expect.
See below for all 32 tracks available to play in Forza Motorsport 7, and as always, stay tuned to ForzaMotorsport.net for more Forza Motorsport 7 goodness as we draw closer to launch, and don’t forget to pre-order Ultimate Edition for early access on Sept. 29.
Circuit of the Americas
Daytona International Speedway
Maple Valley Raceway
Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello
Rio de Janeiro
Sebring International Raceway
Silverstone Racing Circuit
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Virginia International Raceway
Yas Marina Circuit
Mount Panorama Circuit
Circuit de Catalunya
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Test Track Airfield
This is week five of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage and we’re bringing a huge list of cars to the game – cars that represent a worldwide sample of automotive excellence, with a particular focus on the best cars coming out of Europe. When curating this list of cars to reveal, we pondered the following question: what defines the “soul” of a European car? Some might point to quality, exemplified in cars like the Audi RS 4. Others will point to timeless design – think of the BMW 2002 or the Renault Alpine A110 as prime examples. What about incredible performance? With cars like the 2013 Caterham Superlight R500 and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series, drivers will never lack power and agility. Is it luxury you want? Look no further than the likes of Bentley and Rolls Royce.
Many of the cars featured this week have been bred from the most competitive and cosmopolitan race series in the world. The sumptuous lines of the Italian cars may catch your eye, or perhaps the unending search for perfection that defines German engineering. The automotive soul of Europe and all its facets can be found right here this week, all soon to be driven in Forza Motorsport 7.
Now, check out the cars of week five, starting with our weekly spotlight car which was once deemed “too fast to race.”
2013 Caterham Superlight R500
When the cars you built for racing become banned from racing and breed franchise slogans such as “Caterham Seven, the Car That’s Too Fast to Race,” you know you’re doing something right. The Caterham Superlight is the latest masterwork created by one of the patriarchs of racing design, Colin Chapman. The basic design of the Superlight R500 originates from the bones of the Lotus 7 which has existed in a mostly unaltered form for more than 50 years. Sure, there has been evolution in materials, tweaks to dimensions, and the old live-axle rear suspension has long been replaced by a De Dion rear axle. At its heart, however, this is the same car that proved itself unfairly advantageous to race other cars. Caterham purchased the rights to the Lotus 7 in 1973 and has since been “simplifying and adding lightness” as Chapman prophesized so long ago. The Superlight R500 represents a weapons-grade thrill car that can deliver breathtaking performance anywhere it’s required. There are few cars in the world that can match its 0-60 times (at sub-3 seconds) and even fewer that can also equal its lap times that are otherwise only achievable in a purpose-built race car.
Take a look at the rest of the European cars we are announcing this week. As always, stay tuned to ForzaMotorsport.net for the full list of Forza Motorsport 7 cars revealed to date.
2013 Abarth Punto SuperSport
2016 Abarth 695 Biposto
1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal
1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
1990 Alfa Romeo SZ Sprint Zagato
1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4
1992 Alfa Romeo Milano Quadrifoglio Verde
2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
1983 Audi Sport quattro
1995 Audi RS 2 Avant
2001 Audi RS 4 Avant
2003 Audi RS 6
2004 Audi S4
2006 Audi RS 4
2009 Audi Q7 V12 TDI
2009 Audi RS 6
2010 Audi TT RS Coupé
2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback
2011 Audi RS 5 Coupé
2013 Audi RS 4 Avant
2013 Audi RS 7 Sportback
2013 Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
2015 Audi RS 6 Avant
2015 Audi S1
2015 Audi S3 Sedan
2015 Audi TTS Coupé
2016 Audi R8 V10 plus
2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed
2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept
2016 Bentley Bentayga
2017 Bentley Continental Supersports
2012 Bowler EXR S
1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
1981 BMW M1
1986 BMW M635CSi
1988 BMW M5
1991 BMW M3
1995 BMW 850CSi
1995 BMW M5
1997 BMW M3
2000 BMW 323ti Sport
2000 BMW Z8
2002 BMW Z3 M Coupe
2003 BMW M5
2005 BMW M3
2008 BMW M3
2009 BMW M5
2010 BMW M6 Coupe
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
2011 BMW X5 M
2012 BMW M5
2013 BMW M6 Coupe
2014 BMW M4 Coupe
2015 BMW i8
2015 BMW X6 M
2016 BMW M2 Coupé
2016 BMW M4 GTS
2013 Caterham Superlight R500
1975 Fiat X1/9
1980 Abarth Fiat 131
1980 Fiat 124 Sport Spider
1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350
1974 Holden Sandman HQ panel van
1977 Holden Torana A9X
1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A
1988 Holden VL Commodore Group A SV
1996 HSV GTSR
2009 Holden HSV W427
2011 HSV GTS
2014 HSV GEN-F GTS
2014 HSV Limited Edition GEN-F GTS Maloo
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
1990 Jaguar XJ-S
1993 Jaguar XJ220
2012 Jaguar XKR-S
2015 Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe
2015 Jaguar XE-S
2015 Jaguar XFR-S
2015 Jaguar XKR-S GT
2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7
2017 Jaguar F-PACE S
1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
1982 Lancia 037 Stradale
1986 Lancia Delta S4
1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO
1972 Land Rover Series III
1997 Land Rover Defender 90
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR
2004 Mercedes-Benz C 32 AMG
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG
2013 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG
2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S
2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé
2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R
2009 MINI John Cooper Works
2012 MINI John Cooper Works GP
1979 Opel Kadett C GT/E
1984 Opel Manta 400
1984 Peugeot 205 T16
2011 Peugeot 308 GTI
1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600s
1980 Renault 5 Turbo
1990 Renault Alpine GTA Le Mans
2003 Renault Sport Clio V6
2010 Renault Clio RS
2013 Renault Clio RS 200
1993 Renault Clio Williams
2010 Renault Megane RS 250
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn
2017 Tamo Racemo
2006 Vauxhall Astra VXR
2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR
2016 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
1972 Volvo 1800E
1983 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution
1997 Volvo 850 R
2015 Volvo S60 Polestar
2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v
1992 Volkswagen Golf Gti 16v Mk2
1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Mk3
2003 Volkswagen Golf R32
2008 Volkswagen Touareg R50
2010 Volkswagen Golf R
2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R
2014 Volkswagen Golf R