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Welcome to the second week of car reveals for the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage – also known as Vintage Week! Today, we’re showing off the depth of classic cars that are a part of Forza Motorsport 7’s mammoth 700+ car list, including pre-war racers that will challenge drivers of every skill level, post-war cruisers cars that changed the way the public thought of the automobile, and many more. The range of materials and technology on display here is as varied as the cars’ shapes, sizes and capabilities. From wooden frame cars to pre-war biasply tires, the ForzaTech engine recreates all the intricacies and nuances that make these legendary cars so special.

For example, the 1950 Alfa Romeo 158, or “Alfetta” was driven by some of the greatest drivers in motorsport history. Or consider the 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, an early VW sports car designed in Italy (yes, you read that right, Volkswagen is returning to Forza). Then there is the American game changer, the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, an automotive revelation that defined and influenced car design for generations.

Here’s a closer look at the vintage cars from week two of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage:

1950 Alfa Romeo 158
Alfa Romeo has been building race cars since 1913. In fact, they started racing just after the company was founded. It wasn’t long after they found victory, and they went on to compete in nearly every form of motorsport with great success. The 158, or the Alfetta for “Little Alfa” as it is commonly known, has earned its way to reverence as one of the most successful race cars ever built, winning an astounding 87 percent of the grand prix races it and its subsequent model – the 159 – competed in. The 1,479 cc supercharged straight 8-cylinder engine in this model produced around 350 hp aboard its lithe tube-frame chassis. The great Juan-Manual Fangio along with Giuseppe Farina took the 158 to win every race but the Indy 500 during its post-war debut season. Fangio would of course go on to win...
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Welcome to the Forza Garage, our weekly series of car reveals for Forza Motorsport 7. With more than 700 vehicles in the game at launch, Forza Motorsport 7 features the most diverse lineup of cars in series history. Each week in the Forza Garage we’ll put the spotlight on some of the most notable cars in the list and offer some background on what makes these cars so special. Whether you’re looking to learn something new or you’re making plans of which cars to hit first when the game is released beginning on Sept. 29 (via early access for Ultimate Edition), we hope you enjoy our weekly look at Forza’s biggest and best car list yet.

We’re kicking off the Forza Garage with a bang, showcasing more than 160 cars this week alone, including the largest collection of Porsches, Lamborghinis, and Ferraris ever seen in a racing game. Call these legendary manufacturers “The Big Three” if you like, but they all represent the cutting edge of visual design, innovative engineering, and perhaps best of all, raw unadulterated performance. Welcome to Week 1 of the Forza Garage.

Let’s get started!

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
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The 918 Spyder is the culmination of years of research and technical prowess from the first company that ever sported a prancing horse on its badge. Built almost entirely of carbon fiber, the 918’s nearly 900 combined horsepower is generated from its 4.6-liter naturally-aspirated flat crank V8 and hybrid electrical system. The 918 Spyder already set a production car lap record at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and shattered the production car record at the Nürburgring by 14 seconds. The blank sheet of paper 918 designers started with produced innovations in every direction and convention was left by the wayside. The result is nothing less than the spark of a new generation of the highest performing vehicles the world has ever seen.

2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
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Faceted like a cut diamond, there’s no...
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E3 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 and Porsche Make Gaming History at E3

Today, during the Xbox E3 2017 briefing, we unveiled that the best-selling racing franchise of this console generation is back with a premiere Xbox One X experience, Forza Motorsport 7, and in continued collaboration with Porsche, debuted the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS as the cover car. Forza always brings the best and most exclusive new cars to our fans, and we’re honored to present this stunning upcoming high-performance 911 GT car in time for our new title. This moment is a testament to digital and real-world racing merging in an unprecedented way. E3 attendees will be the first to drive the most powerful 911 for the road ever in Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One X, the most powerful console ever.



Thanks to our loyal fans, the Forza franchise is home to over 4.8 million active users per month, making it one of the largest racing communities in the world and the premiere gaming partner to the automotive industry. Just this past April, we announced a six-year partnership with Porsche, the winningest manufacturer in racing, who shares our vision for the future of gaming, motorsport and automotive entertainment.

Introducing Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 immerses players in the exhilarating thrill of competitive racing. From mastering the new motorsport-inspired campaign to collecting a wide range of cars to experiencing the excitement of driving at the limit, this is Forza reimagined.
  • The best-looking, most realistic game we’ve ever created – Forza Motorsport 7 was built from the ground up for XBOX One X to be an immersive true 4K and 60fps experience. Plus, with HDR and race conditions that change each time you return to the track, Forza Motorsport 7 was crafted as a visual masterpiece.
  • The ultimate automotive playset – Forza Motorsport 7 features more than 700 ForzaVista cars to collect, race and...
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The Mountain Dew Car Pack for Forza Horizon 3 arrives tomorrow! This month we’re featuring seven very special cars, including two legendary classics, one from Australia and the other, America. The 48-215, otherwise known as the 1951 Holden FX Sedan, was a post-war breakthrough for Australian car fans, featuring the roomy ruggedness that Aussies demanded. For Americans, the AMC Gremlin X was a response to the fuel crisis of the 1970s, resulting in a car whose distinctive shape has become the stuff of legend. For fans who want a bit more speed, this month’s pack features the GT version of Ferrari’s classic F50, as well as the 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven – a track car in its purest form.



The Mountain Dew Car Pack is available as a standalone purchase for Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One and on Windows 10 PCs (Xbox Play Anywhere). As always, all the cars in the pack are compatible with both the Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels expansions.

Here’s a closer look at each of the cars in the pack:

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven
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Limited to just 311 models, the 3-Eleven does what Lotus does best by paraphrasing legendary Lotus designer Colin Chapman: keep things simple and add lightness. At just over 2,000 pounds, and powered by a supercharged version of the Toyota V-6 that can be found in the Evora and Exige, the 3-Eleven is a purist’s track car. You won’t find amenities, you won’t even find a roof, but what comes in abundance is track-oriented performance that defines this car. Where 410 horsepower is miniscule in comparison to the supercars of today, the 3-Eleven does what Lotus cars do best. Rarely does less equate to more, but in the 3-Eleven, you will find that sometimes the essentials are all you need.

1951 Holden FX Sedan
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“Australia’s Own Car,” the 48-215 – as it is properly referred to – was originally conceived as a small Chevrolet but was judged to be too small for America’s love of...
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It seems like just yesterday that we kicked off the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup, which is currently in full swing through May 28. Today, we’re excited to share that the Elite finals will take place in France during the most prestigious endurance race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, from June 17-18 – making it the largest racing esports event ever hosted at Le Mans. To mark this historic occasion bridging real-world motorsport and racing esports, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), creator and organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, made an entirely new category for esports competition: the Official Endurance Esports Category. After the esports race, the winner of the ForzaRC finals will accept a trophy on the same 24 Hours of Le Mans podium as the winning Le Mans drivers.



As the most inclusive racing competition in gaming, ForzaRC is an esports program where players of all skill levels compete and hone their skills. We’re thrilled to partner with Porsche and the ACO to bring the world of esports to the motorsport community, while sharing our passion for real-world competitive racing with people of all ages.

The Forza franchise, home to over four million active users per month, Porsche, the most successful brand in motorsport with more than 28,000 total race victories including 18 wins at Le Mans, and the ACO, organizer of the world’s most prestigious race, have created an unprecedented racing event that will be making history this June.

We invite you to join us on June 17-18 by tuning into the Beam livestream, Twitch or YouTube. See you on the track!
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Forza fans, your Hot Wheels fantasies are about to come true! The second Forza Horizon 3 expansion – Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels – arrives on May 9 exclusively on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs (Xbox Play Anywhere), and is included in the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass. This expansion lets players travel to a brand-new location in Australia, a place where lazy Sunday drives are replaced by insane high-speed stunts on miles of looping, banking, giant iconic orange Hot Wheels tracks. Starring famous Hot Wheels vehicles like the Twin Mill, the Rip Rod, and the Bone Shaker, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels promises an automotive adventure unlike anything in Forza history.



Tune in on May 8 for our special world debut livestream of the Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels experience, live from Hot Wheels’ headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. The show kicks off at 1 p.m. PDT and we’ll be showing off an exclusive live look at this new expansion as well as behind-the-scenes fun, special guests, and more! Don’t miss it: www.beam.pro/ForzaMotorsport

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels takes players to six new themed islands located off the coast of Australia; all connected by a network of Hot Wheels tracks – positioned hundreds of feet in the air – featuring classic Hot Wheels configurations like loops, corkscrews, and more. This is stunt driving at its most extreme, where you can master tracks by performing brand new Hot Wheels skills that make use of boost pads, high-bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps, and even giant mechanical dinosaurs. If you’re looking to get creative, check out the new Stunt Swap feature to modify stunt track sections and dare your friends to try them.

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Explore the world of Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels in an all-new campaign, completing events on your way towards the ultimate stunt-driving test, an epic Grand Finale taking place on the massive new...
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Your next chance to win some exclusive bonus cars in FM6 starts today. This weekend only you will be able to participate in the ForzaRC Community Bounty Hunter Rivals event trying to beat the target time and win some exclusive rides.

Turn 10 Community Manager Brian Eckberg (GT: Mechberg) will livestream his attempts to set up a time in the Rivals event, which he will try to improve over the next two livestreams in the coming 2 days and which you then have to attempt beat.

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The Porsche Expansion is required for the Rivals event. In case you don't have it yet, it is currently on sale for $5.

To find the event go to the Porsche Expansion tab and then under Rivals.

The Rivals event will be closed this Sunday(April 23rd) at midnight pacific time.

Among the exclusive prizes will be also a car which will be offered for the very first time in FM6, the 1984 Opel Manta 400.

[UPDATE]
His Final Time is a 1:33.795

Here is a complete overview on what you can win:

Beat Mechberg’s Final Time: 1971 Ferrari Automobili 312 P and 1984 Opel Manta 400
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Come within 5 seconds of Mechberg’s Final Time: 1984 Opel Manta 400
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Random draw – 500 non-winners: 1973 Ford Escort RS1600
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Give your best and don't miss this rare chance to get some exclusive rides.

Good Luck!
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Porsche has returned to Forza, this time bigger and better than ever! Today Porsche and Turn 10 have announced an in-depth six-year partnership on a variety of Forza franchise initiatives. The Forza/Porsche partnership begins today with the launch of the Porsche Car Pack for Forza Horizon 3, bringing seven amazing new Porsche models to the Horizon Festival. In addition to the pack, we’ve also got a series of new #FORZATHON events starting in April where everyone can earn Porsche reward cars at no additional charge.



Available today, the Forza Horizon 3 Porsche Car Pack adds seven acclaimed Porsche vehicles to the open world of Australia’s Horizon Festival, including Porsche models making their debut on this console generation. With this pack, players will experience prime examples of the breadth and depth of Porsche’s automotive history from classic racing models like the 1960 718 RS 60 to modern-day powerhouses like the 2016 911 GT3 RS and more.

Let’s take a closer look at the cars in the Porsche Car Pack:

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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There was much consternation over potential changes to the track-focused, top-of-the-line neunelf (that’s German for “911”) before its release. Would Porsche move the engine from Ferdinand Porsche’s anointed rear-placement? Would turbo-charging be utilized? In the end, the answer was no to both questions. The latest GT3 RS is naturally-aspirated and the incredible 4.0-liter flat-six is in the rear, where it was meant to be. Adding to 500 horsepower and its screaming-high redline, the RS is 22 pounds lighter than the already lithe GT3. Rear-wheel steering and all the accouterments of the best track car on the planet are also right where they should be.

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
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You might think of the Cayman GT4 as the little brother to the 911 GT3. However, it is in many ways its equal, albeit in a smaller and different package. The GT4’s...
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We’re thrilled to share that today at the New York International Auto Show, Porsche and Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios announced a six-year partnership to collaborate on a suite of co-branded initiatives for Porsche and the Forza franchise. The partnership kicks off today with open registration for Porsche’s esports sponsorship debut in Forza Racing Championship Season 3: The Porsche Cup – the most inclusive racing esports program and home to the largest online racing community in gaming. Today also brings the release of the Forza Horizon 3 Porsche Car Pack, featuring an exciting lineup of Porsche cars for 2016’s best-selling racing game Forza Horizon 3, exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.



We entered this premium partnership with Porsche as a result of their shared passion for sports cars and motorsport. Porsche has a rich history of motorsport which combined with Turn 10’s unrivaled position in digital racing entertainment has formed the basis for a new and exciting form of seamlessly integrated racing entertainment. The partners are working to develop and launch new ways to combine driving experiences, racing schools, and dominant motorsport successes with Forza’s regular cadence of high-quality game experiences, content, and events. Our six-year partnership is starting off strong with ForzaRC, and we can’t wait to show everyone what else we have planned.

“By having Microsoft as our partner, we have the opportunity to take the pleasure of driving a Porsche and making it an experience in the virtual world”, says Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG. “Racing games and esports connect the real and virtual worlds and enable us to gain further access to the young target group. It means that they can develop a passion for Porsche...
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The ultimate luxury lifestyle road-rally meets iconic racing videogame!

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LOS ANGELES, CA, (MARCH 23, 2017) – goldRush Rally – the premiere automotive lifestyle rally in the United States has announced the route and registration opening for the 2017 goldRush Rally. On the route, they will meet up with Turn 10 Studios, creators of the award-winning Forza franchise.

To be called “9INE”, signifying the ninth goldRush Rally event, the annual road rally attracts enthusiasts and influencers from around the country. These likeminded gearheads gather to appreciate the high-performance automotive lifestyle, while enjoying breathtaking driving routes, five-star accommodation and VIP entertainment throughout the program’s tour.

This year’s participants will prepare to make their way through the United States, traveling from Beverly Hills in Los Angeles to Las Vegas. However, they will be taking the “long way around” – with stops in San Francisco, Sunriver, Seattle, Spokane, Jackson Hole and Park City, UT.

One of the most exciting stopovers will occur at the midway point in Seattle, WA. goldRush Rally 9INE participants will be treated to special private event hosted by Turn 10 Studios: home of the Forza franchise.
This special event will include a car show, featuring all 100 team cars participating on the rally, along with some of the Forza featured vehicles.

Rally participants will be treated to a private tour of Turn 10 Studios, where they will be guided through the creative and design process, and compete in a competition on the Forza Motorsport gaming sled. Once completed, the visitors will enjoy lunch with the Forza team.

As the culmination of the event, the Forza development team will select a winner from the goldRush fleet. The victorious owner will then have their vehicle immortalized in the next version of Forza Motorsport video game.

“It is an incredible honor to be invited to Turn 10 Studios,” said Ramin Arami, founder of...
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