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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
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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 Sure, there has been evolution in materials, tweaks to dimensions, and the old live-axle rear suspension has long been replaced by a De Dion rear axle.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...
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Xbox and the Forza franchise have teamed up with motorsport-lifestyle brand Hoonigan to bring some of the most iconic Hoonigan cars to Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3.



Fans who pre-order Forza Motorsport 7 digitally will receive Hoonigan Car Packs for both games at no additional cost. The Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack will become available on Aug. 15 for free in the Xbox Store for Forza Motorsport 7 pre-order customers, with the Forza Motorsport 7 Hoonigan Car Pack available to play on Sept. 29 for Ultimate Edition owners through early access, and Oct. 3 for Deluxe and Standard Edition owners.
  • The Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack includes the 1965 Hoonigan Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2, 1979 Hoonigan Baldwin Motorsports “Loki” K5 Blazer, 1955 Hoonigan Chevrolet Bel Air, 1972 Hoonigan Chevrolet “Napalm Nova”, 1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800, 1992 Hoonigan Mazda RX-7 Twerkstallion and 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo. The pack is also available for standalone purchase for $6.99.
  • The Forza Motorsport 7 Hoonigan Car Pack includes the 1965 Hoonigan Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2, 1955 Hoonigan Chevrolet Bel Air, 1972 Hoonigan Chevrolet “Napalm Nova”, 1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800, 1992 Hoonigan Mazda RX-7 Twerkstallion, 2003 Hoonigan Holden Commodore Ute, 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo and a set of in-game Hoonigan Driver Gear.
This is the latest of the collaborations between Forza and Hoonigan including last year’s debut of Gymkhana NINE, inspired by the in-game stunts of Forza Horizon 3, and the videogame debut of Ken Block’s 2016 Ford Focus RS RX #43 rally car in the Forza Horizon 3 Blizzard Mountain expansion. Today, Ken joins the family as an official Forza ambassador, and we’ll have more to share about additional joint events and film projects in the future.

“I’m really excited about the fact that we’re releasing a Hoonigan car...
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Ford to Present ‘Tame the Track’ Challenge at Gamescom: Fastest Forza Gamers Win Exclusive Focus RS Experience

  • Ford challenges gamers to match pro-racer’s real-world Focus RS lap times at Gamescom
  • Fastest Tame the Track challenge competitors will win exclusive Focus RS track experience
  • Focus RS, Ford GT and all-new Fiesta ST-Line on show at Gamescom, August 22-26


Ford will deliver the ultimate racing challenge for Forza Motorsport 6 players at Gamescom – Europe’s biggest interactive games trade fair – in Cologne, Germany, August 22-26, 2017.

To win Ford’s new Tame the Track challenge, gamers must try to keep pace with the real-world Focus RS hot-hatchback lap-time set at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium, by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing driver, Harry Tincknell.



The fastest Tame the Track competitors on August 23, 24 and 25 will be flown by helicopter to drive the Ford Focus RS on track for real, with coaching from Le Mans 24 Hours racer, Tincknell. The winners will also receive a pair of Recaro seats and prizes from B&O PLAY.

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Further opportunities to win a Focus RS driving experience are available throughout the event for attendees who share selfies from Ford’s on-stand GIF station using #tamethetrack. Accredited media can compete for a chance to win prizes on August 22.

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The Ford Focus RS is available to race in Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One. Also available is the Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercar – the game’s cover star – as the road car and as the race car driven by Tincknell in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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The Focus RS, Ford GT race car and all-new Fiesta ST-Line will be on display at Ford’s Gamescom show stand – Hall 8, Koelnmesse – throughout the event.
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Welcome to week four of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, where we are well on our way to revealing the more than 700+ vehicles that will be a part of Forza Motorsport 7 at launch. With hundreds of cars to race, customize, and explore, this week we’re focusing on the “exploration” part of the game. After all, every car in Forza Motorsport 7 features a full Forzavista experience, thereby allowing players to discover each car’s unique characteristics in exquisite detail. Nowhere is the Forzavista level of detail more apparent than with car engines. Consider two fan favorites: the 2017 Ford GT and the Subaru Impreza 22B STi, both of which feature fully modeled engines in Forzavista for the first time in Forza Motorsport 7.

Two years ago, the GT debuted in the Forza franchise before it was even completed in the real world. For Forza Motorsport 7, the team at Turn 10 returned to Ford Performance’s masterpiece for another round of sourcing, this time with a focus on capturing all the magic of the Ford GT’s Eco-Boost engine and its intricate components. For the Subaru Impreza 22B, the team travelled halfway across the world to source a completely original car – including all factory stickers and zero modifications – giving players a rare glimpse at this beloved Subie.

With Forzavista, details matter and we can’t wait for players to explore their favorite cars in Forza Motorsport 7. In fact, we’re making the Forzavista experience even better by allowing players to explore cars not only in our gorgeous pre-made home spaces, but also track-side before the race begins.

This week in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage we are proud to announce a deep list of cars from America; more than 100 cars and trucks from as early as 1970 (earlier models were announced during week 2 "Vintage Week"). Whether you prefer classic muscle or the latest trends from Detroit, this week’s lineup will...
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Welcome to week three of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, our weekly look at the 700+ cars coming to the game at launch. A huge part of any Forza game is the chance to express yourself – whether you love painting cars with gorgeous liveries or creating custom builds and tunes that can transform a good car into a great one. This week, in addition to announcing a massive collection of Japanese vehicles – 77 in total – we’re also turning the spotlight on the body customization options available to players in Forza Motorsport 7.

For the first time in the Forza Motorsport series, we’re bringing wide-body kits to a number of cars in Forza Motorsport 7. A select number of kits are completely bespoke and designed in-house here at Turn 10; from underground-inspired designs to aero-enhanced kits modeled after professional motorsport. In addition, numerous body-kit options from Forza Horizon 3 will also be available in Forza Motorsport 7, including Upgrade Heroes like the Nissan S14 and the 240SX SE announced today.

Wheel options will be abundant in Forza Motorsport 7. In addition to bringing over a number of the new-entry wheels from Forza Horizon 3, we’re adding a selection of new race-inspired. Whether you’re building your favorite car for yourself or you want to establish your reputation as a master in the Forza Motorsport 7 tuning scene by sharing your masterpiece on the Auction House, now you’ll have more options than ever to build the cars of your dreams.

2016 Honda Civic Type R
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For car fans, seeing the letter “R” on a car usually means something special. In the case of the Civic Type R, “R” means “racing,” as in race-bred. Honda didn’t just slap some logos and some wheels on this specification either. That “R” may as well also stand for “ridiculous” horsepower – as in more than 300hp. Take one look at the sleek and aggressive aero kit and the “R” can easily stand for “radical.” From the torque-steer limiting dual-axis strut...
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Forza fans are used to a massive variety of cars in Forza Horizon 3; from dune buggies to sport trucks to hypercars, and more. Starting next week, players will be able to drive a car unlike anything else in the game with the upcoming addition of the Regalia from Final Fantasy XV to the Forza Horizon 3 lineup.



Beginning on August 1, Forza Horizon 3 and Final Fantasy XV players will be able to download and enjoy the Regalia in Forza Horizon 3 for free. The Regalia will be made available to everyone who has played Forza Horizon 3 (on Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Windows 10 PCs) and/or Final Fantasy XV (on Xbox One or Xbox One S) by August 1, 2017. For Forza Horizon 3 players, the Regalia will be sent to all players and will be redeemable through the in-game messaging system. Final Fantasy XV players will receive a code to redeem the Regalia in Forza Horizon 3 via the Xbox Live messaging system*.

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The transportation method of choice for Final Fantasy XV’s royal main character Prince Noctis Lucis Caelum and his friends Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto, the Regalia is unofficially the fifth member of Noctis’ party. Embarking on an epic road trip, Noctis and his buddies pilot the Regalia across the land of Eos, encountering endless adventure and intrigue along the way.

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With its massive heft, intricate body details, and luxurious interior, the Regalia is a unique addition to the world of Forza Horizon 3. The team at Square Enix found inspiration for the Regalia’s design from real-world models like the Cadillac Ciel concept car and the Maybach Exelero. In Forza Horizon 3, the car’s size (nearly 21 feet long and seven feet wide) makes it a cruiser’s delight. Take it for a slow-burn drive through downtown Surfers Paradise, or hit the Aussie freeway in the Outback and push that 7.2-liter supercharged V12 (offering up 536 hp) to its limit. The Regalia gives Forza Horizon 3 players the chance to...
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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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