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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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Tata Motors launched today its new sub-brand, TAMO, at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show and with it India's first sportscar, called RACEMO.



The RACEMO will be made available later today for FREE to all Forza Horizon 3 players, making it also the first Indian car in the Forza franchise.

To get your TAMO Racemo, head to the Social tab from the Forza Horizon 3 Pause menu, and then click on the “Message Center” tile. From there click over to the Gifts tab and look for a message from the Turn 10 Community Team indicating that you have been gifted the 2017 TAMO Racemo. Press A to download the car to your Forza Horizon 3 garage. A couple of notes: The TAMO Racemo will be sent to players after the March 7 CU is live in Forza Horizon 3 (at approximately 10 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, March 7). In addition, because the gift car is going out to everyone, delivery could be delayed for some players.

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RACEMO is India’s first globally developed ‘phygital’ car, merging the physical and digital worlds. Meant for the risk-taking, adventure loving, digitally native, mobile first technophiles of India, the RACEMO is also India’s first connected car. Powered by Microsoft, RACEMO will bring alive connected technologies such as cloud computing, analytics, geo-spatial and mapping, and increased human-machine interface, creating a new benchmark in the industry for connected vehicles.

The RACEMO offers customers an opportunity to OWN, PLAY, RACE and EXPLORE, creating an immersive experience.

+ An exclusive opportunity to OWN RACEMO to experience the thrill, power and style of India’s first fully connected sports coupe.

+ Cultivate a race aspired generation to PLAY RACEMO+ in an interactive gaming environment in Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3 - First Indian car to be available on this platform.

+ Provide an extreme experience to speed enthusiasts to RACE RACEMO+ via curated...
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Seven new cars arrive in Forza Horizon 3 tomorrow, March 7 with the release of the Duracell Car Pack. Whether you’re looking to test the upper limits of speed in the king of Camaros with the 2017 ZL1 or you want to add a cherished Aussie collector piece to your garage with the 1992 Falcon GT, this car pack has a diverse mix that’s sure to please fans of every stripe.



The Duracell Car Pack is the final pack included in the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which is available for separate purchase or as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition. All of the cars in the pack are compatible with the Blizzard Mountain expansion, which is available as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass or as a standalone purchase.

Also available now are the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1TB) for $349.99 USD and the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (500GB) for $299.99 USD.

Here’s a closer look at each of the cars in the Duracell Car Pack:

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
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There once was a time when the muscle car was considered dead. The arrival of the all-new ZL1, the most powerful Camaro ever built, is further indication that those times are well behind us. The ZL1 is power personified, with 650 hp and 650 ft-lbs of torque, but this new age muscle car does more than just beat feet. In the handling department, magnetorheological dampers and a chassis built for smoothing out the harshest of twisties will have you begging to turn. Welcome to a new era – it’s going to be a fast one.

2015 Jaguar XE-S
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While the Jaguar XES may be suitable for the average executive to help make a good impression on clients, it really gets down to business when you let it stretch its legs. With a supercharged V6 that’s ready to roar and all the handling you expect from a Jaguar, this top of the line sedan can impress with its subtlety or pounce on demand. So whether you’re out prowling for the next victim...
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The latest content update for Forza Motorsport 6 is here. With this update, we are building on the foundation created in our previous eSports update in November. That previous update included brand new features like the broadcast ticker to enhance the capabilities for Forza Motorsport 6 ahead of the second season of the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC). With today’s update, we’re bringing even more flexibility and features to the game, designed to enhance the multiplayer and spectating experiences in Forza Motorsport 6.

Here’s a rundown of all the new features in the game and how you can put them to use.

Hosting & Manual Grid Ordering
With today’s update, a player who starts an online private lobby in multiplayer has hosting privileges which allows them to take advantage of new features. First up, there is now a manual method for ordering the grid before a race begins. When in a private online lobby, the host can manually set the grid order for a race. To do so, select “Game Options” from the menu and then scroll to the “Advanced Rules” screen and look for the “Grid Ordering” option. From there, you can choose “Manual” from the list of options.

With Manual grid ordering, the host has the option to manually place lobby players in any order by moving them up and down the grid order with the Right Stick. Note that lobby players who are set to “Spectate” when a race begins will automatically be pushed to the end of the order, while participating racers will move up the grid order accordingly.

Once the grid has been organized, the host sets the race to begin by pressing the X button. Just before loading into the race after the countdown, players will be presented with a final confirmation screen. From this screen, the host can make any final adjustments to the grid order (once again using the right stick), cancel the launch, or start the race.

Grid Preview
Now you can get a detailed view of the starting grid before...
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Today, we’re excited to share a major milestone – as of December 2016, the Forza franchise has exceeded $1 billion in retail sales.

This news caps an amazing year. As of December, more than 14 million unique players were involved in the Forza community on Xbox One and Windows 10, the award-winning Forza Horizon 3 sold through 2.5 million units, and Forza continued its run as the best-selling racing franchise of this console generation.* Additionally, our online racing community expanded significantly: over three million players joined us online each month and we launched the Forza Racing Championship, an eSports league for players of all skill levels to compete for glory and real-world prizes.

“Since the beginning, Forza has combined stunning graphics, racing’s leading simulation engine, and an emphasis on fun and accessibility,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “With the Forza series, Turn 10 Studios has built the world’s largest racing community. We couldn’t be more proud of their success.”

We’d like to thank our amazing fans and partners for their continued support and we can’t wait for you to see what 2017 will bring.

*Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service (U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand) – November 2012-January 2017
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