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The Playseat Car Pack is coming to Forza Horizon 3! Launching tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Playseat Car Pack brings seven new vehicles to the wide, open roads of Australia. The list of cars begins appropriately with one of the favorite cars of an Aussie racing legend, Pete Brock’s 1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A. The pack also features Cadillac’s latest high-performance coupe, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, plus Aston Martin’s new DB11, two Honda models (one a high-revving classic, the other a race-bred Civic) and more.



The Playseat Car Pack is 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 the cars in this pack are also compatible with the first Forza Horizon 3 expansion, Blizzard Mountain, which is available as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass or as a standalone purchase.

Also don’t forget that as previously announced, the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1TB) is available online now and at select U.S. retailers for $349.99 USD, and will make its way to additional markets starting tomorrow. Additionally, the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (500GB) will also be available worldwide beginning tomorrow for $299.99 USD.

Here’s a closer look at the cars in the Playseat Car Pack:

1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A
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In Australia, the name Peter Brock evokes championship racing, national pride and the twisting, undulating roads of Bathurst. The Commodore Group A is a distinctive car in Brock’s racing career, built during the period when he was running his own company building race-bred road cars. In the mid-1980s, home grown rules evolved to a European formula that included homologation. We have these rules to thank for the 502models of the VK Commodore Group A that were built. Dubbed “Bluey” or the “Blue Meanie” for the Formula Blue color all the models were painted, the Group A holds a special place in...
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Lewis and Mul Set for IMSA Campaign in Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 as Forza Motorsport joins Change Racing

– New Change Racing partnership with Forza Motorsports/Turn 10 Studios features branding and content integration with XBOX; Existing programs with Monster Energy, Orion Lighting, Lamborghini Carolinas continue in 2017
– Full season drivers Corey Lewis and Jeroen Mul joined by Kaz Grala and Brett Sandberg in Rolex 24
– Full-season GTD Class entry for Change Racing, 2nd season of IMSA WeatherTech competition

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Charlotte, NC (4.January, 2016) – Change Racing will return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition in 2017 with a significant new commercial partnership, a young full-season driver pairing, and a strong endurance event driver line up.The GTD Class campaign marks the second season of IMSA WeatherTech competition for Change Racing, which built on a highly successful Lamborghini Super Trofeo program with its initial foray into IMSA in 2016. The team will continue to compete with the Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 platform in 2017.

As the result of an expanding partnership with Microsoft, Change Racing will carry branding from Forza Motorsport, the hugely popular and best-selling racing video game from Turn 10 Studios for Xbox consoles. The partnership will be supported by a range of marketing activations as well as featuring in-game content from Change Racing, including the ability for players to download the No. 16 Forza Motorsport/Orion/Monster Energy GTD car for in game play.

In addition to the new program with Microsoft, the team will also continue to work with its existing partners Monster Energy, Orion Lighting Systems, and Lamborghini Carolinas.

“This has been a busy off-season for us, but incredibly productive,” said Change Racing Team Principal Robby Benton. “We are very fortunate to grow our partnership with Microsoft and to be representing the Forza Motorsport brand....
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The new year has arrived and Forza is celebrating 2017 in the best way we know – with amazing cars ready to hit the open roads! Whether you’re cruising the wine country of Yarra Valley or tackling the most extreme elevations of Blizzard Mountain, the Forza Horizon 3 Rockstar Car Pack features seven cars that will kick your year off to a high-speed start. This pack features everything from classic Japanese power to a Ford trophy truck that’s ready to conquer anything Australia can throw at it. Then there’s the awesome BMW i8, making its production car videogame debut here in Forza Horizon 3. And that’s just the start of this incredible pack.



The Rockstar Car Pack is included in the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which is available for separate purchase or as part of the Ultimate Edition of Forza Horizon 3. Players can also get the car pack standalone for $6.99 in the Xbox Store.

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

2015 BMW i8
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Whether you have been looking forward to the BMW i8 for its hybrid efficiency or its stout performance, both are here at your fingertips. The innovative i8 brings an electrically-powered front-drive system together with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine powering the rear wheels. The two systems merge seamlessly for a driving experience like none other. The i8’s full carbon fiber body helps keep its weight down and makes for a rigid structure that contributes to its nimble handling. Too often, car manufacturers come out with a cool concept then take out much of the “cool” before production. The i8 is the exception and is exceptional.

2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
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Polestar is Volvo’s racing division and has been making an impact in the V8 Supercars series amidst the long-lived Holden and Ford rivalry. Race-bred technology makes its way into street-proven...
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Ready for a frozen adventure? Well, the wait is over, because the Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is here! Available today in the Microsoft Store as a standalone purchase or included as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, Blizzard Mountain invites players to the snowy elevations of a brand new playable area of Forza Horizon 3’s Australia. This is a place where speedy vehicles are welcome, ice and blizzard conditions are the norm, and snow tires are heartily recommended.



For players on Xbox One S with HDR-ready hardware, Blizzard Mountain is a visual treat. HDR allows you to see detail in the beautiful snow-covered terrain of Blizzard Mountain like never before thanks to the expanded contrast range available on Xbox One S. Together with HDR, our physics-based rendering system ForzaTech brings even more accuracy to the experience, with sunlight bouncing off the snow and the ice, and frozen lakes glistening under the mountain’s all-new Australian winter skies, all immersing you in a completely authentic winter wonderland. Blizzards add to the challenge as they reduce visibility, but also, are a thing of beauty, as HDR allows you to see the sparkling detail of each falling snowflake in the unique glow of your favorite car’s headlights. In other words, gather your friends around that brand new 4K UHD TV and watch their eyes light up when you make your way to Blizzard Mountain on Xbox One S. For more on HDR gaming on Xbox One S, head over to Xbox.com.

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A big part of the fun with Blizzard Mountain is the amazing roster of new cars and trucks coming to the game, each of which have been handpicked to provide maximum fun in the extreme elevations and challenging weather conditions that can only be found on the mountain....
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Hot on the heels of Forza Horizon 3 winning the Best Racing/Sports category at the 2016 Game Awards, today we’re unveiling our latest car pack – the Logitech G Car Pack, which features seven amazing vehicles hand-picked to deliver driving delights during the holidays. Leading off the pack is the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept. Sure, it might not be drivable in the real world yet, but it’s easy to appreciate this car’s beautiful melding of performance and luxury in Forza Horizon 3.



The remaining roster in the Logitech G Car Pack is deep in unique driving experiences. The Morgan 3 Wheeler makes its Forza debut, with its unique design making it a highly requested car from fans all over the world. The Morgan is paired with early-American muscle in the 1965 Pontiac GTO and long-awaited imports like the 1992 Toyota Supra. There’s also Jaguar’s SUV debut and the latest speedster from Mercedes-AMG, alongside an Australian rarity in the 1996 HSV GTSR.

The Logitech G Car Pack is included as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which is available as a separate purchase or as part of the Ultimate Edition of Forza Horizon 3. Players can also get the car pack as a standalone purchase for $6.99 in the Xbox Store.

Don’t forget that we are one week away from the launch of the Blizzard Mountain expansion for Forza Horizon 3, which releases on Dec. 13! With extreme elevations, snow, ice, and blizzard conditions, and a brand new roster of amazing vehicles to drive, Blizzard Mountain promises to be a frozen adventure unlike anything you’ve seen in Forza before. You can get Blizzard Mountain as a standalone purchase of $19.99 or enjoy a discount on the expansion by purchasing the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, which gives players discounted access to two expansions for $34.99. Ultimate Edition owners can receive an additional $10 discount on the expansion pass if purchased before the end of 2016. Get both expansions for $24.99.

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Get the snow tires ready and pack your best parka, because Blizzard Mountain beckons! The Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is coming Dec. 13 and bringing with it a Forza first – snow, ice, extreme elevations and blizzards to challenge players in their quest to become the King of the Mountain. Set amidst extreme alpine settings, players will explore a snowy mountain playground in eight new vehicles – including the 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX – all in brand new race events that have been specifically designed for spectacular mountain racing.

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Become King of the Mountain
This brand-new campaign challenges players to compete in a series of thrilling events with the ultimate goal of becoming the King of the Mountain. With more than 50 new events and challenges to compete in, the expansion tests drivers’ skills across extreme weather and brand new race types, including Hill Climb, Descent and Blizzard race events. In addition, players will be able to take part in new Bucket List, Blueprint and Rivals events, as well as earn 28 new Xbox Live Achievements worth 500 Gamerscore points.

Explore a New Alpine Playground
Blizzard Mountain is a mountain paradise for car fans, full of adventurous terrain and challenging driving conditions. New areas like the extreme sports snow park and a massive frozen lake make this the ultimate snowy playground for players’ favorite vehicles. In addition, players will find bonus boards to smash, beauty spots to enjoy, and a brand new hidden Barn Find vehicle.

Blizzard Mountain also introduces seven brand new vehicles to the game (plus the aforementioned Barn Find), including the incredible 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX, the 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept, classic rally cars and more. In addition, when exploring Blizzard Mountain, players will be able to choose snow tire upgrades for any of the vehicles in Forza Horizon 3 to prepare them to take on a wide range of...
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Forza fans on Windows 10 PC can now experience new content in Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, with the launch of the Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Premium Edition. Released today, the Premium Edition includes the base game of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, along with three newly-released content packs for the game; two car collections and a new track pack, bringing the legendary Nürburgring to the game. The Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Premium Edition is available either as a paid upgrade for current Apex players or as a standalone bundle purchase for players who haven’t yet downloaded Apex.

Take a closer look at all three packs that are included as part of the Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Premium Edition.

Power to Weight Car Pack
The Power to Weight Car Pack features seven new cars for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, including the 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R, the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS, the 2013 Caterham Superlight R500, the 2013 KTM X-Bow R and the 2014 BAC Mono. These cars are available for use in Free Play, as well as in several new Spotlight events purpose built to showcase each cars’ capabilities.

Hyper Endurance Car Pack
In the Hyper Endurance Car Pack you’ll find seven new cars, including the 2016 #66 Ford Racing GT LeMans, the 2013 #91 SRT Motorsport GTS-R Viper, the 2016 Nissan #1 NISMO MOTUL AUTECH GT-R, the 2014 Mazda #70 SpeedSource Lola B12/80, the 2015 Koenigsegg One:1, the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT and the 2013 Lamborghini Veneno. These cars are available for use in Free Play, as well as in several new Spotlight events purpose built to showcase each cars’ capabilities.

Nürburgring Track Pack
The Nürburgring Track Pack features the legendary Nürburgring, including the Nordschleife and the technical GP Circuit, as well as the massive combined Full Circuit, all featuring day, night and wet conditions. These tracks can be raced in Free Play, as well as in several new Spotlight events.

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We are proud to announce that Forza Horizon 3 is the year’s best-selling, highest-rated racing game, further strengthening Forza as the most successful racing franchise on any platform this generation. Thanks to the biggest Forza launch to date, we had more than five million fans playing Forza games in September on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.



We are so grateful for our fans and will continue working hard to deliver great content that will add to the Forza Horizon 3 experience.

Arriving today, the Alpinestars Car Pack brings seven new cars to Forza Horizon 3. Leading off the pack are a pair of beloved drifting legends, the 1998 Nissan Silvia K’s and the 1990 Mazda Savanna RX-7; two of the most requested cars in the Forza community. The Alpinestars Car Pack also features a chunk of Australian racing history in the Ford Falcon XR GT, a street-legal racer in Dodge Viper ACR, and more. The Alpinestars Car Pack is included as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which is available for purchase in the Microsoft Store. Players can also get the pack as a standalone purchase for $6.99.

Our partner Alpinestars produces the highest level of performance and protective footwear and apparel for nearly all forms of motorsport as well as lifestyle clothing and accessories. To learn more about this month’s car pack partner visit: http://www.alpinestars.com/

Here’s a closer look at each of the car’s in this month’s pack:

2017 Acura NSX
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The new Acura NSX may be a hybrid, but it’s a hybrid supercar. A mid-engine, all-wheel-drive, twin-turbo, hybrid slice of pure performance. With 650 hp from its combined 3.5-liter V6 and three electric motors driving all four wheels, what you have is a balanced and capable car that can compete with other supercars nearly ten times its price. There are nine gears to work your...
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A new month is approaching, which means new events, content and more is awaiting us in November in Forza Horizon 3.

After yesterdays announcement of Season 2 of the Forza Racing Championship, which is going to reward you again with some exclusive rides for just participating, November will also bring a new batch of #FORZATHON events.

Without much talk let's take a look at the November #FORZATHON Events and what you can win:

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FULL METAL HORIZON – 11/04/16 - 11/07/16
“Get full contact with this Horizon Event”

FLAG BEARER – Play 4 Flag Rush matches to earn 12,000 XP
FIELD GOAL – Finish in the top 3 of 3 Flag Rush games in an Extreme Offroad vehicle to win 100,000 CR
HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION – Come in 1st place in 1 game of Flag Rush in an Extreme Offroad vehicle to unlock the Roar Horn
NOT A SCRATCH – Survive 1 game of Infected in a Extreme Offroad vehicle to win the Ford F-150 Raptor Horizon Edition

AERIAL ACROBATICS - 11/11/16 – 11/14/16
“Show off your aerial expertise”

DO A BARREL ROLL! – Perform 3 Barrel Roll skills to earn 20,000 XP
FLYING HIGH – Earn 3 Stars on 3 Danger Signs to receive 100,000 CR
EYES TURNED SKYWARD – Rack up 50,000 Ultimate Air skill points to win 3 wheelspins
DEADSTICK SPECIAL - 30% off AUDI #45 Flying Lizard R8 GTD, FORD Falcon XR8 and NISSAN Skyline GT-R V-Spec II

HORIZON HARVEST HANGOUT - 11/18/16 – 11/25/16
“Gather together your Horizon friends and family”

A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST – Rack up 100,000 Landscaping Skill points while in a convoy to earn 10,000 XP
GATHER FOR THE FEAST - Join and complete an online adventure in a Holden Sandman to earn 20,000 XP
GOBBLE, GOBBLE! – Join online freeroam to unlock Turkey horn
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The Forza Racing Championship has returned! Following a thrilling first season of competition, registration is now open on the ESL website for Season 2 of the official ForzaRC esports series. Sponsored by Michelin, Logitech G and Playseat, and starting November 7, Season 2 players worldwide will compete for cash and prizes worth more than $150,000.



For the first time in the ForzaRC series history, the events will take place across two Forza games - Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 6. Building on the success of the inaugural season of Forza Racing Championship, Season 2 will bring players of all skill levels together to experience state-of-the-art racing and fun competition through two unique race series.

In the Elite Series, the fastest drivers in the world compete in Forza Motorsport 6 to claim both the title as the Season 2 champion and a $10,000 cash prize for the top overall winner. Building on Season 1, the Elite Series in Season 2 will offer more ways to win over 100 cash prizes.

The Elite Series is comprised of three weeks of racing competition, culminating in weekly Elite Series Showdown races that will be broadcast on Sunday of each competitive week beginning November 13. Players can watch the Semi-Finals races hosted by ESL and streaming live on the official Forza Motorsport Twitch and Beam channels.

Four winners from Season 1 will be invited directly into the Season 2 Grand Finals Roster, having qualified by winning their weekly Elite Series Showdown or the Grand Finals: Laige, Shadest, BAM ASIX 13, JSR Razer JDM.

Each week, four Semi-Finals winners will move on to the Season 2 Elite Series Grand Finals, which will be broadcast live from ESL’s studios in Burbank, CA on Sunday, December 11.

The ForzaRC Recreation Series will be held entirely in Forza...
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