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The wait is finally over for the latest installment in the Gymkhana series, starring race car driver Ken Block! Created by Hoonigan Industries in partnership with Hoonigan Racing Division, Gymkhana NINE Raw Industrial Playground draws inspiration from the Forza Horizon series of videogames, recreating the daring tricks and race events that only existed virtually until now.



“With Forza Horizon, our goal is to create the ultimate celebration of speed, style and freedom behind-the-wheel,” said Ralph Fulton, Creative Director. “What players get to do in the game – such as race an opponent whose vehicle is suspended from a fast-moving helicopter – are so incredible that they could probably never happen.”

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Recreating these larger-than-life showcase events became the inspiration and challenge for Ken Block and his team. “Taking those ideas and figuring out how to do them in reality is really quite difficult,” said Block, who faced not only stationary obstacles but large moving objects such as a freight train all while moving at high speed.

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“Since the beginning, Forza’s mission has been to turn gamers into car lovers, and car lovers into gamers,” said Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director at Turn 10. “Right now there are few people out there that are doing more to spread the love of cars and car culture than Ken Block. We’re thrilled to be working together with him on this project.”

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The Gymkhana NINE partnership between Forza and Hoonigan means more then just Forza Horizon 3 logos appearing on Ken Block's car. There will be Forza Horizon 3 branded behind-the-scenes content and also Hoonigan designed cars will make their way into the game itself. Stay tuned for more on that soon!

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Gymkhana NINE also extends the Forza partnership with Ford Performance. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor which appears in...
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We are just a couple of weeks away from the launch of Forza Horizon 3! Forza Horizon 3 launches globally for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on Sept. 27 (Sept. 29 in Japan) and those who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition will drive early on Sept. 23. However, you won’t need to wait long to begin your Australian adventure, because the free Forza Horizon 3 demo launches today on Xbox One!

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In Forza Horizon 3, you’re the boss of the Horizon Festival – the biggest and best cars and music festival in the world. Your goal is to expand the festival to new locations throughout Australia and you’ll get your first taste of what that experience is like in the demo. Along the way, you’ll be able to explore a portion of Forza Horizon 3’s map, while taking a guided tour through some of the best features that the game has to offer.

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Your tour Down Under begins in classic Horizon fashion – with beautiful scenery, great driving roads, and awesome vehicles. From the moment the action begins, you are unmistakably in Australia, with all of its awe-inspiring beauty and tremendous environmental diversity. You’ll blast along ocean-side roads, and race on the beach alongside the famed Twelve Apostles landmarks. You’ll grab ludicrous air off of danger sign jumps buried deep in the Australian rainforests, and have a chance to get sideways through Drift Zones in Byron Bay. Once you’ve finished all the events in the demo, you’ll be able to hop online and join your fellow Forza friends in an online free-roam session to explore the demo’s map together.

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The drivable vehicles in the Forza Horizon 3 demo are a “who’s who” of automotive hotness. Of course, you’ll be spending time in one of the game’s cover cars, the Lamborghini Centenario. Along the way you’ll also get to drive more than one...
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The Forza Horizon series always gives players the chance to drive to the music they love, and today we’re excited to unveil that Forza Horizon 3 is taking it to an all-new level!

The Forza Horizon 3 original soundtrack features a broader musical selection than any Horizon game before with nearly 150 songs across eight, in-game radio stations. On top of returning favorites like Horizon Pulse and Horizon Bass Arena, several new stations add new and classic hits from genres across hip hop, indie rock, punk/metal, and of course, classical music.

There’s even more to the Forza Horizon 3 music experience than a sweet soundtrack. Now, for the first time ever, you can rock music you choose as you drive the Horizon with a Groove Music Pass on Xbox One or PC.

New to Groove? Test drive millions of songs with zero obligations. Our 14-day, no-credit-card trial gives you nonstop music, plus playlists, artist radio, and more – all for the low cost of free. With Forza Horizon 3 and Groove, it’s all about playing what you love – one press of the button and you’re on the way.

Check out the Forza Horizon 3 music stations and full track list below.

Some restrictions may apply, visit https://www.microsoft.com/groove to learn more.

Microsoft Groove Music
For access to millions of songs, stream music from your Groove Music playlists directly into the game.

Vagrant Records
Horizon has teamed up with Vagrant Records, the LA-based indie label, to bring a diverse selection of indie, hard rock, punk and emo hits, to your Festival. Van Pierszalowski from WATERS hosts an eclectic selection from artists including The 1975, White Lies, and blink-182.
  • “Caught By My Shadow” by Albert Hammond Jr.
  • “Losing Touch” by Albert Hammond Jr.
  • “We’ve Had Enough” by Alkaline Trio
  • “Patience” by Bad Suns
  • “You’re Not Pretty But You Got It Goin’ On” by Band Of Skulls
  • “Rival” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • “Bored to Death” by Blink 182
  • “Carry Me” by...
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PARK CITY, UTAH — Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block is pleased to announce that in less than one week, his ninth installment in his 400 million-view viral video franchise, Gymkhana, will be going live on Ford Performance’s YouTube channel.

The video will star both Block and his all-new for 2016 Ford Focus RS RX that he currently races in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The video will be the second in the series hosted by Ford Performance and also marks the introduction of a new partner to the globally celebrated franchise: Microsoft’s Forza Horizon XBox videogame series.

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“This definitely is the rawest Gymkhana video that I’ve done in a long time,” said Block. “We really took it back to the basics like in the original Gymkhana video and put the emphasis on my driving and on the car. I’m really excited about this one! It’s got my new racecar, it’s me bringing it back to a more on-the-limit and visceral driving style and with my new partner in Forza Horizon 3, we were able to bring in some inspiration from the game to this video. I think the fans are going to be stoked when this drops on the 13th.”

Gymkhana NINE will be live on the Ford Performance YouTube channel on Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. EST. Be sure to set your calendars and tune in.
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We’ve reached an important milestone in the development of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex – as of today, we’re lifting the “beta” tag and releasing Apex as a full-fledged (and still free!) product on the Windows 10 Store. As we exit the beta period of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex development, it’s also time to update players about an issue that many of you have been talking about since the announcement of the game: wheel support.

We’re extremely excited to announce that today’s content update for Apex will bring wheel support to the Forza Motorsport series on Windows 10 for the first time. This is a major landmark for the Forza series on Windows 10 and has been the result of months of hard work from the Turn 10 and Windows teams.

With today’s update, we’re bringing support for a number of popular wheels to the Forza franchise, in Apex and the soon to be released Forza Horizon 3.

This is the full list:
•Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
•Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
•Logitech G29 Racing Wheel
•Logitech MOMO Force Feedback Racing Wheel
•Thrustmaster T300RS
•Thrustmaster T500 RS Gaming Wheel
•Logitech G920 Xbox One Wheel
•Thrustmaster T150
•Thrustmaster TX Xbox One Wheel
•Thrustmaster TMX Xbox One Wheel
•Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Racing Wheel

Note that there are additional wheels that we plan on bringing on board soon, notably Fanatec products such as the ClubSport V2 Xbox One Hub and the Fanatec CSR models. Support for these Fanatec wheels will be arriving in Apex beginning in late September, with updates for both Windows 10 and Apex. In addition, H-pattern shifters are fully supported in Apex for all Logitech wheels listed above, except for the G29, which will be added at a later date. We will be adding additional support for H-pattern shifters from other manufacturers in the future.

By adding wheel support to Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, we continue to work towards our goal of improving the Apex experience for players and making racing better on Windows 10. We...
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The worldwide release of Forza Horizon 3 is coming up on Sept. 27 (and four days earlier on Sept. 23 for Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition owners), and today we crossed the latest milestone ahead of launch: Forza Horizon 3 has officially gone gold! With the game off for final pressings of retail discs and setup for digital release, we’re celebrating the good news with some additional updates, including Windows 10 PC specs, the full Xbox Live achievements list, and a very special addition to the Forza Horizon 3 vehicle roster.

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Over the past six weeks, in our Forza Garage series, we’ve introduced all of the 350+ vehicles that will be arriving for Forza Horizon 3 at launch. Well, almost all of the them. Today, we’re unveiling a unique addition to the Forza Horizon 3 lineup, a vehicle that has long been requested by both the Forza and Halo communities. For the first time in any Forza game, you can now drive the most famous ground vehicle in the Halo universe – the Warthog!



The 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST is a civilian transport alternative to its militaristic cousin, the M12 Force Application Vehicle. What it may lack in brute force – you won’t find a turret on this version – it more than makes up for with its 720 bhp twin turbo V8, making it significantly faster than its FAV counterpart. The Warthog CST in Forza Horizon 3 is also ideally suited for the rough and tumble landscape of Australia. With the most advanced suspension in Forza Horizon 3 (with more than 70 cm of suspension travel), plus advanced dampening, you won’t find the combination of power and stability like this anywhere else in the Horizon Festival.

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The M12S Warthog CST will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 3, and will be sent as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Eligible players...
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Starting September 1st through 15th the original Forza Horizon will be part of Games with Gold and the good thing with Xbox 360 GwG titles is, they are backwards compatible. You can now enjoy all the beauty of the world of Colorado on your Xbox One.

And in case you didn't know, backward compatible racing games are supporting now Xbox One racing wheels.

Enjoy your ride!

Check all the September 2016 GwG titles in the trailer below:
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Forza Motorsport has been on the forefront of competitive racing for years and 2016 has proven to be the biggest year yet. The first half of 2016 has been a momentous one for Forza Motorsport 6 and its commitment to competitive online racing and esports. There are currently three million players racing in Forza games every month, competing in events such as June’s Le Mans-timed Michelin 24 Hour Forza Challenge and Audi 24 Hours of Le Forza Contest, where over 700,000 unique viewers tuned in. In addition, recent Forza Motorsport 6 FIA Formula E Race Off competitions garnered over 600,000 unique viewers.

In early June, we announced the Forza Racing Championship (#ForzaRC), our all-new competitive online racing and esports program. This is the largest competition in Forza history, and we are proud to announce that the inaugural season begins on August 8 and registration is open as of today – go to ESL to sign up.



Players from across the world, and of all skill levels, can compete for amazing Forza and Xbox prizes throughout the month of August, while the best Forza players in the world will lay it all on the line for the ultimate prize – the all-new 2017 Ford Focus RS. Arguably the most acclaimed hot-hatch of the decade, the 350-horsepower Focus RS has wowed fans and critics alike with its track-bred performance and its sleek and sophisticated lines.

Whether you’re racing royalty or just getting started, we’ve got a place for you in ForzaRC. We designed the competition to be a place where players of all skill levels can participate and have a great time competing for awesome prizes. The first season of ForzaRC will include both an Elite Series and an Open Series available to all players. Each series will follow a slightly different path, utilize different modes in the game, and have different prizes available to winners. The common link between them? Everyone is...
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The Turn 10 Summer Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6 has arrived! Whether you’re looking to recreate the legends of motorsport’s past, or you want to create your own legend online in Forza Motorsport 6, this pack has something for everyone.



First up, we have four stunning racers, three of which were driven by racing legends: John Surtees’ Ferrari F-158 F1, A.J. Foyt’s Watson #1 Sheraton-Thompson Special Roadster and Paul Newman’s Datsun #33 Bob Sharp Racing 280ZX Turbo. Of course, cars don’t need to have race liveries to be terrifyingly fast, as the monstrous 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan amply demonstrates. And if you value speed over size, you can head straight to the 2016 Abarth 695 Biposto, a car that belies its diminutive stature with some truly striking performance.

The cars of the Turn 10 Summer Car Pack are available to download today as a pack for $7 or for individual purchase.

Let’s take a closer look at all the cars in the pack.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
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What do you get when you combine the power of the Corvette Z06 with the best chassis and suspension Cadillac has ever developed? You guessed it: the CTS-V Sedan. Designed to compete with the German powerhouses in the super sedan category, the CTS-V is drop dead gorgeous and smokes the competition as easily as it does its own tires. Inside and out, the CTS-V is fitted with the luxury and prestige you expect from a Cadillac. Hop in and test this ride against anything in its class, and you will be astounded by the power, sound and adroit handling. Simply put, this ain’t your grandfather’s Caddy… unless your grandfather happens to be Mario Andretti.

2000 BMW 323ti Sport

No, this isn’t somebody’s hack job on an E36 BMW; it is the one of the few true hot hatches BMW has ever built. With a spirited motor capable of nearly 200 hp, as well as trailing arm suspension, the 323ti (Tourismo Internaciaonale, which...
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