Forza fans, the latest content update for Forza Motorsport 5 has arrived and it is chock-full of awesome for car lovers. With this update, we’ve added six new cars to Forza Motorsport 5, all available at no extra charge to all players. The list of amazing rides is enough to drop the jaw of even the most jaded car lover. We’re incredibly pleased to welcome a first for the Forza series; in fact, a first for video games. Rolls-Royce’s Wraith is making its debut in Forza Motorsport 5, marking the first time Rolls-Royce has ever been featured in a racing game. Wraith is an amazing car – the most powerful Rolls-Royce has ever created – and will surely be a fan-favorite.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got everything from the 2014 Renault Spark SRT_01E, the all-electric star of the upcoming inaugural Formula E series (and star of a new Forza Motorsport 5 Rivals mode contest, the details of which you can read about below), the long-awaited debut of the Top Gear’s latest “reasonably priced car,” two brand new Infiniti models, and the latest in the legendary Mustang series.
Here’s the full list of cars appearing in today’s content update:
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
Finally, a Rolls-Royce in Forza Motorsport! Wraith is making its debut in Forza Motorsport 5, the first time a Rolls-Royce has ever appeared in a racing game. And where better to showcase this legendary car-maker than in Forza Motorsport 5, where all of this magnificent car’s beauty and detail can be showcased to perfection? Wraith is the latest two-door coupe for those who prefer to drive, as opposed to “being driven”. And driving Wraith is an utterly unique experience. The car’s 624 BHP is delivered effortlessly courtesy of Satellite Aided Transmission, a groundbreaking new technology that allows Wraith to see beyond what the driver sees by utilizing GPS data to predict upcoming bends ensuring Wraith is always in the correct gear and therefore poised to deliver its abundant power.
Inside that cabin you will find only the finest quality of material and the Rolls-Royce trademark Starlight headliner, made up of 1340 fiber optic bulbs hand-woven into the roof liner. Rearward opening doors mark any arrival as something truly exclusive. Opulence aside, what Forza Motorsport 5 fans will appreciate is the freight train-like acceleration. Step inside Wraith, then just kick back and enjoy the ride.
2014 Renault Spark SRT_01E
Here it is, proof-positive that racing in all-electric vehicles is a formula for pure thrills. The Renault Spark SRT_01E, making its world debut here in Forza Motorsport 5, represents the first generation of the next generation of Formula E racing cars. The monocoque chassis is built by Dallara and meets FIA safety standards. The aerodynamics contribute to both downforce for cornering traction and reduced drag for overtaking. The 200-kilowatt batteries produce the equivalent of 270 brake horsepower. Grand Prix winner Jarno Trulli said that being in the cockpit "feels like driving a proper Formula One car." What will it sound like though? Different? Yes. Astounding and awesome? Undoubtedly. When you get an earful of the Formula E cars tearing up the track, you might think you have been transported to Tatooine to take in the pod races. It’s an astounding sound for an astounding race car.
Also, starting today, we’ve got a brand new Rivals event running, starring the 2014 Renault Spark SRT_01E. You can take control of the Formula E car in this Rivals event running on the Long Beach East Circuit and the fastest overall time will win two pairs of VIP tickets to the Formula E championship race in Berlin, Germany on May 30, 2015. These VIP tickets will get you access to the VIP-only “Emotion Club,” Formula E’s exclusive hospitality area, where the winners will be able to mingle with drivers and team owners, as well as top-class grandstand-level viewing, and more (Please note that transportation and hotel is not included with this prize).
Everyone who sets a time in this event will be eligible to win in-game credits as well, so look for the event in the Community Channel of Rivals Mode and good luck! For full terms and conditions, please see ForzaMotorsport.net.
2013 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Tech Line Top Gear Edition
Imagine yourself a celebrity and hit the Top Gear Test Track, because the most recent “reasonably-priced car” has arrived in Forza Motorsport 5. Can you carry enough momentum through Hammerhead to hit top speed as you swing wide into The Follow-Through? Will you gamble and cut the corner onto the back stretch or play it safe? Will you keep all four wheels on the road as you finish strong through Gambon? The Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Tech Line is a sturdy car with peppy acceleration and a comfortable ride. It’s no race car, but when you envision yourself setting your best time on the track after having been coached by The Stig and having to face Jeremy Clarkson in front of the cameras, it might just seem like it.
2014 Infiniti Q50S
People that buy a Q50S appreciate the driving experience for more reasons than merely getting from point A to point B. What separates the Q50S from its competitors is cutting-edge tech. For one, it has a completely fly-by-wire steering system. With that comes some serious protections against lane-departure and blind-spot monitoring. While these factors won’t come into play when you tear up the tracks of Forza Motorsport 5, a simpler feature will: Its rear-wheel-drive and serious horsepower make the Q50 a tail-happy, driftable work of art.
2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge
Infiniti and Red Bull have found amazing success in their Formula One partnership. In an effort to bring that success to their consumer cars, the Q50 Eau Rouge was created as a concept. Named after one of the most challenging corners in modern racing, the Eau Rouge concept vehicle represents the luxury Infiniti customers are used to, infused with the raw aggression of Red Bull Racing. The Q50 sports a functional, downforce-enhancing carbon fiber front splitter and rear bumper with integrated diffuser. All around are 10-millimeter wider fenders to accommodate a larger contact patch. Throughout the Eau Rouge you will find bespoke carbon fiber and aluminum bits that contribute to its looks and performance. Underneath the hood is the proof that this Q50 isn’t just a head turner. Powering this super-sedan is the 3.8-liter V6 from the Nissan GT-R, with two mammoth turbos helping it achieve massive horsepower numbers. All-wheel drive helps put that power to the ground. Those other high-end performance sedan-makers can consider this a warning shot because, should the Eau Rouge go into production, the competition will be running for cover.
2015 Ford Mustang GT
It’s been fifty years since this American automotive icon was introduced and effectively changed the domestic car market. The Mustang has been many things to many people and, through its many evolutions, it has been many things unto itself. Since the introduction of the more classically shaped Mustang in 2005, a rebirth of the Mustang took place. Now, ten years later, with a search for global-viability factoring in to the Mustang’s redesign, we still see the classic form but with some tweaks that distinguish this ‘stang as something new. Under this new skin nearly every inch of the 2015 Mustang has been reengineered for efficiency, reliability, and performance. Under its aluminum hood, in between aluminum fenders that together offer 200 pounds of weight savings, the new V8 (in GT models) brings more than 400 ponies under the command of your right foot. Rear-wheel drive is a precious commodity the Mustang has always cornered the market with, and the new Mustang is happy as ever to light up the rear wheels, get tail-happy, or just delight you with its tendency for oversteer. Most of all though, this is a Mustang, and the passion that lights in the soul of Mustang lovers is reason enough to make it a favorite.
New Improvements Coming to Forza Motorsport 5
This content update also adds some crucial improvements to functionality in Forza Motorsport 5. These include improved livery caching as well as some general improvements for the Thrustmaster and MadCatz wheels that are currently available for Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5. These improvements have been designed to increase the feel and performance of both of these wheels when playing with Forza Motorsport 5.