Forza Motorsport 5 and Bathurst: Turning a Dream into a Reality

Xbox has released the all-new “Forza Motorsport 5” x Bathurst video documentary which showcases a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of bringing Australia’s iconic Mount Panorama Bathurst track in-game to the highly-anticipated “Forza Motorsport 5”. The Bathurst track was one of the most requested tracks throughout the history of the “Forza Motorsport” franchise and now with the next generation of technology, powered by the Xbox One, Turn 10 Studios, the creators of “Forza Motorsport 5” were able to recreate the Bathurst track down to every last detail.

Turn 10 Studios visited the Mount Panorama, Bathurst track in New South Wales, Australia to build the historically complex circuit from the ground up.  They used the latest in capture technology, including ‘laser-scanning’ and the introduction of physically based materials, resulting in the premiere, photorealistic racing experience.

To celebrate the inclusion of the Bathurst track in “Forza Motorsport 5”, Xbox worked for months in secret to create a piece of gaming and motorsport history by entering the Xbox One Racing team as a wildcard at the 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in October this year.  The Xbox One Racing team raced to a stunning top 10 finish, leading the Bathurst 1000 for a total of 17 laps.  The car recorded the fastest speed of the day at 295km/hr – which is a first for any wildcard entry. 

Narrated by Xbox ambassador and team mentor, Mark Skaife, the video features interviews with international champion race car drivers, Andy Priaulx and Mattias Ekström, Triple Eight Race Engineering Team Owner, Roland Dane, Regional Vice President, Xbox, Greater Asia Region, Alan Bowman and “Forza Motorsport 5” Content Director, John Wendl.  Extended footage of the in-game Bathurst track is also available within the video documentary.

With the launch of the new Xbox One on November 22, “Forza Motorsport 5” players will get to experience the Bathurst track, home to one of the world’s greatest endurance car races, in stunningly realistic 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second and will be the only next generation game to feature the Mount Panorama, Bathurst circuit.

V8 Supercars, the 2011 Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore VE and 2011 Ford Performance Racing FG Falcon will also be available in “Forza Motorsport 5” at launch.  Each car will feature the race team liveries from the 2011 V8 Supercars season. 

“Forza Motorsport 5” is available on Nov. 22, 2013 exclusively with the launch of Xbox One. For more details, visit