As part of its continued efforts to create the most authentic racing experiences possible, Turn 10 Studios is happy to announce that it is teaming up again with renowned driver and television personality Tanner Foust on the “Forza Motorsport” franchise. Tanner has worked with the “Forza” franchise through the years, starting with a stunt announce trailer for “Forza Motorsport 4,” to most recently being a part of the award-winning Forza FilmSpeed project, an innovative short film that saw the driver achieve the precise speeds necessary to bring trackside animation to life in the world’s fastest zoetrope.
“I’m excited to be working with Forza,” said Foust. “I play racing games in the off-season to keep myself sharp and ‘Forza Motorsport’ has been a part of my life since its first release on Xbox.”
To commemorate working with Tanner, Turn 10 Studios will release a free Tanner Foust Racing inspired 2010 Volkswagen Golf R in “Forza Motorsport 5.” Coming to the game this weekend in conjunction with the Global Rallycross contest, the Golf R will be uniquely tuned and carry a livery inspired by Tanner’s 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink and ENEOS Motor Oil Volkswagen effort.
“I am thrilled to give fans the chance to experience my inspired car in the game. The visuals and physics are as real as it gets without literally getting behind the wheel,” said Foust.
The stunt driver, professional racer and host of Top Gear on HISTORY has earned four X Games gold medals, along with multiple championship titles in rallycross and drifting. He debuted in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series a few weeks ago and will start the 2014 Rallycross season on May 17 and 18 with the first round of the Global Rallycross championship held at Top Gear Festival Barbados.
“The partnership between Forza Motorsport and Tanner Foust is one we’re extremely excited about,” said Alan Hartman, General Manager at Turn 10 Studios, the creators of Forza Motorsport. “Partnering with a driver of Tanner’s ability is a natural extension for the Forza brand, which curates the best tracks, the best vehicles, and the best racing. Tanner is one of the world’s most celebrated drivers, and our fans will be excited to see him be an ambassador for the Forza brand.”
Stay tuned for more updates on the partnership between Tanner Foust Racing and the “Forza Motorsport” franchise!
To stay connected with Tanner on his upcoming races and “Forza Motorsport” activities, follow Tanner on Twitter: @TannerFoust
To learn more about the exciting Rallycross series, click here.