Racing helicopters, Twitch streaming live from Cannes, road tripping across the French Alps and racing cars on one of the world’s most secluded and secret mountain race tracks. Xbox has been turning the incredible roads featured in Forza Horizon 2 into a four-day, real-life road trip through Southern Europe.
#ForzaFuel was a social campaign that brought together the best of Forza Horizon 2 and the passion of fans at home. Pitting eight teams of gaming and motorsports personalities head-to-head in a series of epic challenges inspired by the game, the teams and their fans competed to be crowned #ForzaFuel champions.
Check out each of the four challenges below!
Day 1 – Get to the Choppa
Setting off from Genoa, Italy, the teams turned up the heat with a head-to-head race against a helicopter in Bologna, with racing legend Tanner Foust setting the bar high. Watch the video to see which team came out on top. The fans also got involved, sharing their selfies with the hashtag #SupercarSelfies to earn #ForzaFuel for their teams.
Day 2 – Slip Streaming
After an incredible Alpine ascent, we put the gamers to the test, taking the Lamborghini Huracán on the Amalfi Coast in the Forza Horizon 2 demo, aiming to get the best time. Check out the Twitch stream to see which gamer posted the best time. Fans at home contributed to the team score by downloading the demo and sharing their speed laps.
Day 3 – Speed Dating
The teams drove their supercars through the historic streets of Monte Carlo and Cannes in an epic convoy on the way to the third challenge – Speed Dating. Putting their chemistry to the test, the teams aimed to get their fastest combined time of a real-life lap on a track in Grand Sambuc by the drivers and an in-game lap on the Forza Horizon 2 demo. The team members at home provided the soundtrack, sharing the tunes to keep their team captain’s pedal to the floor.
Day 4 – I HEART DIRT
Hearts were racing in the final challenge, which saw the teams ride shotgun in a rally track outside Barcelona, aiming to keep their heart rate slow whilst flying around a high-speed dirt track. Team members at home earned their #ForzaFuel by sharing the in-game cars that they’d like the keys for.
After a week of earning #ForzaFuel, our teams were neck and neck at the top of the leaderboard. But it was #TeamFear – FearCrads and Tom Onslow-Colewatch in the Aston Martin Vantage S – and their supporters at home who snatched both the pole position and the ultimate prize cache for fans at home.
Fans who participated will receive one exclusive #ForzaFuel livery each for both Forza Motorsport 5 and Forza Horizon 2 and be entered for a chance to receive prizes such as an Xbox One, a copy of Forza Horizon 2, a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, a GoPro and other prizes.
Visit xbox.com/ForzaFuel to relive the ultimate real-life Forza road trip. Now it’s time to leave your limits and take on the stunning roads featured in #ForzaFuel. Forza Horizon 2 releases starting Sept. 30.