Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Editions Announced

By Dread Reaver, 3 years ago
Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios have announced a Limited Edition and Day One Edition of their upcoming racing simulator Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One.

August 18th

Day One Edition
First up, the Day One Edition comes with artwork that pays homage to the Xbox One's console design. It also gives players access to the "Day One Car Pack", which includes the following gorgeous vehicles, specially tuned by the experts at Turn 10 Studios and adorned by custom Day One-themed livery (please note, the stock version of these cars is included in all standard versions):

2010 Audi TT RS Coupe – Stuffed stem to stern with modern tech, the TT RS is the first TT model to carry Audi’s famed RS badge – a distinction that’s earned on the track from the moment you step on the gas.

2013 Ford Focus ST -- Debuting with the same 247-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine from the much larger Ford Explorer SUV, the new Ford Focus ST packs a serious punch

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera – Like great sculpture, the Superleggera’s chiseled form is carefully considered for maximum impact. That’s where the similarities end, however, because this work of art is best appreciated when it’s moving at top speed.
August 18th

Limited Edition
The Limited Edition of Forza Motorsport 5 is geared towards true Forza fanatics and comes complete with the "Day One Car Pack" detailed above, as well as an extra VIP membership for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. What does this membership provide, you ask? First up, it gives you double player reward acceleration (basically Double XP), access to special multiplayer events, a unique player card badge usable in-game, and other digital gifts from the Forza community team.

The package comes with a custom Steelbook case, which you might notice displays the all-new 2014 Audi RS 7 Sportback in all its glory. The edition also includes a decal sheet featuring Forza Motorsport 5, Xbox One, and Audi window decals, as well as 1,250 car tokens that will allow you to unlock any car in the game early on. In addition, owners of the Limited Edition will get to drive a selection of cars from the "Limited Edition Car Pack", specially tuned and customised with Xbox One liveries. These include:

2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback – More than a mere grocery-getter, the RS 3 Sportback marries performance with practicality. The result is a 340-horsepower grin-generator that will paste your head to the back of the seat and not crack a single egg in the process.

2012 Aston Martin Vanquish – As comfortable on the track as it is on cozy country lanes, the Aston Martin Vanquish is equal parts refined style and snarling, road-taming grit.

2013 Ford M Shelby Mustang GT500 – While the GT500’s aggressive lines suggest raw power and straight-line speed to spare, the sound of that big 5.8-liter V8 simply screams, “Get out of the way!”

2013 McLaren P1™ – The successor to McLaren’s legendary F1, the McLaren P1™ is an automotive highlight reel: technological innovation, gorgeous contours, and pure, unapologetic performance. Epic, legendary, astounding – words tend to fail when describing this car’s limitless potential.

2013 SRT Viper GTS – The return of the Viper has been celebrated by automotive fans worldwide. With an 8.4-liter V10 that’s capable of pushing the GTS to a top speed north of 200 mph, the 2013 Viper GTS has once again firmly entrenched its spot near the top of the American Muscle hierarchy.
But wait, there's more! The VIP membership in the Limited Edition also comes with the Forza Motorsport 5 "VIP Car Pack", which includes the following beasties:

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C — Marketed as “the fastest streetcar in the world,” the 427 S/C is the most desirable of all the Shelby Cobra variants. Out of the 100 that were planned only 53 were built. They are nothing less than a purpose-built race car converted at the last minute for street use.

1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird — Dubbed the “Yellowbird” by journalists during a test drive event, the 1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird earns its name thanks to the canary-like chirping of its twin turbo blow-off valve. Just 29 of these cherished classics were built.

1991 Mazda #55 787B – One of the most beloved race cars of all time, the 787B holds the distinction as being Japan’s only winner of a 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Featuring a brash green and orange livery and an unmistakable screaming Wankel rotary engine, the 787B continues to inspire more than 20 years after its debut.

2011 Ford F150 SVT Raptor — Say hello to your rear view mirror's worst nightmare. The Raptor is essentially a factory-built pre-runner race truck with suspension to match its under-the-hood muscle. Slide it, jump it, whatever you like — it just begs for more.

2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Even among hypercars, the Veyron Super Sport stands alone. After all, this is the car that currently holds the Guinness record for “World’s Fastest Car” at speeds approaching 270 mph.
Forza Motorsport 5 will be tearing up the tarmac in November on Xbox One. The Day One Edition is estimated to be approximately $59.99 at launch while the Limited Edition will be close to $79.99. Both editions are now available for pre-order at participating retailers. The game will also be playable at the upcoming Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany.