Forza Motorsport 5 New DLC Announced

By Andrew Ogley, 2 years ago
Earlier at Gamescom today, Dan Greenawalt revealed that there would be a new DLC pack for the hugely successful racing title, Forza Motorsport 5. Unlike any of the previous packs, this new DLC has a couple of cars that have never been included in any racing title.

Firstly, the pack will include the first Formula E racing car ever included in any franchise, the 2014 Renault Spark SRT_01E, representing the first of the next generation of electric racing cars. In stark comparison, the pack also includes a 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith which is the first time a Roller has ever been included in a racing title. Alongside these, the pack includes two Infiniti variants and next year's Ford Mustang GT. Wrapping the bundle up is a modest little car, the 2013 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Tech Line Top Gear Edition which is the latest "reasonably-priced car" raced by celebrities around the BBC's Top Gear Track.

Simply majestic - 2014 Rolls-Royce WraithSimply majestic - 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

The next-gen Formula E racer - 2014 Renault Spark SRT_01EThe next-gen Formula E racer - 2014 Renault Spark SRT_01E

Next year's American muscle - 2015 Ford Mustang GTNext year's American muscle - 2015 Ford Mustang GT

2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge

2014 Infiniti Q50S2014 Infiniti Q50S

Along with the still images, we also have a short clip, which shows off both of the Infiniti cars in all their racing glory.

Although not mentioned in the actual presentation, Turn 10 Studios also revealed later via the official website that there would be a number of improvements for the current Thrustmaster and MadCatz steering wheels that are available for the Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5. The improvements aim to increase the feel and the performance of both these wheels during the game.

Finally, in celebration and recognition of the Renault Spark being included, Turn 10 Studios has a new rivals event starting today. Racing the Formula E car on Long Beach East Circuit, the fastest overall time will win VIP tickets to the Formula E championship race in Berlin, Germany on May 30th, 2015. The official website has all the official terms and conditions.

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Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.