More Cars Enter The Forza 6 Garage

By Andy Mills, 1 year ago
As always, a new set of cars has been announced for the Forza Motorsport 6, but this week there's also a nice surprise. In addition to the usual bevy of cars, a new track has also been revealed for the game, Lime Rock Park.

Lime Rock Park Forza 6 screenshot

Lime Rock Park
Nestled in the hills of New England, this gloriously serene setting has been a home to motorsport since 1957. While its rolling hills and dales may appear simplistic, mastering their complex camber and radii is something great drivers from every racing discipline have struggled to achieve for decades. The 1.5 miles of racing surface at Lime Rock was engineered with the help of Cornell Aeronautical Labs using scientific and highway-safety principles. The track’s six right-hand corners and single left-hand turn are deceptively fast, and its track width is utterly unforgiving. Heading uphill, you enter turn five blindly, so it will take time to master your turn in and braking. Nearly all the racing greats have tread here, from Paul Newman to Stirling Moss. Everything with wheels from stock cars to Formula 5000 have fought for victory or suffered in defeat on this American treasure. Now you can experience its challenge and majesty in Forza Motorsport 6.
Lime Rock Park Forza 6 screenshot

Now onto to the cars, and this week the focus is very much on Ford, shining the light on two in particular.

Ford #2 Zakspeed Racing Capri Turbo in Forza 6

1981 Ford #2 Zakspeed Racing Capri Turbo
Raw, brutal and beautiful define the beast that is the #2 Zakspeed Racing Capri Turbo. This Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft-era silhouette racer kept Ford in the racing headlines following its besting of Ferrari at Le Mans in the 1960s and Formula One triumphs in the 1970s. Every element of the #2 Capri is dramatic – from its mammoth wheel arches that house bespoke cooling to its massive aero package from nose to tail. While the overall form of the Zakspeed Racing Capri resembles its road-going counterpart, that shape is where the similarities end. The #2 Capri’s overall height barely reaches the production car’s door sill and underneath the Kevlar-reinforced plastic body panels is an aluminum spaceframe. It’s powered by a fire-breathing monster of an engine that’s capable of reaching more than 9000 rpm. The engine suffered massive turbo lag – indicative of the era – but repaid its pilot with spectacular force under full boost. This icon of racing is not for the faint of heart, waiting to either bite your backside or blow your mind. Tread with caution, but enjoy every minute of the ride.
Ford Boss Mustang

1969 Ford Boss 302
The 1969 Boss 302 is a legend of Trans-Am racing, built by Ford to compete against the scourge of GM victories. It was driven by the likes of Parnelli Jones and temporarily turned the tables in Ford’s favor in the 1970 season. This free-breathing old school V8 was capable of much more than controlled terror in a corner – in fact, it was downright sporting. Car & Driver Magazine called it “the best handling Ford to ever come out of Dearborn.” It may have been rated at 290 horsepower, but everyone knew upon driving it there were much closer to 400 ponies under the hood. With less than 2,000 built in 1969, the Boss 302 is the perfect competitor in any race of American steel.
With it being "Ford Week", it should come as no surprise that nearly half of the other thirty-nine cars revealed are also made by Ford.

1940 Ford De Luxe Coupe
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR
1956 Ford F-100
1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
1966 Ford GT40 Mk II
1966 Ford Lotus Cortina
1966 Ford Country Squire
1968 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442
1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
1973 Ford Capri RS3100
1975 Ford Bronco
1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra
1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S
1981 Ford Fiesta XR2
1985 Ford RS200 Evolution
1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1993 Ford SVT Cobra R
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
1997 Honda Civic Type R
1997 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
1997 Mazda RX-7
2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
2002 Lotus Esprit V8
2003 Ford Focus RS
2004 Maserati MC12
2007 Ford Shelby GT500
2008 Lamborghini Reventon
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
2011 BMW X5 M
2011 Radical SR8 RX
2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
2011 Peugeot 308 GTI
2013 Dodge Ram Runner
2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO
2013 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Tech Line Top Gear Edition
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
2014 Chevrolet Super Sport
Fordza Forza Motorsport 6 is set to launch on September 15th, with more cars to be revealed each week before it releases.
Andy Mills
Written by Andy Mills
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