The Forza Motorsport 5 Showroom and the full car list

Apparently the guys over at Forza Motorsport wanted to tease us a little more in the leadup to the release of Forza 5. The new Forza Motorsport 5 Showroom...

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Apparently the guys over at Forza Motorsport wanted to tease us a little more in the leadup to the release of Forza 5. The new Forza Motorsport 5 Showroom shows off the stars of the game, the cars. When we talk about photo realism in games, it’s clear from these shots, we’re getting awesomely close to not being able to tell a 3D rendered model to reality.

It that flows through into the game, it’ll be a driving title like no other and one I can’t wait for. In this week’s Showroom, there’s the rally bred 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X GSR.

When Mitsubishi designed an all-new Lancer, the basis of the Evolution X, they built a healthy dose of pure aggression into the bodywork. This suits the Evo just fine, as it’s been beefed up in the performance department too. The heart of the matter is the new 2-liter turbo-charged four cylinder that uses an aluminum block for the first time in an Evo, which saves an important 26 lbs.

Even with the addition of features like dual variable valve timing and a timing chain. In addition to saving weight, the new engine makes even more power, a total of 295 horsepower. But that’s not all—aluminum also finds its way into the body of the Evo, and less weight and more power necessarily equals better performance.

That formula is proven emphatically by the ability of the all-wheel drive Evo to scramble to 60 mph in just 5 seconds, and pull nearly a full lateral G on the skid pad. The overall impression the Evo leaves you with is that it could tackle any corner you can throw at it, and this is an impression borne out by the experience behind the wheel.

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We also get the classic tuner, the 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II.

As the penultimate edition of the “R34” series Skyline GT-R, and in fact, as one of the last of the traditionally inline-six powered Skylines, the V-Spec II is destined to be a collectible. Let’s hope that this doesn’t mean that existing models are parked in garages and never driven, because driving is exactly what Nissan intended this GT-R to do.

The V-Spec II (the “V” stands for “victory,” by the way) comes with all of the goodies that the original V-Spec had, but it’s even harder-edged thanks to increased stiffness and lighter weight (primarily due to a special carbon fiber hood, spotted at a distance by the small NACA duct). The RB26DETT engine will be familiar to Skyline fans, but only the very fanatical will know offhand that the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system is actually the “Pro” version, with an active limited-slip differential that splits torque laterally if necessary.

Externally, small “V-Spec II” badges and a large “bi-plane” rear wing differentiate this Skyline from lesser models. With well over 300 horsepower, the GT-R is not only quick, it’s very much so—particularly in poor traction situations where the all-wheel drive system comes into the fore.

The Full List
As the weeks until release of Forza 5 roll by, we learn more about which cars we’ll be driving. This week the developers are announcing some seriously exciting inclusions.

  • 2009 Zonda Cinque Roadster
  • 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
  • 2013 Ford Focus ST
  • 2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
  • 2012 Scion TC
  • 2009 Jeep Cherokee SRT8
  • 2011 Kia Cee’d
  • 2005 TVR Sagaris
  • 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
  • 1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
  • 1998 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo
  • 2009 Ferrari California
  • 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
  • 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • 2010 Maserati GranTurismo S
  • 2003 Toyota Celica SS-I
  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
  • 1971 AMC Javelin-AMX

These add to the existing list of announced vehicles in Forza 5. While there’s no Fords or Holdens yet, the Australian Mount Panorama track has been announced, so I’d expect some V8SC action in Forza 5, but we’ll have to wait and see if new manufacturers like Mercedes, Nissan and Volvo will be added.

  • 1976 McLaren M23
  • 1976 Ferrari 312-2
  • 2013 Dallara #9 Target Ganassi Dallara DW12
  • 2013 Dallara #15 Target Rahal Letterman Dallara DW12
  • 2012 Dallara #28 Andretti Autosport DW12
  • 2013 Dallara #12 Team Penske Dallara
  • 2012 #1 Audi Team Joest R-18 e-tron quattro
  • 2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta
  • 2013 McLaren P1™
  • 1954 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
  • 2012 Pagani Huayra
  • 2011 Koenigsegg Agera
  • 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
  • 2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
  • 2013 Ford Focus ST
  • 2011 McLaren MP4-12C
  • 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro
  • 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
  • 2011 Audi RS3 Sportback
  • 2013 Ford Mustang GT500
  • 2013 SRT Viper GTS
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
  • 1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird
  • 1991 Mazda #55 787B
  • 2011 Ford F150 SVT Raptor
  • 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
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