Thu, Sep 05, 2013 | 05:24 BST
Forza 5′s latest revealed track is Bathurst, Xbox One team to compete
Turn 10 Studios has unveiled another track from Forza Motorsport 5 – Australia’s own Bathurst. Additionally, an Xbox One team is entering the 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
According to Xbox Newswire, the Bathurst track is Mount Panorama, and fulfils a request made by many racing fans.
“Few circuits have been requested more by the worldwide Forza fanbase than Bathurst, and for good reason. It holds a special place in motorsports history as one of the most demanding and challenging circuits in the world,” Turn 10 creative director Dan Greenawalt said.
“In addition, the timing couldn’t be better to finally bring Bathurst to the Forza series; with ‘Forza Motorsport 5’, we’re able to bring the circuit to life in a way that nobody else can. Through the use of cutting-edge technology like laser-scanning and our new materials-based graphics engine, we can now precisely reproduce the characteristics of every corner, straight and detail to sub-centimeter accuracy; from the narrow twists and turns of the Esses, to the thrilling rollercoaster sprint down the Conrod Straight.”
The Xbox One exclusive is due at launch in November, but before that happens Microsoft will have already become quite intimate with Bathurst through its Xbox One Racing Team, which will participate in the 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
The Xbox One Racing car is the most recent Holden VF Commodore, with a 5.0 litre naturally aspirated V8 Holden engine, which has an estimated output of 640 bhp and a top speed of almost 300 kph. The car will be driven by Andy Priaulx from the UK Mattias Ekström from Switzerland.