Nürburgring Nordschleife – Forza 5 vs rFactor 2

Published - 14 Jun 2014

Turn 10 recently released their laser-scanned version of the Nürburgring Nordschleife for Forza Motorsport 5, making the Xbox One title the first game to offer a laser-scanned version of the green hell.

Below is an interesting comparison, showing the 1967 Brabham Formula One car on the ring in both Forza Motorsport 5 as well as rFactor 2.

While the comparison is interesting to check out, it should be kept in mind that the rFactor 2 version is not just not-laser scanned but also an impressive one-man track modding project.

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Forza Motorsport 5 – Nürburgring Released

Published - 12 Jun 2014

Turn 10 has released a free track addon for Forza Motorsport 5 as the Nürburgring is now available in the Xbox One racer.

The track is released as a free content update including both the Grand Prix track and the Nürburgring Nordschleife, as well as the combined version used during the Nürburgring 24 Hour race.

According to Turn 10, 30 artists have worked for  13,000 man hours to create this track, using laser-scan data for what the studio calls “millimeter accuracy”.

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Forza Motorsport 5 vs. iRacing – Indianapolis Check

Published - 23 May 2014

iRacing recently-released their version of the Dallara DW12 Indycar of Indianapolis 500 fame and the guys over at FTRRacingTv have used it to make an interesting comparison.

Below’s the iRacing version of the car, side by side with Forza Motorsport 5 as the Xbox One racer was actually the first racing title to feature the famous open wheel racer.

Which title does it better? The next-gen console title or the PC online simulation? Watch and decide yourself!

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Forza Motorsport 5 – Top Gear DLC Pack Out

Published - 02 Apr 2014

Turn 10 has released a new DLC content pack for Forza Motorsport 5 as the Top Gear pack is now available on Xbox Live.

The pack includes ten cars, consisting both of road & race cars as well as rather quirky additions like the 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan.

The majority of cars in this pack aren’t brand new additions to the Forza Motorsport franchise though as many of these cars have already been featured in Forza Motorsport 4 for the Xbox 360.

Included Cars

1966 Chaparral #66 Chaparral 2E
2013 Holden Commodore VF
2013 Audi RS4 Avant
1980 Renault 5 Turbo
1999 Lotus Elise Sport
2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
1998 Nissan R390
2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport

The pack is now available on Xbox LIVE, selling for 10 Euros.

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Ferrari 312T – Three-Way Reality Check

Published - 31 Mar 2014

The Ferrari 312T from the 1975 has seen a rise in popularity thanks to the movie “Rush” as the car appears in more and more games.

With Friday’s Assetto Corsa update, the 312T is now available in a PC simulation as well, enough reason for FTRRacingTv to create a reality check video to see how AC’s version stacks up against F1 2013 and Forza Motorsport 5.

Which game does Niki Lauda’s legendary car the most justice? Watch for yourself below!

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SRT – Gran Turismo 6 vs Forza 5

Published - 24 Feb 2014

Darin Gangi of InsideSimRacing has published a very interesting video, hosting a face-off between the two console heavyweights Forza Motorsport & Gran Turismo.

In the video, Darin takes the SRT Viper for a spin at Bathurst, comparing 17 different aspects to find out which title does it better.

Granted, every Forza vs. Gran Turismo comparison is a bit off these days, considering how the titles run on different generations of hardware. Still, it is an interesting comparison well worth to be checked out!

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Forza Motorsport 5 – Road America Released

Published - 20 Feb 2014

Turn 10 has released Road America for Forza Motorsport 5.

The iconic American racing venue was among the tracks that didn’t make it from Forza Motorsport 4 to the Xbox One platform due to extensive reworking of the track that was needed to bring it up to next gen standards.

These works have been completed now as you can see in the preview video below, the track is a free addon for all Forza Motorsport 5 owners.

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Forza Motorsport 5 – February Car Pack Announced

Published - 05 Feb 2014

Turn 10 has released the next DLC car pack for their Forza Motorsport 5 title.

Called the “Smoking Car Pack”, the pack will bring ten new cars to the Xbox One racer, including:

-2013 Abarth Punto Supersport
-2000 BMW Z8
-1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
-2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ram Air
-2011 Ferrari FF
-1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
-1966 Chevrolet Nova SS
-2004 Maserati MC12
-1992 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185
-1995 Audi RS 2 Avant

The pack will be available on Xbox Live starting February 4, selling for 10€.

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Forza Motorsport 4 vs 5 – Video Comparison

Published - 25 Nov 2013

DigiProst has put together a very interesting video comparison with the two last Forza titles.

Turn 10′s Xbox racer is the first high-profile racing title to make the switch to the next-gen platform, allowing us to judge how much of a difference the new console generation makes.

The video on the right shows a lap around Le Mans in the Peugeot 908 HDi, both in Forza Motorsport 4 on Xbox 360 as well as in the brand new Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One.

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Forza Motorsport 5 – Two New Gameplay Videos

Published - 10 Nov 2013

Gamespot has released two new gameplay videos of Turn 10′s upcoming Forza Motorsport 5 title.

The videos show the Lotus E21 Formula One car at Yas Marina Circuit as well as the Audi R18 at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Forza Motorsport 5 is due to be released for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One on November 22. New features of the fifth installment of the Forza franchise include laser-scanned tracks, open wheel race cars and lots of new content.

Being a launch title for the new Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 5 will require an internet connection in order for players to complete the career mode as a substantial part of the game has to be downloaded off the internet first.

The title will come with 200 cars and 14 tracks, less content than Forza Motorsport 4 due to new quality standards set for the next-gen version.

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