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Forza Motorsport 5 showroom reveal: Week 3

 Week-03

The Forza Showroom post has been updated this morning with a fresh batch of cars revealed to be in Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One.  We have 2011’s Ferrari 599 GTO and Koenigsegg Agera as the featured pair. You can check out more info and wallpaper-sized pics below, including a list of all previously revealed cars.

While checking out the previous lists I noticed the 2011 Koenigsegg Agara was already out. Perhaps we can twist Turn-10’s arm to come up with an extra car for the showroom?

The following details have been shamelessly ripped from Turn 10 studios Showroom post:
 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO 

[singlepic id=16543 w=320 h=240 float=right] Gran turismo omologata–it means “certified for grand touring racing” in Italian, and Ferrari doesn’t use that designation lightly. When the 599 GTB went in for the GTO treatment, they had only to look to the decidedly not-street-legal 599XX version for inspiration. The result is a lighter, more powerful 599 that carries on Ferrari’s long tradition of using racing to pioneer technology for road cars.

Following the formula of the legendary 250 GTO of the 1960s, this hotter version of Ferrari’s halo car puts a 6-liter V12 out front that delivers a tarmac-blistering 670 horsepower, making the 599 GTO not only the most powerful Ferrari road car ever, but also the fastest. That’s not just the fastest to 60 miles per hour; it also means that by cutting more than 200 pounds from the GTB and optimizing every system—from the instantly adjustable magnetic suspension system to the lightweight carbon ceramic brakes—it will fly around Ferrari’s private Fiorano test track a full second quicker than the wickedly fast Enzo.

With lessons learned from Ferrari’s F1 program, the 599 GTO’s optimized aerodynamics ensure that the 599 GTO can achieve a top speed of 208 miles per hour, and yet the intelligent suspension and the stability and traction control systems mean that the GTO won’t bite the hand that shifts. With only 599 examples ever produced, the flagship Ferrari is as rare as it is fast.

2011 Koenigsegg Agera

[singlepic id=16544 w=320 h=240 float=right] The Veyron may be (slightly) faster, but the Agera has to be the most interesting of the current breed of hypercar. It certainly has the requisite manic power numbers courtesy of a 940 horsepower twin-turbo 5-liter V8. With a top speed of greater than 260 mph and a sub-three-second 0-60 mph time, no one can deny its performance. But Christian von Koenigsegg’s genius is in making his cars boldly distinctive, and while the CCX and its derivatives are definitely that, the Agera is a further evolution of the theme.

From every angle the new composite body (draped over a variant of the CCX’s incredibly stiff chassis) is fascinating, and it also provides improved downforce. For example, those halo-shaped taillights surround heat-extracting vents to help cool the engine. And the wheels are specially designed as vortex generators, cooling the brakes and increasing downforce. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Koenigsegg without some special details like the wraparound windshield, distinctive cockpit, and the ghost on the engine cover. Ghost? Yes, it’s a tribute to a Swedish air force squadron that previously occupied Koenigsegg’s Ängelholm facility and used the ghost as their emblem.

 

This weeks’ full list of cars (along with the Ferrari above):
1983 Audi Sport quattro
1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
2010 Nissan370Z
2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV
1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
2006 Audi RS 4
2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
2010 Volkswagen Golf R
2007 Ford Shelby GT500
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
2010 Renault Megane RS 250
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
2011 BMW X5 M
2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
1997 Honda Civic Type R
2001 Acura Integra Type-R
1987 Buick Regal GNX
2008 Aston Martin DBS
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
1970 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

Previously announced cars:
2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
1991 GMC Syclone
1998 Ferrari #12 Risi Competizione F333 SP
2005 Dodge SRT4 ACR
2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3
2011 Peugeot 308 GTI
1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454
2003 BMW M5
1971 Lotus Elan Sprint
1993 McLaren F1
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
2003 Nissan Fairlady Z
1965 MINI Cooper S
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2003 Volkswagen Golf R32
2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2013 Ford Focus ST
2010 Audi TT RS Coupé
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
2008 Ferrari California
2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S
2003 Toyota Celica SS-I
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
1971 AMC Javelin-AMX
1976 McLaren #11 Team McLaren M23
1976 Ferrari #1 Scuderia 312T2
2013 Honda #9 Target Chip Ganassi Dallara DW12
2013 Honda #15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara DW12
2013 Chevrolet #1 Andretti Autosport Dallara DW12
2013 Chevrolet #12 Team Penske Dallara DW12
2012 Audi #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 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
2013 Ford Focus ST
2011 McLaren MP4-12C
2010 Audi R8 5.2 Coupé FSI quattro
2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback
2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500
2013 Viper GTS
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird
1991 Mazda #55 787B
2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

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