The Forza 6 Demo Is Here!
Forza fans can get their first taste of Forza Motorsport 6 today, with the release of the Forza 6 demo, exclusively on Xbox One! The demo features a sampling of the 460 cars and 26 tracks found in the game, as well as new features like night racing, genre-defining car handling and physics, cloud-powered Drivatar opponents, and Rivals events where players can challenge one another in hot lap competitions.
Everyone who plays the Forza Motorsport 6 demo will automatically get the new Ford GT delivered to their garage in Forza Motorsport 6 for no additional cost. In addition, the demo will kick off the #FORZAFUEL Challenge. Xbox is selecting the three fastest drivers from the US, UK, Canada, France and Germany to be taken on an all-expenses paid trip to Circuit of the Americas, Texas for the ultimate Forza challenge.
Two fans will be chosen based on their lap times in the official “Forza Fuel” Rivals challenge found in the demo – your speed will earn you a place. Our third space goes to a wild card. So don’t worry if you don’t hit the top spots, one additional winner will be chosen at random, just for taking part. Note that players must complete the entire Forza Motorsport 6 demo experience before the Forza Fuel Rivals challenge will open up and be available to play. We’ll be livestreaming the Forza 6 demo on the official Forza Twitch channel beginning on Tuesday, September 1. Don’t miss it!
There are just days to go until Forza Motorsport 6 becomes available to Forza 6 Ultimate Edition owners via early access on September 10. To get your copy of the Ultimate Edition of Forza Motorsport 6, head over to the Xbox Store!
Now let’s take a deep dive into the cast of celebrities and drivers that are lending their passion and expertise (not to mention their voices) to Forza 6.
Forza 6’s Showcase Stars
Forza Motorsports 6’s all-new Career mode is a massive 70+ hour experience, designed to take advantage of Forza 6’s huge car and track list and to give players a thrilling path through all of that amazing content. As players explore the Career mode, they will unlock Showcase events. These events put the spotlight on exciting forms of motorsport like endurance racing and autocross, let the player experience famous on-track rivalries like “Ford vs. Ferrari”, and much more. All of the Showcase events are hosted by well-known race drivers and automotive celebrities.
What is it like to flash down the back straight at the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Let three-time winner and Audi factory driver Benoît Tréluyer tell you. How about enduring the 500 grueling miles of Indianapolis? IndyCar driver and former IndyLights Champion Josef Newgarden has been there. As a former FIA GT2 champion, Justin Bell has experienced the thrill and danger of endure racing at circuits like Spa and Daytona. Six-time Bathurst 1000 winner Mark Skaife knows a thing or two about navigating Mount Panorama Circuit and will help set players up for the event in game.
Learn how to autocross like a pro with the help of Chief Instructor at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Mike McGovern. Tackle the Challenges of the Top Gear Test Track with the assistance of U.S. Top Gear TV show host Tanner Foust. Automotive journalists (and former Top Gear hosts) James May and Richard Hammond lend their automotive passion to historic moments in motorsports such as Ferrari vs. Ford and CanAm Vintage Prototype races. Automotive journalist, video producer and host of The Smoking Tire, Matt Farah chimes in for various sports car and American Muscle car shootouts to round out the game voice-over cast.
Here is a bit more detail on to voice-over cast of Forza Motorsport 6:
Benoît Tréluyer currently contesting the 2015 WEC Championship for Audi Sport Team Joest. Some of his accomplishments include: 3x winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2011, 2012, 2014) FIA World Endurance Champion (2012) Japanese Super GT Champion (2008) Formula Nippon Champion (2006) Japanese Formula 3 Champion (2001). Tréluyer has worked with Xbox France and Forza Motorsport for a number of years and will be the professional driver featured in Forza Fuel in Austin, Texas later this month. For more on Tréluyer visit his Web site.
James May is a television presenter and journalist and well-known automotive authority. He is best known as a recent co-presenter of Top Gear in the UK and has hosted other programs on cars, science and even toys. James lent his voice-over talents to Forza Motorsport 5 as well and is currently in development of a new automotive program for Amazon Video. For more on May follow him on Twitter: @MrJamesMay
Josef Newgarden races IndyCar for CFH Racing and finished seventh in the 2015 IndyCar Championship. Newgarden took home two wins this season, at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and the Honda Indy Toronto and he finished ninth in this year’s running of the Indianapolis 500. Newgarden is a long-time Forza player and loves spending time on Xbox when not behind the wheel and recently just helped share more details of Forza’s in-game rain tech. Learn more about Newgarden at his Web site.
Justin Bell is an accomplished race driver, TV presenter, and commentator. His racing accomplishments include the 1997 FIA GT2 World Championship, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998, and second-place finishes in Le Mans and Daytona, as well as a pair of SCCA Trans-Am wins. Most recently he has won in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series and earned a top five finish at the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb. He hosts “The World’s Fastest Car Show” for the MotorTrend Channel on YouTube, “Shut up and Drive” on Fox Sports 1 and does color commentary for the IMSA Tudor Sports Car Series. See more about Bell at his official website.
Mark Skaife has a record-equaling five Australian Touring Car Championships, plus six Bathurst 1000 victories, the second most race wins , second most round/event wins , third in event starts  and fourth most podiums  in V8 Supercars history. In 2014, Skaife was recognized for his contribution and achievements in V8 Supercars by being inducted into the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame alongside the sport’s great champions. Skaife is currently Chairman of the V8 Supercars Commission and board member of the Australian Motor Sport Foundation. Follow Skaife on Twitter: @Mark_Skaife
Matt Farah is one of the busiest people in the world of automotive journalism. Having produced 500 internet films, been a co-host on six different cable TV car shows, and driving more than 120,000 miles a year reviewing cars, he has a true passion for all things four-wheeled. He is founder, host, and producer of The Smoking Tire podcast, the fastest growing automotive podcast on iTunes, and is one of the presenters for /DRIVE on NBC Sports. Farah has owned over 20 different cars in the last 17 years and currently has six in his possession: a 1983 Delorean, 1988 Mustang Fastback, 1998 Corvette, 2003 Aston Martin, 2013 Chevrolet Volt, and a 1996 Lexus LS400 with over 920,000 original miles. Follow Farah on Twitter: @TheSmokingTIre
Mike McGovern has seven racing licenses filling up his wallet (IMSA, Grand AM, HMSA, NASA, SCCA, NASCAR, IMCA) and has competed in IMSA, Grand AM, and vintage racing. He’s been a Ferrari Challenge Chief Instructor and is currently The Chief Instructor at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving where he manages and oversees all the of daily operations, training, and instructional staff. McGovern instructs students on the Advanced Road Racing Training course, the Grand Prix Road Racing courses (including the Forza Motorsport course!) and the Military Driver Development Training program. Learn more about McGovern and Bondurant at the official Bondurant Web site.
Richard Hammond is a talented television presenter, writer, and journalist having hosted or co-hosted dozens of programs from automotive, science, travel and adventure. He is most known for his recent co-presenter duties on Top Gear in the UK and is currently in development of a new automotive program for Amazon Video. Hammond was a contributor to Forza Motorsport 5 as well. Follow Hammond online on Twitter: @RichardHammond
Tanner Foust is a driving champion across multiple series including Global Rally Cross and Formula Drift, X-Games Gold Medalist in rally and world record holder including the Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare, which saw Foust drive a car through a 66-foot loop-the-loop, among other automotive feats. Foust is one of the co-hosts of the US Top Gear show on History Channel. Forza Motorsport is currently a sponsor of Tanner Foust Racing and first worked with Foust on the announce of Forza Motorsport 4 and then again on Forza FilmSpeed for Forza Motorsport 5. To learn more about Foust visit his official Web site.
Fast & Furious Car Pack
Finally today, we’re announcing the car list for the Fast & Furious Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6. These cars will be available to Forza 6 Ultimate Edition and Deluxe Edition owners at no additional cost. All other players will be able to purchase this pack separately.
- 1968 Dodge Charger Fast & Furious Edition
- 1969 Dodge Charger Fast & Furious Edition
- 1970 Ford Escort RS1600 Fast & Furious Edition
- 2014 Terradyne Gurkha LAPV Fast & Furious Edition
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Fast & Furious Edition
- 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Fast & Furious Edition
- 1995 Toyota Supra RZ Fast & Furious Edition
- 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Fast & Furious Edition
- 2002 Nissan Fairlady Z Fast & Furious Edition
- 2001 Honda S2000 Fast & Furious Edition
Look for more information on all of the cars in the Forza Motorsport 6 Fast & Furious Car Pack in the near future.