Eight unique V8 Supercars from Holden and Ford to be playable
Here a FG Ford Falcon V8 Supercar laps the Iberian International Circuit.
The V8 Supercars have higher performance ratings than the exotic C-class performance cars from the game’s E3 demonstration build.
V8 Supercars from Ford and Holden were on display at the event.
While the VE Holden V8 Supercars’ PI was 3 points lower, statistics were identical.
[[artnid: 317070|At an event held in a Sydney Lamborghini showroom]] today, V8 Supercars Australia announced a partnership that will see eight V8 Supercars appearing in the upcoming Forza Motorsport 3 racing simulation on Xbox 360.
The Holden stable features cars from Toll Racing, Garry Rogers Motorsport, Supercheap Auto Racing and Sprint Gas Racing.
The cars feature the unique racing livery of each team.
Drivers, including Mark Winterbottom and Garth Tander, were present for the announcement. There was a playable build of the game on display in a series of racing setups.
Members of the media were invited to attempt to beat the professional drivers’ lap times (and GoodGearGuide beat them).
Forza Motorsport 3 has an Australian release date of 22 October.
All eight cars were available to play with.
The V8 Supercars are rated in the game’s R3 rating class, with a Performance Index of between 717 and 720.
The drivers drove demonstration hot laps using V8 Supercars on the Iberian International Circuit. Here a VE Holden Commodore V8 Supercar is shown on a post-lap relay.
UPDATE: On its Twitter page, game developer [[xref:http://twitter.com/Turn10Studios|Turn10 Studios has stated|Twitter.com: @Turn10Studios]] that the Bathurst track would not be included in the game's release.
Ford fans will be able to drive cars from Team Vodafone, Ford Performance Racing, Stone Brothers Racing and Britek Motorsport.
Four VE Holden Commodore and four FG Ford Falcon V8 Supercars are included, with modeling and graphics accurate for the 2009 season.
Ford’s FG V8 Supercars had slightly higher PI statistics than the Holden marque cars, although pure statistics were identical.
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