RACING SIMULATOR enthusiasts keeping score can tick off another pair of boxes today: games publisher Turn 10 has announced that the Bugatti Veyron, along with eight V8 Supercar race cars, will join the Forza Motorsport 3 line-up.
A new video released today shows developers at Turn 10 enthusiastically describing the challenges involved in accurately portraying a real car, in this case the Veyron, in the virtual reality of video games.
Turn 10 boss Dan Greenawalt said that being able to offer the Veyron in Forza 3 allows fans of the game and the car itself to experience one of the world's rarest supercars with an "unparalleled level of realism".
"Few people will ever get to see this car in person, let alone race or drive one, so the fact that we have it in Forza Motorsport 3 where it's fully drivable, tunable, paintable and even damageable is a very exciting concept to us," Greenawalt said.
Joining the Veyron in the latest instalment of the popular racing franchise will be eight of Australia's V8 Supercars.
Fans will have the opportunity to thrash the likes of Jamie Whincup's Team Vodafone Falcon (before the team defects to Holden next year) around internationally renowned tracks like Suzuka, the Nurburgring Nordschleife and Sebring International Raceway.
Mark Skaife, owner of the Holden Racing Team and five-time Bathurst winner, told media that Forza Motorsport 3 represents a new opportunity for Holden and Ford fans to go head-to-head online.
?With 20 million people connected to Xbox Live, Australian Forza Motorsport 3 fans will never be short of competition online.
?As racers the world over realise the potential of the V8 Supercars, the Holden versus Ford rivalry will most certainly swell beyond our shores.?
V8 Supercar cars appearing in Forza Motorsport 3:
- #2 Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore VE
- #33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Commodore VE
- #39 Supercheap Auto Racing Commodore VE
- #51 Sprint Gas Racing Commodore VE
- #1 Team Vodafone FG Falcon
- #5 Ford Performance Racing FG Falcon
- #9 Stone Brothers Racing FG Falcon
- #Britek Motorsport FG Falcon