Since the release of Forza 4 in 2011, if you wanted to nail the Nurburgring in a 911, you had to bring your own real-life Porsche to the party. But Porsche announced recently that the drought is over. A pack of 10 Porsches is available for Forza Horizon 2 for 10 bucks.
For a bit of background, video game juggernaut EA has held exclusive rights to use Porsches in racing sim games, like its Need for Speed games. EA apparently still holds these rights, but it has entered an agreement with the makers of the Forza franchise, Turn 10. You could drive virtual cars from Porsche tuner RUF in Forza 4 and 5, but not proper Porsches from the virtual factory.
That exclusive agreement seems to be coming to an end, with a handful of Porsches available for Forza Horizon 2 this week and more set to join the fun in the new Forza 6 to be released this fall. It seems that the Porsches won’t be in the stable on release day, though. The intricacies of rights agreements means that you’ll probably see another pack of Porsches available for download in early 2016.
Here are the cars we know you can download right now for Forza 5 on Xbox One, straight from Stuttgart:
- 1970 Porsche 914/6
- 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo
- 1987 Porsche 959
- 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
- 2003 Porsche Carrera GT
- 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
- 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
- 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
- 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo
- 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
Once you’ve got the pack, you can participate in new Porsche Rivals events and 15 new achievements to rack up.