If racing games have served any didactic purpose, that purpose has been to teach Americans about obscure variations of Japanese wagons (ahem Nissan STAGEA 260RS AutechVersion). Forza 5 eschews any claim to breadth in exchange for stunning detail and a desire to teach all you monkeys how to not drive like assholes.
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Three hits of news on the Forza 4 front today. First, Turn 10 Studios has revealed the official shot of the game box art. Second, they've announced that the "Hero car" for the game is the Ferrari 458 Italia. Third, they've announced the five pre-order cars — along with "showroom" shots of each. I can't tell you more…
It's really no surprise that on this list of the 99 most-raced vehicles in Forza 3, the pole position goes to the Bugatti Veyron and its 1,001 virtual horsepower. Right behind it? The Datsun 510, a 40-year-old compact Japanese car. Why?