Not at an auto show, not a special event, not at a concours: E3 is where Porsche dropped the 2018 911 GT2 RS, an absurdly ferocious-looking machine touted as the most powerful 911 ever. Why E3? Because it’s the cover car for the new Forza Motorsport 7.
Players downloading yesterday’s Forza Horizon 3 update on PC got a bit more than they bargained for, in the form of a 53 GB unencrypted developer build of the game, revealing a whole slew of unannounced vehicles that also screwed up players’ save files.
For the longest time, one of the world’s most popular car brands, Porsche, was conspicuously absent from many of the most popular car-centric video games. Fortunately, GTPlanet reports that Porsche’s exclusive deal with Need for Speed makers Electronic Arts ends after this year.
Because EA is evil, that's why. Kidding! See, EA has the license for Porsche cars, thus, making them available only via a sub-licensing deal. The cars did appear in Forza 3, and featured RUFs, which are tuned, unmarked Porsches.
Leave it to Porsche to see the steering wheels of Formula One as just a starting point for the controls of its 911 GT3 R Hybrid racer — a Porsche with a flywheel system so awesome it's designed to kill you by stopping your heart. Somewhere in Stuttgart, there's a Porsche engineer building Joerg Bergmeister an extra…