ZOMG! Forza 2 demo confirmed; aftermarket tuner car list revealed

OK, I’ve finally stopped doing cartwheels long enough to tell you that Microsoft has not only released another list of cars to be featured in the upcoming Forza Motorsport 2, but that the folks over at Gamerscore Blog have confirmed rumors of a downloadable demo coming to Xbox Live. 

No details yet on when it will be available, but if you’re like me, the game’s May 15th release date seems like a long time to wait, and anything Forza that I can get my hands on until then will be promptly gobbled up like a freezy-pop in the desert. Check out a few screenshots and pics of the massive Forza 2 setup witnessed by the Dtoid crew at GDC 2007 below, and hit the jump for the new car list and press release goodness. 

Hello Forza Fans,

We’ve spent the last several months telling you all about the incredibly deep and realistic features of “Forza Motorsport 2.”  Soon you’ll be able to take the game for a test drive on Xbox LIVE Marketplace – the rumors this week of a downloadable demo are true, details on timing will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

From true Force Feedback to online tournaments, from Xbox LIVE Auction House to our unmatched Livery editor, “Forza Motorsport 2” will truly set a new standard for the racing genre.  According to Game Director Dan Greenawalt, “Soon, gamers will get a taste of the raw horsepower the Xbox 360 game engine has provided as we redefine what it means to be a racing simulator with ‘Forza Motorsport 2.’  Whether it’s the hundreds of thousands of physics parameters captured from countless man hours taking track measurements and capturing car data to harnessing the power of the industry’s most advanced the neural-network search algorithms, non-linear and linear math models as well as AI simulation systems from our Microsoft Research Labs, we’ve turned mountains of real world raw data into a living, breathing racing simulator where the only difference between the game and reality is that you’re not risking life and limb when you hit a wall at 200 mph.”

As always, we have more to reveal from “Forza Motorsport 2’s” extensive car list as well. This week, we’re unveiling the aftermarket production cars in the game, with rare models including the Tommy Kaira Skyline from Nissan and the VeilSide Supra Fortune from Toyota. These souped-up favorites are sure to bring some spice to the track as they round out the game’s list of production cars – the full list below.   Be sure to check out forzamotorsport.net for the latest screenshots as well as this week’s Pitpass report featuring Dan and Che “geeking out” on car physics and realism.

List of Aftermarket Tuner Car Classics

1998

Toyota

AB Flug S900 Supra Turbo

2000

Honda

Aerogear Integra Type-R

2003

Toyota

APR Performance Celica GTS

2000

Audi

AWE Tuning SilverBullet S4

1995

Toyota

Border MR2 Turbo T-bar

2003

Chevrolet

Corvette Guldstrand Edition

1994

Honda

Do-Luck NSX

1992

Toyota

Do-Luck Supra

2003

Nissan

Fairlady Z Custom Edition

2003

Ford

FocusSport SVT Focus

2003

Lexus

Foose Design IS430 Project Car

2000

Dodge

Hennessey Viper 800TT

2006

Mitsubishi

HKS Time Attack Evolution

1995

Mazda

INGS RX-7

2002

Chevrolet

Lingenfelter 427 Corvette

1999

Mitsubishi

MINE’S CP9A Lancer Evolution VI

1993

Nissan

MINE’S R32 Skyline GT-R

2002

Nissan

MINE’S R34 Skyline GT-R

2004

Honda

Mugen Civic Type-R

2002

Honda

Mugen Integra Type-R

2003

Honda

Mugen S2000

1995

Mazda

RE-Amemiya RX-7

2003

Mitsubishi

Sparco Lancer Evolution VIII

1998

Subaru

Tommy Kaira Impreza M20b

2002

Nissan

Tommy Kaira Skyline GT-R R34

1995

Toyota

Tom’s T020 MR2

2002

Toyota

Tom’s W123 MR-S

2002

Toyota

Tom’s Z382 Soarer

1998

Toyota

Top Secret 0-300 Supra

2000

Nissan

Top Secret D1-Spec S15

1998

Toyota

VeilSide Supra Fortune 03

1998

Toyota

VeilSide Supra Fortune 99

2000

Acura

VIS Racing Integra Type-R

1995

Toyota

VIS Racing MR2 Turbo T-bar

2004

Honda

Wings West Civic Si

 

Topher Cantler