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Ford and Holden classics for Forza Motorsport 7

By Louis Cordony, 28 Jul 2017 News

Ford Falcon Forza Motorsport main

Classic Holden ute and Falcon destined for mega racing sim

Aussie classics will soon be ready for thrashing on the ‘next best’ racing simulator.

Microsoft has announced a little ol’ Ford and Holden will be included in Forza Motorsport 7 when it breaks this October.

Forza Motorsport 7The creators have revealed featuring cars in drips and drabs, and most recently announced all the vintage classics that are among the total 700 cars.  

Headlining that announcement, for Aussies, are Ford’s 1967 XR Falcon GT and Holden’s 1951 50-2106 FX Ute.

Both will be immortalised in pixels for the new driving game, which has been overhauled for a hyper-realistic user experience.

Bill Giese, at Turn 10 Studios, boasts players will be able to feel cars even rattle and shake.

Ford Falcon engine Forza Motorsport 7Just as well, because we’ll be going back decades in the game to sample either classic.

Ford’s Falcon XR GT birthed Australia’s four-door muscle car heritage, slipping a 4.7-litre V8 into a coke-bottle shaped XR Falcon.

Figures like 168kW/414Nm are good even today, and the car’s front-disc brakes might even make it half-decent to punt on the 30-plus racing tracks available in the game.

Holden’s 50-2106 FX UteJoining it will be Holden’s 50-2106 FX Ute, complete in its 44kW six-cylinder glory. They’re dated performance in the most realistic racing simulator yet begs question, but signal there are more Aussies to come.

Both cars first broke cover in the Aussie-centric Horizon 3 game, along with a HSV GTS, FPV GT F, FPV Pursuit, and GTS Maloo.

However, Horizon’s free-roaming nature didn’t put these vehicles under the dynamic microscope like the Motorsport games. And the latter Aussies seem more suited to the new game’s rigours.

Forza Motorsport 7 in gameA plethora of classics will join our local legends. Among them includes the 1965 Mini Cooper S, 1965 Shelby Cobra S, and 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z. 

The Microsoft developed game succeeded its predecessor Motorsport 6 within two years of its release, click here to sniff out more details on the game.