New Info Announced for Forza Motorsport 3

Forza 3Microsoft has announced this afternoon, a day before the start of the Le Mans 24 hour race that the Le Mans circuit will be in the game as a circuit. As well as that, they’ve also announced the first set of 100 cars to be included in the game, several of which include the Peugeot Sport 908, Audi FSI Champion Racing R8, Ferrari MOMO F3333 and more.

They’ve also announced they have brought in Peugeot Sport’s Stéphane Sarrazin, who’ll be racing in the 24hr race tomorrow, as a consultant for the game.

Catch the press release after the jump. It’ll be out sometime in October, exclusively for the Xbox 360.

Le Mans Circuits to Debut in Forza Motorsport 3
LONDON, 12 JUNE 2009 –
This weekend in Le Mans, Sarthe, France, the world’s best drivers and their finely tuned race cars will compete in the oldest and most prestigious endurance race in the world, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

To celebrate the 77th 24 Hours of Le Mans, Xbox 360 has partnered with Peugeot Sport to host a press event at the Le Mans circuit together with Peugeot Sport’s top driver, Stéphane Sarrazin. The event, held in Peugeot Sport’s Hospitality at Le Raccordement announces the debut of the famed Le Mans Le Sarthe and Bugatti circuits as well as a new multi-class racing mode, all to be included in “Forza Motorsport 3”, when the game launches exclusively on Xbox 360 in October. A consultant to developer Turn 10 on the re-creation of the track for Forza Motorsport 3, Stéphane took some laps on the in-game version of LeMans with press prior to joining his Peugeot 908 teammates to prepare for Saturday’s race.

In the true spirit of motorsport, no “Forza Motorsport 3” experience is complete without the inclusion of the finely tuned and highly engineered racing machines designed by the world’s most prestigious racing teams. To that end, Xbox 360 also announces at Le Mans the first set of more than 100 race cars that will be featured in the game. For the first time in Forza Motorsport history, fans will be able to get into the cockpit of some of the world’s most famous race cars including the Peugeot Sport 908, the Audi FSI Champion Racing R8 and the Ferrari MOMO Doran Racing F333 SP. With the best graphics and most realistically performing cars in gaming, “Forza Motorsport 3’ will let racing fans worldwide live out their love of motorsport like never before.

In the U.S. this weekend, Xbox 360 and Audi North America invite motorsport fans and media to the Audi Forum New York City for a host of activities celebrating Le Mans. Among them, Xbox 360 and Audi North America are hosting the AXF-24 Audi-Forza Challenge where nine of North America’s top “Forza” drivers as determined by rankings on Xbox LIVE will compete in a simulated 24-hour endurance competition complete with regular pit stops to refuel and replenish as that challenge themselves and each other on the just debuted Le Mans Le Sarthe circuit in “Forza Motorsport 3.” The competition runs concurrent to the actual race in France with gamers being split into three teams of three drivers, just like Le Mans racing teams then compete to win an all-expenses paid trip for them and a guest to the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans race hosted by Audi. Other activities for media and guests include taking their own turns on Lemans in the Forza Motorsport 3 racing pod, witness pit stop demonstrations featuring the real-world Audi R8 and R10 Le Mans race cars as well as view a live broadcast of the race from France. For more info or to register to attend the events taking place at the Audi Forum New York in Manhattan, visit

With unparalleled physics, stunning graphics and more competition and variety than any game before, “Forza Motorsport 3” captures the thrill of Le Mans and brings it from the track to your living room this October. For more information or to download in-game screen shots and video showcasing some of the hottest race cars on the Le Mans in the game, visit, or

Among the more than 100 race cars in “Forza Motorsport 3” announced today:


#2 Audi Sport North America R10 TDI

#2 FSI Champion Racing R8

#7 Team Bentley Speed 8

#15 BMW Motorsport V12 LMR

#6 Team Cadillac Northstar LMP-02

#30 MOMO Doran Racing F333 SP

#8 Peugeot Sport 908

#3 Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 EVO 1C

#17 Racing Porsche AG 962c

#3 Toyota Motorsports GT-ONE TS020

#8 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R10 TDI

#12 Risi Competizione F333 SP

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8 Responses to “New Info Announced for Forza Motorsport 3”

  1. errrr, who cares? I was playing GT4 yesterday, and guess what track I was on? Yep, Le Mans was already there, all those years ago. And I had more cars to choose from then forza 3 players will. sigh, no matter, its not like i could play forza anyway, my second 360 just red ringed and ive decided to scrap it. GT5 FTW.

  2. GT 4ever Says:

    Not Forza,but GT is one of the best racing game ever! I’ve played Forza 1 & 2 also and only what I liked,was customization, painting, sticker etc.

    But if GT5 will give me that little thing I am sure it will blow away Forza from track:) now with damage system,dynamic weather, day/night cycle & 16cars on track…The true King of the ‘virtual’ road can be only 1

  3. Right on GT. The only thing that drew me to the recent Need for Speeds was the fun of car customization(haha, it sure as hell wasn’t the joy of driving because NFS lost sight of that a while back). Same with forza, maybe id hit it up to paint some cars, but all this press hype is funny cause it may be be a nice game, but it pales in comarison to GT5.

    Also, haha, i noticed that PSP GT will have more cars then forza! Thats pretty jokes.

  4. Who cares if GT5 and GT PSP will have more cars? 90% of them you’ll never drive or even care about anyways. I’m a big GT fan but like everyone I’ve never driven these 3 cyl. POS cars and numerous Lancer EVO’s and skyline versions they had in there.

    Props to Turn 10 for releasing FM2 and FM3 before GT5 even sees the light day.

  5. meh, dont be suprised if GT5 hits within a month of fm3. They are letting the psp go and GTPSP have some light right now, but at the tokyo auto show later this year they will be revealing a December release date.

    and about the pos cars, Im glad they are there because its a fun change every now and then to drive some historic yet craptastic car. Theres nothing like a one lap sprint at laguna in a craptastic model T.

  6. i guess thats good for FM3 but many games already have/had Le Mans (GT, GRID, GTR) lol did FM2 have endurance races though? and will FM3? kinda pointless unless you have the actual 24 hour race.

  7. i have both gt4 and forza2 but i am not biest about either. just think both games are going to be great in there own ways . but cant wait to get into s13 silvia ,cockpit view, fully customized and paited how i like it now thats cricket!