Turn 10 and Microsoft have announced that FIA Formula E will make its debut in Forza Motorsport 6 as part of a weekly update where they will announce new cars and tracks.
Forza Motorsport 6 has been confirmed to have over 450 cars, 117 cars have been revealed so far.
FIA Formula E is what you would get if you took Formula 1 and replaced the engines with electric motors. The first FIA Formula E took place in September 2014 in Beijing. As electric cars don’t have the range to make it to the finish line, during a pit stop the entire car is changed. FIA Formula E cars aren’t slouches though, they can go from 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds and reach speeds of 140mph, for comparison the petrol driven F1 counterpart usually reaches 0-60mph in just over 2 seconds although some have been recorded to accelerate that much in 1.6 seconds and have a top speed of ~200mph .
2015 Formula E #55 Amlin Aguri Spark SRT_01E
Drivers: Sakon Yamamoto and Salvador Duran. Representing Japan is a coalition of global insurer Amlin and proven technological innovation through Aguri’s Formula One heritage. The team hope to inspire eco-conscious transportation solutions though their joint venture.
2015 Formula E #11 ABT FE 01
Drivers: Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt. Bringing their success in DTM to the new world of Formula E racing is Abt Sportsline and Principal Hans-Jürgen Abt. Abt is one of the most successful German teams with titles in endurance and GT racing.
2015 Formula E #10 Trulli Spark SRT_01E
Drivers: Jarno Trulli and Alex Fontana. Swiss co-founder and driver Jarno Trulli has competed in 256 Grand Prix in Formula One and is a business entrepreneur. One of the amazing goals for Trulli is to adopt and prove wireless charging technology.
2015 Formula E #99 NEXTEV TCR FE01
Drivers: 2015 Formula-E champion Nelson Piquet and Oliver Turvey. Team China Racing (TCR) is authorized by the Ministry of Sports in China and led by Steven Lu. TCR started in 2004 and competes in many racing disciplines from GP2 to FIA GT1.
2015 Formula E #27 Andretti Formula E Spark SRT_01E
Drivers: Jean-Eric Vergne and Simona de Silvestro. The Andretti name is synonymous with racing and so who better to field one of the two American efforts in the inaugural Formula E seasons. Andretti racing boasts wins in every category of racing they have endeavored in.
2015 Formula E #23 Venturi 1
Drivers: Nick Heidfeld and Stéphane Sarrazin. The team is based out of Monte Carlo and owned by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Gildo Pallanca Pastor, founder of EV manufacturer Venturi Automobiles. Venturi is the current holder of the land speed record for electric vehicles having reached a speed of 307 mph.
2015 Formula E #21 Mahindra M2Electro
Drivers: Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna. Mahindra is a huge multinational group employing more than 180,000 people worldwide. It is the only Indian team to race in Formula E but not a stranger to international motorsport.
2015 Formula E #9 e.dams-Renault Spark SRT_01E
Drivers: Nicolas Prost and Sébastien Buemi. Co-founder Alain Prost needs no introduction as one of the winningest Formula One drivers in history. He has paired himself with Jean-Paul Driot founder of top single-seater team owner Dams. The team is based just outside Le Mans, France.
2015 Formula E #6 Dragon Racing Spark SRT_01E
Drivers: Jerome D’Ambrosio and Loic Duval. When the Penske name is attached to anything in racing, you can bet it will have success. Son of Roger Penske, Jay Penske started Dragon Racing in 2007 at the Indianapolis 500 and landed an amazing fifth upon the team’s debut.
2015 Formula E #2 Virgin Racing VIR 01E
Drivers: Sam Bird and Fabio Leimer. Sir Richard Branson has been known for his eccentricity and innovation through the pioneering technologies of Virgin. It’s only natural to see Virgin’s presence on the forefront of EV racing. Virgin represents the British effort in Formula E.
Turn 10 also announced the following cars to be added to the roster for Forza Motorsport 6 with more being announced up to the game launch on the 15th September.
- 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
- 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
- 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
- 1963 Volkswagen Beetle
- 1975 Fiat X1/9
- 2015 Lexus RC F
- 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa
- 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
- 2012 Lotus Exige S
- 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
- 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
- 1997 BMW M3
- 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
- 2014 Maserati Ghibli S
- 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant
- 1949 Mercury Coupe
- 1994 Honda Prelude Si
- 1991 Honda CR-X SiR
- 1971 Plymouth GTX 426 HEMI
- 1970 AMC Rebel “The Machine”
- 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427
- 2009 MINI John Cooper Works
- 2005 TVR Sagaris
- 2010 Renault Megane RS 250
- 2003 Volkswagen Golf R32
- 1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6
- 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ram Air
- 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500