Open-wheel at Indy and Silverstone
If you’re counting, you can now add Silverstone Circuit and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the list of tracks confirmed for Forza Motorsport 5. Each of these world-renowned circuits play host to top-notch racing series and have alternative configurations for other motorsports events.
We crafted these two videos to provide a taste of how incredible the tracks look in Forza Motorsport 5 and to illustrate how some of the incredible new open-wheel cars perform on them. There is a new level of detail present at every turn, and in every inch of track surface. The Ariel Atom at Silverstone and the Dallara DW12’s at Indy demonstrate this like no other cars can.
Originally an RAF airfield used in World War II, Silverstone was home to bomber groups that utilized its long runways to get airborne with heavy munition loads. Thankfully, after the war was over and car enthusiasts abounded, the airfield was leased to the Royal Automobile Club. Ever since the first crude race course was established, cars have been flying around its tarmac. While the Bridge section and Luffield complex have made the track more technical and improved safety, Silverstone is still a home for high speed. Recent changes including an expansive paddock building and track configuration make Silverstone more epic than ever before. You can see these for the first time in Forza Motorsport 5. What better way to appreciate its historic surface than in a British-built track car whose acceleration and overall speed rival purpose built race cars of the highest order.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
For more than a century Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been America’s crown jewel of racing. Nicknamed “The Brickyard” since it was – until 1961 – a bone-jarring all-brick circuit. Now, just the start-finish line remains bricked in remembrance of racing days gone by. Indy’s two-and-a-half-mile rectangular oval is made up of four quarter-mile turns, two 5/8 mile straightaways and two eighth-mile “short chutes.” Complementing the historic oval since 2000 is the infield course, which incorporates the southwest oval turn to make up its 2.6-mile circuit.
Stay tuned to ForzaMotorsport.net News for the rest of our track announcements and get ready for the final list of cars included in Forza Motorsport 5 on Wednesday morning in the Forza Showroom.