Top Gear and Forza Unite!

Brian Ekberg
Sunday, June 05, 2011

Automotive fans around the world know to where to turn when looking for some of the most compelling automotive coverage anywhere: Top Gear. After all, if you love cars, chances are you have probably heard of Top Gear, if you aren’t already a fan. With the upcoming release of the Forza 3 Ultimate Collection, Turn 10 is proud to announce the beginning of a long-term partnership between Forza Motorsport and Top Gear. We’re tremendously excited about this partnership; one that looks to bring two world-class organizations together to create something utterly unique around a shared passion for cars.

 

If you’re not familiar with Top Gear, here’s the lowdown:

 

Top Gear is perhaps best known through its worldwide hit television show. Produced in the UK, the BBC-owned show is broadcast in more than 100 countries worldwide with an estimated international reach of more than 300 million viewers. The show’s trio of hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May bring an irreverent approach to car coverage, whether they’re test-driving the hottest new supercar on the Top Gear Test Track or searching Europe for the world’s best driving road in of the show’s patented feature challenges. Of course, no episode of Top Gear would be complete without an appearance from the mysterious--and seriously quick--Stig, a masked race driver (who’s been in the news of late) and whose prodigious skill behind the wheel is the stuff of legend.

 

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In addition to the show, Top Gear also produces a monthly magazine featuring in-depth car reviews, innovative features, and monthly columns from Clarkson, Hammond, and May. Updated on a daily basis with fresh automotive content, the Top Gear Web site is a one-stop shop for the latest automotive news, behind-the-scenes video, and exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else.

 

In essence, when it comes to cars, Top Gear has it covered.

 

So what does the partnership between Forza Motorsport and Top Gear mean for you, the Forza Faithful? Well, for the short-term, it means some significant Top Gear presence in the Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection, including:

 

  • “Stig’s Garage Car Pack” -- This free Add-on Pack is exclusive for Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection owners and will feature three of the hottest supercars around: the Lexus LFA, the Koenigsegg CCX, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS-AMG. Look for profiles on all three of these amazing rides here at forzamotorsport.net in the coming weeks.
  • Exclusive Top Gear video feature -- Produced exclusively for Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection owners, this free downloadable 90-minute feature will be a compilation of Top Gear segments showcasing the variety and insight that has become the series’ hallmark.
  • Xbox LIVE Top Gear Premium Theme -- Put the Stig on your dashboard; this free exclusive Top Gear dashboard theme will only be available for Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection owners.

 

And that’s just the beginning. In the not-too-distant future, you can expect to see more from Top Gear in the Forza world and vice verse. We’ve got big plans for the future, so stay tuned.