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Xbox Announces Partnership with V8 Supercars Australia for ‘Forza Motorsport 6’

Xbox has announced a partnership with V8 Supercars Australia, that will bring 10 cars from all five manufacturers in the current V8 Supercar series to Forza Motorsport 6, with 2015 liveries.

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V8 Supercars and Xbox have had a continued partnership since 2002, with this new announcement continuing that deal. Forza Motorsport 6 will also feature world renowned race track, Mount Panorama, with V8 Supercar racing legend and 2014 Hall of Fame inductee, Mark Skaife, providing voice-over for the circuit.

“I’ve been involved with the Forza franchise for over a decade now and each year I’m amazed at the incredible realism the development team bring to their games. Being asked by the Turn 10 team to have my voice in the game is an honour and a privilege. I’m thrilled to be included in Forza Motorsport 6,” said Mark Skaife.
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The full list of the 10 V8 Supercars being included in Forza Motorsport 6 have been revealed below.

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz #4 Erebus Motorsports E63 AMG V8 Supercar
  • 2015 Holden #22 Holden Racing Team VF Commodore
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz #9 Erebus Motorsport E63 AMG V8 Supercar
  • 2015 Volvo #33 Wilson Security Racing GRM S60
  • 2015 Holden #97 Tekno Autosports VF Commodore
  • 2015 Holden #1 Red Bull Racing Australia VF Commodore
  • 2015 Holden #14 Lockwood Racing VF Commodore
  • 2015 Ford #5 Pepsi Max Crew PRA Falcon FG X
  • 2015 Nissan #23 Nissan Motorsport Altima
  • 2015 Ford #17 Xbox Racing Ford Falcon FG X

The inclusion of 2015 liveries in Forza Motorsport 6 will also allow players to recreate every car in the 2015 V8 Supercar field, from every manufacturer, in the game. Xbox also announced the partnership with DJR Team Penske and Enduro rounds will continue, which will see the Xbox Race Car livery driven by Marcos Ambrose and Scott Pye featured in Forza Motorsport 6.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Xbox and Forza Motorsport 6 at the V8 Supercars Endurance events and we are really looking forward to the Bathurst 1000 in particular,”said Team Penske owner Roger Penske. “There are millions of people using the Xbox platform across the world and knowing that the Xbox DJR Team Penske Ford is represented in the game is a great benefit. The game’s authenticity and representation of the Bathurst circuit is world class so I am sure it will be enjoyed by many players. I know some of our drivers and team members are Xbox gamers as well so that makes this relationship even more unique.”

“We are very proud that our home-grown Australian V8 Championship including drivers and teams from the 2015 season representing each of the five constructors will be featured for the first time in Forza Motorsport 6 and be played by millions of racing fans around the world,” said James Warburton, CEO of V8 Supercars Australia.

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“Xbox has always been the home of racing and this partnership further reinforces our commitment to the sport in Australia,” said Jeremy Hinton, Head of Interactive Entertainment at Microsoft in Australia. “We couldn’t be more excited about having legends such as Mark Skaife in game and Marcos Ambrose in the driver’s seat of our car, leaving no doubt that Xbox is the only place for racing in 2015.”

Forza Motorsport 6 is scheduled to launch September 15 for Xbox One.


Jamie Briggs manages Analog Addiction and you can like them on Facebook, follow his daily life on Twitter @JamieAA, and his videos on YouTube.

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