Xbox Wire announced that starting today you can track all the Forza Motorsport 5 car announcements via the online car guide (Forza Motorsport 5 Showroom). This guide will be updated weekly so check back every Wednesday to catch the newest cars. I’m not much of a gamer but I love racing games. They are truly the only games I am any good at, FM5 almost makes me want to buy an Xbox 360. Here’s a couple of the featured cars this week. Hit the link below to visit the Forza Motorsport 5 Showroom.
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X GSR
When Mitsubishi designed an all-new Lancer, the basis of the Evolution X, they built a healthy dose of pure aggression into the bodywork. This suits the Evo just fine, as it’s been beefed up in the performance department too. The heart of the matter is the new 2-liter turbo-charged four cylinder that uses an aluminum block for the first time in an Evo, which saves an important 26 lbs. even with the addition of features like dual variable valve timing and a timing chain. In addition to saving weight, the new engine makes even more power, a total of 295 horsepower. But that’s not all—aluminum also finds its way into the body of the Evo, and less weight and more power necessarily equals better performance. The overall impression the Evo leaves you with is that it could tackle any corner you can throw at it, and this is an impression borne out by the experience behind the wheel.
2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II
As the penultimate edition of the “R34” series Skyline GT-R, and in fact, as one of the last of the traditionally inline-six powered Skylines, the V-Spec II is destined to be a collectible. The V-Spec II (the “V” stands for “victory,” by the way) comes with all of the goodies that the original V-Spec had, but it’s even harder-edged thanks to increased stiffness and lighter weight (primarily due to a special carbon fiber hood, spotted at a distance by the small NACA duct). With well over 300 horsepower, the GT-R is not only quick, it’s very much so—particularly in poor traction situations where the all-wheel drive system comes into the fore.