The Forza Motorsport 7 July Update is now out for Xbox One and Windows 10 and in addition to two free Porches, unlocks over 100 previously exclusive cars for purchase.
While the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS graced the game’s cover, the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is now in the game and available for free to all Forza Motorsport 7 players — along with the 1971 Porsche #23 917/20 “Pink Pig.”
Short of the turbo-charged GT2 RS, you simply cannot drive a faster, better-handling Porsche 911 than the GT3 RS. Any driving enthusiast will tell you that the huge wing and wide-body are not just for looks. This is a car that is purely built to be one of the best driving cars the world has ever seen.
The coming of the Porsche 917 was driven by rules modifications to slow speeds of the Group 6 Prototypes. The result was a car that still holds the fastest lap at the Circuit de Sarthe in the configuration they ran in 1971. The lessons that influenced the 917 were multifold, including weight savings, aerodynamics, downforce, and one of the only true Boxer 12s in existence.
Free cars aside, the bigger news this month is the unlocking of more than 100 previously exclusive cars. Cars that were previously only unlockable at certain events or available for purchase at the Specialty Dealer each week can now be purchased for in-game credits. This also brings a change to the Prize Crates. Effective yesterday, July 10th, all car-related prize crates have been removed from the game. Going forward, Prize Crates will only reward Driver Gear, Badges, and/or Mod Cards.
Speaking of cars, the “Top Gear Car Pack,” which we previously covered, is also now available for purchase or free for those with the Car Pass. Other updates include improved performance in car selection screens, more tools to combat griefing behaviour, and some changes to the Forza Motorsport 7 Message Center.
Turn 10 also outlined upcoming July Events and teased some of the upcoming #Forzathon vehicles up for grabs.
Relive the 1971 Le Mans race where the Porsche #23 917/20 ran in this special Rivals event on Le Mans Full. Elsewhere we’ve got two events arriving mid-month starring the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, one at Road Atlanta and the other at Le Mans Bugatti. Top Gear fans will be able to unleash the full fury of the 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast at (where else?) Top Gear Full.
Our next League Season in Forza Motorsport 7 begins in mid-July and will feature a Porsche Manufacturer S-Class event in Series 1 as well as a new Hardcore event (no racing line, no STM/TCS/ABS, sim damage, manual shifting, simulation steering) in Series 3, starring cars from the Sport Touring Icons division.
We’ve got some good old-fashioned Aussie fun planned in our July crop of #Forzathon events, including events at Bathurst and starring Australian cars like the 1977 Holden Torana A9X and the 1967 Ford Falcon XR GT. Elsewhere in the month we’ll have some rainy weather events at Top Gear Full and Sebring Club, and much more. Look for a varied set of rewards in July as well – everything from Driver Gear like the Happy Trails and Soda Jerk suits to cars like the 2017 Porsche #92 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR, and more.
What do you think about the Forza Motorsport 7 July Update? Are you looking forward to getting your hands on some previously exclusive cars? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Forza Motorsport