The 2016 Honda Civic GRC, an official rallycross car, will
be coming to Forza
Motorsport 7 in the future, according to a video shared by GameStop TV that offers a tour of
Turn 10 Studios.
The video showcases different aspects of the studio, as well
as a few screens in the background with the game running on them. A couple
shots feature the Honda Civic GRC, which is shown in both gameplay and in the
menu homespace before the initial track load-in. The video was shared onto the Forza
Reddit page last night.
The video shows the car on Virginia International
Raceway in an Autocross event, which is the same Showcase Event in the Forza
Driver’s Cup featuring Tanner Foust’s Volkswagen Beetle GRC.
The 2016 Honda Civic GRC was also spotted
in game files from the Windows 10 PC version of Forza Motorsport 7 recently by
Reddit user TheAdmiester,
alongside the 2016 Lexus RCF GT3, the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat BT, and the
2077 ‘Fallout Atom’ – another car from Bethesda’s Fallout universe, similar to
’69 from Forza Motorsport 6.
When it’s eventually added to Forza Motorsport 7, the Honda
Civic GRC will join Ken Block’s Ford Focus RS RX and Tanner Foust's GRC Beetle,
as well as a multitude of different stadium trucks and dune buggies, alongside
the massive variety of off-road cars in Forza Motorsport 7.
It all makes the likelihood
of an off-road-themed expansion for the game even more likely, and we recently
shared why we believe expansions
for IMSA and off-roading will be released for Forza Motorsport 7, with the
latter likely being GRC branded with the Honda Civic GRC as its hero car.
With recent advancements to the ForzaTech engine, which can
run different off-road surfaces as seen in Forza
Horizon 3 with sand, gravel, dirt, water, and snow, there’s nothing that
can technically stop Forza Motorsport 7 from finally expanding out and
featuring off-road game mechanics with official rallycross tracks. It would
make all those off-road vehicles in the game far more useful and welcomed as
You can check out the studio tour video for yourself above,
which is hosted by GameStop’s Erik Conway and Forza’s Community Manager Brian
Ekberg. When the 2016 Honda Civic GRC makes its official appearance in Forza
Motorsport 7, we’ll be sure to let you know.
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