The July Content Update has arrived in Forza Motorsport 7
and this one includes new features and improvements to the game based on
community feedback, as well as new cars to collect, race and customize from the
Car Pack and the new Porsche Spotlight vehicles.
These new Porsche cars are free to all Forza Motorsport 7
players, whilst the Top Gear Car Pack is one of two additional Car Packs that
have been added to the extended Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass.
In addition, the July Content Update is full of improvements
and changes across the core Forza Motorsport 7 experience. Turn 10 says this update
“also kicks off several new development initiatives in the game that we will be
releasing over the summer.” These upcoming features include the eagerly-awaited
Race Regulations with redrawn track limits and overhauled Drag and Drift
“All of this work is coming directly from our ongoing
conversation with the Forza community and our goal to deliver an ever-improving
game experience for fans,” says Turn 10 Community Manager Brian Ekberg.
Besides the Top Gear Car Pack, which you can learn more
about in our
dedicated coverage, the headlining aspect of the July Content Update comes
in the form of two all-new Porsche Spotlight Cars – free for all Forza
Motorsport 7 players. This month is all about the acclaimed and prestigious
German automaker, and fans of Porsche will be able to add these vehicles to their
Car Collection to race, explore and customize at no cost.
Classic racing fans will immediately recognize the distinctive
livery of the 1971 Porsche #23 917/20 – known as the ‘Pink Pig’ in the
motorsports scene back in the day. It’s joined by the latest modern expression
of Porsche’s genius with the 2019 911 GT3 RS. Below, you can learn more about
both of these unique vehicles that highlight Porsche’s technical innovation and
prowess with the official descriptions
from Turn 10 Studios.
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
What you see here is the unglamorously named ‘Pink Pig’
which was a test bed for low-drag and aerodynamic concepts. It qualified
seventh for its only race at Le Mans in 1971 but crashed during the race when
its brakes failed. It currently lives in its butcher’s cut livery at Porsche’s
Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen museum, but you can experience its power and glory today
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
Despite being 180 hp short of its GT2 RS cousin – the cover
car of Forza Motorsport 7, the more than 500 horses produced by the 4.0-liter
naturally-aspirated unit (mounted in the rear, of course) is more than enough
to excite the soul and incite driving heroics. Properly driven, it is exemplary
to the race-winning history the Porsche brand has earned over more than half a
With the July Content Update, there has been two important
changes made to how cars are obtained in Forza Motorsport 7. Firstly, all the exclusive
cars featured in the game – which totals to 118, have now been unlocked and
made available to purchase within Forza Motorsport 7. That means they can now
be obtained with in-game credits. Previously, these were exclusive to completing
community challenges and events or acquiring them from the Specialty Dealer.
As with any car in Forza Motorsport 7, players will still
need to obtain the appropriate Car Collector Tier and have enough available
in-game credits to purchase these vehicles. Going forward, the only cars that
will remain locked in Forza Motorsport 7 will be Forza Edition vehicles and
unicorn cars. There’s currently two of these unicorn cars in the game, and they
include the 2008 BMW Z4 M Coupe and the 1958 MG MGA.
In the future, the Specialty Dealer will also be revamped to
accompany this overhaul to the Car Collection system. To coincide with the
change to exclusive cars, Turn 10 has also removed all car-related Prize Crates
from Forza Motorsport 7. The crates that remain in the game will contain only
Driver Gear, Player Badges and Mod Cards.
Super Rare and Legendary-rated Driver Gear suits have also
become easier to acquire in Forza Motorsport 7 with the refreshed line-up of
Prize Crates currently available in the game, so if you’re still missing the
suits for Michael Muller, Maria Rossi or Ukyo Takagi – these are now much
easier to acquire than before, but the crates are pricey, with the most
expensive being 420,000 Credits!
The July Content Update for Forza Motorsport 7 also
introduces vastly-improved performance to the Car Selection screen on Xbox One
consoles and Windows 10 PC. Turn 10 says this improvement is “a direct result
of feedback from our multiplayer community.” Now, players will be able to
browse their garage collection of rides much quicker than before – and during multiplayer
intermissions, they’ll be able to get to their cars quicker than ever before.
In addition, hosts of Private Lobbies now have another tool
to combat griefing behaviour during a race. In the middle of a race, the host
can now remove players from the lobby – allowing races to run smoothly without repeated
interruption from trolls. This update also includes “an evolution” of the Forza
Motorsport 7 Message Center. With this update, the Message Center will automatically
hide tabs that don’t contain content for the player. Turn 10 says to look for “more
updates” to the Message Center in Forza Motorsport 7 in the future.
Between the Top Gear Car Pack and two brand-new Porsche
Spotlight cars for Forza Motorsport 7 players, developer Turn 10 has a host of
different in-game community events planned for July that takes advantage of
these new additions to the game.
Rivals is allowing players to relive the 1971 Le Mans race
where the Porsche #23 917/20 ran in a special event on the full Le Mans Circuit
de la Sarthe track featuring the chicanes. Two additional events will arrive mid-month
starring the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – one at Road Atlanta, and the other at Le
Mans Bugatti. Top Gear fans can also unleash the full fury of the 2017 Ferrari
812 Superfast at the full Top Gear circuit in Dunsfold, England.
The next Leagues
Season will begin in mid-July, and features a Porsche Manufacturer S-Class
event in Series 1 as well as a new Hardcore event in Series 3, starring cars
from the Sport Touring Icons division. The assist restrictions here include no
racing line, no STM/TCS/ABS, simulation damage, manual shifting, and simulation
Finally, some new Aussie-themed Forzathon
challenges are coming to Forza Motorsport 7 this month, including events at
Bathurst starring Australian cars like the 1977 Holden Torana A9X and the 1967
Ford Falcon XR GT. Elsewhere in the month, fans can look forward to some rainy
weather events at the Top Gear Full and Sebring Club circuits, and much more.
There’s also a varied set of rewards to come in July, too – everything from new
Driver Gear outfits such as the ‘Happy Trails’ and ‘Soda Jerk’ suits to cars
like the highly-sought-after 2017
Porsche #92 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR, and more.
The July Content Update is available for download today for
Forza Motorsport 7 players on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PC. The download
size comes in at 756MB on Xbox One and Xbox One S, with the Xbox One X and
Windows 10 PC requiring 1.79GB.
You can find the full patch notes for this release,
including a breakdown of the various bug fixes and issues rectified over on the
For more on the future of Forza Motorsport 7 and its
upcoming feature updates, don’t miss our recap of the latest
Forza Monthly broadcast. This included new details on the Formula Drift Car
Pack and the upcoming competitive-focused features for the game, as well as yet
another reaffirmation of the team’s overall commitment to updating and
improving Forza Motorsport 7.
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