The latest update
for Forza Motorsport 7 introduced a range of new features, fixes, and
improvements to the game, complimented by the seven new cars featured in the K1 Speed
Car Pack. However, developer Turn 10 has hid some new cars in the files of the
Windows 10 PC version of Forza Motorsport 7 that could include some of cars we’ll
be seeing added to the game in the future.
These vehicles were spotted by TheAdmiester
on the GTPlanet forums – and were also reported on by GTPlanet.
The files he discovered all come in the form of thumbnails, which are typically
shown to players whilst browsing the in-game garage in Forza Motorsport 7.
Some of the cars found, if they’re added, would be new to
the franchise, whilst others are returning vehicles from past Forza titles on
the Xbox 360. It’s worth noting that while some leftover Xbox 360-era
thumbnails can be found in the Forza Motorsport 7 game files, these feature the
cars facing the other direction. This means these newly-found thumbnails have most
likely been created with the Xbox One Forza titles in-mind.
Let’s start off with the headlining vehicle of the bunch –
the 2018 McLaren Senna, the newly-revealed hypercar from the acclaimed British
automaker. If Turn 10 introduce the McLaren Senna to Forza Motorsport 7 as
suggested by the inclusion of its thumbnail file, then the Xbox One and PC-exclusive
track racer will be the first game to feature the latest racing beast from McLaren.
This car has caused plenty of debate regarding its looks, but what matters most of course is how it performs on the track.
Like the McLaren Senna, the Peel P50 would also be making
its video game debut in Forza Motorsport 7. It’s the world’s smallest
production car, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t fit into the world of Forza –
especially in the ‘Forza Specials’ homologated
division in Forza Motorsport 7. Turn 10 has added small cars like the BMW Isetta
to Forza Motorsport 7 already, and even 3-wheelers like the Reliant Robin and the
2014 Morgan 3-Wheeler are present in Forza Horizon 3.
Forza Motorsport 7 has already featured Fast &
Furious content, but how about some James Bond? The legendary film franchise
is associated with the classic Aston Martin DB5, and it just so happens that a
weaponized 007 variant of this car was found in the files of the newly-updated
version of Forza Motorsport 7 – complete with tire-shredding blades. Whilst I’m
nearly certain this one wouldn’t be allowed in Hoppers or Leagues, I’m sure it
would deliver plenty of fun opportunities in Private Lobbies.
The UK-centric set of vehicles continues with the Morris
Minor and Austin FX4 Taxi – two very British and classic cars in themselves.
Indeed, the Austin FX4 is the famed London Taxi, though I do feel the London
Bus – tested and approved by James May as a track vehicle in Season 20 of British
motoring show Top Gear, would need to compliment it for Forza Motorsport 7 to
deliver the true London transport experience.
Ford also makes an appearance on the list with the Ford
Escort XR3, the Ford Mustang GT, and the Ford Fiesta GRC – though that last one
may be a bit of an issue. If you’ve been keeping up with rallycross news, then
you may have noticed multiple
automotive outlets reporting the death and collapse of the Red Bull Global
Rallycross series due to increasing debts and ugly lawsuits – with the 2018 season
Microsoft already holds a partnership with the GRC for its
Forza franchise – with the 2016 Honda Civic GRC spotted in a Studio
Tour video filmed at Turn 10’s headquarters. Tanner Foust’s Volkswagen
Beetle GRC is also available in Forza Motorsport 7 – and is being used
currently in the ForzaRC
Tanner Foust Challenge. What’ll happen with this deal between Microsoft and
GRC remains to be seen.
Up next, we have the cars found in the files which have
appeared in past Forza titles. These include the 1931 Bentley 8-Litre, the 1998
TVR Cerbera Speed 12, the 2011 Eagle Speedster, and the 2012 Ascari KZ1R, as
well as two cars from Austin-Healey – the 1958 Sprite and the 1965 3000 MkIII.
Also discovered was the 1965 MG MGB GT and the 2010 Morgan Aero SuperSports.
It’s worth noting the 1931 Bentley 8-Litre appeared
exclusively in the Autovista mode in Forza Motorsport 4 – which is now known as
Forzavista in Xbox One titles. This was one of the few undriveable cars
available to explore in Forza Motorsport 4, alongside the Warthog from the Halo
franchise, which as we know became available to own and race in Forza Horizon
Finally, there were also a couple of track names located in
the files. Both Fujimi and Sunset Peninsula were spotted, but these are most
likely leftover from Forza Motorsport 4 due to their inclusion of the old-style
track map and directional arrow, as noted by TheAdmiester on the GTPlanet
forums. However, there were placeholders for Bristol Speedway, Willow Park,
and another track simply named ‘Zoo.’ It’s worth keeping in mind that these
could be test tracks used by the developers, leftover files, or simply
unfinished and cancelled projects.
These three tracks also featured placeholder logos – a pink box
with the name written over it. Bristol Speedway also supposedly features a
placeholder poster not found on the others – which is the Catalunya track
already present in Forza Motorsport 7 with the relevant track name pasted over
it. Of course, this doesn’t confirm anything, but it’s still interesting to
think about nonetheless. It also suggests that this track could be, or was,
further in development than the others spotted in the files.
As with any leak, take the above with a grain of salt until
we have some sort of official confirmation from Microsoft or the developer. These
cars may not appear in Forza Motorsport 7 for a variety of different reasons –
from licensing issues to cut-content. As was the case in Forza Horizon 3, in
which some of the spotted cars in the PC files never made their way into the
With the Forza Motorsport 7 Car Pass having wrapped up this
month, it does leave us to speculate on what’s next for Turn 10’s racing
franchise. With the reveal of Forza
Horizon 4 almost a certainty at E3 2018
in Los Angeles this June and DLC Car Packs likely to continue in Forza
Motorsport 7 leading up to its release, there’s a lot for fans to be excited
We also must wonder if, or when, we’ll see expansions released
for Forza Motorsport 7 – with IMSA
and Off-road GRC add-ons being our top predictions. Given the current status
with the Global Rallycross series, it’s hard to know what could happen in that
regard, but either way, we’re excited to see what’s next for Forza Motorsport
7. Each new update has introduced welcomed features to the game – especially
for competitive racing and esports events like the Forza Racing
Championship, with fixes and tweaks to improve the overall experience.
However, as seen with past Forza titles, the Car Packs released
after the Car Pass has concluded tend to feature some of the most exciting
post-release vehicles, so it’ll be interesting to see if any of these cars mentioned
above are added via paid downloadable content or unlocked through in-game
engagement events like Forzathon
Racing Leagues as new ‘exclusive
cars’ in the future. Only time will tell of course, but if there are any
further developments with these cars and the tracks spotted in the files, we’ll
be sure to let you know.
Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.