Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7: Voices of Motorsport Revealed

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 5, 2018
Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7: Voices of Motorsport Revealed

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 5, 2018

Turn 10 Studios has revealed the full list of talent featured in the Forza Driver’s Cup as the Voices of Motorsport in Forza Motorsport 7.

With a total of 16 automotive personalities, the list includes popular names such as Ken Block and Magnus Walker, and these voices will be heard throughout the Career Mode and more particularly in Showcase Events. These events include Top Gear Limo Bowling, as well as Gymkhana Focus – which is a one-on-one against professional Hoonigan driver Ken Block.

The other Voices of Motorsport featured in Forza Motorsport 7 can be found listed below, alongside where their automotive roots originate from:

  • Charlie Turner – Editor-in-Chief of Top Gear Magazine.
  • Jonny Lieberman – Senior Features Editor at Motor Trend Magazine.
  • Josef Newgarden – Professional IndyCar Driver, (and newly minted 2017 Champion!) with Team Penske, also a Forza Ambassador.
  • Katherine Legge – Professional Driver with Michael Shank Racing, participating in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. IMSA driver, IndyCar driver.
  • Ken Block – Professional Rally Driver with Hoonigan Racing Division, participating in FIA World Rallycross Championship, also a Forza Ambassador.
  • Kim Wolfkill – Editor-in-Chief of Road & Track and former Turn 10 Studios employee.
  • Lyn St. James – retired Professional Driver in IndyCar and ChampCar series, Speaker.
  • Magnus Walker – Porschephile, Author, Serial entrepreneur, fashion designer, and original “Urban Outlaw.”
  • Mark Roberts – Chief Designer McLaren Automotive.
  • Matt Farah – Automotive Journalist, Podcaster and Founder of The Smoking Tire.
  • Pat Devereux – Automotive Journalist.
  • Pat Long – Professional Sportscar Driver with Wright Motorsports, participating in Pirelli World Challenge also a Porsche Factory Driver and Porschephile.
  • Ralph Gilles – Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
  • Rutledge Wood – NASCAR Commentator with NBC Sports, and TV Personality.
  • Shannon McIntosh – Professional Driver, Racing Instructor and ForzaRC host.
  • Tanner Foust – Professional Rally Driver with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX), participating in Red Bull Global Rallycross, also a Professional Stunt Driver, TV Personality and Forza Ambassador.

Disappointingly, the list has no names from The Grand Tour. That means no Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, or James May. Those cinematics from Forza Motorsport 5 will go down as the franchises best ever in my opinion. There’s also no names from Top Gear Season 24. It would have been cool to feature Rory Reid and Chris Harris, and even Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz ‘The Queen of the Ring,’ and host Matt LeBlanc.

 

The long-running Top Gear Partnership does continue in Forza Motorsport 7, however, with the return of Top Gear-branded events and the Test Track, and of course Charlie Turner, editor-in-chief at Top Gear magazine, being present in the Voices of Motorsport. It doesn’t extend as far as it did in Forza Motorsport 5 or Forza Motorsport 6. You may remember the Top Gear Car Packs, and the trailer for Forza Motorsport 6 narrated by Season 23 host Chris Evans. We didn’t have one of those for Forza Horizon 3, which shows the partnership is being slowly phased out.

Overall, it’s a good list, Shannon McIntosh is a fantastic addition, as is Ken Block and Magnus Walker. One can hope that none of the voices as are quiet as those from Forza Motorsport 6’s Porsche Expansion, in which you could oftentimes barely hear them.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.