Hmm... Either it's reserved for the car pass, if they were to adapt FH4 and FH5's car pass system, Forzathon rewards or event rewards. I'd say within 2 months after launch, these cars would be for sure available by some way.It turns out there has been a slight reduction in the number of confirmed cars in the base game:
Cars shown during the January Developer_Direct videoFrom our blog and video today: We know the question on everyone’s mind is “what cars will I get to drive in Forza Motorsport?” While we plan to reveal our launch day car list closer to release, we teased a bunch of the vehicles you’ll be driving in our segment during the Xbox & Bethesda...forums.forza.net
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- 2018 Audi #44 R8 LMS GT3
- 2021 Cadillac #31 Whelen Racing DPi-V.R
- 2019 Ginetta #6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1
- 2017 Oreca #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07
- 1983 Porsche #11 John Fitzpatrick Racing 956
- 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935
Based on how things sound, those cars are likely to appear as DLC or in-game rewards after launch.
Hmm... for the Cadillac DPi-V.R., Action Express Racing (AER) also will enter the GTP field with the V-Series R (yes, the Cadillac LMDH has a name now) for this year's IMSA series. So, I bet that T10/AER may have decided on releasing the V-Series R earlier before the DPi, prolly as DLC. Same can go with the ARX-05, maybe the AMG GT3 and R8 LMS too since they had drastically changed into their Evo variants.
The Oreca 07... I'm not sure. I honestly expect LMH/LMDH to be at least featured on the base car list.
I don't see it as something that they'd add about a year after launch, as these cars can be heavily in demand.
Didn't Playground used to do a similar thing to Horizon 5, only for the removed cars to be available Day 1?6 cars have dropped off a vastly incomplete list and everyone's acting like T10 is the worst thing in the world.
Hardly the first time a Forza car list has been altered before launch, sure as hell won't be the last time.