Turn 10 has revealed the cover for the upcoming Forza Motorsport reboot, with the first ever appearances for a racing prototype and for hybrid-electric cars on the front of a title in the 18-year history of the series.
It’s a very American line-up, as the team highlights two cars on the cover for the first time since the original Forza Motorsport in 2005 — clearly highlighting the connection between the two titles, with the first game launching the series and the new one re-launching it.
Leading the way is that prototype racer, the Cadillac V-Series.R in Cadillac Racing #01 livery. This LMDh car made its racing debut earlier this year, securing a podium finish at the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona — just 1.5s ahead of its sibling car and on the lead lap.
The #01 car has since won the Motul Course de Monterey at Laguna Seca, while Cadillac also campaigns the hybrid-powered V-Series.R in the World Endurance Championship. It will race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans later this year, marking Cadillac’s return to the race after 20 years away.
Joining the V-Series.R on the cover is the new Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray, which also made its global debut in January 2023.
The E-Ray will become the first ever production Corvette to feature electrification. It combines a 160hp electric motor driving the front axle with a 495hp version of the 6.2-liter V8 LT2 powering the rear wheels.
That also makes it the first ever all-wheel drive Corvette, and with a 0-60mph time of around 2.5 seconds it’ll also be the quickest Corvette ever made.
In revealing the cover, Turn 10 is also starting the pre-launch promotional push in earnest, and may be hinting at a release date soon. Recent Forza titles have had their covers presented only a few months before the game’s launch — four months for Forza Motorsport 7, three for Forza Horizon 5 — which could suggest an October/November release.
We’re likely to find that out soon too, as Forza Motorsport will feature in both the Xbox Games Showcase on Sunday June 11 and a special single-player career mode walkthrough during Forza Monthly on Tuesday June 13.