Forza Motorsport Update 3 Out Now: Hockenheimring, Contemporary Tour, New Cars and More

Turn 10 has released its latest monthly content update for Forza Motorsport, with Update 3 now available to all Xbox and PC users. More new content is set to arrive over the coming weeks as well as more fixes and improvements to the user experience.

Weighing in at 10.4GB on PC, and 11.6GB on Xbox Series X, this update is slightly beefier than before, with more new cars being added as well as a new Featured Tour.

There is a lot to cover, so read on further to find out what the big additions are in store for Update 3.

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Forza Motorsport Update 3: Hockenheimring

The latest track to return to Forza Motorsport is the Hockenheimring in Germany.

This fabled circuit was a mainstay of the grand prix calendar, including undergoing a major redesign in 2002 which remains to this day. Now it continues to hold various GT and touring car events following the departure of Formula 1 after 2019.

There are 3 layouts to pick from, including the full GP circuit:

  • Full Circuit
  • National Circuit
  • Short Circuit

Forza Motorsport Update 3: New Cars

A plethora of new cars will be made available of the coming weeks during December and January. The Car Pass will see five new racing cars added to the ever growing roster. A different Spotlight car will also be made available each week to purchase, for a 30% discount using in-game credits. The Spotlight cars will also be front and center of the latest Featured Tour which we will cover further on.

Car Pass

  • Chevrolet Corvette #23 Ruman Racing TA 2018 – December 14
  • Buick Somerset Regal Trans-Am #6 Performance Motorsports 1985 – December 21
  • Cadillac DPi-V.R #31 Whelen Racing 2021 – December 28
  • Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo #63 Squadra Corse 2018 – January 4, 2024
  • Porsche 956 #11 John Fitzpatrick Racing 1983 – January 11, 2024

Spotlight Cars

  • Automobili Pininfarina Battista 2020 – December 14-21
  • Ferrari 296 GTB 2022 – December 21-28
  • McLaren Sabre 2021 – December 28 – January 4
  • Aston Martin Valkyrie 2023 – January 4-11
  • Lamborghini Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo #63 Squadra Corse 2015 – January 11-18

Out of the five Spotlight cars set to arrive, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo is the only one to return from previous Motorsport titles. The Ferrari 296 GTB makes the crossover from Forza Horizon 5 to put its advanced hybrid powertrain to full use on the circuit.

The 2021 McLaren Sabre is the first of three debuts to the Forza series and is also its virtual gaming debut. Based on the track-focused Senna, the Sabre gains wild new styling inspired by the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo concept. With 830hp, it also becomes the most powerful non-hybrid McLaren ever made.

One of the most bonkers cars to join the list is the 2020 Pininfarina Battista. The first standalone car from the famous Italian design house aims to help secure the future of ultra-exotic hypercars. Twinned with the Rimac Nevera, the Battista uses a 120kWh battery pack with four electric motors to make 1,900hp, allowing for neck breaking acceleration with a touch of luxury.

Rounding out the Spotlight cars is the 2023 Aston Martin Valkyrie. One of the most extreme street legal cars ever made, the Valkyrie combines a 6.5-liter V12 revving to 11,000rpm with an energy recovery system for a combined 1,160hp. Looking more akin to a Le Mans prototype, the Valkyrie’s big feature is its use of underbody aerodynamics to allow for insane levels of downforce.

Forza Motorsport Update 3: New Events

The latest events added to the Featured Section of the Career menu are set to keep players occupied for the upcoming days and weeks.

Called the Contemporary Tour, it focuses on cars that blend style with technology, and the Spotlight cars will be center stage.

Prestige Tour

  • Italian Ingenuity – Pininfarina Battista
  • Hybrid Ferocity – Ferrari 296 GTB
  • Tip of the Spear – Mclaren Sabre
  • Valkyrie Challenge – Aston Martin Valkyrie

Opening the Contemporary Tour is Italian Ingenuity, with some of the most advanced Italian cars ever created, including the Pininfarina Battista. Hybrid Ferocity puts you at the forefront of how the latest electrified powertrains are changing supercars like the Ferrari 296 GTB.

Tip of the Spear will see you command the unique McLaren Sabre. Wrap up the main tours with the Valkyrie Challenge in Aston’s screaming V12 sensation.

Following the completion of each five-race series, you’ll win a 2022 Pagani Huayra R to use in the final Reward Showcase. The Contemporary Tour kicks off on December 14, and each of the following series will subsequently be unlocked after a seven day period. There is no need to run through the races immediately, as the tour will be available until January 31, 2024.

Open Class Tour

The latest Open Tour focuses on the best of British manufacturers that will start on December 14. From hot hatches to supercars, you will have a free choice of cars in each category as you work up from C-Class to S-Class.

Finish each of the series and you’ll be rewarded with a McLaren 650S for the final showcase. Make sure to keep an eye on your schedules because you’ll only have until January 18, 2024 to complete the tour.

Forza Motorsport Update 3: Multiplayer Events

There’s a jam-packed schedule for December’s Multiplayer events. The Spotlight Series will feature star cars including the Ferrari 296 and 2015 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo. Each series will be available for seven days each. These events can be attempted multiple times during their availability.

New Spec and Open Series will also be available for those wanting to try out different categories:

  • Lotus 3-Eleven Spec Series – December 14-21
  • Formula 70s Series – December 21-28
  • GTP/Group C Series – December 28 – January 4
  • Mazda Miata Spec Series – January 4-11
  • Vintage Le Mans Prototype Series – January 11-18

Players will have seven days each to run the new series during their availability before they are rotated.

Forza Motorsport Update 3: Rivals

Rivals gets a refresh with new events to accompany the latest cars. Five Spotlight Rivals will highlight each of the Spotlight cars over the next five weeks. A special event will focusing on Hockenheimring will see you try to conquer the circuit in the Formula 1-powered Mercedes-AMG One.

VIP Players will get a month-long Rivals event featuring the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Forza Edition at Kyalami.

The latest Rivals events for this series are listed down below:

  • Featured Track – Hockenheim – Mercedes-AMG One 2021 – Hockenheim – Full Circuit (Dec. 14 – Jan. 18)
  • VIP – Nocturnal Predator – Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe 2016 Forza Edition – Kyalami – GP Circuit (Dec. 14 – Jan. 18)
  • Spotlight – Automobili Pininfarina Battista 2020 – Mugello – Full Circuit (Dec. 14-21)
  • Spotlight – Ferrari 296 GTB 2022 – Watkins Glen – Short Circuit (Dec 21-28)
  • Spotlight – McLaren Sabre 2021 – Nürburgring – Sprint Circuit (Dec. 28 – Jan. 4)
  • Spotlight – Aston Martin Valkyrie 2023 – Silverstone – Grand Prix Circuit (Jan. 4-11)

Forza Motorsport Update 3: Other Changes

Turn 10 has noted another large array of fixes and improvements across all platforms, including more PC-specific fixes.

Stability and performance is at the center of a lot of changes, with performance on lower end PCs gaining an improvement. Graphical issues are also being addressed, including with Nvidia’s DLSS.

Driving has also received some tweaks including rebalacing the impact of slipstream on downforce levels. Multiplayer will also now receive two active Open Class Series every week.

Tweaks to general gameplay include fixes for crashes for players using AMD drivers, long load times, selling reward cars from Builder’s Cup which could not be obtained again, as well as more specific issues for certain cars and tracks.

The full list of patch notes can be found here. You can also head to our dedicated Forza Motorsport forums for further community discussion on changes that may not have been documented.

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