Forza Motorsport Update 6 Out Now: Car Progression Revamp, Combustion Tour, & More

Players of Forza Motorsport have received a little surprise as Turn 10 has rolled out Update 6 a little earlier than normally scheduled for Xbox and PC.

Its a smaller update this time around, coming in at 3.1GB on Steam, 4.8GB on PC and 5.5GB on Xbox Series X, there are still plenty of new events and cars for players to try out.

There is no new circuit with this update for the first time since launch, but there’s some very important changes being implemented along with the other content.

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Forza Motorsport Update 6: Car Progession Changes

The most important highlight of Update 6 is a major change to car progession after fan criticism. Level restrictions have all been lifted, meaning you can now access all of the upgrade parts from Car Level 1, giving you more freedom to build your cars as you see fit.

You also now have the option to purchase Car Points with in-game credits for upgrading your cars. 500 car points will set you back 4,500 credits. You can still continue to earn Car Points through levelling up your car if you’re saving credits, or still wish to play the game as originally intended.

Forza Motorsport Update 6: New Cars

The latest cars arriving in March and April include a mix of modern and classic racers. Players who have paid for the Car Pass will get to receive machines including the 1983 Nissan Silvia Super Silhouette and the 2020 Lexus Vasser-Sullivan RC-F GT3.

Another four Spotlight cars will be available in the showroom over the coming weeks. Each will be available with a 30% discount using in-game credits. The cars in question will also be starring in the newest career tour that we will cover later on.

Car Pass

  • Nissan Silvia Super Silhouette #23 Nissan Motorsports 1983 – March 13
  • Toyota 86 TRD SE 2019 – March 20
  • Lexus RC F GT3 #14 Vasser Sullivan 2020 – March 27
  • Lotus 98T #12 Team Lotus 1986 – April 3

Spotlight Cars

  • Alfa Romeo 4C 2014 – March 13-20
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II 2002 – March 20-27
  • Dodge Charger R/T 1969 – March 27-April 3
  • Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 2014 – April 3-10

Players will be very familiar with the Spotlight cars as they make the transition to the latest Forza Motorsport.

The 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C replaced the bigger 8C as the flagship sportscar for the brand, switching focus to compete with the likes of Porsche. Using a carbon tub to help cut weight down to just under 2,000lb, the 1.8-liter turbocharged engine only needs to produce 240hp to give Cayman-baiting performance.

Nissan’s 2002 Skyline GT-R is often regarded as the greatest GT-R in its history. One of the most popular cars in JDM car culture, the R34 generation of GT-R combined technology and power to make its rivals sweat. The 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged straight six may produce 276hp in stock form, but its ease of tuning can extract much more with even simple modifications.

Dodge and muscle car is a combination known throughout the motoring world, and the 1969 Dodge Charger R/T is one of the best examples. One of the most well-known muscle cars thanks to Hollywood stardom, the Charger sticks to the traditional, old-school method of performance of a huge engine first and handling second. The engine in question is a 7.0-liter V8 putting out 425hp and enough torque to tear up the road a quarter mile at a time.

Finally, we have the 2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4. Replacing the Gallardo as the entry level Lambo supercar, it has to walk a delicate balance between the traditional Raging Bull insanity and having more sophistication than its V12 stablemate. The Huracan shares its platform and mechanicals with the second-generation Audi R8, meaning that there’s a bombastic 5.2-liter V10 sending over 600hp to all four wheels.

Forza Motorsport Update 6: New Events

The newest featured tour in the career mode can be considered as a celebration of the internal combustion engine as the world transitions towards an electric future. Called the Combustion Tour, this series of events takes us through the greatest engines of all sizes, with the Spotlight cars as the stars.

Combustion Tour

  • 4 Cylinder Fury – Alfa Romeo 4C
  • Super Sixes – Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II
  • V8 Heritage – Dodge Charger R/T
  • V10 Titans – Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4

Each of the series in the Combustion Tour intends to showcase some of the best engines around, from compact four-cylinder units up to howling V10s.

After each four race series, you’ll receive a V12 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster to be used in the final showcase. The Combustion Tour will begin on March 13 with 4 Cylinder Fury, with the following series each being unlocked after a period of seven days. You’ll have plenty of time to complete this tour, as the end date is April 24.

Open Class Tour

The best engines also feature in the Open Tour for the Builders Cup. Modern or classic, choose and build your best weapons as you work from C-Class up to S-Class.

Complete all the events in the Open Tour and you’ll win a 2010 Ferrari 599XX for the last showcase race. This tour is on a tighter schedule with the end date of April 10.

Forza Motorsport Update 6: Multiplayer Events

Featured Multiplayer is packed during March and April, with plenty of both Spec and Open series for players to try.

The Open Series events combines class restrictions with certain engine sizes including 4, 6, 8 and 12 cylinders. Each series will have a specific engine cylinder count for its restrictions, so players will need to choose and build accordingly. Each of the Open and Spotlight events will be available to try as many times as possible during seven day periods.

Meanwhile the Spec Series for this update goes heavy on the Le Mans prototypes, from vintage to modern day. Each of the Spec Series events will be available for seven days each before they are rotated.

  • BMW M3 Spec Series – March 13-20
  • Forza P2 Series – March 20-27
  • Vintage Le Mans Prototype Series – March 27 – April 3
  • Early LMP Series – April 3-10

Forza Motorsport Update 5: Rivals

Monthly Rivals gets updated to feature the latest Spotlight cars in their own events that will each be available for seven days. As there is no new circuit this update, the month-long Rivals event features any Forza GT car on the famous Silverstone GP circuit.

VIP Players can enjoy wrestling with the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Forza Edition on a drizzly Daytona Road Course in their own event for this month.

The Update 6 Rivals list is below:

  • Spec Division – Forza GT – Any Forza GT car – Silverstone – GP Circuit (Mar. 13 – Apr. 10)
  • VIP – Daytona Drizzle – Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2020 Forza Edition – Daytona – Sports Car Circuit (Mar. 13 – Apr. 10)
  • Spotlight – Alfa Romeo 4C 2014 – Suzuka – East Circuit (Mar. 13-20)
  • Spotlight – Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II 2002 – Hakone – Club Circuit (Mar. 20-27)
  • Spotlight – Dodge Charger R/T 1969 – Eaglerock Speedway – Oval (Mar. 26 – Apr. 3)
  • Spotlight – Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 2014 – Catalunya – National Circuit Alt. (Apr. 3-10)

Forza Motorsport Update 6: Other Changes

Fixes and optimisations continue at pace with Update 6 including more stability improvements on all platforms.

Several instances of crashes have been fixed which included entering private multiplayer lobbies and when matchmaking in Featured Multiplayer.

Drivatar AI has received some big changes, including altered behavior at race starts to reduce collisions and reducing drivers running away after the first corner. An issue with AI driving erratically after resuming from a Rewind has also been dealt with.

Several cars including the 1990 Mazda RX-7, 2021 BMW M4 and Lexus LFA have received updates in regards to correcting issues with the car models. Daytona Speedway Road Course has received a major change, as the pit lane exit now follows the correct path through to the exit of Turn 2.

PC changes include more accurate estimates of VRAM usage and fixing issues with Global Illumination flickering.

The livery editor receives a much needed update with the addition of new lighting options. Issues that have been fixed include improperly displayed layer masks and editing of normal colors using the Color Fine Tune.

Meanwhile the Homespace gets 8 new music tracks with composition by Kaveh Cohen, Michael Nielsen and Peter Holmstrom.

You can find the full list of patch notes right here. Be sure to also stop by our Forza Motorsport forums for further community discussion about Update 6, as well as possible changes that were not documented in the patch notes.

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