2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR from Forza Motorsport 5

You've now got something new and exciting to look forward to for the next several weeks. Every Wednesday, Turn 10 Studios will release a list of cars that will be in available in Forza Motorsport 5. And while we won't be covering each week's reveals, you'll be able see them on the Forza Facebook page, and we'll be reposting them on the Autoblog Facebook page, as well.

This week, we have 21 new models added to the official list, and there are more than a few fun ones here. The highlights include the 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, the 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R and a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale. There are also classic standbys like the 2002 Nissan GT-R V-Spec II and the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR. Take a look below for the full press release from Turn 10 Studios, which includes all 21 new cars, and the full list of previously confirmed vehicles.
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The Forza Motorsport 5 Showroom

Without cars, there would be no Forza and Forza Motorsport 5 is the ultimate showcase for some of the most exquisite cars in the world. We know Forza fans love their cars just as much as we do, so consider this your go-to-guide to keep you up-to-date on all of the latest car announcements for Forza Motorsport 5. Each week, on Wednesday, we'll be updating this story with the latest car announcements. For more, check out our Facebook page and, to talk about all the cars in the game, head over to our official Forza Motorsport 5 Showroom thread on the forums.

And now on to...

This Week's Cars

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X GSR

When Mitsubishi designed an all-new Lancer, the basis of the Evolution X, they built a healthy dose of pure aggression into the bodywork. This suits the Evo just fine, as it's been beefed up in the performance department too. The heart of the matter is the new 2-liter turbo-charged four cylinder that uses an aluminum block for the first time in an Evo, which saves an important 26 lbs. even with the addition of features like dual variable valve timing and a timing chain. In addition to saving weight, the new engine makes even more power, a total of 295 horsepower. But that's not all-aluminum also finds its way into the body of the Evo, and less weight and more power necessarily equals better performance. That formula is proven emphatically by the ability of the all-wheel drive Evo to scramble to 60 mph in just 5 seconds, and pull nearly a full lateral G on the skid pad. The overall impression the Evo leaves you with is that it could tackle any corner you can throw at it, and this is an impression borne out by the experience behind the wheel.

2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II

As the penultimate edition of the "R34" series Skyline GT-R, and in fact, as one of the last of the traditionally inline-six powered Skylines, the V-Spec II is destined to be a collectible. Let's hope that this doesn't mean that existing models are parked in garages and never driven, because driving is exactly what Nissan intended this GT-R to do. The V-Spec II (the "V" stands for "victory," by the way) comes with all of the goodies that the original V-Spec had, but it's even harder-edged thanks to increased stiffness and lighter weight (primarily due to a special carbon fiber hood, spotted at a distance by the small NACA duct). The RB26DETT engine will be familiar to Skyline fans, but only the very fanatical will know offhand that the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system is actually the "Pro" version, with an active limited-slip differential that splits torque laterally if necessary. Externally, small "V-Spec II" badges and a large "bi-plane" rear wing differentiate this Skyline from lesser models. With well over 300 horsepower, the GT-R is not only quick, it's very much so-particularly in poor traction situations where the all-wheel drive system comes into the fore.

In addition, we're announcing the following cars in the game:

2009 Zonda Cinque Roadster
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2013 Ford Focus ST
2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
2012 Scion TC
2009 Jeep Cherokee SRT8
2011 Kia Cee'd
2005 TVR Sagaris
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
1998 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo
2009 Ferrari California
2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2010 Maserati GranTurismo S
2003 Toyota Celica SS-I
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
1971 AMC Javelin-AMX

The Full List
Below are all the rest of the cars in Forza Motorsport 5 that have been announced up to this point. Each week the previously announced cars will be moved here creating the all-up list for the Forza Motorsport 5 Showroom.

1976 McLaren M23
1976 Ferrari 312-2
2013 Dallara #9 Target Ganassi Dallara DW12
2013 Dallara #15 Target Rahal Letterman Dallara DW12
2012 Dallara #28 Andretti Autosport DW12
2013 Dallara #12 Team Penske Dallara
2012 #1 Audi Team Joest R-18 e-tron quattro
2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta
2013 McLaren P1™
1954 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
2012 Pagani Huayra
2011 Koenigsegg Agera
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
2013 Ford Focus ST
2011 McLaren MP4-12C
2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro
2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
2011 Audi RS3 Sportback
2013 Ford Mustang GT500
2013 SRT Viper GTS
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird
1991 Mazda #55 787B
2011 Ford F150 SVT Raptor
2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport