Perhaps a less talked about alliance is between Audi and Turn 10. It's put on full display here, though, as Turn 10 documents the process of building Forza Motorsport 5 alongside Audi's quest at Le Mans, with both sides talking about what it takes to make a game and racing team work (they aren't as different as you might think).
There's also quite a bit of Le Mans and Audi-specific content coming with FM5. As with previous iterations of Forza Motorsport, gamers will have access to both the old and new Circuit de la Sarthe (the most notable difference between the two being the presence of Chicanes on the Mulsanne Straight). Audi will also be volunteering several of its vehicles for the new title, ranging from racers like the R18 e-tron Quattro and Audi Sport R8 to production rockets like the 2013 R8 V10 plus, 2006 RS4 and the 1983 Sport Quattro.
Take a look below for the entire video, as well as a press release from Turn 10 Studios and Audi about the cars present in the new game.
Xbox released an all-new "Forza Motorsport 5" video documentary, presenting a behind-the-scenes look at how the passion for teamwork and technology is shared between the makers of "Forza Motorsport 5" and Audi's reigning FIA World Endurance Championship racing team.
Developers for "Forza Motorsport 5" visited the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans race at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France, together with Audi Sport Team Joest, the most successful team in modern endurance racing, as they prepared to defend their 2012 title in the preeminent endurance race. Commonly known as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency, 24 Hour of Le Mans race teams and vehicles have to balance speed, technology, and perseverance in a race that is widely regarded as one of the toughest in all of motorsports.
The video features interviews with racing drivers from Audi Sport Team Joest, including Tom Kristensen, 9 time winner, 24 hours of Le Mans, and fellow Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro drivers Lucas Di Grassi, Andre Lotterer, and Benoît Tréluyer along with the Audi Sport's head of the Le Mans Prototype project, Christopher Reinke and "Forza Motorsport 5" Creative Director Dan Greenawalt.
Audi R18 e-tron quattro / Launch Car List and Le Mans Circuit Confirmed for "Forza Motorsport 5"
Also announced, "Forza Motorsport 5" players will get to experience the 2012 Audi #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro, the world's most dominant endurance racecar design, in stunningly realistic 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second.
Turn 10 Studios also confirmed today that the Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe will be playable in "Forza Motorsport 5". In addition to the Circuit de la Sarthe circuit, players will be able to race on the Old Mulsanne version of the track as well as the Bugatti Circuit, which is making its return to the Forza Motorsport series. The historical LeMans track has been built from the ground up for "Forza Motorsport 5" and Xbox One, painstakingly recreated using the latest in capture technology, including 'laser-scanning' and the introduction of physically based materials, resulting in the premiere photorealistic racing experience.
In addition to the R18 e-tron quattro, Turn 10 Studios is excited to reveal today the full list of Audi vehicles that will be race able in "Forza Motorsport 5" at launch, including the below:
1983 Sport quattro
2006 #2 Audi Sport North America R8
2006 RS 4
2010 R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro
2010 TT RS Coupé
2011 RS 3 Sportback
2011 RS 5 Coupé
2012 #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro
2013 R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
2013 RS 7 Sportback
"Forza Motorsport 5" is available on Nov. 22, 2013 exclusively with the launch of Xbox One. For more details, visit ForzaMotorsport.net