Forza Motorsport 5 Road America

One of the primary knocks against Forza Motorsport 5 has been its rather weak roster of tracks. Not having the Nürburgring was bad enough, but FM5 was missing out on a lot of real-life tracks that featured in previous installments - Mugello, Infineon, Tsukuba and Suzuka, to name a few. Also missing? Road America.

At least that last one has been remedied, as it's been announced that all Forza 5 players will receive Road America, rebuilt from the ground up for the Xbox One as a free download. One of the most iconic circuits in North America, Road America was a late, but popular, addition to Forza Motorsport 4. According to Turn 10 Studios, it'll be integrated directly into the current career racing series in the game and will also feature heavily in the Rivals and multiplayer modes.

In addition to Road America, players that who purchased the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass will gain access to five extra cars free of charge. Leading the freebies are the 2006 Audi Sport North America R8, a 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, a 1968 Ferrari Daytona, a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series.

Why all this generosity? Well, it may have something to do with the enormous success of Forza 5. According to Turn 10, since the Xbox One launched on November 22, over a third of the console's owners have purchased the latest installment of the racing title. Other impressive stats include the 653 million miles and 94 million races gamers have driven on FM5's 14 tracks.

Scroll down for a short video showing off Road America in Forza 5 as well as the official press release from Turn 10 Studios.

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Xbox Fans Make Forza Motorsport 5 the Fastest-Selling Racing Game in Xbox History; Free Road America Track Add-On Now Available

Forza Becomes Fastest-Selling Racing Game in Xbox History
Today, Turn 10 Studios announced "Forza Motorsport 5" is the fastest selling Forza Motorsport game ever. "Forza Motorsport 5" has been embraced by Xbox One fans worldwide, with more than one-third of console owners purchasing the game since its November 22 launch, making it the best-selling racing game by console attach over the past decade1.

Since launch, the Forza Motorsport community has been busy and their lifelike Drivatars have worked tirelessly to populate friend's races and challenges. In total, Drivatars have competed in more than 1 billion races since launch, showcasing that Forza Motorsport and Xbox are home to the most passionate fans of racing video games. In tandem, players have amassed 653 million road miles; which is equivalent to circling the Earth 49,223 times. Players have also participated in more than 94 million races, putting in a combined 8 million hours of total gameplay.

The robust livery editor tools have been embraced by the Forza Motorsport community, from both content creators to fans that simply want to customize the cars in their garage. Community members have created hundreds of thousands of liveried cars, comprised of more than 66 million individual design layers.

Road America Available Today For Free
Turn 10 Studios also announced Road America, one of the world's premier tracks will arrive as the first track add-on update for "Forza Motorsport 5". Available for free, Forza Motorsport fans can take a spin on the legendary high-speed straights and challenging turns on one of the oldest and most distinguished of all the tracks in North America, brought to life in spectacular detail and functionality on Xbox One.

Road America is being offered as a fully-integrated addition into the "Forza Motorsport 5" experience and will be automatically added into the Career events for the racing career. Players will be able to take part in races on the circuit in both the main Career events as well as Career bonus events which are available after a Mini-Career series is complete.

In addition, for the first time in Forza Motorsport, Road America will also feature four alternate ribbons that will test the limits of each player's skill. Players will also now find new Road America-themed events in Rivals Mode and in the multiplayer lobbies.

Also releasing today is the Road America Booster Pack, featuring five cars to collect, drive and customize in "Forza Motorsport 5." This five-car pack is a free bonus to "Forza Motorsport 5" Car Pass owners, and is in addition to the six monthly DLC packs that Car Pass owners will receive through May 2014. The five cars include the 2006 #2 Audi Sport North America R8, 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4, 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1, and the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series.