Well gamers, it's here. Forza Motorsport 5 has finally, finally added the track we've all been waiting for – Germany's famed and feared Nürburgring. The announcement was made by Turn 10 Studios' creative director, Dan Greenawalt, during the Microsoft press conference at today's E3 expo.

The lack of the German track has been one of FM5's greatest shortcomings, but based on what we've seen, the wait appears to be well worth it. Turn 10's track capture team laser scanned the entire Nürburgring, providing an unparalleled sense of realism.

"Building the track from the ground up for Forza Motorsport 5 required more than 30 artists from all over the world, putting in more than 13,000 man hours to complete the project," Greenawalt told Autoblog late last week. "We've modeled more than 26,000 roadside trees alone."

For the first time, the famed Nordschleife is being joined in the game by the more modern Grand Prix circuit. Gamers will be able to lap the entire, 16-plus-mile combined track, as well as each circuit individually. Like the two previous additions to FM5's track roster, Road America and the Long Beach Street Circuit, the Nürburgring will be fully integrated into the game's career mode.

Joining the 'Ring is a new, five-car booster pack of race-oriented cars. Leading the charge are the game's third and fourth Formula One cars, a 1967 Brabham BT24 and a 1939 Maserati 8C TF. Representing the sport car racers is the 1956 Lotus Eleven, while the 1989 Audi 90 IMSA-GTO covers the more modern racers. Finally, a Formula Ford EcoBoost will be made available to gamers.

Both the Nürburgring and the Booster Pack should be available now or within the next few minutes. The track will, as usual, be a freebie, although the five new cars will likely demand a small premium.

Take a look up top for a small gallery of in-game images of the Ring, then scroll down for a peek at track in action, as well as the cars of the Booster Pack.


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      Brodz
      • 6 Months Ago
      Have been waiting for this. I hate to say it but Gran Turismo were way ahead of the game have a near perfect track already in GT5. Forza Motorsport 4's nordschleife was awful. This looks just as good as GT's which is really saying something.
      Zee Frunch Canadiun
      • 6 Months Ago
      I refuse to buy XBOX one until Microsoft get their sh*t together.
      Lachmund
      • 6 Months Ago
      At least they add it for free. It still should have been in the game in the first place but they decided to release an unfinished game early instead.
        jonnybimmer
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Lachmund
        You mean pull an EA and try to leach off people's wallets for as long as they can. Which is a real shame because Forza is (or at least was, haven't tried 5 yet) one of most entertaining racing game and the developers really knew how to make the cars feel/sound/look amazing and unique. That Audi 90 IMSO almost makes me want to bite the bullet and get Forza 5, almost...
          XT6Wagon
          • 6 Months Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          Did you see they are releasing Forza Wallet_Black_Hole_Event_Horizon 2 soon? You can spend all your money buying CG cars in a European setting this time.
      shawoo
      • 6 Months Ago
      What good is an amazing track if you can not play it with an amazing steering wheel? (Fanatec Forza Wheel). This is still a shell of a game compared to Forza 4. Bring support back to the Forza wheels xbox!!!
        Matt Mossberg
        • 6 Months Ago
        @shawoo
        I with you shawoo. Absolutly love my fanatec wheel and clubsport pedals. Il be using them for the years to come. I do believe fanatec when they said xbox was the one not allowing them to be able to make their wheels compatible with the xbox one. Its ridiculous Microsoft screwed so many people over forcing them to either shell out $400 for what looks like inferior wheel from madcatz or the definitely linferior thrustmaster 458.
      Jason
      • 6 Months Ago
      Timed nicely with the price drop for the system. I'm in. Love it.
      Shahul X
      • 6 Months Ago
      It's a great game..I agree I liked 4 more, but this is good. At least it keeps me playing it when all the new tracks and cars pop up. I'm glad we got a new rescanned ring...vs using same ole models. I was lucky enough to do 6 laps on the ring last year... it's hard to really get the feel of the elevation change and how high the curbs are
      James Walker
      • 6 Months Ago
      All I got to say is.... It's about freaking time!! Now they need to bring back Tsukuba Circuit & Suzuka Circuit and I'll be happy.
      John Ralphio
      • 6 Months Ago
      Good. Keep the tracks coming, until I can use the $400 dollars towards a new video card.