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Forza Horizon demo to arrive on October 9th - early car list within

The debut of the long awaited open road driving simulator Forza Horizon is still three weeks away but the folks at Turn 10 announced today that the first playable demo of Forza Horizon will be available in the Xbox Live Marketplace next Tuesday (October 9th) – offering gamers their first chance to experience the game that is expected to set the new standard for driving simulators.

Unlike the other games in the famous Forza Motorsport lineup that take place strictly as sanctioned races on well-known closed circuit courses around the world, Forza Horizon will take place on the open roads of Colorado USA.

According to today’s announcement, there will be a handful of different cars available in the Forza Horizon demo that will offer our first look at a variety of new forms of racing to the Forza series –including some off-road racing and a street race across the Finley Dam. For the first time, gamers will experience the dynamics of the Forza graphics generator on dirty roads that offer less than ideal handling along with other variables not seen before in the Forza Motorsport races.

In addition to giving gamers their first chance to play Forza Horizon, the October 9th demo debut will integrated the “Rivals Mode” system that will allow gamers to compare their performance against the results of their online “friends” across the Xbox Live network. Finally, the Forza Horizon demo will allow players to check out a portion of the Colorado road map that will be used for the new race – introducing devout Forza gamers to their first time exploring the open road in a Turn 10 game.

As if getting to play Forza Horizon ahead of the October 23rd launch of the full game isn’t reason enough to download the demo – those gamers who download the demo, play it and then buy the full version of the game (and play it online) will receive a special edition 2013 SRT Viper GTS. Mind you, in addition to getting both the demo and the full version of Forza Horizon along with playing them both online – gamers will need to be Xbox Live Gold members in order to get their free special edition SRT Viper. Even if demo versions aren’t your thing, if you plan to buy and play Forza Horizons online the simple act of downloading the demo and playing it online for a few minutes is a small price to pay for a limited edition SRT Viper. (Note: gamers must play both the demo and the full version of Forza Horizon online by October 31st, 2012.)

Turn 10 offered up the video below to help make the announcement of the first playable Forza Horizon demo with a look at a bunch of the cars, locations, new features and the Horizon Festival theme that is the route of the whole game. Also, the Forza Motorsports Facebook page has been revealing a few cars a day over the past few months – so far revealing 87 of the vehicles that will grace the new open road racing game. You can view that list of 87 cars below and while there are plenty of cars that enthusiasts of the game have caught in screen shots that are not on the list – the list below contains just the vehicles verified by the official FB page. We can expect a great many more cars than just 87 with some of the most well known models included in the game (like the 2013 SRT Viper) not listed thus far.

Official Forza Horizon Car List as of 4:20pm on October 2nd, 2012:

  • 1991 BMW M3
  • 2002 Nissan Skyline GTR V-spec
  • 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
  • 2005 Honda NSX-R GT
  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
  • 2012 Hennessy Venom
  • 1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6
  • 2009 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster
  • 2012 Eagle Speedster
  • 2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe
  • 2008 BMW M3
  • 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
  • 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
  • Lamborghini Countach LP500 QV
  • 2012 BMW M5
  • 2010 Pagani Zonda R
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
  • 2003 Honda S2000
  • 2010 Nissan 370 Z
  • 1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird
  • 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • 2011 Lotus Evora S
  • 2013 Ford Shelby GT500
  • 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG
  • 2005 Ford GT
  • 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
  • 2010 Noble M600
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG
  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series
  • 2010 Ford Focus RS500
  • 1985 Ford RS200 Evolution
  • 2012 Ultima GTR
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia spec-R
  • 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
  • 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven
  • 2002 Honda Integra Type-R
  • 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
  • 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
  • 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  • 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
  • 2006 Lotus Exige Cup
  • 2010 SSC Ultimate Aero
  • 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
  • 1981 BMW M1
  • 1983 Audi Sport Quattro
  • 2012 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
  • 1966 Ford GT40 MkII
  • 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409
  • 1961 Jaguar E-type S1
  • 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R
  • 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged
  • 1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
  • 2011 Ferrari 458 Spider
  • 1987 Ferrari F40
  • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ
  • 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
  • 1997 Mazda RX-7
  • 2010 Abarth 500 esseesse
  • 2009 Ferrari California
  • 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
  • 1992 Volkswagen Golf Gti 16v Mk2
  • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427
  • 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
  • 2008 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa
  • 2013 BMW M6 Coupe
  • 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d'Este)
  • 2006 Audi RS4
  • 2013 Scion FR-S
  • 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
  • 1956 Jaguar D-Type
  • 2004 Honda Civic Type-R
  • 2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
  • 2004 Mazda RX-8 Mazdaspeed
  • 2011 Subaru WRX STi
  • 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
  • 1996 Ferrari F50 GT
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
  • 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400
  • 1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 HEMI
  • 1968 Abarth 500 esseesse
  • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

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