Forza 6 is here soon (or now, if you forked over for the digital “Ultimate Edition”) and it has the potential to be the greatest racing game ever, if past editions are anything to go by.
But the news is even better if you are an Xbox One-owning V8 Supercar fan, as Xbox has announced a unique contest for racing fans around the world that will see ten gamers score a trip to one of the most challenging and iconic races in the world, the V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000 in NSW Australia!
Winners will travel to Australia to experience one of the biggest days in the international touring car calendar as racing legend Marcos Ambrose and Xbox Racing Team lead driver Scott Pye challenge the V8 Supercar field in the Xbox Racing #17 Ford Falcon FG X.
To earn a chance to win, players must complete the ‘Forza Drive to Win/Xbox One Bathurst Challenge’ rivals event in-game, racing the 2015 Xbox Racing #17 Ford Falcon FG X around Mount Panorama by 1.59am on September 30, 2015 (New Zealand time). Those lucky few will then go on to compete live at the Bathurst 1000 for the fastest lap of the track on Forza Motorsport 6, the most realistic racing experience available. This challenging street circuit is considered to be one of the world’s most challenging courses for its combination of narrow sections, steep grades and high speeds, all of which have been laser-scanned and built from the ground-up for Xbox One.
Ten fans from around the world that complete the in-game rivals event will be drawn at random to attend the Bathurst 1000, October 11-15, 2015, including two from the United States, two from the United Kingdom, one from New Zealand, and five from Australia. Winners will receive a trip for themselves and a friend to the Bathurst 1000, and the chance to score USD$5,000 in prize money, as well as have their Gamertag emblazoned on the official Xbox race car and the track itself. Winners will also get the chance to meet Ambrose and Pye and challenge their Bathurst 1000 qualifying times on Forza Motorsport 6.
With new features including night driving and wet weather racing, V8 Supercars fans can also get behind the wheel of ten cars from the 2015 season, including cars from all five constructors, whilst listening to in-game commentary from Australian racing legend, Mark Skaife.
It’s certainly enough to make us want to head out and finally buy an Xbox One…