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Forza Motorsport 3
is a racing video game developed for Xbox 360 by Turn 10 Studios. It was released in October 2009. It is the sequel to Forza Motorsport 2 and the third installment in the Forza Motorsport series. The game includes more than 400 customizable cars (More than 500 cars in the Ultimate Collection version) from 50 manufacturers and more than 100 race track variations with the ability to race up to eight cars on track at a time. These cars vary from production cars to race cars such as those from the American Le Mans Series.

Forza 3 has received great recognition for its accessibility features,most notably an assist mode allowing acceleration and braking to be automatically controlled, reducing the number of inputs required to just two—left and right, for steering. This allows compatibility with a wide range of assistive technology devices via switch access, opening up the game to players with multiple and profound disabilities that prevent them from operating a standard controller. New additions to the game include an in-car driving view, one button assisted driving, vehicle rollover with detailed undercarriages, real-simulation drifting, drag racing, and SUVs (Mostly Crossovers). Also new to the series is the addition of stock cars, albeit generic. Furthermore, the game also provides the ability to paint and upgrade all cars, whereas Forza Motorsport 2 only allowed for production and tuner cars to be painted or upgraded (although one downloadable Peugeot LMP could be painted). Also included is the ability to upgrade certain production and tuner cars to the race-class level (represented by the performance ratings R3, R2, and R1) whereas Forza Motorsport 2 did not, as well as the ability to create in-game videos and upload them to the Forza Motorsport website. Forza Motorsport 3 is shipped on two discs, but only utilizes one for gameplay. The second disc serves as the "installation disc," which contains extra vehicle and track content, 1.9GB in total. Forza Motorsport 3 supports only two Force Feedback racing wheels: The Microsoft wireless racing wheel and the Porsche 911 Turbo S wheel made by Fanatec. The Logitech G25 and G27 racing wheels are not supported. As Microsoft no longer has the rights to use Porsche in its Xbox 360 releases, RUF Automobile is used instead. The vehicles of RUF are almost identical to those of Porsche.

A new single-player season mode puts the player through a completely personalized racing calendar that includes more than 200 different events, including circuit, oval, drag, drift, and timed events personalized to the player's tastes. New to the series are Circuit de la Sarthe and Circuit de Catalunya. These tracks join Road Atlanta, Road America, Twin Ring Motegi, Silverstone, Laguna Seca, Tsukuba, Mugello Circuit, Sebring International Raceway, Suzuka Circuit, and Nürburgring Nordschleife as the licensed real-world tracks included in the game.

In addition, the online multiplayer mode gains an all-new game rules editor. New Xbox Live scoreboards display not only the greatest racers but also the most prolific car tuners, and painters in the community.

At the E3 2009 Microsoft Press Conference, Turn 10 mentioned a rewind feature (much like the "flashback" feature on Race Driver: Grid and Colin McRae DiRT 2), but did not divulge specifics. It was later revealed at the E3 2009 coverage council that the rewind feature allows players to turn back time to fix previous mistakes made on the track. The rewind feature has no limit on how many times it may be used but after the rewind it cannot be used again next 30 seconds. It is one of the many assists in Forza Motorsport 3. During another interview at E3 2009, game director Dan Greenawalt revealed that the updated physics engine will include tire deformation, and the ability to flip your car over. He also included that there is a "pressure" system in which the A.I., depending on how the difficulty is set, will make mistakes when under pressure. In addition to improvements to the A.I. and physics, the new Photo Mode features ten times more polygons in each car model, bump mapping, and texture resolutions four times higher than before. Also, it is confirmed that the game will run at 60 frames per second. The interview also revealed that there will be several scoreboards ranging from driver scoreboards to painting and tuner leaderboards. There will be a video editor feature available.

Dan Greenawalt stated that Project Blackjack, the team that made an E3 trailer, used capture cards to make their videos. The video editor grants players more possibilities. Players will also be able to create their own race rules but only in private matches as public matches are held through a matchmaking system that has no customization for the player. The player instead has to choose from one of the hoppers provided which are A-R class races. Unlike its predecessors Forza Motorsport 3 doesn't support System Link.

Classics in the game

Audi Sport Quattro

  • Audi Sport Quattro
  • Audi Sport Quattro
  • Audi Sport Quattro
  • Audi Sport Quattro

BMW Motorsport 3.0 CSL

  • BMW Motorsport 3.0 CSL
  • BMW Motorsport 3.0 CSL
  • BMW Motorsport 3.0 CSL
  • BMW Motorsport 3.0 CSL

Buick Regal GNX

  • Buick Regal GNX
  • Buick Regal GNX
  • Buick Regal GNX
  • Buick Regal GNX

Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427

Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi

Dodge Charger R/T

Ferrari 250 GTO

Coming Soon!

Ferrari 330 P4

Coming Soon!

Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Ferrari F40

Coming Soon!

Ferrari F40 Competizione

Coming Soon!

Ferrari GTO

Coming Soon!

Ford GT40 MkII

Coming Soon!

Ford Mustang Boss 429

Ford RS200 Evolution

Jaguar E-type S1

Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

Lancia Stratos HF Stradale

  • Lancia Stratos
  • Lancia Stratos
  • Lancia Stratos
  • Lancia Stratos

Lotus Elan Sprint

Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe

Coming Soon!

Nissan Datsun 510

  • Datsun 510
  • Datsun 510
  • Datsun 510
  • Datsun 510

Nissan Fairlady Z 432

Plymouth Barracuda Formula-S

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA

Pontiac GTO Hardtop

Porsche #17 Racing Porsche AG 962c

Coming Soon!

Porsche 911 Carrera RS

Coming Soon!

Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3

Porsche 914/6

  • Porsche 914/6
  • Porsche 914/6
  • Porsche 914/6
  • Porsche 914/6

Porsche 944 Turbo

  • Porsche 944 Turbo
  • Porsche 944 Turbo
  • Porsche 944 Turbo
  • Porsche 944 Turbo

Porsche 959

Coming Soon!

Renault 5 Turbo

Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

Coming Soon!

Shelby Mustang GT-500KR

Toyota 2000GT

Toyota Celica Supra

Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex

Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

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