Forza 5 gains a Rolls-Royce Wraith plus yet more new cars

Rolls Royce Wraith Forza 5
14 Aug, 2014 8:45am Henry Willis

Rolls-Royce has licenced its Wraith coupe for use in the Forza 5 Xbox game. Further additions from Infiniti, Ford and Formula E too

The Rolls Royce Wraith is among a handful of unique cars to be added to the already-bulging roster of prestigious virtual racers available to drive in Forza 5, after a free patch update was released for gamers to download today.

Also included in the latest improvement of the Xbox One title is a selection of exciting electric cars and some American muscle, as the Spark-Renault SRT_01E – to be used in Formula E – joins the 2014-made Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge and Q50S, plus a 2015 Ford Mustang GT.

Inside the Wraith, its interior has been faithfully recreated in virtual form – including the unique star-studded headliner – which is all viewable while the track action unfolds.

The car in the game is styled on the model that packs the 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, still connected to the GPS-controlled transmission. This feature will ensure the Wraith is always in the right gear when racing at various locations in the game. It’s available in 12 different colours, with wood and leather interior finishing just like the real thing.

Renault’s fully-electronic single-seater race car has been made available in a video game for the first time in Forza 5. Virtual racers can test the car on the Long Beach circuit available on the game – modelled on the real track that the Spark-Renault SRT_01E will drive on when raced against 19 rivals at the Long Beach ePrix in April next year.

Forza 5 has been available to buy since November last year and packs an all-new graphics engine, a bonus it holds over console racing game rivals because it’s only available on Xbox One, a next-generation console.

The Forza series has sold more than 10 million copies spread among its six titles, the first of which was released on the original Xbox in 2005. Auto Express will review Forza Horizon 2 when it comes out in November.