With Gran Turismo 7 out, video game developer Turn 10 Studios is fighting back by announcing the eighth installment in the racing simulator. Simply called Forza Motorsport, the new title has been developed from the ground up to take full advantage of the processing power available in the Xbox Series S and especially the beefier X. Featured in the gameplay demo and the announcement trailer is Maple Valley, one of the venues from the original FM.

We're being told the fidelity of the game's physics simulation has been improved by a whopping 48 times to narrow the gap between what's real and what isn't. Weather and time changes are available on all tracks and will impact a car's performance based on the track temperature that will directly affect tire grip. Harnessing the power of Microsoft's latest consoles, Forza Motorsport has impressively realistic car details, right down to the gold, carbon fiber, and aluminum parts of an engine bay.

Car damage has received a whole new layer of realism as individual scratches on the bodywork will be visible following a collision with another vehicle or the side wall. Interestingly, the directionality of the damage will be taken into consideration for the new FM title, as will the dirt buildup and how the paint peels away on the edges of the vehicle and on the wheels as well.

Previewed during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, the new title was originally teased even before Microsoft came out with the Xbox Series X|S. The game's driving and physics have been completely overhauled to reach a new level of immersion we’ve usually associated with the GT series. For the same reason, tire and fuel management will be embedded into the new game.

Gallery: 2023 Forza Motorsport

Aside from bringing back Maple Valley, the new title will also allow players to race at vastly improved Laguna Seca and Spa-Francorchamps tracks along with new locations such as Circuit Hakone in Japan and on the South African Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

Arriving next spring on the Xbox Series X|S, Forza Motorsport will also be available on PC. For those wondering about the cars included in the trailer, here's the complete list:

  • 2018 Acura #36 Gradient Racing NSX GT3
  • 2020 Acura #6 ARX-05 DPi
  • 1958 Aston Martin DBR1
  • 2017 Aston Martin Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 #7
  • 2018 Audi #44 R8 LMS GT3
  • 2021 Audi RS e-tron GT
  • 2017 BMW #24 BMW Team RLL M6 GTLM
  • 2018 BMW #1 BMW M Motorsport M8 GTE
  • 2019 Brabham BT62
  • 2021 Cadillac #31 Whelen Racing DPi-V.R
  • 1966 Chaparral #66 Chaparral Cars 2E
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport Coupe
  • 2020 Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing C8.R
  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupé
  • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
  • 1967 Eagle-Weslake T1G
  • 1967 Ferrari #24 Ferrari Spa 330 P4
  • 1966 Ford #2 GT40 Mk II Le Mans
  • 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • 2018 Formula Drift #64 Nissan 370Z
  • 2020 Formula Drift #151 Toyota GR Supra
  • 2019 Ginetta #6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1
  • 1967 Honda RA300
  • 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
  • 2018 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán Super Trofeo Evo
  • 2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO
  • 1991 Mazda #55 Mazda 787B
  • 1966 McLaren M2B
  • 2019 McLaren Senna GTR
  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT3
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
  • 2016 NIO EP9
  • 2019 Nissan 370Z Nismo
  • 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo (R35)
  • 2017 Porsche #911 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR
  • 2021 Porsche 911 GT3
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