Forza 2 details online car lot, more rides

Racing simulation will have Xbox Live Auction House where gamers can buy, sell cars; new list of auto manufacturers includes Jags, Saabs, Bentleys.

The details continue to trickle out for the upcoming Xbox 360 racing sim Forza Motorsport 2. In the latest batch of news, Microsoft reveals a brand-new feature for Forza 2 as well as another list of licensed cars that will be included in the game.

Gamers who have always wanted to run their own car dealership will be happy to hear that the new Xbox Live Auction House will let them do just that...virtually, at least. The online store will let players put their own custom rides up for sale for in-game credits or trade with other Forza 2 users.

Microsoft also rolled out a sneak peek of the second part of a six-part series detailing the cars that will be featured in the game. While the last update listed the European exotics, this update reveals the rest of the European manufacturers, which include Aston Martin, Jaguar, Bentley, Lotus, TVR, Saab, Volvo, McLaren, and more. A full list of models is expected to be on the newly redesigned Forza 2 Web site soon [UPDATE--the list of cars is below].

Forza Motorsport 2 is due in stores this May and is rated E for Everyone. For more information read GameSpot's previous coverage.

[UPDATE] Late last night, the list of cars was posted on the Forza Motorsport 2 Web site.

2001 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
2005 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
2004 Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro
2000 Audi S4
2004 Audi S4
2003 Audi RS 6
2006 Audi RS 4
2004 Bentley Continental GT
1997 BMW Motorsport M3 E36
2005 BMW Motorsport M3 E46 Coupe
2002 BMW Motorsport M3-GTR
2007 Jaguar XK Coupe
1993 Jaguar XJ220
1961 Jaguar E-type S1
2002 Koenigsegg CC8S
1992 Lancia Delta Integrale EVO
1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
2003 Lotus Elise 135R
2005 Lotus Elise 111S
2005 Lotus Exige
2005 Lotus Exige Espionage
1989 Lotus Carlton
2005 Lotus Exige Cup 240
2002 Lotus Esprit V8
1972 Lotus Elan Sprint
1997 McLaren F1 GT
2003 Mercedes CLK55 AMG Coupe
2004 Mercedes C32 AMG
2005 Mercedes SLR
1998 Mercedes AMG Mercedes CLK GTR
1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe
2003 MINI Cooper-S
2004 Opel Speedster Turbo
1999 Pagani Zonda C12
2007 Peugeot 207 RC
2004 Peugeot 206 RC
2007 Peugeot 207 Super 2000
2003 Renault Sport Clio V6 RS
2002 Saab 9-3 Aero
2003 SEAT Leon Cupra R
2005 SEAT Cupra GT Prototype
2001 TVR Tuscan S
2001 TVR Tuscan R
2005 TVR Sagaris
1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12
2006 Vauxhall Astra VXR
2004 Vauxhall VX220 Turbo
2005 Vauxhall Monaro VXR
2004 Volkswagen Beetle
1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6
1992 Volkswagen Golf GTi 16v Mk2
2003 Volkswagen Bora VR6
2006 Volkswagen Golf GTi
2003 Volkswagen Golf R32
2004 Volvo S60 R

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174 comments
skinnypete91
skinnypete91

I WANT THIS SO MUCH!!! looks amaaaazing!

RockerTom
RockerTom

I used to be a fan of GT4 but i feel this will be much better than GT graphics and physics

whyteout90
whyteout90

idg how people say GT is better then forza i can see if u never played forza u would think that but if r a real car lover its hand down forza...GT has most of a Arcade style of racing to it and u have not even close to the throttle control u have in GT and customization

scootz360
scootz360

Thank 4 RSX! I'm getting the game now

Matti9845
Matti9845

Wheres my shelby's and mutangs :(

Fil0403
Fil0403

Basically the movement of the cars will be much smoother, and, thus, much more realistic, like you're really watching a race on TV.

anxiety6
anxiety6

i wanna know something ..... whats the diffrence say that pgr3 runs at 30 frames per second and if forza is running on 60 frames per second what am i suppose to expect from the game ? is there gonna be a big diffrence in the visuals or gameplay???

02sfraser
02sfraser

This is such a good list of cars. Really cant wait for this :)

foxy42
foxy42

VOLKSWAGEN CORRADO VR6!!! Yes!!! PS. Anybody miss Sega GT? That was an awesome game...oh well...

NND1
NND1

I will tell you that I have the steering wheel with PGR3 and nothing out [except the arcades] can touch the realism of WIRELESS / DUAL FORCEFEEDBACK so the GT series loses hands down and since Forza 2 will have full wheel suppport it's going to RAWWWKKKK..

Manatassi
Manatassi

Manyuca I own both GTA4 and Forza and for my money Forza was clearly the better game. However that is just my opinion, it just happens to also have been Brian's opinion aswell when he reviewed the games. So I feel I am in good company, people are naturaly going to have preferences between games and some of them are going to express those opinions vocaly. Gettting yourself THAT upset about it and then accusing other people of fanboysim is a little bit silly dont you think? then mkaing statements like " Heck GT4 is from Sony PS2 and runs on old old hardware it spanks the Original Forza game. ............ I rest my case." Simply enforce that. Stop "rant" ing about "ignorant fanboys" and go take a look at your own post. What harm are people doing you by expressing their disslike / like for a game?

kamicolo
kamicolo

Good job Forza gang, this is a very genius idea! That's how you suppose to innovate and be different

manyuca
manyuca

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Autolycus
Autolycus

TVR_Fan GT5 will still slaughter Forza Motorsport 2. ----- Keep dreaming-----king_bodian Only 1 Saab?? Whats up with that, you only put one freaking Saab and only 3 different versions of the Golf? Thats depressing. ----- I agree. At least have some lupo's. Plus most people like the mk1,2,3 not mk 4,5,etc. (for racing/street tuning, because the 4,5,and up are all about a bunch of midlife things people arent loknig for, oh yeah and they look like jap cars, eww)

Autolycus
Autolycus

no mk3 love for the VR6? (corrado isnt a mk3, its a mk2.5)

bobnice
bobnice

TVR_Fan, when is GT5 comming out ? 2008 sometime. ok then in that case, Forza 3 will slaughter GT5.

king_bodian
king_bodian

Only 1 Saab?? Whats up with that, you only put one freaking Saab and only 3 different versions of the Golf? Thats depressing.

TVR_Fan
TVR_Fan

GT5 will still slaughter Forza Motorsport 2.

townes66
townes66

This isnt even going to be 1/10th of the cars in the game

natedogr
natedogr

This could be an excellent game. I have never been a fan of GT.

BraindeadRacr
BraindeadRacr

I knew Forza was better than GT in some ways, but this just slaps me right in the face - The best vehicles in one game, no more driving in a crappy Kia or so.

WWIAB
WWIAB

gintheplacetobe changing the limiter is modding the car, the Lotus carlton was built like that (so it is stock), not modified afterward, unlike Alpina or Hennesey

datniccah187
datniccah187

Few more months, you know i'm all over it. This game has impressed me thus far. Hopefully it won't suffer any let downs because i could definately use a good racing game.

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

nice selection so far, i'm really impressed, hope this game looks and plays fantastic, a good reason to get the microsoft steering wheel.

infestedcyborg1
infestedcyborg1

lol hulkmad67, US muscle dont make me laugh, Jap an euro cars are far better. To be fair the only good make of a car i see there is vettes, all the rest suck

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

:shock: ! So many European cars!! I wonder how many will be in total....

wild_world_girl
wild_world_girl

8aihu : True, true. GT needs Forza, and Forza needs GT. Competition is good for us gamers!

hulkmad67
hulkmad67

forget the euro trash and jap crap... where are the american muscle cars??... Vettes, Vipers, Camaros, Mustangs, Chargers and Novas??

Nitro720
Nitro720

Yes!!!!!! I love those cars!!!!!!!

Tobin09
Tobin09

I'm gatta drive a VW beetle!

Pete5506
Pete5506

This game is so going to rock

gintheplacetobe
gintheplacetobe

Yeah, like it's really hard to change the setting on the limiter. Bypass the limiter on the M5 and it maxes out at 205-210 mph. Yet I'm a nimrod for knowing my facts. Do a little research if you don't believe me.

WWIAB
WWIAB

Actually Naok1 the Lotus Carlton does 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds top speed of 177mph and a M5 doing 210mph hahahahahahaha you nimrod, BMW has set its speed to 155mph, like all their other cars. by the way the Lotus Carlton was from 1989, so it is 17 years older than the M5 and it has 123hp less, and the handling but nothing short of Perfect lotus standard,

theKSMM
theKSMM

This is one of the best racing franchises around today. I can't wait to see how the new version of !

ocdog45
ocdog45

the sell and trade option is crazy. thats gonna be big

Salt_Rok
Salt_Rok

UrbanMessiah Players being able to sell cars is all well and fine, but to make it really exciting, MS should allow players to attempt to boost other players cars ala' Gone In 60 Seconds...Now THAT would be fun! -=x No it wudnt cuz then when u got ur cars boosted you would get relly annoyed that would just be wick

Salt_Rok
Salt_Rok

sure this isnt the full car list? isnt this only part of it?

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

Players being able to sell cars is all well and fine, but to make it really exciting, MS should allow players to attempt to boost other players cars ala' Gone In 60 Seconds...Now THAT would be fun! -=x

Coolyboy
Coolyboy

wow forza is sounding pretty impressive. online store..sweet

Foolio1
Foolio1

Saab 9-3!!! This game is mine!

Alcotamaysees
Alcotamaysees

Haha and online car dealership. That's kind of cool. Why would you want to race a volvo though?

Naok1
Naok1

First of all the Lotus Carlton is the Vauxhall Carlton ( that most ppl know as the Opel Omega) saloon modified by Lotus into a 176 mph (283 km/h) sports car the car was capable of 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds not 4.3 omg lol.... Maybe some ultra tuned version of the car was capable of doing those 4.3 seconds...but the Carlton was already a tuned version of a previous model... Any tuned M5 could do less than 5.2 seconds....