Microsoft has been billing Forza Motorsport 4 as the most content-rich installment in the series, but those wanting still more now have options. Today, the publisher announced that an $80 Forza 4 Limited Collector's Edition will be parked alongside the $60 standard edition of the Xbox 360-exclusive racer when it arrives on retail shelves October 11.
For the extra $20, gamers will have access to an additional 25 cars that are available as downloadable content. These packs include the VIP Car Pack and the Launch Bonus car pack, which are detailed below. Also included will be an as-yet-undetailed 10-car American muscle car add-on pack that will be available as day-one DLC for those who do not buy the Collector's Edition.
The Forza 4 Limited Collector's Edition will come bundled in a steel-book DVD case. Those who go with this option will be given VIP Membership status within the Forza community, which raises their profile on Turn 10's website and other community features. It also includes stickers and Cars of Forza Motorsport 4 Presented by Top Gear, a 96-page book written by the team behind Britain's popular car show.
Microsoft also announced today that it has teamed with BMW to debut the German car manufacturer's 2012 M5 in the game. The 2012 BMW M5, which will appear on the cover of the Collector's Edition, will be included in the premium edition of Forza 4 as part of the BMW M5 Fan Pack. This DLC pack will also be available for download on October 11 for standard-edition purchasers.
For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Forza 4.
The VIP Car Pack
2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
2010 Noble M600
2011 RUF Rt 12 R
Launch Bonus Pack
(free with preorder) 1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
2011 Koenigsegg Agera
1997 Lexus SC300
2011 RUF RGT-8
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport
BMW M5 Fan Pack
2008 BMW M3 E92
2008 BMW Z4 M Coupe
1981 BMW M1
2012 BMW M5