Vroom! Open-wheel cars unveiled at E3 “Forza Motorsport 5” event

A star-studded line up of professional race car drivers as well as a movie star who plays a race car driver helped unveil the first open-wheel cars scheduled to make their debut in “Forza Motorsport 5” for Xbox One at E3 in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

“For the first time, “Forza” players will be able to drive open-wheel cars, including current and historic grand prix racing cars and race cars from the IZOD IndyCar Series. The game will feature cars representing four of the top teams in the IZOD IndyCar Series: Andretti Autosport, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, and Team Penske,” writes Lisa Gurry, editor of Xbox Wire.

On hand for the festivities were 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, two-time IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon and 2011 Firestone Indy Lights Champion Josef Newgarden. Also, guests were able to see a lineup of incredible cars and were treated to an exclusive look at Rush, the epic action-drama directed by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard, which will premiere on September 20. One of the stars of Rush, Chris Hemsworth, who plays James Hunt (rival to legendary Formula 1 racer Niki Lauda), made a surprise appearance at the event.

Head on over to Xbox Wire to get the rest of this story and see a slideshow of powerful open-wheel cars.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff