Zoom, zoom: Strap yourself in and set your hair on fire in new ‘Forza Motorsport 5’ video ‘FilmSpeed’

I feel the need… The need for speed!

“Forza Motorsport 5” has partnered with McLaren Automotive and legendary racing and stunt driver Tanner Foust to create a short film called “FilmSpeed.”

The film features one of the world’s fastest camera cars, which was used to create a blisteringly fast 120 mph zoetrope featuring scenes from this year’s highly anticipated racing game, “Forza Motorsport 5.”

What exactly is a zoetrope, you ask? Invented in 1834 by William Horner, the zoetrope is a simple device that turns static pictures into moving images. Small illustrations are placed equal distances apart inside the bottom of an open drum and, when spun, give off the illusion of motion. The faster they go, the more fluid the animation.

Watch the video above and then get the full story over on Xbox Wire. “Forza Motorsport 5” will be available Nov. 22 with the launch of Xbox One.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff