Forza 5 gameplay - Racing round Road America in James Hunt's McLaren - Team VVV

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Martin Bigg

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Game: Forza Motorsport 5

Platform: XBox One

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Release Date: 22/11/2013

Forza 5 has no shortage of cars thanks to its truckload of monthly DLC, but its distinct lack of tracks compared to Forza 4 left some fans cold – particularly when Gran Turismo 6 was released with twice the number of tracks available in Forza 5. Of course, what many don't realise is that Turn10 has been busy remodelling Forza's tracks at a much higher standard of quality to fully utilise the extra horsepower of the next-gen Xbox One. Such a process takes a considerable amount of time, meaning that several tracks simply weren't ready in time for Forza 5's release on Xbox One for launch.

One such track was Road America, which has finally been restored as part of a free DLC package. So, keen to try it out, Alan whipped around the legendary circuit in James Hunt's McLaren M23 Formula One Car – what else? 

We even get a look at Alan's collectible miniature James Hunt helmet, bought at the time from the official James Hunt website run by his son.

//www.youtube.com/embed/EczLrEpPI4U

The first video showcases Forza 5's rousing replay cameras, but for those of you looking for a better overview of the new track and all the added details, look no further than this video taken from the bumper camera:

//www.youtube.com/embed/VRLDBujKDdQ

Unsurprisingly, Forza 5's recreation of Road America is pleasingly accurate, right down to the finer details – even the grass is immacuately rendered. Because every racing game needs good grass. 

Road America is certainly a worthy addition to Forza 5, then, particularly for its free price of admission. Hopefully it won't be long until the long-requested Nürburgring gets the same treatment in Forza 5.

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