Forza 3 Includes Free DLC With New Copies

As the industry continues its efforts to minimise used game sales, Turn 10 Studios has announced that new copies of racer Forza 3 will include free downloadable content.

A single-use code found in new copies will grant the exclusive Motorsports Legends Car Pack, containing ten classic cars as well as two tracks--the new 'Benchmark High Speed Ring' set around an old airfield, and returning track 'Sidewinder Proving Grounds.'


Developers and publisher have long griped that they see nothing of the huge profits used game sales bring retailers. Gears of War 2 and NBA Live 09 are among the games which have previously attempted to encourage the purchase of new copies by packing free DLC, with BioWare's RPG Dragon Age: Origins also set to follow in their footsteps.

Forza Motorsport 3 arrives exclusively for Xbox 360 on October 27 in North America while Europeans receive the rare treat of an earlier release, on October 23. Read on for Turn 10's description of the Benchmark track and list of the free cars.

The Benchmark High Speed Ring is best described as an old airfield and hangar converted into a race track and automotive playground, perfect for all manner of creative "Forza Motorsport" hoonage and multiplayer mayhem. The track is characterized by 3.96 miles of rough surfaces and huge open areas, featuring a massive oval, an 8-lane drag strip, and an airplane hangar that players can drive (or drift) through.

The free Motorsports Legends Car Pack includes these 10 cars hand picked by Turn 10:

  • '65 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
  • '64 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage
  • '81 BMW M1
  • '60 Chevrolet Corvette
  • '69 Dodge Charger
  • '57 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
  • '80 Fiat 131 Abarth
  • '67 Lamborghini Miura P400
  • '71 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R
  • '65 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe