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1969 McLaren M8B and others join Forza Motorsport 6 lineup

We’ve already seen a few car announcements over the past couple of weeks, but this week Xbox is ready to announce more. Taking center stage is the McLaren M8B Can-Am, which is what Xbox calls the “best of the best in an incredible era of racing that was dominated by the cars of Bruce McLaren.”

Taking a closer look at the new legendary rides:

1969 McLaren #4 McLaren Cars M8B

“The Can-Am series expanded in the late sixties, intending to open up the podium to more competition. However, Bruce McLaren in the # 4 and Denny Hulme in the #5 McLaren M8B had other plans, winning all eleven Can-Am races in 1969. The series became known as “The Bruce and Denny Show” that year, with the McLaren duo winning every race over legendary drivers like Chris Amon, Mario Andretti and Jo Siffert. The #4 M8B was driven by Bruce McLaren himself, grounded by a high-mounted airfoil and powered by a bulletproof seven-liter V8. Bruce McLaren earned six of the eleven wins that year and the M8B’s finished both first and second in eight of the races. The now-legendary M8B’s became known as the “Orange Elephants,” a fitting name for their dayglow paint and hard-charging nature. The M8B made a mark that racing history will never forget – and now you can experience the pavement-pounding performance of the Orange Elephant for yourself.”

1966 McLaren M2B

"In the hard and unforgiving world of Formula One, no quarter is given and none taken without monumental will, bolstered by a little luck. The McLaren M2B represents the legendary racer’s first efforts in the highest level of racing. The Robin Herd-designed “Mallite” monocoque car debuted at Monaco in 1966 with an Indy Ford four-cam V8 (reduced from 4.2 to 3.0 liters) in the back. With its Hillborn fuel injection intake trumpets sticking out like gun turrets and “snake-pit” exhausts trailing out the rear, it had the look and sound of a winner. However, after nine laps, McLaren realized the motor was ill-suited for F1 racing, despite its ability to rattle the windows of Monte Carlo’s residents. Later versions of the car were powered by a Serenissima V8 designed by Count Volpi, taking McLaren to race finishes that earned the team their first F1 Constructors’ points."

Xbox also announced that the following list of vehicles will be available in Forza Motorsport 6.

  • 1997 Volvo 850 R
  • 1995 Ferrari F50
  • 1976 McLaren #11 Marlboro Team McLaren M23
  • 1976 Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 312T2
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG
  • 1966 Chaparral #66 Chaparral Cars 2E
  • 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith
  • 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
  • 1967 Ferrari 330 P4
  • 2014 Honda Civic Si
  • 1986 BMW M635CSi
  • 2005 Lotus Elise 111S
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
  • 1984 Ferrari GTO
  • 1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 HEMI
  • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ
  • 1993 Renault Clio Williams
  • 1969 Toyota 2000GT
  • 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v
  • 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant
  • 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport
  • 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
  • 1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
  • 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
  • 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
  • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454
  • 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
  • 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
  • 1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
  • 1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K's
  • 1971 AMC Javelin AMX
  • 1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Mk3
  • 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged
  • 1992 Bugatti EB110 SS
  • 1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
  • 2004 Saleen S7
  • 1998 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo
  • 2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP

You can check out the full post on the Xbox blog for even more information about these upcoming speedsters.

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