Forza Motorsport - Daytona and 10 New Cars Set For Update 4
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Forza Motorsport: Daytona and 10 New Cars Set For Update 4

Forza Motorsport

The post-release content support continues to flow for Forza Motorsport, even if significant gameplay changes must wait.

The content team continues to fire on all cylinders a Turn 10 Studios, with another flood of additions on the way this week – if only they weren’t being let down by an uninspiring car upgrade system and a series of multiplayer-affecting bugs… 

Anyway, setting that aside for now, let’s dive into the new additions ahead of the full changelog.

Daytona International Speedway 

Following Yas Marina and the Hockenheimring, Daytona International Speedway will be added in the game’s fourth content update. 

All tracks are added with no extra charge and include dynamic weather and time of day. The latest roster expander arrives with two layouts: a 2.5-mile Tri-oval and a 3.59-mile Sports Car Circuit. 

Forza Motorsport Daytona Road Course, January 2024
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Of note, the venue’s pitlane exit is… still blocked off like in Forza Motorsport 7. We can’t help but feel that this could create some hair-raising moments heading into the opening corner. 

To date, the additional circuits, however, have not been integrated into the Builders Cup career. Mercifully, that changes with Update 4, with all three new venues so far added to the mix. 

In Featured Multiplayer (the ranked mode), one of the series will be Daytona-themed over the weekend of the real-world Rolex 24 at Daytona race. Every ‘few hours’ the car class changes and it’s claimed there will be natural time-of-day progression like a 24-hour race. 

Forza Motorsport Daytona Road Course, Update 4
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10 New Cars 

This isn’t straightforward, so bear with us here, as there’s a mixture of cars to buy with in-game credits, unlockable cars and paid DLC cars. 

First, new cars that are added for free to the game, which you must buy with credits earnt through game progression: 

  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO (1992) 
  • Abarth 124 Spider (2017) 
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (2017) 
  • Ferrari 430 Scuderia (2007) 
Forza Motorsport Update 4, Lancia Delta, Italian Challengers
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In Forza parlance, these are known as ‘spotlight’ cars, with one available in showroom to buy each week with a 30 per cent in-game discount – starting from 18th January and ending 15th February. 

There are also two further new cars with you can win by completing the two new career tours: 

  • Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV (2010) 
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale (1965) 

Completing the four-round Italian Challengers featured tour will net you the Lamborghini Murciélago. The Open Tour for this month is themed around classic cars, and completing the latest events before 15th February 2024 will unlock the Alfa Romeo Giulia. 

Forza Motorsport Update 4 Lamborghini Murciélago SV
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Finally, four new cars will be added for those who have purchased the Car Pass DLC – either separately or bundled within various premium editions of the game. 

  • McLaren Senna GTR (2019) – 18th January 2024 
  • Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione 488 GTE (2019) – 25th January 2024 
  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro (2022) – 1st February 2024 
  • Cadillac #57 TA CTS-V (2018) – 8th February 2024 

As is the trend for the current Forza Motorsport, several of these latest additions look to have representations shared with prior titles – all the non-Car Pass additions featured within FM7. 

Forza Motorsport Update 4 Car Pass Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
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Event Schedule 

As mentioned earlier, there will be new single-player races across two new tours, but there will also be a new playlist of ranked multiplayer races, the third stage of the Logitech McLaren G Challenge and new ‘Rivals’ time trials. 

Career Tour Italian Challengers 

  • 18th January 2024 – All-Wheel Driven 
  • 25th January 25 2024 – Roadster Renaissance 
  • 1st February 2024 – Alfa Performance 
  • 8th February 2024 – Prancing Power 

Career Series Classic Open Class 

The four Open Tour series – which is primarily designed for tuned/upgraded vehicles – will be changed to a classic racing car theme on 18th January 2024. 

18th-24th January 2024 

  • Spec Series: Forza P1 Series, Formula Mazda Series 
  • Open Series: S Class Series, A Class Series 
  • Spotlight Series: Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO (1992) 

25th-31st January 2024 

  • Spec Series: Daytona Sports Car Series, Formula Mazda Series 
  • Open Series: X Class Series, C Class Series 
  • Spotlight Series: Abarth 124 Spider (2017) 

1st-7th February 2024 

  • Spec Series: VW Golf GTI Spec Series, Formula Mazda Series 
  • Open Series: R Class Series, E Class Series 
  • Spotlight Series: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (2017) 

8th-15th February 2024 

  • Spec Series: Modern Factory Racecar Series, Formula Mazda Series 
  • Open Series: P Class Series, B Class Series 
  • Spotlight Series: Ferrari 430 Scuderia (2007) 

Rivals, 18th January – 15th February 2024 

Forza Motorsport Update 4 Rivals, 18th January - 15th February 2024 

What happens next? 

Update 4 for Forza Motorsport will be released for PC and Xbox Series X|S on 16th January, but the new events do not start until the 18th. We hope, and expect, a full changelog to be released alongside the patch, detailing any bug fixes or gameplay changes. 

On our wishlist currently are items such as an on-screen radar, being able to watch back multiplayer replays and avoiding invisible race leaders. The development team is also working on AI, car upgrades and penalties. The more significant changes are not expected this week. 

“This version is focused on new content and events and contains only minor fixes for car and track content compared to our previous updates,” states the Forza announcement post

“Work on game fixes to address top community issues is ongoing – look out for additional improvements in Update 5 and beyond.”

Will you be testing out Daytona in Forza Motorsport, or waiting for further game updates first? Let us know in the comments below or on X, @OverTake_gg.