Last week was the launch of Forza Motorport 4 and on the 13th October, GGUK had the opportunity to head over to Shoreditch in London to check out a car park filled with expensive supercars.
Although it was a grim and grey morning as I headed out, I wasn’t going to let it dampen the excitement of seeing the most extravagant cars on display. Upon arrival at the Shoreditch carpark, it was quite remarkable to see these elite cars hidden away, knowing that they had an estimated value of £8.2 million. The first thing that caught my attention as I began walking around the carpark was that each and every car’s exterior reflected the next amazing car beside it. The highly polished paintwork was almost as amazing as the cars themselves. The sexy supercars caught the attention of local bystanders as the engines were revved up and the smell of exhaust fumes became a familiar smell in the air. These cars represented some of the 80 manufacturers available in Forza Motorport 4 and some of the most stunning cars from around the world.
The car park was managed by a special attendant – The Stig from “Top Gear” – and featured four cars worth over £1 million each — a Bugatti Veyron, a carbon Pagani Zonda, a McLaren F1 and a Ferrari Enzo.
Give me the keys, blink, and I would be gone in less than sixty seconds. If only I had the cool £8 million to purchase them all. These lavish cars were provided by the London Museum and gamers from across the UK travelled into London just to get a glimpse of the cars in their exquisite form.
After wandering, up close and personal with the vehicles and taking a few photos and film footage, I checked the Forza Motorsport 4 game in the canvas tent, which had been erected for a challenge. Inside was a selection of Xbox360s with the game for people to test drive or attempt the fastest lap time in a resonably priced car around the famous Top Gear race track.
The successful gamer would walk away with an Xbox360 250GB Kinect console bundle, a wireless speed wheel, a copy of Forza Motorsport 4 and six pairs of tickets to the London Motor Museum. Gamers were only allowed one attempt, and I think I got my car around the track in 1.52. (I think)
The quickest time on the day ended up at 1.44, so I didn’t have a chance in hell, but it was worth giving it my best shot. The game is pretty incredible and so realistic.
Each of us had a chance to play the game and had a choice of special Forza 4 gifts to leave with, which included a Forza 4 car cleaning kit, Forza 4 cap or a Turn10 number plate. I choose the number plate, because I thought it would look very nice pinned on the wall above my desk. A special memento for an incredibly enjoyable day.
- Aston Martin DBS Coupe
- Aston Martin Vanquish
- Audi R8
- Bentley Continental GT
- BMW M5
- Bugatti Veyron
- Dodge Challenger 1970
- Dodge Charger 1969 (Hemi engine)
- Ferrari 458
- Ferrari California
- Ferrari Enzo
- Jaguar E Type 1961
- Koenigsegg CCX
- Lamborghini Galardo
- Lamborghini Murcielago
- McLaren F1
- McLaren Mercedes 2011 SLS AMG
- McLaren MP4 – 12C
- Mercedes SLS AMG
- Pagani Zonda (carbon edition)
- Pontiac Firebird Transam