Microsoft announced the "Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition" and "Day One Edition" games Thursday. What makes the two stand out from the vanilla "Forza Motorsport 5" release? Cars, cars and more cars.
"Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition"
"Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition" will come with multiple car packs, VIP membership privileges and extra content, including the 2013 Audi RS7 Sportback box art.
The Limited Edition Car Pack that comes with "Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition" includes a 2011 Audi RS3 sportback, which has 340 horsepower. You'll also get the 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish, the 2013 Ford M Shelby Mustang GT500 and its 5.8-liter V8 engine, the 2013 McLaren F1, and the 2013 SRT Viper GTS (8.4-liter V10 engine, 200 mph top speed).
"Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition" owners will also get VIP membership, which grants you 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, an in-game player card badge and in-game gifts from the Forza community team. VIPs will also get access to the "Forza Motorsport 5" VIP Car Pack, which features five cars, including the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C, of which only 53 were ever built. You'll also get the 1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird, of which 29 made it off the assembly line. You'll also get access to the 1991 Mazda #55 787B, 2011 Ford F150 SVT Raptor and 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which holds the Guinness world record for "World's Fastest Car." The 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport approaches top speeds of 270 mph.
"Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition" owners also get a Day One Car pack, which consists of three cars and features special liveries and custom tuned cards. You'll also get a Steelbook case, a decal sheet with "Forza Motorsport 5," "Xbox One" and "Audi" window decals. Included are 1,250 car tokens, a $9.99 value, that will grant you instant access to any car in the game.
"Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition" costs $79.99 and is available for pre-order now.
"Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition"
The "Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition" also includes a Day One Car Pack, which features cars from Lamborghini, Audi and Ford. Each car in this pack sports Day One-themed livery as well as custom tuning. The Day One Car Pack includes the 2010 Audi TT RS Coupe, 247 horsepower 2.0-liter Ford Focus ST and the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera.
The "Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition" costs $59.99 and is available for pre-order now.
What do you think of "Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition" and "Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition?" Will you be pre-ordering either? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below.
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