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#1 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 11:19:38 AM(UTC)
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As of today we’ve got a new League available in Forza 6 – the “Can-Am Connection,” a new weekly League that will run through the month of January.

While a brand new League is exciting news by itself, this one’s extra special.

That’s because players who finish in the top 50th percentile at the end of each week’s League will be sent an exclusive bonus car, the 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P!

Note that players will only have a chance to win this exclusive car in January via Leagues. Good luck!




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1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrai Automobili 312 P

Dominating the 1972 Manufacturer’s World Championship and driven by such legends as Mario Andretti and Jacky Ickx, the 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P holds historic status in endurance racing. The car was developed in response to the FIA’s decision to limit engine displacement to three liters, down from five. Despite the belief the car used a further-developed F1 V12; it was powered by a horizontally opposed 12-cylinder boxer engine with twin overhead cams for each bank of cylinders. The boxer engine reduced the overall height, as well as the car’s center of gravity. Developing 440 bhp at 10,800 RPM and weighing in at just over 1,400 pounds, the 312 P had a formidable power-to-weight ratio of .316. The cars distinctive post-mounted rear-view mirror and wedge-scoop design set it apart from its contemporaries, just as pork chops and sideburns did with facial hair of the era.

Edited by user Friday, January 8, 2016 5:05:23 PM(UTC)  | Reason: .

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#2 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 11:35:36 AM(UTC)
Ahh, here's a car that I regretted was missing from the game at launch. Very curious what they have in mind.
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#3 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 11:37:42 AM(UTC)
Let us do a logic problem:

No free car in December DLC but a car was found to be in the game that was only available through a workaround.

Workaround was closed in this month’s patch but car is still available to those that have it.

New car shows up on Facebook after new DLC without another free car.

Logic says formally free DLC cars will now be Unicorns.

This should go over well..grabbing my popcorn.
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#4 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 11:40:45 AM(UTC)
Er, If they have the Nerve to charge for this... So help me I will write a letter!

This would literally just be a port from 5 to 6. So no T10... No.
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#5 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 11:48:44 AM(UTC)
Hmmm....

I wonder what else (if anything) will come back then. Perhaps more, I wonder how it will come back.
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#6 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 11:54:30 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ferverea one Go to Quoted Post
Er, If they have the Nerve to charge for this... So help me I will write a letter!

This would literally just be a port from 5 to 6. So no T10... No.


You literally paid again for every FM5 car that was included in FM6 at launch. And maybe Jonk or someone else there can comment, but if the ForzaTech engine is evolving, cars have to be redone for both physics and sound and light and function (wipers et al) for the new night and wet features, it's not just a port from one game to the next.
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#7 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 12:06:31 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: PJTierney Go to Quoted Post


From Facebook:

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Well, well, well, what have we here?
Find out more during our ‪#‎ForzaFriday‬ livestream at 3 p.m. Pacific: www.twitch.tv/ForzaMotorsport


The car above is the 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P, last seen in Forza Motorsport 5.


To me it looks like the 312 PB which wasn't actually in f5. Could be wrong though.
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#8 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 12:07:06 PM(UTC)
Possible track expansion with a few free cars like they did for 5?
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#9 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 12:12:48 PM(UTC)
only time will tell once the stream is up at 3PM Pacific
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#10 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 12:12:59 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: fastford16 Go to Quoted Post
Possible track expansion with a few free cars like they did for 5?


we can hope

at least, i hope so, how likely this is though, is another question
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#11 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 12:17:21 PM(UTC)
All aboard the hype train folks, next stop is the Forza Friday stream.

Seriously very curious about this though.
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#12 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 12:33:25 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: ferverea one Go to Quoted Post
Er, If they have the Nerve to charge for this... So help me I will write a letter!

This would literally just be a port from 5 to 6. So no T10... No.


You literally paid again for every FM5 car that was included in FM6 at launch. And maybe Jonk or someone else there can comment, but if the ForzaTech engine is evolving, cars have to be redone for both physics and sound and light and function (wipers et al) for the new night and wet features, it's not just a port from one game to the next.


Forza 4 to 5 cars - Noticeable difference and added Forza Vista features to nearly all the cars brought over from 4 in DLC - Pretty much justifying the reason paying for them.

Forza 5 to 6 cars - Hmm... N.. No.. As much as I love Forza, I couldn't justify paying for it again. That's too far for me.
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#13 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 12:37:48 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: phREDESIGN Go to Quoted Post
Let us do a logic problem:

No free car in December DLC but a car was found to be in the game that was only available through a workaround.

Workaround was closed in this month’s patch but car is still available to those that have it.

New car shows up on Facebook after new DLC without another free car.

Logic says formally free DLC cars will now be Unicorns.

This should go over well..grabbing my popcorn.


This sounds plausible, even more intriguing considering the source.

If this does mean the return of Unicorns, I would actually be happy with that. Unicorns were traditionally awarded to people that engaged in community activities, such as livery & photo contests, guessing threads, races against the community team etc.. If that returns it might actually give this place a shot in the arm; there's currently no point in creating liveries for contests as the exposure is minimal and in-game currency is near-meaningless.
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#14 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 12:42:59 PM(UTC)
Just bring back the BMW M3 DTM from FM5 pls.
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#15 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 12:44:51 PM(UTC)
Oh I know no more than you do these days but I can figure out things pretty easily when you just simply have to think about what happened in December.

Unicorns a great motivators for community interaction, just don't know how well this will play out for the majority of players who don't visit this forum or read articles on this site but do download the free car each month. Now they will have to jump though hoops to get it, here is hoping these hoops are at least interesting to jump through.
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#16 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 12:53:53 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
(snipped)...maybe Jonk or someone else there can comment, but if the ForzaTech engine is evolving, cars have to be redone for both physics and sound and light and function (wipers et al) for the new night and wet features, it's not just a port from one game to the next.


That is correct; every car that goes into Forza takes considerable time & effort to build, test, tune, license, etc. Some more than others. Forza 6 shipped with over 450 cars, many of which were updated from Forza 5 or Horizon 2 (a lot of work by a lot of people), many of which were updated from Forza 360 games (considerably more effort in terms of time & resource), and many of which are brand new to the series (a massive effort taking many months per car).

None of these cars get magically ported from one game to the next with the press of a button or running of a script. It takes artists, engineers, audio designers, gameplay designers, testers, and licensing specialists a lot of time and effort that most of you don't think about, and really shouldn't have to, when you get behind the virtual wheel and take them for a spin. Track or world expansions are all that effort multiplied by a very big number.

All that effort mentioned above sometimes comes with additional cost to the player (buying the full game or buying DLC car packs or expansions), and sometimes no cost (free cars or free expansions).
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#17 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 1:19:41 PM(UTC)
Is that Ferrari 312P the free car of this month, or is it part of something else?

Edited by user Friday, January 8, 2016 1:20:50 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#18 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 1:33:50 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: humancarman21 Go to Quoted Post
Is that Ferrari 312P the free car of this month, or is it part of something else?


Find out more during our ‪#‎ForzaFriday‬ livestream at 3 p.m. Pacific: www.twitch.tv/ForzaMotorsport
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#19 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 1:47:39 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: JONK1969 Go to Quoted Post
Find out more during our ‪#‎ForzaFriday‬ livestream at 3 p.m. Pacific: www.twitch.tv/ForzaMotorsport


Sorry, don't have a Twitch account.

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#20 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 2:04:33 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: humancarman21 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: JONK1969 Go to Quoted Post
Find out more during our ‪#‎ForzaFriday‬ livestream at 3 p.m. Pacific: www.twitch.tv/ForzaMotorsport


Sorry, don't have a Twitch account.


You don't need an account to watch a stream.
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#21 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 2:06:53 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Swooshiain Go to Quoted Post
You don't need an account to watch a stream.


Well, never mind. Guess that Ferrari is a "Unicorn."

Oh, wait! http://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/wir_12_18_15

Edited by user Friday, January 8, 2016 2:08:14 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#22 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 2:17:37 PM(UTC)
It's an award car:

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New League: Exclusive Bonus Car!
As of today we’ve got a new League available in Forza 6 – the “Can-Am Connection,” a new weekly League that will run through the month of January. While a brand new League is exciting news by itself, this one’s extra special. That’s because players who finish in the top 50th percentile at the end of each week’s League will be sent an exclusive bonus car, the 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P! Note that players will only have a chance to win this exclusive car in January via Leagues. Good luck!

http://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/wir_12_18_15
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#23 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 2:19:46 PM(UTC)
Well, that's going to be impossible in Pinnacle without spending every waking moment of the week in the league

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#24 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 2:23:20 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: deadlycowpat95 Go to Quoted Post
Well, that's going to be impossible in Pinnacle without spending every waking moment of the week in the league


Yeah, the grind to stay in the top half of that league is unbelievably difficult, and adding a bonus car into the mix it just going to make it even worse.
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#25 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2016 2:23:56 PM(UTC)
Lovely. If it's not eventually going to be available for all users, I can't be bothered with it.
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