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The Making of Forza Motorsport 4: Physics, Pirelli and Performance

Turn 10 Studios today released a new video in the “The Making of ‘Forza Motorsport 4’” video documentary series, “The Making of ‘Forza Motorsport 4’: Physics, Pirelli and Performance”. The video spotlights the process of creating and perfecting the realistic car physics in “Forza Motorsport 4” for Xbox 360, as well as the relationship between Forza Motorsport and tire manufacturer Pirelli.


The partnership between Forza Motorsport and Pirelli began during the development of “Forza Motorsport 4,” during which Pirelli provided Turn 10 with access to its advanced tire research data. This included extensive data from Pirelli’s own internal research and development, as well as specialized tests requested by Turn 10 including custom load- and heat-level testing. This test data proved to be invaluable to the Forza team, who used it to further refine the physics and car handling in “Forza Motorsport 4.” The result is a driving model that is unparalleled both in its realism and its sheer drivability.

“Tires are hugely critical to making a great simulator,” said Forza Motorsport creative director Dan Greenawalt. “Turn 10 takes tire simulation very seriously because we want to get it perfect. For ‘Forza Motorsport 4,’ our relationship with Pirelli has allowed us to bring a new level of fidelity and realism to the game and once again raise the bar of what players expect from the Forza Motorsport series.”

In March, Turn 10 released the “March Pirelli Car Pack”, a new downloadable car pack featuring ten amazing rides for “Forza Motorsport 4,” including the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este), the 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P and the 2012 Ultimate GTR. The pack is available for 560 Microsoft points on Xbox LIVE.

Hit the Road Today: “Forza Motorsport 4” is available in a Standard Edition ($59.99 U.S. ERP) and is rated “E” For Everyone by the ESRB.