Forza Motorsport adds Sebring and Porsche 963 DLC

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Update 9, aka Endurance Tour, has also updated Nürburgring Nordschleife kerbing and added 30-minute online races.

The ninth main content-adding update for Forza Motorsport is here – and with the real-world 24 Hours of Le Mans set for later this week, there’s a distinct endurance racing flavour to proceedings.

No, you cannot run day-long races, but new featured multiplayer races can now last up to one hour this month and 30-minute clashes have been permanently added to the rotation in Forza Touring Car and Forza GT playlists. There are new 45-minute single player races within this month’s featured tour, too.

Forza Motorsport Nissan R88C
The Nissan R88C, new to Forza Motorsport

This limited-time set of endurance tour events, split into four weekly segments, will see a range of spotlight cars available for a discount – although, unlike some previous updates, none of these are fresh additions.

Completing the quartet, however, will unlock the 1988 Nissan #24 R88C. This is new to the game, as a sportscar that finished 15th in that year’s Le Mans race.

A second new car is unlocked if you complete the upcoming Open Tour set of events, the Chevron B16 from 1970. A diminutive competition car that won a 500km race at Nürburgring upon its debut one year earlier in 1969.

Forza Motorsport Sebring

Sebring International Raceway

The flat-as-a-pancake, yet spine-damagingly bumpy, Florian venue returns – as Sebring International Raceway is free for all players.

Following the likes of Brand Hatch, the current Forza Motorsport does not charge for new venues. Sebring was last seen in 2017’s Forza Motorsport 7, appeasing those who would like more circuits in the contemporary title’s line-up.

Track tweaks

Much like when Daytona was added to Forza Motorsport, the pitlane exit at Laguna Seca was woefully inaccurate in Forza Motorsport – especially following the ‘made from the ground up’ mantra trotted out pre-release.

Thankfully, the venue perhaps best known for its Corkscrew turn now has a pit exit that runs around the inside of the Andretti Hairpin and pits you on track after the corner. As it should be.

The Nürburgring Nordschleife has been updated with, ‘2024 kerbing’, according to developers Turn 10 Studios.

Forza Motorsport Nürburgring Nordschleife kerbs 2024

They may have been updated, but 2024-spec they most certainly are not, as evidenced by the flat kerb at Fuchsröhre (Foxhole) which in the real-world has been updated this year with a giant slab of protruding concrete.

The German location was egregiously misaligned with the real world, so any update is welcome, one supposes. 

New Porsche LMDh/GTP DLC car

The big ticket addition, alongside Sebring, is the current Porsche prototype racer – the 963, which runs as a GTP in IMSA competitions and LMDh in FIA WEC (featured image).

This will be premium downloadable content for Microsoft’s driving game, outside of any car passes or premium bundles. It will be priced at  $4.99/£3.99/€4.99 and includes a Porsche-themed outfit.

However, it is free for all players who download it before 19th June 2024.

Update 9 is available today, 10th June 2024, for PC and Xbox Series X|S. The full changelog is listed below.

Forza Motorsport Chevron B16
The Chevron B16 – new to Forza Motorsport

New tracks in Forza Motorsport Update 9

  • Sebring International Raceway

New cars in Forza Motorsport Update 9

  • Nissan #24 R88C 1988
  • Chevron B16 1970
  • Porsche 963 Penske Motorsport #5 2024 (paid DLC, free for a limited time)

Forza Motorsport Update 9 changelog

Game Content, Features and Events [All Platforms]

Store DLC

  • Porsche 963 Combo – USD $4.99 / GBP £3.99 / EUR €4.99 / CNY ¥19.00
    • 2024 Porsche #5 Porsche Penske Motorsport 963
    • Porsche Racing Suit
  • Claim the Porsche 963 Combo for FREE from the Microsoft Store and Steam between June 10, 2024 (10am PDT) to June 19, 2024 (4:59PM PDT).
  • Porsche 963 Combo not included with the Forza Motorsport Car Pass, Standard, Deluxe or Premium Editions.

Track Addition

  • Sebring International Raceway
    • Sebring – Full Circuit
    • Sebring – Short Circuit

Career Events

  • Featured Tour: Endurance Tour (Available from June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – July 24 5pm PT | July 25 12am UTC)
    • Pinnacle Endurance (Starts June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC)
      • Forza GT: Sebring – Full Circuit (20 laps)
      • Forza P1: Silverstone – GP Circuit (24 laps)
    • Retro Endurance (Starts June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC)
      • GTX Sportscar: Watkins Glen – Full Circuit (20 laps)
      • GTP/C: Road America – Full Circuit (20 laps)
    • Global Endurance (Starts June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC)
      • Forza Touring Cars: Brands Hatch – GP Circuit (29 laps)
      • Forza P2: Kyalami – GP Circuit (25 laps)
    • Classic Endurance (Starts July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC)
      • Vintage Le Mans Sportscars: Nürburgring Nordschleife (5 laps)
      • Vintage Le Mans Prototypes: Daytona – Sports Car Circuit (25 laps)
    • Reward Showcase (Complete all Endurance Tour series)
      • 1988 Nissan #24 R88C: Le Mans – Old Mulsanne Circuit (13 laps)
  • Open Class Tour – GT Street Builders (Available from June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)
    • B Class Series
    • A Class Series
    • S Class Series
    • R Class Series
    • Reward Showcase (Complete all Open Tour series)

Reward Cars

  • Endurance Tour: 1988 Nissan #24 Nissan Motorsports International R88C
  • Open Class Tour: 1970 Chevron B16

Spotlight Cars

  • 2017 Porsche #92 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC)
  • 2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC)
  • 1992 Toyota #99 All American Racers Toyota Eagle Mk III (June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC – June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC)
  • 1991 Mazda #62 Mazda Motorsport RX-7 (June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC – June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC)
  • 2014 Mazda #70 SpeedSource Lola B12/80 (June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC – July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC)
  • 2018 Audi #1 Audi Sport RS 3 LMS (June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC – July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC)
  • 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra (July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)

VIP Discount Cars

  • 2023 Cadillac #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac Racing V-Series.R (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)
  • 2016 Ford #66 Ford Racing GT Le Mans (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC)
  • 1988 Nissan #33 Bob Sharp Racing 300ZX (June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC – June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC)
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz #33 Mac Tools Ciceley Motorsports A-Class (A45) (June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC – July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC)
  • 1961 Jaguar E-type (July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)

Multiplayer Events

The Endurance Series in Featured Multiplayer ratchets up the strategy and focus of the most competitive drivers for up to 1 hour per race.

With a different division each week, these races will require a renewed focus on strategies around pitting, tire compounds, and fuel levels.

We’re also permanently adding 30-minute-long races to the event rotation within both the Forza Touring Car and Forza GT Series. Going forward, the length of these evergreen Spec Series will cycle between ‘Short,’ ‘Medium’ and the new ‘Long’ races. The Nürburgring  Nordschleife and Full Circuit layouts have also been included in the event rotation for Long races in Featured Multiplayer.

Endurance Series

Available from June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC

  • Forza Proto-H (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC)
  • GTX Sportscar (June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC – June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC)
  • Forza Touring Car (June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC – July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC)
  • Vintage Le Mans Prototypes (July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)

Open Series

  • R Class Series and E Class Series (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC)
  • B Class Series and P Class Series (June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC – June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC)
  • A Class Series and D Class Series (June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC – July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC)
  • S Class Series and X Class Series (July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)

Spotlight Series

  • 2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC)
  • 1992 Toyota #99 All American Racers Toyota Eagle Mk III (June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC – June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC)
  • 2014 Mazda #70 SpeedSource Lola B12/80 (June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC – July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC)
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)

Rivals Events

  • Featured Track: Sebring – 2023 Cadillac Racing V-Series.R – Sebring International Raceway – Full Circuit (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)
  • VIP: Hatchback Hunt – 2019 Hyundai Veloster N Forza Edition – Silverstone National Circuit (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)
  • Porsche 963 Combo Celebration – 2024 Porsche #5 Porsche Penske Motorsport 963 – Le Mans – Full Circuit (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC)
  • Celebrate Senna’s Legacy with McLaren – 2018 McLaren Senna – Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit (May 29 5pm PT | May 30 12am UTC – June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC)
  • Race to the Top with Bridgestone –2020 Lamborghini Huracán STO – Hakone – Grand Prix Circuit (June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)
  • Spotlight – 2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid – Circuit de Spa- Francorchamps  (June 12 5pm PT | June 13 12am UTC – June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC)
  • Spotlight – 1992 Toyota #99 All American Racers Toyota Eagle Mk III – Suzuka – Full Circuit (June 19 5pm PT | June 20 12am UTC – June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC)
  • Spotlight – 2014 Mazda #70 SpeedSource Lola B12/80 Daytona – Sports Car Circuit (June 26 5pm PT | June 27 12am UTC – July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC)
  • Spotlight – 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra – Nürburgring Nordschleife (July 3 5pm PT | July 4 12am UTC – July 10 5pm PT | July 11 12am UTC)

Bug Fixes and Improvements

Gameplay [All Platforms]

  • Adjusted Practice lengths across all Featured Multiplayer Series to increase event cadence and frequency. This change results in shorter practice lengths.
  • Added ‘Long’ length races to the Forza GT Series and the Forza Touring Car Series event rotation.

Tracks [All Platforms]

Laguna Seca

  • The pitlane exit at Laguna Seca has been updated to match its authentic location in the real world.
  • Fixed corrupt ambient occlusion zones that were occurring on some parts of the track.

Nürburgring Nordschleife

  • The curbing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife has been adjusted for 2024 accuracy.
  • Speaker poles have been added throughout the track.
  • Removal of some feather flags across the track.

To accommodate these changes, leaderboards for Laguna Seca – Full Circuit, Nürburgring Nordschleife and Nürburgring Nordschleife – Full Circuit have been reset.

Maple Valley

  • Fixed a bug where grass reflections were incorrectly showing pink.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

  • Fixed a bug where grass reflections were incorrectly showing pink.

Cars [All Platforms]

  • 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV: Fixed an issue with visible clipping in cockpit view with FOV set to 65. [1755152]
  • 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra: Fixed an issue where brake calipers are misplaced and not visible from outside the car. [1746009]
  • 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra: Fixed an issue where wheel lug nuts/fasteners were missing from the car. [1746007]
  • Adjusted manufacturer paint for both 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C and 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé to the correct “Guardsman blue” metallic paint. [1770834]

UI [All Platforms]

  • Fixed an issue where the ‘OWNED’ UI icon does not immediately appear after purchasing DLC from the in-game Store if the player already owns other content packs. [1728691]
  • Fixed an issue where the thumbnail for the Forza P3 car division is missing from the Free Play Advanced Event Setup menu. [1769689]
  • Updated the existing Mobil 1 decal in the Livery Editor and have added 3 new decal variants. [1745062]
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