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Microsoft has announced a VIP membership program for Forza Horizon that will be included in the Limited Edition of the game and offer access to exclusive items.

The membership will grant you exclusive cars, VIP Rival events, and an expanded storefront. At this moment it appears that the VIP membership is only available with Limited Edition purchases, but I expect that it will be offered separately at some point. Here’s what it nets you:

  • Special recognition in the community as a VIP member with a VIP icon affixed to their Gamertag in “Forza Horizon
  • VIP Rivals Mode Events: VIP members will have access to exclusive Rivals Mode events in “Forza Horizon
  • Exclusive in-game gifts from the Forza Motorsport community team
  • Expanded Storefront: VIP members receive extra slots for things like photos, liveries, videos, etc.
  • Expanded MyForza Gallery Space: VIP’s can store an additional two videos and/or Big Shot images in their MyForza Gallery on www.forzamotorsport.net
  • 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder — Going topless in an all-wheel drive super car might be illegal in some places, but just try and catch this culprit. The R8 GT Spyder has enough power and traction to leave nothing but the brief memory of its taillights in the mind of anyone trying to match its pace.
  • 2011 Koenigsegg Agera — The Agera is one of the most interesting of the current breed of hypercar. It certainly has the requisite manic power numbers courtesy of a 940 horsepower twin-turbo 5-litre V8. With a top speed of greater than 260 mph and a sub-three-second 0-60 mph time, no one can deny its performance.
  • 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento — Faceted like a cut diamond, there’s no mistaking the Sesto Elemento for anything else on the road-even other Lamborghinis. Sesto elemento is Italian for “sixth element”; aka carbon, a not-so-subtle hint that the body is composed entirely of carbon fibre.
  • 2012 Pagani Huayra — When one thinks of Pagani cars, it’s natural to think of craftsmanship, performance, and a platonic ideal of automotive beauty. The Huayra has been a long time in the making as designer Horacio Pagani began work on the car in 2003. But, like all works of art-automotive or otherwise-true beauty takes time.
  • 2011 RUF Rt 12 R — Starting with the traditional 911 body-in-white, RUF completely rebuilds or replaces the rest of the componentry, and the result is stunning-730 horsepower and 693 ft-lbs. of torque, enough to rival all but the most extreme supercars. While the R can do things that few cars can equal, it does so precisely and without drama; a skilled driver can use this car as a finely tuned racing tool.

Worth getting the Limited Edition for? Share your thoughts below.

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Forza Horizon VIP Program Detailed

Microsoft has announced a VIP membership program for Forza Horizon that will be included in the Limited Edition of the game and offer access to exclusive items.

By Matthew Bennett | 08/23/2012 05:55 AM PT

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Microsoft has announced a VIP membership program for Forza Horizon that will be included in the Limited Edition of the game and offer access to exclusive items.

The membership will grant you exclusive cars, VIP Rival events, and an expanded storefront. At this moment it appears that the VIP membership is only available with Limited Edition purchases, but I expect that it will be offered separately at some point. Here’s what it nets you:

  • Special recognition in the community as a VIP member with a VIP icon affixed to their Gamertag in “Forza Horizon
  • VIP Rivals Mode Events: VIP members will have access to exclusive Rivals Mode events in “Forza Horizon
  • Exclusive in-game gifts from the Forza Motorsport community team
  • Expanded Storefront: VIP members receive extra slots for things like photos, liveries, videos, etc.
  • Expanded MyForza Gallery Space: VIP’s can store an additional two videos and/or Big Shot images in their MyForza Gallery on www.forzamotorsport.net
  • 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder — Going topless in an all-wheel drive super car might be illegal in some places, but just try and catch this culprit. The R8 GT Spyder has enough power and traction to leave nothing but the brief memory of its taillights in the mind of anyone trying to match its pace.
  • 2011 Koenigsegg Agera — The Agera is one of the most interesting of the current breed of hypercar. It certainly has the requisite manic power numbers courtesy of a 940 horsepower twin-turbo 5-litre V8. With a top speed of greater than 260 mph and a sub-three-second 0-60 mph time, no one can deny its performance.
  • 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento — Faceted like a cut diamond, there’s no mistaking the Sesto Elemento for anything else on the road-even other Lamborghinis. Sesto elemento is Italian for “sixth element”; aka carbon, a not-so-subtle hint that the body is composed entirely of carbon fibre.
  • 2012 Pagani Huayra — When one thinks of Pagani cars, it’s natural to think of craftsmanship, performance, and a platonic ideal of automotive beauty. The Huayra has been a long time in the making as designer Horacio Pagani began work on the car in 2003. But, like all works of art-automotive or otherwise-true beauty takes time.
  • 2011 RUF Rt 12 R — Starting with the traditional 911 body-in-white, RUF completely rebuilds or replaces the rest of the componentry, and the result is stunning-730 horsepower and 693 ft-lbs. of torque, enough to rival all but the most extreme supercars. While the R can do things that few cars can equal, it does so precisely and without drama; a skilled driver can use this car as a finely tuned racing tool.

Worth getting the Limited Edition for? Share your thoughts below.

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About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89