Online racers across North America can now experience firsthand the excitement of racing the Flying Lizard No. 45 and No. 80 Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs in Forza Motorsport 3, which launched this week exclusively on Xbox 360. After more than two years of development by Turn 10 Studios of Microsoft Game Studios, the game extends the experience of its franchise predecessors by taking the genre to new heights in terms of realism, physics, online competition, and user-generated content.
The Flying Lizard 2008 No. 45 Porsche of Joerg Bergmeister and Wolf Henzler won the 2008 American Le Mans Series GT2 championship; with four season race wins including the historic Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The Flying Lizard 2007 No. 80 Porsche ‘Art Car’, which raced at the 2007 24 Heures du Mans with Joerg Bergmeister, Johannes van Overbeek and Seth Neiman, is reproduced in full detail with its intricate custom livery designed by Troy Lee. Forza Motorsport 3 hits retail outlets in Europe and Asia this week. The game will be available in North America on October 27.
Flying Lizard worked with the Turn 10 developers to deliver accurate representations of the Flying Lizard Porsches in the game. ‘We are delighted to work with Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios to make the No. 45 and No. 80 Flying Lizard Porsches available to Forza players in this exciting new edition,’ said Flying Lizard VP of Marketing, Jennifer Hart. ‘The game celebrates the leading manufacturers in racing such as Porsche, and lets racers experience the reality of endurance sports car racing at famous tracks like Nürburgring, Sebring, and the Circuit de la Sarthe. Flying Lizard fans have created and raced their own Lizard Porsches online for years. Forza Motorsport 3 extends this community, bringing our racecars to life onscreen with an exceptional level of detail and realism.’
Authentic 1/43 scale reproductions of both the Flying Lizard 2008 No. 45 Porsche and the Flying Lizard 2007 No. 80 Porsche by Spark/Minimax are available for purchase at the Flying Lizard online store.
- Flying Lizard Motorsport | Photos: Microsoft