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TG's RPC is now on Forza
For a very reasonable outlay of precisely zero English pounds, you can now download and race Top Gear’s very own 1.6 Vauxhall Astra Tech Line to your Forza Motorsport 5, to then race around our top secret test track in rural Surrey. This is thanks to some things called an ‘Xbox’, and ‘electricity’. You may need to sit down with tea and some chocolate biscuits.
Simply point your controller to “Car Select” in the game and select “Buy Car”. Press Y to filter by “Car Class” and select “D” (it is reasonable, after all). Scroll all the way to the right and the Mighty Astra is 6th from the end.
Now, it would be imprudent of us to offer such exciting news without throwing down a challenge, so with that in mind we asked TG’s resident sofa-dweller to set a lap time - the mediocre results of which you can see below: a 1:45:22.
Think you can set a better time? Consider yourself the next Jann Mardenborough? We’d love to see it - but first we need to level the playing field.
To set up the lap go to “Freeplay”
Go to “Game Options”
Change “Max Al Players” to zero
Choose 1 lap
Go to “Assists” and set assists to “Veteran”.
Now - to prove just how good you are you’ll need to record your lap. Click here to find out how. Save your footage to OneDrive and from there you’ll be able to download to your computer. Set a new lap record? If you think you’re competitive then tell us your time in the comments below with a link to your lap footage (use YouTube/Vimeo etc…) Remember, we’ll need to see the lap time in game.
We’ll sort out a prize for the fastest lap we see and you can bask in the glory of being TG’s fastest gamer. You’ve got until 1pm GMT on Tuesday 26th August. Allez!