Forza Motorsport Update 9 Adds New Endurance Race Events, Cars, Sebring and more

Forza Motorsport Update 9
Credit: Turn 10 / Xbox Game Studios

Forza Motorsport Update 9
Credit: Turn 10 / Xbox Game Studios

Forza Motorsport Update 9 is a big one even by the standards of Developers Turn 10. Update 9 includes new endurance race events, cars and a new circuit in the form of Sebring.

Forza Motorsport is a blast and Turn 10 has ensured that regular and meaningful updates have come to the game every month since launch.

With the 24 Hours of Le Mans coming up later this week, Forza has gotten in on the Endurance Racing action. What else is included in this update, though? We've got everything you need to know right here!

Forza Motorsport Update 9

Update 9 for Forza Motorsport is all about Endurance Racing. So, it's no surprise that the incredible 2024 Porsche #5 Porsche Penske Motorsport 963 is joining the Forza Motorsport Car List.

There's also an official Porsche Racing Suit included in Update 9, both of which are absolutely free to all Forza players.

Another new racing suit included is the Rainbow suit, presumably in Forza to celebrate Pride Month.

The final racing suit in the Endurance Month Update is the Bridgestone suit that can be earned by playing in the Bridgestone Rivals event.

Forza Motorsport Sebring
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Also free for all players is the Sebring International Raceway. This includes both the 3.74-mile Full Circuit and the 2-mile Short Circuit, that makes it effectively two new circuits in the game in Update 9.

A couple of current circuits have also received a revamp thanks to community feedback. Laguna Seca's pit-lane exit has been altered to match real-life, as have the kerbs at the Nurburgring, these now replicating the 2024 track.

New Endurance Events

With a new circuit, car and new race suits, it's only right that Forza Motorsport gets some new Endurance Race Events to go alongside all of these.

Turn 10 hasn't disappointed here, as there's a new Endurance Tour that has four showcase series to compete in. Each series is divided into two car classes with its own Spotlight car and 45-minute race to take part in.

Forza Motorsport Endurance Month
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These Endurance Tours include Pinnacle Endurance which features GT racers from Porsche as well as P1 hypercars like the Porsche 919 Hybrid.

Retro Endurance is a trip down memory lane with some of the best American sports cars from the 80s and 90s on offer.

Global Endurance features the best privateer car entries over the years such as the 2014 Mazda #70 SpeedSource Lola B12/80.

Lastly, but definitely not least is Classic Endurance. This has a number of cars produced by Shelby from the 1960s including '65 Cobra Daytona Coupe and '63 Monaco King Cobra.

There's also new Forza Motorsport Multiplayer Endurance Series races to try out. Each of these is an hour long and will provide the greatest online test in Forza Motorsport yet.

As usual as well, The Open Class Tour has received an update to its events to keep things fresh for the start of a new month.

Spotlight Cars

There are two showcase cars being featured in Forza Motorsport each week for the next four weeks, making eight in total throughout the second half of June and first half of July 2024.

Forza Motorsport Endurance Month
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While these cars are spotlighted, they're available for a discount of 30% off the regular in-game credits price.

  • June 12 - 19: 2017 Porsche #92 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR, 2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid
  • June 16 - July 3: 2014 Mazda #70 SpeedSource Lola B12/80, 2018 Audi #1 Audi Sport RS 3 LMS
  • July 3 - 10: 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra, 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

VIP Discounts

Forza VIP Members also get a 15% discount via the Showroom when purchasing the 2023 Cadillac #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac Racing V-Series.R.

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There's a whole raft of cars going on 15% sale for VIP members throughout the next four weeks as well, here's the full list:

  • June 12 - July 10: 2023 Cadillac #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac Racing V-Series.R
  • June 12 - 19: 2016 Ford #66 Ford Racing GT Le Mans
  • June 19 - 26: 1988 Nissan #33 Bob Sharp Racing 300ZX
  • June 26 - July 3: 2017 Mercedes-Benz #33 Mac Tools Ciceley Motorsports A-Class (A45)
  • July 3 - 10: 1961 Jaguar E-type

Last but definitely not least when it comes to the new content in Forza Motorsport Update 9 is the Featured Rivals Events.

The Cadillac Racing V-Series.R car that we mentioned before will come in clutch here, as you can take part in a month-long Rivals event at Sebring.

Forza Motorsport Featured Rivals
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There's a whole lot more on offer as well, here's the full list of Featured Rivals events and when they'll be available via Update 9:

  • June 12 - July 10: Featured Track –Sebring
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  • June 12 - July 10: VIP – Hatchback Hunt
  • June 12 - 19: Porsche 963 Combo Celebration
  • May 29 - June 26: Celebrate Senna’s Legacy with McLaren
  • June 19 - July 10: Race to the Top with Bridgestone
  • June 12 - 19: Spotlight – Porsche #2 919
  • June 19 - 26: Spotlight – Toyota #99 Eagle
  • June 26 - July 3: Spotlight – Mazda #70 B12/80
  • July 3 - 10: Spotlight – Shelby Monaco KC

Quality of Life Improvements

Turn 10 are always working on improving the gameplay quality of Forza Motorsport and they've released a full list of the issues fixed in Update 9:

  • We’ve adjusted Practice lengths across all Featured Multiplayer Series to increase event cadence and frequency. This change results in shorter practice lengths.
  • 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV: Fixed an issue with visible clipping in cockpit view with FOV set to 65.
  • 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra: Fixed an issue where brake calipers are misplaced and not visible from outside the car. Secondly, an issue where wheel lug nuts/fasteners were missing from this car has also been resolved.
  • Fixed an issue where the thumbnail for the Forza P3 car division is missing from the Free Play Advanced Event Setup menu.
  • Fixed an issue where glass reflections were showing pink on Maple Valley and Mid-Ohio.
  • We’ve updated the existing Mobil 1 decal in the Livery Editor and have added 3 new decal variants.

The full patch notes for Forza Motorsport Update 9 are available for you here.

Forza Motorsport Update 9 Trailer

Update 9 is live now and available on Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC via the Microsoft and Steam Stores. Spotlight cars and the in-game events begin on June 12 at 5:00 pm PT (12:00 AM UTC on June 13).

For a full rundown of the changes available in Update 9, Forza uploaded this Update 9 / Endurance Month trailer to their official YouTube channel:

Are you hyped to try the changes in Forza Motorsport Update 9? Let us know in the comments below!

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