General Motors and Forza – a racing game on available on Xbox consoles – recently announced that the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing would be made available for Forza Horizon 5. Now, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray and the 2023 Cadillac V-Series.R will both be featured as cover cars on the upcoming Forza Motorsport video game.
Intended as the more dedicated racing game – while Forza Horizon is focused on open-world adventures – Forza Motorsport will showcase the two GM performance machines on its cover art. Set to be officially unveiled at the June 11th, 2023 Xbox Games Showcase, Forza Motorsport will also provide a walkthrough of its single player career gameplay on June 13th, 2023.
As previously mentioned, the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing made their first appearance in Forza Horizon 5 with the Series 19 update. In fact, both vehicles actually had different windows of availability:
- The CT5-V Blackwing was available as a seasonal reward from April 6th to April 12th, 2023.
- The CT4-V Blackwing was available to players as a seasonal reward from April 20th to April 26th, 2023.
As a reminder, the Cadillac V-Series.R was co-developed between Cadillac Design, Cadillac Racing, and Dallara, and features the naturally aspirated LMC55R 5.5L V8 engine paired with the LMDh common hybrid system. Peak output is rated at 670 horsepower, per series regulations, all of which is sent to the wheels via a seven-speed sequential gearbox.
We’re excited to confirm your #ForzaMotorsport cover cars – meet the stunning 2023 No. 01 Cadillac Racing V-Series.R and 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray. Tune in to the Xbox Games Showcase on June 11th for an up-close look at the cars, and see a full walkthrough of our single… pic.twitter.com/SkGS7y4Y4c
— Forza Motorsport (@ForzaMotorsport) May 25, 2023
In regard to the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, this electrified variant is the first AWD and hybrid Vette ever, pairing the naturally aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8 engine, which produces 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, with an electric motor on the front axle, bring total output up to 655 horsepower. Meanwhile, the C8 E-Ray rides on the GM Y2 platform, which underpins all C8 variants, and will be built later this year at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.