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    When the Xbox One hits the market in late November, Forza Motorsport 5 will launch alongside the new console and today the makers of Forza 5 announced the first vehicle list for the next generation of the legendary driving simulator title with a small collection of high performance Mopars gracing the initial list. Unfortunately, Turn 10 hasn’t offered any images of the 5 Mopars (which is why we used the Forza 5 logo for this piece) included but the fact that this first list has 10% Mopars is a good sign.

    The first Forza Motorsport 5 vehicle list includes just 44 cars but 5 of them are high performance Mopars with a surprisingly diverse spread.  First off, we can expect to see a great many different Dodge Vipers in the virtual showrooms of Forza 5 but the initial list includes two Mopar supercars – the 1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR and the 2013 SRT Viper GTS.  We would also expect to see the 2010 Viper SRT10 ACR, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R and at least a couple other old school Vipers.

    Next, Mopar lovers who immerse themselves in the wonders of Forza 5 will get to pick from a few Hemi-powered vehicles and so far, two such vehicles have been officially announced.  The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will likely be one of the most capable sport utility vehicles on FM5 while the 2012 Chrysler 300C SRT8 packs similar power into a big, roomy luxury sedan.  We would expect to see more modern Hemi vehicles including the Dodge Charger SRT8, at least one modern Dodge Challenger and possibly the newest SRT Jeep.

    Finally, not to be forgotten is the 1998 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo.  While this car was engineered and built with a heavy influence from Mitsubishi under the Diamond Star Motors project that resulted in a variety of high performance Mopar sport compacts including the Plymouth Laser, the Mitsubishi Eclipse and the Conquest TSI, the Eagle Talon was one of the quickest stock cars sold in the US during the 1990s and to this day the Talon is still a fierce competitor in all sorts of racing venues.

    The Forza Motorsport 5 Car List as of 9/25/2013:
    1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
    1971 AMC Javelin-AMX
    2012 #1 Audi Team Joest R-18 e-tron Quattro
    2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro
    2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
    2011 Audi RS3 Sportback
    2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
    2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
    2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
    2013 Dallara #9 Target Ganassi Dallara DW12
    2013 Dallara #15 Target Rahal Letterman Dallara DW12
    2012 Dallara #28 Andretti Autosport DW12
    2013 Dallara #12 Team Penske Dallara
    1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
    2013 SRT Viper GTS
    1998 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo
    2009 Ferrari California
    1976 Ferrari 312-2
    2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta
    2013 Ford Focus ST
    2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R
    2013 Ford Mustang GT500
    2011 Ford F150 SVT Raptor
    1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    2009 Jeep Cherokee SRT8
    2011 Koenigsegg Agera
    2011 Kia Cee’d
    2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
    2010 Maserati GranTurismo S
    1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    1991 Mazda #55 787B
    2011 McLaren MP4-12C
    1976 McLaren M23
    2013 McLaren P1
    1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X GSR
    2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II
    2012 Pagani Huayra
    2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
    1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird
    2012 Scion TC
    2003 Toyota Celica SS-I
    2005 TVR Sagaris