FM Update 8.0 Overview - Track Toys Tour and Mobil 1 partnership | 13 May 2024

Update 8.0 Overview

Update 8 is headlined by the Track Toys Tour alongside its Spotlight cars – three of which are either new or returning to Motorsport – that you can race in weekly events across Career, Multiplayer and Rivals. We’ve also added Mobil 1 track signage at Maple Valley, placed a barrier along the pit exit at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and reset leaderboards for Le Mans layouts following changes made to the track in the previous update.

In addition, starting with Update 8, players with VIP Membership can look forward to an exclusive 15% discount on a car every week in the Showroom, which will now be available alongside the Spotlight cars and the month-long VIP discount car.



Content Date
Content Update Monday, May 13, 2024 5:00 PM
Week 1 start Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:00 AM
Week 2 start Thursday, May 23, 2024 12:00 AM
Week 3 start Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:00 AM
Week 4 start Thursday, June 6, 2024 12:00 AM
Weekly Events close Thursday, June 13, 2024 12:00 AM
Featured Tour close Thursday, June 27, 2024 12:00 AM



  • Mobil 1 & Maple Valley - Maple Valley has been updated with new track signage featuring Mobil 1 branding as part of a partnership between Forza and Mobil 1 to celebrate Mobil 1’s 50th anniversary.
  • Placed a barrier along the pit exit at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. To accommodate this change, leaderboards for this track have been reset. Increased the track material luminance to be more physically correct, improving the overall contrast and color saturation of the track. This affects newly released tracks as well as future track updates.
  • Reset leaderboards for Le Mans track layouts following the changes made to this track in Update 7.
  • Update 8 does not include a new track location – our next track release is scheduled for Update 9, expected to be available in June.


Livery Editor

  • Update 8 introduces a Vinyl Material tool to the Livery Editor which can be used to uniformly adjust all vinyl materials on a car from matte (non-reflective) to glossy (reflective). This includes a reset option to revert all vinyls to match car paint glossiness. Imported designs from Forza Horizon 5 using its similar feature will automatically inherit these values.
  • When removing a livery from a vehicle, the color will now be reset to the default manufacturer color instead of the color when the player purchases it.
  • Adjusted the arrangement of hint buttons in Livery Editor at the bottom of the screen.
  • The ‘Find Designs’ menu is now accessible for rental cars when players try to open it from ‘Design & Paint Menu’ and ‘Livery Mode Select’ scenes.
  • Added iconography to layers in the Livery Editor. The player can now see icons to indicate if it’s a mask layer or a locked layer.
  • Other fixes listed in the Release Notes.

Tire Wear Scale

  • We’ve added a Tire Wear Scale option to Free Play and Private Multiplayer, allowing adjustments to the rate at which tires are worn. 1x is the default value. At 2x, tire wear will occur twice as fast. Values range from .5x to 10x. This setting is found in the Event Setup Rules tab and in the Fuel & Tire menu when on track.

Safety Ratings and Matchmaking

  • We’ve improved Safety Ratings in Featured Multiplayer by increasing the number of previous races the Safety Rating uses to determine your rating from 10 to 20, and by making on-track collisions more impactful to Safety Rating. These changes will take effect after your first race in Update 8.
  • In addition, we’ve updated the matchmaking algorithm to search for a narrower range of Safety Ratings compared to your own. For example, players with an ‘S’ Safety Rating should no longer be matched with players who have ‘E’ and ‘D’ Safety Ratings. Groups will be connected to matches based on the player with the lowest Safety Rating.

Car Divisions and Events

  • Corrected an issue where the 1969 Lola #6 Sunoco T70 MkIIIB was eligible for the Vintage Le Mans Prototypes Series rather than the Prototype Group Racing Series.
  • The 2020 KTM X-Bow GT2 and the 2020 Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 are moved from the Forza GT Series to the Modern Factory Racecar Series in Featured Multiplayer.
  • The 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935 has been added to the Forza GT Series.
  • We’re currently working on recategorizing Forza GT racecars into separate spec divisions and expect to push these changes into the game this summer.

Car Balancing

  • The following cars have been rebalanced in Featured Multiplayer Spec Series:
Featured Multiplayer Spec Series Car Name Change Summary
Forza GT Series 2019 Ginetta G55 GT4 Engine torque: +25%
Car Mass: +13.4%
Front Downforce: -45%
Rear Downforce: -45%
Early Factory Racecar Series 1997 McLaren F1 GT Increased Power 10%
Early Factory Racecar Series 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion Increased Power 13%
Lowered weight/ballast 3%
Early Factory Racecar Series 1989 Ferrari F40 Competizione Increased power 10%
Weight decreased 2%

AI Drivatar behavior

  • We’ve reduced unnecessary braking scenarios for Drivatar AI opponents. Examples of this include braking while attempting to pass, two cars wide in corners, and at the apex of corners.

Other Changes

  • We’ve updated Featured Multiplayer events to use consistent weather conditions and avoid unpredictable weather transitions mid-race.
  • The Open Class Tour in Career mode has been migrated from the Builders Cup tab to the Featured tab. The Open Class Tour will be found in the Featured tab going forward.
  • Starting with Update 8, VIPs can look forward to an exclusive 15% discount on a car every week in the Showroom alongside the 30% discount on Spotlight cars.
  • Screen Narrator will now read associated credit bonuses as part of the option value names on Free Play Advanced options which affect credits earned during the event. This change also fixes the display of the bonus percentages for all players.
  • Screen Narrator now fully supports the “Series Standings” leaderboard scene accessed from the Builders Cup Event Setup scene.
  • The Tune Setups menu is now fully narrated.
  • Added descriptive text for the SoundCloud Driver Suit.


Update 8 adds five cars to the game: 2 Reward Cars (Porsche 935 and BMW 1 Series M), and 3 Spotlight cars (Ginetta G40 Junior, Porsche Cayman GTS, and Elemental RP1). These additions bring the total game roster to 590 cars.

Reward Cars

Reward cars are available only from completing events in the Builders Cup Career.

  • 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935 (Track Toys Tour)
  • 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupé (Open Class Tour)

Spotlight Cars & VIP Car Discounts

Spotlight cars are featured in the Showroom each Wednesday at 5pm Pacific Time, available at a 30% discount with in-game credits. These cars can be used in the new Featured Tour, as well as Spotlight Series events in Featured Multiplayer and Rivals. In addition, starting with Update 8, VIPs can also look forward to an exclusive 15% discount on a car every week in the Showroom.

Spotlight Car VIP Car Discount Dates
2014 BAC Mono May 15 - June 12
2019 Ginetta G40 Junior 2016 Lotus 3 Eleven May 15 - May 22
2015 Porsche Cayman GTS 1997 Porsche 996 GT1 May 22 - May 29
2013 Caterham Superlight R500 1994 Mazda Miata May 29 - June 5
2019 Elemental RP1 2016 Brabham BT62 June 5 - June 12



Featured Tour - Track Toys Tour

The Track Toys Tour invites you to experience high-performance cars that you could see hot lapping on the racetrack. Compete in a single-make race series with Ginetta Juniors, an affordable entry point into motorsport for enthusiasts. Weekend Warriors sees you racing cars like the exceptional 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS which could be taken to the track on a Sunday before being driven to work the following day. Appreciate the unforgettable shape and undeniable performance of the iconic Caterham R500 in Kit Caterhams. And finally, enjoy a celebration of purpose-built track cars like the aerodynamic 2019 Elemental RP1 in Track Toys.

Each Series within the Featured Tour does not have to be completed before the others. Completing all racing events in the Featured Tour by June 26, 2024 to earn the 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935 reward car (not available in the Buy Cars menu).

  • Track Toys Tour (May 15 - June 27)
    • Ginetta Juniors - 2019 Ginetta G40 Junior (Starts May 15)
    • Weekend Warriors - 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS (Starts May 22)
    • Kit Caterhams - 2013 Caterham Superlight R500 (Starts May 29)
    • Track Toys - 2019 Elemental RP1 (Starts June 5)
    • Reward Showcase - 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935 (Starts June 5)

Open Class Tour - Track Cars

With each update to Forza Motorsport, the Open Class Tour gets refreshed with new events and a new reward car. Open Class Tour is where you can continue the journey of your favorite cars. Cars that you’ve already built in a different Builders Cup series can be further levelled up and upgraded in the Open Class Tour. In Update 8, the Open Class Tour celebrates track cars as Drivatar opponents race inexpensive and highly modifiable production cars that you would expect to see at your local track on the weekend in D, C, B, and A classes.

Complete all of these series races before June 12, 2024 to earn the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupé reward car (not available in the Buy Cars menu).

  • Open Tour (May 15 - June 12)
    • D Class Series
    • C Class Series
    • B Class Series
    • A Class Series
    • Reward Showcase: 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupé


Spec Series Open Series Spotlight Series Dates (5pm PT)
Lotus 3-Eleven Spec Series R Class Series
P Class Series
2019 Ginetta G40 Junior May 15 - May 22
Early Factory Racecar Series B Class Series
D Class Series
2015 Porsche Cayman GTS May 22 - May 29
Mazda Miata Spec Series A Class Series
X Class Series
2013 Caterham Superlight R500 May 29 - June 5
Modern Factory Racecar Series S Class Series
C Class Series
2019 Elemental RP1 June 5 - June 12

Lotus 3-Eleven Spec Series – May 15-22

  • The 3-Eleven is an open-cockpit, mid-engine screamer that exemplifies Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s mantra “simplify, then add lightness.”

Early Factory Racecar Series – May 22-29

  • Bespoke racing versions of some of the most sought-after cars from the late 80s and 90s, now valued in millions of dollars by savvy collectors.

Mazda Miata Spec Series – May 29 – June 5

  • The popular MX5 ‘94 version of the best-selling Mazda Miata is perfectly balanced to handle the most demanding road courses with the speed and agility of cars costing much, much more.

Modern Factory Racecar Series – June 5-12

  • Race through a field of ultimate track day specials in the Modern Factory Racecar series. These mid-engine production cars feature unique upgrades designed to achieve extreme performance metrics and ensure victory on the track.


This month’s Featured Rivals event will have you choose your favorite Forza Touring Car and achieve your fastest lap at Viriginia International Raceway – Full Circuit. Cars have been pre-tuned for optimal competition but can be further adjusted to suit your playstyle. VIPs will also race the BAC Mono at Yas Marina - South Circuit. And remember, Spotlight Rivals presents a new opportunity for you to challenge your skills each week!

Later in the month, we’re opening a special Rivals event where you can experience the ultimate track car developed to pay tribute to a world-famous driver – the McLaren Senna – at the same track where he achieved several victories, Silverstone – Grand Prix Circuit. The Senna is one of the lightest and most driver-focused cars McLaren has ever built, with uncompromised performance and aerodynamics that unleash their true capabilities on the racetrack.

Rivals Event Car Track Dates (5pm PT)
Featured Spec Any Forza Touring Car VIR - Full May 15 - June 12
VIP – Mano a Mano 2014 BAC Mono Yas Marina - South May 15 - June 12
Celebrate Senna’s Legacy With McLaren 2018 McLaren Senna Silverstone - GP May 29 - June 26
Spotlight – Ginetta 2019 Ginetta G40 Junior Brands Hatch - Indy May 15 - May 22
Spotlight - Porsche 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS Mugello - Club May 22 - May 29
Spotlight - Caterham 2013 Caterham Superlight R500 Grand Oak - Club May 29 - June 5
Spotlight - Elemental 2019 Elemental RP1 Lime Rock - Full June 5 - June 12


The content update begins rolling out after 10am PT on May 13, 2024. See the full Release Notes at Forza Support.

If you experience any issues with the content update installation we recommend that you quit out of your game and restart your device. If this does not solve the issue please report it in FM Report New Issues. Any game crashing issues should be reported directly at Forza Support so the team can investigate your account.


I presume the patch will be at the same time as the patch notes?

(My club races on Mondays, so would be good to know if a game update is required before race time)

If it’s anything like the last one, it was a waste of 4mins.


Why did it take 8 updates to add a car shown in pre release promo material?


No Track this month?, would be better to call it a patch than an update


The pinnacle of motorsports is going to this one.

  1. You must insert the manual grid, so that the room host can change the position of the pilots if necessary
    2 ) Enter the race total stopwatch.
    See image from Forza Motorsport 7

Porsche 935

Please add low dense fog for free play too.
Thanks :blush:


Next track will be ready for update 9.0. (Next month)

Inserting comment to place bet:

Proxy radar finally?

Weather radar finally?

AI in private lobbies finally?

Manual grid start selection finally?


WOW, FM7 looks very dated compared to FM8 I just noticed that…

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Wait just a dog gone minute here Festus! I just got a few free quite moments to sit back and watch this video. And it’s just a stupid teaser that isn’t available until Monday? It’s up, and ready? But we can’t even watch it until then? How lame is that… if they take the time to make it, and post it why not just let us watch it now? I guess that is why I’ve never, in the lifespan of forza, never seen one of these stupid teaser vids.

I used to get on the live feeds when they did those with FH3. Those were fantastic. I even got to ask questions and have them answered even though FH3 was a game I never owned. But those live feeds got me interested enough to jump on FH4 on pre-sale and VIP. But it was sure a disappointment to find those great live feeds were no more with FH4.

FH3 was the pinnacle of studio-player communications. It went off over a steep cliff after that game. And I don’t think it has (or ever will) recovered.

I read the brief update and now I don’t really expect there will be any more information in the video. Probably be more like someone reading a script of what was posted here already.

We won’t really know anything about the update until it gets installed and we get to start beta testing it and reporting the bugs.

Happy testing everyone!


Says who?

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And that Track is???

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Don’t know, the only thing i know is that it’s going to be a returning track (sebring, COTA, long beach, etc) [not sure though] :thinking:
We can only wait…

“Car Proximity Radar” has been mentioned in the latest message to the community, and apparently manual grid ordering was also mentioned in a stream.

And for the weather, there’s this


Don’t get my hopes up :star_struck: that’s a start if true

Playing in first person on a wheel is simply too much of an awareness handicap with the rudimentary arrows

2-wide turns are simply impossible as is

I’m always excited for new spotlight cars and lobbies.


Last lap and delta times, Qualifying for all single player events.

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