Sunset Peninsula (Forza)

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Sunset Peninsula

Sunset Peninsula was a Forza original fictional track included in the first four Forza Motorsport games on the Xbox 360.

I don’t normally care for rovals. Of the rovals I’ve raced on, Sunset Peninsula was actually my favorite despite not being real. I actually liked it more than the Indianapolis or Daytona road courses.

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Built in 1958 on the west coast of Florida, Sunset Peninsula Raceway is not as well-known as the newer tracks it has inspired but it still retains a large and loyal fanbase. The track and its various circuit layouts make for a comprehensive test of driver skill, setup acumen, and automotive power. All-out horsepower is tested to its max at Sunset Peninsula’s 2.44-mile tri-oval, while the 2.78-mile full circuit combines the oval with the extremely technical (and utterly flat) infield sections, where the even slight mistakes in driver judgment can end your race.

Layouts on Forza Motorsport 4

  • Sunset Peninsula Raceway Full Circuit (2.78 mi (4.47 km))
  • Sunset Peninsula Raceway Club Circuit (1.94 mi (3.12 km))
  • Sunset Peninsula Raceway Full Circuit Reverse (2.78 mi (4.47 km))
  • Sunset Peninsula Raceway Club Circuit Reverse (1.94 mi (3.12 km))
  • Sunset Peninsula Raceway Speedway (2.44 mi (3.93 km))
  • Sunset Peninsula Raceway Speedway Reverse (2.44 mi (3.93 km))
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If the new Forza Motorsport were just Sunset Peninsula and the Toyota GT One (TS020) i’d still play it for hundreds of hours. It was by far the best track in Forza 1-4 and i’ve been sorely missing it for the past 10 years.

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Same, Miss the 360 Forza tracks a lot

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Is there really a need for this track though? I always got the impression that Sunset Peninsula was just off-brand Daytona the same way Blue Mountain was off-brand Bathurst.

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We need more Speedways and Tracks with various layouts, Sunset fits both in my opinion

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True, but there’s plenty of real ovals with in-field road courses though.

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Some wont let Forza scan the track (for wharever reason they may have) and others that let dont have that many good quality Road courses

Do you any evidence to back this statement up? Because this is the first time I’m hearing anything about tracks refusing scanning.

They dont straight Refuse, but some (for licensing reasons, or exclusivity deals with some racing series or games ie NASCAR) cant be put on other games

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I would say there isn’t a need for it to be included, can say that about any track that has been requested. Personally, I would go by how popular it is, as after all, games sell based on how good it looks to a consumer, which includes content. I am a fan of this track as well as a lot of other people, the ovals don’t interest me, the road courses are the opposite. I do understand your point of view when comparing to Daytona, could mean that you have an extra choice with Sunset being there, not much harm in that.

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While what you’re saying is likely true as that applies a lot to cars, I still need a specific example, because otherwise you’re just guessing. An educated guess, but a guess none the less. The only time I’ve been aware of licensing issue with a track was Spa and Gran Turismo Sport, and that was mostly because Spa’s asking price was way too high, and Polyphony Digital didn’t want to set a precedent for other tracks to hike the licensing rates for all racing game developers. Plus, given how almost all of the high profile ovals with road courses have already been included in Motorsport 7, I doubt the small timers are the ones saying, “Can’t because NASCAR”, especially for a racing series that’s hurting for attention. Also, in regards to fictional ovals, I’d rather have Sedona over Sunset because Sedona is just way more original in design compared to Sunset.

It just seems too redundant. That’s my argument, and I’m sticking with it.

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FM7 was 8 years ago, things then were far more different than now, things change sometimes
Unlike when FM7 was lunched, NASCAR had brought up some tracks (including Homestead) and made a exclusivity deal with a dev, and this deal MAY affect tracks, bringing back the need to bring fantasy tracks again

Also for me, the more tracks with various layouts, the better

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I have a personal story with this track.

Back to FM2, Xbox 360, Jaguar E-type, first race where I disabled all driving assist and I never turned them back on, FM3 to FM7 included.

So yeah definiteky this one is my favourite fictional track. No licence to buy.

I think it’s a shame, this track needs to be there IRL.

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I had totally forgotten about this track, and agree it would be a fun one to see return.

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We have a few ovals (Homestead, Indianapolis, Eaglerock) but what made Sunset Peninsula interesting was its club circuit layout. It was really fast for being a infield circuit and gave the track a lot of charm in my opinion.

Highly unlikely we’ll ever get it back but one can dream…

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Great fictional track. :grinning:

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Please bring this and other fictional tracks back!
Forza 2 tracks were a blast!

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