Thanks to Xbox LIVE, Nissan, and the team at Turn 10, the very first downloadable content for Xbox 360’s acclaimed racer “Forza Motorsport 2″ is now available. Speed over to Xbox LIVE Marketplace now to download the all new free Nissan car pack featuring three premiere Nissan models: the 2007 Sentra SE-R, Altima, and 350Z.
To celebrate this release, Xbox and Nissan will be hosting several activities for “Forza 2″ fans in the U.S. focused around these new additions to “Forza Motorsport 2’s” already robust car list. The first of these activities will be a Nissan Sentra SE-R tournament on Xbox LIVE. Fans are encouraged to customize and upgrade their Sentras, then faceoff head-to-head in an all-out Nissan Sentra brawl. The 32 bracket 256 player tournament will kick off on Aug. 25th and take place over the course of seven weeks, culminating with the championship race live at the L.A. Auto Show in November where the finalists will compete for a series of prizes including a chance to win a new Nissan! Full tournament details, registration and rules can be found here starting Aug. 18. And don’t forget, you can follow along with all the action here.
In addition to the tournament, Nissan and Xbox will also be hosting an in-game customization contest, as fans utilize the incredibly deep livery system of “Forza Motorsport 2″ to create unique and stunning paint jobs on their Nissan Sentra SE-Rs. The contest will be judged by a panel comprised of Turn 10 developers and Nissan representatives, as fans vie for the title of ultimate Nissan customizer. Full contest details and rules can be found here starting Aug. 18 as well.
But that’s not all. On top of the amazing content, tournaments and contests from Nissan and Xbox that kick off today, the famed Peugeot 908 race car is also now available for download. Coming off a second place finish at the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 908 not only brings yet another top-notch racecar to the Forza universe, but it is also the only paintable racecar to be included in the game. Please visit this site for a full list of available downloadable content, as well as in-depth Pit Pass reports, Auction House bid wars, tournament standings, and stat tracking.
[tags]racecar, forza, motorsports[/tags]