GDC: 55 Forza 2 cars revealed

American production cars listed, vehicles from other parts of the world to be unveiled soon

Microsoft has popped the hood on the American production cars featuring in forthcoming Xbox 360 racing title Forza 2, the 55-vehicle list including new interpretations of muscle cars, old classics and sporty motors.

The list follows in the wake of new screenshots and fun footage that's emerged from GDC this week.

You can view the full list below, but before scrolling down we need to inform you that beans have also been spilled on "very exciting new feature" the beefed up version of the Livery Editor which, Microsoft explains, gives the Forza community "the freedom to truly build their dream vehicle using any of the 300+ cars in the game."

"With the new and improved livery editor, gamers can put their own personal touch on every vehicle in their garage using unique paint schemes, personalized decals and logos, as well as their own art creations", the company has elaborated.

The Livery Editor is tied in with the Xbox Live Auction House in the game, and players can put up their designs for virtual sale. Real money isn't used in the auction house. A post on official Forza forums explains that "You're encouraged to use the auction house to further your in-game 'credits' so you can buy nicer, faster, and more expensive cars (and parts for them)." And car livery.

Anyway, below is the list of American production cars that have been revealed. Vehicles from other parts of the world featuring in Forza 2 are to be revealed as follows - Asian Production Cars (March 22), Tuner and Aftermarket Cars (April 5), Race Class Cars (April 19). The game releases in May.

1997 Acura NSX
2001 Acura Integra Type-R
2002 Acura RSX Type-S
2005 Acura NSX
2006 Acura RL A-Spec
1987 Buick Regal GNX
2004 Cadillac CTS-V
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454
1970 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
2002 Chevrolet Camaro 35th Anniversary SS
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Coupe
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
1998 Chrysler Eagle Talon TSi Turbo
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT
2005 Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Concept
1968 Chrysler Plymouth Barracuda Formula-S
2006 Chrysler Crossfire SRT6
1996 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo
1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
2003 Dodge SRT4
2003 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe
2003 Dodge Viper SRT10
1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE
2006 Dodge Charger SRT8
1966 Ford GT40 MkII
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R
2003 Ford Focus SVT
2005 Ford Ford GT
2005 Ford Mustang GT
2006 Ford Focus ST
2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe
2002 Lexus SC430
2003 Lexus IS300
2006 Lexus IS350
2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM
1968 Pontiac GTO Hardtop
2004 Pontiac GTO
2006 Pontiac Solstice
2000 Saleen S281
2004 Saleen S7
2006 Saleen S281 E
2006 Saturn ION Red Line
2005 Scion tC
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
1968 Shelby Mustang GT-500KR
1999 Shelby Series 1
2007 Shelby GT500
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