Video: Forza Horizon demo hits the Xbox Live track

If you’re a fan of racing or driving games and own an Xbox 360, chances are you are at least somewhat familiar with the Forza franchise. And if you are a serious fan of Froza, you’ve undoubtedly memorized the date of October 26 – when the latest game in the popular franchise goes live.

In the meantime, an immersive Forza Horizon demo is now available on Xbox Live. The playable demo allows players to experience what Microsoft calls the fictional Colorado of Forza Horizon and drive a limited number of cars to sample at least some of the full game’s lineup. Indeed, Forza Horizon will see players racing in diverse settings, including the Horizon Festival where events are held on dirt roads and include street racing.

Microsoft is also announcing a freebie for gamers who download and play the Horizon demo and then purchase and play the full game online. So if  you purchase the game online after playing the demo, you’ll receive a specially designed in-game 2013 SRT Viper GTS. 

Microsoft has also confirmed additional Forza Horizon vehicles, including the 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400, 1968 Abarth 595 esseesse, 1969 Dodge Charger RT, 1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 Hemi, 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16, 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, 2009 Lexus IS F, 2011 Citroën DS3 Racing, 2011 Subaru WRX STi, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GrandSport Convertible, 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, 1957 Ferrari 250 California, 2005 TVR Sagaris, 2004 Saleen S7, 1997 McLaren F1 GT, 1974 Lancia Stratos HF and the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.