If you’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming release of Forza Motorsport 4 for the Xbox 360, we’ll give you the bad news first: thanks to EA Sports’ lock on Porsche cars in video games, Forza 4 won’t have a single stock Porsche vehicle in its list of cars. Unlike previous versions of the game, where EA licensed Porsche vehicles to Turn 10 for use in Forza, this time EA decided to lock down Porsche vehicles for use in their “Need For Speed” franchise only. Sure, that sucks, but you’ll still have access to RUF-tuned Porsches, just in limited quantities. You’ll also have access to the M12 FAV Warthog, carried over from the massively successful Halo series of first-person-shooters.
In the helpful video below, none other than Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson takes you through the Warthog’s features, like its “liquid cooled, hydrogen injected ICE-IC plant, coupled with an automatic, infinitely-variable transmission” and its “single unit nanotube skeleton tires.” Sure, this is straight out of science fiction, but I can tell you this: if you’re driving the Warhog on a track, you sure as hell won’t be yielding a line through the corner to other cars.