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The Rolls-Royce Wraith Took 8 Months to Build in Forza Motorsport 5

by Eric Frederiksen | August 23, 2014August 23, 2014 9:00 am PST

The people behind the Forza Motorsport games are perfectionists. When you start to zoom in on things, their obsession really shows, whether it’s the laser scanning of real-world tracks or detailed modeling of each car.

That quest for perfection resulted in eight months of work to bring the Rolls-Royce Wraith into Forza Motorsport 5.

The team had to build custom animation for the Rolls-Royce hood ornament, which retracts when the car is in park to keep thieves from stealing it. The inner ceiling of the nearly $300,000 car is dotted with thousands of LED lights that give it a starry look, shown in the gallery above. This view, of course, isn’t even available during races.

Not only does the Forza team demand perfection, so does Rolls-Royce itself.

“They have incredibly impeccable standards,” said John Wendl, Content Director for Turn 10 Studios. “It’s part of the reason why they haven’t been in a video game until now. It wasn’t until the Xbox One and the level of fidelity and resolution that we can bring a car that I think they felt was deserving of the level of attention to detail they put into their own cars.”

For a bit of perspective, the Nurburgring track, which is four times longer than any other track in the game, took about 9 months to build, over 13,000 man-hours, while the Rolls-Royce 2014 Wraith, again, took about 8 months.

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Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...