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1991 Mazda #55 Team Mazdaspeed 787B
A "banshee rotary". The sound of "seven thousand cats being stung by seven thousand wasps." These are just two of the more colorful descriptions from journalists about the 1991 Mazda #55 Team Mazdaspeed 787B’s inimitable 690-horsepower Wankel-type rotary engine. That motor and it’s unmistakable, gloriously chaotic noise is coming to bring a full aural and automotive assault to every track in Forza Motorsport 4. Of course, if you’re a traditionalist, you’ll first want to hit Le Mans and, in particular, the Mulsanne Straight, where the 787B is most at home. The 787B and its Group C brethren regularly hit speeds north of 215 mph, which eventually caused the Le Mans organizers to add chicanes in 1990. And in 1991, the 787B won Le Mans itself, only for Mazda to find its star car banned after a rules change banned Wankel-type rotaries from competition. The 787B now sits in a place of honor at Mazda’s Hiroshima museum and for good reason: Since the team’s victory twenty years ago, no other Japanese manufacturer has managed to win Le Mans, a fitting legacy for a car that needs to be seen, driven, and heard to be believed.
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If a person wanted to buy Forza, (for a son or grandchild of course) and I presume it runs on an 'XBox' (is there more than one model?) what controller/wheel would a person want?
For the child to use, naturally.....
This... ahem.. person... would want to buy (for a son or grandchild, of course) an Xbox 360 with a 250 GB hard drive. There is a 4GB version, which is cheaper, but Forza 4 isn't able to be fully installed on it.
For the controller/wheel, I would strongly suggest a mountable, force feedback wheel with pedals. 2 pedals is standard. Look for a 3-pedal setup if you want to use a clutch.
The Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel is a relatively inexpensive 2-pedal, flappy paddle option which ceased production in Sept 2011. You may be able to find leftover stock, or a used set for a very good price.