It’s official! ForzaTune Lite can now be downloaded for free on the iTunes App Store. Click here to go to iTunes and download your copy…
Official press release below
Combination of iPhone and XBOX 360 Benefits Virtual Racers
New iPhone app allows Forza Motorsport players to create better handling race cars.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009: FlameFront Studios, a provider of instructional products and services for automotive enthusiasts, today announced the release of ForzaTune™ for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. ForzaTune allows players of Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport racing simulator (on Xbox and Xbox 360) to enter vehicle parameters and get a detailed readout of suspension settings to use in the game. The new application makes it easier to tune in-game vehicles and helps virtual racers shave seconds off their lap times.
Until now, Forza Motorsport fans had several options to customize their road-gripping race cars. Players could pay for custom suspension tunes via a virtual marketplace, learn the intricacies of suspension dynamics themselves, or turn to suspension calculators in spreadsheets or online.
According to Anthony Curtis, lead programmer for ForzaTune, “The goal for this application was to take the accuracy of the spreadsheet-based calculators and embed them in a more convenient device. With ForzaTune the user can enter vehicle data and get customized suspension settings in a matter of seconds using iPhone’s touch interface.” These suspension settings cover tire pressure, camber, toe, caster, spring rates, anti-roll bars, rebound and bump. Properly adjusting these suspension components usually results in lap time reductions of one second or more—a significant margin in the racing world.
ForzaTune Lite is currently free to download from the Apple iTunes store. The full-featured ForzaTune Premiere will be available shortly after the October launch of Forza Motorsport 3 and will include aerodynamic, brake, and differential settings. Interested gamers can get more information at forzatune.com or download the app here.
FlameFront Studios was founded in 2007 by an avid car enthusiast looking for a better way to communicate automotive technology online. In addition to mobile applications, FlameFront Studios offers DVD courses for Ford Mustang Owners (http://maintainyourmustang.com) and operates AutoHowTV (http://autohow.tv), a site dedicated to free automotive how-to videos for Mustang and Nissan 350Z owners.
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