Xbox 360 racing game Forza Motorsport 4 will pack a garage of 500 cars made by a selection of 80 manufacturers.

PS3 rival Gran Turismo 5 famously launched with 1031 cars.

But in Forza Motorsport 4 "each car will be like its own mini-level and after your tour you can take it out on the track", boasted a marketing survey that landed in Kotaku's lap.

That "automotive world tour" will be part of the career mode, apparently.

The show-room section, navigable using Kinect, teaches you about the cars and their manufacturers. You'll be educated by the boisterous voice of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarskon.

The survey went on to describe Forza Motorsport 4 as the "best looking game of the year with graphic fidelity 10 times better than the previous version, including new lighting and shading models".

Participants were also asked to rate how much they'd like to see an open world Forza Motorsport game, which would allow drivers the freedom of the open-road rather than race tracks with perimeters.

Forza 4 is on the autumn 2011 release-grid. We heard in February how the game will feature a raft of intricate tuning options. We also know that people with Kinect will be able to lean from side to side to alter their racing view, peering around corners for a better look at the road ahead.

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