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Forza developer Turn 10 Studios is revving up a special stand-alone expansion for Forza Horizon 2 based on Universal Pictures' upcoming film Furious 7, reports the Associated Press.

A teaser trailer for the game, which is called Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, appeared on the Xbox Poland Facebook page earlier today. We've captured it for you below.

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious will be released March 27 for free on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It will not require Forza Horizon 2, the most recent entry in the Forza franchise, which was developed by Playground Games. The stand-alone Fast & Furious expansion will remain free until April 10; Furious 7 hits theaters April 3. After April 10, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious will cost $10.

The expansion takes place before the events of the film, according to the AP. Players take the role of a driver in France hunting down sweet rides for mechanic Tej Parker (played by Chris "Ludacris" Bridges in the film series and the game). Turn 10 is closely modeling the in-game cars after the vehicles in the movie, such as a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda and 2015 Dodge Charger.

Bill Kispert, executive vice president of digital licensing at Universal, and Turn 10 studio head Alan Hartman both told the AP that the companies have been discussing this kind of project for multiple years.

"It's kind of been a grand experiment," said Hartman. "I hope what we're doing here is a model for what we do in the future. It's been a great relationship, and I don't want to end it after this, so we'll see what's possible in the future."

For more on Furious 7, check out the latest trailer.

Update: Microsoft posted the trailer online. You can watch it above.

More than 11 cars will be featured in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, according to a press release. Here's a list of eight of them:

  • 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2012 Nissan GT-R Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1998 Toyota Supra Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2014 Maserati Ghibli S Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
  • 1970 Plymouth Cuda Fast & Furious Edition
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Fast & Furious Edition

Update 2: You can now download the game free on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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