Microsoft executive Tom Burt seems to have inadvertently confirmed the existence of Project Gotham Racing 5 whilst detailing the ins and outs of recording the engine sounds of his electric Tesla Roadster.
Website Game Stooge picked up on the comments made by Burt over on the Tesla Motors main page:
“A team of sound engineers from Microsoft Game Studios (some working on Forza, some on Project Gotham Racing) asked if I was willing to take my Roadster to a track so they could record a variety of sounds. Some time ago they had the opportunity to record Tesla motor noises when a prototype was being run on a dyno at Tesla. But the teams were excited about the prospect of recording other sounds, particularly tire skid and squeal noises, without the interference of loud engine and exhaust noise. Of course I said ‘yes’.”