In a review entitled Forza Motorsport 3 gets your motor running, Globe and Mail game reporter Chad Sapieha writes:
"I'm not sure Nissan's cute little 2009 Versa SL hatchback was ever meant to go 298 kilometres per hour, but that's the speed at which I had it hurtling along the backstretch straightaway at Le Mans's famed Circuit de la Sarthe in Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 3, a new racing game exclusive to the Xbox 360.
Aside from its supercar-worthy performance, everything else about this video-game vehicle was utterly believable. From the little plastic Nissan logo at the centre of its hubcaps to the three fully functioning gauges behind the cockpit's chubby steering wheel, my virtual Versa looked just like the little red economy car that I own and drive – at much safer speeds, I should add.
This, in a nutshell, is the game's appeal. With more than 400 real-world cars, ranging from a 1987 Buick Regal GNX to the rare 2008 Koenigsegg CCGT racing car, everyone will be able to find authentic rides that they have either driven or wish they had...."