Got Forza Motorsport 4 for the XBox 360? Good. Got a 2012 BMW M5? No? Then this might interest you.

Video games aren't just video games any more, they're the gateway to something much better. Gran Turismo has turned several gamers into real racing drivers with the GT Academy, and Forza 4 players can win something special too -  a 2012 BMW M5, BMW's latest super sedan.

The BMW M5 Forza Cup will test the racing skill of players across the world. After signing up via Xbox Live or at, gamers will compete to set the quickest times at famous circuits like the Nurburgring Nordschleife, where the new M5 was developed.

On the 26th November 2011, 16 finalists will descend on the BMW Welt museum in Munich to compete for the ultimate prize - a new M5, that's sure to make even the highly detailed virtual one feel dull and lifeless.

If the competition isn't for you there are still plenty of other BMWs to enjoy in Forza 4, including the 1M Coupe and the new BMW 6-Series Coupe.

Even if BMWs aren't your thing, Forza 4 has around 500 different cars and more than 100 circuits. It was launched a few days ago, so if you have an XBox 360 and answered "no" to the first question at the top, you know what you have to do...