Forza Horizon 5 Car Wish List

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Given that "Fordzathon" was very... uh... lacking in Fords for rewards, I figured I would cook up alternative playlist rewards, a "what if" essentially, using just Ford seen previously in the franchise, partly 1. cuz that's the likely route PG would go for (probably) and 2. cuz why not?
Anyway, here goes:

2006 Ford GTX1 (Overall): Various leaks and rumors should tell why I'm picking the GTX1 as the overall reward in itself.

2007 Ford Shelby GT500 (Summer): This one I'll admit is a bit of a wildcard. I wasn't sure what to put here that would fit the first season, so I figured one of my personal fav Mustangs would do.

1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra (Autumn): Thought it'd be a good fit for Autumn. Some more late 70s muscle cars honestly wouldn't hurt :P

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Winter): A bit of FH1 nostalgia to make it through winter. What's not to love?

1959 Ford Thunderbird (Spring): The fact that Forza hasn't had a single Thunderbird in over 10 years is honestly baffling. The iconic original (as shown here) was in FM4, while post-360 Forza could've easily had the Turbo Coupe or even the last retro-styled one as a fun cult classic. PG should definitely consider bringing the Thunderbird back for the Mexico setting.
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2019 Hyundai iMax N - Vans and utility


"One of the most impressive vans in modern times is this one-off performance variant of the iMax to celebrate Hyundai's N brand."

Originally a one-off created by Hyundai Australia as an April Fools' joke, this hot rod of a van is definitely no joke at all, being powered by a 402hp, 3.5-litre V6 equipped with twin turbochargers and features an FR drivetrain linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, therefore being labeled as the "Drift Bus" because of its 50:50 weight distribution which makes it easy to slide this beast through the corners, and to complement this, it is equipped with a heavily-tuned suspension and differential to encourage track performance.

It is able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in around five seconds, and is able to punch its weight despite looking like a people's carrier being able to haul at least eight people. And because the iMax (Grand Starex in other countries) has been given the N-treatment, the seats were replaced with lighter materials, such as suede, and has been given an aerodynamic upgrade such as an updated rear bumper, skirts, splitter, and sports wheels.

Unfortunately, as stated before, the iMax N was only a one-off vehicle, and thus, Hyundai have no plans to mass-produce this model, only remaining a one-time, one-off vehicle which participated in Australian time attacks. But one can imagine the potential of this vehicle to become the ultimate production sleeper that can do it all, tear through tracks with style and finesse, then haul groceries, and bring the kids home. Had the iMax N been in production, expect the price tag to be very steep due to its heavy sporting and performance appeal.
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Speaking of FORDZATHON...
Four new Fords or returning ones would be much better than the three Renaults (why not the Clio V6, at least it's something different...)

And those are my picks in a better world..

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

1995 Ford GT90

1972 Ford Gran Torino

1958 Ford Thunderbird

And least but not last... as seasonal prize...

2022 Ford Puma Rally1 WRC

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What do you get when you combine a Nissan Z with a Nissan Murano? The 2022 Nissan Fairlady X, created by students at the Nissan Automobile Technical College!

2023 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 GR Sport Dakar

2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato (if we get Alfa Romeo back, that is)

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Off-Road Racer Concept

2023 Cadillac CT6
Theme: In memory of Ken Block

A collection of four of the greatest cars that the late, legendary Ken Block drove in recent times, carefully selected by the organizers of the Horizon Festival as a fitting tribute to him. May he rest in peace.

2018 Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo - Extreme track toys (unlikely, if not, impossible, but one can dream...)

2021 Subaru #43 Hoonigan Racing Divison WRX STI ARX Supercar - Rally monsters

2021 Hoonigan Audi S1 quattro "Hoonitron" - Drift cars

2022 Hoonigan Porsche 911 SVRSR "Hoonipigasus" - Extreme track toys

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Another day, another expansion idea

Expansion Idea: The Horizon High Life Expansion

  • Major feature of this expansion is brand new and expanded houses.
  • High Life Island features a gorgeous coastal city and lovely backroads leading to a stunning mexican mountainside. 1.5x times the size of Fortune Island.
  • These houses now function much more like TDU2. Each house on High Life Island has a fully explorable garage. Each garage can store multiple cars, minimum being 2, maximum being 10. You are fully free to place any cars from your my cars tab in these slots, open the doors/forzavista, customize, paint etc.
  • Each house saves your display cars. So one house could be full of Ferraris, next one Cult Classics, next one Off-Roaders etc.
  • Each house has places on the walls to hang up your own in game photos and a trophy cabinet for displaying in game achievements.
  • First game in Forza History in which you can walk around in these garages and see other players too. You can invite others to your garages - players can then challenge you to a race or download your displayed car(s) specific tune/livery.
  • Expansion is based around going to this island and taking over clubs based around using the most luxury cars from C, B, A, S1 and S2 class in the game
  • All new clothes added (new shop on the island)
  • All new Mansory car customization added to the game
  • Features two new race types - Lap Knockout and Multi-Class Championships.
On to the cars:

Expansion Cars:
2023 Audi R8 GT NEW

2002 Bentley Arnage T NEW

1937 Bugatti Type 37 SC Atlantic NEW

1953 Cadillac Series 52 Coupe by Ghia NEW


2022 Ferrari Roma NEW

2017 Genesis G90 NEW


2019 Italdesign DaVinci Concept NEW


2016 Lexus LC500 NEW


1963 Mercedes-Benz W100 600 NEW


1994 Venturi Atlantique 300 NEW


Festival Playlist Cars coming alongside the expansion

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible SUMMER REWARD








1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Pininfarina Berlinetta AUTUMN COMPLETION REWARD

Theme: Kei Icons
Contains some of the most iconic Japanese kei cars in history.

(All cars are new to Forza.)

New division: Kei cars

2017 Honda N-Box Custom - Kei cars

One of the best-selling kei cars in Japan in recent times, if not, all time, would have to be the Honda N-Box, with more than 1.7 million examples sold since its inception in 2013. The "N" comes from Honda's N series from the 60s and 70s. The model you see here is the front-wheel drive Custom L Turbo variant, powered by a 660cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine with a smooth power delivery and CVT transmission, producing 63 horsepower, the maximum output of any production Kei vehicle. The unique styling, ride quality, maximization of space, practicality, ease of customization and smooth power delivery are among a few factors why the N-Box sells like hotcakes in its native Japan, and this makes this one-of-a-kind machine a true icon that matches up with some of the all-time Kei car greats.

1991 Honda Beat - Kei cars

The Honda Beat, along with the Mazda Autozam and Suzuki Cappuccino, are known to be the among Kei sports car trio, or Kei ABC's, and that in recent times, they were referred to as "American immigrants" due to their popularity with American car collectors ever since they were legal to be imported. It also has an important history as well, with the car bearing some similarities to the Ferrari F40 - being the last car to be witnessed and approved by Soichiro Honda before his passing, and that it was designed by Pininfarina. Its fellow rivals may have been powered by turbocharged engines, but given Honda's expertise in engine design, they chose the tried-and-tested naturally aspirated approach, giving the car a more high-revving roar that set it apart. In many ways, it can also be considered the spiritual successor to the iconic S800 from 1970, which had been featured in past Forza titles.

1992 Mazda Autozam AZ-1 - Kei cars
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As Mazda were steadily hard at work with the Miata and RX series during the most part of the 80s and 90s, one such vehicle tends to be underestimated, and that would have to be the AZ-1 from their Autozam sub-brand. In some cases, this car was also branded as the Suzuki Cara, as it had used the same engine as the Alto, but the more popular and well-known version of this car was definitely from Mazda. Powering the car was a 660cc, 63-horsepower turbocharged three-cylinder engine that gave it torque and character like no other. It also featured gullwing doors, commonly used on exotics, mostly for ease of use and better practicality, as it wasn't just for show. A Mazdaspeed variant, known as the A-spec, was also released with specialized aero parts and a more aggressive suspension setup, which proved that while it may look like one cute machine, one must not underestimate its potential to be a very beastly car when tuned right. Like its fellow rivals, the Honda Beat and Suzuki Cappuccino, being that of the Kei ABC's, it has gained a cult following amongst American car enthusiasts and collectors ever since they have been legal to import.

1997 Subaru Vivio RX-R - Kei cars

Compared to the iconic Kei sports car trio, the Subaru Vivio RX-R seems to be built different, being based around a hatchback-like body to begin with. The name comes from the Roman numerals for six and zero (VI, VI and O), an allusion to its 660cc engine, which is common for Kei cars. The Vivio RX-R was indeed Subaru's best-known Kei car since the 360 Deluxe/Young SS of the 60s, and has that typical Subaru flair: being that of an all-wheel drive machine, just like the Impreza, Legacy and their best-known rally cars. What also set it apart was that the Vivio uses a supercharged engine, normally unheard of in most Kei cars where most were either turbocharged or naturally aspirated, allowing it to stand out from all the rest.

1991 Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) - Kei cars

Up there with the likes of the Swift Sport, Alto and Jimny, the Cappuccino may well be among Suzuki's most famous cars. Being a member of the Kei ABC's, or the Kei sports car trio of the 1990's, the Cappuccino was unique for being the only front-engined example of the bunch, while it still retained the familiar 63-horsepower turbocharged three-cylinder and lightweight driving character. It was also an icon of pop culture, as well, being featured in the Initial D anime and manga, beginning with Fourth Stage. It was said that in 1992, when Bugatti was under Italian ownership, they decided to create a more market-friendly version of the Cappuccino called the Espresso, which would have been sold in both Europe and Japan, but the project was canceled when the Italian-owned incarnation of Bugatti went bankrupt three years later, and was sold to Volkswagen, along with their return to France. Nonetheless, the Cappuccino is capable of almost unlimited customization, and demands to be raced. It had a resurgence of popularity, especially with American car collectors, ever since it became legal to import after the car had reached 25 years old.
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Since we will get the 2001 Ford Focus WRC for the second expansion as the only rally car, we desperately need more real rally spec cars like this :
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 4 Group A 1997 :

Ford Escort WRC 1997 :

Subaru Impreza WRC 1997 :

Toyota Corolla WRC 1998 :

Peugeot 206 WRC 2003 :
Decided to cook up a VW-oriented playlist after seeing the discussion on the General Discussion thread, featuring some old cars, one new car and a... potentially rescanned old car?
Summer: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX
I don't recall exactly but IIRC there was a leak involving an 03 Jetta GLX being mentioned rather than a Bora VR6 - a Jetta GLX has been previously featured in Forza Motorsport... 1. Seeing as this generation of Jetta is very popular in Mexico (it's comparable to that of the much-requested Tsuru), maybe the devs have already done a rescan of one of these it's just that they haven't released it yet? If that's the case, this playlist would be an excuse to finally release it, along with (in all likelyhood) some Fast and Furious-esque visual customization and (considerably less likely) a Ludacris rapping "I'm too fast for y'all man" as icing on the cake.

Autumn: 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v
Not gonna lie, it is a bit weird how we haven't got this version of the Scirocco since FM7. The OG may be more popular (I guess) but that hasn't stopped Forza devs from adding more unusual cars even in recent times, so...

Winter: 2008 Volkswagen Touareg R50
Well... it's an SUV. With a diesel V10, no less. Sounds to me like a good candidate for thrashing around the little snow Mexico has.

Spring: 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Arguably, the epitome of "all show and no go". It's anything but fast, but it's such a good looker you just don't care. If you do care about it's performance though, well... Forza's upgrade system exist. Just swap in a Porsche GT3 engine and then proceed to make kilometer-long wheelies with it. Duh.

Seasonal, 80 points: 2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
I'll admit, this may seem like an odd inclusion, especially seeing as we haven't gotten the Mk8 Golf R (yet), but if we were to get a Mk4 Jetta as part of the playlist, why not tie it together with the latest Jetta (GLI)? Also, this game seriously does. Not. Have. Enough. Low-end "'Super' Saloons" like the Sentra Nismo and the Lynk & Co 03+. They not only neatly fit people's desires for more "ordinary" cars, they're also fun to drive and upgrade in my experience. A Jetta GLI would be a much welcome addition in this regard.

Seasonal, 160 points: 2018 Volkswagen #94 Volkswagen Motorsport I.D R Pikes Peak I even need to say anything? The car speaks for itself. Mexico has a long, winding mountain road (and "hillclimb" race event). It's a match made in heaven. Plus, if you're the kind of guy AR12 suspects wouldn't be interested in any of the cars above (aka most of his fanbase), this would prob keep your mind at peace. I hope. Atleast for a brief period of time.