The long tease over the next ten weeks before Forza Horizon 5‘s launch continues, with developer Playground Games taking to social media to reveal more of the game’s launch day car list.
We’ve already seen a decent chunk of the car list revealed over the past week, with the full list of Ford and Mercedes — both parent Benz brand and the AMG sub-brand — for day one presented in a similar manner. Given the quantity of Fords in FH4, those two brands could account for 10% of FH5‘s car list between them.
Today it’s the turn of two other brands, one of which had its participation in the sequel in doubt until the most recent Forza Horizon Let’s Go stream.
On Monday, Playground revealed the complete list of Hoonigan vehicles that will make the transition to the Mexican version of the Horizon Festival. Though not entirely a real-world automotive manufacturer, the Hoonigan brand has an important role to play in Forza Horizon.
The company was founded by rally and stunt driver Ken Block, and the vehicles from the brand are machines specially modified for either event or exhibition driving. That means they’re ideal for some of the Horizon games’ skills and stunt events, often carrying points bonuses with them.
However the list of Hoonigan vehicles in the game has dropped from 16 to 11, which means that with the addition of the “Cossie V2” six cars won’t make the trip — at least at launch. That does include the RX-7 “Twerkstallion”, a popular vehicle for ticking off the Drift Zones in FH4, as well as the 1974 Bronco modified not for Block himself but for his wife.
- 2016 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Focus RS RX
- 1994 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC “Cossie V2″*
- 1991 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A
- 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo
- 1986 Hoonigan Ford RS200 Evolution
- 1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS1800
- 1977 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford F-150 “Hoonitruck”
- 1972 Hoonigan Chevrolet Napalm Nova
- 1965 Hoonigan Ford ‘Hoonicorn’ Mustang
- 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford ‘Hoonicorn’ Mustang
- 1955 Hoonigan Chevrolet Bel Air
The list of Jaguars has also shrunk slightly, from 16 down to 14, with four cars not hitting FH5 yet and two additions… or rather one and a bit.
Fortunately that one is a pretty impressive machine, with the Jaguar XJR-15 making its Forza series debut — Motorsport or Horizon (or Street). Built around Jaguar’s Le Mans-winning XJR-9, including a derivative of the V12, the XJR-15 was actually built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) as Jaguar Sport, in the same facility as and at the same time as the company developed the XJ220 supercar.
With a planned run of 50 cars, each coming in at £500,000 ($900,000 at the time), the XJR-15 also had a brief one-make race series of three races supporting the 1991 Formula 1 Grands Prix at Monaco, Silverstone, and Spa. Though it never raced beyond this, the car did form the basis of Nissan’s R390 Le Mans entry, and the sole R390 road car, which you can also drive in FH4.
In addition to the XJR-15, the C-X75 concept moves into the Jaguar stable for FH5. That was part of the James Bond offering in FH4 — for its appearance in Spectre — which suggests that the Bond vehicles won’t appear in the same fashion in FH5.
Sadly cut from the day one launch list are the classic C-Type, the XK120, the 2015 XKR-S, and the 1990 XJ-S. Of course all may yet re-appear as DLC pack vehicles or added to the game in future updates.
- 2018 Jaguar I-PACE
- 2017 Jaguar F-PACE S
- 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7
- 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé
- 2015 Jaguar XFR-S
- 2015 Jaguar XE-S
- 2012 Jaguar XKR-S
- 2010 Jaguar C-X75
- 1991 Jaguar Sport XJR-15*
- 1993 Jaguar XJ220
- 1964 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type
- 1961 Jaguar E-type S1
- 1959 Jaguar Mk II 3.8
- 1956 Jaguar D-Type
If that wasn’t quite enough, the PG Twitter account has also revealed a new car from Jaguar’s sister brand, Land Rover. The brand-new 2020 model Land Rover Defender 110 is not only making its Forza debut in FH5, we reckon it’s also the car’s gaming debut.
Update: PG has now also revealed the six-strong Land Rover stable which, aside from a “Forza Edition” model of the original Defender, is carried over complete from FH4.
Land Rover (6)
- 2020 Land Rover Defender 110X*
- 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar First Edition
- 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
- 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
- 1973 Land Rover Range Rover
- 1972 Land Rover Series III
By our count that makes 103 cars officially revealed across six brands and sub-brands so far — and we’re likely to see more over the coming weeks too. With a significant number of those preserved from the current title, it looks like FH5 could launch with well over 600 cars.
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