Forza Horizon 5 Guide: Car List, Locations, Feature List, and More

Forza Horizon 5 is the fifth title in the Forza Motorsport-spinoff, open-world Horizon series.

The Horizon series is developed in the UK by Playground Games, and although the titles are inspired by the Motorsport series they’re quite a different prospect. Taking place in a large open-world map, the series is as much about driving between races and discovering the world as it is racing.

As an Xbox Studios title, FH5 is exclusive to the Xbox console family, and is available on Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles, along with PC through the Windows and Steam stores.

Table of Contents

Introduction

After months of rumors, Playground Games revealed Forza Horizon 5 during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 in June 2021.

The presentation confirmed several details that had long been part of speculation about the title. Firstly it was going to beat the next Forza Motorsport to launch, marking the first time that there was no Motorsport title between Horizon releases.

Also confirmed was the game’s location: Mexico. As with previous titles, this would be a large map based on the landscape of Mexico – specifically a region around the city of Guanajuato, a major location in the country’s motor industry – but not a direct 1:1 recreation. The map would also take in the Gulf coast, different types of desert, the rainforests, and an active volcano.

Release Date

Forza Horizon 5 launched on November 9 2021, with Early Access available from November 5 for players who bought the digital-only Premium Edition.

Those dates apply across all platforms, covering Xbox One and Series consoles, PC on Steam and Windows stores, and on Game Pass.

Features

Open World

Forza Horizon 5 is an open-world racer just like its predecessors. That means it’s set on a large map which takes inspiration from the real world — in this case Mexico — and players will be able to drive almost anywhere on it, not even limited to paved roads.

The map features a selection of areas themed around certain kinds of landscape, with 11 of these “biomes” in total. That covers the densely packed roads in urbanized areas of the central city of Guanajuato, different types of desert and coast, canyon, farmlands, and the Gran Caldera volcano.

There’s some physical barriers, including impassable geography, but otherwise players are able to drive from just about anywhere on the map to just about anywhere else in any manner.

It’s of particular note is that the FH5 map is roughly 50% larger than the FH4 map, coming in at more than 40 square miles, and that volcano is the highest point in the entire history of the Horizon games.

Story Mode

PG revealed more about the story mode of FH5 in early September, and while it seems broadly familiar there are also some radical changes.

Ultimately the base is the same theme as previous titles: the player participates in the “Horizon Festival”, a celebration of motoring which attracts car enthusiasts from around the world to drive and race together.

Unlike its predecessors, FH5 will feature six different Festival hubs, each centered on a different challenge. There’s the Apex Festival for road races, the Baja Festival for cross country, the Rush Festival for PR stunts, the Street Scene Festival for street races, the Wilds Festival for dirt races, and the Festival Main Stage which will serve as a story hub.

Players will need to drive around the fictional Mexican map on “Expedition” events to find new locations for the festival. These are like a cross between the Showcase events (though four of these are also in the game, including a race against a turboprop cargo plane and the traditional train race) and a Horizon Story, with players trekking to landmarks to set up new Festival sites.

This time round the game is based on Accolades, with players picking up Accolade points for various tasks and challenges of different difficulty levels — nearly 2,000 of them, going by the pre-release footage. It’s actually relatively similar to how the LEGO Speed Champions DLC for FH4 functioned, but split into different categories. You’ll also be able to bash XP signs to level up and fast travel boards.

All story mode events will be available both as single player and as co-op multiplayer too.

Season Changes & Weather

FH5 will bring back the season-change mechanism from FH4, though there are set to be a few changes. The seasons will keep their names, but to reflect the seasons of Mexico they’ll be appended with additional descriptors: summer is wet season, autumn is storm season, winter is dry season, and spring is hot season.

PG has discussed the weather in FH5 on a couple of occasions, and it appears that the discrete sets of weather for each season – as we saw in FH4 – are less of a thing than the climate for each biome. That would, for example, mean snow remaining on the map’s highest points during the hot season.

Other weather phenomena, such as sandstorms and hurricanes, have also been mentioned, and we’ll find out more in due course.

Customization

FH4 featured an incredible range of vehicle modifications, and that returns in FH5. The game features hundreds more visual upgrades and thousands more performance parts, with many vehicles able to have mechanical tuning of every major component and even engine and drivetrain swaps, with bodykits, light bars, and aerodynamic pieces available too.

The livery editor also returns from FH4 too. That allows players the scope to repaint and sticker-up their cars as they see fit.

In addition to car customization, players can change their avatar’s appearance in more detail than before. FH5 players will be able to pick hair styles and colors, pick voices and limb prostheses, and buy new clothing items with in-game credits — though rarer items can only come through the random luck of wheelspins.

DLC & Expansions

PG hasn’t made any specific mention of any expansions just yet, but the listing for the game’s Premium Edition includes “Expansion 1” and “Expansion 2”.

We don’t yet know what the themes of these packs will be, or when they will arrive, but FH4 saw two expansion packs at six and 12 months into its life, and FH3’s two expansion packs were similarly timed. Each also featured a map expansion for the first and a toy-themed tie-in for the second.

The Premium and Deluxe Editions also include a Car Pass, along with a Welcome Pack for the Premium version. That alone confirms there’ll be more cars coming with 50 in the Car Pass (8 bonus, and one car added each week for ten months), and five in the Welcome Pack.

There’s not yet been any announcement on free DLC cars yet, which FH4 received monthly.

Online Multiplayer

The FH5 online multiplayer is broadly similar to FH4’s, with races and events both against and co-operatively with other players online. There’s a couple of changes, such as the Forzathon Live event now becoming Horizon Arcade, and a new Horizon Tour feature that allows players to drive in convoy between race events. The Eliminator returns too.

As well as standard online modes, the “Drivatar” system will return, allowing you to race other people even if they aren’t online, and vice versa, through a virtual simulation of your pace and driving style.

A new system called “Forza LINK” will debut in FH5. It’s an AI assistant that keeps track of how you play the game and tracks your statistics in order to pair you up with other players online who have similar preferences or need to meet similar goals.

Xbox Series X Upgrades

As with FH4, FH5 will benefit from enhancements if playing the Xbox Series X or Series S versions rather than Xbox One.

Xbox One will hit a maximum 1080p resolution at 30fps. Series S also runs at 1080p30, but with an optional 60fps mode with some reduction in graphical effects to allow for the higher frame rate. Series X meanwhile also runs at 30fps but in 4K resolution, again with an optional 60fps mode.

You’ll also be able to see ray-tracing effects on the Series consoles, albeit in Forzavista only, and there’s the enhancements to loading times and audio that come with the new-generation consoles.

Car List

Although FH4 eventually packed in close to 800 cars, FH5 launched with a smaller stable of 534 cars available. Many of these were vehicles that had been in the previous game, with a handful of new additions like the Aston Martin Valhalla, and a few notable absences.

Starting in August 2021, PG started to reveal parts of the car list across social media. That was eventually paired up with a large, 420+ vehicle announcement, and some more of the blanks were filled in just ahead of launch.

FH5 has followed in FH4’s footsteps in providing new cars with each Series update and a paid add-on DLC Car Pass also adds another 42 vehicles — eight at launch and 34 coming at the rate of one car per week.

Not all cars are available to purchase normally in the “Autoshow”, with some only available through the Wheelspin lottery, completing Playlist events, through the weekly Forzathon Shop, or sold by other players in the Auction House.

Acura (3)

  • 2017 Acura NSX
  • 2002 Acura RSX Type-S
  • 2001 Acura Integra Type-R

Alpine (2)

  • 2017 Alpine A110
  • 1973 Alpine A110 1600s

Alumi Craft (1)

  • 2015 Alumi Craft Class 10 Race Car

AMC (1)

  • 1973 AMC Gremlin X

AMG Transport Dynamics (1)

  • 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST

Apollo (2)

  • 2018 Apollo Intensa Emozione
  • 2018 Apollo Intensa Emozione Welcome Pack Edition

Ariel (2)

  • 2016 Ariel Nomad
  • 2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8

Ascari (1)

  • 2012 Ascari KZ1R

Aston Martin (8)

  • 2019 Aston Martin Valhalla Concept Car*
  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
  • 2017 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro
  • 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12
  • 2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5

ATS (1)

  • 2018 ATS GT

Audi (20)

  • 2020 Audi RS 3 Sedan (Car Pass)
  • 2018 Audi RS 4 Avant
  • 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe (Car Pass)
  • 2018 Audi TT RS (Car Pass)
  • 2016 Audi R8 V10 plus
  • 2015 Audi RS 6 Avant
  • 2015 Audi S1
  • 2015 Audi TTS Coupe
  • 2013 Audi R8 Coupe V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
  • 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant
  • 2013 Audi RS 7 Sportback
  • 2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback
  • 2011 Audi RS 5 Coupe
  • 2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
  • 2009 Audi RS 6
  • 2006 Audi RS 4
  • 2003 Audi RS 6
  • 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant
  • 1995 Audi RS 2 Avant
  • 1983 Audi Sport quattro

Austin Healey (1)

  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite MkI

Auto Union (1)

  • 1939 Auto Union Type D

BAC (1)

  • 2014 BAC Mono

Bentley (4)

  • 2017 Bentley Continental Supersports
  • 2016 Bentley Bentayga
  • 1930 Bentley 4-1/2 Litre Supercharged
  • 1930 Bentley 8 Litre

BMW (27)

  • 2020 BMW M8 Competition Coupe (Car Pass)
  • 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
  • 2018 BMW i8 Roadster
  • 2018 BMW M5
  • 2016 BMW M2 Coupe
  • 2016 BMW M4 GTS
  • 2015 BMW i8
  • 2015 BMW X6 M
  • 2014 BMW M4 Coupe
  • 2013 BMW M6 Coupe
  • 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
  • 2011 BMW X5 M
  • 2011 BMW X5 M Forza Edition (VIP)
  • 2009 BMW M5
  • 2008 BMW M3
  • 2008 BMW Z4 M Coupe
  • 2005 BMW M3
  • 2003 BMW M5
  • 2002 BMW M3 GTR
  • 2002 BMW Z3 M Coupe
  • 1997 BMW M3
  • 1995 BMW M5
  • 1991 BMW M3
  • 1988 BMW M5
  • 1981 BMW M1
  • 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
  • 1957 BMW Isetta 300 Export

Bugatti (5)

  • 2019 Bugatti Divo
  • 2018 Bugatti Chiron
  • 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport
  • 1926 Bugatti Type 35 C

Buick (2)

  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 1970 Buick GSX

Cadillac (2)

  • 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
  • 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

Can-Am (1)

  • 2018 Can-Am Maverick X RS Turbo R

Caterham (1)

  • 2013 Caterham Superlight R500

Chevrolet (26)

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe (C8)*
  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • 1996 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport
  • 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
  • 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport
  • 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
  • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport 454
  • 1970 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
  • 1970 Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport 454
  • 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport Coupe
  • 1969 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport 396
  • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427
  • 1964 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport 409
  • 1960 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • 1955 Chevrolet 150 Utility Sedan
  • 1953 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Forza Edition

Datsun (1)

  • 1970 Datsun 510

DeBerti Design (4)

  • 2019 DeBerti Design Toyota Tacoma TRD ‘The Performance Truck’
  • 2018 DeBerti Design Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Drift Truck
  • 2018 DeBerti Design Ford F-150 Prerunner
  • 2013 DeBerti Design Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

DeLorean (1)

  • 1982 DeLorean DMC-12

Dodge (14)

  • 2018 Dodge Durango SRT
  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
  • 2016 Dodge Viper ACR
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
  • 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
  • 2013 Dodge SRT Viper GTS
  • 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8 (Car Pass)
  • 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
  • 1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
  • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
  • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T Forza Edition (VIP)
  • 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona HEMI
  • 1968 Dodge Dart Hemi Super Stock

Donkervoort (1)

  • 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO

Exomotive (2)

  • 2018 Exomotive Exocet Off-Road
  • 2018 Exomotive Exocet Off-Road Forza Edition

Ferrari (38)

  • 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo
  • 2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale
  • 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista
  • 2019 Ferrari Monza SP2 (Car Pass)
  • 2018 Ferrari FXX-K Evo (Car Pass)
  • 2018 Ferrari Portofino
  • 2017 Ferrari #25 Corse Clienti 488 Challenge (Car Pass)
  • 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast
  • 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso
  • 2017 Ferrari J50 (Car Pass)
  • 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB
  • 2015 Ferrari F12tdf
  • 2014 Ferrari California T
  • 2014 Ferrari FXX K
  • 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
  • 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale
  • 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evolution
  • 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO
  • 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
  • 2005 Ferrari FXX
  • 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
  • 2002 Ferrari 575 Maranello
  • 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
  • 1996 Ferrari F50 GT
  • 1995 Ferrari F50
  • 1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
  • 1992 Ferrari 512TR
  • 1989 Ferrari F40 Competizione
  • 1987 Ferrari F40
  • 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO
  • 1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
  • 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
  • 1967 Ferrari #24 Ferrari Spa 330 P4
  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 California

Ford (58)

  • 2021 Ford Bronco*
  • 2020 Ford #2069 Ford Performance Bronco R*
  • 2020 Ford #2069 Ford Performance Bronco R Welcome Pack Edition*
  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
  • 2020 Ford Super Duty F-450 DRW Platinum*
  • 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
  • 2018 Ford #24 Mustang RTR
  • 2018 Ford #88 Mustang RTR
  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT
  • 2018 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5
  • 2017 Ford #14 Rahal Letterman Fiesta ST GRC
  • 2017 Ford #25 “Brocky” Ultra4 Bronco RTR*
  • 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
  • 2017 Ford Focus RS
  • 2017 Ford GT
  • 2017 Ford M-Sport Fiesta RS
  • 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R
  • 2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351
  • 2014 Ford #11 Rockstar F-150 Trophy Truck
  • 2014 Ford Fiesta ST
  • 2014 Ford FPV Limited Edition Pursuit Ute
  • 2014 Ford Ranger T6 Rally Raid
  • 2013 Ford Shelby GT500
  • 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
  • 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
  • 2009 Ford Focus RS
  • 2005 Ford GT
  • 2003 Ford Focus RS
  • 2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
  • 1999 Ford Racing Puma
  • 1999 Ford Racing Puma Forza Edition (VIP)
  • 1994 Ford Supervan 3
  • 1993 Ford SVT Cobra R
  • 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
  • 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
  • 1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo
  • 1985 Ford RS200 Evolution
  • 1981 Ford Fiesta XR2
  • 1977 Ford Escort RS1800
  • 1977 Ford #5 Escort RS1800 MkII
  • 1975 Ford Bronco
  • 1973 Ford Capri RS3100
  • 1973 Ford Escort RS1600
  • 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO
  • 1970 Ford GT70
  • 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • 1968 Ford Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback
  • 1967 Ford Racing Escort Mk1*
  • 1966 Ford GT40 MkII
  • 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina
  • 1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
  • 1965 Ford Transit
  • 1964 Ford GT40 MkI
  • 1959 Ford Anglia 105E
  • 1956 Ford F-100
  • 1940 Ford De Luxe Coupe
  • 1932 Ford De Luxe Five-Window Coupe

Formula Drift (14)

  • 2020 Formula Drift #91 BMW M2
  • 2020 Formula Drift #151 Toyota GR Supra
  • 2019 Formula Drift #411 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
  • 2018 Formula Drift #64 Nissan 370Z
  • 2017 Formula Drift #357 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • 2016 Formula Drift #530 HSV Maloo Gen-F
  • 2015 Formula Drift #13 Ford Mustang
  • 2013 Formula Drift #777 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 2009 Formula Drift #99 Mazda RX-8
  • 2007 Formula Drift #117 599 GTB Fiorano
  • 2006 Formula Drift #43 Dodge Viper SRT10
  • 1997 Formula Drift #777 Nissan 240SX
  • 1995 Formula Drift #34 Toyota Supra MkIV
  • 1989 Formula Drift #98 BMW 325i

Forsberg Racing (3)

  • 2010 Toyota Gumout 2JZ Camry Stock Car
  • 2014 Forsberg Racing Nissan “SafariZ” 370Z Safari Rally Tribute (Car Pass)
  • 1975 Nissan “Gold Leader” Datsun 290Z

Funco Motorsports (1)

  • 2018 Funco Motorsports F9

GMC (2)

  • 1970 GMW Jimmy
  • 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500

Hennessey (2)

  • 2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6
  • 2012 Hennessey Venom GT

Holden (3)

  • 1977 Holden Torana A9X
  • 1974 Holden Sandman HQ panel van
  • 1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350

Honda (15)

  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • 2016 Honda Civic GRC
  • 2015 Honda Civic Type R
  • 2009 Honda S2000 CR
  • 2007 Honda Civic Type R
  • 2005 Honda NSX-R GT
  • 2005 Honda NSX-R
  • 2004 Honda Civic Type R
  • 2003 Honda S2000
  • 1997 Honda Civic Type R
  • 1994 Honda Prelude Si
  • 1992 Honda NSX-R
  • 1991 Honda CR-X SiR
  • 1984 Honda Civic CRX Mugen
  • 1974 Honda Civic RS

Hoonigan (12)

  • 2016 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Focus RS RX
  • 1994 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC “Cossie V2″*
  • 1992 Hoonigan Mazda RX-7 Twerkstallion
  • 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

Hot Wheels (3)

  • 2020 Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Bone Shaker
  • 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker
  • 1969 Hot Wheels Twin Mill

HSV (2)

  • 2014 HSV GEN-F GTS
  • 2014 HSV Limited Edition Gen-F GTS Maloo

Hummer (1)

  • 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha

Hyundai (1)

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N

Infiniti (1)

  • 2015 Infiniti Q60 Concept

International (1)

  • 1970 International Scout 800A

ItalDesign (1)

  • 2018 ItalDesign Zerouno

Jaguar (17)

  • 2018 Jaguar I-PACE
  • 2017 Jaguar F-PACE S
  • 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7
  • 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe
  • 2015 Jaguar XE-S
  • 2015 Jaguar XFR-S
  • 2015 Jaguar XKR-S GT
  • 2012 Jaguar XKR-S
  • 2010 Jaguar C-X75
  • 1991 Jaguar Sport XJR-15*
  • 1993 Jaguar XJ220
  • 1993 Jaguar XJ220S TWR (Car Pass)
  • 1966 Jaguar XJ13 (Car Pass)
  • 1964 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type
  • 1961 Jaguar E-type S1
  • 1959 Jaguar Mk II 3.8
  • 1956 Jaguar D-Type

Jeep (6)

  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
  • 2016 Jeep Trailcat
  • 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • 1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade

Koenigsegg (6)

  • 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
  • 2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS
  • 2016 Koenigsegg Regera
  • 2015 Koenigsegg One:1
  • 2010 Koenigsegg CCGT
  • 2002 Koenigsegg CC8S

KTM (2)

  • 2018 KTM GT4
  • 2013 KTM X-Bow R

Lamborghini (22)

  • 2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo (Car Pass)
  • 2019 Lamborghini Urus
  • 2018 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
  • 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante
  • 2016 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4
  • 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV
  • 2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4
  • 2013 Lamborghini Veneno
  • 2012 Lamborghini Aventador J
  • 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
  • 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante
  • 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
  • 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
  • 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Forza Edition
  • 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV
  • 2008 Lamborghini Reventon
  • 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GTR
  • 1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
  • 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
  • 1986 Lamborghini LM 002
  • 1973 Lamborghini Espada 400GT (Car Pass)
  • 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400

Land Rover (6)

  • 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 X
  • 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

Lexus (3)

  • 2015 Lexus RC F
  • 2010 Lexus LFA*
  • 1997 Lexus SC300

Local Motors (1)

  • 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter

Lola (1)

  • 1969 Lola #6 Penske Sunoco T70 MkIIIB

Lotus (6)

  • 2020 Evija
  • 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven
  • 2012 Lotus Exige S
  • 1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190
  • 1997 Lotus Elise GT1
  • 1971 Lotus Elan Sprint

Maserati (5)

  • 2017 Maserati Levante S
  • 2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S
  • 2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S Forza Edition
  • 2008 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa
  • 1939 Maserati 8CTF

Mazda (9)

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5
  • 2013 Mazda MX-5
  • 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
  • 2005 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5
  • 2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type-A
  • 1997 Mazda RX-7
  • 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • 1992 Mazda 323 GT-R (Car Pass)
  • 1990 Mazda Savanna RX-7

McLaren (14)

  • 2021 McLaren 620R (Car Pass)
  • 2021 McLaren 765LT Coupe
  • 2020 McLaren GT*
  • 2019 McLaren Speedtail
  • 2019 McLaren 720S Spider
  • 2018 McLaren 720S Coupe
  • 2018 McLaren 600LT Coupe
  • 2018 McLaren Senna
  • 2015 McLaren 650S Coupe
  • 2014 McLaren 650S Spider
  • 2015 McLaren 570S Coupe
  • 2013 McLaren P1
  • 1997 McLaren F1 GT
  • 1993 McLaren F1

Mercedes-AMG (6)

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG One*
  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S
  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R
  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe
  • 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S

Mercedes-Benz (18)

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz #24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz #24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck Forza Edition
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR
  • 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR Forza Edition
  • 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
  • 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300CE AMG “Hammer”
  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe
  • 1939 Mercedes-Benz W154
  • 1929 Mercedes-Benz Super Sport Kurz Barker Roadster

Mercury (1)

  • 1970 Cyclone Spoiler

Meyers (2)

  • 1971 Meyers Manx
  • 1971 Meyers Manx Forza Edition

MG (3)

  • 2015 MG MG3
  • 2005 MG X-Power SV (Car Pass)
  • 1986 MG Metro 6R4

Mini (8)

  • 2021 MINI John Cooper Works GP (Car Pass)
  • 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4
  • 2018 MINI X-Raid John Cooper Works Buggy
  • 2013 MINI X-Raid ALL4 Racing Countryman
  • 2012 MINI John Cooper Works GP
  • 2009 MINI John Cooper Works
  • 1965 MINI Cooper S
  • 1965 MINI Cooper S Forza Edition

Mitsubishi (8)

  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Welcome Pack Edition*
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR
  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR
  • 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
  • 1997 Mitsubishi GTO
  • 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
  • 1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R

Morgan (1)

  • 2014 Morgan 3-Wheeler

Morris (2)

  • 1958 Morris Minor 1000
  • 1958 Morris Minor 1000 Forza Edition

Mosler (1)

  • 2010 Mosler MT900S

Napier (1)

  • 1933 Napier-Railton

NIO (1)

  • 2016 NIO EP9

Nissan (24)

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo
  • 2017 Nissan GT-R
  • 2016 Nissan TITAN Warrior Concept
  • 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
  • 2010 Nissan 370Z
  • 2004 Nissan Pickup #23 Rally Raid*
  • 2003 Nissan Fairlady Z
  • 2003 Nissan Fairlady Z Forza Edition
  • 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
  • 1998 Nissan R390
  • 1998 Nissan Silvia K’s Aero
  • 1997 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
  • 1995 Nissan NISMO GT-R LM
  • 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  • 1994 Nissan Silvia K’s
  • 1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
  • 1993 Nissan 240SX SE
  • 1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K’s
  • 1990 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R
  • 1987 Nissan Skyline GTS-R (R31)
  • 1973 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R
  • 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
  • 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432

Noble (2)

  • 2010 Noble M600
  • 2006 Noble M400 (Car Pass)

Oldsmobile (1)

  • 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (Car Pass)

Opel (1)

  • 1984 Opel Manta 400

Pagani (4)

  • 2016 Pagani Huayra BC
  • 2016 Pagani Huayra BC Forza Edition
  • 2010 Pagani Zonda R
  • 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

Peel (2)

  • 1965 Peel Trident
  • 1962 Peel P50

Penhall (1)

  • 2011 Penhall “The Cholla”

Peugeot (3)

  • 2007 Peugeot 207 Super 2000
  • 1991 Peugeot 205 Rallye
  • 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

Plymouth (1)

  • 1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 HEMI

Polaris (1)

  • 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS

Pontiac (4)

  • 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
  • 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA Forza Edition
  • 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
  • 1965 Pontiac GTO

Porsche (31)

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S*
  • 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Welcome Pack Edition*
  • 2019 Porsche Macan Turbo
  • 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S
  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Forza Edition
  • 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS
  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
  • 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
  • 2018 Porsche Macan Rally Raid*
  • 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
  • 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
  • 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
  • 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
  • 2004 Porsche 911 GT3
  • 2003 Porsche Carrera GT
  • 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion
  • 1995 Porsche 911 GT2
  • 1993 Porsche 968 Turbo S
  • 1989 Porsche #65 Rothsport Racing 911 “Desert Flyer”*
  • 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
  • 1987 Porsche 959
  • 1985 Porsche #185 Prodrive Rally Raid
  • 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3
  • 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
  • 1970 Porsche #3 917/LH
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super

Radical (1)

  • 2015 Radical RXC Turbo

RAESR (1)

  • 2019 RAESR Tachyon Speed

Ram (1)

  • 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

Reliant (1)

  • 1972 Reliant Supervan III

Renault (7)

  • 2018 Renault Megane R.S
  • 2013 Renault Clio R.S. 200 EDC
  • 2008 Renault Megane R26.R
  • 1993 Renault Clio Williams
  • 1980 Renault 5 Turbo
  • 1968 Renault 4L Export
  • 1967 Renault 8 Gordini

Rimac (1)

  • 2019 Rimac Concept TWO

RJ Anderson (1)

  • 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck

Saleen (2)

  • 2018 Saleen S1
  • 2004 Saleen S7

Shelby (2)

  • 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

Sierra Cars (1)

  • 2021 Sierra RX3*

Subaru (8)

  • 2019 Subaru STI S209 (Car Pass)
  • 2015 Subaru WRX STI
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ
  • 2011 Subaru WRX STI
  • 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
  • 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
  • 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi

Toyota (19)

  • 2020 Toyota GR Supra*
  • 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro (Car Pass)
  • 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
  • 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro (Car Pass)
  • 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser AT37
  • 2013 Toyota 86
  • 2007 Toyota Hilux AT38
  • 2003 Toyota Celica SS-I
  • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ
  • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ Welcome Pack Edition*
  • 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  • 1993 Toyota #1 T100 Baja Truck
  • 1992 Toyota Celica GT-Four RC ST185
  • 1992 Toyota Supra 2.0 GT Twin Turbo
  • 1989 Toyota MR2 SC
  • 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
  • 1979 Toyota FJ40
  • 1974 Toyota Celica GT
  • 1969 Toyota 2000GT

TVR (3)

  • 2018 TVR Griffith
  • 2005 TVR Sagaris
  • 1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12

Ultima (1)

  • 2015 Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020

Vauxhall (3)

  • 2016 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
  • 2005 Vauxhall Monaro VXR
  • 1990 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

Volkswagen (17)

  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf R (Car Pass)
  • 2017 Volkswagen #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle
  • 2014 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R
  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2003 Volkswagen Golf R32
  • 1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Mk3
  • 1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6
  • 1992 Volkswagen Golf Gti 16v Mk2
  • 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • 1982 Volkswagen Pickup LX (Car Pass)
  • 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S
  • 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert Dingo Racing Stock Bug
  • 1969 Volkswagen Class 5/1600 Baja Bug
  • 1963 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Forza Edition
  • 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe

Volvo (3)

  • 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
  • 1997 Volvo 850 R
  • 1983 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution

Vuhl (1)

  • 2017 Vuhl 05RR

Willys (1)

  • 1945 Willys MB Jeep

Wuling (1)

  • 2013 Wuling Sunshine S

Zenvo (2)

  • 2019 Zenvo TSR-S
  • 2016 Zenvo ST1

Track List

Horizon games don’t have tracks per se. They’re open-world games based on large maps inspired by the locations in which they’re based – in this case Mexico. The courses you race on then are based on the roads that cross the landscape, with 562 roads to discover in 56 areas of the map. As with previous titles, some will be rather short, some enormous, and there’ll be a mixture of laps and point-to-point.

However, previous Horizon games have also featured some areas specifically for racing: drag strips, stunt areas, and even a dedicated circuit in the LEGO Speed Champions DLC for FH4.

With the full map reveal in August 2021 we got to see several areas where drag racing could take place, along with a dirt racing facility — which could be the dedicated race circuit previously mentioned by PG — and the Horizon Stadium.

More importantly though is the “Event Lab” event creator tool, which allows you to create races pretty much anywhere in the game, as well as entirely new and unique events that run to their own rules.

Critical Reception

As with its predecessor, Forza Horizon 5 received mostly glowing reviews at launch, to become one of the most highly rated titles on the Xbox platform.

While it only matches FH4’s Metacritic score of 92, several outlets gave FH5 a perfect 100% score, and most praise the advances in visuals and sound effects, as well as the new environment.

When GTPlanet reviewed Forza Horizon 5 ahead of launch, we gave it a slightly higher score than Horizon 4, at 4.6 stars.

Achievements

Playground Games revealed the full list of Forza Horizon 5 Achievements during the Let’s Go live stream on October 4. The initial list, before any DLC expansions, consists of 53 Acheivements, adding up to a total of 1000GS.

A lot of the list deals with game progression milestones, much as you’d expect. That covers details like the Showcase events, opening up the new Horizon Festival locations, uncovering all the Barn Finds, map exploration, and the traditional bonus boards.

Of course there’s a few more beside that require specific tasks, such as smashing up those cacti or performing stunts in a certain way. We’re also expecting more Achievements to come in DLC packs later in the game’s life.

  • Hall of Famer – Reach the Horizon Hall of Fame (50)
  • Seasoned Veteran – Complete a Festival Playlist activity in every season (50)
  • Racing and Pacing and Plotting the Course – Win 80 different Race Events in Mexico (50)
  • Living Legend – Earn 300 stars from PR Stunts in Mexico (50)
  • Viva Horizon! – Unlock your first Horizon Finale Event (30)
  • Fit to Print – Take 50 photos of Legendary cars for Horizon Promo (30)
  • You Could Say I’m a Fan – Earn a Manufacturer Bonus for a collection of 25 or more cars (30)
  • No Stone Unturned – Complete your first Expedition (30)
  • Chicken Dinner – Win your first game of The Eliminator (30)
  • Unbeatable Triumph – Win 6 different Race Events against Unbeatable Drivatars (30)
  • Complete Collection – Find and smash all 250 Bonus Boards in Mexico (30)
  • Mogul – Purchase all 7 Player Houses (30)
  • I Have the High Ground – Win 3 Rivals Events in 3 different PI Classes while driving the same car (30)
  • This Is The Way – Start a new chapter of the Horizon Adventure (20)
  • Putting on a Show – Win every Showcase Event (20)
  • Cover to Cover – Earn 3 stars on all chapters in a single Horizon Story (20)
  • Jackpot – Fully complete a run of Super7 (20)
  • Unlimited Prowess! – Complete Round Three in all 5 Themes of Horizon Arcade (20)
  • Ride and Seek – Discover and drive every road in Mexico (20)
  • Min, Meet Max – Complete all Events in a Festival Playlist Series (20)
  • Better Than New – Restore 14 Barn Finds in Mexico (20)
  • Water Performance – Earn 3 stars at the Puerta Petrea and La Marisma Trailblazers within 2 minutes (20)
  • Ford of the Wings – Earn 3 Stars at the Eagle’s Perch Danger Sign in a Ford Supervan 3 (20)
  • Long Gone – Win the Goliath Race Event (20)
  • Treasure Hunter – Find all Treasure Chests in a Festival Playlist Series (20)
  • Front Runner – Finish 5 Horizon Tour Race Events ahead of all Drivatars (20)
  • Welcome to Mexico – Arrive at Horizon Festival Mexico (10)
  • Race into Action – Complete any Horizon Race Event (10)
  • Adaptable – Complete the On a Wing and a Prayer Showcase Event (10)
  • Icebreaker – Participate in a Horizon Arcade Event (10)
  • Mi Casa – Unlock the first Player House (10)
  • First Love – Purchase your first car from the Autoshow (10)
  • AWDyssey – Build the Horizon Wilds Outpost (10)
  • Ask Any Racer, Any Real Racer – Build the Horizon Street Scene Outpost (10)
  • Far from the Mudding Crowd – Build the Horizon Apex Outpost (10)
  • There’s Always Money in the Baja Stand – Build the Horizon Baja Outpost (10)
  • Adrenaline Rush – Build the Horizon Rush Outpost (10)
  • How to Race Friends and Influence People – Earn 3 stars in the ‘Tristan’ Chapter of the ‘Born Fast’ Horizon Story (10)
  • Tourist Attraction – Complete your first Horizon Tour Race Event (10)
  • Show Me Your Moves! – Play any EventLab Event created by another player (10)
  • Good Carma – Give another player some Kudos to show your appreciation (10)
  • Album Cover – Take a photo of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE for Horizon Promo (10)
  • A Forza Edition to my Collection – Earn a Forza Edition car from a Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin (10)
  • Manufacturer Affinity – Earn a Manufacturer Bonus (10)
  • An Item Of Extreme Value – Discover and photograph the Golden Tlaloc Totem (10)
  • Gotta Smash ‘Em All – Complete 5 Seasonal Smashable Challenges (10)
  • Cactus Makes Perfect – Smash 500 cacti during Mexico’s Wet Season (10)
  • A Royal Affair – At sunrise, take a photo of your car with some monarch butterflies at Hotel Mirador Balderrama (10)
  • Dust in the Lens – Take a photo featuring the Gran Telescopio and a dust storm (10)
  • Stunning Photography – Take a photo during a tropical storm (10)
  • A Heart of Gold – Send another player a Gift Drop (10)
  • You’re the Champion – Win any Event in Horizon Open (10)
  • New Tune – Find a place to install the Horizon Pulse Radio Beacon (10)

Official Videos

Official Screenshots

Update Log

  • November 10, 2021 — Guide updated to reflect the game’s launch; car list and critical reception updated
  • October 19, 2021 — Car list updated
  • October 12, 2021 — Car list updated
  • October 5, 2021Acheivement list added
  • September 7, 2021 — Campaign mode, confirmed cars from Let’s Go Episode 7 added
  • August 27, 2021 — Confirmed cars from Ford, Mercedes added
  • August 25, 2021 — Guide updated through to Let’s Go Episode 6
  • July 1, 2021 — Guide created

Comments (13)

  1. aems

    I would just love a game like this on the ps. It’s been such a success on xbox, strange why no one i the ps sphere tried mimicking it.

  2. HuskyGT

    That car list scared the heck out of me. Then I realized it’s just the cars seen in the gameplay presentation. I hope we see more teasers soon! The let hype begin.

  3. David Richards

    All I am interested in as a streamer will the cinectivity and load times be dramaticly improved. I love the game as do a lot of people but sitting watching as a veiwer on a stream it is painful and I lose veiwers.

  4. FKAustria1911

    I love FH4, still play the monthly series regularly. It’s probably my most played game of all times.
    That being said it is a huge disappointment for me that the “main mode” in FH5 on Series X will be 30 FPS. Yes, there is the “optional” 60 FPS mode. But it sounds like the game will be mainly optimized for the 30 FPS mode.
    30 FPS should be a thing of the past, especially for racing games and they should spend all their time and resources making the 60 FPS mode as good as possible, and then, if there is time left, make this useless 30 FPS mode “optional”.

    1. Moglet

      Most of the playerbase likely doesn’t even know what framerate the game is running at, much less care about it. I prefer 60fps myself too but I bet there are a lot of people who will buy the game and leave it in 30fps mode because it looks cool. Why would they put more effort into something most people don’t worry about?

      1. FKAustria1911

        Well that is really the point. Many people don’t have a clue and will leave it in the “default” mode and have a much worse experience.
        But also I think the topic has gained much more traction recently, even when you watch TV reviews nowadays much time is spent on whether and how the TV supports 120Hz, VRR and so on. You can’t really sell that your game plays in in 30 FPS when you know your TV can do 120.
        Ultimately they are shooting themselves in the foot, as a person who plays the game at 30 FPS for sure won’t play the game as much as one who plays with 60 FPS, the experience is just that much worse.
        Personally I bought Wreckfest a few months ago and when I first tried playing it, it didn’t have the 60 FPS mode yet and only ran in 30 FPS. I couldn’t bear this for more than 5 minutes and stopped playing and only later picked it up when they had the 60 FPS mode implemented and the game actually was quite fun for me playing then.

        So maybe there are still many people who don’t have a clue but I don’t think we are not far from the critical mass just not accepting 30 FPS anymore.

        They pulled something similar with the new Ratchet & Clank on PS5, and if you read up on 30 FPS/60 FPS comparisons on Youtube and check the comments then in practice pretty much no one decides to play in 30FPS anymore.

  5. NekoPufferPPP

    They’ll still call the Rimac C_Two? It’s called the Rimac Nevera now.

    (oh nevermind I just read where you got the info from) It’s no longer called the C_Two, it’ll be called Nevera in-game.

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