More Forza Horizon 5 Cars Revealed

Just a day after starting to go through the official launch car list for Forza Horizon 5, Playground Games has taken to social media to reveal some more of the hundreds-strong stable of vehicles that will be playable at launch this November.

Tuesday’s stream officially revealed a selection of new Ford and Porsche models for the first time — though eagle-eyed fans might have spotted one or two in previous videos, and Ford features again in today’s gentle info drop. For the most part that’s really re-iterating what we saw in the stream, though we do see one additional vehicle and the cars’ official in-game names.

Of course the base 2021 Bronco model will serve as one of the game’s two cover cars (or rather two of the three), and has appeared in a number of images and videos prior to the announcement so it’s not unfamiliar to us. It’s joined by a version Ford Performance built to take on the 2019 Baja 1000, the Bronco R #2069.

As well as the confirmed 1975 Bronco, a returning model from FH4 so not announced here, a fourth Bronco comes from the stable of Vaughn Gittin Jr’s RTR shop. The 720hp “Brocky” Ultra 4 Bronco is built for desert racing, so should be ideal for FH5‘s Mexican biomes.

One of the most appropriate cars for the game is the Ford Racing Escort Mk1, listed as a 1967 car. This was in fact the car that raced in the 16,000-mile London to Mexico rally in the hands of Hannu Mikola, and won with a time of just over nine hours. No, it didn’t achieve an average speed of 1,800mph; that was the total time penalty for exceeding stage time limits, and the lowest in the entire field. Just as the car raced from the UK to Mexico, so the Horizon Festival is too.

Lastly there’s the Ford F-450 Super Duty pick-up truck, a six-wheeled dually crew cab that should fit into the local car scene very nicely.

In addition to the images of the all-new Fords, Playground Games revealed the full car list for the Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG brands in FH5.

Mercedes-AMG (5)

  • 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

Mercedes-Benz (16)

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz #24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck
  • 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
  • 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

With the obvious exception of the AMG One cover car, the other 20 cars come directly from Forza Horizon 4, and all are in the game at launch. That brings the pre-war Barker Roadster into the main car list, whereas it was a paid DLC vehicle previously in the Car Pass.

Notably both lists have shrunk a little. In the case of AMG, the pre-order version of the 2017 GT R is absent — the original remains — but so is the 2015 GT S model. The Benz list has slimmed even more, with the SL65 Black in regular and Forza Edition forms, 1967 280SL, and the 1955 300 SLR race car all missing. Of course all may return through DLC packs or updates in time.

Also absent from the list is the E350 “Project E-AT” wagon. That car, built for Top Gear’s Tom Ford by Ralph Hosier Engineering in the UK, appeared in FH4‘s Top Gear Story, which could suggest that particular side quest won’t appear in FH5.

While a little disappointing, the lists do give some optimism about the projected car count for Forza Horizon 5. They’re largely lifted straight from FH4, which suggests players can reasonably expect a launch car list of similar magnitude to its predecessor’s final car count.

There’s still just over 10 weeks until the game drops into early access, so we’re sure there’ll be plenty more information to come!

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Comments (13)

  1. iLex

    Isn’t the idea to leave out some cars people really want so at a later stage they can go: “And we are thrilled to announce that for Series XX, the [insert car here] is returning to the Horizon Festival!!”
    For all cars that were in FH4 the models are mostly done and probably only need a bit of tweaking… easy free content for the future.
    Another thing I was wondering: Are these the cars available for everyone at launch or do they include possible car pass cars?

    edit: this was a reply to people who wondered why certain cars are not on the list. :)

  2. fnplayer21

    What is with the ”2018 Audi S5? Give it in Forza Horizon 5? I Hope so i love this Car❤️ I have this Car in Need For Speed Payback 3x😊

  3. Sybrand Kleinhans

    Good lord Turn 10 Studios where is the W211 E55 AMG? People been requesting it for so long. And yes the SLR is a must aswell.

  4. PorscheHD

    So i have the feeling that the real new cars will be in the carpass…..

    Where is the new Black Series?

    All i see is old cars……

  5. HuskyGT

    I am pretty sad and worried when seeing this list. Big names here are now missing from one of my favorite manufacturers, like the SL65 and the Pagoda. I’m glad to see the Evo is still in and the Hammer making it as a vanilla model. I’m almost afraid of seeing the list of other of my brands.

    I don’t know. I’ve always felt the Mercedes lineup is missing something to compete with the BMW and Audi respective lineups. More of the angular body styles, or the AMG’s from the late 90’s and mid 2000’s. There really isn’t anything “mild” like the C43, or C32. This game also desperately needs the R129 gen of SL’s.

    Others feel a bit redundant or pointless. The SLK55 really doesn’t feel like anything special. Having the first gen of the modern SLK would’ve made more sense due to the hype of its unique retractable hardtop back in the day. The 2013 E63 also feels a bit pointless having the upgraded 2018 model.

    Crossing fingers for more interesting Mercs in the future through DLC or as event prizes.

  6. ykiki

    Are we expecting that even future DLC vehicles will be on the release lists? If not, then I’m not going to panic over much at this point.

  7. Neal Singh

    Licensing issues be forgotten. I really want to see the SLR McLaren make a comeback to Forza Horizon 5.

  8. Krakenous

    Where did my comment go? I was trying to help you out by saying the 2018 Mercedes X-class is in FH5, you’ve missed it off this list for some reason. Please re-check the twitter page from Forza.

  9. Lukanyon

    I think they should’ve kept at least the SLR. And it’s a shame the only new Mercedes is the AMG One, I wish there was an AMG GT Black Series. Maybe DLC?

  10. Mr Fahrenheit

    Bit disappointing with the loss of AMG GTS, but I’m glad to see that SSK and AMG Hammer made the cut.

    1. Morbid65

      Sadly, they always cut the lower performance trims, and I’m guessing there will be a lot more missing.

      I get that they want the newest shiniest toys, but the lower performance models are far more useful as they can fit into more classes and have more flexibility in how they are built. The Forza series as a whole hasn’t learned this after all these years though, so I’m guessing they never will.

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