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.
- 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
- 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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