Forza Horizon 5 is home to a rapidly growing collection of cars for many gamers. The game currently has over 630 cars, and the developers continue to add new cars every month, along with other content. The game has become extremely popular not only with racing enthusiasts but also with casual gamers who just want to drive and have fun in luxury cars.
The online shopping scene in Forza Horizon 5 can be quite difficult to navigate for beginners. PvP racing or “Open Racing” as it’s called in the game is home to all kinds of racers, some who are too competitive for their own good. There is also a whole world of car selection and tuning that players need to understand before they can compete with the hope of winning in online races. There are a few cars at different performance levels that stand out.
ten 1990 Mazda Savannah RX-7
The Mazda RX-7 Savannah is an underrated coupe for road racing and street racing. It’s a quick and nimble sports car that can comfortably navigate corners at higher speeds than most other sports cars. With an AWD swap it can keep up with its opponents very well in terms of pure pace and with its compact dimensions the car handles very well.
The Mazda Savannah RX-7 is ideal for the B700 and A800 performance classes and its timeless look with pop-up headlights is a bonus that will surely be appreciated. It’s an absolute pleasure to drive with its fast performance
9 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe
When it comes to racing pedigree, there aren’t many cars that can match the Shelby Daytona and it lives up to its reputation in Forza Horizon 5. Performing well in Class B, A and S1 performance levels, the car really comes to life in Dirt Racing.
It has a little trick up its sleeve where it can retain its Class B performance rating with an AWD swap and thicker rear tires, and with a few performance upgrades the car becomes a monster in Class B dirt racing. .
8 Lotus Evija 2020
The Lotus Evija is a beautiful car. The design is striking, but what’s even more amazing is its performance. In stock configuration, the Evija boasts of 1,973 horsepower with 1,700nm of torque. This car can be tuned to an S2998 performance rating, keeping it just within the limit required for S2 class online racing.
The Evija accelerates like a rocket once it gains momentum and the brakes are even stronger than its raw pace. Players who like a late braking approach into corners will love the Lotus Evija in Forza Horizon 5. Players will just need to remember that the Evija shines in road races with high-speed curves and long straights.
seven Porsche 914/6 from 1970
Another brilliant sports car of the 1970s, the Porsche 914 is a light and nimble race car that loves cornering. It’s often overlooked due to its down-to-earth nature, but the 914 can be an absolute pleasure to drive when built well.
The Porsche 914 is an agile and energetic little roadster that can be adapted to several performance classes. This versatility makes it an excellent choice for players who like cars that are light and easy to drive. Starting with a D427 rating, this handsome classic sports car can be tuned for D500, C600, B700 and A800 racing. With engine swaps, players can also try pushing it for S1900, but that wouldn’t be advisable as the car gains too much power for its weight.
6 2016 Jeep Trailcat
The Jeep Trailcat is, quite simply, the best off-roader in Forza Horizon 5. It is widely regarded as the best and with good reason. It roams the cross-country races and it’s an absolute delight to roam the whole map. The absolute control it maintains through corners is absolutely hilarious to watch as the chassis leans against the laws of gravity.
The Jeep Trailcat can be tuned for A800 and S1900 cross-country racing, but the A800 is the sweet spot for online racing, where it towers over nearly every other off-road vehicle in the game.
5 1986Hoonigan RS200
The Hoonigan RS200 is the Forza Horizon equivalent of a Swiss army knife. This car can do it all, and it does it all quick. The main strength of the Hoonigan RS200 is its short length and small turning radius, along with the raw pace of its mighty 506hp engine.
The Hoonigan RS200 can handle all types of racing with ease as it is fast enough to keep up with S2998 supercars and hypercars on the roads as well as the best rally cars on earth.
4 1992 Toyota Celica GT Four
The 1992 Toyota Celica GT Four is a car with a Rally Racing pedigree, and it shows in Forza Horizon 5. The Celica GT Four waltzes through dirt runs like a ballerina with its agility and grace. The handling is so predictable that it can slice through dirt race courses like a hot knife through butter.
The Celica GT Four can be tuned for B700 and A800 dirt racing and absolutely dominates most other cars at those performance levels.
3 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
Most gamers overlook the Ferrari 430 Scuderia in road and street racing. They opt for the newer and flashier models like the 488 Pista or the F8 Tributo. The 430 Scuderia is an absolute gem and will smoke the newer cars with a decent tune. It also has that beautiful, timeless design that 2000s Ferraris were famous for. As elegant and clever as it is precise.
The 430 Scuderia is one of the best cars for S1900 road racing, cornering like a champ and acceleration that rivals new Ferrari supercars.
2 CCGT Koenigsegg 2008
As far as meta cars go, the Koenigsegg CCGT was the first choice for anyone entering an S2998 road race. The CCGT is Koenigsegg’s track version of the CCX and is a track toy like no other. The CCGT delivers competitive acceleration and top speed along with precise handling that’s easy to judge.
Considering how difficult it is to race cars at the S2998 performance level, the CCGT is the best bet for most players, thanks to its excellent traction and acceleration out of corners. Responsive steering makes it even easier to control.
1 2012 Hot Wheels bad at the blade
The recently released Hot Wheels expansion added the Hot Wheels Bad To The Blade as the penultimate Hot Wheels car in the game. This badass machine is the new king of the S2 class meta and drives like a possessed beast. It has plenty of traction and the steering feels like an F1. It takes corners in no time and accelerates effortlessly to top speed.
The Hot Wheels Bad to the Blade replaced the Koenigsegg CCGT as the S2998 meta car and with good reason. It’s a joy to drive, looks like a fighter jet and handles like a Formula 1 car. There’s not much to say about why it’s so good.
Forza Horizon 5 is currently available on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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