Best Car in Forza Horizon 5: Ranking All The Cars From Worst to Best

Adiba Chowdhury
By Adiba Chowdhury
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Dive into Forza’s latest racing experience in the fictional version of Mexico by driving around in the best cars the game has to offer.

Forza Horizon 5 is the latest installment in the line of the successful arcade open-world racing game series of Forza. Although each Forza game offers players a vast selection of cars, Forza Horizon 5 took it up a notch by releasing over 500 cars at launch. While the exact number of cars in Forza Horizon 5 stands at 534, the lineup is expected to grow even more down the line.

In addition to surpassing Horizon 4’s lineup by over a hundred cars, Horizon 5’s map itself is also larger by 50%, giving players massive exploration opportunities. In Forza Horizon 5, players can choose between a vast selection of cars that are ideal for Street, Road, Dirt, Drag, and Cross-country driving. Although it is impossible to make a tier list of every car, we have tried to mention the most notable cars you can get in Forza Horizon 5, explaining our top picks.

Best Cars in Forza Horizon 5 (A Complete Tier List)

  • Best (S-tier) : BMW X5 M Forza Edition, 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko, 2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS, Hoonigan RS200, Hoonigan Ford ‘Hoonicorn’ Mustang, Bugatti Divo
  • Good (A-tier) : 2018 Bugatti Chiron, Ford Bronco 2020/ Bronco R (Welcome Pack Edition), Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Forza Edition, Apollo Intensa Emozione, Lotus Evija, Aston Martin Valhalla
  • Average (B-tier) : Ford Super Duty F-450, Ford M-Sport Fiesta RS, Exomotive Exocet Offroad, McLaren Senna, Hoonigan Gymkhana Escort Cosworth, Jeep Trailcat, Lola Sunoco T70, Ariel Nomad, 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Top 10 Best Cars in Forza Horizon 5

Our goal here is to share and explain our top picks for the best cars you can find in Forza Horizon 5, building our way towards the best. As mentioned earlier, Forza Horizon 5 offers a huge map with various types of race tracks. With that being said, each car listed here will give you a competitive edge over a specific type of track. So, we will go over which car works best in what terrain.

10. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Forza Edition

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Forza Edition

For a hefty price tag of 2,500,000 credits, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento (Forza Edition) is one of the best road racing cars you can get in the game. Not only does it pack a punch in terms of sheer speed, but the car also rakes in a massive amount of Skill Perk Points every time a Skill Song comes on.

9. Aston Martin Vulcan AMR PRO

Aston Martin Vulcan AMR PRO

This car will cost you 2,000,000 credits and is possibly one of the best-sounding cars in the game. It is also one of the best handling cars in the S-2 class and scores 10 in Handling, Acceleration, Launch, and Braking. The Aston Martin Vulcan AMR PRO is perfect for every small circuit present in Forza Horizon 5 due to its incredible Grip performance as well as fast low gear acceleration.

8. Ford Bronco 2020 / Ford Bronco R (Welcome Pack Edition)

Ford Bronco 2020
Ford Bronco R (Welcome Pack Edition)

Whether you get the Ford Bronco 2020 or claim the Ford Bronco R from your Welcome Pack, it is one of the best vehicles you can find for Cross-Country Racing. As the name implies, cross country racing involves racing over any form of terrain, be it jungles or deserts or the streets of Mexico. It can breeze through every obstacle with ease at high speed. You really can’t go wrong with the Ford Bronco when it comes to Cross-Country racing.

7. 2018 Bugatti Chiron

2018 Bugatti Chiron

The Black-and-Blue Bugatti Chiron will cost you 2,400,000 credits but it is one of the fastest cars you can get in the game. Although its Handling and Launch rates are not that great, it scores 10 for speed and 9.9 for Acceleration, so it is crazy fast. Not to mention, it’s one of the most iconic-looking street racing cars you’ll find in Forza Horizon 5!

6. Bugatti Divo

Bugatti Divo

The Bugatti Divo is another great alternative for the Chiron, albeit a more expensive street racing car. It will cost you exactly 3,000,000 credits. Although it has a speed rating of 9.6, it is still more balanced than the Bugatti Chiron with a Handling rate of 9.9 and an Acceleration score of 10.

5. Hoonigan Ford ‘Hoonicorn’ Mustang

Hoonigan Ford 'Hoonicorn' Mustang

The Hoonigan Ford ‘Hoonicorn’ Mustang is one of the toughest cars you can get in Forza Horizon. No matter what you throw in its way, it can handle it. Not to mention, it is one of the best cars you can use for drifting and drift-related challenges in Forza Horizon 5. Even in terms of speed, this car is a beast as its top speed reaches 270mph.

4. Hoonigan RS200

Hoonigan RS200

The Hoonigan RS200 is hands down the best car you can use for off-road dirt racing. Its offroad rate stands at 8.3, which is pretty impressive. You can essentially do everything with this bad boy – starting from drifting, rally, stunts, and PR skills. All for the price of 500,000 credits!

3. Koenigsegg Agera RS

Koenigsegg Agera RS

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is also one of the fastest cars in the game, with a speed rating of 10, and can be obtained for just 2,000,000 Credits. It is a great alternative for the 2015 Koenigsegg One:1 which has an overall similar performance rating despite costing 800K more than the Agera RS.

2. 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg Jekso

The Koenigsegg Jesko is the fastest car you can get in Forza Horizon 5 as of writing. Its top speed can reach upwards of 309mph! Not only that, players can easily rank 3 stars in any of the speed traps in Horizon 5 with the 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko. Moreover, you can also perfectly execute speed and jump challenges with this car. With that in mind, it is certainly one of the best drag racing cars you can get.

1. BMW X5 M Forza Edition

BMW X5 M Forza Edition

Sometimes, even in a racing game, you don’t get the title of the “best” car despite being the fastest. With that being said, the BMW X5 M Forza Edition takes the cake as the best car in Forza Horizon 5 as of now. Even though it has a speed rating of 8, it still managed to score perfect 10s in Acceleration, Handling, and Launch. This car is very easy to handle and comes with perks like the Event XP Boost. It is your best pick for both Road and Drag racing.

Fastest Car in Forza Horizon 5

Fastest Car in Forza Horizon 5

As mentioned earlier, the 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko is officially the fastest car in Forza Horizon 5 as of now, even without the help of any third-party mods or glitches. With the proper tuning and the right understanding of gear ratios, players can even make their Jesko reach over 300mph.

How to get the 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko in Forza Horizon 5

There are two methods to get your hands on the fastest car in Forza Horizon 5. The first method involves purchasing it from Autoshow for 2,800,000 Credits. However, the supercar can also be obtained for free using the second method.

First, head to the Car Collection tab. Here you can see the list of every car available in the game. Clicking on a specific car shows all the ways that the car can be unlocked. Selecting the Koenigsegg Jesko reveals that it can be unlocked through a Wheelspin, the Autoshow, or an Accolade named Cinema Irrealiste.

Then, head over to your Accolades and select Stories, and then head towards V10 Stories. Here you will find that you are rewarded a Car for obtaining 3 stars on every chapter of V10.

In case you are wondering how to complete the V10 story or where to find it, head over to the Horizon Adventure tab, and you will find the V10 story under the Horizon Baha Cross Country Racing Outpost. You will have to spend one of your Unlock points for it to show up on your map.

You can find the challenges faster by filtering the Stories from your map. And once you are done completing all 11 Chapters with 3 stars on every one of them, you can unlock yourself a 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko for free.

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By Adiba Chowdhury Deputy Evergreen Editor
Adiba Chowdhury is the Deputy Editor of the Evergreen section at GameRiv. Adiba is an avid gamer, artist, and anime lover. She expresses her love for RPGs, JRPGs, and Action Adventure games by writing about evergreen titles with lasting impressions for GameRiv.