Top 12 Best Cars in Forza Horizon 5

A look through the best cars for different race modes in Forza Horizon 5.

The best cars in Forza Horizon 5 aren’t always the fastest cars. Different race modes call for different types of cars. Sure, you can definitely go through all the race modes with just a single car, but winning all of them is going to be hard, not to mention close to impossible.

Best Cars in Forza Horizon 5

So here’s a list of the best Forza Horizon 5 cars that you want to get for every main race type. We’ve limited this list to include cars up to the Epic tier, not including cars from DLCs.

Forza Horizon 5 has a wide variety of tracks and biomes to race and explore, so picking the right car for the occasion is critical. There are a number of different types of races that each car excels in, including road, cross country, and courses with many turns.

There are three types of races to play through in Forza Horizon 5 at first: Apex road races, Baja cross-country races and Wilds dirt races. It is entirely up to players to decide which races or activities they want to participate in in Forza Horizon 5.

With more than 500 cars to choose from you can take a variety of different vehicles out for a spin in Forza Horizon 5. Each has their own set of strengths and weaknesses. You can stay one step ahead of the pack with a little bit of tuning and driver skill. And with Forza Horizon 5’s wide variety of race types and activities, and here we’ve put together a list of the best cars for each one.

Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020 (Road) - forza horizon 5
Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020

Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020 (Road)

The Ultima 1020 is one of the most balanced among the highly-rated cars without breaching the Legendary tier, reaching a top speed of 396 km/h coupled with a very manageable handling.

MOSLER MT900S - Forza Horizon 5

MOSLER MT900S (Road)

The MT900S is another balanced type, providing a better handling with just a slight expense on its speed and acceleration which can easily be compensated by tuning.

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS - Forza Horizon 5
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Road)

The 2018 GT2 RS comes in next. Though rating lower than the first two, it keeps up with the competition by having a powerful acceleration and a firmer launch.

Ferrari 488 Pista - Forza Horizon 5
Ferrari 488 Pista

Ferrari 488 Pista (Street)

In street races, balanced cars like the previous three would still perform well, though it’s recommended to tune them with a slightly higher focus on handling, launch, and braking to make going in and out or a sharp corner a breeze. The 488 Pista excels in braking while it does well with the other stats, though due to its lighter weight, it may benefit from a little tuning with its launch stat.

RAESR Tachyon Speed - Forza Horizon 5
RAESR Tachyon Speed

RAESR Tachyon Speed (Street)

The Tachyon Speed is another contender when it comes to braking performance. Tuning more to raise its acceleration and launch will help it clear its turns tighter and faster.

RAESR Tachyon Speed - Forza Horizon 5
RAESR Tachyon Speed

Radical RXC Turbo (Street)

The RXC Turbo fares slightly better with its acceleration. Its handling and braking capability can definitely accommodate tuning for a higher top speed.

Hoonigan Ford "Hoonicorn" Mustang - Forza Horizon 5
Hoonigan Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang

Hoonigan Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang (Drag)

It’s all about power and speed when it comes to drag racing. The Hoonicorn Mustang reaches 0 to 100 mph in 3.15 seconds in stock. Make sure to fit the right tires to achieve the optimum power transfer from the tire to the road and you are on your way to winning. Its variant, the Hoonicorn V2, launches better and just needs tuning towards its top speed to be able to sustain its lead.

Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford F-150 'Hoonitruck' - Forza Horizon 5
Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford F-150 ‘Hoonitruck’

Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford F-150 ‘Hoonitruck’ (Drag)

The Hoonitruck comes next. Not as highly rated when it comes to its acceleration when compared to the previous entry, but it’s still a solid contender once given the proper tuning.

Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford F-150 'Hoonitruck' - Forza Horizon 5
Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford F-150 ‘Hoonitruck’

Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Focus RS RX (Dirt)

Rallycross cars dominate dirt racing. Rally racers often find themselves going through unpredictable paths, and so the car should be able to adjust with the terrain and recover within seconds. The Gymkhana 10 focus will have no problem tackling loose or muddy roads thanks to its snappy acceleration and firm launch.

Ford #14 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing GRC Fiesta - Forza Horizon 5
Ford #14 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing GRC Fiesta

Ford #14 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing GRC Fiesta (Dirt)

Just slightly rating lower than the previous car, the Gymkhana 10 Focus is still a top pick for a dirt race. It can handle uneven paths better due to its higher off-road performance.

Jeep Trailcat - Forza Horizon 5
Jeep Trailcat

Jeep Trailcat (Cross Country)

Cross country races offer awfully harsh tracks which only the toughest cars can conquer, and thus requires cars to have beefy suspension systems. (Good luck keeping your sportscar in one piece) The Trailcat already has superb stock suspension, leaving lots more space for tuning if the track calls for it.

Ford 25 "Brocky" Ultra4 Bronco RTR
Ford 25 “Brocky” Ultra4 Bronco RTR

Ford 25 “Brocky” Ultra4 Bronco RTR (Cross Country)

The Brocky also sports a suspension system that can take a beating. Its top speed is barely average, however its a more maneuverable car that can recover quickly thanks to its better acceleration and launch.

Most of the cars listed are at the Epic tier at most and there are definitely Legendary and DLC cars that do better than these. Consider this list as sort of a guide or a benchmark for the slightly-above-average cars that you would want to save up for.

If you want to learn about the fastest car in Forza Horizon 5 right now, the Koenigsegg Jesko is the fastest car in FH5, reaching speeds of up to 308 MPH. If you want to view the full list of cars and the newest cars (2022) in Forza Horizon 5 check out the link below:

Forza Horizon 5 – All Cars List and Newest Cars Confirmed

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