Best cars to drive in online racing

Forza Horizon 5 Most Fun Cars To Drive in Online Racing

Forza Horizon 5 is home to a rapidly growing collection of cars for many a gamer. The game currently has more than 630 cars and the developers keep adding new cars every month, among other content. The game has become hugely popular not only among racing enthusiasts but also among casual gamers who just want to drive around and have fun in fancy cars.

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The online racing scene in Forza Horizon 5 can be quite tricky to navigate for beginners. PvP racing or “Open Racing” as it is called in the game is home to all kinds of racers, some of which are too competitive for their own good. There is also a whole world of car selection and tuning that players must invent before they can compete with any hope of winning in online races. There are a few cars in different performance levels that stand out.


10 1990 Mazda Savannah RX-7

The Mazda RX-7 Savannah is an underrated coupe for Road Racing and Street Racing. It’s a fast, manoeuvrable sports car that comfortably corners at higher speeds than most other sports cars. With an AWD swap it can keep up with its opponents quite well in terms of sheer speed and with its compact dimensions the car drives very well.

The Mazda Savannah RX-7 is great for the B700 and A800 performance classes and its timeless look with pop-up headlights is a bonus that is sure to be appreciated. It is an absolute pleasure to drive with its spirited 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. The car, which performs strongly in the B, A and S1 class Performance levels, really comes alive in Dirt Racing.

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It has a nice trick up its sleeve, where it can maintain its B-class performance rating with an AWD swap and thicker rear tires, and with some performance upgrades, the car becomes a monster in B-class dirt racing.

8 2020 Lotus Evija

The Lotus Evija is a beautiful car. The design is striking, but what’s even more amazing is the sheer performance. In stock configuration, the Evija has 1,973 horsepower with 1,700 Nm of torque. This car can be tuned to an S2998 performance rating, keeping it just within the limit required for online racing in the S2 class.

The Evija accelerates like a rocket once it gains some momentum and the brakes are even stronger than its raw pace. Players who like a late braking style approach to cornering will love the Lotus Evija in Forza Horizon 5. Players just need to remember that the Evija shines in road racing with fast corners and long straights.

7 1970 Porsche 914/6

Another brilliant sports car from the 1970s, the Porsche 914 is a lightweight and agile racer that loves corners. Often overlooked for its down-to-earth nature, the 914 can be an absolute joy to drive when built properly.

The Porsche 914 is an agile, spirited little roadster that can be tuned for different performance classes. This versatility makes it a great choice for players who like lightweight, easy-to-drive cars. Starting with a D427 rating, this adorable classic sports car can be tuned for D500, C600, B700 and A800 races. Engine swaps also allow players to try to push it for S1900, but that wouldn’t be advisable as the car is getting too much power for its weight.

6 2016 Jeep Trailcat

The Jeep Trailcat is, simply put, the best off-roader in Forza Horizon 5. It is widely regarded as the best and for good reason. He races through cross-country races and is an absolute joy to ride all over the map. The sheer control it retains 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 ideal place for online racing, where it dominates almost every other off-roader in the game.

5 1986 Hoonigan RS200

The Hoonigan RS200 is the Forza Horizon equivalent of a Swiss Army knife. This car can do everything, and it does everything fast. The main strength of the Hoonigan RS200 is its short length and tight turning circle, in addition to the raw pace of its powerful 506 hp engine.

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The Hoonigan RS200 can handle any type of race with ease as it is fast enough to keep up with the S2998 supercars and hypercars on the road, as well as the best rally cars on the sand.

4 1992 Toyota Celica GT Four

The 1992 Toyota Celica GT Four is a car with a Rally Racing pedigree, and it shows Forza Horizon 5. The Celica GT Four waltzes through dirt racing like a ballerina with its agility and grace. The handling is so predictable that it cuts through unpaved racetracks like a hot knife through butter.

The Celica GT Four can be tuned for B700 and A800 dirt racing and definitely dominates most other cars at these performance levels.

3 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Most players overlook the Ferrari 430 Scuderia in road and street racing. They go for the flashier, newer 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 Ferraris from the 2000s were famous for. As elegant and artistic as it is precise.

The 430 Scuderia is one of the best cars for S1900 Road Racing, cornering like a champion and acceleration that rivals the newer Ferrari supercars.

2 2008 Koenigsegg STEG

As far as meta cars go, the Koenigsegg CCGT was the first choice for anyone competing in an S2998 Road Race. The CCGT is Koenigsegg’s track version of the CCX and is a track toy like no other. The STEG offers competitive acceleration and top speed, along with precise handling that is easy to judge.

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Considering how difficult it is to race cars at the performance level S2998, the CCGT is the best bet for most players to get through, thanks to its excellent traction and acceleration out of corners. The responsive steering makes it even easier to control.

1 2012 Hot Wheels bad for the knife

The recently released Hot Wheels expansion added the Hot Wheels Bad To The Blade as the penultimate Hot Wheels car in the game. This evil machine is the new king of the S2 class meta and drives like a beast possessed. It has a lot of traction and the steering feels like an F1 car. It takes corners on a dime and accelerates effortlessly to its top speed.

The Hot Wheels Bad to the Blade has replaced the Koenigsegg CCGT as the S2998 meta car and for good reason. It’s a joy to drive, looks like a jet fighter and drives like a Formula 1 car. There is not much more to say about why it is so good.

Forza Horizon 5 is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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