With over 500 different types of vehicles to run in the game, Xbox Game Studio’s Forza Horizon 5 has plenty of options to choose from depending on the type of race a player is trying. Some cars are specially tailored for off-road racing, some for drifting, others for street racing, rally car racing, long-distance driving, etc.
When it comes to road racing Forza Horizon 5, it takes a little more than raw speed, power, acceleration and a light body to defeat other race drivers in the game. As a result, it’s no surprise that such iconic brands as Bugatti, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Koenigsegg rule.
8 BMW X5 M Forza Edition
Most Forza Horizon 5 fans agree that the BMW X5 M Forza Edition upgrade is a versatile vehicle ideally suited for both road and street racing. This is due to the fact that the S2-Class car has an unsurpassed perfect 10 rating for acceleration, handling and launch with an excellent braking score of 9.4. The overall balance of the vehicle is unsurpassed.
The X5 M Forza Edition compensates for its heavy body frame by using its 4.4 twin-turbocharged V8 engine to drive up to 547 horsepower, allowing the car to handle 0-62 in 4.7 seconds. It is extremely easy to steer and has excellent suspension to keep the driver in control regardless of the road layout.
7 Mosler MT900S
Thanks to its lightweight 2480-pound chassis and giant 7.0L compressor engine, the Mosler MT900S is a really tough car to surpass on the road. The RWD supercar can handle 0-60 in lightning 3.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 mph.
The mid-engine layout of the MT900S also improves on its excellent handling score of 9.8, allowing drivers to take narrow turns and unsafe turns at top speeds and stay ahead of the competition. When upgraded to the 6.5L V12 engine, the car can reach windy 294 mph, which most cars in the game cannot reach.
6 Bugatti Chiron
As the fastest overall car in Forza Horizon 5, it would not be a bad idea to drive the 2018 Bugatti Chiron in a captivating road race. The expensive hypercar runs on a massive 8.0L quad-turbocharged W16 engine that can produce up to almost 1480 horsepower. Talk about leaving an opponent behind!
Although the Chiron is a bit heavier, the layout of the center engine improves its overall steering ability no matter what lane a driver is on. With a perfect rating of 10 speeds and a huge acceleration rating of 9.9, the Chiron can blast its way to around 270 mph at top speed, making it really hard to defeat in a road race.
5 Lamborghini Sesto Forza Edition
The Forza version of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento has the best overall performance statistics for any road vehicle in the amazing Xbox exclusive game. With perfect 10 points for acceleration, braking, handling and firing, there is no better balanced vehicle to take on road challenges than the S2-Class Lambo.
With an ultra-lightweight 2200-pound carbon fiber chassis and a 5.2L V10 mid-engine layout, the Sesto FE can handle 0-100 in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 271 mph when modified with the correct upgrades. As such, it is among the fastest and easiest S2 models in the entire game and can easily surpass even the fastest cars in Fast and furious franchise.
4 Koenigsegg CCGT
While there may be faster overall Koenigsegg models in the game, there are only a few, if any, that top the S2-Class CCGT when it comes to bespoke road racing. The lightweight RWD supercar uses a 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 engine to power its 2425-pound chassis like a rocket on the road.
In addition to producing up to 610 horsepower, the Koenigsegg CCGT has a mid-engine layout to give it a perfect handling score of 10. The car also has a perfect braking ability, allowing the supercar to start and stop at a dime and easily navigate regardless of crazy roadblocks, that gets in its way.
3 Maserati MC12 Racing version
Another topline RWD road racer in the game includes the all-powerful Maserati MC12 Version Corsa, a super-light S2-class burner that boasts perfect braking and handling results to match its muscular engine. The sleek speedster boasts a fantastic launch time (8.8) thanks to its 2646-pound chassis and 6.0L naturally aspirated V12 engine.
Tailored for road racing, the MC12 Versione Corsa adds 30 horsepower to its previous model to produce up to 756 hp. With superior steering and braking power to go with its solid acceleration score (8.1), few cars can surpass the MC12, including James Bond’s fastest cars.
2 Ferrari 599XX Evo
A full second faster than the Ferarri 599XX, the Evolution upgrade model is an exclusive RWD supercar that is hard to defeat in a road race. Using a mega-powerful 6.0L naturally aspirated V12 engine that can deliver 780 hp on its lightweight 3010-pound frame, the S2-Class Ferrari 599XX Evo can max out at a top speed of 320 mph with all its upgrades.
Further enhanced by its perfect brake score and outstanding 9.8 handling rating, the expensive sports car has very few weaknesses in terms of its racing ability.
1 Apollo Intense emotions
As one of the fastest RWD track cars in the Forza 5 Horizon, the Apollo Intensa Emozione is the most ideal car for road racing in the game. Thanks to its welcome pack upgrade, the Apollo IE boasts the perfect 10 handling and braking scores for a super-fast 8.6 starting score. This makes the car extremely easy to grab and control around, no matter what twisted contours the road has to offer.
The S2-Class Apollo IE is capable of handling sharp corners up to 150 mph and also has a powerful 6.3L naturally aspirated V12 engine that can deliver up to 780 horsepower and definitely leave its competitors in the dust. For road races, except no replacements.
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