Forza Horizon 5 features many of the world’s fastest cars, allowing players to enjoy speeds of over 300 mph.
Forza Horizon 5 has consistently been one of the most popular racing games in the world ever since its release in late 2021. With over 10 million players logged in during its first week on the market, the game broke the record for the most number of people online during that time. The racing game’s appeal is obvious: with over 500 performance cars in the game now, Forza Horizon 5 also comes with a ton of new simulation characteristics and dynamics that makes driving even more realistic.
Updated June 2023: Forza Horizon 5 is an exciting racing video game that elicits the curiosity of gamers and car enthusiasts alike. Since its release in November 2021, it has only grown in popularity and strength and looks to offer XBOX gamers a genuine compeтιтor to the Gran Turismo saga. With the roads waiting to be conquered, which are the 10 fastest cars in the game? We continue to update the contents of this article to ensure you’re always ahead of the compeтιтion!
Another facet of the game is the near-constant updates that its developers make to the world map, and one such update installed a coast-to-coast straight line that allows you to accelerate constantly for minutes on end. Ultimately, that means you can max out any car in the game without any trouble. Unless, that is, you find yourself in Richard Hammond’s precarious shoes, where you’re either unable to drive in a straight line or forget to brake when you reach the end.
So, which are the fastest cars that you can possibly take on this devil’s highway? With so many vehicles to choose from, identifying the fastest cars in Forza Horizon 5 can be challenging. So, for the sake of curious gamers and keen enthusiasts wanting to know more, we run through the fastest cars in the game with the highest top speeds.
Note: By making use of the Forza Horizon 5 Wiki, we’ve managed to compile a list of the unanimous 10 fastest cars in the game.
13.2021 Mercedes-AMG One (240 MPH) Price: 2,700,000 CR
First up is Lewis Hamilton’s road-going legacy car. The Mercedes-AMG ONE has taken more inspiration from Formula 1 than ever before, since the hypercar uses a Formula 1 engine, making it the first road-legal car to do so. The powertrain is a plug-in hybrid that combines a turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 engine with four electric motors, and a directly-cooled 800-volt high-performance battery. The result is 1,063 hp, which no doubt contributed towards the Mercedes-AMG ONE becoming the fastest-ever production car at Nürburgring.
The AMG ONE also features active aero and a dynamic design to be as efficient and powerful as possible, which is also aided by an automatically adjustable rear wing that can help add downforce at high speeds. This, along with various other design features, allows the hypercar to accelerate from 0 to 124 mph in just seven seconds. The AMG-ONE also has impressive acceleration at the top end as well, as it can get from a standstill to 186 mph in just 15.6 seconds. All of this aero trickery also makes it one of the best-handling cars in Forza Horizon
12.2019 Aston Martin Valhalla (245 MPH) Price: 1,150,000 CR
With all eyes at Aston Martin now turned towards getting the Valhalla out, petrolheads are waiting to see how Britain’s answer to the Ferrari SF90 will cope with the pressure on its shoulders. In fact, the 2024 Aston Martin Valhalla has the power to embarrᴀss the Ferrari, so it will be interesting to see how this rivalry develops. It is set to play the younger sibling role to the slightly more deranged Valkyrie and will set back gamers a cool 1.15 million credits in the game.
Performance Engine Twin-turbocharged V6 Displacement 3.0 liters Hp 1,042 hp Torque 995 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, all-wheel drive Weight 3,097 pounds For that amount, you not only get one of the fastest accelerating cars in Forza Horizon 5 but also a car with one of the highest top speeds. If its in-game iteration is anything to go by, we can’t wait for the actual car to start making waves in the industry.
11.2016 Koenigsegg Regera (248 MPH) Price: 1,900,000 CR
The Koenigsegg Regera has been with us for a few years now, but somehow it still feels like a brand-new creation that hasn’t yet made its mark on the world. That’s because they’re so rare that their unsurprisingly wealthy owners choose to lock them away instead of letting them be free and out on the world’s best race tracks. It’s a shame because the Regera is a car with incredible potential.
Performance Engine Twin-turbocharged hybrid V8 Displacement 5.0 liters Hp 1,757 hp Torque 1,578 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Weight 3,589 pounds One of its most innovative factors is its gearbox, which is a single-gear system that helps it accelerate from a standstill to its top speed in just under 30 seconds. That’s quick enough to recalibrate your brain and reorganize your organs. Deservingly, it’s just as fast in the game, and comfortably gets into this list with a maximum speed of 248 mph.
10.2019 McLaren Speedtail (250 MPH) Price: 2,250,000 CR
The McLaren Speedtail is a 1,036-hp beast. The British hypercar offers breathtaking performance mated to a unique and lightweight design – just some of the things that make the McLaren Speedtail so awesome. What sets it apart from most of the other straight-line monsters in the game, however, is that players can customize it to their exact specifications. Moving onto the reason you’re here, the McLaren Speedtail can accelerate from 0 to 186 miles per hour in just 13 seconds, and on to a top speed of 250 mph. This makes it one of the fastest-accelerating hypercars on the market today; something that was perfectly illustrated when Chris Harris raced a McLaren Speedtail vs an F35 Fighter Jet on Top Gear.
Performance Engine Twin-turbocharged hybrid V8 Displacement 4.0 liters Hp 1,036 hp Torque 847 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Weight 3,307 pounds With 1,036 hp from a hybrid powertrain consisting of a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 and an electric motor, the super streamlined Speedtail accelerates to 62 mph in a mere three seconds flat, making it perfect for players who are looking for something to get off the line as quickly as possible. The actual production number of the McLaren Speedtail is only 106 units, with each example costing at least two million dollars apiece.
9.2013 McLaren P1 (260 MPH) Price: 1,350,000 CR
Yet another British on our list, McLaren designed the P1 to be the most stomach-wrenching, deranged driver’s hypercar in the world. At the time of its launch, the McLaren P1 was the fastest-accelerating car in the world, thanks to a 3.8-liter V8 engine developing 903 hp and around 664 lb-ft of torque. This meant a quick 0-62 mph time of just 2.8 seconds. Keep going, and the car will reach 124 mph in an impressive 6.8 seconds.
Performance Engine Twin-turbocharged hybrid V8 Displacement 3.8 liters Hp 903 hp Torque 664 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Weight 3,075pounds The powertrain comes with two turbochargers, a single electric motor that helps provide instant torque, as well as a 4.7-kWh, 400V lithium-ion battery. Other features adding to the exceptional performance and handling characteristics of this mid-engine plug-in hybrid sports car include a hydro-pneumatic suspension, electro-hydraulically ᴀssisted steering, and a 12-inch rear wing. Of course, its real top speed is capped at 217 mph, but this is a game, so it makes sense for it to defy the laws of its own physics. We say that sarcastically, but the McLaren P1’s designer believes AI has the power to shape cars of the future.
8.2019 Zenvo TSR-S (265 MPH) Price: 1,200,000 CR
The Zenvo TSR-S was first introduced at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show as a street-legal version of the TSR, with the ‘S’ in its name signaling that street-legal status. The TSR-S model is a combination of both the TS1 GT and the previous TSR model, but this track-focussed version provides added performance with modern and innovative aerodynamic technology. That’s exactly what makes the Zenvo TSR-S such an incredible hypercar.
Performance Engine Supercharged V8 Displacement 5.8 liters Hp 1,177 hp Torque 811 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, real-wheel drive Weight 3,410 pounds The Danish speed demon has over 1,000 hp, helping it hit the magical 200 mph without even breaking a sweat, thanks to a GM LSX crate engine-based twin-turbo 5.8-liter V8. The TSR-S is electronically limited to 202 mph in real life, but accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, and then to 124 mph in just 6.8 seconds. As well as the powerful engine, the Zenvo TSR-S’ impressive numbers are also thanks to the mᴀssive active multi-axis Centripetal Wing that helps improve traction and braking performance, active rear differential, and a sophisticated traction control system. It literally tilts from left to right depending on the direction of the airflow – as if the world’s hypercars weren’t crazy enough already.
7.2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (267 MPH) Price: 2,200,000 CR
The history-maker that wrestled the top-speed crown back from the SSC Tuatara, there are so many things that we love about the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and its eternal quest for redemption. Packed with a quad-turbocharged DOHC engine making 1,183 hp and 1,105 lb-ft of torque, Bugatti somehow managed to coax more power from the already supersonic Veyron. That power goes to the wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Performance Engine Turbocharged W16 Displacement 8.0 liters Hp 1,183 hp Torque 1,105 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, all-wheel drive Weight 4,044 pounds Designed with nothing but speed in mind, the Veyron Super Sport makes wide use of carbon fiber and other high-tech materials throughout the manufacturing process, including carbon-composite 15.7-inch disc brakes. This, as well as the robust engine, allows the Super Sport to reach 62 in just 2.5 seconds, while the quarter-mile is disposed of in under 10 seconds. The result was a top speed run of 267 mph, which not only demolished the Tuatara’s record but took an otherworldly amount of engineering from Koenigsegg to beat. James May also tried to recreate that Bugatti Super Sport speed test on Top Gear – and props to the old dog, he managed to beat the nerves and hold off the sweaty hands to do something remarkable.
6.2012 Hennessey Venom GT (270 MPH) Price: 1,200,000 CR
No list of the fastest cars in Forza Horizon 5 is complete without mentioning the Hennessey Venom GT, which hits the road with ferocious power every single time the engine is fired up. Based on the Lotus Elise, this extremely powerful machine has a 90-degree V8 engine that produces an estimated 1,244 hp and 1,155 lb-ft of torque. In other words, enough power to pull the Infinity Stones from Thanos’ grasp.
Performance Engine Twin-turbocharged V8 Displacement 6.2 liters Hp 1,200 hp Torque 1,155 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Weight 2,685 pounds This impressive powertrain allows the limited-production, high-performance Venom GT to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds, and reach 100 mph in just 5.6 seconds. The car is so fast that it set a Guinness World Record for the fastest road-legal car from zero to 186 mph, achieving the feat in 13.63 seconds. The verified top speed of the Hennessey Venom GT is 270 mph, although the company estimates that the car can reach 278.
5.2018 Bugatti Chiron (273 MPH) Price: 2,400,000 CR
Based on the Vision Gran Turismo concept car, this leviathan shares its name with the 1999 Bugatti 18/3 Chiron concept car. The new Chiron, though, played the significant role of succeeding the iconic Veyron – no small feat, even with a blank check and the world’s best engineers on hand. Sold between 2016 and 2022, the French automaker produced just 500 units that were almost instantly sold out. In fact, a look over at just how much it costs to finance and maintain a Bugatti Chiron tells you all about the elite company that owns these elusive hypercars
Performance Engine Quad-turbocharged W16 Displacement 8.0 liters Hp 1,479 hp Torque 1,180 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, all-wheel drive Weight 4,398 pounds The Bugatti Chiron features an eight-liter W16 engine that’s aided by four turbochargers, and more radiators than the White House. This impressive powertrain manages to produce 1,500 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, enabling the Chiron to accelerate to 62 in just 2.4 seconds, and recalibrating your organs at 273 mph. To rewrite the history books and achieve a world first, the story about the day the Bugatti Chiron broke 300 mph won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
4.2015 Koenigsegg One:1 (280 MPH) Price: 2,800,000 CR
Koenigsegg became popular by creating maniacal hypercars out of nowhere, beginning with the CC8S. It is now widely considered to be one of the most innovative carmakers on the planet, with its internal combustion-engine era reaching its zenith with the Koenigsegg One:1, which is in a league of its own. Introduced in 2015, the Koenigsegg One:1 comes with over 1,340 hp and can reach insane top speeds of around 280 miles per hour on Forza Horizon 5. In real life, the insanely powerful Swedish machine leverages its five-liter V8 to perform both on the road and track.
Performance Engine Twin-turbocharged V8 Displacement 5.0 liters Hp 1,360 hp Torque 1,011 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Weight 2,998 pounds The reason the One:1 is such a revolutionary hypercar, aside from the obvious high speeds it can achieve, comes down to its power-to-weight ratio: this is the first hypercar in the world to boast 1 metric horsepower for every kilogram of weight it has. So, it weighs 1,341 kg and produces 1,341 hp. It may not sound that impressive when you consider that people go on about power-to-weight ratios all the time, but when you’re dealing with these speeds and this amount of power, the One:1 truly is a car that we will look back on with nothing but respect.
3.2019 Rimac Concept Two (280 MPH) Price: 2,700,000 CR
What Rimac has recently achieved with the Nevera’s new performance records is nothing short of incredible. Not only has it shattered numerous records, but it has proven that electric cars needn’t be boring. Once it made its appearance in Forza Horizon 5, players quickly realized just how fast the Nevera could actually go if it was given enough space and the right modifications. It gets eerily close to the top of this list, but ultimately just misses out.
Performance Engine Four liquid-cooled synchronous electric motors Displacement Null Hp 1,887 hp Torque 1,695 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, all-wheel drive Weight 4,299 pounds It can still hit a cool 280 mph at its peak, thanks to its quadruplet of liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors. The result is close to 1,900 hp and 1,700 lb-ft of torque – an astounding output that means the Nevera is not just a sheet of impressive numbers, but a car that can actually follow through with the performance.
2.2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS (294 MPH) Price: 2,000,000 CR
The Agera RS is the performance edition of the Koenigsegg Agera, which is ironic because it didn’t actually need one! Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Agera RS demonstrates just how advanced the technology and performance that the Swedish brand had at its disposal was, and that out of a relatively meager eight-cylinder power plant. It’s very telling that when Magnus Walker drove the Agera RS, even he was left bewildered at all the things that make the Koenigsegg so impressive. This is a man who has gas in his veins, remember.
Performance Engine Twin-turbocharged V8 Displacement 5.0 liters Hp 1,341 hp Torque 1,010 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Weight 3,075 pounds The 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powertrain found in the Agera RS comes with added aero that can produce almost 1,000 pounds of downforce at 155 miles per hour. The engine provides a maximum of 1,160 hp on regular gasoline. However, there is an optional one-megawatt package that can increase the total output to 1,341 hp. The Koenigsegg Agera RS bodywork is also mostly made of high-strength Carbon-Kevlar. The result is a lightweight car (it weighs 3,075 lbs) that reaches 62 mph in only three seconds and 124 miles per hour in eight.
1.2020 Koenigsegg Jesko (308 MPH) Price: 2,800,000 CR
There is an argument to be settled, that we’ve yet to truly see the standard Jesko reveal its full potential. Even when we watch the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut unleash its fury for the first time, the hypercar doesn’t even break a sweat. It’s scary to think about just what Christian Von Koenigsegg has planned for the future. The Jesko is a super limited-production model that was launched at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Performance Engine Twin-turbocharged V8 Displacement 5.0 liters Hp 1,280 hp Torque 883 lb-ft Layout Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Weight 3,131 pounds It acts as the heir to the legendary Agera lineage and features a 5.0-liter V8 that puts out just under 1,300 hp on standard fuel. That increases to a smudge over 1,600 hp when it’s given a serving of E85 biofuel for breakfast, which also tops up the torque reserves to 1,105 pounds. The statistics are not quite fathomable themselves, but factor in some of the most advanced aerodynamic trickery at the Swedish powerhouse’s artillery, and you begin to understand that the Jesko isn’t a car, more a spaceship sent from the above to turn humanity into a type I civilization. A fitting king for the Forza Horizon 5 top-speed crown.