In somewhat of a surprise, a new story strand has been revealed for Forza Horizon 5, and it will feature a brand new electric drift monster.
Drift Club Mexico is the latest addition to the open-world racer, featuring six story chapters led by Welsh returnee, Robert Glenn.
Robert appeared in drift missions within Forza Horizon 4, and this marks his first appearance in the latest Playground Games-developed title. You will drive seven sideway-oriented vehicles such as the Formula Drift #98 BMW 325i 1989 and the drift originator, the Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex 1985.
This will culminate in slewing through the streets of Guanajuato City in the Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Focus RS RX 2016, before switching to the mighty Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 – the only new car for this particular story.
The one-off beast uses seven electric motors for 1,400bhp and switchable all or rear-wheel drive. This latter feature will be in the game too and utilised in this mission specifically. The aerodynamic appendages help generate more than 2,300 lb. of downforce.
Its real-world driver, Vaughn Gittin Jr. – featuring in the thrilling Free Rein Faroe Islands video embedded below – will also lend his voice to this new story.
“It was one of my goals. I wanted to make a Hot Wheels out of it and I wanted to be available in Forza,” explained the two-time Formula Drift champion.
“We got the Hot Wheels [model] and here I am seeing it inside Forza for the first time. It’s one of those ‘pinch me’ moments, I’m grinning ear to ear.”
This isn’t the first Gittin Jr. affiliated car in Forza Horizon 5, as it follows the Ford #25 “Brocky” Ultra4 Bronco RTR 2017 and Ford #25 Mustang RTR 2018.
If you’d like to add the Mach-E 1400 to your garage, all you need to do is play through Drift Club Mexico and it will be yours.
The new story missions will be part of the in-game Series 6 Festival Playlist, Summer, launching on Tuesday 29th March, but once Series 6 has ended, this will become part of the Horizon Rush Festival.