If you’re really digging the Mexican open world of Forza Horizon 5, and many millions are, then purchasing cars from the Autoshow or unlocking them via the Festival Playlist may not be quite enough.
That’s where the premium downloadable content in the form of the Car Pass comes in. You’ll receive brand new cars that have never been seen in the Forza Horizon games.
This is your guide to said Car Pass and we’ll keep this updated as and when each subsequent new addition is released as not every vehicle has been revealed as it stands.
What is the Car Pass?
The Car Pass is a paid additional extra for Forza Horizon 5. A form of paid car DLC pack, but instead of receiving all the vehicles in one hit, their release is staggered out across time.
These vehicles are exclusive to the Car Pass and therefore not available by any other means.
How much does the Car Pass cost?
The Car Pass costs £24.99/$29.99. If you are an active Game Pass subscriber, that reduces to £22.49/$26.99.
For those on PC, that discount is only available if you purchase via the Xbox app and not Steam.
If you purchase the Deluxe Edition of Forza Horizon 5, this includes the Car Pass. The same is true of the Premium Edition.
Another way of purchasing the Car Pass is by picking up the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle. This is primarily for Game Pass subscribers who receive the base game as part of their membership but are looking for a bundle of upcoming DLC.
This includes the Car Pass, plus the two upcoming expansions (to be announced), a Welcome Pack (five pre-tuned cars, a Player House, a one-time grant to own any car available from the Autoshow and three one-time grants for any Common or Rare clothing item) and VIP status (three Forza Edition cars, Crown Flair, Vanity Items, Emote and Car Horn, gift Player House, two Credit race rewards and weekly bonus Super Wheelspins).
This is £39.99/$49.99 or £35.99/$44.99 with the Game Pass discount.
How many cars does it include?
The Car Pass includes 42 cars.
This includes 34 new cars arriving over time, plus the Formula Drift car pack (available separately for £5.99/$6.99) that features eight sideways monsters out of the box.
Can I buy the cars separately?
Yes, every car that is included in the Car Pass listed below – apart from the Formula Drift pack – is available separately. They cost £2.49/$2.99.
When do the cars release?
Each new Car Pass addition will arrive weekly. One arrives every seven days and it’s always on a Thursday around the time a new week starts within the Festival Playlist series.
When does the Car Pass end?
7th July 2022 is when we expect the new car drops to stop. This is based on 34 cars, arriving weekly from the 18th November 2021, with no interruptions or changes to the schedule.
Every Car Pass car
Below is every car that is available now, or announced ahead of time, for Forza Horizon 5’s Car Pass. We will keep this updated as and when more are announced and available, so keep checking back for updates
#34 Toyota Supra MkIV Formula Drift 1995
This Supra was used by Dan Burkett in the Formula Drift championship, placing 20th in the 2021 Pro standings. Part of the Formula Drift Pack, included within the Car Pass.
#91 BMW M2 Formula Drift 2020
This M2 was used by Yves Meyer in the Formula Drift championship, placing 22nd in the 2021 Pro standings. Part of the Formula Drift Pack, included within the Car Pass.
#99 Mazda RX-8 Formula Drift 2009
This RX-8 was used by Kyle Mohan in the Formula Drift championship, placing 24th in the 2021 Pro standings. Part of the Formula Drift Pack, included within the Car Pass.
#151 Toyota GR Supra Formula Drift 2020
This Supra was used by Fredric Aasbø to win the Formula Drift Pro championship in 2021. Part of the Formula Drift Pack, included within the Car Pass.
#357 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Formula Drift 2017
This Corvette was used by Joao Barion, star of Netflix’s Hyperdrive, in the Formula Drift championship. Part of the Formula Drift Pack, included within the Car Pass.
#411 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Formula Drift 2019
This Corolla was used by Ryan Tuerck in the Formula Drift championship, placing sixth in the 2021 Pro standings. Part of the Formula Drift Pack, included within the Car Pass.
Nissan “Gold Leader” Datsun 280Z Forsberg Racing Formula Drift 1975
This is not a Formula Drift car, but rather a 280Z modified by Chris Forsberg – a Formula Drift competitor. Part of the Formula Drift Pack, included within the Car Pass.
Toyota Gumout 2JZ Camry Stock Car Forsberg Racing Formula Drift 2010
This is not a Formula Drift car, but rather an ex-NASCAR Camry with a 2JZ engine swap, modified by Chris Forsberg – a Formula Drift competitor. Part of the Formula Drift Pack, included within the Car Pass.
SUBARU WRX STI S209 2019
Release date: 18th November 2021
The first-ever ‘S’ Subaru to be made for a market outside of Japan, the S209 was an America-only limited edition with only 200 built of this maxed-out STI.
Renault 8 Gordini 1967
Release date: 25th November 2021
This diminutive saloon was the first ‘sport’ Renault, with the rear-engine design used successfully on circuits and rally stages.
Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 1970
Release date: 2nd December 2021
Take one Mercury Cyclone muscle car and add aerodynamic appendages, stripes and an adjustable tachometer red line. Ta-dah, the ‘Spoiler’ edition.
Ferrari J50 2017
Release date: 9th December 2021
A limited-edition Prancing Horse, with only ten produced based upon the popular 488 supercar. A posh frock for an already stellar motor car.
Ferrari Monza SP2 2019
Release date: 16th December 2021
Another limited-edition Ferrari, only this time a comparatively massive 500 were built – split across the two-seater SP2 and single-seater SP1. Based upon the V12 812 Superfast, it ditches the windscreen for the ultimate wind-in-the-hair/bald head feeling.
Lamborghini Espada 400 GT 1973
Release date: 23rd December 2021
Rather than the poster-car designs Lamborghini is now known for, the Espada was designed to be cosseting across a long journey and deliver its V12 power in a subdued, relaxed, fashion. Classy.
Lamborghini Huracán EVO 2020
Release date: 30th December 2021
The facelifted version of the entry-level Lamborghini. The ‘EVO’ pertains largely to upgraded infotainment and subtle revised exterior styling.
Jaguar XJ13 1966
Release date: 6th January 2022
Only one of these cancelled racing prototypes was ever made and was heavily crashed at the UK’s MIRA test facility. It was then later rebuilt and lives in the British Motor Museum.
Jaguar XJ220S 1993
Release date: 13th January 2022
If the ‘regular’ XJ220 wasn’t crazy enough already, racing experts TWR fettled it to compete and win the GTC class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Sadly, it was disqualified post-race – John Nielsen, David Brabham and David Coulthard drove the car – due to a technical infringement. But that didn’t stop six road-going versions from being produced, which this is one of.
Ferrari FXX-K E 2018
Release date: 20th January 2022
Bit of a strange one, this. The track-only FXX-K hypercar already exists with Forza Horizon 5. The ‘E’ stands for ‘Evo’ and is the same car, but with a different aerodynamic setup. As to if that’s worth a separate purchase, we’re not so sure…
Audi TT RS 2018
Release date: 27th January 2022
The most extreme form of TT ever, and most likely to remain that way as the future of the Teutonic coupe hangs in the balance. This one features a turbocharged five-cylinder engine for a distinctive exhaust note.
Porsche 911 997.2 Sport Classic 2010
Release date: 3rd February 2022
A rare special edition, the Sport Classic was a contemporary 911 designed to look more like a Porsche of old thanks to a ‘ducktail’ rear spoiler and Fuchs-style wheels. Underneath, it’s simply a standard Carrera S, but only 250 were produced.
Mazda 323 GT-R 1992
Release date: 10th February 2022
Built so Mazda could compete in the WRC, this turbocharged and four-wheel-drive hatchback was a JDM icon in the ‘90s. Its direct rival at the time was the Nissan Pulsar GTI-R, and funnily enough, neither were particularly competitive on the rally stages.
Volkswagen Golf R 2021
Release date: 17th February 2022
Another slightly odd choice. The Mk7 VW Golf R is already in the game. This is the lightly revised Mk7.5 version of the same car and not the all-new MK8 Golf R that’s currently available in the real world.
MG XPOWER SV-R 2005
Release date: 24th February 2022
A forgotten supercar from the early ’00s. The then cash-strapped MG was looking for a halo car, so bought out the remnants of ailing Italian manufacturer Qvale, slapped some Fiat Punto headlights on it and hey presto – it’s a new car! Ish. Only 82 were produced, sadly, and production ceased when MG Rover went under in 2005.
Ford Mustang SVO 1986
Release date: 3rd March 2022
The third generation of Mustang has a bit of a mixed reputation in the car world. Muscle car enthusiasts were horrified by the Mustang’s switch from a V8 motor to a 2.3l turbocharged four-pot (thanks to the global oil crisis of the 70s), and the rather paltry 200bhp return in a car weighing a ton and half took away any muscly illusions. Still, after selling less than ten thousand examples the Ford retains a rarity that has made it more desirable in the present day.
Toyota Tundra TRD Pro 2020
Release date: 10th March 2022
The Toyota Tundra pickup truck has been manufactured in the USA since 1999, and it’s a name motorsport fans will likely be familiar with through NASCAR and its support series. This TRD Pro version receives extra suspension, exhaust, interior and body tweaks from the Japanese company’s Toyota Racing Development division.
Noble M400 2006
Release date: 17th March 2022
The M400 from British sportscar maker Noble is the track variant of its M12 road car. With over 400bhp per ton on tap, the Noble is a genuine rival to much more established supercar brands. While it doesn’t feature much in the way of driver aids, it does have a rollcage. It’s also quite fast – even if its V6 engine began life in a Ford Mondeo…
Ferrari #25 Corse Clienti 488 Challenge 2017
Release date: 24th March 2022
The Ferrari 488 Challenge is a V8-powered racecar eligible for numerous championships around the globe, but more commonly seen in the single-make Ferrari Challenge series in Europe, North America, UK and Asia-Pacific. The car was superceded by an Evo version in 2019, so it will be interesting to see if this makes to FH5 in future.
Oldsmobile Toronado 1966
Release date: 31st March 2022
It may look like a muscle car or a high-performance GT car, but the Toronado was front-wheel drive, bigger than Texas and a 7-litre V8 sent to said tyres via a Turbo-Hydramatic transmission. Quick, agile, lithe – these are not words used to describe this tank.
Release date: 7th April 2022
The pinnacle of McLaren’s outgoing Sports Series, the 620R takes the 570S GT4 race car and homologates it for the road. It’s a hardcore experience, that perhaps in the future will be recognized as one of the most focused road-going experiences there is.
MINI John Cooper Works GP 2021
Release date: 14th April 2022
The most powerful, fastest and grippiest MINI of all time – but isn’t that sort of missing the point? Ultimately, this is a current BMW 1-Series in drag, even down to the ZF automatic gearbox. On paper impressive, but simple fun is what a MINI should be, not a Nürburgring lap time-hunter.
Porsche 911 Speedster 2019
Release date: 21st April 2022
This was a way to say goodbye to the 991-generation of Porsche venerate sportscar. It took the GT3, chopped the roof off and delete the rear wing. A snip at £210,000, it was worth it for the buttresses alone.
2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
Release date: 28th April 2022
This truck contains 380bhp in a 5.4-liter 2V Triton Supercharged Intercooled V8 engine. It also has a four-speed Ford 4R100 overdrive automatic transmission and features heavy duty front and rear shocks. Like, it’s a truck that thinks it’s a car.
2014 Forsberg Racing Nissan ‘SafariZ’ 370Z Safari Rally Tribute
Release date: 5th May 2022
Inspired by the 1971 East African Safari Rally overall winning Datsun 240Z, three-time Formula Drift World Champion Chris Forsberg got together with Broken Motorsports to create this tribute of a racing machine.
2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Release date: 12th May 2022
Unlike the SVT Lightning, this is an absolute unit. The Tacoma TRD Pro offers a 3.5-liter V6 engine that contains 278bhp at 6000 rpm, together with 265 lb-ft of torque and a six-speed manual transmission. Beast.
2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8
Release date: 19th May 2022
Dude, it’s got a Hemi! The Magnum SRT8 has 425bhp under the hood, thanks to that 6.1-litre Hemi power unit. It looks kind of odd but you don’t find many cars in the ‘muscle wagon’ category these days.
BMW M8 Coupe 2020
The spearhead of BMW’s non-SUV car range, the M8 is a heavily modified M5, which means 625bhp and a swoopy coupe body style.
Release date: 26th May 2022
Audi RS 3 Sedan 2020
This Audi packs 400bhp with a turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder power unit under the hood, despite its diminutive saloon body style.
Release date: 2nd June 2022
Audi RS 5 Coupe 2018
Another Audi on the block, this one has 444bhp with a 2.9-litre V6.
Release date: 9th June 2022
Volkswagen Pickup LX 1982
Based on the very first iteration of the venerable Volkswagen Golf, or Rabbit in some markets, this VW Pickup is a strange concoction. Front half hatchback, rear half open deck. It’s slow, economical and practical, but also ripe for tuning within Forza Horizon 5. Oh no wait, it’s a diesel…
Release date: 16th June 2022
Aston Martin DBX 2021
The first-ever SUV by Aston Martin, although not its first-ever car with a hatchback thanks to some rare shooting brake variants in the 1990s. The DBX is an important car for the British manufacturer as it seeks to turn around its sticky financial situation.
Release date: 23rd June 2022
Lexus RC F Track Edition 2020
A naturally aspirated V8, two doors and a track-oriented pretence. But… a 1,765kg curb weight. In many ways, the RC F Track Edition is an oxymoron, but at least it’s a rare and special one.
Release date: 30th June 2022
Nissan 370Z Nismo 2019
While the future of the Nismo sub-brand remains up in the air, Nissan is pressing on with a new 2022 Nissan Z sports car. It may look shiny and fresh, but it’s based upon this, the existing 370Z. Fun fact.
Release date: 7th July 2022
That’s the end of our Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass guide, and the Car Pass in general. A complete list. Let us know in the comments below which is your favourite from this list.