Forza Horizon 5 celebrated in leading automotive museum

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Forza Horizon 5 celebrated in leading automotive museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is a car museum with a difference, filled with historic, eccentric and sometimes outlandish automobiles – and now a tribute to Forza Horizon 5.

A new exhibition entitled ‘Forza: A New Horizon’ showcases some of the vehicles new to Forza Horizon 5, and used in the game’s trailers and artwork. Visitors can see up close the real-world counterparts to what they’ve been exploring a virtual Mexico with.

Forza - A New Horizon, Petersen Automotive Museum

Set alongside the backdrop of Playground Games’ concept art, cars on display include the Porsche #65 Rothsport Racing 911 “Desert Flyer” that was used to showcase the title’s sand racing abilities in the launch trailer and the 2017 Ford Bronco RTR #25 “Brocky” driven by Vaughn Gittin Jr. at the King of The Hammers event.

This will be sat alongside a 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands Edition – one of the cover stars for the open-world racer – and a Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray. The 2019 McLaren Senna and 2020 Saleen S1 GT4 also star.

2020 Saleen S1 GT4, Forza Horizon 5, Petersen Automotive Museum

What’s pleasing for me is the esteemed Petersen Automotive Museum recognising the important cultural impact video games play in today’s automotive fandom. Licenced vehicles within popular releases help players engage in an interactive fashion, forming a richer car culture and potentially adding to a larger pool of enthusiasts in the future.

The FH5-themed exhibition also sits alongside ‘Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme’ – so if you visit, you’ll also be able to see illustrious vehicles such a Hennessey Venom F5, Koenigsegg Agera RS and a Pagani Huayra Hermes Edition, owned by automotive collector Manny Khoshbin.

Forza: A New Horizon is open right now, 10 am to 5 pm and entry costs $17 for general admission adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for children ages 4 to 17.

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