Forza Horizon 5’s February Festival Playlist, Japanese Automotive, adds new Nissan Z

Justin Melillo
Forza Horizon 5’s February Festival Playlist celebrates all things Japanese sports cars, and even adds the latest 2023 Nissan Z.
Full rundown: Forza Horizon 5’s February Festival Playlist, Japanese Automotive

Forza Horizon 5‘s 17th festival playlist will begin on the 2nd of February, and this time, we’re celebrating the incredible world of the Japanese Automotive scene.

Popular vehicles from manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Subaru, Mitsubishi and Mazda are up front and on display for these upcoming four weeks of the newest Horizon Festival.

A ton of ‘rare’, ‘epic’ and ‘legendary’ Japanese machines await in February’s playlist, here’s what to expect.


There are four cars that will be new to Forza Horizon 5, two of which are returning from previous games and two which are brand new. There’s also a special edition 2009 Pagani Zonda that can be redeemed with a purchase of a specific pack of Oreos over in the EMEA Region. Sorry fellow North Americans.

Here are the cars:

  • 2023 Nissan Z (new-to-franchise) – Summer, 20 PTS
  • 1995 Toyota MR2 GT (returning) – Autumn, 20 PTS
  • 1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR4 (returning) – Winter, 20 PTS
  • 1965 Toyota Sports 800 (new-to-franchise) – Spring, 20 PTS
  • 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster ‘Oreo Edition’ (special) Code Redemption
Forza Horizon 5 Oreo Pagani


A total of 244 PTS are up for grabs across the four seasons, each one split to an odd amount at 61. Collecting 80 PTS over the seasons will unlock an ‘epic’ 2020 Nissan GTR. Double that to 160 PTS and you’ll be able to collect a ‘legendary’ Subaru 22B.

8 PTS in each season can be utilized from the two Monthly Events, which includes a Rivals event and an EV event as usual.


First up, the party that is the Summer Wet Season kicks off the Japanese Automotive Festival with two ‘rare’ rewards that can be gotten with enough points.

At the 20 PTS mark, Horizon-goers can claim the brand new, exclusively ‘rare’ 2023 Nissan Z. For another 20 PTS after that, the ‘rare’ Toyota AT38 is unlocked at 40.

To complete the #Forzathon Weekly Challenge, players will need the use of a 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R Spec II to get those 5 PTS and 80 Forzathon Points.

During the Season Events, an ‘epic’ Toyota Trueno is available for the Horizon Hall of Famers who get to take on The Trial. Every season will have two Eventlabs as well, this particular season yielding a Super Wheelspin and a Song Reward in the two events.

There is a Showcase Remix for a Super Wheelspin this week! Race against the train again in A Twist of Freight.

Two more Super Wheelspins can be gotten in the two following PR Stunts, while the two Seasonal Championships will carry two ‘rare’ rewards. Those cars include the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer MR and the 2017 Nissan GT-R.

We will see a Treasure Hunt in the Summer! We’ll have a full breakdown on how to crack the code and find the treasure next week. There’s also a #HEARMEROAR Photo Challenge which will unlock a Tiger Roar car horn.


The second season is Autumn, the Storm Season, and a couple of retro rewards are up for grabs for the overall season unlockables.

At 20 PTS, the ‘rare’ 1995 Toyota MR2 is unlocked. Moving on to 40 PTS, the ‘common’ but still vintage Subaru Legacy RS is yours.

This #Forzathon Weekly Challenge will require the 1989 Toyota MR2 SC to complete.

A ‘epic’ Honda Civic is on the table for The Trial, available to earn for the Hall of Fame players. This week’s Eventlabs offer another Super Wheelspin and a Forza Link reward.

Three PR Stunts equals three more Super Wheelspins if you complete them, while the ‘rare’ Toyota 86 and ‘common’ 1997 Mazda RX-7 are available to unlock in the Seasonal Championships.

Two Treasure Hunts in a row! The Autumn Treasure Hunt teases clues about the number 370…

There is also an #INFINITIPOOL Photo Challenge to partake in as well.


The second half of the festival begins with the third week and season, the Winter Dry Season, and once more, there are a pair or ‘rare’ cars to collect.

On the shorter end, 20 PTS earned will get a Mitsubishi Galant VR-4. Double up on that PT total at 40 and you’ll get to drive a Toyota AT37.

To complete the Spirited Away #Forzathon Weekly Challenge, you’ll need a 2022 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type-A.

An older Mazda RX-7, the ‘epic’ one from 1990, is won by Hall of Famers in The Trial this Winter.

Summer had a song, Autumn had a Forza Link so Winter has an ‘epic’ piece of clothing, the Tuning Hoodie, as one of the two Eventlab prizes.

The other is a Super Wheelspin, of course, as are the two PR Stunts in the Season Events.

Two ‘common’ cars, the Acura Integra and Subaru BRZ, are the Seasonal Championship prizes this week.

There is no Treasure Hunt, but the #REDVSBLUE Photo Challenge unlocks core memories for me as a huge Halo nerd, and sure enough, completing it unlocks the Halo Shield Recharge car horn.

A ‘common’ Nissan Titan is unlocked when you finish 30th or better in The Eliminator. There is also another Super Wheelspin to get by completing the “Purfect!” challenge.


The final week of the Festival is the season of Spring, the Hot Season. Another ‘rare’ pair of cars are available to collect in collecting enough PTS through the season.

At 20 PTS, the 1965 Toyota Sports 800 is yours. With 40 PTS, it’ll be the Nissan Sentra.

As for the #Forzathon Weekly Challenge, which is your Civic Duty, you’ll need a 1997 Honda Civic Type R to complete it all.

An ‘epic’ Acura NSX-R GT is winnable for Hall of Famers in The Trial in Spring. Another Super Wheelspin and another Forza Link Reward are up for grabs in the two Eventlabs.

There are two more Super Wheelspins to grab in the two PR Stunts. There’s also a Seasonal Playground Games where the ‘rare’ 1997 Nissan GT-R can be unlocked.

The ‘common’ 2016 Mazda MX-5 and the ‘rare’ 2008 Subaru WRX are earned through the two Seasonal Championships.

Spring has a Treasure Hunt as well – Supraman – and it sounds pretty obvious that you’ll need some sort of Supra.

There is also the #SECRETHONDAWAY Photo Challenge to complete, as there is also a Tandem Drifting Horizon Open to coo that will unlock a ‘common’ 1998 Nissan Silvia.


On Tuesday, 31st January, an update will release for Forza Horizon 5, which is two days before the new Festival is set to launch. Here are some of the highlights which were posted on

  • On PC, we’ve added visual preset support for Intel ARC Series GPUs.
  • Fixed an issue with the Horizon Promo list where an incorrect version of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG One was displayed.
  • Visual fixes for the 1992 Honda NSX-R, 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R, and 2005 BMW E46 M3 when a custom widebody is fitted.
  • Fixed an issue where the driver would not correctly hold the steering wheel in the 2003 Nissan Z Fairlady.
  • Fixed a visual issue with the Forza Street Front and Race Bumper options on the 2005 Subaru WRX STi.
  • Gift Drops intended to be delivered to New Players would occasionally be sent to Veteran Players. This has been fixed.


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