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Horizon brush

Put the “US” in Muscle Car with American Automotive

6 November 2023- Playground Games
The red, white, and blue steps on the gas as American Automotive sets in Forza Horizon 5.

Gasoline is burning and the muscle of American car tradition bursts into the Horizon Festival with American Automotive. It’s time for the finest hot rods, pickups, muscle cars, and performance vehicles to take the roads of the Horizon Festival by storm.

Eight of the biggest and meanest machines to ever come out of the Land of Freedom will be available to unlock in the Festival Playlist, including all-time favorite muscle cars and new performance supernovas.

Super charge the power this series has to offer with the American Automotive Car Pack: a gallery of four more American hot rods, pick-ups, and racers. This new Car Pack will be available for purchase from November 7.

Get that muscle lifting with the return of the Oval Track and the addition of four new Road Racing Routes.

The new giant inflatable football will be available to use as a prop in EventLab, as well as a new collectible to hunt for at the Horizon Festival.

The Golden Tank Awards are back! And with them come new categories like “Best Prefab” and “Best EventLab Island Event”. Keep reading to know how to get to choose the winners this year.

Rev up those engines and step on the gas, 'cuz American Automotive is here to show you what the US of A has got to offer!

Three cars in front of a red and blue background with white stars

Release Notes & Game Fixes

The following list details some of the fixes and changes we are implementing with this new update.

  • Solved an issue that caused the camera to shake in EventLab Route Creation

  • X button to Delete Prefab has been added to the UI

  • Fixed an issue in which Eliminator sessions would crash if you went to EventLab Island after creating them

  • Fixed issues with the 1996 BMW 850 CSi’s interior speedometer and roll cage

  • Fixed the issue in which the 2010 Nissan Tsuru’s doors and boot would not close in ForzaVista

  • Fixed cosmetic issues on the 2022 Porsche Cayman GT4RS

  • Logo on the 2021 BMW’s rims will no longer increase in size when accelerating

You can find a list of issues we are currently investigating here. The Troubleshooting Hub is always open for you to leave any reports you have.

New Tracks and Roads to Race in

From the mountains to the jungle, across valleys, into the sea, and inside a beloved returning track, compete in the four new routes and the returning Oval Track.

New Road Races

Four maps with highlighted roads framed inside a pink rectangle
Race on these four new routes to unlock new accolades

Experience four new road race routes, which will be permanently added to the game via this update.

Vista del Mar Sprint (4.2 mi) will have you driving through the jungle and glancing at the sea views before wrapping up the tour at Los Jardines.

In the Aeródromo Sprint (3.9 mi), you will visit Aeródromo en La Selva and make your way towards Mulegé, only to make a detour and finish the course towards Atlantes De Tula.

The magnificent view of Gran Puente will be the backdrop for Marigold Sprint (3.9 mi) before you switch to the gorgeous fields of La Cordillera in this race.

Drive by the seaside and head towards Club de Ópalo de Fuego, then close Línea Costera Sprint (5.0 mi) at the base of La Gran Caldera.

Completing each route will get you one of the brand-new accolades included with this update as well as winning a race on them. These routes will also appear in Rivals Mode and Horizon Open.

Oval Track Is Back!

Making its way back to the Horizon Festival after previously debuting in the High Performance series, the Oval Track will be available in freeroam during the four weeks of American Automotive’s Festival Playlist. Find the Oval Track over at the Stadium, and post a clean time to earn the respective accolade.

Evolving Wilds Oval Stadium from the top
The Oval Track is back in freeroam mode! Dive deep into its center to find the brand-new football collectible.

Spice your garage up

20 new rims by HRE

15 new rims to customize your car collection!

American Automotive could not stay behind in customization. HRE is bringing 27 rims for you to stylize your favorite cars. Get your customization on with these new kicks:

  • 300M

  • 301M

  • 305

  • 305M

  • 309M

  • 501M

  • 540C

  • C105

  • FF04

  • G-Code

  • HRE3D+

  • P101SC

  • P103

  • P104SC

  • P107SC

  • P111SC

  • R101 Lightweight

  • RC100

  • RC103

  • RC104

  • Recoil with Ring

  • RS205M

  • RS208M

  • RS300

  • RS307M

  • S200H

  • TR107

Flex Your Muscle In New Body Kits

We have also added three Forza widebody kits to fashion some American muscle.

A brand-new widebody kit will be added for the:

  • 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM GTA

  • 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Customize a power legend and two soon-to-be classics with the new customization options available with this update.

ASL/BSL Now in Every Horizon Story

Taking one more step towards making Forza Horizon 5 a more accessible game, we have added BSL (British Sign Language) and ASL (American Sign Language) to the Donut Media and Icons of Speed Horizon Story chapters.

This means every story chapter for Forza Horizon 5 to date now has ASL and BSL features.

We are very excited to make the game more accessible for everyone who wants to experience Horizon Stories to the fullest.

New Accolades to Earn!

American Automotive includes 13 new accolades to earn in this new update.

Here is the list and how to get each one:

Name Description Progress
Road Racing
Vista del Mar Rookie Complete Vista del Mar Sprint 750
Vista del Mar Pro Win Vista del Mar Sprint 250
Marigold Sprint Rookie Complete Marigold Sprint 750
Marigold Sprint Pro Win Marigold Sprint 250
Aeródromo Sprint Rookie Complete Aeródromo Sprint 750
Aeródromo Sprint Pro Win Aeródromo Sprint 250
Línea Costera Sprint Rookie Complete Línea Costera Sprint 750
Línea Costera Sprint Pro Win Línea Costera Sprint 250
Online (Rivals Tab)
Vista del Mar Sprint Clean Time Post a clean time on the Vista del Mar Sprint Rivals leaderboard 500
Marigold Sprint Clean Time Post a clean time on the Marigold Sprint Rivals leaderboard 500
Aeródromo Sprint Clean Time Post a clean time on the Aeródromo Sprint Rivals leaderboard 500
Línea Costera Sprint Clean Time Post a clean time on the Línea Costera Sprint Rivals leaderboard 500
Horizon Oval Circuit Clean Time Post a clean time on the Horizon Oval Circuit Rivals leaderboard 500

American Automotive Car Pack

Four cars parked in the dirt one in front of the other.
Four All-American soon-to-be classics step into the Horizon Festival with the American Automotive Car Pack.

Four high-octane, adrenaline-pumping, all-American vehicles are coming to the Horizon Festival this November.

Hot rods, super cars, and pickups take over the Festival with the American Automotive Car Pack, available starting November 7 for $4.99!

2017 Saleen S7 LM

A grey Saleen S7 parked outside of a building in front of a garden

Built to celebrate the seven years of victories the original S7 had, the 2017 Saleen S7 LM is a tremendous hypercar all around.

As one of the most remarkable examples of American car manufacturing, the S7 LM produces a staggering 1,000 bhp brought to you by a 7.0 - liter twin turbo V8 engine. It is said that the new and improved body of the S7 LM can produce enough downforce to make it able to be driven upside down in a tunnel.

Whether you want to drive it wheel-side up or down, you cannot miss out on the storm of power the Saleen S7 LM will bring to the Horizon Festival.

1961 DeBerti Ford Econoline ‘Shop Rod’

When you see flames in front, you already know this custom car is going to be fast.

Originally built to work, but customized to leave skid marks at every red light it stops, the 1961 DeBerti Ford Econoline ‘Shop Rod’ is a monstrous hot rod that can (and will) take you by surprise.

The custom work on this van is remarkable, it has been fitted with a 5.8-liter Coyote V8 engine that puts 850 bhp on the tip of your toes.

The only thing this van will deliver at the Horizon Festival will be Ls to every car that dares challenge it.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss

Sporting a 5.8 - liter V8 engine, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss wants to be your vehicle of choice when trying to have some fun in the mud.

A two-inch lift and locking differentials help this truck switch from pavement to basically anything else seem meaningless.

A powerful truck that can mudsling with the greatest, the Silverado LT Trail Boss makes an off-road detour sound like a great idea.

2024 Czinger 21C

Blue Czinger sports car driving on a bridge

The future is here and with it come 3D printed cars such as the 2024 Czinger 21C.

Built in California, this American hypercar is built of light but resistant materials printed by a super computer in the most sci-fi process we have heard of.

Even if you don’t get terms like “powder-bed fusion”, there’s one thing you will understand: speed & power. The 21C blasts 1,350 hp, a number we only saw on the car drawings we made as kids. And when all is said and done, the 21C shatters lap times and records. It clocked in 1:25:44 at Laguna Seca and it is said to reach 100 kmh in 1.9 seconds.

Fulfill your childhood dreams driving this piece of the future, today.

Get The Complete Racing Experience This Holiday Season

Two unique offers are coming this Holiday Season for Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon 5:

Expand your driving adventures and start your racing legacy with the Forza Motorsport + Forza Horizon 5 Premium Editions Bundle that includes both complete games and their Premium Add-ons for a discounted price.

You will also be able to purchase the Premium Add-ons Bundle that comes with all of the Add-ons for both games in one single package.

Both bundles will be available starting November 16 and until November 30 don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.

See you on the starting line this Black Friday!

Autoshow Car Vouchers

Pink ticket with a car icon on the left and Mexico written on the right
Collect your favorite cars at your own speed with the Autoshow Car Vouchers

The new Autoshow Car Voucher program will allow players to enjoy Forza Horizon 5 at their own speed!

Purchase Autoshow Car Vouchers with real-world currency and exchange them for any car you’d like available at the Autoshow. This does not include Festival Playlist reward cars or Car Pack cars.

You’ll be able to buy different bundles of Autoshow Car Vouchers:

Price (in USD) Autoshow Car Vouchers included in the Bundle
4.99 4
9.99 10
19.99 24

Collect the cars you want at your own pace with the new Autoshow Car Voucher program! For more information, please visit:

Festival Playlist

Eight cars grouped together with their release dates
Get your pistons pumpin' for these eight exclusive cars coming to the Festival Playlist on American Automotive.

This series we are bringing a phenomenal Festival Playlist packed with eight exclusive cars!

Eight horsepower maulers are waiting for you to collect those Playlist points and unlock some of America’s finest creations ever.

Explore around the Oval Track to find the Inflatable Football collective on the first week of the Festival Playlist. Remember that you will also be able to use this collectible in your EventLab creations.

The challenges start on November 9, start collecting and unlocking!

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Black Corvette standing still at night on top of a road
Earn 20 PTS during Week 1 “Summer” Season on the American Automotive Festival Playlist. Available from November 9 until November 16

The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is an American soon-to-be legend created to change the supercar game. This Corvette is both surprisingly affordable and impeccable, being able to go toe-to-toe on the tarmac with other cars that are twice the price.

It’s middle-mounted, massive 5.5-liter V8 engine blasts the car from 0 – 100 kmh in 2.6 seconds only. All that power does not compromise the experience of this car as its supreme grip and braking make it a dream to drive.

The Z06 is a more affordable super car that has everything car heads around the world love with an American feel.

1964 Plymouth Belvedere

The shortest version of the classic Belvedere still packs a massive punch!

The 1964 Plymouth Belvedere was fitted with a humongous 7-liter V8 engine that made this car a wonderful drag racer due to its big power and lighter weight.

Not only gaining notoriety on the streets, the ‘64 Belvedere did a complete sweep of the 1964 Daytona NASCAR race taking all three positions.

Relive its old glories going round the Oval Track or take it to the Street Scene and see what a classic muscle drag racer can do!

1966 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport

Blue Nova SS driving fast on a dirt road in front of short trees
Earn 20 PTS during Week 2 “Autumn” Season on the American Automotive Festival Playlist. Available from November 16 until November 23

Some cars are born made to wave the flag, like the 1966 Chevrolet Nova, one of America’s (and the world’s) most beloved muscle cars of all time.

The Nova’s massive 5.3-liter V8 engine sends power to an AWD drive system that makes it the perfect contender for the next race occurring at your nearest traffic light.

Paying honor to its name, the Nova is one of the muscle car era’s biggest stars and completely deserving of a spot in your garage during this series.

1968 Pontiac Firebird

Red Firebird racing through road in front of a pink stage
Earn 40 PTS during Week 2 “Autumn” Season on the American Automotive Festival Playlist. Available from November 16 until November 23

Nothing screams “Born in the USA” louder than the iconic headlights of a Firebird dashing in front of their opponents.

The 1968 Pontiac Firebird does an extremely good job accomplishing this thanks to its loud and mighty 6.5 - liter V8 engine that marked what is considered muscle car peak.

Time to set the night on fire with an icon of the 60’s, the Firebird!

2024 Lucid Air Sapphire

Designed in California and assembled in Arizona the 2024 Lucid Air Sapphire is the world’s first fully electric luxury super-sports car.

The thunderous roar of petrol engines now make way for this silent electric powerhouse, challenging the traditional image of American automotive wonders. With an impressive 1,234 hp, the Lucid Air Sapphire does not hold back, sprinting to 100 km/h in just 1.89 seconds.

The Lucid Air Sapphire makes it very clear — the definition of an American supercar will never be the same with this electric all-rounder in the game, and it will stir the competition.

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

Orange Pontiac GTO with yellow and black details drifting on a road
Earn 40 PTS during Week 3 “Winter” Season on the American Automotive Festival Playlist. Available from November 23 until November 30

In the 60’s race for creating the fastest car possible, the 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge is guilty of stepping up the game.

Its exterior design captured the funky-psychedelic vibe of the era and on the inside, a hammering 6.5 - liter V8 engine that could put 365 bhp at your service.

The verdict is in, the GTO Judge is a must have for muscle car lovers and enthusiasts of speed alike.

2010 Rossion Q1

The most fun you can get from a box with the label “assembly required” has a name, and that is 2010 Rossion Q1. This unhinged DIY super car is super sizzling to be put onto the track and run like there’s no tomorrow.

The Q1’s recommended engine, a Ford twin-turbocharged Duratec V6 engine, puts out 508 bhp and, much like its predecessor (the Noble M400), it can spew some gasping times on the track such as its 0-100 kmh clocking in at 3.4 seconds.

This car will be available as a reward for 20 PTS on the Festival Playlist, and luckily, you will not have to lift a single wrench to start doing laps around Mexico.

1962 Lincoln Continental

Black Lincoln Continental parked outdoors in front of cacti and a brick wall
Earn 40 PTS during Week 4 “Spring” Season on the American Automotive Festival Playlist. Available from November 30 until December 7

Take a deep breath and engulf all the style of the 1962 Lincoln Continental, its not for nothing that this car was used to transport presidents and royalty alike.

And if the outside is not enough, wait until you crack those doors open in the coolest way known to mankind: the opposite one.

But as we all know, it’s the inside that counts the most, and what an inside does this Lincoln have! Like every other amazing icon of the era, this Continental is hiding a burly V8 that can put out 300 bhp.

Style and speed are the bread and butter of this car, and they can be yours too for 40 PTS on the Festival Playlist.

Golden Tank Awards

The six categories of our 2023 Golden Tank Awards
You still have time to submit your creations and enter the shortlist!

The time has come to applaud the creativity of our players, bow before the imagination of creators, and celebrate the many accomplishments of the Forza Horizon 5 community in the second edition of the Golden Tank Awards.

This time around you will be able to choose who takes the award home in one of the six categories we are awarding this year:

  • Eventlab Creation of the Year

  • Most Creative Event

  • Best Photo Location

  • Best Prefab

  • Best EventLab Island Event

  • Best Race Event

Choose from among the five nominees in each category and vote for the one you think deserves the prize the most! Shortlists for each category will be announced early December along with the voting method. Winners will be declared in late January. You still have a few weeks to publish your creations to be eligible for the shortlist.

We will accept submissions until November 20. Send your creations through the #EventLabPrefabs and #EventLabGallery channels on our official Discord server. You can also submit via social media using #EventLab.

Good luck to everyone participating.

We are once again thrilled to celebrate the effort and love the entire Forza Horizon 5 community put into the game with this event that brings us all together. May the best creations win!

What’s next?

We are happy tonight walking in a Winter Wonderland!

Four holiday-themed items make their way into the Horizon Festival including the return of Secret Santa, a Stadium Makeover, new racetrack, and of course, new cars to explore the Winter Wonderland in.

Stay tuned for more information on the Golden Tank Awards and the new rewards this season brings as Winter Wonderland Launches in Forza Horizon 5.