Editor’s Note: We incorrectly stated that the 2019 Italdesign DaVinci Concept is included in Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels. We have corrected this in the article.
Calling all daredevil drivers and creators! As we announced during today’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, Hot Wheels and Forza Horizon are back together in Forza Horizon 5’s first, eagerly awaited expansion coming July 19 to Xbox consoles, PC on Windows and Steam, and Cloud Gaming (Beta).
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels introduces players to the visually stunning, exhilarating new Horizon Hot Wheels Park in the clouds high above Mexico, the ultimate playground of creative fun for you and your friends. This new expansion is included in the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-ons Bundle, the Premium Edition and Expansions Bundle. It’s also available for standalone purchase at $19.99.
Some cars visible in our trailer and screenshots are limited-time rewards in the Series 9 Festival Playlist. Stay tuned for details on these reward cars in an upcoming blog post.
If you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-ons Bundle is a fantastic option allowing you to immediately jump into Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels from day one. You’ll also enjoy the benefits of VIP, Car Pass, the Welcome Pack and the second expansion once it becomes available.
If you’ve yet to purchase Forza Horizon 5, there’s never been a better time to experience limitless, fun driving action in the vibrant, ever-evolving open-world of Mexico. To celebrate the upcoming Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels, we’ve discounted the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition on the Microsoft Store and Steam , as well as the Premium Add-ons Bundle for Xbox Game Pass players. Both are currently 20% off and include Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels.
Explore A Sprawling New Hot Wheels World
With the fastest, most extreme tracks ever in a Horizon game, the Horizon Hot Wheels Park has more than 200 km of twisting, looping iconic orange track taking you on a breathtaking journey through a gorgeous Hot Wheels open world where new driving experiences await at every turn, such as gravity defying magnet tracks as well as ice, water flume, and rumble tracks.
You’ll explore four new biomes packed with spectacular detail and diversity, including the rugged Giant’s Canyon where you’ll hear the growl of your engine bouncing back off intricately detailed rock formations; the Ice Cauldron where frozen tundra drips into the glistening molten lava; in Forest Falls you’ll see the tree canopy towering over epic waterfalls; and finally, the visually stunning and exhilarating Horizon Nexus, where the Horizon Festival is suspended among a web of Hot Wheels tracks.
Become a Hot Wheels Legend
To prove yourself a Hot Wheels Legend, enlist into the Hot Wheels Academy where you’ll start in a B Class 2013 Hot Wheels Baja Bone Shaker, and embark on an exciting new campaign of extreme speed, moving your way up to faster and faster car classes by completing tailored activities and events until you reach the pinnacle of speed: X Class.
Players can complete missions to unlock special Hot Wheels Heats events and celebrate the history of Hot Wheels in a new, five-part Horizon Story. Along your journey to becoming a Hot Wheels Legend, look out for new Accolades, Bonus Boards, Floating Piñata collectibles, PR Stunts and new Hot Wheels Seasonal Events which contribute to your overall Festival Playlist completion.
To ensure everyone can easily jump into the stunt-fueled fun of Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels, we’ve made it easier than ever before to start playing. Once you’ve completed the main game’s Initial Experience, the Horizon Hot Wheels Park is unlocked for all expansion owners.
In a first for Forza, join friends and play the entire expansion from the very beginning in co-op. You can also compete and take on the world in Horizon Open, or team up and race a team of Drivatars in Horizon Tour. Free Fast Travel is immediately unlocked for all players at the Horizon Hot Wheels Park, allowing you to quickly reach your friends no matter where they are located on the map.
Dream It, Build It, Share It
When you’ve conquered the Horizon Hot Wheels Park to become a Hot Wheels Legend, the fun continues in EventLab where you’ll have the freedom to design, build, and share using the new Hot Wheels Creation Kit.
Get creative with over 80 new track and stunt pieces that instantly snap together thanks to new improvements to the EventLab toolset. New props included within the Hot Wheels Creation Kit can be easily attached to each other with a push of a button when using the Blueprint Builder.
Once you’ve dreamt up and built your dream Hot Wheels creation, share it for the entire community to discover and play. We can’t wait to see what you build using the Hot Wheels Creation Kit and we’re anticipating an always evolving catalogue of new player-created Hot Wheels events that everyone will enjoy.
Collect and Race 10 Amazing New Cars
Expand your Forza Horizon 5 fleet with 10 incredible new cars, including four new Hot Wheels scaled up to life size. Between the lightning fast 2021 Hennessey Venom F5, the race-built 2006 Mosler MT900 GT3 and the iconic 2000 Hot Wheels Deora II, these cars have been devised as the perfect contenders for the high-speed stunts and challenges offered by the extreme tracks of the Hot Wheels Park.
Here are the cars you can look forward to driving in Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels, all of which are #NewToForza:
2018 Chevrolet Hot Wheels COPO Camaro
In 1968, the first ever Hot Wheels debuted in the form of a Custom Camaro die-cast and in 2018, those muscle fumes were reignited to celebrate Hot Wheels’ 50th anniversary. This limited-edition Camaro pairs the iconic Hot Wheels lineage with the precision and power of the sixth-generation Camaro to create a full-scale, factory-built drag racer that can speed past anything on its path. It uses an LSX-based, fire-breathing Chevrolet V8 engine producing 580 horsepower at 8000 rpm and a Whipple Industries 109-mm supercharger. It also looks the part too, with a sizzling “Orange Crush” exterior paint to match the iconic glow of Hot Wheels tracks paired with a two-color stripe package and one-of-a-kind vinyl chromatic Hot Wheels logos. Those tires are also incredibly special too, as the COPO Camaro rocks Weld racing wheels and Hoosier drag slicks to deliver the perfect take-off. With twin wheelie bars and a rear drag chute, this is a muscle car that rockets through Speed Traps while retaining full stability! Only 69 of these Hot Wheels COPOs were ever produced so if you wanted to buy one, you had to register your interest. In Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels, there’s no need to concern yourself with production numbers as the COPO Camaro is yours to drive on a nexus of glowing distinctive tracks like no other.
2012 Hot Wheels Bad to the Blade
Extreme is likely the first word that comes to mind. After all, the Bad to the Blade – a car that looks like it was created in the future – serves up blistering speed and is inspired by a fighter jet and dragon combo. Designed by Hot Wheels’ Fraser Campbell, this Indy car concept was showcased in the Hot Wheels “Fearless at the 500” event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500. It’s since been rewrapped in new graphics to honor the Hot Wheels 50th anniversary while Firestone tires and Hot Wheels rims complete the look. It features a 1000-cc four-cylinder turbocharged motorcycle engine while the wing and ground effect aerodynamics create 2646 lbs. of downforce – all to deliver a top speed of over 230mph on an inverted track. If you watched the Hot Wheels for Real online series, then you’ll recall how the Bad to the Blade defied gravity by driving upside down! Sounds like the perfect contender for Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels.
2013 Hot Wheels Baja Bone Shaker
This is the Bone Shaker reimagined to drive off the beaten path! Inspired by early 1970s trophy trucks, this highly modified off-roader is given a rugged look, bigger wheels and the perfect amount of suspension to leave behind every challenger in the dust and do so with a smile on its skull. Creator Abe Lugo fitted it with modern 4x4 overlander bull bars as well as tube bumpers with fog lights and designed the roof to operate as a spoiler – a throwback to the Big Oly Bronco. The chrome rear fenders assist with the dirt, gravel and mud that the Baja Bone Shaker is certain to scoop up, while the headlight claws found on the classic Bone Shaker have been adapted into front fender chrome fists and function as headlight stands. Lastly, there’s the unmissable skeleton-head headlight casings, which are certain to cause a fright or two, especially as Baja Bone Shaker emerges from the depths of an unsuspecting cloud of dust! Now it’s found a new home in the warm biomes and Baja tracks of Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels with its natural habitat being the Giant’s Canyon!
2000 Hot Wheels Deora II
With its slinky curves, an integrated spoiler and unique oval windows, the unconventional Deora II makes for a stylish and sleek upgrade over its original 1960s counterpart, which was based on a 1960s Ford station wagon. As one of the original sixteen Hot Wheels cars that debuted in 1968, the Deora remains a favorite of Hot Wheels enthusiasts across the world and in honor of Hot Wheels’ 35th anniversary in 2003, a full-scale concept car was created in homage to the groundbreaking spirit of bold originality embodied in the Deora. Hot Wheels teamed up with automotive designer Chip Foose and Five Axis to bring the car to life, which is when it was also inducted into the Hot Wheels Hall of Fame at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. With over 400 horsepower and a top speed of 150mph, the Deora II features a custom hand-built cab forward body designed by its creator Nathan Proch, and takes cues from the 1996 Ford Taurus station wagon. Its electric linear actuator opens the front door for access in or out of its futuristic interior, while the two surfboards harken back to the original car, which for a 2021 retooling were molded into the bodywork. It also has custom 24-inch wheels with Firestone tires, and you see that tonneau cover? It lifts to reveal a supercharged Cadillac Northstar engine, the savvy innerworkings that keep this Deora II rolling along without interruption.
2021 Hennessey Venom F5
With its goal of being the absolute fastest road car on earth, the Hennessey Venom F5 immediately sets the highest of expectations. As a tribute to 30 years of Hennessey, it’s only fair that it combines the best of speed and power in the ultimate driving package. Capable of 1,817 horsepower – and yes, you’ve read that correctly – at 8,000 rpm and 1,193 lb-ft of torque, the F5 is a monster. With predicted acceleration speeds of 0-168mph in under 10 seconds and 0-249mph in around 20 seconds with a top speed goal beyond 311mph, the F5, if it can reach those speeds, will in fact be the world’s fastest production car—an extraordinary feat, especially as it weighs 2,998 lbs. The F5 uses a Hennessey V8 twin-turbo engine, which it’s calling 'Fury' to push these unprecedented speeds. Aerodynamics, which as a first for Hennessey are paired with the car’s body, are being developed by expert racing driver John ‘Heinrocket’ Heinricy to ensure a world-class, revolutionary driving experience both on the road and track. Production is limited to 24 units and by August 2021, they were all sold out, so your best opportunity to get behind the wheel of the world’s fastest production car ever will be in Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels.
2019 Brabham BT62
To honor Brabham’s 70-year heritage in racing, the BT62 has been carefully designed for the driver who strives to challenge themselves as company founder Sir Jack Brabham did when he began his racing career in Australia in 1948. If you’re looking for a car that boosts your driving experience to the next level, then look no further and act fast, because only 70 of these BT62s will be produced with the first 35 adorned in liveries celebrating Brabham’s 35 Grand Prix winning cars. This mid-engine track car is powered by a Brabham 5.4-liter V8 engine capable of 700bhp and 492 ft-lb of torque. It’s perfectly optimized for performance, with aggressive aerodynamics delivering 2,645 lbs. of downforce. With the BT62, Brabham strived to enhance the behind the wheel experience, not control it. Therefore, it all comes down to the driver instead of the electronics. Its speed and power are maintained by you without any interference from the car’s software. If you’re confident, you can push it to its true limits – just as Australian Supercars race driver Luke Youlden did when he broke the closed-wheel lap record at Mount Panorama Circuit with a time of 1:58.68, eclipsing the fastest GT car by 0.621 seconds. After all, it’s dubbed “the world’s most track focused hypercar” and with the unprecedented speeds that are now possible in Forza Horizon 5 thanks to the new accelerative Speed Boosts found across Hot Wheels Park, there's no greater home to unleash the driving potential of Brabham’s BT62.
2006 Mosler MT900 GT3
If the Mosler MT900S is a Forza Horizon PR Stunt master, then you can only imagine the capabilities of the MT900 GT3 – especially once it touches the high-speed, interconnected tracks of Hot Wheels Park. This model takes everything that made the MT900 so great – a supercar that could compete against its top tier siblings and emerge on top – and adapt it for the track. In fact, this specific variant builds upon the race-ready MT900R to adhere to FIA GT3 regulations. Under the hood, it uses an LS7 V8 engine to output 520 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and can even produce 505 lb-ft of torque! So, the only question that remains is whether the MT900 will live up to the Mosler precedent by being the best of the best for Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels’ PR Stunts once it undergoes some lavish tuning and upgrades.
2020 SIERRA Cars #23 Yokohama ALPHA
Pikes Peak is considered one of the most challenging and dangerous rally courses in the world, yet it doesn’t compare to Mount Washington – the peak of demanding driving. For any driver, it’s a daunting hillclimb, but when Sierra Cars undertook the 2021 Climb to the Clouds, it did so with the goal of its new powerful, precision-focused and lightweight Alpha being the fastest two-wheel-drive car ever. Thanks to Sierra’s engineering expertise and the passion, skill and determination of their crew—O.P. Andersen, Cole Powelson and Mark Hermansen—the record was reset, and the Alpha brought home the title entering the sub-ten-minute club with 9:37.449. Being the most powerful Sierra vehicle ever, the Alpha features a turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa boasting 450 horsepower with a top speed of 140mph. The Alpha produces a single ton of downforce – twice its own weight – using big carbon fiber wings and weighs just 1,100lbs. It achieves 0-60mph in 2.2 seconds and is geared for asphalt driving, capable of extreme levels of grip, power and speed to take on the toughest race in the world.
2018 SUBARU WRX STI ARX Supercar
Imagine 0-60mph in only two seconds. It sounds like a dream, but for this Subaru supercar, it’s a reality. Rallycross is a sport of gravel, jumps and sometimes bumper cars; it’s never going to be a smooth ride, and a car catering to competition must be built with these caveats in mind. With 600bhp and 680 lb-ft of torque, this Subaru WRX STI ARX Supercar is built with the underpinnings of rallycross across its entire design philosophy. Its four-cylinder, 2-liter Boxer engine is fitted with an ARX mandated 45mm Restrictor Garrett Motorsport Turbocharger managed by a Cosworth Pectel ECU, while the Reiger competition suspension and custom hydraulics ensure it can maintain peak performance through the gravel, high jumps and even the pavement. The masterclass of rallycross? You best believe it.
Get Ready to Blast Off to Horizon Hot Wheels Park !
Now is the time to ensure you’re ready to jump into Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels without any delay once it becomes available July 19 on Xbox, Windows and Steam. Players who own the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-ons Bundle, the Premium Edition, or Expansions Bundle already have their ticket to travel to Horizon Hot Wheels Park from day one – and you’re invited to join them.