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Rami’s Racing History Celebrates Mexico’s Rich Car Culture in Forza Horizon 5

August 11, 2022 - Alan Walsh
Rami’s Racing History, the next Forza Horizon 5 update coming on Tuesday, August 16, invites you to experience Mexico’s rich heritage of automotive manufacture with a new Horizon Story, a Festival Playlist that celebrates different eras of car culture, and unmissable deals on highly coveted classic automobiles in the Forzathon Shop.

Here’s everything you can look forward to over the next four weeks at Horizon Mexico.

Game Fixes and Release Notes

We continue to introduce new fixes and improvements to Forza Horizon 5 based on your feedback and reports. Here’s a snapshot at some of the changes available in the next update:

  • An issue that caused players to load into the game with a different car than the one they were previously driving has been fixed.
  • Fixed the “Testing the Limits” Accolade not registering completion upon reaching 250mph.
  • Retroactive completion for the Series 9, Week 1 and Week 2 Treasure Hunts.
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed electric vehicles to have excessive horsepower.
  • Updated the door handle of the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo.
  • Fixed an issue on the 2016 BMW M2 Coupé where gauges on dash do not match the HUD gauges for MPH and RPM.

Forza Horizon 5 will also support display integration for the Thrustmaster T248X which will show game-related information such as:

  • Car Speed
  • Current Gear
  • RPM
  • RPM Percentage
  • Race Position
  • Race player count
  • Lap Count
  • Current Lap
  • Current Lap Time
  • Best Lap Time
  • Last Lap Time

New props have been added to the EventLab Blueprint Builder, including the smashable Battery, eight smashable Extreme E billboards and eight smashable Extreme E flags.

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For the full list of fixes and improvements in Rami’s Racing History, check out our release notes. We continue to listen closely to your Forza Horizon 5 feedback as we introduce new fixes with each game update. Here’s where you can stay up to date on the issues that we’re currently investigating.

New Horizon Story – Made in Mexico

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Your friend and colleague at the Horizon Festival, Ramiro invites you to take a tour of Mexico’s rich heritage of automotive manufacture and racing history. Made in Mexico is a new eight-chapter Horizon Story exploring the major eras of manufacturing and car culture in Mexico. Get behind the wheel and experience a wide range of cars that shaped the history of Mexican racing, starting with a home-grown sportscar, the 2017 VUHL 05RR.

Made in Mexico unlocks after completion of the game’s first Expedition and features new Accolades. Along the journey, you’ll also unlock numerous rewards including the Farid Rueda Lion Jumper and Lion Cap for completing the opening and closing chapters, respectively, as well as the 1971 Meyers Manx Forza Edition for earning 3 stars on all chapters.

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New Accolades

Here are the Accolades you can unlock as part of Rami’s Racing History:

Title Description Reward
Vehicles of Ultra Lightweight and High Performance Earn 3 Stars on all chapters of Made in Mexico 500 points and 1971 Meyers Manx Forza Edition
Made in Mexico Complete the “Made in Mexico” chapter of Made in Mexico 1500 points and Farid Rueda Lion Jumper
One Thousand Times Baja Complete the “Buggy in the Baja” chapter of Made in Mexico 1500 points
Viva el Vocho Complete the “Viva el Vocho” chapter of Made in Mexico 1500 points
Through the Eras Complete the “Through the Eras” chapter of Made in Mexico 1500 points
MK1 Fan Complete the “The Timeless Mk1” chapter of Made in Mexico 1500 points
MK7 Fan Complete the “The Powerful Mk7” chapter of Made in Mexico 1500 points
Wolf Raptor Complete the “Living La Vida Loba” chapter of Made in Mexico 1500 points
One Thousand, Four Hundred Horses Complete the “Muchos Caballos” chapter of Made in Mexico 1500 points
La Carrera Panamericana Complete the “La Carrera Panamericana” chapter of Made in Mexico 1500 points and Farid Rueda Lion Cap
Rami’s Racing History Classic Collector Own the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, 1955 Porsche 550A Spyder, 1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A and the 1990 Subaru Legacy RS 1000 points
Rami’s Racing History Modern Collector Own the 2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe, 2020 Xpeng P7, 2020 BMW M3 GTS 1000 points
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Festival Playlist

From August 18 through September 15, the Festival Playlist celebrates four unique eras of cars inspired by Rami’s Racing History. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Week 1: It’s all about the cars that predate the 1970s
  • Week 2: Experience driving legacy in cars from the 1970 to 1989
  • Week 3: It’s all about those modern classics with cars from 1990 to 2009
  • Week 4: Drive to the future in today’s cars from 2010 onwards

For the layout of events, you’ll notice a small change in the next update. We’ve swapped the location of monthly activities with the Hot Wheels events so you can quickly jump into latest Rivals content.

Starting with Rami’s Racing History, the Festival Playlist will have its own voiceovers. English VO will appear in the Festival Playlist and in the “Made in Mexico” Horizon Story. Additional localized VOs for the Festival Playlist and the new Horizon Story will arrive in a future update.

Two new Seasonal Speed Zones are coming in Rami’s Racing History, the River Run and Green Hills Speed Zones, because let's face it, you’ve got to go fast!

Be on the lookout for a new Golden Trophy collectible in week 4. You never know where you might score a hattrick… Just don’t forget to share the podium with everyone else.

Whatever happened to Tommy Bargains, eh? Classic Wednesday Sales are coming to the Forzathon Shop during the upcoming series. Every Wednesday, for 24 hours only, visit the Forzathon Shop and take advantage of incredible deals on expensive classic cars: the perfect opportunity for car collectors to finish their prized collections.

In addition to the “So Cute!” emote featuring our festival mascot Tank, new clothing items are coming in Rami’s Racing History. Here’s a look at the new wears for your wardrobe:

  • Bird Pattern Sundress
  • Doodle Summer Skirt
  • Farid Rueda Lion Motorcross Helmet
  • Leaf Pattern Leather Boots
  • France Race Gloves
  • Italy Race Gloves
  • Japan Race Gloves
  • UK Race Gloves
  • Farid Rueda Bear Jumper
  • Watermelon Crew Socks

It wouldn’t be a Forza Horizon 5 update without new cars to drive across Mexico. Here’s a look at the vehicles you can unlock in Rami’s Racing History:

2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe

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Earn 80 PTS on the Rami’s Racing History Festival Playlist. Available from Aug. 18 – Sept. 15.

The second generation of the BMW M4 is here. This high-performance iteration of the standard G22 4 series adopts the twin-kidney grille and boosts the power output by 47 horses – for a total of 510 hp at 6,250rpm. Produced from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline 6, the rear-wheel-drive 2021 M4 achieves 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 180mph with the optional M Driver’s Package enabled. This is a sports car that’s made for those who love the drive and dare to adventure, a testament to the M4’s capable performance and its impressive feeling out on the open road. There’s nothing quite like the behind the wheel experience of the M4, and the newest generation only cements that further.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

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Earn 160 PTS on the Rami’s Racing History Festival Playlist. Available from Aug. 18 – Sept. 15. Can also be purchased from the Autoshow for 140 million credits.

A treasured masterpiece, the original Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR is housed in a glass case at Mercedes’ Stuttgart Museum. Never again will it see the pavement or the risks of racing. In fact, with only two prototypes ever built, it is currently considered the most valuable car in the world as just earlier this year, the 300 SLR was sold at auction to a private car collector for $143 million. Driven by a young Stirling Moss and co-driven by journalist Denis Jenkinson, it won the 1955 Mile Miglia rally in record-breaking time and achieved incredible speed – a full 32 minutes faster than Juan Manual Fangio, who placed second in the other 300 SLR. Moss’s record time to finish the famed Mille Miglia in the 300 SLR has, to this day, not been beaten. The 300 SLR’s straight 8-cylinder engine, with state-of-the-art fuel injection and desmodromic valve actuation, gave high-revving reliable power. Depending on the tune applied and fuel type used, the car produced between 276 and 310 hp. Sadly 1955 also saw the end of Mercedes’ works-supported racing after the tragic accident at Le Mans. Mercedes did win the 1955 sports car championship, despite retiring at Le Mans out of respect for those who died. Later Sir Stirling Moss was invited on several occasions to relive the 300 SLR’s glory in vintage races before it was permanently retired.

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

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Earn 20 PTS during the Summer “Wet” Season on the Festival Playlist. Available from Aug. 18 – Aug. 25.

Known as the “Giant Killer,” the 550 was Porsche’s first foray into building cars specifically designed for racing. Actor James Dean bought and intended to race his 550 at Salinas in the fall of 1955 but died in a car accident shortly after completing filming of the movie “Giant”. The 550 with a Type 547 1.5-liter, flat-four, air-cooled engine produced a little more than 100 horsepower. One of the biggest steps forward was the space-frame tubular chassis which made it immensely lighter than its racing competition, as well as rigid and stable. This car set in motion Porsche’s racing prominence and helped build a reputation that sparked global sales. The 550 is nimble, agile, well-balanced, and quick, even bone stock. It generates a feeling of confidence and glory when being pushed through corners. Even when pitted against heavier, larger displacement cars, you will find that bigger is not always better.

1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A

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Earn 20 PTS during the Autumn “Storm” Season on the Festival Playlist. Available from Aug. 25 – Sept. 1.

In Australia, the name Peter Geoffrey Brock evokes Australian Touring Car Championships, national pride, and the twisting, undulating roads of Bathurst. The Commodore Group A is a distinctive car in Brock’s racing career, built during the period when he was running his own company building race-bred road cars. In the mid-1980s, home grown rules evolved to a European formula that included homologation. We have these rules to thank for the 502 models of the VK Commodore Group A that were built. Dubbed “Bluey” or the “Blue Meanie” for the Formula Blue color painted on the models: in sight, sound, and speed, the Group A holds a special place in the heart of Holden fans.

1990 Subaru LEGACY RS

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Earn 20 PTS during the Winter “Dry” Season on the Festival Playlist. Available from Sept. 1 – Sept. 8.

Subaru brought new game to 1990 dealer showrooms, putting aside its smaller, quirkier wagons and sedans for the new Legacy line. These cars were much more substantial in size, quality, and amenities. The Legacy RS Turbo was the most powerful model and still has a strong following among Subie enthusiasts. Its rally racing record is considerable and proved its endurance and ability to perform, and this was prior to Subaru’s dominance of the WRC. The highly desirable EJ20G engine later used in the WRX made more than 200 horsepower and provided a new level of performance. Subaru all-wheel drive keeps the Legacy RS steady and capable under any conditions on any surface.

2020 Xpeng P7

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Earn 20 PTS during the Spring “Hot” Season on the Festival Playlist. Available from Sept. 8 – Sept. 15.

The future of the sedan is here. The 2020 Xpeng P7 is a pure electric car capable of 0-60 speeds in just 4.5 seconds. With incredible gulf-style wing doors and a profile of a classic coupe, this is a car stylized for every journey ahead with smooth, refined performance. It also integrates many unique technologies to make the car more intelligent and handle complex calculations in real time. Its built-in 110mm thin battery offers long range driving and charges fast. It’s so quick and optimized that after 10 minutes of being plugged in, you’ll get almost 75 miles of driving it out on the open road; all while the car’s aerodynamic performance ensures you can reach the highest speeds thanks to an ultra-low drag coefficient. Where will the Xpeng P7 take you in Mexico? The ultimate electric off-roading adventure awaits in Forza Horizon 5.

2010 BMW E92 M3 GTS

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Earn 40 PTS during the Spring “Hot” Season on the Festival Playlist. Available from Sept. 8 – Sept. 15.

The ultimate factory M3 comes with more in all the right departments and less wherever it made sense for a street-legal track car. Instead of the standard M3 4.0-liter V8, the E92 M3 GTS has “more” in the form of its high-revving 4.4-liter V8, which gives it 40 more horsepower. There are also more gears in the seven-speed, dual-clutch M DCT transmission. To accommodate the significant weight of the high-tech automated-manual, weight was shaved by removing air-conditioning and the back seat, while lightening everything from the rear windows to the sound insulation. Designed for the track, the M3 GTS comes with adjustable suspension, a roll bar, a front splitter and adjustable rear wing. Since the audio system was also removed, appreciating the screaming V8 is now all the easier.

What’s Next

Pack your bags; the Horizon Road Trip begins in September. Stay tuned for more details next month.