Forza Horizon 5 Series 7 Update

Alan Walsh
Monday, April 25, 2022

Forza Horizon 5 Series 7 invites you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, an annual celebration of Mexico’s culture, cuisine and heritage. Guanajuato is ready for the festivities with new, colorful decorations adorning the city. Players can also celebrate by unlocking new clothing items inspired by Mexico’s murals and the region of Puebla. Meanwhile, the Horizon Tour evolves with new championships and Ferrari takes over the Festival Playlist.

Available to download on Xbox, Windows and Steam from Tuesday, April 26, here’s everything you can expect in the Forza Horizon 5 Series 7 Update. As always, new seasonal content will become available through the Festival Playlist in the weeks following the update’s availability.

Release Notes

Series 7 introduces new fixes to improve your Forza Horizon 5 experience, from Treasure Chests not spawning after solving the clue to the Forzathon Weekly challenge not registering the required car being owned and driven in the first chapter. We’ve also introduced a fix for stalls on the PC when challenging other players to head-to-head races.

For the full list of fixes and improvements coming in Series 7, 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 we’re currently investigating.

Horizon Tour

Over 200 new Horizon Tour championships become available in Series 7, including S2 class racing allowing players to finally unlock its associated, yet highly coveted “Power Trip” Accolade! Horizon Tour invites players to cooperate and embark on an adventure spanning numerous team races. To join in the fun, simply visit the Horizon Tour meeting zone at the Horizon Festival and begin matchmaking.

In addition, from Series 7 onwards, players may recognize some friendly characters from the Horizon Festival participating in Horizon Tour and The Trial events.

EventLab

For all of the EventLab creators out there, we’ve introduced new customizable conditions under the Rules of Play:

  • “Get Engine Torque” scales engine torque from 10% to 200% of its normal value.
  • “Get Gravity” adds more customizable parameters to the “Scale Gravity” rule introduced in Series 6.

New props are also available in EventLab including the Colorful T-Rex, Paint Barrel and Flower Stall, as well as new low and medium strength Bounce Pads.

Festival Playlist

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with new clothing items for your Forza Horizon 5 character, including many inspired by the murals found throughout Mexico. Available throughout Series 7 and accessible via the Customize Character menu, here’s a rundown of the newest wardrobe additions:

Mexican Racesuit

Horizon Race Gloves

Peach Raúl Urias Sundress

White Modern Puebla Dress

Bird Pattern Sundress

Doodle Summer Skirt

Black Modern Puebla Dress

Yellow Spaik Sundress

Farid Rueda Lion Motorcross Helmet

Sombrero

Star 27 Sundress

Farid Rueda Lion Classic Shades

Puebla Mexican Suit

Farid Rueda Lion Sundress

Doodle Classic Shades

Farid Rueda Lion Race Gloves

Farid Rueda Bear Sundress

Farid Rueda Lion Race Suit

You can also spruce up your driving adventures with a selection of three new car horns. Don’t miss out on collecting them:

  • Falling
  • Bass Drop
  • Nature

Of course, it wouldn’t be a new Festival Playlist without new cars, and Ferrari are here to mark the occasion with some of their most iconic supercars. From returning classics to some of their latest, most innovative and #NewToForza cars, you don’t want to miss out. Here’s a look at the incredible Ferrari cars available to unlock during Series 7:

2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Earn 80 PTS on the Series 7 Festival Playlist from April 28 – May 25.

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the foundation of Scuderia Ferrari, the SF90 Stradale underscores the strong link between the Prancing Horse’s track and road cars while encapsulating the most advanced technologies developed in Maranello. It’s also the first Ferrari to feature PHEV architecture, which, for the record, stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. This allows the internal four-liter combustion engine, an evolution of the V8 found in the 488 Pista and F8 Tributo, to be integrated with three electric motors. The combined output is a sheer 986 horsepower at 8000 rpm with a maximum torque of 590 lb-ft at 6000 rpm. Those are extraordinary numbers, allowing the car to reach 62mph from standstill in 2.5 seconds, 124mph in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph. It’s also the fastest Ferrari road car on the Italian manufacturer's own Fiorano Circuit, beating the LaFerrari by seven tenths of a second. With all of that considered, the SF90 Stradale perfectly demonstrates how Ferrari can so seamlessly transition the knowledge and skills it acquires from competing in global motorsports to its roadworthy production cars – and it does so with a future-forward design and truly innovative engineering. 

1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso

Earn 20 PTS during the Summer “Wet” Season on the Series 7 Festival Playlist from April 28 – May 4.

The 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso is the type of car that cameras dream of. With unmistakable Pininfarina body styling that Scaglietti fashioned from steel and aluminum, every single segment of the Lusso is full of sumptuous detail. There’s that three-piece bumper that frames the egg-crate grill and cradles the turn signals; the profile that seamlessly integrates the front fenders through the doors before falling into a gracious curve into the Kamm tail panel. The Lusso was quick and nimble for its time yet built with enough refinement to please the most upscale of customers. Finally, let’s not forget its auditory delights. One listen of the symphony from the triple-Weber carbureted V12 cements the Lusso as one of Ferrari’s proudest achievements. A wonderful machine capable of 150 mph. The perfect balance of luxury and speed. 

2014 Ferrari California T

Earn 20 PTS during the Autumn “Storm” Season on the Series 7 Festival Playlist from May 5 – May 11.

The Ferrari California was the Prancing Horse’s first V8-powered front-engine car. Replaced years later by the California T, the naturally aspirated V8 was swapped out in favor of a 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 engine capable of outputting 552 horsepower at 7500 rpm! It retains the front-engine design, as well as the 7-speed transmission and RWD drivetrain, and can reach 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds. With updated styling found across both the exterior and interior of the car, grand touring is engraved throughout every facet of the California T – a convertible that ensures you have both the looks and performance to cruise anywhere, anytime. A distinguished Grand Tourer.

1992 Ferrari 512 TR

Earn 20 PTS during the Winter “Dry” Season on the Series 7 Festival Playlist from May 12 – May 18.

The 512 TR is an evolution of the Testarossa that graced thousands of car enthusiasts’ walls in poster form in the 1980s. The iconic shape, slightly refined during the transition to 512 TR form to achieve more comfort and better aerodynamics, maintaining the famous side strakes and wide stance that made the original a universal icon of Italian power—a true Testarossa. As an update to the pioneering Berlinetta Boxers of the 1970s, it is powered by a modified version of the BB’s mid-mounted flat-12 engine, displacing 5 liters and pumped up to 421 horsepower. Interestingly, the engine is closely related to Ferrari’s Colombo-designed V12s, flattened for use in the mid-engine cars. Cooling for the big, high-strung engine necessitated large radiators flanking the engine in the rear, fed cool air by the huge side scoops. It seems strange, but the Testarossa and its related successors are some of the most-produced Ferraris ever, considering that the chassis served the company over the span of three decades. While the 512 TR has staggering street performance, it is one of few Ferraris for which the track is not the best place to enjoy its charms—the TR instead loves a windy stretch of road from which to explore the wide torque band and sonorous tones of its substantial engine. 

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

Earn 20 PTS during the Spring “Hot” Season on the Series 7 Festival Playlist from May 19 – May 25.

Step inside and get behind the wheel of a celebration of excellence. The Ferrari F8 Tributo elevates the Prancing Horse’s classic two-seater Berlinetta design to new highlights, paying homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history, a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged engine as seen in the 488 Pista, outputting 710 horses at 7000 rpm and 568 lb-ft of torque at 3250 rpm. With roots and heritage in the motorsport world, the renowned Italian manufacturer has infused advanced aerodynamics into the F8 to create a mid-rear-engined Berlinetta with best-in-class performance. It utilizes the 488 Challenge’s turbo rev sensors to maximize turbocharger efficiency while new software features, such as evolved iterations of Ferrari’s own traction-and-stability control programs, pave way for the most engaging and approachable supercar driving experience. With clean and decisive styling, the F8 Tributo celebrates Berlinetta heritage and accelerates it to powerful new heights. 

Car Pass Calendar

Four new cars are ready to enter the garages of Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass holders in Series 7. With a little something for everyone, here are the rides you can look forward to driving over the next four weeks – and best of all, they’re all #NewToForza:

2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

Available April 28 in the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass.

The SVT Lightning is an iconic variant of the Ford F-150 that inaugurated the high-performance segment of pick-ups. It was produced as a rear-wheel-drive regular cab with a payload of 1350 pounds. Impressively, the pickup truck is capable of 380 horsepower at 450 lb-ft of torque thanks to its 5.4-liter 2V Triton Supercharged Intercooled V8 engine. It’s also fitted with a four-speed Ford 4R100 overdrive automatic transmission and features heavy duty front and rear shocks. Furthermore, it’s considerably quieter than its competing counterparts of the time. These improvements all combine to deliver a pickup truck that’s more like a car in function, with all the benefits of the former. Back in the early 2000s, this truly was the best of both worlds. Perhaps you’d even call it a luxury.

2014 Forsberg Racing Nissan 'SafariZ' 370Z Safari Rally Tribute

Available May 5 in the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass.

When Chris Forsberg, a self-taught three-time Formula Drift World Champion, teamed up with Broken Motorsports to create a modern-day tribute to the 1971 East African Safari Rally overall winning Datsun 240Z, the result was something truly special. Forsberg Racing’s Nissan 'SafariZ' 370Z features aesthetics that pay homage to the original rally car – it even includes some of the original sponsor decals. While this project car is rally ready and could compete at any time, it was purposefully built to output 215 horsepower because the excess horsepower would leave it just fighting for traction in the dirt. What it might lack in raw horsepower, however, it more than makes up for in functionality and aesthetics with styling cues that harken back to that 1970s rally monster for the ultimate dose of nostalgia.

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Available May 12 in the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass.

Toyota has built some of the greatest off-roaders fully conceived, with the world’s most dangerous and unforgiving terrain in mind – and its 2019 refresh of the Tacoma TRD Pro is no exception. It’s got everything you need to bring confidence to every adventure you undertake. Powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of 278 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 265 lb-ft of torque, with a six-speed manual transmission, you have all the power needed to get over obstacles. The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro can tow up to 6800 lbs. or carry a payload of up to 1440 lbs, so trust us when we say it’s as tough and rugged as it looks! Oh, and about that snorkel – it's officially named a TRD Desert Air Intake. It pulls in clean air from far above the fender line to protect the engine internals from dirt and contaminants – ensuring the engine can breathe nicely and continue to run strong for years and years – the durability that Toyota engines are known for.

2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8

Available May 19 in the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass.

In 2008, the Dodge Magnum received a facelift – donning a new bright red paint scheme and a refreshed interior. With a new front fascia sporting aggressively squared headlights and an updated hood scoop to match, this version would be the last of the high-performance SRT8 series cars. In fact, it would be the final Dodge Magnum manufactured and released ahead of Chrysler’s decision to discontinue the line due to lower sales. Production ended on March 28, 2008. Despite this, the SRT8 is a car capable of a very impressive 425 horsepower thanks to its 6.1-liter Hemi engine and reaches 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds and 0-100mph in 11.7 seconds, a few tenths quicker than the Cayman S from the same year. Now it’s your turn to relive the Magnum’s glory days and give this iconic car the send-off it always deserved.

To retrieve all the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass rides released to date, simply visit any Horizon Festival outpost or Player House and select the “Car Pass” option under the “Buy & Sell” menu.

The Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass can be purchased separately, and is included in the Deluxe Edition, Premium Edition and Premium Add-ons Bundle. With 34 cars delivered to your game weekly, one per week with an additional eight Formula Drift cars to get you started, there’s no better way to kickstart your Horizon adventure today.

What’s Next

With the arrival of Series 7 content, you will be able to see some unreleased Series 8 content, such as the series’ theme German Automotive Excellence, cars, and clothing. This can happen from time to time when we combine update files to allow us to stay ahead of schedule with bringing you future series updates. We will be diving into Series 8 next month so please stay tuned.