In 1974, Atari released Gran Trak 10, popularly considered the first driving video game. Since then, video games have evolved from the pretty basic and primitive graphics in the arcade cabinets to the ultra-realistic 3D designs of the modern games that make good use of the mighty computing power available today. Racing games have become an essential part of our culture, and current offerings can mimic human intelligence to a fault, making for a pretty immersive experience. With every release, gearheads can’t wait to drive some incredible supercars, some that only exist in video games.Over 2000 racing video game titles have been released across the arcade, console, PC, and digital platforms. Popular features include Need For Speed, Grand Turismo, Automation, Mario Kart, Assetto Corsa, and Forza Horizon 5, which most consider the best moder, open world racing game. The game is set in Mexico and features hundreds of cars and crazy weather conditions in the best exhibition of an open world racing world yet. Here are the coolest American cars you can take for a spin in Forza Horizon 5.
9 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Chevrolet released the Corvette ZR1 in 2009, boasting 638hp from a supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V8. This engine is the most powerful engine GM has ever put in a production car, and in the ZR1, it eats up a quarter-mile in just 11 seconds, with a top speed in excess of 200mph. It is one of the coolest cars to drive in FH5.
In Forza Horizon 5, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 can be unlocked with a skill chain worth at least one million skill points, which isn’t easy to accumulate and will take you some time to achieve.
8th Dodge SRT Viper GTS
The Dodge SRT Viper GTS comes with a massive 8-liter V10 engine configuration that produces 645hp and 600lb-ft of torque. It offers brute, raw aggression, and nothing about the car is calm or composed. It was built on the DNA of the legendary SRT Viper with additional technological advancements. And, if you don’t have a cash to spare, you can dive into the Forza Horizon 5 game and take this beautiful beast for a spin.
The Viper GTS is quickly recognizable from its long hood that houses the V10 monster, and with zero to 62mph acceleration in just 3.4 seconds, it is an absolute rocket.
7 Cadillac CTS-V
The Cadillac CTS-V is one of the most incredible American sleeper cars of all time. It is practically a Corvette Z06 under the hood, clad in a body of an everyday sedan. The CTS-V chassis and suspension are widely considered the best Cadillac has ever developed.
With 640hp to boot, unsuspecting supercar drivers on the road won’t see you coming for them. In Forza Horizon 5, you can use the 2017 Cadillac CTS-V to compete against and smoke the German powerhouse in the super sedan category.
6 Ford Shelby GT500
In 1965 the Cobra GT350 was born when Carroll Shelby stuck a Le Mans GT40 engine inside a mustang. Today, Shelby’s influence can still be felt in the GT500, which features a supercharged aluminum-block 5.2-liter V8 engine. With 760hp and 625lb-ft on tap, the GT500 is the most powerful production Ford ever made. Despite this mammoth power, it is built to be more balanced in taking corners than any Mustang before it.
The GT500 has been in production since 2019, and the 2020 model features in Forza Horizon 5. Gaming channel Xpertgamingtech featured a free roam drive of a modified example making 1000 horses, and it’s a joy to watch.
5 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Forza Horizon 5 is awash with muscle cars, and the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the best and fastest of the lot. It is a car worth its name because the ultra-muscle car is a drag racing nightmare for its rivals. Top Gear claims it is the first production car to pull a wheelie from a standing start. Its monster 840hp and 770lb-ft of torque on racing fuel make its 707hp Hellcat sibling look like a second-class muscle car.
Only 3,300 Challenger SRT Demons were built. With this rarity level, Forza Horizon 5 offers the best chance for many gearheads to drive the highly desirable car that marks the epitome of American Muscle.
4 1965 Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang
Any self-respecting gearhead knows about Ken Block and appreciates his outstanding achievements in the rally and Gymkhana series world. In 2014, Block and Hoonigan released an outrageously modified 1965 Ford Mustang, dubbed the Hoonicorn. The car featured crazy specs and designs that thrilled the entire Gymkhana fan base. It is among the most powerful builds Block has ever driven, pushing out 1380hp for a chaotic AWD sideways fun.
Thanks to Forza Horizon 5, anyone can feel like the Head Hoonigan In Charge as they burn rubber and rack up skill points in free roam.
3 Mosler MT900S
The Mosler MT900S straight up looks like a road-going spacecraft, and it’s no wonder George Lucas of Star Wars fame quickly snapped up the first one ever to leave the production line. The car utilizes a host of optimized high-tech materials to contribute the least weight possible, which is then paired with the power of the Corvette Z06’s 530hp V8 engine. Its design derives heavily from the mighty MT900R racer, which has accrued major successes in GT races in America and Europe.
The Mosler 900S was built in limited numbers to homologate the racer for the Le Mans in 2007. It is America’s answer to the British built Noble M400, and you can take it for a spin in Forza Horizon 5
2 RAESR TachyonSpeed
California startup RAESR named their new creation after the theoretical particle that moves faster than light, and with a claimed top speed in excess of 240mph, they aren’t too far off the mark with the naming rites. The Tachyon Speed is an excellent companion to the new breed of hybrid and electric hypercars like the Revzani Beast, Rimac Concept Two, or Drako GTE, all with astronomical performance figures.
The Tachyon Speed was built to compete in class and does well with a combined 1251hp and, 3650lb-ft from its size electric motors. As with any low-volume production exotic car, Forza Horizon 5 is as close as most common folk will ever get to taking the Tachyon Speed for a spin.
1 Jeep Trailcat
The Jeep Wrangler from hell. That about sums up the Jeep Trailcat, a 707hp Wrangler powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine. The same fire-breathing monster that powers the Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle cars.
The Trailcat was built for Jeep’s 50th annual Easter Safari fan fest in Moab and is the ultimate off-road monster running on 40-inch tires. Inside, it sports a pair of bucket seats borrowed from the Dodge Viper. It is a shame the Trailcat never went into production, but thanks to Forza Horizon 5, gearheads can throw the hooligan around virtual trails.
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