After a long wait, gamers finally have something to look forward to as the fifth installment in the Forza Horizon series is out today in early access for those who bought the Premium Edition or Premium Add-ons Bundle. If you’ve purchased the standard game, you’ll have to patiently wait until next Tuesday, November 9.
There are more than 520 cars available at launch, with a lot more to be added with future DLCs considering Horizon 4’s car list grew from the initial 460 vehicles to over 700. Audi fans are in for quite a treat as we’ve counted no fewer than 16 selectable cars available from day one, including some of the company’s greatest classic hits such as the original Quattro and the RS2.
You can find the list below, a list we’re hoping it will grow significantly to include some of your personal favorites like the S8 (regardless of generation) as well as the latest-generation RS6 Avant.
- 1984 Audi Sport quattro
- 1995 Audi Avant RS2
- 2001 Audi RS4 Avant
- 2003 Audi RS6
- 2006 Audi RS4
- 2009 Audi RS6
- 2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
- 2011 Audi RS3 Sportback
- 2011 Audi RS5 Coupé
- 2013 Audi RS4 Avant
- 2013 Audi RS7 Sportback
- 2013 Audi R8 Coupe V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
- 2015 Audi RS6 Avant
- 2015 Audi TTS Coupe
- 2015 Audi S1
- 2016 Audi R8 V10 plus
Early reviews claim Forza Horizon 5 is the best game of the series to date, taking place in a Mexico-inspired environment offering a tremendous variety of roads. It features the biggest map ever, with the scenery ranging from a jungle and beaches to a small-scale replica of the Guanajuato City and even a volcano.
As far as how the cars handle, it appears to be slightly better than FH4 but still not as realistic as Forza Motorsport. That makes sense since FM caters to a different audience, the type of gamers who grew up with Gran Turismo. In the latest Horizon title, handling is smoother than before and there’s a noticeable difference in terms of traction and grip during wet weather.
If neither of the Forza games are your cup of tea, you’ve probably heard by now that Gran Turismo 7 has been pushed back to 2022, specifically to March 4. It will offer the realism you’d expect from a GT game, and hopefully, lots of cars carrying the fabled Four Rings. From what we’ve heard so far, there will be at least 11 Audi models:
- Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo
- Audi R8 4.2 FSI V8 Quattro 2007
- Audi R8 LMS Audi Sport Team WRT 2015
- Audi R8 GT3 LMS Evo 2019*
- Audi R18 TDI 2011
- Audi R18 TDI (Audi Sport Team Joest) 2011
- Audi Sport quattro S1 1987
- Audi TT Coupe 3.2 V6 2003
- Audi TTS Coupe 2014
- Audi TT Cup 2016
- Audi Vision Gran Turismo