The Forza franchise has always been about cars and speed. Every Forza game had featured some of the fastest machines to ever grace this planet. The franchise features many different race events and modes that can easily quench even the thirstiest speed demon’s need for speed.
However, to add just a little bit of variety and variation to the usual fast-paced life in the Forza series, a few slower and more relaxed cars are made available to players.
Take a quick break from the hectic and adrenaline-filled life in the Horizon, and have a taste of the low and slow cruiser life that some of the slowest cars in-game can offer.
Can You Be Any Slower
Older cars are more likely to be slower than the more modern, technologically advanced engineering masterpieces we see in the modern era. That is all well and good since we ought to progress somehow. Right?
As technology advances, efficiency increases as well. Nowadays, we see cars with small 1.5 liter engines pack 300-plus horsepower – unheard of from cars in the ’70s-’90s. Progress is a great thing, as we can pack more value into smaller and more compact packages.
With that said, don’t expect to see cars from the 2000s on this list, as the slowest cars in Forza Horizon 5 are expectedly going to be much older cars from the ’70s or ’80s.
10. Volkswagen Scirocco S 1981
“Like other Volkswagen models of its era—namely the Jetta—the Scirocco derives its name from the wind; in this case, the Mediterranean Sirocco wind, which originates in the Sahara and can reach hurricane speeds in southern Europe.Forza Horizon Official Description
First on this list is the very popular Volkswagen Scirocco S from 1981.
The Scirocco S is powered by a 1.7-liter naturally aspirated inline-four engine that produced 74 horsepower and 89 ft-lbs of torque. This FWD (front-wheel drive) hot-hatch from the ’80s sends its power to the ground via a 5-speed manual transmission. The Scirocco S weighs 2015 lbs (914 kg).
The Volkswagen Scirocco is the “fastest” car on this list of mostly slower cars from Forza Horizon 5.
Top Speed: 111 MPH
9. Ford De Luxe Five-Window Coupe 1932
“Turns out it’s the five-window coupe, 1932. When this thing came out, a brand new one would set you back at cool 500 bucks. Yep, ever feel like maybe you were born in the wrong year?“Warren
Number 9 on our list is the Ford Deluxe Five Window Coupe from 1932.
The Ford Deluxe Five Window Coupe is powered by a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, which produced 65 horsepower and 130ft-lbs of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via a 3-speed transmission.
Top Speed: 108 MPH
8. Austin-Healey Sprite MK1 1958
“The Sprite MKI was commonly known as the Bugeye Sprite in the U.S., or Frogeye Sprite in Europe due to the bulging headlights in the bonnet. The Sprite was an inexpensive, fun sports car at a time when the only other sports cars made were quite pricey. Within a year of launching the Sprite, the small factory at Abingdon was producing 450 cars per week. When Carroll Shelby started his School of Performance Driving, he used Bugeye Sprites as the part of the training tools. The car modeled for Forza Motorsport 4 had sold new through a dealer in Seattle and stayed in the area. The current owner has had the car most of its existence, even using it as a daily driver for more than 10 years, then restoring it twice over the years. If you spot a Nevada Beige MK1 Sprite at one of the many Pacific Northwest car rallies or shows, you just may be looking at the Forza Motorsport 4 model car. Just as it is in the game, it is a fun, lightweight sports car that makes you smile everywhere you go, whether you are appreciating its unique look or blazing down the road with the wind in your hair.“Forza Horizon Official Description
The Austin-Healey Sprite MK1 is the Frog-looking sports coupe that’s number eight on our weakest cars list.
The Austin-Healey Sprite MK1 is powered by a tiny 0.9-liter inline-four cylinder engine that produced an expected 45 horsepower and 52 ft-lbs of torque. The Sprite MK1’s rear-wheel-drive platform and 4-speed transmission keep things fun along with its very light 1463 lbs chassis.
Top Speed: 88 MPH
7. Reliant Supervan III 1972
The 1972 Reliant Supervan III is a rear-wheel-drive three-wheeler car first produced in 1972. The Reliant Supervan III was replaced by the very popular Reliant Robin in 1973.
The Reliant Supervan III is powered by a 0.7-liter naturally aspirated inline-four engine that produced 32 horsepower and 38 ft-lbs of torque. It has a rear-wheel-drive layout and a 4-speed transmission.
Due to the small size of the Reliant Supervan III, it weighs just 1004 lbs (455 kg)
Top Speed: 88 MPH
6. Land Rover Series III 1972
“Want to go anywhere with wanton disregard for what may try and get in your way? The Series III is built just for that. Where the Range Rover offers luxury, its roots come from the basic and simplistic Series III and its ancestors. This is the undiluted with comfort model that will manage the deepest crossing, climb the steepest grade and never complain. No matter what terrain, no matter what weather may come, this Land Rover will see you through.“Forza Horizon 5 Official Description
The Land Rover Series III from 1972 is an all-wheel-drive vehicle introduced in 1948 marketed as an off-road vehicle by its parent company, Rover.
The Land Rover Series III’s naturally aspirated inline-four powerplant produced a healthy 69 horsepower and 120 ft-lbs of torque. This classic AWD beast puts the power to the ground through a 4-speed transmission.
Top Speed: 84 MPH
5. Ford Anglia 105E 1959
The Ford Anglia 105E is a two-door sports coupe that Ford Motor UK produced between 1959 and 1968. The Anglia 105E sports a 1.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-four engine that produced a respectable 39 horsepower and 52 ft-lbs of torque.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transmission. The car weighs just 1677 lbs (760 kg).
Top Speed: 79 MPH
4. Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe 1963
“Who would have ever thought an old Volkswagen van would be worth upwards of $200,000? Today, these little buses are going for incredible sums at auction and even rusting hulks can garner more than the cost of a running, driving Porsche 911. The 21 window De Luxe is by far the most desirable model of “splitties” — for their split windshield – and will sell for huge sums in nearly any condition. An array of roofside windows lets the sun shine in and offers a beautiful accent to the breadbox form of the classic bus. Pushing the little guy around is a rear-mounted, 1200cc, air-cooled, flat-four. The mighty 36 hp motor will deliver highway speeds, even when full of long-haired hippies following the Grateful Dead, except when climbing hills. Many vans of the era had sayings such as “please just pass” painted on the back and inspired bumper stickers like “NEVER get behind a VW” or “0-60 in 15 Minutes.” The truth is, you don’t have to go fast in a VW Bus to be having a good time, riding or road-tripping in one will make memories that last a lifetime.“Forza Horizon Official Description
Ahh, the iconic Hippy-Bus. The Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe is the most popular van in history. This bus created tons of memories for hundreds or even thousands of people.
The Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe is our fourth-slowest car on this list. However, that’s exactly what you want from a fun-filled groupie bus such as the Type 2 De Luxe.
The Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe is powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four engine that produced 50 horsepower and 82 ft-lbs of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 4-speed transmission. The van is surprisingly light at 2513 lbs (1140 kg)
Top Speed: 78 MPH
3. Willys MB Jeep 1945
“As tensions heightened during the 1930s, the U.S. Army asked automakers to deliver a replacement for its aging light armor division. At the time, the division was mostly comprised of motorcycles—some with sidecars—and many Model T Fords. By 1940, the division had formalized its vehicle requirements to include the following specs: four-wheel-drive, a wheelbase of no more than 80 inches, a minimum payload of 660 lbs. and minimum torque of 85-ft-lbs. Lastly, the vehicle had to weigh no more than 2,160 pounds empty. The original design was contrived by American Bantam Car Company but, due to a lack of production capacity and fiscal stability, the U.S. government assumed legal rights to the design and contracted with Willys-Overland and later Ford to produce their variations the Willys MA—Military A, and later MB. The origin of the term “Jeep” has more than one influence. One clearly points to the Ford designation Gee- P. The second comes from the popular Popeye cartoons of the era. “Eugene the jeep” was Popeye’s jungle pet who could solve difficult problems with his ability to move between dimensions. Much as the implementation of the Jeep did for the military.“Forza Horizon Official Description
The Willys MB Jeep is probably the most iconic-looking 4×4 vehicle of all time. The Willys Jeep is powered by a 2.2-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produced 60 horsepower and 106ft-lbs of torque.
The Willy’s Jeep sends all of its 60 horsepower and 106 ft-lbs of torque through a 3-speed manual transmission and all-wheel-drive drivetrain.
Top Speed: 77 MPH
2. Morris Minor 1000 1958
More than 1.6 million examples of the Morris Minor 1000 were produced from 1948 to 1972 since it was unveiled at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1928.
The Morris Minor 1000’s naming choice drew inspiration from its 948cc naturally aspirated inline-four engine that produced 37 horsepower and 48 ft-lbs of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transmission.
The Morris Minor 1000 weighs 1764 lbs (800kg)
Top Speed: 76 MPH
1. BMW Isetta 300 Export 1957
The slowest car award goes to the BMW Isetta 300 Export 1957, known as the Bubble Car. BMW produced the Isetta 300 Export from 1955 to 1962.
Because of its tiny size, only a 0.3-liter naturally aspirated single-cylinder engine could be fitted onto the Isetta 300’s chassis. The tiny motor’s 13 horsepower and 14 ft-lbs of torque were all that was needed to propel the 920 lbs chassis from point A to point B.
The BMW Isetta 300 Export has a rear-wheel-drive layout and uses a 4-speed transmission to put power to the ground.
Top Speed: 54 MPH
Slowly But Surely
That just about concludes our Forza Horizon 5 slowest cars list. As we have mentioned before, most of the cars listed here are from the early-mid 1900s era. These cars were expectedly going to be slower than modern and more advanced cars from the 21st century.
These cars may be slow, but they are still a joy to drive around the Horizon. The Forza Horizon 5 world is a beautifully executed replica of Mexico. Because of the fast and hectic environment in-game, players might not be able to take in and appreciate most of the sceneries in-game, which can be truly breathtaking. These slower cars can slow the action quite a bit to help you cruise around and enjoy the view in the Horizon.