The best drag racing cars in Forza Horizon 5 are normally quite expensive, belonging to the most expensive car manufacturers, so players should make sure to hoard as many credits (CR) as they can. Nevertheless, they are worth buying—and players will have a lot of success drag racing with them, even beginner Forza Horizon players.
Updated April 1, 2022, by Stephen LaGioia: Playground Games has hit the ground running with Forza Horizon 5; the most ambitious and epic installment of the franchise yet. A steady stream of updates, including the most recent Series 6, has kept the fans glued to the virtual wheel.
But while this game amps up the scope and complexity, many find the slew of simple and quick drag races to be some of the most thrilling bouts. It's no surprise, given the range of fast, flashy vehicles—and customizations that allow players to swiftly flex their custom car muscle. As such, we've decided to put the pedal to the metal, and juice up this list with more of the best, fastest cars for drag races.
One of FH4's fastest cars still edges out most others in the latest installment. As mentioned in its official description, this sleek supercar from the UK is "ready to go straight to the track, swiftly put opponents "in the rearview mirror." With this in mind and the car's aerodynamic design, it's no surprise that the McLaren excels in its speed, boasting a solid 8.4 (S1 866) as well as a decent acceleration of 6.2.
This baby can sprint to 100 mph in under seven seconds and tops out at a whopping 226 mph. And while not necessarily needed for drag races—it has the bonus of staying at warp speed with even-keeled handling of 8.2. It's certainly not cheap, but it's worth the long investment.
This Italian beast can really light it up when it comes to white-hot speeds; thanks to its roaring 6.0L V12 engine and 590 brake horsepower.
With prominent speed and handling abilities, players can reliably floor it across the drag racing runways in a straight, steady line and leave opponents in the dust. Its rear wing helps it glide through the wind and keeps it grounded on the road.
The 2019 Rimac Concept Two is a fully-electric hypercar that has incredible top speed and even impressive Handling, making it suitable even for normal driving around the Forza Horizon 5 map. With 9.3 speed, 10 acceleration, and 10 launch (SR 963), this car is perfectly set up to handle drag racing.
It's very pricey, so players may find that it takes a bit of time to assemble the required cash. The vehicle is well worth buying though, due to its sheer speed and acceleration capabilities, and driving it is one of the best things about Forza Horizon.
The Koenigsegg Jesko 2020 is a love letter to Koenigsegg fans, being named after the founder of the car manufacturer. With 10 speed, 8.3 acceleration, and 9.6 launch, the Jesko is a dream for drag racers but is more suited to longer sprints due to the lower acceleration.
Players could always customize the Koenigsegg Jesko to have higher acceleration to make it more viable for longer drag races. In any case, it is worth buying for players who enjoy this type of racing. Players will enjoy driving the Koenigsegg Jesko around every Forza Horizon biome.
The 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder is a beautiful-looking car, and it packs plenty of speed, acceleration, and launch to make Drag Racing a breeze for players who own it. While it is a bit pricey, it is definitely worth it.
This vehicle can be further customized to improve its stats, so considering the base stats it starts with, this customization can result in essentially maxing out the car across all of its stats. Players who love Porsche will naturally gravitate to this car, but it is viable even for players who prefer cars from other manufacturers. While it isn't a classic car to buy, it is viable for drag racing.
The 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento belongs to the S2 class and is a gorgeous, sleek speed demon that is a ton of fun for players to use. With perfect scores in acceleration and launch, this vehicle can match any other, but the speed of 7.8 isn't the highest.
Players should try to customize this car to have a better top speed or make sure to only use this on shorter drag races. Fans of Lamborghini will undoubtedly want to pick this car for drag racing, and it is viable enough to be a solid choice. Lamborghini cars are present in lots of awesome driving games, and it's not hard to see why.
The 1965 Hoonigan Ford Hoonican Mustang takes up just as much room with its name as it needs to; a fantastic, iconic car, it is one of the best cars in Forza Horizon 5 for both drifting and drag racing.
With 9.2 speed, 10 acceleration, and 7.4 launch, it may not be the fastest car straight off the mark, but its truly fearsome speed and acceleration mean that any fairly-long drag race will be won by it. Forza Horizon 5 is a racing game with great customization options, so players should try to customize the car so that its launch is a little faster just to secure the win in shorter-length drag races.
One of the newest supercars around, the 2019 Bugatti Divo is a stylish beast that is one of the best cars around for drag racing. With 9.6 speed, 10 acceleration, and 6.2 launch, this vehicle races ahead at a breakneck pace.
The Launch could be higher, so players could customize the Bugatti Divo so that it has a higher Launch to get it off the ground quicker. Despite that, acceleration and speed allow it to close the gap against most other cars and win the drag race.
This 2010 American car is a great choice for drag races, as it's effectively speedy, sleek—and doesn't break the bank with its low Autoshow asking price. This optimized vehicle milks quite a bit of power out of a single supercharged V8 engine.
The Mosler can easily top 200 mph, but where it really shines is its launch and acceleration, which allow it to zoom from zero to 60 in just a few seconds. Tack on some superb handling for good measure, and the Mosler becomes one of the most appealing cars for road racing in general.
The 2011 BMW X5 M Forza Edition is the best drag racing car available in the game. It has 8 speed, 10 acceleration, and 10 launch. Players should customize the speed if they can, but this isn't the highest priority as the acceleration and launch should be enough to get them over the line in shorter drag races.
The BMW X5 M is exclusive to the VIP pack for players who bought the DLC. It is definitely worth getting, as this vehicle is considered to be one of, if not the fastest car in Forza Horizon 5.
Forza Horizon 5 was released on November 5, 2021, and is available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.