Forza Horizon 5 has been gaining a lot of popularity for its lavish cars and high-end racing tracks. The open-world feature with an expansive and diverse range of cars makes it more thrilling. The animated tracks, slides, glides, winding roads, rough terrain, sharp turns, and exhilarating Drift zones in Forza Horizon 5 feel surreal.
On and off-road drifting is the most electrifying type of racing in Forza Horizon 5. The game begins with 14 officially available drift cars. More drifting cars can be unlocked later or any other car can be customized into making the drifting experience better.
What is Drifting in a car?
Drifting is the flashiest manoeuvre a driver can pull off in FH5. It’s a driving style where the car is intentionally steered too much using the throttle, brakes, clutch, gear shifting, and steering inputs. Drifting cars make such drives more efficient and enjoyable.
With a varied range of cars from BMW, Ford, and Ferrari to Mustang, Toyota, and many more, choosing a car becomes difficult. To make your job easier, below is the list of Forza 5’s best drift cars you can choose from.
Best cars for drifting in FH5:-
2006 Formula Drift #43 Dodge Viper SRT10
This unbeatable drifting beast is every drifter’s dream car. The S1-class Viper SRT10 possesses an 8.3L twin-turbocharged V10 engine which generates a horsepower of 1350. Its 2900-pound lightweight body gives it a 7.3-speed rating. Its four-speed transmission allows it to balance itself in a straight line as well. This Forza 5’s best drift car costs about 300,000 CR.
1965 Hoonigan Ford “Hoonicorn” Mustang
With a whopping 9.2-speed rate and perfect 10 acceleration score, this 3000-pound AWD car has a massive 6.7 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine. This S2-class Hoonicorn Mustang can generate up to 1400 horsepower and can go from 0 to 100 in mere 3.15 seconds. It is Forza 5’s best drift car for it has a launching score of 7.4 and a handling score of 6.7. This unicorn of drift cars can be used off-road Barn finds too. You can pick Hoonicorn Mustang from the Auto Show at 500,000 CR.
1995 Formula Drift #34 Toyota Supra MKIV
Supra MKIV is a very good drift car with an RWF burner that controls a 3.4L turbocharged 6I engine. It can conjure up to 1035 horsepower with an acceleration score of 5.2 and a handling score of 5.6. The super-lightweight chassis in this S1-class Supra MKIV is easy to bend, glide or sway around the corners. The players can buy this unbeatable beast from the Autoshow for 300,000 CR.
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2017 Formula Drift #357 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
A blistering 8.9-speed score, 5.5 handling rate, and 7-speed transmission are what make the 2017 Corvette Z06 one of Forza 5’s best drift cars. It is equipped with Diamond Racing Pistons and a customized twin-disc clutch. The S1-class drift car possesses a 6.2L supercharged V8 engine. Its perfectly balanced weight differential (50-50) helps it to use a nitrous-oxide kit for speed boost with no problem whatsoever.
2020 Formula Drift #91 BMW M2
The exclusive Formula Drift BMW M2 was introduced by Yves Meyer. The 2020 S1-class BMW M2 was specifically designed for drifting with a V8 engine that gives 822 horsepower. The 2849-pound chassis, 5.2 handling score, and 5.2 acceleration rate make it a very good drift car.
2019 DeBerti Toyota Tacoma TRD
The 2019 DeBerti Toyota Tacoma is a pick-up truck specializing in excellent drifting. A 6.9L, NASCAR V8 engine which can generate 900 HP along with a lightweight body is very impressive. Balanced braking, speed, launching, acceleration, off-road stats, and 74-degree handle steering is what landed 2019 DeBerti in the list of Forza 5’s best drift cars.
2016 Formula Drift #530 HSV Maloo Gen-F
The S1-class 2016 HSV Maloo Gen-F is one of the best cars for drifting. It sports a 7.6-speed score, 5.3 steering stats with a 6.2L supercharged V8 engine, and a lightweight body. The 3000-pound body of this car makes drifting swift and easily controllable while maintaining top speeds.
2007 Formula Drift #117 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
With a rear-favored 47/53 weight distribution, Ferrari 599 is the heaviest formula drift car, however, it is still one of Forza 5’s best drift cars. Its S1-class, the 3200-pound body is easy to handle. It sports a huge 6.0L supercharged V12 engine that produces 900 horsepower which has a 6.1 launch score and 5.7 acceleration rate.
Mazda RX-7 is one of the best drift jdm cars. Its Japanese technology provides a rotary engine with decent speed and acceleration. The player can buy this beauty for 35,000 CR from Autoshow. It is mainly used in Drifting skill points and clearing Drift zones.
DeBerti Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Drift Truck
DeBerti Drift truck can be bought from the Autoshow at a price of 300,000 CR. Similar to Tacoma TRD, its bulkier body and above-average speed make it easier to handle while drifting. It is considered one of the best cars for drifting due to its 7.0L supercharged V8 engine that generates 1005 horsepower.
Toyota Corolla AE86
Toyota Corolla AE86 is very similar to other good drift cars. It doesn’t have much power, however, it can drift by relying on momentum. It is driven like a proper sports car.
Toyota Soarer JZZ30/ Lexus SC300
With the 1JZ engine, Toyota Soarer JZZ30 has a comparatively heavier body that can generate up to 500 HP. It lands a position in the list of best cars for drifting due to its above-average acceleration rate and handling score.
Dodge Charger R/T
This lavish muscle car can easily navigate its way through rugged terrain and sharp turns with elegance. It can be bought for 103,000 CR with a pre-installed Drift Skills Boost. Its subpar braking and handling skills make it one of the Forza 5’s best drift cars.
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Drift JDM cars
Drifting was popularized on Japan’s mountain passes in the 70s. Ever Since then, it has served as a motorsport in North America, Europe, and Asia. Apart from the cars mentioned above, there are several other cars developed using Japanese technology.
Drift jdm cars are extremely lightweight, agile, easily driftable or oversteer-able, and specifically made for beginners. These include Nissan S-Chassis, Toyota Chaser JZX100, Nissan Cifero, Toyota Supra, Toyota 86, etc. The chassis in drift jdm cars can handle insane amounts of power, rear-wheel-drive, high power generating engines, and quick acceleration.
Ideal settings for Drifting
The most ideal and impactful settings for drifting will be:-
- Braking: Anti-Lock OFF
- Steering: Standard
- Traction control: OFF
- Stability control: OFF
- Shifting: MANUAL + CLUTCH
Drifting is the most enjoyable form of rash driving. The new Mexican locales in Forza Horizon 5 and several other PR stunts have hyped drifting. Not only that, Forza 5’s best drift cars can allow you to experience drift racing in a way you have never imagined.
Hence, it is very important to find an effective, stylish, and easily handled car for prolonged drifting.