Forza Horizon 5 Donut Media Series update revealed

With the 10 Year Anniversary Series ending next week, the next Forza Horizon 5 Series update is around the corner. During November’s Forza Monthly, Playground Games gave the lowdown on what we can expect in the new Forza Horizon 5 Donut Media series update starting next week.

Forza Horizon 5 Donut Media Series update revealed

We already knew a Donut Media-themed Series is coming to Forza Horizon 5 after James Pumphrey revealed it early in a Donut Media podcast a few months ago. This will be the next Forza Horizon 5 Series starting next week on 12 November.

Headlining the Series update is a five-chapter Horizon Story based on the popular automotive YouTube channel where players build and upgrade cars with Donut Media’s James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes.

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This isn’t their first foray into racing games either, as both James and Nolan lent their voices to DIRT 5. Unlike in DIRT 5, they appear in Forza as in-game characters during cut scenes. Their faces were also scanned and they recorded dialogue for the new Horizon Story, injecting their trademark humour and encyclopaedic car knowledge into Forza Horizon 5.

At the start of the Horizon Story, players can choose either a 1977 Pontiac Firebird, 1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R, or 1993 Nissan 240X SE, with the goal of transforming them into a rally car.

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Previewing Chapter 2, a short gameplay clip showed a Firebird being converted into a rally car and taken to the Donut Media Test Track - a new location in the Horizon Story where you can upgrade and test drive cars.

After the Horizon Story ends, players can revisit the Donut Media Test Track and use different car builds. Inspired by Donut Media car challenges, Chapter 3 then focuses on setting the fastest time on a dirt track with the modified Firebird.

As for reward cars, the Donut Media Series Progress cars are the Ferrari SF90 Stradale at 80 points and the Alpine A110 ’17 at 160 points.

Playground Games also gave a rundown of the Festival Playlist reward cars you can win in the Donut Media Series.


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Summer’s Season Progress reward cars are the new-to-Forza #100 Lynk&Co 03 at 20 points and the Ascari KZ1R at 40 points.

Other reward cars include the Lamborghini Aventador ’12, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Mercedes-AMG C63 ’16, Ferrari 488 GTB, and Formula Drift #777 Chevrolet Corvette.

In each season, you can also win the Pontiac Firebird TA Forza Edition for completing the Horizon Story.


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Autumn’s Season Progress cars are the Morris Traveller (20 points) and Ferrari 599 GTO (40 points). You can also win the Ariel Atom, Dodge Durango, Honda NSX-R ’92, Porsche 911 GT3 RS ’16, and AMC Gremlin this season.


For Winter, you can earn the Ford Wagon (20 points) and Zenvo ST1 (40 points) as Season Progress cars.

Other reward cars this season include the Ferrari 488 Pista ’19, BMW M2, Mercedes-AMG A45, Ultima 1020, and Morgan 3 Wheeler.


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Finally, Spring’s Season Progress cars include the Morris Traveler (20 points) and Porsche 911 GT3 ’21 (40 points).

Completing challenges will also get you the McLaren 600LT, Audi RS6 ’03, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Ford GT70 ’70, Jaguar XKR-S ’12, and Morris Minor.

Rocket Bunny body kits return

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After featuring in the last two Forza Horizon games, Rocket Bunny body kits are also returning, with 21 unique body kits across 20 cars including two for the 1997 Mazda RX-7.

Rocket Bunny body kits can be fitted to the following cars:

  • 1997 BMW M3
  • 2005 BMW M3
  • 1992 Honda NSX-R
  • 2003 Honda S2000
  • 2015 Lexus RC F
  • 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • 1997 Mazda RX-7 (features 2 Rocket Bunny widebody kits)
  • 1993 Nissan 240SX SE
  • 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
  • 2003 Nissan Fairlady Z
  • 1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K's
  • 1994 Nissan Silvia K's
  • 1998 Nissan Silvia K's Aero
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
  • 1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
  • 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ
  • 2013 Toyota 86
  • 1992 Volkswagen Golf GTI 16v Mk2
  • 2014 Volkswagen Golf R

Horizon Holidays Series

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After the Donut Media Series, the Horizon Holidays Series will start on 8 December, bringing back the Ice Rink along with Christmas decorations, new cars, and collectables.

Forza Horizon 5 Expansion coming in early 2023

At the end of Forza Monthly Playground teased the second Forza Horizon 5 expansion. Sadly, no details were shared other than the fact it's coming in early 2023.

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