Forza Horizon 5 High Performance Spring: Festival playlist, reward cars, challenges & more

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Thursday brings a new set of challenges to Mexico in the shape of Forza Horizon 5 High Performance Spring! The new Festival Playlist is packed full of great rewards, with eight cars and six Super Wheelspins to be won.

It also marks the final week of the High Performance series, which has been one of the most fun of 2023. So what better way to end it than with an exclusive reward car and some epic challenges!

Forza Horizon 5 High Performance Spring

The new season with its fresh Festival Playlist is set to start on 18 May at 3:30pm BST / 10:30am ET. You then have until 25 May 3:30pm BST / 10:30am ET to complete the challenges and unlock every reward car.

This is also the final week of the High Performance series, so it's your last chance to earn enough points to unlock the Ferrari 599XX and McLaren F1.

the Season Progress cars you can win in the High Performance Spring festival playlist
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This week players can earn the awesome Porsche MissionR (20 points) and the Jaguar XKR-S '15 (40 points). The MissionR is exclusive to this week's Festival Playlist, so don't miss your chance to get it or you will be paying dearly at the Auction House.

Reward cars

This week there are five reward cars on offer in the base Festival Playlist, with a sixth available if you have the Hot Wheels expansion.

Completing this week's The Trial will get you the beautiful Ferrari 458 while the EventLab challenge will give you the VW Scirocco '11. The pair of Seasonal Championship events will give you the HSV Maloo '14 and the Honda NSX-R '92. Finally, you can win the Dodge Viper '08 if you win The Eliminator.

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The Danger Sign, Speed Zone, and Speed Trap challenges all give you a Super Wheelspin, and there is a fourth Super Wheelspin to be bagged in the second EventLab challenge.

Expansion rewards

As mentioned, there is a sixth car you can earn, the Mercedez-Benz C63, in the Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship. You can also grab another Super Wheelspin for the Hot Wheels Speed Trap challenge.

The four rewards you can get if you own the FH5 expansion packs
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In Rally Adventure there is another Super Wheelspin to be had for doing the Speed Zone challenge, and finally a German Engineering Hoodie for the Seasonal Championship.

Photo Challenge

This week's Photo Challenge takes us to the beach! The #LamboNo5 challenge wants you to snap any Lamborghini at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

Treasure Hunt


This week sees the return of the Treasure Hunt. You can use our Old Is Gold Treasure Hunt guide to solve it if you are having trouble.

Forzathon Daily Challenges

Day Name Description
1RoundaboutDrive 3 miles (4.8km) at the Stadium
2Close CallEArn 10 Near Miss Skills in any Hypercar
3Class ActWin a Drag Race in any 'A' class vehicle
4Accured Some SpeedReach 100mph (160km/h) in the 2017 Acura NSX
5Pretty PictureTake a photo of any Mercedes-Benz
6Danger ZoneEarn 6 Stars at DAnger Signs in any vehicle
7Player MadePlay any EventLab from the Creative Hub

Forzathon Weekly Challenge

This week's Weekly Challenge is all about the 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast. Chapter 1 is, as always, to own and drive the car. In Chapter 2 you will need to maintain a speed of 175 mph (281 km/h) for 15 seconds.

Chapter 3 asks players to get five Ultimate Air skills with the 812 Superfast, and finally Chapter 4 simply wants you to take the grand tourer for a five-mile (8 km) drive around Mexico.

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