Forza Horizon 5’s next series is still a few weeks away, but two new cars have already been confirmed for the next update thanks to a manufacturer's social media promotion. This gives us a sneak peek at what to expect in next month's Forza Horizon 5 Lunar New Year series update.
MG Cyberster and MG7 coming to Forza Horizon 5
Spotted by user Flyinet3866 on the official Forza forum, MG’s parent company SAIC has teased two new cars in Forza Horizon 5’s upcoming Lunar New Year update on the Chinese social media platform WeChat.
First up is the sleek 2023 MG Cyberster. MG’s first convertible since the MG TF ended production, the electric roadster produces a combined 536 horsepower from two electric motors in the flagship all-wheel drive model. That’s enough power for a 0-60 mph time of just 3.2 seconds.
After launching in China last November, the Cyberster will go on sale in Europe this Summer. Before then, SAIC's promotion confirms that Forza Horizon 5 players can take it for a virtual spin on 30 January.
Joining the Cyberster will be the 2022 MG7. MG's sports saloon, sold exclusively in China, packs a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 254 hp in its range-topping guise.
With power sent to the front wheels via a nine-speed automatic, the MG7 will do 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds. According to SAIC, the MG7 will arrive in Forza Horizon 5 after the Cyberster on 22 February. Both cars are new to the Forza franchise.
Curiously, the Cyberster is coming to Forza Horizon 5 two days before the Lunar New Year update starts. This suggests the Cyberster will be available in a separate car pack or added to the Autoshow, with the Cyberster offered as a festival playlist reward.
Chinese Car Pack DLC seemingly confirmed
SAIC has seemingly confirmed Forza Horizon 5 is getting a Chinese Car Pack DLC by listing it as a competition price along with a special Cyberster-themed Xbox Series X console and Xbox Wireless Controller. Sadly, the competition is only open in China.
The remaining cars in the Chinese Car Pack DLC are a mystery, but many Chinese vehicles have yet to feature in Forza Horizon 5 from manufacturers like MG, Lynk & Co, and Nio.
Considering that a Polestar logo was recently discovered in a datamine leak, the Polestar 1 is a possible candidate. If so, this will mark Polestar’s Forza debut. Although Polestar is a Swedish manufacturer, it’s owned by China’s Geely, so the Polestar 1 would fit the Chinese theme.
This won’t be the first time Chinese cars have featured in Forza Horizon 5, with the Series 4 update adding the MG3, MG XPower SV, Nio EP9, and Wuling Sunshine in February 2022.
Forza Horizon 5 Lunar New Year Series start date
Celebrating Chinese New Year, Forza Horizon 5’s Lunar New Year series starts on 1 February. At the end of the last Forza Monthly stream, Playground Games confirmed the next update would feature a stadium drift arena, a dragon drone show, a new collectable, and new cars.
We’ll likely find out more details, including the reward cars, in the next Forza Monthly show closer to the next series update, so stay tuned.
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