Are you new to the Forza Motorsport Franchise? Here’s a list of the top cars in each class in Forza’s newest installment
At first glance, ‘best' might seem like it means ultimate speed,' but in Forza Motorsport, there are more things to consider beyond speed. Make sure you don’t use your Bugatti Chiron in a touring car event that's limited to B-class vehicles.
So, considering that we have our list of top Forza Motorsport cars. After that, there's a list of all 500+ vehicles in the game, so you can check if your favorite one is on it. Since there are so many to choose from, we’ve narrowed the list down to the top cars from each class of cars in the game!
Top Cars in Each Class
In a nutshell, the best cars in Forza Motorsport based on PI are either the 1990 Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641 or the 1988 McLaren #12 Honda McLaren MP4/4. If you're a Formula One fan, you'd recognize these as the Ferrari driven by Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost The McLaren, on the other hand, was piloted by Prost and Ayrton Senna, clinching the championship in 1988.
It's worth noting that while these cars excel in many areas, they aren't the fastest in the game. The title of fastest goes to either the Bugatti Divo or the Bugatti Chiron, both boasting a perfect 10.0 in speed but falling short in other attributes.
- 1990 Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641
- 1988 McLaren #2 Honda McLaren MP4/4
- 2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid
These three cars are also the only ones in the Class X category. They exhibit the highest level of performance. Each of these vehicles will cost you 390,000 credits. Notably, the two Formula One cars are rear-wheel drive (RWD), while the Porsche is all-wheel drive (AWD).
- 2014 Toyota #8 Toyota Racing TS040 HYBRID
- 1992 Toyota #99 All American Racers Toyota Eagle Mk III
- 2014 Audi #2 Audi Team Joest R18 e-tron Quattro
Just below the Class X tier, we have Class P, offering impressive performance. The Toyota Racing TS040 and the Toyota Eagle MkIII share a PI of 981. The TS040 takes the lead with a perfect 10.0 in handling and acceleration, 9.9 in braking, and 6.4 in speed. The Audi Team Joest R18 is also worth considering, excelling in handling, acceleration, and braking with a 10.0, though it's slightly slower at 6.3.
- 2015 Radical RXC Turbo
- 2021 Rimac Nevera
- 2017 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro
Moving on to Class R cars, the Radical RXC Turbo boasts a PI of 891. However, for the best all-around performance in this category, consider the 1989 Ferrari F40 Competizione with a PI of 874.
Much like the Porsche AG 962C in Class P, the F40 offers balanced stats with 7.8 in speed, 7.1 in handling, 6.5 in acceleration, and 6.6 in braking. It's available for 324,000 credits, making it a more budget-friendly option.
- 1998 Nissan R390 (GT1)
- 2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8
- 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra
Class S introduces some unique and iconic cars, like the Ariel Atom and the championship-winning Shelby Monaco King Cobra from the mid-'60s. The Ford Capri Turbo boasts the highest PI at 799, but our recommendation goes to the Nissan R390 for its impressive speed and acceleration, both rated at 7.2.
For sheer speed in Class S, your top choices are the 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast and the 1993 McLaren F1, both boasting a speed rating of 9.2. However, the Ferrari outperforms the McLaren in other aspects as well.
- 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Forza Edition
- 1993 Jaguar XJ220
- 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Forza Edition
- 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe Forza Edition
- 1987 Ferrari F40
In Class A, you have a variety of great options. The three Forza Edition cars come with the Premium Edition of the game and the VIP Membership add-on. They share similar stats, hovering around 5.0 in all four categories.
For those without the Premium Edition, the Jaguar XJ220 tops our recommendations thanks to its impressive speed rating of 7.0 and a 16,000 credit discount when compared to the F40. However, there are other excellent cars to consider in this category, such as the 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, the 1995 Ferrari F50, and the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe.
- 2019 Subaru STI S209 Forza Edition
- 2023 Lotus Emira
- 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
- 1939 Auto Union Type D
- 1961 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
Similar to the top Class A cars, the STI S209 at the top of this list is also available with the VIP Membership. However, it's the slowest among these five. Our pick for the best in this list is the 2023 Lotus Emira. With ratings of 3.7 for handling, acceleration, and braking, and 4.6 for speed, it excels in all aspects.
If your focus is solely on speed, consider the oldest car in the list, the Auto Union Type D. Keep in mind that it has only 2.4 in braking, so handle tight corners with care. An honorable mention goes to the 2020 Xpeng P7, a Class B car, despite its 1.0 speed and no stat above 2.7.
- 1990 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton
- 2002 Chevrolet Camaro 35th Anniversary Super Sport
- 2019 Hyundai Veloster N Forza Edition
- 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
- 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR
In Class C, the top pick is the Vauxhall Lotus Carlton, delivering a strong 4.8 in speed and 3.3 in acceleration. If you already have the Premium Edition, you'll have access to the Hyundai Veloster, which is also a solid choice.
Notably, this class includes four variations of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, along with multiple Subaru Impreza models. If you're a fan of Japanese sedans from the early to mid-noughties, you have a diverse selection to choose from in this category.
- 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
- 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
- 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
- 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
In Class D, you have some great options to pick from. However, the Mercedes-Benz 190E is highly recommended as it offers a well-balanced performance, with only a 0.6 difference in all four stats. If you're looking for speed, the Nissan Fairlady Z is the quickest of the five, but keep in mind that it sacrifices some braking power.
But, avoid the Peugeot 205, as it has a top speed of just 1.6 and a handling rating of 1.9.
- 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
- 1977 Holden Torana A9X
- 1993 Renault Clio Williams
- 1968 Ford Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback
- 1989 Toyota MR2 SC
Finally, we have the Class E cars. These don’t have much power at all, and the newest car on the list is from 1994, so this is truly a category for the oldies. All of them are fine shouts for any event that requires a car this slow, but your best bet will likely be the Ford Mustang 2+2, as it has 3.0 speed.
So this was our list of top cars from each class of vehicle in Forza Motorsport 7. If you are still unsure of our choices, you can always test and tinker with the other 400+ cars to choose from. However, do remember this list gives the absolute balanced ones that you can guarantee easy wins!