Forza Horizon 5 is one of the best arcade racing games ever, but it’s about a lot more than just racing and one thing that’s sure to have you scratching your head on occasion is the set of 14 Barn Finds.
These are 14 classic cars that had been thought lost to the sands of time. As you play the game, the supporting cast of characters will let you know when they hear rumours of where one of these legends of automotive history might be found, marking the rough location on your map. It’s then up to you to scour the area to try and spot the telltale white barn with peeling orange-painted doors.
General tips and tricks for Barn Finds
Before we get to the spoiler-filled car-by-car guide, here’s a few quick tips and tricks for how you might find these barns off your own back. Playground Games don’t just hide them away in a bunch of trees, but try to give visual clues for where they might be.
- The first thing to do is drive the roads within the purple search area. Go slowly and look for unmarked turnoffs on the sides of these roads. Some might be clearer than others, bordered by fences, but there’s very often a gravel or dirt path leading to a barn.
- Additionally, you can also try and scour the game’s map for the telltale signs of a secret path.
- Look near other buildings. Sometimes a barn will be clustered in with a farmhouse or some other little buildings.
- There will often being some trees or foliage obscuring the barn from view. Crash through a few trees and you might have a bit of luck.
- Alternatively, just cruise back and forth across the search area until you stumble on the barn!
Yes, it’s a bit frustrating to get stuck, but then that’s what the rest of this guide is for!
What are the Forza Horizon 5 Barn Find cars?
These are the 14 legendary vehicles that Playground Games chose to shove away into a decrepit old barns. Once discovered, it will take a little bit of time, but you will soon be given the keys to these classic cars:
- Renault 4L Export
- Ford Racing Escort Mk1
- Porsche 911 Carrera RS
- BMW 2002 Turbo
- Ford Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback
- Ford F-100
- Chevrolet Corvette
- Ferrari 250 GTO
- Toyota #1 T100 Baja Truck
- Jaguar Sport XJR-15
- Dodge Dart Hemi Super Stock
- GMC Jimmy
- Dodge Viper GTS ACR
- Ferrari F40 Competizione
Where are all the Forza Horizon 5 Barn Finds?
The barn finds are dotted all across the game’s rendition of Mexico. We’ve marked and numbered them, first going along the top of the map, and then along the bottom.
And now, let’s dive into the car-by-car guide:
1 – Renault 4L Export
We start things off in the top left corner of the map (the north east, if you will). The Renault 4L Export is a pretty simple Barn Find with one of two basic instructions.
- Start from the XP board on the road that winds its way to the north and head due east over/around the rocky hill.
- Start from the crossroads (it has the Ruta Norte street racing event) and head south, going straight when the road turns right.
2 – Ford Racing Escort Mk1
The Escort Mk1 feels like a bit of a pain to get to, but very easy to find. As you’re heading up the Gran Caldera from the western trail, there’s an XP board down an unmarked path from a hairpin. Follow that path further and voila!
Or get a good truck and just head north-northwest from the first Horizon Festival in the game.
3 – Porsche 911 Carrera RS
Now on the eastern trail up or down the Gran Caledera, the best way to find this is to note that (for once) the barn is actually quite close to the edge of the search area, if you’re going by simply heading toward a dot on the map.
Alternatively, as you’re coming down the mountain, look for a diamond-shaped yellow sign before a kink in the road. There’s a faint trail that you can follow from this point that goes along and then up the hillside.
4 – BMW 2002 Turbo
This is maybe my favourite Barn Find in Forza Horizon 5. taking the main road into the search area from southwest to northeast, you’ll spot some red buildings off to the left of the road. The barn is behind those buildings. In a ditch.
5 – Ford Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback
Here’s another fairly easy find. From the Horizon Rush Outpost, take a left from its entrance, then take the first right. As that road sweeps to the left, you instead want to take a dusty fenced path up the side of the hill. Follow that to the barn.
6 – Ford F-100
This is one of those “it’s just in the middle of a massive field” barns, but you have a massive help from the fact that, while the white barn is relatively well hidden from some angles, it’s part of a small group of buildings, one of which is a very distinctive blue. I’m not sure, but this particular barn find might be classed as breaking and entering?
7 – Chevrolet Corvette
Heading east on the main highway that crosses the Forza Horizon 5 map, you’ll cross over a massive bridge that goes over a river. Once you’ve crossed, take a sharp right down the wooded hill and you’ll find your barn. Alternatively, spot it from the bridge, crash through the barriers, land in the water and come up the river banks…
8 – Ferrari 250 GTO
From that same highway, keep following it east, head straight on at the roundabout and keep following until you can turn right onto a dirt road. Follow that dirt track until it turns to the left. At this point looked for an unmarked path between two fences on the right. Follow this and you’ll come to the barn.
9 – Toyota #1 T100 Baja Truck
Wrapping back to the bottom left corner of the map, finding this iconic Baja Truck could not be easier. It’s at the south-eastern edge of the huge circular field. Heck, the path that cuts through the field leads almost right up to where the barn is, disguised only by the fact that there’s a couple other small buildings alongside it.
10 – Jaguar Sport XJR-15
This one is hidden off to the southern-most side of the abandoned Aerodromo en la Selva runway. Follow the dotted trails for dirt roads, and near some wrecked airplane tails, you should spot the barn recessed a little bit into the jungle.
11 – Dodge Dart Hemi Super Stock
This one is basically slap bang in the middle of a wild open expanse. It’s not particularly hidden from view by trees, and it’s on a bit of an incline so you might be able to see it from the road.
12 – GMC Jimmy
This one’s a tricky one to find. From the start point of the Dirt Racing event Cascada Trail, head down the dirt road. Just after you pass through the river ford, turn 90º to the right and head through the thick woods. Go straight ahead, across another section of water and you should be at the barn doors.
13 – Dodge Viper GTS ACR
You can easily get lost in the huge open space of this Barn Find zone. The best way to find it is to start from the main road at the bottom of the area, heading East, turn left onto the marked dirt road on the map and then immediately left again onto an unmarked trail. Follow this fenced trail all the way up to the golden yellow barn doors.
14 – Ferrari F40 Competizione
The Final Barn find is a pain in the backside… unless you have a map! It’s to the eastern corner of the largest open space in the search area, thankfully quite close to some marked dirt roads. Not that this will help you spot it through the thick foliage.
I’ll readily admit to phoning that final one in, but hopefully all 14 cars have proven to be useful in your hunt for rusting treasure in Forza Horizon 5.