Forza Horizon Mega Guide: Collectibles, Unlocks, Tips and More

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Posted By | On 27th, Oct. 2012

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Bought Forza Horizon? Enjoying it? Of course, you are, the game is friggin’ awesome. But hey, when you get addicted to a game like this, it’s normal that you would want to get all the collectibles, gain enough credits, buy all the excellent cars and what not.

Well, in this game, you can lose your way and it can be time consuming to do everything. But we’re here to help! In this guide, you will find a lot of tips, secrets, barn locations, and also discount board locations.

The game is pretty good as evident from our review here.

“Forza Horizon is a surprise hit of the year. It offers something different from Forza 4, is less serious, and the driving intensity on offer here can’t be rivaled by many racing games. It’s no PGR 4, never will be, but it’s something that has its own identity, and all it requires from you is to push the gas pedal and drive off into the horizon,” reads our review.

So yeah, let’s begin. Time to accumulate tons of credits and buy all the cars you want!


Before we explain anything, you need to know about the vehicles in the game. There aren’t as many as Forza 4, but there are ones that you would want to drive. Lots of supercars available in the game and they’re a joy to drive.

◦2010 Abarth 500 esseesse

Alfa Romeo
◦2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Aston Martin

◦2012 Aston Martin Virage [Pre-order]
◦2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato
◦2011 Aston Martin One-77
◦1964 Aston Martin DB5

◦2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder [VIP] *
◦2012 Audi R8 GT *
◦2010 Audi TT-RS Coupe
◦2006 Audi RS4
◦1983 Audi Sport Quattro

◦2012 Bentley Continental GT *

◦2012 BMW M5 F10
◦2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
◦2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is (top down)
◦2008 BMW M3 E92
◦1991 BMW M3 E30
◦1981 BMW M1
◦1973 BMW 2002 Turbo

◦2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
◦1992 Bugatti EB110 SS

◦2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

◦Chevrolet Corvette C6 Convertible *
◦2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
◦1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS
◦1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427
◦1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

◦2011 Citroen DS3 R *

◦2012 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X *
◦2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
◦2012 Challenger SRT8 392
◦1969 Dodge Charger R/T

◦2012 Eagle E-Type Speedster *

◦2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider *
◦2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
◦2010 Ferrari 458 Italia [Pre-order]
◦2010 Ferrari 599XX
◦2009 Ferrari California
◦1995 Ferrari F50
◦1987 Ferrari F40
◦1984 Ferrari GTO
◦1964 Ferrari 250 GTO
◦1957 Ferrari 250 TR

◦2013 Ford Shelby GT500 *
◦2013 Ford Focus ST
◦2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
◦2010 Ford Focus RS500 *
◦2005 Ford GT
◦1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
◦1985 Ford RS200 Evolution
◦1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
◦1966 Ford GT40 Mk II

◦2010 Gumpert Apollo Sport

◦2012 Hennessey Venom

◦2005 Honda NSX-R GT
◦2004 Honda Civic Type-R
◦2003 Honda S2000
◦2002 Honda Integra Type-R
◦1991 Honda CR-X SiR

◦2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track

◦2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe *

◦2012 Jaguar XKR-S
◦1961 Jaguar E-type S1

◦2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 *

◦2011 Koenigsegg Agera [VIP]

◦2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
◦2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento [VIP]
◦2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
◦2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV
◦2009 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster *
◦1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
◦1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
◦1967 Lamborghini Miura P400

◦1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
◦1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO

Land Rover
◦2012 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged *

◦2010 Lexus LF-A

◦2011 Lotus Evora S *
◦2009 Lotus 2-Eleven
◦2006 Lotus Exige Cup 240
◦1972 Lotus Elan Sprint

◦2010 Maserati GranTurismo S
◦2006 Maserati MC12 Corsa

◦2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
◦2010 Mazda MX-5 Superlight
◦1997 Mazda RX-7 FD

◦2011 McLaren MP4-12C
◦1997 McLaren F1 GT

◦2012 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG *
◦2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black
◦2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG [Pre-order]
◦2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black
◦2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
◦1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe

◦2011 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman

◦2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X GSR
◦1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR

◦2010 Mosler MT900S

◦2012 Nissan GT-R R35 *
◦2010 Nissan 370Z [Pre-order]
◦2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II R34
◦2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R S15
◦1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
◦1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432

◦2010 Noble M600

◦2012 Pagani Huayra [VIP]
◦2010 Pagani Zonda R

◦1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

◦1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 Hemi

◦1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
◦1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

◦2011 Radical SR8 RX

◦2010 Renault Megane RS 250
◦2010 Renault Clio 200 Cup
◦2009 Renault Twingo Sport Cup
◦1980 Renault 5 Turbo

◦2011 RUF Rt 12 R [VIP]
◦2011 RUF RGT-8
◦1987 RUF CTR Yellowbird

◦2004 Saleen S7

◦2013 Scion FRS

◦1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

◦2013 SRT Viper GTS

◦2010 SSC Ultimate Aero

◦2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
◦1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi

◦1998 Toyota Supra RZ
◦1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex AE86

◦2012 Ultima GTR

◦2011 Volkswagen Scirrocco R
◦2010 Volkswagen Golf R [Pre-order]
◦1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6
◦1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

* = Cars marked with an * are new to the Forza series

– Traffic Vehicles

Audi A4 Avant

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

1998 Dodge Durango

2009 Ford Explorer

Ford F-350

2009 Ford Fiesta Zetec S

Ford Focus Sedan

2010 Ford Taurus SHO

GMC Savana

2011 Nissan Leaf

Toyota Camry

1994 Toyota Corolla

2011 Toyota Prius

Toyota RAV4

2004 Volkswagen Beetle

– Planes:

P51 Mustang

DLC Cars:

VIP Car Pack:

2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder

2011 Koenigsegg Agera

2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

2012 Pagani Huayra

2011 RUF Rt 12 R

Discount sign locations

Discount signs as the name implies allows you to get a 1% discount for every sign you smash into. There are 100 signs in total, and it will take you a while to smash them all. 100% discount is very desirable because, duh, it makes upgrades cheaper.

Some of them are very tricky to find but if you zip past them it will show on your map as a red dot which makes them easier to find, but still, considering the sign itself is red and stands out, you should have no problems trying to get them.

Take a look at the video above.

Barn Finds Location

You will get a tip on the radio if you pass over a specific location. This location will also be marked as a big circle on your map, but it’s not that simple. For my first barn find, I kept circling the area until I found the car and it took me more than 15 minutes. They are cleverly hidden and also some of them are extremely difficult to find.

These finds give you unique cars that you can drive obviously and are worth all the effort so check them out.

Forza Horizon Barn Finds Locations – Barn Find #1

In Finley Dam area, as we go down the dam, on the dirt-road. The first Forza Horizon Barn Find is on the right side of the road.

Reward: 1981 BMW M1

Forza Horizon Barn Finds Locations – Barn Find #2

Can be found in Gladstone Drive on the right side of the river, and the main road; north from the two orange shortcuts.

Reward: 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe

Forza Horizon Barn Finds Locations – Barn Find #3

In the central Eagle Ridge, as we move towards the lake and the dead-end street, the barn can be observed behind a small hill.

Reward: 1992 Bugatti EB110 SS

Forza Horizon Barn Finds Locations – Barn Find #4

In Western Red Rock neighborhood, at a crossroads, is a solitary barn, easy to identify, to the right, if we follow the main road, and travel from south to north.

Reward: 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage

Forza Horizon Barn Finds Locations – Barn Find #5

In Montano Plains, north east of Recaro Rush Event is a barn easy to locate if we travel east to west. It’s on the right side of the main road.  

Reward: 1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 Hemi

Forza Horizon Barn Finds Locations – Barn Find #6

The sixth Forza Horizon Barn Find is in the Bunker Area. We look for the barn in the central region, near a large orange house and three pine trees to the left, while facing north-west.

Reward: 1956 Jaguar D-Type

Forza Horizon Barn Finds Locations – Barn Find #7

The seventh Barn Find is in Carson. To locate it faster, we head north-west towards the highway, on the dirt-road. The barn is on the right side, and it is a building taller than the rest.

Reward: 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

Forza Horizon Barn Finds Locations – Barn Find #8

The eighth Barn Find in Forza Horizon is located in Redfoot Ranch. We look for it in the south-central area marked on our map, between two hangars, near the dirt road.

Reward: 1958 Aston Martin DBR1

Forza Horizon Barn Finds Locations – Barn Find #9

The final Barn Find is located in Beaumont. To find the Barn holding the car, we travel north from South Beaumont outpost, on the central street. After the first intersection to the right, we move north and look for an orange building on the right side of the road. Before reaching it, we turn right on the small alley, and then right again.

Reward: 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

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Best Cars to buy in the game

There will be times where you have enough money to buy cars but you can’t really spend them all because you need to save them for being competitive in races. However, you are free to buy as many supercars as you like if you maintain at least 300k in your balance, for the main races.

In Forza Horizon money can be accumulated fast by doing street races and other races you find on your map. If you manage your money effectively you can also end up with more than 10 million credits which frankly makes this section useless.

So it’s either your skills with a weak car, or your ability to save a required amount of money and splurge on the rest. It’s simple as that. I’d recommend the later because if you go on a buying spree and the game autosaves, it will be difficulty to get that type of money again.

And yeah, buy all the Ferrari cars. Their dashboard is impeccable here.

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