Virtual Mercedes-AMG Project One and Bronco Badlands revealed as Forza Horizon 5 Stars


The cover of Forza Horizon 5 captures the fun and beauty of Mexico. The cover cars are just as distinctive. Up first is the Mercedes-AMG ONE. Joining it is the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands.

The special experience of driving the ultimate top model from Affalterbach is also amazingly realistic.

Close cooperation between Mercedes-AMG and Microsoft for a hyper-realistic driving experience with the hypercar in the highly anticipated, open- world driving game Forza Horizon 5.

At the all-digital gamescom 2021 (August 25th until 27th), Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios showcased all-new Forza Horizon 5 gameplay with the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE “Forza Horizon Edition” as the star. The virtual counterpart of the hypercar with Formula 1 drive technology delights with a level of detail and the currently highest fidelity in the digital world. Players are immersed in a hyper-real open world in which the landscape of Mexico is recreated. Virtual acceleration, braking, steering and agility as well as active aerodynamics correspond to the features of the future road model. And that’s not the end of the gaming fun: further top-class performance vehicles from Mercedes-AMG are ready for almost unlimited adventures in Forza Horizon 5.

This game version was given an exclusive body livery that emphasises its unique character and makes it clear that this car will not be available for purchase in the real world. In addition to the “Forza Horizon Edition,” the AMG hypercar can, of course, also be configured in other equipment and colours.

The special features of the unique two-door car are also depicted very realistically in the game. With the different “Track” and “Road” driving programmes, dusty tracks in Mexico can be mastered just as dynamically as asphalt tracks. The active aerodynamics of the hypercar are also meticulously recreated. The gaming community can look forward to breath-taking driving performance, more than 1,000 hp of power and a digital top speed of over 350 km/h.

“The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is strictly limited to 275 units in the real world. We’re delighted that there’s now a perfect digital variant exclusively in Forza Horizon 5. Thanks to our close cooperation with microsoft, we can now virtually offer the unique driving experience of our hypercar to a large group of enthusiasts in the best and most impressive way currently available on the gaming scene,” said Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

“We are honoured to continue our long-term relationship with Mercedes-AMG to feature the highly sought-after Mercedes-AMG Project ONE in Forza Horizon 5,” said Alan Hartman, VP of Forza racing Franchise, Xbox Game Studios. “We have featured Mercedes-AMG vehicles in every Forza game, however, this is the first time we’ve partnered to feature a Mercedes-AMG vehicle on the cover of a Forza game. I cannot imagine a more exciting car to start with than the amazing Mercedes-AMG Project ONE.”

Forza Horizon 5, the follow-up to 2018’s breakout hit, the open-world Forza Horizon 4 driving, takes the Horizon Festival to the very realistic and vibrant presented Mexico. Featuring the largest, most diverse open world ever in a Forza Horizon game, Forza Horizon 5 is set against a vibrant, ever-evolving landscape with nearly limitless driving action across living deserts, lush jungles, historic cities, hidden ruins, pristine beaches, vast canyons and a towering snow-capped volcano – the highest point ever in a Horizon game. The game will be available globally on November 9 for the current consoles of the Xbox family including Windows PC.

The close ties between Mercedes-AMG and Microsoft’s Forza team will result in further activities in the upcoming weeks and months until game release, with the next appearance scheduled for the IAA MOBILITY this September in Munich, Germany.

2021 Ford Bronco Badlands;

2021 Ford Bronco Badlands

2021 Ford Bronco Badlands’ rugged engineering means it’s primed to deliver an exhilarating off-road experience over Mexico’s vast terrain. Built with the toughness of an F-Series truck and the performance spirit of Mustang, the Bronco is fully-equipped to go beyond the beaten track and explore every inch of Mexico and its vibrant biomes.