Playground Games has revealed what to expect from the upcoming Forza Horizon 5 Series 11, Rummy’s Racing History in the latest Forza Monthly and Forza Horizon 5 Let’s Go scene.
One of the cars to add to the open-world racing game is the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. It’s a throwback car, featured as recently as Forza Horizon 4. It’s a racing car that won the 1955 Mile Miglia rally, but also the racing car that tragically crashed at Le Mans the same year, an accident in which spectators of the race lost their lives. de, which not only caused Mercedes to retire from racing, but also stopped participating in sports car racing for the next 30 years.
Interestingly, although this is a limited time reward car from the festival playlist, the 300 SLR will also be available in the car show, so any player can simply buy the car from the in-game store, with no time or seasonal event limitations. At least, any player who has 140 million credits. That’s 140,000,000 credits.
The most expensive car currently in the Forza Horizon 5 showroom is the Shelby Daytona Coupe, at 30 million credits.
That’s a ridiculous amount for a single car, but the reason for the price is to match the recent record-breaking car that sold for around US$140 million at auction, which was a 300 SLR of the same model year (although the one sold at auction is the coupe version, while the one in the game has an open top).
It’s a crazy feature to have, especially given the current racing game climate where car prices have gotten too high and players are forced to fight for their favorite classics. Prices for classic cars in Gran Turismo 7 are always a sore point among fans.
But to Forza Horizon 5’s credit, the ability to purchase the car is a bonus. You should be able to earn it from the festival playlist. And you can’t buy in-game credits with real money. And you can sell cars in the auction house, where crafty players could earn millions just by trading cars. So there are more in-game credits lying around.
However, realistically, no one should want to buy the 300 SLR at this ridiculous price. It’s a nice nod to real-world car culture, but luckily it’s not the only way to own the car in Forza Horizon 5.
The next Forza Horizon 5 update will bring Rummy’s Racing History (Series 11), this Thursday, August 18. Forza Horizon 5 is available on PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.