When it comes to video games, there are a few franchises that stand out above the rest. Forza and Gran Turismo are two of the most popular racing games on the market, and for good reason. Both games boast impressive graphics and car rosters, making them a must-have for any self-respecting gear-head. 🏎️
So, which game has the best cars? It's a tough question to answer, as both games have a lot to offer. Forza is known for its extensive selection of real-world cars, while Gran Turismo has an impressive roster of licensed race cars. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. Welcome back to the Carmoola blog, where we dive into the car industry and put our take on things.
If you're looking for the most realistic driving experience, Forza is the way to go. The cars in Forza are modelled after their real-world counterparts, meaning they handle and feel exactly like the real thing. This attention to detail is what makes Forza such a beloved franchise among car enthusiasts.
However, if you're looking for a more arcade-y racing experience, Gran Turismo is the game for you. The cars in Gran Turismo are built for speed and handling, meaning they can take some pretty intense driving on the track. This makes for a more fast-paced and exciting racing experience, which is perfect for those who crave thrills.
So, which game has the best cars?
Forza was developed in 2005 by Turn 10 Studios and is published by Microsoft. The game is available on Xbox and PC, with the latest entry in the franchise being Forza Horizon 5. Forza is known for its large car roster, which features over 700 different cars. The game also has a robust customisation system, allowing players to modify their cars to their heart's content.
Now we are going to look through Forza's top cars...
- Can-Am Maverick: Sometimes you just want to have a bit of fun. We get it, Forza is a break from your standard driving experience, so why not fling the car of hills and race up a sand dune? The Maverick drives fast and handles well in the nastiest terrain, making it great for racking up skill points. Plus it's called Maverick. What's there not to like?
This is a fun car to drive between objectives - 4.1/5
- Bugatti Divo: CAUTION: Only for those with expensive taste. The Divo can handle speed and turns in equal measure, topping out around 215 mph while staying stuck to the road the whole time. At around 3 million CR, it does make it a tough purchase for most players, but nice to look at nevertheless.
It's stylish and multipurpose, with a cost - 3.8/5
- Exomotive Exocet: The best off-road vehicle in the game. There we said it. Usually we say one of the best on this blog, but not today. We are going all out, because the Exocet is worth it. At 50,000 CR you really are getting a lot of bang for your buck, it's perfect for when your deep in the dirt. It handles dirt corners beautifully meaning you should take first place in every dirt race on the map.
Our personal favourite. Buy now. - 4.7/5
- Koenigsegg Jesko: The fastest car in the game, topping just over 300MPH. Matching in real life to a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport we would say. I mean take a look for yourself, the car is beautiful but does come with a price. 2.8 million CR to be exact in the latest Forza Horizon 5 game. Is it worth it? Forza money is meant to be spent right?
If you want the fastest car in the game, this is it - 4.2/5
Overall, Forza racked up a total of 16.8/20. Very respectable. Now let's move onto Gran Turismo...
Gran Turismo was developed in 1997 by Polyphony Digital and is published by Sony. The game is available on PlayStation, with the latest entry in the franchise being Gran Turismo 7. Gran Turismo is known for its large selection of licensed race cars, which gives the game an accurate and realistic feel. The game also has an extensive customization system, allowing players to tweak their cars to perfection.
Finally, let's take a look at Gran Turismo's best cars.
- Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 2 ‘86: Aesthetically? Not the best. But who cares about looks when you can drift the Evolution 2 on any terrarin that you can throw at it. It is a 4WD car that can be unlocked after completing any of the GB Rally Car menu book races in the Gran Turismo 7 game. All you have to do to win it? Come in the top 3...
We like the rarity aspect of the Turbo 16 - 3.9/5
- Porsche 911 GT3: The most iconic car ever? I mean if you have ever read one of our celebrity blog posts you will know how many of these are flying about in luxury circles. If you are a pay-to-win kind of player you can get yourself a brand new one for 160,000 CR. But, if you are like us - great at the game. You can claim yours by coming in the top 3 at the Pan American Championship.
For the spirit of the Carmoola blog - 4.6/5
- Jaguar VGT SV: 255 MPH top speed. 1.65 seconds 0-60. Do we really need to say anymore? We don't think there is a classier car on the market outside of gaming than the Jaguar, so when Gran Turismo confirmed they included the VGT SV, we were stokeddd!
For the speed alone - 4.2/5
- Ford Focus: Rally cars are on the grittier side of the racing world, away from the fancy technology of the F1 and the elegance of the electric cars. Old school racing. Just the way we like it. The GT7 Ford Focus GB Rally is one of the best rally cars you can get in game, and it does come with an expensive price point. 140,000 CR this is going to set you back. That could be a deal-breaker.
A bit expensive for our liking for a rally car - 3.6/5
Overall, Gran Turismo racked up a total of 16.3/20. Unlucky.
Two great games here that have been stalwarts in gaming collections up and down the country for years now.
For our liking, the Focus just didn't provide enough to get over the 4 mark. So well done to Forza.
Thank you very much for reading, and if you are a Forza or Gran Turismo fan looking to get in on some of the driving action, make sure you check out our app where we have the best car financing deals on the market at the moment!
Until next time,
The Carmoola Team