Festival Playlist events and rewards June 6 - 13 (Winter S34)

Winter Season Festival Playlist (FH5 Horizon Retrowave - S34)

Here are the details on this week’s events and rewards. Share tips along with your tuning setup codes.

The 1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo is this week’s new exclusive reward car from the Festival Playlist. The Hyundai N Vision 74 is unlocked with 80 points from the Series.


The season starts at 7:30am Pacific on June 6 and ends Thursday, June 13, 2024 2:30 PM
This is the third season of the Horizon Retrowave series.


Points are accumulated across all four seasons. Each event in the Festival Playlist has a number of points to earn noted in the bottom left corner of the event tile. Accumulate points with any combination of completed events to earn the first reward car, and continue earning points from remaining events to earn the second reward car. Cars noted as Seasonal Exclusive are not available in the Autoshow, so grab them while you can! But don’t worry if you miss them, these cars may come back again for future Festival Playlists.

Series total: 288 Points

  • Series Reward: 2022 Hyundai N Vision 74 (new Seasonal Exclusive car) (80 points)
  • Series Reward: 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 (Seasonal Exclusive car) (160 points)

Season Total: 72 Points

  • Season Reward: 1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo (newly added Seasonal Exclusive car) (20 points)
  • Season Reward: 2005 Honda NSX-R GT (Seasonal Exclusive car) (40 points)


650 FP Car 2020 Lotus Evija
550 FP Car Lotus Elise GT1
75 FP Clothing Farid Rueda’s Lion Tank Top
75 FP Clothing Grid Reapers Cap
75 FP Car Horn Cassette
Wheelspins 60 FP Wheelspins & 150 FP Super Wheelspins


Completing these events earn seasonal points plus Forzathon Points (FP) which can be used in the Forzathon Shop.

#Forzathon Weekly Challenge
(5 pts) These four challenges must be completed in sequence.

Flat Bottomed Own and drive the 1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
Powerhouse Reach a speed of over 180 mph in the F355
Tech Up Win a Road Race in the F355
Enduring Legacy Take a photo of the F355

#Forzathon Daily Challenges
(1 pt each) Each new challenge starts daily at 7:30am PT and is open for 7 days.

Alright in the 80s Drive any car from the 1980’s
Midnight Spoils Win any Midnight Battle
The Spirit of Drift Get 3 Drift skills in the 2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type-A
New Look Paint the body of your car
Care Package Send a Gift Drop to another player
Time Lord Take a photo of your car at night
Unstoppable Win a Cross Country Race in any Hummer


Toggle the menu to show the rewards and restrictions for each event - if you complete the event in a car outside the restrictions or fail to meet the target, you won’t get the reward and points from completion. You must have unlocked the Hall of Fame with Accolade points to enter the Trial. Access to Rally Adventure events require defeating the three team champions. Access to Hot Wheels events requires the Hot Wheels Expansion DLC; users without the DLC will still be able to gold the season and unlock the “Min, Meet Max” Achievement without these event points.

Pts Event Name Requirement Route
10 The Trial Back to the 90’s (B700) 1990s BMW Road Racing (Cathedral Circuit)
3 EventLab Aztec My Chances (A800) Retro Sports Cars Dirt Racing (Mangrove Scramble)
3 EventLab Le Capitaine (B700) Retro Rally Dirt Racing (Caldera Scramble)
5 Showcase Remix Off the Rails Countach '21 vs the Train Catch Me If You Canyon
3 Playground Games King It On (S1 900) Rally Monsters Ek’ Balam - Team King
2 Speed Zone Ladera (A800) Decade: 1980s - 85 mph
2 Trailblazer City Escape (A800) Decade: 1980s - 40 seconds
5 Championship 2000 and Late (C600) Classic Sports Cars Street Racing
5 Championship DTM Ready (B700) Retro Saloons Dirt Racing
2 Photo Challenge #3000 Photograph the 1997 Mitsubishi GTO at the Gran Telescopio
2 The Eliminator Battle Royale Finish 30th or better
2 RA Drift Zone Canyon Sweep (S1 900) Rally Monsters - 110,000 points
5 RA Championship Apex Evolution (S1 900) Rally Monsters La Cantera
2 HW Speed Trap Forest Edge (A800) Retro Supercars - 210 mph
5 HW Championship Holden Oldies (A800) Retro Supercars Waterslide Speed Circuit


The total points from Monthly events are divided by four when applied to individual seasons. Completing the events will apply (4 / 4) = 1 point for each Rivals event, (1 x 4) = 4 points maximum applied to each season in this series. Post a clean lap to complete Rivals events; cars are stock and provided as free rentals for the event. Three of the Rivals this month feature the new seasonal exclusives, enabling players to try them out before they’re available to collect as rewards

Pts Event Route Car
1 Monthly Rivals Playa Azul Circuit Lamborghini Countach '21
1 Monthly Rivals Las Laderas Lotus Esprit Turbo
1 Forza EV Rivals Descansar Dorado Sprint Lotus Evija
1 Forza EV Rivals Los Jardines Circuit Hyundai N Vision 74


It is 90’s BMW after all. Don’t know why the original thumbnail couldn’t have said that.


The HW stunt looks like a speed trap, not a danger sign.

That B700 trial with 90s BMWs looks like its going to call for a handling build. But you know hardly anyone is going to come prepared and its going to be a drag race into a 10 car pile up at the first hairpin.

For that HW championship, i think id recommend a 90s Bugatti with drag tires. I think i shared the one i built this week, but an A class build for it hard to search for because the stock car starts in S class. The car is suited for speedier courses but I did under 2:40 at Emerald Circuit in this weeks trial. It wasnt the best car i used in this weeks trial but it was the easiest to win in … it put a lot of distance on everybody at Reservoir Sprint before the first braking zone.


I found only one car that could handle well without rallies that being the 850…the rest I added rallies to. Sadly the rallies really restrict take off, but I suspect those out front are going to end up like you said. Piled up in a ball while we coast on by zipping around corners while they rage ram everyone in response.

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this makes sense, but i’ll believe it when I see it

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When a new series starts, we should be able to click in the right stick to see the restrictions for the entire series instead of just the current season.


Yep, i called it in the other thread, made sense with the title.

Already tested the available cars and the 850 is the most solid and quickest (for me anyway) over the 3 laps combined.

Ready to go :ok_hand::beer:


That would be the most sensible approach.


I actually like getting the info Tuesday or Wednesday


I’d prefer to know everything on Friday so I could start tuning over the weekend.


part of the reason I prefer it is so people have less time to do less tunes

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I feel personally attacked. :upside_down_face::grin:


idk, it feels more exciting and competitive to have limited time

not to bring up real life but the past few days I did more normal stuff, instead of tinkering with cars. the late thread was almost a blessing.

Shame about the Trial, gone from hopefully having multiple sports cars, SUV’s, a supercar, an EV and even a 3 wheeler available to just 4 options, one of which is total dross for at least the first track (the '97 M3).

Could have at least made it pre-2000 instead. would have had much more variety then with the 2002, M5 '88, M1 and Isetta available while still sticking to the series theme (which has been pretty flimsy anyway, like tomorrow it’s possible to go from driving the 1953 Corvette in one event to using the 2019 911 FE in the next).

By the looks of it next week will be even more of a loose interpretation, possibly in a 1929 Merc SSK in the Trial one minute then doing the PR Stunts in a 2023 BMW M2.

I mean what constitutes retro is debatable but I’m fairly certain nobody would try to argue the case for a gap as big as 94 years :joy:


I just realized this, what a waste, the 80s cars are perfect for this trial


I’ll share my tune for the '91 M3 for the Trial and the Capri for the SC tomorrow.

M3 did 1:01.178 for me on Cathedral, M5 1:01.645, 850 was 1:02.579, M3 '97 with someone else’s tune was well off at 1:03.680, that was on stock tires but I don’t think street tires would make much difference to that, both are bad tire compounds for Cathedral beyond the opening 15 seconds of it on all 4 cars.

Capri has become a favourite of mine in C class, done a bunch of top 100 times on street courses with the tune in the last few days, just a shame there’s no track listed here though, I’ll unshare it if it starts on Ruta Norte, Carretera, Highland Climb etc, would still be ok enough on those tracks but you want power on those courses.


in retro-spect (pun intended) I would have made each season a decade. 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. playground, I’m available as a creative consultant for $50k a year, fyi :wink:


I came up with 2 tunes i really liked for the trial that are no longer eligible, I’m sharing them anyway:

i4 - truly underrated RWD EV (224 332 410)
X5 - turbo diesel on rallies (163 852 064)