The top 10 cars in Forza Motorsport with the highest performance index

With a catalog of more than 500 cars to choose from, Forza Motorsport is a car lover’s paradise. Developers Turn 10 implemented a class system in Forza Motorsport to categorize the diverse range of cars. Under this system, all cars are divided and placed into classes based on their efficiency index or Pi.

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The performance index evaluates all aspects of cars, including their speed, handling, acceleration and braking, making it the best way to decide which cars perform best in the game. This list will rank the best cars in Forza Motorsport based on their overall performance on their Performance Index.

10 1987 Porsche #17 Porsche AG 962C

Speed

Handling

Suspension

Acceleration

Price

Performance index

8.9

9.6

9.1

8.3

374,000

971

The 1987 Porsche #17 Porsche AG 962C is one of the original cars that appears in almost every game in the Forza series. Equipped with a powerful 3.6L F6-TT engine, it is one of the fastest cars in the game, even without any upgrades. It’s also said to be one of the fastest race cars of all time, and its in-game stats reflect that.

Along with its speed, the 1987 Porsche AG 962C also has exceptional handling, braking and acceleration, making it one of the most well-rounded cars on this list.

9 1993 Peugeot #3 Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 EVO 1C 973

1993 Peugeot competes in Forza Motorsport

Speed

Handling

Suspension

Acceleration

Price

Performance index

6.8

10.0

10.0

8.8

375,000

973

A mainstay in the Forza series since Forza Motorsport 2, the 1993 Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 returns in the latest edition as one of the best cars in the game. Forza Motorsport features just three Peugeot cars, with the 1993 Peugeot Talbot Sport 905 standing out as the best of the legendary marque.

This car is great on acceleration and handles smoothly compared to others. This classic racing car has a 3.5 liter V10 engine and weighs only 825 kg, making it one of the lightest cars in the game.

8 1991 Nissan #23 Nissan R91CP

Nissan R91CP in Forza Motorsport

Speed

Handling

Suspension

Acceleration

Price

Performance index

6.8

10.0

9.9

7.2

377,000

976

Another classic race car from the 90s, the 1991 Nissan #23 Nissan R91CP takes the eighth spot on this list. This car first appeared in Forza Motorsport 6 and has been part of the series ever since.

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With a performance index of 976, the 1991 #23 Nissan R91CP featured near-perfect braking and handling. While its base stats may not look as impressive as the Peugeot’s, with the right upgrades this car can hold its own against some of the top contenders in Forza Motorsport.

7 2015 Nissan #23 GT-R LM NISMO

2015 Nissan Nismo in Forza Motorsport

Speed

Handling

Suspension

Acceleration

Price

Performance index

6.6

10

10

7.6

378,000

978

The 2015 Nissan #23 GT-R LM Nismo comes in at a similar price point to the 1991 Nissan R91CP, but performs even better on the track. An interesting feature of this car is that its engine is in front of the cockpit, which is different from the setup of most other racing cars.

With perfect braking and handling, the 2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo is a joy to drive in the latest Forza Motorsport. It’s also one of the few modern cars on this list, making it a good choice if you want to drive something new but with great performance.

6 2014 Audi #2 2014 Team Joest R18 E-Tron Quattro

2014 Audi Quattro in Forza Motorsport

Speed

Handling

Suspension

Acceleration

Price

Performance index

6.3

10

10

10

379,000

979

Audi makes its mark with the 2014 Audi #2 Team Joest R18 E-Tron Quattro, which stands out as the only Audi car on this list. Powered by a 4.0L V6-T engine, this car stands out for its enjoyable driving experience thanks to its smooth handling.

The Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro is rated 10 in all stats except speed, making it the perfect car to navigate through the various twists and turns you’ll find in the game. While it may not be the fastest, its outstanding qualities in other areas more than make up for it, making it a well-rounded choice.

5 2014 Toyota #8 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid

2014 Toyota Hybrid in Forza Motorsport

Speed

Handling

Suspension

Acceleration

Price

Performance index

7.6

9.9

10

10

380,000

981

The 2014 Toyota #8 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid first appeared in the Forza series in Forza Motorsport 6 as part of the Polo Red Car Pack DLC. Fortunately, the latest Forza Motorsport allows you to purchase this car as soon as you collect enough credits to buy it.

This car contains a 3.5 liter V8 engine and a performance index of 981, making it one of the best cars in the game. The 2014 Toyota TS040 Hybrid has incredible stats in all areas and, unlike most cars on this list, has a great top speed even without any upgrades.

4 1992 Toyota #99 All American Racers Toyota Eagle Mk III

1992 Toyota All American Racers in Forza Motorsport

Speed

Handling

Suspension

Acceleration

Price

Performance index

5.6

10

10

8.3

380,000

981

Rounding out the P-class cars on this list, the 1992 Toyota #99 All American Racers Toyota Eagle Mk III is hailed as one of the greatest race cars ever, winning an impressive 21 out of 27 races. Besides being good to drive, this car is also one of the most unique and best looking cars on this list.

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While most of his stats are well represented in Forza Motorsport, his base speed is surprisingly the worst on the entire list, so you’ll need to get some good upgrades for him if you want to compete at the highest level.

3 2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid

Porsche 2017 in Forza Motorsport

Speed

Handling

Suspension

Acceleration

Price

Performance index

6.7

10

10

10

390,000

999

The 2017 Porsche #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid is the most advanced car on this list and is a beast on the track. Tied for the highest performance index with the other two X-Class cars on this list, the 2017 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid is a strong contender for the title of best car in Forza Motorsport.

Equipped with a 2.0L V4-T engine, the car also features one of the most exciting engine sounds in the game, making it a must-have for car lovers.

2 1990 Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641

1990 Ferrari 641 in Forza Motorsport

Speed

Handling

Suspension

Acceleration

Price

Performance index

6.8

10

10

10

390,000

999

The 1990 Ferrari 641 is one of the most iconic F1 cars of all time and returns to Forza Motorsport as a purchasable car. This car was available in Forza Motorsport 6 as part of the Hot Wheels Car Pack DLC and soon became a fan favorite among Forza fans.

The Ferrari is the best performing car in the game and ranks well by all Performance Index standards. It also boasts a top speed of 210 mph, even without any upgrades.

1 1988 McLaren #12 Honda McLaren MP4/4

McLaren 1988 in Forza Motorsport

Speed

Handling

Suspension

Acceleration

Price

Performance index

6.8

10

10

10

390,000

999

The legendary McLaren #12 1988 Honda McLaren MP4/4 is one of the best Formula 1 cars ever made and ranks first on this list due to its dominance in the game and in real life. This car was driven by legendary driver Ayrton Senna and won 15 of its 16 races.

McLaren’s incredible stats are reflected well in Forza Motorsport, with the car having perfect stats in all categories except speed. This car is the best car in the game and is used by almost all top players to reach the highest levels.

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