It is first title in the series to feature laser-scanned race tracks, as well as open-wheel racing cars from fourth generation Dallara IndyCars and classic Formula One cars.
Similar to its predecessor, Forza Motorsport 5 features a partnership with the BBC television show Top Gear again and includes narrations of every show host. The player will also be able to compete against the Stig's "Digital Cousin" in unique car challenges.
- Main article: Forza Motorsport 5/Career Mode
Drivatar is a cloud-based artificial intelligence that is capable of adapting to the gameplay style of the player. It gathers information by recording the driving of the player and translates it into Drivatars.
Players can improve the skill level of their Drivatars by allowing them to sit on their passenger seats. Players can also quit the game and let their Drivatar compete in online games.
- Main article: Autovista
Autovista makes a reappearance in the title but under the name Forzavista. Different to Forza Motorsport 4, every vehicle can be explored by the player. Forzavista uses the technology of Kinect for a virtual tour of any car the player wishes to explore. Vehicles may be viewed by using swiping gestures, voice commands, etc.
Day One Edition
The Day One Edition release features a downloadable content car pack and a unique game box with additional artwork.
The Limited Edition release includes VIP membership privileges, 1250 Car Token points, and three downloadable car packs.
Aside from bonus digital content, it also comes with vinyl stickers featuring Audi, Forza Motorsport 5 and Xbox One motives. The game disc is put in a steelbook case.
- Main article: Forza Motorsport 5/Downloadable Content
- Main article: Forza Motorsport 5/Track List
- Main article: Forza Motorsport 5/Car List
- Main article: Forza Motorsport 5/Achievements
- Main article: Forza Motorsport 5/Challenges