Forza Horizon 4's Barn Finds require some suspension of disbelief, even more so than the idea that the entire United Kingdom road network has been sequestered for a year-round motorsport festival.
“Oh, whoops, I must have left my Jaguar XJ220 abandoned in that barn!” some clumsy billionaire in Horizon Land must presumably have said to themselves one day. Why did they put it in a barn in the first place, and how did they get it there? Maybe it's better we don't know. Tracking down every Barn Find in Forza Horizon 4 is a series staple, and so is alt-tabbing to a Chrome window of a guide while you do so. Let us be that Chrome window, dear reader, and we’ll get you to those finds.
1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo
Favourite of the young Essex man with a penchant for wet look gel and hard house music, the Escort RS Turbo transforms a utilitarian British hatchback into a supercharged monster. It’s found just southwest of Glen Rannoch.
1997 Lotus Elise GT1
A '90s icon, the Elise packed huge torque into an incredibly lightweight chassis, making for a beautifully balanced car with acceleration to rival the supercars of the age. This track version’s found just below the tip of the arrow on the ‘Slate Quarry’ sign on your map.
1965 Mini Cooper S
Continuing a theme throughout the barn finds of British engineering icons, the tiny but (sort of) mighty Mini Cooper S is found just north of Ambleside. Not ideal for hauling back your weekly grocery shop in, but a fine choice for complicated bank heists.
1962 Triumph Spitfire
Effortlessly cool and featuring timeless lines, the Spitfire’s located at the tip of the ‘Express Railyard’ sign. We had real trouble finding this one—don’t bother looking around the railyard itself, the barn’s just outside it.
1993 Jaguar XJ220
Here it is. King of the implausible barn finds. An ultra-rare nineties supercar with stats to rival the current crop, the XJ220 is to our minds the best car on this list. Recently a totalled model sold for £146,000—they’re that rare.
Summer Season Exclusive—1962 Peel P50
Available only during summer, the teenie-tiny Peel P50 won’t win you many races but it will add a bit of diversity to your garage. It’s tucked away in the woodlands between Ashbrook and Broadway.
1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12
Come on, what’s this one doing in a barn? Who left their actual TVR Cerbera in a barn just southeast of Greendale Airstrip? Whatever the improbable story behind its abandonment, this is a feast of motoring luxury awaiting your ownership.
1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI
A true icon of offroad racing, and a car that helped the late great Colin McRae achieve stardom by way of his prowess in one. To a certain generation of petrolheads, the word ‘rally’ will always summon this car—perhaps with a few more fluro decals than are on this abandoned version.
1966 MG MGB GT
Nestled away by a cluster of trees is a sought-after classic car in beautiful British racing green. MG was a huge name in car manufacturing in the 1960s, and although subsequent decades weren’t quite as kind, this MGB GT remains a testament to the company’s design and engineering mastery.
1961 Jaguar E-Type S1
From James Bond to Inspector Morse, many British icons have had a razz around in an E-Type. This bold red number’s found souhteast of Tarn Hows, just off the sharp turn in the dirt road.
1983 Audi Sport Quattro
Vorsprung Durch Technik, baby. Nothing conveys the automotive climate of the 1980s better than the Quattro—its angular lines, utilitarian interior and abundance of dark plastic somehow screaming Thatcher’s Britain at you as you gaze upon it. You’ll find it just below the ‘E’ and ‘R’ in ‘Derwent Reservoir’ on the map.