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Forza Horizon 4 Barn Finds – 15 Cars You Have to Unlock and Own

by Jordan Harris
Forza Horizon 4 Barn Finds

Forza Horizon 4 is one of the most enjoyable and exciting racing games currently out there. It’s just as fun on a controller as it is on a dedicated gaming steering wheel, making it just as accessible to average gamers as it is to hardcore car enthusiasts. Although you can drive hundreds of cars in the game, some of the best vehicles it has to offer are hidden. This Forza Horizon 4 barn finds list will help locate where the cars are hidden and save you valuable time in tracking them down.

The concept of barn finds isn’t new to Forza Horizon 4, but the developers have made some changes which slightly affect the game and the way that barns operate. Forza Horizon has lots of barns which can be easily activated by simply going over the game campaign. Depending on how you decide to progress through the game and how much time you spend on individual missions and races, you can expect to get a message that you’ve unlocked a new barn every 45 to 60 minutes.

Some cars in the game are tied to the seasons, meaning that they are only available at certain times of the year and only for a short period. If you’re impatient, there’s a little trick you can do that will unlock these cars faster. Advancing your console’s integrated clock by one week will trigger a season change, therefore unlocking the hidden cars. The great thing about barn finds is that you can restore the cars inside of them to their former glory and show them off in your collection once you’ve done so.

In this article we’ll go over the 15 different barn finds available in Forza Horizon 4, and I’ll tell you where you can find each and every single one of them. Here’s a short snippet of 8 of the most popular barn finds, but you can find the entire list of 15 cars if you decide to keep reading without skipping anything.

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Subaru Impreza 22B STI

This is one of the most sought-after cars in the game and for good reason. The Subaru Impreza is a rally icon, winning several World Rally Championships and finishing first in several dozen different rally races.  It’s the car which legendary pilot Colin McRae drove to his first championship, and a car that is instantly recognizable the world over.

Powered by a Subaru flat-four Boxer engine, the Impreza sends its power to all four wheels through a manual transmission and individual locking differentials. The advantage of having a flat 4 engine is that the car has a very low centre of gravity making it excellent at fast sweepers and quick direction changes. Another welcomed side effect of the Boxer motor is that it develops a really sweet soundtrack, popping and banging on lift-off, and rasping throughout the rev range on its way to the limiter.

Location – Subaru Impreza 22B STI Barn Find:

The Subaru Impreza 22B is one of the trickiest barn finds in the game since it’s hidden deeply in Lakehurst Forest. The easiest way to find it is to focus on the northern half of the hint circle right where the off-road trail splits into two different directions. Taking a left at the split should lead you right to the barn which will contain the Impreza inside.

Mini Cooper S

Much like the Subaru Impreza, the original Mark 1 Mini Cooper is also a rally legend. Designed to be as affordable and as easy to maintain as possible, the Mini was originally built as means of transportation for the masses. As it turns out, its small size and lack of weight lent itself amazingly well to motorsport. The little Mini was incredible in the World Rally Championship, winning the iconic Monte Carlo rally several times.

Despite competing with cars much bigger and more powerful than it, by playing to its strength, the Mini was also able to successfully compete in several different Touring Car Championships as well. The Mini was offered with several different engine options throughout its life, ranging from 850cc to 1275cc. The original Mini came with either a 4-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic but later variants were equipped with a much more modern 5-speed manual.

Location – Mini Cooper S Barn Find:

Finding the Mini is relatively easy. If you go straight for the Derwent Mansion located along the southwest edge of Derwent Water, you’ll be able to spot the barn on the left side of the road exiting the mansion driveway.

Ford Escort RS Turbo

The Ford Escort RS Turbo is a hot hatchback built by Ford, based on the fourth-generation Escort. It’s the first barn find in the game, which means finding it is easy. You can basically enjoy it pretty much for the entirety of your campaign. Powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, it produces 130 horsepower and 133 lb-ft of torque. The Escort RS Turbo is front-engined and front-wheel-drive, sending its power to the driven wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission.

It’s certainly not the fastest thing in the game with just 130 horsepower at its disposal, but then again, it is one of the lightest cars in Forza Horizon 4. Weighing in just 980 kgs, the little Escort RS Turbo is a real riot to drive. I find it to be extremely fun and exciting because you get to drive it pretty much flat out all the time. It handles great and it stops really well, so you can embarrass some seriously powerful machinery if you’re a skilled driver.

Location – Ford Escort RS Turbo Barn Find:

You can find the Ford Escort RS Turbo in Glen Rannoch. The little hint circle which encompasses the highlands and the lower sections in the area is relatively large, but if you head up to the tallest ridge and gain some elevation, you’ll find the barn near the radio tower, just east of the hovercraft showcase event.


This stunning-looking mid-1960s creation is an MG. The MGB GT was a car which offered European sophistication and refinement at an extremely affordable price. Interestingly enough, it was designed by Pininfarina, hence why it looks so amazing even today, some 60 years after it first came out. With its classic car styling and its stunning looks, the MGB GT is a car which isn’t fast but it is wonderfully gorgeous to look at.

It’s powered by a 1.8 L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine, producing just 95 horsepower and 110 pound-feet of torque. It weighs just over a ton, and believe it or not, it has a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. It uses a 5-speed transmission to send its power to the rear wheels, meaning it will do skids and drift if you’re feeling really brave and committed.

Location – MG MGB GT Barn Find:

You can find the little MGB in Astmoore.  The barn is located directly southwest of the little barn icon and just north of the first ‘O’ on the Astmoore map lettering. You’ll be able to spot the barn directly in front of a large cluster of trees.

TVR Cerbera Speed 12

This wonderful creation is a TVR. Not many people know about it because TVR never caught on as much as Pagani did, but those who do know it, realize just what an amazing car it is. Built in 1998, the Cerbera is powered by a 7.7-liter naturally-aspirated V12 engine. At the time, it was one of the largest production engines in the world. Producing 800 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, the Cerbera was able to hit 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and go on to an insane top speed of roughly 240 mph or 386 km/h.

It’s obviously rear-wheel-drive and it uses a 6-speed transmission. Despite looking like a massive car, the Cerbera weighs well under a ton, thanks to composite materials and extremely lightweight body panels.

Location – TVR Cerbera Speed 12 Barn Find:

You can find the Cerbera at the Greendale airstrip. You can find the barn near the lower right of the letter T at the airstrip, just above the barn hint icon. You’ll be able to look at the car neatly hidden between a few trees and a couple of utility buildings.

Audi Sport Quattro

Although it needs no introduction, let me start off by saying that this is a 1983 Audi Sport Quattro. Built as a homologation special by the mad scientists over at Audi Quattro GmbH, this car is a production rally car that is as capable on the dirt as it is on pavement. It’s got a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine producing 306 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

It weighs just 1.2 tons and it comes with a permanent all-wheel-drive system. It also uses a 5-speed transmission and it has a 55/45 weight distribution front to rear respectively. Just 214 units of this amazing car were ever built, making it rarer than a Bugatti Veyron in real life.

Location – Audi Sport Quattro Barn Find:

Finding the Audi Quattro is extremely easy as all you have to do is head for the Derwent Reservoir and go just below where the text ends. Head on south down from the letters ‘S’ and ‘E’, and you should be able to easily spot this little hidden gem.

Jaguar E-Type S1

Anyone who doesn’t think that the Jaguar E-Type is one of the prettiest cars ever made obviously needs to schedule an appointment with the doctor and have their eyes examined. Not only is it one of the most stunning cars to look at, but it’s also one of the most exciting to drive as well. Powered by a 3.8-liter naturally-aspirated straight-six engine that produces 265 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, the E-Type makes a sonorous engine note unlike any other car on the road.

Location – Jaguar E-Type S1 Barn Find:

The barn for the Jaguar E-Type unlocks just west of the Horizon festival site. Once you find the small lake located inside the hidden circle, start heading northwest towards the nearby hill. On your way there you’ll manage to find the barn, and along with it, this amazing classic car.

Jaguar XJ220

At one point the Jaguar XJ220 was the fastest car in the world, hitting an astonishing 217 mph. Powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6, the XJ220 sends 542 horsepower and 473 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a 5-speed transmission. The engine is located in the middle of the car, right behind the driver, giving it a 42 to 58 split weight distribution, front to back.

Location – Jaguar XJ220 Barn Find:

This astonishing machine which once cost nearly £500,000 is completely free in the game, but only if you manage to find it near the barn hint at the open field just east of Ambleside. Once you see a large cluster of trees, start heading towards them and you should be able to find the barn.

Triumph Spitfire

Much like the MGB GT we covered earlier, the Triumph Spitfire was a product of British Leyland. Built in 1962 and designed as an open-top, rear-wheel-drive sportscar, the Spitfire isn’t exactly fast, but it is astonishingly good to look at. It’s powered by a 1.1-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine producing just 63 horsepower and 67 pound-feet of torque. It uses a 4-speed transmission to send its power to the rear wheels, and it weighs just 829 kg. Believe it or not it’s got a nearly perfect 51/49 front to rear weight distribution.

Location – Triumph Spitfire Barn Find:

You’ll get this classic British icon when the barn hint appears at the Express Railyard. The way to finding it is to drive along the east side of the far end of the railyard and locate the small fence opening just beside one of the train hangers. If you go through the opening you should be able to see the barn out in the open woods.

Lotus Elise GT1

Back in the late 1990s, there was a racing category called GT1. It was essentially the top tier of GT Racing, taking the fastest and most powerful production cars, lightly modifying them, and pitting them against each other on a racetrack. Lotus, wanting to compete with Porsche and Mercedes, decided to modify their Elise production car by making it longer and giving it more aero.

They also scrapped the Toyota-derived 4-cylinder in favour of a 3.5 L twin-turbocharged V8, producing 350 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. As always, the point of this Lotus wasn’t outright power, but power-to-weight. Because it weighed just 1,100 kg, the Elise GT1 was able to compete with much more powerful cars on track.

Location – Lotus Elise GT1 Barn Find:

You can find this lightweight race car special at the hint circle near the Slate Quarry. To avoid running around in circles enter from the west using the off-road trail. After 100m you should be able to see the barn on the right.

Aston Martin DB4 GT – Forza Horizon 4 Barn Finds

Designed by the legendary Zagato, it’s considered to be one of the most desirable Aston Martins ever built. This is a classic James Bond movie car, hence why it’s so popular in the game as well as in real life. Only 20 cars were ever built, mostly because they wanted to keep it exclusive but also because each and every single car was hand built.

It’s powered by a 3.7-liter naturally-aspirated straight-six engine producing 314 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Like most Aston Martins, the DB4 GT Zagato is also rear-wheel-driven, but it uses a 4-speed transmission.

Location – Astin Martin DB4 GT Barn Find:

You can find the DB4 Zagato during the autumn season, and the barn hint circle should appear just south of the festival. Once you see the massive pond on the west side of the hint circle, just drive up north and you should be able to see it in about 50m or so.

Peel P50 – Forza Horizon 4 Barn Finds

Most of you probably know this car from that time Jeremy Clarkson reviewed one on Top Gear. Listed as a microcar, the Peel P50 is the smallest production car ever made. It was built in the 1960s by the Peel engineering company. Only 50 cars were ever made, and only 27 are still known to exist.

Powered by a 50cc single-cylinder engine, the P50 develops just 4 horsepower and 6 pound-feet of torque. On the upside, it weighs just 140 kg, or 310 lbs., so you can genuinely pick it up on one end and drag it along like a suitcase.

Location – Peel P50 Barn Find: 

This car only unlocks during summer and finding it is relatively easy. Start from the Gables house and use it as a reference point, heading slightly northeast from there. You’ll be able to find and the barn in the wooded area close to the house.

Land Rover Range Rover – Forza Horizon 4 Barn Finds

Based on a 1973 Land Rover Range Rover, this is the ideal vehicle if you’re a fan of off-roading or going as the crow flies. The Range Rover is highly regarded as one of the most off-road capable cars ever made, and these early Range Rover iterations are some of the most sought-after examples today, especially the ones that are in good nick.

Powered by 3.5 L V8, the Range Rover of this era developed 135 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. It’s not fast, but it’s practically capable of going anywhere, thanks to a permanent all-wheel-drive system with a low range transfer case.

Location – Land Rover Range Rover Barn Find:

You can only find the Range Rover during winter, and locating it is a bit tricky since it resides on the largest island slapped right in the middle of Derwent Water. Normally, you can’t reach this island because cars can’t drive over water, but during winter when the water is frozen, you’re able to get to it and unlock this incredible 4×4.

Ford GT Mark 1 – Forza Horizon 4 Barn Finds

Designed with the sole purpose of embarrassing Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT40 Mark 1 is arguably the greatest race car ever made. Nicknamed the GT40 because it’s exactly 40 inches above the ground, it’s an incredibly fast car even by today’s standards, so I can’t even begin to imagine what it must have felt like back in the day.

It’s powered by a 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V8, producing 390 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque. It’s obviously mid-engined and it weighs just 1,000 kilograms. It uses a 5-speed manual transmission to send its power to the rear wheels.

Location – Ford GT Mark 1 Barn Find:

You can only unlock the GT40 during spring, but it’s more than worth the wait, as it will usually run you an astonishing 9 million credits to buy. You can find the GT40 in the Moorhead Wind Farm, in the large vacant area just north of the first letter ‘O’ on the map text.

Bentley Blower – Forza Horizon 4 Barn Finds

This grandfather clock-like creation is a Bentley Blower. It was built in the 1930s and it is one of the most unique cars in Forza Horizon 4. It’s powered by a 4.4-liter supercharged straight-four and it produces 175 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. You don’t get those numbers from many hot hatchbacks today, so imagine what it must have felt like 90 years ago.

Location – Bentley Blower Barn Find:

You can unlock it by purchasing Bamburgh Castle, but to do so you’ll need 10 million credits. If you do, you’ll be able to find this Bentley on the east coast of the map, slapped right bang in the middle of the coast. You should be able to find it by looking for a castle with the ‘For Sale’ sign on it.

Mystery Barnes – Forza Horizon 4 Barn Finds

There are two mystery barns in Forza Horizon 4. One of them can be found on the top northwest corner of the map, by driving to the area between Mortimer Gardens and the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Stick to lower grounds and avoid the hillsides as the barn is on sea level. The second barn is over a small hill that’s located between the two creeks at the southern coast, just south of the Thatch Corner house.

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