Top Gear is the latest Horizon Story in the ever popular Forza Horizon 4 and it’s a special edition for sure.
Almost everyone who loves cars would have heard of Top Gear or watched their videos on YouTube.
This time, they’re appearing in Forza Horizon 4 and it comes with seven different chapters.
Here’s a brief wiki / guide on the Top Gear story in Forza Horizon 4.
How to begin the Top Gear story
This story is only accessible in the main map of Great Britain. If you’re currently at the Lego DLC, you have to get back here.
You should see the Top Gear symbol in the map. It’s south of Lakehurst Forest and southwest of Moorhead Wind Farm.
You can just fast travel here and begin the story.
This story is made up of 7 chapters.
Chapter 1: Welcome To The Festival
Description: The Horizon Festival is in the UK this year, and Top Gear presenter Chris Harris and The Stig are there to see what it’s all about.
- 1 star = 4 mins
- 2 stars = 3 mins
- 3 stars = 1 min 40 secs
This chapter begins immediately after starting the story. You have to maintain your speed above 90 mph all the way to the destination.
The key to winning this race with 3 stars is to use a separate route. Right from where you spawn, you should see a turning to the left immediately (image below).
You will have to go across the water but you still have enough time to hit 90 mph at the beginning since you’re given more than 20 secs at first.
Use the fastest route you see on the map and you should reach in time.
Chapter 2: Faster Than 87.2
Description: The Stig takes on the Top Gear Track-Tor, a 500 BHP racing tractor, and Chris Harris wants his car back.
- 1 star = 87 mph
- 2 stars = 120 mph
- 3 stars = 124 mph
For this chapter, you need to park at the destination without exceeding the damage limit. This is not the real test yet.
Just get there before the time is up.
The actual challenge is to use the TG Track-Tor and hit the maximum speed at the speed trap. This one’s really straightforward.
Chapter 3: The Austin F Extreme
Description: The Stig finds out what happens when you put a racing V12 in a taxi, and Chris Harris changes the rules.
- 1 star = 2 mins
- 2 stars = 1 min 20 secs
- 3 stars = 1 min 14 secs
In this chapter, you’ll have to use Isha’s Taxi at first to get to the destination, and you just need to reach before the time is up.
The actual mission is using the cab and racing to the destination on sand. There’s a big twist, where you have to actually race back to where you started from.
Before reaching the first destination, brake as you need to u-turn and get back to the starting line as fast as possible. This cab is really hard to control as well.
Chapter 4: All The Off-Road You Can E-At
Description: The Stig goes up and down some hills, and Chris Harris looks for badgers.
- 1 star = 7 mins
- 2 stars = 6 mins
- 3 stars = 5 mins 10 secs
This mission is one of the toughest for me. You need to get to the destination and there’s a twist where you actually need to finish somewhere much further away.
The time limit of 5 mins 10 secs wasn’t enough for me.
Your first stop is at the mountain. You can just go straight up.
Ignore the route given and just drive all the way up the mountain.
After reaching the first stop, the actual finishing stop is shown in the map below. It’s much further away.
Chapter 5: As Grown-Up As You Feel
Description: The Stig squeezes into the original rapid run-about, and Chris Harris waxes lyrical about the most British car ever (designed by a man from Greece).
- 1 star = 50,000 points
- 2 stars = 175,000 points
- 3 stars = 220,000 points
For chapter 5, you’re given a Mini to drive and you have to race to the destination, but it doesn’t matter when you reach as long as you’re within 9 mins.
The actual challenge is to accumulate skill points and you’ll be placed in a skill park.
Just do some combos and you should reach at least 1 star (50k skill points).
Chapter 6: Edinburgh Afternoon Drive
Description: The Stig tries to outrun the bells, while Chris Harris avoids parking wardens.
- 1 star = 4 mins
- 2 stars = 3 mins 40 secs
- 3 stars = 3 mins 25 secs
For the sixth chapter, you’re given a Porsche to drive. This one is a town driving and there are multiple stops.
After parking at each stop, you need to proceed to the next and you don’t have much time.
You don’t need to park at a standstill. Just slow down as you approach the stop.
Keep repeating the same thing. There may be more than 6 stops in this chapter.
Finally, you’ll get a prompt saying ‘park at the final destination’.
Chapter 7: One More Thing
Description: The Stig takes up trucking, and Chris Harris reveals a bit of a fan favorite.
- 1 star = 3 mins 20 secs
- 2 stars = 3 mins 10 secs
- 3 stars = 2 mins 15 secs
For the last chapter, you’re given a truck at first. You just need to reach the destination within 4 mins.
The actual race is this. You will be given a Mercedes G 63 6×6 for this off-road race.
For this race, you don’t need to follow the route given. Just get to the checkpoint as fast as possible.
The final destination is at the windmill area.
And that’s all for the 7 chapters of Top Gear.
What you can unlock from Top Gear
Here’s a list of the things you will unlock as you progress in your tier. If you get 3 stars, you will unlock 1 full tier.
- Tier 1 – Thread unlocked
- Tier 2 – Dialog unlocked
- Tier 3 – New t-shirt “I Am The Stig Tee”
- Tier 4 – Mercedes E 350 D
- Tier 5 – TG Track-Tor
- Tier 6 – The Stig Race Suit
- Tier 7 – Mercedes G 63 6×6