Speed Medal achievement in Forza Motorsport 5

Speed Medal

Earn 20 medals in Multiplayer while driving in an American Street Muscle car.

01 Jul 2014 until 05 Aug 2014

Speed Medal
1 guide

How to unlock the Speed Medal challenge

  • XtowersXtowers671,974
    03 Jul 2014 02 Jul 2014 03 Jul 2014
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    You need to earn 20 GOLD medals. The challenge description says 20 medals, but our esteemed community members have found they only make progress on the challenge with GOLD medals (thanks to Stealth David and HobbesOnFire). Go to multiplayer (any mode) with one of these cars (DLC packs in parenthesis):

    American Street Muscle
    1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (Meguiar's Pack)
    1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396 (Meguiar's Pack)
    1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454
    1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454
    1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 (IGN pack)
    1966 Chevrolet Nova SS (Smoking Tire pack)
    1969 Chevrolet Nova SS 396
    1969 Dodge Charger R/T (LaFerrari pack)
    1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee (Bondurant)
    1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock (Meguiar's Pack)
    1940 Ford De Luxe Coupe (Meguiar's Pack)
    1956 Ford F-100 (Hot Wheels pack)
    1968 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442
    1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

    You might want to stay away from the Fords; they're kind of old and under-performers compared to the rest.

    My preferred method is drag racing, since the races are short and done in rapid succession. However you may have a hard time suiting up your car from the 1960s to contend with the newer, faster cars. In this case, I'd recommend low-classing your car in drag racing (with a drag tune). For those of you not familiar with this method it works like this:

    1. All cars in the drag racing hopper are paired together based on class starting from the top class to the low class.

    1a. In an 8 player drag race, the highest 8 class cars race against each other. The rest of the cars race in a separate race.
    1b. In a 2 player drag race, the highest 2 class cars race against each other, then the next 2 race against each other, and so on...

    2. Even if you are the lowest class car in a drag race, you may still get a gold medal.

    2a. In an 8 player drag race, you are guaranteed a gold medal if you are the lowest class car and there are 9 players in the hopper lobby when the race starts (you are put in the second batch of racers, and guaranteed a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place medal).
    2b. In a 2 player drag race, you are guaranteed a gold medal if you are the lowest class car and there are an odd number of racers in the hopper lobby when the race starts (you get put in a race of your own, and are guaranteed a gold medal).

    3. Even if the scenarios in 2 above don't work, sometimes people idle, collide, or are just slower than you so you may still earn a gold medal.

    Note: For drag racing I recommend turning off all assists. You won't be turning, braking, following a suggested line, or worrying about damage, so you can earn yourself a few extra credits. You can also turn on automatic transmission, put a rubber band around the accelerator, and not have to pay much attention to the races if you like (though you'll perform worse). If you do that, you may want to at least put on TCS to prevent lurching at the start.

    Otherwise, you're welcome to attempt to gold medal in any of the other multi-player categories. You could try combining this challenge with other achievements, too. Just take a look at the achievement list (specifically the Nurburgring and Long Beach DLC achievements). If you want to help out your fellow community members with paint or tune credits, you can let them know in the comments below. Remember, this challenge only lasts until August 5, 2014.

    Cheers and happy racing! toast
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    XtowersHaha, HobbesOnFire, you pointed out the issue, Stealth David confirmed it. :P

    I gave both of you credit in the solution. :D

    Maybe drag racing isn't the best now, since it is only gold medals. It would still work, but boosting with a friend would probably be way faster (though you have to pay more attention, I gather).
    Posted by Xtowers on 02 Jul 14 at 18:37
    Stealth DavidWell I gave a thumbs up now good guide
    Posted by Stealth David on 02 Jul 14 at 18:39
    XtowersThanks man! Team effort! I also included a small snippet about boosting with a friend. In theory it should work, but I haven't tested it myself. I'm giving it a test tonight, hopefully.
    Posted by Xtowers on 02 Jul 14 at 18:47
    UP JohnnyI tested it a couple of minutes ago. Drag boosting works.
    Posted by UP Johnny on 03 Jul 14 at 20:31
    XtowersWere you boosting with a friend? Were you both getting gold medals? How many drivatars were you using?
    Posted by Xtowers on 03 Jul 14 at 20:33
    TheTrueSteinJust tried doing this solo on private MP session, circuit race with 15 drivatars (Long Beach West if that makes any difference), it's not counting the medals toward percentage.
    Posted by TheTrueStein on 03 Jul 14 at 23:34
    XtowersYeah. You don't get medals for solo private matches, I thought.
    Posted by Xtowers on 04 Jul 14 at 00:21
    UP JohnnyA friend. 14 drivatars. Drag races. You have to do 40 heats as only the winning player gets gold.
    Posted by UP Johnny on 04 Jul 14 at 01:00
    TheTrueSteinThere were quite a few multiplayer achievements that you could complete solo... I guess that doesn't apply here. Time to get a buddy or two together for this one and bang out 20 one-lap races on Long Beach West.
    Posted by TheTrueStein on 04 Jul 14 at 02:58
    HolyHalfDeadA stock 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 auto upgraded to B 600 wins easily, even without drag tyres!
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 22 Jul 14 at 10:14
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