Forza Motorsport 8 - How to Level Up Cars Fast

A guide on how to level up cars fast in Forza Motorsports 8 (2023), including the best ways to earn car XP (CXP) quickly in Builders Cup Career Mode, fast leveling tips, recommended methods to grind EXP, and other useful tips.

Forza Motorsport 8 - How to Level Up Cars Fast

How to Level Up Cars Fast in Forza Motorsport 8

Best Ways to Earn Car XP (CXP) Fast in Builders Cup Career Mode

Below are the all recommended methods to grind car XP and level up fast in Builders Cup Career Mode of Forza Motorsport 8 (2023).

Reduce your fuel to increase speed during races.

The less fuel your car has, the lighter it will be which increases your speed during races. In general, you only want to carry only a little more than what you need to complete the races (based on how many laps you have to complete).

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Having more speed also lets you clear bonus race objectives such as clearing a number of laps under the set timer and to pass other rival cars ahead of you during the race.

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Overtaking cars gives you additional car XP.

You will earn bonus car XP when you pass other rival cars in the race so it is important to have enough speed to overtake take them (as mentioned in the tip above).

Start in the last grid position to overtake all cars at least once.

To earn the most amount of XP this way, choose to start the race at the last grid position (or anywhere close to it). This ensures that you will be able to pass all other rival cars at least once to win the race which will significantly increase the bonus XP you get for each event.

Be warned that this method is a double-edged sword, especially if your current skills and car setup is far below that of rival drivers in the event. In these cases, try to lower the AI difficulty before starting the race.

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Follow the recommended driving line.

Be sure to drive through the course by following the recommended driving line around corners in Practice Races. Doing so also rewards you with more XP than normal if you want your car to level up in the shortest time possible. This is because your cornering is also rated throughout a race.

Clear track segments.

You also earn XP by clearing segments or sections of the track during Practice Races and actual events. To get more CXP, try completing a segment within the target time indicated on your HUD.

Meet bonus objectives.

XP is also rewarded for meeting bonus objectives that appear. These often require you to clear laps within the specified target times so speed and cornering will be important if you aim to earn additional XP from them.

Other Tips for XP Farming in Career Mode

Do not skip practice!

It is generally recommended to avoid skipping practice before the actual racing event when first starting Career Mode. You will want to earn as much XP for your car during the early stages so missing out on practice will significantly slow the process of maxing out your car’s level throughout the game.

If you do want to skip practice anyway, open the pre-race menu and select Exit. Then, choose Skip Practice.

Car Auto-Leveling Method (Passive CXP Gain) in Free Play Mode

Below are the steps to earn car XP fast in Free Play mode without having to drive your car. This lets your car level up (about one level for each lap) passively through enabling Driving Assists under Settings.

1 Go to Free Play mode.
2 Open Advanced Event Setup.
3 Under Setup, choose Circuit as the Game Type.
4 Choose Le Mans – Circuit International de la Sarthe as the Track. Then, choose Old Mulsanne Circuit as the Track Layout.
5 Set the Number of Laps to as man as you want (depending on how long you want to grind for Car XP).
6 Set the Number of Drivatars to 0 (no rival cars).
7 Proceed to the racetrack.
8 In the pre-race menu, go to Difficulty.
9 Set the race to Club Rules which will prevent your car from spending fuel or wearing out your tires during the race. Then, exit the Difficulty menu.
10 Go to Settings.
11 Under Driving Assists, set Braking to Fully Assisted, Throttle to Assisted, Steering to Full Assisted, and Shifting to Automatic.
12 Exit the Settings menu and begin the race. Your car will now drive automatically around the course, allowing you to gain XP and level up without having to drive it manually.

Using the method above, you should be gaining around one (1) level for each lap completed. The time it takes for a car to reach level 50 (max level) varies for each vehicle, with faster cars (higher horsepower) gaining XP quicker since they can clear laps in shorter periods.

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“Are You Still Playing?” Prompt

Every 15 minutes, the game will pause and ask if you are “still playing.” This can be annoying if you want to do something else while your car is driving around a lap. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent this notification from popping up so you may need to attend to this every 15 minutes.

Benefits of Leveling Up Your Car

Leveling up cars unlocks upgrades.

It is recommended to spend time leveling up cars throughout the game to unlock car upgrades which can drastically improve the performance and handling of your vehicle. This allows you to race more competitively against rival drivers so you can win racing events or at least secure podium finishes which will earn you more credits throughout the game.

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Note that upgrades are unlocked individually for each car. For example, the Engine Swap and Drivetrain Swap upgrades, which are unlocked at car level 40 and 50 respectively, will only be available to the specific vehicle that has met the required level.

Leveling up rewards you with Car Points (CP).

You are also rewarded with Car Points (CP) each time your car levels up in the game. This resource is used for installing upgrades on your car at the Upgrade Shop (instead of just credits which were typically used in past Forza games). Depending on your car’s current level, you will earn around 100 to 250 CP per level gained during races.

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