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GTA 5 Cars List: We take a look at a few of the cars that are slated to appear in Grand Theft Auto 5.
by Ian Miles Cheong on 21st Oct, 2013
There are literally dozens of different vehicles for you to commandeer and drive in Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA Online.
In addition to the usual array of sports cars, SUVs, motorbikes, trucks and sedans, there are a host of rare and unique vehicles including the Sultan RS and the Vinewood Bus, all of which are one of a kind and can only be found in very specific areas of the game.
Watch the video for some guidance on how to find these rare vehicles and astound your buddies online by driving them around. Be warned, however, as they stick out like a sore thumb.
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Throughout the series history, special cars have been a part of the GTA games. They are vehicles you don't find driving down the street, so the players have to put a bit more effort into finding them. But oh the sweet payoff when you find one of these rare cars to put into your safehouse garage. And oh the sting when you get blown up on the way there. Here is a video that shows a bunch of hidden vehicles, some hidden in more or less broad daylight, some hidden in somewhat more covert locations.
Like the name implies, Grand Theft Auto is vehicle theft, and a GTA game wouldn't be a GTA game if it wasn't for the cars you can steal.
Thanks to the announcement trailer of Grand Theft Auto V, we have some idea of the cars we'll have a chance to drive, many of which are returning from the previous games.
While some of the vehicles are the same as the ones we've seen in GTA IV, all of them will undoubtedly be updated with better graphics and controls. There are absolutely no details on how well these vehicles will handle in-game, but expect Rockstar to bring some huge changes to the game.
This is a list of all the vehicles confirmed so far for GTA 5. We won’t be including motorcycles, aircraft or any kind of aquatic vehicles, just all the cars and automobiles you can turn a radio on and relax. Also, please bear in mind we were not able to make all of these screenshots from the new game, but as much as possible we opted to give you a better look at the vehicle instead.
The Obey 9F is a high performance supercar similar to the Audi R8 Spyder, with a sleek aerodynamic body and peerless all around performance. The 9F is notable for its soft suspension setup.
The Adder is a hig-end two door hypercar taking elements from the Saab Aero X and Bugatti Veyron 16.4. This car is one of the fastest and best at handling in the game, making it a prize possession.
The Dundreary Admiral is a four door sedan modeled after a 1980s Mercedes benz E-Class W123. The Admiral is generally known as a good starter car, with a four-cylinder engine, good overall performance, and a resilience for collisions.
The HVY Airtug is a low power tug found in the Francis International Airport tarmac. It is slow and leaves you open to gunfire, but it does have good acceleration and fair cornering.
The Asterope is a four door sedan with a look inspired by Toyota XV40 cars Aurion and Camry. It is one of the new cars for the game, so we have no prior frame of reference in terms of performance, but considering what it is this is likely to be an easy car to use.
The Banshee is a two seater sports car taking elements from the 1st generation Dodge Viper. This is a quintessential GTA car, appearing in all the games in the series in one form or another.
The Dinka Blista is a compact hatchback that most resemble a 3rd generation Dodge Caravan LE. The Blista has a lot more power than it lets on, translating to a higher top speed and handling, but does not match up when it comes to collisions.
The Boxville is a multi-stop truck that resembles a Chevrolet or GMC Step Van straight out of the 70s. Its size naturally makes it slow and difficult to handle.
The Albany Buccaneer is a 2 door personal luxury car based on the 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The Buccaneer hides a powerful V8 engine under its seemingly heavy frame.
The Buffalo is a muscle car based mostly on the Chevrolet Camaro. Its V8 engine gives it high acceleration and speed, but at the cost of power on the rear end. Nonetheless, it is a good cross country vehicle.
The Declasse Burrito is a minivan that takes inspiration from the 80s-90s era Dodge Ram Vans. The combination of its V8 engine, bulky body and good suspension makes it a moderately fast, durable vehicle with stable handling.
The Bus in GTA V is going to be very different from those in previous games. It takes elements from real life buses D40LF and DE40LFR, and you can actually ride them to take routes in the game.
The Schyster Cabby is a yellow taxi modeled after the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Voyager. In accordance with a taxi driver’s needs, it has slow acceleration, low top speed, but good handling.
The Prolaps Caddy is the prerequisite GTA golf cart that hasn’t really changed much in the years. Its bottom heavy construction means it is easy to damage and very slow. However, it can climb hills well and also has fair suspension.
The Brute Camper is a class C motorhome based on the Burrito. As such, it benefits from the V8 engine, but differs from other Burrito type vehicles with its front wheel drive.
The Cement Truck is based on the real life International Harvester S-2500. Like a real life truck, it is heavy, powerful, and difficult to use, easily tipping over on rough terrain and difficult to stop at top speed.
The Grotti Cheetah is basically the Ferrari Testarossa of the series, and is known for its handling, speed, and suspension. However, in GTA 5 it will take elements from various other cars, including a Ferrari Enzo FXX and Pagani Huayra. It remains to be seen how much of the car has really changed.
The Cognoscenti Cabrio is another car debuting in GTA 5, with a loose anti-roll bar setup for suspension. Not much else is known about this one.
The Pfister Comet is a sports car closely resembling the Porsche 911. Like the 911, it boasts good top speed and acceleration, with compromises in torque and high speed handling.
The Invetero Coquette is a high power sports car that takes after the Chevrolet Corvette C5. Much like its real life counterpart, it has a high top speed and brakes and handles well.
The Dilettante is a compact four door liftback hybrid based on the Toyota Prius. As an electric vehicle, it has a low top speed, low acceleration, poor handling and poor durability.
The Dock Handler is your cookie cutter forklift, which will only really be relevant in that odd mission at the docks.
The Docktug is again another pedestrian vehicle, a single occupant truck used to carry moving trailers. It has just the right amount of acceleration and braking to do its job.
The Vapid Dominator is a muscle car patterned after the Ford Mustang, with V8 engine and drivetrain layout to boot.
The BF Dune Buggy is the quintessential off road vehicle, all iron bars, great acceleration and top speed.
The Albany Emperor is a four door sedan that has varied in each game it has appeared in. Unfortunately, we have little information on this car’s performance, but as you can see, it will figure into the story very prominently.
The Overflood Entity XF is another two door hyper car debuting in GTA 5. Based on the Koenigsegg CC8S, it can reach very high top speeds, and even burn excess fuel from its exhaust.
The Albany Esperanto is a four door sedan, mostly based on the Lincoln Continental. It does not have a good top speed or acceleration, but it has moderate suspension and can deal with crashes well, assuming the engine isn’t hit.
The Dewbauchee Exemplar is a four door coupe debuting in GTA 5. It takes elements from the Ferrari California and the Aston Martin Rapide.
The Ocelot F620 is a two door grand tourer mostly based on the Maserati GranTurismo. This car has overall straight-line performance comparable to other supercars.
The Lampadati Felon is a high-performance saloon, taking elements from the Saab 9-5 and Jaguar XFR. It has large, cross drilled brake discs and is debuting in GTA 5.
The Felon GT is best described as the roadster version of the Felon, sharing its European design features and also debuting in GTA 5.
The Benefactor Feltzer has gone through a facelift compared to previous games, now resembling a modified Mercedes Benz SL. Although it is the slowest of the supercars, it is known for being a good drifting car thanks to the torque its supercharger generates.
The FIB Granger is a law enforcement SUV based on the Chevrolet Suburban and debuting on GTA 5.
The Stanly Fieldmaster is a tractor apparently based on the John Deere 6930.
The MLT Fire Truck has appeared consistently in every GTA game. It always has a red paint job, and a good top speed, but poor acceleration and handling.
The MLT Flatbed is another recurring GTA vehicle. It is a heavy truck that frequently appears on the road but has rarely been needed in gameplay. The one game it was used, GTA 4, its maneuverability and top speed were adjusted to make it more playable. Could it figure more on this new game?
The Cheval Fugitive is a debuting car in GTA 5 with a mish mash of influences, but mostly based on the Honda Accord.
The Karin Futo is a 2 door coupe based on the AE86 Totyota Corolla Levin GT-Apex Coupe. With great acceleration, suspension and brakes, it is a good escape and pursuit vehicle.
The Bravado Gauntlet is a two door muscle car based on the 3rd generation Dodge Challenger. We don’t know how this car performs yet, but we do know four of these will be used in the game’s final heist.
The Hotknife is a custom two door Hot Rod based on a heavily modified 1928 Ford Model A. It has good acceleration, but has problems in corners. This car is available immediately in the Collector’s Edition.
The Pegassi Infernus is another one of those longer lived cars in the GTA gameography. This one is mostly unchanged from the GTA 4 version, very good for races due to its top speed to vulnerable to high-speed impacts.
The Vulcar Ingot is a station wagon based on the Volkswagen Passat Mk4, with good handling and suspension, but poor ability to shift gears and reach top speeds.
The BF Injection is a hatchback buggy, presumably made off of a modified 1949 Volkswagen Type 1, making it a Baja Bug. It features a rear engine, rear wheel drivetrain.
The Karin Intruder is a four door sedan based on the Infiniti Q45. It does not have the performance of a sports or luxury car, but it does have very good controls, especially cornering.
The Ocelot Jackal is a four door coupe that resembles the Jaguar XF.
The Dewbauchee JB 700 is a grand tourer taking elements from the Aston Martin DB4, Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato and Aston Martin DB5. It has a front engine, rear wheel drivetrain.
The Albany Manana is a 70s style lowrider, with the front details of a 1975 Buick LeSabre, and the rest from a late ‘60s Cadillac Eldorado. It has terrible performance and handling, but can handle more damage than most vehicles.
The Vapid Minivan is based on the Dodge Caravan. Surprisingly, for what it is the vehicle has reasonable torque, speed, suspension, brakes and overall stability.
The Pegassi Monroe is a rear mid engine supercar, taking inspiration from the Ford GT40 and Lamborghini Miura, and with the top speed to boot.
The Ubermacht Oracle is a four door sedan taking its look from the BMW E65 7 Series. Although lacking in steering, the Oracle has fair acceleration, good top speed, and excellent handling and durability.
The Ubermacht Oracle 2 is a luxury sedan with styling from the F06 6 Series and F01 7 Series Gran Coupe. It debuts in GTA 5.
The Maibatsu Penumbra is a two door coupe which practically lifts its design off of the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE. It has a front engine, rear wheel drive drivetrain, and a low revving V6 engine.
The Vapid Peyote takes off from the Ford Thunderbird. Although it has the top speed among vintage cars of its class, it has a poor engine and poor handling.
The Jobuilt Phantom is a tractor trailer truck that closely resembles a Peterbilt 359 EXHD. It performs well for a vehicle of its size, particularly in terms of speed and acceleration, but typically poor handling. This is a vehicle that can hurt other vehicles badly.
The Imponte Phoenix is a two door muscle car mostly inspired by the late ‘70s Pontiac Firebird. It has good torque, handling and is one of the fastest cars in the game. It falls short in the brakes department.
The Cheval Picador is based on the Chevrolet El Camino, and is apparently very similar to the Buccaneer, although it’s a pickup truck. Its V8 makes it the pickup with the highest top speed and acceleration. Tradeoffs come in terms of torque and cornering.
The Police Buffalo is comparable to the Dodge Charger Police Package used by the actual NYPD. As a Buffalo var
The Police Cruiser is a variant of the Vapid Stanier, and in real life is inspired by the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor line. Its V8 engine gives it high torque, speed and acceleration, but poor suspension gives it other problems.
The Police Transporter is a three door van based on the Burrito, with basically the same performance.
The Brute Pony is a van very similar to the Burrito, with elements copied from the GMC Savana and the Dodge Ram Van. The vehicle has low speed and stiff suspension.
The Bollokan Prairie is a two door coupe debuting in GTA 5. It takes inspiration from the Hyundai Tiburon, the 2nd generation Hyundai Coupe.
The Declasse Premier is a four door sedan that bears resemblance to the Chevrolet Cobalt and Aveo sedans. The vehicle boasts a responsive engine, good handling, but soft suspension and compromised acceleration.
The Albany Presidente is a four door luxury sedan mostly based on the Cadillac CTS. It only has fair acceleration and handling, but has a high top speed.
The Dewbauchee Rapid GT is a two seat grand tourer based on the Ferrari California and Aston Martin DB9. It has cross-drilled brake rotors with six-piston brake calipers mounted toward the rear. It can spit flames out of its exhaust tips from the fumes ignited in the exhaust.
The Dundreary Regina is a four door station wagon with a more modern look than it did it prior games. Now resembling a Chrysler Town and Country, it does not have the acceleration to match its top speed, and is overall unsuitable for chases and getaways.
The HVY Ripley is an airline pushback. It has low top speed and brakes, but has a very good turning radius. Of course, it is most commonly found in Los Santos International Airport.
The Imponte Ruiner is an 80s style two door sports car based off of the FM F-Body. It has good top speed, acceleration and handling, with a price to match.
The Declasse Sabre GT is a high performance muscle car, mostly inspired by the Oldsmobile Cutlass. The Sabre GT boasts a more powerful engine than the Sabre and overall better handling.
The Brute Securicar is the armored truck of the GTA series. It is resistant to gunfire and has improved handling and acceleration. However, blowing one up will spawn a huge amount of cash.
The Ubermacht Sentinel is a two door hard top convertible, based on either the BMW E 93 335i or E93 M3. Its great speed and acceleration, paired with above average handling, makes it one of the best racing cars in the game.
The Ubermacht Sentinel XS is an even more high powered version of the Sentinel, with some visual cues taken from the BMW M3 GTS and M3 GT2 race cars. It boasts a stiffer suspension, translating to easier drifts and sharper corners.
The Vapid Speedo is a cargo van most resembling a Chevrolet Express. It is the most maneuverable van in the game, and the second fastest after the Burrito.
The Classique Stallion is a muscle car taking visual cues from the Oldsmobile Cutlass. It was one of the best muscle cars in GTA 4, thanks to its power, handling an acceleration. However, it is terrible at corners.
The Grotti Stinger GT is a two door coupe, with a design resembling the Jaguar E-Type Series II. No information has come out on yet on its performance or how it differs from the regular Stinger. The Stinger itself is a two door sports car that dates back to the first GTA. Its possible that the Stinger and the Stinger GT may be one and the same in the new game.
The Dundreary Stretch is a four door stretch limousine based off the Albany Washington. As an extended multipassenger vehicle, it is not particularly good in terms of durability or maneuverability, limiting its use to just being a status symbol.
The Super GT is a grand tourer using a powerful V12 engine, with heavy inspiration from the Aston Martin DB9. It has some of the fastest speed and acceleration of any car in the game, and is also highly capable of drifting thanks to its high horsepower to torque ratio.
The Benefactor Surano is a grand tourer debuting in GTA 5. It takes imfluence mainly from the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, with elements of the Jaguar F-Type, Maserati GranTurismo S, and Corvette Stingray C7.
The Cheval Surge is a four door electic car debuting in GTA 5 and based on the Chevrolet Volt. Reflecting better designed electric vehicles, the Surge provides no transmission, with the motor driving the wheels directly, and it has a good top speed.
The Obey Tailgater is a four door executive sedan taking elements from the C6 Audi A6, D4 Audi A8, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, and B7 Audi A4. The car has disc brakes and cross drilled brake rotors matched to six piston brake calipers.
The Taxis in GTA 5 will have the yellow and blue color scheme associated with Checker Taxi. They seem to take inspiration from the Ford Crown Victoria, Chevrolet Caprice Classic, and Impala SS.
The Declasse Tornado is a convertible in the shape of a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. It is durable and has above average top speed and acceleration. However, it is unsuitable for off-road driving and can only carry a driver and one passenger at a time.
The Towtruck, by Vapid, will have two variations in GTA 5. One will be the same For F-Series Towtruck seen in The Lost and The Damned. There will be an even larger Towtruck big enough for buses and vans, pictured above.
The Tractors in GTA 5 will be the same ones that appeared in San Andreas. The game will also have a larger tractor, the Stanley Fieldmaster, and an antique tractor if you can find it. These tractors are generally unsuitable for roads by design.
The Trashmaster is the prerequisite garbage truck of the GTA series. It enjoys slight modifications on GTA 5, with new headlights and a new paintjob.
The Utility Van is based off a GMC GMT400 work truck. As a heavy vehicle, it generally does not have good attributes, since that makes it slow. However, its brakes are above average.
The Pegassi Vacca is a two door supercar debuting in GTA 5. It combines elements from Lamborghini’s Gallardo and Aventador, and is capable of high top speeds.
The Vapid Interceptor is a law enforcement vehicle that does not even bother hiding its inspiration from the Ford Taurus Police Interceptor. The V6 powered car boasts 4-wheel disc brakes and wishbone suspension on its front axle.
The Declasse Vigero is a two door muscle car that takes elements from the Chevrolet Camaro and Plymouth Barracuda. Its powerful engine is compromised by its heavy metal body and small tires. Although this car seems unchanged from GTA 4, it is unknown if it performs any better or worse in GTA 5.
The Coil Voltic is a compact roadster debuting in GTA 5. It takes design cues from many Lotus cars, particularly the Elise. Lacking more information, it is believed that the electric Voltic is one of the fastest cars in the game.
The Declasse Voodoo is a two door lowrider popular for its low ground clearance. It takes inspiration from various generations of the Chevrolet Impala, while its performance varies per game. Earlier games pegged it at higher speeds, but it was slowed down in GTA 4.
The Albany Washington is a four door sedan based on the Lincoln Town Car. The Washington is surprisingly good for ramming vehicles, although it struggles at cornering in high speeds. It has above average speed, acceleration and braking.
The Ubermacht Zion is a two door luxury coupe modeled after the BMW 6 Series E63. Its V8 engine affords it rapid acceleration and a good top speed. It can also be acquired as a convertible and as a Zion XS.