Cars are a major part of Grand Theft Auto Online, so much so that they're referenced in the title. A good car won't just get you from A to B, but can potentially save your life during unexpected PvP battles or make you the king of the racetrack.
Knowing which cars are the fastest and best for racing is key if you want to be first over the finish line.
If you've been looking into how vehicles perform in GTA Online, chances are you've heard of Adam "Broughy" Brough, the go-to guy for car stats regarding this game. If a car exists in GTA Online, you can be certain that he's tested it. With a custom race track designed specifically with vehicle testing in mind, Broughy has calculated all the vehicles lap times and top speeds scientifically.
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Cars have various properties in GTA Online beyond top speed. Handling, acceleration, and other characteristics affect their performance in races, which is why it's important to look at lap times as well when deciding which car performs the best in a competitive environment.
Plus, Rockstar is constantly adding new vehicles to GTA Online. While these weekly drip-fed DLC cars rarely cause upheavals in the top of the rankings due to the broad variety on offer, occasionally a record-breaker enters the game. As such, we'll be keeping this list updated as new cars are released.
Fastest GTA Online Cars: Lap Time
These are the overall fastest cars around any course when racing in GTA Online. Lap times are taken from Broughy's specifically designed test track.
- Progen Emerus: 0m:58.291s
- Benefactor Krieger: 0m:58.526s
- Dewbauchee Vagner: 0m:59.194s
- Annis S80RR: 0m:59.226s
- Truffade Thrax: 0m:59.261s
- Annis RE-7B: 0m:59.727s
- Ocelot XA-21: 0m:59.927s
- Överflöd Autarch: 0m:59.960s
- Lampadati Tigon: 1m:00.027s
- Principe Deveste Eight: 1m:00.261s
Here's a quick history lesson: For the longest time, the Pegassi Zentorno was the crowned king of racing in GTA Online, but now it's not even in the top 5 as far as lap times go. It took a while for it to be unseated, but since then many faster cars have been added to the game, with the Progen Emerus currently best. Dewbauchee Vagner was crowned the king of the lap race at the time of its release but since then many new vehicles have been added, with the Emerus taking the throne at present.
Fastest GTA Online Cars: Top Speed
One of the main features that really makes GTA Online unique is the variety of content and gameplay options it offers, including the racing aspect. And of course, if racing is involved, fast cars are part of the discussion.
GTA Online is well-known for the introduction of cars and motorbikes inspired by real-life vehicles. GTA Online cars might not have the exact name and shape, but they are "close" enough to give any car enthusiast an idea of what real-life brand that car is based on.
The vehicles in GTA Online are in abundance, usually leaving new players quite confused about what vehicle they should buy. If you're looking to purchase the fastest cars in GTA Online, then you've come to the right place. Below we've covered the top ten fastest cars available for purchase in GTA Online, along with their real-life inspirations.
10. Grotti X80 Proto
Starting at number 10 is the Grotti X80 Proto Super Car, inspired by the real-life Ferrari F80 concept. Grotti X80 Proto was added in GTA Online as part of the 'Further Adventures in Finance & Felony' update on June 21, 2016, during the Power Play Week event.
The vehicle is available to purchase from Legendary Motorsport for $2,700,000. The X80 Proto can reach a maximum speed of up to 127.50 mph (205.19 km/h) and has excellent speed & acceleration stats, along with decent handling. However, the brakes aren't the greatest on this vehicle. The X80 Proto is an AWD (all-wheel drive) vehicle with 2 seats and weighs around 900 KG.
9. Pegassi Toros
The Pegassi Toros, inspired by the real-life Lamborghini Urus, was added as part of the continuation of the 'Arena War' update on December 18, 2018, during the Festive Surprise 2018 event week. This 4-Door SUV is available to purchase from Legendary Motorsports for $498,000. The Pegassi Toros can reach the maximum speed of 127.50 mph (205.19 km/h).
Given the vehicle is ranked among the fastest vehicles in GTA Online, it is a great value for money. This 4-seater is an AWD with good speed and acceleration stats but terrible braking. It otherwise has decent handling stats - not the best on this list, though. The Pegassi Toros weighs around 2,200 KG which is quite heavy for a vehicle, but that doesn't necessarily affect its overall speed and acceleration. It will affect how the vehicle collision and handling play out though.
The heavier vehicles are generally easier to handle, while the light vehicles are tough. This is especially important after a high-speed collision where a lighter vehicle will spin out of control.
8. Grotti Itali GTO
The Grotti Itali GTO is inspired by a real-life Ferrari 812 Superfast car. It was released as part of the 'Arena War' update continuation on December 26, 2018, during the Festive Surprise 2018 event. This 2-seater Sports AWD weighs around 1,520 KG and is available to purchase from Legendary Motorsport for $1,965,000. It can reach a maximum speed of up to 127.75 mph (205.59 km/h).
The Grotti Itali GTO has one of the best acceleration stats, together with great speed stats. But the braking stats aren't that great, while the handling stats are quite good.
7. Overflod Entity XXR
The Overflod Entity XXR is primarily based on the Koenigsegg One:1, but heavily influenced by the Koenigsegg Agera R to achieve its aggressive look. The 2-seater RWD (rear-wheel drive) Super Car is available to purchase from Legendary Motorsport for $2,305,000 and weighs 1,400 KG. The maximum speed of Entity XXR is 128 mph (206 km/h).
The vehicle has some of the best, if not the best, handling among the supercars in GTA Online thanks to its heavy weight along with excellent speed and acceleration. The braking stats are also decent relative to other supercars.
6. Invetero Coquette D10
Standing at number 6 is the trusty Sports class Invetero Coquette D10 that can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $1,510,000. This sports car, as the name suggests, is heavily inspired by the real-life Chevrolet Corvette C8. The 2-seater RWD car was introduced as part of the 'Los Santos Summer Special' update for GTA Online and can reach a maximum speed of up to 130 mph (209.21 km/h)
The car weighs around 1,600 KG and has some of the best handling in the game, followed by speed and acceleration. The braking system and stats are not the best on this supercar.
5. Bravado Banshee 900R
The Bravado Banshee 900R is primarily inspired by the real-life Hennessey Viper Venom 1000, but shares a striking resemblance to some other real-life vehicles such as the Dodge Viper and Mazda RX-7. The Banshee 900R is a wide-body variant introduced as part of the January 2016 update. In order to acquire the Banshee 900R, you first need to buy the base Banshee model from Benny's Original Motor Works for $105,000.
The 2-seater RWD supercar is then available to be upgraded from Benny's Original Motor Works for a mere $565,000. Once again, that is great value for money. In total, you will be spending $670,000 to get the Banshee 900R.
The overall braking and handling stats aren't the greatest, but the car is swift and can reach the maximum speed of 131 mph (210.82 km/h), making the vehicle's speed and acceleration the strongest selling points.
4. Principe Deveste Eight
The Principe Deveste Eight is one of the conceptual supercars and was introduced as part of the continuation of the 'Arena War' update on February 21, 2019, during the Deveste Eight and Doomsday Week event. The Principe Deveste Eight is heavily inspired by the real-life Devel Sixteen. It also has the hint of a Mazda Furai, but the main features and the play around the name come from the Devel Sixteen.
This 2-seater supercar can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $1,795,000 and weighs 2,300 KG. It is a RWD and can reach a maximum speed of up to 131.75 mph (212.03 km/h). The acceleration on the Deveste Eight is its top stat, followed by its speed and handling. The brake stats are also not too shabby when compared with the other supercars in this category.
3. Pfister 811
Coming in hot at number 3 is the Pfister 811, and as the name suggests, it is the GTA's version of the Porsche 918 Spyder. It can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $1,135,000 and houses only 2 seats. It is almost an exact copy of the real-life Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar and was introduced as part of the 'Further Adventures in Finance and Felony' update on June 28, 2016, during the Pfister 811 Week event.
This 2-seater beast is an AWD and weighs 1,600 KG, reaching a maximum speed of 132.50 mph (213.24 km/h). If you're looking for a fast car acceleration-wise, the 811 falls slightly short of other cars in the category but drives super fast. The brakes are much better on the 811 in comparison to the other supercars.
2. Grotti Itali RSX
The Grotti Itali RSX is an exact copy of the real-world Ferrari SF90 Stradale and can be purchased from the Legendary Motorsport store for the huge sum of $3,465,000. You can also get this vehicle for a 25% reduced trade price of $2,598,750, which is possible only after you've helped returned Moodymann to The Music Locker as VIP, CEO, or MC President. The mission pops up randomly when you are either one (VIP, CEO, or MC President).
The Itali RSX, introduced as part of the Cayo Perico Heist update, has some of the game's best stats. It can reach a maximum speed of up to 135.25 mph (217.67 km/h). It has excellent acceleration, handling, and speed. The braking stats are also much better than the rest of the super and hypercars in this category. The Itali RSX is an AWD and only houses 2 people (driver and passenger).
1. Ocelot Pariah
Finally, the fastest car in GTA Online is the Ocelot Pariah. Just like the Grotti Itali GTO, The Ocelot Pariah is heavily inspired by Ferrari 812 Superfast. The Pariah sports car was featured in GTA Online as part of the Doomsday Heist update. It is available to purchase from the Legendary Motorsport store for $1,420,000.
The 2-seater RWD sports car weighs 1,500 KG and can reach a maximum speed of 136 mph (218.87 km/h), the fastest recorded car speed in GTA Online. The overall speed, acceleration, and handling stats are decent, but the braking is no better than the Grotti Itali RSX.
Weight and Handling
A few things to consider when interpreting these results are that Broughy is a very skilled virtual driver and that the tests were conducted in an environment where the tested car was the only one on the track. When in an actual race, you'll need to account for your own skill and the other players. As such we feel it important to highlight two other factors - Weight and Handling.
Weight doesn't affect speed or lap time in GTA Online, but it does affect how collisions play out. A heavier car will, logically, suffer less. The Ocelot Pariah and Grotti Itali RSX are chunky rides coming in at well above 1,000 kilograms, whereas lightweight vehicles like the Grotti X80 Proto (which weighs only 900 KG) will spin out of control when knocked around. One of the best examples of the chunkiest vehicles is the Pegassi Toros which weighs around 2,200 KG. As for handling, the Invetero Coquette D10 on the list wins - it's easy to control for beginners. Grotti Itali RSX also has one of the best stats including handling and acceleration.
The Best Car In GTA Online
At the end of the day we have to collate all of these factors and, after some comparisons, pick which car excels in all of them. While one vehicle might be the best when it comes to control, it might lag behind in too many other aspects to be considered the best overall.
At the time of writing, the best racing vehicle in GTA Online is the Grotti Itali RSX. You might be wondering why not the Ocelot Pariah, as it is the fastest on the list? The reason for that is that the best racing car is chosen based on ALL the factors combined and not just the speed of the vehicle.
The overall stats of the Grotti Itali RSX are better than the Ocelot Pariah even if Pariah is faster than the Grotti Itali RSX. The acceleration, which is one of the key elements when racing, is much better in the Grotti Itali RSX along with the handling stats which are excellent on the Grotti Itali RSX.
The Ocelot Pariah has decent acceleration and handling stats but not better than the Itali RSX. The maximum speed of Pariah is 218.87 km/h while the maximum speed of Itali RSX is 217.67 km/h. There is a mere difference of 1.2 km/h which is nothing given how well the overall stats complement the maximum speed of the Itali RSX.