It’s official! The data-miners and leakers came through once again, providing solid info regarding the next bigger GTA Online DLC. Rockstar has finally published an official announcement about what we’ve known for some time now.
A known leaker with a bothersome penchant for cryptic messages recently leaked a number of images taken of in-game models that weren’t available yet as well as a projected release date.
Well, that date came around. And instead of an actual release, we got official confirmation on the update, as well as the actual release date – tomorrow. The update will be adding three new vehicles to the list of cars serviced by Benny’s Original Motorworks, which was added in the Lowriders GTA Online DLC some time ago. The leaks showed off two of the three vehicles, though one of them was misidentified.
The three new rides are the custom Vapid Slamvan, the custom Dundreary Virgo Classic and, as a rather big surprise, the custom Faction Donk. Yeah, the Donk. Rockstar put that in there as a joke vehicle.
Whether or not the update will have any more vehicles or other content is unknown, as the official announcement isn’t particularly wordy and does call this a “first glimpse” of the vehicles. Chances are Rockstar will be adding another, longer post detailing the new update before or at launch. They have been known to officially announce and release simultaneously in the past, though we usually get a day or two warning before the big releases hit.
The images released each show off one of the possible fully customized versions of the new cars. The Slamvan has a WW2 heavy bomber theme going on with the riveted plates and paint-job. The Virgo is going for a more classic (no pun intended) lowrider look with the intricate paint-job and body mods.
The Donk? Well, yeah. It’s the Donk. The “Donkster Truck” version shown in the image is pretty much the exact opposite of a “low”rider with that custom suspension, but it’s novel enough to gain validity as a joke vehicle. I know which of the three new rides is my favorite…
Rockstar’s plans to expand Benny’s inventory were known from the first official Lowriders announcement, so we’ve known that something like this would be coming down the line. The custom body shop was updated recently with two cars, the Sultan and the Banshee, resulting in the latter becoming the game’s new fastest car after a bit of tweaking.
Are you guys excited for the new custom cars coming to GTA Online? Which is your favorite?