GTAV (Grand Theft Auto 5) is world-renowned, somewhat infamous video game series. You probably know the GTA series for its violent reputation but for many gamers the attraction is the cars and the driving. There is even an expansive GTA racing community, would you believe?
None of the Grand Theft Auto games have ever had official endorsement from the major car companies but that hasn't stopped them finding inspiration from them. These days GTAV boasts a huge variety of vehicles for gamers to drive, from beautiful super cars to stylish coupes.
Below are 15 of the best cars in the world, and their video game counterparts that can be found in GTAV.
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There are a few Mercedes-Benz vehicles in GTAV, all under the guise of Benefactor. The Schwartzer is a civilian vehicle in Grand Theft Auto based off of Mercedez-Benz's coupe-luxury class, though in-game it is actually part of the sports class of vehicles, and unfortunately isn't incredibly good for racing.
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Audis make for superb vehicles wherever you go, and the virtual world is no different. There are several Audi cars available in GTA but one of the best is the Obey 9F sports car. Available as shown or as a roadster, which takes further inspiration from the Audi R8 Spyder.
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Annis Elegy RH8
The Nissan GT-R is very popular amongst boy racers and in GTAV that reputation is continued. The Elegy is actually available to Grand Theft Auto players for free. It also provides some of the best customisation options, which makes it one of the most often seen vehicles in GTAV. Of course, as we all know, you should try to avoid becoming a RICER.
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Ford Mustang GT
The Dominator is very popular on GTAV for its raw power, much like its real-life cousin. It is by far the best muscle car in the game and can give most sports cars a run for their money, though the rear-wheel drive can make it difficult to control.
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Aston Martin DB5
Dewbauchee JB 700
There is a very rare and valuable class of vehicle in GTAV known as Sports Classics, and naturally you are going to find the iconic Aston Martin DB5 in that range. It is so blatantly a copy of the car that it even references the DB5s most famous user, James Bond. Get it? James Bond 007, JB 700?
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Ubermacht is one of the most commonly seen vehicle brands in GTA. It seemed natural then that they took inspiration from one of the most popular vehicles in the world today in the BMW M6. The Zion is available in two versions and is statistically the best coupe in the game.
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Another vehicle that is popular amongst racers and ricers alike in reality. The Impreza falls under the banner of Karin in Grand Theft Auto, which is sort of a catch-all brand for Japanese vehicle-inspired models. Performance-wise it is very middle-of-the-pack as far as sports cars go, but it is impressive never the less and had a lot of mod options.
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The T20 is currently the most expensive vehicle in GTAV at $2,200,000. This is almost a million more than its current real-life value! You could argue that it is worth that amount of in-game money though, as it is officially the fastest vehicle in the game and the crown jewel of the super car category.
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Much like the Porsche 911, the Comet has been around for a while. It has been in a few other Grand Theft Auto games before getting a GTAV version. Legacy aside though the vehicle is middle-of-the-ground performance-wise, but it is also cheaper than most similarly ranked sports cars so is well worth having.
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GTAV has a lot of bikes available to purchase and race, but the best one is the Bati 801. Both the in-game and real-life vehicles are renowned sports bikes and perform really well in road races. Naturally it is not so good off the road, so stunting can be difficult. Nevertheless the bike is beautiful.
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One of the new vehicles in GTAV currently, the Enus Windsor is very expensive in relation to its performance. It is amongst the slowest cars in its class but what it misses out on speed it gains is flash. Like the Ghost it is an incredibly good looking car and more so you can customise it to look even better.
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Loud, powerful and smooth, the Ocelot F620 is much sought after in GTAV. While it is based mostly off of the Jaguar XKR you can also draw comparisons between it and a few Maserati cars. It isn't the fast coupe in the game but it is among the best looking vehicles in the game.
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You dont get much more American than driving a car like a Dodge Charger. The car itself is recognised as a powerful sedan, though in GTAV is has for some reason been put in the sports category. As a result it is one of the slowest in the game, but it remains a very good looking car to drive around in.
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Aside from in a couple of aspects, the Coquette is probably one of the most well-rounded vehicles in the game. Like its real-life counterpart it is incredibly attractive and performances excellently. Statistically it is one of the best vehicles in GTAV in terms of handling, and has a really good top speed to boot.
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The Veyron is one of the most intense supercars in the world. In fact, it currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the fastest street-legal vehicle in the world. The Adder follows suit by being among the fastest in the game though it cannot be hugely modified to performance a lot better than it does by default. Another upside though is the price. At $1,000,000 in game it is a lot, but a lot less than the Veyron, which costs around £1.6 million in real life.
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