It also has James Bond’s Lotus Esprit submarine

When it comes to having an inventory of officially licensed cars, Grand Theft Auto will never be confused for Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport. Whereas the latter two take great lengths to license every car in the history of the world, GTA doesn’t do that sort of thing. Instead, it relies on its imagination and a few made-up names to bring some of the world’s most iconic cars to life. Take the DeLorean, for example. Grand Theft Auto Online’s latest update is called “the Doomsday Heist,” and it includes a flying car called the Imponte Deluxo that looks a hell of a lot like the Dr. Emmett Brown’s DeLorean.

Because Grand Theft Auto doesn’t feature licensed names, the Imponte Deluxo is what we get. I don’t know the etymology of the name, but that’s neither here nor there. What’s important is that it looks like a DeLorean and, more importantly, functions like the one Dr. Brown had in the Back to the Future movies, including the ability to actually take to the skies.

If that’s not cool enough, the Doomsday Heist trailer also includes a fleet of James Bond’s Lotus Esprit submarine. Ok, so they’re not exactly the same ones used by 007 in the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me, but they are uncanny in their resemblance to the movie version.

By my count, that’s two of the most iconic Hollywood cars in one GTA update. I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t played Grand Theft Auto in a while, but after watching this trailer of The Doomsday Heist update, I may be compelled to dust off the game and see what it has to offer. Since the update is not a form of downloadable content, it’s free and available to procure as long as you have access to the world of GTA Online.

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