These are the cars that you should be on the lookout for in GTA V

The virtual world of Grand Theft Auto V is home to a lawless world where reckless driving, stealing, and outright killing often go unpunished. Such a world demands all kinds of spoils, and in the case of exotic cars, there’s no shortage of them in GTA V.

The fictional version of Los Angeles is where the rich come to play, and there are enough high-powered performance cars throughout the game to drive without conscience. With so many of these vehicles all over the city, it begs the question: which one is the fastest of them all? Well, this list of the fastest cars in GTA V should shed some light on the cars that you probably should be looking for when you’re trying to get away from the po-pos.

Itali GTB Custom

Benny’s Customs is responsible for some of the sickest cars you’ll see in the world of Grand Theft Auto V. The Itali GTB Custom is one of these creations. Like all the cars in this list, the Itali GTB Custom is an interpretation of a real-life supercar. One look at it and you can immediately recognize what you’re looking at. That’s a McLaren 570GT, folks. Unfortunately, the Itali GTB Custom can’t quite approach the 200-mph top speed of the 562-horsepower 570 GT. Still, it’s one of the fastest cars in Grand Theft Auto V, thanks to a top speed of 130 mph.

Nero Custom

I’m actually a little disappointed in this one. The Nero Custom — another creation of Benny’s Custom — is based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept, a car that produces in excess of 1,500 horsepower and carries a top speed of 278 mph.

You would think that if Rockstar Games were to use the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo and create a version of it for GTA V, it would be for a car that would occupy a higher spot on this list. Nope. The Nero Custom looks like the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, right down to all the active aeros surrounding the car. Unfortunately, that’s the extent of the similarities between the Nero Custom and the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo. For reasons that remain unclear, the Nero Custom only boasts a top speed of 131 mph, less than half the top speed of the Vision Gran Turismo. It seems like a waste of a fantastic car, isn’t it?

GP1

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Modeled after the McLaren F1, considered the godfather of modern supercars, the GP1 actually looks like an amalgam of the F1 and the Ferrari Testarossa.

Notice those side strakes? It’s one of the classiest-looking supercars in the game, but there’s always a catch as you might have already noticed at this point. The real McLaren F1 was powered by a 6.1-liter V-12 engine that produced 618 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 240 mph without breaking a sweat. The F1 paved the way for a lot of today’s supercars, and if you want to include the GP1 in the “virtual gaming” category of that list, you can do that. Be advised, though. The GP1’s top speed maxes out at 132 mph. It’s still one of the fastest cars you’ll get to drive in GTA V, but it’s nowhere near as fast as its real-life counterpart.

Vagner

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I actually don’t know where Rockstar comes up with these names, but I’m not too busted about not knowing. What’s important is that cars like the Vagner are available in the game, and they look exactly like the cars they’re based on. In the Vagner’s case, it’s easy to see the Aston Martin in its design because it looks exactly like the Valkyrie. The colors are different, but the proportions are nearly identical to the early prototype version of the Aston Martin hypercar. After that is where the similarities stray.

Whereas the Valkyrie is capable of maxing out at 250 mph, the Vagner can only hit 132 mph before things start to fall apart.

The Vagner carries the same top speed as the GP1 so you’re really picking hairs between the two. Fortunately, there is one other thing that the Valkyrie and the Vagner have in common. Both are ridiculously expensive. The Vagner costs $1.5 million in the game while the Valkyrie is priced at $3.2 million in the real world.

X80 Proto

OK, so the X80 Proto isn’t based on a real car. It is based, though, on a concept called the Ferrari F80 that was designed by Adriano Raeli and inspired by — obviously — the Prancing Horse of Maranello.

To be clear, the F80 is not associated in any form with Ferrari, but Raeli based the design of the concept on Ferrari’s Formula One race car, right down to the V-8 engine and the KERS system. As far as the X80 Proto is concerned, it’s easy to spot the similarities between these two exotics. The sharp nose and the long, aggressive rear is straight out of Raeli’s design playbook.

Where the two cars differ is in power and performance. In keeping with Ferrari’s identity of building some of the fastest and most powerful cars in the world, Raeli’s F80 has 1,200 horsepower on tap. It can also sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds - it would’ve become the fastest-accelerating car in the world if it was real — and hit a top speed of 310 mph. The X80 Proto, on the other hand, peaks at 132 mph. On the bright side, it costs $2.7 million in the game. That’s about the price we would’ve expected for the F80 if Ferrari actually built it.

Autarch

In yet another example of Rockstar taking design liberties on real-life performance cars, the Autarch traces its roots on a car that isn’t as mainstream as some of the other cars in this list: the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) 003. It’s easy to see the similarities between the two performance cars.

The Autarch manages to capture the LMP1-style of the 003. Look at the Autarch long enough and you might even convince yourself that it’s as fast and as powerful as the 003.

As you might expect, that’s not the case. The 003 comes with a twin-turbo V-6 engine that produces 490 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough power to allow the race-spec machine to exceed 200 mph. We don’t know what powers the Autarch, but we do know that its top speed maxes out at 132 mph, or right around the same top speed as the X80 Proto.

Re-7B

If you’re not a fan of old-school GT and endurance racing, you might have a difficult time piecing together the real-life inspiration behind the Re-7B. But if you are a fan, you can easily recognize the Re-7B’s inspiration: the Mazda 787B.

The iconic race car shot to fame after winning the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans race, becoming the first Japanese race car to ever win the legendary endurance race. Just as famous for its conquest of Le Mans was the 787B’s 2.6-liter four-cylinder rotary engine, regarded as one of the finest race car engines of its time.

Unfortunately, the Re-7B doesn’t have the same acclaim as its real-world counterpart. It doesn’t even use a rotary engine. On the bright side, it does look like the 787B and while it’ll probably get smoked in a race against the Mazda race car, it can still hit a top speed of 132 mph. That’s good enough to make it on this list.

Tyrus

Just like the McLaren F1 has a more hardcore alter-ego in our world — the McLaren F1 LM — the GP1 has the same thing in the world of Los Santos.

This is the Tyrus, a race-spec version of the GP1 that was added in {GTA V} for the purpose of having racers run roughshod around the Hot Wheels-esque race tracks that sprouted in Los Santos after Rockstar dropped the Cunning Stunts downloadable content in the game.

The Tyrus has all the makings of a more hardcore version of the GP1. It wears more aggressive aerodynamic bits and pieces, none more obvious than the massive rear wing sitting at the back of the supercar. The big difference between the Tyrus and the F1 LM is the latter actually has a lower top speed — “only” 225 mph — than the road-going F1. That’s partly to the added aerodynamic drag of the car. On the other hand, Rockstar made sure that the Tyrus has the edge over the GP1 in the top speed department, and they accomplished that goal by cheekily giving the Tyrus a top speed of 133 mph, one mph faster than its road-going counterpart.

Emerus

The Emerus is a fitting name for a car that’s based on the McLaren Senna.

As one of the most desirable supercars in the market, the Senna is as good as it gets. Not only does it boast drop-dead gorgeous looks, but, just as important, it’s powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that produces 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.

It’s capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds before redlining at 211 mph. It’s an obvious choice to get the Los Santos treatment, and the Emerus is the product of that. There are a few stylistic differences between the two models, but for the most part, the Emerus imbibes the same performance characteristics as its real-life counterpart. Well, almost the same. The Emerus comes with a top speed of 133 mph. It’s fast enough to make it high on this list, but it’s nowhere near as fast as the Senna.

S80Rr

There is no direct real-world counterpart to the S80Rr. In fact, the GTA Wiki page — yes, there’s such a thing — claims that the S80Rr is a combination of two old-school racers: the Nissan R90C and the Jaguar XJR-9. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t see either of these race cars in the design of the S80Rr. The GTA V car looks more like a LEGO car than an actual race car. But that’s just me.

Looks aside, the S80Rr is one of the fastest cars in {Grand Theft Auto V} with a top speed of 133 mph.

There are times when you really don’t need to overthink. This is one of those times. The S80Rr is fast. That’s all that matters.

Tyrant

Does anybody remember Apollo, the supercar created by Roland Gumpert back in the early 2000s? For a time, the Gumpert Apollo was considered one of the fastest cars in the world, at least until Gumpert filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and we didn’t hear from the company until 2016 when it was bought by Hong Kong-based consortium Ideal Team Venture, which renamed the company Apollo Automobile GmbH. The complicated legacy of the Gumpert Apollo didn’t stop Rockstar from creating a car from its likeness.

It’s called the Tyrant and, just like the Apollo from the 2000s, the Tyrant is one of the fastest cars in {Grand Theft Auto V} with a top speed of 135 mph

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It’s not exactly as splitting fast as the Apollo — it had a top speed of over 200 mph — but the spirit of the car can at least still be felt in the Tyrant.

Tezeract

The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio captured the hearts and minds of a lot of people. Turns out, Rockstar is included in that list. Shortly after Lamborghini stunned the auto world with the out-of-this-world concept, the Tezeract arrived in the world of Grand Theft Auto V. We hardly think that’s a coincidence, but you only need to look at the Tezeract once to know which car it was inspired from. Lamborghini says that the Terzo Millennio is powered by supercapacitors, which are said to provide more rapid storage and discharge of energy. No power figures were divulged, but Lambo claims that the concept is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds before hitting a top speed of 218 mph. I don’t know what kind of powertrain the Tezeract has — maybe it’s powered by the Tesseract from the Marvel Cinematic Universe? — but we know that it doesn’t come close to approaching the claimed top speed of the Terzo Millennio. The Tezeract is still good for a top speed of 138 mph, and it’s an absolute monster on the race track. Sometimes, that’s all you need to know.

Entity XXr

There’s a car company in the Grand Theft Auto V universe called Overflod. It’s a fictional entity for sure, but you’ll immediately recognize its vehicles and realize which real-life automaker it represents: Koenigsegg.

The Entity XXr is a good example. It’s a new and improved version of the Entity XF, one of the first supercars to arrive in {GTA}.

More important than that, the Entity XXr is a visual dead-ringer to the Koenigsegg Agera RS, the fastest production car in the world today. A lot of the aesthetic details of the Entity XXr are taken straight out of the Agera RS. That includes the closed cockpit interior, the entire front section, and the overall shape and form of the mighty Agera RS.

The only thing missing is the Agera RS’ 5.0-liter V-8 engine and the 1,341 horsepower and 1,010 pound-feet of torque it produces with the Megawatt upgrade. The Agera RS also boasts a world-record top speed of 278 mph. As for the Entity XXr? It maxes out at 139 mph. It’s nowhere near what its real-life counterpart is capable of, but it’s still one of the fastest supercars in the world of Grand Theft Auto V.

Deveste Eight

This is where it gets interesting. The Deveste Eight is inspired by what is probably one of the most mysterious supercars in the world: the Devel Sixteen.

Not a lot of people know about the Devel supercar, in part because there aren’t that many of them in the world, to begin with. Born from the sandy dunes of Dubai, the Devel Sixteen comes with some eye-popping power and performance figures. In its most hardcore form, the Sixteen is powered by a 5.0-liter V-16 engine that produces a backbreaking 5,000 horsepower. Very little, if any, performance times have been recorded, but Devel says that the Sixteen is capable of hitting a top speed of 348 mph. If that’s true, it would make the Sixteen the fastest and most powerful car in the world. It’s no wonder that a GTA V version of the car exists in the Deveste Eight. There’s no mention of power figures with the Deveste Eight, but it is capable of hitting a top speed of 140 mph, making it one of the fastest supercars in the world of Grand Theft Auto V.

Taipan

The Deveste Eight would’ve been the fastest supercar in GTA V if not for the presence of the Taipan.

It’s another one of Benny’s Custom’s creations, and it’s named after a venomous snake. This sleek and stylish performance car traces its roots to its real-life counterpart, the Hennessey Venom F5, otherwise considered the fastest car in the world if not for those strict testing and verification regulations.

In full form, the Venom F5 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than two seconds before peaking at a top speed of 300 mph. That’s not an exaggeration, too. The Venom F5 has shown that it’s capable of reaching those numbers. Unfortunately, the Taipan can’t since it only maxes out at barely over 140 mph. Still, that’s enough to edge out the Deveste Eight and claim the title as the fastest supercar in the world of Grand Theft Auto V.

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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