Identifying which are the GTA Online fastest cars will be a big help, whether you're racing for pole position or just heading from A to B as quickly as possible, and there are plenty of vehicles to choose from now thanks to years of updates and expansions. If you want to become a top racer in GTA Online then you need to get yourself up to speed and understand the performance of the various cars available, as knowing about their strengths and weaknesses could make the difference between taking the chequered flag and a disappointing DNF result.
When it comes to identifying the GTA Online fastest cars there's more to consider than just the top speed, because acceleration, handling, and weight will also have a significant effect on how fast a speed is actually achievable in practice. The cost will also be a major factor for many players, as without having millions of GTA$ tucked away in the bank the seven figure price tag attached to some of the motors may make the investment seem too daunting a prospect.
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To help with making this important decision, GTA vehicle expert Adam Brough over at our sister site PC Gamer has carried out rigorous testing on all the raceable Supercars available at the time of writing. Using his own custom made tracks, he has carried out detailed and scientific tests to determine the lap time and top speed for each of the cars, which are presented and ranked below.
Fastest Lap Time
6th: Pegassi Zentorno - 1:00.960
5th: Pegassi Tempesta - 1:00.803
4th: Overflod Autarch - 0:59.960
3rd: Ocelot XA-21 - 0:59.927
2nd: Annis RE-7B - 0:59.727
1st: Dewbauchee Vagner - 0:59.194
6th: Dewbauchee Vagner - 126.75 mph
5th: Progen Itali GTB Custom - 127 mph
4th: Truffade Nero Custom - 127.25 mph
3rd: Grotti X80 Proto - 127.5 mph
2nd: Bravado Banshee 900R - 131 mph
1st: Pfister 811 - 132.5 mph
Naturally, if you're entering a corner-heavy race then quicker lap time is a big deciding factor, but the outcome of a long straight race will be more influenced by a higher top speed. If you're looking for just one car that will be suitable in most situations, then we need to make a comparison across the various factors to pick our winner.
Starting with a baseline of fastest lap times, the Dewbauchee Vagner clearly has the edge by being half a second faster than the Annis RE-7B in second, and almost a full second ahead of the Overflod Autarch in fourth, which is huge when you consider the actual lap is only a minute long. Let's see how these fastest lap time cars compare in other areas.
The Dewbauchee Vagner is the only car that appears in the top speed list as well as fastest lap time, which means those that lapped slower also had lesser top speeds. The Overflod Autarch (125.5mph) comes close, but with a 126.75mph top speed the Vagner has the rest of them comfortably beaten.
Winner: Dewbauchee Vagner
Although the weight of a car doesn't actually affect its performance in GTA, it does come into consideration when calculating collisions - meaning a heavier vehicle is going to do better in a crash with a lighter one. In this department the Ocelot XA-21 stands out as an absolute monster, clocking in at a chunky 1,400kg. Again the Overflod Autarch (1,300kg) comes close, but the lightweight Annis RE-7B is a way off at 880kg, so if someone tries to ram you off the road you'll have a much better chance of standing your ground in the XA-21.
Winner: Ocelot XA-21
Naturally, the performance of a car is significantly down to the abilities of the driver behind the wheel, but if it's easy to drive then less effort is required for great results. For this consideration, the Overflod Autarch offers the most stable and manageable drive, although the Ocelot XA-21 stacks up pretty closely - with its rapid acceleration it relies less on forcing the fastest cornering speeds that help the other vehicles earn their best lap times, making it a great choice for novices.
Winner: Overflod Autarch
Depending on the size of your bank account, cost is almost always going to be a decisive element. The Dewbauchee Vagner is over half a second faster around a lap than closest rivals the Annis RE-7B, Ocelot XA-21, and Overflod Autarch, and it has a higher top speed than them as well, but amazingly it's actually the least expensive of that group! The Dewbauchee Vagner is priced at $1,535,000, which is significantly less than the Annis RE-7B ($2,475,000), Ocelot XA-21 ($2,375,000), and Overflod Autarch ($1,955,000). Obviously none of these are what you'd call 'cheap', but the Dewbauchee Vagner clearly offers the best value for money.
Winner: Dewbauchee Vagner
The Dewbauchee Vagner is a beast of a supercar that can dominate the track, and although it doesn't outclass the other vehicles in some of the categories we've looked at, it does tick a lot of the right boxes. With its superior price, top speed, and lap time compared to other high end cars, it will take patience and practice to get the most out of it, but the Dewbauchee Vagner should be your purchase of choice as nothing else can beat if for overall performance.
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