I'm very picky with it comes to the cars of GTA Online. Out of over a hundred cars, there's only a select few that I like and I really only own my favorite cars. Here are my top five favorite, in order:
5. Benefactor Stirling GT
Why? I mean just look at it! This is probably one of the most aesthetically pleasing cars in the game. There's not a line on this car that doesn't look right. I remember when Rockstar debuted this car with the Ill-Gotten Gains announcement. I nearly screamed. The best word to describe this car is beguiling. Everything is beautiful from the Benefactor diamonds to the side pipes and the overall classic shape of the car with those gorgeous gullwing doors. But of course looks aren't everything. This things drives like it's on rails. It needs no performance mods whatsoever, I like it the way it is. And as if looks and handling weren't good enough, the way it sounds makes me melt. Nearly every time you life off the throttle there's a myriad of snaps, pops and crackles. Nothing is better than an exhaust that backfires like that. I'm still amazed with this car and am hoping Rockstar makes a modern SLS AMG or AMG GT S version of it because I am partial to modern cars when it comes to driving.
4. Grotti Bestia GTS
I've been waiting forever for a proper modern Ferrari outside of the Carbonizzare. This is another car where I nearly jumped out of my seat when they unveiled it. And needless to say it lived up to all of the hype. Given a proper tune and, of course, the Ferrari treatment (Lozspeed Mk.V Sports Class rims and a Ferrari-inspired paintjob: Bianco Fuji) there's little I dislike about this car. It drives like a dream and has all-wheel-drive so you can go rallying if you want. It's also a rocket ship once you tune it. I've outrun a lot of people in this thing. It sounds beautiful too, like a proper N/A V12. When it comes down to looks it's definitely polarizing. Some love it, others hate it. Personally I've always loved the Ferrari FF and this is almost a carbon copy so you already know. It's a car that begs to be driven, and when you're not driving it you just want to look at it.
3. Obey 9F Spyder
Honestly, I overlooked this car until just a couple of weeks ago. I got bored and decided I wanted a new car I've rarely driven before and this was at the top of my list so I bit the bullet and bought one. I cannot believe how much I underestimated this car. In the right color (I tried to replicate Audi Individual Teak Brown) and on the right rims (Diamond Cuts) it looks perfect. It's a simple looking car. Not overwhelmingly beautiful but it doesn't look bad, that's for sure. What really makes this car for me is how it drives. Everybody wants a sports or super car that holds your hand. In the past those cars kind of required experience and thus were more rewarding to drive. Anybody can drive a Zentorno. But I've heard people rant and rave about how much this car snap oversteers and then understeers. It's a bitch to drive and I think that's what makes me like it so much. I'm all for the experience of driving, not track times, not getting from point A to point B as easy as possible. And this car delivers. Surprisingly at low speeds it's no more difficult to drive than an Asterope. But at high speeds it becomes a mad man. Of course a major reason why I bought this car is the lack of a roof. I love convertibles, especially sports car convertibles. And the flat plane crank N/A V8 engine note? That's a definite plus.
2. Ocelot Lynx
I know it sounds stupid, but as if this car was made just for me. It's a sleek front-engined grand touring coupe with quad pipes that let out the gnarliest noise imaginable with design cues to die for and very fun to drive handling. A small car with a big V8 shoehorned into it. What more do you need? This is exactly the car I've been asking for since launch. I think I've driven this car to death, that's how much I love it. I try not to drive it as much anymore because if mileage existed in this game it would have most miles out of all of my cars. I think another huge reason I drive it so much is the rear fascia. I mean it is literally perfect. Look at it (above)! From the big pipes to the taillight design, the diffuser, the unibrow brake bar on the black roof that lights up, even the letters L.Y.N.X. Many people describe the performance of this car as average but I'll say that's probably because they were expecting better specs and numbers due to the high price tag (which I forgot about a long time ago). Specs and numbers can kiss my ass. Yeah I upgrade the transmission and slightly upgraded the engine but otherwise this car handles like a dream and is very quick. I mean, all-wheel-drive would've been a plus but then there would be no donuts, which this car is very good at I must say. Probably not my best description of this car. All I really have to say is that it's damn near perfect.
1. Progen T20
Considering I'm not much of a hyper car guy both in the real world and virtually, it's a bit of a surprise that this is number one on my list. But when I look at it, drive it, watch that wing come up and hear the screaming exhaust I go nuts. This is a car I had planned out before I bought one. I knew I'd spec it this way with a McLaren Volcano Orange metallic paint job, dark steel S Racer Sports Class rims, a roof scoop, a hood snout and Ferrari 458 Speciale sideskirts. But alas I still wasn't expecting it to be that good of a car, just something I drove a few times and eventually forgot about. Lolno. I could not have been any more wrong! The moment I drove it I fell for it. It's been my favorite car ever since. No car offers more precision and thrill and presence for me. It's so sophisticated looking and feeling and one of the most dynamic cars on the road. And the versatility. It handles beautifully at high speeds but it's so docile at low speeds, maybe even more so than the 9F. Something about the design of this car never gets old. All of those lines. It's just like a McLaren P1 which is one of those cars that you could tell was shaped by aerodynamics and was so intricately designed. I'm not a huge McLaren fan but their attention to detail and design is astonishing and I must say, Rockstar nailed it with this one. I vote for more modern Progen cars in the future.
Well that's enough of me going all wax poetic over a couple of virtual cars. Hopefully this list changes in the next coming weeks, I've been waiting for the next car update that's supposed to be coming and I've been dying for a new favorite car.