GTA Online update finally adds Formula 1 cars and Open Wheel races

Published: 27/Feb/2020 13:38

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have finally made Formula 1 cars available to purchase in Grand Theft Auto 5 and that’s not all: there are some brand new F1 races to come with them. 

The game’s developers always shake up the GTA Online experience on a weekly basis, adding new vehicles, limited-time events and rewards.

However, the contents of the February 27 update might be the most sought after since the reveal of the Diamond Casino & Resort last year – which saw record numbers of players return to the game. High-end race cars are here, according to information from TexFunz2, and for the first time in the series’ history, we can buy them.

Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
GTA players could previously grab F1 cars on the Lucky Wheel, where each account is given one spin per day with a chance to win.

Formula 1 cars have previously been added to GTA 5 through PC mods and most recently by Rockstar sticking the Progen PR4 on the Casino podium to be won via the Lucky Wheel.

Now, though, the game’s latest update has made them available to purchase and race, which means those of us who have saved up the GTA cash to grab one can finally get behind the wheel.

How much are Formula 1 cars in GTA Online?

The cars that have been made available are the Progen PR4 and the Ocelot R88. These are the first two to have been released, although many will be expecting further drops in the future too.

As expected, both are supremely expensive to buy and can be viewed in-game via the Legendary Motorsport application on your iFruit phone. The PR4 costs a whopping $3,515,000, while the R88 will set you back a hefty $3,115,000 too.

So, let’s take a look at them.

Progen PR4

Progen PR4 in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Progen PR4 will be familiar with GTA players already. In fact, some may already have won one on the Lucky Wheel.

Ocelot R88

F1 car in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
The Ocelot R88 is one of the quickest cars GTA Online has ever added.

New GTA Open Wheel race series

Those who decide to buy them will also be able to take part in brand new Open Wheel races, which were added on February 27 as part of the content update. Open Wheel races and Mobile Operations Center missions will be offering double payouts and XP rewards for a limited time.

That’s not all, either. There’s also a new car been added to the Lucky Wheel rewards, the Maxwell Gradant, as well as a number of discounts and rewards for players to dig through.

Rockstar are yet to officially reveal blog posts to confirm the finer details of the additions made in this new patch, although once that’s made available to us we’ll update this article with further information.


GTA Online players’ attempt to race without tires ends in disaster

Published: 19/Jan/2021 18:03

by Michael Gwilliam


GTA Online is home to some of the best shenanigans in gaming, and two players’ attempt to race their cars without tires is a perfect example of craziness that goes down in San Andreas.

Races in GTA Online are pretty self-explanatory – get from point A to point B before your opponent can to win. Of course, having a better car with superior speeds and handling can pay dividends. But what about racing without tires?

Two players decided to try that out and the results speak for themselves. As you can see in the Reddit clip uploaded by user viscouslance, it’s a far cry from the intense racing you may have come to expect from Grand Theft Auto.

With each player driving at a pace that is likely miles below the speed limit, it’s more akin to watching turtle races than the latest Fast and Furious movie.

GTA online stock cars racing
Rockstar Games
Races in GTA are normally done with tires.

Hilariously though, right as the “race” began to get a bit interesting with both players neck-and-neck, the red car smashed into oncoming traffic resulting in a multi-car collision.

Even without tires and a relatively low speed, the red car started flying, spinning and doing barrel rolls like it was a Star Fox game.

At this point the video ended, but viscouslance did provide some additional details on what happened during the rest of the race.

We decided to race with no tires from gtaonline

“We did probably 3 quarters I’d say from where we started to the facility at the top left corner of the map,” they explained.

The tireless adventures aren’t stopping at just cars either. As the user noted, they plan on trying races with tireless buses and eventually motorcycles.

As for why the two players decided to race without tires, it just comes down to keeping GTA feel fresh all these years later.

GTA Online leak next-gen consoles
Rockstar Games
GTA Online doesn’t have to be all about heists.

“We do stuff like this all the time to keep our interest in the game. It’s sorta why I’ve been playing for all these years,” they said.

If this race is any indication of what’s to come, we can’t wait to see what happens when the two try their luck with buses or motorcycles.