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When are GTA Online's Formula 1 cars coming out?

by Connor Bennett
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Grand Theft Auto Online players have been patiently awaiting the release of the Formula One-inspired Progen PR4 and Ocelot R88 cars from the Diamond Casino heist update. At long last, the vehicles were officially introduced to the game via the February 27 update. 

When Rockstar Games finally announced that GTA V players would be able to bust down the doors of the Diamond Casino and take part in a long-awaited heist, some fans were already planning their spending sprees.

Though, a spanner was thrown into the works when 20 brand-new vehicles were leaked – with the seemingly hugely expensive Formula One-inspired race cars leaving players begging for a release date. But players will have to beg no longer.

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The PR4 in red (left) and the R88 in blue (right)

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Are the Formula One cars available in GTA Online?

As of now, the cars are available in GTA Online after the February 27 update introduced both the Progen PR4 and the Ocelot R88.

Both vehicles are available for purchase from the Legendary Motorsport website, which you can reach from the Internet app on your in-game phone. Many are expecting more F1 racing cars to be added to game in the future. Both vehicles are currently no longer available to win via the Lucky Wheel spin.

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How much do Formula One cars cost in GTA Online?

Hopefully players have been putting money in the bank after successful heists and missions. The Progen PR4, which looks the more modern of the two race cars, will set you back $3,515,000.

The Ocelot R88, which looks a lot like the iconic Lotus 97T mixed with the Alfa Romeo 179B, will only be slightly cheaper. Like the PR4, it will be available from the Legendary Motorsports website for $3,115,000.

Both vehicles are fully customizable at Los Santos Customs. Players can upgrade and fine-tune their engine, tires, brakes, front wing, spoon wing, and liveries (paint job and cosmetics)

The new F1 cars tearing up the coastal track "New Wave."

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Can GTA Online’s Formula One cars be raced?

Absolutely, and Rockstar have introduced a new series of races for F1 drivers to take part in. The Open Wheel races were introduced in the February 27 update alongside the new cars.

Open Wheel features seven race tracks that make up the San Andreas Prix, and they take place all across Los Santos, from the downtown area to the airport to Fort Zancudo to the coast.

The website mentions "one grand prize" for the San Andreas Prix, but there's no other information provided as to what that is.