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

Published: 20/Jan/2020 13:33 Updated: 27/Feb/2020 16:04

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)

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.

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.”

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.

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GTA Online player discovers Up-n-Atomizer trick you would never think of

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:14

by David Purcell

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The Up-n-Atomizer might not look like its from the same planet as other Grand Theft Auto weapons, but one GTA Online player has discovered a handy trick with it that the everyday person would find helpful. 

The world of GTA 5 is full with violence, fast cars and loud sounds. Even if you get a few members of the community who stick to the roads and stop at traffic lights for a laugh, generally they are in the minority and the rest is utter chaos.

A gun like the Up-n-Atomizer is capable of great things, terrible, but great. Its powerful blast can send cars, buses, tanks, and even planes flying in the opposite direction.

However, one player has shown a more delicate side to the gun. Apparently, this is actually the perfect tool to move cars between parking spaces.

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Moving cars isn’t difficult in GTA, but the Up-n-Atomizer definitely makes it more graceful. Well, if you use it right.

GTA Online trick for the Up-n-Atomizer

As seen in a clip posted to the GTA Online subreddit, user skelatorx7 proved that it’s not all about destruction with the weapon.

In fact, with just one small push, they were able to move their car perfectly from one place to another without doing a single scratch to it. Now, here it’s just one off the street and not many will care about that, but it would definitely be handy if it were your own insured vehicle.

As seen in the video, the player simply aimed in and fired low into the side of the car. Soon after, it flips perfectly into the next parking spot as if it was a natural way for it to happen.

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Not everybody in the comments quite understood how it worked, though. One said: “How did the shot go through the car?” while another posted: “Car flip? How?”

Other users have found more crazy ways of using the Atomizer, of course, including the use of it to shift buses in the middle of the road. After all, they can be annoying, cruising around slowly in front of your speedy vehicles.

You never know, maybe in the future your mechanic will be blasting your cars over to you like this, rather than riding them to your path. Never going to happen, but definitely a funny picture to paint.