GTA Online has numerous vehicles to choose from, but in a game where speed is often the key to survival, it's important to know what to pick when you want to leave the cops in the dust. We've listed the fastest vehicles of each type for you to check out, and how you can get them.
- What Are The Fastest Vehicles in GTA Online?
- Fastest Motorbike in GTA Online: The Apocalypse Deathbike/The Pegasi Oppressor Mk 2
- Fastest Helicopter in GTA Online: The Volatus
- Fastest Boat in GTA Online: The Jetmax
- Fastest Plane in GTA Online: The Buckingham Pyro
- Fastest Car in GTA Online: The Ocelot Pariah/The Grotti Vigilante
What Are The Fastest Vehicles in GTA Online?
It's worth mentioning beforehand that "fastest" doesn't always mean "the best". At the end of the day, different vehicles are going to have different strengths, and a car that drags itself down the highway at forty miles an hour might still have armour plating and seat warming to offset its sluggishness.
Still, speed is often the most crucial thing, whether you're racing to the finish line or just trying to stay ahead of rival gang members. For that reason, we've listed the current fastest vehicles from each of the five main categories of vehicle: cars, planes, helicopters, motorcycles, and boats.
Fastest Motorbike in GTA Online: The Apocalypse Deathbike/The Pegasi Oppressor Mk 2
This one's a little tricky. Technically, the Deathbike, released as part of the Arena War update, is the fastest bike, and by quite a significant margin at that; able to rocket down the road at a staggering 150 MPH. You can get the Deathbike by buying an Arena Workshop and selecting the correct modification for the Gargoyle motorcycle, upgrading it into the Deathbike. This whole process alone will cost at least $2,384,000, including the workshop, but it may be worth it…
…At least until the Oppressor MK 2 came along and complicated matters. See, the Mk 2 can only do about 135 MPH at most. Still pretty quick, sure, but hardly a rival for the Deathbike. But the Mk 2 has one advantage - it can fly. Unlimited flight, forever, meaning that while it can't go around obstacles as fast, it can just go over them. It's an advantage so significant it more than makes up for the speed loss. You can find out where to get the Oppressor and how to modify it at our guide here, but it should be at least a serious contender when picking out bikes.
Fastest Helicopter in GTA Online: The Volatus
There's a lot of contention about the fastest chopper, usually coming down to a four-way argument between the Hunter, the Swift, the Akula and the Volatus. Still, we found that the Volatus usually took it by a nose, helped by a serious increase in handling over the other three that made it as manoeuvrable as it was quick. You can buy one of these at Elitas Travel site for a hefty $2,295,000.
Fastest Boat in GTA Online: The Jetmax
Thankfully, there's little argument as to this one. The Jetmax is a knife through water, and though only able to hold two people at a time, its superb acceleration and top speed of 73 knots (84 MPH, for you landlubbers) make it an ideal racing boat. The comparatively low price associated with boats means you can get this for $299,000 from the Docktease website.
Fastest Plane in GTA Online: The Buckingham Pyro
Well, sort of. The Hydra is the fastest default plane, so that if you bought both from Warstock Cache & Carry and immediately got into them, the Hydra would be faster. However, upgrade both their engines to max, and suddenly the Pyro is the far superior plane, especially with how well it controls and unrivalled acceleration. Buying it will cost you an eye-watering $4,455,500, and you'll need another $33,500 for those engine upgrades, but there's nothing in the sky that can catch you when you're in excess of 200 MPH.
Fastest Car in GTA Online: The Ocelot Pariah/The Grotti Vigilante
Yes, it's another Oppressor situation. Put simply, the Ocelot Pariah, engines fully upgraded, is faster than the Vigilante, right up until the moment the Vigilante uses its limited booster power and just vanishes into the horizon like the goddamn Roadrunner.
So let's go over this clearly: the Pariah costs $1,420,000 from the Legendary Motorsport site on your phone, and with full engine upgrades (another $33,500) it'll break 130 MPH with superb handling to boot.
The Vigilante, on the other hand, is a big ol' Batmobile reference found at Warstock Cache & Carry ($3,750,000, if you please), that comes equipped with machine guns and a recharging rocket booster. Without that booster, it can do, at most, 120 MPH. Then you hit the booster, and it leaps forward to well over 150 MPH in an instant. It's impossible to steer at this point, but you can use the booster every two and a half seconds, so on straight/flat surfaces there's literally nothing that'll catch up with it.
And yes, there's also the flying Deluxo, but it's slow enough while flying that we didn't put it here. Still, it's a flying car, so you'll probably want it anyway. Flying cars are pretty cool, no matter how fast.
Now that you know all the best vehicles around, you can find out how to get one of the toughest - the unstoppable Terrorbyte - at our guide here. Or you can check out the rules of business with our comprehensive guide on being a CEO. And if you want to find our full GTA 5 cheats page for the singleplayer, you can go right here.