GTA: Online's new Diamond Casino Heist brings with it new vehicles for you to buy and drive. We'll take you through all of them, how much they cost, and what they can do.
- What New Vehicles Are There in the Diamond Casino Heist?
- Are there Any New Planes or Helicopters in the Diamond Casino Heist Update?
- Where to Get/Buy the New Diamond Casino Heist Vehicles
- What Are Trade Prices and How to Unlock Them
- Southern San Andreas Super Autos Cars
- Legendary Motorsport Cars
- Warstock Cache and Carry Cars
What New Vehicles Are There in the Diamond Casino Heist?
Like most updates before it, the Casino Heist doesn't give you new cars, it just adds new ones to the in-game shops for you to buy (assuming you have the money). Nonetheless, the new update adds a total of 12 vehicles for you to save up for, with varying stats, speeds and strengths. We'll go over them in detail momentarily, but for now, here is the full list.
- Maxwell ASBO
- Vapid Retinue MK II
- Karin Everon
- Maxwell Vagrant
- Lampadati Komoda
- Ubermacht Rebla GTS
- Blazer Lifeguard
- Bugstars Burrito
- Fire Truck
Are there Any New Planes or Helicopters in the Diamond Casino Heist Update?
No, though that could change in the future. Rockstar have often made further additions to GTA Online as part of the same update, such as adding new weapons to Arena War after the update was already released. To give this theory further credit, Twitter user FoxySnaps has found multiple unreleased vehicles in the game's files, and while none of them look like they can fly, they include what looks like a Formula 1 car and a miniature tank of some sort.
Where to Get/Buy the New Diamond Casino Heist Vehicles
All the new cars can be bought from one of three of the game's websites - Southern San Andreas Super Autos, Legendary Motorsport and Warstock Cache and Carry. You can access all of these by going into your phone (up on the D-Pad), selecting the internet icon, and going into the "Travel and Transport" tab. Once inside, you can simply select the car you want to purchase it (assuming you have the money).
What Are Trade Prices and How to Unlock Them
Most of the vehicles available have both a standard price and a trade price, the latter effectively being a discount given to those who fulfil certain conditions. Different vehicles have different conditions to get those trade prices, but you can find them out by going into the car's webpage and hovering the mouse icon over the "trade price" button. A box will appear in the top left telling you what you need to do to unlock it (if the purchase icon is greyed out, select a paint job for the car first, then try it).
Southern San Andreas Super Autos Cars
The Maxwell ASBO ($408,000/$306,000)
Just a small, ugly hatchback (that somehow costs more than a quarter of a million dollars), the Maxwell ASBO has better stats than other cars of its type, basically providing an ugly, cheap-looking chassis with a half-decent engine.
Vapid Retinue Mk II ($1,620,000/$1,215,000)
An upgraded version of the existing Retinue, the Mk II is bigger, boxier, and with a more powerful engine stuffed under the hood. It's also got surprisingly good suspension for what looks like a simple commuter car.
Karin Everon ($1,475,000/$1,106,250)
Hey, look - a monster truck! The Everon is a massive pick-up that's about driving around or through other cars than simply going straight over them.
Maxwell Vagrant ($2,214,000/$1,660,500)
How does a car that's basically missing all the doors and windows cost so much?! Regardless, the Vagrant is a bouncy buggy designed for dragging itself up and down mountainsides. If you're racing friends to the top of Mount Chiliad, this is the vehicle to do it in.
Legendary Motorsport Cars
Lampadati Komoda ($1,700,000/$1,275,000)
A fast, big sedan that manages some truly impressive acceleration, the Komoda suffers when it comes to braking. I guess it just likes to run before it can walk.
Ubermacht Rebla GTS ($1,175,000)
One of the few vehicles without a trade price option, the Rebla GTS is a rather large, bulky luxury car that's not as good as the Komoda, except when it comes to the cost.
Warstock Cache and Carry Cars
Blazer Lifeguard ($62,000)
The cheapest vehicle available (even despite not having a trade price option), the Blazer Lifeguard is a rather small quad bike designed for use on sand.
Keeping the theme going, the Lifeguard is a car designed to drive on sand, giving it good traction even on difficult surfaces. It also has a surfboard on the roof, so challenge your friends to stand on it and see how long they can last as you drive down the freeway.
Who hasn't wanted to own… er… a utility van? Alright, this isn't a supercar, per se, but it's big, it's sturdy and it's got free cones on the front. Who doesn't like cones?
Alright, this one is actually a bit useful. As befits the name "Brute" plastered on the front, the stockade is an armoured van that makes up in durability what it loses in speed.
Bugstars Burrito ($598,500/$450,000)
We'll be honest, there's nothing really to promote about a vehicle that even its webpage says "can be enthusiastically described as 'capable'." Unless you want to lose street cred or kill a wasps' nest, you probably don't need an exterminator's van that costs half a million dollars.
Fire Truck ($3,295,000/$2,471,250)
Well, it's… it's a fire truck. What more can we say? It's so big nothing short of a missile will push it over, and it comes with a water cannon to torment NPCs with all over the city. Now you can have one to own yourself, rather than calling 911 and preparing for a hijacking.
If you found that helpful, why not check out our guide to the fastest vehicles in the whole game? Or if you want to break up your heisting with some good, old-fashioned carnage, click here to see our full guide to playing Arena War. And if you want to find our full GTA 5 cheats page for the singleplayer, you can go right here for everything you need.