6 Most Badass Vehicles of Grand Theft Auto
Monday,June 24, 2013
The series that is GTA has seen a bevy of vehicles which have been our favorites in their own rights. Vehicles and their reckless albeit usefulness has been a trademark of GTA since the beginning of the series.
Compiled here is a list of the most amazing and popular vehicles that we have seen in Grand Theft Auto through the years.
Modelled on the Porsche 911, the Comet is a mainstay that appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and Grand Theft Auto V.
It was also speculated that the Comet was inspired by a Datsun 240Z because GTA III era renditions of the Comet are front-engined, unlike the real Porsche 911, which is famously rear-engined. The car is arguably the best car in the GTA series having top notch acceleration, speed, braking, and handling. In the GTA III era, the Comet enabled the protagonist to jump over the driver’s side door because of its top-down convertible nature.
The most used and probably the most famous car of GTA, the Comet still remains a favorite.
2. Sabre GT
The Sabre GT is a 2-door muscle coup that is present in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and Grand Theft Auto V.
The design of the Sabre GT borrows bits and pieces from many American muscle cars like the ’68/’69 Chevrolet Chevelles, the 1970 AMC Rebel, the 1970 Buick GSX and the 1969 Dodge Coronet. The Sabre GT is a turbo-charged version of the Sabre, also a vehicle of the game. With a 9-litre (550 ci) V8, the car is all about American muscle and power, popular with like minded gamers.
American muscle cars have their own fanbase. Definitely one of the most loved vehicles of the game.
3. The Patriot
The Patriot is an off road/utility vehicle that is a mainstay almost throughout the GTA series. One of the most powerful and sturdy vehicles of the GTA series, the Patriot is AM General Motors HMMWV, a Hummer H1, and a Hummer H2.
With a high ground clearance, the Patriot and its different variants throughout the series has been popular because of its off-road capabilities and durability. Hummer fans definitely choose this vehicle.
The mortorcycle, Freeway makes an appearance in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto IV.
Resembling a classic Harley-Davidson, the freeway provides one of the most enjoyable bike rides in the GTA series and is the best for cruising in the city. Due to its weight, the bike is not suitable for off-roading but provides a very comfortable ride.
My favorite bike of the GTA series, the Freeway is the bike to ride into the sunset.
As far as boats are concerned, the Predator is the most popular one which makes an appearance in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto IV.
Primarily a police vehicle, the Predator distinguishes itself from other boats which are a lot faster than it by possessing built-in .50 caliber machine guns on both sides of the hull, the same as a Police Maverick helicopter of the series.
Water carnage, anyone?
The Maverick is a civilian helicopter Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto:V. Though it appears in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, it is not intended for player use.
Arguably the best means of transport in the GTA world, the Maverick is based on the Bell 206 L Longranger, the GTA IV version being based on the Bell 407. Many other variants of the Maverick are present but the essence remains the same.
A no-nonsense transportation vehicle, the Maverick remains a most used vehicle in the GTA till date.
These are our choices of the favorite and most popular vehicles in the Grand Theft Auto series. Do let us know your choices and if you would like to add something to the list, feel free to do so in the comments below.
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