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What is the fastest car in GTA Online since The Criminal Enterprises update?

The Criminal Enterprises update introduces several new vehicles to GTA Online, causing players to wonder which is the fastest. More vehicles are expected to be released via drip feed in the future, but the fastest of the current choices is the HSW.

For those who don’t know, the fastest car currently in all of GTA Online is the Sterling GT. The original only went up to 112 mph (180.25 km / h), which is not very impressive. However, HSW performance upgrades will give you the fastest speed in the game. The new top speed is 156.80 mph (252.34 km / h).

Note: Rockstar Games is likely to patch later, so this article doesn’t cover the infinite handbrake boost bug on low-grip tires.

HSW Performance Upgrades Make Sterling GT the Fastest Car in GTA Online


The previous record holder was the Karin S95 with a modified HSW. The vehicle has a top speed of 155.50 mph (250.25 km / h), slightly slower than the Benefactor Stirling GT record of 156.80 mph (252.34 km / h). Keep in mind that GTA Online has faster motorcycles, helicopters and planes.

These impressive top speeds are faster than any other car in the game. The fastest car without HSW correction is Grotti Vigilante, and the fastest non-weaponized and non-HSW car is Oceanot Pariah.

Here’s a quick comparison of top speeds:

  • Sterling GT: 156.80 mph (252.34 km / h)
  • Vigilantism: 147.00 mph (236.57 km / h)
  • Dalit: 136.00 mph (218.87 km / h)

Please note that only PS5 and Xbox Series X | S players can access Hao’s Special Works.

Sterling GT information


Players may want to know more about GTA Online’s new King of Speed. The Sterling GT boasts the following specifications:

  • Vehicle costs: $ 975,000
  • HSW upgrade cost: $ 900,000
  • Vehicle class: Sportclassic
  • Maximum speed (without HSW): 112.00 mph (180.25 km / h)
  • Maximum speed (HSW): 156.80 mph (252.34 km / h)
  • Vehicle capacity: 2 seats

You need to know that the host can disable the HSW upgrade in the race. If that happens, the unaware player will be driving a very slow vehicle in the race. According to Broughy1322 data, the top speed without HSW upgrade is 22nd, which is not impressive in the Sports Classic vehicle class.

Screenshot featuring Sterling GT (image via Rockstar Games)
Screenshot featuring Sterling GT (image via Rockstar Games)

Changing the HSW will give you the highest speed of any sports classic or typical car. PCs, Xbox One, and PS4 players don’t have access to HSW changes, leaving Vigilante as the only option for incredible speed.

GTA Online will introduce another very fast car that will probably use some kind of HSW upgrade. Given the current choices, players may receive another top candidate in terms of speed and acceleration.

Edited by Sijo Samuel Paul




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