GTA 5: Best Drag Race Cars [Top 23]

If you are a fan of drag racing, then behold! We are going to discuss here which is the best drag race car in GTA 5.

Best Drag Car in GTA V
Best Drag Car in GTA V

If you are a drag race fan and are looking for a nice ride to ace your race in GTA V, then we are here to your rescue. Because we are going to discuss here which is the best drag race car in GTA 5.

Key Takeaways

  • GTA 5 features dozens of cool cars across different categories that are great for drag racing.
  • Although these cars differ in speed, weight, and design, one thing that is common in them is that they are “top of the line” and the best in regards to drag racing that GTA V has to offer.
  • Emerus Progen has a V8 engine and a maximum speed of 100.23 mph which is one of the highest in GTA V and is definitely a car I highly recommend.
  • Moreover, Ocelot Pariah with a top-notch handling and a top speed of 155.1 km-h is again one of the best drag race cars in GTA V
  • We have chosen the best drag race cars across all the categories so that you can choose which one suits you the best.
  • You can buy these at the vehicle stores like Legendary Motorsport and Southern S.A. Super Autos.

Best Drag Race Cars 

Car NameMax Speed (mph/km/h)Weight (kg/lbs)Purchase Price ($)Resale Price ($)Unique Features/Upgrades
Bravado Banshee117.75 mph (189.50 km/h)1200 kg (2646 lbs)105,000 - 126,00063,000HSW Performance Upgrades
Imperator132.75 mph (213.64 km/h)2000 kg (4409 lbs)1,718,000 - 2,284,9401,370,964Based on 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT
Overflod Autarch100.04 mph (161 km/h)1300 kg (2866 lbs)1,955,0001,173,000Design amalgam of McLaren Senna, KTM X-Bow GT4
X80 Proto100.04 mph (161 km/h)900 kg (1984 lbs)2,700,0001,620,000Based on Ferrari F80, Ferrari FXX-K
Hermes85.13 mph (137 km/h)1300 kg (2866 lbs)535,000321,000Inspired by Mercury Eight and Hudson Hornet
Pegassi Tezeract105.01 mph (169 km/h)1800 kg (3968 lbs)2,825,0001,695,000Electric supercar, Lamborghini Terzo Millennio design inspiration
Progen Emerus100.23 mph (161.1 km/h)1198 kg (2641 lbs)2,750,0001,650,000Design based on Ferrari FXX-K, McLaren Senna
Ocelot Pariah96.37 mph (155.1 km/h)1500 kg (3307 lbs)1,420,000852,000Inspired by Ferrari Portofino, Aston Martin V12 Zagato
Deveste Eight105.63 mph (170 km/h)2300 kg (5071 lbs)1,795,0001,077,000Design inspired by Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, Devel Sixteen
Entity XXR105.63 mph (170 km/h)N/A2,305,0001,383,000Based on Koenigsegg One:1
Impaler93.83 mph (151 km/h)N/A249,500 - 331,835199,101Chevrolet Impala design inspiration
Benefactor Krieger100.54 mph (161.8 km/h)1250 kg (2756 lbs)2,875,0001,725,000Inspired by Mercedes-AMG One, Honda NSX
Peyote Gasser92.27 mph (148.5 km/h)2100 kg (4630 lbs)805,000483,000Design based on 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Vapid Blade90.1 mph (145 km/h)1200 kg (2646 lbs)160,00096,000Inspired by Chevrolet Impala, 1966 Dodge Monaco
Declasse Drift Yosemite86.99 mph (140 km/h)1200 kg (2646 lbs)1,308,000 - 981,000 (Trade Price)784,800Chevrolet C10 and Ford F-150 Hoonitruck inspiration
Ocelot XA-2198.92 mph (159.2 km/h)1450 kg (3197 lbs)2,375,0001,425,000Design inspired by Koenigsegg Regera, Jaguar models
Dewbauchee Vagner99.98 mph (160.9 km/h)1000 kg (2205 lbs)1,535,000921,000Inspired by Aston Martin Valkyrie, Nio EP9, Porsche Mission E
Declasse Vamos90.1 mph (145 km/h)N/A596,000357,600Inspired by Chevrolet Novas, Chevy Malibu, Pontiac Ventura
Cyclone98.18 mph (158 km/h)1800 kg (3968 lbs)1800 kg (3968 lbs)1,134,000Electric sports car, based on Rimac Concept One, Koenigsegg Agera
Declasse Tulip91.65 mph (147.5 km/h)1545 kg (3406 lbs)718,000430,800Design inspired by 1972 Chevelle Malibu, Oldsmobile 442
Annis RE-7B100.04 mph (161 km/h)880 kg (1940 lbs)2,475,0001,485,000Inspired by Mazda 787B, Memo Rojas BMW, Nissan R390 GT1
Dominator90.1 mph (145 km/h)1600 kg (3527 lbs)26,250 - 35,00021,000 (bought), 3,500 (stolen)Based on Ford Mustang
Duke O’Death94.45 mph (152 km/h)5000 kg (11023 lbs)665,000399,000Armored variant, inspired by Dodge Charger, Pontiac GTO

Drag Race Cars Comparison Table.

Racing has become an essential part of the GTA experience. While racing, every player is conscious of selecting the perfect car, making the player’s victory inevitable. But in modern racing, speed is not the only thing that matters, and many other factors like acceleration, handling, braking, traction, etc., come into play. So we must select a car with all these qualities in just the right amount.

Here are some of the best drag race cars you will find in GTA V. I have explained all the specs of each car in complete detail so you can easily decide which suits you best and which is the best drag race car in GTA 5.

Bravado Banshee

The Bravado Banshee is a classic sports car featured in GTA V. It gets its design inspiration from the classic Dodge Viper. It is probably one of the best deals that you can get on a car in its price range.

Legendary Motorsport and Benny’s Original Motor Works sell this car in a price bracket of $105,000 – $126,000. It is one of the very few vehicles in the game to which we can apply the HSW Performance Upgrades, and for Banshee, the cost will be $1,840,000. Moreover, the Banshee comes free if you buy the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack for GTA Online.

Bravado Banshee 900R in GTA V
Bravado Banshee 900R in GTA V

Talking about its specifications, the Bravado Banshee gives impeccable performance for a car of this price. Starting with its weight, it weighs 1200 kg or 2646 pounds. Talking about its speed, according to the game files, Banshee can give a maximum of 117.75 mph (189.50 km/h). And to add a cherry on top, the HSW Performance Upgrades can take this max speed further one notch up to 153.00 mph (246.23 km/h). Surely all of this is enough to say that it is worthy of being called the “best drag race car in GTA 5”.

A topless variant of Banshee is also available in GTA 5 for a couple thousand grand more than the hardtop variant. Moreover, it can be sold at LS Customs for 6o percent of its purchase price plus half of its upgrade cost at $63,000

The Bravado Banshee is essential in the GTA series because it has been a part of every GTA since Grand Theft Auto III.


Imperator is a bi-seater muscle car featured in GTA Online in multiple variants. It is one of the best cars in the muscle category regarding drag racing.

The Vapid Imperator can give a maximum speed of 132.75 mph (213.64 km/h) in its pristine state when it is fully upgraded. All of it while weighing 2000 kg / 4409 lbs as per game database files. This rear-wheel drive can cost you $ 1,718,000 – $ 2,284,940. Its design is based on the muscle classic 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT.

Imperator in GTA V best drag race car in gta 5
Imperator in GTA V

Moreover, the resale price of Vapid Imperator in the game is set to be $1,370,964 at nearly sixty percent of its purchase cost plus half of the upgrade cost. Furthermore, a discounted price can also be availed for Imperator by unlocking the Sponsorship Tier reward in the Arena war update.

An excellent weaponized version of Imperator was also added to GTA Online in 2018 as a part of the Arena War DLC update. It has additional armor applied compared to the standard variant and can withstand the attack of up to 4 homing missiles. Moreover, it also comes with Rocket Boost, which can take the acceleration game of your cars to the next level.

Overflod Autarch

If you need a badass car to show off in a very reasonable price range, then probably there is no better option than the Overflod Autarch. This bi-seater supercar was added to GTA Online in the “Doomsday Heist” DLC update. It is a killer design that is an amalgam of design patterns from various legendary cars, including the McLaren Senna and KTM X-Bow GT4.

Overflod Autarch in GTA V best drag race car in gta 5
Overflod Autarch in GTA V

Moreover, it is undoubtedly a game changer when it comes to its performance stats. Having a maximum speed of 161 km-h or 100.04 mph, it can be called a “beast.” Moreover, being a supercar, as expected, it is super light weighing only 1300 kg or 2866 pounds.

Legendary Motorsport is offering a sale price of  $1,955,000 for Autarch. And it can be resold at LS Customs at nearly 60% of its original market price of nearly $1,173,000.

Autarch can easily compete with many hypercars in the game. While it lags a little from a lot of other supercars in the game when it comes to speed, its cornering abilities and traction game is next-level and genuinely impeccable.

X80 Proto

Another car in the Supercars category that is one of the top picks in the drag race category and can give a head-to-head competition to Autarch is the X80 Proto. More specifically, it is a prototype hypercar that was added to GTA Online in 2016 as a part of a DLC update. It is based on the concept of car Ferrari F80 along with resemblances of the Ferrari FXX-K.

X80 Proto in GTA V best drag race car in gta 5
X80 Proto in GTA V

Performance wise this is one of the best-performing cars in the game having exceptional handling due to separate rear flaps. Moreover, it has one beast of an engine that can provide RPMs of 6000 even during cornering.

Its acceleration game is also top-notch and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds. It can grant you a maximum speed of 161 km-h or 100.04 mph as indicated in the game data files. Moreover, it is one of the lightest cars in the game and has a total weight of only 900 kg or 1984 pounds.

Quality comes at a price! And the X80 Proto is the practical definition of “quality.” You can buy it at Legendary Motorsport for a price of $2,700,000. Moreover, the resale price at the Los Santos Customs is set to be $1,620,000.


If you want to ace your drag races but need some old-school car, Hermes is probably the first thing that should come to your mind. It is a bi-seater muscle car featured in GTA Online as a part of the “Doomsday Heist” DLC update in 2017.

Albany manufactures the Hermes in GTA Universe. Its design can be seen to be based on old-school legends like Mercury Eight and Hudson Hornet. Hermes was also featured in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas.

Hermes in GTA V best drag race car in gta 5
Hermes in GTA V

The most distinguishable thing about its design is the extended hood area that is a characteristic of cars from the 40s and 50s giving it an authentic classic look.

It can also do some absolute wonders when it comes to performance, having a maximum speed of 137 km-h or 85.13 mph. Moreover, while one might not guess from its appearance, it has an amazingly low weight of 1300 kg or 2866 lbs. With these specs, it can easily compete with all the Muscle cars of the game and even some of the Supercars.

It is one of the lowest vehicles in the game, and while it may not be the best in acceleration, its handling is undoubtedly top-notch. Southern San Andreas Super Autos is selling the Albany Hermes for a base price of $ 535,000. Los Santos customs provides you with customizations of a wide range for your Hermes. Moreover, you can also resell it at the same shop for $ 321,000.

Pegassi Tezeract

Rockstar Games proved that nobody could compete with the GTA series when it came to cars when it introduced cutting-edge electric cars in the game a few years back. The Pegassi Tezeract is one of these state of the art electric supercars that became part of GTA Online when the  Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series update was released at the start of 2018. With its design heavily based on modern-age supercars like Lamborghini Terzo Millennio and SRT Tomahawk, the Pegassi Tezeract is a one-of-a-kind supercar. 

Pegassi Tezeract in GTA V best drag race car in gta 5
Pegassi Tezeract in GTA V

As evident from its unique streamlined build, it is super fast, giving maximum speeds of up to 169 km-h or 105.01 mph as per game data files. Moreover, having a solid grip on the road while also being super agile, it weighs nearly 1800 kg or 3968 pounds.

While it does not have a very excellent acceleration speed, it can give some great top speed once it gets accelerated. EMS upgrades at Los Santos Customs do not affect its top speed.

Legendary Motorsports in GTA Online offers Tezeract at a base price of  $2,825,000. Moreover, the reselling price at Los Santos Customs is set to be $1,695,000. It is an all-wheel drive and is worthy of the title of “best drag race car in GTA 5”.

Progen Emerus

This car had a complete weekly event dedicated to it in GTA Online and is probably one of the cars you can keep your eyes closed for any race any day of the week. It is a bi-seater Supercar from the Sports car category that happens to be one of the best cars in every respect in GTA Online.

It was released in 2019’s “The Diamond Casino & Resort” update in a special weekly event. The design is one of the sleekest that you will see in GTA Online and is based on a real-life  Ferrari FXX-K and McLaren Senna.

Progen Emerus in GTA V
Progen Emerus in GTA V

Although it is one of the fastest cars in GTA Online, its handling is not mainly very good on uneven roads. But to supplement this, its traction is really good. It is powered by a V8 engine that powers its rear wheels, providing you with a maximum speed of 100.23 mph. Moreover, it has a lower suspension and is relatively heavyweight, weighing 1198 kg or 2641 pounds.

At Legendary Motors, the Porgen Emerus will cost you nearly $ 2,750,000. Moreover, at Los Santos Customs, you can find customization options and reselling options for your Emerus for $1,650,000.

Ocelot Pariah 

If you are looking for some really fast wheels, you are looking in the right place. Because this 2-seater supercar by Ocelot is one of your best bets if you want “speed.” The Ocelot Pariah gets its design inspiration from real-life legendary supercars like Ferrari Portofino and Aston Martin V12 Zagato. The famous “Doomsday Heist” DLC introduced this vehicle to the game in 2017 and it has been one of the fastest cars in GTA Online ever since.

Ocelot Pariah in GTA V best drag race car in gta 5
Ocelot Pariah in GTA V

Concerning its speed and acceleration, it can easily give a lot of Sports cars in the game some serious competition. Although it has top-notch handling, it can sometimes experience some loss in traction.

But overall it is one of the cars which provide you with a complete package in every regard. Moreover, the EMS upgrades increase the top speed of your Pariah significantly. You can easily find it the best drag race car in GTA 5.

Coming with a base price of $1,420,000 at Legendary Motorsports, this exceptional supercar is one of those cars that you will never regret buying. It can give you a maximum speed of 155.1 km-h or 96.37 mph and has a moderate weight of nearly 1500 kg or 3307 pounds.

Los Santos Customs provides both reselling and customization options for the Ocelot Pariah. And you can resale it here for a price of $852,000, which is roughly about 60 percent of its original price, including about half the cost of its customizations.

Deveste Eight

Having speed stats so high that they seem too good to be true, this Monster is the Deveste Eight from Principe. It is a 2-seater supercar in the Sports class that was added to the game in 2018 in the Arena War update. It owes its futuristic design to the inspiration from the real-life concept cars  Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo and Devel Sixteen.

Deveste Eight in GTA V best drag race car in gta 5
Deveste Eight in GTA V

Although Deveste Eight can give exceptional max speeds when moving straight, it lags when it comes to the cornering abilities and can lose speed significantly while turning.

So, the best use of this car is in stunt races, and it is practically unbeatable in that specific area. You can get it at Legendary Motorsports for $ 1,795,000, and you can get it delivered anywhere you want to. Its perfect specs make it worthy of the title of “best drag race car in GTA 5”.

Its speed can give you a maximum speed of 105.63 mph or 170 km-h, as indicated by the game database files. Moreover, on the weight spectrum, it falls towards the high-weight vehicles, weighing nearly  2300 kg or 5071 pounds. You can modify and resell it at Los Santos Customs for $1,077,000

If you are a car enthusiast and like exploring different cars, you might be in for a treat. Most of the cars that you see will be either American-made or German. But other than these there is a different genre of cars with their build, and design styles called the JDM cars. We are pretty sure you are going to love these cool cars. Why don’t you check them out by visiting our Best JDM Cars In GTA 5 guide.

Entity XXR

If you want a hypercar for your drag races and you are particularly looking for a sleek design along with an over-the-top performance, then Entity XXR is surely worth considering. This supercar from the “Sports car” category became a part of the game when the “San Andreas Super Sport Series” update was released back in 2018. Overflod manufactures it, so you know that quality is already taken care of.

Entity XXR in GTA V best drag race car in gta 5
Entity XXR in GTA V

Its design is heavily based on the real-life legendary sports car Koenigsegg One:1. This rear-wheel drive although has really good handling and top speed, its acceleration is not up to the mark for cars in its price range. It already has a significantly higher maximum speed of  170 km-h or 105.63 mph, which can be boosted up to 197.9 km/h by applying the EMS engine upgrades.

You can get it at Legendary Motorsport for a base price of  $ 2,305,000 and afterward you can modify it at your nearest garage like LS Customs and Beeker’s Garage. LS Customs also provides you with reselling options for your Entity XXR for a resale price of $1,383,000. If you are looking for the best drag race car in GTA 5, then this incredible ride is worth considering.


You choose an Impaler when you want a nice mix of speed, strength, luxury, and looks combined. It is a 2-seater muscle car featured in GTA Online as a part of the famous “Arena War” DLC in 2018. Its classic look is based on legendary cars like Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Impala. It previously also appeared in GTA Vice City and GTA Liberty City, reflecting this car’s significance in GTA Universe.

Impaler in GTA V best drag race car in gta 5
Impaler in GTA V

In its pristine condition, the Impaler can give you a decent top speed of 93.83 mph or 151 km/h. But its handling is not too excellent and can sometimes cause problems at sharp turns.

This rear-wheel drive has multiple variants present in the game and can be bought in a price of range $ 249,500 – $ 331,835, depending on the variant that you are buying. Moreover, you can also buy this car at a discounted trade price. But you will have to get the Sponsorship Tier reward in the Arena War.

Los Santos Customs will repurchase this car from you at nearly 60 percent of its original price, with the final offering of $199,101.

Benefactor Krieger

Krieger is the monster you need to have if you want to be at the top of your game regarding racing. This bi-seater sports car is the answer to your racing needs and is recommended by almost all GTA veterans. “The Diamond Casino & Resort” update introduced his supercar to the game in 2019. Its design inspiration comes from the concept car Mercedes-AMG One and Honda NSX.

Benefactor Krieger Best Supercars
Benefactor Krieger in GTA V

Again it is an all-rounder giving excellence in all aspects. While having excellent top speed and grip on the road, the acceleration and traction are also at their best. It is said that “You cannot put a price to excellence,” so even after an excellent price tag of $2,875,000, the Benefactor Krieger is worth investing your money in. Legendary Motorsport is the official dealer of this car in the game, and you can easily buy it from there.

Now let’s address the elephant in the room; its performance stats. Even in its pristine condition, it can give you max speeds of 100.54 mph or 161.8 km/h. Moreover, it is surprisingly low in weight weighing only 2756 lbs or 1250 kg. Moreover, you can resell it for $1,725,000 at your nearest LS Customs shop.

Peyote Gasser

This 50s-themed convertible beast is the perfect mixture of style, speed, and power in just the right amounts. Peyote Gasser from Vapid comes in a 2-seater variant that belongs to the “Muscle” category of cars and is one of the best drag racing cars in GTA Online that even Rockstar Games mention itself. “The Diamond Casino & Resort” update added this car to the game in 2019. In this car, we have both options a topless version and a variant with a roof.

Peyote Gasser in GTA V
Peyote Gasser in GTA V

Peyote Gasser’s design is based on the legendary 1955 Ford Thunderbird, which is the “talk of the town” among classic car enthusiasts. Game database files indicate that it can achieve top speeds of up to 148.5 km-h or 92.27 mph. Besides having decent speed, its braking and acceleration are also commendable. But sometimes, you might find difficulty steering when driving at faster speeds. Moreover, it is a rear-wheel drive with a V8 engine powering it.

Talking about its price, you can buy it at Southern San Andreas Super Autos for a base price of  $ 805,000. It has a heavyweight design weight of nearly  2100 kg or 4630 pounds. Moreover, Los Santos Customs can modify the Peyote Gasser for you and buy it from you for a resale price of $483,000. It is undoubtedly what you will call the “best drag race car in GTA 5”.

Vapid Blade

If you want to experience what GTA V offers regarding classic American-made cars, then we think Vapid Blade will fill your appetite. The Vapid Blade is a classic bi-seater Muscle car that is probably one of the classics that were added to the game initially. 2014’s “I’m Not a Hipster” update introduced this car in GTA Online. Moreover, its appearance in GTA IV and GTA San Andreas reflects the popularity and importance of this car in the GTA series.

Vapid Blade in GTA V
Vapid Blade in GTA V

This car gets its design inspiration from real-life classic cars like Chevrolet Impala and the 1966 Dodge Monaco. It is an outstanding ride performance-wise, giving you great acceleration and top speeds of almost 145 km-h or 90.1 mph. It has a low-weight design weighing only 2646 lbs or 1200 kg.

Due to its low weight and being a lowrider too, it has a drawback that it can oversteer. This is why it might not be suitable for offroad races, but overall it will not give any chance to complain.

You can buy it at Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $ 160,000. Moreover, if you already have your garages filled up and want to sell your Vapid Blade, Los Santos Customs is offering an amount of $96,000 for its resale.

Declasse Drift Yosemite

We think that even the name of this car is enough for GTA geeks to know that this car is undoubtedly something that is “meant for drag racing.” Don’t let the looks deceive you because this classy pickup truck is one hell of a beast when it comes to conquering the drag races. It has a bi-seater design based on a real-life Chevrolet C10 and some inspiration from Ken Block Ford F-150 Hoonitruck. This car is also one of the special ones that had its dedicated weekly event as it was released in the Drift Yosemite Week in 2020’s “The Diamond Casino Heist” update.

Declasse Drift Yosemite in GTA V
Declasse Drift Yosemite in GTA V

Its turbochargers give it an incredible top speed of 140 km-h or 86.99 mph. Moreover, it has exceptional acceleration, which can significantly drive even on dirt roads, and is one of the top picks for offroading. And when it comes to drag and drift, the Drift Yosemite lives up to its name due to its excellent grip on the roads.

It is relatively lighter, weighing only 2646 pounds or 1200 kg. It is one of the two advanced variants of the baseline Declasse Yosemite, with the other variant being Declasse Yosemite Racher.

Southern S.A. Super Autos sells the Drift Yosemite for $1,308,000. But you can also get a discounted deal by unlocking its trade price. To unlock it, you must be a Leader and complete the Diamond Casino Heist’s finale in the Drift Yosemite. At Trade price, it is only going to cost you $981,000. Moreover, you can also resell it for a price of $784,800, which is nearly 60 percent of its original price at any of your nearest Los Santos Customs shops.

Ocelot XA-21

With a look so elegant and sleek and performance at its peak, this car monster is the XA-21 from Ocelot, the same company that gave you a beast like Pariah. XA-21 has a bi-seater configuration and has a design that is an amalgam of multiple supercars like Koenigsegg Regera,2017 Jaguar F-Type, and Jaguar C-X75. This car was also introduced in a dedicated event in the 2017’s Gunrunning update.

Ocelot XA-21 in GTA V
Ocelot XA-21 in GTA V

The Ocelot XA-21 is unparalleled and unbeatable when it comes to cornering abilities. Moreover, any other car in the game cannot beat its traction. Due to these reasons, it will serve you the best handling and road grip you will see in GTA Online. But the only drawback is its relatively lower top speed of 159.2 km-h or 98.92 mph for a car of its class. Moreover, it is also great on the car weight end, falling in the moderate weight category, weighing 1450 kg or 3197 pounds.

This hybrid hypercar is up for sale at Legendary Motorsport for $2,375,000. LS Customs can modify it for you and buy it from you for $1,425,000. 

Dewbauchee Vagner

Rockstar has set the bar of concept cars game high by introducing futuristic cars like Dewbauchee Vagner in GTA Online. Dewbauchee Vagner is a hypercar that became part of GTA Online during the Independence Day 2017 event of 2017’s Gunrunning update. It draws its design inspiration from the concept car Aston Martin Valkyrie and several other cars like the Nio EP9 and Porsche Mission E.

Dewbauchee Vagner in GTA V
Dewbauchee Vagner in GTA V

Speed-wise, Vagner is considered one of the game’s fastest cars. Besides speed, Vagner also aces all the other performance perimeters. It has great acceleration, and its handling and grip on the road are also exceptional due to its low suspension. If we have to compare to one car in GTA Online, we can confidently say that it is a head-to-head competitor of the X80 Proto GT. All the more reasons to call it the “best drag race car in GTA 5”.

It can be considered one of the lightest vehicles in the game, weighing only 2205 lbs or 1000 kg. Moreover, it can give you a top speed of 160.9 km-h or 99.98 mph. But this performance excellence comes at a great price of $ 1 535,000 at Legendary Motorsport. But we can guarantee that this car is worth every penny. LS Customs provides reselling option for a reselling price of $921,000. Moreover, some garages in the game can provide you with customization options for your Vagner.

Declasse Vamos

Yet another classic muscle car from Declasse has all the brilliant features that one could wish for in a car meant for drag races. The Declasse Vamos is a 2-seater muscle car introduced in the Arena War DLC update of 2018 for GTA Online. The design of Vamos is based on actual classical cars like Chevrolet Novas, Chevrolet Chevy Malibu, and Pontiac Ventura.

Vamos GTA 5
Vamos in GTA 5

Vamos has a reasonably decent top speed of 145 km-h or 90.1 mph, even in its pristine condition. The only area this car lacks is its empathetic handling, which is why it needs an experienced driver to control it at higher speeds. Other than that, it is one of the most durable cars in the game. Indeed it is worthy of being called the best drag race car in GTA 5.

It is up for sale for $596,000 at Southern S.A. Super Autos. Moreover, you can get it customized at your nearest Los Santos Customs, which also provides a reselling option for $357,600.

If you are looking for drag cars, then we are pretty sure that you are also a fan of flexing your stunt skills by doing wheelies. GTA Online features myriads of great wheelie cars that you can choose from. Why don’t you check out some of the best wheelie cars in GTA 5 by visiting our article best wheelie car GTA 5?


Internal combustion engine cars will soon be a thing of the past as this “electric age” is right on our doorstep. Rockstar Games also welcomed this electric age by introducing some of the most excellent electric cars in GTA Online, with Coil Cyclone being one of them. Cyclone is an all-wheel drive from the company Coil that is both an electric and a sports car. “Smuggler’s Run” update in 2017 added this car to GTA Online’s car catalog. Its design is based on the concept of  Rimac Concept One and Koenigsegg Agera.

Cyclone in GTA V
Cyclone in GTA V

One thing that distinguishes electric vehicles from combustion engines and makes them superior is their exceptional acceleration abilities. Rockstar Games has surely kept this in mind while designing Cyclone, as it provides acceleration like no other vehicle in the game. It can take you 0 to 60 mph in just 2 seconds when fully upgraded.

The only drawback you might experience with Cyclone is its poor traction and cornering abilities. The primary reason for this problem is that enormous amounts of torque are produced because it is an all-wheel drive. On another note, being an EV, it is extremely quiet and produces almost no noise. This is sure enough to call it the best drag race car in GTA 5.

The Coil Cyclone can give excellent top speeds of 158 km-h or 98.18 mph. Moreover, it has a moderate weight of 1800 kg or 3968 pounds. It is a comparatively expensive vehicle having a base price of $ 1,890,000 at Legendary Motorsport. It can also be resold at Los Santos Customs for $1,134,000.

Declasse Tulip

If you want to jump into the sex, drugs, and rock n roll era of the 1970s, then the Declasse Tulip might be your door. Declasse Tulip is a muscle car featured in the 2019’s Arena War update of GTA Online. It also had a separate dedicated event in this DLC update. It draws its design inspiration from classics like the 1972 Chevelle Malibu and the 1970 and 1972 Oldsmobile 442.

Declasse Tulip in GTA V
Declasse Tulip in GTA V

It has a remarkable top speed of 147.5 km-h or 91.65 mph. Moreover, it has a moderate weight of 1545 kg or 3406 pounds. Although it has great handling, its suspension causes problems sometimes, causing the car to oversteer. You can buy it at Southern S.A. Super Autos for  $718,000. Moreover, you can resell at your local Los Santos Customs for $430,800.

If you like going in style, we think we have just the right thing for you. GTA Online features dozens of cool and elegant cars, and we know that you will be looking for cool wheels to show off. So why don’t you check out our guide best looking cars GTA 5?

Annis RE-7B

Annis RE-7B has a two-seat configuration and belongs to the Sports class category. 2016’s  “Cunning Stunts” update introduced this car to GTA Online. Its design is heavily inspired by Mazda 787B, Memo Rojas BMW, and Nissan R390 GT1.

Annis RE-7B in GTA V
Annis RE-7B in GTA V

Annis RE-7B performs well thanks to its above-average peak speed and strong acceleration. Due in part to the weight and lack of traction, it struggles to offer the automobile a speedier takeoff.

Due to its enormous power, it is also impacted by excessive wheel spin, which can cause a delay before the RE-7B can get underway and make it difficult to race. Poor braking also means that it takes longer to stop from speed. Another drawback of this car is its poor durability.

You can buy it at $ 2,475,000 at Legendary Motorsport and resell it at your nearest LS Customs for $1,485,000, nearly sixty percent of the original price. It can give you a maximum speed of 161 km-h or 100.04 mph, according to the data from game files. Moreover, talking about its weight, it is one of the lightest cars in the game and has a total weight of only  880 kg or 1940 pounds.


Vapid Dominator gets its design inspiration from the evergreen Ford Mustang, a hallmark, and symbol of excellence in the automobile industry. It is a bi-seater muscle car and has been a part of the game since its initial release. Dominator comes in several variants and has a price range of $ 26,250 – $ 35,000, depending on the variant you are buying.

Dominator GTA 5
Dominator in GTA 5

The Dominator has a high-torque engine with respectable acceleration and a higher top speed than average. The Dominator’s impressive torque makes it one of the fastest Muscle cars in a straight line, but this is also one of its biggest drawbacks because the raw power the engine produces makes it very challenging to control corners. It can give you a maximum speed of nearly 145 km-h or 90.1 mph. All of it makes it surely worthy of the title “best drag race car in GTA 5”.

Being a muscle car of this magnitude, it is bound to be heavy and weighs 1600 kg or 3527 pounds. You can resale a Dominator at LS Customs for $21,000 if you have bought it and for a price of $3500 if you have stolen it.

Duke O’Death

Duke O’Death is an armored variant of the baseline Dukes. It is a bi-seater muscle car with excellent speed and acceleration. Based on the database file, it can give you a top speed of 152 km-h / 94.45 mph. Moreover, being an armored vehicle, it weighs 5000 kg or 11023 pounds.

Duke O'Death GTA 5
Duke O’Death in GTA 5

You can buy it for $ 665,000 at Warstock Cache & Carry. It gets its design inspiration from Dodge Charger and Pontiac GTO. Moreover, at Los Santos Customs, it has a resale price of $399,000.

Searching for a car that is a perfect mix of power, speed, and style, just right for you, can often be very hectic. But we got your back! We hope you have found which of these cool drag race cars works best for you. We have tried to list all the cars worthy of being called the “best drag race car in GTA 5”. If you know any other cool drag race car, share it with us in the comments below.

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