GTA 5: Best Drift Cars [Top 30]

Do you drift? Looking to expand your collection? Get the latest, cheapest or all-time favorite drift cars in the game!

best drift cars in GTA 5
best drift cars in GTA 5

The Drug Wars update released in December 2022 has introduced a new series of cars previously unavailable to the players. Players are always out to find the best drift cars in the game to practice new drift styles and hold smoother lines.

Key Takeaways

  • You can purchase cheap, expensive, and more skill-level drift cars in GTA 5, but I advise always going for the cheap and modifying your ride to the top.
  • As for beginners, Karin Futo is the perfect drift car to go for your ideal playthrough. In my opinion, you can also rotate your cars with Sprunk Buffalo, Williard Faction, and Annis Remus for an easy-to-control and drift-king experience. 
  • If you are an experienced drifter looking to try out new cars, the Redwood Gauntlet HellFire, Dewbauchee Massacro, and Banshee 900R should give you a good challenge.

Best Drift Cars Comparison

Car NamePriceBased OnKey Performance HighlightsProsCons
Benefactor SM722$2,115,0002009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss (Z199)V8 Engine, Easily Controllable, Consistent Clutch KickPowerful, Good ControlRequires careful steering
Imponte Ruiner ZZ-8$1,320,000Pontiac Firebird, Camaro, DuraflexRear-wheel Drive, 6-speed Gearbox, V8 EngineHighly Controllable, Strong Clutch KickSlippery with low-grip tires, Not ideal for high-speed drifts
Benefactor LM 87$2,915,000Sauber Mercedes C9, Mercedes-Benz C11High Power, V8 Engine, Responsive HandlingSmooth Drive, Suitable for Various StylesNot recommended for beginners
Karin Futo$9,0001983-1987 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86Rear-wheel Drive, Lightweight, Inline 4-engineExcellent for Beginners, CustomizableLower Power, Struggles at High Speeds
Schyster Fusilade$36,000Chrysler CrossfireInline-4 Engine, Lightweight, Excellent AccelerationEasy Corner Drifting, High-speed SlidesRequires Upgrades, Challenging Oversteer
Bravado Redwood Gauntlet$230,0002008-2013 Dodge ChallengerPotent V-8 Engine, 5-speed GearboxLightweight, High PerformanceLimited Customization, Technical Drive
Benefactor Schwartzer$80,000Mercedez-Benz E550 CoupeV8 Engine, Quick SteerBalanced Drift Car, Extensive Customization OptionsCareful with Customization Choices
Bravado Sprunk BuffaloFree2012-2014 Dodge Charger SRT8Improved Braking, Twin-cam EngineIncredible Control and StabilityLimited Tuning Options
Zion Classic$812,000BMW M6 first-genInline-4 Engine, Good Top SpeedGood for Bumpy Roads, StableChallenging Handling, Springy Suspension
Benefactor Shafter V12$116,0002010 Brabus E V12 SedanHigh-powered V12 Engine, Smooth DrivePowerful Engine, Better ControlHeavier Around Corners, Challenging Cornering
Annis Remus$1,370,0001988—1994 Nissan Silvia (S13) coupeStable Handling, Inline-4 Engine, Powerful Clutch KickGreat for Beginners, VersatileSlightly Slower with Low-Grip Tires
Karin Futo GTX$1,590,0001983-1987 Toyota Sprinter Trueno (AE86)4-Cylinder Engine, Good Speed and AccelerationIdeal for Beginners, CustomizableRequires Precise Control
Dewbauchee Massacro$275,0002nd Gen Aston Martin VanquishHigh Top Speed, 6-Liter V6 EngineExcellent for Drifting, FastSuited for Experienced Drifters
Bravado Banshee 900R$565,500Dodge Viper RT/10Super Class, EMS Engine Upgrades, V8 EngineHigh Drifting Capability, CustomizableNot Recommended for Newcomers
Dewbauchee Rapid GT$140,000Aston Martin V8 Vantage RoadsterV8 Engine, Good Acceleration, Excellent on Low-Grip TiresOutstanding Handling, Extensive Customization
Buffalo STX$2,150,0002015 Dodge ChargerHigh Top Speed, Excellent Acceleration, V8 EngineStable Drifting Car, Customizable
Stable Drifting Car, Customizable$36,0001982-87 Buick RegalTurbocharged V8 Engine, Heavy BodyStable, Easy to Handle for BeginnersWacky Suspension, Reduced High-Speed Performance
Vapid Imperator$2,284,9401973 Ford Falcon XB GTExcellent Acceleration, Single-Cam V8 EngineUpgradable, Smooth HandlingSignificant Oversteer, Requires Investment in Upgrades
Declasse Drift Yosemite$1,308,000Second-Generation Chevrolet C10Single-Cam V8 Engine, Turbochargers, Good AccelerationStable on Dirt Tracks, VersatileHigher Price, Suitable for Various Skill Levels
Declasse Vamos$596,000Third-Gen Chevrolet Nova396ci Engine, Fluent MovementHigh Speed and Power, Navigates Corners WellChallenging for Beginners, Significant Oversteer
Bravado Gauntlet Hellfire$745,0002018 Dodge Challenger SRT DemonSingle-Cam V8 Engine, High Top-SpeedExcellent All-Rounder for DriftingHigh Price, Limited Upgrades
Dinka RT 3000$1,715,000Honda S2000 (AP)Good Top Speed and Acceleration, Precise Steering
Vulcar Nebula Turbo$797,000First-Generation Volvo 2424-Cylinder Engine, Good HandlingBeginner-Friendly, Smooth NavigationStruggles with High-Speed Drifting
Comet Retro Custom$645,000Ruf Turbo RBoxer 6 Engine, High Mid-Drive Speed BoostsHandles Corners SmoothlyTwitchy at High Speeds
Annis Elegy Retro Custom$904,000Nissan Skyline GT-RExcellent Acceleration and Top Speed, All Wheel DriveBetter Acceleration and Handling than Standard Elegy RH8High Upgrade Cost
Pfister Comet S2$1,878,000Porsche 911Immense Power, Suitable for Long and High-Speed Drifting
Vulcar Warrener HKR$1,260,000Nissan/Datsun Sunny Pick-Up TruckPowerful, High TorqueVersatile, Ideal for BeginnersCan Spin Out Sometimes
Vapid Dominator GTT$1,220,0001969-79 Ford MustangUnlimited Torque, Powerful
Pfister Growler$1,627,000Porsche 718 CaymanConsistent Clutch Kick, Very Responsive
Annis Euros$1,800,000Nissan 300ZXSuper Smooth Handling, Very Controllable, Great UndersteerBest on Low-Grip Tires
Benefactor Schlagen GT$1,300,000Mercedes-AMG GTAgile and Quick, Excellent AccelerationResponsive and Fun to DriveRequires Skilled Handling
Übermacht Sentinel Classic$650,000BMW E30 M3Balanced Performance, Good Drift CapabilityIdeal for Various Drifting StylesNot the Fastest in its Class
Pegassi Toros$498,000Lamborghini UrusAll-Wheel Drive, Powerful EngineVersatile, Good for Off-Road DriftingBulkier than Typical Drift Cars
Grotti Itali GTO$1,965,000Ferrari 812 SuperfastHigh Speed, Strong AccelerationExcellent for Racing and DriftingHigh Cost, Less Forgiving Handling
Obey 8F Drafter$718,000Audi S5Stable and Balanced, Good for Drifting and RacingVersatile, Good Customization OptionsNot the Best in Either Racing or Drifting

Drift Cars Comparison Table.

Benefactor SM722

All new from Benefactor, this speedster is yet the best drift car addition to the DLC update of GTA 5. The game tends to get a little boring with the same cars, but Rockstar knows how to keep things interesting with the car updates. 

  • Based On: 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss (Z199).
  • Price: $2,115,000
  • Purchase this car from Legendary Motorsport.
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Front Quarter View


Here are some important features that make it great for drifting:

  • Powered by a V8 engine (so extremely powerful)
  • Very easily controllable
  • Consistent clutch kick

With careful steering and a good grip on the throttle, this ride can draw and hold smooth, long lines. You can try many new entry styles with the SM722 because of its ease of control

Imponte Ruiner ZZ-8

The Imponter Ruiner ZZ-8 is a brand-new muscle car that has a lot going for it, making it a competitive target for all drifters in the car community.

  • Inspired by: Pontiac Firebird, Camaro, and Duraflex.
  • Price: $1,320,000
  • You can purchase this car from the Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
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Front Quarter view of Imponte Ruiner


Some key specs of the car are:

  • Rear-wheel Drive
  • 6-speed gearbox and a V8 engine
  • Highly controllable
  • Strong Clutch Kick

Pros & Cons:

  • I experienced Imponte Ruiner to be highly controllable and transitions smoothly between low and high-speed drifts.
  • It offers plenty of power and excellent grip but can become slippery with low-grip tires, causing oversteer.
  • It is not ideal for high-speed drifting due to its firmer grip and unpredictable handling at higher speeds.

Benefactor LM 87

The design of this car is based on the Sauber Mercedes C9, with the customization of the Mercedes-Benz C11.

  • Price: $2,915,000
  • You can find this vehicle up for purchase at Legendary Motorsport.
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Front view of Benefactor LM87


  • Very high power
  • V8 engine coupled to a 6-speed gearbox
  • Responsive Handling
  • Good acceleration on low grips

Pros & Cons:

  • Smooth drive with responsive handling, suitable for various entry styles.
  • I will not recommend this car for first-time or inexperienced drifters due to the need for an experienced driver and careful throttle control to prevent spinning.
  • Newcomers may find older cars like the Karin Futo more suitable, while experienced drifters will appreciate this car’s performance.

Karin Futo

You’ve probably already heard about this; every drifter has this in their collection. This drift car is one of the top picks for every first-time drifter in GTA 5. 

  • Price: $9,000
  • Based On: 1983-1987 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86.

Although this drift car spawns in a lot of places in GTA 5, some notable ones are as follows:

  • Bohan, Little Bay
  • Chinatown, Algonquin
  • Castle Gardens, Algonquin
  • Traffic in Multiplayer
  • While driving a Fagio
  • Acter, Alderney
  • Broker and Dukes
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Front view of the Karin Futo


Here is why you should get this two-door coupe.

  • Easy handling
  • Excellent suspension setup
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Lightweight
  • Inline 4-engine with four throttle bodies coupled with a 5-speed gearbox.

Pros & Cons:

  • While it might not excel in speed and acceleration compared to other sports cars, its firm grip and easy control provide a smooth experience.
  • Extremely controllable handling and easy maneuvering, thanks to its lightweight chassis, making it ideal for beginners.
  • Slightly lower power results in a weaker clutch kick and struggles at high speeds, compensated by low-grip tires.
  • Offers numerous customization options due to its popularity, but minimal upgrades are needed for a smooth ride.
  • Best suited for smaller tracks and city areas, accommodating various drift styles.
  • I recommend using low-grip tires for optimal performance, making it one of the most accessible cars to learn to drift in about 10-20 minutes.
  • It is affordable for beginners looking to try new slides.

Schyster Fusilade

  • Price: $36,000
  • Based on: Chrysler Crossfire.
  • Here are all the locations where you can find this car:
    • Martin Madrazo’s ranch, during the mission ‘Caida Libre.’
    • The terminal on Buccaneer Way
    • Rockford Hills, Vinewood, and Richman.
    • Southern San Andreas Super Autos website in GTA Online.
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Front view of the Schyster Fusilade


Here are some important selling points of this car:

  • Double overhead camshaft Inline-4 engine, extremely powerful
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent acceleration and top speed

Pros & Cons:

  • Limited customization options exist, but it excels in drift capabilities due to its weight distribution.
  • Lightweight with easy corner drifting and minimal oversteer, making it suitable for high-speed slides.
  • Requires upgrades and customization for optimal performance.
  • Mastering this car demands skill due to its short wheelbase and challenging oversteer, requiring careful throttle and steering control.

Bravado Redwood Gauntlet

  • Price: $230,000 (for non-returning players)
  • Based On: 2008-2013 Dodge Challenger.
  • After winning a Stock Car race, you can find this car in the protagonists’ garages.

It can also be found in the Southern San Andreas Super Autos in GTA Online.

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Front View of Redwood Gauntlet


Not only does this car come completely free, but it also has many exciting features that make it a perfect drift car.

  • Potent V-8 engine with a large cylindrical air filter
  • 5-speed gearbox
  • Increased acceleration and a higher top speed
  • Consistent clutch kick and smooth handling
  • Lightweight

Pros & Cons:

  • Its lightweight frame enhances performance during high-level drifts.
  • Recommend stancing the car and using low-grip tires for maximum performance.
  • Customization options are non-existent, limiting tuning possibilities.
  • Offers a great mid-drive speed boost for higher speeds but has limited drifting potential at high speeds due to increased grip and oversteer.
  • Handling can be unpredictable at high speeds.
  • Draws and holds smooth lines at low speeds.
  • Fairly technical to drive, suitable for experienced drifters, but may require practice for beginners.
  • It is a solid choice for experienced GTA 5 drifters seeking a new car for their collection.

Benefactor Schwartzer

Look no further if you want to combine affordability with tons of power and smoothness. Benefactor Schwartzer is the perfect car for you. This two-door coupe offers a lot that vehicles of the same price range lack. 

  • Price: $80,000
  • Based On: Mercedez-Benz E550 Coupe.
  • Find the car in the following locations:
    • Southern San Andreas Super Autos
    • Downtown Los Santos
    • La Spada restaurant in La Puerta
    • Vespucci Beach
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Front view of the Benefactor Schwartzer


  • V8 engine that revs up to 7000 rpm
  • Quick steer
  • It has tons of power, an incredible clutch kick, and plenty of oversteers.
  • Wide range of customization options

Pros & Cons:

  • According to my experience, it is one of the most balanced drift cars in the game, boasting ample power for drifting.
  • Forgiving handling with significant oversteer, making it easy to navigate sharp corners.
  • Smooth clutch kick for maintaining clean lines during drifts.
  • Utilize the mid-drive speed boost to control the car’s abundant power for a smooth drifting experience.
  • Offers extensive customization options for fine-tuning to your preference.
  • Stance the car and use standard tires for surprising performance.
  • It is advisable to exercise caution with certain customization options, particularly the turbo, to optimize the drift experience.

Bravado Sprunk Buffalo

Sprunk Buffalo is a 4-door muscle car, exclusive for players returning from Xbox 360 and PS3. This car is one of the best drift cars in GTA 5 and a must-have. You should add this to your collection and practice lines on it.

  • Price: Free
  • Based On: 2012-2014 Dodge Charger SRT8.
  • You can find this car in either one of the following locations:
    • At each protagonist’s garage after winning the fourth Stock Car Race
    • Cunning Stunts update in GTA Online
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The Bravado Sprunk Buffalo from the front


  • Improved braking capability, top speed, and acceleration
  • Twin-cam, straight-4 engine coupled with a 5-speed gearbox
  • Incredible control and stability

Pros & Cons:

  • Offers incredible control and excellent stability, ideal for maintaining smooth lines.
  • Balanced oversteer makes it suitable for high-speed drifting.
  • Utilize the mid-drive speed boost, common in most muscle cars, in conjunction with low-grip tires and stancing for optimal performance.
  • Versatile for various drifting techniques and competitive with other GTA 5 drift cars.
  • There are limited tuning options, but issues with inconsistent grip during drifts can be resolved with low-grip tires.

Zion Classic

A 2-door coupe released as part of the continuation of The Diamond Casino and Resort update, the Zion Classic has much to offer, especially if paired with low-grip tires.

  • Price: $812,000
  • Based On: BMW M6 first-gen.
  • Purchase this car from the following places:
    • Southern San Andreas Super Autos
    • Win from Lucky Wheel in the Casino during GTA Online
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Front view of the Zion Classic


The Zion Classic performs exceptionally well when paired with low-grip tires. 

  • Inline-4 Engine with throttle bodies paired with a 4-speed gearbox.
  • Great top speed and acceleration
  • It is controllable as it doesn’t oversteer easily.

Pros & Cons: 

  • Handling is challenging due to a low grip, making turning corners slightly difficult, but it doesn’t oversteer easily, making it suitable for cutting corners and trying different drift styles.
  • Performs well on bumpy roads but has two Advanced Flags enabled, resulting in a somewhat springy suspension and noticeable bouncing during driving.
  • The car can hold lines for drifting, but it demands an experienced driver who can handle throttle and steering input.
  • With practice, this car can provide an enjoyable drifting experience.

Benefactor Shafter V12

  • Price: $116,000
  • Based On: 2010 Brabus E V12 Sedan.
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Front view of the Benefactor Shafter V12


It has some notable vital features that make it a better pick than the other drift cars from Benefactor, especially the Schwartzer.

  • High-powered V12 engine
  • Highly controllable
  • Better acceleration and a higher top speed
  • Smooth drive

Pros & Cons:

  • This car boasts a powerful engine, resulting in a smoother drive and superior performance at high speeds compared to the Schawrtzer.
  • Offers better control with reduced oversteer compared to the Schwartzer, requiring less vigilance on the throttle and steering control.
  • However, it tends to be heavier around corners, making handling challenging and demanding a more aggressive approach.
  • The powerful engine can make controlling the car during cornering difficult due to excessive torque.
  • Smooth transitions between drifts and an excellent clutch kick, making it enjoyable for drifting.
  • I found many customization options for this, making it an ideal drift car in GTA 5.
  • It performs best with low-grip tires, making it a recommended choice for drifting enthusiasts.

Annis Remus

Another sports car that is very popular among the drift community in GTA is the Annis Remus. I highly recommend using this car to practice lines if you’re a beginner. It is a little towards the pricier edge but is worth every penny.

  • Price: $1,370,000
  • Based On: 1988—1994 Nissan Silvia (S13) coupe.
  • The car is available at all the following locations:
    • Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $ 1,370,000 or $1,027,500 after unlocking its trade price.
    • Premium Deluxe Motorsport lets you test drive it and purchase it during Cayo Perico Series Week.
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Annis Remus’s front view


Here are some of the top features of the Annis Remus:

  • Very stable handling with substantial grip
  • No oversteer.
  • Inline-4 engine with 20 valves, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox.
  • Powerful clutch kick

Pros & Cons:

  • Offers decent acceleration and top speed, with exceptional handling and stability.
  • Thanks to its consistent clutch kick, it is easy to control and transition between drifts.
  • It provides a safe and controlled drifting experience, even when sliding aggressively.
  • It has a lightweight build but maintains an excellent grip, preventing uncontrollable spins.
  • Neutral weight distribution results in less twitchy handling.
  • After my experimentations, it is slightly slower with low-grip tires but remains stable and controllable.
  • It is ideal for both first-time drifters and experienced ones offers a versatile range of drift techniques to practice.
  • Known as one of the best drift cars in GTA 5, it can hold long, smooth drift lines and handle bumpy tracks effectively.

Karin Futo GTX

Karin Futo GTX is a three-door liftback that has been nothing short of an upgrade from the Futo. 

  • Price: $1,590,000
  • Based On: 1983-1987 Toyota Sprinter Trueno (AE86) Liftback.
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The Karin Futo GTX


  • 4-cylinder engine with four throttle bodies
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Good speed and acceleration
  • Smooth handling

Pros & Cons:

  • The Futo GTX is an excellent choice for beginners to practice drifting.
  • Known for its consistent clutch kick, making it easy to drift around corners.
  • It is versatile and suitable for various drifting styles, making it enjoyable for experienced drifters.
  • I struggled with precise control to achieve optimal performance, but it rewards with long, smooth drift lines once you achieve it.
  • Offers excellent acceleration, top speed, and spectacular handling.
  • Features an unnoticeable mid-drive speed boost, perfect for beginners.
  • While not the fastest in races, it can reach a speed of 119.75 mph when fully upgraded.
  • Provides a wide range of customization options.
  • It is a valuable choice for both new and experienced players.

Dewbauchee Massacro

If you’re looking for a sports car to drift with, look no further. The Dewbauchee Massacro is a massively impressive car for drifting and in general.

  • Price: $275,000
  • Based On: 2nd Gen Aston Martin Vanquish.
  • After installing the DLC The High Life update, it is also available in the protagonist’s garage. It can also be purchased from Legendary Motorsports for $275,000 in GTA Online.
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Frontal View of the Dewbauchee Massacro


  • Highest top speed in its class in comparison with the Zentorno and Turismo R
  • 6-liter V6 engine that can push up to 480 hp
  • 6-speed gearbox
  • Rear-wheel drive

Pros & Cons:

  • A favored choice among racers for drifting due to its perfect handling.
  • Ideal for cutting corners and holding smooth, long drift lines.
  • Offers ample customization options to enhance its performance.
  • After an upgrade, I reached the max speed of almost 217 mph, making it one of the fastest cars in the “Sports” class.
  • Suitable for drag races and highway runs in addition to drifting.
  • It is best suited for experienced drifters due to its powerful performance.

Bravado Banshee 900R

Rated the top-most in the drift cars in GTA 5, the Bravado Banshee 900R lives up to its title. It is not only the king of GTA 5 drifting; it has a classy design. 

  • Price: $565,500
  • Inspired By: Dodge Viper RT/10.
  • Location: Benny’s Original Motor Works.
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Bravado Banshee 900R


Some notable features of this car are as follows:

  • Part of the Super Class
  • Top speed and increased acceleration
  • EMS Engine Upgrades that provide up to 124mph top speed
  • V8 single-cam engines with 5-speed gearbox

Pros & Cons:

  • Highly capable of drifting, especially when upgraded.
  • Performs well in various drifting techniques, including 360 jump drifts and reverse entries.
  • Smooth transitions at both top and low speeds provide long, smooth lines.
  • Offers a significant amount of power and mid-drive speed boosts, enhancing drifting performance.
  • It is best suited for experienced drifters because it can spin out at high speeds.
  • Abundant customization options and significant upgrades are available.
  • Upgrading the engine increases top speed, power, and acceleration.
  • While it’s a challenging drift car due to its high power, it’s not recommended for newcomers.
  • Requires careful handling with low-grip tires and sensitive throttle.
  • Precision and calculated cornering are essential to avoid spinning out.

Dewbauchee Rapid GT

A must-have if you’re looking to invest. As described by Legendary Motorsport, the Rapid-GT is an ultimate blend of luxury and refinement.

  • Price: $140,000 (Roadster)
  • Based On: Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster.
  • Find this car in one of the following locations:
    • Solomon Richards’ studio
    • Rockford Hills and Vinewood Hills
    •  Paleto Bay
    •  Los Santos Customs in Burton,
    • Legendary Motorsport
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Convertible Rapid GT


  • V8 Engine
  • Good acceleration and top speed
  • Brilliant on low-grip tires
  • Very stable on high speeds
  • Balanced structure and weight distribution

Pros & Cons:

  • Excellent handling and grip, making it one of the best cars for drifting.
  • Outstanding at linking drifts nicely at higher speeds, allowing for super-long drifts.
  • Easy to control, requiring less throttle and steering input for higher-speed drifting.
  • Offers extensive customization options, with significant upgrades available.
  • Upgrades, including the EMS 4 engine, Sports suspension, Turbo tuning, and Race transmission, enhance its performance.
  • Performs exceptionally well on low-grip tires, providing stability and control during drifts.
  • Offers a balanced structure, ensuring a smoother and more stable experience.
  • Forgiving and stable, making it suitable for beginners and experienced drivers.
  • Versatile for various entry styles and drift techniques.
  • Offers excellent value for its price compared to other sportscars in the game.

Buffalo STX

Another muscle car on the list has every right to be here. Much like the Gauntlet, the Bravado Buffalo STX is one of the best picks for drift cars in GTA 5. It is a 4-door muscle car that has much to offer for its price.

  • Price: $2,150,000
  • Based On: 2015 Dodge Charger.
  • The Buffalo STX is available from the Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
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Front view of Buffalo STX


  •  At the top for “muscle” cars
  • High top speed and excellent acceleration
  • Single-cam V8 engine coupled to an 8-speed gearbox
  • Rear-wheel drive

Pros & Cons:

  • A powerhouse with excellent stability, making it a fantastic drifting car.
  • Offers precision and smooth handling, allowing for easy cornering.
  • Great top speed and a lightweight build, aiding in holding smooth drift lines.
  • It resembles the original Charger and delivers performance comparable to the Gauntlet Hellfire.
  • Offers numerous customization options and benefits significantly from upgrades.
  • Versatile and suitable for beginners, thus making it one of the top cars for drifting.

Williard Faction

Williard Faction is one of your classic American muscle-car, packed with tons of power. The Faction might not win in the looks department, but it sure blows off everything in the drift department.

  • Price: $36,000
  • Based On: 1980s American sports coupe, more prominently the 1982-87 Buick Regal.
  • Some locations where this car spawns are:
    • Alderney and Broker
    • Buy from Benny’s Original Motor Works in GTA Online
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Front View of the Wlliard Faction


  • Tons of power
  • Turbocharged V8 engine
  • Heavy Body

Pros & Cons:

  • Heavy body offers stability and control, making it ideal for holding longer drifts.
  • Not a high-speed car, but it excels in drift capabilities.
  • Heavy handling aids in smooth transitions between drifts and cornering.
  • Versatile and suitable for beginners, allowing for various drifting techniques.
  • Easy to learn and handle, making it a top pick for newcomers.
  • Provides smooth sliding at low and moderate speeds.
  • Drawbacks include wacky suspension and reduced performance at high speeds.
  • Overall, it is a cost-effective option with excellent drifting potential.

Vapid Imperator

The Vapid Apocalypse Imperator is a custom muscle car you should buy if you want to invest. Although it’s pricier, the car is well worth it.

  • Price: $2,284,940
  • Based On: 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT.
  • Purchase this car at the Arena War website in GTA online.
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The Vapid Imperator


  • Excellent acceleration
  • Single-cam V8 engine
  • Smooth handling
  • 4-speed gearbox

Pros & Cons:

  • Powerful engine, typical of muscle cars, but it comes with significant oversteer.
  • Offers numerous customization options.
  • Requires substantial investment in upgrades for optimal drifting performance.
  • Once I upgraded, Vapid Imperator’s smooth handling made it easier to master.
  • It is worth the cost if you seek enhanced power and acceleration.
  • A valuable addition to your collection for expanding your drifting options.

Declasse Drift Yosemite

Declasse Drift Yosemite is a traditional pickup truck driver that can pull off unique tricks. 

  • Price:$1,308,000
  • Inspired By: second-generation Chevrolet C10.
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The Declasse Drift Yosemite


  • A modified version of the original Yosemite
  • It can handle dirt roads reasonably well.
  • Single-cam V8 engine
  • Fitted with two turbochargers.
  • Good acceleration and outrageous top speed

Pros & Cons:

  • Performs exceptionally well at higher speeds compared to other vehicles in its class.
  • Shares similarities with the Futo in ease of drifting but boasts higher power and acceleration.
  • Offers increased stability, especially on dirt tracks.
  • Comes at a higher price.
  • Suitable for various skill levels, making it a valuable addition to your collection.
  • Performs admirably in both low-speed and high-speed drifting scenarios.

If you are looking for more trucks like this, do check out our top 8 fastest trucks in GTA V.

Declasse Vamos

Declasse Vamos is a unique muscle car that not everyone picks for drifting. However, it has much to offer that gets overlooked. 

  • Price: $596,000
  • Based On: third-gen Chevrolet Nova.
  • You can purchase this car from the Southern San Andreas Super Autos
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Declass Vamos front quarter view


  • Powered by a 396ci (6.5L) engine, modeled by a single-cam V8
  • Fluent with movement
  • Good acceleration and top-speed
  • A lot of oversteers.

Pros & Cons:

  • Vamos is a capable car for drifting with numerous customization options.
  • Drifting with this car demands a high skill level due to the need for precise throttle and steering control.
  • It offers more speed and power than the Faction, with significant oversteer.
  • Capable of navigating corners swiftly and maintaining smooth lines.
  • While challenging for beginners, it becomes one of the top drift cars in GTA 5 with practice.

Bravado Gauntlet Hellfire

We are not obsessed with muscle cars; they are just that good. The infamous bravado gauntlet hellfire is nothing short of a hellfire. Given its high power and speed, it is one of the best muscle cars in GTA 5 for drifting.

  • Price: $745,000
  • Based On: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
  • Buy this car from the following locations:
    • Southern San Andreas Super Autos
    • Premium Deluxe Motorsport (available for both test drive and purchase)
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The Bravado Gauntlet Hellfire


As for the performance, this car does not disappoint. Here are some prominent features of this beast:

  • Single-cam V8 engine coupled to a 5-speed gearbox
  • Extremely high top-speed and excellent acceleration
  • Superfluid with movement

Pros & Cons:

  • The Hellfire is an excellent all-rounder for drifting with exceptional power and smooth handling.
  • It offers superb grip and control at various speeds, making driving easy without requiring advanced skills.
  • The car features a powerful mid-drive speed boost that aids in cornering.
  • Hellfire provides stability, forgiving handling, and versatility for various drifting styles.
  • While it comes with a high price tag and limited upgrades, it performs well without requiring extensive modifications.

Dinka RT 3000

One of the more recent drift cars in GTA 5, a part of the Tuner DLC cars, this car is an absolute drift king. 

  • Price: $1,715,000
  • Inspired By: Honda S2000(AP).
  • The RT3000 is available for purchase from the Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
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The Dinka RT3000


Some key selling points of this car are as follows:

  • Good top speed and acceleration
  • Precise steering
  • Inline-4 engine coupled to a 6-speed gearbox.

Vulcar Nebula Turbo

I never expected a sedan to be a drifter, but Vulcar Nebula Turbo is an all-rounder for the best drift car in GTA V.

  • Price: $797,000
  • Based On: first-generation Volvo 242
  • Purchase it at the following locations:
    • Southern San Andreas Super Autos
    • Premium Deluxe Motorsport
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Nebula Turbo front profile


  • Low-skill vehicle
  • 4-cylinder engine coupled to a 4-speed gearbox
  • Modifications allow for two turbochargers.
  • Excellent handling

Pros & Cons:

  • Beginner-friendly drift car that is often overlooked.
  • It is easy to master and can navigate turns smoothly, making it suitable for novices.
  • The car offers a decent mid-drive speed boost, but customization options are limited, except for low-grip tires.
  • In my experience, it struggles with high-speed drifting and may require suspension upgrades; it performs well at low to moderate speeds.

Comet Retro Custom

Comet Retro Custom is a sports car that deserves all the light it gets. 

  • Price: $645,000
  • Based On: Ruf Turbo R.
  • The car can be customized from a Comet at Benny’s Original Motorworks.
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The Comet Retro Custom


  • Boxer 6 engine
  • High mid-drive speed boosts

Pros & Cons:

  • It handles corners smoothly and allows for seamless transitions between drifts.
  • While it can accommodate various entry styles, it becomes a bit twitchy at high speeds.
  • This car best suits experienced drifters who can manage precise steering input and throttle control.
  • It offers extensive customization options, making it an excellent choice for dedicated drift enthusiasts.

Annis Elegy Retro Custom

Another custom sports car, the Annis Elegy Retro Custom, is worth the hype it gets. Be warned, as with all custom cars, it is towards the pricier end.

  • Price: $904,000 with upgrades worth $180,000
  • Based On: Nissan Skyline GT-R.
  • You can customize the regular Elegy RH8 into the custom at Benny’s Original Motorworks.
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The Annis Elegy Retro Custom


  • Great handling
  • Excellent acceleration and top speed that goes up to 148 kph.
  • All wheel drive
  • Twin-cam six-cylinder engine coupled to a 5-speed gearbox

Pros & Cons:

  • It offers better acceleration and handling compared to the standard Elegy RH8.
  • It excels in tire grip, allowing for long and controlled drifts, making it suitable for both high and low-speed drifting.
  • However, it comes with a high price tag for upgrades, making it more of an investment for experienced drifters committed to the activity.

Pfister Comet S2

  • Price: $1,878,000
  • Based on: Porsche 911
  • Location: Legendary Motorsport
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Comet S2 front quarter


  • With an immense amount of power and with the right upgrades, it can be a drift king.
  • It is more suitable for long and high-speed drifting.
  • Change to Competition suspension lowered stance, and remove the spoiler for best performance.

Vulcar Warrener HKR

  • Price: $1,260,000
  • Based on: Nissan/Datsun Sunny pick-up truck
  • Location: Southern San Andreas Super Autos
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Warrner HKR in GTA 5


  • Very Powerful
  • The high amount of torque does make it spin out sometimes.
  • Lower suspension and add stance for a good drift.
  • Versatile, ideal for beginners.

Vapid Dominator GTT

  • Price: $1,220,000
  • Based on: 1969-79 Ford Mustang
  • Location:
    • Southern San Andreas Super Autos
    • LS Car Meet Reputation
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Dominator GTT frontal view


  • Unlimited torque
  • Powerful
  • Good acceleration and top speed

Pfister Growler

  • Price: $1,627,000
  • Based on: Porsche 718 Cayman
  • Location: Legendary Motorsport
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Pfister Growler


  • Consistent clutch kick
  • Very responsive

Annis Euros

  • Price:$1,800,000
  • Based on: Nissan 300ZX
  • Location:
    • The Camel’s Toe
    • Easter Basin for $28,000
    • Legendary Motorsport
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Annis Euros Front


  • Super smooth handling
  • Very controllable
  • Great understeer
  • Best on low-grip tires

That was all about the best drift cars to date in GTA 5. Take your pick if you’re starting, experienced, want something easy on the pocket, or want to invest. Have fun drifting!

Let us know in the feedback which car you like the best. If you’re a car freak who loves customizing, check out our article on most customizable cars in GTA 5 next.

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