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How to Test New Cars in the GTA Online Summer Update

Since the release of GTA Online’s The Criminal Enterprises update, players have noticed that car showrooms are now available in Los Santos.

Simeon’s Premium Deluxe Motorsport Showroom has finally opened in GTA Online, giving players the chance to test drive or purchase select vehicles outright. Players can find the showroom displayed on their map, enter, and choose one of five available cars for a test drive.

Inside the showroom, they can approach a car, press the “inspect” button, and select the “Test Drive” option. That being said, let’s take a look at the five cars available for a test drive in GTA Online.


Five GTA Online car players can take a test drive this week

5) Dubsta

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Benefactor Dubsta is a four-door SUV that has been featured in GTA Online since launch. Its design looks square, inspired by the real Mercedes-Benz G-Class 463.

Performance-wise, it seems to run on a V12 engine, propelling the vehicle through a four-wheel-drive transmission. It is considered to be one of the most capable off-road SUVs out there, with the ability to easily climb rocky surfaces or run up steep mountains without any issues.

A classic black-colored Dubsta fitted with unique trim can be had for $75,000 in the showroom or Premium Deluxe Motorsport.


4) Picador

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The Cheval Picador is a two-door coupé utility pickup truck that has been in GTA Online since day one. Its design is mainly based on the real Chevrolet El Camino from 1971-1972.

As for its performance, the car seems to have a large displacement V8 engine, giving the car a nice boost in its acceleration and top speed. Running on a four-wheel-drive transmission, it offers excellent launch speed and excellent traction. Its supple suspension combined with its powerful performance make it one of the best off-road muscle cars in the game.

A matte light gray Picador with Pinstripe livery awaits players in the showroom. It’s also purchasable for $9,000 from the showroom or Southern San Andreas Super Autos.


3) Hermes

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Albany Hermes is a two-door pontoon coupe added to GTA Online with The Doomsday Heist update in 2017. The design is based on the actual third generation Buick Super, with influences from the 1949-1951 Mercury Eight.

On the performance side, it is considered one of the most comfortable and stable rides in the game due to its air suspension. With a fairly good top speed, the vehicle can compete with other sports cars, as well as muscle cars. Although he sometimes tends to skate, he always proves to be firm and stable by not losing control.

A Classic Blue Albany Hermes with matching Blue Flames livery is available at a 40% discount this week for players. They can buy it for $321,000 from the showroom or from Southern San Andreas Super Autos.


2) Hellfire Gauntlet

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A two-door muscle car that was added to GTA Online with The Diamond Casino & Resort update in 2019. The design of the Bravado Gauntlet Hellfire is primarily inspired by the real 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

This car is powered by a single-cam V8 engine with a five-speed gearbox propelling the car in a front-engine, rear-wheel drivetrain. Being a muscle car, it exceeds performance standards by offering an extremely high top speed as well as excellent acceleration. It is considered one of the best vehicles for the straights in the game.

A Garnet Red Pearl Bravado Gauntlet Hellfire with Too Much Free Time livery can be had for $745,000 from the showroom or Southern San Andreas Super Autos.


1) Penumbra FF

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Maibatsu Penumbra FF is a two-door sports coupe added to GTA Online with the Los Santos Summer Special update. Its exterior design is heavily inspired by the second generation Mitsubishi Eclipse.

On the performance side, the car appears to be powered by a transversely arranged inline-four engine with a five-speed gearbox. It’s a huge improvement over the regular Penumbra in terms of top speed and acceleration. When fully leveled, the car can reach a staggering speed of 112.75 mph (181.45 km/h).

A classic port blue Maibatsu Penumbra FF with Sakura Tree livery awaits players in the showroom. They can buy it for $1,380,000 from Super Autos of Southern San Andreas or from the showroom itself.


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Rockstar has done a great job of introducing such a feature for car enthusiasts, allowing them to try wheels before buying them. With more cars around the corner to add to the game, now is the best time to check out those vehicles before the stock is changed.


Edited by Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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