The Los Santos Tuners update was every car lover’s dream. The update includes a new underground car meet, new races, and (best of all) new rides to buy and show off to your friends. Rockstar released ten new cars on launch day, and drip-fed players seven additional cars over the next few weeks.
Now that we’ve been able to buy and test out all the new cars, it’s time to figure out which one is best. We’ll be ranking every car in the GTA Online Tuners update, covering their stats, handling, and more to help you decide which ones are worth getting and which ones can stay on the lot.
Let’s get started!
Every Car From the Tuner Update Ranked Worst to Best
Which new car should you buy?!? In this GTA Online Tuner update cars list we’ve ranked them for you starting with the not so great options and moving up to our #1 pick!
17. Vulcar Warrener HKR
Speed: 78.34/100 | Acceleration: 66.25/100 | Braking: 31.67/100 | Handling: 65.45/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
First on our list is the Vulcar Warrener HKR. Rockstar modeled this vehicle after the real-world 974 Nissan/Datsun Sunny Hakotora. It’s a highly customizable sedan that you can buy for approximately $1.26M (or $945K with the trade price). You can find this vehicle on Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
Stat-wise, this car isn’t all that impressive. It has good acceleration, but its top speed is only 106 MPH. This may seem like a high number, but compared to other cars on this list, it’s bound to get left in the dust on the track. The car does have good braking — partially thanks to its light weight — but can be easy to spin out of control if you’re not careful making turns.
Visually, it’s probably the weakest car on this list. It doesn’t necessarily look bad, but compared to the sports and muscle cars added with the Tuners update, it just can’t keep up. However, the liveries look great, such as the Classic Vulcar which adds cyan blue and red highlights all around the exterior, with plenty of matching decals to boot.
16. Karin Futo GTX
Speed: 73.51/100 Acceleration: 74.13/100 Braking: 17.50/100 Handling: 63.48/100 Added: July 20, 2021
The Karin Futo GTX is a sports car and was created after the Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86. This can be ordered online from Southern San Andreas for $1.59M (or $1,192,500 with the trade price).
This is one of the weaker cars on this list. The Futo doesn’t have very good stats when competing against other Tuners cars. One of this car’s strong points is its ability to make sharp turns easily, making it an ideal car for races with tight corners.
If you are a fan of anime, you’ll be happy to hear that this car features several liveries inspired by Japanese pop culture, such as the Itasha Draft. Just keep in mind that some of these liveries require a very high reputation with the car meet to unlock!
15. Obey Tailgater S
Speed: 79.33/100 | Acceleration: 69.38/100 | Braking: 29.33/100 | Handling: 78.64/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
Here at number 15, we have the Obey Tailgater S. It is a sports sedan with a design based on the Audi RS3. The car is listed on Legendary Motorsports for $1,495,000, but it can be picked up for less with a trade price of $1,121,250.
The Tailgater has a good top speed, but less-than-ideal acceleration. The price makes it a good car to pick up if you’re looking for something new to drive, but you should look elsewhere if you’re planning to race.
Unlike a lot of vehicles on this list, the Tailgater has no outlandish or wacky liveries. There are plenty of good racing-themed liveries, but if you were hoping to stick an anime girl on the side of your car, you’re better off getting the Dinka RT3000.
14. Annis Euros
Speed: 80.40/100 | Acceleration: 81/100 | Braking: 30/100 | Handling: 77.62/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
The Annis Euros is designed after the Nissan 370Z. This sports car can be bought in-game for a total of $1.8M or a trade price of $1.35M. Legendary Motorsport is the only website that sells the Annia Euros.
Statistically, this car could be much better. It sports a top speed of 116 MPH. Its acceleration isn’t great when compared to other cars of the same class. It’s speedier than most cars, but don’t expect to win any street races anytime soon. It can brake and handle turns easily, so there’s that.
I’m a little torn on how to feel about this car (visually speaking). I think it looks good, but my jaw isn’t dropping to the floor when I look at it. When customizing it, you can select the King Scorpion livery, which is one of, if not the best-looking liveries in GTA Online.
13. Ubermacht Cypher
Speed: 79.33/100 | Acceleration: 81.50/100 | Braking: 23.33/100 | Handling: 78.48/100 | Added: September 2, 2021
The Ubermacht Cypher — inspired by the BMW M2 — is a two-door sports car that can be bought off of Legendary Motorsports. Its starter price is exactly $1.55M, or $1,162,500 if you’ve unlocked the trade price.
Acceleration and speed are good, but you might be better off purchasing the Annis Remus, considering the price. The braking on the Cypher is fairly poor (though it’s not as bad as the Futo GTX). Despite all this, it’s a very fun car to drive and is a solid choice for any up-and-coming street racer.
The liveries on this car could be better. None of them are bad or anything, but most of them are very simplistic and not that interesting. For my Cypher, I just went with a solid orange pearlescent color, which does the job very well.
12. Dinka RT3000
Speed: 79.95/100 | Acceleration: 78/100 | Braking: 33.33/100 | Handling: 78.18/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
Taking our twelfth spot is the Dinka RT3000, a sports car created from the Honda S2000. Buyers can collect this vehicle for $1,715,000, or for a trade price of only $1,286,250.
Its speed and acceleration could be better, but they’re still more than acceptable. It has better braking than several Tuners cars on this list, making it a good choice for street races with tight corners and many turns.
Honestly, the only reason I bought this car was the purple flames you can get on the front of the car. Combine that with a pearlescent red paint job and chrome tires, and you’ll be turning some heads next time you got to the car meet. If you aren’t a fan of hot rod flames, maybe you could go with the Princess Bubblegum livery instead?
11. Annis Remus
Speed: 78.77/100 | Acceleration: 81.75/100 | Braking: 30/100 | Handling: 100/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
The Annis Remus is a two-door sports car that can be purchased off of Southern San Andreas for a starting price of $1.37M. If you’ve unlocked the trade price, that number will be reduced to $1,027,500. It is based on the real-world Nissan Silvia S13.
Speed and acceleration are both good for the Remus, and it has perfect handling, making it an excellent car for new players. Overall, it’s a versatile and reliable vehicle to cruise around with, both in and out of street races.
One interesting aspect of the Remus is the location of its secondary color. See that little gray strip of paint in the image above? You can make a good portion of the underside any color you want. This car can be made especially good-looking if you color the tires to match its secondary color!
10. Pfister Growler
Speed: 82.55/100 | Acceleration: 83.44/100 | Braking: 28/100 | Handling: 79.70/100 | Added: August 19, 2021
The Pfister Growler is one of the best-looking cars on this list! Rockstar based its design on the Porsche 718 Cayman. This two-door sports car can cost up to $1,627,000, but it’s only $1,220,250 with the trade price.
The Growler has a good top speed of 121.50 MPH, making it a good choice for races with lots of straight lines and fewer turns. Its speed and acceleration are also good, but its braking leaves something to be desired.
The Fleeca Circuit is probably the best livery available for this car, giving it a white and green color palette that goes great with a silver paint job. If you’re looking for something more vibrant, go for the Coverup livery, which adds several rainbows streaming alongside your car.
9. Emperor Vectre
Speed: 79.68/100 | Acceleration: 81/100 | Braking: 20/100 | Handling: 79.85/100 | Added: August 12, 2021
The Emperor Vectre is personally one of my favorite cars, and it was the first vehicle I won from the Prize Ride Challenge. The Vectre — modeled in the image of the Lexus RC F — can be collected from Legendary Motorsports for $1,785,000 or for a trade price of $1,338,750.
It has an acceptable (but not outstanding) top speed of 115.25 MPH. I’ve personally won a few races with its good acceleration, but I wouldn’t recommend you use it on street races with lots of corners. Due to the way the car is shaped, turns can feel a little…stiff. It’s hard to describe unless you’ve used this car before, but turning isn’t really its strong suit.
Despite my disdain for the way it handles, it has excellent customization and it’s one of the best-looking cars in my garage. There is a wide variety of racing stripes available for this car, but don’t expect anything too outlandish.
8. Karin Previon
Speed: 80.19/100 | Acceleration: 79.63/100 | Braking: 28.33/100 | Handling: 75.35/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
In our eighth spot, we have the Karin Previon. This is a two-door coupe that can be purchased off of Southern San Andreas for $1.49M or $1,117,500 after the trade price. The real-world Toyota Soarer inspired the Previon.
This car has a top speed of 115.50 MPH, which is good for a car of this class. It comes with good acceleration and handling, and considering the price, it’s a wonder this car isn’t higher on the list. Cruising around Los Santos, the car feels smooth to handle, and it makes a great choice for any aspiring street racer.
Cosmetically, there is a lot to choose from, and this car has some of my favorite liveries. The one I recommend is the Stance Andreas, a racing-themed livery featuring a bright red, orange, and yellow color palette for its racing stripes. If you are looking for something more unique, you could pop on the Powernetal Drift Team, which gives it a Japanese-like aesthetic.
7. Vapid Dominator GTT
Speed: 77.42/100 | Acceleration: 75.68/100 | Braking: 25/100 | Handling: 75.76/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
At number seven, we have the Vapid Dominator GTT. This is a relatively cheap two-door muscle car that you can pick up from Southern San Andreas for $1.22M. If you’ve unlocked the trade price, it will only cost you $915K, making it one of the least expensive cars on this list. This car is based heavily on the 1969–1970 Ford Mustang.
While this car could have a greater top speed and better acceleration, the price makes it an excellent choice for your first Tuners car. It has acceptable braking and handling, but if you can spare the expense, it’s best to look for another vehicle on this list.
The Dominator is best left looking simple. A nice yellow paint job with black racing stripes are right at home with this car. I already have that look for my Kreiger, so I went with the Resto Mod Racer livery. Interestingly, this car has a lot of “rundown” themed liveries, which make the car look more like a jalopy than a racing prodigy. That isn’t a bad thing by any means, as choosing one of the rundown liveries will make the Dominator look much more unique compared to the other cars in your garage.
6. Annis ZR350
Speed: 80.38/100 | Acceleration: 82.50/100 | Braking: 28.33/100 | Handling: 75.30/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
The Annis ZR350 seems to be modeled after the 1992–2002 Mazda RX-7, and is a two-door sports car. This car will cost you exactly $1,615,000. Players with the trade price can buy it for a measly $1,211,250.
It has better speed and acceleration than the Vapid Dominator GTT, making it a better choice when racing against other players. It’s not the fastest car on this list, so maybe hold off on adding it to your collection. This car has a bad habit of drifting too easily. I’d only recommend you buy this car if you have mastered the art of controlling your vehicle’s traction.
The Annis ZR350 features two Japanese-inspired liveries, so anime fans can check out Princess Robot Bubble Gum or the Sakura Tree livery. The Annis Racing Tribal livery looks great as well, and makes a fine alternative.
5. Dinka Jester RR
Speed: 81.82/100 | Acceleration: 82.28/100 | Braking: 28.33/100 | Handling: 78.48/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
Now that we’re getting into our top five for every car in the GTA Online Tuners update ranked, we have the Dinka Jester RR. You can acquire this beautiful modern sports car from Legendary Motorsports for $1.97M or $1,477,500 with the trade price. Rockstar created this car after the Toyota Supra.
The speed and acceleration of this car are very good, and it has decent handling as well. It’s good for all types of races, as not only is it fast, but it has a good response time when turning around corners.
This is by far the best-looking car that came with the Tuners update. The design stays loyal to its real-life counterpart, but now with all of the customization options that come with a GTA game. The liveries that come with this car are fairly simple, but who said simple can’t look good? I outfitted mine with the 44 Racer livery, which gives it an orange and black color scheme that looks great with any shade of gray or white.
4. Vapid Dominator ASP
Speed: 80.89/100 | Acceleration: 85.50/100 | Braking: 30.67/100 | Handling: 100/100 | Added: August 5, 2021
Coming in fourth, we have the Vapid Dominator ASP. The Dominator is a two-door muscle car with a starting price of $1,775,000 or a trade price of $1,331,250. You can only purchase this car from Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
The Dominator has a top speed of 119 miles per hour, and a very high acceleration to back it up. Thanks to its excellent traction, rounding corners is a breeze, making it a good choice for street races. Like several other cars on this list, it has perfect handling to boot.
Purple hotrod flames. Do I need to say anything more? Even if I didn’t win this as a prize ride, I would have bought it anyway just for the purple hotrod flames.
3. Pfister Comet S2
Speed: 83.92/100 | Acceleration: 86.50/100 | Braking: 29.33/100 | Handling: 100/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
At number three, we have the Pfister Comet S2. Rockstar designed this car after the Porsche 911. Legendary Motorsports sells the Comet S2 at a starting price of $1,878,000, or $1,408,500 after the trade price.
The Comet S2 is one of the best cars in the game, as it features a high top-speed and excellent acceleration. This makes it an excellent choice for pursuit races, which require high speed. It also sports perfect handling and great traction, making it a great car in nearly every category.
Visually, it has a gorgeous design and features a variety of customization options. After bringing this into my garage, I fitted it out with the Red Pfister Track Graphics livery. Then I modded it out with some matching red tires and red headlights, before finishing it off with a frost white paint job.
2. Karin Calico GTF
Speed: 80.35/100 | Acceleration: 84.63/100 | Braking: 27.50/100 | Handling: 100/100 | Added: July 20, 2021
A two-door sports car, the Karin Calico GTF is a fairly expensive vehicle, but it’s well worth the cost. The price on Southern San Andreas starts at $1,995,000, but can be brought down with a trade price of $1,496,250. This car was inspired by a Toyota Celica.
The Calico has a top speed of 121.25 MPH, with one of the highest acceleration stats on this list. It has a perfect score in handling and can turn corners on a dime.
For my Calico GTF, I went with a purple primary color and the Tribal Black Halftone livery. I then added some matching black tires and a purple neon kit underneath. The LTD Ralley is another popular livery I’ve seen, and it looks great with a solid black paint job and a red neon kit.
1. Karin Sultan RS Classic
Speed: 78.60/100 | Acceleration: 84.63/100 | Braking: 17.33/100 | Handling: 75.61/100 | Added: August 26, 2021
Coming in our top spot on this list, we have the Karin Sultan RS Classic. This car goes for a starting price of exactly $1,789,000, and a trade price of $1,341,750. Rockstar modeled this beauty after the Subaru Impreza.
This car is incredibly fast when racing around the streets of Los Santos, and has a very solid acceleration rate. It can be a little tricky to drive, however, and it requires some practice and patience when using it for the first time. If you are able to master this beast of a car, it is well worth your time.
Customization-wise, the Sultan RS has a wide diversity of different liveries, ranging from rally car to street racer. It even has an Impotent Rage-themed livery if you want something a little different.
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