GTA Online adds Open Wheel Racing and vehicles
Grand Theft Auto Online players can now take part in open-wheel racing across Southern San Andreas, Rockstar has announced.
This new competitive racing mode will take place on seven new tracks dotted around several locations across San Andreas, including Vinewood Hills, City Hall, the Los Santos International Airport, and more. A full list of available tracks, courtesy of Rockstar, can be found below:
Height of Society – Forget the purpose-built track. For true open wheelers, it’s all about the historic street circuit. The narrow straights, the winding hairpins, the sun-drenched glamour of the French Riviera. Or in the case of the Vinewood Hills, the chubby insurance brokers doing yoga on their roof terraces.
In Due Course – Sure, Europe gave the world underage drinking and open-wheel racing. But America showed the world how to do them at the same time. And now, courtesy of City Hall, Los Santos has a city circuit custom-built to showcase the kind of visionary synthesis that makes this great nation what it is.
Lap it Up – In light of the recent spate of preventable drownings at the Port of Los Santos, the Port Authority’s audacious rebranding emphasises the stunning possibilities for exhilarating open wheel racing on a windy dockside with no safety barriers. It’s all a question of optics. Especially if you’re underwater.
Brace for Impact – Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Los Santos International Airport. The runway is clear for departure. Please note, in the likely event the cockpit catches fire, the emergency team have been dismissed due to budget cuts. Turbulence is expected so fasten your seatbelt and familiarize yourself with the emergency exit. Clue: it’s straight out the top.
More Haste More Speed – With the kinetic energy recovery system in your R88propelling you with all the force and stability of black-market cluster munitions, you might wonder if there’s enough room for a conventional racetrack in Fort Zancudo. There’s not. Enjoy the S-bends.
Urban Renewal – Some say that Davis could never host an open wheel series. But a state-of-the-art pit stop is surely just the kind of public investment that an underprivileged neighborhood needs. So don’t think of the track as “poorly funded”. Those potholes and concrete blocks are the natural obstacles that separate the weekend racers from the real pros.
New Wave – Close your eyes, breathe in deep, and go to your happy place. Is there an ambience more soothing than waves gently lapping at your chassis, gentle breezes whispering through your air intake, and the violent explosion of your PR4’s oxidised carbon-carbon disk brakes?
Players can also now head on over to Legendary Motorsport and purchase two new open wheel vehicles: the Ocelot R88 and Progen PR4. Both of these vehicles can be upgraded and fine-tuned at Los Santos Customs.
Grand Theft Auto Online is available now for all owners of Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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