Why GTA V could set a new benchmark for driving games

Why Grand Theft Auto could set a new benchmark for driving games

Cars take centre stage in the latest Grand Theft Auto iteration – here are some of our favourites

It’s fair to say I’m more than a little excited about the launch of Grand Theft Auto V.

The latest iteration of Rockstar’s open-world crime spree sees three protagonists take on an entire county on a map that is bigger, better looking and more diverse than anything we’ve seen before.

Most of all, though, I’m looking forward to the cars.

The GTA series has long-since enjoyed poking fun at car manufacturers. Although truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, who can forget the oddly named Coquette in the last game? Or even the, erm, Uranus?

The screenshots you can see above are of cars confirmed for the game. First up is the Coil Voltic, a low-slung sports car with the look of a Lotus Elise, or possibly a Tesla Roadster. Thanks to Rockstar completely overhauling the driving mechanics of the game for GTA V, expect it to handle like one too.

Then there’s the Benefactor Feltzer, a performance coupĂ© that appears to have taken inspiration for its muscular stance from the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series.

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