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GTA Online's New Racing-Themed Event Kicks Off With Five New Cars

Rockstar has announced the first of a series of updates to GTA Online's new 'Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series' event, with five new cars and a new racing event kicking things off

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It’s been well over four years since the online portion of Grand Theft Auto V was launched and Rockstar has been keeping things fresh with a nice, constant stream of updates and new content. The latest of those is the ‘Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series’, which promises to introduce plenty of racing-themed goodies over the next couple of months.

To get you started there are five new cars. First up is the Cheval Taipan, a Hennessey Venom F5-esque super car that’ll cost you just shy of $2,000,000 in-game dollars.

The Cheval Taipan is one of two new vehicles in the super class
The Cheval Taipan is one of two new vehicles in the super class

If that’s not expensive enough for you, then there’s another addition to the super class in the shape of the Koenigsegg-inspired Entity XXR. The price? A hefty $2,305,000.

The Entity XXR is a cross between the Koenigsegg One:1 and the Agera R
The Entity XXR is a cross between the Koenigsegg One:1 and the Agera R

Next up is the mid-engined, four-wheel drive Vapid GB200, a clear copy of the legendary Group B Ford RS200 which can be given the full-on customisation treatment to look like the rally weapon it was born to be.

The GB200 is 'only' $940,000
The GB200 is 'only' $940,000

Bizarrely for an update focused on racing, Rockstar has decided to include a car based on the Volvo Amazon estate. What the Vulcar Fagaloa lacks in speed, however, it makes up for in style, with plenty of customisation options available for you to put your own spin on the retro wagon.

At $335,000, the Fagaloa is the cheapest of the new cars
At $335,000, the Fagaloa is the cheapest of the new cars

The final car is perhaps the star of the update and should be instantly familiar to anyone who played Vice City or San Andreas. The Hotring Sabre is GTA Online’s take on a late ‘80s/early ‘90s Nascar racer and comes in a variety of awesome liveries.

You'll need to spend $830,000 to buy the Hotring Sabre and compete in the Hotring Circuit events
You'll need to spend $830,000 to buy the Hotring Sabre and compete in the Hotring Circuit events

The Hotring Sabre also features in the new racing mode, Hotring Circuit, a toned-down version of the stunt races which sees up to 30 cars racing at once at any one of 10 different track layouts.

Hotring Circuit is the first of two new racing modes coming as part of this update. The other is called Target Assault, where teams of two have to marry driving skills with shooting proficiency in order to score points.

Target Assault goes live on 3 April
Target Assault goes live on 3 April

Target Assault isn’t coming until 3 April, but the new cars and Hotring Circuit events are available right now, with double RP and GTA$ being offered until 26 March. There are also discounts on vehicle storage and customisation options, perfect for making the most of all of those shiny new motors.

Loads more content is also being introduced as part of the update, including new races and new track creator tools, all of which will be rolled out over the next couple of months.