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Cars are basically the core and soul of GTA V.
But there just seems to be something missing whenever you look at the car roster that the game has to offer. There are some fantastic cars in the game, no doubt about it. But some of the world’s best and most famous car models can make a massive difference when cruising in the streets of San Andreas.
I’ve compiled a list of mods that fully changes the way you’ll see cars in Grand Theft Auto V.
Most of these mods are cars that you can add to the game, but I’ve also threw in a few mods that change certain car mechanics and visuals to make driving more realistic.
Download one, two, or all – it’s up to you how much you wanna ball out!
30. Real Wheels Pack
This fantastic mod adds plenty of new wheels to the game, mainly using the assets of the Forza Horizon games.
It introduces plenty of new rims as well as aesthetical modifications to some of the vanilla wheels in GTA.
The mod also introduces custom tires and even real-life brands to the game, which fits in perfectly with basically everything else listed below.
Combine this mod with any of the cars here and you’ll have quite a customizable selection of rides to pick from in your GTA playthrough.
29. Porsche Gauges
As its name suggests, the Porsche Gauges mod simply changes the way gauges look in the game to make them look like they belong on a sports car.
And let’s be honest, in a game like GTA we all want that look.
This is a fantastic mod if you want to get some fancy sportsy whips in your game. And even more so if you’re a fan of Porsche rides.
It’s a very simple mod, but just the thought of having these gauges makes it earn a spot on my list.
28. 2016 Honda NSX
Honda has some beautiful sports cars on the market. And the NSX 2016 has managed to make its way to the GTA universe with this fully customizable mod.
You can take this baby to any garage that you want and have it recolored to your taste. And those of you who like to play in first person will also be able to enjoy the interior of the car, which is also custom made and dope as hell.
This is the same model used in Forza Horizon 3 which is why it looks so great.
You’ll find that many of the car mods in this list are conversions from Forza games, as they fit perfectly into GTA5.
27. Maserati Ghibli S
The Ghibli S is the first Maserati in my list(yes, there will be more than one).
And even though the modder hasn’t managed to make it fully breakable, the beauty of the car and the perfection added to the model makes it a quality addition.
The Ghibli S with custom interior shows the manual transmission stick, and truly makes you feel like a millionaire while you drive.
The windows of the car are fully breakable, though. And even though the paintjob damage is not as good as it is in other mods, it’s still a brilliant car worth testing out.
26. Hummer H1
Take a trip down memory lane with the Hummer H1 in GTA V.
Remember a few years ago when everyone wanted one of these bad boys?
Well I might be a few years too late with this one, but this H1 mod will allow you to ride this beastly truck in ways you’ve always dreamed of!
The interior is fully customized and I absolutely love the way the engine looks. I’m sure you’ll love it as well if you’re a Hummer fan.
Overall it’s a very well-made car that it fits right into the GTA universe.
25. Mercedes Benz CLS 6.3
A fully customizable Mercedes Benz in GTA is the stuff dreams are made of.
This might not be one of the fanciest sports cars on the list.
But this car can be tuned to your taste at any auto shop in the game.
The Benz drives as you’d expect and with no bugs thanks to the constant work and updates from the mod creator.
The CLS is a beautiful car and you’ll be able to see its interior in excruciating virtual detail.
24. 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
No GTA V car mod list can be complete without including one or two classics.
And the ‘67 Camaro mod is surely one that should be in a spot here.
This traditional car looks absolutely beautiful in GTA V given its history in America. And I have to say, it does seem like the type of car that Franklin would love to drive. He looks pretty slick in the driver’s seat.
A Camaro never really gets old. And with this mod it’s finally time for you to give it a try!
I know you’ll love it once you hear that engine purr. It’s hard not to love this thing with how detailed this mod is.
23. 2013 Lamborghini Veneno
If you’re into these types of sports cars then you definitely need to give the Veneno a try.
What a fantastic model from any Lambo(and there are plenty!)
Not to mention how well it was implemented into GTA.
All of the car doors (including the trunk) work just like they do in the real-life model, which makes the immersion of the Veneno far greater than what you get in other cars.
The reflections of the car are truly realistic as well. The creator did an amazing job with this mod and it’s worth a gander even if you test it and uninstall afterwards.
22. 1967 Shelby Mustang
Fans of old cars rejoice.
The classic Mustang makes its way to GTA in one of the best car mods ever created.
The maker of the mod has made sure to fully map the interior or this Mustang and make it look as close to reality as possible.
Many similar colors have been used to create the most natural feeling for the car from all angles. And the ride itself feels much like any other car in GTA.
This bad boy allows you to install plenty of car parts on it as well – including some that are often seen in traditional cars such as hydraulics and even audio systems.
21. Ferrari 458 Italia
I could never finish this list without a Ferrari.
And the 458 Italia is by far one of the best models from this manufacturer.
It resembles some of the vanilla sports cars, but this one just looks fantastic. The interior is identical to the one of the real car and you can see the Ferrari logo in the center of the steering wheel.
The car looks and handles like a custom ride since the design was fully imported from Forza.
The creator of the mod did a lot of work with the retextures, though. And it shows in the way the car looks – both on the inside as well as the outside.
20. 2017 Rolls Royce Dawn
Even though there’s already one car in the game that looks like a Rolls Royce, there’s nothing better than seeing the actual brand in the game.
Sometimes we get picky, you know?
This fantastic car mod is fully customizable and comes with a 3D engine which breathes life into this classic ride.
The different paint jobs that you can do also make it quite interesting to customize, including one of the pre-designed paint jobs which gives off a wooden feeling like no other car in the game.
19. Mercedes Benz G65
I know that many of you are here mainly because of the sports cars. I’m kinda here for that too.
But let’s face it: plenty of us love Mercedes.
The G65 allows you to have an in-depth experience thanks to the realism of the collisions of its parts, and the way the car interacts with mud(very well mapped).
It might not be the car to take you from 0 to 220 mph in 10 seconds. But it’s still a beautiful car that seems to fit Michael more than any other character.
18. Range Rover Evoque
These SUVs are fantastic, and people from all over the world who can afford them seem to be getting them now more than ever.
The popularity of these SUVs is helped by the fact that they’re developed by Land Rover, and the quality of the vehicle and the beauty of its design are undeniable.
As such, adding it to GTA V seems like a no-brainer. And this mod practically requires no brains to get it installed, too!
This mod adds the Range Rover Evoque to the game with a fully custom interior, and fully HD interactions between the glass windows and the lighting outside.
17. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R 2017
This two-seater is one of the latest beauties created by Mercedes.
And if you’re still playing GTA V you’ll absolutely want to see how it looks in your game.
The vehicle is textured using HQ images which makes it look insanely realistic in every part of the game.
This is one of those cars that you’ll want to have a custom lighting mod to try out, as it makes the ride look even better the way it reflects its surroundings.
16. 2017 Nissan GTR
Now here’s another one of the car mods on this list that was originally converted from Forza, which means you can expect a high-quality interior as well as fine textures all around.
The creator of the mod has made sure to make the Nissan 2017 fully capable to be tuned, as well as compatible with first-person driving thanks to the details on the wheel and the inside of the car.
Worth trying if you’re a GTR fan but totally one you could skip as well. But it’s also a more “conservative choice” for rides, which I think deserves a higher spot. We don’t all want Ferraris!
15. 2015 Koenigsegg Agera
This fantastic model is made to have some of the most realistic collisions that any car of this list is able to present.
Sure, Koenigsegg might not be as popular as Ferrari or Porsche. But this luxury sports car is by far one of the most beautiful designs that made their way to GTA(with modding, of course).
There’s been a lot of care placed into the development of this mod. You can see this in how you drive with your hands on the wheel, and everything seems to be well-made to scale.
Scale is often the most difficult part of modding any car for a game, so the creator of this mod hit the nail on its head with this one.
14. Porsche Cayman GT4 2016
A Porsche with dirt effects, breakable glass, a high-quality model, and a custom interior that allows you to play in first person?
Sign me up.
The Cayman GT4 2016 brings the traditional Porsche look to the universe of GTA V with a fantastic car mod that uses HD textures.
The scale of the car is perfect, and the mod has been updated to work with the latest GTA patch too!
13. 1970 Dodge Challenger RT 440
Being the highest-rated classic model in my list, the 1970 Dodge Challenger meets expectations with a fantastic car design.
This really does take you back to the good old days of the 70s.
The model passed the test of time and remains a fantastic vehicle to be used in today’s modern world, as well as one that looks good in the hands of a tough guy like Trevor.
12. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
The exterior of this car is just beautiful, but the interior is just so well done that you’ll struggle to find another car with one as fantastic as the 918 Spyder.
Some modders really take a step beyond to make sure that their creations are superior to the rest.
And the 918 is close to making one of the top 10 spots on my list because of this exact reason.
11. 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Worry not friend: there are still a couple of Lamborghinis left.
And the 2015 Aventador could never be missing from this collection.
The car is completely destroyable for those of you that need that car damage to feel realistic in GTA. And the model of the car itself is of a fantastic quality.
Lambos are particularly difficult to map, but they’ve done a fantastic job with the Aventador on this mod.
10. 2015 Ford Mustang GT
What, you thought I wasn’t going to mention a Mustang GT on this list?
Being one of those cars that everyone seems to have wanted at some point in their lives, the Mustang GT comes to GTA and you can try out how it feels to drive it in the virtual world Rockstar has created for us.
This is another one of those cars with a fantastic interior too, so first-person players rejoice!
9. 2015 BMW i8
Probably not as aerodynamic as the rest of the cars listed here, the 2015 BMW i8 brings something unique and modern to the table.
This car is not as destroyable as I’d like them to be, but the design is fantastic and seems to fit right into the taste of most GTA fans. The textures are extra HD as well so that’s a nice touch.
But if you’re looking for an even cooler BMW then check the next mod link.
8. 2015 BMW F82 M4
Custom spoilers, tires, and add-ons.
The BMW F82 seems to have it all in the world of car mods in GTA.
It’s a fantastic model with HD textures, which can look even better if you download one of the GTA graphic enhancement mods that we’ve covered.
I may never get a BMW in the real world but I can still ball out with this GTA alternative.
7. Bugatti Veyron
The Adder is clearly a copy of the Bugatti Veyron in GTA V. But if you’re tired of seeing it instead of the original car in the game then give this mod a try.
The Bugatti Veyron mod is fully customizable and allows you to incorporate one of the world’s most expensive cars into the game: fully functional, crushable, and destroyable!
6. 2013 Lamborghini Aventador
Another one of the Aventador models makes far up in this list, this time with the 2013 version of the car.
The rear window of the car can be lifted and the vehicle itself is fully tunable, as the modders have made sure to add many custom parts in the game to be compatible with the Aventador.
If you’re a fan of Lambos then give this one a try. It’s sure to please!
I also love the details of this car, too. It comes with an interior like the ones you see in modern racing games, which does make everything feel right in place if you like to do your GTA first person style.
5. 2014 McLaren P1
Much like the Adder is clearly the Bugatti Veyron, the T20 is basically a version of a McLaren sports car in GTA V.
Progen, the manufacturer of these cars in the game, is basically McLaren in the world of GTA.
However if you wish to try out a real McLaren in the game, then the 2014 P1 might be the first mod you’ll want to download.
It allows you to put carbon and chrome textures on it, and the engine of the vehicle is fantastically detailed to boot.
It’s an overall amazing car with an amazing modder and I fully recommend it to any McLaren lover reading this.
4. 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari
As far as single-car mods go, this 2015 Ferrari is the highest rated in our list.
This fantastic adaptation of the classic Ferrari look fits right into the game, and does a much better job at fulfilling the needs of many players who just want a clear sports car feeling.
The flaps on this ride are fully functional, the car is fantastically well mapped, and the details that it has make the immersion great. This is true of both first person and third person alike so it’s really just a brilliant car to add into your next playthrough.
3. Vanillaworks Extended Pack
Sure, it’s nice to have a ton of real vehicles added to the game.
But not everyone likes to break the vanilla feel of GTA vehicles or to push the lore too far.
In fact, to many players the brands of the GTA universe are part of what makes the experience such a unique one.
But the variety of models still leaves a lot to be desired – even with the many vehicles that come in the vanilla game. Hence this fantastic add-on to GTA 5.
The Vanillaworks mod adds countless new vehicles to the game, all of which are “manufactured” by the same companies that appear in GTA V.
It adds dozens of new cars to the game while keeping in line with the story too. This provides some much-needed variety that is sure to make even the oldest veteran GTA player feel like the game is brand new again.
2. GTA IV Vehicles in GTA V
Are you missing those classic rides from GTA IV and wondering why no one seems to have imported them to San Andreas?
Well, this mod basically does that. For free, I might add!
Imagine that a shipping container with the best GTA IV rides came to San Andreas and the cars from the previous game started being sold around the city. Then you can jack ‘em and ride them around yourself.
With this mod installed you’ll be able to drive some of your favorite classic GTA IV rides in the newest installment of the game.
1. Realistic Driving Mod
Now this mod was in development for over three years, and the quality definitely shows in the final product.
Realistic Driving is a rework of every single part of the driving mechanics in the game.
It makes cars move far better, handling is easier, and every car also feels unique. The creator of the mod really made sure to spend time developing driving mechanics for each car individually.
Now you can probably see why this took years to finish.
Even the roads and surfaces where you can drive all feel more realistic.
Basically if you want to completely overhaul the driving experience in GTA 5, you’ll want this mod in your stack.