10 Best Drift Cars in GTA Online

Nicholas Barth
GTA Online logo on the Bravado Redwood Gauntlet.Rockstar Games

GTA Online’s drift mechanic is something that car enthusiasts adore and the game also features special servers designed for drifting that allow you to drift with style. When using the right vehicle, you can often pull off impressive maneuvers, so here are the best cars for drifting in GTA Online.

You can engage in several exciting activities in GTA Online, but the game’s driving is one of its best talking points. However, not every vehicle can drift properly, and you do need some specialized cars to pull this move off. What makes it more confusing is that GTA Online offers a variety of cars that you can use to get around Los Santos at breakneck speeds or participate in races.

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Detailed changes like changing your custom plate make speeding down a road with your new ride quite exciting, and pulling off a long drift at a corner can definitely get the blood pumping. In addition to this, drifting is great with an audience, as it looks cool whether you’re into cars or not.

So, as we wait for the highly anticipated GTA 6, here are the 10 best drift cars in GTA Online that you should definitely try out for yourself.

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Best Drift Cars in GTA Online

10. Karin Futo

Karin Futo in GTA Online.Rockstar Games
GTA Online has over 700 unique cars.

You will find that the Karin Futo is the best bang for your buck when it comes to having strong drifting capabilities without breaking the bank on a new set of wheels.

It’s one of the easier GTA Online drifting cars to learn how to use, which means it’s perfect for beginners looking to hone their skills and can be bought at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.

9. Vulcar Nebula Turbo

Vulcar Nebula Turbo in GTA Online.Rockstar Games
Second gear is the best to initiate drifts in GTA Online.

The Vulcar Nebula Turbo is another underrated drift car in the world of GTA Online and is a low-skill level vehicle for you to try out drifting at lower speeds, but will not hold up so well when drifting at higher speeds.

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You can find the Vulcar Nebula Turbo with the Karin Futo at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.

8. Declasse Drift Yosemite

Declasse Drift Yosemite in GTA Online.Rockstar Games
The fastest cars aren’t necessarily best for drifting.

We now get to the first truck on the list with the Declasse Drift Yosemite. This muscle vehicle can also be purchased at Southern San Andreas Super Autos and is similar to the Karin Futo and Vulcar Nebula Turbo in that it excels at drifting at lower speeds.

However, it performs much better than the previous two GTA Online drift cars at higher speeds, so if you’re looking for a not-too-high-skill-level drifting vehicle that can perform when going fast, you’ll be happy with the Declasse Drift Yosemite.

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7. Vapid Imperator

Vapid Imperator in GTA Online.Rockstar Games
Karin Futo is the ideal drift car for GTA Online beginners.

Our next vehicle is the Vapid Imperator, and it will burn a bigger hole in your GTA Online wallet than the previous cars on this list.

However, this higher price will provide you with much more power and very smooth handling that will allow you to fly around corners like an expert drifter.

6. Schyster Fusilade

Schyster Fusilade in GTA Online.Rockstar Games
Drifting cars usually have strong acceleration.

Power is the name of the game for the Schyster Fusilade, especially when it comes to the price of this vehicle. When compared to others that provide the same level of drifting capability Schyster Fusilade takes the trophy home.

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If the Schyster Fusilade is calling your name, you can try and find it on the streets of Los Santos or visit Southern San Andreas Super Autos to add it to your collection.

5. Willard Faction

Willard Faction in GTA Online.Rockstar Games
Drift Tampa was the first drift car in GTA Online.

It is hard to find a better-looking traditional muscle car than the Willard Faction in GTA Online. This car provides a great signature look with some impressive drifting capabilities. Its heavier frame allows you to excel in pulling off longer slides that will undoubtedly go well in any highlight video.

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Benny’s Original Motor Works is the place to go if you are looking to secure the Willard Faction and see why it is one of the best in the game.

4. Benefactor Schwartzer

Benefactor Schwartzer in GTA OnlineRockstar Games
Drifting is a very useful skill in GTA Online races.

Those looking to snag a high-quality drifting car for cheap should look no further than the Benefactor Schwartzer. This sports car combines affordability with power and smoothness that vehicles in a similar price range do not possess.

The streets of Los Santos or Southern San Andreas Super Autos are the places to look if you are looking to check out and purchase the Benefactor Schwartzer.

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3. Bravado Redwood Gauntlet

Bravado Redwood Gauntlet in GTA OnlineRockstar Games
You can rely on the Bravado Redwood for advanceddrifting.

Having a light frame allows the Bravado Redwood Gauntlet to shine when it comes to performing high-level drifting. This light amount of weight may cause some headaches when it comes to getting used to it. But some practice will have you flying around corners with precision.

If you’re a returning player, you can get the Bravado Redwood Gauntlet for free. It is also available for purchase at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.

2. Bravado Banshee 900R

Bravado Banshee 900R in GTA OnlineRockstar Games
Banshee 900R is one of the few vehicles that can drift at lower speeds.

One of the most used and best-drifting vehicles that you can get your hands on is the Bravado Banshee 900R. Its insane power allows it to drift exceptionally well at top speeds. Also, its combination of performing drifting maneuvers at even low speeds makes it one of the top choices for drifters.

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Benny’s Original Motor Works is where you will need to make your way if you want to get this vehicle at its highest drifting potential.

1. Dewbauchee Rapid GT

Dewbauchee Rapid GT in GTA OnlineRockstar Games
GTA 3 introduced drifting mechanics in the franchise.

Balance makes the Dewbauchee Rapid GT the best of the best drifting vehicles in GTA Online. Its more stable power compared to the Bravado Banshee 900r allows you to have much more control than the previous vehicle on this list, which can sometimes get out of control when you compare it to the Dewbauchee Rapid GT.

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The Dewbauchee Rapid GT can be purchased at Legendary Motorsport for not too much money when you consider the top-of-the-line drifting capabilities that you are getting for the price tag.


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About The Author

Nicholas is a Senior Writer at Charlie INTEL who has spent the past few years writing news and guides about Call of Duty and a whole host of other video games. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in Mass Communications and loves helping readers find answers to their video game questions. You can contact Nicholas at [email protected].