Grand Theft Auto Online features a stunning 746 controllable vehicles, more than twice as many as cars players can use in Grand Theft Auto 5. These range from SUVs and motorcycles to submarines, helicopters, and even more exotic machines like jetpacks and hoverbikes. However, sometimes it's good to leave the fancier toys in the garage and put rubber on asphalt.

Rockstar routinely adds new vehicles to Grand Theft Auto Online, including a wide range of cars in all shapes, sizes, and horsepower. However, picking the best ride can be tough with so many cars to choose from and a roster that grows with each expansion. Also, while different cars come with unique features, sometimes speed is all that matters. Therefore, whether it's to win a race or outrun the cops, it is good to know the fastest car in Grand Theft Auto Online.

RELATED: GTA Online NoPixel Server Changes Management After Recent Controversies

The Fastest Car in Grand Theft Auto Online

GTA Online Vigilante

If speed is the only concern, GTA Online players should look no further than the Grotti Vigilante. Added by 2018's Smugglers Run update, it boasts a maximum speed of 147 mph or roughly 236.6 km/h. Players can grab the Vigilante from the in-game retailer Warstock Cache & Carry for $3,750,000.

Completely black with a jet booster and unique aerodynamic shape, the Vigilante is a car that makes a statement, and that statement is "Batman." Specifically, Rockstar based the Vigilante's body on the Batmobile from the 1989 Batman film while borrowing the back end from the version seen in the Dark Knight movies. This weaponized supercar also comes equipped with dual machine guns as standard and optional missile launchers. Other combat-oriented features include armor plating and bulletproof windows, making GTA Online's Batmobile as much of a light tank as it is a supercar.

Alternatively, if the off-brand Batmobile is too flashy, GTA Online players can look to the Annis ZR380 from GTA Online's Arena War update. Another armored sports car, it tops out at 140.5 mph or about 226.1 km/h. The ZR380 comes in three variants that players can grab from the in-game Arena War Website for $2,138,640.

The Fastest Civilian Car in GTA Online

GTA Online Weevil Custom

Of course, players who prefer to stick out for a different reason might want a car that doesn't look like it's designed to drive through a war zone. If that's the case, aspiring speed demons should check out the BF Weevil Custom from the Criminal Enterprises update. This custom hotrod has a max speed of 137.50 mph or 221.28 km/h and, unlike the Vigilante and ZR380, has a chance to spawn in the game world normally.

Rockstar based this muscle car on the real-world VW Beetle Rat, a famous custom hot rod converted from a classic Volkswagen Beetle. Added by 2022's Criminal Enterprises update, players can get the BF Weevil Custom by taking a standard Weevil to Benny's Original Motor Works. The base car goes for $870,000 in GTA Online, with the conversion costing an additional $980,000. That means Grand Theft Auto Online's BF Weevil Custom will set players back by $1,850,000, assuming they don't try to steal one instead.

This overhaul lowers the car's roof and removes its fenders to make room for a larger set of wheels. It also transforms a relatively slow compact into a lightning-fast hotrod. However, this comes at the cost of high wheel spin and the car suffers from reduced handling and risks spinning out at high speed.

Finally, an honorable mention should go to Grand Theft Auto Online's Ocelot Pariah. Once the fastest car in the game, it remains the fastest "normal" car in GTA Online. The stock Pariah maxes out at 110 mph / 177 km/h. However, players can boost that to a maximum of 126 mph / 202.8 km/h by purchasing its fourth engine upgrade. The factory model costs $1,420,000 from Legendary Motorsport, though the engine upgrades will set players back by an additional $73,000 for all four.

Grand Theft Auto Online is available for PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

MORE: GTA Online: Best Vehicles, Ranked