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What is the fastest car?

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Does anybody know what the fastest car is? Without nitrous, mods, or cheats which car by itself is the fastest? I think it might be the Turismo or the Infernus, but I'm not sure.

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You are right it's either the Turismo or the Infernus. Which one if fastest have been debated all over the Internet, so I'll use facts from the handling.cfg file, and a thorough test by Mike Hayward.

Let's begin with the hard data from the .cfg file. But because these two cars are so similar performance vice, I'll include more than just top speed and acceleration. I'll also include Turn Mass and Traction because it greatly affects how fast you can make it from A to B on the road.
  • Mass: Weight in kilograms.
  • Turn Mass: Affects how easy you can make turns at high speed. A high turn mass makes the vehicle "feel" heavy and won't let you take those sharp turns. Lower is better.
  • Drag Multiplier: Aerodynamics, air resistance. Lower is better.
  • Traction Multiplier: Simply put traction. Higher is better.
  • Traction Loss: How much traction that is lost on wet roads or if you go offroad. Lower is better.
  • Traction Bias: Front wheel traction versus rear wheel traction. 50% means perfectly balanced, a low number (for instance 40%) means 40% of the traction on the front and 60% on the rear (= understeering).
  • Engine Acceleration: Engine acceleration. Measured in m/(s^2) (meters per second per second (velocity change per second)). The higher the better.

INFERNUS:
  • Mass: 1400.0 Kg
  • Turn Mass: 2725.3 Kg
  • Drag Multiplier: 1.5
  • Traction Multiplier: 0.70
  • Traction Loss: 0.80
  • Traction Bias: 50%
  • Max Velocity: 240.0 KPH / 149.04 MPH
  • Engine Acceleration: 30.0 ms^2

TURISMO:
  • Mass: 1400.0 Kg
  • Turn Mass: 3000.0 Kg
  • Drag Multiplier: 2.0
  • Traction Multiplier: 0.75
  • Traction Loss: 0.85
  • Traction Bias: 45%
  • Max Velocity: 240.0 KPH / 149.04 MPH
  • Engine Acceleration: 30.0 ms^2

These two cars are almost identical, but especially Turn Mass and Drag are much better for the Infernus.

Now the thorough test done by Mike Hayward. This is not a pure top speed test, it is an A to B test where not only the top speed is significant. As you can see, some cars with a lower top speed was just faster than the Turismo in this test.

The top-5 on the results list:
01.) 15.58 seconds - Infernus
02.) 16.21 seconds - Hotring Racer
03.) 16.61 seconds - Banshee
04.) 16.69 seconds - Bullet
05.) 16.72 seconds - Turismo

All the details can be read and studied at faqs.ign.com and it explains how he did the test.

Based on the the .cfg file and this test I think I will conclude that the Infernus is practically the fastest car, but the margins are small.
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online TreeFittyactivity 1708 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (1 Votes)
I wanna say the Infurnus. The older games were simpler with vehicle stats so I think that's the fastest car in the game.
online demonactivity 1708 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (2 Votes)
You are right it's either the Turismo or the Infernus. Which one if fastest have been debated all over the Internet, so I'll use facts from the handling.cfg file, and a thorough test by Mike Hayward.

Let's begin with the hard data from the .cfg file. But because these two cars are so similar performance vice, I'll include more than just top speed and acceleration. I'll also include Turn Mass and Traction because it greatly affects how fast you can make it from A to B on the road.
  • Mass: Weight in kilograms.
  • Turn Mass: Affects how easy you can make turns at high speed. A high turn mass makes the vehicle "feel" heavy and won't let you take those sharp turns. Lower is better.
  • Drag Multiplier: Aerodynamics, air resistance. Lower is better.
  • Traction Multiplier: Simply put traction. Higher is better.
  • Traction Loss: How much traction that is lost on wet roads or if you go offroad. Lower is better.
  • Traction Bias: Front wheel traction versus rear wheel traction. 50% means perfectly balanced, a low number (for instance 40%) means 40% of the traction on the front and 60% on the rear (= understeering).
  • Engine Acceleration: Engine acceleration. Measured in m/(s^2) (meters per second per second (velocity change per second)). The higher the better.

INFERNUS:
  • Mass: 1400.0 Kg
  • Turn Mass: 2725.3 Kg
  • Drag Multiplier: 1.5
  • Traction Multiplier: 0.70
  • Traction Loss: 0.80
  • Traction Bias: 50%
  • Max Velocity: 240.0 KPH / 149.04 MPH
  • Engine Acceleration: 30.0 ms^2

TURISMO:
  • Mass: 1400.0 Kg
  • Turn Mass: 3000.0 Kg
  • Drag Multiplier: 2.0
  • Traction Multiplier: 0.75
  • Traction Loss: 0.85
  • Traction Bias: 45%
  • Max Velocity: 240.0 KPH / 149.04 MPH
  • Engine Acceleration: 30.0 ms^2

These two cars are almost identical, but especially Turn Mass and Drag are much better for the Infernus.

Now the thorough test done by Mike Hayward. This is not a pure top speed test, it is an A to B test where not only the top speed is significant. As you can see, some cars with a lower top speed was just faster than the Turismo in this test.

The top-5 on the results list:
01.) 15.58 seconds - Infernus
02.) 16.21 seconds - Hotring Racer
03.) 16.61 seconds - Banshee
04.) 16.69 seconds - Bullet
05.) 16.72 seconds - Turismo

All the details can be read and studied at faqs.ign.com and it explains how he did the test.

Based on the the .cfg file and this test I think I will conclude that the Infernus is practically the fastest car, but the margins are small.
online Seeenactivity 1700 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (0 Votes)
I think I remember the Infernus being more durable than the Turismo, too. That's not for sure or anything, though.
online Tarrenactivity 1698 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (1 Votes)
I thought the fastest car was the Bullet car, it had brilliant acceleration and the other car was the Cheetah that was fast as well
online Fernando Figueroaactivity 1690 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (0 Votes)
I should say the infernus with great speed and acceleration
online demonactivity 1690 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (0 Votes)

(Fernando Figueroa)
I should say the infernus with great speed and acceleration

So why don't you vote for one of the answers that already suggested it? tongue.gif
online alooper21activity 1595 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (0 Votes)
i thought about some of those above, but the first time i used the hotring racer it seemn to go faster than any. so i wonder if for some cars the speed blur is accentuated even if they don't go faster than others. anybody any hints on that? how's the hotring vs infernus?
online alooper21activity 1595 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (0 Votes)
also: is the fastest bike faster than the fastest car?

and let's not also involve the planes not, cos they sure go the fastest tongue.gif
online demonactivity 1595 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (0 Votes)
(alooper21)
i thought about some of those above, but the first time i used the hotring racer it seemn to go faster than any. so i wonder if for some cars the speed blur is accentuated even if they don't go faster than others. anybody any hints on that? how's the hotring vs infernus?

The Hotring Racer: Not fastest on paper, not fastest on track. You can read this from my big post above.


(alooper21)
also: is the fastest bike faster than the fastest car?

and let's not also involve the planes not, cos they sure go the fastest tongue.gif

No, the NRG-500 doesn't even come close. If a bike was the fastest land vehicle then I would have mentioned it.
online nitromonkeyactivity 1571 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (0 Votes)
The Infernus wins by a longshot
online GTA5activity 1567 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (0 Votes)
but the bati compact is the fastest bike faster the the inferus
online TreeFittyactivity 1567 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (0 Votes)
(GTA5)
but the bati compact is the fastest bike faster the the inferus


This is San Andreas, not GTA IV.
online GTA5activity 1566 Days Ago votes Log In To Vote As Top Answer (0 Votes)
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