And while Rockstar has included a huge number of incredible cars in GTA Online, that for the most part handle great, there are still many great features and vehicles lacking from the game. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ve compiled the 15 best GTA 5 car mods currently available in 2023.
Without further ado, let’s get modding!
Realistic Driving V
Driving in Grand Theft Auto V has always been satisfying on its own, but many driving enthusiasts have wished for a far more realistic experience, especially when owning expensive driving simulator equipment. Realistic Driving V completely overhauls the driving experience, with the driving physics for over 350 vehicles being made as realistic as possible.
The creators of this mod have added new physics to terrain, traction, slip angle, realistic offroad driving, and PIT maneuvering, and have even overhauled NPC driving. One of the most impressive features, is the vast amount of improvements made to the Police NPC driving mechanics, with this mod Police will drive with the same mechanics applied to their own vehicles, meaning far more enjoyable and realistic car chases.
Be advised, that when installing modded cars they may not work with this mod as the developer has only recreated the physics for vanilla cars.
Nissan Skyline GT-R
In Grand Theft Auto Online it is possible to re-create Paul Walker’s Skyline using vanilla vehicles. However, if you want the real deal, this mod is for you. The Nissan Skyline GT-R34 is one of the most iconic street racing cars to date and even one of the most iconic cars in cinema history.
The Nissan Skyline GT-R mod features a brand-new vehicle mesh that has been built to match the real Skyline exactly. Additionally, the interior of the vehicle has always been re-created in the image of the Nissan Skyline GT-R. The quality of this mod makes it impossible to tell that this car is not a vanilla addition to the game. It is a must-have for all street racing enthusiasts. Lastly, the mod includes tuning to help make the vehicle drive and act like the real Nissan Skyline GT-R.
IVPack – GTA IV Vehicles in GTA V
A number of GTA IV’s vehicles made it into GTA V, either at launch or sometime after. However, there are many classic vehicles that GTA fans wish had made it into Grand Theft Auto V. This GTA 5 car mod allows players to use almost all of GTA IV‘s classic vehicles in GTA V.
The IVPack has not only ported these vehicles over but has re-created them for GTA V, meaning that they now have up-to-date exteriors and interiors in line with GTA V’s own graphical appearance. Additionally, some of the vehicles can even be tuned at Los Santos Customs. Finally, the GTA IV vehicles will spawn naturally throughout the world as part of the game’s NPC traffic, meaning you can steal them off NPCs and don’t have to spawn them in.
Vehicles Jetpack Mod
Similar to the iconic Jetpack mod from Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, this mod does the same thing, only for vehicles instead of your character. So, if you’ve ever wanted to feel like Inspector Gadget and fly around the map in your favorite car, or are just tired of slow NPC traffic, this is the mod for you.
The mod does what it says on the tin; there is not much to say about it as it speaks for itself. However, it is recommended that when installing this mod, you also install TurboSystemV and Flight Speedometer V, as they will allow for long-distance cruising and smoother landings.
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica 2023
One of the best car mods currently available in GTA 5, the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica is a stunning vehicle. We couldn’t blame you if you thought this vehicle was made for Grand Theft Auto 6, as the model is extremely detailed and high-resolution.
Again, this isn’t a simple reskin of a vehicle, the mod has included its own custom engine that allows the Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica to drive like the real thing, as well as look the part. This is simple, yet one of the best GTA 5 car mods is currently available in 2023. So, if you don’t have a Lamborghini sitting in your garage, why not get one or two in GTA 5?
The 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari is not only iconic for its stunning appearance, but also for it being among the fastest Ferraris, the company has put out to date. With its ability to go from 0-62 mph in under 3 seconds, and top speeds of 186 mph, this is an unbelievable beast of a vehicle. With speeds like this, it easily outperforms any vanilla car in GTA 5 Online speed-wise.
Like the Lamborghini mod, the Ferrari LaFerrari comes with a custom interior and livery, as well as a modded engine to meet the real-life specifications of the car. Therefore, if you’re wanting to speed around Los Santos at unparalleled speed, this is the GTA car mod for you!
Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto 5 Online are hosts to a plethora of amazing Muscle Cars to choose from. However, there is no Muscle Car as iconic and infamous as the Dodge Challenger. So, if you’re bored of the current Muscle Car selection, and want something a bit more flashy, this is the GTA car mod for you!
Like the other car mods on this list, the Dodge Challenger both looks, inside and out, like an authentic Dodge Challenger, and you can expect it to handle like one too. As far as textures go, this is a truly next-gen-looking mod, with an amazing level of detail on the exterior mesh.
2015 BMW F82 M4
If you’re a big car fanatic, you’ve without a doubt heard of this car and probably wish you owned one for yourself. Well, now you can! This mod allows you to drift the streets of Los Santos in pure class and style, with a modest yet fantastic car.
With a crisp, sharp, and detailed exterior, with tinted windows and blackout rims, you really can not go wrong with this GTA car mod. Like the previous entries on this list, it will perform as it looks, like a 2015 BMW F82 M4. Furthermore, car mods are extremely easy to install in comparison to more complex script-heavy mods. So, within mere minutes you could be driving around in this beautifully made car!
2014 McLaren P1
McLaren is one of the biggest names in the car industry, and for good reason, they’re responsible for some of the best-performing, and best looking, luxury cars. However, I don’t know about you, but personally, I can’t afford my very own McLaren P1, but we’ve found the very next best thing!
If you’re a fan of gorgeous luxury Super Cars and have always wanted a McLaren P1, this is the mod for you. With a brief installation, you can be whipping around Los Santos in one of the best vehicles McLaren has released to date.
Batman Vehicles Mod Pack
Tired of all these real-life luxury cars? Want something that really stands out, and screams “bad guys beware”? Then you’re going to want to check out this amazing mod pack, that is full of vehicles featured throughout the Batman franchise.
The Batman Vehicle Pack contains 9 vehicles to choose from: The Batmobile 2016, The Tumbler, Batmobile Asylum, and many more. Therefore, you can role-play any number of your favorite Batman movies all throughout Los Santos. With the help of a few other mods, you’ll have turned Los Santos into Gotham in no time!
2019 Ford F450 Superduty Platinum 4-Door Tow Truck Pack
Not Forklift certified? No worries, this mod gets you pretty close (kinda). With the Tow Truck pack you’ll be able to experience that grueling 9-5 without stepping outside your house. This is the perfect mod for those that want a GTA car mod with working features that add a whole new element to your gameplay.
The Tow Truck pack adds a number of tow trucks, such as standard work site trucks and even police tow trucks But, the best part of this mod is the ability to tow vehicles at your leisure. Therefore, this is a fantastic mod if you’ve always wanted to be able to tow other vehicles around Los Santos.
The ability to own your own RC vehicle has been a part of Grand Theft Auto for some time, having been added as part of the Arena War Update. However, this only gave players access to the RC Bandito, with no other expansions being made for RC vehicles. And whilst some vehicles have an RC modification, they are still normal-sized vehicles. Therefore, this has left players wanting more from this aspect of the game.
This is where the More RC Vehicles mod comes in, having added numerous mini-versions of vanilla vehicles that can now be controlled remotely by players. This is one of those mods everyone needs to try at least once, as it adds countless hours of fun to Grand Theft Auto Single Player.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro
The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most classic and iconic cars imaginable, having appeared in many iconic movies, such as Transformers 2 & 3. Therefore, we can not blame you for having always wanted to be able to drive this famous car around Los Santos. So, why not download this mod and travel in pure style?
The makers of this mod have given us an unbelievably detailed rendition of this classic car, with a beautiful exterior, and great custom interiors. Like the previous vehicles on this list, you’ll have the look and feel of a true 1967 Chevrolet Camaro.
Mercedes Benz G65
The truck has been favored by rappers and the rich for a very long time, and for good reason. The Mercedes Benz G65, or Benz Truck, is an absolutely stunning vehicle both in real-life and now in GTA 5. This mod is for true car enthusiasts, as the main selling point is purely aesthetic.
However, the creators of this mod have gone above and beyond when creating the Mercedes Benz G65, as not only does it have immense detail, but they have managed to accurately map the vehicle for collisions and for mud and dirt effects on the vehicle itself.
Vanilla works Extended Pack
The Vanillaworks Extended Pack is the best GTA 5 car mod for serious Grand Theft Auto V players, who don’t want to break the Los Santos immersion through the use of mods that add real-life vehicles to the game. But, players who still wish to see a far greater variety of vehicles driving around Los Santos. If that description sounds like you, this is the mod for you!
The Vanillaworks Extended Pack adds a variety of brand-new vehicles that have been custom-made to fit the theme of the existing motor companies that exist in Grand Theft Auto. Therefore, not a single vehicle from this pack will appear out of place, but instead blend in with all the other vanilla vehicles that already exist.