You Shouldn't Miss Out on GTA Online's "Chop Shop" Update

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In just 11 days, the "Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer 1" has hit almost 150,000,000 views on YouTube, and at the time of writing, it's in 10th place on YouTube trending. After the trailer was leaked a day earlier than Rockstar planned, their hand was forced to release it sooner. It broke the YouTube record for most views of a non-music video within 24 hours, raking in 93 million hits.
Now that the craze for the GTA 6 trailer is almost over, people have been slowly getting back into the rhythm of GTA Online.

Rockstar Games released one of the most amazing car-centric updates yet. Given the myriad of excellent vehicles featured, along with everything else The Chop Shop has to offer, you shouldn't skip it. Even though the Tulip driven by (allegedly) Jason in the GTA 6 trailer isn't making a comeback. Nor does the Bonnie and Clyde Ford V8-like Vapid Hustler. But that's for another time.

Getting back to our story, Yusuf Amir from GTA IV's "The Ballad of Gay Tony" is making a return in this update. The Liberty City real estate mogul will have plenty of things for you to do, but mainly, all of them involve boosting cars one way or another.

Luckily, before you go on a grand theft auto spree (pun intended), the missions involve you scoping out your 4-wheeled victim, completing prep phases, and some new Freemode tasks. Then you go for the "high-speed Finale," as Rockstar puts it.

The best part is that while these aren't Heists per se, you'll approach them in a Hitman-Agent 47-like manner and use disguises, go undercover, while you hack your way to the target.

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As for what cars are involved, hold on to your seats because these are no mere shopping carts we're talking about. We have the Grotti Turismo Omaggio V8 based on the Ferrari F8 Tributo. Next, the Vapid Aleutian, inspired by the Ford Expedition, followed by the Vapid Dominator GT (Ford Mustang Convertible) and the Declasse Impaler LX, which is, of course, the Chevy Impala.

But wait, there's more! The Declasse Vigero ZX Convertible comes as a clone of the real-life Chevrolet Camaro. Still, we also have the Karin Vivanite, a knockoff Toyota Sienna.

These all may be fine and dandy, but the true stars of the show are the police interceptor vehicles, like the Crown Vic, known in GTA Online as the Vapid Stanier LE Cruiser, but also as the Unmarked Cruiser. Another great one from the authorities is the Police Riot vehicle (LSPD), resembling the Lenco BEAR.

New drift races have also been added, and GTA+ members get a ton of new perks, including the Vinewood Car Club Garage, where you can browse, test drive, and purchase from their vehicle selection.

GTA Online is still pulling in over $700 million every year, so it's only natural that Rockstar isn't resting on its laurels, nor will they even with the imminent arrival of the record-breaking Grand Theft Auto VI.

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