These are the real cars the GTA VI cars are inspired by

  • The GTA VI trailer finally dropped last week
  • The game will drop in 2025 and there’s been wild speculation over certain parts of the game
  • Cars we got a peak of in the trailer include models from Chevy, Ford, Porsche and Ferrari

Published on Dec 11, 2023 at 8:56 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Dec 12, 2023 at 5:11 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

These are the real cars the GTA VI cars are inspired by

Excitement surrounding the drop of the GTA VI trailer a day early after a leak has reached fever pitch.

From the drop date of the game itself through to Vice Beach updates and the finer details gamers will see during play – the trailer has provided a lot of talking points.

In fact, the GTA VI trailer from Rockstar Games has already shattered YouTube record set by MrBeast.

READ MORE! The real reason GTA VI trailer was released a day early

However, as with any game in the Grand Theft Auto series, the players are most interested in the cars.

The cars we got a peak of in the GTA VI trailer include models from Chevy, Ford, Porsche and Ferrari.

And it’s a real melting pot of nostalgic automotive culture.

There’s everything 1960s and 1970s muscle cars through to models most will fondly remember from the 1990s.

Exotic models to run-down getaway vehicles – there’s a definite uncanny valley vibe of these cars being nearly like real-life models, but not quite.

Rather, designs for the cars in GTA VI (as in previous iterations of the game) are recognizably inspired by ubiquitous models.

Acura NSX

Slightly out of focus in the left-hand image, there’s a supercar that looks a lot like a Honda Acura NSX.

Chevy Impala and Chevy El Dorado

It’s barely concealed that Rockstar’s inspiration for these cars was lowrider classics.

The pink car seems to look a lot like the Chevy Monte Carlo.

Meanwhile the Chevy Impala seems to be the inspiration for the blue.

A Chevy Tahoe is driving past.

Last of all, a green Chrysler 300 is parked in front.

Porsche 911 Cabriolet, Ferrari Testarossa, Aston Martin V12 Zagato and Dodge Challenger

There’s only a thinly veiled attempt to conceal that the blue and white cars in the image above were inspired by the modern Porsche 911 Cabriolet and the ‘80s Ferrari Testarossa.

The red car is the same that featured in GTA V, the Grotti Carbonizzare, which takes inspiration from the Aston Martin V12 Zagato.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Dodge Challenger on the side.

Chevy Camaro

Name a car more nostalgic for lovers of the 1980s than the Camero.

I’ll wait.

Used in GTA VI as shorthand for somebody doing something illegal or ill-advised.

“Only in Leonida”.

Ram 3500

The Dually seems to be inspired by the Ram 3500.

Two tires added to the rear axle of the Ram.

It appears to be filling up at the regular gas pumps – so it’s unclear if the GTA VI truck is diesel-powered.

Chyrsler 300 and Chevy C/K 1500

The bright green sedan is blatently a Chrysler 300.

The pickup is undoubtedly a Chevy C/K (aka Silverado).

The modifications and prominent stickers are pretty realistic.

Ford Crown Victoria and Chevy Tahoe

The Ford Crown Victoria has formerly been known as the Mercury Grand Marquis and the Lincoln Town Car, the Mercury Marauder and the Police Interceptor.

The Panther platform endured for decades, serving as a platform for thousands of police cruisers.

The Chevy Tahoe PPV seems to have taken up the mantle in recent years.

A copy of both made their way into the GTA VI trailer.

Chevy Chevelle

Throwing in a nostalgic cue from classic muscle cars, it draws inspiration from a number of places but seems to most resemble a Chevy Chevelle.

Chevy C/K 1500

This appears to be inspired by a single cab, stepside GMT400


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.