A muscle car in GTA Online is an intermediate-sized, high-performance-oriented model powered by a large V8 engine, at an affordable price. They have a lot of fans in GTA Online. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 5 fastest muscle cars to buy in GTA Online 2022.

All speed records in this article were accurately tested in-game by Broughy1322.

1. Vapid Imperator (Arena)

Speed: 132.75 mph (213.64 km/h)

The design of the Vapid Imperator is based on a real-life 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT, Pursuit Special.

Overall, the Imperator has excellent acceleration and top speed thanks to its single-cam V8 engine, but its brake is rather weak. Because of that, the vehicle can slide out when turning at high speed, which can lead to a spin-out. Therefore, upgrading the brakes at Los Santos Customs and practicing is a must.

Apocalypse Imperator
Vapid Imperator

It features a Rocket Boost that can be used for very quick acceleration and as a rechargeable speed boost. Additionally, the vehicle can be installed with both "Jump" mods and "Shunt" mods, allowing players to jump and tilt the car.

2. Vapid Dominator (Arena)

Speed: 131.00 mph (210.82 km/h)

The Vapid Dominator is strongly based on the custom Ford Mustang from the 2008 film Death Race.

The vehicle performs similarly to its base model, having above-average top speed and decent acceleration. However, due to the heaviness caused by the armor parts, it seems to take some time to reach its top speed. The armor can be detached to reduce the weight and increase acceleration.

Apocalypse Dominator
Vapid Dominator

Similar to the Imperator, the Dominator can also be equipped with mobility mods like burst, jump and shunt.

3. Declasse Impaler (Arena)

Speed: 130.00 mph (209.21 km/h) 

The design of the Declasse Impaler (Arena) is based on a real-life Pachenko's Buick from the movie Death Race.

Due to the weight reduction, the vehicle improves over the standard version in top speed and acceleration. Its brakes also appear to be more efficient due to the rear wheels having more grip. However, the Declasse Impaler still suffers from losing control when steering too sharply.

Apocalypse Impaler
Declasse Impaler

Similar to the other Arena war cars, the Declasse Impaler can also be installed with the burst system for extra speed. All three Arena vehicles come in three different custom variants: Apocalypse, Future Shock, or Nightmare.

4. Vapid Pißwasser Dominator

Speed: 126.50 mph (203.58 km/h)

The Pisswasser Dominator is essentially a Dominator with a Pißwasser racing livery, sharing the same derivatives.

Pißwasser Dominator
Pißwasser Dominator

Like all of the race versions of vehicles in GTA V, the race version performs much better than the standard. Its braking and acceleration are improved, alongside a higher top speed. However, the vehicle still suffers from poor traction due to the engine's immense torque. Its mass is also slightly decreased, compared to the base model.

5. Bravado Buffalo STX

Speed: 126.25 mph (203.18 km/h)

The Buffalo STX is a variant of the standard Buffalo base model, added to the game as part of the 1.58 The Contract update. It is primarily based on the 2015-present Dodge Charger (LD).

Buffalostx Gtaoe Front
Bravado Buffalo STX

It is one of the Imani Tech vehicles that via the Agency Workshop can be equipped with a Missile Lock-On Jammer, which prevents it from being targeted by Homing Missiles, or can be turned into a Remote-Controlled vehicle.

Performance-wise, the Buffalo STX is on the top pace for the Muscle class, even rivaling some vehicles in the Sports class. It has a high top speed and excellent acceleration and decent braking power, on par with the Gauntlet Hellfire. Its handling is also pretty stable.

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