Amongst GTA Online's flying vehicles, helicopters are probably the most useful. They are easier to control than warplanes while carrying a bigger number of weapons than small crafts like the Oppressor. However, people usually considered them to be slower than other vehicle types.

However, this is completely incorrect. In this article, we are going to list out the top 5 fastest helicopters in GTA Online.

5 - Havok

  • Max speed: 284.24 km/h
  • Price: $2,300,900

The Nagasaki Havok is an ultralight helicopter featured in GTA Online as part of the Smuggler's Run update. Its top speed is 248.24 km/h, with excellent maneuverability and a small frame for tight corners. It can be further fitted with a machine gun for some measure of firepower.

Havok in GTA 5

The only weakness of the Havok is its look - the thing is almost like a glass bowl with some sticks poking out on the side.

4 - Swift

  • Max speed: 251.86 km/h
  • Price: $1,600,000

The Buckingham Swift is a luxury helicopter featured in GTA Online as part of the San Andreas Flight School Update. The Swift is considered a private shuttle helicopter with astounding aerodynamics - you can maneuver the sky of Los Santos pretty easily, even at high speed. Its top speed is 251.86 km/h, with superb acceleration.

Swift in GTA 5

The weakest part of the Swift is probably its low armor and the lack of weapons. You pretty much only use this chopper for doing quests.

3 - Akula

  • Max speed: 253.07 km/h
  • Price: $3,704,050

The Akula is the fastest weaponized helicopter in GTA Online. It is a stealth gunship attack helicopter added to the game with the Doomsday Heist update. It's able to go up to 253.07 km/h with amazing speed, armor, and handling.

Akula is the fastest helicopter in GTA Online with the ability to fight

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The most notable feature of the vehicle is its stealth mode, which allows the entire crew to navigate around the map without being spotted by enemy radars, making it useful for surprise attacks and getaways. Furthermore, you can fit the Akula with 4 more weapons: a nose-mounted turret, two miniguns, missile pods, and bombs.

2 - Swift Deluxe

  • Max speed: 253.87 km/h
  • Price: $5,150,000

The Buckingham Swift Deluxe is an upgraded version of the Swift. It is added to GTA Online as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 update. Overall, it is just an expensive item for you to show your prestige. It performs mostly the same as the normal Swift, with a slightly faster top speed of 253.87 km/h.

Swift Deluxe
Swift Deluxe in GTA 5

The Swift Deluxe is gold plated, similar to the Luxor Deluxe, the most expensive vehicle in GTA Online. You can't sell this vehicle once purchased.

1 - Volatus

  • Max speed: 259.51 km/h
  • Price: $2,295,000

The Buckingham Volatus is a luxury helicopter featured in GTA Online as part of the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update. It is the fastest helicopter in GTA Online, with a top speed of 259.51 km/h. Similar to the Swift Deluxe, the Volatus is considered a Luxury helicopter and cannot be armed with any weapon whatsoever.

The Volatus is the fastest helicopter in GTA Online

The best part about the Volatus is probably its sleek/futuristic design.

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