Grand Theft Auto V vehicle modifications are one of the most exciting new features of the upcoming open-world title. These vehicle mods are many, over 1,000 different modifications can be made to the different vehicles in the game. This level of customization isn’t just a sidebar in GTA V, it’s a robust customization feature that has been “integrated deeply” and taken “a lot further” than in previous Grand Theft Auto games, according to Rockstar.
While Grand Theft Auto fans will remember the days of Pay and Spray hideouts to lose wanted level in previous games, this is something entirely different. Some missions in GTA V will ask you to customize specific vehicles to complete different jobs in the game’s storyline, with body kits, paint jobs, and a plethora of virtual options.
Vehicle mods have been integrated more deeply into Grand Theft Auto V than previous games
Speaking with Game Informer, GTA V producer Imran Sarwar explains some of these customization features. “You will be able to take in your car or bike, speak to the mechanic, and customize them,” Sarwar explains. “In addition to the many cosmetic customization alterations such as body kits, paint jobs/finishes, wheels, exhaust tips, window tints, tire smoke color, bull-bars, extra lights, and lots of other accessories, we have modifications that will affect gameplay and vehicle performance.”
These modifications are for both performance, and something that can be shared through Rockstar’s Social Club feature as well. Players will be able to customize to their heart’s content, and then take in-game pictures with their smart phone and upload them for the world to see. However, it’s not all just for show. Sarwar explains that cars will perform differently depending on customization options that are added to a vehicle. “Some of the modifications that affect gameplay include brakes, engine tuning, suspension, horns, bulletproof tires, panel armor,” and others according to the developer.
We caught a brief glimpse of these customization features in the first GTA V gameplay trailer that was released earlier today, if you missed it, you can find it here. Grand Theft Auto V is due for a September release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.