GTA Online has been getting a new vehicle every week for months now, but for some reason Coil has been among the least frequently featured from the game’s large entourage of faux car manufacturers. The fictional stand-in for Tesla gets a bit of the spotlight this week with the Cyclone being released, alongside a number of discounts.
The Coil Cyclone, like all Coil vehicles (sans the Rocket Voltic), is a fully electrical ride. We’ve often pulled Rockstar’s leg for saturating the game with futuristic looking supercars, which the Cyclone also is, however this time we take no issue since we haven’t had one for a while, and the Cyclone is different enough by virtue of being a zero (virtual) emission vehicle.
The car’s main inspiration is the Concept_One from the Croatian Rimac Automobili, however it has some different elements, and via extensive upgrades can be styled to resemble the Concept S from the same manufacturer.
In spite of being an electric car, the Cyclone shares the interior textures used in the Specter (interior asset reuse is common with cars in GTA Online) meaning details like RPM tachometer are still present.
The Coil Cyclone is here to prove one thing: the days of the internal combustion engine are over. Sure, it was fun while it lasted. Just like your psychotic, knife-wielding ex was phenomenal in bed. But that fossil-fuelled comfort zone is about to be nothing more than a distant speck in your rear-view mirror as you surrender to this harbinger of the electric age. True power is here. Drive the lightning.
Discounting special vehicles like the Rocket Voltic and its boost ability, the Cyclone has the fastest acceleration in the game. However, due to having terrible traction, that extreme acceleration is more of a curse than a blessing. Driving this thing is really challenging, and the top speed doesn’t put it at #1 either.
The Cyclone can fit two, one driver and one passenger, and has a wide array of upgrade options as well as a handful of liveries.
The price, as is to be expected, is quite high, coming in at GTA$ 1,890,000 from Legendary Motorsport. Since this isn’t a standout racer and the traction is a clear downside, we only recommend this for players who specifically like the look of the car, or for collectors – speaking of whom, the game really needs another garage space boost.
In terms of bonuses, for this week’s Double RP and GTA$ promotion, Rockstar is giving players several options with which to rack up cash.
The relatively new Adversary mode, Motor Wars, is dealing out double rewards, but if you’ve already grown tired of all the battle royale-style gameplay permeating the industry, all Transform Races are also offering the same bonus.
Additionally, if RP isn’t a priority, all bodyguard and associate salaries are also doubled.
If the life of an outlaw biker gang seems attractive for you, then now is the time to take the leap.
Customizations for Bikers clubhouses, as well as upgrades for Businesses are 25% off. While this doesn’t reduce the initial investment, those upgrades are essential to have your businesses bring in true profit, and if you’ve already bought a clubhouse, might as well make it fit your tastes, right?
If all the air traffic that sprung up since the Smuggler’s Run update was released is bothering you, grabbing an Anti-Aircraft Trailer might seem even more enticing with the 25% discount on it, as well as on all Gunrunning tattoos.
On that note, if you’re particularly keen on being shot out of the sky by the aforementioned AA trailer because you’re flying really slowly, the Ultralight is also discounted… and yes, that may not be the best marketing pitch. Aircraft weapons are also cheaper, but that doesn’t mean you can put them on the Ultralight. See? Marketing!
Other miscellaneous discounts include all Sniper Rifles, all Assault Rifles, both prices of the Technical Aqua and the Turreted Limo.
Curiously, the most sought after DLC vehicles, such as the Hunter and the buyable Lazer, are still unreleased. We finally got ourselves the Vigilante, but without a doubt the Hunter is the one most people are waiting for.
Is Rockstar keeping is back only to release it late December as some kind of Christmas present?
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