Grand Theft Auto Online

GTA Online Introduces Target Assault Races & The Vapid Caracara

Article By 
Alan Walsh
April 3, 2018
Grand Theft Auto Online

GTA Online Introduces Target Assault Races & The Vapid Caracara

Article By 
Alan Walsh
April 3, 2018

Rockstar Games has enabled the latest event week for Grand Theft Auto Online, and this one features a brand-new mode complimented by yet another vehicle with the usual slate of weekly bonuses and discounts.

New Mode – Target Assault Races

In Target Assault Races, the new game mode that’s now available to play in GTA Online, teams of two strap into a range of weaponized vehicles – one behind the wheel, and the other on the trigger. The Gunner is responsible for destroying targets from a mounted gun, while the Driver races to outmanoeuvre the opposition for additional points on each lap. After each lap, the Gunner and the Driver switch roles, and whichever team finishes with the most points wins.


Finishing laps in the top three and passing through checkpoints ahead of your opponents will earn you bonus points, but you'll score more points for smaller targets – and even more for hitting them dead center. Scatter-shooters may feast on large green targets, but if you're racking up bullseyes on the elusive small red target, you'll soon eclipse them on the leaderboard.

As the Driver, play to your teammate's strengths. For example, if your Gunner's on a streak, ease up on the throttle and let them rip through a few more targets before rushing to the next checkpoint.

Target Assault Races are available to play today in GTA Online, with seven unique tracks featuring an assortment of assault-minded vehicles, including the new Vapid Caracara. Jump into the Target Assault Series blip on the map and earn Double GTA$ and RP all week long.

Meet The All-new Vapid Caracara

It doesn’t get much bigger than the Vapid Caracara – the latest vehicle to arrive into GTA Online as part of the weekly dip-feed from the ‘Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series.’ This six-wheeled monster can barrel through traffic while your buddy rips through foes with a rear-mounted Minigun.

The Vapid Caracara is now available to acquire from Warstock Cache & Carry in GTA Online for the high asking price of $1,175,000. Take it for a spin today in the new Target Assault mode.

Enjoy Discounted Assault Vehicles & Vehicle Upgrades

This week’s discounts in GTA Online include 30% off the Mammoth Avenger flying base of operations, which is on sale through April 9th. Also discounted are Weapon & Vehicle Workshops, with 30% off Assault Vehicles and up to 50% off Vehicle Upgrades.

Check out the complete list of discounts below:

Assault Vehicles

  • ‍Mammoth Avenger – 30% off
  • Turreted Limo – 30% off
  • Karin Technical Aqua – 30% off (Buy It Now & Trade Price)
  • Karin Technical – 30% off (Buy It Now & Trade Price)
  • HVY Barrage – 30% off (Buy It Now & Trade Price)
  • HVY Insurgent – 30% off (Buy It Now & Trade Price)
  • Brute Armored Boxville – 30% off (Buy It Now & Trade Price)

Vehicle Upgrades

  • ‍Mammoth Avenger Weapon Workshop – 30% off
  • Mammoth Avenger Styles – 30% off
  • Mammoth Avenger Vehicle Workshop – 50% off
  • Mobile Operations Center Vehicle Workshop – 50% off
  • Engines – 25% off
  • Turbo – 25% off
  • Brakes – 25% off
  • Transmission – 25% off
  • Liveries – 25% off (includes Aircraft)
  • Vehicle Armor – 25% off (includes Aircraft)

This Week’s Premium Race & Time Trial Schedule

Premium Race – Lift Off (Locked To Super): Compete in this week’s Premium Race, Lift Off, where the top three earn GTA$ and all participants get triple RP regardless of finishing position. Launch Premium Races through the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or via the yellow corona at Legion Square.

Time Trial – Observatory: Check out this week's Time Trial, Observatory. Set a waypoint to the marker on your in-game map and enter via the purple corona. Beat par time and you'll be duly rewarded with GTA$ & RP.

If You Missed It Last Week – The Pegassi Tezeract and Vapid Ellie

Last week saw the addition of two brand-new vehicles to GTA Online, including the lightning fast and sneaky silent Pegassi Tezeract, as well as the Vapid Ellie – based on the 1967 Ford Mustang used in the 2000 film ‘Gone in 60 Seconds.’ The Pegassi Tezeract is available from Legendary Motorsport for a whopping GTA$2,825,000, whilst the Vapid Ellie can be acquired from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for GTA$565,000.

With 11 new vehicles promised for the ‘Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series’ and three cars already delivered, fans can look forward to eight additional vehicles in the weeks and months ahead to take us through the Spring and into the Summer months.

These will be complimented with brand-new Special Vehicle Races and Transform Races launching in May, as well as two new upcoming Adversary Modes.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.