Remember the Impromptu Races feature in Grand Theft Auto Online? Remember how well they used to pay out? Well, you probably don’t – and neither do we. In fact, this was one of the neat features found in GTA Online when the service first launched in October 2013, but since then, the ever-growing world of Los Santos and Blaine County has added so many new features and additions, that a lot of the core GTA Online mechanics from launch have almost been forgotten about.
However, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing the Impromptu Races in GTA Online. They’re quick and easy to set-up, and they can be good fun with the right friends by your side. Unfortunately, they don’t pay much money at all – which explains why they’re heavily underused as any cash you can make is rewarded exclusively to the winner and comes from small bids made before starting the race.
Since GTA Online is built around establishing and growing your own criminal
enterprise – in other words, making the most money you possibly can so you can afford the best supercars, businesses, military vehicles, apartments, stilt houses, and yachts – all of which cost millions of in-game dollars, it does make these Impromptu Races a little useless.
Anyways, in a bid to become the best (we mean worst, obviously) street racers Los Santos has to offer – that means illegal on-road racing with traffic in the way, the hosts of Gear
Matthews and Sam
Blyth have once again teamed up with Iain and David from MineAndDrive to check out the long-forgotten Impromptu Races feature and try to outdo Fast and Furious. Both old-style Fast and Furious, and yes, even new-style
Fast and Furious.
If you’re looking for some classic GTA Online action with street racing carnage and surprising fun, as well as the cinematic editing-style you can come to expect from Tom Matthews, then this is the video for you. It’s everything the game was back when it first released in 2013 – whilst using the new and
improved cars that have been added in recent times.
Check out the video for yourself above for the street races, which feature plenty of crashes, mishaps, and close results, and be sure to subscribe to both Tom Matthews and MineAndDrive to be notified of their future GTA Online content.