What’s one of the most important factors of you being taken seriously on the streets of Night City? Your reputation for getting the job done, of course, but also, your ride. Nobody’s going to take you seriously if they see you rolling by in a future equivalent of Mister Bean’s Morris Mini. Luckily, the developers have prepared a bevvy of cars and bikes that you can storm through the streets in.
So, what are some of the wheels that you’ll be able to drive around Night City? Well, there’s your trusty Quadra Turbo R which we’ve seen in basically every single bit of promo material so far. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The city is full of cars, and you’ll be able to procure all of them, either through legal purchase or simply stealing them as you would in GTA. Best of all, the vehicles handle differently, giving you a unique experience with each one.
First off, there’s the Economy class, aka the junkers, like the Makigai Maimai, Thorton Kolby, and Archer Hella. No frills on these; their only purpose is to get you from point A to point B, and they’re adorable. I love ’em. Then we have the Executive class, like the Villefort Alvarado, Villefort Cortes, and Chevillon Trax. These are luxury wheels that are the exact opposite of the ones previous – no expense is spared to provide you with the smoothest ride you’ve ever experienced.
Next, we have my favorite class, Heavy Duty – trucks, tanks, armored cars, the works. Some examples include the Kaukaz Bratsk, Kaukaz Zeya, and Militech Behemoth. They vary in size and capacity, but if you want something big to terrorize pedestrians and other drivers in (or transport cargo, I guess), they’ve got what you need. If you’re more about speed, then the Sport class is for you. Head on the town in a Quadra Type-66, Mizutani Shion, or, indeed the Turbo R, and people will know you mean business.
Speaking of meaning business, the Hypercars. These beasties offer both armor, speed and class. Whether it’s a Herrera Outlaw, a Rayfield Caliburn, or Rayfiled Aerondight, they’re about as close as you can get to a James Bond car in Cyberpunk 2077. They’re fast, they can take a punch, they have all the gadgets, and by Jove, they look good doing it.
That’s not to say that all the game offers is an array of futuristic cars. If you’re lucky, you might even come across a true real-life classic – the Porsche 911 Turbo. CDPR has made a perfect recreation of the 1977 version, outfitted with some future tech, of course. Who wouldn’t want to roll into a club driving a perfectly preserved piece of hundred-year-old history? Oh, and quick side note – those are Johnny Silverhand’s wheels. What more do you need?