These vehicles may be found in the files, in screenshots, or via audio. For example, handling codes, models, or other forms of coding may remain in the files, or audio of vehicles and their names can also be found.
Numerous vehicles' names were changed through development.
|Original Name||Final Name|
|Baller (Long Wheelbase)||Baller LE LWB|
|Cognoscenti Sport||Cognoscenti 55|
|Feltzer Classic||Stirling GT|
|Schafter Turreted Limo||Turreted Limo|
|Schafter V12 (Long Wheelbase)||Schafter LWB|
Vehicles that have been removed from the game, either entirely or with some traces left over.
A second variant of the Buccaneer, before the release of the enhanced version's Buccaneer Custom as part of the Lowriders update, is mentioned in the game's audio files. Its data remains identical to the regular Buccaneer. 
The Combine Harvester from GTA San Andreas was meant to make a return, but was cut for unknown reasons. A photo of it can be found inside the game files. It assumed the GTA San Andreas appearance, albeit with a overall green body. A photo of it and police scanner audio are still in the game files.
A vehicle called "digger" was cut from the game. Nothing is known about it apart from the name suggesting it was a construction vehicle. The only mention of the vehicle can be found in a file called "objectcovertuning.ymt", and a police scanner mention.
The horn sound of the Feroci can be found in the iFruit app files. Police scanner audio files and interior textures also exist in the game files.
Squaddie was the military variant of the Patriot, based on the HMMWV M1097A2 variant and similar to the Patriot from GTA Chinatown Wars Nintendo DS rendition, can be seen on the Warstock Cache & Carry advertisement. However, it is not seen anywhere in GTA V, which means that it was deleted early. The possible replacement is the Crusader.
It is stated on Southern San Andreas Super Autos website that "The Fugitive is the go-to cruiser for law enforcement and those that want to pretend they are law enforcement. The gas mileage isn't so great, but cops mostly sit with the car idling anyways.". Interestingly, the police scanner audio files speaks in dispatcher voice saying "Police Fugitive", meaning there was indeed one in the beta. The Interceptor is likely its replacement, since it lacks a civilian version. Light texture of the Fugitive also contains police car lights, further proving that it was going to be a police car.
An unknown cut car. Only its handling remains. Winky would be a small car, according to its name.
Although there's already an Issi in the game, another Issi, possibly meant to be a variant was cut. The current Issi's model is called "issi2", suggesting that another variant ("issi") was cut. It is unknown what this Issi would have looked like, but It may have been a hardtop, as most convertibles are, in fact, shared with hardtop models.
Given that the Comet in GTA V is named "Comet" internally, it is likely a "normal" version was also to have existed in development.
The GTA IV version was meant to reappear and coexist with the new Schafter.
The GTA IV version was meant to be appear and coexist with the new Feltzer.
An unknown cut vehicle, only the audio remains. It was possibly this was one of the RC vehicles from 3D Universe.
Unknown fishing boat. Engine, horn and police scanner audio still in the game files.
A fighter jet with the ability to toggle hover mode. Police Scanner, description for website and a lot of coding remains inside the games files. Its use as a VTOL aircraft as evidenced by text data suggests similarities to the Hydra, another VTOL aircraft which is based on the iconic Harrier jump jet, given the appearance of what appears to be a Hydra in GTA V Trailer 2 bearing a "V" on its tail.
Nothing is known about this vehicle, only its police scanner audio files are left in the game files.
Not much is known about this vehicle, its name suggest that it might have been a Trial Bike. Only its police scanner audio files are left in the game files.
Nothing is known about this vehicle, only its police scanner audio files are left in the game files.
Not to be confused with the RC Bandit in previous games, this vehicle is possibly similar to the Bandito from GTA San Andreas, however now as an Remote Controlled vehicle. Police Scanner and RC motor audio still remain in the game files. It would later be introduced in GTA Online in the Arena War update.
While a Monster Truck, the Liberator, is introduced in the Independence Day Special and another one in the PS4/XB1/PC edition of the game, one or more Monster Trucks were meant to appear in the release version. Police scanner audio is still in the game files. A Rancher Monster Truck can be seen on a poster in Yellow Jack Inn and in Paleto Bay advertising two Monster Truck Festivals in Blaine County.
Nothing is known about this vehicle, it is based heavily on the Chevrolet HHR. A photo of multiple views of the vehicle titled HHR can be found pinned in Simeon's office at the Premium Deluxe Motorsport Dealership behind his desk.
Unknown Airboat/Fanboat. The only remains are the police scanner referring to its vehicle category. The likely reason for its removal is that airboats are primarily used in swamp-like areas whereas the only in-game location that would be able to use it to it's full potential is in Lago Zancudo.
Unknown Hydrofoil boat. The only remains are the police scanner referring to its vehicle category.
The Skateboard was cut again once its deletion from GTA San Andreas. Only police scanner remains, although the Skateboard exists in-game as an uncontrollable prop.
A brand from GTA IV was meant to reappear. While there are no playable Steel Horse vehicles in GTA V, the office of Beeker's Garage in Paleto Bay, Blaine County features a manual for a Steel Horse featuring Steel Horse logos, and a similar poster. As the Hexer in-game is a custom bike made by the chop shop Liberty City Cycles, it is possible that the standard Hexer is manufactured by Steel Horse. The Police Scanner audio still remains in the files. On March 14, 2019, a Steel Horse Logo T-Shirt was added as part of the Arena War update.
Unknown vehicle. Most likely a military vehicle intended for explosive ordnance disposals. Police Scanner remains.
A Motorized Skateboard was cut. Police Scanner remains.
Rollerskates were cut. Police Scanner still remains in the game files.
Buzzard (police livery)
There was probably a police variant of the Buzzard helicopter. Texture remains in game files. However, "N230MP" exists in the unarmed Buzzard, which is often used by the LSPD and can spawn wherever Police Mavericks spawn. Only the stencil was deleted from the in-game version.
Unknown vehicle. Horn inside iFruit was found.
Police Buffalo variant
As part of the Los Santos Summer Special update for the enhanced version of GTA Online, another variant of the Police Buffalo,
polbuffalo, was cut from the update. It is mentioned in the script data for the Content Creator.
Police Transporter variant
As part of the Los Santos Summer Special update for the enhanced version of GTA Online, another variant of the Police Transporter,
policet2, was cut from the update. It is mentioned in the script data for the Content Creator.
Unknown vehicle, although its name suggests it was an old vehicle used by the FIB just like the old police vehicles in North Yankton. Only its handling data and its siren data remain. Siren data suggests the vehicle sported a single rotating red beacon on the roof, given its only used entry in
carcols.meta is siren1, which is a red rotating light, while its other siren entries are white and otherwise unused. Its handling data is similar to the first generation Stanier, with the only difference being a clutch rate increase from 1.6 to 1.3 from the original Stanier, suggesting the vehicle was a variant of the Stanier.
Second version of Serrano from TBoGT was meant to reappear as a stand-alone vehicle. Handling data and customization models remain.
The Hunter from GTA San Andreas. The vehicle appears during The Simian trailer with a very similar design to its last appearance, and also appears in a Warstock Cache & Carry advertisement. In the game files, the vehicle's handling remains as well as its weapon data and police scanner audio files for the vehicle's name. The vehicle is later brought back in the enhanced version of GTA Online under a new identity, the FH-1 Hunter.
Unknown kind of plane that had weaponry. Handling remains.
Unknown kind of plane that had weaponry. Handling remains.
The only remnants of this vehicle are handling files which can be found in the game's internal files.
As seen in its handling data, it was an aircraft with a similar mass to some small aircraft, such as the Duster, the Mammatus, etc. Although this is unconfirmed, it is quite possible that the Scamp would have been the name for the unknown high-wing airplane, which was dropped from the game during development.
While the Beagle is not present anywhere in the final version of Grand Theft Auto V, it is mentioned during the mission Pack Man, where Trevor tells Lamar he used to "borrow a Beagle" when young, to which Lamar replies "Kids with planes". It is possible that the Beagle was featured in the beta version of the game but was cut for unknown reasons with no leftover files, or one of the planes was scheduled to be called Beagle.
Unknown (Skull Motorcycle)
Additional variants, namely "speedo3" and "speedo4" are listed in a file called "objectcovertuning.ymt". It is unknown what speedo3 could be, while the Clown Van's textures hint at the possibility of speedo4 being a worn out version of of the normal Speedo.
The Reefer was cut during the development of Grand Theft Auto V for unknown reasons. There is no handling found inside the game files, suggesting it was deleted very early. Only its wreck with graffiti can be found on Vespucci Beach.
As part of the Los Santos Summer Special update for the enhanced version of GTA Online, a fifth variant of the Cargobob,
cargobob5, was cut from the update. Its audiobank remains. 
Sea Sparrow variant
As part of the Los Santos Summer Special update for the enhanced version of GTA Online, a second variant of the Sea Sparrow,
seasparrow2, was cut from the update. Only its texture relationship data remains. 
Speed boat cut for unknown reasons. Only police scanner audio exists in the game files.
As part of the Los Santos Summer Special update for the enhanced version of GTA Online, a third variant of the Surfer,
surfer3, was cut from the update. It is mentioned in the script data for the Content Creator.
As part of the Arena War update for the enhanced version of GTA Online, a second variant of the Vamos,
vms2, was cut from the update. According to script data, it had a unique ability, likely a variation of a boost.
The FIB Helicopter was supposed to be an FIB variant of the Frogger but was removed for unknown reasons. It can only be obtained by spawning Trevor Phillips Enterprises Frogger and changing the livery.
A trailer intended to carry bale loads, that could be towed with a Fieldmaster. It cannot be found anywhere in the game, but the model, name, handling and all other related code still exist in the files.
Similar to the bale trailer, the Grain Trailer was intended to be towed by Fieldmasters. This version contains grain.
Vehicles whose purpose was replaced with another vehicle.
- In the first trailer, a first-generation Police Cruiser is seen. This is replaced with the newer designed second generation model in the final game.
- In the first trailer, a first-generation Police Maverick is seen. This is replaced with the newer designed second generation model in the final game.
Visual changes made to vehicles.
- In the first trailer, the Baller had six spoke wheels and RR Sport front quarter duct.
- In the first trailer, in Michael's trailer, and in various pre-release screenshots, both the Rapid GT and the the Rapid GT convertible's rear badge appears to be at the very top of the rear platform, just underneath the spoiler lip, while in the final game it is centralised according to the rear light units.
- In the first trailer, the Ambulance sports the original vision-based lightbar from GTA IV.
- In the first trailer, the Phoenix is seen without a rear lip spoiler. This was originally unavailable in-game, however was finally made available as part of the Cunning Stunts update, albeit for the enhanced version of the game only.
- In the first trailer, the Duster appears to spray pesticide. While this is possible in GTA Online, it only creates a singular trail as oppose to using the mounted spray system on the plane's wings.
- In the second trailer, the Taco Van assumes an all-white design with decals, rather than a yellow and white base design.
- The layout for police vehicle sirens was changed several times, particularly with the Stanier-based Police Cruiser, Interceptor-based Police Cruiser, Sheriff Cruiser and Sheriff SUV:
- In several trailers and pre-release official screenshots, police lights are shown to be reversed from their layout in the final game.
- In various pre-release screenshots, the police lights are laid out according to the final game.
- In the final game, the red sirens are placed on the left and blue on the right (when looking from a rear view)
- In Trevor's trailer, the Cuban 800 features red markers on the end of its propellers.
- In various pre-release screenshots, the Stanier-based Police Cruiser as well as the Sheriff Cruiser originally sported chrome grilles, similar to the Taxi, as well as a different pushbar, similar to GTA IV's Police Cruiser pushbar. They also sported indicators included as part of the headlight design, giving the vehicle a much more curved impression as oppose to its all-white square headlights in the final game.
- In a pre-release official screenshot, the Cheetah had a glass roof and the original GTA IV Grotti logo was mounted on the nose of the vehicle.
- In a pre-release screenshot, the Comet shared its rim design with the Khamelion.
- In a pre-release screenshot, the Dominator shared its rim design with the Gauntlet.
- In pre-release screenshots, both the Injection and the Duster had cleaner body designs, lacking scratches, worn, faded areas and rust.
- In a pre-release screenshot, the Blazer had a grip on its rear and two springs/shock absorbers.
- In a pre-release screenshot, the P-996 LAZER had a standard orange afterburner effect as oppose to the purple afterburner seen in the final game.
- In the Cunning Stunt Academy trailer, the 1st generation Tipper has a different grille.
- In a Warstock Cache & Carry advertisement, as well as in the original Warstock Cache and Carry vehicle image files, the Barracks featured a full-canvas covering the rear bed, and the camouflage design was less bright and prominent.
- In a Legendary Motorsport advertisement, the Adder had a spoiler. It could have possibly functioned similar to the T20.
- In a Warstock Cache & Carry advertisement, the Titan sports a full grey paintjob as oppose to a camouflage livery, similar to U.S.A.F. C-130's.
- Image files in-game reveal the Tractor had a much shorter wheelbase and engine bay compartment.
- In the game files, the convertible Rapid GT features unused modifications such as bonnets, exhausts and spoilers. In the final game, only the coupe version of the Rapid GT has visual modifications available.
- In the game files, the Clown Van features several unused visual modifications, including a bullbar, exhausts and a spoiler.
- In the game files, the Police Transporter's light data indicates that the white lights on its light bar were originally intended to light up. The data can be restored, albeit is rather glitched.
- In the enhanced version of the game, the Cherry-picker Utility Truck has an unused animation for raising its crane arm.If restored, it functions in an identical manner to the convertible roofs of various sports cars, and as such, random NPC-driven Utility Trucks can be seen raising and lowering the roof according to the weather pattern. The crane is, however, completely unsolid.
- In the game files, the Interceptor-based Police Cruiser has hidden modifications only obtainable with mods or save editors.
- In the game files, the Rental Shuttle Bus's rear roof section appears as a separate component like the Tourbus, but unlike the Tourbus, only ever appears with the roof attached.
Traffic/Spawning Behaviour Changes
Changes made to the behavior of vehicles in traffic during gameplay.
- In the first trailer, a Bodhi can be seen in traffic. It also appears in a different colour set that the Bodhi does not spawn in in regular gameplay, if restored.
- In the first trailer, a Cognoscenti Cabrio can be seen in traffic shortly before being crashed into by a pursued Rapid GT.
- In Franklin's trailer, a Fame or Shame Trailer is seen being towed in regular traffic. In the final game, this trailer only appears during specific missions.
- In the game files, the Cheetah was supposed to spawn in ambient scenario traffic along with other sports and super cars. The Cheetah is listed in a vehicle model set named "Rockford Cars", a set of vehicles which are intended to spawn in certain scenarios in-game, such as driving in and out of driveways. It appears this model set is unused, however, and so the Cheetah does not appear in regular gameplay.
- In the game files, an unknown vehicle model set, internally named "FARM_WORKERS" within
ymapfiles, is referenced numerous times across the map, but does not occur. "FARM WORKERS" does not exist within
vehiclemodelsets.metaand the game simply resorts to spawning a regular Bison. It is likely this is a beta model set which contained the Bison alongside other farm vehicles, suggested by the name of the model set.
- In the game files, the Annihilator was intended to be used by the NOOSE during wanted levels. Within
dispatch.meta, the Annihilator is listed alongside the Police Maverick as air vehicles used by the NOOSE, however the set of data is not used.
- Furthermore, police dispatch/scanner audio files also name the Annihilator, suggesting its use in GTA V story mode, as the police scanner is absent in GTA Online.