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Hao’s Special Works encompasses best-in-class vehicle upgrades, a new class of Races using specially modified vehicles, and a weekly rotation of Hao’s Special Works Time Trials, along with a Premium Test Ride, where you can get behind the wheel of these newly modified vehicles for free.”
Located inside the LS Car Meet and run by Hao, the business provides modification services and access to several exclusive features. It replaces the mod shop included in the previous-generation version of the LS Car Meet.
A custom auto shop allowing platform-exclusive "best-in-class" modifications to select vehicles. The workshop replaces the standard auto shop in the car meet space. Players enter the workshop from the Interaction Menu while sitting inside their Personal Vehicles.
Similarly to Benny's Original Motor Works, players need to convert their vehicle to an HSW-compatible version. When walking around the car meet, a laptop in the workshop area lists the vehicles available for HSW conversion with the "HSW Performance Upgrade".
|Class||Name||Base Price||Image||Conversion Cost||Conversion Example|
|SUV||Pfister Astron Custom||$1,720,000||$395,000|
|Super||Coil Cyclone II||$2,250,000||$475,000|
|Muscle||Imponte Arbiter GT||$1,580,000||$375,000|
|Super||Pegassi Weaponized Ignus||$3,245,000||$500,000|
|Sports Classics||Grotti Turismo Classic||$705,000||$897,000|
|Coupes||Übermacht Sentinel XS||$60,000||$1,374,000|
|Motorcycles||Shitzu Hakuchou Drag||$976,000||$1,450,000|
|Super||Principe Deveste Eight||$1,795,000||$1,110,000
Free for GTA+ subscribers
|Compact||Grotti Brioso R/A||$155,000||$1,097,500
Free for GTA+ subscribers
|Sports Classics||Benefactor Stirling GT||$975,000||$855,000|
Once a vehicle is converted, it becomes eligible for HSW custom options, performance and visual.
- HSW Liveries
- One is unlocked immediately, while the other requires the player to complete all of the HSW-focused Time Trials.
- Some vehicles include two other HSW-themed liveries, but are exclusively awarded to GTA+ subscribers.
- HSW Spoiler Options
- Not applicable to bikes.
- HSW Forged Carbon Hoods
- Currently exclusive on the Stirling GT; not applicable to bikes.
- HSW Brakes
- HSW Engine Tunes
- HSW Suspension
- Not applicable to bikes.
- HSW Transmission
- HSW Turbo Tuning:
- Stage I
- Stage II
- Stage III
- HSW Modes:
- HSW Standard
- HSW Race
- HSW Sports
- HSW Race Plus
- Exclusive to electric vehicles only.
These performance upgrades add a second bar to the acceleration performance graph, effectively offering up to twice the acceleration performance over the previous top of the line upgrades.
HSW Specification Service
Hao can supply an exact duplicate of the customization options of any* player-owned Personal Vehicles found in the LS Car Meet, paying a commission[ ] to the original owner. *Vehicle must be able to access the LS Car Meet (i.e. not be on the disallowed list).
Hao's Special Works Race Series
A collection of 14 races for HSW-tuned vehicles only. Every track in this series is an identical duplicate of already existing Land Race tracks, such as Downtown Underground, Cutting Coroners, and Greenwich Meantime.
Hao's Special Works Time Trials
A Time Trials race similar to existing Time Trials, but exclusive to HSW-tuned vehicles. The par time will be different based on what vehicle is used. The featured trial is changed to a new course with each event week. Completing all 8 HSW Time Trials unlocks the ability to purchase the "HSW Elite" livery for all HSW-tuned vehicles.
|Class A||Class B||Class C|
|No.||Time Trial||Location||Par Time||Description|
|From East Vinewood to Vespucci Beach.||
Class A: 1:21:000
“There are time trials, and then there are HSW time trials. The difference? Juck check your speedometer as you nosedive into the Vespucci Beach public bathrooms.”
Del Perro Beach
|From Del Perro Beach to Murrieta Heights.||
Class A: 1:21:000
“No matter where you are in the city, you're in Hao's house. So buckle up and pop your Dollar Pills haul: it's time to gain some ground and smash some records. Time trial for Hao's Special Works vehicles only.”
|From Sandy Shores to La Puerta.||
Class A: 2:23:000
“An HSW time trial from Sandy Shores to the big city is the American dream: sure, there's a chance you'll make it big, but even if you crash and burn you'll make the front page. Time Trial for HSW vehicles.”
|From Textile City to Stab City.||
Class A: 1:47:000
“Let's take a spontaneous day trip to Blaine County in our million-dollar tuner cars... Said no one ever. You think Stab City is just a nickname? Depends on how fast you're driving. Time Trial for HSW vehicles.”
|From RON Alternates Wind Farm to Elysian Island.||
Class A: 2:38:000
“Forget "clean" energy. You use all-American power: Eight cans of Sprunk, HSW wheels, and a troubled childhood. Batter up! Time Trial for HSW vehicles.”
|From Terminal to Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness.||
Class A: 4:15:000
“When nature calls in San Andreas, there's only one answer: stay behind your windshield, use the aircon to filter the fresh air, and do an HSW time trial to avoid dropping below the LS average of 150bpm.”
|From Pacific Bluffs to El Gordo Lighthouse.||
Class A: 3:31.000
“Why have drivers been launching their cars into the sea by El Gordo Lighthouse? Jolene Cranley-Evans? Or a particularly aggressive HSW time trial finish line? Grab your tinfoil hat and find out.”
|From North Chumash to Palomino Highlands.||
Class A: 3:49:000
“Don't let the views take your breath away. Even HSW drivers need to channel their road rage into a blast of profanities that would make Vinewood Blvd's finest blush. Time trial for HSW vehicles.”
Premium Test Ride
A Hao-modified ride that can be used on the Test Track parked at the test track end of the workshop space.
|Image||Premium Test Ride|
|4 August 2022||Pfister|
|26 July 2022||Pegassi|
|7 July 2022||Pfister|
|30 June 2022||Principe|
|23 June 2022||Imponte|
|16 June 2022||Grotti|
|9 June 2022||Coil|
|2 June 2022||Bravado|
|26 May 2022||Übermacht|
|19 May 2022||Karin|
|12 May 2022||Shitzu|
|5 May 2022||Grotti|
|28 April 2022||Pegassi|
|21 April 2022||Pfister|
|14 April 2022||Principe|
|7 April 2022||Imponte|
|31 March 2022||Grotti|
|24 March 2022||Coil|
|15 March 2022||Bravado|
Pre-Release promotional screenshots
- Contrary to what was advertised on the Newswire, only 9 vehicles were available for HSW upgrades upon launch of Expanded & Enhanced.