The San Francisco area featured in Watch Dogs 2 is a huge and faithful recreation of the real location, and players will surely be doing a lot of driving to see the whole thing. This includes everything from simple sightseeing to fully-fledged police chases and gun fights. While there are many cars throughout Watch Dogs 2the best ones are going to be the ones that carry players through the city the fastest and in one piece.
While virtually any vehicle can be found on the in-game Car On Demand app, they only unlock once the car itself has been purchased. Most cars can only be purchased from specific dealerships, and many might be too expensive for certain players to purchase. Fortunately, many of the cars can also be found parked or driving around San Francisco, making it easy for players to find the car they’re looking for.
10 Vespid 5.2
The Vespid 5.2 is one of the many great muscle cars featured in Watch Dogs 2. Apart from its cool design, it handles itself quite well with excellent top speed and acceleration. It’s also highly effective against bullets and explosives, making it a great car to use when evading enemies and the police.
If players have the cash, it can be purchased from the Auto Elite car dealership for $32,499. If that’s too expensive, the car can also be found in Golden Gate Park, Hook Motion Pictures, and in the parking lot of Fort Point.
9 Sonarus LX
The Sonarus LX is an overall well-balanced vehicle, being able to carry four people very easily. It has a high top speed and acceleration and also doesn’t lose control of itself easily.
In Watch Dogs 2, players can find both a civilian vehicle and one used by Unemi as security patrol cars. The main location where this can be found is the Auto Elite car dealership for $30,000, though it can sometimes spawn as part of Unemi’s security.
8 Hailkal R
What the Hailkal R lacks in durability, it makes up for everywhere else. The top speed and acceleration of the Hailkal R are both, allowing it to travel at very high speeds. The car also has excellent handling, being able to make sharp turns with ease. If players want to drive this car, the only place where it can be found is at the Total Motors car dealership, costing $22,500.
7 Zusume R
The in-game Car On Demand app describes the Zusume R as being popular with the younger crowd, and any test drive with it will have players seeing why. All-in-all, the Zusume R is a fantastic car to use throughout the entire game. With decent top speed and excellent acceleration, the Zusume R can go quite fast if the player wants it to.
It also has near-perfect handling, and acceptable durability to go against other hostile cars. What’s even better is that players can get the Zusume R for free on the Car On Demand app right from the beginning of the game. It can also be found on display or parked at the Total Motors car dealership or being driven around San Francisco or Oakland.
6 Scafati GT
Considering its quality and commonality, the Scafati GT is a great car to choose. Being a performance car, it has extremely high top speed and acceleration for players who want to drive as fast as possible, and can even outrun other performance cars.
The handling is very nice and while the durability isn’t great in general, it does have higher durability than most performance cars, making it one of the best in its category. Overall it’s a great choice, especially for evading the police. The Scafati GT can be purchased from the Auto Elite car dealership for $360,000.
Another great sports car is the Papavero, being able to outrun the police easily. The car is fitted with excellent top speed and acceleration, making it ideal to evade the police or simply cruising around San Francisco with speed.
It has decent handling and performs well off-road should the player venture away from the city. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the best durability, but considering how fast it can drive, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Players can find the Papavero at the Auto Elite car dealership costing $162,000.
4 Fire Truck
Despite being an emergency service vehicle, the Fire Truck is one of the best cars players can find around San Francisco. Since it’s intended to reach locations quickly, the Fire Truck has top speed and is quite fast for a fantastic a heavy vehicle.
Ideal for firefights, the Fire Truck is extremely durable, being able to take on a number of bullets and explosions and even an IED with ease. It can also plow through most cars, including the police. Players can get the Fire Truck by traveling to the fire stations at either Silicon Valley or Stanford University.
There are many special vehicles in Watch Dogs 2, but the Dangerzone is one of the finest. A re-painted Baumsteiger, the Dangerzone surpasses its parent vehicle in that it has fantastic top speed and acceleration as well as some of the best handling of any car in the game. Unfortunately, the Dangerzone is not very durable, so players should seek out this car only if they plan for a relatively peaceful drive.
The Dangerzone can be found inside the garage of the SVNR building nearby the Nudle headquarters. To get the car, players will have to use the RC jumper to sneak inside, where they’ll be able to find a red hacking terminal inside a wooden crate. Players can use this to open the left garage door where the Dangerzone is parked.
The Fiammetta is often considered to be one of the finest cars the player can find in Watch Dogs 2. It’s the fastest car in the game and overall has extremely good handling, even if it does have a tendency to have oversensitive steering. It also has relatively low durability, but that is to be expected in a performance car.
While it is one of the best cars in the game, it’s also one of the most expensive, costing $700,000 from the Auto Elite car dealership. The car can also be found parked around Stanford University and Nudle headquarters.
Otherwise known as CHIP, the CHP-AAD is one of the best cars in the game and, if players play through the main campaign, is entirely free. The car is designed for the fictional film CyberDriverbased loosely on KITT from the television series Knight Rider. As such, it excels in virtually every category, being extremely fast and durable while also handling itself exceptionally well.
During the third story mission aptly titled “CyberDriver,” players are tasked with stealing the car from the set to repurpose it as the “official” DedSec car. From this point on, the player can always order the CHP-AAD whenever they want, which will always appear as the DedSec variant. However, all of the excellent stats the original car boasts will remain.
Watch Dogs 2 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Stadia.
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