Cyberpunk 2077 Vehicles: All You Need to Know

By | 07/12/2020

 

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Cyberpunk 2077 vehicles range from everyday cars and sports vehicles to the ultra-futuristic Hypercars that “probably less than a thousand people in the world can afford”.


Like any good open-world game, Cyberpunk 2077 has no shortage of traversal options.

Sure, you could make your way through Night City’s heavily pedestrianized urban centers on foot, but given the size of the city, at some point, you are going to need to travel.

The vehicles in this game have been made with a high amount of detail, including the often-overlooked interiors.

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Designed from the ground up, many of the vehicles fit into the Cyberpunk style, combining future tech with a 1980’s vision of what cars would be like in one hundred years.

Most interiors are quite traditional, with seats, backseats and dashboards.

However, even older dashboards have been fitted with digital display devices for speedometers, odometers and auxiliary information.

The design of the digital displays varies from car to car, looking very cool in some vehicles since each car has a unique interior as opposed to being category based like GTA Online.

Cyberpunk 2077 Screenshots: Vehicle Interior Digital Display Technology – Click to enlarge…

Attaining a vehicle is as simple as saving the money to purchase one or simply stealing it, but this will depend on your skillset.

You will have access to an apartment safehouse in Cyberpunk and it does come with storage, however, only legally purchased cars can be stored in the garage.

While there are levitating vehicles in the game, as of yet, these are not available to fly around Night City.

This is a huge disappointment, however, this feature may be added with an update or a Cyberpunk 2077 DLC.

Cyberpunk 2077 Vehicles: All You Need to Know
Cyberpunk 2077 Quadra Turbo

It has also been confirmed that while some vehicles can be upgraded to increase performance, they cannot be visually customized.

Rather, ready-customized vehicles can be owned as variants of specific models that already exist in the game.

Ranging from everyday economy cars to sporty numbers and right up to the coveted Hypercar class, there is a multitude of vehicles for every type of gamer and character.

First of all, let’s talk about the ultra-stylish futuristic cars shown in many of the game’s trailers and screenshots.

Cyberpunk 2077 Hypercars


Known as “Hypercars”, these expensive and ultra-chic vehicles are the transport of choice for the corporate classes, celebrities and the super-rich alike.

Cyberpunk 2077 Hypercars
Cyberpunk 2077 Hypercars

Hypercars such as the Rayfield Caliburn and the Herrera Outlaw provide comfort, speed and protection in equal measure.

Utilizing LiDAR technology, these vehicles are completely encased in a protective shell that projects the outside world to the interior of the vehicle.

Cyberpunk 2077 Hypercar LiDAR Technology
Cyberpunk 2077 Hypercar LiDAR Technology

This removes the need to use glass in order to see the outside, therefore making the cars almost impenetrable.

Cyberpunk 2077 Economy Cars


The vehicle of choice for most people in Night City, Economy Cars deliver a cheap transport option over performance.

Cyberpunk 2077 Economy Cars
Cyberpunk 2077 Economy Cars

Not much can be said about neither the technology in these cars nor the materials used.

They are basic, slow and zippy, however, they come in all shapes and sizes and will do their job well.

Cyberpunk 2077 Police Cruisers
Cyberpunk 2077 Police Cruisers

While not all economy cars are wrecks and bangers, they mostly cater to the general public and civic needs alike, such as the Police and utilities.

Cyberpunk 2077 Executive Vehicles


Designed for instant impression, Executive cars come with the latest technology while providing maximum comfort.

Cyberpunk 2077 Executive Cars
Cyberpunk 2077 Executive Cars

These amped-up limousines are coveted by street hustlers and the wealthy alike, with some newer SUV models even being used for “peacekeeping”.

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Executive cars are also favored by Night City’s Delamain Taxi Company’s AI chauffeur service that can take you almost anywhere in Night City.

Cyberpunk 2077 Taxi
Cyberpunk 2077 Taxi

These cars can provide relatively cheap protection and speed in style, although they aren’t designed to be as secure as the Hypercars of the super-rich.

Cyberpunk 2077 Sports Cars


Let’s face it, these are the vehicles you are going to have the most fun with.

Cyberpunk 2077 Sports Car Street Race
Cyberpunk 2077 Sports Car Street Race

Built with maximum speed and handling in mind, Night City’s Sports Cars deliver furious acceleration and fast thrills.

New parts can be added to these beauties in order to tune performance, which will come in handy for racing or evading the law.

Cyberpunk 2077 Mitzutani Shion Rear Vehicle Interior
Cyberpunk 2077 Mitzutani Shion Rear Vehicle Interior

Sports cars come in different shapes and sizes such as sleek supercars for street events or maxed out muscle cars for drag racing.

Cyberpunk 2077 Heavy-Duty Vehicles


Perhaps the most intriguing of Cyberpunk 2077’s vehicle list are the Heavy-Duty Vehicles.

Cyberpunk 2077 Heavy Duty Vehicles
Cyberpunk 2077 Heavy Duty Vehicles

These powerful behemoths range from haulage truckers to tank-like vehicles designed for unstoppable power.

Used mostly by the military and other ground forces as APCs, heavy-duty vehicles can also be utilized by the more deviant person for all sorts of criminal acts.

Cyberpunk 2077 Heavy Duty Garage
Cyberpunk 2077 Heavy Duty Garage

While they are far from the fastest vehicles in the game, persistence is a huge bonus when using them thanks to their layers of armor and thick tires.

Cyberpunk 2077 Motorcycles


For some situations, motorcycles might be the perfect solution to zipping around Night City.

Cyberpunk 2077 Motorcycles
Cyberpunk 2077 Motorcycles

The city’s densely packed roads can obstruct a quick getaway or a time-sensitive mission.

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Some of the bikes in the game seem traditional while some are quite futuristic, such as the Yaiba Kusunagi which heavily resembles Kaneda’s bike from the cult Manga movie Akira.

Cyberpunk 2077 Motorcycles Yaiba Kusanagi
Cyberpunk 2077 Motorcycles Yaiba Kusanagi

Keanu Reeves’ motorcycle brand, Arch, has also been adapted as a model in Cyberpunk 2077, further establishing Reeves’ involvement with the title since he also plays the character Johnny Silverhand.


Other vehicle details in the game such as different emergency vehicles, how taxis will actually work and whether self-driving vehicles will be included are all yet to be detailed.

What we do know is that cars can be summoned similar to GTA Online and they can be driven in the third person, although the game can only be played in the first-person perspective.

I am personally hoping that they will remedy this before launch or even in an update.

Nothing against the game, I just prefer third-person and since there are tons of character customizations in the game, it would be cool to be able to see them as we play.

The Cyberpunk 2077 release date is currently scheduled for December 10, 2020 and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.


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