What is Hao’s Special Works in GTA Online?

Danyal Arabi
|Published January 17, 2023

GTA Online has been around for nearly a decade and has been through three console generations. Each re-release contained content that was blocked off for older generations and the latest iteration is no exception. Hao’s Special Works is a unique business/mod shop in the LS Car Meet that is only accessible to current-gen users. Unfortunately, those not on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S won’t get to access it.

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All features exclusive to Hao’s Special Works in GTA Online listed

The announcement for Hao’s Special Works described it as follows:

The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of GTA Online also include the new Hao’s Special Works auto shop, located within the LS Car Meet, which will allow players to upgrade select vehicles (5 new vehicles and 5 existing vehicles at launch) for elite driving performance that takes full advantage of the upgraded power of new console hardware.

Hao’s Special Works is a current-gen-only set of features that are centered around vehicles and customization. Those on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S gain exclusive access to the following features:

  • Workshop: Replaces the standard mod shop at the LS Car Meet
  • Conversions: Apply HSW Performance Upgrades to certain vehicles including the Hakuchou Drag
  • Exclusive customization options: Liveries, performance packages, visual upgrades
  • Hao’s Special Works Race Series: Exclusive to HSW-tuned vehicles
  • Hao’s Special Works Time Trials: Exclusive to HSW-tuned vehicles
  • Premium Test Ride: HSW-modified vehicle that changes every week

Here are all the HSW modifiable cars and bikes:

  • Karin S95
  • Pfister Astron Custom
  • Coil Cyclone II
  • Imponte Arbiter GT
  • Pegassi Weaponized Ignus
  • Grotti Turismo Classic
  • Übermacht Sentinel XS
  • Bravado Banshee
  • Shitzu Hakuchou Drag
  • Principe Deveste Eight
  • Grotti Brioso R/A
  • Benefactor Stirling GT
  • Declasse Vigero ZX
  • Överflöd Entity MT
  • Weeny Issi Rally

HSW upgrades completely overhaul a few vehicles like the Pegassi Ignus, giving them monstrous performance values. Those on current-gen consoles can gain a competitive edge by tricking their rides out at HSW.

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Danyal Arabi

Danyal Arabi

Danyal Arabi is an Esports writer and Editor at The SportsRush. With a vested interest in computers since an early age he has managed to sink more than 4000 hours into CS: GO over the years. As a Deus Ex enjoyer and fan of the earlier Assassin's Creeds, narrative-driven games have taken much of his time. Being a 2D fighter enthusiast across franchises like Injustice, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter, a fair few controllers have been sacrificed in his pursuit to win. Apart from all things gaming, Danyal enjoys motorsport, bowling, and spending weekends with his pals over good food and banter.

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