“The nods of recognition, the pointing, the fanboys passing out in ecstasy. Witnessing the big power ZR350 revving up to tear a hole through an underground parking lot never gets old. And when you burn these tires out, they’ll fight to see who gets to breathe in your polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – because this much clout is seriously intoxicating.”
So goes the sales pitch for the Annis ZR350, a 30-year-old, two-door sports car that has never existed and never will – because it’s not a real car. It may have all the design hallmarks and specs of a Japanese cult classic born and bred to slice through the streets of Shibuya but it’s not. It’s actually a sleek Scottish clone, first brought to life inside the early-nineties time capsule of 2004’s GTA San Andreas and more recently resurrected for the latest salvo of GTA Online content, Los Santos Tuners.