GTA III |
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
|Vehicle type||Civilian off-roader|
|Body style||Dune buggy|
|Capacity||2 (driver and passenger)|
|Manufacturer||Bürgerfahrzeug (GTA V)|
The BF Injection, or just Injection in Grand Theft Auto V, is a dune-buggy that was first featured in Grand Theft Auto III and went on to be featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto Advance, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto V.
In all its appearances, the BF Injection generally resembles a slightly enlarged Meyers Manx. In GTA III, it possessed a generally exaggerated design, an open air occupant compartment, no doors, curvy shells and a large rear-mounted engine, making the vehicle particularly distinctive. Despite the rear-mounted engine, when the vehicle is damaged enough in GTA III and Vice City, it will still emit smoke or flames from the front, due to game limitations. It can be seen with a wide array of body color combinations encompassing the body and its trims. Despite emitting light beams from its front fenders, the GTA III rendition does not have headlamps. The GTA Vice City rendition received cosmetic improvements, such as the addition of front lights (its headlights are moved towards the center, and additional hi-beam lights are mounted on the roll bars), and improved detailing (including minor variations of the fittings) on the engine.
The BF Injection differs significantly in GTA San Andreas, where it has a slightly sleeker and more angular look, and a tighter, narrower rear end. The GTA San Andreas rendition may feature two-tone body colors, in addition to the the body-and-trim color schemes seen in the earlier games.
The GTA III and GTA Vice City designs continued to be adopted in other titles, including GTA Advance, where the BF Injection retains its curvy profile and rear engine, but has a closed top and doors. GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories reuse and modify models of BF Injections from GTA III and GTA Vice City, respectively, with the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition rectifying the GTA III vehicle's lack of headlights (two are now attached to the front fenders). The GTA Vice City Stories rendition is largely similar to the GTA Vice City rendition.
The Injection (the BF part of the name having been retconned as the car's manufacturer) returns in GTA V. It is no longer the Meyers Manx-based dune buggy, whose role has been taken over by the Bifta in the Beach Bum Update. It is now based off of the Volkswagen Beetle based Baja Bug.
Pre-release screenshot of the "Beach Patrol" BF Injection in GTA Vice City Stories. Note the unique red-and-black color scheme.
In GTA III, the BF Injection's performance is generally above average. The vehicle fares well in speed, but cannot match the speed of sports cars. Handling is adequate, with a wide wheelbase and a light weight. Despite its off-roading design, the GTA III rendition features stiff suspension and a high center of gravity, leaving the vehicle prone to rollovers. In GTA Vice City, the BF Injection's suspension is improved for better off-road driving, but it may still flip forward and land on its roof.
While the GTA San Andreas rendition is largely similar in engine power, its redesigned form has a shorter wheelbase, increasing the risk of spinouts. The vehicle's low profile and bottom-heavy weight distribution, however, reduces the risk of rollovers. Its grippy MMT tyres also boost its off-road capabilities.
In the mission Cut Throat Business (GTA San Andreas), a unique black and red BF injection is used to transport Carl Johnson and Madd Dogg to meet OG Loc. Because the player is unable to store this BF Injection in any garage during the mission (as it simply disappears after), it can only be acquired by killing Madd Dogg, thereby failing the mission, and taking the buggy to a safehouse garage. Its performance is no different to the standard BF Injection.
- The BF Injection's name is presumably a play on "beef injection", a slang term for sexual intercourse.
- BF may also refer to B.F. Meyers & Co., the company responsible for mass production for the Meyers Manx, in turn taking after the initials of original Manx builder Bruce F. Meyers.
- In GTA III, Joey Leone is frequently seen working on a BF Injection in cutscenes, and, after the completion of the Portland missions, the vehicle spawns outside the home of Joey's girlfriend, Misty, in Hepburn Heights. The version at Joey's garage has a blue body and the 3-spoke sports car rims, while the one available to the player has the more common 5-spoke hubcaps, and doesn't spawn in blue.
- In GTA San Andreas, the BF Injection automatically plays Radio Los Santos when entered.
- GTA III
- Apartments near El Burro's telephone point in Hepburn Heights, Portland, after completing the mission Sayonara Salvatore. It only spawns at night, from 19:00 until 05:00.
- Can be imported from the Shoreside Vale Import/Export garage once their list of wanted vehicles has been completed.
- GTA Vice City
- On the beach behind the Standing Vice Point building, Vice Point.
- Can also be found on the road in numerous locations.
- GTA San Andreas
- Spawns while riding a Mountain Bike in Santa Maria Beach, Los Santos (Sunday).
- Spawns while driving a Perennial in Santa Maria Beach, Los Santos (Thursday).
- Spawns while driving a Fortune/Cadrona in Santa Maria Beach, Los Santos (Friday).
- At the Snake Farm next to the Abandoned Airstrip.
- The Truth's farm. Only after the mission Body Harvest.
- In front of the Blackfield Stadium after completing Dirt Track.
- At the beach next to the shack in Santa Maria Beach (only when wanted for export).
- The beach south-west of Angel Pine.
- In north-west area of Shady Creeks.
- At the beach in San Fierro.
- Spawns in hilly areas, such as Missionary Hill or Mulholland
- GTA Liberty City Stories
- GTA Vice City Stories
- Parked at one of the lifeguard houses, starts "Beach Patrol". The vehicle is always painted red with black trims, matching the lifeguards' red swimsuits.
- Randomly spawns around the streets of Ocean Beach.
- A bullet-proof version can be purchased from Sunshine Autos after completion of "Beach Patrol".
- GTA V
- Frequently spawns parked and being driven in and around Blaine County and Grapeseed
- Parked on the west side of the hangar at McKenzie Airfield in Grapeseed.
- Bandito, another dune buggy, featured in GTA: San Andreas.
- Dune Buggy, another dune buggy in GTA V.
- Dune, an off-road truck appearing in GTA: San Andreas.