Rear quarter view)|
A Comet in GTA Vice City..
GTA Vice City |
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
|Vehicle type||Civilian car|
|Body style||2-door sports car|
|Capacity||2 (driver and passenger)|
|Manufacturer||Pfister (HD Universe)|
The Comet is a recurring two-seater sports car introduced in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Design and frequency of appearance
The Comet from GTA Vice City to GTA Vice City Stories is based on the Porsche 911; it best resembles the 911 Carrera Cabriolet from 1976 or the early 1980s; however, like newer 911 models, it has an all-wheel-drive configuration. The car features a targa top similar to the Targa 911s; however, the fastback profile the Comet sported in GTA Vice City was dropped in favor of a backwards-slanted standalone C-pillar until GTA IV. Similarly, the Comet in the Xbox, iOS, and Android versions of GTA Vice City also shares the same rear design as the Comet in GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories. The Comet between GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories is also front-engined, unlike the real Porsche 911, which is famously rear-engined; this led to speculation that the Comet was inspired by a Datsun 240Z/Nissan S30, as did the inset headlamps, which is not seen on any Porsche model. The headlamps may also have been inspired by the 1966—1969 Alfa Romeo Spider.
GTA Vice City (Rear quarter view).
GTA San Andreas (Rear quarter view).
GTA Vice City Stories (Rear quarter view).
The HD Universe's Comet, manufactured by Pfister, is available only in hardtop coupe form and by far the only vehicle from the brand. It now largely resembles a Type 997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, while the scooped headlights, with a decidedly Porsche-like design, actually resemble those of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, similar to how the GTA III era Comet may have had headlamps inspired by another Alfa Romeo vehicle. The Comet features large, cross-drilled disc brakes all around. Inside are two sport seats in black leather resembling Lamborghini's seat design. Similar to the Grotti Turismo, the Comet also features a front-mounted, carpeted boot with space for luggage. Unlike its predecessors, the GTA IV Comet is very rarely encountered on the streets, and is more common in Party Mode where two parked Comets can be seen and driven. Like the real 911, the HD Universe Comet is rear-engined.
For GTA Chinatown Wars, two variants of the Comet are available, a regular Comet being similar to GTA IV's Comet, as well as a highly modified racing variant, featuring a purple-and-red paintjob, a bodykit, and white neon underglows that turn on at night.
The Comet also appears in GTA V in a similar form as the GTA IV rendition, but featuring a large spoiler, modernized rims and various minor cosmetic changes.
GTA V (Rear quarter view).
GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories
The Comet's acceleration, speed, braking, and handling are all among the best in the game. In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, many of the Comet's properties are similar to those of the Stinger, although traction is inferior. Both vehicles have open tops, and the speed and acceleration are around the same. In the GTA III era, the Comet's top-down convertible nature allows the protagonist to jump over the driver's-side door, facilitating a more rapid take-off.
GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars
The GTA IV rendition of the Comet is one of the fastest cars in the game, reaching an approximate top speed of 220 mph (354 km/h). Four-wheel-drive is standard; acceleration from standstill is very quick due to increased grip from the four-wheel-drive system. Unfortunately, fast cornering results in massive understeer, and has the potential for lift-off oversteer (i.e. flipping), which makes winning the race-based mission No. 1 extremely difficult if the player insists on speeding through the course. The Comet also suffers from a weak suspension construction. The wheels are prone to buckle into the chassis after striking a curb laterally with less force than expected, making the Comet one of the more fragile sports/super cars. Due to its rear-mounted engine, however, the Comet is able to withstand a very high amount of frontal damage.
The Comet is as fast as the Infernus, but is not necessarily superior in multiplayer racing — the Comet is very light-weight, leading to the car being rammed off-road by the other vehicles, or being launched into the air off of hills and losing control. AI races present much less of a challenge — the player can easily outpace the competition very early on, thanks to the Comet's speed; once this is accomplished, the Comet's vulnerability to the other cars is rendered moot, and the player will have the luxury of slowing down to prevent being launched off of hills. However, this isn't always possible in the more winding courses such as that in the No.1 mission.
The conventional Comet in GTA Chinatown Wars retains its sporty performance, but is now ranked below higher end sports cars in the same, although its handling and braking are considerably good. The modified variant of the Comet is superior in speed, but is otherwise similar in performance to a standard Comet.
The GTA V rendition of the Comet sees several changes from the GTA IV Era rendition, such as the shift to rear-wheel-drive system, a lowered top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h), and sporting a 3 liter engine (possibly a flat-6 due to the sound) that pumps out 550 hp (according to Legendarymotorsport.net). The shift to the rear-wheel-drive system means a decrease in grip, higher risk of spinouts, and a slightly slower acceleration than normal. It has a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration time of 3.1 seconds.
Customization in GTA San Andreas
The Comet in GTA San Andreas can be modified at a TransFender, but is only offered a bare minimum of modification options:
Italicized pricing denotes prices at the Las Venturas TransFender, which charges 20% more except Colors.
- In GTA Vice City, for some reason, the Comet's passenger door cannot be removed, even with the use of a chainsaw. The other car to be affected by this is the Cuban Hermes.
- For the open-top Comets, if the car is locked, the character refuses to enter the car even though the usual animation of entering the car is hopping into the car.
- In some of the games in the series, Comets' radios default to a certain station. They are as follows:
- In perfect condition this car can be sold in the S&M Auto Sales for $6,000 in GTA IV.
- Despite its very high rarity and performance, Stevie pays much less for a Comet than other, more common and lower-end supercars, such as Banshee, Turismo, or Super GT. This could be due to real-life Porsche 911s having different performance across different 911 models. The 911 Carrera 4S is in the mid-range of the 911 range.
- In GTA IV, the Comet appears to be a popular car with Niko's girlfriends, in particular Alexandra Chilton and Michelle.
- Mrs. Dawson uses a yellow Comet in the mission Waste the Wife.
- Reni Wassulmaier has a red Comet with a yellow landau top in the mission So Long Schlong.
- Stevie has a Comet in "No. 1" in GTA IV. (After the mission it belongs to Niko). He can own one again (for himself); as he says he "misses his Comet", and you can sell it to him.
- Florian Cravic is seen with a unique silver Comet during mission "Hating The Haters".
- Patrick McReary drives a bright red Comet in "Ladies' Night" in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
- GTA Vice City
- In front of Leaf Links Country Club.
- In the mission Waste the Wife, although the player cannot steal it without failing the mission.
- Inside the garage in a house in the Starfish Island, just north of Vercetti Estate.
- GTA San Andreas
- Can be seen rarely in Vinewood, specifically in Richman and Mulholland.
- Spawns while walking in Ganton, Los Santos (Saturday).
- Spawns while driving a Remington in Rodeo, Los Santos (Wednesday).
- Spawns while riding a PCJ-600 in Rodeo, Los Santos (Thursday).
- Rarely found near Easter Bay Airport.
- Spawns while driving a ZR-350 in Queens, San Fierro (Saturday).
- Available for import from Easter Basin docks, San Fierro, for $28,000 after delivering one, with the numberplate reading "LOLLY".
- Parked in the parking lot nearby the tennis court at the Avispa Country Club, San Fierro (only when wanted for Exports and Imports).
- Occasionally seen driving around Las Venturas.
- GTA Vice City Stories
- Parking lot of the Vice City Transport Police station, Viceport.
- Parked under a building near Bryan Forbes' apartment.
- Parked along the road that extends from Malibu Club to North Point Mall.
- Next to a building east of the Ocean Bay Marina, Ocean Beach.
- Behind the unmarked Maison Wenifall building in Ocean Beach.
- Parked near an apartment at Vice Point, before the bridge leading to Prawn Island.
- A uniquely-colored one is featured in "So Long Schlong" and is easily obtained by killing Reni.
- GTA IV
- Obtained in the mission "No. 1" (given by Brucie Kibbutz), where the player must race others using a Comet from Brucie's friend, Stevie. After winning the race (and the mission), Brucie will allow the player to keep the Comet as a gratuity. This Comet has a unique rich gold color, much darker than a normal yellow Comet.
- The Comet will be always seen during the mission "Payback". While the player is chasing the Pavanos, a Comet is seen getting into a car accident; the player can stop to take this car, although doing so is likely to lead to mission failure.
- Very rarely spawns in Algonquin, Liberty City.
- Parked in the beginning of Bernie Crane's mission, "Hating the Haters". The player may park this Comet at a safehouse for safekeeping, and continue the mission in another car. In some cases the Comet is available in a very unusual dark grey color which appears red in certain angles, more specifically in the bumpers and skirts.
- Parked again in the beginning of "Union Drive", there may be a Comet near where you start the mission and Bernie tells you to get a car; however, a Turismo may spawn instead.
- The Comet is one of the target cars to be stolen for Stevie in Stevie's Car Thefts. The player can drive the target Comet to a safehouse and store it; another will respawn in the same place it was found, and this Comet can be delivered to Stevie. This Comet comes in a unique mauve color.
- In Brucie's Races, sometimes there are racers who will spawn in Comets, which can be stolen (although this will forfeit the race).
- The Comet can be spawned by dialing (227)-555-0175 on the mobile/cell phone. This cheat code has no effect on saved games.
- The Lost and Damned
- The Ballad Of Gay Tony
- The vehicle is now extensively available and can be found driving around the streets of Algonquin.
- GTA Chinatown Wars
- A modified Comet is parked on the northeast corner of Chan Jaoming's garage in East Island City, Dukes.
- The modified Comet may be purchased at the Auto Merchant in BOABO, Broker.
- GTA V