[[Image:Esperanto-GTA3-front.jpg|right|thumb|300px|An Esperanto in GTA III ([[:Image:Esperanto-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).]] The '''Esperanto''' is a two-door coupe available in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[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]]. In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], however, it is a four-door sedan. It is one of the most common cars in most of the games in which it appears. ==Overview== The Esperanto made its first appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], and its design has remained almost exactly the same in the following games, with only minor styling changes (mostly to the taillights and rear bumper). A modified variant (with official taxi ID plaques) is driven by [[Niko Bellic|Niko Bellic's]] cousin, [[Roman]] and is simply called [[Roman's Taxi]] when getting into that particular Esperanto. When free cab rides from Roman's garage are unlocked, an Esperanto will be sent to pick Niko up. It changes to a Cavalcade after Roman purchases a penthouse in Algonquin. It can be obtained in Roman's missions after you complete them, you can steal the ones that Roman sends to you to pick you up however the doors are locked at first so shoot the driver and the doors will unlock. The Esperanto was one of the first cars to appear in any media in the run-up to GTA IV's release. It has often been mistakenly referred to as an "Albany" due to the fact that the word is conspicuously emblazoned on the grille. In actuality, [[Albany]] is the "make" of the car (other vehicles are seen with the Albany nameplate on their decklids and logos, such as the [[Primo]]), while Esperanto is the model. In GTA IV, after collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Esperanto fetching [[Money|$]]1,800. ==Design== ===GTA III—GTA Vice City Stories=== The GTA III era Esperanto is based on a [[wp:Cadillac Eldorado#1971-1978|1975-1978 Cadillac Eldorado]], more specifically the 1975 and 1976 models judging by the taillights. However, the vehicle has received significant changes throughout its appearances in these games. When introduced in GTA III (and, later, in GTA Liberty City Stories), the Esperanto features a slightly curvy profile and flatter details. The GTA Vice City rendition (as well as the GTA Vice City Stories rendition) received a major retouch with the vehicle featuring a more angular body design, detailed fascia and rear fin that slant forward. GTA San Andreas' Esperanto is essentially similar in design as that of GTA Vice City, but noticeably sports differences in the rear, with its tailfin-based taillights reduced in height (implying they are now part of the rear bumper) and its rear license plate relocated from the trunk lid to the bumper. Similarly, the GTA Advance rendition maintains much of the psychical traits of previous Esperanto's as seen from the top down. One of the earliest known name of the car is the "'''Esparanto'''", revealed during [[Beta Releases#Grand Theft Auto III|development of GTA III]] and depicted in the [[Capital Autos]] website. The beta Esperanto was also intended to feature hydraulics, but the feature was dropped in the final release. {| align="center" | Esparanto-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Esparanto", a beta version of the Esperanto in GTA III. Esperanto-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III ([[:Image:Esperanto-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Esperanto-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City ([[:Image:Esperanto-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Esperanto-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas ([[:Image:Esperanto-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Esperanto-GTAA.png|GTA Advance. Esperanto-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories ([[:Image:Esperanto-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Esperanto-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories ([[:Image:Esperanto-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). |} ===GTA IV=== [[Image:Esperanto-GTA4-front.jpg|thumb|300px|right|An Esperanto in GTA IV ([[:Image:Esperanto-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).]] In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the [[Albany]] Esperanto is very different to the earlier renditions. Rather than being a large two-door coupe, the new car is a mid-sized four-door sedan. Its styling inspiration appears to be a pastiche of common late-70s/early-80s American car styling. The bumpers, sides and bustle-back styling (a majority of the chassis) is based on the [[wp:Lincoln Continental Mark VII|Lincoln Continental Mark VII]], however, converted into a four door sedan. The grille and headlights are similar to a [[wp:Chevrolet Malibu#Fourth generation 1978-1983|1982/1983 Chevrolet Malibu]] (the shorter width of the grille makes it look like a 1984-'85 [[wp:Chevrolet Celebrity|Chevrolet Celebrity]], but the Albany signature on the grille and flatter headlights are more like the Malibu); and the taillights seem based on a [[wp:Pontiac Bonneville#1977-1981|'80-'81 Pontiac Bonneville]]/[[wp:Pontiac Parisienne|'85-'86 Pontiac Parisienne]], the reverse lights could also suggest some other luxury cars. The combined look seems to emulate an early [[wp:Cadillac Seville|Cadillac Seville]] as it is commonly mistaken for one. [[Roman's Taxi]] is based on GTA IV's Esperanto. ==Performance== ===GTA III—GTA Vice City Stories=== Although performance aspects vary slightly between games for this vehicle, acceleration and speed are generally quite satisfying with the rear-drive V8 powertrain. The one common problem with the Esperanto, however, is its notoriously bad brakes - a problem that is only exacerbated by the vehicle's weight. Traveling at high speed it takes some time to bring the vehicle to a stop which, besides often causing minor accidents, becomes a potentially fatal problem in GTA III, where [[Claude]] is unable to jump from a moving vehicle, exposing him to serious danger in a fast-moving Esperanto about to explode. The car's handling is highly responsive, but again, the vehicle's size and weight cause problems, predisposing it to two-wheeling and loss of control when overcompensating for a swerve at high speeds. However, its huge mass absorbs damage quite well, making it a good vehicle for ramming smaller ones (and even comparably sized ones) off the road. ===GTA IV=== The [[Albany]] Esperanto is powered by a high-torque V6, paired with a 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. The low displacement and hefty weight of the vehicle make acceleration below average, but give the latest Esperanto an acceptable top speed of 130 km/h (80 mph). Handling is also acceptable, though some oversteer can be felt. The suspension can be described as moderately firm, yet soft enough to cope with the rough streets of Liberty City. Braking has improved significantly over the GTA III-era Esperanto, though ABS is still not available. Crash deformation is very good, with the vehicle retaining much of its original shape after accidents; though build quality is rather poor, leaving the Esperanto disabled after a few accidents. ==Modifications (GTA San Andreas)== *Color *Wheels (ten types) *Nitro (All) *Bass Boost *Hydraulics == Trivia== [[File:Esperanto-GTA3-GhostTown-front.jpg|thumb|240px|The Esperanto parked in the Ghost Town.]] * In GTA III, there is an unusable dark blue Esperanto parked in front of the [[Liberty City Bank]] in the [[Ghost Town]]. * In its appearances in GTA San Andreas and GTA IV, the Esperanto plays the following radio stations by default when entered: ** [[Master Sounds 98.3]] in GTA San Andreas. ** [[Integrity 2.0]], [[WKTT Radio]] or [[PLR]] in GTA IV. ==Locations== '''GTA III''' *Parked by the [[Old School Hall]] in [[Chinatown, Portland Island|Chinatown]], [[Portland Island]]. *In the parking space by the [[Carson General Hospital]] in [[Rockford]], [[Staunton Island]]. '''GTA Vice City''' *In the parking lot near the [[Moist Palms Hotel]] in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]]. *Ocassionally spawn in districts [[Little Haiti]], [[Little Havana]] and [[Downtown]]. '''GTA San Andreas''' *There are no specific spawn locations but it can be seen driven around [[Easter Basin]] in [[San Fierro]] sometimes. *Can also be found driving around [[Ganton]], [[Idlewood]] and in [[Willowfield]], [[Los Santos]]. *Very common around [[Garcia]], [[San Fierro]] when driving a [[Sabre]], [[Clover]] or a [[Stallion]]. *Can be found in [[Rockshore West]]. '''GTA Liberty City Stories''' *Parked by the Old School Hall in Chinatown, Portland Island. *Can be found on the parking lot of [[Marco's Bistro]] in [[Saint Mark's]], Portland Island. *Parked by the [[AMCo. Petroleum Company|AMCo.]] gas station in [[Harwood]], Portland Island. '''GTA Vice City Stories''' *Parked next to the derelict building across the northernmost empire building in [[Little Haiti]]. '''GTA IV''' *A black one is always available at Roman's Taxi Garage up until [[Roman's Sorrow]] has been completed. *Most of the time there is one or more parked at [[The Triangle Club]] in [[Northern Gardens]], [[Bohan]] == See also == * [[Roman's Taxi]], a variant of the Esperanto in GTA IV. {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1= {{vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiii vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavc vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtasa vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaa vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtalcs vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavcs vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiv vehicles|state=collapsed}} }} [[Category:Vehicles]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA III]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA San Andreas]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Advance]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Liberty City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]] [[Category:2-Door Sedans and Coupes]] [[Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes]]

Looking for that Special Someone

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Looking for That Special Someone is the title of the second official trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV, released by Rockstar Games on 28th June 2007. It shows in detail the gameplay and improved graphics that the game has to offer.

The trailer shows more gameplay and animation; including speech, driving and weapons fire; the characters also appear to have visible fingers for the first time. Some of the new effects include Niko hanging on the back of a truck while it's driving, and hanging from the platform of a helicopter. Also, some of the trees in the trailer appear to be brown, another indicator that seasons may play a part (particularly Fall). Reflections can also be seen, including in a wing mirror.

Several references to previous GTA games can be seen, including a Binco clothes shop and graffiti of El Burro. Some familiar vehicles can also be seen including a Stallion and a Voodoo.

All footage in this trailer is captured in real-time on a next generation gaming console, so it is a true indicator of what playing GTA IV will be like. It is running on RAGE (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine) using Euphoria - a fully procedural animation package created by NaturalMotion. The song in this trailer is by New York City based band The Boggs titled "Arm In Arm (Shy Child Remix)"


This detailed analysis is made after the release of the game. Every scene within the trailer is labeled in the table.

Time Analysis
0:00.000 0:05.038 Rating
0:05.072 0:06.607 A view of the Broker Bridge, looking towards Algonquin from the northeast side of the bridge.
0:06.607 0:09.710 Niko Bellic driving in an Imponte Stallion on the Broker Bridge. The car's side view mirror that fully reflected the bridge no longer have that detail.
0:09.743 0:11.011 Niko at the United Liberty Paper office in "Portrait of a Killer". A Nano 360 billboard seen in the background is now replaced by a Max Renda billboard.
0:11.011 0:12.412 Niko paying the toll on the southbound side of the East Borough Bridge.
0:12.466 0:14.047 Niko driving east on Emerald Street in Chinatown, Algonquin.
0:14.047 0:15.082 Niko talking to Roman Bellic in front of the South Bohan safehouse in "Hostile Negotiation".
0:15.115 0:16.617 Niko driving west on South Parkway in Castle Gardens, Algonquin.
0:16.617 0:17.584 Niko driving west on the Hickey Bridge.
0:17.618 0:18.585 Niko driving east on Bart Street in Hove Beach, Broker, by the 69th Street Diner. The interior visible in the scene is now covered by curtains.
0:18.619 0:19.453 Niko walking south along the abandoned bridge in Tudor, Alderney.
0:19.453 0:20.454 Niko walking north near the Burger Shot in Star Junction.
0:20.454 0:21.388 Niko talking with Ray Boccino in "Museum Piece".
0:21.421 0:22.356 Niko walking north in Port Tudor.
0:22.356 0:23.323 Continuation of the scene with Ray Boccino.
0:23.357 0:25.792 Niko with Roman at Bernie Crane's place in "Weekend at Florian's". The interior scene was much different and brighter.
0:25.826 0:26.927 Niko with a helmet driving south on the East Borough Bridge on an NRG 900. A Yankee passes by.
0:26.960 0:28.195 Ilyena Faustin at Firefly Island during the random encounter.
0:28.195 0:29.530 Niko in cover along a wall west of Dukes Boulevard in Cerveza Heights. This wall contains many artworks from past GTA games.
0:29.530 0:30.597 NOOSE surrounding the Bank of Liberty in "Three Leaf Clover".
0:30.597 0:31.231 Continuation of the scene with Niko in cover, looking over the corner.
0:31.231 0:32.399 Continuation of the scene with NOOSE surrounding the bank. The building to the left had fire escapes that are no longer there.
0:32.399 0:33.534 An Annihilator flying towards the northwest over Garnet Street, Suffolk.
0:33.534 0:34.668 Niko jumping from a roof in "Ivan the Not So Terrible".
0:34.668 0:35.402 Niko hanging off a Mule at the truck turns the corner from Bridger Street to Flathead Road in "Truck Hustle".
0:35.435 0:36.403 Niko encounters Badman in "Shadow"
0:36.436 0:37.771 A person hanging onto a Maverick.
0:37.771 0:38.427 Niko beating Dardan Petrela in "Three's a Crowd".
0:38.505 0:39.239 Niko in Hove Beach with Roman Bellic being beat up in "Bleed Out".
0:39.239 0:40.007 Niko walking at the San Quentin Avenue station.
0:40.007 0:40.774 Niko walking north in Gantry Park, Steinway.
0:40.774 0:41.742 Niko walking north near the Broker Safehouse in Hove Beach.
0:41.775 0:42.609 Niko firing an Assault Rifle in "To Live and Die in Alderney".
0:42.643 0:43.510 Looking westward, a car is being shot on Praetorian Avenue, Acter Industrial Park, Alderney.
0:43.544 0:45.946 Niko being attacked by the cops on Mohawk Avenue in Hove Beach.
0:45.979 0:47.247 Niko being chased westward by the cops along Schneider Avenue in Acter, Alderney.
0:47.281 0:48.148 Niko being chased westward by the cops along Hardtack Avenue in Acter.
0:48.181 0:49.349 Niko confronting Darko Brevic in "That Special Someone"
0:49.349 0:51.318 Looking southwards, Niko bails out of his car into petrol pumps at the RON filling station in BOABO, Broker.
0:51.351 0:56.132 Niko at Fishmarket South listening to his cell phone.


From "Portrait of a Killer":

  • UL Paper: "You're looking for some people."
  • Niko Bellic: "We're all looking for that special someone."

From "Hostile Negotiation":

  • Niko Bellic: "I need to know what happened. Give me that."

From "Uncle Vlad":

  • Niko Bellic: "For ten years I've been searching..."

From "Museum Piece":

  • Niko Bellic: "I need this from you. A guarantee that you will find this man."

From Ilyena Faustin random encounter:

  • Ilyena Faustin: Please... no more killing...

From "Uncle Vlad":

From "Weekend at Florian's":

  • Niko Bellic: "We have to find him..."

From "Museum Piece":

  • Ray Boccino: "Fine you got it, you want my word, you got my word."

From "That Special Someone":

  • Niko Bellic: "I'm the one... who survived."

From "Liquidize the Assets":

  • UL Paper: "Get this done. Then we'll talk."