[[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.
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.
===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.
Looking for that Special Someone
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.
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.
|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":
- Roman Bellic: "Don't do anything stupid, cousin."
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."