Stirling GT

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Vehicle
Stirling GT
(Rear quarter view)
A Stirling GT in Grand Theft Auto V.
Appearance(s) GTA V
GTA Online
Vehicle type Civilian sports car
Body style Classic sports car
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Manufacturer Benefactor (HD Universe)

The Stirling GT is a landmark in Germany's proud history of helping flabby, self-loathing businessmen pretend they're Grand Prix drivers... for two minutes between freeway traffic jams. It's a tradition that's been around for at least sixty years, so while it's still pathetic, at least it got there first.

Official legendarymotorsport.net description, GTA V.

The Benefactor Stirling GT is a classic sports car that appears in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, introduced in the first part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Update.

Description

Design

The Stirling GT is based on the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, including the gullwing doors.

Performance

According to Legendarymotorsport.net, the Stirling GT's engine is a 3 liter V8 that pumps out 310 hp, mated to a front-engine layout with a rear-wheel-drive system. The Stirling GT can accelerate from a stationary position to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.1 seconds, somewhat fast for a classic sports car. The Stirling GT can reach a top speed of 175 mph (282 km/h) with modifications and Franklin Clinton's special ability, but is unfortunately limited to a low top speed of approximately 108 mph (174 km/h) otherwise. The Stirling GT, being rear-wheel-drive, may be suspectible to spinouts, so one must remember to take care at higher speeds when turning. Being lightweight, it has superb cornering abilities.

Locations

  • Found in the protagonist's garages in Story Mode.
  • Can be purchased from Legendarymotorsport.net for $975,000 (GTA Online).

Trivia

  • The Stirling GT's name is an obvious reference to Stirling Moss, a British former Formula One racing driver. An inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he achieved success in several categories of competition and has been described as "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship".
  • The Stirling GT and Pegassi Osiris are the first cars in the entire Grand Theft Auto series to use gullwing doors.
    • Unlike the latter, the Stirling GT has a unique, new door-opening animation.