Rear quarter view)|
A Yardie Lobo in GTA III.
GTA III |
GTA Liberty City Stories
|Vehicle type||Gang car|
|Body style||2-door coupe|
|Capacity||2 (driver and passenger)|
The Yardie Lobo (known simply as the Yardie in Grand Theft Auto Advance) is a gang car that appears in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance, and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. As its name implies, the vehicle is driven by Uptown Yardies gang members within their territories.
The Yardie Lobo is a lowrider with functional hydraulic suspensions, leopard skin seats and sporty rims, as well as a pair of pink fuzzy dice hung from the rear-view mirror, and red interior door panels. It also appears with only a red body color and a yellow soft top in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, or a green body with a yellow top in GTA Advance. The vehicle resembles a fifth generation Chevrolet Impala and the taillights seem closer to a 1965 Impala. Like other sedan and station wagon-based gang cars in the GTA Liberty City Stories, the game's Lobo also gains a sport car-like engine sound, implying it is a high-performance car.
The Lobo earns the distinction of being the only vehicle with functional hydraulic suspensions in GTA III, similar to the Haitians-driven Voodoo in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Introduced in GTA III, the Lobo is also the first vehicle in the GTA series with hydraulic suspension.
A Yardie Lobo in GTA III (Rear quarter view).
A Yardie Lobo in GTA Liberty City Stories (Rear quarter view).
The Lobo's performance is described as average, possessing slightly above average speed, moderate steering sensitivity but a susceptibility to tailspins during high speed corning. Having only two doors, the Lobo can only seat two. The suspension set-up is mediocre, but when the height-rasing hydraulics are activated, the Lobo is prone to flipping over at the slightest bump.
- In GTA III, the Yardie Lobo has a unique horn, a high-pitched variant of the Cheetah's horn. However, it is only heard when an NPC pedestrian is driving the Lobo.
- However, the same-sounding horn would be passed on to the Admiral, a vehicle without hydraulics in GTA Vice City.
- GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories
- Seen driven around Newport, Staunton Island, Liberty City. The Lobo can also be encountered in Belleville Park on some occasions.