BF Injection

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Vehicle
BF Injection
A BF Injection in GTA III.
A BF Injection in GTA III.
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA V
Vehicle type Civilian off-roader
Body style Dune buggy
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Manufacturer Bürgerfahrzeug (GTA V)

The BF Injection, or just Injection in Grand Theft Auto V, is a dune-buggy that was first featured in Grand Theft Auto III and went on to be featured in 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 and Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

Design

In all its appearances, the BF Injection generally resembles a slightly enlarged Meyers Manx. In GTA III, it possessed a generally exaggerated design, an open air occupant compartment, no doors, curvy shells and a large rear-mounted engine, making the vehicle particularly distinctive. In GTA III, it can only be seen with a maroon colour, but in the later games it receives a wide array of body color combinations encompassing the body and its trims. Despite emitting light beams from its front fenders, the GTA III rendition does not have headlamps. The GTA Vice City rendition received cosmetic improvements, such as the addition of front lights (its headlights are moved towards the center, and additional hi-beam lights are mounted on the roll bars), and improved detailing (including minor variations of the fittings) on the engine. The GTA Vice City addition also features golden trims as well as silver ones.

The BF Injection differs significantly in GTA San Andreas, where it has a slightly sleeker and more angular look, and a tighter, narrower rear end. The GTA San Andreas rendition may feature two-tone body colors, in addition to the the body-and-trim color schemes seen in the earlier games.

The GTA III and GTA Vice City designs continued to be adopted in other titles, including GTA Advance, where the BF Injection retains its curvy profile and rear engine, but has a closed top and doors. GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories reuse and modify models of BF Injections from GTA III and GTA Vice City, respectively, with the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition rectifying the GTA III vehicle's lack of headlights (two are now attached to the front fenders). The GTA Vice City Stories rendition is largely similar to the GTA Vice City rendition.

The vehicle is only dubbed as "Injection" in Grand Theft Auto V, as the "BF" part of its name serves as the manufacturer. The Injection is based off of the Volkswagen Beetle based Baja Bug.

Performance

In GTA III, the BF Injection's performance is generally above average. The vehicle fares well in speed, but cannot match the speed of sports cars. Handling is adequate, with a wide wheelbase and a light weight. Despite its off-roading design, the GTA III rendition features stiff suspension and a high center of gravity, leaving the vehicle prone to rollovers. In GTA Vice City, the BF Injection's suspension is improved for better off-road driving, but it may still flip forward and land on its roof.

While the GTA San Andreas rendition is largely similar in engine power, its redesigned form has a shorter wheelbase, increasing the risk of spinouts. The vehicle's low profile and bottom-heavy weight distribution, however, reduces the risk of rollovers. Its grippy MMT tyres also boost its off-road capabilities.

Variant

The black and red BF Injection.

In the mission Cut Throat Business (GTA San Andreas), a unique black and red BF injection is used to transport Carl Johnson and Madd Dogg to meet OG Loc. Because the player is unable to store this BF Injection in any garage during the mission (as it simply disappears after), it can only be acquired by killing Madd Dogg, thereby failing the mission, and taking the buggy to a safehouse garage. Its performance is no different to the standard BF Injection.

Trivia

  • The BF Injection's name is presumably a play on "beef injection", a slang term for sexual intercourse.
  • In GTA III, Joey Leone is frequently seen working on a BF Injection in cutscenes, and, after the completion of the Portland missions, the vehicle spawns outside the home of Joey's girlfriend, Misty, in Hepburn Heights.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the BF Injection automatically plays Radio Los Santos when entered.

Locations

GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
  • Parked at one of the lifeguard houses, starts "Beach Patrol". The vehicle is always painted red with black trims, matching the lifeguards' red swimsuits.
  • Randomly spawns around the streets of Ocean Beach.
  • A bullet-proof version can be purchased from Sunshine Autos after completion of "Beach Patrol".

See also

  • Bandito, another dune buggy, featured in GTA San Andreas.
  • Dune Buggy, another dune buggy in GTA V.