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In [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], the Banshee resembles a 1992-1995 [[wp:Dodge_Viper#First_generation_SR_.281992.E2.80.931995.29|Dodge Viper RT/10]], with its curvilinear design and dual single-exhaust ports, although the Banshee is narrower in width and has different headlight designs; the GTA San Andreas' rollbar is heightened to match the height of the A-pillar, giving the car a better [[wp:targa top|targa top]] appearance. The Banshee's white racing stripe in GTA III cannot be recolored, while the same stripes on GTA San Andreas and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions may appear in various colors, including those that match the primary body color.
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], the Banshee resembles a 1992-1995 [[wp:Dodge_Viper#First_generation_SR_.281992.E2.80.931995.29|Dodge Viper RT/10]], with its curvilinear design and dual single-exhaust ports, although the Banshee is narrower in width and has different headlight designs; the GTA San Andreas' rollbar is heightened to match the height of the A-pillar, giving the car a better [[wp:targa top|targa top]] appearance. The Banshee's white racing stripe in GTA III cannot be recolored, while the same stripes on GTA San Andreas and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions may appear in various colors, including those that match the primary body color.
  
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], the Banshee resembles a 1984-1996 [[wp:Chevrolet Corvette C4|Corvette C4]], with a generally angular design, but features dual double-exhaust ports, circular headlights and singular pairs of taillights.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], the Banshee resembles a 1984-1996 [[wp:Chevrolet Corvette C4|Corvette C4]], with a generally angular design, but features dual double-exhaust ports, dual circular headlights and singular pairs of taillights.
  
 
The GTA Advance rendition, which mimics the design of GTA III's Banshee, is also comparable to [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2's]] [[Rumbler]], but is generally sleeker, sports the same single stripe as other Banshees, and comes with a covered top.
 
The GTA Advance rendition, which mimics the design of GTA III's Banshee, is also comparable to [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2's]] [[Rumbler]], but is generally sleeker, sports the same single stripe as other Banshees, and comes with a covered top.
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=== GTA IV — GTA V ===
 
=== GTA IV — GTA V ===
In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]], the [[Bravado]] Banshee resembles a [[wp:Dodge Viper#Second generation SR (1996–2002)|1996-2002 Dodge Viper Coupe]], but has side exhausts and a shorter roofline resembling a [[wp:Dodge Viper#Third generation ZB (2003-2006)|third]] or [[wp:Dodge Viper#Fourth generation ZB (2008–2010)|fourth generation Dodge Viper]]. The front fascia loosely resembles that of several [http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1082/571857209_ae77d61653.jpg?v=0 Marcos] sports cars and the taillights resemble those of the [[wp:Aston Martin DB9|Aston Martin DB9]]. Unlike the real-life Viper's V10 engine, the GTA IV Banshee has a 300ci (4.91 Liter) twin-turbocharged V8, according to the [[Autoeroticar.com|AutoEroticar]] website, and can be seen in-game if the player inflicts enough damage to cause the hood to come off.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]], the [[Bravado]] Banshee resembles a [[wp:Dodge Viper#Second generation SR (1996–2002)|1996-2002 Dodge Viper Coupe]], but has side exhausts and a shorter roofline resembling a [[wp:Dodge Viper#Third generation ZB (2003-2006)|third]] or [[wp:Dodge Viper#Fourth generation ZB (2008–2010)|fourth generation Dodge Viper]]. The front fascia loosely resembles that of several [http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1082/571857209_ae77d61653.jpg?v=0 Marcos] sports cars and the taillights resemble those of the [[wp:Aston Martin DB9|Aston Martin DB9]]. Unlike the real-life Viper's V10 engine, the HD Universe Banshee has a 300ci (4.91 Liter) twin-turbocharged V8, according to the [[Autoeroticar.com|AutoEroticar]] website, and can be seen in-game if the player inflicts enough damage to cause the hood to come off.
  
 
Banshees in GTA IV are present as convertibles with rollbars or hardtops, and may optionally feature more recessed hood vents. Similar to its real-life counterpart, the Banshee bears its own logo, resembling a screaming mouth with fangs (much like the real logo of the Dodge Viper) on the side panels, steering wheel, and upholstery. The standard Bravado logo is used on the front and rear of the car. The Banshee can be seen with an allover paintjob, or with a racing stripe down the middle. Inside, the typical cozy Dodge Viper interior is found with black leather-clad sport seats sporting the Bravado logo.
 
Banshees in GTA IV are present as convertibles with rollbars or hardtops, and may optionally feature more recessed hood vents. Similar to its real-life counterpart, the Banshee bears its own logo, resembling a screaming mouth with fangs (much like the real logo of the Dodge Viper) on the side panels, steering wheel, and upholstery. The standard Bravado logo is used on the front and rear of the car. The Banshee can be seen with an allover paintjob, or with a racing stripe down the middle. Inside, the typical cozy Dodge Viper interior is found with black leather-clad sport seats sporting the Bravado logo.
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== Performance ==
 
== Performance ==
 
=== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ===
 
=== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ===
Being a front-engine, rear-wheel drive, with a 10-cylinder engine, the Banshee between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories is one of the speediest sports cars but suffers from poor cornering due to its rear wheel drive, making it prone to fishtailing and spinouts in sharp turns (including handbrake turns). Examination of game data for GTA III to GTA San Andreas reveal the vehicle's performance stats remain unchanged, with a top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h), a weight of 2,240lbs (1,400 kg), a 5-speed transmission, an acceleration of 10.7 ft/s (3.3 m/s), and all-wheel brakes; these stats could be shared with the Banshee in GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories. The Banshee's speed in GTA Advance is significantly high, nearly matching that of the [[Police Car|police car]], but has a marginally low [[crusher]] value of $448.
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Being a front-engine, rear-wheel drive, with a 10-cylinder engine, the Banshee between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories is one of the speediest sports cars but suffers from poor cornering due to its rear wheel drive, making it prone to fishtailing and spinouts in sharp turns (including handbrake turns). Examination of game data for GTA III to GTA San Andreas reveal the vehicle's performance stats remain unchanged, with a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h), a weight of 2,240 lbs (1,400 kg), a 5-speed transmission, an acceleration of 10.7 ft/s (3.3 m/s), and all-wheel brakes; these stats could be shared with the Banshee in GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories. The Banshee's speed in GTA Advance is significantly high, nearly matching that of the [[Police Car|police car]], but has a marginally low [[crusher]] value of $448.
  
 
These traits remained unchanged until GTA IV, when its performance received significant tweaks.
 
These traits remained unchanged until GTA IV, when its performance received significant tweaks.
  
=== GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ===
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=== GTA IV — GTA V ===
The Banshee in GTA IV is powered by a 300ci Twin-Turbo V8 mated with a 5-speed gearbox with a RWD configuration. The GTA IV Banshee is the third fastest-accelerating sports car and the sixth-fastest car overall with a top speed of 103 mph (165 km/h).
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The Banshee in GTA IV is powered by a 300ci Twin-Turbo V8 mated with a 5-speed gearbox along with a RWD configuration. The GTA IV Banshee is the third fastest-accelerating sports car and one of the fastest overall with a top speed of 206 mph (331 km/h).
  
Handling is superb, with a slight hint of oversteer thanks to its low weight that complements the very torque-y engine. The suspension is firm and low, often leaving the Banshee smashing it's body panels into low-laying objects, like curbs, and usually causes the Banshee to hop about on uneven streets at higher speeds. Braking is very good; the Banshee outbrakes every other vehicle in the game, and ABS is standard on all models. Crash deformation is acceptable, however, due to its front-mounted engine it is much less resistant to frontal damage than rear and mid-engined sports cars such as the [[Comet]] and [[Infernus]].
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Handling is superb, with a slight hint of oversteer thanks to its low weight that complements the very torque-y engine. The suspension is firm and low, often leaving the Banshee smashing its body panels into low-laying objects, like curbs, and usually causes the Banshee to hop about on uneven streets at higher speeds. Braking is very good; the Banshee outbrakes every other vehicle in the game, and ABS is standard on all models. Crash deformation is acceptable. However, due to its front-mounted engine, it is much less resistant to frontal damage than rear and/or mid-engined sports cars such as the [[Comet]] and [[Infernus]].
  
 
Overall, the Banshee is one of the more fun vehicles to drive, and well suited towards high-speed applications such as online multiplayer racing.
 
Overall, the Banshee is one of the more fun vehicles to drive, and well suited towards high-speed applications such as online multiplayer racing.
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The GTA V rendition of the Banshee performs virtually identical to the GTA IV rendition, although the [[Turismo R]] now outbrakes the Banshee.
  
 
== Variant ==
 
== Variant ==
 
[[File:Banshee-GTACW-modified.png|thumb|180px|right|[[Chan Jaoming|Chan Jaoming's]] modified Banshee in the DS version of GTA Chinatown Wars.]]
 
[[File:Banshee-GTACW-modified.png|thumb|180px|right|[[Chan Jaoming|Chan Jaoming's]] modified Banshee in the DS version of GTA Chinatown Wars.]]
  
[[Chan Jaoming]] is depicted in ''GTA Chinatown Wars'' to own a modified Banshee, which features a purple body with red stripes, a spoiler and light purple underglows at night, similar to the modified [[Comet]]. The car is obtainable in two missions: The first is in "[[Jackin' Chan]]", when the car is caught in an inferno following a failed attempt by the [[Irish-American Killers|Irish gang]] to kidnap Chan, and the car must be used to transport Chan to safety; the player must fail the mission to obtain the car. The second is during "[[Clear the Pier]]", when Chan uses the car as a getaway vehicle. The player can pin the car to a wall and carjack it outright, allowing them to complete the mission while the car is in their possession.
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[[Chan Jaoming]] is depicted in GTA Chinatown Wars to own a modified Banshee, which features a purple body with red stripes, a spoiler and light purple underglows at night, similar to the modified [[Comet]]. The car is obtainable in two missions: The first is in ''[[Jackin' Chan]]'', when the car is caught in an inferno following a failed attempt by the [[Irish-American Killers|Irish gang]] to kidnap Chan, and the car must be used to transport Chan to safety; the player must fail the mission to obtain the car. The second is during ''[[Clear the Pier]]'', when Chan uses the car as a getaway vehicle. The player can pin the car to a wall and carjack it outright, allowing them to complete the mission while the car is in their possession.
  
 
== Customization in GTA San Andreas ==
 
== Customization in GTA San Andreas ==
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== Prominent appearances ==
 
== Prominent appearances ==
;GTA Liberty City Stories
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; GTA III
* In "[[Hot Wheels (GTA LCS)|Hot Wheels]]", [[Vincenzo Cilli]] instructs [[Toni Cipriani]] to pick up a Banshee for him, which is later revealed to be used as bait by the police. After learning of Vincenzo's disregard for Toni's safety and effectively quitting as his goon, Toni has the car [[Crusher|crushed]] at the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard]].
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* [[Miguel]] drives a black-and-white Banshee in the first set of [[Introduction (GTA III)|introductory cutscenes]].
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; GTA Liberty City Stories
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* In "[[Hot Wheels (GTA LCS)|Hot Wheels]]", [[Vincenzo Cilli]] instructs [[Toni Cipriani]] to pick up a Banshee for him, which is later revealed to be used as bait by the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|police]]. After learning of Vincenzo's disregard for Toni's safety and effectively quitting as his goon, Toni has the car [[Crusher|crushed]] at the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard]].
 
* In the opening cutscene of "[[The Trouble With Triads]]", [[Salvatore Leone]] is depicted to have purchased a brand new black-and-white with [[Maria Latore|Maria]] as the passenger, suggestively indicative of his mid-life crisis. After showing it off to [[Toni Cipriani]], he drives off, only to leave the car crashed at a nearby tree before the player returns to complete the mission.
 
* In the opening cutscene of "[[The Trouble With Triads]]", [[Salvatore Leone]] is depicted to have purchased a brand new black-and-white with [[Maria Latore|Maria]] as the passenger, suggestively indicative of his mid-life crisis. After showing it off to [[Toni Cipriani]], he drives off, only to leave the car crashed at a nearby tree before the player returns to complete the mission.
 
* [[Leon McAffrey]], a corrupt LCPD detective, uses a Banshee as his unmarked police car, suggesting the car is paid for via less legitimate means.
 
* [[Leon McAffrey]], a corrupt LCPD detective, uses a Banshee as his unmarked police car, suggesting the car is paid for via less legitimate means.
  
;GTA IV
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; GTA IV
 
[[File:Banshee-GTAIV-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|275px|right|The Banshee requested by [[Stevie's Car Thefts|Stevie]] in GTA IV.]]
 
[[File:Banshee-GTAIV-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|275px|right|The Banshee requested by [[Stevie's Car Thefts|Stevie]] in GTA IV.]]
 
* [[Brucie Kibbutz]] owns a black Banshee with orange stripe, which he dubbed "The Bitch". He intended to use this car in the street race in the mission [[No. 1]].  The car failed to start (likely due to the fact that Brucie personally tuned the car). Having an alternative in mind, Brucie called his friend [[Stevie]] for a replacement car, a gold [[Comet]]. The fate of this Banshee is unknown as it is not seen afterwards, though Brucie told [[Niko Bellic]] that he will fix the car and give it to Stevie in compensation for giving the Comet to Niko.
 
* [[Brucie Kibbutz]] owns a black Banshee with orange stripe, which he dubbed "The Bitch". He intended to use this car in the street race in the mission [[No. 1]].  The car failed to start (likely due to the fact that Brucie personally tuned the car). Having an alternative in mind, Brucie called his friend [[Stevie]] for a replacement car, a gold [[Comet]]. The fate of this Banshee is unknown as it is not seen afterwards, though Brucie told [[Niko Bellic]] that he will fix the car and give it to Stevie in compensation for giving the Comet to Niko.
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* A Banshee is driven by [[Shon Kikuchi]] (a [[Most Wanted]] criminal).
 
* A Banshee is driven by [[Shon Kikuchi]] (a [[Most Wanted]] criminal).
  
==Trivia==
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== Trivia ==
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* Throughout the entire GTA III Era (excluding GTA Advance), the Banshee generally has the same engine sound and horn, except in GTA San Andreas, where it has the twin-turbocharged V8-like engine sound of a [[Cheetah]], [[Turismo]], [[Super GT]], and/or [[Comet]], while it has the horn sound of a [[Stratum]] or [[Remington]].
 
* The Banshee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
* The Banshee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
** [[Radio X]] in GTA San Andreas.
 
** [[Radio X]] in GTA San Andreas.
 
** [[The Vibe 98.8]] in GTA IV.
 
** [[The Vibe 98.8]] in GTA IV.
* In the [[Xbox]] version of GTA Vice City the Banshee features unique [[Vehicle Licence Plates|licence plates]] which read ''LEONY''.
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* In the [[Xbox]] and mobile ([[iOS]]/[[Android]]) versions of GTA Vice City, the Banshee features unique [[Vehicle Licence Plates|license plates]] which read '''LEONY''' (a reference to the [[Leone Family]]).
* Due to its ride height, the Banshee in GTA San Andreas is one of a handful of vehicles where the player character kicks the driver instead of punching or slamming the head of the driver.
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* Due to its ride height, the Banshee in GTA San Andreas is one of a handful of vehicles where the player character kicks the driver/passenger instead of punching or slamming the head of the driver/passenger. However, it actually uses the same animation groups as other sports cars (<ref>Handling.cfg</ref>).
* Unlike the [[Stallion]], top-down [[Windsor]] and [[Comet]], and similar to the [[Savanna]], [[Blade]], [[Broadway]] and targa-top [[Super GT]], the Banshee in GTA San Andreas does not allow the player to jump in without opening the driver door, despite being a top-down convertible.
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* Unlike the [[Stallion]], top-down [[Windsor]] and [[Comet]], and similar to the [[Savanna]], [[Blade]], [[Broadway]] and targa-top [[Super GT]], the Banshee in GTA San Andreas does not allow the player to jump in without opening the driver door, despite being a top-down convertible. This is, again, due to the Banshee having the animation groups for the sports cars.
* Banshee's in GTA IV feature functional rear turn signals but lack frontal turn signals.
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* Banshees in GTA IV feature functional rear turn signals but lack frontal turn signals.
 
* In GTA IV, the Banshee lacks windshield wipers. As a result, the windshield does not appear to have windshield wiper tracks as seen on any other car after accumulating dirt.
 
* In GTA IV, the Banshee lacks windshield wipers. As a result, the windshield does not appear to have windshield wiper tracks as seen on any other car after accumulating dirt.
* Light blue Banshee's in GTA IV can be seen with orange stripes, similar to the Gulf livery of the [[wp:Ford GT40|Ford GT40]] race car.
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* Light blue Banshees in GTA IV can be seen with orange stripes, similar to the Gulf livery of the [[wp:Ford GT40|Ford GT40]] race car.
 
* After collecting all thirty [[Stevie's Car Thefts|cars]] for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, a Banshee may be sold at [[S&M Auto Sales|his garage]] for $8,000.
 
* After collecting all thirty [[Stevie's Car Thefts|cars]] for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, a Banshee may be sold at [[S&M Auto Sales|his garage]] for $8,000.
 
* [[I'm Rich]], a [[TV|in-game television show]] in GTA IV, features a red Banshee with dual stripes, which is not present on the final design of the car.
 
* [[I'm Rich]], a [[TV|in-game television show]] in GTA IV, features a red Banshee with dual stripes, which is not present on the final design of the car.
 
* [[Roman Bellic]] has a poster of a blue Banshee on the wall of his [[Hove Beach]] apartment in GTA IV. The pictured Banshee was sourced from an early render art of the car, which is also featured in the Art Of Grand Theft Auto IV artbook.
 
* [[Roman Bellic]] has a poster of a blue Banshee on the wall of his [[Hove Beach]] apartment in GTA IV. The pictured Banshee was sourced from an early render art of the car, which is also featured in the Art Of Grand Theft Auto IV artbook.
* In preparation for the release of GTA V, [http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51297/rockstar-and-west-coast-customs-present-the-2013-gtav-bravado-ba.html a real-life one-off replica of a "2013 GTAV Bravado Banshee"] was commissioned by Rockstar Games to be built by [[wp:West Coast Customs|West Coast Customs]] (of [[wp:Pimp My Ride|Pimp My Ride]] fame) as a promotional Gamestop giveaway. Built out of a 2000s Dodge Viper SRT-10, the car's exterior and interior were faithfully redesigned to closely resemble the Banshee's design.
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* In preparation for the release of GTA V, [http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51297/rockstar-and-west-coast-customs-present-the-2013-gtav-bravado-ba.html a real-life one-off replica of a "2013 GTAV Bravado Banshee"] was commissioned by Rockstar Games to be built by [[wp:West Coast Customs|West Coast Customs]] (of [[wp:Pimp My Ride|Pimp My Ride]] fame) as a promotional Gamestop giveaway. Built out of a 2000s Dodge Viper SRT-10, the car's exterior and interior were faithfully redesigned to closely resemble the Banshee's design. However, unlike the in-game Banshee, which uses a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the real-life Banshee still uses a V10 engine like with its base counterpart.
  
 
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== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
;GTA III
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; GTA III
* [[Capital Autos]] in [[Harwood]], [[Portland]]
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* [[Capital Autos]] in [[Harwood]], [[Portland]].
* Outside [[Asuka Kasen|Asuka Kasen's]] [[Asuka Kasen's Condo|apartment]] in [[Newport]], [[Staunton Island]]
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* Outside [[Asuka Kasen|Asuka Kasen's]] [[Asuka Kasen's Condo|apartment]] in [[Newport]], [[Staunton Island]].
* [[Kenji's Casino]], [[Torrington]], Staunton Island
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* [[Kenji's Casino]], [[Torrington]], Staunton Island.
* Parking lot west of [[Wichita Gardens]], [[Shoreside Vale]]
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* Parking lot west of [[Wichita Gardens]], [[Shoreside Vale]].
  
;GTA Vice City
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; GTA Vice City
 
* Next to a mansion with a [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar]] swimming pool in [[Starfish Island]].
 
* Next to a mansion with a [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar]] swimming pool in [[Starfish Island]].
* Under a blue building north of the [[Pay 'n' Spray]] in [[Washington Beach]].
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* Under a blue building north of the [[Pay 'n' Spray]] in [[Washington Beach]]. Usually comes with an alarm equipped.
  
;GTA San Andreas
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; GTA San Andreas
* In the [[Come-A-Lot]] casino parking lot.
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* In the [[Come-A-Lot]] casino parking lot. Beware of the alarm it may occasionally come equipped with.
* Spawn around [[Rodeo]], [[Los Santos in GTA III Era|Los Santos]].
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* Spawns around [[Rodeo]], [[Los Santos in GTA III Era|Los Santos]].
 
* Next to [[Cobra Marital Arts Gym]] in [[Garcia]], [[San Fierro]], after completion of the [[Driving School]]. The car is consistently colored blue with a black stripe. It also has a custom license plate spelling "DBP".
 
* Next to [[Cobra Marital Arts Gym]] in [[Garcia]], [[San Fierro]], after completion of the [[Driving School]]. The car is consistently colored blue with a black stripe. It also has a custom license plate spelling "DBP".
 
* Importable from [[Easter Basin]], San Fierro, for $36,000 after [[Exports and Imports|exporting]] the car.
 
* Importable from [[Easter Basin]], San Fierro, for $36,000 after [[Exports and Imports|exporting]] the car.
* Spawn around [[The Strip]] and the [[Old Venturas Strip]] in [[Las Venturas]].
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* Spawns around [[The Strip]] and the [[Old Venturas Strip]] in [[Las Venturas]].
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* Spawns more frequently when the "fast cars traffic" cheat (PC: EVERYBODYISRICH) has been activated.
  
;GTA Liberty City Stories
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; GTA Liberty City Stories
* Spawn around Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale.
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* Spawns around Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale.
 
* Behind the Big Shot Casino, Torrington, Staunton Island.
 
* Behind the Big Shot Casino, Torrington, Staunton Island.
 
* [[AmCo]] underground parking lot, [[Torrington]], [[Staunton Island]].
 
* [[AmCo]] underground parking lot, [[Torrington]], [[Staunton Island]].
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* Picnic area near [[Wichita Gardens]], [[Shoreside Vale]].
 
* Picnic area near [[Wichita Gardens]], [[Shoreside Vale]].
  
;GTA Vice City Stories
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; GTA Vice City Stories
 
* West of the [[Empire Building|Empire]] in north [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
 
* West of the [[Empire Building|Empire]] in north [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
 
* Parked in front of a mansion in the middle of [[Starfish Island]], just west of Diaz's mansion.
 
* Parked in front of a mansion in the middle of [[Starfish Island]], just west of Diaz's mansion.
  
;GTA IV
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; GTA IV
* Easily found at [[Francis International Airport in GTA IV Era|Francis International Airport]] while driving a [[Ripley]]. The player can find a bunches of them at the Airport parking.
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* Easily found at [[Francis International Airport in GTA IV Era|Francis International Airport]] while driving a [[Ripley]]. The player can find a bunch of them at the Airport parking.
 
* Often spawn around [[Alderney City]] ([[Alderney]]), [[Middle Park]], [[City Hall, Algonquin|City Hall]], [[Castle Gardens]], [[The Exchange]], [[Castle Garden City]] ([[Algonquin]]), and [[Rotterdam Hill]] ([[Broker]]).
 
* Often spawn around [[Alderney City]] ([[Alderney]]), [[Middle Park]], [[City Hall, Algonquin|City Hall]], [[Castle Gardens]], [[The Exchange]], [[Castle Garden City]] ([[Algonquin]]), and [[Rotterdam Hill]] ([[Broker]]).
 
* Sometimes spawn around [[Francis International Airport in GTA IV Era|Francis International Airport]] ([[Dukes]]), [[Beachgate]] ([[Broker]]), [[Middle Park East]], [[Hatton Gardens]], [[Lancaster]] and [[Lancet]] ([[Algonquin]])
 
* Sometimes spawn around [[Francis International Airport in GTA IV Era|Francis International Airport]] ([[Dukes]]), [[Beachgate]] ([[Broker]]), [[Middle Park East]], [[Hatton Gardens]], [[Lancaster]] and [[Lancet]] ([[Algonquin]])
 
* Occasionally spawn around [[Varsity Heights]], [[Westminster]], [[The Meat Quarter]], [[Suffolk]] ([[Algonquin]]), and [[South Slopes]] ([[Broker]]), [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]].
 
* Occasionally spawn around [[Varsity Heights]], [[Westminster]], [[The Meat Quarter]], [[Suffolk]] ([[Algonquin]]), and [[South Slopes]] ([[Broker]]), [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]].
 
* Spawn in traffic in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|GTA IV Multiplayer]].
 
* Spawn in traffic in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|GTA IV Multiplayer]].
*In Mikhail Faustin's mission "[[Final Destination]]", Lenny Petrovic will attempt to escape in a Banshee upon fleeing the Guantanamo Avenue train station; if the player can kill Petrovic without destroying the Banshee, he/she can take the car.
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* In Mikhail Faustin's mission "[[Final Destination]]", Lenny Petrovic will attempt to escape in a Banshee upon fleeing the Guantanamo Avenue train station; if the player can kill Petrovic without destroying the Banshee, he/she can take the car.
* In "[[Meltdown]]", the player chases [[Luca Silvestri|Luca]] through the streets of [[Algonquin]] in a Banshee which can be kept afterwards.
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* In "[[Meltdown (GTA IV)|Meltdown]]", the player chases [[Luca Silvestri|Luca]] through the streets of [[Algonquin]] in a Banshee which can be kept afterwards.
 
* Brucie will ask the player to steal a Banshee which is one of his [[Exotic Exports]] requests. This Banshee has a unique paint job (blue with a white stripe) not found anywhere else in the game.
 
* Brucie will ask the player to steal a Banshee which is one of his [[Exotic Exports]] requests. This Banshee has a unique paint job (blue with a white stripe) not found anywhere else in the game.
 
* Likewise, Stevie will ask the player to steal a Banshee from Middle Park West as part of the [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] side missions. This Banshee has a unique paint job (red-orange with a yellow stripe) not found anywhere else in the game.  
 
* Likewise, Stevie will ask the player to steal a Banshee from Middle Park West as part of the [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] side missions. This Banshee has a unique paint job (red-orange with a yellow stripe) not found anywhere else in the game.  
 
* In [[Hossan Ramzy|Hossan's]] [[Random Characters|random encounter]], the man whom Hossan and Niko chase drives a grey Banshee with a stripe of a random color.
 
* In [[Hossan Ramzy|Hossan's]] [[Random Characters|random encounter]], the man whom Hossan and Niko chase drives a grey Banshee with a stripe of a random color.
 
* The Banshee can also be encountered in Brucie's races, but taking it will result in forfeiting the race and a drop in Brucie's "like" percentage.
 
* The Banshee can also be encountered in Brucie's races, but taking it will result in forfeiting the race and a drop in Brucie's "like" percentage.
* Encounter when pursuing [[Shon Kikuchi]] (a [[Most Wanted]] criminal), who drives a Banshee as an escape vehicle. The player can obtain the car by killing the suspect without destroying the car (e.g. shooting the right side of the windscreen).
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* Encountered when pursuing [[Shon Kikuchi]] (a [[Most Wanted]] criminal), who drives a Banshee as an escape vehicle. The player can obtain the car by killing the suspect without destroying the car (e.g. shooting the right side of the windscreen).
 
* At [[Auto Eroticar]] (occasionally).
 
* At [[Auto Eroticar]] (occasionally).
  
;GTA Chinatown Wars
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; GTA Chinatown Wars
*Unlike the GTA IV rendition, the Banshee is more commonly found in GTA Chinatown Wars.
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* Unlike the GTA IV rendition, the Banshee is more commonly found in GTA Chinatown Wars.
*In [[BOABO]] Merchant.
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* In [[BOABO]] Merchant.
*Usually seen in south and middle Algonquin.
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* Usually seen in south and middle Algonquin.
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== See Also ==
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* [[Coquette]], a sports car manufactured by [[Invetero]] in GTA IV and GTA V which closely resembles the [[wp:Chevrolet Corvette C5|Chevrolet Corvette C5]] and [[wp:Chevrolet Corvette C7|C7]], respectively.
  
 
== Reference ==
 
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Vehicle
Banshee
A Banshee in GTA III.
(Rear quarter view)
A Banshee in GTA III.
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA V
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door sports car
Capacity 2 (driver and 1 passenger)
Manufacturer Bravado (HD Universe)

The Banshee is a frequently recurring two-seater sports car introduced in Grand Theft Auto III, having appeared in all following Grand Theft Auto games since.

Design

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

"Popular with redneck lottery winners. And bootleggers."
- Official Vice City Bureau of Investigation file description, GTA Vice City.[1]


In Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the Banshee resembles a 1992-1995 Dodge Viper RT/10, with its curvilinear design and dual single-exhaust ports, although the Banshee is narrower in width and has different headlight designs; the GTA San Andreas' rollbar is heightened to match the height of the A-pillar, giving the car a better targa top appearance. The Banshee's white racing stripe in GTA III cannot be recolored, while the same stripes on GTA San Andreas and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions may appear in various colors, including those that match the primary body color.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Banshee resembles a 1984-1996 Corvette C4, with a generally angular design, but features dual double-exhaust ports, dual circular headlights and singular pairs of taillights.

The GTA Advance rendition, which mimics the design of GTA III's Banshee, is also comparable to GTA 2's Rumbler, but is generally sleeker, sports the same single stripe as other Banshees, and comes with a covered top.

GTA IV — GTA V

In Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V, the Bravado Banshee resembles a 1996-2002 Dodge Viper Coupe, but has side exhausts and a shorter roofline resembling a third or fourth generation Dodge Viper. The front fascia loosely resembles that of several Marcos sports cars and the taillights resemble those of the Aston Martin DB9. Unlike the real-life Viper's V10 engine, the HD Universe Banshee has a 300ci (4.91 Liter) twin-turbocharged V8, according to the AutoEroticar website, and can be seen in-game if the player inflicts enough damage to cause the hood to come off.

Banshees in GTA IV are present as convertibles with rollbars or hardtops, and may optionally feature more recessed hood vents. Similar to its real-life counterpart, the Banshee bears its own logo, resembling a screaming mouth with fangs (much like the real logo of the Dodge Viper) on the side panels, steering wheel, and upholstery. The standard Bravado logo is used on the front and rear of the car. The Banshee can be seen with an allover paintjob, or with a racing stripe down the middle. Inside, the typical cozy Dodge Viper interior is found with black leather-clad sport seats sporting the Bravado logo.

For whatever reason, the Banshee is not recognized as a sports car by GTA IV, as friends and dates that normally like or dislike sports cars in particular (as opposed to e.g. all expensive cars) will not have the same reaction to a Banshee; this does not appear to have any other effect on gameplay.

In the DS version of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Banshee appears similar to either the Phoenix or its GTA Vice City rendition, while in the PSP and iPhone/iPad Touch versions it resembles its GTA IV rendition more.

Performance

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

Being a front-engine, rear-wheel drive, with a 10-cylinder engine, the Banshee between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories is one of the speediest sports cars but suffers from poor cornering due to its rear wheel drive, making it prone to fishtailing and spinouts in sharp turns (including handbrake turns). Examination of game data for GTA III to GTA San Andreas reveal the vehicle's performance stats remain unchanged, with a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h), a weight of 2,240 lbs (1,400 kg), a 5-speed transmission, an acceleration of 10.7 ft/s (3.3 m/s), and all-wheel brakes; these stats could be shared with the Banshee in GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories. The Banshee's speed in GTA Advance is significantly high, nearly matching that of the police car, but has a marginally low crusher value of $448.

These traits remained unchanged until GTA IV, when its performance received significant tweaks.

GTA IV — GTA V

The Banshee in GTA IV is powered by a 300ci Twin-Turbo V8 mated with a 5-speed gearbox along with a RWD configuration. The GTA IV Banshee is the third fastest-accelerating sports car and one of the fastest overall with a top speed of 206 mph (331 km/h).

Handling is superb, with a slight hint of oversteer thanks to its low weight that complements the very torque-y engine. The suspension is firm and low, often leaving the Banshee smashing its body panels into low-laying objects, like curbs, and usually causes the Banshee to hop about on uneven streets at higher speeds. Braking is very good; the Banshee outbrakes every other vehicle in the game, and ABS is standard on all models. Crash deformation is acceptable. However, due to its front-mounted engine, it is much less resistant to frontal damage than rear and/or mid-engined sports cars such as the Comet and Infernus.

Overall, the Banshee is one of the more fun vehicles to drive, and well suited towards high-speed applications such as online multiplayer racing.

The GTA V rendition of the Banshee performs virtually identical to the GTA IV rendition, although the Turismo R now outbrakes the Banshee.

Variant

Chan Jaoming's modified Banshee in the DS version of GTA Chinatown Wars.

Chan Jaoming is depicted in GTA Chinatown Wars to own a modified Banshee, which features a purple body with red stripes, a spoiler and light purple underglows at night, similar to the modified Comet. The car is obtainable in two missions: The first is in Jackin' Chan, when the car is caught in an inferno following a failed attempt by the Irish gang to kidnap Chan, and the car must be used to transport Chan to safety; the player must fail the mission to obtain the car. The second is during Clear the Pier, when Chan uses the car as a getaway vehicle. The player can pin the car to a wall and carjack it outright, allowing them to complete the mission while the car is in their possession.

Customization in GTA San Andreas

The Banshee in GTA San Andreas can be modified at a TransFender, but is only offered a bare minimum of modification options:

Italicized pricing denotes prices at the Las Venturas TransFender, which charges 20% more except Colors.

  • Colors
    • Car Color 1 (primary body color): $150
    • Car Color 2 (stripe color): $150
  • Nitro
    • 2x Nitrous: $200 ($240)
    • 5x Nitrous: $500 ($600)
    • 10x Nitrous: $1,000 ($1,200)

  • Wheels
    • Import: $820 ($984)
    • Atomic: $770 ($924)
    • Ahab: $1,000 ($1,200)
    • Virtual: $620 ($744)
    • Access: $1,140 ($1,368)
    • Off Road Wheel: $1,000 ($1,200)
    • Mega: $1,030 ($1,236)
    • Grove: $1,230 ($1,476)
    • Twist: $1,200 ($1,440)
    • Wires: $1,560 ($1,872)

  • Hydraulics: $1,500 ($1,800)

Prominent appearances

GTA III
GTA Liberty City Stories
  • In "Hot Wheels", Vincenzo Cilli instructs Toni Cipriani to pick up a Banshee for him, which is later revealed to be used as bait by the police. After learning of Vincenzo's disregard for Toni's safety and effectively quitting as his goon, Toni has the car crushed at the Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard.
  • In the opening cutscene of "The Trouble With Triads", Salvatore Leone is depicted to have purchased a brand new black-and-white with Maria as the passenger, suggestively indicative of his mid-life crisis. After showing it off to Toni Cipriani, he drives off, only to leave the car crashed at a nearby tree before the player returns to complete the mission.
  • Leon McAffrey, a corrupt LCPD detective, uses a Banshee as his unmarked police car, suggesting the car is paid for via less legitimate means.
GTA IV
The Banshee requested by Stevie in GTA IV.
  • Brucie Kibbutz owns a black Banshee with orange stripe, which he dubbed "The Bitch". He intended to use this car in the street race in the mission No. 1. The car failed to start (likely due to the fact that Brucie personally tuned the car). Having an alternative in mind, Brucie called his friend Stevie for a replacement car, a gold Comet. The fate of this Banshee is unknown as it is not seen afterwards, though Brucie told Niko Bellic that he will fix the car and give it to Stevie in compensation for giving the Comet to Niko.
  • Lenny Petrovic may use a gray Banshee as a getaway car during "Final Destination".
  • A Banshee is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts, sporting a uniquely bright orange body and yellow stripe. As a new Banshee will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to S&M Auto Sales in Bohan, the player can save one at any safehouse before delivering another.
  • A Banshee is driven by Shon Kikuchi (a Most Wanted criminal).

Trivia

  • Throughout the entire GTA III Era (excluding GTA Advance), the Banshee generally has the same engine sound and horn, except in GTA San Andreas, where it has the twin-turbocharged V8-like engine sound of a Cheetah, Turismo, Super GT, and/or Comet, while it has the horn sound of a Stratum or Remington.
  • The Banshee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • In the Xbox and mobile (iOS/Android) versions of GTA Vice City, the Banshee features unique license plates which read LEONY (a reference to the Leone Family).
  • Due to its ride height, the Banshee in GTA San Andreas is one of a handful of vehicles where the player character kicks the driver/passenger instead of punching or slamming the head of the driver/passenger. However, it actually uses the same animation groups as other sports cars ([2]).
  • Unlike the Stallion, top-down Windsor and Comet, and similar to the Savanna, Blade, Broadway and targa-top Super GT, the Banshee in GTA San Andreas does not allow the player to jump in without opening the driver door, despite being a top-down convertible. This is, again, due to the Banshee having the animation groups for the sports cars.
  • Banshees in GTA IV feature functional rear turn signals but lack frontal turn signals.
  • In GTA IV, the Banshee lacks windshield wipers. As a result, the windshield does not appear to have windshield wiper tracks as seen on any other car after accumulating dirt.
  • Light blue Banshees in GTA IV can be seen with orange stripes, similar to the Gulf livery of the Ford GT40 race car.
  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie in GTA IV, a Banshee may be sold at his garage for $8,000.
  • I'm Rich, a in-game television show in GTA IV, features a red Banshee with dual stripes, which is not present on the final design of the car.
  • Roman Bellic has a poster of a blue Banshee on the wall of his Hove Beach apartment in GTA IV. The pictured Banshee was sourced from an early render art of the car, which is also featured in the Art Of Grand Theft Auto IV artbook.
  • In preparation for the release of GTA V, a real-life one-off replica of a "2013 GTAV Bravado Banshee" was commissioned by Rockstar Games to be built by West Coast Customs (of Pimp My Ride fame) as a promotional Gamestop giveaway. Built out of a 2000s Dodge Viper SRT-10, the car's exterior and interior were faithfully redesigned to closely resemble the Banshee's design. However, unlike the in-game Banshee, which uses a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the real-life Banshee still uses a V10 engine like with its base counterpart.

Locations

GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
  • Unlike the GTA IV rendition, the Banshee is more commonly found in GTA Chinatown Wars.
  • In BOABO Merchant.
  • Usually seen in south and middle Algonquin.

See Also

Reference

  1. Vice City Impounded Vehicles. Rockstar Games. official GTA Vice City website
  2. Handling.cfg