The Cognoscenti is one of the larger cars in the game, with an exceptionally long body for a sedan. The weight and length of the car make it more of a vanity vehicle than one that can be used reliably for missions; its speed and handling are lower than other sedans found throughout the city. However, it has a powerful engine and rear wheel drive, so slides and oversteer can be achieved. Because of its size, the police will designate it as a limousine should you commit a crime and get away while in this car.
The Cognoscenti generally resembles a Maybach 62 S sedan, with the headlights and grille reminiscent of a Bentley Continental GT or Flying Spur. Cognoscente means a connoisseur or an expert in a certain field, usually fine arts. The Cognoscenti is also slightly similar to a pre-facelift Rover 75.
A pearl white painted Cognoscenti can be stolen outside Gracie Ancelotti's home in Alderney City a few days after the player completes the mission I'll Take Her, when she appears as a random character. The car will be parked in the driveway to the house, and will keep respawning until the mission is completed, so the player can take it without doing the mission. Sometimes when the player activates the cheat to spawn a Cognoscenti, a pearl white one will appear.
All versions come with alarms but the ones at Pegorino's house do not trigger when the doors are opened. Like the Turismo at Mikhail Faustin's house in Beachgate, Broker, it will trigger when a window is smashed in a full speed collision.
- Two at Jimmy Pegorino's house in Westdyke, Alderney, one outside and one inside the garage.
- Parked in Alderney City, Alderney for Stevie's Car Thefts.
- Rare pearl white variant outside Gracie Ancelotti's house when she is a random character.
- Sometimes found around The Exchange, Algonquin.
- In GTA IV, the default radio station in the Cognoscenti is The Journey.
- When chased by the cops, they mention that the vehicle is a "Limo" as it is a long vehicle.
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A Cognoscenti in GTA IV; rear view.
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A Cognoscenti in GTA: Chinatown Wars.