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| front_image = Comet-GTAVC-front.jpg
 
| front_image = Comet-GTAVC-front.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
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| caption = A Comet in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]
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| caption = A Comet in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]].
 
| rear_image = Comet-GTAVC-rear.jpg
 
| rear_image = Comet-GTAVC-rear.jpg
| manufacturer = [[Pfister]] (GTA IV)
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| manufacturer = [[Pfister]] (HD Universe)
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = [[:Category:Sports Cars|2-door sports car]]
 
| body_style = [[:Category:Sports Cars|2-door sports car]]
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=== Design and frequency of appearance ===
 
=== Design and frequency of appearance ===
 
==== GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories ====
 
==== GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories ====
The Comet from GTA Vice City to GTA Vice City Stories is based on the [[:wp:Porsche 911|Porsche 911]]; it best resembles the 911 Carrera Cabriolet from 1976 or the early 1980s, however, like newer 911 models, it has an all-wheel-drive configuration. The car features a [[:wp:targa top|targa top]] similar to the Targa 911s; however, the [[:wp:fastback|fastback]] profile the Comet sported in GTA Vice City was dropped in favor of a backwards-slanted standalone C-pillar until GTA IV. Similarly, the Comet in the Xbox version of GTA Vice City also it shares the same rear design as the Comet in GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories. The Comet between GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories is also front-engined, unlike the real Porsche 911, which is famously rear-engined; this led to speculation that the Comet was inspired by a [[:wp:Nissan S30|Datsun 240Z]], as did the inset headlamps, which is not seen on any Porsche model. The headlamps may also have been inspired by the [[:wp:Alfa Romeo Spider|1966-1969 Alfa Romeo Spider]].
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The Comet from GTA Vice City to GTA Vice City Stories is based on the [[:wp:Porsche 911|Porsche 911]]; it best resembles the 911 Carrera Cabriolet from 1976 or the early 1980s, however, like newer 911 models, it has an all-wheel-drive configuration. The car features a [[:wp:targa top|targa top]] similar to the Targa 911s; however, the [[:wp:fastback|fastback]] profile the Comet sported in GTA Vice City was dropped in favor of a backwards-slanted standalone C-pillar until GTA IV. Similarly, the Comet in the Xbox, iOS, and Android versions of GTA Vice City also shares the same rear design as the Comet in GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories. The Comet between GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories is also front-engined, unlike the real Porsche 911, which is famously rear-engined; this led to speculation that the Comet was inspired by a [[:wp:Nissan S30|Datsun 240Z]], as did the inset headlamps, which is not seen on any Porsche model. The headlamps may also have been inspired by the [[:wp:Alfa Romeo Spider|1966—1969 Alfa Romeo Spider]].
  
 
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==== GTA IV — GTA V ====
 
==== GTA IV — GTA V ====
GTA IV's Comet, manufactured by [[Pfister]], is available only in hardtop coupe form. It now largely resembles a Type 997 [[:wp:Porsche 997|Porsche 911 Carrera 4S]], while retaining the scooped headlights of previous Comets, though with a decidedly Porsche-like design. The Comet features large, cross-drilled disc brakes all around. Inside are two sport seats in black leather resembling Lamborghini's seat design. Similar to the Grotti [[Turismo]], the Comet also features a front-mounted, carpeted boot with space for luggage. Unlike its predecessors, GTA IV's Comet is very rarely encountered on the streets, and is more common in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|Party Mode]] where two parked Comets can be seen and driven. Like the real 911, the GTA IV Comet is rear-engined.
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The HD Universe's Comet, manufactured by [[Pfister]], is available only in hardtop coupe form. It now largely resembles a Type 997 [[:wp:Porsche 997|Porsche 911 Carrera 4S]], while the scooped headlights, with a decidedly Porsche-like design, resemble those of the [[:wp:Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione|Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione]], similar to how the GTA III era Comet had headlamps inspired by another Alfa Romeo vehicle. The Comet features large, cross-drilled disc brakes all around. Inside are two sport seats in black leather resembling [[:wp:Lamborghini|Lamborghini]]'s seat design. Similar to the [[Grotti]] [[Turismo]], the Comet also features a front-mounted, carpeted boot with space for luggage. Unlike its predecessors, the GTA IV Comet is very rarely encountered on the streets, and is more common in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|Party Mode]] where two parked Comets can be seen and driven. Like the real 911, the HD Universe Comet is rear-engined.
  
 
For GTA Chinatown Wars, two variants of the Comet are available, a regular Comet being similar to GTA IV's Comet, as well as a highly modified racing variant, featuring a purple-and-red paintjob, a bodykit, and white neon underglows that turn on at night.
 
For GTA Chinatown Wars, two variants of the Comet are available, a regular Comet being similar to GTA IV's Comet, as well as a highly modified racing variant, featuring a purple-and-red paintjob, a bodykit, and white neon underglows that turn on at night.
  
The Comet is slated to appear in GTA V in a similar form as the GTA IV rendition, but will feature a large spoiler, modernized rims and various minor cosmetic changes.
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The Comet also appears in GTA V in a similar form as the GTA IV rendition, but featuring a large spoiler, modernized rims and various minor cosmetic changes.
  
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Comet-GTAIV-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:File:Comet-GTAIV-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]], [[:File:Comet-GTAIV-engine.png|engine]]</small>).
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File:Comet-GTAIV-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:File:Comet-GTAIV-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]], [[:File:Comet-GTAIV-engine.png|engine]]</small>).
Comet-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars.
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File:Comet-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars.
Comet-GTACW-modified.png|GTA Chinatown Wars; modified variant.
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File:Comet-GTACW-modified.png|GTA Chinatown Wars; modified variant.
Comet-GTAV-prerelease-rear.jpg|GTA V.
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File:Comet-GTAV-prerelease-rear.jpg|GTA V, pre-release.
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File:Comet-GTAV-front.jpg|GTA V (<small>[[:File:Comet-GTAV-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
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==== GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ====
 
==== GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ====
The GTA IV rendition of the Comet is the fastest car in the game, reaching an approximate top speed of 175 km/h (110 mph), closely followed by the [[Turismo]] and [[Coquette]], which reach 103 mph. Four-wheel drive is standard; acceleration from standstill is very quick due to increased grip from the four-wheel-drive system. Unfortunately, fast cornering results in massive understeer, and has the potential for lift-off oversteer (i.e. flipping), which makes winning the race-based mission [[No. 1]] extremely difficult if the player insists on speeding through the course. The Comet also suffers from a weak suspension construction. The wheels are prone to buckle into the chassis after striking a curb laterally with less force than expected, making the Comet one of the more fragile sports/super cars.
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The GTA IV rendition of the Comet is one of the fastest cars in the game, reaching an approximate top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h), closely followed by the [[Turismo]] and [[Coquette]], which reach 206 mph (331 km/h). Four-wheel drive is standard; acceleration from standstill is very quick due to increased grip from the four-wheel-drive system. Unfortunately, fast cornering results in massive understeer, and has the potential for lift-off oversteer (i.e. flipping), which makes winning the race-based mission [[No. 1]] extremely difficult if the player insists on speeding through the course. The Comet also suffers from a weak suspension construction. The wheels are prone to buckle into the chassis after striking a curb laterally with less force than expected, making the Comet one of the more fragile sports/super cars. Due to its rear-mounted engine, however, the Comet is able to withstand a very high amount of frontal damage.
  
 
The Comet is slightly faster than the [[Infernus]], but is not necessarily superior in multiplayer racing—the Comet is very light-weight, leading to the car being rammed off-road by the other vehicles, or being launched into the air off of hills and losing control. AI races present much less of a challenge—the player can easily outpace the competition very early on, thanks to the Comet's speed; once this is accomplished, the Comet's vulnerability to the other cars is rendered moot, and the player will have the luxury of slowing down to prevent being launched off of hills. However, this isn't always possible in the more winding courses such as that in the No.1 mission.
 
The Comet is slightly faster than the [[Infernus]], but is not necessarily superior in multiplayer racing—the Comet is very light-weight, leading to the car being rammed off-road by the other vehicles, or being launched into the air off of hills and losing control. AI races present much less of a challenge—the player can easily outpace the competition very early on, thanks to the Comet's speed; once this is accomplished, the Comet's vulnerability to the other cars is rendered moot, and the player will have the luxury of slowing down to prevent being launched off of hills. However, this isn't always possible in the more winding courses such as that in the No.1 mission.
  
 
The conventional Comet in GTA Chinatown Wars retains its sporty performance, but is now ranked below higher end sports cars in the same, although its handling and braking are considerably good. The modified variant of the Comet is superior in speed, but is otherwise similar in performance to a standard Comet.
 
The conventional Comet in GTA Chinatown Wars retains its sporty performance, but is now ranked below higher end sports cars in the same, although its handling and braking are considerably good. The modified variant of the Comet is superior in speed, but is otherwise similar in performance to a standard Comet.
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==== GTA V ====
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The Comet's top speed has been downgraded to 202 mph (325 km/h). It takes 3 seconds for the Comet to accelerate from standstill to 60 mph (97 km/h). The GTA V Comet otherwise performs identical to the GTA IV rendition.
  
 
== Customization in GTA San Andreas ==
 
== Customization in GTA San Andreas ==
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{{Col-end}}
 
{{Col-end}}
  
== Trivia ==
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== Trivia ==
 
* For the open-top Comets, if the car is locked, the character refuses to enter the car even though the usual animation of entering the car is hopping into the car.
 
* For the open-top Comets, if the car is locked, the character refuses to enter the car even though the usual animation of entering the car is hopping into the car.
 
* In some of the games in the series, Comets' radios default to a certain station. They are as follows:
 
* In some of the games in the series, Comets' radios default to a certain station. They are as follows:
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** GTA IV: [[Electro-Choc]] or [[Radio Broker]]
 
** GTA IV: [[Electro-Choc]] or [[Radio Broker]]
 
* In perfect condition this car can be sold in the [[S&M Auto Sales]] for [[Money|$]]6,000 in GTA IV.
 
* In perfect condition this car can be sold in the [[S&M Auto Sales]] for [[Money|$]]6,000 in GTA IV.
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* Despite it's very high rarity and performance, [[Stevie]] pays much less for a Comet than other, more common and lower-end supercars, such as [[Banshee]], [[Turismo]] or [[Super GT]].
 
* In GTA IV, the Comet appears to be a popular car with Niko's girlfriends, in particular [[Alexandra Chilton]] and [[Michelle (GTA IV)|Michelle]].
 
* In GTA IV, the Comet appears to be a popular car with Niko's girlfriends, in particular [[Alexandra Chilton]] and [[Michelle (GTA IV)|Michelle]].
  
==Notable owners==
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== Notable owners ==
*[[Mrs. Dawson]] was driving a yellow Comet in the mission [[Waste the Wife]].
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* [[Mrs. Dawson]] uses a yellow Comet in the mission [[Waste the Wife]].
*[[Reni Wassulmaier]] had a red Comet with a yellow landau top in the mission [[So Long Schlong]].
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* [[Reni Wassulmaier]] has a red Comet with a yellow landau top in the mission [[So Long Schlong]].
*[[Stevie]] had a Comet in "[[No. 1]]" in GTA IV. (After the mission it belongs to [[Niko Bellic|Niko]]). He can own one again (for himself); as he says he "misses his Comet", and you can sell it to him.
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* [[Stevie]] has a Comet in "[[No. 1]]" in GTA IV. (After the mission it belongs to [[Niko Bellic|Niko]]). He can own one again (for himself); as he says he "misses his Comet", and you can sell it to him.
*[[Florian Cravic]] had a unique silver Comet during mission "[[Hating The Haters]]".
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* [[Florian Cravic]] is seen with a unique silver Comet during mission "[[Hating The Haters]]".
*[[Patrick McReary]] drives a bright red Comet in "[[Ladies' Night]]" in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
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* [[Patrick McReary]] drives a bright red Comet in "[[Ladies' Night]]" in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
  
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
;GTA Vice City
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; GTA Vice City
 
* In front of [[Leaf Links Country Club]]
 
* In front of [[Leaf Links Country Club]]
 
* In the mission [[Waste the Wife]], although the player cannot steal it without failing the mission.
 
* In the mission [[Waste the Wife]], although the player cannot steal it without failing the mission.
 
* Inside the garage in a house in the [[Starfish Island]], just north of [[Vercetti Estate]].
 
* Inside the garage in a house in the [[Starfish Island]], just north of [[Vercetti Estate]].
  
;GTA San Andreas
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; GTA San Andreas
 
* Can be seen rarely in [[Vinewood in GTA III Era|Vinewood]], specifically in [[Richman, Los Santos|Richman]] and [[Mulholland]].
 
* Can be seen rarely in [[Vinewood in GTA III Era|Vinewood]], specifically in [[Richman, Los Santos|Richman]] and [[Mulholland]].
 
* Spawns while walking in [[Ganton]], Los Santos ([[Days of the Week|Saturday]]).
 
* Spawns while walking in [[Ganton]], Los Santos ([[Days of the Week|Saturday]]).
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* Occasionally seen driving around [[Las Venturas]].
 
* Occasionally seen driving around [[Las Venturas]].
  
;GTA Vice City Stories
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; GTA Vice City Stories
*Parking lot of the Vice City Transport Police station, [[Viceport]].
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* Parking lot of the Vice City Transport Police station, [[Viceport]].
*Parked under a building near [[Bryan Forbes|Bryan Forbes']] apartment.
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* Parked under a building near [[Bryan Forbes|Bryan Forbes']] apartment.
*Parked along the road that extends from [[Malibu Club]] to [[North Point Mall]].
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* Parked along the road that extends from [[Malibu Club]] to [[North Point Mall]].
*Next to a building east of the [[Ocean Bay Marina]], [[Ocean Beach]].
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* Next to a building east of the [[Ocean Bay Marina]], [[Ocean Beach]].
*Behind the [[Maison Wenifall]] (unmarked) building in Ocean Beach.
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* Behind the [[Maison Wenifall]] (unmarked) building in Ocean Beach.
*Parked near an apartment at Vice Point, before the bridge leading to Prawn Island.
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* Parked near an apartment at Vice Point, before the bridge leading to Prawn Island.
*A uniquely-colored one is featured in "[[So Long Schlong]]" and is easily obtained by killing [[Reni Wassulmaier|Reni]].
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* A uniquely-colored one is featured in "[[So Long Schlong]]" and is easily obtained by killing [[Reni Wassulmaier|Reni]].
  
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; GTA IV
 
* Obtained in the mission "[[No. 1]]" (given by [[Brucie Kibbutz]]), where the player must race others using a Comet from Brucie's friend, [[Stevie]]. After winning the race (and the mission), Brucie will allow the player to keep the Comet as a gratuity. This Comet has a unique rich gold color, much darker than a normal yellow Comet.
 
* Obtained in the mission "[[No. 1]]" (given by [[Brucie Kibbutz]]), where the player must race others using a Comet from Brucie's friend, [[Stevie]]. After winning the race (and the mission), Brucie will allow the player to keep the Comet as a gratuity. This Comet has a unique rich gold color, much darker than a normal yellow Comet.
 
* The Comet will be always seen during the mission "[[Payback (GTA IV)|Payback]]". While the player is chasing the Pavanos, a Comet is seen getting into a car accident; the player can stop to take this car, although doing so is likely to lead to mission failure.
 
* The Comet will be always seen during the mission "[[Payback (GTA IV)|Payback]]". While the player is chasing the Pavanos, a Comet is seen getting into a car accident; the player can stop to take this car, although doing so is likely to lead to mission failure.
 
* Very rarely spawns in [[Algonquin]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]].
 
* Very rarely spawns in [[Algonquin]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]].
 
* Parked in the beginning of [[Bernie Crane|Bernie Crane's]] mission, "[[Hating the Haters]]". The player may park this Comet at a safehouse for safekeeping, and continue the mission in another car. In some cases the Comet is available in a very unusual dark grey color which appears red in certain angles, more specifically in the bumpers and skirts.
 
* Parked in the beginning of [[Bernie Crane|Bernie Crane's]] mission, "[[Hating the Haters]]". The player may park this Comet at a safehouse for safekeeping, and continue the mission in another car. In some cases the Comet is available in a very unusual dark grey color which appears red in certain angles, more specifically in the bumpers and skirts.
*Parked again in the beginning of "[[Union Drive]]", there may be a Comet near where you start the mission and Bernie tells you to get a car; however, a [[Turismo]] may spawn instead.
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* Parked again in the beginning of "[[Union Drive]]", there may be a Comet near where you start the mission and Bernie tells you to get a car; however, a [[Turismo]] may spawn instead.
  
 
[[File:Comet-GTAIV-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|right|275px|The Comet requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.]]
 
[[File:Comet-GTAIV-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|right|275px|The Comet requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.]]
 
* The Comet is one of the target cars to be stolen for [[Stevie]] in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]]. The player can drive the target Comet to a safehouse and store it; another will respawn in the same place it was found, and this Comet can be delivered to Stevie. This Comet comes in a unique mauve color.
 
* The Comet is one of the target cars to be stolen for [[Stevie]] in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]]. The player can drive the target Comet to a safehouse and store it; another will respawn in the same place it was found, and this Comet can be delivered to Stevie. This Comet comes in a unique mauve color.
*In [[Brucie's Races]], sometimes an opponent or opponents will spawn in Comets, which can be stolen (although this will forfeit the race).
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* In [[Brucie's Races]], sometimes an opponent or opponents will spawn in Comets, which can be stolen (although this will forfeit the race).
 
* The Comet can be spawned by dialing (227)-555-0175 on the [[Mobile Phone|mobile/cell phone]]. This cheat code does not affect saved games.
 
* The Comet can be spawned by dialing (227)-555-0175 on the [[Mobile Phone|mobile/cell phone]]. This cheat code does not affect saved games.
  
;The Lost and Damned
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; The Lost and Damned
 
* Although it has no spawning point, the Comet is driven in the [[Gang Warfare in The Lost and Damned|Gang Wars]] by [[Jamaicans]].
 
* Although it has no spawning point, the Comet is driven in the [[Gang Warfare in The Lost and Damned|Gang Wars]] by [[Jamaicans]].
  
;The Ballad Of Gay Tony
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; The Ballad Of Gay Tony
 
* The vehicle is now extensively available and can be found driving around the streets of [[Algonquin]].
 
* The vehicle is now extensively available and can be found driving around the streets of [[Algonquin]].
  
;GTA Chinatown Wars
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; GTA Chinatown Wars
 
* A modified Comet is parked on the northeast corner of [[Chan Jaoming|Chan Jaoming's]] garage in [[East Island City]], [[Dukes]].
 
* A modified Comet is parked on the northeast corner of [[Chan Jaoming|Chan Jaoming's]] garage in [[East Island City]], [[Dukes]].
 
* The modified Comet may be purchased at the [[Auto Merchant]] in [[BOABO]], [[Broker]].
 
* The modified Comet may be purchased at the [[Auto Merchant]] in [[BOABO]], [[Broker]].
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* In [[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]], the Comet can be purchased from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]] for $100,000.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
*[[Penetrator]], [[Porka]], [[Porka Turbo]] and [[Speeder]], various GTA 1 cars based on Porsche models.
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* [[Penetrator]], [[Porka]], [[Porka Turbo]] and [[Speeder]], various GTA 1 cars based on Porsche models.
  
 
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Vehicle
Comet
A Comet in GTA Vice City..
(Rear quarter view)
A Comet in GTA Vice City..
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA V
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door sports car
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Manufacturer Pfister (HD Universe)

The Comet is a recurring two-seater sports car introduced in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Description

Design and frequency of appearance

GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories

The Comet from GTA Vice City to GTA Vice City Stories is based on the Porsche 911; it best resembles the 911 Carrera Cabriolet from 1976 or the early 1980s, however, like newer 911 models, it has an all-wheel-drive configuration. The car features a targa top similar to the Targa 911s; however, the fastback profile the Comet sported in GTA Vice City was dropped in favor of a backwards-slanted standalone C-pillar until GTA IV. Similarly, the Comet in the Xbox, iOS, and Android versions of GTA Vice City also shares the same rear design as the Comet in GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories. The Comet between GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories is also front-engined, unlike the real Porsche 911, which is famously rear-engined; this led to speculation that the Comet was inspired by a Datsun 240Z, as did the inset headlamps, which is not seen on any Porsche model. The headlamps may also have been inspired by the 1966—1969 Alfa Romeo Spider.

GTA IV — GTA V

The HD Universe's Comet, manufactured by Pfister, is available only in hardtop coupe form. It now largely resembles a Type 997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, while the scooped headlights, with a decidedly Porsche-like design, resemble those of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, similar to how the GTA III era Comet had headlamps inspired by another Alfa Romeo vehicle. The Comet features large, cross-drilled disc brakes all around. Inside are two sport seats in black leather resembling Lamborghini's seat design. Similar to the Grotti Turismo, the Comet also features a front-mounted, carpeted boot with space for luggage. Unlike its predecessors, the GTA IV Comet is very rarely encountered on the streets, and is more common in Party Mode where two parked Comets can be seen and driven. Like the real 911, the HD Universe Comet is rear-engined.

For GTA Chinatown Wars, two variants of the Comet are available, a regular Comet being similar to GTA IV's Comet, as well as a highly modified racing variant, featuring a purple-and-red paintjob, a bodykit, and white neon underglows that turn on at night.

The Comet also appears in GTA V in a similar form as the GTA IV rendition, but featuring a large spoiler, modernized rims and various minor cosmetic changes.

Performance

GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories

The Comet's acceleration, speed, braking, and handling are all among the best in the game. In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, many of the Comet's properties are similar to those of the Stinger, although traction is inferior. Both vehicles have open tops, and the speed and acceleration are around the same. In the GTA III era, the Comet's top-down convertible nature allows the protagonist to jump over the driver's-side door, facilitating a more rapid take-off.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

The GTA IV rendition of the Comet is one of the fastest cars in the game, reaching an approximate top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h), closely followed by the Turismo and Coquette, which reach 206 mph (331 km/h). Four-wheel drive is standard; acceleration from standstill is very quick due to increased grip from the four-wheel-drive system. Unfortunately, fast cornering results in massive understeer, and has the potential for lift-off oversteer (i.e. flipping), which makes winning the race-based mission No. 1 extremely difficult if the player insists on speeding through the course. The Comet also suffers from a weak suspension construction. The wheels are prone to buckle into the chassis after striking a curb laterally with less force than expected, making the Comet one of the more fragile sports/super cars. Due to its rear-mounted engine, however, the Comet is able to withstand a very high amount of frontal damage.

The Comet is slightly faster than the Infernus, but is not necessarily superior in multiplayer racing—the Comet is very light-weight, leading to the car being rammed off-road by the other vehicles, or being launched into the air off of hills and losing control. AI races present much less of a challenge—the player can easily outpace the competition very early on, thanks to the Comet's speed; once this is accomplished, the Comet's vulnerability to the other cars is rendered moot, and the player will have the luxury of slowing down to prevent being launched off of hills. However, this isn't always possible in the more winding courses such as that in the No.1 mission.

The conventional Comet in GTA Chinatown Wars retains its sporty performance, but is now ranked below higher end sports cars in the same, although its handling and braking are considerably good. The modified variant of the Comet is superior in speed, but is otherwise similar in performance to a standard Comet.

GTA V

The Comet's top speed has been downgraded to 202 mph (325 km/h). It takes 3 seconds for the Comet to accelerate from standstill to 60 mph (97 km/h). The GTA V Comet otherwise performs identical to the GTA IV rendition.

Customization in GTA San Andreas

The Comet 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 (targa bar 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)

Trivia

  • For the open-top Comets, if the car is locked, the character refuses to enter the car even though the usual animation of entering the car is hopping into the car.
  • In some of the games in the series, Comets' radios default to a certain station. They are as follows:
  • In perfect condition this car can be sold in the S&M Auto Sales for $6,000 in GTA IV.
  • Despite it's very high rarity and performance, Stevie pays much less for a Comet than other, more common and lower-end supercars, such as Banshee, Turismo or Super GT.
  • In GTA IV, the Comet appears to be a popular car with Niko's girlfriends, in particular Alexandra Chilton and Michelle.

Notable owners

Locations

GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
  • Obtained in the mission "No. 1" (given by Brucie Kibbutz), where the player must race others using a Comet from Brucie's friend, Stevie. After winning the race (and the mission), Brucie will allow the player to keep the Comet as a gratuity. This Comet has a unique rich gold color, much darker than a normal yellow Comet.
  • The Comet will be always seen during the mission "Payback". While the player is chasing the Pavanos, a Comet is seen getting into a car accident; the player can stop to take this car, although doing so is likely to lead to mission failure.
  • Very rarely spawns in Algonquin, Liberty City.
  • Parked in the beginning of Bernie Crane's mission, "Hating the Haters". The player may park this Comet at a safehouse for safekeeping, and continue the mission in another car. In some cases the Comet is available in a very unusual dark grey color which appears red in certain angles, more specifically in the bumpers and skirts.
  • Parked again in the beginning of "Union Drive", there may be a Comet near where you start the mission and Bernie tells you to get a car; however, a Turismo may spawn instead.
The Comet requested in Stevie's Car Thefts in GTA IV.
  • The Comet is one of the target cars to be stolen for Stevie in Stevie's Car Thefts. The player can drive the target Comet to a safehouse and store it; another will respawn in the same place it was found, and this Comet can be delivered to Stevie. This Comet comes in a unique mauve color.
  • In Brucie's Races, sometimes an opponent or opponents will spawn in Comets, which can be stolen (although this will forfeit the race).
  • The Comet can be spawned by dialing (227)-555-0175 on the mobile/cell phone. This cheat code does not affect saved games.
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad Of Gay Tony
  • The vehicle is now extensively available and can be found driving around the streets of Algonquin.
GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA V

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