The Comet is a sports car that appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and Grand Theft Auto IV. It is based on the Porsche 911. The Comet is all-wheel-drive like many of the newer models, yet looks most like a 911 Cabriolet from 1976 or the early '80s, but the fastback has been cut off.
In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, many of the Comet's properties are similar to that of the Stinger, except with inferior traction. The design for both vehicles are convertible, and the speed and accleration are around the same.
Acceleration, speed, braking, and handling are all among the best in the game. In games prior to GTA IV, the Comet has the added advantage of being similar to a top-down convertible, which enables the player to jump into the driver's seat from the left side of the vehicle without opening the door, facilitating a more rapid take-off. The older renditions of the Comet are front-engined, unlike the real Porsche 911, which is famously rear-engined. This brought up speculation that the Comet was in fact a Datsun 240Z, specifically because of the inset headlamps which Porsches never had.
The Comet also appears in GTA IV in a hardtop coupe form, instead of its usual targa-top configuration. Here, it bears the logo of its manufacturer, Pfister. It retains its Porsche-like silhouette, this time resembling a Porsche 911 Turbo. Unlike previous versions, the GTA IV rendition stays faithful to its basis on a Porsche 911 by retaining the rear-engine design. The new Comet is very rarely encountered, and there is only one chance to own it (when Brucie Kibbutz gives Niko Bellic the car).
Along with the Infernus, the Comet is widely regarded as the fastest car in the game, as it reaches a top speed of 347 km/h whereas the Infernus only reaches 342km/h. With a powerful (most likely flat-six engine with twin turbos), and all-wheel drive (the 911 Turbo is all-wheel drive since the 993 iteration), cornering fast will result in oversteer that even the most competent drivers will struggle to hold. Acceleration from a standstill is also very brutal due to the immaculate traction the car has.
You can obtain a Comet by organizing a race with Brucie, making sure you're in a car like a Turismo, then drive around in heavy traffic areas and some should spawn.
You can win a Comet in one of the early missions of Brucie, where you need to race the others using a Comet from his friend Stevie. After winning the race (and the mission), Brucie will let you keep the Comet as a gratuity.
You can also find a Comet parked on the street right after beginning the mission for Bernie Crane, "Hating the Haters" - that is when it seems to spawn. You can take it, drive to a safehouse with Bernie, park the Comet for safekeeping, and continue the mission in another car. It is never seen driving around the streets, and it only appears in Party Mode where two parked Comets can be seen and driven.
Furthermore, the Comet is one of the target cars to be stolen for Stevie in his series of side missions. Once you have found the target Comet for this particular side mission, you can drive it around near one of your safehouses and let it respawns, get another one and park it in your resident's carpark, and then get back to the original Comet nearby and take it to Stevie's garage to finish the side mission.
In addition, this can also be done by inputting a cheat code number which will not affect your saved game.
Modifications (GTA San Andreas)
- Wheels (ten types)
- Nitro (all)
GTA Vice City
- In front of Leaf Links Country Club.
GTA San Andreas
- Parked in the parking lot nearby the tennis court at the Avispa Country Club.
GTA Vice City Stories
- Parked under a building near Forbes's apartment.
- Parked along the road that extends from Malibu Club to North Point Mall.
- Inside an alleyway north of Lance's apartment.
- Parked near an apartment before you pass the bridge leading to Prawn Island from Vice Point.
The Comet, as seen in GTA Vice City.
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The Comet, as seen in GTA IV.