Cut Vehicles

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Beta Vehicles are vehicles that were not included in the game. There are types of beta vehicles, mainly: Deleted, Spawnable, Beta Names and Beta Models. Deleted Vehicles never appear in the final game while other beta vehicles are hidden in the games' files and can be obtain though can't be appear normally in the streets or spawn in the streets. Others have been renamed or remodeled to fit in the final version of the game.

Deleted Vehicles

These are vehicles that were deleted or cut before the games' release and cannot be spawned through third party trainers or cheat device.

GTA 2

Several unnamed cars never appeared in the final version.[1]

GTA III

Army Helicopter

The Army Helicopter was cut.

Brigham

An unknown four-door sedan that appears in green on a picture was cut from the game, it is believed by fans that the car was called Brigham.

Luton

The Luton, a box van, the model's cargo compartment later became the basis for the Mule's. It is never released in GTA III.

Panto

The Panto was another vehicle that was cut in GTA III. The car was planned to be a four-door sedan.

School Bus

The School Bus was meant to be appeared in GTA III but it was likely removed due to abscence of children in the game. It was used on one mission for Darkel where you to blow up a School Bus with children inside.[2]


GTA Vice City

Coastguard Maverick

A new helicopter named, the Coastguard Maverick was meant to appear in GTA VC and was probably used by the coastguards but was cut prior into development.

GTA San Andreas

Many previews publicated before games' release told about 425 vehicles included in-game.

Airtrain

The plane previously seen in Vice City and Liberty City is replaced with the AT-400. However model and handling still exist.

Bloodring Banger (Oceanic)

Both Bloodring Bangers were planned to appear in GTA San Andreas. Finally, only the "Bloodra" (based on the Glendale) is featured, but the handling of the "Bloodrb" (based on the Oceanic) remains.

Float

A totally new vehicle. Despite its name, it does not seem to be a boat.

Roller

Another new vehicle. Nothing is known about it but its handling.

Skateboard

A cut weapon in GTA San Andreas but also a vehicle. It was cut during the development of the game and was planned to be introduced in the mission Madd Dogg's Rhymes. Only the HUD Icon is the remnants of the Skateboard.

Rio

The famous boat from Vice City was meant to come back in San Andreas. Apart from the handling, there is no leftover.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Bullion

It was probably a customized Stallion and was probably a Shelby GT500.

Cyclone GT

A fast car which was cut during development. Nothing is known about it.

Evidence

Probably a car used during the mission L.C. Confidential.

Jester

According to .gxt file, there was going to appear a Toyota Supra, possibly refering to the Jester.

Lancer MF1

A fast expensive car based on McLaren F1 LM.

Tommy

It was a small car based on Austin Mini.

Skoiloine

Japanese car based on Nissan Skyline GT-R.

Sultan

According to .gxt file, there was going to appear a Subaru Impreza WRX, possibly refering to the Sultan.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Ambassador

A new boat which was cut, that was still listed in the official game guide, but the picture of it is accidentally replaced with a Speeder, so nothing is known about this boat.

Coastguard Maverick

Coastguard Maverick was either cut again or was just a leftover from the cut vehicle in GTA Vice City.

Kuruma

A comeback four-door sedan in GTA III and LCS, but it was cut.

Unnamed bike

An unnamed motorcycle (possibly a different Streetfighter or PCJ-600) was cut.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Andromada

Another vehicle from San Andreas, the Andromada plane, was cut in the early development of GTA IV. Only the handling remains.

Caddy

According to some hidden audio files, the golf cart was already planned to be available in GTA IV. Its appearance was delayed until The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Coach

The Coach was cut during the development of GTA IV. Although it was seen during the Higgins Helitours commercial.

Dodo

This second plane was also cut from GTA IV, the handling can still be found in the game files.

FIB Boxville

An FIB variant of the Boxville can be seen in the background of an early GTA IV screenshot.

Fighter

A new plane which was cut was meant to be introduced in GTA IV.

Previon

The Previon from GTA San Andreas was meant to return in Grand Theft Auto IV, but only some audio files were not cut.

The Lost and Damned

Rhino

The Rhino tank was cut from the final version, although some files still exist.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Robin

A small new car. Its only leftover is the handling.

Beta Names

These are the vehicles that had their names cut before the games' release and then renamed again. There were no changes of the car and deletion of it, only the name have been rechanged. Below are lists of vehicles that their names changed.

GTA III

Beta Name Current Name
Ariant Manana
Aster Moonbeam
Beamer Sentinel
Columbia Cartel Cruiser
Dyablo Infernus
Esparanto Esperanto
Hachura Idaho
Hum Vee Patriot
Maurice Perennial
Rocket Cheetah
Security Van Securicar
Sentinal Kuruma
Shark Stinger
Space Blista
Yakuza Yakuza Stinger

GTA Vice City

Beta Name Current Name
Cougar Virgo
Desperado Mesa

GTA San Andreas

Beta Name Current Name
Top Fun Berkley's RC Van

GTA Vice City Stories

Beta Name Current Name
Enforcer VCPD Enforcer
Police VCPD Cruiser

GTA IV

Beta Name Current Name
Albany Roman's Taxi
Bobber Freeway
E109 Contender

The Lost and Damned

Beta Name Current Name
Bati 801 Bati 800
Bati 801R Bati Custom
Double T Drag Double T Custom
Hakuchou Drag Hakuchou Custom

Spawnable Vehicles

An FBI Truck in GTA San Andreas, available only through trainers or modifications.

Similar to the deleted vehicles but the difference is that they can be spawned through mods or cheat devices.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

RC Cam

A remote controlled vehicle that is disguised as a pot. It is never used in the game, is rideable and can support 2 people.

FBI Truck

An APC that was cut before the game's release. It was planned to appear in the cut mission The Truth is Out There.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

FBI Rancher

FBI Rancher was cut. However, it can be spawned through cheat devices.

VCN Maverick

The VCN chopper was cut. However, it can be spawned through cheat devices.

The Lost and Damned

Tampa

The Tampa was originally supposed to spawn around Liberty City. Now, it is limited to the beginning cutscene.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Brickade

A stumpy looking truck that was cut. It can be obtain through modifications and downloading save files.

Beta Models

These are vehicles that were changed or their colors cut during development. A few of this are aesthetic changes, includes removal of rims, spoilers, etc. Some beta models can be obtained through cheat devices while others not.

GTA 2

  • The vehicles in the beta version looked vastly different, and were more detailed.

GTA III

  • The Dodo's wings were cut short and making it nearly impossible to fly.
  • The Bobcat originally had a rollcage.
  • The Idaho and Esperanto once had hydraulics.
  • LCPD Police and Enforcer had different livery colors, changing the then-current blue and white stripe to black and white stripe.[3]
  • The Yardie Lobo had a blue and yellow design.
  • The Police Helicopter originally was all white.

GTA Vice City

  • The Blista Compact originally looked almost identical to the Honda CRX and featured the letters GPX on the back.[4]
  • The Infernus had thin rectangles for its headlights and taillights and had larger spoilers.[5]
  • The Moonbeam was originally, implied, to have sliding rear doors.
  • The VCPD Cruiser were originally white with red and blue stripes, similar to early Miami police cars.[6]
  • The Sentinel originally had different rear styling.
  • The Virgo originally had a different look.[7]
  • The Washington originally had different frontal styling.[8]
  • The Sabre and Sabre Turbo had different front grilles.[9]
  • The Angel was different and also had different color.
  • The Hermes had a different grille.[10]
  • The Patriot's original GTA 3 model can be seen in early screenshots.
  • The Cabbie's original GTA 3 model can be seen in early screenshots.

GTA San Andreas

  • The Bullet had a different look. Instead of one hood scoop, it had two.
  • The Clover had different taillights.
  • The Savanna had a different grille.
  • The Jester had a different front bumper.
  • The Landstalker roof and design was flatter than the final design.
  • A very early screenshot showed a Sparrow in place of a Police Maverick. Some believe that either the Maverick model wasnt finished yet, or at one point the Sparrow was going be used as a second Police aircraft.
  • The Combine Harvester originally had a green body color, no stepbars into the driver cab, and a less detailed combine head.


GTA Liberty City Stories

  • Originally, the Police was similar to pre-9/11 police cars but it was changed back to police cars similar to GTA III.
  • There was once a golden PCJ 600 but was cut.
  • There was a golden Stinger but was cut.
  • There was an orange Landstalker that was removed.
  • There was a blue Perennial and was removed also.

GTA Vice City Stories

  • The Cholo Sabre was once colored white with stripes but was changed.
  • Also, the Cholo Sabre was colored blue at an early stage of the development.

GTA IV

The Lost and Damned

The Ballad of Gay Tony

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