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. Also, the some cars look more like the real cars on which they are based on compared to the final versions which may have been removed or changed to avoid copyright issues.

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

Brigham in GTA III.
Army Helicopter

The Army Helicopter was cut. It was probably the Hunter seen in later GTA games.

Brigham

"Brigham" was a green car that was featured in beta Grand Theft Auto III. It was based on a 1977–1979 Chevrolet Caprice (despite the name implying a Cadillac (Fleetwood) Brougham); having the older bumper style compared to the Las Venturas police car from GTA SA.

Diablo Infernus

The Diablo Infernus was a variation of the Infernus which supposedly was to be driven by the Diablos. It may have been removed because it may have been to fancy for Portland.

Luton

The Luton, a box van, which the model's cargo compartment later became the basis for the Mule's. It was cut from GTA III.[2]

Panto

The Panto was another vehicle that was cut in GTA III. The car was planned to be a four-door sedan similar to Fiat 128.[2]

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.In 2012, Rockstar later confirmed no such mission existed.

GTA Vice City

Coastguard Maverick

Remnants of the Coastguard Maverick include an entry in the handling file (COASTMAV) and an entry in the text file (COASTMA). Nothing else is left of this vehicle and based on those two evidence, the vehicle is most likely a helicopter used by the Coastguard.

GTA San Andreas

Many previews publicated before the game's release told of about 425 vehicles included in-game.

Airtrain

The plane previously seen in Vice City and Liberty City was replaced by the AT-400. Untextured model and handling still exist.

Bloodring Banger (Oceanic)

Both Bloodring Bangers were planned to appear in GTA San Andreas. Only the "bloodra" (based on the Glendale) is featured, the models and handling of the "bloodrb" (based on the Oceanic) remains.

Dash
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Dash texture from dash.txd

Textures can be found in gta3.img. (dash.txd)

Dunemaster

Another Dune. Textures can be found in gta3.img (dune.txd)

FBI Car
Beta FBI Car in GTA San Andreas.

The FBI Car was cut from GTA San Andreas. It was similar to the Las Venturas Police Car, but had a different grille. The model was featured in an unused cutscene.

Float

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

Roller

Another new vehicle. Nothing is known about it but its handling, which is very similar to the Caddy's, implying this was meant to be a second golf kart.

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. The HUD icon is the only remain 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.

GTA Liberty City Stories

Bullion

It was probably a customized Stallion or a Shelby GT500.

Cyclone GT

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

DeadDodo

Appears in handling file as possibly leftover of GTA VC engine.

Evidence

It was probably a car used during the mission L.C. Confidential.

Jester

According to text file, Toyota Supra was going to appear, 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 text file, Subaru Impreza WRX was going to appear, possibly refering to the Sultan.

GTA Vice City Stories

Ambassador

A new boat which was cut. It was still listed in the official game guide, but its picture was replaced with Speeder's, so nothing is known about this boat.

Coastguard Maverick

The same remnants of the Coastguard Maverick from GTA Vice City appears here. They are most likely leftovers from GTA Vice City.

Kuruma

A comeback four-door sedan in GTA III and LCS, but it was cut probably for being too modern for the 1980's

Unnamed bike

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

GTA IV

Andromada

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

Buffalo

According to audio files, the Buffalo was a cut car until The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Caddy

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

Coach

The Coach was cut during the development of GTA IV; however, it can be seen in the Higgins Helitours commercial.

Dodo

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

NOOSE Boxville

The NOOSE variant of the Boxville can be seen in the background of an early GTA IV screenshot.

Fighter

The Fighter was a plane meant to make an appearance in Grand Theft Auto IV but was removed for unknown reasons. The only notable remnant left in the game is its handling line. Judging by it's name, it was likely going to be a fighter jet, similar to the Hydra from San Andreas.

Majestic

This car from GTA San Andreas could appear in Liberty City. It has possibly become the Faction, as they are both based on G-body Buicks. Only few audio files still exist.

Previon

The Previon from GTA San Andreas was meant to return in Grand Theft Auto IV, but only some audio files remained. It could've served as the basis of the Hakumai's design as both cars are based on similarly styled Hondas.

Angel - Daemon - Diabolus - Hexer - Lycan - Nightblade - Revenant - Wolfsbane

Eight chopper motorbikes, finally made available in The Lost and Damned, already had their model and texture in GTA IV. They can be used ingame like normal bikes with help of modifications.

Unnamed SUV

An unnamed SUV that does not appear in GTA IV can be seen on the television in-game.[3] It appears to be similar to the Huntley of GTA San Andreas.

GTA The Lost and Damned

Admiral

A different Admiral (internally named "admiral2") was meant to be featured in GTA: The Lost and Damned. It is believed that this was going to be the old Admiral (based on a Mercedes). Very few files still exist.

Biff

The same like above, however there is no clue about differences with basic truck.

Rhino

The Rhino tank was cut from the final version, although some files still exist.It is possible that it's design was given to the APC or it may have been a completely different design.

GTA The Ballad of Gay Tony

Robin

A small new car. Its only leftover is the handling. Its name was propably devired from three-wheeled car Reliant Robin.

Brickade

A large truck similar to the Noose Enforcer and Securicar, being an armored car, however the Brickade is designed for monetary transport only, and its design is primarily based on a Progesur armored vehicle. Its horn is derived from the FIB Buffalo, however its only similar when an FIB agent or LCPD officer drives it and is blocked by the player. Its model and texture are in the game's files, and can be put into the game via mods. It is obtainable on Xbox 360 consoles through the use of mods or a modified save game file. No known method for obtaining the Brickade has been found yet for PS3.

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[2] Manana
Aster[2] Moonbeam
Beamer[2] Sentinel
Columbia Cartel Cruiser
Dyablo[2] Infernus
Esparanto[2] Esperanto
Hachura[2] Idaho
Hum Vee[2] Patriot
Maurice[2] Perennial
Rocket[2] Cheetah
Security Van Securicar
Sentinal[2] Kuruma
Shark[2] Stinger
Space[2] Blista
Yakuza Yakuza Stinger

GTA Vice City

Beta Name Current Name
Cougar Virgo
Desperado Mesa Grande

GTA San Andreas

Beta Name Current Name
Elegance[4] Elegant
Legend 566 Elegy
Mesa Grande Mesa
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
Majestic Faction
Marbella Marbelle

GTA 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

GTA The Ballad of Gay Tony

Beta Name Current Name
Faggio Ultra Faggio (TBOGT version)

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.

GTA 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 two people.

RC Raider

Appears only during Zero's cutscene in mission Wear Flowers in Your Hair. It does not appear anywhere else, but can be spawned via trainers. Additional modifications are needed to control the helicopter.

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.

Utility Trailer

A trailer that can be attached to Utility Van. It is unknown why it does not appear in regular game.

GTA Liberty City Stories

Dodo

The famous small plane from GTA III could be reintroduced in LCS. It can be spawned via trainers, but the lack of acceleration renders the plane as useless. It doesn't have in-game name.

Hunter

GTA LCS was made with use of GTA VC engine. The Hunter is the proof. Helicopter can be spawned via using trainers, has working weaponry, but does not have in-game name and cannot be used in Vigilante missions.

RC Goblin and RC Raider

Both remote controlled helicopters appear in GTA LCS files, possibly as leftovers of GTA VC engine. They are never used in-game and can be spawned via trainers.

VCN Maverick

Same like Hunter, but helicopter is useless, because it has no acceleration.

GTA Vice City Stories

FBI Rancher

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

VCN Maverick

The VCN chopper was cut or is a leftover from GTA VC engine. However, it can be spawned through cheat devices.

GTA The Lost and Damned

Tampa

The Tampa was originally supposed to spawn around Liberty City. Now it is seen only in introduction's cutscene. It is available to be driven in The Ballad of Gay Tony.

GTA The Ballad of Gay Tony

Brickade

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

"policew"

Wrecked version of Police Cruiser. It does not appear in any mission and can be spawned, driven and damaged like a normal vehicle.

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.[1]

GTA III

  • All vehicles had the same wheel design.[2]
  • The headlights and grille of the Blista were different, and it lacked a badge.[2]
  • The Bobcat originally had a rollcage.
  • The front-end of the Cheetah was slightly different, lacking a badge.[2]
  • The Dodo's wings were cut short.
  • The Esperanto and Idaho once had hydraulics.
  • The front-end of the Idaho was slightly different.[2]
  • The Infernus more closely resembles a Lamborghini Diablo.[2]
  • The front-end of the Kuruma was less boxish, and its bumpers didn't stick out.[2]
  • The Patriot had a lower ground clearance.[2]
  • LCPD Police and Enforcer had different livery colors, changing the then-current blue and white stripe to black and white stripe.[5]
  • The Police Helicopter originally was all white.
  • The Sentinel more closely resembled a BMW 5 Series.[2]
  • The Stinger's front-end was smoother and lacked a badge.[2]
  • Taxis were originally only all yellow.
  • The Yardie Lobo had a blue and yellow design.
  • The Mr. Whoopee was red instead of grey.[6]
  • The Police Cars were blue and white instead of black and white

GTA Vice City

  • The Blista Compact originally looked almost identical to the Honda CRX and featured the letters GPX on the back.[7]
  • The Infernus had thin rectangles for its headlights and taillights and had larger spoilers.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • The Sentinel originally had different rear styling.
  • The Virgo originally had a different look.[10]
  • The Washington originally had different frontal styling.[11]
  • The Sabre and Sabre Turbo had different front grilles.[12]
  • The Angel was different and also had different color.
  • The Hermes had a different grille.[13]
  • 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.
  • The Faggio's headlight was round in early screenshots.[14]
  • The Regina's taillights were originally metal rimmed and had a reverse lamp.[15]
  • The Rancher used to have different wheel rims.[16]
  • The Walton used to have different wheel rims.[17]

GTA San Andreas

  • Many cars had different rims.[18]
  • Most cars from GTA Vice City were identical to that rendition (Walton, Greenwood, Sabre, Oceanic, Admiral, etc).[18]
  • The Bullet had a different look. Instead of one hood scoop, it had two.[19]
  • The Clover had different taillights.[20]
  • The Hydra originally was very different; the full beta picture can be seen in the Zero RC shop.
  • The Savanna had a different grille, different rear bumper and only 2 doors.[21][22]
  • The Jester had a different front bumper.[23]
  • The Landstalker roof and design was flatter than the final design.[24]
  • 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.[25]
  • The Combine Harvester originally had a green body color, no stepbars into the driver cab, and a less detailed combine head.[26]
  • The HPV-1000 had different decals.[27]
  • The Stratum had en emblem on the hood.[28]
  • The Fortune had different headlights.[29]
  • The Sanchez was similar to the Vice City rendition.[30]
  • The San Fierro Police Car (and possibly the Premier and the Taxi) had a closer resemblance with a Chevrolet Caprice with a different grille, rounded "beached whale" design, and it also features the skirted rear fenders of 1991-1993 Caprices.[31] The model was featured in an unused cutscene.
  • The Journey had a different yellow and blue stripe vinyl.[32]
  • Each city had its own Police Maverick and police bike.[33][34]
  • The Taxi was identical to its Vice City rendition.[35]
  • The Elegant's appearance was featuring a gray bumper (oddly, the rear bumper's color matches that of the body) and a simpler lower mask.[4]
  • The Freight had a boxcar variant.[36]

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.
  • The PCJ-600 was similar to the Vice City and San Andreas rendition[37]. Also there was once a golden PCJ 600 but was cut[38].
  • There was a golden Stinger, supposedly used by the Sicilian Mafia[39]
  • 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 blue at the early stage of the development, but was changed. Also, the car was colored white with stripes later.

GTA IV

GTA The Lost and Damned

GTA The Ballad of Gay Tony

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