Hermes

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Vehicle
Hermes
A Hermes in GTA Vice City.
(Rear quarter view)
A Hermes in GTA Vice City.
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door coupe
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)

The Hermes is a customized late 1940s; early 1950s coupe available in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories.

Description

Design

The Hermes, appearing as a two-door coupe, is distinguishable by its large body but seemingly small occupant visibility. The Hermes is based on a 1949/1950 Mercury Custom (judging by the taillights), the car is evidently modified with its roof chopped down, enhancing the vehicle's lead sled-like appearance; compared to the '49 and '50 Mercuries, it has an additional pair of taillights. It is unusual in that it has front wheel drive (very rare in American cars of the period) and it cannot be blown up with a gas-cap shot like most cars in GTA San Andreas.

Performance

The car's performance could be described as average; its acceleration is underwhelming, but it has a moderate top speed. The car is also prone to understeer, owing to its size and small tires. As it only has two doors, the Hermes can only seat two.

Variant

In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, a modified gang version of the car driven by the Cubans, dubbed the Cuban Hermes, is commonly spotted in Little Havana, Vice City.

Customization in GTA San Andreas

The Hermes 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
  • 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)

  • Car Stereo
    • Bass Boost: $100 ($120)
  • Hydraulics: $1,500 ($1,800)

Trivia

  • "Hermes" is the Greek name for the Roman god Mercury, which is also the name of the car it is based from.
  • The Hermes plays the following radio stations by default when entered:

Locations

GTA Vice City
  • Parked near Apartment 3c.
  • Commonly spawn around Ocean Beach, Washington Beach and Vice Point.
  • Commonly seen around Vice City.
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
  • Sometimes may appear in Starfish Island, Little Havana and Little Haiti.
  • Commonly seen around Vice City.