Infernus

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Vehicle
Infernus
An Infernus in GTA III.
(Rear quarter view)
An Infernus in GTA III.
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA V
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door sports car
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Manufacturer Pegassi (GTA IV)

The Infernus is a sports car that was first introduced in Grand Theft Auto III and has appeared in seven additional Grand Theft Auto titles since.

Design

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

"Extremely expensive. How can we expense one of these? Only those idiots undercover get to drive these."
- Official Vice City Bureau of Investigation file description, GTA Vice City.


Between Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Infernus had appeared in three different forms, each illustrating the car as a sleek, low-profile sports car comparable to the Cheetah.

Although the Infernus' design suggests a mid-engined layout in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, its engine is visible under the front hood, possibly due to limitations of the game engine. The GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories renditions reposition the engine to the back; the front compartment is revealed to be the trunk. The GTA Vice City Infernus, however, still emits smoke from the front if moderately damaged. The GTA San Andreas Infernus is front-engined by design.

In GTA San Andreas, the Infernus can be modded at any TransFender branch.

GTA IV — GTA V

The Grand Theft Auto IV rendition, manufactured by Pegassi, is largely based on the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 combined with the rear fascia and venting off the hyper-exotic Pagani Zonda F; making the Infernus the only "exotic" car in GTA IV. The car features a mid engined configuration, allowing the car a favorable structural advantage over front-engine vehicles in frontal collisions. The Infernus, true to modern Lamborghinis, may or may not be equipped with a prominent rear wing. Also, the Infernus is capable of supporting a second body color for a stripe over the side skirts, even though it is not evident on the normally spawned Infernus. The Infernus in GTA IV is also the first and only car in the entire series to feature scissor doors, which allows the Infernus' doors to be self-closing by relying only on gravity to fall shut from its opened position; also featured are small, racing-style wing mirrors. The interior is fully finished in black leather and sports the same Lamborghini-style sport seats as the Pfister Comet. Sections of the dash and transmission tunnel are finished with carbon fiber accents.

The Infernus in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is only available without a spoiler, and features conventional doors. Players who pre-ordered the Nintendo DS version of GTA Chinatown Wars from Amazon are able to purchase a bulletproof Infernus at the Auto Merchant early in the game.

A promotional screenshot for GTA V depicts an Infernus similar to that in GTA IV, but featuring minor cosmetic modifications on the front bumper, such as slightly wider bumper grills along with a different rim design.

Performance

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

The Infernus' handling remains similar between GTA III to GTA Vice City and GTA Liberty City Stories to GTA Vice City Stories, featuring some of the best accelerating power and top speeds among all sports cars in the games, but having slight susceptibility to spinouts when brakes are applied around corners than the Cheetah (due to its rear wheel drive and, possibly, a longer wheelbase). Infernus' in the games also feature softer suspensions, allowing it to drive over curbs without jolting the car substantially or bottoming out.

In GTA San Andreas, the Infernus remains the fastest car in the game and features an all-wheel drive system that gives the car better frontal grip. However, its cornering ability is considerably inferior due to higher susceptibility to spins, indicating uneven front-to-rear weight distribution. The Infernus' suspension in the game is also stiffer, making the car less suitable for bumpy driving.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

The Infernus in GTA IV is extremely fast and the fourth-fastest (with a top speed of 180 km/h) car in this game but is highly susceptible to deformation from high-speed impacts, and even impacts which do little damage can eject the driver through the windshield. It is one of the fastest cars in GTA IV, and accordingly, it's a good racing car; it does, however, suffer from understeer in sharp turns at speed. It is a mid-engined all-wheel drive, like the real Murciélago; the mid-engine configuration makes it unlikely to break down or be set aflame from front-end collisions, another benefit when racing. While reversing, the Infernus can be easily turned 180 degrees with a mere nudge to the steering wheel, which can be useful after losing control of the vehicle. The Infernus has the same engine sound as the Comet and the Super GT.

Due to its very low profile, it is possible for the Infernus in GTA IV to "scoop" some larger vehicles during collisions, causing them to either drive over the car or even launch off the Infernus in the case of head-on collisions. This seems to do only minor damage to the Infernus.

Much like other renditions of the Infernus', the GTA Chinatown Wars Infernus boasts excellent acceleration and top speed and excellent brake response, but has a penchant for spinning out when cornering in higher speeds. While the car can soak up similar amounts of damage as most other vehicles, the tendency for vehicles to receive more damage from high speed crashes in GTA Chinatown Wars also makes the game's Infernus more likely to be destroyed faster.

Variants with unique colors

White Infernus

In GTA Vice City, Lance Vance is depicted to be driving a uniquely white Infernus, which can be seen and driven during "Back Alley Brawl" and "Guardian Angels". After obtaining Diaz's mansion in "Rub Out", the regular Infernus parked next to the garage will permanently appear white, implying the car belongs to Lance. Given its permanence, the car is easily obtainable from this point on.

Orange/Yellow Infernus

In GTA IV, an Infernus previously owned by Bryce Dawkins is given to the player by Bernie Crane after completing his mission "Buoys Ahoy". The car uniquely sports stripes on the sideskirt and a bright orange or yellow body color which does not appear on any other Infernus, but is otherwise identical to a regular Infernus, being available with or without a spoiler.

Dawkins' Infernus is also featured in The Lost and Damned during "Knowing Me, Knowing You", and can be obtained by parking it at a GTA IV or The Lost and Damned safehouse, driving away from it and blowing yourself up with a Pipe Bomb or grenade, thereby failing the mission but retaining the car at the safehouse. Note that it is not necessary to kill yourself and waste money when you can just take the car to a parking space and wait for the time to run out; Johnny will just simply get out (if you attempt to enter the car it will be locked). Get into another car and go around the block. When you come back, the Infernus will still be there, unlocked for you.

Golden Infernus

In GTA IV, Stevie will send you a message saying that he requires an Infernus parked near the Soldiers Memorial in Downtown Broker, and can be specifically found parked next to the Pizza Salad Restaurant. After acquiring the car, the player is required to deliver the car to his garage. This Infernus always has a unique gold paintjob. Like all of Stevie's desired cars, it will respawn if taken away, and thus can be "duplicated". Find the Infernus, park it at a safehouse, then return to its original location; a new Infernus will be there, and this can be delivered to Stevie instead.

The golden Infernus' color is very similar to the golden colors of a "gold" Ruiner, the Ruiner's color scheme being more easily available as one of its many conventional color schemes.

Customization in GTA San Andreas

The Infernus 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
  • 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

  • The radio of the Infernus set those default stations in the following games:
  • The Infernus can be sold for $10,000 at S&M Auto Sales in GTA IV after completing Stevie's Car Thefts.
  • If the player takes an Infernus to a spray shop too many times in GTA IV, it will turn a unique, dark green color. This color will then be permanent, and no amount of subsequent resprays will change it. This is most likely a glitch, as almost every other car in the game will continually cycle through its available colors each time you visit a spray shop. The exceptions are the Buffalo from The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Dukes and the PMP 600, which all suffer from similar glitches.
  • The Infernus in GTA IV has no front turning lights nor a trunk. The absence of a trunk is seen after some frontal crashes, but Infernus' with front indicators can be seen on the TV commercials of "I'm Rich".
  • The Infernus is specified in GTA IV to be the most expensive drivable car with a price tag of $150,000, followed by the Turismo with a value of $130,000 and the Super GT valued at $110,000.
A rendering of the papercraft Infernus from the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the Rockstar Games Social Club.
  • Under the "GTA Chinatown Wars" section of the Rockstar Games Social Club website, members may download a printable papercraft model of the Infernus. The vehicle's design is more rooted to the GTA IV rendition, and is obviously more detailed than the GTA Chinatown Wars rendition.
  • Despite its high value and appointments, Niko's girlfriends in GTA IV are generally unimpressed with the car, with some noting that it doesn't suit Niko's style (even though they tend to approve of the similar Turismo).

Notable owners

Locations

GTA III
GTA Vice City
  • Parked in front of the mansion owned by Ricardo Diaz, and later Tommy Vercetti. Prior to the mansion's change of hand, the Infernus is featured with a conventional range of body colors. Thereafter, the car appears with a unique white body color.
  • On a platform in North Point Mall. The car is there as part of a competition, but the competition cannot be entered.
  • Usually spawns around Vice City in the more affluent areas, such as Starfish Island.
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV

Like various sports car in the game, the Infernus is significantly rare in single player as it does not normally spawn in traffic at all. It can only be obtained in specific missions and/or pastimes.

  • An Infernus can be encountered relatively early on if one spawns as a competitor (or in traffic) during Brucie's street races. These can be stolen, although killing an opponent and stealing their car will forfeit the race, lowering Brucie's approval rating.
  • As with most cars, Infernus' will spawn more readily once the player is already driving one. Approaching the South Bohan safehouse from the southern bridge may be a good way to spawn parked Infernuses near a convenient storing place.
  • In GTA IV Multiplayer it is quite common, and can be seen driving around the streets of Liberty City.
  • A YouTube video purportedly claims a faster method of obtaining an Infernus in multiplayer is available the Xbox 360 version of the game. First, the player must drive a Ruiner until a Coquette is forced to spawn, to which point the player must steal and drive the Coquette until Sultans and, later, Infernus' will appear momentarily.
  • As noted above, it is relatively easy to obtain an Infernus during Stevie's Car Thefts, as another Infernus will automatically spawn in the same location as the target car if you drive out of the vicinity.
  • Bernie Crane gives Niko his Infernus as a gift after the mission Buoys Ahoy.
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars

See also

  • Counthash and Miara, vehicles in GTA 1 and GTA 2 also based on Lamborghini models.