Infernus

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The Infernus is a sports car that has appeared in all games of the GTA III Era (except Grand Theft Auto Advance), and all games of the GTA IV Era.

Design

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

In Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, it resembles a Vector M12 with the rear incorporating elements of a Lamborghini Diablo.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, it closely resembles a Lamborghini Countach, but lacks the characteristic scissor doors, and features bulging headlights and round taillights.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it is based on a Honda/Acura NSX, (most likely the Acura model because it was exported in North America).

Although it seems to be mid-engined in GTA III and GTA Vice City , the engines are visible under the front hood, possibly due to limitations of the game engines. The GTA San Andreas rendition of the Infernus can be modded in any TransFender branch throughout the whole State of San Andreas. The GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions as well as the GTA San Andreas rendition evidently feature the engine at the front, but the GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories renditions repositions the engine to the back (as the front compartment is revealed to be the trunk). However, the GTA Vice City Infernus still emits smoke from the front if moderately damaged.

GTA IV - GTA Chinatown Wars

The Grand Theft Auto IV rendition is largely based on the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640, with the rear end inspired by the Pagani Zonda. The Infernus features scissor doors, which are seen on no other GTA IV vehicle.

Players who pre-ordered GTA Chinatown Wars from Amazon are able to purchase a bulletproof Infernus early in the game.

Performance

GTA III — GTA San Andreas

The Infernus' handling remains similar between GTA III and GTA Vice City, but in San Andreas, although it is the fastest car in the game, (top speed 240 km/h), its cornering ability is considerably inferior to the prior rendition.

GTA IV

The Infernus is extremely fast, but is highly susceptible to deformation from high-speed impacts; even impacts which do little damage can eject the driver through the windshield (See Windshield Ejection). In GTA IV, it is the second fastest car in the game (after the Comet), with a top speed of 336 km/h (208 mph); accordingly, it's a good racing car. It is a mid-engined four-wheel drive, like the real Murcielago; the mid-engine configuration makes it unlikely to break down or be set aflame from front-end collisions, another benefit when racing. If you are reversing, the Infernus can be easily turned 180 degrees with the smallest movement on the steering, which can be useful after losing control of the vehicle. The Infernus has the same engine sound as the Comet and the Super GT.

Color Bug

If the Infernus in GTA IV is taken to the Pay n Spray several times, it will lock into a dark green color.

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, suggesting the car is Lance Vance's white Infernus.
  • On a platform in North Point Mall. The car is there as part of a competition, but the competition cannot be entered.

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA IV

  • An Infernus can be encountered relatively early on if one spawns as a competitor (or in the 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.
  • Stevie will send you a message that he requires an Infernus to be delivered in his garage. This Infernus always has a unique gold paintjob. Like most of Stevie's cars, it will respawn if taken away, and thus can be "duplicated". Find the Infernus, take it to a safehouse, then return to where you found it; you should find a freshly-spawned one you can deliver to Stevie instead.
  • You obtain an Infernus from Bernie Crane, after completing all of his missions; it's the only variant in the game. It sports a stripe on the sideskirt, black sports rims, and a one-of-a-kind bright orange paint job which will not appear anywhere else in the game.
  • In GTA IV Multiplayer it can be seen driving around the streets of Liberty City.
  • If you drive an NRG 900 around, especially in and around Star Junction, an Infernus may spawn eventually.
  • As with most cars, Infernuses 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.

Car modification (GTA San Andreas)

  • Color
  • Wheels (ten types)
  • Nitro (All)
  • Hydraulics

Trivia

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