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An Infernus in GTA III..
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA Chinatown Wars]]
|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 six additional GTA titles since.
GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories
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.
- 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. During development of GTA III, one of the earliest known names given to the car is the "Dyablo", a nod to the Lamborghini Diablo name; contrary to its final form, the car shares an uncanny resemblance to the Lamborghini Diablo and is illustrated without a rear spoiler. The car in its earlier form and with its earlier name is depicted on the Capital Autos website.
- 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, the Infernus nameplate loses the Lamborghini motif, and it is based on a Honda/Acura NSX, (most likely the Acura model, as this was exported to North America). This could be a reference to the NSX having outperformed Ferraris at the time of its release.
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.
The "Dyablo", a beta Infernus depicted prior to the release of GTA III.
GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars
The Grand Theft Auto IV rendition, implied to be manufactured by Pegassi, is largely based on the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640, with the rear end inspired by the Pagani Zonda; the car also features a rear engined configuration, allowing the car to survive frontal collisions better. The car may also come with or without a rear spoiler, and is capable of supporting a second body color for a stripe over the side skirts, even though it is not evident on normally spawned Infernus'. The Infernus in GTA IV also features scissor doors, which are seen on no other vehicle in the game; because vehicle doors in GTA IV are not held into place when opened, this design trait allows the Infernus' doors to be self-closing, relying only on gravity to fall shut from it opened position.
The Infernus in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is only available without a spoiler, and features conventional doors. In addition, players who pre-ordered GTA Chinatown Wars from Amazon are able to purchase a bulletproof Infernus at the Auto Merchant early in the game.
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, its cornering ability is considerably inferior to its prior renditions due to higher susceptibility to tailspins. Its suspension in GTA III and GTA Vice City, however, is softer, allowing it to drive over curbs without jolting the car substantially.
The Infernus is extremely fast and the fourth-fastest, 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 four-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.
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 permenance, the car is easily obtainable from this point on.
- Orange 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 one of two bright orange paintjobs which do not appear on any other Infernus.
- 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.
Modifications (GTA San Andreas)
- Wheels (ten types)
- Nitro (All)
- The radio of the Infernus defaults to these stations in the following games:
- If the Infernus in GTA IV is taken to the Pay'n'Spray several times, it will lock into a dark green color. It is a color bug.
- Infernus in GTA IV has no front turning lights nor a trunk. The absence of trunk is seen after some frontal crashes.
- Under the "Chinatown Wars" section of the Rockstar Games Social Club website, members may download a printable papercraft model of a Infernus. The vehicle's design is more rooted to the GTA IV rendition, and is obviously more detailed than the GTA Chinatown Wars rendition.
- One can easily be obtained during the mission Grand Theft Auto
- Normally spawned on the streets in Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale, similar to other sports cars.
- Spawns in the Francis International Airport parking lot near the entrance.
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.
GTA San Andreas
- Found around The Strip, Las Venturas
- Spawns mostly around San Fierro
- Spawns in Downtown, Los Santos.
- Commonly spawns in Paradiso, San Fierro
- Parked by the most north eastern house in Paradiso, San Fierro. (Only when wanted for export).
GTA Liberty City Stories
- Often spawns on Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale.
- In the parking lot at Francis International Airport close to the entrance.
- In the Newport Multistory Car Park.
GTA Vice City Stories
- In front of a mansion in the most northwest part of Starfish Island.
- In the parking lot on the east of Forbes's apartment.
- Inside the garage at Lance's apartment in Ocean Beach.
- Parked along Ocean Drive, Ocean Beach.
- A bombproof red one is obtainable from Reni's first mission, but only if you fail it.
- 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.
- The player will get a special colored Infernus from Bernie Crane for all Niko's help
- In GTA IV Multiplayer it is quite common, and can be seen driving around the streets of Liberty City.
- Riding an NRG 900 around, especially in and around Star Junction, may cause an Infernus to 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.
- In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Infernus tends to spawn around Star Junction.