Ingot

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The Vulcar Ingot is a car available in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. After Niko Bellic collects all thirty cars for Stevie, Stevie agrees to purchase cars from Niko, with the Ingot fetching $1,000.

Description

Design

The Ingot is a station wagon which outwardly resembles the Nissan Stagea WC34 (note the taillights and the side profile); being manufactured by Vulcar, however, may suggest it is supposed to emulate a Volkswagen Passat Mk4. Its engine noise is high-pitched, reminiscent of Volkwagen's trademark VR5 and VR6 engines, as seen in the fourth-generation VW Jetta; both have less than 200 horsepower. The Ingot is not as performance-oriented as the Stagea, despite sporting racing pedals and a racing steering wheel.

Performance

The Ingot has a low-powered V5 or V6 engine, coupled to a 4 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. The Ingot isn't very fast; after finding 4th gear, the car hesitates or doesn't downshift at all when on wide-open throttle. Its engine is not resilient, and may stop working after only a few crashes. The Ingot does, however, have decent handling, and its suspension is not too hard or too soft, making it perfect for regular street driving in Liberty City. Its top speed is 135 km/h (84 mph).

Variant

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The "VD90R" variant driven by members of the Russian Mafia in GTA IV (Rear quarter view).

A special "VD90R" variant of the car can occasionally be found in GTA IV; it's an Ingot with removed badging and new grill, a small spoiler with a small body kit, and candy red paint. This variant is driven by the Russian Mafia.

Trivia

  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, the two default radio stations in the Ingot are Massive B Soundsystem 96.9 and Tuff Gong Radio.
  • Both versions of Ingot lack the indent for the exhaust tip yet a trail of fumes are visible.

Locations

The Ingot is common in West Broker, where the Russian presence is strong. The VD90R variant is usually found in the Hove Beach area, where it is driven by Russian Mafia members. Otherwise, the car is very rare.