Peyote

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Vehicle
Peyote
A Peyote in GTA IV.
(Rear quarter view)
A Peyote in GTA IV.
Appearance(s) GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA V
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door coupe/convertible
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Manufacturer Vapid (GTA IV)

The Vapid Peyote is a two-door 1950s luxury coupe featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

Design

The chassis mainly resembles a 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird but it has double taillights instead of single ones, giving the rear end a similar appearance to Cadillacs from the early '60s (1961, 1963). The headlights are loosely based from a 1966 or 1967 Pontiac GTO with bigger lights and somewhat altered headlight bezels to fit into the styling of the mid-1950s era; there are other vehicles with similar headlights but they still look closer to the Pontiac's.

The Peyote is available in coupe and convertible forms, as well as occasionally appearing with a continental kit (a rear-mounted spare tire), or tiger/zebra skin patterns on the seats and a pair of black fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror. The badging on sides read "V10 supercharged", but the engine actually has eight cylinders. The Peyote in GTA Chinatown Wars is permanently depicted as a softtop coupe with a continental kit.

Performance

The performance of the Peyote in GTA IV is below average in comparison to other cars of similar size in the game, however it tops the top speed leaderboard for the "vintage" class in a multiplayer Race. The vehicle suffers from an underpowered engine that is unable to provide both good acceleration and top speed (145 km/h (90 mph)). Its long wheelbase and small tires also result in poor cornering and stability, often requiring the aid of the handbrake to make moderately sharp turns. At its top speed the Peyote handles badly but if turned just slightly it will not spin.

The most severe criticism of the Peyote is its brakes. ABS is fitted, but instead of locking up, the brakes are absurdly weak. Minor use when in motion is acceptable, but attempting to bring the car to a halt can be difficult. When braking downhill (such as exiting off-ramps), the driver learns to stand on the brakes for quite a distance before the desired stopping point.

Variant

Cloe Parker's Peyote in The Ballad of Gay Tony.

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, Cloe Parker is depicted during a club management job to own a uniquely pink Peyote with a black top, although the Peyote's accessories, such as zebra skin seats, fuzzy dices and continental kit, are optional.

The car is easily obtainable upon completion of the aforementioned club management job, when the player delivers Cloe in her car to her Westdyke, Alderney, mansion and the car is available to be taken.

Trivia

  • "Peyote" is the real-life common name of a North American breed of cactus famous for its powerful psychoactive properties. A badge emblazoned with an image of the peyote cactus is placed on side of the hardtop variant's rear pillars.
  • Despite having two textures of its "V10 supercharged" badge for each side, the text is mistakenly mirrored on one side.
  • Police radio chatter may occasionally refer the car as a "jalopy" in GTA IV.
  • A Peyote in pristine condition sells for $2,500 at S&M Auto Sales in GTA IV after completion of Stevie's Car Thefts.
  • In GTA IV, the two default radio stations in the Peyote are IF99 and K109 The Studio.
  • The Peyote's engine noise and horn in GTA IV seem to be similar to the Patriot's.
  • Similar to the Feltzer and beater Vigero, the Peyote in GTA IV lacks windows on the side doors, allowing the player to reach into the other side of the door to break into the car without breaking any windows.
A wreck of a Peyote in GTA IV (rear quarter view).
A "chopshop" Peyote in GTA IV (rear quarter view).

Locations

GTA IV