|Manufacturer:||Vapid, Bravado (TBOGT)|
|Body Style:||4-door Cruiser, 4-door Sports Sedan (TBOGT)|
|Capacity:||2 Officers + (2 suspects)|
|Appearances:||GTA IV, The Ballad of Gay Tony|
|Based on:||Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (GTA IV), Dodge Charger (TBOGT)|
The Police Cruiser is an amalgamation of various Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors, thus probably powered by a tuned V8. It's taillights are similar to those of a 1992-1994 model; the chassis, including: windows, headlights (however upside down, similar to a 1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis), and front and rear bumpers resemble those of the 1992-'97 models; and the grille and hood look like those of 1998 and later models. The dashboard instrument cluster is unlike the Ford product, consisting of a tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge and temperature gauge rather than the Crown Victoria's central speedometer and gauges for fuel, temperature, oil pressure and volts.
The Police/NOOSE Cruiser is technically the fastest Police road vehicle, but lacks the acceleration to achieve these speeds quickly, taking 6.3 seconds to reach top speed. The vehicle cannot turn well at speed, resulting in poor cornering; on straight roads, however, its performance is generally excellent, its powerful brakes being another positive. The Cruiser is an excellent car for highway travel, or for traversing Algonquin's long avenues.
Use in side-missions
When the player is stationary in any police vehicle they can access the Police Computer (this is done by pressing the L1 button (PlayStation 3), the LB button (Xbox 360), or the E key (PC)), which lets Niko search for the most wanted criminals, monitor recent crimes in the area, search the police records and even call for backup. This is where the player can start the Vigilante-style side-missions and the Most Wanted side-missions.
In GTA IV's second expansion pack, another Police Cruiser is available and is a Bravado Buffalo in police livery. It is similar to the Dodge Charger Police Package used by the New York Police Department.
- Police Cruiser (GTA4) (rear).jpg
Rear quarter view.
- Police Cruiser.JPG
The rear of a Police Cruiser, showing the Vapid badges.