The Speeder name was originally adopted for a sports car in the original Grand Theft Auto, but was to be later associated with a speed boat in games after GTA III. To date, the Speeder has appeared in the following games:
- Grand Theft Auto 1
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
GTA 1 (as a car)
As expected from a sports car, the Speeder's performance is considerably good. The car is capable of excellent top speeds, although its acceleration, being only above average, may not take full advantage of it. The car also possess good braking, as well as improved turning and handling, although it has moderate grip. The car's base export value is also high: $1,000 in mint condition.
GTA III — GTA Chinatown Wars (as a boat)
Between GTA III — GTA Chinatown Wars, the Speeder is a speed boat, appearing in every game in the sequence except GTA Advance and GTA IV.
Designed as a lean watercraft, the Speeder is a good boat in terms of handling and speed, being the fastest boat in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the third fastest in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and the fourth fastest in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
It is one of the easiest boats to obtain, and can be found at many docks and ports throughout the cities. In GTA Vice City Stories, this boat is very rare and can only be obtained during the smuggling side-missions.
- GTA 1
- Appears in San Andreas only.
- GTA III
- Docked on the pier by Asuka Kasen's Condo in Newport, Staunton Island.
- Docked by the runway at Francis International Airport.
- GTA Vice City
- Docked by the marina in Ocean Beach.
- Found attached at the back of Colonel Cortez' yacht, although it is simply a non-solid prop. After completing All Hands On Deck, the player is given this Speeder as a gift from Cortez and as a means to return to land.
- GTA San Andreas
- Docked by a pier east of Garver Bridge, across the Easter Basin Naval Station.
- Spawns west of the Fort Carson safehouse, by the jetty
- GTA Liberty City Stories
- Docked at a pier south from Asuka Kasen's condo in Newport and the pier where the boat is spawned in GTA III.
- GTA Vice City Stories
- Can only be obtained during the smuggling side-missions.
- In a BradyGames guide for GTA Vice City the possible beta name for the Speeder was the "Ambassador", as seen through one of the images in the guide.