Last modified on 27 July 2013, at 08:40

Stallion

For the mission in GTA 1 associated with this vehicle, see Stallion (mission).
Vehicle
Stallion
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Appearance(s) GTA 1
GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door convertible
2-door coupe
2-door hardtop
Capacity 2
Manufacturer Classique (GTA IV)

The Stallion is a recurring two-door coupe and convertible that has appeared in eight of the Grand Theft Auto games.

Description

The Stallion was first featured in GTA 1, in which it appears as a hardtop design and is one of the faster cars on the road; however, it didn't appear again in the series until GTA III. In true muscle car fashion, it has V8 power channeled to the rear wheels.

In GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, a variant of the Stallion is featured in the game. Called Diablo Stallion, it is the primary gang car used by the Diablos. In GTA San Andreas, the regular Stallion is a gang car for the San Fierro Rifa.

Design

GTA 1

A Stallion in GTA 1.

In GTA 1, the car resembles a 1968-1970 Pontiac GTO, but presumably takes its name from the Ford Mustang (see Stallion-Mustang comparison in #Trivia).

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, it appears to be based loosely on a 1964-68 Ford Mustang, mostly due its small size and name since there are no other remarkable similarities; but the grille loosely resembles a 1969/1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass (also the Oldsmobile 442) (creating a look similar to an Oldsmobile Omega), and the back bumper looks loosely based on those of 1970-1972 Cutlasses (but this is less obvious in the GTA SA rendition). The hood carries on the resemblance of the 1968-1970 Pontiac GTO. The prominent Oldsmobile cues give the Stallion a proto-Sabre-like design, until it was more accurately revised for the GTA IV version.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

In GTA IV, the car is manufactured by Classique and resembles a much bigger muscle car rather than a pony car. The Stallion's headlight and taillight positions closely resemble a Plymouth Barracuda. It does also resemble the 1969-1973 Mustang due to the single headlight setup. The chassis is more like 1968-69 Oldsmobile Cutlasses but the sides bear the aggressive, heavily creased, lines of 1970-1972 Oldsmobile Cutlasses; the rear end looks like that of a 1971 or 1972 Cutlass (the "STALLION" marque is rendered above the bumper much like the "OLDSMOBILE" marque) with extra lights. The headlights are surrounded by headlight bezels similar to the ones on a 1968 Cutlass. Its engine is a 347ci (5.6 litre) V8. It is similar in appearance to the Clover from GTA San Andreas.

Performance

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

Its handling varies in each game. In Grand Theft Auto III, the Stallion has reasonable acceleration, though its rear wheel drive layout and huge amount of low-down torque meant it was easy to perform professional-grade drifts around corners, doughnuts and wheel-spin when taking off. The GTA Vice City version is altogether slower than the GTA III rendition; however, its tail-happy traits remained. In GTA San Andreas, it handles much like the Clover and Sabre but fishtailing rarely occurs. The vehicle also appears in GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, where they have similar attributes to the GTA III and GTA Vice City renditions, respectively.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

In GTA IV the Stallion is easier to steer, but it will occasionally spin out of control, especially in poor weather conditions such as rain. With good power, handling, and acceleration it is easily one of the top three muscle cars in Grand Theft Auto IV. Care should be taken through corners though; despite having good grip, the Stallion is awful at keeping flat through corners. The Stallion can also be quite bumpy on the road. Its top speed is 145 km/h (90 mph).

The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition adopts a combination of performance traits of previous renditions, with high top speed and acceleration and good steering, but very poor grip as a result of excess torque, resulting in the car skidding frequently, even in slight turns.

Customization in GTA San Andreas

The Stallion in GTA San Andreas can be modified at a TransFender, which offers a wide range of parts for the car:

Italicized pricing denotes prices at the Las Venturas TransFender, which charges 20% more except Colors.

  • Colors
    • Car Color 1 (primary body color): $150
  • Vents
    • Oval Hood Vents: $150 ($180)
    • Square Hood Vents: $100 ($120)
  • Lights
    • Round Fog Lamp: $100 ($120)
  • Nitro
    • 2x Nitrous: $200 ($240)
    • 5x Nitrous: $500 ($600)
    • 10x Nitrous: $1,000 ($1,200)
  • Spoilers:
    • Win: $550 ($660)
    • Fury: $350 ($420)
    • Alpha $250 ($300)
  • Side Skirt: $500 ($600)
  • Wheels
    • Import: $820 ($984)
    • Atomic: $770 ($924)
    • Ahab: $1,000 ($1,200)
    • Virtual: $620 ($744)
    • Access: $1,140 ($1,368)
    • Off Road Wheel: $1,000 ($1,200)
    • Mega: $1,030 ($1,236)
    • Grove: $1,230 ($1,476)
    • Twist: $1,200 ($1,440)
    • Wires: $1,560 ($1,872)
  • Car Stereo
    • Bass Boost: $100 ($120)
  • Hydraulics: $1,500 ($1,800)

Variants

  • The Diablo Stallion (also known simply as the "Diablo") is a gang variant of the Stallion preferred by the Diablos in GTA III, GTA Advance and GTA Liberty City Stories, being distinctive by its flame paintjob and exposed engine block.
  • A rare purple Stallion can be found during the first encounter with Jeff in GTA IV.

Non-GTA appearances

The Stallion has cameod multiple times in several non-GTA games, including those produced by other subsidiaries of Rockstar Games:

Trivia

A rendering of the papercraft Stallion from the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the Rockstar Games Social Club.
  • The Stallion name, when first adopted in GTA 1, appears to be a play of the Ford Mustang name. Both names refer to equestrian terms for horses that are not fully domesticated. A "mustang" is "a free-roaming feral horse of the North American west that first descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish", while a "Stallion" is simply "a male horse that has not been neutered, castrated, or gelded".
  • A version of the Ford Mustang called the Stallion Special was sold exclusively by Mainway Ford in 1967.
  • The Stallion is the longest surviving car in the GTA series, and also one of the most frequently featured civilian cars in the series, appearing in 8 out of 14 GTA games, the exceptions being the two GTA London expansion packs, GTA 2, GTA Advance (although the Diablo "Stallion" appears in the game), The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.
  • The Stallion is one of the earliest in-game cars to be featured on a box art of a Grand Theft Auto game, appearing in several versions of GTA III cover arts.
  • The interior of the GTA IV Stallion features a photograph taped to the dashboard, its purpose being largely unknown due to the poor quality of the photograph texture. The same interior is reused in the Rhapsody, but the photograph is substituted with one depicting what seems to be Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World.
  • Under the "Chinatown Wars" section of the Rockstar Games Social Club website, members may download a printable papercraft model of a Stallion. The papercraft model features the Vapid logo on its grille instead of the Classique logo and nameplate. It bears more of a likeness to a 1970–74 Plymouth Barracuda and 1969–1973 Ford Mustang, while the grille emulates a 1964/1965 Mustang's.
  • The Stallion plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • In GTA 1, the Stallion's base export value tops up at $600 if the car is delivered in mint condition. In GTA IV, the car may be sold at S&M Auto Sales for a maximum of $2,200 (in perfect condition) after completion of Stevie's Car Thefts.

Locations

GTA 1
GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
  • Parked in front of all drug-trading empire businesses owned by Victor Vance (If you own all business, it will be bulletproof).
  • Often spawns in the multi-story car park, Ocean Beach.
  • Spawns along Ocean Drive, Ocean Beach.
GTA IV
  • Commonly spawns around the city.
  • Spawn in traffic in multiplayer