The Stallion is a recurring two-door coupe and convertible that 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 IV
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
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, it is also used as a gang car, but this time used by the San Fierro Rifa.
In GTA I, it resembles a 1969 Pontiac GTO.
In the GTA III era, it appears to be based loosely on a 1964-68 Ford Mustang, but the grille loosely resembles a 1969/1970 Cutlass (also the Oldsmobile 442) (creating a look similar to an Oldsmobile Omega), and the back bumper looks loosely based on those of '70-'72 Cutlasses (but this is less obvious in the GTA SA rendition).
In GTA IV, it's manufactured by Classique and resembles a much bigger muscle car rather than a pony car. The grille and lights remain almost unchanged but 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 '72 Cutlass (it says "STALLION" above the bumper much like it says "OLDSMOBILE") with extra lights. The headlights are surrounded by headlight bezels similar to the ones on a '68 Cutlass. Its engine is a 347ci (5.6 litre) V8. It is similar in appearance to the Clover from GTA San Andreas.
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 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.
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; however, it can reach higher speeds than the Stallions in previous GTA games, and it is classified as a muscle car. 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.
Car modifications (GTA San Andreas)
- Hood Vents (two types)
- Fog Lights
- Spoilers (three types)
- Side Skirt
- Wheels (ten types)
- Nitro (three types)
- Bass Boost
- 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 associated with the wild. 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".
- The Stallion has made non-GTA cameos in multiple games produced by Rockstar North as well as other Rockstar Games studios:
- The Stallion made a cameo appearance in Rockstar North's Manhunt in the mission "The Director's", in which it appears as a burnt out wreck.
- The Stallion makes cameo appearances in Rockstar Toronto's The Warriors as the cars on the streets that the player can steal radios from.
- A black Stallion with a flame paintjob (similar to a Diablo Stallion) appears in Rockstar Vancouver's Bully in the Shop Class.
- In GTA IV, after collecting all thirty cars for Stevie he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Stallion fetching $2,200.
- The Stallion plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
- Only available in traffic in Liberty City.
- Inside a multistory carpark in Newport, starts the mission Multistorey Mayhem
- In Hepburn Heights, near a parked TOYZ van
- In Trenton, across the street from Joey's Garage
- In the parking lot of Carson General Hospital in Rockford
- In a parking lot across the street from Liberty City Memorial Stadium in Aspatria
- In a parking lot next to a cliff in Cedar Grove
- In the parking lot of Francis International Airport
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
- Spawns in San Fierro Rifa gang turf like in Doherty, Garcia and Battery Point, San Fierro
- In front of the Supa Save! in Juniper Hill, San Fierro (only when wanted for export)
- Available at Easter Basin docks, San Fierro for import after second list completion, for $15,200 on Wednesday
GTA Liberty City Stories
- Next to the Courthouse, Belleville Park.
- Spawned regularly in all places.
- In the parking lot of Francis International Airport.
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).
- Spawn around Northwood, Algonquin
- Spawn around Chinatown, Algonquin
- Spawn around Alderney City, Alderney
- Spawn around Acter, Alderney
- Spawn around Acter Industrial Park and Tudor, Alderney
- Spawn around Industrial and Chase Point, Bohan
- Spawn around Hove Beach, Broker
- Spawn around BOABO, Broker
- Spawn in traffic in Multiplayer in GTA IV