Stallion

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A Stallion in GTA 1. A Stallion in GTA San Andreas.
A Stallion in GTA 1.
A Stallion in GTA San Andreas.

The Stallion is a recurring two-door coupe and convertible that has appeared in the following 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, it is also used as a gang car, but this time used by the San Fierro Rifa.

Design

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.

Performance

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)

In TransFender:

  • Color
  • Hood Vents (two types)
  • Fog Lights
  • Spoilers (three types)
  • Side Skirt
  • Wheels (ten types)
  • Nitro (three types)
  • Bass Boost
  • Hydraulics

Variants

Trivia

  • 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:

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).

GTA IV