GTA San Andreas
The Uranus in GTA San Andreas is a car that is frequently found in the San Fierro area, and is an excellent car to use for street racing. It is a car that takes well, and is perfectly adapted to the streets of San Fierro, and has a balanced out ride, giving the player the ability to feel in better control of what he/she is doing. The Uranus is based off the 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Another version of the Uranus featured in GTA IV is manufactured by Vapid. This time, the car resembles the Fox body Mustang (1979-1993), judging by the grille and headlights a 1985 or '86, however the Uranus is front-wheel drive. The taillights look quite reminiscent of 1989-1994 Pontiac Sunbirds.
Unlike its rival, the Dinka Blista Compact, the front wheel drive system causes understeer, even at relatively low speed, and the small four-cylinder engine is underpowered, even though the Uranus is the lightest car in the game, according to the game files.
GTA San Andreas
GTA San Andreas' Uranus is regarded as a average sports car, with above average acceleration and top speed, and very stable cornering and grip, coupled with excellent braking. However, given the vehicle's stiff suspensions, considerably high ground clearance, a tall body construction and shorter axle tracks, the vehicle's risk of tipping over on bumpy terrain is higher.
The Uranus in GTA IV is powered by what feels like a four-cylinder engine, coupled to a 4 speed gearbox in a FWD layout. Acceleration is fair, and top speed is brisk; but leaves a lot to be desired. The suspension is rather soft, and leads to much body roll; making the Uranus fishtail when cornering at speed. Braking is good, though ABS is not available on the Uranus. Accident deformation is very poor, often rendering the vehicle un-drivable after one major impact to the front. The engine is also very shoddily built, and has been known to fail after two to three impacts.
A modified Uranus in GTA IV occasionally appears with a custom bodykit including: rear window louvers, a "whale-tail" spoiler (which pays homage to the spoiler on the Ford Escort/Sierra RS Cosworth, while it somewhat emulates spoilers like the Steeda Aero Spoiler, the biplane spoiler from the Mustang SVO, etc.), etc. The modified version lacks any enhanced performance over its stock counterpart.
It also has a huge decal on the windshield which reads "LOZSPEED". It is in fact, pronounced as "lose speed", obviously taking a hit at "ricers". "LOZSPEED" is also a pun of Neuspeed, and could be referring to the "lose speed" and "new speed", which the names do sound when pronounced. As a further hat tip to the Sierra RS Cosworth, the modified Uranus features a pink and grey Burberry-patterned baseball hat on the rear parcel ledge, paying homage to "chavs".
GTA San Andreas
- Wheel Arch Angels, one of the six vehicles that can be modified in it.
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A Uranus in GTA San Andreas; rear view.
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A Uranus in GTA IV.
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A Uranus in GTA IV; rear view.
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The modified variant of the Uranus in GTA IV.
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The modified variant of the Uranus in GTA IV; rear view.