Rear quarter view)|
A Buffalo in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
GTA San Andreas |
The Ballad of Gay Tony
|Vehicle type||Civilian car|
2-door muscle car|
2 (driver and one pasenger)|
4 (driver and three passengers)
|Manufacturer||Bravado (HD Universe)|
GTA San Andreas
The Buffalo in GTA San Andreas appears to based on the third-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Even though it is clearly based on a 1982-1992 Camaro, it has been changed quite a bit. The headlights are circular, coincidentally similar to a 1994-2001 Acura Integra; a C-pillar has been added, bearing somewhat of a resemblance to 1984–1993 Dodge Daytonas; and the shape taillights look closer to some third-generation Pontiac Firebird models. The Buffalo also has a ram air hood, and, surprisingly, handles well off-road.
GTA IV — GTA V
In GTA IV and its episodic packs, the Bravado Buffalo is a four-door sports sedan based on the 2006—2010 Dodge Charger with its front end bearing subtle similarities to a 2005–2009 Ford Mustang. When GTA IV was originally released, the game's rendition of the Buffalo had not been made available as a consumer model, despite numerous billboards advertising the car in Liberty City (most prominently at the end of the Dukes Boulevard Station line in Steinway, Dukes). Rather, the vehicle is initially depicted as a law enforcement vehicle for the Federal Investigation Bureau, dubbed the FIB Buffalo. The retail model is featured as an added vehicle in The Ballad of Gay Tony, the second downloadable episode for GTA IV. The Buffalo is briefly seen in the GTA V first trailer, and seems identical to its appearance in GTA IV. A sportier variant, dubbed the "Buffalo S", is also available in GTA V, although the game's HUD does not differentiate between the two.
The Buffalo S is based on a 2011-2014 Dodge Charger.
The Buffalo S also has a variant named the Buffalo Sprunk, with a Sprunk livery.
The law enforcement model is taken from the base model of the Police Package Charger as it is powered by a V6 engine, similar to the Police Patrol. Both variants have a stock body kit and plain black wheels with chrome centercaps. The FIB variant is only available in black and features 2 sets of emergency lights mounted on its grille and rear windshield whereas the LCPD variant has similar equipment to its Declasse and Vapid-branded counterparts.
In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Buffalo's consumer model features a performance body kit that includes larger exhaust ports, sport rims (similar in design to those found the the Ubermacht Rebla), bumpers, and side skirts, suggesting that it is based on the Charger's SRT-8 model; however, the Buffalo lacks the rear spoiler and hood scoop found on the SRT-8 model.
While absent in GTA IV, a billboard advertises the consumer model of the Buffalo. On closer inspection, the pictured Buffalo features grill-mounted lights from an FIB Buffalo. The badge is also shown as being much larger and mounted on the grille, while in actuality being mounted on the hood. Upon further inspection, the headlights appear to represent the horns shown on the Bravado badge, while being at a less steep angle.
A Buffalo in The Ballad of Gay Tony (Rear quarter view).
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A Buffalo Sprunk in Grand Theft Auto V.
GTA San Andreas
In GTA San Andreas, the car uses a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, and sports a V8 engine that delivers great acceleration and speed, but comes at the cost of limited control at top speeds and unstable cornering. It is also a two-door vehicle, making it unsuitable for drive-bys, as the player can only have one recruit go along with him. It also features notable off-road performance, proven by the flag "offroad2" in the handling code, which grants a minor off-road handling increase. 
The Ballad of Gay Tony
The Buffalo's raw performance in TBOGT is considerably good for a four-door sedan, courtesy of its high displacement supercharged V8 engine, and may even be superior to its law enforcement variants. As expected, the car is capable of good acceleration and a decent top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h), but is also lighter than the law enforcement Buffalo's, allowing the car to corner and brake better. While the car is still prone to burnouts after certain moments of cornering, the car grip on the road is equally excellent. Another minor quirk is its tendency to ignite unburnt fuel at the exhaust pipes during throttle liftoff after high revving, a common quirk with the Banshee and the Sultan RS. Due to it being a front-engined car, the Buffalo is highly vulnerable to frontal and engine damage, but can withstand rear damage.
The GTA V rendition of the Buffalo has virtually identical performance to the Buffalo in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Customization in GTA San Andreas
The Buffalo in GTA San Andreas can be modified at a TransFender, but is only offered a bare minimum of modification options:
Italicized pricing denotes prices at the Las Venturas TransFender, which charges 20% more except Colors.