Cognoscenti

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Cognoscenti
A Cognoscenti in GTA IV.
(Rear quarter view)
A Cognoscenti in GTA IV.
Appearance(s) GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
Vehicle type Civilian
Body style 4-door limousine
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Manufacturer Enus

[[Image:Cognoscenti-GTA4-front.jpg|thumb|right|300px|A Cognoscenti in GTA IV ([[:Image:Cognoscenti-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).]] The ''[[Enus]]'' '''Cognoscenti''' (prounounced as ''Con-Yo-Senti'') is a luxury sedan or limousine appearing in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. == Description == === Design === The Cognoscenti is mostly based on the [[wp:Maybach 57 and 62|Maybach 62 (or the 57 variant)]] sedan, in nature as well as its general appearance. To distinguish the car, very slight cues are taken from cars like the 2005–present [[wp:Bentley Continental Flying Spur (2005)|Bentley Continental Flying Spur]], the 2003–present [[wp:Rolls-Royce Phantom (2003)|Rolls-Royce Phantom]] or the 1999–2005 [[wp:Rover 75|Rover 75]]. Because of its size, the police describe the Cognoscenti as a "limo" over the police radio; the car may also appear with one-tone or two-tone colors. It has the same interior as the [[Schafter]], complete with a [[Benefactor]] logo on the steering wheel. All versions in GTA IV come with alarms, but the ones at [[Jimmy Pegorino|Pegorino's]] house do not trigger when the doors are opened. Like the [[Turismo]] at [[Mikhail Faustin|Mikhail Faustin's]] house in [[Beachgate]], [[Broker]], it will trigger when a window is smashed in a full speed collision. For the GTA Chinatown Wars rendition, the design of the car has been reduced in size to that of a standard four-door sedan, but retains many of its GTA IV design cues, such as the two-tone body color and fascia design. {| align="center" | Cognoscenti-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV ([[:Image:Cognoscenti-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Cognoscenti-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars. |} === Performance === In GTA IV, the Cognoscenti is one of the larger cars in the game, with an exceptionally long body for a sedan. The weight and length of the car make it more of a vanity vehicle than one useful for missions; its speed and handling are inferior to other sedans found throughout the city. However, it boasts a powerful engine and rear wheel drive, so slides and oversteer can be achieved. The suspension has a good balance of soft/firm, meaning that the car doesn't float over the bumps, whilst not jarring over them either. The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition is more maneuverable, given its shorter wheelbase and size, allowing the car to accelerate faster, steer around corners more easily and brake responsively. == Variants == * A unique baby blue Cognoscenti is requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]]. The car will be constantly spawn in [[Alderney City]], [[Alderney]] until it is delivered to Stevie, allowing the player to store one at their safehouse before delivering another copy to Stevie. * In [[The Lost and Damned]], a unique red Cognoscenti is obtainable during "Phone Ho'" for "[[Stubbs' Dirty Laundry]]". If the player is quick enough, they can take it after the mission and save it. * In GTA Chinatown Wars, a gang variant of the Cognoscenti exists, being used by the "[[Mafia|Mob]]" in Algonquin, and is distinguished by its larger size, an all-dark gray body color, and a sunroof. {| align="center" | Cognoscenti-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|The Cognoscenti requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], GTA IV. Cognoscenti-GTA4-Gracie-front.jpg|The Cognoscenti obtainable during the player's [[Random Characters|random encounter]] with [[Gracie Ancelotti]] in GTA IV. Cognoscenti-GTACW-gang.png|"Mob" variant of the Cognoscenti in GTA Chinatown Wars. |} == Trivia== * ''Cognoscente'' means a connoisseur or an expert in a certain field, usually the fine arts. * In [[GTA IV]], the default radio station in the Cognoscenti is [[The Journey]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] and [[Self-Actualization FM]] in [[GTA IV Episodes|Episodes from Liberty City]]. * The Cognoscenti has hard-to-see front turning lights. They are located above the external headlights as small, white lights. * The Cognoscenti comes with a [["Door Ajar" Chime|"door ajar" chime]] which can be heard when door is open in quiet areas with volume turned up. * The Cognoscenti is the only vehicle manufactured by [[Enus]] in [[GTA IV]] and [[The Lost and Damned]]; Enus' line of vehicle is expanded in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]. ==Notable owners== * '''[[Jimmy Pegorino]]:''' Two Cognoscenti's at his Westdyke home, random colors. * '''[[Gracie Ancelotti]]:''' Ancelotti's daughter presumably owns a unique all-white model that appears outside her house in a random encounter. * '''[[Anthony Spoleto|"Tony Black" Spoleto]]:''' Ancelotti's capo owns a black one (befittingly) which is blown up in [[Actions Speak Louder than Words]]. * '''[[Roman Bellic|Roman Bellic (Unconfirmed)]]: '''After he becomes wealthy, a grey and black model is there to chauffer him at his wedding (it has a ribbon on it, but the player cannot steal it). [[Little Jacob]] "borrows" it the following day - he says he does not have his own car and Roman, if alive, accompanies him. * '''Unknown Politician: '''In [[Stubbs' Dirty Laundry]], a politician drives a unique red model to pick up a prostitute. The player can both complete the mission and steal it if they are quick enough. * '''Unknown: '''In [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], Niko is told to steal a unique baby blue model. ==Locations== ;GTA IV * Two at [[Jimmy Pegorino]]'s house in [[Westdyke]], [[Alderney]], one outside and one inside the garage. * Rare pearl white variant outside [[Gracie Ancelotti]]'s house when she is a [[Random Characters|random character]]. * Sometimes found around [[The Exchange]], [[Algonquin]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. * Sometimes, can be found driving around the terminal at The [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]] * Can be spawned by cheat-code, 227-555-0142 (will not block any [[Achievements in GTA IV|trophies/achievements]]). * Seen driven by [[Anthony Spoleto]] in [[Actions Speak Louder than Words]]; you need to blow up the car with a bomb in the mission; however, you can take it and that will cause mission failure. * The car in which Jacob waits in [[Out of Commission]]/[[A Revenger's Tragedy]] is a Cognoscenti with dark-tinted windows. ;GTA Chinatown Wars * Spawns commonly in more affluence areas of the city, such as [[Willis]] and [[Meadow Hills]] in [[Dukes]], and the southern half of [[Algonquin]]. * Parked at the driveway of the northwesternmost house in [[Meadow Hills]], [[Dukes]]. * The "Mob" variant commonly spawns in and around [[Little Italy]], [[Algonquin]]. * The "Mob" variant can be purchased at the Auto Merchant in [[BOABO]], [[Broker]]. {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1= {{vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiv vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtacw vehicles|state=collapsed}} }} [[Category:Vehicles]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Chinatown Wars]] [[Category:Gang Cars]] [[Category:Limousines]] [[Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes]]

The Enus Cognoscenti (pronounced kog-nə-shen-tee) is a luxury sedan or limousine appearing in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

Description

Design

The Cognoscenti is mostly based on the Maybach 62 sedan, in nature as well as its general appearance. To distinguish the car, cues for the front end seem to be taken from cars like the 2005–present Bentley Continental Flying Spur. The car may appear with one-tone or two-tone colors. The Cognoscenti features a wheelbase long enough to qualify for a limousine classification, but is still shorter in length to the Stretch. Nevertheless, police chatter will refer to the car as a stretch limo. It has the same interior as the Schafter, complete with a Benefactor logo on the steering wheel.

All versions in GTA IV come with alarms, but the ones at Pegorino's house do not trigger when the doors are opened. Like the Turismo at Mikhail Faustin's house in Beachgate, Broker, it will trigger when a window is smashed in a full speed collision.

For the GTA Chinatown Wars rendition, the design of the car has been reduced in size to that of a standard four-door sedan, but retains many of its GTA IV design cues, such as the two-tone body color and fascia design.

Performance

In GTA IV, the Cognoscenti is one of the larger cars in the game, with an exceptionally long body for a sedan. The weight and length of the car make it more of a vanity vehicle than one useful for missions; its acceleration and handling are inferior to other sedans found throughout the city, however its top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph) is considerable. However, it boasts a powerful engine and rear wheel drive, so slides and oversteer can be achieved. The suspension has a good balance of soft/firm, which irons out bumps in the road, meaning that the car doesn't over-compensate over the bumps, whilst not jarring over them either. It's stability and maneuverability actually makes it a good choice for most of Brucie's Races (helped by the poor AI of the other vehicles).

The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition is more maneuverable, given its shorter wheelbase and size, allowing the car to accelerate faster and steer around corners more easily. Other considerable features include its reponsive brakes and burnout capability. This makes the Cognoscenti one of the better four-door sedans in the game.

Variants and other prominent appearances

GTA IV

  • "Tony Black" Spoleto, the Ancelotti's capo, owns a black Cognoscenti (befittingly), which is blown up in "Actions Speak Louder than Words".
  • A unique baby blue Cognoscenti is requested in Stevie's Car Thefts. The car will be constantly spawn in Alderney City, Alderney until it is delivered to Stevie, allowing the player to store one at their safehouse before delivering another copy to Stevie.
  • A uniquely pearl white-painted Cognoscenti can be stolen outside Gracie Ancelotti's home in Alderney City approximately two weeks after the player completes "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", when she appears as a random character. The car will be parked in the driveway to the house, and will keep respawning until the mission is completed, so the player can take it without doing the mission. Sometimes when the player activates the cheat to spawn a Cognoscenti, a pearl white one will appear.
  • During "Mr and Mrs Bellic", there is a gray and black Cognoscenti with a wedding ribbon over the front of the car's bonnet parked up outside the church which the player is required to head to. This Cognoscenti can be obtained by scaring off the wedding participants (shooting a gun nearby the church) and saving it at a parking space. The same Cognoscenti is featured in both of the final missions, sans the ribbon, but there you can obtain it by take it and drive to the Alderney safehouse.
  • In The Lost and Damned, a unique red Cognoscenti is obtainable during "Phone Ho'" for "Stubbs' Dirty Laundry", during which a politician rides it to pick up a prostitute. If the player is quick enough, they can take it after the mission and save it.

GTA Chinatown Wars

  • Uncle Kenny loans a purple-and-white Cognoscenti to Huang Lee in Pursuit Farce. Other than its color (which is not seen on other Cognoscentis), it's virtually the same.
  • A gang variant of the Cognoscenti exists, being used by the "Mob" in Algonquin, and is distinguished by its larger size, an all-dark gray body color, and a sunroof.
  • Rudy D'Avanzo drives away in a grey-and-white Cognoscenti after Grave Situation and uses the same one as a getaway car in A Rude Awakening.

Trivia

A stripped out Cognoscenti in Max Payne 3.
  • The Cognoscenti makes a cameo appearance as a stripped car in a chop shop during the forth chapter of Max Payne 3, a Rockstar Vancouver game. Although certain minor details on the car are consistent with the GTA IV version, including a steering wheel with an outline of the Benefactor logo, as well as a GPS console that features a portion of the Liberty City map, the engine compartment is completely retouched while the bumpers and radiator have also been modified.

Locations

GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars

Notable owners


See also