RC Bandit

An "RC" in GTA III.

The RC Bandit (also known simply as the RC, RC Car or RC Buggy in Grand Theft Auto III) is a small remote controlled car that is available for use in several missions in:


In all of its appearances, the RC Bandit is primarily used as either a controllable bomb or as a racing toy. The race car-like design of the vehicle has virtually remained unchanged between Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, but the Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories rendition of the RC Bandit is redesigned as a miniature pickup truck-based monster truck.

The GTA III rendition originally features only one color scheme, while the other renditions support a wider range of colors, including blue, red, yellow and green. The GTA San Andreas rendition also lacks a swaying radio antenna, unlike the other renditions.

Performance of the vehicle is as expected; being small and light, the RC Bandit is highly nimble with excellent acceleration, but has a low top speed. Because the RC Bandit in GTA III to GTA San Andreas features very stiff suspensions, the cars are susceptible to rollovers on bumpy terrain. The GTA Liberty City Stories rendition, however, receives performance tweaks, including a slightly improved top speed and soft suspensions that allow it to traverse uneven terrain much better.



  • "RC Bandit" is a play on arse bandit, another sexual joke by Rockstar.
  • If the player tries to enter the vehicle in any games without further modifying the game, the player will "open" a door and the game will crash.

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