- For the mission in GTA 1 associated with this vehicle, see Stallion (mission).
GTA 1 |
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA Chinatown Wars
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Classique (GTA IV)|
Declasse (GTA V)
The Stallion is a recurring two-door coupe and convertible that has appeared in nine of the Grand Theft Auto games.
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, the regular Stallion is a gang car for the San Fierro Rifa.
In GTA 1, the car resembles a 1968-1970 Pontiac GTO, but presumably takes its name from the Ford Mustang (see Stallion-Mustang comparison in #Trivia).
GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories
Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, it appears to be based loosely on a 1964-68 Ford Mustang, mostly due its small size and name since there are no other remarkable similarities; but the grille loosely resembles a 1969/1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass (also the Oldsmobile 442) (creating a look similar to an Oldsmobile Omega), and the back bumper looks loosely based on those of 1970-1972 Cutlasses (but this is less obvious in the GTA SA rendition). The hood carries on the resemblance of the 1968-1970 Pontiac GTO. The prominent Oldsmobile cues give the Stallion a proto-Sabre-like design, until it was more accurately revised for the GTA IV version.
GTA Vice City; top down
(Rear quarter view, top up).
GTA IV — GTA V
In GTA IV, the car is manufactured by Classique and resembles a much bigger muscle car rather than a pony car. The Stallion's headlight and taillight positions closely resemble a Plymouth Barracuda. It does also resemble the 1969-1973 Mustang due to the single headlight setup. 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 1972 Cutlass (the "STALLION" marque is rendered above the bumper much like the "OLDSMOBILE" marque) with extra lights. The headlights are surrounded by headlight bezels similar to the ones on a 1968 Cutlass. Its engine is a 347ci (5.6 litre) V8. It is similar in appearance to the Clover from GTA San Andreas.
In GTA V, the car only appears in the enhanced version for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Stallion is now manufactured by Declasse; its physical appearance is otherwise unchanged from GTA IV.
GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories
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 professional-grade drifts around corners, 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.
GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars
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. 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. Its top speed is 290 km/h (180 mph).
The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition adopts a combination of performance traits of previous renditions, with high top speed and acceleration and good steering, but very poor grip as a result of excess torque, resulting in the car skidding frequently, even in slight turns.
Customization in GTA San Andreas
The Stallion in GTA San Andreas can be modified at a TransFender, which offers a wide range of parts for the car:
Italicized pricing denotes prices at the Las Venturas TransFender, which charges 20% more except Colors.
- The Diablo Stallion (also known simply as the "Diablo") is a gang variant of the Stallion preferred by the Diablos in GTA III, GTA Advance and GTA Liberty City Stories, being distinctive by its flame paintjob and exposed engine block.
- A rare purple Stallion can be found during the first encounter with Jeff in GTA IV.
- A stock car version sponsored by Burger Shot is available in the enhanced version of GTA V.
The Stallion has cameod multiple times in several non-GTA games, including those produced by other subsidiaries of Rockstar Games:
- The Stallion appears in Rockstar North's Manhunt 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.
- 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 that are not fully domesticated. 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".
- A version of the Ford Mustang called the Stallion Special was sold exclusively by Mainway Ford in 1967.
- The Stallion is the longest surviving car in the GTA series, and also one of the most frequently featured civilian cars in the series, appearing in 9 out of 14 GTA games, the exceptions being the two GTA London expansion packs, GTA 2, GTA Advance (although the Diablo "Stallion" appears in the game), The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.
- The Stallion is one of the earliest in-game cars to be featured on a box art of a Grand Theft Auto game, appearing in several versions of GTA III cover arts.
- The interior of the GTA IV Stallion features a photograph taped to the dashboard, its purpose being largely unknown due to the poor quality of the photograph texture. The same interior is reused in the Rhapsody, but the photograph is substituted with one depicting what seems to be Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World. When the Rhapsody reappeared in GTA V, the Wayne and Garth photo is blacked out.
- Under the "Chinatown Wars" section of the Rockstar Games Social Club website, members may download a printable papercraft model of a Stallion. The papercraft model features the Vapid logo on its grille instead of the Classique logo and nameplate. It bears more of a likeness to a 1970–74 Plymouth Barracuda and 1969–1973 Ford Mustang, while the grille emulates a 1964/1965 Mustang's. Also, the Vapid badge is mirrored on the papercraft.
- The Stallion plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
- K-DST in GTA San Andreas.
- Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 in GTA IV.
- In GTA 1, the Stallion's base export value tops up at $600 if the car is delivered in mint condition. In GTA IV, the car may be sold at S&M Auto Sales for a maximum of $2,200 (in perfect condition) after completion of Stevie's Car Thefts.
- The Stallion being badged as a Declasse vehicle in GTA V could either be an oversight by Rockstar Games, or the Classique marquee was owned by Declasse, similar to how Chevrolet and Oldsmobile, Declasse's and Classique's respective real world counterparts, are both owned by General Motors, and rebadged as a Declasse partway through the Stallion's model life.
- GTA 1
- Only available in traffic in Liberty City.
- GTA III
- Inside a multistory parking garage in Newport, starts the mission Multistory Mayhem
- In Hepburn Heights, near a parked TOYZ van
- In Trenton, across the street from Joey's Garage
- In the parking lot of Carson General Hospital in Rockford
- In a parking lot across the street from Liberty City Memorial Stadium in Aspatria
- In a parking lot next to a cliff in Cedar Grove
- In the parking lot of Francis International Airport
- GTA Vice City
- On top of a multistory carpark in Ocean Beach, starts the mission Cone Crazy. Push the car out of the parking space to prevent triggering the activity.
- Very common in the parts of Little Haiti if one drives an Idaho.
- GTA San Andreas
- Spawns in San Fierro Rifa gang turf like in Doherty, Garcia and Battery Point, San Fierro
- In front of the Supa Save! in Juniper Hill, San Fierro (only when wanted for export)
- Available at Easter Basin docks, San Fierro for import after second list completion, for $15,200 on Wednesday
- GTA Liberty City Stories
- The parking lot across from the stadium, Aspatria, Staunton Island.
- Next to the Courthouse, Bedford Point.
- Liberty Tree parking lot, Bedford Point, Staunton Island. (Idaho may spawn instead)
- Carson General Hospital, Rockford, Staunton Island. (Trashmaster may spawn instead)
- Spawned regularly in all places.
- In the parking lot of Francis International Airport.
- 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).
- Often spawns in the multi-story car park, Ocean Beach.
- Spawns along Ocean Drive, Ocean Beach.
- GTA IV
- Commonly spawns around the city.
- Spawn in traffic in multiplayer