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The Hotknife is a sports car appearing in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.



The Hotknife is a classic hot rod, with a supercharged V8. The car comes only in one paint scheme (purple with white accents, black roof; visits at Pay 'n' Spray garages has no effect on the car; neither can the car be modified at any modification garages), but features two variants; one with a covering on the V8 engine and one without a covering. It has capacity for two people.


The Hotknife handles well on-road and off-road. There's great acceleration to be had from the V8 up front, but its top speed is ultimately lower than the more aerodynamic sports cars found in the game. One important thing about this car is its poor endurance in crashes, probably because of the exposed front suspension and radiator.


Like the Phoenix, the Hotknife is an extremely rare car to find in GTA San Andreas, with only one certain spawn point in the game:

  • Spawns in front of the Driving School in Doherty, San Fierro after getting all gold medals in driving school (its license plate reads "GOLD").
  • The only way it can regularly spawn in the streets is to activate either the "Clown Theme" cheat or the "Sports Car Traffic" cheat.
  • Can be obtained through Vigilante missions, wich in rare times are driving by the criminals, but only in level 1 and 2, otherwise only 4-door cars are used. (This can be done even from the beggining of the game).


  • The default radio station of the Hotknife is Playback FM.