"A compact, lightweight, off-road recreational vehicle, BF likes to pitch the Bifta as the world's original dune buggy (i.e. They forgot to patent the design so the market's now flooded with carbon copies from other manufacturers."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The BF Bifta is a dune buggy featured in the Beach Bum Update for Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V

The Bifta has an appearance similar to the 3D Universe version of the BF Injection, which now looks like a Volkwagen Beetle. The buggy generally resembles a slightly enlarged Meyers Manx, a kit car made from a Volkswagen Beetle, it possessed a generally exaggerated design, an open air occupant compartment, no doors, curvy shells and a large rear-mounted engine, making the vehicle particularly distinctive. It is seen with a wide array of body color combinations encompassing the body and its trims.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

The Bifta is a solid vehicle; having a fast and stable top speed and acceleration, and due to the fact that it's an off-road vehicle with its dune buggy-like design, it performs acceptably well off the streets and on off-road terrains. However, the Bifta can be problematic when navigating through bumpy terrain at high speeds, which can result either in a spinout, or a rollover. It also suffers from having a slow braking speed. Due to this, it takes a while to come to a full stop, although this can be remedied by upgrades available at Los Santos Customs. In terms of handling, the Bifta navigates terribly, as it has a short wheelbase which makes it prone to spinning out even at medium speeds. The Bifta also lacks major deformation, making the vehicle very rigid for many crashes - with only engine damage being a possible threat to the use of the vehicle. Wheel cambering is common, especially around the front end, causing the wheels to camber negatively into the wheel arches, eventually bursting the tires, or completely disabling the vehicle from turning.

Overall, the Bifta is a solid off-road performance vehicle for racing, and escaping the police (although the open bodywork does make any player(s) inside of it more vulnerable to gunfire).

The engine model appears to be in beta condition, but is a remake of a single cam flat-4 with two carburetors and a large air cooling system. The vehicle shares its engine sound with the Kuruma and Monroe, being particularly high revving and high pitched.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 85 / 136 5 N/A RWD 1400 / 3086 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC Flat-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $30,000
Brakes Street Brakes $4,000
Sport Brakes $5,400
Race Brakes $7,000
Chassis Racing Harness $1,100
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $6,700
Exhaust Bore Side Exit Exhaust $750
Twin Racing Exhaust $1,800
Twin Bore Exhaust $3,000
Lights - -
Respray - -
Roof Hard Top $700
Hard Top With Stripe $1,150
Skirts Custom Skirts $830
Spoiler Carbon Wing $550
Primary Color Wing $700
Secondary Color Wing $1,050
Transmission Street Transmission $5,900
Sports Transmission $6,500
Race Transmission $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $30,000
Wheels - -

Image Gallery

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • In Single Player, it is automatically added to the players garage when the DLC is installed.
Enhanced version
  • Spawns parked on the beach at the Northernmost end of Banham Canyon.
  • Spawns parked at the dead end of Bay City Avenue toward the Southeastern end of Vespucci Beach.
  • Spawns parked at the Southwestern end of Palomino Avenue in Vespucci.
  • Available on Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $75,000.

Grand Theft Auto Online



Grand Theft Auto V

  • A wrecked version of this car can be found slightly north of the Sandy Shores Hangar, behind the gas station in the fenced area along with several other wrecks. It was here before the Beach Bum Update was released, suggesting the Bifta was in development while the game was being made.
  • The Bifta used to be free as it was provided as part of the GTA Online Beach Bum update (among other extra items).
  • The Bifta cannot have a Crew Emblem fitted to the car.
  • Any Bifta purchased prior to Title Update 1.13 could not be sold. Any Bifta purchased after the update can be sold.
  • Originally, neon lighting was available for the Bifta, however, after an update this ability was removed, with Rockstar noting that the Bifta was never intended to have neon lights. The same applied to the Dune Buggy.
  • As of Title Update 1.36 for PS4/Xbox One/PC, any Bifta purchased before 1.13 on PS3/Xbox 360 can be sold.

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