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"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 Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Beach Bum Update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Bifta has an appearance similar to the 3D Universe iteration of the BF Injection, which resembles a slightly enlarged Meyers Manx (a kit car made from a Volkswagen Beetle). The vehicle has slight resemblance to that of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas iteration.

It has 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.

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Performance

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)[1]

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.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
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N/A 85 / 136 5 N/A RWD 1400 / 3086 80
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N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC Flat-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
72.970978%
Acceleration
65%
Braking
23.333334%
Traction
62.121212%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $100 $200
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $100 $200
Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Chassis Stock Chassis $350 $700
Racing Harness $550 $1,100
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Bore Side Exit Exhaust $375 $750
Twin Racing Exhaust $899 $1,800
Twin Bore Exhaust $1,499 $3,000
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Roofs Stock Roof $100 $200
Hard Top $350 $700
Hard Top With Stripe $575 $1,150
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $
Skirts Stock Skirts $300 $600
Custom Skirts $415 $830
Spoilers None $150 $300
Carbon Wing $275 $550
Primary Color Wing $350 $700
Secondary Color Wing $525 $1,050
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -

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Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto Online

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  • NPC-modified Biftas can be randomly seen in traffic or parked in certain areas (mostly near beaches). These are distinguished by having a spoiler and custom off-road wheels.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Automatically added to the players garage when the Beach Bum Update is installed.
Enhanced version

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

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 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 [vague]. The same applied to the Dune Buggy.

See Also

References

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