For a similarly named vehicle, see Blista Compact.

The Blista is a minivan featured in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and a 3-door hatchback in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Dinka in the HD Universe.

Design

3D Universe

The Blista resembles a Dodge Caravan (Third Generation) in appearance, with the headlights and grille resembling a Chrysler Voyager (Fourth Generation), depicted as a modern minivan in contrast to the older Moonbeam. Despite the Blista's minivan design, it can only accommodate three passengers and one driver, the same as any four-door vehicle. Its name, rather unpleasantly, sounds like a portmanteau of the words "blister" and possibly "Honda" (probably referring to the first generation Honda Odyssey, even though it has a closer resemblance to the Dodge Caravan).

The Blista spawns with a primary color on the upper side and a secondary color on the lower side, rear-view mirrors and window trim.

During development of GTA III, the Blista was originally known as the "Space".

Grand Theft Auto V

The Blista (Japanese: ブリスタ, Burisuta) returns in Grand Theft Auto V, which has been completely redesigned into a three-door hatchback (more specifically, a B-segment), but still retains traits reminiscent of its predecessor, the Blista Compact, with sport coupe styling and elements such as dual exhaust pipes. It is primarily based on both the European and Asian third generation Honda Civic Type R hatchback, while the front end is loosely derived from a 2006-2011 US spec Civic sedan for its headlights, and the 2009- Volkswagen Scirocco R for its sides. The Blista also shares styling elements with the fifth generation Honda City, Honda CR-Z, and Honda Fit/Jazz. The rear mostly resembles the Volkswagen Golf R and Mitsubishi Colt to a lesser extent. The overall shape and size of the car resembles the 2006-2013 Toyota Yaris/Vitz hatchback, judging by its rounded profile on the roof.

The Blista is more suited to younger drivers of Los Santos due to its compact shape and its sporty design. The front end of the vehicle is relatively small, featuring a plastic grille and circular headlamps. The intakes are covered by plastic horizontal bars, and the bonnet has a small scoop. On the sides, carbon-fibre mirror shells can be seen mounted over black frames, followed by plastic trim around the windows. The door handles are finished in chrome. The rear of the car is predominated by the bulky bumper and the black diffuser, holding the two exhaust tubes. The tail lamps have a circular shape on the rear and arrow-pointed edges on the sides, along with a small spoiler over the rear window. A silver "BLISTA" badge and the manufacturer emblems can be seen on both ends.

The Blista only uses a primary colour, which applies on the whole bodywork and the interior stitching. While there is a secondary colour in the files (set to black in all colour sets), it does not seem to be applied on the car. The vehicle uses eight-spoke rims wrapped in low-profile tyres.

Current Design Gallery


Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

The Blista is considerably faster and more agile than its size and appearance would suggest. It is driven by its engine in a front wheel drive layout. This leads to a degree of understeer at higher speeds, but less than one would expect for a vehicle of its size. Remarkably, its handling statistics are very similar to the Kuruma and Taxi, two agile front wheel drive sedans. It is possible to get the Blista to slide with the handbrake to the point where it looks like drifting, which is helped by its front wheel drive in GTA III.

In GTA III, the Blista has the same engine noise as the Landstalker, while in GTA LCS, its engine noise is similar to low-performance cars, such as the Manana, Idaho, and Perennial.

3D Universe Overview


Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 106 / 170 (GTA III)
124 / 200 (GTA LCS)
5 Petrol FWD (GTA III)
RWD (GTA LCS)
1900 / 4189 (GTA III)
2200 / 4850 (GTA LCS)
Observed
N/A N/A 5 N/A FWD (GTA III)
RWD (GTA LCS)
Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The car has a lot more power than its relatively small body shape would suggest, with a top speed close to that of the Buffalo, and parring the Issi with handling performance. Its light body frame, however, does not cope with collisions as well as most vehicles, with three or four major crashes disabling the car. The car's front engine, front wheel drive configuration causes the car to understeer at speed, which, in an inexperienced driver's hands can be disastrous in a police chase or in a situation where maneuverability is key at speeds.

The car's suspension is also somewhat stiff, which in urban areas creates responsive steering. Off-road, however, this causes the car to rebound off of obstacles and variations in the road surface, making the car unsafe. The low ground clearance also causes an issue if the car is taken out of its comfort zone. Due to the compact size of the car, the wheels can become stuck in the wheel well after a few collisions or a bad landing after a jump.

Due to all the weight of the car being situated in the front, the car also tends to nose dive after leaving the ground, so in situations like a jump, the driver must be very attentive, because if not, the car will hit the ground nose first and flip uncontrollably, quite possibly exploding.

The engine model is very undetailed itself, but the cover appears to be a V8, laid longitudinally and powering the front wheels.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 84 / 135 5 N/A FWD 1200 / 2646 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
8.05 Seconds 96 / 154 5 FF V8 (Cover) FWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Blista-GTAV-StatsRSC.png
Speed
72.434425%
Acceleration
57.5%
Braking
20%
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
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $250 $500
Blista-GTAV-StockFrontBumper.png
Custom Front Splitter $500 $1,000
Blista-GTAV-CustomFrontSplitter.png
Stock Rear Bumper $250 $500
Blista-GTAV-StockRearBumper.png
Custom Rear Bumper $500 $1,000
Blista-GTAV-CustomRearBumper.png
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
Blista-GTAV-StockExhaust.png
Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $750
Blista-GTAV-DualExitExhaust.png
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Hoods Stock Hood $150 $300
Blista-GTAV-StockHood.png
Vented Hood $325 $650
Blista-GTAV-VentedHood.png
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $2,000
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 - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,600
Skirts Stock Skirts $300 $600
Blista-GTAV-StockSkirt.png
Custom Skirts $415 $830
Blista-GTAV-CustomSkirts.png
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
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 - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto V

Notable Owners

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto III

  • Import/Export - The Blista is one of the 23 vehicles wanted for the Portland Island portion of the Import/Export side mission.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • Liberty City Memorial Stadium Parking Area in Belleville Park, Staunton Island, Liberty City.
  • Apartment parking area in Wichita Gardens, Shoreside Vale, Liberty City.
  • Spawns frequently in Newport, Rockford, Fort Staunton, and Cedar Grove.
  • Spawns occasionally in Portland.

Grand Theft Auto V

Trivia

General

A Blista in Manhunt 2.

3D Universe

  • Due to a possible coding error, the Blista cannot be picked up by the crusher in GTA III; the game responds with "Crane cannot lift this vehicle.", despite the crane having no trouble lifting a Coach into the crusher. In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Blista is able to be crushed, although the crane cannot pick up larger vehicles.

Grand Theft Auto V

JiffiRentAd-GTAV.jpg

  • The Blista in GTA V is featured in various JiffiRent adverts in the city, with the quote "See San Andreas in a Jiffi". Oddly, the Dinka logo cannot be seen on the grille of the car in the advertisement, implying that it was a beta model.
  • In the first person view, if the player looks down towards the right front wheel and steers, they will notice the wheel actually comes through the inside fascia of the car. This is most likely a minor visual glitch.
  • The Blista is called the 旅行家 or Traveller in the international Chinese release.

See Also

Navigation

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.