For the modern counterpart, see Blista.
"Looks can deceive. The Blista's a small, ugly hatchback, but it's got something special under the hood - a V6 front wheel drive to be precise. Drive it round the city, try not to crash, and don't expect to meet the love of your life... unless they're really faded."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Blista Compact is a recurring two-door sports hatchback featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (In the latter simply being named the Blista), as well as in the enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online where it is manufactured by Dinka.

Design

3D Universe

"Imports? They'll be the death of this country."
GTA Vice City Website.

Throughout the 3D Universe, the Blista Compact remained identical in body shape and distinct features, evidently influenced by the first generation Honda CR-X in the side profilling, bumpers and greenhouse area.

The front end appears to assume a flatter profile with a grille of the same height as the headlamps, with a large bumper featuring small fog lamps and a small lip/splitter at the bottom. The rear appears to use a set of red lights connected by a light strip on the center.

The car has a two-tone paint job in GTA Vice City, with the bottom half always painted dark gray, but in later games feature a variety of colors in all-over and two-tone style. The car does have markings on the left side of the trunk, but letters are in too low quality to be legible to read.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the car stays true to the Honda CR-X, but has a greater poly build making the car more realistic. The front retains the same light setup, but the turn signals were moved from being next to the headlights to be underneath them, replacing the fog lights of the 3D Universe iteration. The rear light units closely resemble the ones from the CR-X, with the central case/light bearing the car's name in a similar manner to the one on the CR-X.

The car may spawn with additional parts, such as a set of foglights, a sunstrip, a covered boot interior and wide side skirts. The roof may have either a solid panel, a glass sunroof or an open sunroof, while the boot may have a black spoiler, a primary-coloured black spoiler or none. The exhaust can have a single exit or a twin exit. The spoiler and twin exhaust will make the car look similar to a CR-X SiR. The bonnet always appear with a small vent on the passenger side.

Colour distribution is the same as in the 3D Universe, with the primarynone applied on the upper side and the secondary one on the lower side. Thebvejicle uses a unique setnof wheels, consisting of a large dish with eight wide spokes, leaving small holes around it.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The Blista appears with the same design as in previous games. In the Nintendo DS version, the car has a somewhat older look, while in later versions, the front seems to be a combination between the 3D Universe and the GTA IV iterations, albeit lacking extra lights on the front bumper. A spoiler may be present on the rear.

Grand Theft Auto V

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
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The car re-appears in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, with the same design as in GTA IV. Again, the vehicle may appear with a glass sunroof or a solid panel, as well as with or without the same set of fog lights (although they are functional when present). The bonnet no longer features a vent, although there is a hood option with it in Los Santos Customs.

The interior design of the Blista Compact is exactly the same as the Futo, albeit with a different logo on the steering wheel and lacking the "FUTO" patterned door cards. It originally included the word "FUTO" in the tachometer, but this was later changed with the Heists Update.

Its colour distribution remains the same. The vehicle also retains the wheel design, which resemble the "El Jefe" muscle rims available in Los Santos Customs, but the centre of the rim does not have a protruding detail and has only four bolts around it.

Current Design Gallery


Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

Since its introduction in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the Blista Compact has usually been an impressive small tuner car, capable of outrunning more rare and more expensive performance cars. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, however, the Blista Compact is slightly heavier, and suffers from moderate oversteer, but retains its decent top speed and acceleration. Blista Compacts all use front wheel drive, except in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. This could be due to the fact that it is based on a 1984 model in GTA Vice City Stories, rather than a 1986 model. In GTA San Andreas, the Blista Compact is turbocharged, as evidenced by its engine sound characteristics.

The GTA Vice City rendition has the same engine sound as the Taxi. The GTA Vice City Stories rendition has the same engine sound as the Sentinel, while the GTA San Andreas rendition shares its engine sound with the Majestic, Tahoma, and Feltzer.

It is powered by a V6 in Vice City, while other renditions are powered by an inline-4.

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 124 / 200 5 Petrol FWD 1000 / 2205
Observed
N/A N/A N/A N/A FWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

The vehicle is powered by a high revving, twin cam 1.4L four-cylinder engine according to the badges, in an FF drivetrain layout, transversely laid, giving it a high top speed. The smooth 5-speed transmission and light weight means it accelerates rather quickly. It is stated to have "Invariable valve timing", meaning the valve's opening periods are synchronised to gain a smooth flow of air and fuel-release, thus giving better performance results. The Blista Compact is the second lightest car in GTA IV (the Uranus being the lightest).

The stiff suspension gives it taut handling, and paired with the fast acceleration and top speed. Braking is relatively good, partly due to its light weight. The body is relatively resistant to collisions, and for its size, the engine is durable, however it still cannot sustain much gunfire or collisions before the engine dies out or catches fire.

It is also very easy to park due to its high maneuverability, and can spin around with one rear wheel in place, while in reverse, and is able to execute the Spin and Go maneuver.

While the standard singular hood vent mounted to the right side of the vehicle is intended to carry air into the intake manifold of the engine, the engine is in fact transversely laid, meaning the hood vent is out of alignment and therefore does not serve its purpose correctly.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 93 / 150 5 N/A FWD 1400 / 3086
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 1.4 Liter Twin (2)-Cam IVVT (Badging) N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FF DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) FWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Blista Compact is powered by what is stated to be a small V6 on the website (before the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 update), which outputs respectable power. However, its engine model is a twin-cam Inline-4, laid transversely in a front-engine, front wheel drive configuration. Also, the engine sound is shared with the Monroe, Bifta and Kuruma, implying it is turbocharged.

Overall, its performance is more comparable to a compact car than the Sports class it is put in. It has above-average acceleration, but a top speed which is lacking. At low speeds, the front wheel drive makes the Blista Compact feel very responsive and engaging, but it suffers from noticeable understeer at high speed. The car handles acceptably well, but does have occasional bouts of oversteer. Crash deformation is acceptable, and it is able to take a few decent hits before being disabled. Any major hit to either of the front wheels has a strong possibility of jamming the wheels, and immobilizing the car, so colliding into hard objects should be avoided where possible.

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 82 / 132 5 N/A FWD 1050 / 2315 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 132 / 212 5 1.4 Liter Twin (2)-Cam IVVT V6 (Badging + Website) FWD 1050 / 2315 N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FF DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) FWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
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Speed
70.824776%
Acceleration
57.5%
Braking
18.333334%
Traction
63.636364%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Blista Compact can only be modified in a TransFender garage.

Type Upgrade Cost Image
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $150
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Car Color 2 (64 different colors) $150
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Hood Race $220
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Vents Oval Hood Vent $150
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Exhausts Large Exhaust $250
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Twin Exhaust $300
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Nitro 2x Nitrous $200
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5x Nitrous $500
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10x Nitrous $1000
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Roof Roof Scoop $80
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Spoilers Win $550
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Drag $200
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Fury $350
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Alpha $250
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Side skirts Side Skirt $500
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Wheels Import $820
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Atomic $770
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Ahab $1000
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Virtual $620
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Access $1140
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Off Road Wheel $1000
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Mega $1030
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Grove $1230
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Twist $1200
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Wires $1560
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Car Stereo Bass Boost $100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $1500
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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
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
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Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $750
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Big Bore Exhaust $899 $1,800
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Race Exhaust $1,499 $3,000
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Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Hoods Stock Hood $150 $300
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Carbon Hood $325 $650
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Vented Hood $750 $1,500
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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 Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
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 - -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $350 $700
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Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
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Roofs Stock Roof $100 $200
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Sunstrip $350 $700
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Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Skirts Stock Skirts $300 $600
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Custom Skirts $415 $830
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Spoilers None $150 $300
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Low Level Spoiler $275 $550
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Color Coded Wing $350 $700
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Tuner Wing $525 $1,050
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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 IV

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto V

Variants

Go Go Monkey Blista

Grand Theft Auto V
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The Go Go Monkey Blista in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V features a unique Blista compact with a Go Go Space Monkey livery, named the Go Go Monkey Blista, exclusively for players returning from the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version of the game.


Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Driving School - The Blista Compact is used in the "The 180" test.
  • Exports and Imports - The Blista Compact is one of the 30 vehicles wanted for the side-mission. Placed on the second list.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Clean Getaway - Under Vlad's orders, Niko has to steal Jimmy's Blista Compact and store it in a lockup.
  • Jeff's second encounter - Due to the situation where Jeff killed his wife and hid her in a Blista Compact, Niko has to dump the car in the Humboldt River.

Notable Owners

  • Jimmy used to own a silver Blista Compact in GTA IV until it was stolen by Niko for Vlad in the mission Clean Getaway.
  • Jeff gives Niko the keys to a Blista Compact (with his dead wife's body laying in the rear seat) in his second random encounter. Jeff tells Niko to dump it in the Humboldt River.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be bought for $42,000 (or free for returning players) from Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
  • Can be found driving around Burton. However, Blista Compacts spawned as traffic cannot be driven by players, and kick players out when stolen.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The Blista Compact is worth $1,500 at Stevie's garage, where Niko can bring the vehicle after completing all of his missions.

Trivia

General

The Blista Compact (beta GPX model) as it appears in Manhunt, being the only civilian vehicle which is not in a dilapidated state (except in Manhunt 2).

3D Universe

  • An early magazine scan of GTA Vice City shows a beta Blista with a manufacturer badge that has a strong resemblance to the Chrysler Pentastar logo.
  • An early screenshot of GTA Vice City Stories of Victor Vance on an unnamed, beta motorcycle shows a Blista with the 'GPX' name on its rear. It's possible that it may have had its original design from Vice City's beta.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Half-built Blista Compacts appear as wrecked and undrivable props in a few garages, such as Brucie's Garage, Stevie's Garage, and inside an Auto workshop just north of the Sprunk warehouse in Industrial. They can also be found in junk yards and other abandoned places around Liberty City.
  • There is a glitch present with the Blista Compact, where the player cannot shoot through the back hatch glass to kill the driver or passenger.
  • The Blista Compact is one of five cars in GTA IV to be referred to by name, as a "silver Blista" during Clean Getaway. The other four being the "shitty beige Willard" from "It's Your Call," Gracie Ancelotti's pink Feltzer, the Police Stockade from Tunnel of Death, and the Romero used in "Undertaker."
  • On the back of the Blista Compact, as well as the Hakumai, there is a badge that says "Invariable Valve Timing," parodying Honda's VTEC.
    • Ironically, "IVVT" does not actually exist, and, in its simplest meaning, is what most stock road cars have as valve timing. It is the complete opposite of what it is supposed to mean: 'VVT', however, it was likely intended by Rockstar to mock Honda's VTEC engines. It could also be a play on VVT-i, which is a VVT technology developed by Toyota.

Grand Theft Auto V

Bugs/Glitches

Grand Theft Auto V

  • When applying the "Dual Exit Exhaust" upgrade, smoke will only come out of the left exhaust.

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