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For the standard counterpart, see Buffalo.
Spotted speeding away from many Los Santos crime scenes, this is a special edition version of the updated 60s muscle car. The sports engine pack, aerodynamic body styling package and yearly upgrades make the price worthwhile.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Bravado Buffalo S is a sports sedan in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Formerly known as the "second generation" Buffalo, it is the facelifted version of the existing Buffalo, with a supercharged engine, new front fascia, rims and tail lights, mainly based on the 2012-2014 Dodge Charger SRT8. The tail lights are based on the Acura NSX concept.

The Buffalo S has a much more aggressive appearance, giving it the look of the modern American sports car. The front fascia consists of a single chrome grille and a set of dual headlights and turning signals, one large intake on the center and two smaller ones near the tyres. A plastic separation can be found at the center, following the shape from the rest of the car. The hood features a wide bulge that starts from around the middle of the same.

On the sides, there are two small plastic panels on the front fenders bearing silver "Supercharged" lettering, as well as flat skirts with ridged details above them. The greenhouse area features plastic trims around the windows and two rear-view mirrors housed in shells with the upper half colored and the lower half finished in platic.

The rear of the car remains largely the same, except for the tail lights, consisting of a single red strip connecting the two sets from the outer edges. The portion below the central light stripe is finished in plastic, with the manufacturer emblem on the center. The rear bumper houses the rear plate and a plastic diffuser, along with the dual circular exhausts.

The car is prominently painted in a primary color for the body, with the hood bulge and roof painted in a secondary color. It uses a unique set of ten-spoke rims sharing a similar pattern to the "Mercie" sport rims seen in Los Santos Customs, with a more straighter appearance.

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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Buffalo S improves upon the regular Buffalo with slightly better acceleration and top speed. Outside of that, it remains mostly a half-decent car. It lacks in both acceleration and top speed when compared to other Sports cars. Its handling is remarkably boatish, lacking in response time and cornering radius. What it does right, however, is remaining stuck to the ground; the Buffalo S is a very hard car to spin out, and when it does spin out, it is also a very easy car to correct. Braking power is great and reliable. Crash deformation is acceptable, being able to shrug off a mild beating, but otherwise will fail after a decent number of hits.

Like the Buffalo, the Buffalo S is powered by a twin-cam, straight-4 engine, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. It produces a very aggressive sound, being a high-revving sound similar to the Gauntlet and the Picador.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 90 / 145 5 N/A RWD 1650 / 3638 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 5 Supercharged (Badging) RWD 1650 / 3638 N/A
6.9 Seconds 115 / 185 5 FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $325 $650
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $6,375
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $10,625
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $17,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $29,750
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $42,500
Brakes Stock Brakes $325 $650
Street Brakes $6,500 $13,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $17,550
Race Brakes $11,375 $22,750
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $750 $1,500
Custom Front Splitter $1,250 $2,500
Carbon Front Splitter $1,650 $3,300
Painted Front Bumper $1,950 $3,900
Painted Bumper & Splitter $2,350 $4,700
Painted & Carbon Splitter $2,450 $4,900
Stock Rear Bumper $750 $1,500
Custom Rear Bumper $1,250 $2,500
Sports Rear Bumper $1,650 $3,330
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $5,850
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $8,125
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $11,700
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $21,775
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $750
Big Bore Exhaust $899 $1,800
Dual Titanium Exhaust $1,499 $3,000
Oval Exhaust $4,770 $9,550
Race Exhaust $4,870 $9,750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $100 $200
Black Grille $375 $750
Chrome Open Grille $670 $1,340
Black Open Grille $825 $1,650
Exposed Intercooler $1,500 $3,000
Hoods Stock Hood $450 $900
Vented Hood $850 $1,700
Ram Air Hood $1,200 $2,400
Carbon Hood $1,450 $2,900
Carbon Vented Hood $2,225 $4,450
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200 $400
Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
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
Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
Roofs Stock Roof $100 $200
Sunstrip $350 $700
Carbon Roof $575 $1,150
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Skirts Stock Skirts $1,250 $2,500
Custom Skirts $1,500 $3,000
Carbon Skirts $2,000 $4,000
Spoilers None $500 $1,000
Ducktail Spoiler $750 $1,500
Mid Level Spoiler $950 $1,900
Carbon Wing $1,300 $2,600
GT Wing $1,750 $3,500
Stock Car Wing $2,000 $4,000
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 $325 $650
Street Transmission $9,587 $19,175
Sports Transmission $10,562 $21,125
Race Transmission $13,000 $26,000
Turbo None $1,625 $3,250
Turbo Tuning $8,125 $42,500
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


Sprunk Buffalo

Grand Theft Auto V
The Sprunk Buffalo in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)

The enhanced edition of Grand Theft Auto V features a unique Buffalo S with a Sprunk livery, named the Sprunk Buffalo. It is one of the four stock cars featured in the enhanced version of the game.

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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Notable Owners


Grand Theft Auto V

  • As Franklin's Personal Vehicle, the Buffalo S is available at his safehouse.
  • Occasionally seen driven by Franklin when switching to him, often in a traffic jam (in most other instances, he is either riding his Bagger or has it nearby).

Grand Theft Auto Online

Original version
  • The Buffalo S may appear as a Target vehicle.



  • The default radio stations for the Buffalo S are Radio Los Santos, The Lab and West Coast Classics.
  • After the 1.14 update, the 2nd generation Buffalo has been renamed to the Buffalo S, to avoid confusion between the two models.
  • Although it is manufactured by Bravado, there is a Vapid logo on the front seat floor mats, likely reused assets from the Stanier and the Taxi.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • As evidenced by early game trailers, the Buffalo S was at some point meant to be a traffic vehicle. The same can be said for the Bodhi, which appeared briefly in the first GTA V trailer.
  • Franklin's Buffalo S' license plate reads "FC1988", an apparent nod to Franklin Clinton being born in 1988.
  • Despite claiming it has an intercooler, evident by the "Exposed Intercooler" modification, the car lacks any visible or audible signs of a forced-air induction system being present (turbo/supercharging). The rear badging, however, corresponds with the modification by stating the vehicle is supercharged. The S in the model's name may actually refer to this, but due to this badge also being present on the base model, it more likely simply stands for 'Sport' or 'Sports'.
  • The line "Spotted speeding away from many Los Santos crime scenes" from the website description might be a reference to Franklin, as he is known to own one, with the "crime scenes" being the events of Grand Theft Auto V involving him.

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