"They don't make 'em like they used to. Which is why Vapid designed the retro-classic Bullet based on the racing cars of the 1960s, back when nobody gave a crap about carbon footprints or the Ozone layer."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Bullet is a sports coupe featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, The Ballad of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is known as Bullet GT in The Ballad of Gay Tony and is manufactured by Vapid in the HD Universe.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Bullet's design closely resembles a Ford GT. However, the Ford GT was not introduced until 2002, ten years after the game takes place, but the original GT40 model was manufactured from 1964 to 1969. The Ford GT40 was used as a racecar in the 1960s, but bears less resemblance to the Bullet.

In a beta screenshot of GTA San Andreas, which can be found in Otto's Autos, the Bullet is seen with a double stripe and a different hood, identical to that on the real Ford GT, the beta model is also portrayed in some renderings inside of Otto's Autos, a showroom in Downtown San Fierro.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Named Bullet GT in The Ballad of Gay Tony, the car shares similar design cues with the Ford GT, such as the waterfall hood scoop and body shape. Unlike the GT40 and GT, the Bullet GT does not feature a rear-hinged rear body section. The lower air ducts on the side of the car and louvers over the rear windscreen are similar to those featured on the Lamborghini Miura. In addition to this, the positioning of the exhaust tips is similar to that of the Miura. Plus, the taillights have a similar appearance to the 1999-2002 R34 Nissan Skyline. The plush interior is derived from the Grotti Turismo and features sport bucket seats finished in tan leather. The Bullet GT shares the same rim design with the Infernus, except it has grooves down the middle of each spoke (the Infernus does not have this).

Much like various newly designed cars in TBoGT, the car lacks external badging indicating its manufacturer; however, the title "Vapid" is emblazoned above the glove compartment inside the car. In addition, police chatter refers to the car as a "Vapid Bullet GT".

Grand Theft Auto V

The Bullet returns in Grand Theft Auto V. Despite the vehicle returning unchanged from TBoGT, it is named as in GTA San Andreas, lacking the "GT" nomenclature. Both the TBoGT model and the GTA V model are virtually identical in performance and aesthetics, except for the rims, which are the same as those of the Surge.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

As the name implies, acceleration, speed, handling, and braking are among the best in the game. The Bullet is the third fastest car in GTA San Andreas, the first being the Infernus, and the second being the Turismo. Following the Bullet in speed is the Cheetah and Hotring Racer. Steering is very sharp and it has a fun, but still safe, oversteer. The car feels very lightweight and nimble. Acceleration is almost as good as the Infernus (which is the fastest car in San Andreas). Braking is excellent. The only real sacrifice is susceptibility to intense damage upon impact, especially at the excessive speeds the vehicle is capable of reaching. Even though it is able to reach almost the same speed as Infernus, it is more controllable. Because of this, sometimes it is better to use Bullet during races, as at high speed the Infernus may spin uncontrollably, while a Bullet will remain under control. The vehicle is mid-engine, and has a rear-drive layout. A closer look at the engine shows six injector trumpets, suggesting that the engine is actually a V6.

The Bullet is a supercar, but strangely it has the same engine sound as classic middle power cars like the Oceanic, the Tornado and the Glendale.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 143 / 230 5 Petrol RWD 1200 / 2646
N/A N/A N/A RMR V6 w/ 6 Downdraft Carburettors/Throttle Bodies (In-game model) N/A Cannot be observed

The Ballad of Gay Tony


Top view of the Bullet GT's engine.

The Bullet GT has a very high top speed. It is possibly one of the fastest cars in The Ballad of Gay Tony (single player), almost beating the Comet, but it still cannot beat out the Comet's sheer speed. This corners in a well-balanced manner, as a result of the low-profile tires and mid-engine layout. However, care must be taken while driving in the rain because of the high torque and rear wheel drive; the car will often lose traction and may over-steer. The Bullet GT is also fairly durable compared to other super cars.The Bullet GT's engine is in fact the same as the Turismo's; if the player looks closely, they will notice the engine cover displays a "Turismo" logo. The engine seems to be a DOHC V8, similar, if not identical, the the one in the Turismo. Similar to the Infernus, Buffalo, F620, Sultan RS, and Banshee, the Bullet GT is prone to backfire from its exhaust, either when changing gear or in the higher RPM ranges.

TBoGT Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 101 / 163 5 N/A RWD 1500 / 3307
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A 5 RMR DOHC (Quad-Cam) V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Bullet still handles fast, but it is the second slowest supercar in the game, only faster than the Voltic. The Bullet is more comparable to sports cars rather than supercars. Most of its acceleration and top speed properties have been carried over from TBoGT.

The engine is stated to be a 5.6L engine, and again the engine seems to be a DOHC V8 placed longitudinally, in a rear-mid engine, rear wheel drive layout. The vehicle appears to use two textures of twin-cam engine covers, indicating the use of quad cam (twin cam in the case of a V8 engine found here) technology. One of the special features of this vehicle is its unique modeled differential and gearbox located in the rear compartment.

Its engine sound is similar to that of the Tornado.

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 94 / 152 5 N/A RWD 1100 / 2425 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
3.6 Seconds 210 / 337 5 6.0L (Website)
5.6L (Badging)
5.26 Seconds 110 / 178 5 RMR DOHC (Quad Cam) V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Bullet can be modified at TransFender:

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Car Color 2 (64 different colors) $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
  • The TransFender in Las Venturas has charges 20% more for each modification except colors.

Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
Armor No Armor $500 $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $2,500 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $6,250 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $10,000 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $17,500 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $25,000 $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $500 $1,000
Street Brakes $10,000 $20,000
Sport Brakes $13,500 $27,000
Race Brakes $17,500 $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $6,250 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $9,000 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $16,750 $33,500
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $300 $600
Xenon Lights $1,450 $7,500
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 - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
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 $500 $1,000
Street Transmission $14,750 $29,500
Sports Transmission $16,250 $32,500
Race Transmission $20,000 $40,000
Turbo None $1,250 $5,000
Turbo Tuning $12,500 $50,000
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

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Special Variants

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • The mission "No. 3" for Mori Kibbutz features a Bullet GT with a unique white-red paintjob which is driven by Luis Fernando Lopez. In order to get this unique version, the player has to abandon Mori and Brucie Kibbutz, park the car at the safehouse, and save the game.
  • A Bullet GT with a unique lime green paint-job can be seen during This Ain't Checkers and the triathlon side-activities, mainly used for the final phase of the race. This Bullet GT, like other land cars in the triathlon, is boosted with Nitro.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • No. 3 - Luis must go to a garage north of Middle Park where three cars are kept - a yellow Turismo (Mori's car), a blue F620 (Brucie's car) and a red and white Bullet GT (the player's car). The three line up and Mori takes the lead. The player, then, must follow Mori and weave in and out between streets and police cars (as the player gains a three-star wanted level, due to Mori tipping off the cops to make things 'interesting').


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • Henrique Bardas can acquire one for the player after the mission No. 3.
  • Commonly spawns in Algonquin, especially the southern half of the island.
  • Fairly common in Alderney.
  • The Bullet GT is one of the vehicles used during This Ain't Checkers and the Triathlons side-missions. The player can obtain one from the triathlon once they wins the race with the car.
  • The Bullet GT is used in the Drug Wars as a vehicle packed with drugs, many of these have special paint-jobs not seen anywhere else.
  • The player can spawn the Bullet GT via cheat code by dialing "227-555-9666" (CAR-555-ZOOM).
  • Rather common in Multiplayer.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Like in a handful of vehicles, the license plate on the bullet does not show which city the plate is from.
  • The Bullet parked in front of Burger Shot in San Fierro has the same license plate (CHUNKY) as the Elegant that CJ drives during the mission, Management Issues.
  • In the auto showroom near the coast in San Fierro, there is a picture of a beta Bullet on the first floor.
  • Certain Bullets in GTA San Andreas acquired through unconventional means may bear special vanity plates:
    • FUCK YOU (Easter Basin docks)
    • TOO FAST (Easter Basin docks)
    • CHUNKY (Burger Shot, San Fierro)
    • EA SUCKS (Easter Basin docks)

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • During the mission, Sexy Time, look closely when Yusuf opens up his drawer for his wad of money for Luis. There is a magazine under the wad of cash which has a picture of a red beta Bullet in San Andreas.
  • A Bullet GT is featured on the cover for Episodes from Liberty City, but with a different front end design. Along with the absence of the front splitter and canards, there is an upper grille section not featured in the final version of the vehicle.
  • Because the car's engine is placed in just in front of the rear axle, the fuel tank cap is placed in front of the cabin, on the hood/bonnet.
  • When Luis Fernando Lopez calls Henrique Bardas requesting this car, Luis will only refer to it as "Bullet" instead of Bullet GT.
  • The Bullet GT sports exactly the same interior as the Turismo's. This proves to be true due to the Grotti emblem on the steering wheel and on the passenger side dashboard, it reads "Turismo."
    • The Bullet GT's engine is in fact a Turismo engine; the covers on the engine state "Turismo."
  • A quality the Bullet GT shares with the other rear-engined cars is that it is immune to most forms of gunfire to the front bay of the car, where the trunk is. Though, there is a limit to this; the car has a certain "line", behind which bullets will do damage to the car, which universally is slightly in front of the rear tires, generally right behind the doors. After that line is crossed, the car catches on fire in only a few shots from any gun.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Bullet that appeared in the Grand Theft Auto Online gameplay video has a similar paintjob to the Gulf Ford GT40 Paintjob that was used during Le Mans.
  • The Bullet is one of the few vehicles that have rear louvers as stock. Another being the Monroe.
  • The Bullet shares its interior with the Feltzer.
  • According to Legendary Motorsport, the Bullet is based on a racing car in the 1960s. This is similar to how the Ford GT is based on the Ford GT40, a racing car.
  • It is one of the few vehicles in the HD Universe to have a visible gas cap.
    • What seems to be a placement error, when the gas cap is shot, gasoline will leak out above the cap.
  • Although the car does not have any engine statement, its badge texture features a 5.6 Litre badge, currently unused.

See Also

  • FMJ - A car which is technically the successor of the Bullet.
  • Pegassi Monroe - A vehicle that also has design influences from a Ford GT40.


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