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"Whether you're planning a game of tennis, an orgy, a (literal) bloodbath or all of the above, there's ample room for it behind the tinted, sound-proof windows of this true American classic. Pop the trunk to find a built in power hose, custom-engineered to remove blood, fecal matter and regret from the panda-belly leather interiors. The choice of the statesman."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Vapid Chino is a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Chino is a large 2 door coupé of late 1960's design, very similar to the Virgo released in the previous DLC. Its overall design, especially in the side profile, appears to be derived primarily from a 1965 Lincoln Continental.

The Chino features a grilled front end, dual circular headlights and a chrome bumper, along with twin tail lights and chrome bumper. Chrome trimmings can be seen on the bottom side of the car, as well as chrome stripes running through the entire length of the car, on the outer edges of the same. By default the vehicle comes with custom low profile tires and wheels when purchased from Legendary Motorsport and Benny's Original Motor Works (latter for the enhanced version only).

The Chino may appear as a hardtop coupé, but can be customized at Los Santos Customs to remove the roof entirely or replace it with a non-retractable fabric top. The vehicle borrows some of the badges found on the Peyote, while having its own "CHINO" badge, applied to the rear end.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

Overall, the Chino is a fairly lacking car in terms of performance. It has a low acceleration because of its heavy weight, and the lowest top speed for its class. While the Chino is considered a Muscle car, its engine output is much lower than other cars, making it relatively easy to control and hard to spin out. Handling wise, the Chino is a very well handling Muscle, able to go through most corners without much effort. It still has its bouts of oversteer like any other Muscle, but when the Chino spins out, it is easy to correct. Crash deformation is above average, owing mostly to its large, heavy body which makes it resilient to physical damage and protects the engine sufficiently well. The car's width may prove to be an issue when attempting to cut in between lanes of traffic as it is abnormally wide for a car in general. Overall, the Chino is a good car for cruising around in, but otherwise, is a meager choice for competitive races.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
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N/A 81 / 130 4 N/A RWD 2300 / 5071 65
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10.1 Seconds (Website) 120 / 193 (Website)

130 / 209 (Website)

4 (Website) 462cui (7.6L) V8 300HP (Website) RWD (Website) 2404 / 5300 (Website) N/A
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10.1 Seconds 80 / 128 4 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Upgrade: Benny's Original Motor WorksB Chino Custom N/A $180,000
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
Custom Chin Spoiler $500 $1,000
Stock Rear Bumper $250 $500
Wheelie Bar $500 $1,000
Chassis Stock Chassis $350 $700
Los Santos Plaque $550 $1,100
Los Santos Customs Plaque $675 $1,350
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
Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Fenders Stock Fenders $150 $300
Curb Feelers $450 $900
Fender Skirts Body Color $750 $1,500
Hoods Stock Hood $150 $300
Single Intake Bug Catcher $325 $650
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $750 $1,500
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
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
No Roof $350 $700
Custom Roof $575 $1,150
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
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
B Only available at Benny's Original Motor Works (enhanced version).

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Grand Theft Auto V

Variants

Chino Custom

Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Chino Custom in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Chino Custom is a custom variant of the Chino exclusive for Grand Theft Auto Online, which features highly-advanced modifications, and hydraulics enabled, not present on the standard Chino.


Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Available in the three protagonists' garages.
Enhanced version

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Available from Legendary Motorsport for $225,000 (all versions).
  • Available from Benny's Original Motor Works for $225,000 (enhanced version only).

Trivia

General

  • In its description, it is mentioned as being the choice of statesmen. This is most likely a reference to the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, whose presidential limousine was a Lincoln Continental. Kennedy was travelling in this limousine when he was assassinated in 1963. The description also mentions tennis and sexual promiscuity, which Kennedy was also famous for.
  • Chino pants, particularly khaki, were a common piece of apparel among Latino gangbangers in 1990s Los Angeles. The Chino is one of the cars to be customized in the Lowriders update, which pays homage to this culture.
  • Chino is the name of a small town in southern San Bernardino County, California. This area is the inspiration for areas such as Paleto Bay and Bolingbroke Penitentiary.
  • The default station of the Chino is East Los FM.

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