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The original Cog Cabrio was a landmark in bringing luxury grand tourers to a wider market, which explains why every five-figure broker with a pinstripe suit and a history of sexual assault has one. Invest in this new four-door model, with more headroom and a plush interior, and you should stand out of the crowd for at least another couple of months. This model has an extended wheelbase. Armored edition available.
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Enus Cognoscenti (Pronounced as kog-no-shen-tee) is a luxury full-size sedan appearing in all HD Universe games, except for Grand Theft Auto V. In Grand Theft Auto Online, it reappears as part of the Executives and Other Criminals update.


Grand Theft Auto IV

The Cognoscenti in Grand Theft Auto IV is mostly based on the Maybach 62, with front influence from the Bentley Continental Flying Spur. The rear fascia, especially the rear lights, trunk line, and registration plate, take some inspiration from the Rover 75.

The Cognoscenti is rather unique, as it features a wheelbase long enough to qualify for a limousine classification, but is still shorter in length to the Stretch. The front bumper features chrome strips on the outer edges, along with a black vent on the centre with a separation placed between two small unusable circular lamps. The upper area is predominated by the chrome mesh grille featuring the manufacturer emblem embossed on the upper side, and the chrome headlamp housings with large circular lamps and hard-to-see front white turning lights located above the external headlights. The bonnet is relatively simple and features a vented section in front of the windscreen.

The sides feature flared wheel arches and a slightly wider skirting area, along with chrome strips passing through the doors. The greenhouse area is relatively long, featuring black trim and rear-view mirror shells. The windows on the area behind the front seats are always tinted, denoting its luxury appearance. Interestingly, the car has the same interior as the Schafter, complete with a Benefactor logo on the steering wheel.

The rear of the car is somewhat rounded and features vertical tail lamps on the edges. The boot has a license plate between the two reverse lamps, all of them located inside a chrome surrounding with the manufacturer name embossed on the upper part and an emblem just above it. The rear bumper features a single chrome strip and a lower vented area, housing the exhaust tubes on the edges.

The car may appear with monotone or two-tone colours, with the secondary one being applied on the bonnet, roof, pillars and boot. It uses a unique set of plain central rims with 12 small spokes around it, wrapped in medium-profile tyres.

Cognoscentis in GTA IV come with alarms, but the ones at Jimmy Pegorino's house do not trigger when the doors are opened. The Cognoscenti is also equipped with a GPS system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

For Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the design of the car has been reduced in size to that of a standard four-door sedan. The DS rendition features distinct single tone darker paintjobs in a variety of colors compared to other cars in the game. The PS rendition retains many of its GTA IV design cues, such as the two-tone body color and fascia design.

Grand Theft Auto Online

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The car makes a return in Grand Theft Auto Online, with the same design and features from the GTA IV iteration, but with improved light textures and standard rear windows.

Colour distribution is the same as before, where the primary colour is applied to the body and the interior stitching, while the secondary colour is applied on the bonnet, roof, pillars and boot. A trim colour is also available for the interior, being applied to the dashboard, seats and door panels. Its wheels feature a unique rim design, consisting of nine split spokes with a plain centre, wrapped in low-profile tyres.

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Grand Theft Auto IV

The Cognoscenti is one of the larger cars in the game, with an exceptionally long body for a sedan. The weight and length of the car make it more of a vanity vehicle than one useful for missions; its handling is inferior to other sedans found throughout the city. However, it boasts a powerful engine and a rear-wheel-drive configuration, so slides and over-steer can be achieved. The suspension has a good balance of soft/firm, which irons out bumps in the road, meaning that the car does not over-compensate over the bumps, whilst not jarring over them either. The car is slightly clunky in the corners, but given time, has superior straight line speed. This car is a good option for loading up several people and making a fast getaway car, but in the corners one can easily crash and get caught. Lastly, the car's mass makes it useful as well against both police cars and roadblocks.

The vehicle is powered by what looks like a V8 engine and shares the smooth engine sound from cars like the Stretch, the Admiral and the PMP 600.

GTA IV Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 93 / 150 5 N/A RWD 2100 / 4630
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A 5 FR V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition is more maneuverable, given its shorter wheelbase and size, allowing the car to accelerate faster and steer around corners more easily. Other considerable features include its responsive brakes and burnout capability. This makes the Cognoscenti one of the better four-door sedans in the game. It also feels quite heavy, making it a good vehicle to evade wanted levels.

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Cognoscenti's large engine offers decent speed, but at the cost of general versatility. It has above average acceleration and a high top speed for the class. Handling, however, is distinctly boatish and slow to respond. The mixture of weight, long wheelbase, and low cornering angle causes the Cognoscenti to have a dreadful cornering radius, and very slow response time. Crash deformation is excellent, owing in part to its large mass which absorbs the majority of the hit and keeps it off the more important parts. Braking is sub-par overall.

Again, the vehicle is powered by what looks like a V8 engine and the engine sound is the same as the Tornado and the Bullet.

GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 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 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 2700 / 5952 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
6.5 Seconds 155 / 250 N/A 570 bhp 5.5L V12 N/A N/A N/A
6.5 Seconds 98 / 157 5 FR V8 (Cover) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club


Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker
Full Coverage
Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

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Cognoscenti Cabrio

Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto Online
The Cognoscenti Cabrio in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)

The Cognoscenti Cabrio is a two-door cabriolet variant of the Cognoscenti with a reformed compact, sporty design. It retains the front and rear fascias found on all Cognoscenti models.

Cognoscenti (Armored)

Grand Theft Auto Online
The Cognoscenti (Armored) in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Cognoscenti (Armored) is an armored version of the regular Cognoscenti introduced along with the regular version. It features high-impact armor and high bullet-resistant windshields, as well as several other armored cosmetic preferences.

Cognoscenti 55

Grand Theft Auto Online
The Cognoscenti 55 in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
The Cognoscenti 55 (Armored) in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Cognoscenti 55 is a shorter variant of the Cognoscenti with alterations to the front and side profiling. It was added to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals update.

Just like the Cognoscenti, it also features an armored edition with unique door padding and window frame armor.

Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Anthony "Tony Black" Spoleto, the Ancelotti's capo, owns a unique dark blue Cognoscenti, which is blown up in "Actions Speak Louder than Words". The car cannot be stolen due to its doors being locked.
  • A unique baby blue Cognoscenti is requested in Stevie's Car Thefts. The car will be constantly spawn next to the Alderney Museum in Alderney City, Alderney until it is delivered to Stevie, allowing the player to store one at their safehouse before delivering another copy.
  • A uniquely pearl white-painted Cognoscenti can be stolen outside Gracie Ancelotti's home in Alderney City approximately two weeks after the player completes "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", when she appears as a random character. The car will be parked in the driveway to the house, and will keep respawning until the mission is completed, so the player can take it without doing the mission.
  • During "Mr and Mrs Bellic", there is a gray and black Cognoscenti with a wedding ribbon over the front of the car's bonnet parked up outside the church which the player is required to head to. If the player approaches the car, the next cutscene will play and it will be unobtainable. However, it is possible to take the car by firing a weapon while across the street, scaring off the guests and failing the mission. The same Cognoscenti is featured in both A Revenger's Tragedy and Out of Commission, sans the ribbon, but there the player can obtain it by taking it and drive to a safehouse.
  • In The Lost and Damned, a unique red Cognoscenti is obtainable during "Phone Ho'" for "Stubbs' Dirty Laundry", during which a politician rides it to pick up a prostitute. If the player is quick enough, they can take it after the mission and save it, or simply sniping the politician, but that will result in mission' failure.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • Uncle Kenny loans a purple-and-white Cognoscenti to Huang Lee in Pursuit Farce. Other than its color (which is not seen on other Cognoscentis) and its bigger size, it is virtually the same.
  • A gang variant of the Cognoscenti exists, being used by the "Mob" in Algonquin, and is distinguished by its larger size, an all-dark gray body color, and a sunroof.
  • Rudy D'Avanzo drives away in a bulletproof grey-and-white Cognoscenti after Grave Situation and uses the same one (no longer bulletproof) as a getaway car in A Rude Awakening.
  • During Evidence Dash, after stealing Heston's car, the Cognoscentis with sirens will follow and try to kill the player. Although having a siren, it is impossible to turn it off. If the player stores the car in a garage, the siren will disappear, making it a normal Cognoscenti.

Notable Owners

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Lost and Damned

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto IV



  • In Italian, Cognoscente means a connoisseur or an expert in a certain field, usually the fine arts, while cognoscenti is the plural form of the word.
  • The default radio stations for the Cognoscenti are:
  • The GTA IV model also appears in Rockstar's Max Payne 3 as a car in repairing process. Some details, like the engine bay and the radiator grille, appear to be changed from the GTA IV version.

    The Cognoscenti wreck in Max Payne 3.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The Cognoscenti comes with a door-ajar chime, which can be heard when door is open in quiet areas with volume turned up.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • There's a glitch that happens with this car. In Meadows Park, there is always a house with a Cognoscenti in front of its garage, so the player can pick it up. Then, one must drive around Meadows Park and when a house with a little garden and a ramp in it is visible, one can get into the garden. Later, he/she must put the car in the side that's closer to the wall and finally, one have to stay there for a few seconds. The result is that the car will teleport to the road again.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Despite the car not appearing in story mode, the Social Club website still lists it in the GTA V section, albeit incorrectly used as a cinematic screenshot of the Cognoscenti Cabrio.
  • There is a set of rims similar to the Cognoscenti's ones available in Los Santos Customs also named after the vehicle, under the SUV category.
  • The Cognoscenti features unique noise-cancelling glass. Virtually sounding out vehicles passing by, and rain and the engine sound, to an extent. Though for some reason, the voices of pedestrians remain the same.
    • The Cognoscenti line of vehicles were the first to include this feature, but were later used on the Nightshark and the Revolter.
  • Like the Cognoscenti 55, the Cognoscenti emits a startup chime after igniting the engine. This is most audible when in cockpit view.
  • Game files from the Arena War update suggest there was going to be a third variant of the Cognoscenti, model name cognoscenti3, likely an Arena-ready or Arena Contender vehicle, but was cut from the update.[1]

See Also


  1. carmod_shop.ysc: 0xE837EE04 / -398987772 = cognoscenti3