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You always wanted one of these when in high school - and now you can have the car that tells everyone yes, these are implants - on your head and in that dizzy tart next to you. Boom. You go, tiger.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos and Legendary Motorsport description.

The Comet is a recurring sports car that appears in both 3D Universe and HD Universe. It is manufactured by Pfister in the HD Universe.


3D Universe

The Comet is based on the Porsche 911 and best resembles the 911SC Targa from the late '70's or the early 1980s; however, like newer 911 models, it has an all-wheel-drive configuration. 3D Universe renditions of the Comet are front-engined, unlike the real Porsche 911, which is famously rear-engined; this led to speculation that the Comet was inspired by a Datsun 240Z. The headlamps may also have been inspired by the 1966-1969 Alfa Romeo Spider. The rear bears a resemblance to the 1980-1984 Chevrolet Opala.

The Comet is distinguished by the angled front end, small bumpers with overriders and circular headlamps, along with their open tops. In the original releases of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the Comet assumes a fastback profile with connected tail lamps and curved rear window, while in Xbox and Mobile versions of GTA Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the car assumes backwards-slanted standalone C-pillars with small rear window, separated tail lamps and a central license plate, bearing a heavy resemblance to the rear section of the Porsche 914.

The Comet in GTA Vice City only spawns in single body colours, while in later games, the rear pillars/section may receive a secondary colour.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Manufactured by Pfister, the Comet in Grand Theft Auto IV largely resembles a Porsche 996 Carrera 4S and the Porsche Carrera GT for the front grille/mouth and headlamps. Like the real 911, the GTA IV Comet is rear-engined, although it has a V8 engine rather than a flat-6 like most Porsches, which would be nearly impossible to fit into the rear of a Porsche 911.

The Comet remains mostly identical to its previous iterations, but assumes a newer, shorter design, where the front features a set of meshed intakes and small fog lamps, along with a small extender. The upper area features a set of circular headlamps and turn signals located on black housings, as well as a front-mounted, carpeted boot with space for luggage, similar to the Turismo. A Pfister logo is also seen on the front.

The sides of the car feature a rounded design with flat skirting area, while the doors have silver vertical handles. The greenhouse area features black trim around the windows, black inner pillars and body-coloured mirror shells. Right after the rear window, there is a set of thin vents intended for the engine.

The rear of the car features a small engine compartment with a ducktail spoiler and the corresponding badges on it, while the tail lamps can be seen on the outer edges. The bumper is relatively simple and has two mouldings for the exhaust tubes.

Inside the vehicle there are two sport seats in black leather, resembling Lamborghini's seat design. Pfister logos can be also seen on the headrests. The seats also feature yellow/orange stitching.

The Comet is only seen in a variety of single body colours. The rim design is unique, being five wide spokes with five black bolts around the centre and wrapped in low-profile tyres. It also features large, cross-drilled disc brakes all around.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The Comet in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars remains similar to the GTA IV iteration, albeit with simplier details and a grey detail between the tail lamps.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the Comet retains the same model as in GTA IV, but features an updated design, consisting of vented skirts, rear fender ducts and a standard rear deck spoiler with small scoops, giving it resemblance to the Porsche 996 GT2. It also features a rear license plate.

In the original versions of the game, the Comet's interior features a unique instrument cluster resembling the 2007-on Nissan GT-R, while in the enhanced versions, it shares the high-performance take on the EK-series Honda Civic cluster also shared with other Sports and Supercars.

Colour distribution is the same as before, but the interior stitching matches with the body colour. The rims are similar to the ones from GTA IV, albeit featuring grooves on the spokes. However, there is a set of sport wheels in Los Santos Customs named "Super Five" which closely resemble the ones from GTA IV.

Current Design Gallery

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3D Universe

With its AWD powertrain, grippy tires, and poweful engine, the Comet in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories is one of the fastest and best handling sports cars in the game. The Comet's handling limits and grip levels are extremely high. The car remains completely stable even when cornerning at full speed without any power oversteer or loss of traction. In fact, it is virtually impossible to drift with the Comet even in slippery conditions (such as on rainy roads or grass). The Comet's turn-in is very sharp, though there is a bit of understeer present. With its unflappable handling and near elite-level speed and acceleration, the Comet is an excellent car for Vice Street Racer challenges.

The Comet's top-down convertible nature allows the protagonist to jump over the driver's-side door, facilitating a more rapid takeoff.

3D Universe Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 124 / 200 5 Petrol AWD 1400 / 3086
N/A N/A 5 N/A AWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Grand Theft Auto IV rendition of the Comet is the fastest car in the game. The all-wheel drive layout ensures good standing-start acceleration, and high power ensures a top speed similar to that of exotic sports cars in the game. However, this car does subtly demonstrate a lack of torque; this is noticeable on hills when at low revs. This problem is minor, because Liberty City is mostly flat and street-constructed. Wheelspin and burnouts are very common with the Comet, because traction control is completely turned off.

High-speed cornering results in massive understeer in the Comet, but the car does have potential lift-off oversteer, or oversteer at lower speeds. The Comet also suffers from a weak suspension construction. The wheels are prone to buckle into the chassis after striking a curb laterally with less force than expected, making the Comet one of the more fragile sports cars.

The Comet is not necessarily superior in multiplayer racing; the Comet is lightweight and relatively unstable, leading to the car being rammed off-road by the other vehicles, or being launched into the air off of hills and losing control, depending on the player's driving skills. For this, the Comet has the stiffest suspension in the game, including the other sports cars.

This rendition is powered by a single cam carburetored V8, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a rear engine, all wheel drive layout (20%-80%, front to rear torque distribution). Due to its rear-engine nature, the Comet, like most rear-engined vehicles, can survive huge amounts of crashes without any sign of damage to its engine, although its crash deformation resistance is rather low, increasing chances of having its wheels misaligned or even stuck if not being driven properly. It shares the engine sound with the Infernus and the Super GT.

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 99 / 160 5 N/A AWD
20% FWD
80% RWD
1450 / 3197
Website Statements / Badges
4.8 Seconds 105 / 169 5 R4 SOHC V8 w/ 8 Carburetors/Throttle Bodies (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The conventional Comet in Chinatown Wars retains its sporty performance, but is ranked below higher end sports cars in the same, although its handling and braking are considerably good. The modified variant of the Comet is superior in speed, but is otherwise similar in performance to a standard Comet.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Comet is fairly similar to the Comet in GTA IV. The mass, top speed and acceleration have been changed, however, and the most notable difference is that the GTA V version is rear-wheel drive, as opposed to a relatively uncommon all-wheel drive drivetrain in GTA IV. The car has fairly average performance for a sports car, but the traction is better than most of the sports cars. However, the car is very light and tail heavy, compared to similar cars such as the Feltzer and Elegy RH8.

Like the GTA IV rendition, the Comet is still powered by the same single cam carburetored V8 (with the website claiming that it is powered by a 3-liter engine capable of pushing 550hp), this time coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a rear engine, rear wheel drive layout. Oddly, the website also claims it has a top speed of 203 mph, while the observed top speed was only 120 mph. It is, however, higher than what the handling top speed suggests, which is only 94 mph. The engine sound is shared with the Sentinel and the Tailgater.

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 94 / 152 5 N/A RWD 1400 / 3086 60
Website Statements [?] / Badges
3.1 Seconds 203 / 327 N/A 3 Liter 550hp (Website) N/A N/A N/A
4.1 Seconds 120 / 193 5 RR SOHC V8 w/ 8 Carburetors/Throttle Bodies (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Comet can be modified at TransFender:

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Car Color 2 $ 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 charges 20% more for every modification except colors.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Upgrade: Benny's Original Motor WorksB Comet Retro Custom N/A $645,000
Armor No Armor $325 $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $50,000
Bodywork None $100 $200
Arch Extensions $350 $700
Brakes Stock Brakes $325 $1,000
Street Brakes $6,500 $20,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $27,000
Race Brakes $11,375 $35,000
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $750 $2,200
Splitter With Canards $1,250 $4,600
Splitter With Twin Canards $1,650 $7,400
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $33,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Dual Shotgun Exhaust $375 $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200 $600
Xenon Lights $1,000 $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 - -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $350 $700
Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Spoilers Stock Spoiler $500 $6,000
High Level Spoiler $750 $7,050
GT Wing $950 $10,000
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 $1,000
Street Transmission $9,587 $29,500
Sports Transmission $10,562 $32,500
Race Transmission $13,000 $40,000
Turbo None $1,625 $5,000
Turbo Tuning $8,125 $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
B Only available at Benny's Original Motor Works (enhanced version).

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online


Style SR

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
The Style SR in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
(Rear quarter view)

The Style SR is a racing variant of the Comet in GTA Chinatown Wars. It features a two-tone design with underglows as well as a large racing wing mounted on the rear.

500 XLR8

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
The 500 XLR8 in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
(Rear quarter view)

The 500 XLR8 is another racing variant of the Comet in GTA Chinatown Wars. Like the Style SR, it features a two-tone design with underglows and a large racing wing mounted on the rear.

Comet Retro Custom

Grand Theft Auto Online
A Comet Retro Custom in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
A Comet Safari in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Comet Retro Custom is a retro widebody variant of the Comet, featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the continuation of the Import/Export update.

The Retro Custom also has an off-road counterpart named the Comet Safari, which was added in the Doomsday Heist update.

Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • In the mission No. 1, the player have to race against other competitors in a unique colored Comet belonging to Stevie. The player can easily obtain the vehicle after completing the mission, as it is given to Niko by Brucie, who states that he will give Stevie his old Banshee instead.
  • Stevie will request Niko to steal a unique mauve coloured Comet. As with other vehicles, the player can store a Comet before delivering another to Stevie.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • A modified Triad version of the Comet appears with unique modifications, including a large chin spoiler, vented roof and a spoiler in the back. It spawns in a purple/dark red color, and can be obtained anytime at Chan's place, even after his death.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Exports and Imports - The Comet is one of the 30 vehicles wanted for the side-mission. Placed on the second list.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound - The Comet is one of the 32 vehicles wanted by the Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound in the side-mission of the same name. Placed on the second list.
  • Drug Running (mission #4 - The Ringer) - The dealers bring the fake drugs in a Comet. The car cannot be saved in garages, even after the mission, though it can be taken to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound, if wanted.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto Online

Notable Owners

3D Universe

HD Universe


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Unlike its predecessors, GTA IV's Comet is very rarely encountered on the streets.

  • Obtainable in the mission "No. 1" (given by Brucie Kibbutz), where the player must race others using a Comet from Brucie's friend, Stevie. After winning the race (and the mission), Brucie will allow the player to keep the Comet as a gratuity. This Comet has a unique rich gold color, much darker than a normal yellow Comet.
  • The Comet will be always seen during the mission "Payback". While the player is chasing the Pavanos, a Comet is seen getting into a car accident; the player can stop to take this car, although doing so is likely to lead to mission failure.
  • Very rarely spawns in Algonquin, Liberty City.
  • Parked in the beginning of Bernie Crane's mission, "Hating the Haters". The player may park this Comet at a safehouse for safekeeping, and continue the mission in another car. It cannot be kept during the main portion of the mission, as it is a long chase throughout Middle Park, and bringing the Comet into the park will fail the mission. It also will have despawned if the player attempts to find it after dealing with the hater. In some cases the Comet is available in a very unusual dark grey color which appears reddish pink in certain angles, more specifically in the bumpers and skirts.
  • Parked again in the beginning of "Union Drive", there may be a Comet near where the player starts the mission and Bernie tells him to get a car; however, a Turismo may spawn instead.
  • If the player is driving a Comet around South Bohan, there is a chance a row of Comets will spawn.
  • The Comet is one of the target cars to be stolen for Stevie in Stevie's Car Thefts. The car is parked in the Golden Pier parking lot in Westminster, Algonquin. The player can drive the target Comet to a Safehouse and store it; another will respawn in the same place it was found, and this Comet can be delivered to Stevie. This Comet comes in a unique plum color.
  • In Brucie's Races, sometimes an opponent or opponents will spawn in Comets, which can be stolen (although this will forfeit the race).
  • The Comet can be spawned by dialing (227)-555-0175 on the cell phone. This cheat code does not affect saved games or block any achievements or trophies.
  • May spawn while riding a Sanchez.
  • Two Comets can be seen parked in Party Mode.

The Lost and Damned

  • Although it has no fixed spawning point (retaining the spawn scripts from GTA IV) the Comet is driven in the Gang Wars by Jamaicans.

The Ballad Of Gay Tony

  • The vehicle is extensively available and can be found driving around the streets of Algonquin.
  • A unique cream colored Comet, with pink pearlescent visible in some angles, can be obtained in Triathlons.
  • Sometimes appears with unique colors in Drug Wars.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • A modified Comet is parked on the northeast corner of Chan Jaoming's garage in East Island City, Dukes. It spawns even after Chan's death.
  • The normal Comet may be purchased from the auto merchant in BOABO, Broker.
  • The modified variant can be also found during rampages in Southern Algonquin, driven by Chan Jaoming's men.
  • During the mission Raw Deal, a modified Comet can be found in an alley on the route to Hsin's club. It can be used to finish the mission.
  • The normal Comet spawns throughout the city, along with Turismos, Sabre GTs, and Banshees mostly.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic. The Comet will fetch up to $6,000.



  • The vehicle is named after an eponymous astronomical object, which travels at high speeds. This clearly refers to the Comet's reputation as one of the fastest vehicles.
  • In some of the games in the series, the Comet's radio is set to a certain station, by default. They are as follows:
  • The Comet in the HD Universe has its name badging font similar to the popular font in GTA V, which is the Freestyle Script.

3D Universe

  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Carl Johnson always hops in the car without opening the door when getting in on the driver side; however, if the Comet is locked, CJ will not get in the car and the "jump in the car trick" is disabled, unless the player puts it in a garage, therefore unlocking it.
  • The Comet and the Hermes are the only two civilian cars in GTA Vice City without a license plate.
  • NPC-driven Comets in GTA Vice City Stories often fail to stop in time when approaching a traffic light. This will usually result in a collision if there are cars in front of the Comet.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Beta Comet, with a bigger Pfister logo on the trunk in GTA IV.

  • The Beta version of the Comet featured a bigger Pfister logo on the trunk. It can be seen on the Stevie's car theft image.
  • As the Comet's engine is rear designed, if a person is seen checking the engine of a Comet (due to it having black smoke come out of it) they will check the front, where the trunk is, and act like it is the engine.
  • The mauve colored Comet that Stevie requests can sometime turn out bronze.
  • This vehicle does not feature a license plate similar to other vehicles like the Dukes or the Contender.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • During the mission Yu Jian, if the player follows the yellow pathway, the player can see a purple-and-red modified Comet being chased down on the Broker-Dukes Expressway by two Police Patrol at top speed. It is also possible that the driver might be Chan Jaoming, as Chan also possess a similar Comet.
    • If the player follows the car and tries to hijack it, It will be locked.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Before the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 update, the site showed a red Comet on the website's wallpaper in both GTA V and GTA Online. However, the car is not purchasable on this site in Online. Instead, the player may visit Legendary Motorsport to purchase one in GTA Online.
  • The Comet has an incorrect cinematic preview image on GTA Online Rockstar Games Social Club, showing the Pfister Comet Retro Custom.
  • Strangely, despite claimed and appearing to be rear-wheel drive, when rolled over, a driveshaft connecting the rear engine to the front wheels is present, without a center diff. This is clearly a developer oversight.
  • According to the ambient files, the Comet is one of several named vehicles in-game that make up distant car sounds.[1] Other vehicles include the Entity XF, Cheetah, Banshee, Daemon, Carbonizzare, Vacca and Feltzer.

See Also


  1. File: x64\audio\sfx\ONESHOT_AMBIENCE.rpf, under name "commet".