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Cuban gangbanger's car.
— GTA Vice City Website.

The Cuban Hermes is a gang variant of the Hermes, appearing in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Design

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City & Vice City Stories

The Cuban Hermes is, as the name suggests, the gang car for the Cubans/Los Cabrones. As such, the car is commonly seen in the Cuban gang's territory of Little Havana, Vice City.

It has been modified in the style of a hot rod with a flame decal and additional side exhausts. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the Cuban Hermes is always painted in black while in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, it appears with light blue or white paint instead. The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories version also has a slightly different flame decal and its wheels are positioned further into the wheel wells than those on the regular or Vice City Cuban Hermes.

The vehicle retains its name "Cuban Hermes" in Vice City Stories despite the Cubans being renamed "Los Cabrones". According to GTA Vice City Stories' game manual, the 1980 Hermes costs $14,500.

Version History Gallery

Performance

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City & Vice City Stories

In addition to the visual changes over the standard model, the Cuban Hermes also differs in performance. The car's engine emits a different engine noise, similar to a turbocharged vintage V8 engine and the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City rendition will emit flames from the side exhausts when accelerating.

Compared to the regular Hermes, the Cuban Hermes has faster acceleration, a tighter turning circle, and an all-wheel-drive layout. It can perform quick J-turns on any surface (whereas other AWD cars can only do so on unpaved surfaces or in the rain). However, due to its heavy body roll and low ground clearance, it will scrape on the road during hard steering, and driving onto curbs can cause jolts, compromising stability and potentially causing a crash or rollover.

The Cuban Hermes shares its engine sound with several other muscle cars and off-road vehicles, including the Cholo Sabre, Polaris V8, Quad, Slamvan, Hotknife, BF Injection, Cartel Cruiser (in GTA III), Sabre Turbo, Voodoo (in VCS), Sandking and Diablo Stallion.

3D Universe Overview


Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 99 / 160 5 Petrol AWD 2150 / 4740
Observed
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Cannot be observed

Prominent Appearances

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • In front of Umberto Robina's house.
  • Driven around Little Havana by Los Cabrones gang members.
  • Next to a house in central Little Havana, west of Robina's house.
  • In front of another house northwest of Robina's house.
  • The Cuban Hermes can rarely be found in Little Haiti, which is Cholos turf and they will open fire on the vehicle if they see it and force the Cubans out of it.
  • The Cuban Hermes is wanted by the Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound.

Trivia

General

See Also

  • Hermes - Civilian version.
  • Diablo Stallion - Another modified car with almost the same characteristics. Both cars are supercharged versions of regular models, both have similar custom flame paint jobs and both are used by gangs of Hispanic origin as their primary means of transport. Furthermore, both cars utilize the same engine sound.

Bugs/Glitches

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City & Vice City Stories

  • Despite that the Cuban Hermes has four exhaust pipes, which is unusual for a modified vehicle, only the flames spew out from its side exhausts.

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