For a similar dune buggy in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, see Bandito.
Not to be confused with Dune, a rally truck from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto Online.
"This custom dune buggy is about the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Or off. It is designed for the beach after all. The ultimate toy for the big kid with a lot of disposable income."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The BF Dune Buggy is a lightweight, off-road buggy featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Dune Buggy's construction is a tubular frame chassis and is extremely lightweight, with an overall appearance reminiscent of the Bandito from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

The vehicle features a long body design with a mostly stripped-down appearance, where the front area is narrower and features a set of four circular lamps over the protective frames. The cabin area is wider in appearance and lacks any sort of doors or windows, having only two frames over the occupants' section. The rear area consists of a squared-off frame on the rear end and two angular ones passing over the engine bay.

The underside area mostly consists of two steel floor panels and the suspension systems, where the front one features dual suspension arms, while the rear one features articulated arms with axle shafts connecting the engine with the rear wheels.

The cabin compartment features the corresponding set of pedals, a steering wheel with a visible steering column and reaching the steering arms, the gear stick connected to the engine and the main seats. The Dune Buggy is also fitted with a CB radio, and occasional trucker chatter can be heard regardless of whether the main radio is turned on or off (it only plays if playing as Trevor and in Blaine County).

The vehicle may spawn either with or without body panels covering the front and sides, as well as a small canvas on top, resulting in four different variations. The vehicle can only be painted with a primary colour for the body panels. The secondary colour, although not accessible, appears to be applied on the roof canvas (which is set to spawn in a black colour), though it is barely noticeable due to the faded texturing of the same. It uses a set of wheels also shared with the Injection, being five-spoke rims fitted with standard treaded tyres on the front and wider dust tyres on the rear.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Dune Buggy performs generally well both on the road and off. Its extremely light weight allows for excellent acceleration, which complements a decent top speed. Its length and relatively narrow wheelbase keep it steady during turns, and retains fairly decent grip even at high speeds. It is also quick to recover from jumps, rollovers and minor accidents, but is quite fragile to withstand collision damage. Furthermore, the open cabin makes the occupants heavily vulnerable to gunfire.

The Dune Buggy is powered by a single-cam, Flat-4 engine that is also shared with the Injection, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a rear engine, rear wheel drive layout. The engine also emits the same sound as that of the Injection, being a low-revving and loud sound, possibly attributed to its worn condition.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
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N/A 84 / 135 5 N/A RWD 1800 / 3968 45
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N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
6.2 Seconds 92 / 148 5 RR SOHC Flat-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
72.434425%
Acceleration
62.5%
Braking
21%
Traction
66.666672%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
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
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
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $2,500
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $2,000
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 $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 - -
* Vehicle is limited to Bulletproof Tires and Tire Smokes.

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto V

Variants

Space Docker

Grand Theft Auto V
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The Space Docker in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

Grand Theft Auto V also features a unique variant, the Space Docker, which is given to the player as a reward for collecting all 50 spaceship parts. It features unique sounds and enhancements.

Dune FAV

Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Dune FAV in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Dune FAV (Fast Attack Vehicle) is an armed variant of the Dune Buggy featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Gunrunning update.

Ramp Buggy

Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Ramp Buggy in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
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The spoiler-less Ramp Buggy in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Ramp Buggy is a custom ramp car variant of the Dune Buggy, featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Import/Export update. It takes the resemblance and purpose of the Flip Car used in Fast and Furious 6 and is available with or without a spoiler (although the first version is mission-exclusive).

Special Variants

Notable Owners

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Parked in a cul-de-sac near the northwest corner of the Grand Senora Desert, just South of the Sandy Shores Airfield.
  • Parked across the fence from the water tower inside Stab City, owned by The Lost MC.
  • Parked to the side of the Southwest trail on Mount Chiliad. (Southwest from the Cable Car drop-off point.)
  • Parked on a small beach Northeast of the 24/7 store on the Great Ocean Highway (towards the Northwestern end of Mount Gordo).
  • Spawns being driven Southwest just past the Southeast exit of the Mount Chiliad tunnel.
  • Spawns parked in Grapeseed at the gas station near the intersection of East Joshua Road and Seaview Road. One also spawns across the street from the liquor store next to the auto repair building.
  • Commonly found driving on the dirt road parallel to the train tracks in the Grand Senora Desert, just North of the Sandy Shores Airfield.
  • Occasionally spawns parked on the South trail in Raton Canyon, just Southeast of the tenth parachute jump (across the river).
  • Often spawns on the dirt road past the Northwest end of Paleto Bay.
  • Occasionally found driving down a road just east of the Grand Senora Desert branch of Los Santos Customs.
  • Can be taken after both of Cletus' encounters.
  • Parked at McKenzie Field Hangar after purchase. It triggers Arms Trafficking Ground missions and can be freely taken after (PC version). Trevor is required to use them during the entire mission.
  • Rarely found in traffic around the Grand Senora Desert.
  • Rarely found roaming back roads in Blaine County.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Available at Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $20,000.
  • Agent 14 will provide the player with a Dune Buggy for use during a random bunker supply run.
  • A Dune Buggy with bullet-proof tires is available on the SecuroServ menu in free mode for Associates and Bodyguards (but not VIPs and CEOs) for $5,000, or for free if owned.
  • Can be found on the side of the road going towards the destroyed bridge in Paleto Bay.
  • It can be found in Online at all the mentioned locations while driving a purchased Dune Buggy.
  • A variant without the body panels can be found near the beach in the Paleto Bay Area.

Trivia

General

  • Despite its name, every aspect of its construction is actually that of a Sandrail.
  • The Dune Buggy may be a nod to one of Rockstar North's/Angel Studios' earlier games, Smuggler's Run. This is further evidenced in its role in Oscar Guzman's arms smuggling missions.
  • The canvas top will still make a flapping noise even when in the garage, away from wind.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Cletus Ewing mentions that his Dune Buggy costs $4,000, which is inconsistent with the vehicle's true cost of $20,000 in GTA Online. This would mean that Cletus owns a second-hand/used example.
  • The Dune Buggy has no license plates, which would make it illegal to drive on the road. While it could be argued it is not supposed to be road-legal vehicle, NPCs are routinely seen driving it around Blaine County.
  • Before The High Life Update, the Dune Buggy could not be modified at Los Santos Customs. However, it is possible to modify it, except for the rim design.
  • The Dune Buggy's engine is heavily inspired by the real life VW aircooled flat-4 engines, sharing the fuel pump, air-cooling drum, spark plug layout, dual-carburettors, air filters, exposed verniers and timing belt.
  • For some reason, handling files mentions an item for the Dune Buggy. It is unknown what kind of item it is.
  • During the Arms trafficking ground missions, any weapon crate picked up will be stored in the vehicle's front chassis, though players cannot see Trevor actually moving the crates.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • This vehicle cannot have a crew emblem, likely due to the lack of doors or the removable body panels.

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