For the sports car in Grand Theft Auto V, see Elegy RH8.
For the modern adaptation in Grand Theft Auto Online, see Elegy Retro Custom.

The Elegy is a 2-door sports car in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


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The Elegy is based loosely on the eighth generation Nissan Skyline, which was only sold officially in Japan and Australia, as well as a small number being shipped to UK Nissan garages, and never in left-hand drive. They were only legalized for importation into the US as a "classic car" in 2014, and thus back in 1992 would have been an extremely rare sight, if indeed there were any at all on the roads at the time in the states. It actually seems to be an amalgamation of various Skylines, taking its squarish front mostly from the R31 Skyline, and its basic shape from the R32. The vehicle's taillights and rear fascia bear a close resemblance to those of the R34. The Elegy is rear-wheel drive, unlike the well known Nissan Skyline GT-R, which is all-wheel drive, but the Elegy's understated styling, closed grille, and lack of any large wing means it's likely to be more closely related to rear-wheel-drive Skylines such as the GTS-t, or the R34 GTT. The stock wheels resemble the R33 GT-R's stock wheels.  


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Acceleration, speed, and handling are very impressive, but has a huge amount of torque, causing burnouts, fishtailing and oversteer as the engine tends to overpower the drivetrain, threatening to spin it out if attempting to turn in corners. This also makes the car virtually unmanageable at high speeds after a back tire has been shot out, making it extremely difficult to maintain control. Because of the massive power, the Elegy spins out when you drift the car. The Elegy has a short wheelbase and strong body, so it is capable of withstanding a good deal of damage. With a little practice, the Elegy can be used as a drift car without the use of handling mods. Both the acceleration and top speed are top of the line.

The Elegy appears to have a fuel-injected, naturally aspirated inline engine, like its real life counterpart which uses a 6-cylinder inline engine, albeit turbocharged. The engine is, unusually, mounted transversely, even though the car is RWD. The vehicle also sports a 5-speed gearbox.

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Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 124 / 200 5 Petrol RWD 1500 / 3307
N/A N/A N/A N/A RWD Cannot be observed


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Since it is a tuner, it can only be modified in Wheel Arch Angels in Ocean Flats, San Fierro.

Type Upgrade Cost Image
Paint Jobs Paintjob 1 $ 500
Paintjob 2 $ 500
Paintjob 3 $ 500
Colors Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Exhausts Alien Exhaust $ 790
X-Flow Exhaust $ 690
Front Bumper Alien Front Bumper $ 990
X-Flow Front Bumper $ 900
Rear Bumper Alien Rear Bumper $ 1000
X-Flow Rear Bumper $ 890
Roof Alien Roof Vent $ 190
X-Flow Roof Vent $ 150
Spoilers Alien Spoiler $ 600
X-Flow Spoiler $ 490
Side Skirts Alien Side Skirts $ 500
X-Flow Side Skirts $ 390
Wheels Cutter $ 1030
Rimshine $ 980
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Switch $ 900
Shadow $ 1100
Classic $ 1620
Dollar $ 1560
Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000


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Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Notable Owners

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  • In literature, Elegy is a mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem. 
  • The Elegy is used by the San Fierro Triads as one of their gang cars, alongside the Sultan and the Stratum, which are also both tuners.
  • The default radio station in the Elegy is CSR 103.9. However, stealing one from a Triad member will result in the station being set by default to SF-UR.
  • Due to the lower height of its driver's seat, CJ will kick the car's occupant when stealing the car.
  • The Skoiloine, a beta vehicle from GTA: LCS, is possibly based on the Elegy.
  • Its beta name was going to be Legend 566 but it changed to Elegy. There are 3 hidden paintjobs in the game files that are called: Legend1, Legend2 and Legend3. They can be inserted in the game by using an IMG editor that could open gta3.img and export the 3 hidden files to the computer and renaming them to Elegy1, Elegy2 and Elegy3 or rename them to Elegy4, Elegy5 and Elegy6 and export to the gta3.img file again, this option will keep all the paintjobs.
  • The Annis Elegy RH8, a vehicle in Grand Theft Auto V, is the Elegy's successor. It is based on the Nissan GT-R, which is a real-life successor to the GT-R R32, the car which the Elegy is based upon.


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