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"With its squared-off bodywork, sensible engineering and T-Top roof, the Faction has recently begun to lose its historic association with high finance and cases of sexual assault. These days, it's old and cheap enough to attract a generation of you artisans who dream of nothing more than finding an old car and hiring someone else to make it look good. Being a pioneer has never been this easy. Eligible for customization at Benny's Original Motor Works."
Benny's Original Motor Works description.

The Willard Faction is a two-door muscle car debuted Grand Theft Auto IV, and was later added to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Lowriders update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Faction is designed as a 1980's American sports coupe, which resembles a 1982-1987 Buick Regal (similar to the Majestic in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas). Details and portions of the design take cues from the Buick Grand National and Regal T-Type.

The Faction is depicted with a simplistic body, characterized by its bent grille, front end fog lights and a T-top roof, along with plate holders and the "Liberty City Willard" badging on the rear one. Some Factions are also equipped with a small hood scoop.

The Faction appears with many minor cosmetic accessories and adjustments:

  • A version with a primary-coloured roof and glass T-top.
  • A version with a secondary coloured roof and glass T-top.
  • A version with a primary coloured roof and solid T-top.
  • A version with a secondary coloured roof and solid T-top.

Grand Theft Auto Online

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
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The car retains its design from Grand Theft Auto IV. However, thanks to GTA V's enhanced graphics and textures, the Faction is now overall better detailed than its previous appearance.

The car may spawn with the solid T-top, a glass T-top or no panels, which can be changed at Los Santos Customs. Color distribution is the same as in GTA IV, with the roof and pilars painted with the secondary color.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto IV

Powered by a 400hp turbocharged V8 engine, the Faction is a fun car to drive with a high-torque engine up front. Combined with the FR drivetrain, handbrake turns are smooth yet controllable. The brakes have good stopping ability. Its top speed is reached fairly quickly thanks to its light body weight.

It shares the smooth, high-revving engine sound with the Sabre and the Ruiner.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1600 / 3527
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 400HP Turbocharged V8 (Badging) N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC Turbocharged V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto Online

The car is powered by a hefty single overhead camshaft turbocharged V8 with a large air intake centralized on the engine bay. Just like its badges state, a turbocharger is present to the bottom left of the engine.

The car has average performance. The Faction's acceleration is pretty slow and poor for its class, yet still has enough power to backfire when revved, despite this, the car's power is unable to allow good take-off and traction is minimal; the car struggles to drive up gradients more than around 30 degrees. Its top speed is acceptable, and is very similar to its IV generation. Braking is also average, nothing too special but enough to bring the heavy car to a stop in an acceptable amount of time, being much better than the GTA IV variant. The normal version of the Faction is not advised for long-term usage because this vehicle is extremely sensitive to minor imperfections in the road, and has a tendency to be sent into the air because of an imperfection, especially curbs.

The engine sound is rather unique, in that it shares elements (such as the backfiring stages and high-revving stages) from the Dukes, but also has the low-revving/idle sound similar to that of the Blade and Buccaneer. Purchasing a big-bore exhaust will make the engine sound more powerful, as well as giving the car much more horsepower and making the engine sound very similar to the Marshall's.

GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1200 / 2646 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 140 / 225 5 400HP Turbocharged V8 (Badging) RWD 1202 / 2650 N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC Turbocharged V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Faction-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost Image
Upgrade: Benny's Original Motor WorksB Faction Custom Donk $695,000
Faction Custom $335,000
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 -
Roofs Stock Roof $200
No Roof $700
Custom Roof $1,150
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
B Only available at Benny's Original Motor Works.

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto Online

Variants

Faction Custom

Grand Theft Auto Online
FactionCustom-GTAO-front
The Faction Custom in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Faction Custom is a custom variant of the Faction exclusive for Grand Theft Auto Online, which features highly-advanced modifications, and hydraulics enabled, not present on the standard Faction.

Faction Custom Donk

Grand Theft Auto Online
FactionCustomDonk-GTAO-front
The Faction Custom Donk in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Faction Custom Donk is a custom variant of the Faction exclusive for Grand Theft Auto Online, which features highly-advanced modifications, and hydraulics enabled, not present on the standard Faction. It is a hi-rider with larger wheels and a larger ground clearance. It was added in the Lowriders: Custom Classics update.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto Online

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Faction fetching $1,800.

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Beater Sabres in GTA IV seem to have been repaired using parts from the Faction, including a cowl induction hood.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Faction in GTA Online retains the rear license plate surround label "Liberty City Willard", most likely symbolizing that this could be a special vehicle imported from Liberty City.
  • The Faction, as well as its lowrider and donk variants, spawns with a uniquely high-pitched horn, similar to those on motorcycles.
  • Sometime the police dispatcher might mistakenly refer to the Faction as a Declasse muscle car, despite the Faction being manufactured by Willard.

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