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Not to be confused with Faggio Sport, formerly called "Faggio".
A certain kind of man drives a scooter. Is that you?
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Faggio (pronounced FAH•jee•oh) is a scooter that appeared in every game since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City except Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. It is manufactured by Principe in Grand Theft Auto V.

Design

The Faggio is a motor scooter meant to parody the Vespa and Piaggio scooter lineup. The vehicle is one of the few in the Grand Theft Auto series that has remained virtually unchanged.

3D Universe

Between Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Faggio is based on a Piaggio Vespa 50 Special.

The vehicle features a light unibody structure, where the front section features a small fender with small forks for the wheel, mounted in front of a tall panel. The same panel features a small fairing on top, which houses a single square lamp, the handlebars and the rear-view mirrors, along with various details representing the instrument panel. There is a small box-shaped section above the fender, which seems to represent the housing of the horn system, while a small glovebox compartment is seen behind the tall panel. A flat floormat with a protruding centre is seen around the middle.

The rear section consist of a small black seat with room for two occupants, which is mounted on top of the housing of the fuel tank (similar to the real-life Vespa). The sides are bulky in appearance and have black portions partially covering the wheel, intended to represent the engine. On the rear end, the vehicle has a single red tail lamp, a number plate and two smaller turn blinkers.

Faggios can spawn in a variety of primary colours on the body, with the secondary colour being applied to the borders of the tall panel, the borders of the floormat, and the bottom of the rear section.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Faggio (named Faggio Ultra in the beta) returns with a similar appearance from the 3D Universe. However, it gains an updated design, where the front fender is slightly larger and the tall panel has a protruding centre, as well as silver trim on the borders. The handlebars are thinner in appearance, housing a single circular headlamp with silver trim around and a single analog dial. The flat floormat has a black rubber finish and a foot brake on the right side.

The rear section is mostly identical to the 3D Universe iterations, but the sides are much larger in appearance and have inset sections, the seat has silver trim below and there is a kickstarter lever on the right side. The rear end features a single red tail light and a small number plate, while the lower area exposes part of the engine, a single suspension spring, and a curved exhaust tube with what seems to be a muffler or a reinforced section.

The vehicle may spawn with exotic seat covers in purple velvet, or with leopard or zebra skin patterns. It also spawns in a variety of primary colours on the body and the handlebars, with the secondary one being applied in the form of dual stripes on the front panel and the rear end. It uses a set of plain rims with rivet details around, wrapped in medium-profile tyres.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the Faggio remains unchanged from the TBoGT model but adds two small foot pegs for the passenger. In the enhanced version, the vehicle uses the same analog dial set from chopper bikes such as the Bagger and the Police Bike.

Colour distribution remains the same as in TBOGT, appearing in a variety of primary colours on the body and the handlebars, with the secondary one being applied in the form of dual stripes on the front panel and the rear end. It uses the same set of plain rims with rivet details around, wrapped in medium-profile tyres.

Current Design Gallery


Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

Powered by a small two-stroke engine, the Faggio is the slowest and the most low-powered motorcycle in each of the four games in which the vehicle appears, but makes up for this with its excellent maneuverability, acceleration, and lightweight. In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the Faggio has better acceleration and top speed than it does in other games (this only works if one push the left analog stick forward 1/4 from the middle), second only to the Freeway, but the acceleration remains the same. The Faggio is stated to weight 350kg in all 3D Universe games.

Game files reveal that the Faggio has actually three gears. However, there are no gear changing sounds or animations in the games, likely due to its low speed.

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 118 / 190 3 Petrol RWD 350 / 772
Observed
N/A N/A 3 Two-stroke engine RWD Cannot be observed

The Ballad of Gay Tony

The Faggio has a powerful single-cylinder engine coupled to a CVT drivetrain (despite shifting gears), its handling has been greatly changed and improved top speed, thus it is no longer a slow motorbike in the game. The Faggio is unusually the easiest vehicle to use when performing long wheelies, possibly due to its high center of gravity and shorter wheelbase compared to other motorbikes in the game. When at top speed, the Faggio can slowly outrun any heavy motorcycles, particularly choppers such as the Zombie, the Freeway or the Hellfury. Although the Faggio is cosmetically different to its modern counterpart, both perform exactly the same and share the same handling line and electric engine sound.

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 50 / 80 4 N/A RWD 200 / 441
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 4 Single-Cylinder [?] (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto V, its performance is extremely poor compared to the previous renditions. Acceleration is average, but is very lacking when compared with the modern variant from GTA IV. As expected from its weak engine, top speed is mediocre, and the vehicle lacks sufficient torque and acceleration to even climb moderately steep inclines. Handling is precise, but this could be a problem at high speeds where stability is favored over sharp handling. The vehicle's open air design leaves the player vulnerable to gunfire, and the fact that the player can easily be knocked off of the bike makes it a very poor choice for a getaway vehicle. Overall, the Faggio is strictly limited to cruising around in relatively even roads, and should not be used for getaways unless the player makes use of narrow ways where most vehicles cannot pass.

Performing a wheelie at a sufficient speed will cause the bike to bounce slightly, compressing the suspension and thus increasing RPMs. This paradoxically allows the Faggio to reach speeds of over 100 mph, although only slight steering adjustments can be made as to avoid losing control. Its other variants do not have this quirk.

The sound of the vehicle's single-cylinder engine sounds almost electrical, yet it still possesses a CVT, 3-speed gearbox.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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 56 / 90 3 N/A RWD 100 / 220 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 3 Single-Cylinder [?] (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Faggio-GTAV-RSCStats.png
Speed
48.289619%
Acceleration
25%
Braking
13.333334%
Traction
48.484848%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
Armor No Armor $100 $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $3,600
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $6,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $9,600
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $16,800
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $24,000
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 $100
Xenon Lights $100 $2,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $625
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 - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $500
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 $24,000
Wheels* Main article Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
* Vehicle is limited to Bulletproof Tires and Tire Smokes.

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Variants

Faggio Mod

Grand Theft Auto Online
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A Faggio Mod in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Faggio Mod is a mod variant of the Faggio which has an excessive amount of mods available to reflect the subculture of Vespa scooter modding that occured from the 1960s in the United Kingdom. It was added to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Bikers update.

Pizza Boy

3D Universe
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A Pizzaboy in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Pizza Boy is a delivery version of the Faggio, modified Faggio with a back-mounted box installed to carry pizzas and painted in the livery of the vehicle's respective owners. It appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • Gun Runner - An infinite number of gang members will chase you during the whole mission. They approach in groups of four, riding Faggios.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • Stop the Press - Ned Burner uses a Faggio to escape while Toni chases him on another parked one. Both of them have unique colors. Ned's has a yellow color and Toni's has a light blue color. Both of them can be saved in a garage after the mission.
  • Car-azy Car Give Away - The Faggio is one of the 16 vehicles wanted by Love Media for their Car-azy Car Give Away.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Stevie's Car Thefts - The Faggio is one of the 30 vehicles wanted by the Stevie's Car Thefts in the side-mission of the same name.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • "Faggio" is Italian for "beech". However, the name is presumably a portmanteau of "faggot" and Piaggio, given the inferior performance of the scooter in comparison to other bikes.
  • The default radio station for the Faggio are:
  • In the Rockstar's videogame, Bully, there is a vehicle that shares the design of the HD Universe rendition of the Faggio.

3D Universe

  • During the development of GTA Vice City, the Faggio was simply known as the Moped.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the Faggio's right turn blinker lights up as though it was a brake light, along with the actual brake light above it.
  • The Faggio and Freeway are the only vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories that are only available in black.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • GTA V's rendition of the Faggio's description on Southern San Andreas Super Autos is a reference to the real Vespa's common association with hipster culture.
  • Before Update 1.06, the Faggio was listed on Southern San Andreas Super Autos as the Pegassi Faggio. However, the manufacturer was then changed to Principe. This may be done because Lamborghini or Ducati in real life does not create scooters. Although, when riding the Faggio with the 1.06 update, it still is named the Pegassi Faggio, so it may be a glitch or just an oversight to change the name.
    • However, in the Bikers update, the Faggio Mod is listed on the website and in the in-game text as manufactured by Pegassi, which suggests the original Faggio manufacturer listing on the website is in error.
  • The Faggio's poor performance in GTA V is likely an accurate representation to its real-life counterpart. The classic Vespa are widely known for its heavy weight, resulting in sluggish acceleration and it takes a long time to reach high speeds, however it makes up with better handling and durability.
  • The fact that the Faggio commonly spawns in Mirror Park, a neighbourhood popular with Hipsters, reflects the fact that in real life, the Vespa has gained renewed popularity amongst young adults.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • In GTA Online, it can be selected in a race as a Utility vehicle despite being a motorcycle, most likely due to its poor performance.

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