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The Hotring Racer is a fast unlockable race car featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Description

Overview

The Hotring Racer is a very fast vehicle, and is used in the Stadium challenges in both GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas. It can be obtained in GTA Vice City by completing the Sunshine Autos import missions, and in GTA San Andreas it is unlocked by beating the 8-Track stadium challenge. In GTA San Andreas, its top speed reaches 238 km/h, making this car one of the second fastest vehicles of the game. Each variant of the Hotring Racer features well known businesses as sponsors that appear in Vice City, Liberty City and San Andreas. It GTA Vice City, it is the only car able to outrun the FBI at a 5-star wanted level.

Design and variants

There are four variants of the Hotring Racer, however, they all perform exactly the same. They all resemble cars from the late '80s/early '90s, presumably based on NASCAR stock-cars: The first variant (internally named "hotring") vaguely resembles a very generic GM G body, the second (internally named "hotrina") looks like a Chevrolet Lumina and a 1985-1986 Ford Thunderbird, with a front fascia that vaguely resembles an 86 mustang, the third (internally named "hotrinb") has design aspects from a Chevrolet Monte Carlo (rear side window) and a Buick Regal (front). The "hotring" in GTA Vice City noticeably lacks the roll cages and netting of the "hotrina" and "hotrinb", an inconsistency partially rectified for the GTA San Andreas rendition with the addition of netting.

Under normal circumstances, the "hotring" is the only version of the Hotring Racer available for the player to drive freely in the game world, while the "hotrina" and "hotrinb" are only available via cheats or mods, such as the use of a garage editor or trainers. One exception is present in GTA San Andreas, when the player must drive a "hotrinb" in 8-Track races.

The "hotring" bears only one number in each game: #27 in GTA Vice City and #21 in GTA San Andreas, while the "hotrina" and "hotrinb" have 6 different car numbers each in each game:

  • In GTA Vice City, the hotrina may spawn with the numbers #21, #34, #56 or #78, while the hotrinb may be marked with the numbers #14, #28, #65 or #69.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the hotrina can be numbered #14, #45, #52, #67, #73 or #96, while the hotrinb may obtain the numbers #07, #26, #36, #60, #65 or #82.

Cheats

GTA Vice City

  • Hotring Racer A variant
    • Enter GETTHEREAMAZINGLYFAST (PC version)
    • Input R1, Circle, R2, Right, L1, L2, X, X, Square, R1 (PS2 version)
  • Hotring Racer B variant
    • Enter GETTHEREVERYFASTINDEED (PC version)
    • Input R2, L1, Circle, Right, L1, R1, Right, Up, Circle, R2 (PS2 version)

GTA San Andreas

  • Hotring Racer A variant
    • Enter VROCKPOKEY or PDNEJOH (PC version)
    • Input R1, Circle, R2, Right, L1, L2, X, X, Square, R1 (PS2 version)
  • Hotring Racer B variant
    • Enter VPJTQWV for the hotrinb variant. (PC Version)
    • Input R2, L1, Circle, Right, L1, R1, Right, Up, Circle, R2 (PS2 version)

Trivia

  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Hotring Racer makes a cameo appearance in a racing commercial on television for the "Patriot 500" actually taking place in GTA San Andreas at Los Santos International Airport, where Carl Johnson drives the Hotring Racer (with different colors) on the airport runway.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the three Hotring Racers have different default radio stations. They are as follows :
  • When use the "Cars can fly short distances" cheat code, the Hotring Racer has the capability to become a makeshift aircraft due to its high speed.

Sponsors

GTA Vice City GTA San Andreas
Variant 1 Variant 2 Variant 3 Variant 1 Variant 2 Variant 3
  • AM Petroleum Company
  • Canoolaga
  • Emotion 98.3
  • Finale
  • Flash FM
  • Frap
  • Hoodridge
  • K-Chat
  • Rockstar Games
  • Sprunk
  • Sumo
  • Tools
  • Zip

See also

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