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Reputed to be the safest car ever made, this classic Vulcar station wagon has been the vehicle of choice for really terrible drivers for 20 years. The closest thing you'll ever get to a tank for under $10k.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Vulcar Ingot is a station wagon featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto IV

The Ingot appears to be based on the Volvo 850 Estate and 1993–1997 Volkswagen Passat (B4) station wagon for its front and overall body shape, while the tail lights and boot-lid appears to be based on the 1996–2001 Nissan Stagea.

The Ingot can spawn with or without roof rack bars, as well as the VD90R tuning parts. The majority of the car's body is painted with the primary color, while the lower sides and front/rear bumpers are painted with the secondary color. Despite this, only one of the the Ingot's spawning colors has different colors for each of these areas.

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Ingot is equipped with a GPS system with a male voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars rendition of the Ingot retains the same styling from the GTA IV rendition, albeit much simpler in details. In other platforms, the Ingot has more detailing than the Nintendo DS version of the game, although it lacks the roof bars.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Ingot returns in Grand Theft Auto V mostly unchanged from its appearance in GTA IV. The vehicle now lacks its extra "tuning" options and only appears in its stock condition. Like GTA IV, it may spawn with or without the roof bars. With the exception of improved light and rear windscreen textures, the model itself remains unchanged.

In the enhanced version of the game, the car gains a higher quality Feroci-based interior. It may spawn with or without a phone-holder and phone as well as a small air-con fan, and an freshener.

The car's dual paint colors is carried over unchanged from GTA IV. With new spawning colors, almost all of the Ingot's spawning colors have "black" as the secondary color.

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Grand Theft Auto IV

In GTA IV, the Ingot is an all-round well performing car, but it is not at all performance-oriented, befitting of its family car nature. The vehicle has nimble steering and relatively supportive suspension, allowing good cornering (albeit not at high speeds) and good acceleration (for its mass and style). Its light weight also makes it easier to gain traction, and gives the car more potential in acceleration, cornering and braking. The vehicle has acceptable durability considering its body style. The vehicle takes a reasonable amount of damage before the engine begins to smoke, and performance is only slightly affected by deformation and locked wheels. It should be used as a last resort for getaways if no other vehicles are available, as most trucks and vans are more durable, and almost all other vehicles will be faster.

The vehicle features a double overhead camshaft inline-four engine model, which is laid transversely, powering the rear wheels and coupled to a four-speed gearbox.

GTA IV Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 81 / 130 4 N/A RWD 1600 / 3527
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A 4 FR DOHC Inline 4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Ingot has a low-powered straight 4 engine, laid transversely, coupled to a five-speed gearbox in an FF drivetrain layout. The Ingot is not very fast; its high-gear ratios mean that, after finding fifth gear, the car bogs down and hesitates to shift back into fourth, making highway driving painfully slow at times. Driving up a slope or hill of any kind is agonizingly slow, as it lacks sufficient power, traction or torque to maintain the same pace as other vehicles.

The Ingot does, however, have decent handling. Its suspension is not too hard or too soft, making it perfect for city driving. 'Scandinavian-flicks' may be preformed in a wet downhill scenario, due to the Ingot's fair weight distribution and absence of power necessary to recover. It shares similar qualities with its real-life counterpart; it is very rigid, and has average crash deformation.

Oddly, the Ingot lacks a connecting diff to its gearbox and engine bottom as seen from the rear, as the engine block is laid longitudinally which does not correspond to the engine model seen from the top, which is laid transversely. This is likely a developer oversight.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 78 / 125 5 N/A FWD 1400 / 3086 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
17.5 Seconds 95 / 152 5 FF DOHC Inline 4 (In-game model) FWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

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 Headlights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,125
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 $900
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 - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Grand Theft Auto IV

A special "VD90R" variant of the car can occasionally be found in GTA IV; it is an Ingot with removed badging and new grill, a discrete spoiler and body kit, and candy red paint. This variant is driven by the Russian Mafia. The tuning options appear to be based on the Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech version, while the naming itself may be derived from the Volvo 850 R.


Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The Ingot can be seen in West Broker, where the Russian presence is strong. They can also rarely be found in Bohan. The VD90R variant is usually found in the Hove Beach area, where it is driven by Russian Mafia members.
  • Spawns more frequently when driving a Hakumai.
  • Sometimes when the player starts the game and loads a savegame (especially in the Hove Beach safehouse), they can find an Ingot with a missing front bumper parked outside.
  • Spawns often near the beginning of the storyline. After a few missions, however, it becomes one of the most difficult cars to find in the game.
  • An Ingot is driven by Alonso Goralski in the Most Wanted side mission. The player can get the car by killing him and his associate.
  • Sometimes found driving around in Dukes.
  • Spawns during Brucie's Races if Niko's opponents are driving them, along with other station wagons. It will spawn in traffic prior to the race start.

Grand Theft Auto V


The Ingot is part of the vehiclemodelset, "CARS_STATION_WAGON". This set of cars is exclusive to the Ingot , Stratum and Regina. It isn't very common, but does appear in specific locations which guarantees a 1/3 chance of the Ingot spawning.

Cars Station Wagon
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Ingot | Regina | Stratum


Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After Niko Bellic collects all thirty cars for Stevie, Stevie agrees to purchase cars from Niko with the Ingot fetching $1,000.



  • The Ingot plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • Ingot means "block of metal, (typically oblong in shape)", which could be a reference to the car's lack of value and its very square and linear design.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Southern San Andreas Super Autos website describes the Ingot as "Reputed to be the safest car ever made" and "The closest thing you'll ever get to a tank for under $10k.", references towards the reliable and, to an extent, durable nature Volvo's vehicles are renowned to in the real world.
  • The Rockstar Games Social Club lists the car as manufactured by "Vulcan" by mistake, rather than "Vulcar".


The Ingot's misplaced exhaust fumes.

  • In GTA IV, the exhaust pipe is positioned behind the rear bumper, however exhaust fumes still come out as if the bumper was not there. This was fixed in GTA V.
    • The exhaust pipe is still positioned behind the bumper in GTA V, however the exhaust node, creating the exhaust fumes themselves, has been relocated. Its positioning much further behind and lower than the exhaust tip itself creates another oversight.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Ingot's misplaced headlight coronas.

  • The headlight's coronas are not positioned relative to the headlights themselves; they appear to be positioned in-between the side light and head light compartments.
    • The headlight texture itself is also slightly more transparent in the enhanced version of the game compared to the original version of the game, causing the inside of the headlights to become more visible. This is not the case with other vehicles with a similar light setup, where the texture is almost completely opaque.


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