"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 overall design of the Ingot is based on the 1988–1993 Volkswagen Passat (B3) station wagon with a front facia similar to that of a 1990–1994 Audi 100 (C4). The taillights and bootlid resemble those of a 1996–2001 Nissan Stagea. The car is also a subtle nod to Volvo station wagons with its rigid construction and boxy appearance, though there is little similarity in overall appearance.

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 simplier in details. In other platforms, the Ingot has more detailing than the Nintendo DS version of the game, although it lacks the luggage racks on the roof.

Grand Theft Auto V

Despite sporting a racing steering wheel and pedals, the Ingot is underpowered and the car's appearance remains unchanged in Grand Theft Auto V, though it is now a front-wheel drive.

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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

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. Poor gearbox configuration is also a factor of terrible preformance.

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 Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
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
Speed 67.068924%
Acceleration 35%
Braking 20%
Traction 59.090912%


Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor 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 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
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,125
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $900
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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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. Is based on the Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech version with the name being derived from Volvo's 850R.


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.

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.

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Scenario: 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 IV

  • In GTA IV, driving an Ingot around seems to spawn the Securicar and is seen driving around, this happens a lot faster in West and Central Algonquin.   
  • The Ingot's exhaust pipe is hidden behind the bumper, but there are still fumes coming out. This was probably a developer oversight.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Unlike its GTA IV variant, the Ingot in GTA V cannot have its bodywork modified in Los Santos Customs.
  • The Ingot has a texture bug with its tail and headlights when close up (XB1/PS4/PC).
  • The Rockstar Games Social Club lists the car as manufactured by "Vulcan" by mistake, rather than "Vulcar".


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