"The Mamba harks back to a simpler time in car design, when the only real question was how much engine you could cram into an elegant frame before it tore itself apart. Judging from the night morality rate Declasse hit a winning formula - but don't take our word for it. Once you hit the freeway and feel that primal roar beneath you as the bodywork starts to disintegrate, you'll know you made the right choice."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Mamba is a classic roadster featured in Grand Theft Auto 1 and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Executives and Other Criminals update. It is manufactured by Declasse in the HD Universe.


Grand Theft Auto 1

In Grand Theft Auto 1, like its counterpart, the Beast GTS, it is based on a Dodge Viper. The car is distinguished by its curvy rear and open top.

Grand Theft Auto Online

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For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.

The Mamba returns to Grand Theft Auto Online and is now based on the AC Cobra (MkIII). A lot of influences can be seen on the front fascia, front grille, headlight arrangement, and rear fascia. It features the iconic chrome rollbars curved behind the seats, the large frontal grille, and the iconic circular headlights defined from the vehicle.

On the side profiling, large side mounted exhausts can be seen, making their way down the sides, past the doors. The vehicle also features a hood intake into the engine, and a thin red-bar through the center of the grille. Two smaller spotlights can be found mounted into the front grille as well. 

In the greenhouse area, chrome lining finishes the curved window, followed by small, vintage chrome mirrors.

Apart from the aforementioned details, the Mamba will also spawn in two other forms: a traditional hardtop version and a "race" version, which removes the windshield and adds a rear seat rollbar based on traditional rollbars used on the AC Cobras, as well as a front splitter mounted under the front fascia.

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Grand Theft Auto 1

The car has a high top speed, handles well, but suffers from low durability.

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Mamba is powered by a high-displacement V8, apparent by the website description, sound, and in-game model. The vehicle has limited traction around tighter corners that would require the use of a handbrake, meaning the car takes a relatively long time to set off without wheel spinning. While the car has average traction, its steering is pretty sensitive, though an experienced driver can recover spin outs easily, and thus does not pose much of a problem for the vehicle.

The car has a high top speed, reached in a relatively long amount of time, and, braking is pretty fair; the car's traction means the car takes a while to come to a full stop. It has fragile durability and can only take a couple of hard collisions before the Mamba's performance becomes affected.

GTA Online 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)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 92 / 148 4 N/A RWD 1160 / 2557 60
Website Statements [?] / Badges
4.1 Seconds 165 / 266 N/A 7.0L 500bhp V8 (Website) N/A N/A N/A
5.0 Seconds N/A N/A FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost Image
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
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $???
Big Bore Exhaust $750
Hood Stock Hood $???
Performance Hood $3,000
Secondary Scooped Hood $5,000
Secondary Performance Hood $8,000
Carbon Scooped Hood $9,600
Carbon Performance Hood $11,000
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits -
Livery None $11,400
White Stripes $18,240
Black Stripes $19,380
Blue Stripes $20,520
Red Stripes $21,660
Hot Rod Flames $22,800
White Stripe Racer $23,370
Black Stripe Racer $23,939
White Retro Racer $24,510
Black Retro Racer $25,080
Orange Retro Racer $25,650
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker Too Hot
Full Coverage Too Hot
Respray -
Roof Stock Roof $???
No Roof $700
Race Specs $1,150
Sell Sell Vehicle Too Hot
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 $500
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

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Grand Theft Auto Online

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto 1

The Mamba is featured in four missions. In mission Phone 9-Part 2, the player has to pick up a red Mamba, take it to a respray shop, have it painted turquoise, and deliver it to Uncle Fu's garage in Chinatown, San Andreas – within a short time limit. In mission Phone 11-Part 2, members of No Chin's gang have planted bombs in several vehicles, including Jimmy the Shovel's Mamba. The player has to rush to Hang Yu's garage, and take the car back, once the bomb has been disarmed. In mission Phone 16-Part 1, Mr. Watersane is driving a red Mamba before the player kills him. In mission Phone 24-Part 2, the player has to drive a Mamba to Sailor's Wharf before it explodes. Having disarmed the bomb, Bryson tries to flee, but is run over by the player. (It is not possible to get out of the Mamba before killing Bryson.)

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • This vehicle may be selected randomly as a high-class target source vehicle from SecuroServ during Vehicle Cargo with one of three variations: 0LDBL3, BL4CKM4MB4 and V1P.
  • A dark green Mamba is used during a random Business Battle as a transport vehicle.


Grand Theft Auto 1

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • The name "Mamba" is the name of a venomous snake.
    • In both renditions of this vehicle, it parodies cars that also use the name of poisonous snakes.
  • The Mamba is one of nine vehicles in GTA V and GTA Online to return from the 2D Universe, the others being the Z-TypeTour BusFurore GTPanto, Penetrator, Itali GTB, Impaler, and Itali GTO.
  • The Mamba, along with the Penetrator, Itali GTB, Impaler and Itali GTO, are the oldest vehicles in the series to reappear as a whole (with the exceptional of emergency vehicles), as they were returned from GTA 1.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The default radio station for the Mamba is Channel X.
  • The Mamba's description is also a reference to the AC Cobra, as it also has a large engine within a tiny, light frame and has broken speed records on a freeway before a speed limit was created.
  • There was a retro coupé version of the AC Cobra, named "AC Mamba" that was built by a Maltese company in the early 2000s.
  • The Mamba's logo can be seen on the modifications menu while tuning an export vehicle, alongside other automotive brands.

See Also

  • Banshee - Another vehicle based on the Dodge Viper.