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The phrase “Stop at the top” doesn’t feature in the LS playbook, so a bullheaded little sports car with a high top speed and a non-existent crumple zone is exactly what you need to be right on brand.
Career Builder description.
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 high 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 the first Grand Theft Auto 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

In Grand Theft Auto, 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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The Mamba returns to Grand Theft Auto Online and is based on the AC Cobra (MkIII), seen on the front fascia, front grille, headlight arrangement and rear fascia. The circular tail lights and the sport rims appear to be strongly influenced by the Factory Five Racing Mk4 Roadster, a replica of the Cobra.

The Mamba features a large grille and the iconic circular headlights defined in the front, together with two smaller spotlights mounted into the front grille that work as high-beam lights. A large intake can be seen on the hood.

On the side profiling, two vents can be seen on the front fenders, as well as large side mounted exhausts making their way down the sides, past the doors. In the greenhouse area, chrome lining finishes the curved window, followed by small, vintage chrome mirrors. It also features the iconic chrome rollbars curved behind the seats.

On the rear section, the car assumes a more traditional appearance, featuring a wider profile, circular tail lights and the license plate on the trunk. A fuel cap can be seen on the left corner of the trunk, as well as the manufacturer's name above a chrome line on the rear end. The trunk has two straps to hook in when closed.

The primary color of the car is applied on the body and the seat stitching, while the secondary color is applied onto the fender vents. The vehicle may have three different variations:

  • A hard-top version which features a secondary-colored roof and windows that can be tinted, along with a rear extension on the chrome roll bars.
  • A roof-less version which removes the side and rear windows, and the extension on the roll bars is absent.
  • A custom, "race" version which replaces the windshield with some sort of deflector 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. Both the splitter and the roll bar are painted in a secondary color, and the front deflector can be tinted.

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Grand Theft Auto

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 Online
(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 $260
Big Bore Exhaust $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Performance Hood $3,000
Secondary Scooped Hood $5,000
Secondary Performance Hood $8,000
Carbon Scooped Hood $9,600
Carbon Performance Hood $11,000
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
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

Sponsors: Atomic, Auto Exotic, Chepalle, Coolhand Lube and RON.

Black Stripe Racer

Sponsors: Same as above.

White Retro Racer

Sponsors: Atomic, Chepalle, Coolhand Lube and Globe Oil.

Black Retro Racer

Sponsors: Same as above.

Orange Retro Racer

Sponsors: Same as above.

Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker Too Hot
Full Coverage Too Hot
Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Roofs Stock Roof $200
No Roof $700
Custom Roof $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 Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

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Grand Theft Auto Online

Special Variants

GTA Online: Import/Export

3 heavily modified variants of the Mamba may appear in Vehicle Cargo source missions. Each variant has a unique license plate number, colour combination and different set of bodywork modifications.

Due to the roof components considered "extras" rather than modification parts - although available to purchase in Los Santos Customs - the "0LDBLU3" Mamba cannot be recreated in Los Santos Customs legitimately without exploit, as the vehicle has the curved rollbars omitted.

Import/Export 1
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 74 154 74 156
N/A No
Category Part Option
Exhaust Big Bore Exhaust
Plate Plate 0LDBLU3 - Blue on White 2
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Roof Roof
Wheels Wheels Lowrider - Dollar Chrome
Rear Wheels
Tires Custom Tires
Import/Export 2
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 0 111 10 122
N/A No
Category Part Option
Hood Secondary Scooped Hood
Plate Plate BLKM4MB - Yellow on Black
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Roof Roof + No Roof (headrests)
Wheels Wheels Lowrider - Mecha
Rear Wheels
Import/Export 3
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 51 120 0 0
N/A No
Category Part Option
Hood Performance Hood
Plate Plate V1P - Blue on White 3
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Roof No Roof
Suspension Lowered Suspension
Wheels Wheels Tuner - Super Mesh
Rear Wheels

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto

The Mamba is featured in four missions. In mission Mandarin Mayhem - Phone 1: Mission 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 – within a short time limit. In mission Mandarin Mayhem - Phone 3: Mission 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 Mandarin Mayhem - Phone 8: Mission 1, Mr. Watersane is driving a red Mamba before the player kills him. In mission Tequila Slammer - Phone 8: Mission 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

Vehicle Cargo
  • This vehicle may be selected randomly as a top-class target source vehicle from SecuroServ during Vehicle Cargo missions with one of three variations: 0LDBLU3, BLKM4MB4 and V1P.
    • This vehicle is classed as a Top-Range vehicle.
    • Mamba "BLKM4MB4" is part of the 3-vehicle "Stay Declasse" Vehicle Cargo Collection.
Business Battles
  • A dark green Mamba is used during a random Business Battle as a transport vehicle.


Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto Online


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 twelve vehicles in the HD Universe to return from the 2D Universe, the others being the Z-Type, Tour Bus, Panto, Furore GT, Penetrator, Itali GTB, Impaler, Itali GTO, Locust, Jugular, and Stinger.
  • 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 the first Grand Theft Auto.

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.
    • The Mamba, along with the Banshee and the Banshee 900R, have unique logos that are often represented as an own brand instead of the usual manufacturer's logos.

See Also

  • Banshee - Another vehicle based on the Dodge Viper.


  1. Seen on the "Classic American Cars" poster inside the Auto Shop if the "Route 68" style is applied.