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The Willard Marbelle is a four-door sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Design

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Marbelle's styling is blend of 1970s/1980s (North American) Ford Granadas and Lincolns, with various influences from the Dodge Diplomat. The car's headlights and turn signals somewhat resemble a 1977–1979 Lincoln Versailles, but the taillights are much closer to those of a 1981-1989 Lincoln Town Car. The Marbelle features a Door Ajar Chime.

The sides, front bumper, windows and roof pillars resemble those of the 1975-1980 Ford Granadas (these are also very similar to the 1977/1978 Lincoln Versailles); there are also vents surrounding the headlights much like those from the 1975-1977 Granadas.

Grand Theft Auto V

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Despite not appearing in the game, police scanner audio files contain the Marbelle as one of the many model names.[1]

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Marbelle's performance is above average on comparison to other vehicles in its class. It has a large modeled V8 engine driving the rear wheels, which is smooth, quiet yet rather powerful. Its performance is comparable to the Emperor, though its marginally smaller size and better suspension results in superior handling and a little less body roll. The Marbelle has slightly higher ground clearance than most cars in its class, and as a result copes well with hills, bumps and curbs. However, turning on a steep curb at high speeds can flip the car. Performance-wise, the Marbelle is a good performing sedan.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A RWD 1700 / 3748
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

Based on what the files state, the Marbelle would have nearly identical stats as it did in Grand Theft Auto IV, but its mass was increased (2,100 kgs) and had a 4-speed transmission.[2]

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Notable Owners

  • Vladimir Glebov owns a blue Marbelle as seen in Clean Getaway and Uncle Vlad. It can be obtained in Uncle Vlad after he crashes, although driving it to a safehouse will fail the mission. Entering the car before executing Vlad to try to make the game recognize the car as unique and driven by the player will not work, and it will disappear upon completion of the mission.
  • Ray Bulgarin owns a black Marbelle as seen in Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend. It cannot be obtained.
  • Clarence Little owns a black Marbelle as seen in Holland Nights. It can be obtained if Niko tries to enter the rooftop where he is supposed to be executed at the wrong time. Clarence will flee to the street where he and two henchmen will try to escape. The henchmen are armed with SMGs, but the route Clarence will take is unscripted, making him slow and easy to kill. The Marbelle can be obtained after his death.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • One can be found on Wenrohronon Avenue in Broker with an Esperanto, parked on the side of the road near a small construction site before the road ends. It also can be found there in multiplayer modes.
  • Often found being driven around Bohan, Dukes, and Broker.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • If the car is repainted black at a spray shop, the car can only be repainted again in a loop of white, blue and black. This is because there are two black paint jobs surrounding the white and blue paint jobs, the difference being the latter having a red pearl paint opposed to the former's flat black finish. However, the primary color being black confuses the engine and makes it revert to the first black paint job automatically, accidentally triggering a paint loop. The same glitch exists for the Solair.
  • There is a graffiti artwork on a wall of a building in Bohan. It features a modified red car slightly resembling the Marbelle.
  • In the game files the Marbelle is spelled as "Marbella" instead. Probably a beta name before Rockstar decided for it to simply be called Marbelle.

References

  1. File: x64\audio\sfx\POLICE_SCANNER.rpf\01_model.awc
  2. Handling.meta:
    MARBELLA     2100.0  6.0   85	0.0 0.0 0.0 	-0.00 -0.19 0.15  1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0  4  0.16  1.0 1.3 1.3 130.0	0.25 0.65 0.35 35.0		1.4  1.14 13.0  0.13 1.0 0.0  0.49  1.0		1.4  0.8  1.0  0.10 -0.18 0.0  0.5  0.0	  0.0	0.15 0.15	1.0 1.0 0.8 1.5  65.0 5.0 	0.0 0.0 0.0 	 25000 		440010		0				0			AVERAGE			0
    


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