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"The giant German carmaker's leap into the micro market. Designed for the narrow, parking space deprived roads of Europe, this is sure to stick out on the eight lane freeways, and in the mile-wide parking lots of Los Santos, until you get crushed by an SUV driven by an over-medicated housewife."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Panto is a two-door hatchback featured in Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the "I'm Not a Hipster" Update. It is manufactured by Benefactor in the HD Universe.

Design

Grand Theft Auto 2

The Panto name first debuted in Grand Theft Auto 2 in the form of a two-door microcar (occasionally confused as a van) akin to the Dementia, but significantly larger. Its appearance alone makes the car generally unappealing, in contrast to larger, better designed cars in the game. The internal name given to the Panto is FIAT, implying the car's name originates from that of a similarly named Fiat Punto, but may otherwise be comparable to a 1949-1967 Tempo Matador Kleinbus. It best resembles the Fiat 500 K estate.

Grand Theft Auto III

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Please do not add unverified or speculative content to this article unless confirmed by Rockstar Games or in-game data.

The Panto was planned to reappear as a four-door compact sedan in Grand Theft Auto III, but was cut for unknown reasons. The car, like the Panto in Grand Theft Auto 2, bears some resemblance to a Fiat, specifically, a Fiat 128, Zastava Skala or a Lada Riva; little else is known about the car. A picture of the car can be found on the "Capital Auto Sale$" teaser website, along with many other beta vehicles [1]

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Grand Theft Auto V

The Panto reappears in Grand Theft Auto V retaining its microcar design, surpassing the Weeny Issi's already small size. It is manufactured by Benefactor and resembles a 2007-2014 Smart Fortwo. However, it has different shaped headlights resembling upside down hearts. The overall design is inspired by Gordon Murray T.25 and Gordon Murray T27. The Volkswagen Up! is the base for the rear fascia, the Mitsubishi i for the frontal fascia, and the Toyota iQ/Scion iQ/Aston Martin Cygnet for the side profile.

The Panto has "El Quatro" tuner rims that are also available at Los Santos Customs and its interior is very simple, with the "Cavalcade" dashboard, dials and interior (usually employed by SUVs).

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto 2

The Panto's performance in Grand Theft Auto 2 mirrors its generally undesirable appearance. The car suffers from an underpowered engine, which results in a poor top speed and below average acceleration. However, helped largely by its speed, the Panto's steering is still acceptable, but its brakes are mediocre, being slightly below average. Even so, the vehicle is not practical when evading gunfire and hostile enemies, such as law enforcement. It takes less damage than a usual car, the same applies to the Schmidt.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Panto in Grand Theft Auto V is a small, light car with quick acceleration. It is powered by a model of a 3-cylinder engine, coupled to a 6 speed gearbox in an RR layout. Its acceleration is average, owing to its incredibly light weight, and its top speed is quite high, but caution should be taken when driving at high speeds because its short wheelbase makes it very unstable and prone to spinning out of control, and its wheelbase is much shorter than the Issi. This could make driving at high speeds quite problematic. The handling is rather poor despite its size, as the vehicle suffers from understeer, and its durability is unremarkable, as it can only take a few head-on crashes before its axle breaks and its engine stalls, although it is completely immune to any form of crash deformation. The Panto is very maneuverable when airborne, able to do multiple spins with ease. Nevertheless, this is a great commuter car if one does not want to risk paying the insurance premium on one of their super cars. This vehicle has the best acceleration in its class.

Owing to the vehicle's small size and lack of crumple zones, even a moderate impact to the rear of the Panto will kill any NPC occupants inside, making obtaining one relatively easy if the player is prepared to drive the damaged vehicle to Los Santos Customs and have it repaired. Due to the Panto not suffering from body deformation, this can lead into unusual situations where the player can come across seemingly-intact Pantos with the driver dead inside due to an off-screen collision.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 82 / 132 6 N/A RWD 800 / 1764 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 132 / 212 6 N/A RWD 800 / 1764 N/A
Observed
5.1 seconds 100 / 161 6 RR 3-cylinder (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Panto-GTAV-StatsRSC
Speed
70.824776%
Acceleration
67.5%
Braking
20%
Traction
59.696972%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

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Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $100 $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $100 $1,000
Street Brakes $2,000 $20,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $27,000
Race Brakes $3,500 $35,000
Bodywork Stock Bodywork $150 $300
Carbon Fenders $450 $900
Stickerbomb Fenders $750 $1,500
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $250 $2,200
Custom Front Splitter $500 $4,600
Carbon Front Splitter $750 $7,400
Extreme Aero Front Bumper $1,000 $11,700
Stickerbomb Front Bumper $1,300 $14,500
Stock Rear Bumper $250 $2,200
Carbon Rear Bumper $500 $4,600
Stickerbomb Rear Bumper $750 $7,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $33,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Titanium Exhaust $375 $750
Chrome Tip Exhaust $899 $1,800
Titanium Tuner Exhaust $1,499 $3,000
Shakotan Exhaust $4,770 $9,550
Side Mounted Carbon Can $4,870 $9,750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $100 $200
Bullbars $375 $750
Stickerbomb Bullbars $670 $1,340
Enforcer Pushbar $825 $1,650
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 Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $350 $700
Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
Roofs Stock Roof $100 $200
Carbon Roof $350 $700
Carbon Roof & Tailgate $575 $1,150
Stickerbomb Roof $800 $1,600
Stickerbomb Roof & Tailgate $975 $1,950
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Skirts Stock Skirts $300 $2,500
Low Skirts $415 $5,500
Sport Skirts $500 $8,000
Stickerbomb Skirts $750 $10,500
Carbon Skirts $1,000 $14,000
Spoilers None $150 $6,000
Color Coded Wing $275 $7,050
Carbon Wing $350 $10,000
Drift Wing $525 $13,000
Roof Rack $750 $14,000
Roof Rack o' Crap $1,000 $16,000
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
Race Suspension $2,300 $4,600
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $1,000
Street Transmission $2,950 $29,500
Sports Transmission $3,250 $32,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $40,000
Turbo None $500 $5,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $50,000
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

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto V

Special Variants

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
V

Running Back

A Pre-modified variant of the Panto appears in the Adversary Mode, Running Back with a white and blue color scheme and several modifications applied.

Moving Target

Pre-modified variants of the Panto can appear as a random Moving Target vehicle in the Freemode Event, Moving Target, as part of the Freemode Events Update. The second set cannot be recreated in Los Santos Customs or any other mod shop as it has a unique pearlescent color.

Panto (1)[2]
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 30 30

Vehicle's pearlescent and wheel colors are randomly picked from the car's regular traffic color sets.

No No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Mod
Brakes Race Brakes
Bumpers Front Bumper Carbon Front Splitter
Engine Engine Block
Air Filters
Cam Cover
Strut Brace
Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 4
Exhaust Side Mounted Carbon Can
Grille Enforcer Pushbar
Skirts Carbon Skirts
Spoiler Drift Wing
Suspension Race Suspension
Transmission Race Transmission
Wheels Wheels Fujiwara (Tuner)
Rear Wheels
Tires
Panto (2)*[3]
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 88 24

Vehicle's pearlescent and wheel colors are randomly picked from the car's regular traffic color sets.

No No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Mod
Brakes Race Brakes
Bumpers Front Bumper Stickerbomb Front Bumper
Rear Bumper Stickerbomb Rear Bumper
Engine Engine Block
Air Filters
Cam Cover
Strut Brace
Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 4
Exhaust Titanium Tuner Exhaust
Grille Stickerbomb Bullbars
Skirts Stickerbomb Skirts
Spoiler Roof Rack o' Crap
Suspension Race Suspension
Transmission Race Transmission
Wheels Wheels Fujiwara (Tuner)
Rear Wheels
Tires
Panto (3)[4]
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 0 0 0 0
No No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Mod
Armor Armor Upgrade 100%
Brakes Race Brakes
Bumpers Front Bumper Carbon Front Splitter
Rear Bumper Carbon Rear Bumper
Engine Engine Block
Air Filters
Cam Cover
Strut Brace
Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 4
Exhaust Shakotan Exhaust
Grille Enforcer Pushbar
Skirts Carbon Skirts
Spoiler Carbon Wing
Suspension Race Suspension
Transmission Race Transmission
Wheels Wheels Endo v.1 (Tuner)
Rear Wheels
Tires

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

Freemode Events
Adversary Modes
  • It is used in the Running Back Adversary mode, as the runner's vehicle. It is in modified form, having front bullbars, a rollcage, off-road tyres and twin exhausts.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Can be found in the player's garage in single player.
Enhanced version

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be bought from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $85,000.
  • Rarely spawns in traffic. It cannot be sold or modified due to it being considered too hot. (enhanced version only)
  • Can be found as a cargo-holding vehicle in the Parking Lot Business Battle.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto 2

  • When crushed in the Residential and Industrial districts, the Panto awards the player with Grenades.

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Panto in GTA V does not dent and deform when crashed, similar to motorcycles.
  • This is the only Benefactor vehicle that doesn't resemble a Mercedes-Benz model. However, Smart is part of the Daimler AG group, which is also the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and the real life Smart Fortwo also contains parts that are also used on some Mercedes-Benz models. There are several cars that look similar to the Panto Made by Mercedes-Benz, but are not as small as the Panto.
  • When the Stickerbomb livery is added to the tailgate, the license plate will be shifted at a slight angle.
  • Like the Sabre Turbo, when the Panto is modified with a Roll Cage, it will have the fuel tank on the trunk.
  • The Panto shares its engine sound with the Dilettante but with a clearer tone, partly due to the lack of electric motor.
  • Because the engine cannot be viewed by normal means, there are no camshafts or other vital engine parts other than 3 cylinders. Furthermore, the engine is transversely laid out of line with the rear wheels. Note the 3-Cylinder engine can only be viewed using the Rockstar Editor Camera.

Bugs/Glitches

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Installing the "Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade" modification may cause the exhausts to stop emmiting fumes. This seem to only happen with short exhausts, being the stock and the titanium exhausts.
  • There is currently a glitch that allows the player to turn the roof and/or trunk invisible based on the chosen modification. This can be done by buying a roof modification in Los Santos Customs, then scrolling through the roofs quickly until it lands on the stock option without visible roof and/or trunk. Depending on how much of the car is covered by the chosen modification, only the roof can be invisible but some modifications also make the trunk together with the roof invisible. If the trunk is invisible, the badge will also appear floating in the air. While using this glitch, the player can still apply a spoiler which will appear floating in the air. The glitch works similar to how some cars can have their stock spoilers removed.

See Also

References

  1. [1] Capital Auto Sale$ website.
  2. Panto case 1.
    case joaat("panto"):
    if (iVar0 == 0)
    {
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 0, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 1, 1, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 3, 3, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 4, 4, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 6, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 11, 3, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 12, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 13, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 15, 4, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 23, 20, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_colours(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 30, 30);
    }
    
  3. Panto case 2.
    else if (iVar0 == 1)
    {
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 0, 4, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 1, 3, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 2, 1, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 3, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 4, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 6, 1, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 11, 3, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 12, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 13, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 15, 4, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 23, 20, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_colours(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 88, 24);
    }
    
  4. Panto case 3.
    else
    {
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 0, 1, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 1, 1, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 2, 0, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 3, 3, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 4, 3, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 6, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 11, 3, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 12, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 13, 2, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 15, 4, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 16, 4, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 23, 13, false);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod_color_1(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 3, 0, 0);
    vehicle::set_vehicle_mod_color_2(network::net_to_veh(Local_99.f_2), 3, 0);
    }
    


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