For the mission in the first Grand Theft Auto, see Heist Almighty - Penetrator.
"Close your eyes. Cast your mind back to your early teens. You're lying in bed, hand gyrating at incredible speed under the covers, your eyes fixed on the torchlit centerfolds pinned to the back of your wardrobe. That sumptuous body, those exquisite curves, that billowing rear exhaust. Now open your eyes. Your hand is still in your pants, but the dream is real. Finish the job."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Penetrator is a sports car featured in the first Grand Theft Auto and a two-door super car featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Import/Export update. It is manufactured by Ocelot in the HD Universe.


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The Penetrator is a sports car that appears in two versions. The Liberty City variant is simply the Porka with its roof up, while the San Andreas/Vice City variant is based on a Porsche 911.

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The vehicle appears to be heavily based on the Jaguar XJ220, seen in the overall curvature of the beltline and rear window design, as well as appearing to feature the rear lights from the Lamborghini Diablo VT and a rear grille similar to the one found in the Bugatti EB 110. The front bumper appears to be based on the one found in the Chevrolet Corvette Indy concept car. Unlike its real-life counterpart, the Penetrator does not feature flip-down headlights. Due to this, the front fascia seems to be based on the Jaguar XJ220S TWR, a track tuned version of the XJ220.

The Penetrator is depicted as a sports car with a long body and a seemingly rounded profile, featuring a front bumper with a lower lip/extender and mesh intakes above it, the central one being much wider than the side ones. The upper area features a set of circular headlamps behind glass casings, as well as a front boot that hinges from the front and has a concave profile.

On the sides, small intakes lead to the engine bay, along with skirts that have a more concave profile as they approach to the rear wheels. On the greenhouse area, black trims surround the windows, with the rear-quarter ones separated by black B-pillars. The rear window's panel is not fully connected to the roof, leaving a small gap between them. It is tilted about 5 degrees throughout the entirety of the rear window frame. A set of mirror wings extend to the ouer sides of the car, having a black support base over the front fenders and near the A-pillars.

The rear of the car consists of a black vented panel on the centre and circular tail lamps on the edges, the outer ones split in half for the outer turn signals and the inner reverse lights. The rear bumper/diffuser holds the rounded exhaust tips on the edges and large black splitters on the centre, along with a license plate. By default, it features a small spoiler.

The interior of the car reuses the same dials and textures from cars like the Tailgater and the Schafter, obviously altered to fit into the two-door layout.

The car is only painted in a primary colour, which also affects the interior stitching. The wheels have a unique rim design, consisting of three wide spokes over a plain centre and turbine-shaped surrounding, wrapped in low-profile tyres.

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The Penetrator has a much higher speed than other supercars in-game, making it a much worthy competitor for races with its all-around handling and excellent speed and acceleration. Despite the long profile, the car has relatively good maneuverability, possibly due to the position of the front wheels and the steering range. Care should be taken, however, as it appears to have some oversteer when entering corners quickly and can sometimes lead to it powersliding. This happens often if performing a 90-degree turn at high speeds and turning sharply.

The Penetrator is powered by a single cam V12 engine equipped with 12 throttle bodies, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a mid-engine, all wheel drive layout (30% front, 70% rear distribution). The engine sound is shared with cars like the Bifta and the Kuruma.

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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 99.1 / 159.5 5 N/A AWD
30% FWD
70% RWD
1470 / 3241 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
4.20 Seconds 113.0 / 181.9 5 M4 SOHC V12 w/ 6 Double-Barrel Downdraft Carburetors/12 Throttle Bodies (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Category Modification Price 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
Bumpers Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $2,200
Open Grill Bumper $4,600
Carbon Chin Bumper $7,400
Open Grill Carbon Bumper $11,700
Carbon Splitter $14,500
Open Grill w/ Carbon Splitter $14,700
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
Chrome Splitters $4,600
Custom Bumper $7,400
Custom Carbon Body Bumper $11,700
Custom Carbon Tail Bumper $14,500
Carbon Aero Bumper $14,700
Carbon Tail Aero Bumper $14,900
Engine Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Air Filters Stock Filter $200
Sweptback Ram Pipes $750
Angled Ram Pipes $1,340
Triple Air Filter $1,650
Black Air Filter $3,000
Triple Chrome Air Filter $3,200
Chrome Airfilter $3,650
Valve Covers Stock Covers $200
Black Covers $700
Painted Covers $1,150
Chrome Covers $1,600
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Dual Titanium Exhaust $750
Dual Chromed Titanium Exhaust $1,800
Twin Racing Exhaust $3,000
Dual Titanium Racing Exhaust $9,550
Twin Titanium Racing Exhaust $9,750
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Standard Hood $3,000
Scooped Hood $5,000
Carbon Vent Hood $8,000
Standard Carbon Hood $9,600
Carbon Hood $11,000
Carbon Scooped Hood $11,600
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
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Full Coverage
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 -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Skirts Stock Skirts $2,500
Custom Skirts $5,500
Carbon Skirts $8,000
Street Skirts $10,500
Part Carbon Street Skirts $14,000
Invert Street Skirts $14,500
Full Carbon Street Skirts $15,000
GT Skirts $15,500
Part Carbon GT Skirts $16,000
Invert GT Skirts $16,500
Full Carbon GT Skirts $17,000
Spoilers None $6,000
Drift Wing $7,050
Carbon Wing $10,000
Tuner Wing $13,000
Carbon Wing Type II $14,000
GT Wing $16,000
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
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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  • The Penetrator is one of nine vehicles in GTA Online to return from the 2D Universe, the others being the Z-Type, Tour Bus, Furore GT, Mamba, Panto, Itali GTB, Impaler, and Itali GTO.
  • The name of the vehicle is a reference to the sexual act of penetration, continuing on Rockstar's lewd humour.
    • This is further explained from the Legendary Motorsport website, which further emphasizes its lewd humor.
    • It was also on sale during the Valentine's Day 2017 event week, providing even more crude humor on Rockstar's part.
  • The default radio station for the Penetrator is WorldWide FM.

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  • In the Import/Export promotional artwork, there is an Orange Penetrator in the background, it has a wide carbon roof scoop which is not actually in the game.
    • Furthermore, the car’s rims are a black variant of the penetrator’s stock rims, which cannot be resprayed, even with the use of trainers or glitches.
  • The Penetrator emits an electrical beep when the engine is turned on, the same sound effect is heard on the Bestia GTS.
  • If modified with a rear spoiler, it can resemble the Jaguar XJ220S, a homologated motorsport version of the XJ220.

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