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High performance compact car for the kind of person who drifts around corners with a baby seat in the back. Recently discontinued, so may be worth waiting a decade or so for it to become ironic cool.
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The Maibatsu Penumbra is a two-door coupé in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The design of the car is clearly based on the North American styling of the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The front bumper and grille design comes from the first generation Scion tC while the headlights are similar to those found on the 2013-2016 Dodge Dart. The tail lights closely resembles the ones from the 2006-2014 Audi TT.

The Penumbra is distinguished by its simplistic and aerodynamic profile typical from sport coupés. The lower area of the front face is predominated by the lower grille spanning abouth one third of the car around the centre, while slightly inset sections are seen leading towards triangle-shaped intakes, intended to direct air to flow to the front brakes of the car. On the upper area, there is the upper grille bearing the manufacturer emblem on the centre, while the outer edges are occupied by chrome/silver housings with circular units and smaller turn signals, in an almost diagonal positioning. The license plate is mounted over the central section of the bumper and the bonnet is very simplistic in shape.

The sides of the car feature the common Japanese geometric styling and the flared front quarter area is where a long, straight body line begins at about half the car's height, parallel to the bottom edge of the side windows. The greenhouse area features polymer trimmings around the windows and B pillars, along with body-coloured mirror wings. The car's roof is outlined by a very smooth curve that runs into the third box section of the body quite smoothly, while the lower edge of the rear windscreen is completely curved.

The rear face of the car features a sharp curved edge at the top which spans almost the entire width of the car's body. Beneath this, there is an horizontal brake light strip, which is as wide as the license plate. The manufacturer emblem is located centrally, just beneath the strip. Either side of the strip, at the edges of the body there are chrome-backed rear light units. The rear lights feature three straight edges and then a curved edge which makes the unit decrease in height towards the edges of the car's body. The units are split into four main sections, two inset on the chrome area and then two beneath. Below the lights, the central body area is impressed with its top edge being in line with the lower edge of the rear light units and its outer edges in line with the rear light's inner edges. A license plate is mounted centrally on the impressed area. A sharp line signifies a different facet of the rear bumper. Most of the lower area is covered by a polymer insert with curved outer edges. This area houses twin-rectangle exhaust tips, close to either edge and a central duct. At half the height of the lower bumper insert area there are horizontal lines signifying secondary pieces of the bumper at its base.

The car originally featured black "Maibatsu" lettering on the lower part of the rear bumper, but it was removed in the After Hours update, presumably to avoid conflicting with the new livery modifications it received in the same update.

The interior of the car is the same one from the Feltzer and the Bullet, with the only difference being the maunfacturer emblem placed over the horn cap.

The primary colour of the car is applied on the bodywork and the interior stitching, while the secondary colour is applied on the lower portions of the car, the central section of the front bumper, the mirrors, the handles and the roof panel. The wheels appear to be identical to the "Uzer" sport rims available in Los Santos Customs.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Despite what its marketing tagline claims, the performance of the Penumbra is only just above average in comparison to various cars of its class. Its top speed is satisfactory, similar to the Sentinel, and with modifications it can rise to the likes of the Fusilade; a significant improvement. Acceleration, however, is lacking. This might be because of its cumbersome appearance and heavy frame, which may also contribute to its rather weak brakes. Handling is the ace in the Penumbra's hand, being snappy and responsive at just about any speed. Overall, the car's base stats start decent and with the right Los Santos Customs modifications, can get great.

The car is powered by what looks like a V8 that sends power to the wheels in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout (contrasting with the FF layout of the Eclipse GT and SE), and claimed to be a 2.6L Turbo engine. The engine sound is rather powerful, which is reused from cars like the Jackal and the modern Police Cruiser.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and 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 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1400 / 3086 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 2.6L Turbo (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
6.3 Seconds 95 / 152 5 FR V8 (Cover) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

As of the After Hours update for Grand Theft Auto Online, the Penumbra received livery modifications, not available in story mode.

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $325 $650
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $6,375
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $10,625
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $17,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $29,750
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $42,500
Brakes Stock Brakes $325 $650
Street Brakes $6,500 $13,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $17,550
Race Brakes $11,375 $22,750
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $750 $1,500
Custom Front Splitter $1,250 $2,500
Carbon Splitter & Canards $1,650 $3,300
Stock Rear Bumper $750 $1,500
Carbon Rear Bumber $1,250 $2,500
Painted Diffuser & Tow Hook $1,650 $3,330
Carbon Diffuser & Tow Hook $1,950 $3,900
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $5,850
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $8,125
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $11,700
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $21,775
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Dual Titanium Exhaust $375 $750
Titanium Tuner Exhaust $899 $1,800
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $100 $200
Exposed Intercooler $375 $750
Hoods Stock Hood $450 $900
Carbon Hood $850 $1,700
Vented Hood $1,200 $2,400
Carbon Vented Hood $1,450 $2,900
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200 $400
Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $3,000
Livery None N/A $11,400
Dual White Stripes

Sponsors: Atomic, Chepalle, Device, Fixup, Flint Tools, Fukaru, Globe Oil and Power Metal.

N/A $18,240
Dual Black Stripes

Sponsors: Same as above.

N/A $19,380
Thick White Stripes N/A $20,520
Thick Black Stripes N/A $21,660
Hard Parking

Sponsors: Atomic.

N/A $22,800

Sponsors: Same as above.

N/A $23,370
Neon Tear

Sponsors: Same as "Dual White Stripes".

N/A $23,939
Maibatsu Works

Sponsors: Atomic, Chepalle and Hyper Function Suspension.

N/A $24,510
Maibatsu Racing N/A $25,080
Almost Had You

Sponsors: Atomic and Chepalle.

N/A $25,650
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $350 $700
Roll Cage & Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
Roofs Stock Roof $100 $200
Carbon Roof $350 $700
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $2,400
Skirts Stock Skirts $1,250 $2,500
Custom Skirts 1 $1,500 $3,000
Custom Skirts 2 $2,000 $4,000
Spoilers None $500 $1,000
Low Level Spoiler $750 $1,500
High Level Spoiler $950 $1,900
GT Wing $1,300 $2,600
Tuner Wing $1,750 $3,500
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
Transmission Stock Transmission $325 $650
Street Transmission $9,587 $19,175
Sports Transmission $10,562 $21,125
Race Transmission $13,000 $26,000
Turbo None $1,625 $3,250
Turbo Tuning $8,125 $42,500
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

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Special Variants

Hao's Penumbra

Hao's orange Penumbra has many modifications applied, such as upgraded bumpers, exhaust, lights, hood, roof, skirts, spoiler, turbo tuning, and modified rims. The vehicle's doors are locked to the player, and its headlights are permanently on. This variant is not seen in traffic.

This specific variant can be replicated in-game, but is otherwise never seen in this form outside of this mission. It also sports a unique pearl not available at Los Santos Customs.

To obtain it, simply:

  1. Obtain a Towtruck.
  2. Go to Hao's Strangers and Freaks mission.
  3. On arrival, shoot near Hao to scare him away.
  4. Hook Hao's car to the truck, and take it to the player's safehouse garage.
  5. Save the game after delivering it to the garage, and reload the save. The vehicle will now be unlocked.

Hao's Penumbra could be seen later in the LS Car Meet in GTA Online, this time with the "Hard Parking" livery exclusive to online, custom wheels and the unique license plate, "60HSW264".

File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 38 0 91 0
Rolled Down Left No
  • Spoiler: GT Wing
  • Hood: Carbon Vented Hood
  • Front Bumper: Carbon Splitter & Canards
  • Rear Bumper: Carbon Diffuser & Tow Hook
  • Roof: Carbon Roof
  • Skirts: Custom Skirts 2
  • Chassis: Roll Cage & Chassis Upgrade
  • Grille: Exposed Intercooler
  • Exhaust: Titanium Tuner Exhaust
  • Wheels: Ruff Weld
  • Turbo: Yes
  • Xenon Headlights: Yes

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

  • As already mentioned, a heavily modified Penumbra, owned by Hao, appears in his Strangers and Freaks mission Shift Work.
  • A unique metallic racing blue Penumbra appears in the mission Repossession, where a Vagos member tries to escape in it, but accidently reverses into a pile of construction materials, rupturing the fuel tank. The Penumbra can spawn with any pearlescent color from the car's regular traffic color sets, and therefore has a 1/17 chance to spawn with Utlity Sea Foam Blue pearlescent color which is not available at mod shops, thus resulting in a unique color combination that cannot be replicated under normal circumstances.
    • To obtain this Penumbra, the player can simply steal it, which will result in mission failure. If the current color is not the desired one, retrying from the last checkpoint will change it.
  • Appears in two random Switch Scene events, wherein Trevor is either chasing a heavily damaged bluish silver Penumbra inside the storm drain while apologizing for exposing himself, or a black Penumbra down a dirt road near Lago Zancudo while yelling at the driver to stop the car so Trevor can explain the situation.


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • The default radio stations for the Penumbra are Los Santos Rock Radio, Vinewood Boulevard Radio or Radio Mirror Park.
  • The car's name relates to the Eclipse, as "Penumbra" are elements of a shadow and an Eclipse is the obstruction of light on a celestial body by the passage of another, engulfing into a shadow.
  • The Penumbra was described to have been recently discontinued. This is a reference to how the real life Eclipse was discontinued in 2012.
  • The "Almost Had You" livery is based on Brian's 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse from the movie The Fast and the Furious, the livery name is a reference to a line[1] in said movie.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The inner right light corona appears to be slightly offset from the physical light, as it is located almost over the separation of the right headlight and the grille. This issue is more apparent when viewed up-front with the lights on and in dark areas or at night.