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Not to be confused with Peyote Plants.

Once upon a time, in order to get your hands on a real Peyote you had to scope the right neighborhood, try to hotwire it before anyone saw you, lie low for two days, and only go to the mod shop after you'd dug the bullets out your ass. Now, Benny will personally steal it, change the plates, dig the bullets out of his own ass, supermod it, and tell your friends that you did it all yourself. Eligible for customization at Benny's Original Motor Works.
Benny's Original Motor Works description.

The Vapid Peyote is a two-door 1950s personal luxury car featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto IV

The vehicle resembles a 1st Gen Ford Thunderbird, evidenced by its overall design and its interior, but has double stacked head and tail lights instead of single ones, as well as a more streamlined side and no hood scoop. The front has a similar look to the 1955 and 1956 models, while the rear resembles the 1956 Thunderbird, especially if equipped with the continental kit. The headlights resemble 1967 Cadillac headlights (1967 Coupe de Ville) with somewhat altered bezels to fit into the styling of the 1950s, while the tail lights have a similar appearance to 1960 Cadillac tail lights (1960 Coupe de Ville).

The Peyote is distinctive by its classic styling, where the front end features a chrome bumper with circular details, as well as a plate holder centered on the driver side. The upper side is mostly dominated by the rectangular grille, having a wider horizontal line and bearing the manufacturer's badge. A set of circular lamps can be seen on the outer edges, housed in chrome sections. Chrome lines cab be also seen on the hood and the fenders.

On the sides, chrome trim can be seen at the bottom, the wheel arches and the rear fenders, along with "V10 Supercharged" badges on the front fenders and "Peyote" badges on the rear fins. The greenhouse area also features chrome trim around the windows, as well as two circular rear-view mirrors.

The rear of the car follows a similar layout to the front, where the tail lamps are located in chrome housings and the rear bumper features a plate holder on the passenger side. A chrome detail can be seen on the trunk, followed by chrome letterings displaying the car's name.

The Peyote may spawn with or without a solid roof, and a rear extension with a continental kit, resulting in four possible variations. Some Peyotes may also come with zebra skin patterns on the seats and a pair of black fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror.

The Peyote is set to spawn in a single color and uses wired rims.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The Peyote in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars assumes a similar appearance to the Grand Theft Auto IV version. However, it is permanently depicted as a soft-top convertible with the roof up and a continental kit.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The vehicle returns with the exact same design and model as in GTA IV, featuring the same extra accesories. However the Peyote will no longer spawn with the continental kit, it is instead an optional modification at Los Santos Customs.

The Peyote is set to spawn in a variety of colors, where the secondary one is applied on the roof. It also retains the same wheel design, being similar to the "Big Worm" rims.

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Grand Theft Auto IV

The performance of the Peyote is below average in comparison to other cars of similar size in the game, however it tops the top speed leaderboard for the "vintage" class in a multiplayer race. While having a powerful engine that is able to provide both good acceleration and top speed, its long wheelbase combined with small tires result in poor cornering and stability, often requiring the aid of the handbrake to make moderately sharp turns. At its top speed the Peyote handles badly but if turned just slightly it will not spin.

Instead of the brakes locking up, the car will still slide, resulting in poor braking. Minor use when in motion is acceptable, but attempting to bring the car to a halt can be difficult. When braking downhill (such as exiting off-ramps), the driver learns to stand on the brakes for quite a distance before the desired stopping point.

The badging on the sides reads "V10 Supercharged", but the engine under the hood is what appears to be a standard V8 engine with 4 double-barrel downdraft carburetors. The engine sound is a loud engine identical to that of the Voodoo and the Patriot.

GTA IV Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 84 / 135 4 N/A RWD 1700 / 3748
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A Supercharged V10 (Badging) N/A N/A
N/A N/A 4 FR SOHC V8 w/ 4 Double-Barrel Downdraft Carburetors (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Returning to GTA V, the car remains relatively unchanged performance wise. The car is slightly heavier, meaning it can be a tough obstacle when it comes to pushing the car out of the way. Its acceleration is also worse, partially due to its weight increase. Its top speed is lowered, and its braking distance has been shortened. The changes do not seem to effect the car much, as its engine is still the same.

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 81 / 130 4 N/A RWD 2100 / 4630 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A V10 Supercharged (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
12.78 Seconds 90.4 / 145.5 4 FR SOHC V8 w/ 4 Double-Barrel Downdraft Carburetors (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Upgrade: Benny's Original Motor WorksB Peyote Custom N/A $620,000
Armor No Armor $100 $200
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $100 $200
Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $250 $500
Dechromed Front Bumper $500 $1,000
Stock Rear Bumper $250 $500
Dechromed Rear Bumper $500 $1,000
Bumper Mounted Spare Wheel $750 $1,500
Dechromed Bumper & Spare $1,000 $2,000
Chassis Stock Chassis $350 $700
Los Santos Plaque $550 $1,100
Los Santos Customs Plaque $675 $1,350
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Chrome Tip Exhaust $375 $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Fenders Stock Fenders $150 $300
Curb Feelers $450 $900
Grilles Stock Grille $100 $200
Chrome Grille $375 $750
Custom Chrome Grille $670 $1,340
Billet Grille $825 $1,650
Lead Sled Grille $1,500 $3,000
Hoods Stock Hood $150 $300
Cowl Induction Hood $325 $650
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $750 $1,500
Single Intake Bug Catcher $875 $1,750
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 $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $4,750
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 - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,200
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 $100 $1,000
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo No Turbo $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
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
B Only available at Benny's Original Motor Works (enhanced version).

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Peyote Gasser

Grand Theft Auto Online
The Peyote Gasser in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Peyote Gasser is the drag car variant of the Peyote, having a lifted body and several modifications, including a large engine and drag racing-style wheels.

Peyote Custom

Grand Theft Auto Online
The Peyote Custom in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Peyote Custom is a custom variant of the Peyote exclusive for Grand Theft Auto Online, which features highly-advanced modifications and hydraulics enabled, not present on the standard Peyote.

Gang Variants

  • In Grand Theft Auto V, there are unique modified topless Peyotes belonging to the Los Santos Vagos, Families, and Ballas gangs. These gang variants feature dechromed front & rear bumper with spare wheel, a lead sled grille, cowl induction hood, big worm lowrider wheels, curb feelers, chrome tipped exhaust, limo window tint, "Low Santos" lowrider plaque, zebra interior with black fuzzy dice, and competition suspension. Gang members will open fire on the player if he/she attempts to steal one of their cars. If Franklin steals a Families Peyote, he will be ignored. These variants are currently the most expensive vehicles that can be stolen and sold to Los Santos Customs in Grand Theft Auto Online (for PS3 and Xbox 360), netting the player $12,940 in mint condition. Also in Grand Theft Auto Online, the Marabunta Grande variant appears during Last Play - Bad Companies.
  • There are unique non-gang modified topless variants that can be found in El Burro Heights at the bus junkyard on the corner of South Shambles Street and Hanger Way, most often at night. These share the same upgrades as the gang variants but unique paint. The non-gang modified variants feature worn Cabernet red with torino red pearlescent paint, and bronze wheels. Similar unique non-gang modified variants of the Buccaneer, topless Manana, and hard-top and convertible Tornado can be found parked at the same bus junkyard as well as in front of Olson's Autos on El Rancho Boulevard in Cypress Flats, most often during the day.

Special Variants

  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, one of the Club Management sidemission involves taking Cloe Parker to her home in her unique pink Peyote with a black roof (the only example with a different secondary color). The player can store the car once the sidemission is over.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, There is a unique pink Peyote that can be found in the Random Event - Car Theft 1. Just recover the car from the robber and take the car away instead of returning it to the owner.

Notable Owners

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Peyote fetching $2,500.



  • "Peyote" is the real-life common name of a North American breed of cactus, famous for its powerful psychoactive properties. A badge emblazoned with an image of the peyote cactus is placed on side of the hardtop variant's rear pillars.
  • Despite having two textures of its "V10 supercharged" badge for each side, the text is mistakenly mirrored on one side. This was fixed in GTA V.
  • A Rockstar Games emblem can be seen on Peyotes with zebra seats.
  • The default radio stations for the Peyote are:

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Police radio chatter may occasionally refer the car as a "jalopy" in GTA IV. The same goes for any beater variant of the cars, like Emperor, Vigero, etc.
  • This car is never locked when parked because there are no side windows present. The same applies to the Feltzer, Banshee and the beater Vigero.
  • Some auto parts shops and Pay'n'Sprays have spare front bumpers for Peyote's laying outside or leaning against walls.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • One of the modifications of the Peyote includes a pair of fuzzy dice on the mirror, just like the Yardie Lobo from Grand Theft Auto III and the Bickle'76 from Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, this is the third car in the series to feature a pair of fuzzy dice on the mirror.
    • However, the pair of Fuzzy Dice was removed in the enhanced version.
  • The "Los Santos Plaque" is not spelled the same way as the options menu in Los Santos Customs. It actually reads "Low Santos", referencing its low rider qualities.
  • The gang and non-gang modified topless Peyotes can rarely have side windows. This also applies to the gang and non-gang modified topless Mananas.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The description on Benny's Original Motor Works refers to how the Peyote was originally only obtainable by stealing one on the streets.
  • The Route 68 poster seems very similar to the GTA Online Social Club preview, only with different backgrounds; the Route 68 being on said road, while the Social Club preview is seen on the city streets.