Not to be confused with Speeder, a car in the original Grand Theft Auto, or Speeder (boat), a boat in later games.
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The Vapid Speedo is a cargo delivery van featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Speedo resembles a 2003-present Chevrolet Express van with elements from the 2005 Ford E150, but the front and back ends have been slightly altered.

The Speedo is a relatively simple van, where the front features a bulky black bumper with a license plate on the center, a square-shaped grille with the Vapid logo on the central horizontal divider, and silver housings with square headlights and rectangular lower lights, the outer ones being the turn signals. The hood is relatively simple and has a slanted profile.

The sides of the van makes use of small extensions/flares on the wheel arches, along with impressed lines on the sides and black door handles. The cabin area has black trim around the windows and two black rectangular mirrors near the A-pillars, while the rearmost area has a black strip surrounding the end of the cargo hold. Below the rearmost left section, there is the exhaust muffler and pipe exiting towards the left-hand side.

The rear end of the van is mostly occupied by the cargo doors, where the right one has a black section with the door handle and the license plate, while the left one bears a badge that reads "Vapid ST". The outer sides have vertical tail lights with a black surrounding, each one consisting of large red lights on the center and smaller turn/reverse lights on the upper/lower ends, respectively. Again, the van has a bulky black bumper.

The Speedo features various company names, such as Deliver Me Timbers, Easy Lay Carpet, Hello Tailor, and Nonna Pina's Restaurant. It also spawns in a variety of single colors for the body and uses five-spoke angled rims, wrapped in medium-profile tires.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In GTA V and GTA Online, the Speedo retains the same design as the GTA IV rendition, albeit it no longer sports company logos. Small changes have been made to the van, such as the grille having fewer separations and fully finished in black, and the badging on the rear doors (the left door has the Vapid logo and grey lettering displaying the car's name, while the right door has silver "VAPID" lettering). The van also has an unknown window tint applied by default.[1] In the enhanced version, the badge has been moved from the grille divider to the hood of the vehicle, and also also appears slightly dirty in the enhanced version, with some trash near the wheel humps.

Again, the van appears in a variety of single colors for the body and retains the same wheel design as in GTA IV, being five-spoke angled rims with medium-profile tires.

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Version History Gallery

Performance

Grand Theft Auto IV

The vehicle is quite agile, thanks to its adapted suspension and weightless rear end. Powersliding is quite easy in this vehicle; however, in Liberty City's hilly terrain the Speedo is prone to bouncing about more frequently than other vehicles of its size. The engine is quite strong, leading to mediocre acceleration and a reasonable top speed. The lack of braking power, however, makes turning and braking simultaneously impossible, which is a big problem when slowing down into a 90 degree turn or any type of fast driving or racing. The Speedo is, after the Burrito, the second-fastest vehicle in the "van" classification, but it is the most maneuverable.

The vehicle is powered by what seems like a high-torque V8 diesel engine, with a 5-speed gearbox in a rear-wheel drive layout. The engine sound is shared from the other vans, namely the Burrito and the Pony.

GTA IV Overview


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 78 / 125 5 N/A RWD 2500 / 5512
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 and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Speedo retains many of its performance qualities from its GTA IV appearance, although the reformed handling in GTA V and GTA Online results in the van gaining a suspension upgrade, to the point that the van feels more stable around corners, and thus its turning radius is greatly improved. The van has seemingly less traction than its previous appearance, sometimes resulting in the wheels spinning when setting off. The van is relatively durable during collisions, with no significant deformation occurring, even after multiple head on collisions and rolls, but the engine is still relatively weak compared to other vans in the game. It appears to have the highest top speed of vans in the game, wherein it seems to be superior to many average sedans in this field. Its off-road capabilities are significantly poorer than other vans due to the lower power engine.

Again, the vehicle is powered by a high-torque V8 diesel engine, with a 5-speed gearbox in a rear-wheel drive layout. The engine sound is relatively similar to the GTA IV iteration, also shared with vehicles like the Burrito and the Pony.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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 81 / 130 5 N/A RWD 2500 / 5512 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
10.9 Seconds 100 / 160 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Speedo-GTAV-RSCStats.png
Speed
69.751678%
Acceleration
45%
Braking
20%
Traction
54.545456%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,875
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,500

Liveries

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Speedo has four possible liveries in GTA IV. The vehicle will appear in random colors with these liveries.

Variants

Clown Van

Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto Online
ClownVan-GTAV-front.png
The Clown Van in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Clown Van is essentially a Speedo that is modified with a colorful clown livery and various clown-related extras, such as a red nose on the grille and trumpet horns on the roof.

Speedo Custom

Grand Theft Auto Online
SpeedoCustom-GTAO-front.png
The Speedo Custom in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Speedo Custom is a custom variant of the Speedo featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the After Hours update. It features highly-advanced modifications and Gunrunning liveries.

Special Variants

  • A white Speedo driven by Lamar Davis is seen in various missions involving him. It features a unique license plate reading "LAMAR G".

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Chop - The van prominently appears during this mission, where it is used to chase D fleeing on a motorcycle. It is the first mission in which Chop is in the rear of the vehicle.
  • Hood Safari - The same van is used to go to the deal and is later destroyed by the attacking Ballas.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • In the mission "Potshot", a white Speedo containing crates with drugs appears, which has to be stolen and brought to Trevor.
Casino Work
  • Appears in the "Department of Defense" Casino Work, where one must be tailed to the enemies' base of operations. There is also one parked around the back of the casino.

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Seen around The Families area.
  • Occasionally spawns in a parking lot in Chumash Plaza.
  • Sometimes found in and around Lester's home in El Burro Heights.
  • A black one can be found parked on a dirt road in Fort Zancudo along with a black Bison.
  • Sometimes when the player switches to Trevor, they may find him with a tied-up man under the Del Perro Pier and a unique black Speedo without a number on the license plate. This particular Speedo also has bulletproof tires.[citation/verification needed]
  • Spawns In El Burro Heights near the train yard while driving a Youga.
Scenarios

The Speedo is part of vehiclemodelset "TRUCKS_DELIVERY" which commonly appears driving in and out of alleyways and parking areas.

Trucks Delivery
v | d | e

Benson | GoPostal Boxville | second generation Burrito | Speedo

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Rarely spawns around the industrial area.
  • Sometimes parked in a parking lot in Chumash Plaza.
  • Sometimes parked or driven in La Mesa.
    • Spawns more frequent in the enhanced version.
  • Can spawn in the parking lot of the Grapeseed Supermarket, typically in black or bluish-grey. Has a higher chance of spawning if already driving a Speedo.
  • Spawns in a silver color near Hangar A17 and Hangar 1 at LSIA in the enhanced version.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he may also agree to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Speedo fetching $2,000.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The vehicle's name could be a reference to a shortened term for speedometer.
  • The default radio stations for the Speedo are:
  • The van features "ST" in its badging, presumably standing for "Sports Technology", similar to how Ford (the company to which Vapid is based on) markets some of their cars with the same name. The badging in the van is stylized very similarly to the Ford's ST logo. These badges recurred in GTA V.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • This is the only vehicle that is able to max out its top speed on the analog speedometer, as the vehicle's speedometer reads up to 100, and the van can go 100 mph.

See Also

References

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