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This article (or section) refers to content in the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC release of Grand Theft Auto Online that may be absent from other versions.
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An unassuming van with all the potential to become the ultimate down-to-business machine for the club scene. Included free with any Nightclub purchase.
Career Builder description.

The Vapid Speedo Custom is a custom van in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the After Hours update.

Design

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The vehicle is a modifiable variant of the Speedo, sharing the same profile and layout. The van received various changes in comparison to the regular model, where the front bumper features a shinier, chromed finish around the lower half and a singular flat meshed grille in place of the horizontal grille (likely to make room for the grille plating from the armor upgrades), while the hood assumes a bulkier appearance around the center. On the sides, the arches, particularly the rear ones, are extended and more defined, while the front quarter panels have vented sections with three horizontal chrome separations on them. The rear end of the van retains most of the features from the regular model, but the whole rear bumper has a shinier, chromed finish. The interior appears to be the same as the regular model, but the rear section and wheel wells are finished in a gray color instead of white. The vehicle can also be modified with an array of visual modifications, being armor plates, liveries and respray colors.

The primary color of the vehicle is applied to the entire body, while the secondary color is applied to the stripe passing around the sides and rear, just below the lower body line. It retains the same wheel design, being five-spoke angled rims with medium-profile tires.

The van can be equipped with either two front-facing machine guns, a remote machine gun turret resembling a Browning M2HB machine gun, or a remote minigun turret similar to a GAU-17/A gatling gun.

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Performance

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Vehicle

The Speedo Custom is overall superior to the original Speedo, with a slightly higher top speed and acceleration, together with better braking and handling overall. Still, the seeming lack of traction renders the van difficult to accelerate after being stopped, and the relatively light mass renders it unable to push other cars easily. The wedge provided by the "Heavy Armor Plating" upgrade allows the vehicle to push cars away slightly better, although it is still not very effective due to the light weight.

Like the regular Speedo, 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 the same as the regular Speedo, the Clown Van and other similar vans.

Armor

Despite having three different levels of armor upgrades, none of them make the van any more durable, as the van will still explode with only a single explosive near the body, unless the player is in a Sell Goods mission, which gains increased resistance and immunity to missile lock-ons. However, the cabin has bullet-resistant windows similar to vehicles such as the Schafter V12 (Armored) and the Baller LE (Armored), giving the occupants slight protection against most firearms before being shattered.

The Speedo Custom can be equipped with additional Armor Plating that will primarily affect the windows. Adding any Armor Plating will take away the ability for occupants to use throwable weapons.

  • The Light Armor Plating and Reinforced Riot Armor upgrades primarily seem to have only light cosmetic differences, such as thin bars around the windows, reinforced bumpers, side mesh screens and external frames on the roof.
  • The Heavy Armor Plating upgrade adds plates that constricts the openings in the windows, making it harder for gunfire to get through. However, the player may be shot through the small gaps on the windshield plates, while the side window plates are not solid and do not offer protection at all.

Weaponry

The Speedo Custom has access to an array of weapons operated by the driver:

  • Machine Gun: the first option is a set of two front-facing machine guns, which perform the same as those of vehicles such as the Blazer Aqua and the Ruiner 2000. They have decent firepower against players and vehicles with none or light armor, but will struggle against heavily-armored vehicles.
  • Remote .50 Cal: the second option is a remote .50 caliber machine gun turret, which works identical to the one found on the TM-02 Khanjali. It has a 360-degree coverage and moderate fire rate, but deals high damage per round against most targets, able to take out most NPCs in a single shot and rival players with two or three rounds. It is also powerful against unarmored vehicles and aircraft in general, enough to set them aflame upon damaging them considerably.
  • Remote Minigun: the third option is a remote minigun turret, which works identical to the dual swiveling miniguns from the Weaponized Tampa. It has a 360-degree coverage and a high fire rate, but lower damage per round in comparison to the remote machine gun. The Minigun is also able to destroy vehicles instantly upon being damaged enough, while the Remote .50 Cal turret can only set them aflame and requires additional rounds to finally destroy it.
  • The vehicle has the option of installing Proximity Mines, which behave the same as any remote explosive and are operated by the driver. These mines are a bit stronger than their hand-held counterparts and are also limited to five active mines. Caution should be taken when using them, as they can potentially damage or destroy the vehicle.

Note that, while both remote turrets have a limited elevation angle of about 20 degrees, the remote machine gun is able to aim up to 40 degrees with the "Hood view" enabled, making it deadly against targets almost above the van.

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Vehicle Statistics - 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
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
69.751678%
Acceleration
50%
Braking
21.666666%
Traction
57.575756%

Modifications

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The Speedo Custom can only be modified at the Vehicle Workshop inside a Nightclub.

Category Modification Cost Image
Armor Plating No Armor Plating $1,000
Light Armor Plating $55,000
Reinforced Riot Armor $87,500
Heavy Armor Plating $150,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Basic Camo $18,240
Zancudo Camo $19,380
Sprayed Camo $20,520
3 Color Outline $21,660
90s Sandbox $22,800
Modern 5 Color $23,370
Arid Theater $23,939
Winter Camo $24,510
Urban Warrior $25,080
Nature Reserve* $25,650
Naval Battle* $26,220
Urban Geometric* $26,789
Coyote Geometric* $27,360
Large Geometric* $27,930
Naval Geometric* $28,500
Desert Fractal* $29,070
Urban Fractal* $29,639
Large Digital* $30,210
Medium Digital* $30,780
Small Digital* $31,350
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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 -
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
Weapons Proximity Mine No Proximity Mine $700
Proximity Mine* $99,000
Primary Weapons No Weapon $1,000
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Mounted Machine Guns $115,000
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Remote .50 Cal $205,000
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Remote Minigun $285,000
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Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
* Denotes items that can only be unlocked for purchase via research in the Bunker property.

Image Gallery

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Sell Goods

  • Can be used during a Nightclub Sell Goods mission when 90 units or less of product is being sold.

Security Contracts

Short Trips

  • One may be seen during the chase sequence of the Short Trip mission "Seed Capital". It is equipped with the Remote .50 Cal turret.

Locations

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  • Comes with the purchase of any Nightclub. It is listed as a "Special Vehicle" and can be requested via the Interaction Menu. It cannot be purchased separately.

Bugs/Glitches

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  • If both Heavy Armor Plating and Proximity Mines were equipped, it will disable the ability to place proximity mines.
  • By performing all the steps using customization options, then exiting the vehicle while spamming any console home button, the Speedo Custom may render itself in an indestructible state where the vehicle cannot explode.
  • When using one of the remote guns while the camera stays behind a thin obstacle (such as a light pole) and the reticle is aligned to the same, the rounds will impact the same obstacle.

See Also

References

  1. Blips-GTAO-SpeedoCustom.pngSeen when parked or when another player is driving a Speedo Custom.
  2. https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001881068


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