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For the mission in the first Grand Theft Auto associated with this vehicle, see Heist Almighty - Stallion.
Get 'em while they're hot. The classic Stallion muscle car's been imported from Liberty City to Los Santos. You might find some baggies or baggy rubbers tucked into the back seat, but that's part of this lady's charm. She's a dime.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Stallion is a muscle car featured in every Grand Theft Auto title, with the exceptions of Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto: London and Grand Theft Auto Advance.


Grand Theft Auto

In Grand Theft Auto, the Stallion resembles a 1967–1969 Chevrolet Camaro. However, the hood is more alike Pontiac GTO.

Stallions are seen in a variety of single colors and with a hardtop roof.

3D Universe

In the 3D Universe, the Stallion appears to be based mainly on the 1969/1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass (also the Oldsmobile 442) in the front end, while the back end is closer to the '70-'72 Cutlass. The hood scoop seems to have been influenced by the 1968-1970 Pontiac GTO, which is a platform-mate of the Cutlass. The notchback roofline, the smaller size and the name could be nods to the 1st generation Ford Mustang.

All renditions of the Stallion remained largely the same, retaining the front bumper with fog lights, dual grilles, circular headlights, twin ram-air hood, square tail lights on either side of the rear bumper and twin exhaust pipes. However, there are small differences between each models, depending of the game's settings:

  • The Liberty City models are generally simple, with visible door handles and a central handle on the trunk.
  • The Vice City models have chrome details running through the sides, while the trunk handle was downscaled and moved to the driver side.
  • The San Andreas model retains the chrome details from the VC models, but the trunk handle was moved back to the center. A fuel cap can be also seen on the rear left fender.

Liberty City and Vice City versions may spawn with an open top or soft top, while the San Andreas version features a hard top. The soft top always has a secondary color, but the hard top has the car's primary color.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, it is manufactured by Classique and resembles a much bigger muscle car rather than a Pony. The grille and lights remain almost unchanged, but the body more resembles a 1968–1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass; the rear end looks like that of a 1971 or '72 Cutlass (it says "STALLION" above the bumper much like it says "OLDSMOBILE") with extra lights. The headlights are surrounded by headlight bezels similar to those on a '68 Cutlass.

The Stallion assumes a similar layout to the 3D Universe renditions, only with a larger body and slightly narrower front. The front fascia retains the bumper, grille and headlight placement, though the lower fog lights are no longer present. The car also retains the twin ram-air hood and opens to reveal a V8 engine with a strut brace over it, while circular mirrors are seen mounted on the front fenders, just beside the hood. The cabin area adds rear-quarter windows and a passenger-side antenna next to the trunk compartment, while the rear bumper adds two rectangular turn signals between the square red tail lights and the central license plate, though it does not have any reversing lights (similar to the Intruder and the Contender). A single exhaust pipe can be seen on the driver side.

Again, the vehicle may spawn with a colored hard top or a black soft top, the latter being either folded up or down. It can spawn in a variety of primary colors for the body and the hard top, and uses a set of five-spoke wheels and medium-profile tires.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, there are two versions depending of the platform:

  • In DS, the Stallion looks like based on 1971–1973 Ford Mustang, only appears with a hardtop and is made by Vapid (seen in the Papercraft of the Social Club).
  • In PSP, the Stallion is the same one from GTA IV, but only appears with a hardtop.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

This article (or section) refers to content in the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC release of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online that may be absent from other versions.

The Stallion returns in the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, this time manufactured by Declasse (albeit still possessing Classique badging on the car itself). It appears relatively unchanged in terms of design from its GTA IV counterpart.

It can be obtained in two variants, the stock car and the street versions, with the latter being available in hardtop and convertible forms. When purchased, the Stallion will always spawn without a roof. Currently, the soft-top/hardtop forms can only be found spawning on the streets in Grand Theft Auto Online. Since the Freemode Events Update, however, it is possible to buy the roof in Los Santos Customs, though it still does not offer any visual modifications.

Again, the car only spawns in a single color for the body and the hard top, and the rims were slightly changed, being similar to the "Kracka" rims seen in Los Santos Customs.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


2D Universe

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The Stallion is one of the fastest cars on the road.

3D Universe

Its handling varies in each game. In GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Stallion has reasonable acceleration, though its rear wheel drive layout and huge amount of low-down torque meant it was easy to perform professional-grade drifts around corners, doughnuts and wheel-spin when taking off. The GTA Vice City Stories version is altogether slower than the other renditions, but its tail-happy traits remained. In San Andreas, it handles much like the Clover and Sabre (even having the same engine sound to the latter), but fishtailing rarely occurs.

Unlike most other muscle cars, the Stallion has a low-revving V8 that sounds more like an inline engine (except in GTA San Andreas), coupled to a 4-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. The engine sound is shared with the Manana, Perennial, and Idaho.

3D Universe Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 99 / 160 4 Petrol RWD 1600 / 3527
N/A N/A 4 FR V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV the Stallion is easier to steer, but it will occasionally spin out of control, especially in poor weather conditions such as rain. With good power, handling, and acceleration it is easily one of the top three muscle cars in Grand Theft Auto IV, thanks to its 5.7 liter (347ci) twin-cam V8 engine, the 5-speed gearbox and the FR layout. Care should be taken through corners though; despite having good grip, the Stallion is awful at keeping flat through corners. The Stallion can also be quite bumpy on the road. Braking is below average. Durability is poor, as the vehicle can only take few hits before catching fire.

The vehicle uses a loud engine sound, shared with muscle cars like the Sabre GT and the Dukes.

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 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1600 / 3527
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 347ci (5.7L) (Badging) N/A N/A
N/A N/A 5 FR DOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars rendition adopts a combination of performance traits of previous renditions, with high top speed and acceleration and good steering, but very poor grip as a result of excess torque, resulting in the car skidding frequently, even in slight turns. It competes with the Dukes.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the car shares the same engine and drivetrain, but sporting different performance, having worse acceleration than in GTA IV, but a higher top speed, and much better handling. The car no longer spins out of control when cornering at high speeds.

Again, the car has a 5.7 liter (347ci) twin-cam V8 engine, a 5-speed gearbox and an FR layout. It uses a low-revving sound shared with cars like the Buccaneer and the Blade.

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 89 / 144 5 N/A RWD 1650 / 3638 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 144 / 232 5 347ci (5.7L) (Badging) RWD 1650 / 3638 N/A
7.4 Seconds 110 / 177 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

In GTA San Andreas, the Stallion can be modified only at TransFender:

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Vents Oval Hood Vent $ 150
Square Hood Vent $ 100
Lights Round Fog Lamp $ 100
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Spoilers Win $ 550
Fury $ 350
Alpha $ 250
Side skirts Side Skirt $ 500
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
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
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
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
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 Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
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 - -
Roofs Stock Roof $100 $200
No Roof $350 $700
Custom Roof $575 $1,150
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
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 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $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

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Diablo Stallion

Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance & Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
The Diablo Stallion in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.
(Rear quarter view)

The Diablo Stallion (also known simply as the "Diablo") is a gang variant of the Stallion preferred by the Diablos, being distinctive by its flame paintjob and exposed engine block.

Burger Shot Stallion

Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto Online
The Burger Shot Stallion in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)

The enhanced edition of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online features a unique Stallion with a Burger Shot livery, named the Burger Shot Stallion. It is one of the four stock cars featured in the enhanced version of the game.

Special Variants

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto

  • The Stallion is featured in a vehicle mission (referred to as undercover cop car), though it is not necessary to drive it for completion, it is needed only for triggering the mission.

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Wu Zi Mu - A Stallion is one of the cars that you race against, along with the Sabre and Fortune.
  • Exports and Imports - The Stallion is one of the 30 vehicles wanted for the side-mission. Placed on the second list.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • Grease Sucho - Toni competes with Dan Sucho and other two racers that drive Stallions in this mission.
  • Frighteners - One of the three bosses drives a Stallion around Portland when Toni scares him.
  • Love & Bullets - A Stallion appears in Newport when the Stretch arrives there. It has a unique red-and-blue paintjob. It can be obtained by driving it to the Staunton Garage, but the Stretch must be near it. Then finish the mission and the Stallion will be in the garage.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Marked Men - Martinez's men drive black Stallions in an attempt to kill Vic and Phil after they escape from the ambush.
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound - The Stallion is one of the 32 vehicles wanted by the Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound in the side-mission of the same name. Placed on the first list.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Escuela of the Streets - A local dealer drives a black Stallion with a unique undertone and it must be followed by Niko all the time. Later it is parked near the Sprunk warehouse. Niko can steal it at this time and then drive to the parking space, then finish the mission.
  • A purple Stallion is used to trail Jeff's wife and her boyfriend to Superstar Café during Jeff's first encounter.

Notable Owners


Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Parked in front of all drug-trading empire businesses owned by Victor Vance (If the player owns all businesses, it will be bulletproof).

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Commonly spawns around the city, especially around Walnut Way in Northwood and North and East Holland.
  • Spawn in traffic in multiplayer.
  • There's a unique Stallion in black but with pearlescent tones available in the mission Escuela of the Streets. Can be acquired after the dealer parked the vehicle or by leaving the warehouse through the skylight.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be bought at at Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $71,000 for non-returning players or free for returning players.
  • Rarely spawns in traffic. However, Stallions spawned as traffic are undrivable by players and will kick players out if stolen.
    • As of a subsequent patch, players are no longer kicked out and can drive them freely. However, they cannot be stored as a personal vehicle, upgraded or sold.


Grand Theft Auto

  • The Stallion's base export value tops up at $600 if the car is delivered in mint condition.

Grand Theft Auto IV



  • The Stallion plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The Stallion name, when first adopted in the first Grand Theft Auto, appears to be a play of the Ford Mustang name. Both names refer to equestrian terms for horses that are not fully domesticated. A "mustang" is "a free-roaming feral horse of the North American west that first descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish", while a "Stallion" is simply "a male horse that has not been neutered, castrated, or gelded".
  • A version of the Ford Mustang called the Stallion Special was sold exclusively by Mainway Ford in 1967.
  • The Stallion is the longest surviving car in the Grand Theft Auto series, and also one of the most frequently featured civilian cars in the series, appearing in 9 out of 12 GTA games, the exceptions being the two Grand Theft Auto: London expansion packs, Grand Theft Auto 2 and Grand Theft Auto Advance, although the Diablo variant appears in the latter.
    • Even though the Stallion does not appear in GTA London 1969, the Crapi is sometimes referred as the Stallion's British variant. Both cars are based on Ford's famous muscle car models.
  • The Stallion has also made cameos in multiple games produced by Rockstar Games:

3D Universe

A promotional screenshot of Grand Theft Auto III - The Definitive Edition referencing the original artwork of the Stallion from GTA III.

  • There is a glitch that occurs with a Stallion in GTA III after viewing a replay. Get a Stallion with a hood, drive around for few minutes, then press F1 for replay. After replay, the hood should be gone.
  • The Stallion is one of the earliest in-game cars to be featured on a box art of a Grand Theft Auto game, appearing in several versions of GTA III cover arts.
  • There is a visual glitch in GTA San Andreas: breaking the right headlight and then turning the lights on (by going in a dark place or during nightime), a small part of the broken headlight will still light up, possibly Rockstar forgot to texture this part of the light to use "broken" lights. Seen on PS2.
  • If the rear bumper detaches, the tail lights will still function.
  • In GTA Vice City, sometimes when leaving a Stallion and starting a mission with a ingame cutscene, the Stallion will transform into certain vehicles like a Idaho or a Perennial.
  • One of the Grand Theft Auto III - The Definitive Edition promotional screenshots makes a reference to the original artwork of the Stallion from GTA III'.

HD Universe

A papercraft model of the Stallion, available for download on the Rockstar Games Social Club website.

  • The interior of the GTA IV Stallion features some writing and a photograph of an old-styled steamroller taped to the dashboard, its purpose being largely unknown. The same interior is reused in the Rhapsody, but the photograph is substituted with one depicting what seems to be Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World.
  • Under the "Chinatown Wars" section of the Rockstar Games Social Club website, members may download a printable papercraft model of a Stallion. The papercraft model features the Vapid logo on its grille instead of the Classique logo and nameplate. It bears more of a likeness to a 1971–1973 Ford Mustang, while the grille emulates a 1964/1965 Mustang's.
  • All Stallions in GTA V spawn with a license plate reading "SA Exempt" by default, which is usually dedicated to law enforcement/emergency vehicles (unless the car is modified). This is caused by a lack of plate entry in the vehicles.meta file, causing the game to resort to the police/government plate. The same issue is also present on the Dukes.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The driver and passenger side front windows spawn regardless of whether the roof(s) are present or not. This is due to a mistype in the vehicle's flag, extras_convertible, which prevents windows from spawning with the first extra component, in this case, the collapsed folded roof.

See Also

  • Burger Shot Stallion - Stock car racing variant.
  • Sabre - A similar muscle car appearing in most Grand Theft Auto titles.
  • Sabre Turbo - A high-performance version of the regular Sabre.
  • Dukes - A similar muscle car that also returned to the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Tampa - A similar muscle car appearing in Grand Theft Auto IV.