Camera-TBoGT.png This article needs more images of:
Special Variants

You can help by adding some relevant images or discussing changes on the talk page.
Please remove this template when images are added.
Note: Please remember to follow our image policy in naming and licensing before adding images.


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 vehicle in every Grand Theft Auto title, with the exceptions of Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto: London and Grand Theft Auto Advance.


The Stallion was first featured in the first Grand Theft Auto, in which it appears as a hardtop design and is one of the faster cars on the road; however, it did not appear again in the series until Grand Theft Auto III. In true muscle car fashion, it has V8 power channeled to the rear wheels.

In Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, a variant of the Stallion is featured in the game, called the Diablo Stallion, it is the primary gang car used by the Diablos. In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it is also used as a gang car, but this time used by the San Fierro Rifa. In GTA IV, it is one of the few cars in the HD Universe to retain its original design.

The car is absent in the original version of Grand Theft Auto V, but it appears in the enhanced version. Although it is absent from Grand Theft Auto Advance, a gang variant is present. The Stallion is manufactured by Classique in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (PSP & iOS), Vapid in GTA Chinatown Wars (DS) and Declasse in GTA V Enhanced Version.

Stallions in all games since GTA III will come in different forms:

  • With a hardtop roof.
  • With a soft-top roof.
  • With a retracted roof.


Grand Theft Auto

In Grand Theft Auto, it resembles a 1967–1969 Chevrolet Camaro. However, the hood is more alike Pontiac GTO. The name Stallion is a reference to the name Mustang.

3D Universe

In the 3D Universe, it appears to be based mainly on several Oldsmobile models such 1969/1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass (also the Oldsmobile 442) on the grille (creating a look similar to an Oldsmobile Omega), and the back bumper is based on those of '70-'72 Cutlasses (but this is less obvious in the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas rendition). It also takes subtle influences from the 1963–1971 Mercedes-Benz 230SL, particularly the overall length and the roof shape.

All rendition have essentially the same design and characteristic front and rear ends, with a few tweaks on small details on them:

  • The Liberty City model are generally simple, with visible door handles and what looks like a handle can be seen on the trunk.
  • The Vice City model sport chrome stripes on either side and the detail on the trunk was downscaled and moved to the driver side.
  • The San Andreas model retains the chrome stripe from the VC models, but the detail on the trunk was moved back to the center. A fuel cap can be seen on the rear left fender.

All models have a twin ram-air hood.

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 rear and tail lights also resemble a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle. The headlights are surrounded by headlight bezels similar to those on a '68 Cutlass.

The Stallion will always come with a twin ram-air hood. The vehicle does not have any reversing lights, similar to the Intruder and the Contender.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

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

  • In PSP, the Stallion is the same that in GTA IV, but only appears with a hardtop.
  • In DS, the Stallion looks like based on 1971–1973 Ford Mustang, only appears with a hardtop and is made by Vapid. The player can see this in the Papercraft of the Social Club.

Grand Theft Auto V

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.

The Stallion returns in the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V, 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, it is now possible to buy the roof in Los Santos Customs, though it still does not offer any visual modifications.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


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, however, 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). 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 N/A 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) V8 engine 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.

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 Dukes.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, 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.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(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
Rockstar Games Social Club


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

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

Image Gallery


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

The enhanced edition of Grand Theft Auto V 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

  • 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 GTA 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 GTA London expansion packs, GTA 2, and GTA Advance, although the Diablo 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 made non-GTA cameos in multiple games produced by Rockstar Games:

3D Universe

  • 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. Spotted 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.

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

HD Universe

  • 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, unless the car is modified.


Grand Theft Auto V

  • 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.


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.