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For other uses, see Stinger (disambiguation). Not to be confused with the Swinger, another classic sports car with a similar name in Grand Theft Auto Online.
First manufactured in 1960, the Stinger quickly became a car synonymous with the hard-living Vinewood playboys of the silver screen. Literally hundreds of impressionable young starlets got drunkenly deflowered against their will on the hood of this beauty and then later ended up with a face through the windshield. $1 million buys you more than just a used car without power steering - it buys you a piece of history. The interior still reeks of bourbon and cigarettes.
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Stinger is a two-door sports car which first appeared in the classic Grand Theft Auto, and recurred throughout the series in different forms and designs. It is manufactured by Grotti in the HD Universe.


Grand Theft Auto

In Grand Theft Auto, the Stinger is based on the 1968-1972 Chevrolet Corvette C3, referenced also by the name of the vehicle. It has a long hood and two small hatches on the front, likely the pop-up headlights.

Grand Theft Auto 2

In Grand Theft Auto 2, the vehicle is based on the 1963 Corvette Split-Window and again, its Script Name is a reference to the Corvette Stingray (STINGRAY).

3D Universe

What a great car. Always wanted one of these.
GTA Vice City Website.

In Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the vehicle is heavily based on two cars; the third generation Toyota MR2 and the 1996 Porsche Boxster. It also resembles the Dodge Copperhead concept car in its overall shape and especially on the back. The car is depicted with a generally boxier profile, rounded lamps, two frontal intakes and two rear exhausts. It is available with a solid roof or with an open top, and may spawn in various colours.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Stinger resembles a 1968-1973 Ferrari Daytona Spyder, an apparent homage to Sonny Crockett's Ferrari Daytona Spyder replica and yet another reference to Miami Vice. The front of the car leans towards a wedge-shaped profile, while the rear assumes a more generic design, with split bumpers and square-shaped lamps. It is only available with an open top, and spawns in a variety of single colours.

A working name given to the Stinger in Grand Theft Auto III is "Shark", as evidenced in the "official" website for Capital Autos (seen here).

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Manufactured by Grotti in Grand Theft Auto V, the Stinger assumes the design of a classic grand tourer, very derivative of 1960s Ferrari models. The overall design is heavily based on both the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder and 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 N.A.R.T Spyder, while the front lights appear to be inspired by the Ferrari 330 P4. The car also features design cues from the Intermeccanica Omega and the Intermeccanica Italia GT, also Italian sports cars.

The overall profile of the car is similar to the Vice City renditions, but assumes an older design. The front end is protected by a chrome bumper spanning the width of the car and part of the sides, along with two small grilles and a license plate. It has stacked circular headlamps located in chrome housings, while the bonnet features the manufacturer emblem on the front.

The sides follow a curved design on the front fenders and a slightly wider profile on the rear ones, while the greenhouse area is mostly predominated by chrome elements on the circular rear-view mirrors, door handles and trim around the windscreen. The driver side portion behind the cabin features an upper fuel cap.

The rear is more traditional, featuring circular tail lamps on the edges and a chrome bumper on the lower side. The boot's end houses a set of chrome plate lights besides the license plate and a chrome handle, along with silver "GROTTI" and "Stinger V8" badges.

The interior of the car is a derivative of the one used used in the Banshee, featuring the same dial layout and central console elements, although the dials are black. In addition, it replaces the carbon-fibre unit backing with a wooden/walnut variation. The corresponding Grotti badges can be seen on the steering wheel and the passenger-side portion next to the central console unit.

The car is available with a soft top or with no roof, which can be changed in Los Santos Customs. As of The High Life Update, this car is available for purchase with or without a roof. The primary colour of the car is applied on the bodywork, while the secondary colour is applied on the interior stitching. However, there is no way to change the vehicle's secondary colour, and is only dictated by the selected colour when purchasing it (i.e. buying the car in a red colour gives an orange colour for the interior stitching). It uses a set of wheels similar to the ones on the Z-Type and the Hotknife, being a derivative of the "Wired" lowrider wheels available in Los Santos Customs.

Current Design Gallery

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2D Universe

Both iterations handle great, respond well, and stick to the road.

3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto III, its performance is better than most vehicles, but is the least powerful of all the 2-door sports cars, with little tendency to drift. Its Yakuza variant, the Yakuza Stinger, handles better and is all-wheel-drive, as opposed to the stock cars, which are rear-drive.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Stinger is amongst the fastest and best handling cars in the game. The Stinger's FWD drivetrain may be unusual for a high-end sports car, but it allows the car to be more stable during hard acceleration and turning than the RWD drivetrains in some other sports cars (especially in rainy conditions). This attribute, along with the car's lack of understeer, makes the Stinger ideal for racing. The only flaw with the car occurs when one uses too much handbrake during turns, which will cause the Stinger to oversteer and overswing its rear end.

3D Universe Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 124 / 200 5 Petrol AWD (GTA III)
1000 / 2205 (GTA III)
1400 / 3086 (GTA VC)
Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the car boasts a relatively high speed and acceleration, on par with several sports coupés such as the Feltzer. Its 3.0L V8 engine (according to the website), mounted in a front position, longitudinally, is capable of delivering impressive top speed and acceleration. At high speeds however, oversteer is noticeable, and the car has the tendency to fishtail when turning, and on some occasions powerslide off the road. The vehicle's durability is average, as the car can sustain multiple head-on collisions before failing. The acceleration is beyond all other Sports Classics, as well as its speed. Its braking distance is a let down, unlike the JB 700, it seems to take a while to fully come to a stop.

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 90 / 145 5 N/A RWD 1100 / 2425 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
6 Seconds (Website) 150 / 241 (Website) N/A 3.0L 290HP V8 (Website + Badging) N/A N/A N/A
6.1 Seconds 130 / 209 5 FR SOHC V8 w/ 4 Double-Barrel Downdraft Carburettors (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $500 $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $2,500 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $6,250 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $10,000 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $17,500 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $25,000 $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $500 $1,000
Street Brakes $10,000 $20,000
Sport Brakes $13,500 $27,000
Race Brakes $17,500 $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $6,250 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $9,000 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $16,750 $33,500
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $300 $600
Xenon Lights $1,450 $7,500
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
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 $500 $1,000
Street Transmission $14,750 $29,500
Sports Transmission $16,250 $32,500
Race Transmission $20,000 $40,000
Turbo None $2,500 $5,000
Turbo Tuning $12,500 $50,000
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
* Windows are only available if the No Roof modification has not been bought.

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Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online


Stinger Z29

Grand Theft Auto
The Stinger Z29 in Grand Theft Auto.

The Stinger Z29 is a sports car in the first Grand Theft Auto. It is the newer version of the Stinger, based on a Chevrolet Corvette C4.

Yakuza Stinger

3D Universe
The Yakuza Stinger in Grand Theft Auto III.
(Rear quarter view)

The Yakuza Stinger is a gang variant of the Stinger featuring in the 3D Universe. It is utilised by the Yakuza gang.


Grand Theft Auto Advance
The Asukamobile in Grand Theft Auto Advance.

The Asukamobile is a gang variant of the Stinger featuring in Grand Theft Auto Advance.

Stinger GT

Grand Theft Auto Online
The Stinger GT in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Stinger GT is a grand tourer variant of the Stinger featured in Grand Theft Auto Online. It performs identical to the regular Stinger, although gains a new design resembling the Ferrari 250 GTO.

Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto III

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • The Stinger may appear as a fast vehicle to be performed in a test drive in Car Salesman.

A variant of the Stinger used by the Sicilian Mafia appears in missions. They are uniquely grey.

  • The Shoreside Redemption - Some Sicilian members block the way of the police convoy in Cochrane Dam. Later Toni must crush some of the other roadblocks to clean out the way to the destination. They can be obtained by letting the Securicar explode or abandoning the convoy to fail the mission and store it in garage.
  • The Sicilian Gambit - Some Sicilian members try to knock out Salvatore when on the way to City Hall. Their car can be obtained without failing the mission by killing the members and storing in a garage, then use another vehicle to continue the mission. They may not appear.
  • 9mm Mayhem - Used by the Yardies members as a getaway vehicle after destroying four targets, with one gunner on the front right seat.
  • Scooter Shooter - Used by the cartel members as a getaway vehicle after destroying two targets, with one gunner on the front right seat.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Conduct Unbecoming - A red Stinger is given to Victor for him to use.
  • Jive Drive - The same Stinger is used by the Vance brothers to escape the Cholos but the car is destroyed and they have to flee on foot.
  • Caught as an Act - Forbes will escape in a Stinger full of cash. Vic must then give chase and retrieve the car back.
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound - The Stinger is one of the 32 vehicles wanted by the Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound in the side-mission of the same name. Placed on the third list.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • In the GTA V mission Pack Man, a red Stinger can be seen on the Packer. However, unlike the other five cars, there is no corresponding mission to steal the Stinger, nor is it on the list seen inside Devin's garage. Nothing is known about why it is present, although it is possible Lamar Davis stole it as dialogue between him and Devin Weston indicates he is working for him or it was in the beta mission where the player has to steal Brucie Kibbutz's Stinger by luring him with a prostitute.

Notable Owners


Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto III

  • Driven around Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale.
  • Parked in a back lot car park on the southwestern most block in Bedford Point, Staunton Island.
  • Parked by a mansion garage in Cedar Grove, Shoreside Vale.
  • Rarely found during Vigilante missions in all three cities, as the criminal's car.
  • A unique colored one can be found in the courtyard parking lot behind (south) of the Liberty Tree office in Bedfort Point in the mission Grand Theft Auto.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • Parked in front of a house in the central block of Starfish Island. The gate is closed, the only way to get the car is using another one to jump the front wall and a ramp inside to get out.
  • Very usually seen in north Downtown.
  • Around Leaf Links Golf Club. Seen commonly on the bridge that connects Vice City Midland and Mainland.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $1,000,000.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can sometimes be driven by the Joyrider (original version only).
  • Can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $850,000 (both roofed and topless).


Grand Theft Auto 2



Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • The GTA Vice City rendition of the Stinger made an appearance in Manhunt 2.
  • Though it is commonly seen in the game, only 121 genuine Ferrari Daytona Spiders were produced in real life. However, replicas were often made from Daytona Coupes (which were 10 times as common) or Chevy Corvettes. The Daytona Spider seen on Miami Vice, for example, was a Corvette-based replica.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Even though the Stinger does not appear in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, a beta model exists within the game's coding. The model is the same as GTA Vice City's, albeit the headlights are different.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • In the beta version of GTA Liberty City Stories, there was a yellow Stinger supposedly reserved for use by the Sicilian Mafia. Its was possibly going to be called the "Sicilian Stinger". But then, it turned into a normal silver/white Stinger for the final version. If this is the case, it is likely due to the already existing Yakuza Stinger.
  • If the player is armed with a Submachine Gun, the gun will stick out the front windscreen, even if the window is still intact.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

See Also


  1. File: x64\audio\sfx\ONESHOT_AMBIENCE.rpf, under name "stinger".