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Not to be confused with the Stinger GT, a similarly named classic vehicle in Grand Theft Auto Online.

This Stirling GT is a landmark of Germany's proud history of helping flabby, self-loathing businessmen pretend they're Grand Prix drivers... for two minutes between freeway traffic jams. It's a tradition that's been around for at least sixty years, so while it's still pathetic, at least it got there first.
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Benefactor Stirling GT is a classic two-door coupe featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 update.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Stylised as a grand tourer coupe, the car takes resemblance from the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, though its overall body resembles the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR and Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe, sharing the main gull-wing doors feature, as well as the front grille, and classic lightbulbs. The fenders are reminiscent of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante and the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Its stock rim design bear an uncanny resemblance to an actual rim design available for the real 300SL.

The Stirling GT distinctively features a long front and a rounded design, featuring a chrome grille bearing two horizontal bars and a circular centre with the Benefactor emblem on it. Behind the glass casing on the edges, two circular headlamps can be seen, along with two smaller turn signals below. The bonnet features safety pins and intake ducts finished in black.

On the sides, the car features a detail starting from the front wheel arches and ending on the Gull-wing doors (one of the cars in the HD Universe to feature this door design), together with black slatted vents bearing the manufacturer emblem and dual exhaust pipes exiting directly in front of the doors on either side. The rear wheels have body plates covering the top quarter of the wheel, named body plating. On the greenhouse area, the car features chrome classic mirrors near the A-pillars and chrome window trim, while the rear features a "bubble" window, which distinctively sticks out from the rest of the body work. A fuel cap can be seen on the driver side, near the rear window.

The rear of the car is very curved, with a slightly curved license plate to fit in with the rest of the bodywork, just below the manufacturer emblem and between two boot pins. The edges have small rectangular tail lamps and the width of the car is fully protected by a chrome bumper.

The vehicle is painted with a primary colour for the bodywork and the stitching, and a secondary colour for the bonnet. The stock wheels are identical to the "El Jefe" muscle rims also available in Los Santos Customs.

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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Stirling GT has excellent acceleration and its top speed is decent, falling in the middle between the Roosevelt and most of the other high end sports classics. The handling is incredible, acting less like a Sports Classic and more similarly to some sports cars, with large amounts of grip, meaning oversteer is only present when attempting to conserve too much speed around a corner. Along with the JB 700, Roosevelt, Casco, and Coquette Classic, the Stirling GT has high resistance to impact deformation. Its responsive handling, especially for Sports Classics, means it is a very good choice for racing in the Sports Classics class on most tracks, though the Z-Type is still a better choice on longer races with fewer corners.

The vehicle is stated to be powered by an apparent 3-Liter 310HP V8, which is replicated in the engine bay, as a single-overhead camshaft V8, with 4 double-barrel downdraft carburetors, and side exit, straight-through, twin-dual exhausts. The engine sound is shared with the Casco, and the JB 700 (latter applies to the enhanced version only).

The engine sound tends to crackle viciously when decelerating, this is because of its high-rev output, when decelerating, an excessive amount of unbalanced ratios of air and fuel are blown out of the exhaust, causing many consecutive explosions within the exhaust, this is because of its carburetors which don't automatically stop fuel input, and its straight-through exhaust system which doesn't quieten down these explosions. This can be heard prominently here. Because of this trait, turbochargers fitted to the car are emphasized much more and the dump valve is much more notable.

When the turbo and transmission are upgraded, the car will viciously shake when accelerated while stationary. This is much more prominent than other high-output cars.

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 86 / 138 5 N/A RWD 1330 / 2932 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
5.1 Seconds 175 / 281 N/A 3 Liter 310HP V8 (Website) N/A N/A N/A
6.5 Seconds 105 / 167 5 FR SOHC V8 (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
Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $1,100 $2,200
Rear Bumper Delete $2,300 $4,600
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
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Titanium Exhaust $375 $750
Race Exhaust $899 $1,800
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $100 $200
Twin Rally Lamps $375 $750
Quad Rally Lamps $670 $1,340
Hoods Stock Hood $800 $1,600
Carbon Hood $1,500 $3,000
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 - -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $350 $700
Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
Rally Cage & Modifications $675 $1,350
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Spoilers None $3,000 $6,000
Spare Wheel $3,750 $7,050
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

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Special Variants

GTA Online: Import/Export

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3 heavily modified variants of the Stirling GT may appear in Vehicle Cargo source missions. Each variant has a unique license plate number, colour combination and different set of bodywork modifications.

Import/Export 1
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 100 149 105 109
N/A No
Category Part Option
Exhaust Titanium Exhaust
Grille Quad Rally Lamps
Plate Plate M4J3ST1C - Blue on White 2
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Wheels Wheels Muscle - Mecha
Rear Wheels
Import/Export 2
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 34 7 0 156
N/A No
Category Part Option
Chassis Chassis
Headlight Trim
Roof Scoops
Roll-Cage Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade
Exhaust Titanium Exhaust
Grille Twin Rally Lamps
Hood Carbon Hood
Plate Plate T0UR3R - Blue on White 2
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Spoiler Spare Wheel
Wheels Wheels High End - Dash VIP Chrome
Rear Wheels
Import/Export 3
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 54 7 60 0
N/A No
Category Part Option
Rear Bumper Rear Bumper Delete
Chassis Chassis
Headlight Trim
Roof Scoops
Roll-Cage Rally Cage & Modifications
Exhaust Race Exhaust
Grille Twin Rally Lamps
Hood Carbon Hood
Plate Plate R4LLY - Blue on White 2
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Spoiler Spare Wheel
Suspension Competition Suspension
Wheels Wheels Lowrider - Fresh Mesh
Rear Wheels

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

VIP Work
Vehicle Cargo
  • This vehicle may be selected randomly as a top-class target source vehicle from SecuroServ during Vehicle Cargo missions with one of three variations: M4J3ST1C, T0UR3R and R4LLY.
    • This vehicle is classed as a Top-Range vehicle.
    • Stirling GT "R4LLY" is part of the 4-vehicle "Shades of Blue" Vehicle Cargo Collection.


Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Available in single player garages.
Enhanced version

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $975,000.


Grand Theft Auto Online



  • The default radio stations for the Stirling GT are Space 103.2 & The Lowdown 91.1.
  • The name of the car is a homage to Stirling Moss, a British Formula One driver, who once drove the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR to victory at Mille Miglia, one of the longest endurance races in the history of motorsport.
    • There's also a real life Mercedes-Benz limited edition vehicle called Stirling Moss, which is based on the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Stirling GT was originally intended to be named "Feltzer Classic". The vehicle's text label, feltzer3 points to "Feltzer Classic" in global.gxt2. The vehicle's model name, feltzer3 supports this.[1]
  • The Stirling GT's fog lamps in Los Santos Customs are purely cosmetic and do not function in the original versions of the game. However, they do function in the enhanced version.
    • If the extra lamps are damaged, they will never visibly break. However, they will still stop emitting light regardless.
    • Strangely, when facing north or east in the vehicle, the lamp detail will disappear (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3).
  • The Stirling GT has an empty rear trunk/boot. However, when customized with the "Rally Cage & Modifications" at Los Santos Customs, the trunk will be fitted with a racing fuel cell. These fuel cells are found in racing cars and are meant to prevent or limit fuel spillage in crashes. It is purely cosmetic and does not change the function of the car or its fuel tank in the game however.
  • The "Rear Bumper Delete" adds two racing hooks on both ends, while the "Rally Cage & Modifications" adds two headlight tapes.
  • The Stirling GT can be used in Sports class races, along with Sports Classic class races.

See Also

  • Jugular - Another car found in GTA, also based on the Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
  • Benson - A car found in GTA 2, also based on the Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
  • Feltzer - Another Benefactor vehicle that is stated to be the Stirling GT's successor.
  • Surano - A Benefactor vehicle based on a Mercedes-Benz 300SL successor.
  • Schlagen GT - A Benefactor vehicle based on a Mercedes-Benz 300SL successor.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Stirling GT's beta name was "Feltzer Classic", indicated by its game name of feltzer3 in the files linking to "Feltzer Classic" in the .gxt2 files.