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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 2-door coupe featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

Stylised as a grand tourer coupe, the car takes resemblance from the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL though its overall body resembles as 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. This is one of two cars in the HD Universe to feature Gull-wing doors, the second being the Osiris. There are dual exhaust pipes exiting directly in front of the doors on either side. The rear has a slightly curved license plate to fit in with the rest of the bodywork. The default design of the rims are El Jefe muscle car rims, which bear an uncanny resemblance to an actual rim design available for the real 300SL.

It can be modified with carbon-fibre hood, a small hook that comes with the bumper delete, a spare tire tied down onto the boot, a roll cage, headlight tape and extra rally lights (two or four). The rear wheels have body plates covering the top quarter of the wheel, named body plating. The rear features a "bubble" window, which distinctively sticks out from the rest of the body work.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

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 as 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 700Roosevelt, 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 Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
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 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
Observed
6.5 Seconds 105 / 167 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
StirlingGT-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
74.044083%
Acceleration
75%
Braking
26.666668%
Traction
71.21212%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

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

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Special Variants

GTA Online: Import/Export

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.
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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
Mod Category Sub-Category
Mod
Exhaust Titanium Exhaust
Grille Quad Rally Lamps
Plate Plate M4J3ST1C - Blue on White 2
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Wheels Wheels Muscle - Mecha
Rear Wheels
Tires
Import/Export 2
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 34 7 0 156
N/A No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Mod
Chassis Chassis
Tanks
Headlight Trim
Foglights
Roof Scoops
Doors
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
Tires
Import/Export 3
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 54 7 60 0
N/A No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Mod
Bumpers
Rear Bumper Rear Bumper Delete
Chassis Chassis
Tanks
Headlight Trim
Foglights
Roof Scoops
Doors
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
Tires

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

Organization 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.

Locations

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.

Trivia

General

  • 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

  • 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 PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 versions of the game. However, they do function in the enhanced version.
    • Also, if they are damaged in crashes, 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, 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.
  • If a player tries to exit an overturned Stirling GT, explosive charges on the door hinges will blow the gullwing doors off, allowing the player to leave the vehicle. This also occurs with the Osiris.

See Also

  • Jugular - Another car found in GTA 1, 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 was 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.

References

  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.


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