- "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."
- ―Legendarymotorsport.net description.
The car appears to share similar implements from the Stinger GT's front, as well as the JB 700's lights/hood design. The car takes resemblance from the Mercedes-Benz 300SL though its overall body resembles as the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR and Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlehhaut Coupe, sharing the main gull-wing doors feature, as well as the front grill, and classic lightbulbs. The fenders are reminescent 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 driver's door. 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's, found under the Muscle category.
It can be modified with carbon-fiber 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.
The Stirling GT has excellent acceleration due to its 310hp 3 liter V8 engine. It's 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 700, Roosevelt, Casco, and Coquette Classic, the Stirling GT has high resistance to impact deformation. The engine sound is shared with the Casco, and the JB 700 (latter for enhanced version only).
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.
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.
GTA V Overview
- Available in single player garages (PS3/Xbox 360).
- Can be purchased from Legendarymotorsport.net for $975,000. (enhanced version only).
- Can be purchased from Legendarymotorsport.net for $975,000.
- The default radio station 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.
- It has a similar engine sound as the Casco, aside from the engine start up and the deceleration sound.
- The vehicle's model is called "feltzer3", suggesting that this is the predecessor to the Feltzer.
- This is further evidenced by the vehicle's beta name: Feltzer Classic.
- The Stirling GT's fog lamps in Los Santos Customs are purely cosmetic and do not function on the original version. 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.
- Jugular - Another car based on the Mercedes-Benz 300SL found in GTA 1.
- Benson - A car found in GTA 2, also based on the Mercedes-Benz 300SL.