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"Human-led design is a thing of the past. This is what happens when you fire your R&D department and leave a supercomputer alone with a textbook on computational fluid dynamics and some provocative anime. End result: to drive a Taipan is to put yourself at the mercy of a ruthless, inhuman dedication to pure speed and improbable curves. Be afraid."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Cheval Taipan is a supercar featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series update.

Design

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The Taipan is strongly based on the Hennessey Venom F5. The front bumper strongly resembles that of the second generation Ford GT, while the rear design shares some similarities with the Trion Nemesis, as well as the McLaren P1. The vents on the hood, exhaust and the doors resemble the McLaren Senna.

The Taipan is distinguished by its aerodynamic styling, featuring a large front intake and two small vents, along with a carbon-fiber detail at the bottom and surrounding the intake, bearing the Cheval lettering on the driver side. On the upper edges, two black vertical housings can be seen, each one featuring three differently-sized circular headlights. The hood area features two intakes separated by a single frame and the manufacturer emblem on the front.

The sides denote its sporty nature, featuring rear-facing ducts next to the front wheel arches and side vents just past the doors, along with carbon-fiber skirts bearing the corresponding badges on the rear portion. The greenhouse area makes use of painted rear-view mirror shells and rear-quarter panels, while the engine bay area is completely covered.

The rear of the car is mostly unique in design, featuring a carbon-fiber panel holding the light strips on the upper area, outer edges and lower center, the latter surrounding a small vent. The lower area is occupied by a rear end with a black Cheval marking and a carbon-fiber diffuser, with various separations and a dedicated spacing for the triangle-shaped exhaust setup. The license plate can be seen on the passenger side, while a carbon-fiber spoiler is installed by default. Its underside is mostly covered, with black panels on the outer portions and a carbon-fiber plating on the center, leaving the rear axle exposed.

The interior of the Taipan is the same used on the Truffade Nero Custom, with minor tweaks to fit the car’s design and manufacturer, and as such, the Cheval horse logo is featured on the horn cap of the steering wheel, as well as the company name, these are also stitched into the seats of the car.

The primary color of the car is applied on the body, interior stitching and paddle shifts, while the secondary color is applied on the hood vents, roof, rear panel, side intakes and the center of the rims. A trim color is also available for the dashboard, door panels and seats. Its wheels are shared with the XA-21, with the Ocelot emblem replaced with the Cheval horse, the Cheval badge is also on the center-dividing spokes.

The Taipan emits an electrical beep when the engine is turned off. The same sound effect is heard on the Tempesta, 811, Nero Custom, Specter and the SC1.

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Performance

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The Taipan exceeds in the performance class despite its relatively quiet engine. The car provides plenty of traction due a high amount of statistical downforce, keeping the car stuck to the road surface during racing and aiding towards its excellent handling. However, the acceleration of the car is not on par with most other cars. Despite this, the Taipan makes up for that with its exceptionally high top speed, allowing it to, with given time, easily outrun other super cars such as the Nero Custom and X80 Proto on a straight, flat track, but is still no match for the Pariah and the leading supercar, the Tezeract.

Due to the vehicle's enclosed rear clam, the car does not feature an engine model, like the Zentorno and Insurgent.

The Taipan's statistical stock top speed is 117 mph / 188.3 km/h.[1]

  • EMS Engine Upgrade 1 produces 118 mph / 190 km/h.
  • EMS Engine Upgrade 2 produces 120 mph / 193.1 km/h.
  • EMS Engine Upgrade 3 produces 121 mph / 194.7 km/h.
  • EMS Engine Upgrade 4 produces 123 mph / 197.9 km/h.

This gives the vehicle, when fully upgraded, one of the highest top speeds in the game, as of the Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series, beaten by the Pariah, Entity XXR and Tezeract, and surpassing the Adder and Vigilante when fully upgraded. In stock condition, the vehicle's top speed matches several other super cars, including the Nero Custom and X80 Proto. Its speed is still surpassed by the Pariah in the sports class, however. [2]

The Taipan has all four advanced flags enabled[3]:

  • The first causes up-shifting to occur much sooner, and at lower engine revolutions, effectively shortening shift rates.
  • The second causes the vehicle's engine to heavily over-rev and remain at the engine red-line for a much longer period of time before shifting, causing revolutions to fluctuate.
  • The third increases the vehicle's suspension "springiness", causing it to bounce excessively while driving.

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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 105.8 / 170.25 6 N/A RWD 1400 / 3086 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A 117 / 188.3 6 RMR RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
91.34787%
Acceleration
89.25%
Braking
33.333336%
Traction
100%

Modifications

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Category Modification Price Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Bumpers Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $2,200
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Primary Extended Diffuser $4,600
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Secondary Extended Diffuser $7,400
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Carbon Extended Diffuser $11,700
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Competition Diffuser $14,500
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Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
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Primary Fins $4,600
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Secondary Fins $7,400
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It's Lit $11,700
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Chassis Stock Chassis $700
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Carbon Side Vent $1,100
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Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
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Twin Big Bore Exhaust $750
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Twin Carbon Canned Exhaust $1,800
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Twin Chrome Tip Exhaust $3,000
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Quad GT Exhaust $9,550
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Quad Offset Mid Exhausts $9,750
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Twin Carbon Mid Exhausts $10,500
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Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
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Discreet Vented Hood $3,000
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Big Vented Hood $5,000
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Arrowhead Hood $8,000
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Secondary Slatted Hood $9,600
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Carbon Slatted Hood $11,000
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Performance Slatted Hood $11,600
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Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
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Mirrors Stock Mirrors $200
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Secondary Mirrors $700
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Carbon Mirrors $1,150
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Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors
Sell Sell Vehicle
Roofs Stock Roof $200
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Carbon Roof $700
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Intake Scoop $1,150
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Carbon Intake Scoop $1,600
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Painted Vented Roof $1,950
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Alt Vented Roof $2,400
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Carbon Vented Roof $2,500
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Skirts Stock Skirts $2,500
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Primary Extended Skirt $5,500
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Secondary Extended Skirt $8,000
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Primary Street Skirt $10,500
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Secondary Street Skirt $14,000
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It's Lit $14,500
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Spoilers Stock Spoiler $6,000
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Custom Body Wing $7,050
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Sharp Body Spoiler $10,000
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Flow Spoiler $13,000
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LM Spoiler $14,000
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GT Spoiler $16,000
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Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

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Trivia

General

  • A Taipan is an extremely poisonous Australasian snake, known for being one of the deadliest and most dangerous genus of snake in the world, hence the link to the name of its real life counterpart, the Venom F5.
  • The default radio station for the Taipan is Non-Stop-Pop FM.

Bugs/Glitches

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  • The license plate's light is located in the center of the vehicle, rather than where the plate is actually located.
    • This could imply the plate was originally intended to be downsized and centered, in a similar manner to the Vagner before the Doomsday Heist update.

References

  1. How do we gain these statistics?:
    GTA Wiki: Manual of Style/Vehicles/Speed Testing - GTA V and GTA Online
    These top speeds are not suitable for comparing cars and their performance on the road. Roads are bumpy, and bumps in the game give vehicles random boosts of speed, increasing the overall road top speed. These top speeds simply show which car has the highest statistical speed, essentially a speed which considers all the variables added to the initial raw top speed in the handling files, and do not reflect the top speed each of these cars could reach on the road or even travelling through air. Finally, these speeds do not determine which car is "quickest" or "fastest" - competing vehicles in drag races may result in unexpected outcomes, due to the fact that restricting the drag race distance may not allow certain vehicles to reach their top speed, as the acceleration of vehicles has a massive affect on their performance and reliability in racing. These statistical top speeds give all vehicles plenty of time to reach their highest top speed on a flat, indefinitely-long strip of straight track.
  2. Super Vehicle Class data:
    Table listing all Super vehicles in GTA V and GTA Online. The table includes a list of top-speeds tested and other relevant data
    Vehicle name MaxFlatVel value (km/h) DragCoeff value DriveForce value DownforceModifier value Output top speeds (mph / km/h; tested)
    Stock EMS1 EMS2 EMS3 EMS4
    811 159.3 8.500000 0.356000 116 / 186.7
    Adder 160 7.800000 0.320000 116 / 186.7 117 / 188.3 118 / 191.5 120 / 193.1 121 / 194.7
    Autarch 161 10.1070 0.377000 295.00
    Banshee 900R 150 12.500000 0.347500 107 / 172.2 111 / 178.6 115 / 185.1 119 / 191.5 124 / 199.6
    Bullet 152 9.000000 0.330000
    Cheetah 153 8.500000 0.320000 110 / 177
    Cyclone 158 11.0000 0.2725000 112 / 180.2
    ETR1 158.5 9.500000 0.330000 3.0 111 / 178.6
    Entity XF 155 8.500000 0.330000
    Entity XXR 170 8.3000 0.355000 175.000 117 / 188.3 118 / 190 120 / 193.1 121 / 194.7 123 / 197.9
    FMJ 158.4 8.900000 0.3655000 116 / 186.7
    GP1 160.5 10.3070 0.370000 1.25 114 / 183.5
    Infernus 150 9.700000 0.340000
    Itali GTB 159 8.25000 0.3365000 115 / 185.1
    Itali GTB Custom 159.2 8.25000 0.340000 1.5 116 / 186.7
    Nero 160 8.100000 0.337500 116 / 186.7
    Nero Custom 160.2 8.100000 0.3400500 117 / 188.3 119 / 191.5 120 / 193.1 121 / 194.7 122 / 196.3
    Osiris 159.1 10.240000 0.36000 112 / 180.2
    Penetrator 159.5 7.95000 0.30000 113 / 181.9
    RE-7B 161 10.3270 0.37100 3.5
    Reaper 159 10.4370 0.365000 112 / 180.2
    Rocket Voltic 145 8.000000 0.180000 103 / 165.8
    SC1 159 9.25000 0.310000 110 / 177
    Sultan RS 148 9.000000 0.330000
    T20 159.3 10.4270 0.365000 112 / 180.2
    Taipan 170.25 8.31000 0.357000 120.000 117 / 188.3 118 / 190 120 / 193.1 121 / 194.7 122 / 196.3
    Tempesta 157 10.500000 0.360000 111 / 178.6
    Tezeract 169 2.0000 0.137500 170.00 126 / 202.8 126 / 202.8 126 / 202.8 126 / 202.8 126 / 202.8
    Turismo R 155 9.3 0.36 112 / 180.2 114 / 183.5 116 / 186.7 117 / 188.3 118 / 189.9
    Tyrant 165 8.00000 0.34000 300.000 115 / 185.1 116 / 186.7 118 / 190 120 / 193.1 122 / 196.3
    Tyrus 161 10.3070 0.371000 114 / 183.5 115 / 185.1 116 / 186.7 118 / 190 119 / 191.5
    Vacca 152 7.600000 0.300000
    Vagner 160.9 9.25000 0.370000 2.75 116 / 186.7
    Vigilante 160.02 9.6000 0.375000 115 / 185.1 117 / 188.3 118 / 190 119 / 191.5 120 / 193.1
    Visione 160 9.25000 0.3550000 2.0 115 / 185.1 116 / 186.7 117 / 188.3 119 / 191.5 120 / 193.1
    Voltic 145 8.000000 0.180000
    X80 Proto 161 9.25000 0.375000 117 / 188.3 119 / 191.5 120 / 193.1 121 / 194.7 122 / 196.3
    XA-21 159.2 10.4270 0.364000
    Zentorno 159 10.000000 0.354000
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