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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. The rear design shares some similarities with the Trion Nemesis as well as the McLaren P1. The vents on the hood and the doors resemble the McLaren Senna.

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 interior colour can be changed.

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 this also negatively affect's the car's acceleration, causing it to lose the lead within the super class, where other cars with far less weight and less downforce will instantly take the lead. Despite this, the Taipan makes up for its exceptionally high top speed, even despite engine resistance applied to the vehicle, the Taipan can easily outrun leading super cars such as the Nero Custom and X80 Proto when given enough time on a straight, flat track, but is still no match for the Pariah and the leading supercar, the Tezeract, simply due to the vehicle's lack of power, partially restricted by the vehicle's engine resistance, which can be heard during gear shifts and when reaching engine redline.

Due to the vehicle's enclosed rear clam, the car doesn't 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]

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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 N/A RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Taipan-GTAO-RSCStats
Speed
91.34787%
Acceleration
89.25%
Braking
33.333336%
Traction
100%

Image Gallery

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Video

GTA Online SA Super Sport Series - Cheval Taipan

GTA Online SA Super Sport Series - Cheval Taipan

Locations

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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.

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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 EngineResistance value 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 0.01 170 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 0.01 170.25 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 0.02 169 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 0.02 165 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
    Average (by mean) 158.3781
    Total 6018.37
    Interquartile Range for MaxFlatVel


    • Sample: 38
    Lower quartile Mid point (average by mean) Upper quartile
    155 158.3781 160.6
    Interquartile Range for MaxFlatVel excluding outliers 145 (x2), 165, 169, 170 and 170.25


    • Sample: 32
    Lower quartile Mid point (average by mean) Upper quartile
    <= 155.5 157.9071
    155.6 - 160.014
    >= 160.015


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