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The kind of muscle car that rises out the apocalypse in style. Just point it straight at the mushroom cloud, slam the gas, and let some of the worst fuel efficiency stats of all time do the rest.
Career Builder description.
Winner of multiple industry awards including 'Most Powerful in Class', 'Worst Handling' and 'Biggest Fireball', the Declasse Tampa brings the effortless cool of the 60s to a generation born decades too late. Time to gun the engine, stare directly into a moody sunset and live forever under a roadside grave in the middle of nowhere.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Tampa is a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, The Ballad of Gay Tony, and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Festive Surprise 2015 update. It is manufactured by Declasse in the HD Universe.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Tampa in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas resembles a 1965-1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza, except it is not rear-engined and it has a grill. It has plain steel wheels, and mismatched paint on multiple body panels, indicating it was put together with spare parts from a junkyard, making it one of the first "Beater" cars in the GTA series. These panels cannot be resprayed into a single color at Pay and Sprays, but can be done at TransFenders. However, the vehicle will retain its crooked licence plates if it is modified. The vehicle also appears to be over-scaled and in comparison to some under-scaled cars, as it looks much larger than an old compact.

The car spawns in a variety of primary body colors, with the mismatched parts actually being its secondary color. The Tampa is one of the gang cars used by the Da Nang Boys, a gang based in San Fierro.

Episodes From Liberty City

In both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Declasse Tampa is redesigned as a far more beefy muscle car that may butt heads with the Sabre GT. Parts of the exterior of Tampa is based on the 1964-1973 Ford Mustang, while the front of the Tampa resembles a 1970-1972 Dodge Dart Demon; the roof and sides of the car are reminiscent of the 68-72 Chevrolet Nova (but with less of a fastback profile); the rear is reminiscent of a 1968 Dodge Charger. The paint job is based on that of a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302, with the stripe going across the trunk based on the super bee stripe, found on performance cars from Dodge and Plymouth since the 1960s.

The Tampa in TLAD only appears in the opening cutscene in front of the Pay 'n' Spray and is also featured in the BradyGames Strategy Guide for the episode. However, an email sent by Rockstar indicated that the car was not actually drivable in the game. the car is also not programmed to appear on streets, even if the player drives it. The Tampa later reappears in TBoGT as a fully functional car and is a common sight early in the game. While still lacking a manufacturer's badge, the car is implied through police chatter to be a Bravado model, although it is actually a Declasse model.

The Tampa is distinguished by its grill lamps and twin ram-air hood intakes, along with a black soft top. Depending of the color set, the car may feature a secondary color in the form of twin wide stripes running across the hood, angled stripes with "310GT" on the front fenders with thin stripes running across the sides and a rear stripe on the upper rear side, going across the trunk and rear quarters. The Tampa has the same interior as the Sabre GT.

Grand Theft Auto Online

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In Grand Theft Auto Online, the Tampa returns as part of the Festive Surprise 2015 update and it was released on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Note that this car was depicted in the first day of the update (seen in a screenshot), yet the car was released 2 days later.

The car retains its design as in EFLC, except by some minor details on the interior and the lack of the ram-air hood (although it is available at Los Santos Customs as a hood modification, however).

Color distribution is the same, where the primary one is applied on the body (as well as the interior stitching), and the secondary one in the form of the aforementioned stripes (except for the twin stripes on the hood, which are part of the aforementioned hood modification). Its stock wheels have an updated rim design, being similar to the "Revolver" muscle rims that are also available at Los Santos Customs.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Tampa's performance is, at best, below average, with sluggish acceleration and mediocre top speed, as well as heavy steering and unstable cornering, like that of a Clover and a Sabre.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 99 / 160 4 Petrol RWD 1700 / 3748
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Cannot be observed

Episodes from Liberty City

The Tampa's performance, which is identical in both TLAD and TBoGT, is considerably good in terms of raw power. The car's acceleration is excellent and the car can reach a considerably high top speed. This is because the car features a 310 cui (5.1L) V8 which produces a lot of torque at low RPM which allows burnouts to be performed easily, the combination of the large size of the engine and the softness of the suspension means that cornering is rather unpredictable, however, as the car can spin out in sharper turns or burn out, if the player applies gas to the car, as the car generates excess torque. Braking is considerably impressive considering the car's weight, providing the car with shorter stopping distances.

The vehicle is powered by a 310 cubic inches (5.1 liter) V8, positioned in a front-engine, rear wheel drive configuration and coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine also has a mounted cylindrical air filter by default. Being a muscle car, its engine sound is similar to that of a Sabre GT or Dukes.

TBoGT Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 90 / 145 5 N/A RWD 1700 / 3738
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 310 cui (5.1L) (Badging) N/A N/A
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto Online

The car's V8 engine is fairly powerful, providing enough torque to make the wheels spin on takeoff and to give it decent top speed and acceleration. The handling is relatively stable for a muscle car, helped by the very good suspension. The frame is very heavy and rather durable, but the front and rear fascias show a bit less crash durability than one would expect and the car is also not particularly resistant to gunfire. The brakes are not very good, meaning the car requires brake discipline to corner properly. The car overall feels like the Sabre Turbo with a bit less power in exchange for better cornering.

The vehicle retains its handling line from EFLC, albeit the gearbox is now only 4-speed (despite the website claimed to be 5-speed). The vehicle also retains its engine model. In place of a turbocharger, the Tampa features a supercharged sound effect, which is amplified when a turbocharger is equipped.

GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 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 87 / 140 4 N/A RWD 1200 / 2646 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 150 / 241 5 310 cui (5.1L) (Badging) RWD 1100 / 2425 N/A
N/A N/A N/A FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Available in TransFender:

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $150
Hood Worx $250
Race $220
Vents Oval Hood Vent $150
Square Hood Vent $100
Exhausts Large Exhaust $250
Twin Exhaust $300
Upswept Exhaust $400
Nitro 2x Nitrous $200
5x Nitrous $500
10x Nitrous $1,000
Spoilers Win $550
Fury $350
Alpha $250
Side skirts Side Skirt $500
Wheels Import $820
Atomic $770
Ahab $1,000
Virtual $620
Access $1,140
Off Road Wheel $1,000
Mega $1,030
Grove $1,230
Twist $1,200
Wires $1,560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $1,500

Grand Theft Auto Online

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
Custom Chin Spoiler $4,600
Extended Chin Spoiler $7,400
De-Chromed Front Bumper $11,700
De-Chromed & Chin Spoiler $14,500
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
De-Chromed Rear Bumper $4,600
Painted Light Surround $7,500
De-chromed & Painted Rear $11,700
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
Big Bore Exhaust $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $200
De-Chromed Split Grille $750
Chrome Grille $1,340
Open Grille $1,650
De-Chromed Open Grille $3,000
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Single Ram Air Hood $3,000
Twin Ram Air Hood $5,000
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $8,000
Single Intake Bug Catcher $9,600
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker
Full Coverage
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 -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $700
Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $1,100
Roofs Stock Roof $200
Painted Roof $700
Sell Sell Vehicle
Spoilers None $6,000
Drag Wing $7,050
Ducktail Spoiler $10,000
Low Level Spoiler $13,000
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
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

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Lost and Damned

  • Clean and Serene - Making a brief appearance in the opening scene, with someone inspecting the engine bay.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • One of the possible vehicles to contain supplies during Business Setup of the Cocaine Lockup.

Image Gallery

Episodes from Liberty City

Grand Theft Auto Online


Drift Tampa

Grand Theft Auto Online
The Drift Tampa in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Drift Tampa is a wide-body drifting variant of the Tampa added in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Cunning Stunts update. The vehicle sports several modifications and an upgraded performance.

Weaponized Tampa

Grand Theft Auto Online
The Weaponized Tampa in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Weaponized Tampa is an armed variant of the Tampa featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Gunrunning update. It is customizable with an array of armor and weapon upgrades.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Lost and Damned

  • The Tampa does not spawn in The Lost and Damned, despite appearing in a cutscene and being listed in the BradyGames Guide. The only way to access it is via Modifications.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be purchased from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $375,000.
  • A dark green Tampa may be required to transport supplies during a biker business setup.
  • This vehicle may be selected randomly as a target source vehicle from Securoserv during an import mission with one of three variations: CRU51N, MU5CL3 and CH4RG3D.



Grand Theft Auto Online

  • When the engine is activated in first person, the vehicle will emit a ‘boop-like’ sound effect.
  • A Tampa can be seen on a framed poster in the office of Beeker's Garage. It appears to be a screenshot from The Ballad of Gay Tony judging by the Liberty City license plate, although fitted with different rims.
  • A police scanner audio file in GTA V named "0x114AA0CA" mentions the car by name, indicating it was likely in the beta.
  • Unless the player owns a Tampa as a personal vehicle, it will not be listed in muscle car races.