Vice Street Racer is a street/drag race side mission available in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City provided by A+B Auto. The races become available after the player purchases the Sunshine Autos car showroom.
To start a race, the player must go down into the lower part of the building and enter the pink cylinder to choose from up to six races. In order to enter a race the player must have sufficient funds. Each race has a different participation fee. After winning each race the player will receive the money from each competitor. So if the entry fee is $200 the reward will be $800. Below is the entry fee and the reward for first place. The Vice Street Racer's motto is "Earn Cash, not Kudos". Along with the name, this is probably a reference to Metropolis Street Racer.
The map where races can be selected is the beta map of Vice City instead of the final rendition of the map.
This race takes place around Escobar International Airport hence the name "Terminal" referring to the airport's terminals. This race is the shortest one on the board, with a length of only 1.748km (1.086 miles).
- Entry fee: $100
- Reward: $400
The race takes place on Ocean Drive and along the road to its immediate west; the track is 2.659 km (1.652 miles) long.
- Entry fee: $500
- Reward: $2,000
- Entry fee: $1,000
- Reward: $4,000
- Entry fee: $2,000
- Reward: $8,000
- Entry fee: $5,000
- Reward: $20,000
This race takes place around the whole of Vice City with every neighborhood included (minus Fort Baxter Air Base and Leaf Links). This race is the longest of all Vice Street Racer events, with a track length of 9.721km (6.040 miles).
- Entry fee: $10,000
- Reward: $40,000
- Normally, the player starts the race by driving into the pink cylinder. That way, they always start in the last position. However, the race can also be started by hitting one of the competitors, meaning a player can start in the first position by driving ahead of all of the competitors and backing off and hitting one of them or by trading paint with the first-place racer by gently touching their side while passing through all of the racers.
- In VC Endurance, the circuit map tells that the race passes through the port area, but instead, the checkpoints leads to the nearest intersection. This implies the race was originally a bit longer than the current one and it was probably changed due to the presence of large vehicles, making it significantly difficult.
- It should be noted that since the player needs to get a car and drive to the start point, and then park in the red starting position and can do just about everything before the race starts, they can "cheat" by taking a Rocket Launcher to the other competitors and destroying their cars (finishing and getting the "fast reload" ability helps greatly with this). This will usually garner a wanted level of one or two stars (if there were any nearby civilians or police officers in the ensuing explosions). But since the other competitors are now out of the picture, the player can easily hit the nearest Pay'n' Spray and then can finish any races at their leisure, even if they are driving a Faggio or Perennial.