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Not to be confused with the Virgo.
You'll want to start smoking when you buy this car. It's almost required. You've stepped into a new phase in your life. You're not afraid to face danger. It's the 1970s all over again, and that cheerleader is drunk in your front seat.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Declasse Vigero is a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Vigero essentially resembles a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro in the front bumper, cowls induction hoods, wheel wells, and boxy rear, but it replaces the heavily creased lines with softer ones and a less pointed grille, while the rear and front fascia take cues from the 1st Gen Pontiac Firebird and Mk.1 Toyota Celica. The "Vigero by Declasse" badge featured on the grille and rear portion references the real-life "Camaro by Chevrolet" badge, while the "Super Sport" badging on the sides is a nod to the Chevrolet's SS performance marker. The rear and front fenders feature "VL1" badging, clearly imitating Chevrolet's ZL1 engine model. Interestingly, the car also features front-fender mirrors, a design mostly found on Japanese cars in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Vigero is a muscle car which inherits the general design and role previously filled by the Sabre in the 3D Universe (as the GTA IV Sabre is redesigned into a more modern sports coupe). The front of the car features dual open sections and a small silver/chrome bumper on the lower side, as well as a rectangle-shaped grille and dual circular headlights on the upper side, the latter being located in black housings and surrounded by a silver/chrome detail. The hood has an intake bulge on the center.

The sides of the car are rather simple, having slight flares on the arches and silver/chrome details at the bottom, as well as circular rear-view mirrors mounted over the front fenders. The cabin is relatively simple and features silver/chrome trim around the windows and on the inner pillars. A radio antenna can be seen on the driver side of the trunk area, right next to the trunk compartment.

The rear end of the car consist of a black panel with a silver/chrome horizontal divider on the center, separating the upper main/brake lights from the lower turn/reverse lights on the outer edges. The lower area consist of a flat silver/chrome bumper and the central license plate below it, as well as dual exhaust pipes below the car's bodywork.

The Vigero is one of a few cars in that can be found as a beater - a rusted out version of the original car with bent, rusted and dented bumpers, rotted weatherstripping, missing/broken door windows, duct-tape sealing around the pillars and channels of the windscreen, side-windows and A-B Pillar channel, and dirty/torn seats and damaged dashboard components on the interior. The outer housings have two functional lamps (which sometimes sag out of their fittings), while the inner ones will have either missing lamps or a driver-side, non-functional lamp hung by the remaining wires. Remaining wires are also found crossing the front grille. The front right and rear left wheels may also wobble and shake while driving due to loose lugnuts, bent rims, or other worn parts, while the rims have coats of rust on them. The car can be seen either with large patches of rust across the bodywork, heavy rust with no remaining parts of original paintwork or a combination of the rust patches from the first one and the rust consistency from the second one. The beater Vigero also features a unique, distorted horn not found on other beater vehicles. Unlike the other two beaters in the game (The Sabre and Emperor), the Vigero will never spawn with a license plate.

The beater Vigero may be seen in three different combinations of fenders:

  • The first one has both fenders seemingly intact, but only has a rusted mirror on the right fender.
  • The second one has the left fender slightly offset with a broken mirror, while the right fender is missing.
  • The third one has the left fender completely missing, while the right fender is heavily detached and deformed on the front, but with a seemingly-intact mirror.

All Vigeros, including the beater versions, come with anti-theft alarms, but the beater alarms sound heavily worn and out of tune. All Vigeros also spawn in single colors for the body and use five-spoke rims with medium-profile tires.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Vigero appears almost identical to its GTA IV iteration, though the beater variant does not appear.

Again, the car has access to a single color for the body and retains the same wheel design, being identical to the "Azrea" muscle rims available in Los Santos Customs.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto IV

Like most muscle cars, the Vigero's engine is very powerful. Unfortunately, the Vigero's small tires and heavy metal body hinder the launch and handling of the car. However, the Vigero stays much flatter through the corners than the Sabre GT and Dukes, due to its smaller size, and is less prone to fishtailing than the Sabre GT. However, it is quite rigid on steering under braking pressure.

Like other beaters in the game, the rusty variant of the Vigero suffers from degraded performance. Acceleration is poor, reaching 60 mph in a very slow manner. The top speed, however, remains the same as the standard variant. Unlike the normal Vigero, the beater variant is rather smooth on steering under braking pressure, allowing for better cornering abilities.

The Vigero is powered by a single-cam V8 engine, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. Vigeros share the roary engine sound of muscle cars like the Stallion, the Sabre GT and the Dukes, although the beater variant has delayed sound and noisy crankshaft. The exhaust fumes are black, indicating that the car burns oil due to bad seals and gaskets. Like other beaters, the engine often stalls and backfires when shifting gears.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 84 / 135 5 N/A RWD 1700 / 3748
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Vigero is still a powerful muscle car, but this time the Vigero may spin-out easier than in GTA IV, due to its engine power improvement. It can accelerate much quicker, at the cost of a decreased top speed.

Again, the car is powered by a single-cam V8 engine, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. Its engine sound is generally high-revving and loud, shared with cars like the Dominator and the Ruiner.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1800 / 3968 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
6.5 Seconds 105 / 169 5 FR SOHC V8 (in-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
75.11718%
Acceleration
72.5%
Braking
26.666668%
Traction
62.121212%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $325 $650
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $6,375
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $10,625
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $17,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $29,750
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $42,500
Brakes Stock Brakes $325 $650
Street Brakes $6,500 $13,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $17,550
Race Brakes $11,375 $22,750
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $5,850
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $8,125
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $11,700
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $21,775
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
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Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $750
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Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Hoods Stock Hood $150 $900
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Ram Air Hood $325 $1,700
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Vented Hood $750 $2,400
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Carbon Hood $875 $2,900
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Triple Intake Bug Catcher $1,000 $4,450
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Single Intake Bug Catcher $1,200 $5,000
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Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $100 $400
Xenon Lights $300 $5,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $2,625
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $350 $700
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Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
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Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $2,100
Spoilers None $500 $1,000
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Drag Wing $750 $1,500
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High Level Spoiler $950 $1,900
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Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $325 $650
Street Transmission $9,587 $19,175
Sports Transmission $10,562 $21,125
Race Transmission $13,000 $26,000
Turbo None $1,625 $3,250
Turbo Tuning $8,125 $42,500
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Wheelie Bars No Wheelie Bar $100 $200
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Wheelie Bar $350 $700
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Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

Grand Theft Auto IV

Standard
Beater

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko, with the Vigero fetching $1,800.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Vigero can be sold for $2,100.

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The beater variant of the Vigero has seats that bear the text "Imponte" on the headrests, even though the manufacturer of the Vigero is Declasse. This could be due to the fact that the developers re-used the Imponte Dukes' interior with changes applied to make it appear beaten up.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • A Vigero stars in the music video for Gorillaz - The Valley of the Pagans, where the band's car, "Stylo" is transformed into "Pagan" and is converted from a '69 Camaro to a Vigero when the band enter Grand Theft Auto V. It features fully tinted glass, a matte black paint job, dual shotgun exhausts, chrome "Old School" muscle rims and a license plate, "PAGAN". A modified grille badge re-positioned centrally, also reading "PAGAN", replaces the standard badge in front-on close-ups, but the Vigero badges remain on the rear and the front in the action shots.

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