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This article (or section) refers to content in the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC release of Grand Theft Auto Online that may be absent from other versions.
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Today's society is broken. We all know who's behind it, but we're afraid to speak out. Hard-working cops, human rights lawyers, investigative journalists, social media managers - a cartel of vested interests who would think nothing of trampling the freedoms of a semi-legitimate businessperson such as yourself. It's time someone took the law into their own hands, and if you're in the market for some fully weaponized, rocket-propelled civic order, the Vigilante is the only game in town.
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Grotti Vigilante is a custom weaponized vehicle featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the GTA Online: Smuggler's Run update, released on October 31st, 2017, during the Anniversary Specials 2017 and Halloween Specials events.

Design

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Introducing the Vigilante, the ultimate instrument of vengeance. Equipped with rocket propulsion technology and front-mounted machine guns (with room for a missile upgrade), the Vigilante will strike fear and provide swift justice to those who come for your throne. Impose order on the streets of Los Santos with the Vigilante, available exclusively from Warstock Cache & Carry.
Rockstar Newswire description.

The Vigilante appears as a 2-door custom car primarily based on the Batmobile created for the 1989 movie Batman (which was itself built on a stretched Chevrolet Impala chassis). However, the rear of the vehicle is based on another iteration of the Batmobile — specifically the "Tumbler" created for the 2005 film Batman Begins.

The Vigilante is distinguished by its long bodywork and a very aerodynamic design, where the front end has a narrow profile and features two pronged fins with sharp bottom edges, as well as a circular opening in the centre with what looks like helical groovings. A set of pop-up headlights with numerous LED strips are also present, which are integrated into the front fins. Interestingly, when retracted, the borders between the headlight casing and the bodywork itself cannot be seen, seemingly morphing into the bodywork. The bonnet/front area features a slightly downward shape in the middle and a protruding section, which spans the width of the frontal opening and leads towards the windscreen area.

The sides are characterised by the concave profile around the front and the dual lower intakes, as well as large rear fenders that start from beside the cabin area and elevate up above the rear wheels. The cabin area features a split windscreen and gull-wing doors, along with a sloped roof. There is also an extra formation starting from the front windscreen separation and leading towards the rear, as well as an additional formation surrounding the back of the cabin.

The rear of the car features an integrated spoiler and tail lights in the same pattern as the headlights, with the upper ones working as the main lights and the lower ones as brake lights. A sharp edge can be seen in the centre of the upper section, while the lower area is mostly dominated by the rear wheels, the rear axle, the suspension shocks/springs, and the rocket booster.

The interior is very unique, sporting dial sets and multiple switches derived from motorsport vehicles such as the RE-7B, the ETR1 and the Drift Tampa, as well as various digital screens derived from fighter jets such as the P-996 LAZER, the Hydra and the Besra (albeit with a red colour and no animation due to the lack of Lazer-type dials within the Race dial set). A set of racing seats can be seen as well.

The Vigilante can only be painted with a single colour for the body. Although not accessible, a trim colour is available for the seats, which seems to be darker than most cars with paintable seats (always set to black). It uses a set of plain rims with open ridges supporting a dedicated colour (again set to black in purchased examples), fitted with racing slicks in a similar manner to cars such as the RE-7B and ETR1. The rear wheels are evidently larger and wider, with a dual-wheel configuration similar to various trucks.

The vehicle is armed with a set of machine guns located on the end of the pronged fins. It can also be modified with missile launchers.

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Performance

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Vehicle

The Vigilante is a well performing sports car that also combines offensive capabilities from armed and heavy vehicles. It has good acceleration, good traction and decent handling, and its mass, being similar to that of the Insurgent, allows it to plow through traffic with ease, especially due to its front end. Due to the length, however, the player may experience understeer, and the width of the rear makes it susceptible to colliding with other obstacles, losing control as the vehicle spins.

The Vigilante's statistical top speed with the boost applied exceeds 150 mph / 241.4 km/h, making it the fastest mode of land transport in the game, even exceeding the ground speed of the P-996 LAZER, at 136 mph / 218.9 km/h, given the player repeatedly uses the boost, giving the vehicle an average top speed of 120+ mph / 193.1 km/h. Without the boost applied, the Vigilante has a statistically high top speed of 115 mph / 185.1 km/h.[1]

Contrary to what the design suggests and opposed to its real-life iteration, the Vigilante has the general profile of a rear-engined vehicle rather than a mid-engined vehicle, as small intakes can be seen behind the cabin and the rocket booster appears to be directly hooked up to the vehicle's transmission and engine. In addition, exhaust gases appear to come out of the rocket booster, as well as flames when the vehicle is revved, contradicting the purpose of the rocket. Engine smoke when damaged reveals that the engine itself is indeed located behind the cockpit. This means the practicality of the vehicle's turbine intake is obsolete, as the intake lacks a turbine prop altogether, and the turbine chamber fails to run the length of the car, as the cockpit completely blocks the airflow's path. By painting the car with a brighter colour, it shows that the intake leads to nothing. The engine sound is shared with the Trophy Truck, including a louder version of the ignition when the engine starts.

Abilities

The Vigilante features a rocket booster similar to that of the Rocket Voltic, allowing for a quick acceleration. It appears to perform better than most boosters, as its recharge time is much faster, taking only 2.5 seconds. In addition, its effect on NPCs, players and vehicles is much stronger, capable of pushing them away at a greater distance.

Armor

The Vigilante's armor is generally resistant at crashes and also features bullet-resistant windows, which serves as the sole defence against standard bullets. However, it does not have any sort of armor against explosives; one direct hit by a Homing Missile is able to take it out.

Weaponry

  • Machine Gun: by default, the vehicle is equipped with two front-facing machine guns, which perform the same as those of vehicles such as the Blazer Aqua and the Ruiner 2000. They have decent firepower against players and vehicles with none or light armour, but will struggle against heavily-armoured vehicles.
  • Missiles: the vehicle can be equipped with two homing missile launchers, which provide heavy firepower against most targets and have good tracking capabilities, albeit still inferior to the ones from the Ruiner 2000. The launchers appear to have slightly decreased fire rate, taking 1.5 seconds to fire the next missile compared to most vehicles, which only take a second flat. They also have a limited capacity of 30 missiles. Extreme care should be taken when operating the launchers, as the seemingly low positioning increases the chance of the missiles accidentally hitting the ground, destroying the vehicle and killing the occupants in the process.

When aboard, the driver or the passenger is unable to switch to their drive-by weapons, leaving them with only the vehicle's exterior weaponry.

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Vehicle Statistics - 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 99.4 / 160.02 6 N/A RWD 7500 / 16535 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
? (no boost)
< 1 second (boost)
115 / 185.1 (no boost)
150 + / 241.4 + (boost)
6 Rocket Turbine
Reserve Engine
RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
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Speed
72.434425%
Acceleration
20%
Braking
65%
Traction
63.636364%

Modifications

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The Vigilante can only be modified at a vehicle workshop, which is located either inside an upgraded Mobile Operations Center, in an upgraded Avenger, or at the Arena Workshop (if the player has purchased the Weapons Expert mechanic).

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
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
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker
Full Coverage
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Race Suspension $4,600
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
Weapons No Missiles $750
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Missiles $180,000
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Wheels* Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
  • Vehicle is limited to Tire Smokes. Bulletproof Tires installed as standard.

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Changes

Update Change(s)
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1.41 08/29/2017 Added Vigilante, hidden in the game files.
10/28/2017 Released to GTA Online. Added for purchase on Warstock Cache & Carry.

Trivia

General

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  • Although the Vigilante lacks a manufacturer in-game, it is listed as Grotti on Rockstar Games Social Club.
    • This is also seen inside the player’s garage, labelling the vehicle as the Grotti Vigilante.
  • When powered off, the engine will make a similar sound heard on the Shotaro, X80 Proto and Tyrus, albeit with a much lower pitch.
  • The Vigilante originally featured standard treaded tyres rather than racing slicks, as seen on the Rockstar Games Social Club.
  • As the files list the vehicle as being capable of firing exactly 30 missiles rather than holding 30 missiles, there will be 1 remaining missile in each pod which cannot be fired.[2].

See Also

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. Each missile pod holds 4 missiles. 8 x 4 = 32. 32 - 30 = 2 remaining missiles


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