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For the character in Grand Theft Auto Online, see Vincent.

The Vincent is a 4-door car featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV. It is manufactured by Maibatsu in the HD Universe.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Vincent in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a semi-luxury mid sized sedan which resembles a 518i 1989-1994 BMW E34 5-Series (similar to the Sentinel), with some influences from Mercedes-Benz W201 due to its boxier profile, and a wide front grille. The rear end of the car resembles a 1984-1992 Volkswagen Jetta, but with bigger taillights.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Violently quick.
— Billboard advertisement.

For Grand Theft Auto IV, Vincent largely resembles a 1999-2003 Mitsubishi Galant, with the nose being a prominent resemblance, while the rear of the car may be influenced by the BMW 8 Series. This rendition of the Vincent is somewhat reminiscent of the GTA San Andreas Sentinel, particularly the areas surrounding the headlamps/corner lamps.

The Vincent is equipped with a GPS system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Acceleration and speed are acceptable, but unimpressive. The throaty engine sounds like a V6 and delivers sufficient torque, however, it understeers at higher speeds due to its front-wheel drive drivetrain. Handling could do better, and the car suffers from slight understeer, but the brakes are very good. The overall performance of the car is inferior to that of the Sentinel, which is also based on another BMW model. However, the Vincent is relatively well-constructed, enabling it to withstand a fair amount of damage.

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 FWD 1800 / 3968
N/A N/A 4 N/A FWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

Acceleration and top speed of 170 km/h(105 mph) are acceptable but unimpressive, in line with the "everyday sedan" design of the Vincent. Gone is the FWD layout, in favor of a 40% Rear, 60% Front 4WD layout, coupled to a much more effective 5-speed gearbox. While the Vincent is handsome and has the potential to be quick, its usefulness is severely undermined by its poor brakes—stopping distances from top speed are roughly 1-1.5 city blocks, putting the Vincent's brakes among the least powerful in the game. Although it is equipped with Maibatsu's unique "sort-of-anti-lock" braking system, there is simply too much front wheel lockup, which, combined with the heaviness of the chassis, causes enormous understeer. Handling, however, has been upgraded in this rendition of the Vincent, feeling firm and gripping the road. Body roll is minimal, and, thanks to its 4WD drivetrain, the Vincent feels much more confident in the turns at conventional speeds (at high speeds it feels wayward and will almost always fishtail) and can powerslide well. Crash deformation is acceptable, and build quality seems to be on-par with the median of the class; in all, the Vincent is a good car for cruising at low speed, or for thrilling, dangerous driving at top speed, making it a perfect addition to a parking space. It is one of the most well rounded vehicles in the game, but not the best. It has the same engine sound as the Albany Primo.

GTA IV Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
40% FWD
60% RWD
1550 / 3417
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 16 valves (Badging) N/A N/A
N/A N/A 5 F4 DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Hood Champ Scoop $ 100
Vents Oval Hood Vent $ 150
Square Hood Vent $ 100
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Upswept Exhaust $ 400
Lights Square Fog Lamp $ 50
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Roof Roof Scoop $ 80
Spoilers Win $ 550
Fury $ 350
Side skirts Side Skirt $ 500
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Image Gallery


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Mafia hitmen will be sent to kill Carl Johnson if he has gambling debts and is in Las Venturas. The Vincents they drive have unique dark grayish-blue colors. 
  • A black Vincent is available for the player to use to pick Sweet Johnson up in the mission Home Coming. This Vincent can be obtained by killing Sweet and storing it in the garage. Note: completing the mission will remove this vehicle. If the player ends the mission while sitting inside this vehicle, he will be wasted as the vehicle is removed while Carl is inside.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • There are two variants of the Vincent in GTA IV: the standard model, and the LX2007 model, a sportier version that features a hood scoop, small spoiler and side skirts. There is no performance difference between the two models, the changes being purely cosmetic.
  • Although there are no gang variants, with the exception of the one stated above as it is presumably owned by the McReary Crime Family, there is one more rare variant. It is a black Vincent with increased acceleration due to the addition of a turbocharger (evidenced by the hiss similar to that of the Sultan RS when shifting). It can be found driving around Broker. One that is more common is the base model Vincent with gold rims (with the outer rim the default chrome, like all wheel variants) and there is the much rarer Vincent LX2007 in a dark candy red with black rims. It is unknown if this is a bug, glitch or an actual variant. It is so far only found on the Xbox 360 version and only found after the She's a Keeper where the player gets the unique green Vincent used by the McReary Mob (UPDATE: The player can respray it via Pay n' Spray on the Xbox 360 and the PS3. Unconfirmed for PC). [citation/verification needed]

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Home Coming - CJ can drive Sweet back to the Grove in a unique black Vincent that is parked at the crib.

Grand Theft Auto IV


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • In GTA IV, the Vincent can be found in Bohan and more frequently in Northwood.
  • Can be obtained during the mission "She's a Keeper". The player can get to the drop-off point after the completion of the mission to drive this car as their own.
  • Spawns in multiplayer in GTA IV.


Grand Theft Auto IV



  • The Vincent plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, a billboard advertisement for the Vincent can be found at the auto merchant in BOABO, although the car does not actually appear in-game.
    • The same case applies to Grand Theft Auto V, where a sign for "Ronnie's Luxury Car Wash" depicts the same Vincent from the GTA IV billboards, even though the car itself does not appear.
  • In Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix, another Rockstar game, there are wrecks that resemble the GTA San Andreas rendition of the Vincent, but are more boxy. They are colored blue and are mainly found in Detroit.

Grand Theft Auto IV & episodes