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Not to be confused with the now-dubbed Virgo Classic, which was named "Virgo" pre-GTA Online.
Not to be confused with the Vigero, a vehicle with a similar name in GTA IV and GTA V.
Classic two-door muscle car with the winning combination: All-American power, all-American poundage.
Career Builder description.
In a postwar car industry awash with fins, scoops and ornamental hubcaps the Virgo stood out as something more composed and thoughtful. Don't let the rhino-horn fittings, onboard minibar and the fact that it handles like a shipping container on shopping cart wheels deceive you: this is as close as the American car industry has ever come to elegance.
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Virgo is a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 update. It is manufactured by Albany in the HD Universe.


3D Universe

The Virgo is depicted as a luxury two-door American coupe, resembling a 1977–1979 Mercury Cougar, combined with a 1977-1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V, the front of the Virgo is also similar to the front of the 1981–1989 Lincoln Town Car. The side windows, front end and bulge on the trunk resemble the Cougar; the taillights resemble those of the Continental Mark V, albeit with some lights missing.

Between Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Virgo remained largely the same, depicted with a bulky front bumper with overriders, square-shaped grille and headlamps, and an elevated central section of the hood. The sides are depicted with a silver trim passing through the whole lenght of the car, with curved trim over the wheel arches. The rear is distinctively slanted and features vertical tail lights, horizontal strips, a bulged trunk and another bumper with overriders, with two exhaust pipes located below. The Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas rendition seems to have a more visible trim on the cabin and on the rear end, and the tail lights omit the reverse lights as well.

In terms of color choices, the Virgo may come with primary body colors with a variety of secondary colors applied on the vinyl landau, including black, brown, cream, white, or in GTA Vice City Stories' case, the same matching color as the body's.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Virgo was added to Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 update, and takes a different approach to the 3D Universe model. Manufactured by Albany, the vehicle's general body style is inspired by the eight generation Cadillac Eldorado, with the front grille and headlights resembling a 1967 Chrysler Newport and the rear resembling a 1968 Newport, with available modifications adding a very pronounced rear mounted spare tire and rear wheel arch covers and some design cues from early 1970s Cadillac Eldorado models. The Virgo happens to resemble the Esperanto from the 3D Universe GTA games.

The Virgo assumes a similar build to that of its previous iterations, but several changes were made. The bumper is more inset with the front while featuring protruding edges, although it has a pointy center and rectangular open sections beside the license plate. The grille is narrower in design and spans most of the car's width, while featuring a silver/chrome trim, a central separation and a meshed appearance. The headlights also retain the same layout from the 3D Universe iterations, albeit with a circular design. The hood is mostly similar to its predecessors, but the bulge extends toward each corner of the windshield and features the corresponding manufacturer badge on the front.

The sides of the car feature flared arches with chrome trim around them, along with narrow upper surfaces on the front leading to the doors, and elevated sections starting right after the aforementioned doors. The greenhouse area makes use of chrome trimmings around the windows and circular rear-view mirrors. The cabin is also of a single construction and features small rear-quarter windows.

The rear area uses a more simplistic trunk and retains the slanted design, although the rear end features a silver/chrome surrounding trim with a set of four rectangular tail lights, as well as small badges over the surrounding trim. The rear also has a bumper with protruding edges and a single exhaust pipe on the driver side. It shares the interior with various muscle cars such as the Buccaneer and the Dominator.

The Virgo is only painted with a single color, which also affects the interior stitching. The stock rims are unique, consisting of a flat dish with seven rectangular open sections around the center.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


3D Universe

The Virgo possesses generally average performance credentials, with moderate acceleration, responsive steering, and a mediocre top speed. Its weight and crash endurance are unremarkable.

3D Universe 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 4 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Virgo has improved speed and handling compared to its Classic counterpart, although its performance is rather lacking in its class. The engine feels large and powerful, but is held back by the very heavy body. While a fair bit slower than other muscle cars, the Virgo does not produce understeer when tackling sharp corners and can be easily recovered when it begins to drift. The same heavy steel construction that slows it down gives it excellent durability, and the braking power is good for an old, heavy muscle car. Despite the website description saying it has the handling of "a shipping container on shopping car wheels", the Virgo has very good, if not one of the best, handling profiles for the muscle class.

The Virgo can be heard with a loud rattling soundsimilar to the Rat-Truck, notable at high speed. It sounds to be a problem with the mesh on manual gearboxes, where the mesh gears are not lining up correctly, a common problem on late 60's and early 70's cars with manual transmission.

The Virgo is stated to be powered by a 327cui (5.3 liter) V8 capable of pushing 360HP. The engine sticks true to its stated configuration, sporting a V8 engine coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive configuration. Said website also claims it has rather low acceleration - 0-60 mph in 9.9 seconds, and a top speed of 125 mph. The first person speedometers seem so to surpass these statements, with a faster acceleration rate of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of around 95 mph. If the turbo upgrade is installed on the Virgo, it will feature a unique turbocharger sound.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and 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 83 / 134 5 N/A RWD 2200 / 4850 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
9.9 Seconds 125 / 201 N/A 327cui (5.3L) V8 360HP (Website) N/A N/A N/A
6.5 Seconds 95 / 152 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The Virgo can only be modified in a TransFender garage.
Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $150
Car Color 2 (64 different colors) $150
Vents Oval Hood Vent $150
Square Hood Vent $100
Exhausts Large Exhaust $250
Medium Exhaust $200
Twin Exhaust $300
Upswept Exhaust $400
Nitro 2x Nitrous $200
5x Nitrous $500
10x Nitrous $1,000
Spoilers Champ $400
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 V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $100 $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $100 $1,000
Street Brakes $2,000 $20,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $27,000
Race Brakes $3,500 $35,000
Bodywork Stock Bodywork $350 $700
Fender Skirts $550 $1,100
Antennas $675 $1,350
Fender Skirts & Antennas $750 $1,500
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $250 $2,200
Custom Front Bumper $500 $4,600
Stock Rear Bumper $250 $2,200
Bumper Mounted Spare Wheel $500 $4,600
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Chrome Tip Exhaust $375 $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Fenders Stock Fenders $150 $300
Curb Feelers $450 $900
Grilles Stock Grille $100 $200
Chrome Grille $375 $750
Hoods Stock Hood $150 $1,600
Single Intake Bug Catcher $325 $3,000
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $750 $5,000
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
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 - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
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 $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo No Turbo $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Vice City


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

The vehicle is very rare to find, it's maybe seen in the parking lot in Downtown. It is advisable to drive around in a lower-end car to increase the chances of the car spawning.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Sometimes found around east areas of Los Santos.
  • Usually spawns in Doherty and Garcia when driving a low class car.
  • Spawn more often once the Beater/Junk Car traffic cheat has been activated.
  • Occasionally found around Rockshore West, Las Venturas.
  • Found in Ganton, Los Santos.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Available in the three protagonists' garages.
Enhanced verison

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • The default radio stations for the Virgo are:
  • The Virgo cameos in a picture from Starkweather's mansion in Manhunt. Several safehouses in GTA San Andreas have the same picture hanging on the wall (the picture was originally a beta screenshot for GTA Vice City).
  • The above mentioned beta model for GTA Vice City was called the "Cougar", further indicating that the vehicle was based on a Mercury Cougar. The only difference between the "Cougar" beta vehicle and the regular Virgo is that the former retains the full set of tail lights from the Lincoln Continental Mark V. This model was reused for GTA San Andreas, albeit with minor differences, most notably the rear.
  • The Virgo's name derives from the name of the sixth astrological sign of the Zodiac. It is also the Latin name for the Virgin Mary.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • When the Virgo is purchased, it will be supplied with a set of custom "FiftyNine" sport wheels (pictured on it within the site) instead of the stock wheels. The stock ones can still be reinstated at Los Santos Customs.

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