"Weather the new Great Depression with a car from the last Great Depression. When this rolled off the production line in 1937, minorities and women knew their place. It was the world's fastest automobile. Now it's the world's most expensive second-hand automobile. One of only 10 ever made, the Z-Type is a car you can really enjoy sitting in, surrounded by armed guards, too terrified to actually drive it anywhere."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Z-Type is a gang car in Grand Theft Auto 2 (driven by members of the Zaibatsu Corporation) and a classic luxury grand tourer in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Truffade in the HD Universe.


Grand Theft Auto 2

The Z-Type is inspired by the 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic. It is the latest vehicle of the "-Type" series, having a more rounded profile than the A-Type and the B-Type. There are also some styling cues from the Morgan Aeromax.

As a Zaibatsu Corporation main car, the Z-Type comes with the Zaibatsu's emblem on the roof. Its internal name (VTYPE), unlike the A-Type and the B-Type, does not match with any known car.

Grand Theft Auto V

The vehicle is a sleek classic coupe made by Truffade, based on the 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic and the 1937 Talbot-Lago Type 150 CS.

Design-wise, it remains identical to its previous iteration, but sports a variety of colors, no longer associated with any gang. Details like the chrome grille and the split front and rear windows are present on the vehicle. Like many other vehicles in the series, the Z-Type has no reversing lights, but contains two orange tail lights, which appear to be indicator lights. The round circle with the Truffade logo on the rear appears to be a boot/trunk, and contains a spare tyre.

Being a classic 1930s sports car, the interior of the Z-Type is very traditional, with wooden panellings for the dashboard and the rear section, as well as wooden trimmings on the inner door panels. Part of the driver-side dashboard contains a steel plate surrounding the main gauges. The passenger side contains a glovebox, with the Truffade logo on the bottom-right corner of the same. Leather stitching can be seen on the door trims and part of the inner door panels.

According to Devin Weston and the Legendary Motorsport website, only ten Z-Types were manufactured.

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Grand Theft Auto 2

The car is very fast, having a high top speed and excellent acceleration. Despite the pros, the car's handling is very sharp and prone to oversteering. One can lose control of it very fast, if care isn't taken. On the other hand, the handling is very responsible, so the player can stop before a crash without problems too. It's engine noise is shared with the Meteor, Trance AM, Miara and many others.

The Z-Type has a very characteristic handling, with a high top speed and excellent acceleration, but is very prone to tailspins and can be difficult to control. However, in the hands of an experienced driver, it can be a useful getaway car, especially in timed missions.

Grand Theft Auto V

Performance of the Z-Type remains similar to its previous iteration. Speed is its strong suit — the massive V12 engine is capable of powering the vehicle up to an impressive top speed of just over 126 mph, narrowly outperforming the Monroe and, contrary to popular belief, the Adder. This makes it the fastest car among those included in the game at launch.

The car handles as one would expect from a large, classic grand tourer, being able to calmly accelerate and easily weave through light traffic. Due to its poor weight distribution and soft suspension, cornering ability is rather poor at high speeds. It is prone to oversteer, leading to sudden and unexpected spin-outs, and counter-steering is extremely difficult. Despite its outstanding straight-line performance, these traits make the Z-Type mostly unsuitable for Sports Classic racing.

The vehicle is powered by a V12 engine with single-overhead camshafts and 6 double-barrel carburettors. It is coupled to a 4-speed gearbox, in a front-mid engine, rear-wheel-drive layout.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 87 / 140 4 N/A RWD 1000 / 2205 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
10 Seconds 130 / 209 (Website) N/A 3.4L 200HP (Website) N/A 1000 / 2205 N/A
5.59 Seconds 116.9 / 188.2 4 FMR SOHC V12 w/ 6-Double Barrel Downdraft Carburettors / 12 Throttle Bodies (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $325 $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $325 $1,000
Street Brakes $6,500 $20,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $27,000
Race Brakes $11,375 $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $33,500
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $100 $200
Split Mesh Grille $375 $750
Mesh Grille $670 $1,340
Headlights Stock Headlights $750 $2,200
Headlight Cover $1,250 $4,600
Hoods Stock Hood $450 $1,600
Vented Hood $850 $3,000
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200 $600
Xenon Lights $1,000 $7,500
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
Skirts Stock Skirts $1,250 $2,500
Custom Skirts $1,500 $5,500
Transmission Stock Transmission $325 $1,000
Street Transmission $9,587 $29,500
Sports Transmission $10,562 $32,500
Race Transmission $13,000 $40,000
Turbo None $1,625 $5,000
Turbo Tuning $8,125 $50,000
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

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Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto V

Special Variants


This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.

3 heavily modified variants of the Z-Type may appear in Vehicle Cargo source missions. Each variant has a unique license plate number, colour combination and different set of bodywork modifications.

Import/Export 1
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 159 146 160 156
N/A No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Grille Split Mesh Grille
Neon Kit Golden Shower - Sides
Plate Plate B1GMON3Y - Yellow on Black
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Wheels Wheels Lowrider - Seven Fives (Chrome) - Custom Tires
Rear Wheels
Import/Export 2
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 67 5 67 156
N/A No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Plate Plate K1NGP1N - Blue on White 3
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Wheels Wheels Muscle - Classic Rod (Chrome)
Rear Wheels
Import/Export 3
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit

No. P S Prl W
1 120 42 156
N/A No
Mod Category Sub-Category
Chassis Chassis
Headlight Trim Headlight Cover
Roof Scoops
Grille Mesh Grille
Hood Vented Hood
Lights Lights Xenon Headlights
Plate Plate CE0 - Yellow on Black
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Skirts Custom Skirts
Wheels Wheels Lowrider - Classic Rod (Chrome) - Custom Tires
Rear Wheels

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Notable Owners


Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $950,000.
  • This vehicle may be selected randomly as a high-class target source vehicle from Securoserv during an import mission with one of three variations: B1GM0N3Y, CE0 and K1NGP1N.


Grand Theft Auto 2



Grand Theft Auto 2

  • A Zaibatsu member can be seen driving the Z-Type in the introduction scene at the Residential District, to run over a Redneck member. The player can pick up the pistol from Scientists gang member corpse and shoot the Redneck - only if Police Officer is out of sight. Then he has to go west in order to check if the Z-type is still parked and collect it. In the Dreamcast port, this Z-Type is given a unique gold paintjob.

Grand Theft Auto V

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