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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Banshee
 
| name = Banshee
| front_image = Banshee-GTA4-front.jpg
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| front_image = BravadoBanshee1-Front-GTAV.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Banshee in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]''.
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| caption = A Banshee in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
| rear_image = Banshee-GTA4-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = BravadoBanshee1-Rear-GTAV.png
 
| manufacturer = [[Bravado]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
 
| manufacturer = [[Bravado]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = [[:Category:Sports Cars|2-door sports car]]
 
| body_style = [[:Category:Sports Cars|2-door sports car]]
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
 
| based_on = See [[#Design]]
 
| based_on = See [[#Design]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
{{q|Popular with redneck lottery winners. And bootleggers.|GTA Vice City Website}}
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{{quote|The name says it all. You can weave in and out of traffic with ease in this little number. Get a blow up doll for the passenger seat and ride in the HOV lane. Apex Predators beware.|[[Legendarymotorsport.net]] description.}}
   
The [[Bravado]] '''Banshee''' is a two-seater sports car. The car is one of the traditional sports cars for the series, appearing in every GTA game since Grand Theft Auto III and shares its reputation with the [[Pegassi]] [[Infernus]] for being one of the two longest running sports cars in GTA history.
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The [[Bravado]] '''Banshee''' is a mid-sized sports car. The car is one of the traditional sports cars for the series, appearing in every GTA game since Grand Theft Auto III and shares its reputation with the [[Pegassi]] [[Infernus]] for being one of the two longest running sports cars in GTA history.
   
 
== Design ==
 
== Design ==
   
 
=== 3D Universe ===
 
=== 3D Universe ===
In Grand Theft Auto III, San Andreas and Liberty City Stories, the Banshee resembles a [[wp:Dodge_Viper#First_generation_SR_.281992.E2.80.931995.29|first generation Dodge Viper RT/10]], with its dual exhaust and curvilinear design. It differs from it's real life counterpart in its narrower width and headlight design. The Banshee also borrows minor elements from other 90s American coupes, such as the hood scoops from the [[wp:Pontiac_Firebird#Fourth_generation_.281993.E2.80.932002.29|1993-1997 Pontiac Firebird]] and headlights resembling those of a [[wp:Dodge_Stealth|1994-1996 Dodge Stealth]]. The car's rear end is mostly based on the first generation Dodge Viper RT/10, but features wrap-around taillights, a distinct design element shared with the [[wp:Chevrolet_Camaro_(fourth_generation)|1993-2002 Chevrolet Camaro]]. The Banshee also features very pronounced fender flares, something not found on any Viper and very uncommon on American cars of its era.
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In Grand Theft Auto III, San Andreas and Liberty City Stories, the Banshee resembles a [[wp:Dodge Viper|first generation Dodge Viper RT/10]], with its dual exhaust and curvilinear design. It differs from its real life counterpart in its narrower width and headlight design. The Banshee also borrows minor elements from other 90s American coupes, such as the hood scoops from the [[wp:Pontiac Firebird|1993-1997 Pontiac Firebird]] and headlights resembling those of a [[wp:Dodge Stealth|1994-1996 Dodge Stealth]]. The car's rear end is mostly based on the first generation Dodge Viper RT/10, but features wrap-around taillights, a distinct design element shared with the [[wp:Chevrolet Camaro (fourth generation)|1993-2002 Chevrolet Camaro]]. The Banshee also features very pronounced fender flares, something not found on any Viper and very uncommon on American cars of its era.
   
 
This rendition of the Banshee is the only top-down convertible that the player cannot jump into without opening the driver door.
 
This rendition of the Banshee is the only top-down convertible that the player cannot jump into without opening the driver door.
   
In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Vice City Stories, the Banshee resembles a late 80's model [[wp:Chevrolet Corvette (C4)| Corvette C4]], with its angular design and dual twin-exhaust.
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In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Vice City Stories, the Banshee resembles a late 80's model [[wp:Chevrolet Corvette (C4)|Corvette C4]], with its angular design and dual twin-exhaust.
   
 
The GTA Advance rendition, which mimics the design of GTA III's Banshee, is also comparable to [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]]'s [[Rumbler]], but is generally sleeker, sports the same single stripe as other Banshees, and comes with a vinyl top.
 
The GTA Advance rendition, which mimics the design of GTA III's Banshee, is also comparable to [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]]'s [[Rumbler]], but is generally sleeker, sports the same single stripe as other Banshees, and comes with a vinyl top.
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=== HD Universe ===
 
=== HD Universe ===
In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the [[Bravado]] Banshee resembles a [[wp:Dodge Viper#Second generation SR (1996–2002)|second generation Dodge Viper]], but has side-pipe exhaust and a shorter roofline, resembling the [[wp:Dodge Viper#Third generation ZB (2003-2006)|third]] or [[wp:Dodge Viper#Fourth generation ZB (2008–2010)|fourth generation Dodge Viper]]. The front fascia loosely resembles the [[wp:Marcos Mantis|Marcos Mantis GT]], while the taillights resemble those of the [[wp:Aston Martin DB9|Aston Martin DB9]]. Unlike the real-life Viper's V10 engine, the in-game Banshee has a 4.9L twin-turbocharged V8, according to the [[Autoeroticar.com|AutoEroticar]] website, and can be seen in-game if the player inflicts enough damage to cause the hood to open.
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[[File:Banshee badges.png|thumb|Badging on the Banshee.]]In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]], the [[Bravado]] Banshee resembles a [[wp:Dodge Viper|second generation Dodge Viper SR]], but has side-pipe exhaust and a shorter roofline, resembling the [[wp:Dodge Viper|third generation]] or [[wp:Dodge Viper|fourth generation Dodge Viper ZB]]. The front fascia loosely resembles the [[wp:Marcos Mantis|Marcos Mantis]], while the taillights resemble those of the [[wp:Aston Martin DB9|Aston Martin DB9]]. Unlike the real-life Viper's V10 engine, the in-game Banshee has a 4.9L twin-turbocharged V8, according to the [[Autoeroticar.com|AutoEroticar website]], and can be seen in-game if the player inflicts enough damage to cause the hood to open.
   
[[File:Banshee_badges.png|left|thumb|Badging on the Banshee.]][[File:Banshee-GTA4-interior.jpg|thumb|The Banshee's interior.]]
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Banshees in GTA IV and V are present as convertibles with roll bars, as well as hardtops. Similar to its real-life counterpart, the Banshee bears its own logo, resembling a screaming mouth with fangs on the side panels, steering wheel, and upholstery. The standard Bravado logo is used on the front and rear of the car. The Banshee comes in a standard monochromatic paint or with a racing stripe.
 
Banshees in GTA IV are present as convertibles with roll bars, as well as hardtops. Similar to its real-life counterpart, the Banshee bears its own logo, resembling a screaming mouth with fangs on the side panels, steering wheel, and upholstery. The standard Bravado logo is used on the front and rear of the car. The Banshee comes in a standard monochromatic paint or with a racing stripe.
 
   
 
In the DS version of [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the Banshee appears similar to either the [[Phoenix]] or the GTA Vice City rendition, while in the PSP/iOS version it resembles the GTA IV rendition, but always featuring two white stripes.
 
In the DS version of [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the Banshee appears similar to either the [[Phoenix]] or the GTA Vice City rendition, while in the PSP/iOS version it resembles the GTA IV rendition, but always featuring two white stripes.
   
{| align="center"
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{|align="center"
 
|<gallery orientation="none" spacing="small">
 
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Image:Banshee-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]; hardtop. (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view without roof]], [[:Image:Banshee-GTA4-badge.jpg|unique badge]], [[:Image:Banshee-GTA4-interior.jpg|interior]], [[:Image:Banshee-GTA4-engine.png|engine]]</small>).
 
Image:Banshee-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]; hardtop. (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view without roof]], [[:Image:Banshee-GTA4-badge.jpg|unique badge]], [[:Image:Banshee-GTA4-interior.jpg|interior]], [[:Image:Banshee-GTA4-engine.png|engine]]</small>).
 
imgres-bansheetopdown.iv.jpg|Picture of a Banshee with its roof down in [[GTA IV]].
 
imgres-bansheetopdown.iv.jpg|Picture of a Banshee with its roof down in [[GTA IV]].
images-bansheerear.iv.jpg|Rear of the Banshee in [[GTA IV]].
 
 
Image:Disign_Banshee.jpg|Illustrations of the GTA IV Banshee, including a disassembled model.
 
Image:Disign_Banshee.jpg|Illustrations of the GTA IV Banshee, including a disassembled model.
 
Image:Banshee-GTACW.png|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] (DS version).
 
Image:Banshee-GTACW.png|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] (DS version).
 
c_banshee.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] (PSP Version)
 
c_banshee.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] (PSP Version)
Banshee-GTA4-engine.png|The Banshee's turbocharged V8 engine.
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ajmbravadobansheefront.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto V]] <small>([[:file:ajmbravadobansheeback.jpg|Rear quarter view]])</small>.
BansheeGTAV.png|A Banshee as seen in [[GTA V]] in the trailer "[[Trevor]]"
 
Banshee-GTAV.jpg|A Banshee in GTA V
 
BAnshee GTA-V rear.jpg|HD screenshot depicting a Banshee and a [[Cavalcade]]
 
 
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=== 3D Universe ===
 
=== 3D Universe ===
Being a sports coupe laid out in an FR layout connected to a 5-speed transmission, the Banshee in the GTA III era is one of the speediest sports cars, but requires a tactile driving style to perform well. Fishtailing and spin outs are common if moderation is not used with the throttle. Examination of the game's engine reveals the vehicle's performance stats remain unchanged throughout, with a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h), a weight of 2,240 lbs (1,400 kg),an acceleration of 10.7 ft/s (3.3 m/s), and all-wheel disc brakes. The Banshee's speed in GTA Advance is significantly high at 174 mph, nearly matching that of the [[Police Car]], but has a marginally low [[crusher]] value of $448.
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Being a sports coupe laid out in an FR layout connected to a 5-speed CVT transmission, the Banshee in the GTA III era is one of the fastest sports cars, but requires a tactile driving style to perform well. Fishtailing and spin outs are common if moderation is not used with the throttle. Examination of the game's engine reveals the vehicle's performance stats remain unchanged throughout, with a top speed of 124&nbsp;mph (200&nbsp;km/h), a weight of 2,240&nbsp;lbs (1,400&nbsp;kg),an acceleration of 10.7&nbsp;ft/s² (3.3&nbsp;m/s²), and all-wheel disc brakes. The Banshee's speed in GTA Advance is significantly high at 174&nbsp;mph, nearly matching that of the [[Police Car]], but has a marginally low [[crusher]] value of $448.
   
The Banshee in San Andreas features a different engine sound from the other games. Acceleration is one of the best in San Andreas. It reaches 0-60 MPH in roughly 4.3 seconds. Steering response is very sharp. Turning at high speeds may cause the car fishtail, so braking is appropriate considering the high power of the Banshee. Improper braking can also cause the car to slide, so you will need to brake smoothly.
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The Banshee in San Andreas features a different engine sound from the other games. Acceleration is one of the best in San Andreas. It reaches 0-60 MPH in roughly 4.3 seconds. Steering response is very sharp. Turning at high speeds may cause the car fishtail, so braking is appropriate considering the high power of the Banshee. Improper braking can also cause the car to slide, so you will need to brake smoothly. It appears to be powered by a carbureted V6.
   
 
=== HD Universe ===
 
=== HD Universe ===
The Banshee in GTA IV is very fast, thanks to its twin-turbocharged V8 mated to a 5-speed transmission with an FR configuration. The acceleration and top speed are similar to that of most exotic sports cars in the game, such as the [[Super GT]], [[Turismo]], and [[Comet]]. It is the 5th fastest car in the game, being faster than the Super GT but slower than the [[Infernus]] which is merely 210 MPH (340 KM/H)
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The Banshee in GTA IV is very fast, thanks to its twin-turbocharged V8 mated to a 5-speed [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-clutch_transmission dual clutch] with an FR configuration. The acceleration and top speed are similar to that of most exotic sports cars in the game, such as the [[Super GT]], [[Turismo]], and [[Comet]]. It is the 5th fastest car in the game, being faster than the Super GT but slower than the [[Infernus]] which is merely 210 MPH (340 KM/H)
   
The car has sharp handling with the expense of stability. The high powered engine coupled to the rear wheel drive causes the rear wheels to lose traction easily. Fortunately, power distribution is smooth, making it easier to control. It requires extra caution to maintain the traction when cornering at high speed, otherwise the rear wheels will slide. Many, however, find this handling characteristic preferable. Those who are able to control the car's high power output will be able to play with this weakness. The Banshee is an excellent racing vehicle, given that the player can properly control the squirrely handling. The suspension is firm and set low, often leaving the Banshee's ground effects victim to curbs and otherlow-laying objects Braking is very good; the Banshee out-brakes every other vehicle in the game, and ABS is standard on all models. Crash deformation is moderate; it copes reasonably well with head-on crashes, however after a while the engine will begin to fail.
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The car has sharp handling with the expense of stability. The high powered engine coupled to the rear wheel drive causes the rear wheels to lose traction easily. Fortunately, power distribution is smooth, making it easier to control. It requires extra caution to maintain the traction when cornering at high speed, otherwise the rear wheels will slide. Many, however, find this handling characteristic preferable. Those who are able to control the car's high power output will be able to play with this weakness. The Banshee is an excellent racing vehicle, given that the player can properly control the squirrely handling. The suspension is firm and set low, often leaving the Banshee's ground effects victim to curbs and other low-laying objects. Braking is very good; the Banshee out-brakes every other vehicle in the game, and ABS is standard on all models. Crash deformation is moderate; it copes reasonably well with head-on crashes, however after a while the engine will begin to fail.
   
 
As a result of the outstanding performance, this can easily compete with the fastest cars in the game. However, for some reason, the Banshee is not considered to be a supercar in online race classes or by characters (e.g. it is not approved by [[Alex Chilton]], who is fond of supercars/expensive cars).
 
As a result of the outstanding performance, this can easily compete with the fastest cars in the game. However, for some reason, the Banshee is not considered to be a supercar in online race classes or by characters (e.g. it is not approved by [[Alex Chilton]], who is fond of supercars/expensive cars).
   
And, like the [[Infernus]], [[Buffalo#The_Ballad_of_Gay_Tony|Buffalo]],[[F620| F620]], [[Sultan RS]] and [[Bullet GT]], the Banshee occasionally burns excess fuel from its exhaust pipes when shifting gears.
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And, like the [[Infernus]], [[Buffalo#The_Ballad_of_Gay_Tony|Buffalo]], [[F620]], [[Sultan RS]] and [[Bullet GT]], the Banshee occasionally backfires from its exhaust pipes when shifting gears.
   
 
===Overview===
 
===Overview===
{{Template:Vehicle Stats
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{{Vehicle Stats
|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 5.0 seconds
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 3.7 seconds (2.8 seconds when fully modified)
|Top speed = 210 mph (340 km/h)
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|Top speed = 210 mph (340 km/h)(231 mph/371 kph when fully modified)
 
|Engine = 300ci Twin-Turbo V8
 
|Engine = 300ci Twin-Turbo V8
 
|Drivetrain = RWD
 
|Drivetrain = RWD
|Gears = 5-speed manual
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|Gears = 5-speed manual (6 speed manual when switched to race transmission)
 
|Mass = 1500 kg}}
 
|Mass = 1500 kg}}
   
[[File:Brucie's_Banshee.png|thumb|250px|Brucie's Banshee in GTA IV]]
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[[File:Brucie's Banshee.png|thumb|250px|Brucie's Banshee in GTA IV]]
   
 
== Unique Variants ==
 
== Unique Variants ==
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*In GTA IV, [[Brucie Kibbutz]] owns a unique black Banshee with a yellow stripe, which he dubs "The Bitch". He intended to use this car in the street race in the mission [[No. 1]], but the car failed to start (likely due to the fact that Brucie personally tuned the car). Having an alternative in mind, Brucie called his friend [[Stevie]] for a replacement car, Stevie's bright yellow [[Comet]]. A normal Banshee with this color can also be rarely encountered on the streets.
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*In Brucie's [[Exotic Exports]] side missions, he will eventually request a unique navy blue banshee with a white stripe.
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*A Banshee is requested as part of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], sporting a uniquely bright red body with an orange stripe. As with all of the cars Stevie requests, the requested vehicle will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to [[S&M Auto Sales]] in Bohan. The player can save one at any safehouse before returning to deliver one to Stevie. The car may spawn in the Cabriolet or Hardtop variant.
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*A red Banshee Cabriolet is seen on the TV show [[I'm Rich]]. It has a custom front bumper, a unique pair of black stripes and the center of the wheels are black. This is probably an early design of the Banshee.
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*In the mission [[Meltdown]], you steal a Banshee from a random NPC to chase after Luca. The Banshee is gray with a dark stripe in a unique shade.
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*[[Chan Jaoming]] is depicted in GTA Chinatown Wars to own a modified Banshee, which features purple paint with red stripes, a spoiler and light purple underglows at night, similar to the modified [[Comet]]. The car is obtainable in two missions: The first is in "[[Jackin' Chan]]", when the car is caught in an inferno following a failed attempt by the [[Irish-American Killers|Irish Killers]] to kidnap Chan, and the car must be used to transport Chan to safety. The player must fail the mission to obtain the car. The second is during "[[Clear the Pier]]", when Chan uses the car as a getaway vehicle. The player can pin the car to a wall and carjack it outright, allowing them to complete the mission while the car is in their possession.
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*A red Banshee with black stripes and all black bumper and sideskirt trim can be seen driving around or parked at many pier parking lots and rarely at the [[Funland]] amusement park.
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*During [[Hossan Ramzy]]'s [[Random Characters|random encounter]], his debtor drives a unique white Banshee with a black stripe which is pink-lustered. After you kill him, you can get the car.
   
*[[File:Banshee-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|228px|The Banshee requested by
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[[Stevie's Car Thefts|Stevie]] in GTA IV.]]In GTA IV, [[Brucie Kibbutz]] owns a unique black Banshee with a yellow stripe, which he dubs "The Bitch". He intended to use this car in the street race in the mission [[No. 1]], but the car failed to start (likely due to the fact that Brucie personally tuned the car). Having an alternative in mind, Brucie called his friend [[Stevie]] for a replacement car, Stevie's bright yellow [[Comet]].
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Banshee-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|The Banshee requested by
* In Brucie's [[Exotic Exports]] side missions, he will eventually request a unique navy blue banshee with a white stripe.
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[[Stevie's Car Thefts|Stevie]] in GTA IV.
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I'm Rich! Part One 0001.jpg|The beta Banshee seen in the CNT show "I'm Rich".
* [[File:I'm_Rich!_Part_One_0001.jpg|thumb|213px|The beta Banshee seen in the CNT show "I'm Rich".]]A Banshee is requested as part of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], sporting a uniquely bright red body with an orange stripe. As with all of the cars Stevie requests, the requested vehicle will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to [[S&M Auto Sales]] in Bohan. The player can save one at any safehouse before returning to deliver one to Stevie. The car may spawn in the Cabriolet or Hardtop variant.
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Banshee-GTACW-modified.png|[[Chan Jaoming]]'s modified Banshee in GTA Chinatown Wars.
* A red Banshee Cabriolet is seen on the TV show [[I'm Rich]]. It has a custom front bumper, a unique pair of black stripes and the center of the wheels are black. This is probably an early design of the Banshee.
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Banshee-GTA4-HossanRandomEncounter.PNG|The unique Banshee from Hossan's random encounter.
*[[File:Banshee-GTACW-modified.png|thumb|210px|[[Chan Jaoming]]'s modified Banshee in GTA Chinatown Wars.]]In the mission [[Meltdown]], you steal a Banshee from a random NPC to chase after Luca. The Banshee is gray with a dark stripe in a unique shade.
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*[[Chan Jaoming]] is depicted in GTA Chinatown Wars to own a modified Banshee, which features purple paint with red stripes, a spoiler and light purple underglows at night, similar to the modified [[Comet]]. The car is obtainable in two missions: The first is in "[[Jackin' Chan]]", when the car is caught in an inferno following a failed attempt by the [[Irish-American Killers|Irish Killers]] to kidnap Chan, and the car must be used to transport Chan to safety. The player must fail the mission to obtain the car. The second is during "[[Clear the Pier]]", when Chan uses the car as a getaway vehicle. The player can pin the car to a wall and carjack it outright, allowing them to complete the mission while the car is in their possession.
 
*A red Banshee with black stripes and all black bumper and sideskirt trim can be seen driving around or parked at many pier parking lots and rarely at the [[Funland]] ameusment park.
 
   
 
== Real-Life Counterpart ==
 
== Real-Life Counterpart ==
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A real life reproduction of the Banshee has been made by West Coast Customs, by modifying a Dodge Viper. It was given away by Rockstar Games in a contest a few months before the release of Grand Theft Auto V. The only thing that has changed is how the car looks; it is still essentially a stock Viper, which means it would have a V10 instead of a V8.
 
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== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
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== Modifications ==
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=== GTA: San Andreas ===
 
*The Banshee can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
 
*The Banshee can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
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{| class="wikitable"
Colors:
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!Type
*Car Color 1 ($150)
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!Upgrade
*Car Color 2 ($150)
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!Cost
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Nitro:
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|rowspan=2|Color
*2x Nitrous ($200)
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
*5x Nitrous ($500)
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|$ 150
*10x Nitrous ($1000)
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|-
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|Car Color 2 (64 different colors)
Wheels:
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|$ 150
*Import ($820)
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*Atomic ($770)
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|rowspan=3|Nitro
*Ahab ($1000)
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|2x Nitrous
*Virtual ($620)
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|$ 200
*Access ($1140)
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|-
*Off Road Wheel ($1000)
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|5x Nitrous
*Mega ($1030)
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|$ 500
*Grove ($1230)
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*Twist ($1200)
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|10x Nitrous
*Wires ($1560)
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|$ 1000
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|-
Hydraulics ($1500)
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|rowspan=10|Wheels
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|Import
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|$ 820
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|-
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|Atomic
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|$ 770
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|-
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|Ahab
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Virtual
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|$ 620
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|-
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|Access
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|$ 1140
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|-
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|Off Road Wheel
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Mega
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|$ 1030
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|-
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|Grove
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|$ 1230
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|-
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|Twist
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|$ 1200
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|-
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|Wires
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|$ 1560
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|-
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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
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|}
   
 
Note: The TransFender in [[Las Venturas]] charges 20% more (except for colors).
 
Note: The TransFender in [[Las Venturas]] charges 20% more (except for colors).
   
== Prominent Appearances  ==
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=== GTA V ===
===GTA III===
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*Armor
*During the [[Introduction (GTA III)|Introduction]], a Banshee can be seen being driven to the bank.
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*Brakes
===GTA Liberty City Stories===
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*Bumpers
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*Engine
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*Hood
* In [[Hot Wheels (GTA LCS)|Hot Wheels]], [[Vincenzo Cilli]] instructs [[Toni Cipriani]] to pick up a Banshee for him, which is later revealed to be used as bait by the police. After learning of Vincenzo's disregard for Toni's safety and effectively quitting as his goon, Toni has the car [[Crusher|crushed]] at the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard]].
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*Lights
* In the opening cutscene of [[The Trouble With Triads]], [[Salvatore Leone]] is depicted to have purchased a brand new and uniquely colored black-and-white Banshee with [[Maria Latore|Maria]] as the passenger, suggestively indicative of his mid-life crisis. After showing it off to [[Toni Cipriani]], he drives off, only to leave the car crashed into a tree as the player returns near the end of the mission.
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*Plate
* [[Leon McAffrey]], a corrupt LCPD detective, uses a Banshee as his unmarked police car.
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*Respray
===GTA San Andreas===
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*Spoiler
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*Suspension
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*Transmission
* The Banshee is used in several tests at the [[Driving School]].
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*Turbo
===GTA IV===
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*Wheels
 
   
* [[Lenny Petrovic]] uses his Banshee as a getaway car during [[Final Destination]].
 
* A Banshee is driven by [[Shon Kikuchi]], a [[Most Wanted]] criminal.
 
===Grand Theft Auto V===
 
* TBA
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* The Banshee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
* The Banshee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Radio X]].
 
**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Radio X]].
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**'''''GTA Liberty City Stories: '''''[[Double Clef FM]]
 
**'''''GTA IV''''': [[The Vibe 98.8]].
 
**'''''GTA IV''''': [[The Vibe 98.8]].
**'''''Episodes from Liberty City''''': [[Electro-Choc]]. or [[Radio Broker]].
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**'''''Episodes from Liberty City''''': [[Electro-Choc]] or [[Radio Broker]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Radio Mirror Park]].
 
* In GTA San Andreas, the Banshee is one of a handful of vehicles where [[Carl Johnson|CJ]] kicks the driver instead of punching them or slamming their into the steering wheel. This is probably due to the fact that the Banshee sits quite low to the ground.
 
* In GTA San Andreas, the Banshee is one of a handful of vehicles where [[Carl Johnson|CJ]] kicks the driver instead of punching them or slamming their into the steering wheel. This is probably due to the fact that the Banshee sits quite low to the ground.
 
* In GTA IV, hardtop Banshees don't have windows, so they're easier to steal than other cars. This is counteracted by an alarm that will go off when the door is opened.
 
* In GTA IV, hardtop Banshees don't have windows, so they're easier to steal than other cars. This is counteracted by an alarm that will go off when the door is opened.
 
* The Banshee is one of 4 vehicles in San Andreas named after mythical creatures, the other 3 being the [[Hydra]], [[Phoenix]] and [[Leviathan]].
 
* The Banshee is one of 4 vehicles in San Andreas named after mythical creatures, the other 3 being the [[Hydra]], [[Phoenix]] and [[Leviathan]].
* A [[wp:Banshee|Banshee]] is an Irish female spirit whose wailing warns of coming death.
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* Despite it being classified as a sports car, most characters show disdain for the car. (many of Niko's girlfriends don't like it)
*The Pontiac Firebird was originally named the Pontiac Banshee during its development stages.
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* Driving around in a Banshee may cause the [[Feltzer]] to appear more often.
* Despite it being classified as a sports car, most characters show disdain for the car. (e.g. many of Niko's girlfriends do not like the Banshee)
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* Although the Banshee in GTA V is identical visually to the one in GTA IV, the engine now produces a sound similar to most V10's, most likely a reference to the real-life SRT Viper.
*Sold at the [[Auto Merchant]] for $800 in GTA Chinatown Wars.
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* When buying the car from the in-game internet in GTA V online, it is completely random whether you get a hardtop or convertible variant. Those wishing for a certain variant may have to buy multiple Banshees before they get the type that they want.
*Driving around in a Banshee may cause the [[Feltzer]] to appear more often.
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* In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Banshee does not come with a roof up varient, unlike most other Banshee's in GTA games.
*In GTA IV, the Banshee can be seen colored baby blue with an orange stripe. This is probably a reference to the famous Gulf Livery used on many race cars.
 
*The Banshee in GTA IV Beta had two stripes instead of one, just like the Banshees now seen in GTA Chinatown Wars.
 
*In GTA IV's multiplayer race mode, a Banshee similar in color to [[Brucie Kibbutz]]'s custom Banshee can be selected.
 
*A real life Banshee has been made by West Coast Customs, by modifying a Dodge Viper. The car is being given away by Rockstar Games in a contest. The only thing that has changed is how the car looks; it is still essentially a stock Viper, which means it would have a V10 instead of a V8. [See "Real-Life Counterpart"]
 
   
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
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*Next to the [[Cobra Marital Arts Gym]] in [[Garcia]], [[San Fierro]], after completion of the [[Driving School]]. The car is consistently colored navy blue with a black stripe. It also has a custom license plate, spelling "DBP".
 
*Next to the [[Cobra Marital Arts Gym]] in [[Garcia]], [[San Fierro]], after completion of the [[Driving School]]. The car is consistently colored navy blue with a black stripe. It also has a custom license plate, spelling "DBP".
 
*In the [[Come-A-Lot]] Casino parking lot.
 
*In the [[Come-A-Lot]] Casino parking lot.
*Spawns around [[Rodeo]], [[Los Santos]].
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*Spawns around [[Rodeo]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
 
*Spawns around [[The Strip]] and the [[Old Venturas Strip]] in [[Las Venturas]].
 
*Spawns around [[The Strip]] and the [[Old Venturas Strip]] in [[Las Venturas]].
 
*Importable from the [[Easter Basin]] chalkboard for $36000 on Thursday after completion of all 3 export lists.
 
*Importable from the [[Easter Basin]] chalkboard for $36000 on Thursday after completion of all 3 export lists.
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
 
===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
 
*Sometimes found at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
 
*Sometimes found at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
*Often spawn around [[Alderney City]], [[Middle Park]], [[City Hall (Liberty City)|City Hall]], [[Castle Gardens]], [[The Exchange]], [[Castle Garden City]] [[Algonquin]], and [[Rotterdam Hill]].
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*Often spawn around [[Alderney City]], [[Middle Park]], [[City Hall, Algonquin|City Hall]], [[Castle Gardens]], [[The Exchange]], [[Castle Garden City]] [[Algonquin]], and [[Rotterdam Hill]].
 
*Sometimes spawn around [[Beachgate]], [[Middle Park East]], [[Hatton Gardens]], [[Lancaster]] and [[Lancet]].
 
*Sometimes spawn around [[Beachgate]], [[Middle Park East]], [[Hatton Gardens]], [[Lancaster]] and [[Lancet]].
 
*Occasionally spawn around [[Varsity Heights]], [[Westminster]], [[The Meat Quarter]], [[Suffolk]], and [[South Slopes]].
 
*Occasionally spawn around [[Varsity Heights]], [[Westminster]], [[The Meat Quarter]], [[Suffolk]], and [[South Slopes]].
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*Parked in the driveway of the south-westernmost house in [[Meadow Hills]], [[Dukes]]
 
*Parked in the driveway of the south-westernmost house in [[Meadow Hills]], [[Dukes]]
   
===Grand Theft Auto V===
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===GTA V===
*TBA
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*Can be bought for $105,000 from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]] in both [[online]] and in single player.
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*Spawns at the car park at [[The Richman Hotel]] in [[Richman (HD Universe)|Richman]], [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]].
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*Spawns at the [[Pipeline Inn]] in [[Pacific Bluffs]].
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*Relatively common around Los Santos, especially [[Vinewood Hills]].
   
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== Navigation ==
 
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
 
[[Category:Sports cars]]
 
[[Category:Sports cars]]
[[Category:Supercars]]
 
[[Category:Luxury cars]]
 
 
[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Bravado]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Bravado]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles requested by Stevie]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles requested by Stevie]]

Latest revision as of 15:16, April 14, 2014

Banshee
BravadoBanshee1-Front-GTAV
A Banshee in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door sports car
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto Advance
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Bravado (HD Universe)
"The name says it all. You can weave in and out of traffic with ease in this little number. Get a blow up doll for the passenger seat and ride in the HOV lane. Apex Predators beware."
Legendarymotorsport.net description.

The Bravado Banshee is a mid-sized sports car. The car is one of the traditional sports cars for the series, appearing in every GTA game since Grand Theft Auto III and shares its reputation with the Pegassi Infernus for being one of the two longest running sports cars in GTA history.

Design Edit

3D Universe Edit

In Grand Theft Auto III, San Andreas and Liberty City Stories, the Banshee resembles a first generation Dodge Viper RT/10, with its dual exhaust and curvilinear design. It differs from its real life counterpart in its narrower width and headlight design. The Banshee also borrows minor elements from other 90s American coupes, such as the hood scoops from the 1993-1997 Pontiac Firebird and headlights resembling those of a 1994-1996 Dodge Stealth. The car's rear end is mostly based on the first generation Dodge Viper RT/10, but features wrap-around taillights, a distinct design element shared with the 1993-2002 Chevrolet Camaro. The Banshee also features very pronounced fender flares, something not found on any Viper and very uncommon on American cars of its era.

This rendition of the Banshee is the only top-down convertible that the player cannot jump into without opening the driver door.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Vice City Stories, the Banshee resembles a late 80's model Corvette C4, with its angular design and dual twin-exhaust.

The GTA Advance rendition, which mimics the design of GTA III's Banshee, is also comparable to GTA 2's Rumbler, but is generally sleeker, sports the same single stripe as other Banshees, and comes with a vinyl top.

HD Universe Edit

Banshee badges
Badging on the Banshee.
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In Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V, the Bravado Banshee resembles a second generation Dodge Viper SR, but has side-pipe exhaust and a shorter roofline, resembling the third generation or fourth generation Dodge Viper ZB. The front fascia loosely resembles the Marcos Mantis, while the taillights resemble those of the Aston Martin DB9. Unlike the real-life Viper's V10 engine, the in-game Banshee has a 4.9L twin-turbocharged V8, according to the AutoEroticar website, and can be seen in-game if the player inflicts enough damage to cause the hood to open.

Banshees in GTA IV and V are present as convertibles with roll bars, as well as hardtops. Similar to its real-life counterpart, the Banshee bears its own logo, resembling a screaming mouth with fangs on the side panels, steering wheel, and upholstery. The standard Bravado logo is used on the front and rear of the car. The Banshee comes in a standard monochromatic paint or with a racing stripe.

In the DS version of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Banshee appears similar to either the Phoenix or the GTA Vice City rendition, while in the PSP/iOS version it resembles the GTA IV rendition, but always featuring two white stripes.

Performance Edit

3D Universe Edit

Being a sports coupe laid out in an FR layout connected to a 5-speed CVT transmission, the Banshee in the GTA III era is one of the fastest sports cars, but requires a tactile driving style to perform well. Fishtailing and spin outs are common if moderation is not used with the throttle. Examination of the game's engine reveals the vehicle's performance stats remain unchanged throughout, with a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h), a weight of 2,240 lbs (1,400 kg),an acceleration of 10.7 ft/s² (3.3 m/s²), and all-wheel disc brakes. The Banshee's speed in GTA Advance is significantly high at 174 mph, nearly matching that of the Police Car, but has a marginally low crusher value of $448.

The Banshee in San Andreas features a different engine sound from the other games. Acceleration is one of the best in San Andreas. It reaches 0-60 MPH in roughly 4.3 seconds. Steering response is very sharp. Turning at high speeds may cause the car fishtail, so braking is appropriate considering the high power of the Banshee. Improper braking can also cause the car to slide, so you will need to brake smoothly. It appears to be powered by a carbureted V6.

HD Universe Edit

The Banshee in GTA IV is very fast, thanks to its twin-turbocharged V8 mated to a 5-speed dual clutch with an FR configuration. The acceleration and top speed are similar to that of most exotic sports cars in the game, such as the Super GT, Turismo, and Comet. It is the 5th fastest car in the game, being faster than the Super GT but slower than the Infernus which is merely 210 MPH (340 KM/H)

The car has sharp handling with the expense of stability. The high powered engine coupled to the rear wheel drive causes the rear wheels to lose traction easily. Fortunately, power distribution is smooth, making it easier to control. It requires extra caution to maintain the traction when cornering at high speed, otherwise the rear wheels will slide. Many, however, find this handling characteristic preferable. Those who are able to control the car's high power output will be able to play with this weakness. The Banshee is an excellent racing vehicle, given that the player can properly control the squirrely handling. The suspension is firm and set low, often leaving the Banshee's ground effects victim to curbs and other low-laying objects. Braking is very good; the Banshee out-brakes every other vehicle in the game, and ABS is standard on all models. Crash deformation is moderate; it copes reasonably well with head-on crashes, however after a while the engine will begin to fail.

As a result of the outstanding performance, this can easily compete with the fastest cars in the game. However, for some reason, the Banshee is not considered to be a supercar in online race classes or by characters (e.g. it is not approved by Alex Chilton, who is fond of supercars/expensive cars).

And, like the Infernus, Buffalo, F620, Sultan RS and Bullet GT, the Banshee occasionally backfires from its exhaust pipes when shifting gears.

OverviewEdit

Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

3.7 seconds (2.8 seconds when fully modified)

210 mph (340 km/h)(231 mph/371 kph when fully modified)

300ci Twin-Turbo V8

RWD

5-speed manual (6 speed manual when switched to race transmission)

1500 kg

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Brucie's Banshee in GTA IV
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Unique Variants Edit

  • In GTA IV, Brucie Kibbutz owns a unique black Banshee with a yellow stripe, which he dubs "The Bitch". He intended to use this car in the street race in the mission No. 1, but the car failed to start (likely due to the fact that Brucie personally tuned the car). Having an alternative in mind, Brucie called his friend Stevie for a replacement car, Stevie's bright yellow Comet. A normal Banshee with this color can also be rarely encountered on the streets.
  • In Brucie's Exotic Exports side missions, he will eventually request a unique navy blue banshee with a white stripe.
  • A Banshee is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts, sporting a uniquely bright red body with an orange stripe. As with all of the cars Stevie requests, the requested vehicle will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to S&M Auto Sales in Bohan. The player can save one at any safehouse before returning to deliver one to Stevie. The car may spawn in the Cabriolet or Hardtop variant.
  • A red Banshee Cabriolet is seen on the TV show I'm Rich. It has a custom front bumper, a unique pair of black stripes and the center of the wheels are black. This is probably an early design of the Banshee.
  • In the mission Meltdown, you steal a Banshee from a random NPC to chase after Luca. The Banshee is gray with a dark stripe in a unique shade.
  • Chan Jaoming is depicted in GTA Chinatown Wars to own a modified Banshee, which features purple paint with red stripes, a spoiler and light purple underglows at night, similar to the modified Comet. The car is obtainable in two missions: The first is in "Jackin' Chan", when the car is caught in an inferno following a failed attempt by the Irish Killers to kidnap Chan, and the car must be used to transport Chan to safety. The player must fail the mission to obtain the car. The second is during "Clear the Pier", when Chan uses the car as a getaway vehicle. The player can pin the car to a wall and carjack it outright, allowing them to complete the mission while the car is in their possession.
  • A red Banshee with black stripes and all black bumper and sideskirt trim can be seen driving around or parked at many pier parking lots and rarely at the Funland amusement park.
  • During Hossan Ramzy's random encounter, his debtor drives a unique white Banshee with a black stripe which is pink-lustered. After you kill him, you can get the car.

Real-Life Counterpart Edit

A real life reproduction of the Banshee has been made by West Coast Customs, by modifying a Dodge Viper. It was given away by Rockstar Games in a contest a few months before the release of Grand Theft Auto V. The only thing that has changed is how the car looks; it is still essentially a stock Viper, which means it would have a V10 instead of a V8.

Modifications Edit

GTA: San Andreas Edit

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Car Color 2 (64 different colors) $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Note: The TransFender in Las Venturas charges 20% more (except for colors).

GTA V Edit

  • Armor
  • Brakes
  • Bumpers
  • Engine
  • Hood
  • Lights
  • Plate
  • Respray
  • Spoiler
  • Suspension
  • Transmission
  • Turbo
  • Wheels


TriviaEdit

  • The Banshee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • In GTA San Andreas, the Banshee is one of a handful of vehicles where CJ kicks the driver instead of punching them or slamming their into the steering wheel. This is probably due to the fact that the Banshee sits quite low to the ground.
  • In GTA IV, hardtop Banshees don't have windows, so they're easier to steal than other cars. This is counteracted by an alarm that will go off when the door is opened.
  • The Banshee is one of 4 vehicles in San Andreas named after mythical creatures, the other 3 being the Hydra, Phoenix and Leviathan.
  • Despite it being classified as a sports car, most characters show disdain for the car. (many of Niko's girlfriends don't like it)
  • Driving around in a Banshee may cause the Feltzer to appear more often.
  • Although the Banshee in GTA V is identical visually to the one in GTA IV, the engine now produces a sound similar to most V10's, most likely a reference to the real-life SRT Viper.
  • When buying the car from the in-game internet in GTA V online, it is completely random whether you get a hardtop or convertible variant. Those wishing for a certain variant may have to buy multiple Banshees before they get the type that they want.
  • In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Banshee does not come with a roof up varient, unlike most other Banshee's in GTA games.

Locations Edit

GTA IIIEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

GTA Chinatown WarsEdit

GTA VEdit

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