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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Banshee
 
| name = Banshee
| front_image = Ajmbravadobansheefront.jpg
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| aka =
| image_size = 300
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| front_image = BravadoBanshee1-Front-GTAV.png
| caption = A Banshee in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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| image_size = 300
| rear_image = Ajmbravadobansheeback.jpg
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| caption = A '''Banshee''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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| rear_image = BravadoBanshee1-Rear-GTAV.png
 
| manufacturer = [[Bravado]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
 
| manufacturer = [[Bravado]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| price = $36,000 <small>([[Exports and Imports]])<br>([[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]])</small><br>$800 <small>([[Auto Merchant]])</small><br><small>([[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]])</small><br>$90,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]])</small><br><small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small><br>$105,000 <small>(Hardtop) ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]])</small><br>$126,000 <small>(Topless) ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]])</small><br><small>([[Legendarymotorsport.net]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Sports
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| body_style = [[:Category:Sports Cars|2-door sports car]]
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| body_style = [[:Category:Sports Cars|2-door roadster]] <small>(GTA III, GTA SA, GTA LCS, GTA IV, GTA V)</small><br>2-door sports car <small>(GTA VC, GTA VCS)</small>
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| 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]]''
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 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]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
 
| based_on = See [[#Design]]
 
| based_on = See [[#Design]]
}}
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| related = [[Beast GTS]]}}<!-- Hardtop/topless Banshee is the same model ("banshee") but with different "extras". Unless there is a "banshee" and "banshee2", only one image of the Banshee should be in the infobox. -->
   
{{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.|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] 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.
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The '''Banshee''' is a recurring mid-sized sports car appearing in every GTA game since [[Grand Theft Auto III|''Grand Theft Auto III'']] and shares its reputation with the [[Pegassi]] [[Infernus]] for being one of the two longest running sports cars in the GTA series. It is manufactured by [[Bravado]] in the [[HD Universe]]. It is based on the Dodge Viper, but resembles a Corvette C4 in the Vice City games.
   
== Design ==
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==Design==
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===[[3D Universe]]===
=== 3D Universe ===
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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 [[1990|90s]] [[United States|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.
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 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#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.
 
   
 
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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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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In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Vice City Stories, the Banshee resembles a mid 80's model [[wp:Chevrolet Corvette (C4)|Corvette C4]], with its angular design and dual twin-exhaust.
   
 
{| align="center"
 
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Image:Banshee-GTA3-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto III]] (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Image:Banshee-GTA3-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Image:Banshee-GTAVC-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Image:Banshee-GTAVC-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Image:Banshee-GTASA-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Image:ArtworkBansheeVC.png|Artwork of the Banshee in GTA Vice City.
Image:Banshee-GTAA.png|[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]].
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Image:Banshee-GTASA-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Image:Banshee-GTALCS-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Image:Banshee-GTAA.png|[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]].
Image:Banshee-GTAVCS-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Image:Banshee-GTALCS-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Image:Banshee-GTAVCS-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]] (<small>[[:Image:Banshee-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
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=== HD Universe ===
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===[[HD Universe]]===
[[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 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]], 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 a 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]]. The interior of the car appears to be inspired by the [[wp:Toyota Supra|MKIV Toyota Supra's]], with the auxiliary dashboard controls facing the driver. Unlike the real-life Viper's [[wp:V10 engine|V10 engine]], the in-game Banshee has a 4.9L twin-turbocharged [[wp:V8 engine|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.
   
 
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 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.
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Banshees in GTA IV may also come with or without a vented hood.
   
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In the [[Nintendo DS|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 features two white stripes.
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In the enhanced version of GTA V, the Banshee is given a new interior model that greatly resembles that of the Dodge Viper's, right down to the vertically-aligned speedometers.
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|<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>).
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Image:Banshee-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA 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]].
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imgres-bansheetopdown.iv.jpg|Picture of a Banshee with its roof down in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|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).
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Image:Banshee-GTACW.png|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]] (DS version).
c_banshee.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] (PSP Version)
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c_banshee.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]] (PSP Version)
ajmbravadobansheefront.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto V]] <small>([[:file:ajmbravadobansheeback.jpg|Rear quarter view]])</small>.
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BravadoBanshee1-Front-GTAV.png|[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]; roofless. <small>([[:file:BravadoBanshee1-Rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]])</small>.
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BravadoBanshee2-Front-GTAV.png|[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]; hardtop. <small>([[:file:BravadoBanshee2-Rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]])</small>.
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Banshee_GTAVe_Interior.jpg|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
 
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== Performance ==
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==Performance==
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===3D Universe===
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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 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 [[Money|$]]448.
   
=== 3D Universe ===
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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 [[wp:V6 engine|V6]].
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. It appears to be powered by a carbureted V6.
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===HD Universe===
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The Banshee in GTA IV is very fast, thanks to its twin-turbocharged V8 mated to a 5-speed [[wp: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)
   
=== HD Universe ===
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Updated in GTA V, the Banshee now possesses a massive 8.4 liter V8 engine as reported at Legendarymotorsport.net (GTA Online). However, it is severely underpowered, even with twin turbochargers, producing an average 400HP, compared to Gen V Viper's 640. What causes many players to turn away from the legendary sports car is the low top speed, only 140 MPH. This may actually be incorrect, as the Banshee is capable of catching up to supercars like the Infernus and even the Zentorno without any modification.[[File:Banshee Engine.jpg|thumb|212x212px|The Banshee's engine in GTA V]]
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 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.
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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]], [[Sultan RS]] and [[Bullet GT]], the Banshee occasionally backfires from its exhaust pipes when shifting gears.
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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, or when kicking in the accelerator quickly from a complete stop.
   
===Overview===
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==== GTA IV Overview ====
{{Vehicle Stats
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{{Vehicle Stats|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time stated = n/a|Top speed stated = n/a|Engine = 4.9 Liter Twin-Turbo V8|Drivetrain = RWD|Gears = n/a|Mass = n/a}}
|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 3.7 seconds (2.8 seconds when fully modified)
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The Banshee returns to GTA V, now sporting better acceleration, and a significantly higher top speed. Sharing the same braking distance in GTA IV, it is only slightly different performance-wise from GTA IV. The handling line has slightly improved, due to GTA V's new vehicle handling. Overall, the car is a good pick for an escape car, but not so good for off-roading, or for fast cornering, due to its back-heavy weight distribution, and its terrible grip.
|Top speed = 210 mph (340 km/h)(231 mph/371 kph when fully modified)
 
|Engine = 300ci Twin-Turbo V8
 
|Drivetrain = RWD
 
|Gears = 5-speed manual (6 speed manual when switched to race transmission)
 
|Mass = 1500 kg}}
 
   
[[File:Brucie's Banshee.png|thumb|250px|Brucie's Banshee in GTA IV]]
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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{Vehicle Stats2
== Unique Variants ==
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined = 3.7 Seconds <small>(Website)</small>
*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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|Top speed defined = 140 / 225 <small>(Website)</small><br>148 / 238 <small>(handling.dat)</small>
*In Brucie's [[Exotic Exports]] side missions, he will eventually request a unique navy blue banshee with a white stripe.
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|Engine defined = 8.4 Liter <small>(Website)</small>
*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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|Drivetrain defined = RWD
*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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|Gears defined = 5
*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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|Mass defined = 1200 / 2646
*[[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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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 5.7 Seconds
*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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|Top speed observed = 120 / 193
*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.
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|Engine observed = FR Twin-Turbo V8
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5
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}}[[File:Brucie's Banshee.png|thumb|250px|Brucie's Banshee in GTA IV]]
   
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==Modifications==
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===GTA: San Andreas===
Banshee-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|The Banshee requested by
 
[[Stevie's Car Thefts|Stevie]] in GTA IV.
 
I'm Rich! Part One 0001.jpg|The beta Banshee seen in the CNT show "I'm Rich".
 
Banshee-GTACW-modified.png|[[Chan Jaoming]]'s modified Banshee in GTA Chinatown Wars.
 
Banshee-GTA4-HossanRandomEncounter.PNG|The unique Banshee from Hossan's random encounter.
 
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== Real-Life Counterpart ==
 
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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Bravado banshee.jpg
 
GTAV-Banshee-Reallife.jpg
 
Banshee-GTAV-Twinturbo.jpg
 
Bravado banshee side.jpg
 
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Bravado banshee back.jpg
 
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== Modifications ==
 
=== GTA: San Andreas ===
 
 
*The Banshee can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
 
*The Banshee can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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!Cost
 
!Cost
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan=2|Color
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| rowspan="2" |Color
 
|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
 
|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
 
|$ 150
 
|$ 150
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|$ 150
 
|$ 150
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan=3|Nitro
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| rowspan="3" |Nitro
 
|2x Nitrous
 
|2x Nitrous
 
|$ 200
 
|$ 200
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|$ 1000
 
|$ 1000
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan=10|Wheels
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| rowspan="10" |Wheels
 
|Import
 
|Import
 
|$ 820
 
|$ 820
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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).
   
=== GTA V ===
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===GTA V===
*Armor
+
* Stock options and performance upgrades (brakes, suspension, etc.) excluded
*Brakes
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{| class="wikitable"
*Bumpers
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!Type
*Engine
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!Upgrade
*Hood
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!Cost (Story)
*Lights
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!Cost ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])
*Plate
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|-
*Respray
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|Bumpers
*Spoiler
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|Carbon Front Bumper
*Suspension
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|$1250
*Transmission
+
|
*Turbo
+
|-
*Wheels
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| rowspan="2" |Exhaust
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|Big Bore Exhaust
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|$375
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
|Dual Exit Exhaust
  +
|$899
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |Hood
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|Vented Hood
  +
|$850
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
|Carbon Hood
  +
|$1200
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
| rowspan="3" |Spoiler
  +
|High Level Spoiler
  +
|$750
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
|Mid Level Spoiler
  +
|$950
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
|Drift Wing
  +
|$1300
  +
|
  +
|}
   
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==Unique Variants==
  +
*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 in yellow with a black stripe can be found 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 an orange body with a brighter 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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*In the mission [[Meltdown (GTA IV)|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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*During [[Hossan Ramzy]]'s [[Random Characters|random encounter]], his debtor drives a unique white Banshee with a black stripe with a random luster. After you kill him, you can get the car.
   
==Trivia==
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{| align="center"
* The Banshee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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|<gallery orientation="none" spacing="small">
**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Radio X]].
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Banshee-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|The Banshee requested by [[Stevie]] for his [[Stevie's Car Thefts|stolen cars list]] in GTA IV.
**'''''GTA IV''''': [[The Vibe 98.8]].
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I'm Rich! Part One 0001.jpg|The beta Banshee seen in the CNT show "I'm Rich" with two stripes instead of one.
**'''''Episodes from Liberty City''''': [[Electro-Choc]] or [[Radio Broker]].
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Banshee-GTACW-modified.png|[[Chan Jaoming]]'s modified Banshee in GTA Chinatown Wars.
**'''''GTA V''''': [[Radio Mirror Park]].
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Banshee-GTA4-HossanRandomEncounter.PNG|The unique Banshee from Hossan's random encounter.
* 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.
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</gallery>
* 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]].
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* In GTA Advance, the Banshee has the same engine sound as the [[Diablo Stallion]] from GTA3, in GTA Advance it's engine sounds is unique to the car.
+
==Notable owners==
* A [[wp:Banshee|Banshee]] is an Irish female spirit whose wailing warns of coming death.
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*[[Andre]]
*The Pontiac Firebird was originally named the Pontiac Banshee during its development stages.
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*[[Brucie Kibbutz]] owns a black and yellow Banshee, and a navy blue and white variant.
* 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)
+
*[[Chan Jaoming]] owns a modified purple Banshee.
*Sold at the [[Auto Merchant]] for $800 in GTA Chinatown Wars.
+
*[[Leon McAffrey]] owns a blue Banshee as a unmarked cruiser.
*Driving around in a Banshee may cause the [[Feltzer]] to appear more often.
+
*[[Salvatore Leone]] owns a black Banshee as seen in the mission [[The Trouble With Triads]].
*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. However, in real life, none of the race-prepared Vipers used Gulf color schemes.
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*[[Stevie]] owns a unique orange two-tone Banshee.
*The Banshee in GTA IV Beta had two stripes instead of one, just like the Banshees now seen in GTA Chinatown Wars.
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*[[Shon Kikuchi]]
*In GTA IV's multiplayer race mode, a Banshee similar in color to [[Brucie Kibbutz]]'s custom Banshee can be selected.
+
*[[Vincenzo Cilli]] owns a red Banshee. Get's [[Crusher|crushed]] in the mission [[Hot Wheels (GTA LCS)|Hot Wheels]].
*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.
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*[[Vinnie]] owns a red Banshee.
*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.
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==Real-Life Counterpart==
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A one-of-a-kind real life reproduction of the Banshee has been made by West Coast Customs, by modifying a 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10. It was given away by Rockstar Games in a GameStop PowerUp Rewards Epic Rewards Giveaway contest. It began on September 1, 2013, sixteen days before the release of Grand Theft Auto V.<ref name="rockstarsite">http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51297/rockstar-and-west-coast-customs-present-the-2013-gtav-bravado-ba.html</ref><ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20140116014606/https://www.gamestop.com/PowerUpRewards/PUR/Enter/EpicRewardSep13</ref> On September 30, 2013, the contest ended and the winner was 56-year-old Cheri Parker from North Carolina.<ref>http://www.mirror.co.uk/incoming/cheri-parker-grand-theft-auto-5234510</ref> She later sold the car on eBay to pay for her sons' college fees.<ref>http://uproxx.com/up/2014/06/you-can-buy-the-banshee-bravado-from-grand-theft-auto-v-for-170k-on-ebay/</ref><ref>http://www.ebay.com/itm/231245012367?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#viTabs_0&afsrc=1</ref>
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  +
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{{quote|Significant work went into creating this real world version of the 2013 model featured in Grand Theft Auto V. Utilizing state-of-the-art fabrication technologies, molds for the exterior were cut and machined piece-by-piece for the high performance base vehicle. With these molds each panel was laid out by hand to create an entirely new exterior resulting in a screen accurate reproduction of the Banshee.|[[Rockstar Games]]}}
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The only thing that has changed from the original Dodge Viper is how the car looks; it is still essentially a stock Viper, which means it would have a V10 instead of a V8. The Banshee features handcrafted and stitched interior to capture the look and feel of its detailed cockpit, with seats upholstered and embroidered with the Banshee name and insignia. The dashboard, door panels and center console were reconfigured and finished with carbon inlays. Also a multi-speaker premium sound system was installed before giving it the iconic metallic blue exterior complete with ice white racing stripe.<ref name="rockstarsite">http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51297/rockstar-and-west-coast-customs-present-the-2013-gtav-bravado-ba.html</ref>
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<gallery type="slideshow" position="center">
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BansheeIRL-GTAV.jpg
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BansheeIRL-side.jpg
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BansheeIRL-GTAV-front.jpg
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BansheeIRL-GTAV-badging.jpg
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BansheeIRL-GTAV-interior.jpg
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BansheeIRL-GTAV-quarterpanel.jpg
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Banshee-GTAV-front2.jpg
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BansheeIRL-GTAV-grille.jpg
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BansheeIRL-GTAV-interior2.jpg
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BansheeIRL-GTAV-headlamps.jpg
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BansheeIRL-GTAV-rear.jpg
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</gallery>
   
== Locations ==
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==Locations==
 
===GTA III===
 
===GTA III===
 
*Spawns around [[Staunton Island]] and [[Shoreside Vale]].
 
*Spawns around [[Staunton Island]] and [[Shoreside Vale]].
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===GTA San Andreas===
 
===GTA San Andreas===
*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".
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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", possibly referencing [[DBP Security]] from [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|Grand Theft Auto Vice City]].
 
*In the [[Come-A-Lot]] Casino parking lot.
 
*In the [[Come-A-Lot]] Casino parking lot.
 
*Spawns around [[Rodeo]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
 
*Spawns around [[Rodeo]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
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*Usually spawns on Starfish Island.
 
*Usually spawns on Starfish Island.
   
===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
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===GTA IV===
 
*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]].
 
*Spawn in traffic in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|GTA IV Multiplayer]].
 
*Spawn in traffic in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|GTA IV Multiplayer]].
*In [[Hossan]]'s [[Random Characters|random encounter]], the man whom Hossan and Niko chase drives a white Banshee with a stripe of a random color.
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*In [[Hossan|Hossan's]] [[Random Characters|random encounter]], the man whom Hossan and Niko chase drives a white Banshee with a stripe of a random color.
 
*The Banshee can also be encountered in [[Brucie's races]], but taking it (without winning first) will result in forfeiting the race and a drop in Brucie's 'like' percentage.
 
*The Banshee can also be encountered in [[Brucie's races]], but taking it (without winning first) will result in forfeiting the race and a drop in Brucie's 'like' percentage.
 
*Encountered when pursuing [[Shon Kikuchi]], (a [[Most Wanted]] criminal) who drives a Banshee as an escape vehicle. If the player can kill him without destroying the vehicle, it can be driven and kept after completion of the mission.
 
*Encountered when pursuing [[Shon Kikuchi]], (a [[Most Wanted]] criminal) who drives a Banshee as an escape vehicle. If the player can kill him without destroying the vehicle, it can be driven and kept after completion of the mission.
 
*Used in the mission [[Meltdown]], as stated above.
 
*Used in the mission [[Meltdown]], as stated above.
 
*Occasionally found at [[Auto Eroticar]].
 
*Occasionally found at [[Auto Eroticar]].
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* Will often spawn if already in one.
   
 
===GTA Chinatown Wars===
 
===GTA Chinatown Wars===
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*Usually seen in south and middle [[Algonquin]].
 
*Usually seen in south and middle [[Algonquin]].
 
*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]]
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*Parked in the parking lot in front of an apartment in [[Hove Beach]].
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===GTA V===
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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]] and [[Rockford Hills]].
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*Often found in the alley behind [[Ponsonbys]] in [[Rockford Hills]].
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*Can be found driven along the [[Del Perro Freeway]].
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* There is a parking lot near the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]]. At nighttime, several Banshees, along with a [[Sentinel XS]] will spawn on it. To get to the parking lot, go straight past the [[Los Santos Customs]] located nearby, and at the end of that road, go straight to where the crates are, and then turn left, and drive to the parking lot.
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==Trivia==
  +
===General===
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*The Banshee is is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the underworld. It is one of the six vehicles in the series named after mythical creatures, the other five being the [[Hydra]], [[Phoenix]], [[Leviathan]], [[Kraken]] and [[Valkyrie]].
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* There was a vehicle in Midnight Club II that is called The Bravado Jersey XS, and it resembles the Dodge Viper SRT-10 made to look like a GTS-R Concept.
  +
* The Banshee plays the following radio stations when entered;
  +
** '''GTA San Andreas''': [[Radio X]].
  +
** '''GTA Liberty City Stories: '''[[Double Clef FM]]
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** '''GTA IV''': [[The Vibe 98.8]].
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** '''Episodes from Liberty City''': [[Electro-Choc]] or [[Radio Broker]].
  +
** '''GTA V''': [[Los Santos Rock Radio]], [[Vinewood Boulevard Radio]] or [[Radio Mirror Park]].
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===3D Universe===
  +
* The Banshee is one of a handful of vehicles where [[Carl Johnson|CJ]] kicks the driver instead of punching them or slamming their head into the steering wheel. This is probably due to the fact that the Banshee sits quite low to the ground.
  +
=== HD Universe===
  +
* 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, despite its obvious sporty appearance, the game doesn't classify the Banshee as a sports car. Many characters show disdain for the car, and many of Niko's girlfriends don't like it.
  +
* 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. It's engine size is now accurate, being 8.4 liters.
  +
* The player can see Brucie's black and yellow Banshee on [[Auto Eroticar|Auto-Eroticar's]] website.
  +
* In GTA V it is possible to accelerate very quickly with the Banshee by double clutching. To do so one must accelerate until they hear the car shift into second gear. The second they hear the car shift they must tap the emergency brake for a split second then instantly hit the accelerator. Doing so can make the car accelerate faster than other top performing supercars including the Entity and the Zentorno.
  +
* In GTA V the Banshee is one of the very few vehicles which may spawn with chrome as a secondary color although this is a very rare occurrence. Another car which can spawn with chrome is the [[Dominator]].
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==See Also==
  +
*[[Beast GTS]], a vehicle in [[Grand Theft Auto 1]] resembling a Dodge Viper.
   
=== GTA V ===
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==References==
* Can be bought for $105,000 from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]] in both [[online]] and in single player.
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<references/>
* Spawns at the [[Pipeline Inn]] in [[Pacific Bluffs]].
 
* Relatively common around Los Santos, especially [[Vinewood Hills]].
 
   
== Navigation ==
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==Navigation==
 
{{Navboxes
 
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[[Category:Sports cars]]
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Online]]
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[[Category:Vehicles requested by Stevie]]
 
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Latest revision as of 15:56, May 8, 2015

VEHICLE
Banshee
BravadoBanshee1-Front-GTAV
A Banshee in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Sports
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door roadster (GTA III, GTA SA, GTA LCS, GTA IV, GTA V)
2-door sports car (GTA VC, GTA VCS)
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Bravado (HD Universe)
Price $36,000 (Exports and Imports)
(GTA San Andreas)

$800 (Auto Merchant)
(GTA Chinatown Wars)
$90,000 (GTA V)
(Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
$105,000 (Hardtop) (GTA Online)
$126,000 (Topless) (GTA Online)
(Legendarymotorsport.net)
Related vehicle(s) Beast GTS


"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."
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.

The Banshee is a recurring mid-sized sports car 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 the GTA series. It is manufactured by Bravado in the HD Universe. It is based on the Dodge Viper, but resembles a Corvette C4 in the Vice City games.

DesignEdit

3D UniverseEdit

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.

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.

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

HD UniverseEdit

Banshee badges

Badging on the Banshee.

In Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V, the Bravado Banshee resembles a second generation Dodge Viper SR, but has a 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. The interior of the car appears to be inspired by the MKIV Toyota Supra's, with the auxiliary dashboard controls facing the driver. 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.

Banshees in GTA IV may also come with or without a vented hood.

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 features two white stripes.

In the enhanced version of GTA V, the Banshee is given a new interior model that greatly resembles that of the Dodge Viper's, right down to the vertically-aligned speedometers.

PerformanceEdit

3D UniverseEdit

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 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 UniverseEdit

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)

Updated in GTA V, the Banshee now possesses a massive 8.4 liter V8 engine as reported at Legendarymotorsport.net (GTA Online). However, it is severely underpowered, even with twin turbochargers, producing an average 400HP, compared to Gen V Viper's 640. What causes many players to turn away from the legendary sports car is the low top speed, only 140 MPH. This may actually be incorrect, as the Banshee is capable of catching up to supercars like the Infernus and even the Zentorno without any modification.
Banshee Engine

The Banshee's engine in GTA V

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).

Like the Infernus, Buffalo, F620, Sultan RS and Bullet GT, the Banshee occasionally backfires from its exhaust pipes when shifting gears, or when kicking in the accelerator quickly from a complete stop.

GTA IV Overview Edit

Acceleration

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

Top Speed

(mph / km/h)

Engine
Stated Engines,
Game File Engines
Or In-game Engines
Drivetrain
AWD = All Wheel Drive
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
RWD = Rear Wheel Drive
Gears Mass

(Kg)

Stated
In game Website: n/a
Actual
Speedometer: {{{0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time speedometer}}}
Game files: {{{0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time files}}}
Stated
In game Website: n/a
Actual
Speedometer: {{{Top speed speedometer}}}
Game files: {{{Top speed files}}}

4.9 Liter Twin-Turbo V8

RWD

n/a

n/a

The Banshee returns to GTA V, now sporting better acceleration, and a significantly higher top speed. Sharing the same braking distance in GTA IV, it is only slightly different performance-wise from GTA IV. The handling line has slightly improved, due to GTA V's new vehicle handling. Overall, the car is a good pick for an escape car, but not so good for off-roading, or for fast cornering, due to its back-heavy weight distribution, and its terrible grip.

GTA V Overview Edit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kph)
Engine
(Capacity + Layout + Fuel)
Drivetrain
AWD / FWD / RWD
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.)

3.7 Seconds (Website) 140 / 225 (Website)
148 / 238 (handling.dat)

8.4 Liter (Website)

RWD

5

1200 / 2646

Observed/Tested
(i.e recorded on Speedometer)

5.7 Seconds 120 / 193

FR Twin-Turbo V8

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.

Brucie&#039;sBanshee-GTAIV

Brucie's Banshee in GTA IV

ModificationsEdit

GTA: San AndreasEdit

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 VEdit

  • Stock options and performance upgrades (brakes, suspension, etc.) excluded
Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Bumpers Carbon Front Bumper $1250
Exhaust Big Bore Exhaust $375
Dual Exit Exhaust $899
Hood Vented Hood $850
Carbon Hood $1200
Spoiler High Level Spoiler $750
Mid Level Spoiler $950
Drift Wing $1300

Unique VariantsEdit

  • 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 in yellow with a black stripe can be found 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 an orange body with a brighter 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.
  • 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.
  • During Hossan Ramzy's random encounter, his debtor drives a unique white Banshee with a black stripe with a random luster. After you kill him, you can get the car.

Notable ownersEdit

Real-Life CounterpartEdit

A one-of-a-kind real life reproduction of the Banshee has been made by West Coast Customs, by modifying a 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10. It was given away by Rockstar Games in a GameStop PowerUp Rewards Epic Rewards Giveaway contest. It began on September 1, 2013, sixteen days before the release of Grand Theft Auto V.[1][2] On September 30, 2013, the contest ended and the winner was 56-year-old Cheri Parker from North Carolina.[3] She later sold the car on eBay to pay for her sons' college fees.[4][5]


"Significant work went into creating this real world version of the 2013 model featured in Grand Theft Auto V. Utilizing state-of-the-art fabrication technologies, molds for the exterior were cut and machined piece-by-piece for the high performance base vehicle. With these molds each panel was laid out by hand to create an entirely new exterior resulting in a screen accurate reproduction of the Banshee."
Rockstar Games

The only thing that has changed from the original Dodge Viper is how the car looks; it is still essentially a stock Viper, which means it would have a V10 instead of a V8. The Banshee features handcrafted and stitched interior to capture the look and feel of its detailed cockpit, with seats upholstered and embroidered with the Banshee name and insignia. The dashboard, door panels and center console were reconfigured and finished with carbon inlays. Also a multi-speaker premium sound system was installed before giving it the iconic metallic blue exterior complete with ice white racing stripe.[1]

LocationsEdit

GTA IIIEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA IVEdit

GTA Chinatown WarsEdit

GTA VEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

3D UniverseEdit

  • The Banshee is one of a handful of vehicles where CJ kicks the driver instead of punching them or slamming their head into the steering wheel. This is probably due to the fact that the Banshee sits quite low to the ground.

HD UniverseEdit

  • 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, despite its obvious sporty appearance, the game doesn't classify the Banshee as a sports car. Many characters show disdain for the car, and many of Niko's girlfriends don't like it.
  • 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. It's engine size is now accurate, being 8.4 liters.
  • The player can see Brucie's black and yellow Banshee on Auto-Eroticar's website.
  • In GTA V it is possible to accelerate very quickly with the Banshee by double clutching. To do so one must accelerate until they hear the car shift into second gear. The second they hear the car shift they must tap the emergency brake for a split second then instantly hit the accelerator. Doing so can make the car accelerate faster than other top performing supercars including the Entity and the Zentorno.
  • In GTA V the Banshee is one of the very few vehicles which may spawn with chrome as a secondary color although this is a very rare occurrence. Another car which can spawn with chrome is the Dominator.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51297/rockstar-and-west-coast-customs-present-the-2013-gtav-bravado-ba.html
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20140116014606/https://www.gamestop.com/PowerUpRewards/PUR/Enter/EpicRewardSep13
  3. http://www.mirror.co.uk/incoming/cheri-parker-grand-theft-auto-5234510
  4. http://uproxx.com/up/2014/06/you-can-buy-the-banshee-bravado-from-grand-theft-auto-v-for-170k-on-ebay/
  5. http://www.ebay.com/itm/231245012367?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#viTabs_0&afsrc=1

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