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"They don't make 'em like they used to. Which is why Vapid designed the retro-classic Bullet based on the racing cars of the 1960s, back when nobody gave a crap about carbon footprints or the Ozone layer."
Legendarymotorsport.net description.

The Bullet is a sports car featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, The Ballad of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is known as Bullet GT in The Ballad of Gay Tony and is manufactured by Vapid in the HD Universe.

Design

3D Universe

The Bullet's shape closely resembles a Ford GT. The Ford GT wasn't introduced until 2002, ten years after the game takes place, but the original GT40 model was manufactured from 1964 to 1969. The Ford GT40 was used as a racecar in the 1960s, but bears less of a resemblance to the Bullet. In a beta screenshot of GTA San Andreas, the Bullet is seen with a double stripe and a different hood, identical to that on the real Ford GT, the beta model is also portrayed in some renderings inside of Otto's Autos, a showroom in Downtown San Fierro.

HD Universe

Named the Bullet GT in The Ballad of Gay Tony, the car shares similar design cues with the Ford GT such as the waterfall hood scoop and body shape. Unlike the GT40 and GT, the Bullet GT does not feature a rear-hinged rear body section. The lower air ducts on the side of the car and louvers over the rear windscreen are similar to those featured on the Lamborghini Miura. In addition to this, the positioning of the exhaust tips is similar to that of the Miura. Plus, the taillights have a similar appearance to the 1999-2002 R34 Nissan Skyline. The plush interior is derived from the Grotti Turismo and features sport bucket seats finished in tan leather.

Much like various newly designed cars in TBoGT, the car lacks external badging indicating its manufacturer; however, the title "Vapid" is emblazoned above the glove compartment inside the car. In addition, police chatter refers to the car as a "Vapid Bullet GT."

The Bullet GT also makes an appearance in Grand Theft Auto V, however it is simply called the Bullet, lacking its "GT" nomenclature. It's possible that they are two different models, however bar the slight name difference, they are virtually identical in performance and aesthetics except for the rims.

Performance

3D Universe

As the name implies, acceleration, speed, handling, and braking are among the best in the game. The Bullet is the third fastest car in GTA San Andreas, the first being the Infernus, and the second being the Hotring Racer. Following the Bullet in speed is the Turismo. Steering is very sharp and it has a fun, but still safe, oversteer. The car feels very lightweight and nimble. Acceleration from 0-62 MPH is almost as fast as the Infernus (which is the fastest car in San Andreas). Braking is excellent. The only real sacrifice is susceptibility to intense damage upon impact, especially at the excessive speeds the vehicle is capable of reaching. Even though it is able to reach almost the same speed as Infernus, it is more controllable. Because of this, sometimes it is better to use Bullet during races, as at high speed the Infernus may spin uncontrollably, while a Bullet will remain under control. The vehicle is mid-engine, and has a rear-drive layout. A closer look at the engine shows six injector trumpets, suggesting that the engine is actually a V6 instead of a V8.

HD Universe

Bullet-GT-Engine-HD

Top view of the Bullet GT's engine.

The Bullet GT has a top speed of 220 mph (354 km/h), the fastest car in The Ballad of Gay Tony (single player) beating the Comet. This corners in a well-balanced manner, as a result of the low-profile tyres and mid-engine layout. However, care must be taken while driving in the rain because of the high torque and rear wheel drive; the car will often lose traction and may over-steer. The Bullet GT is also fairly durable compared to other super cars.

The Bullet GT's engine is in fact the same as the Turismo's; if the player looks closely, they will notice the engine cover displays a "Turismo" logo. The engine seems to be a modified Turismo 4.0l DOHC (quad cam) V8.

Bullet Engine

Bullet's Engine GTA V

Similar to the Infernus, Buffalo, F620, Sultan RS and Banshee, the Bullet GT is prone to backfire from its exhaust, either when changing gear or in the higher RPM ranges.

In GTA V the Bullet still handles fast, but it's the second slowest supercar in the game, only faster than the Voltic, the Bullet is more comparable to sports cars rather than supercars.

GTA V Overview

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.)

3.6 Seconds (Website) 210 / 337 (Website)
152 / 245 (handling.dat)

6.0 Liter 550hp (Website)

RWD

5

1100 / 2425

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded on In-game speedometer.)

7.6 Seconds 100 / 160

RMR V8

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.

Modifications

GTA San Andreas

The Bullet can be modified at TransFender:

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
  • The TransFender in Las Venturas has charges 20% more for each modification except colors.

GTA V

Category Modification Price (Story Mode) Price (Online)
Armor 20% $2000 $7500
40% $5000 $12000
60% $8000 $20000
80% $14000 $35000
100% $20000 $50000
Brakes Street $8000 $20000
Sports $10800 $27000
Race $14000 $35000
Engine EMS level 1 $3600 $9500
EMS level 2 $5000 $12500
EMS level 3 $7200 $18000
EMS level 4 $13400 $33500
Horns
Lights Xenon Lights $1160 $7500
Plate Blue on White 1 $40 $200
Blue on White 2 $40 $200
Blue on White 3 $40 $200
Yellow on Blue $60 $300
Yellow on Black $120 $600
Respray Primary Color (See List) - -
Secondary Color (See List) - -
Transmission Street $11800 $29500
Sports $13000 $32500
Race $16000 $40000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $50000 $50000
Wheels See List - -
Windows Light Smoke $1500
Dark Smoke $3500
Limo $5000
Pure Black $10000

Variants

  • The mission "No. 3" for Mori Kibbutz features a Bullet GT with a unique white-red paintjob which is driven by the player character Luis Fernando Lopez. This Bullet GT can apparently reach up to 240 mph (386 km/h). In order to get this unique version, the player has to abandon Mori and Brucie Kibbutz, park the car at the safehouse, and save the game.
  • A Bullet GT with a unique lime green paint-job can be seen during This Ain't Checkers and the triathlon side-activities, mainly used for the final phase of the race. This Bullet GT, like other land cars in the triathlon, is boosted with Nitro.

Locations

GTA San Andreas

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • The player can spawn the Bullet GT via cheat code by dialing "227-555-9666".
  • Henrique Bardas can acquire one for the player after the mission No. 3.
  • Commonly spawns in Algonquin, especially the southern half of the island.
  • Fairly common in Alderney.
  • The Bullet GT is one of the vehicles used during This Ain't Checkers and the Triathlons side-missions.
  • The Bullet GT is used in the Drug Wars as a vehicle packed with drugs, many of these have special paint-jobs not seen anywhere else.

GTA V

Trivia

General

GTA San Andreas

  • Like in a handful of vehicles, the license plate on the bullet does not show which city is the plate from.
  • The Bullet parked in front of Burger Shot in San Fierro has the same license plate (CHUNKY) as the Elegant that CJ drives during the mission, Management Issues.
  • In the auto showroom near the coast in San Fierro, there is a picture of a beta Bullet on the first floor.
  • Certain Bullets in GTA San Andreas acquired through unconventional means may bear special vanity plates:
    • FUCK YOU (Easter Basin docks)
    • TOO FAST (Easter Basin docks)
    • CHUNKY (Burger Shot, San Fierro)
    • EA SUCKS (Easter Basin docks)
  • The Bullet is a sports car, but strangely it has the same sound as classic middle power cars like the Oceanic, the Tornado and the Glendale.
  • The Bullet is unique in the fact that it is one of the only two supercars in the game that has a permanent spawn point, with the other being the Super GT.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • During the mission, Sexy Time, look closely when Yusuf opens up his drawer for his wad of money for Luis. There is a magazine under the wad of cash which has a picture of a red beta Bullet in San Andreas.
  • Because the car's engine is placed in just in front of the rear axle, the fuel tank cap is placed in front of the cabin, on the hood/bonnet.
  • When Luis Fernando Lopez calls Henrique Bardas requesting this car, Luis will only refer to it as "Bullet" instead of Bullet GT.
  • The Bullet GT sports exactly the same interior as the Turismo's. This proves to be true due to the Grotti emblem on the steering wheel and on the passenger side dashboard, it reads "Turismo."
    • The Bullet GT's engine is in fact a Turismo engine; the covers on the engine state "Turismo."
  • The Bullet GT shares the same rim design with the Infernus, except it has grooves down the middle of each spoke (the Infernus does not have this).

GTA V and GTA Online

  • The Bullet that appeared in the GTA Online gameplay video has a similar paintjob to the Gulf Ford GT40 Paintjob that was used during Le Mans.
  • The Bullet is one of the few vehicles that have rear louvers as stock. Another being the Monroe.
  • The Bullet shares its interior with the Feltzer. This means the gauges resemble those found on 80s Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
  • According to Legendarymotorsport.net, the Bullet is based on a racing car in the 1960s. This is similar to how the Ford GT is based on the Ford GT40, a racing car.
  • It is one of the few vehicles in the HD-universe to have a visible gas cap.
    • What seems to be a placement error, when the gas cap is shot at, gasoline will leak out above the cap. 

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