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:''For the stripper, see [[Cheetah (stripper)]].''
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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
| name = Cheetah
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|name = Cheetah
| front_image = Cheetah-GTA3-front.jpg
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|front_image = Cheetah-GTAV-frontview.jpg
| image_size = 300
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|image_size = 310
| caption = A Cheetah in [[Grand Theft Auto III]]
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|caption = A stock yellow Cheetah in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| rear_image = Cheetah-GTA3-rear.jpg
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|rear_image = Cheetah-GTAV-rearview.jpg
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
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|vehicle_class = Super
| body_style = [[:Category:Sports Cars|2-door sports car]]
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|vehicle_type = Civilian car
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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|body_style = [[:Category:Sports Cars|2-door sports car <small>(3D Universe)</small>]]<br>Supercar <small>(GTA V)</small>
| top_speed = High
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|capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| manufacturer = [[Grotti]] ([[GTA V]])
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|top_speed = High
| endurance = Low
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|manufacturer = [[Grotti]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</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: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br />[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br />[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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|price = $650,000 <small>([[Legendarymotorsport.net]])</small>
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|related = [[Turismo R]]<br>[[Turismo]]
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|endurance = Low
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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: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]<br >[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
 
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The '''Cheetah''' is a sport car that has appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. The Cheetah is also set to appear in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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{{Quote|Forget the last 50 years of technological advancement and hark back to the golden age of driving before seatbelts, DUI laws, anti-lock brakes and emasculating GPS systems with nagging female voices. A prototype sports car manufactured by Grotti in the early 1970s, this marvel of Italian engineering will over-compensate for just about anything. Just like the Italians.|[[Legendary Motorsport]] webpage.}}
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The [[Grotti]] '''Cheetah''' is a luxury sports car that has appeared in both [[3D Universe]] and [[HD Universe]].
   
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
===GTA III Era===
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===[[3D Universe]]===
In all its iterations the vehicle closely resembles a 1984-1996 [[wp::Ferrari Testarossa|Ferrari Testarossa]], with each game's version following the design of the corresponding era:
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In all its iterations the vehicle closely resembles a [[wp::Ferrari Testarossa|1984-1996 Ferrari Testarossa]], with each game's version following the design of the corresponding era:
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* In Grand Theft Auto III and GTA Liberty City Stories, it looks like a slightly genericized and modernized [[wp:Ferrari Testarossa F512 M|Ferrari Testarossa F512 M]].
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* In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Vice City Stories, it resembles a [[wp:Ferrari Testarossa|mid-80s Testarossa]].
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* In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Cheetah resembles a Ferrari [[wp:Ferrari Testarossa 512 TR|512 TR Testarossa]], albeit without the hidden headlamps, and with the rear lights of an [[wp:Ferrari Testarossa|Ferrari Testarossa F512 M]].
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* In Grand Theft Auto III and GTA Liberty City Stories, it looks like a slightly genericized and modernized [[wp:Ferrari Testarossa#F512 M|Ferrari F512 M]].
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Looking at the shape of the car, its clear to see that it is mid-engine, however when the hood is removed, in Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City, the engine appears to be at the front, possibly due to programming limitations. This is in stark contrast to the design of the Testarossa in general, which has the engine placed behind the passenger compartment, just in front of the rear axle (mid-engine). However, in GTA San Andreas, the design is more faithful to the real-life counterpart, with the engine being evidently placed at the rear of the chassis, while the front is empty. The engine of the Cheetah sounds and looks like a [[wp:V10 engine|V10]].
* In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Vice City Stories, it resembles a [[wp:Ferrari Testarossa#Testarossa|mid-80s Testarossa]].
 
* In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Cheetah resembles a Ferrari [[wp:Ferrari Testarossa#512 TR|512 TR]] Testarossa, albeit without the hidden headlamps, and with the rear lights of an F512 M.
 
   
Looking at the shape of the car, its clear to see that it is mid-engine, however when the hood is removed, in Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City, the engine appears to be at the front, possibly due to programming limitations. This is in stark contrast to the design of the Testarossa in general, which has the engine placed behind the passenger compartment, just in front of the rear axle (mid-engine). However, in GTA San Andreas, the design is more faithful to the real-life counterpart, with the engine being evidently placed at the rear of the chassis, while the front is empty. The engine of the Cheetah sounds and looks like a V10.
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The Ferrari Testarossa started being sold in [[1984]] (The year when Vice City Stories is set). The first "red head" didn't sell enough until late [[1985]], and therefore, for the sake of having no irregularities about the comparison of the two cars, the developers of the game made the Cheetah scarce in Vice City Stories, spawning only in parking lots.
   
During one point of [[beta|game development of GTA III]], the Cheetah was known as the '''Rocket'''.
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During one point of game development of GTA III, the Cheetah [[Beta vehicles|was known as the '''Rocket''']]'''.''' In an earlier version of the beta it was known as the '''Testarossa'''.
   
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="166" orientation="none" spacing="medium" columns="dynamic">
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<gallery width="auto" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="166" orientation="none" spacing="medium" columns="dynamic">
 
Rocket-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Rocket", an early iteration of the Cheetah in GTA III.
 
Rocket-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Rocket", an early iteration of the Cheetah in GTA III.
Cheetah-GTA3-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto III]] (<small>[[:Image:Cheetah-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Cheetah-GTA3-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] (<small>[[:Image:Cheetah-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Cheetah-GTAVC-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] (<small>[[:Image:Cheetah-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; no rear mirrors]]</small>).
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Cheetah-GTAVC-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] (<small>[[:Image:Cheetah-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; no rear mirrors]]</small>).
Cheetah-GTASA-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] (<small>[[:Image:Cheetah-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Cheetah-GTASA-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] (<small>[[:Image:Cheetah-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Cheetah-GTALCS-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] (<small>[[:Image:Cheetah-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Cheetah-GTALCS-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] (<small>[[:Image:Cheetah-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Cheetah-GTAVCS-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]] (<small>[[:Image:Cheetah-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Cheetah-GTAVCS-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]] (<small>[[:Image:Cheetah-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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ArtworkCheetahVCS.png|Artwork of the Cheetah in GTA Vice City Stories.
 
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</gallery>
   
===Grand Theft Auto V===
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===HD Universe===
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The Cheetah is reintroduced in [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. Unlike in previous games, the Cheetah is now based on the [[wp:Enzo Ferrari (automobile)|Ferrari Enzo]] with the front of the Enzo, [[wp:Ferrari FXX|Ferrari FXX]], the [[wp:Pagani Zonda|Pagani Zonda]] and the [[wp:SSC Tuatara|SSC Tuatara]]. It also has a body of a Ferrari Enzo or FXX. It has the rear of a [[wp:GTA Spano|GTA Spano]]. The rear hood is inspired by the [[wp:Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR|Merecedes CLK GTR]] as both of them have big engines and rear hoods. The Carbon Fibre stripe on the bonnet resembles that of the [[wp:Pagani Zonda|Pagani Zonda Tricolore]]. It can be bought for $650,000 from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]]. It is stated to be a [[1970]]s prototype, put out by Grotti for limited production, and has a top speed of 220 mph.
   
The Cheetah will be reintroduced in [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. Unlike previous in eras, the Cheetah now resembles a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzo_Ferrari_(automobile) Ferrari Enzo/FXX]  in the front and sides and a [[wp:Koenigsegg Agera|Koenigsegg Agera]]/[[wp:Koenigsegg CCX|CCX]] in the rear end.
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<gallery width="auto" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="166" orientation="none" spacing="medium" columns="dynamic">
 
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="166" orientation="none" spacing="medium" columns="dynamic">
 
 
GTAVTrailer2Cheetah.jpg|A Cheetah slices under a [[Minivan]].
 
GTAVTrailer2Cheetah.jpg|A Cheetah slices under a [[Minivan]].
Cheetah-GTAV.jpg|The H is obscured by sunlight.
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Cheetah-GTAV.jpg|A prerelease screenshot of the Cheetah. Note: The H is obscured by sunlight.
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Cheetah-GTAV-onhighway-desertplace-frontview.png|A Cheetah driving on the highway.
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Cheetah-GTAV-RearView.png|A rear view of a green Cheetah.
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Cheetah-GTAV-front.png|The front of a red Cheetah in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
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Cheetah-GTAV-screenshot.jpg|Official screenshot of the Cheetah. Note: The different [[Grotti]] logo from [[GTA IV]] in the front.
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Cheetah,Grotti.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V
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CheetahGTAV.jpg
 
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</gallery>
   
 
==Performance==
 
==Performance==
===GTA III Era===
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===3D Universe===
The Cheetah's acceleration is slightly inferior to other sports cars in the game, but handling, speed and braking are far superior to all others. Due to its low suspension, it hugs the road and is not prone to rolling over or spinning out of control when cornering at high speeds. However, GTA III's Cheetah has stiffer suspensions than those of the [[Banshee]], [[Stinger]] and [[Infernus]], making it incapable of handling bumps and curbs without compromising stability. For most of the GTA III Era it was made the fastest car, but its top speed was a bit lower in San Andreas.
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The Cheetah's acceleration is slightly inferior to other sports cars in the game, but handling, speed and braking are far superior to all others. Due to its low suspension, it hugs the road and is not prone to rolling over or spinning out of control when cornering at high speeds. However, GTA III's Cheetah has stiffer suspensions than those of the [[Banshee]], [[Stinger]] and [[Infernus]], making it incapable of handling bumps and curbs without compromising stability. For most of the 3D Universe it was the fastest car, but its top speed was a bit lower in GTA San Andreas.
   
==Modifications (GTA San Andreas)==
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===HD Universe===
The Cheetah can be modified at TransFender:
 
   
Colors:
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{{Vehicle Stats
*Car Color 1 ($150)
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|Engine = 6 liter @ 620hp
Exhausts:
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|Drivetrain = MR
*Twin Exhaust ($300)
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|Gears = n/a
*Upswept Exhaust ($350)
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|Mass = n/a|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 4 seconds
Nitro:
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|Top speed = 240 mph / 386 kph}}
*2x Nitrous ($200)
 
*5x Nitrous ($500)
 
*10x Nitrous ($1000)
 
Spoilers:
 
*Win ($550)
 
*Fury ($350)
 
*Alpha ($250)
 
Side Skirts:
 
   
*Side skirts ($500)
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The Cheetah is one of the best performing cars in GTA V, being able to compete with the [[Adder]], the [[Entity XF]], the [[Turismo R]] and the [[Zentorno]]. Having a great speed and acceleration makes it useful for most situations, like [[Shop Robberies|robberies]] and [[Wanted Level in GTA V|police chases]], and like its previous 3D universe rendition it also has extremely responsive handling and braking, making it much more agile than other super cars in the game. This makes it particularly useful in Online urban races where, in the hands of a considerably skilled driver, can easily turn through a street corner without having to decelerate much.
   
Wheels:
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==Modifications==
*Import ($820)
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===GTA San Andreas===
*Atomic ($770)
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The Cheetah can be modified at [[TransFender]]:
*Ahab ($1000)
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{| class="wikitable"
*Virtual ($620)
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!Type
*Access ($1140)
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!Upgrade
*Off Road Wheel ($1000)
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!Cost
*Mega ($1030)
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|-
*Grove ($1230)
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|Color
*Twist ($1200)
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
*Wires ($1560)
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|$ 150
Hydraulics ($1500)
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |Exhausts
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|Twin Exhaust
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|$ 300
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|-
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|Upswept Exhaust
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|$ 400
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|5x Nitrous
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|$ 500
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|-
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|10x Nitrous
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|$ 1000
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Spoilers
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|Win
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|$ 550
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|-
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|Fury
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|$ 350
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|-
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|Alpha
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|$ 250
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|-
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|Side skirts
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|Side Skirt
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|$ 500
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|-
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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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|}
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*The [[Transfender]] in [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]] has charges 20% more for each modification except colors.
   
The Transfender in [[Las Venturas]] has charges 20% more for each modification except colors.
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===GTA V===
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost (Story)
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!Cost ([[Grand_Theft_Auto_Online|Online]])
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Exhaust
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|Triple Exit Exhaust
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|$375
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|$750
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|-
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|Dual Exit Exhaust
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|$899
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|$1800
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|-
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|Race Exhaust
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|$1499
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|$3000
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Spoiler
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|High Level Spoiler
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|$3750
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|$7050
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|Carbon Wing
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|$5000
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|$10000
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|-
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|GT Wing
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|$6500
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|$13000
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|}
   
== Anachronism in GTA Vice City Stories ==
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== Variants ==
In GTA Vice City Stories, which is set in 1984, the Cheetah was based from the first generation Ferrari Testarossa, which started selling in 1984. The first "red head" didn't sell enough until late 1985. For the sake of having no irregularities about the comparison of the two cars, the developers of the game made the Cheetah scarce in Vice City Stories, spawning only in parking lots.
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*[[VCPD Cheetah]]: The police version of the normal Cheetah, meant to be a reference to the Ferrari Testarossa's appearance on the [[1980]]s detective show [[wp:Miami Vice|Miami Vice]]. You can steal it from the two [[Police Officers|police officers]] after you get a 3 star [[Wanted Level in 3D Universe|wanted level]].
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*During [[Grand Theft Auto (mission)|Grand Theft Auto]] in GTA III, the player can obtain a unique candy red Cheetah.
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*In the GTA Liberty City Stories [[Races in GTA Liberty City Stories|race]] [[Wi-Cheetah Run]], you race against three Cheetahs, two of which have [[Special Vehicles in GTA Liberty City Stories|special colors]] (brilliant red and sky blue), fireproofing and also tip-proofing. They can be obtained by remaining in the starting line until the end of the race and waiting for the other racers to cross the finish line. Then it has to be blown up using the players car and pushed with the firetruck or the tank into one of the safe houses garage. Oddly, if the player touches its wheels while performing the glitch, the vehicle will loose its unique traits.
   
== Variants ==
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*[[VCPD Cheetah]] : The police version of the normal Cheetah, meant to be a reference to the Ferrari Testarossa's appearance on the 1980s detective show [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Vice Miami Vice]. You can steal it from the two police officers after you get a 3 star wanted level.
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Cheetah-GTAVC-police-front.jpg| A VCPD Cheetah in GTA Vice City.
*During [[Grand Theft Auto (mission)]] in GTA III, the player can obtain a unique candy red Cheetah.<gallery>
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Cheetah-GTA-GTA3.PNG|The unique Cheetah, as seen during [[Grand Theft Auto (mission)|Grand Theft Auto]].
Cheetah-GTA-GTA3.PNG|The unique Cheetah, as seen during Grand Theft Auto.
 
 
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== Trivia ==
 
[[Image:Cheetah-GTAVC-wingmirror.jpg|thumb|right|141px|The Cheetah's four wing mirror configurations in GTA Vice City, including a "black strobe light" variant of the wing mirror-less Cheetah, which does not exist in other games.]]
 
   
* The GTA Vice City Stories and GTA San Andreas renditions feature variations of wing mirrors, either featuring two on both sides, one on the driver's side or none. Unusually, for some Cheetahs without rear mirrors in GTA Vice City, [[:Image:Cheetah-GTAVC-wingmirror.jpg|a blacked-out dashboard strobe light]] used in the [[VCPD Cheetah|police&quot; Cheetah]] may be seen.
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==Notable owners==
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*[[Lance Vance]]
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*[[Ricardo Diaz]]
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*Henry
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*[[Devin Weston]]
   
* When first entered in GTA San Andreas, it may play [[SF-UR]] as its default radio station.
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==Trivia==
* If the player bought it on Easter Basin Docks, it may have a vanity plate reading "IMY AK". This plate also appears on the [[Feltzer]] used in [[End of the Line]].
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[[Image:Cheetah-GTAVC-wingmirror.jpg|thumb|right|141px|The Cheetah's four wing mirror configurations in GTA Vice City, including a "black strobe light" variant of the wing mirror-less Cheetah, which does not exist in other games.]]
* The bus in Saint's Row, a [[GTA Clone|GTA clone]], is also named Cheetah.
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* The GTA Vice City Stories and GTA San Andreas renditions feature variations of wing mirrors, either featuring two on both sides, one on the driver's side or none. Unusually, for some Cheetahs without rear mirrors in GTA Vice City, [[:Image:Cheetah-GTAVC-wingmirror.jpg|a blacked-out dashboard strobe light]] used in the [[VCPD Cheetah|police Cheetah]] may be seen.
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*There is an actual real life car made by Lamborghini called the Cheetah but it is a variant of the HMMWV Military Vehicle.
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** These mirror and strobe configurations further emphasizes the relation to the Ferrari Testarossa. The car was uniquely available in the single driver-side mirror setup early in its production period due to legislations in Italy. The car featured on Miami Vice also has the same setup.
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* The Cheetah plays these radio stations by default when entered:
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** '''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[SF-UR]]
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** '''''GTA V''''': [[Non Stop Pop FM]]
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* If the player bought it on [[Easter Basin]] Docks, it may have a vanity plate reading "IMY AK". This plate also appears on the [[Feltzer]] used in [[End of the Line]] and the [[BF-400]] in [[Just Business]].
 
* The Cheetah shares a similar engine and horn sound with the [[Turismo]] in GTA San Andreas.
 
* The Cheetah shares a similar engine and horn sound with the [[Turismo]] in GTA San Andreas.
* Among all other supercars and sports cars, the Cheetah owns the widest range of modifications in [http://gta.wikia.com/Gta_san_andreas GTA San Andreas].
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* Among all other supercars and sports cars, the Cheetah owns the widest range of modifications in GTA San Andreas.
 
* When respraying a Cheetah in Vice City Stories, the paintjobs will cycle through either of two sequences. The first one is dark blue -> dark gray -> dark red -> cherry red, and the other is green -> silver -> gold -> white. If you want, per example, a cherry-red Cheetah, don't bother respraying a white one. No matter how many times you respray it, it will never turn out to be red.
 
* When respraying a Cheetah in Vice City Stories, the paintjobs will cycle through either of two sequences. The first one is dark blue -> dark gray -> dark red -> cherry red, and the other is green -> silver -> gold -> white. If you want, per example, a cherry-red Cheetah, don't bother respraying a white one. No matter how many times you respray it, it will never turn out to be red.
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*In GTA V, the Cheetah is considered the 3rd fastest car in the game, with a top speed of 220 mph (355 km/h). It is beaten only by the [[Entity XF]] at 2nd (with a top speed of 240 mph\386 km/h) and the [[Adder]] at first (with a top speed of 250 mph\402 km/h).
== Special colors ==
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*In GTA V, if the suspension is lowered to the maximum through [[Los Santos Customs]], the Cheetah is able to drive right under high-suspension vehicles, such as the [[Sandking XL]], at high speed and sometimes some low-suspension vehicles if driving head-on against them. This can also be done with the [[Turismo R]].
In the GTA: Liberty City Stories [[Races in GTA Liberty City Stories|race]] [[Wi-Cheetah Run]], you race against three Cheetahs, two of which have [[Special Vehicles in GTA Liberty City Stories|special colors]] (brilliant red and sky blue), fireproofing and also tipproofing. They can be obtained using this trick: Start the race as usual, but remain in the starting line until the end of the race. Wait for the other racers to cross the finish line. Then blow it up using your car; you can't touch these vehicles or the car lose their unique traits. Then push that car with firetruck or tank into your garage.
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*The price of the car in [[GTA V]] is an evidence of its similarity with its inspiration car, the Ferrari Enzo as the Enzo costs €655.000.
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*Like the [[Turismo R]], you can't pick prostitutes with this car, due to its tiny interior space.
   
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
'''GTA III'''
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===GTA III===
*[[Colombian Cartel|Cartel]] [[Cartel Mansion|Mansion]] in [[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]].
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*[[Colombian Cartel|Cartel]] [[Cartel Mansion|Mansion]] in [[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]], [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]].
*In the [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] parking lot across the fire station.
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*In the [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] parking lot across the [[Liberty City Fire Department (3D Universe)|fire station]].
 
*Can be seen during the mission [[Chaperone]].
 
*Can be seen during the mission [[Chaperone]].
 
*Used as a trap for [[Claude]] in the mission [[Last Requests]].
 
*Used as a trap for [[Claude]] in the mission [[Last Requests]].
 
*Used as the opponents' cars during the missions [[Turismo (mission)|Turismo]] and [[Bling-bling Scramble]].
 
*Used as the opponents' cars during the missions [[Turismo (mission)|Turismo]] and [[Bling-bling Scramble]].
   
'''GTA Vice City'''
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===GTA Vice City===
 
*Parking area near [[Juan Cortez|Colonel Cortez']] yacht in [[Ocean Beach]].
 
*Parking area near [[Juan Cortez|Colonel Cortez']] yacht in [[Ocean Beach]].
 
*North of [[Ricardo Diaz|Ricardo Diaz']] [[Vercetti Estate|Mansion]], [[Starfish Island]].
 
*North of [[Ricardo Diaz|Ricardo Diaz']] [[Vercetti Estate|Mansion]], [[Starfish Island]].
 
*One of the competitors for the [[Sunshine Autos]] races.
 
*One of the competitors for the [[Sunshine Autos]] races.
   
'''GTA San Andreas'''
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===GTA San Andreas===
*Spawns in [[Rodeo]], [[Los Santos]].
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*Spawns in [[Rodeo]], [[Market]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]; [[The Strip]] and [[Old Venturas Strip]] in [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]] .
*Spawns in [[Market]], [[Los Santos]]
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*Sometimes spawns in [[Doherty]] (very rare).
*Spawns in [[The Strip]], [[Las Venturas]].
 
*Spawns in [[Old Venturas Strip]], Las Venturas.
 
*Spawns sometimes in [[Doherty]], and its surrounding areas.
 
 
*Found parked in front of a house in [[Prickle Pine]], Las Venturas (only when wanted for export).
 
*Found parked in front of a house in [[Prickle Pine]], Las Venturas (only when wanted for export).
*Importable from [[Easter Basin]], [[San Fierro]] after completing export lists. Import cost: $84,000 (Thursday only).
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*Importable from [[Easter Basin]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] after completing export lists. Import cost: $84,000 (Thursday only).
   
'''GTA Liberty City Stories'''
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===GTA Liberty City Stories===
 
*In the [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] parking lot across the fire station.
 
*In the [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] parking lot across the fire station.
 
*Cartel Mansion, Cedar Grove, Shoreside Vale (may not always spawn).
 
*Cartel Mansion, Cedar Grove, Shoreside Vale (may not always spawn).
   
'''GTA Vice City Stories'''
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===GTA Vice City Stories===
 
*Northernmost road on [[Starfish Island]].
 
*Northernmost road on [[Starfish Island]].
*[[Diaz's Mansion]] on Starfish Island.
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*A randomly colored Cheetah is in front of [[Diaz's Mansion]] on Starfish Island.
*In front of [[Lance Vance|Lance's]] hotel in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
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*In front of [[Lance Vance|Lance's]] [[1412 Hotel|hotel]] in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
*In the parking lot behind the hospital in Downtown.
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*In the parking lot behind the [[Schuman Health Care Center|hospital]] in Downtown.
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*Can be obtained by failing the mission [[Fear The Repo]].
   
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=== GTA V ===
*'''TBA'''
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*Can be bought for [[Money|$]]650,000 from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]].
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*Can be obtained by failing the mission [[I Fought The Law]] by killing Henry.
   
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=== GTA Online ===
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* Can be bought for [[Money|$]]650,000 from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]].
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For the stripper, see Cheetah (stripper).
Cheetah
Cheetah-GTAV-frontview
A stock yellow Cheetah in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle class (GTA V) Super
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door sports car (3D Universe)
Supercar (GTA V)
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Grotti (HD Universe)
Price $650,000 (Legendarymotorsport.net)
Related vehicle(s) Turismo R
Turismo
"Forget the last 50 years of technological advancement and hark back to the golden age of driving before seatbelts, DUI laws, anti-lock brakes and emasculating GPS systems with nagging female voices. A prototype sports car manufactured by Grotti in the early 1970s, this marvel of Italian engineering will over-compensate for just about anything. Just like the Italians."
Legendary Motorsport webpage.

The Grotti Cheetah is a luxury sports car that has appeared in both 3D Universe and HD Universe.

DesignEdit

3D UniverseEdit

In all its iterations the vehicle closely resembles a 1984-1996 Ferrari Testarossa, with each game's version following the design of the corresponding era:


Looking at the shape of the car, its clear to see that it is mid-engine, however when the hood is removed, in Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City, the engine appears to be at the front, possibly due to programming limitations. This is in stark contrast to the design of the Testarossa in general, which has the engine placed behind the passenger compartment, just in front of the rear axle (mid-engine). However, in GTA San Andreas, the design is more faithful to the real-life counterpart, with the engine being evidently placed at the rear of the chassis, while the front is empty. The engine of the Cheetah sounds and looks like a V10.

The Ferrari Testarossa started being sold in 1984 (The year when Vice City Stories is set). The first "red head" didn't sell enough until late 1985, and therefore, for the sake of having no irregularities about the comparison of the two cars, the developers of the game made the Cheetah scarce in Vice City Stories, spawning only in parking lots.

During one point of game development of GTA III, the Cheetah was known as the Rocket. In an earlier version of the beta it was known as the Testarossa.

HD UniverseEdit

The Cheetah is reintroduced in Grand Theft Auto V. Unlike in previous games, the Cheetah is now based on the Ferrari Enzo with the front of the Enzo, Ferrari FXX, the Pagani Zonda and the SSC Tuatara. It also has a body of a Ferrari Enzo or FXX. It has the rear of a GTA Spano. The rear hood is inspired by the Merecedes CLK GTR as both of them have big engines and rear hoods. The Carbon Fibre stripe on the bonnet resembles that of the Pagani Zonda Tricolore. It can be bought for $650,000 from Legendarymotorsport.net. It is stated to be a 1970s prototype, put out by Grotti for limited production, and has a top speed of 220 mph.

PerformanceEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The Cheetah's acceleration is slightly inferior to other sports cars in the game, but handling, speed and braking are far superior to all others. Due to its low suspension, it hugs the road and is not prone to rolling over or spinning out of control when cornering at high speeds. However, GTA III's Cheetah has stiffer suspensions than those of the Banshee, Stinger and Infernus, making it incapable of handling bumps and curbs without compromising stability. For most of the 3D Universe it was the fastest car, but its top speed was a bit lower in GTA San Andreas.

HD UniverseEdit

Acceleration

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

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

4 seconds

240 mph / 386 kph

6 liter @ 620hp

MR

n/a

n/a

The Cheetah is one of the best performing cars in GTA V, being able to compete with the Adder, the Entity XF, the Turismo R and the Zentorno. Having a great speed and acceleration makes it useful for most situations, like robberies and police chases, and like its previous 3D universe rendition it also has extremely responsive handling and braking, making it much more agile than other super cars in the game. This makes it particularly useful in Online urban races where, in the hands of a considerably skilled driver, can easily turn through a street corner without having to decelerate much.

ModificationsEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

The Cheetah can be modified at TransFender:

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Exhausts Twin Exhaust $ 300
Upswept Exhaust $ 400
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Spoilers Win $ 550
Fury $ 350
Alpha $ 250
Side skirts Side Skirt $ 500
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

GTA VEdit

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Exhaust Triple Exit Exhaust $375 $750
Dual Exit Exhaust $899 $1800
Race Exhaust $1499 $3000
Spoiler High Level Spoiler $3750 $7050
Carbon Wing $5000 $10000
GT Wing $6500 $13000

Variants Edit

  • VCPD Cheetah: The police version of the normal Cheetah, meant to be a reference to the Ferrari Testarossa's appearance on the 1980s detective show Miami Vice. You can steal it from the two police officers after you get a 3 star wanted level.
  • During Grand Theft Auto in GTA III, the player can obtain a unique candy red Cheetah.
  • In the GTA Liberty City Stories race Wi-Cheetah Run, you race against three Cheetahs, two of which have special colors (brilliant red and sky blue), fireproofing and also tip-proofing. They can be obtained by remaining in the starting line until the end of the race and waiting for the other racers to cross the finish line. Then it has to be blown up using the players car and pushed with the firetruck or the tank into one of the safe houses garage. Oddly, if the player touches its wheels while performing the glitch, the vehicle will loose its unique traits.

Notable ownersEdit

TriviaEdit

Cheetah-GTAVC-wingmirror

The Cheetah's four wing mirror configurations in GTA Vice City, including a "black strobe light" variant of the wing mirror-less Cheetah, which does not exist in other games.

  • The GTA Vice City Stories and GTA San Andreas renditions feature variations of wing mirrors, either featuring two on both sides, one on the driver's side or none. Unusually, for some Cheetahs without rear mirrors in GTA Vice City, a blacked-out dashboard strobe light used in the police Cheetah may be seen.
  • There is an actual real life car made by Lamborghini called the Cheetah but it is a variant of the HMMWV Military Vehicle.
    • These mirror and strobe configurations further emphasizes the relation to the Ferrari Testarossa. The car was uniquely available in the single driver-side mirror setup early in its production period due to legislations in Italy. The car featured on Miami Vice also has the same setup.
  • The Cheetah plays these radio stations by default when entered:
  • If the player bought it on Easter Basin Docks, it may have a vanity plate reading "IMY AK". This plate also appears on the Feltzer used in End of the Line and the BF-400 in Just Business.
  • The Cheetah shares a similar engine and horn sound with the Turismo in GTA San Andreas.
  • Among all other supercars and sports cars, the Cheetah owns the widest range of modifications in GTA San Andreas.
  • When respraying a Cheetah in Vice City Stories, the paintjobs will cycle through either of two sequences. The first one is dark blue -> dark gray -> dark red -> cherry red, and the other is green -> silver -> gold -> white. If you want, per example, a cherry-red Cheetah, don't bother respraying a white one. No matter how many times you respray it, it will never turn out to be red.
  • In GTA V, the Cheetah is considered the 3rd fastest car in the game, with a top speed of 220 mph (355 km/h). It is beaten only by the Entity XF at 2nd (with a top speed of 240 mph\386 km/h) and the Adder at first (with a top speed of 250 mph\402 km/h).
  • In GTA V, if the suspension is lowered to the maximum through Los Santos Customs, the Cheetah is able to drive right under high-suspension vehicles, such as the Sandking XL, at high speed and sometimes some low-suspension vehicles if driving head-on against them. This can also be done with the Turismo R.
  • The price of the car in GTA V is an evidence of its similarity with its inspiration car, the Ferrari Enzo as the Enzo costs €655.000.
  • Like the Turismo R, you can't pick prostitutes with this car, due to its tiny interior space.

Locations Edit

GTA IIIEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA V Edit

GTA Online Edit

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