(Rear quarter view).
|Vehicle type||Civilian car|
|Body style||2-door sports car|
|Capacity||2 (driver and passenger)|
|Appearance(s)||Grand Theft Auto V|
- "Born in the fires of Mt. Fuji and tested on some German toll road, you can finally legally own this legendary supercar without the fear of having your door kicked in by the FIB because they'd rather crush import cars than catch terrorists."
- ―Legendarymotorsport.net description.
The car's greenhouse, front quarter, rear bumper area, natural rear wing and wheels are inspired by the Nissan GT-R (R35) SpecV. The front headlamps are reminiscent of the Infiniti G37 Coupes, which is also related to the Nissan Skyline/Nissan GT-R. The front bumper, rear quarter area and most of the car's rear face are clearly inspired by the Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S.
The Elegy RH8 is considered a tuning car, as it visual can be highly tuned (body kit, spoiler, hood), as well as the performance
The Elegy RH8 features a twin-turbo V6 engine. The car accelerates relatively well from a standstill and reaches a good top speed. The car appears to have good weight distribution and also has good balance when cornering, including high speed cornering. Cornering feels responsive most of the time, with good stability afforded to the driver, even at high speeds. The Elegy RH8 is one of the best handling cars in GTA V, due to its great traction, even weight distribution, and all-wheel drive configuration.
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
(mph / kph)
2.7 seconds (2.0 seconds when fully modified)
197 mph / 317 kph (235 mph/378 kph)
All wheel drive
6-speed dual clutch
- Respawns infinitely as a "special vehicle" at each protagonists' delivery garage, as Rockstar Social Club bonus content.
- The Elegy RH8 is a free car on GTA Online. It can only be bought online on the site Legendarymotorsport.net for free if you're a Social Club member. It will not spawn into the world. Other free cars available online are: Khamelion, Hotknife, and CarbonRS (Collector's Edition only). Unlike most vehicles, however, the Elegy RH8 cannot be sold.
- The name "RH8" may be a pun on "RHD", an acronym that denotes a right-hand drive car. In reality, the Elegy RH8's steering wheel is on the left side, instead of the right side.
- The name "RH8" may also be a parody on Mazda's "RX-8".
- The name "RH8" may also be derived from the RH9 drag "club" in Japan for street legal 9 second Skylines.
- The default radio station of the Elegy RH-8 is Space 103.2.
- Like the other exclusive vehicles, the Elegy RH8 can be obtained by people not linked with social club via a glitch. However, unlike the other vehicles(Khamelion, Hotknife and CaronRS) the Elegy RH8 can be stored in garages online when obtained through the glitch if not linked with social club.
- The suffix "RH8" may be a play on Japanese codenames such as the "R3x" designation given to Nissan Skylines, before adopting the "V3x" designation.
- It is the successor of the Elegy, a car which resembled the real-life Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 in GTA San Andreas, with the RH8 itself resembling the Nissan GT-R, the GT-R R34's successor.
- When fitting any rear bumper with a diffuser, a sticker is added that reads "Bay Shore," this is said as "Wangan" in Japan, this is directly referencing the famous Japanese Mid Night Club street racing team of the 1990s, the sticker also bares near identical resemblance to the clubs official team sticker. It may also be popularized from the Namco Racing Game Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune.
- Its description on Legendarymotorsport.net references the fact that authorities in the United States have been seizing any and all R32 and R34 Skyline GT-R models that they can find, as they are considered illegal cars. The R33 is not included because it has been crash-tested during Motorex's attempts to get all Skylines legalized. The description also references the Nurburgring, where the GT-R is tested.
- In Los Santos Customs there is an available type of sport wheels called "Duper 7." These wheels resemble the original Nissan GT-R´s wheels.