- "A certain kind of man drives a scooter. Is that you?"
- ―Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.
The Principe and Pegassi Faggio is a motor scooter/moped in the Grand Theft Auto series, meant to parody the Vespa and Piaggio scooter lineup. The Faggio has appeared in all games since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, with the exception of GTA Advance and GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA Vice City - GTA Vice City Stories
The Faggio's appearance remained virtually unchanged between GTA Vice City to GTA Vice City Stories, being based off a 1970s-1980s Piaggio Vespa (possibly the 50cc variant, judging its poor performance), apart from one of its brake lights being broken on the San Andreas model.
GTA IV - GTA V
In GTA IV, the Pegassi Faggio City-XS took on the appearance of a modern urban scooter, resembling a cross between 2000-present Piaggio Zip and 2007 Peugeot V Clic, while also shares minor styling elements with the Taiwanese KYMCO scooter series.
In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the "Second Generation" is present as well as a more classical version (called Faggio Ultra in the beta) reminiscent of the classic Vespa PX model, but features exotic seat covers in purple velvet, or with leopard or zebra skin patterns.
In Grand Theft Auto V, the Faggio reverts back to the classic design and the GTA IV's rendition is no longer present, however its CVT engine sound remain the same.
Powered by a small 50cc engine, the Faggio is the slowest and the most low-powered motorcycle in each of the four games in which the vehicle appears, but makes up for this with its excellent maneuverability, acceleration, and light weight. In GTA LCS, however, the Faggio seems to had better performance, with its top speed second only to the Freeway, but the acceleration remains the same.
In GTA IV, the Faggio has a more powerful, 125cc 4-stroke engine, no longer has a single transmission number (despite it is a CVT), its handling has been greatly changed and top speed increased, yet it is still the slowest motorbike in the game (but no longer a very slow vehicle). Using the Faggio is the easiest way to do long wheelies. The Faggio's top speed is notably comparable to classic cars such as the Voodoo and Manana.
In GTA V however, the Faggio is incredibly slow, heavy, has horrible acceleration and very poor hill climbing (or may not even climb a steep hill) handling is still good, but seems to be downgraded from GTA IV. This is likely due to its underpowered, 50cc engine like the GTA III-era renditions, rather than the 125cc found in GTA IV rendition.
The Pizza Boy (or Pizzaboy) delivery scooter, featured in GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Liberty City Stories, is a modified Faggio with a back-mounted box installed to carry pizzas (or other goods), and painted in the livery of the vehicle's respective owners. Another delivery scooter, the NoodleBoy from GTA Liberty City Stories, has similar handling and speed to the Faggio, but has a different, more contemporary design. In GTA Vice City Stories, there is a motorized bicycle looking like the Faggio called the Ventoso; which has a higher top speed and acceleration than the Faggio.In GTA IV, a Faggio is requested in Stevie's Car Thefts, appearing in a unique light green paintjob. As a new Faggio will spawn in the same spot until the player delivers it, the player can keep one and deliver the other to Stevie.
GTA Vice City
- By a skip, a block away from safe houses in Vice Point, Vice City.
- The alley next to Ken Rosenberg's office in Ocean Beach, Vice City.
- Near a bench not far behind the Police Station in Washington Beach.
- Sometimes is found parked behind the Hyman Memorial Stadium.
GTA San Andreas
- Santa Maria Beach, Los Santos.
- East Beach, Los Santos.
- Near Burger Shot in Redsands East, Las Venturas (starts courier mission).
- Missionary Hill, San Fierro.
- El Corona, Los Santos.
GTA Liberty City Stories
- Outside the FIDL supermarket in Portland View, Portland
- AMCo. Petroleum Company in Trenton, Portland.
- In an alley in Chinatown with steps bringing you to the roof, Portland (Starts Scooter Shooter).
- Near Asuka Kasen's Condo in Newport, Staunton Island.
- Near the Liberty City Community College at Liberty Campus, Staunton Island.
GTA Vice City Stories
- The Well Stacked Pizza Co. in Vice Point, Vice City.
- Next to a small trailer east of the Vice Point Police Station in Vice Point.
GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City
- On Happiness Island, towards the south end of the island (near the main plaza).
- On Quartz Street, Middle Park, and the surrounding areas.
- Parked near the fountain in Middle Park and used as a pursuit vehicle in Hating The Haters.
- Often spawns around Alderney City and Normandy.
- The Ultra is parked in a fenced-in parking lot on Topaz Street between Exeter and Denver Avenue, Northern Middle Park.
- The Ultra can also be found parked across the street from Luis's safehouse.
- The Ultra spawns commonly when the player is driving a Stretch.
- The Ultra spawns at the Francis International Airport parking lot when driving in a Ripley.
- Can be bought for $5,000 from Southernsanandreassuperautos.com.
- When the player switches to Trevor, he can be riding one and stalking another Faggio driver while randomly shouting "scooter brothers".
- They are commonly found around Mirror Park.
- Two unique colored ones can be found at the gate of the Richman Mansion in Richman.
- "Faggio" is Italian for "beech", however the name is presumably a portmanteau of "faggot" and Piaggio, given the inferior performance of the scooter in comparison to other bikes.
- Excluding its variants, the Faggio is the only scooter motorcycle in the series, and becomes one of the longest-running vehicles throughout the GTA history.
- In GTA IV, the two default radio stations in the Faggio are Jazz Nation Radio 108.5 and Fusion FM.
- The Faggio is very useful in getting the Futo to spawn.
- In GTA IV and GTA V, although its engine shifts, it is clear that it has a CVT. Motorcycle CVT transmissions are single-speed so gear shifting is likely an error.
- This scooter can be used to easily gain the 'Wheelie Rider' achievement. Simply accelerate and lean back in moderation to make sure the back does not scrape on the ground.
- In GTA LCS, GTA VCS and HD Universe, the player can reach high speeds by leaning forward on the Faggio, and in LCS, the top speed beats the Sanchez.
- In GTA San Andreas, the Faggio's right turn blinker lights up as though it was a brake light, along with the actual brake light above it.
- In GTA Liberty City Stories the Faggio has better acceleration and top speed than it does in other games (this only works if you push the left analog stick forward 1/4 from the middle).
- In GTA Liberty City Stories Ned Burner owns a unique yellow Faggio that can be taken after killing him in Stop the Press.
- The Faggio and Freeway are the only vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories that is only available in black.
- In GTA V, the Faggio is often found driven by hipsters.
- Before Update 1.06, the Faggio was listed on Southernsanandreassuperautos.com as the Pegassi Faggio. However, the manufacturer was then changed to Principe. This may be done because Lamborghini or Ducati in real life does not create scooters. Although, when riding the Faggio with the 1.06 update, it still is named the Pegassi Faggio, so it may be a glitch or just an oversight to change the name.