The Feroci is based off a 1991-1997 Lexus GS with the rear of the 1995-1999 Infiniti I30 and takes many styling cues from numerous mid-size cars such as the 1998-2002 Honda Accord and 1995-2002 Opel/Vauxhall/Holden/Chevrolet Vectra B and also on the rear decklid, the name "Feroci" is placed where the name "Intrepid" would be, so the Feroci takes some styling cues from a 2nd gen Dodge Intrepid. The basic car features a 3.0L V6 badge, where 3.0L V6 engines were used in some Dodge vehicles. The Lexus GS featured a 3.0L in-line 6.
The standard Feroci is powered by a 3-liter V6, coupled to a 5 speed automatic gearbox in an FR divetrain layout. Acceleration is acceptable, but not exceptional. Top speed is quite fast, reaching 200 mph. Handling is degraded by its rather soft suspension, designed for a nice ride, which it does, albeit with some firmness at low speeds. With enough effort the sedan can actually powerslide well, but drifts will need a rather odd amount of handbrake. With some practice, this car is a very good drifter. When beyond its limits, the suspension gives in fairly easily, but is one of the few vehicles that can drift, yet still have good handling. The steering feel is well weighted but feels too heavy, again at low speeds. Braking is acceptable, and ABS is available but not standard, although wheel lockup isn't as big of an issue as with other vehicles. Crash deformation is acceptable, and the engine can sustain many direct hits before catching fire. Overall, with a good driver and a gang of three others, this car can really change the tide of a deathmatch, beat some hard missions, or can win the player some good races. Although the gang variant has better protection from bullets (as the bodykit covers the wheels in certain angles), that works against the car when going off-road is required.
A black Feroci with blacked out rims that is only found in Bohan. The player can also get it on multiplayer races as the first variant. It has been confirmed that the player can spray it onto any Feroci via Pay n' Spray. Doing this to a modified Feroci can grant the player a "unique" car, as it makes a black Feroci with blacked out rims and bodykit, spoiler and Chinese knotting. Respraying gang variants of any vehicle is practically the only way to customize vehicles with the exception of modifications or trainers, however girlfriends will still respond to them as normal variants of their respective vehicles.
A very rare, and may be a game bug, but a variant of the normal Feroci has golden rims excluding the chrome outer riming with a variety of body colours but usually a candy red or blue paint that may be used to produce the blue on the Triad gang variant. It has only been found in eastern Bohan. It is unknown if this is another variant, or a game bug. This model has be found on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (both platforms without mods). This model has not been confirmed on PC.
Triad Gang Variant
A modified version of this is driven by the Triads, and can be found around The Exchange or Chinatown. These sport gold rims, a chin spoiler with body kit, and a Chinese knotting (or more specifically a "Kin Tsuna") attached to the rear view mirror. This Feroci is painted cobalt blue. It is still referred to as 'Feroci' when entered by the player.
FlyUS, the fictional airline featured in GTA IV, use the Feroci as their company car. FlyUS Ferocis have FlyUS livery, a roof-mounted light and black stock rims. They are commonly found at Francis International Airport in Dukes, specifically at the airport parking lot.
The FlyUS variant is only cosmetically distinct from the ordinary Feroci, lacking the word 'Feroci' on the back, and with no Bravado badging, but it possesses identical performance.
- The Feroci may appear in South Bohan and Castle Gardens, but is a very common vehicle in the whole city.
- The name Feroci is an anagram of "Cefiro", possibly a reference to the Nissan Cefiro (Infiniti I30 in USA), whose 1995-1998 and 1999-2003 models share a similar profile with the Feroci.
- Feroci is Italian for "fierce", and is similar to a Romanian word, Feroce, meaning ferocious. This is possibly a reference to Dodge Intrepid's name.
- The Feroci shares its interior with the Imponte DF8-90, as "DF8-90" is printed on the seats.
- It can be assumed that the Feroci is GTA IV's continuation of the previous four-door body style of the Sentinel.
- The Feroci slightly resembles the Forelli Exsess.
- Because a default Feroci features a third brake light on its trunk lid, the Triad gang variant of the car also emits a glow at the same spot when the player brakes in the car, despite the fact the vehicle's rear spoiler completely covers the light.
- The default radio stations of the Feroci are:
- Although the JDM VIP is named so, it is not in fact JDM, or a Japanese domestic market vehicle. It bears no rememblace to a Japanese-styled car, and only utilizes JDM upgrades. The car's overall performance is nowhere near equivalent to a car that is considered JDM, but has exterior notes that suggest that it is an import.
- Despite being heavily based off of the Lexus GS in the HD Universe, it is manufactured by Bravado instead of Emperor.
- Though the Feroci is badged as having a 3.0 V6, the motor in the engine bay appears to be a V8.
- The vehicle does not appear in Grand Theft Auto V, however rims named "Feroci RR" are featured as a customization option in Los Santos Customs, and police scanner files mention the car in the file named "0x096C90A7" (mispronounced "Feroki").
- The vehicle also appears in Meltdown, a film in Grand Theft Auto V, but does not appear in the game itself.
- On the back of the Airport livery Feroci, a Jet is seen. Strangely, this plane has the new FlyUS livery which the Jet in GTA V has.