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Ingot
VulcarIngot-Front-GTAV
An Ingot in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle class (GTA V) Sedans
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door station wagon
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Vulcar
Price $9,000 (Online)
(Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
"Reputed to be the safest car ever made, this classic Vulcar station wagon has been the vehicle of choice for really terrible drivers for 20 years. The closest thing you'll ever get to a tank for under $10k."
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.

The Vulcar Ingot is a car available in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and Grand Theft Auto V. After Niko Bellic collects all thirty cars for Stevie, Stevie agrees to purchase cars from Niko with the Ingot fetching $1,000.

Description

Design

The Ingot is a station wagon which appears to be primarily based based off the 1992-1997 Audi 100/A6 (C4 Chassis) with influence of the 1993-1997 Volkswagen Passat (B4) and a rear-end more closely resembling a 1996-2001 Nissan Stagea. The car is also a subtle nod to Volvo station wagons with its rigid construction and boxy appearance, though there is little similarity in overall appearance. Despite sporting a racing steering wheel and pedals, the Ingot is underpowered and not at all performance-oriented, befitting of its family car nature.

Performance

The Ingot has a low-powered 6 cylinder engine (somewhat reminiscent of Audi's underwhelming 2.8 liter V6, used in the C4 chassis wagon), coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in an FF drive-train layout (interestingly, the car is rear wheel drive in GTA IV). The Ingot isn't very fast; after finding fifth gear (which in itself is a challenge), the car bogs down and hesitates to shift back into fourth, making highway driving painfully slow at times. The Ingot does, however, have decent handling, and its suspension is not too hard or too soft, making it perfect for city driving. It can go 0-60 in 12.3 seconds with a top speed of 150 MPH (250 KM/H). It is worth $9,000. Fittingly apt for its Volvo roots, the car is very rigid, and has average crash deformation.

Variant

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The "VD90R" variant driven by members of the Russian Mafia in GTA IV (Rear quarter view).

A special "VD90R" variant of the car can occasionally be found in GTA IV; it's an Ingot with removed badging and new grill, a discrete spoiler and body kit, and candy red paint. This variant is driven by the Russian Mafia. Is based on the Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech Version with the name being derived from Volvo's 850R.

Trivia

  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, the two default radio stations in the Ingot are Massive B Soundsystem 96.9 and Tuff Gong Radio. In Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned the default radio station is RamJam FM.
  • The Ingot lacks an exhaust pipe in both Stock and VD90R trims yet a trail of fumes are visible.
  • Ingot means "block of metal, (typically oblong in shape)", which could be a reference to the car's lack of value and its very square and linear design.
  • In GTA IV, driving an Ingot around seems to spawn the Securicar and is seen driving around, this happens a lot faster in West and Central Algonquin.   
  • In GTA IV, the Ingot's platform is rear-wheel drive, but in GTA V it's a front-wheel drive car.
  • In GTA IV, sometimes when you start the game and load a savegame (especially in Hove Beach safehouse), you can find an Ingot with a missing front bumper.
  • Unlike its GTA IV variant, the Ingot in GTA V cannot have its bodywork modified in Los Santos Customs.

Locations

GTA IV

  • The Ingot can be seen in West Broker, where the Russian presence is strong. They can also rarely be found in Bohan. The VD90R variant is usually found in the Hove Beach area, where it is driven by Russian Mafia members.
  • Spawns more frequently when driving a Hakumai.
  • Spawns often near the beginning of the storyline. After a few missions, however, it becomes one of the most difficult cars to find in the game.

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