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"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."
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The Vulcar Ingot is a sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

The Ingot is a station wagon which appears to be primarily based on 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. The car's appearance remains unchanged in GTA V, though it is now a front-wheel drive.

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.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine
(Capacity + Layout + Fuel)
Drivetrain
AWD / FWD / RWD
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.)

n/a 125 / 201

n/a

FWD

5

1400 / 3086

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded on In-game speedometer.)

17.5 Seconds 95 / 152

FF Inline 6

FWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.

Variant

Ingot-GTA4-VD90R-front

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.

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.
  • Sometimes when the player starts the game and loads a savegame (especially in the Hove Beach safehouse), they can find an Ingot with a missing front bumper parked outside.
  • 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.

GTA V

Design errors

  • The Ingot lacks an exhaust pipe in both Stock and VD90R trims yet a trail of fumes are visible.
  • The Ingot has a texture bug with its tail- and headlights when close up (XB1/PS4).

Trivia

General

  • The Ingot plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • 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.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After Niko Bellic collects all thirty cars for Stevie, Stevie agrees to purchase cars from Niko with the Ingot fetching $1,000.
  • 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.   

Grand Theft Auto V

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