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Ingot
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The Ingot in GTA IV.
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door station wagon
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer Vulcar (HD Universe)

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 $0.

Description

Design

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Ingot in GTA V.

The Ingot is a station wagon which appears to be based off Volkswagen Passat Mk4. The GTA IV version appears visually similar to the Nissan Stagea WC 34, including the lights, grille and side profile of the car. However, the Stagea was never officially sold outside of Japan or in Left-hand-drive. As the ficticious brand Vulcar also made Camper, which is based off the VW Campervan, it appears that it would be more likely to be based on the Passat estate, in order to tie in with real life. Its engine noise is high-pitched, reminiscent of Volkwagen's trademark VR5 and VR6 engines (most likely a VR6 because it has 6 manifold pipes indicating a 6 cylinder engine), as seen in the fourth-generation VW Jetta; both have less than 200 horsepower. The Ingot is not as performance-oriented as the Stagea, despite sporting racing pedals and a racing steering wheel.

Performance

The Ingot has a low-powered 6 cylinder engine (somewhat reminisce Volkswagen's trademark "VR6" narrow-bank engine), coupled to a 4 speed gearbox in an FR drive-train layout. The Ingot isn't very fast; after finding 4th gear, the car hesitates or cannot up-shift at all when on wide-open throttle. Its engine is not resilient, and may stop working after only a few crashes. The Ingot does, however, have decent handling, and its suspension is not too hard or too soft, making it perfect for regular street driving in Liberty City. It can go 0-60 in 12.3 seconds with a top speed of 150 MPH (250 KM/H). It is worth about $10,000.

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 small spoiler with a small body kit, and candy red paint. This variant is driven by the Russian Mafia. Is based on the Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech Version.

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.
  • The Ingot is one of the only cars which cannot be sold to Stevie after completing all thirty car thefts, even in perfect condition.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Locations

GTA IV

The Ingot is rarely seen in West Broker, where the Russian presence is strong. But, they can be found too in Bohan. The VD90R variant is usually found in the Hove Beach area, where it is driven by Russian Mafia members. Otherwise, the car is very rare in GTA IV, being much more frequent in GTA Chinatown Wars.

Spawns more frequently when driving a Hakumai.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • TBA

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