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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Phoenix
 
| name = Phoenix
| front_image = Modified_Phoenix_GTAV_front.jpg
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| front_image = ImpontePhoenix-Front-GTAV.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A modified Phoenix in [[Grand_Theft_Auto_V|GTA V]]
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| caption = A Phoenix in [[Grand_Theft_Auto_V|GTA V]].
| rear_image = Phoenix_.jpg|thumb|Rear view of the Phoenix.jpg
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| rear_image = ImpontePhoenix-Rear-GTAV.png
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| vehicle_class = Muscle
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = 2-door muscle car
 
| body_style = 2-door muscle car
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
 
| manufacturer = [[Imponte]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
 
| manufacturer = [[Imponte]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
| related = [[Ruiner]]<br>[[Vigero]]
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| related = [[Ruiner]]<br>[[Buffalo]] <small>([[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|SA]])</small>
}}
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}}The '''Phoenix''' is a two-door muscle car that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. It is manufactured by [[Imponte]] in Grand Theft Auto V.
 
The [[Imponte]] '''Phoenix''' is a two-door muscle car that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
 
 
== Description ==
 
It is based on the [[wp:Pontiac Firebird#Second generation (1970-1981)|1979-1981 Pontiac Firebird]] and [[wp:Chevrolet Camaro#Third Generation (1982-1992)|1982-1992 Chevrolet Camaro]] but the round taillights are similar to [[wp:Chevrolet Camaro (second generation)|1970-1973 Chevrolet Camaros]]. The front portion was resembling [[wp:Vauxhall Firenza#Droopsnoot Firenza|1973-1975 Vauxhall Firenza]], especially the Droopsnoot version. It has varied slightly throughout the games, with a rear deck lid blackout panel in GTA San Andreas, and a thinner stripe in GTA Vice City Stories.
 
   
The Phoenix is one of the fastest cars in the game, and has excellent torque, and handling. The Phoenix drives and sounds as if powered by a large V8 engine, and also features a large air scoop for the carburetor. It can also be modified in [[TransFender]] in GTA: San Andreas with nearly all of the available options for customization, but most of the categories have only one option as with most car customization in San Andreas. The Phoenix in GTA San Andreas is an excellent vehicle off-road and the best sports car for off-roading in the game and it is better at off-roading than some of the SUVs in the game. Like most muscle cars, it has a two person capacity. On the downside, the brakes are not as good as the other sports cars in GTA San Andreas.
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==Design==
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In every rendition, the Phoenix is based on the [[wp:Pontiac Firebird|1979-1981 Pontiac Firebird]] and [[wp:Chevrolet Camaro#|1982-1992 Chevrolet Camaro]] but the round taillights are similar to [[wp:Chevrolet Camaro (second generation)|1970-1973 Chevrolet Camaros]]. The front portion was resembling [[wp:Vauxhall Firenza|1973-1975 Vauxhall Firenza]], especially the Droopsnoot version. It has varied slightly throughout the games, with a rear deck lid blackout panel in GTA San Andreas, and a thinner stripe in GTA Vice City Stories. It returns in GTA V, having a near-identical appearance from GTA III era versions, although it now takes up resemblance as the [[wp:Pontiac Firebird#Second generation|1970 Pontiac Firebird]].
   
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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|<gallery width="auto" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
Phoenix-GTAVC-beta-rear.png|A pre-release screenshot of the Phoenix in GTA Vice City, depicted with cluster taillights.
 
Phoenix-GTAVC-beta-rear.png|A pre-release screenshot of the Phoenix in GTA Vice City, depicted with cluster taillights.
 
Phoenix-GTAVC-front.jpg|A Phoenix in GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Phoenix-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, without stripes]]</small>).
 
Phoenix-GTAVC-front.jpg|A Phoenix in GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Phoenix-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, without stripes]]</small>).
Phoenix-GTASA-front.jpg|A Phoenix in GTA San Andreas, where it is significantly rare (<small>[[:Image:Phoenix-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Phoenix-GTASA-front.jpg|A Phoenix in GTA San Andreas (<small>[[:Image:Phoenix-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Phoenix-GTAVCS-front.jpg|A Phoenix in GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Phoenix-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Phoenix-GTAVCS-front.jpg|A Phoenix in GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Phoenix-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Phoenix-GTAV-front.jpg|A pre-release screenshot of the Phoenix in Phoenix in GTA V (<small>[[:Image:Unkown(PontiacTransAM).jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Modified_Phoenix_GTAV_front.jpg|A modified Phoenix in [[Grand_Theft_Auto_V|GTA V]].
Phoenix-GTAV-frontview.jpg|A black Phoenix in [[Grand_Theft_Auto_V|GTA V]] (<small>[[:Image:Phoenix-GTAV-back.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Phoenix-GTAV-interior.jpg|Interior of a Phoenix in GTA V.
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Phoenix,Impote.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V.
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Phoenix GTAVe Interior.jpg|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
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Phoenix badges GTA V.png|Badging on the GTA V edition
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
   
==Locations==
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==Performance==
While common on the streets of GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, the Phoenix is a significantly rarer car in GTA San Andreas.
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===3D Universe===
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The Phoenix is one of the fastest cars in the game, and has excellent torque, and handling. The Phoenix drives and sounds as if powered by a large supercharged V8 engine, and also features a large air scoop for the carburetor. It can also be modified in [[TransFender]] in GTA: San Andreas with nearly all of the available options for customization, but most of the categories have only one option as with most car customization in San Andreas. The Phoenix in GTA San Andreas is an excellent vehicle off-road and the best sports car for off-roading in the game and it is better at off-roading than some of the SUVs in the game. Like most muscle cars, it has a two person capacity. On the downside, the brakes are not as good as the other sports cars in GTA San Andreas.
   
=== GTA Vice City ===
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==== 3D Universe Overview ====
* Commonly driven all around [[Vice Beach]].
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{{Vehicle Stats
* Parked at the north-western mansion on [[Starfish Island]].
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|Engine = V8
* Common on Starfish Island.
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|Drivetrain = RWD
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|Gears = 5
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|Mass = 1400 <small>(GTA VC)</small><br>1500 <small>(GTA SA)</small>
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time stated = Unknown
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time speedometer = Unknown
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time files = Unknown
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|Top speed stated = Unknown
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|Top speed speedometer = Unknown
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|Top speed files = Unknown}}
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=== HD Universe ===
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The Phoenix is powered by a high-output V8 engine, and it has a high top speed and decent acceleration. It also has excellent torque and can climb steep hills with ease. Unfortunately, it suffers from poor handling. Its poor weight distribution and light rear end leads to severe oversteer, especially at high speeds. Its back end is prone to fishtailing, and crashes and spin-outs may occur more often than usual in this car. The durability is below-par, and it is prone to frame loss (fenders, bumpers, hoods, etc.) in event of a rollover accident. 
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It's one of the cars that can be highly benefited by the performance customizations, as its acceleration can be topped with the right modifications.
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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{Vehicle Stats2
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined = n/a
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|Top speed defined = 145 / 233
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|Engine defined = n/a
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD
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|Gears defined = 5
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|Mass defined = 1700 / 3748
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 5.2 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 110 / 177
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|Engine observed = FR V8
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5
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}}
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==Notable Owners==
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*[[Big Poppa]]
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*[[Varrios Los Aztecas (HD Universe)|Aztecas]]
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*Unnamed [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Vagos]] leader
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==Locations==
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===GTA Vice City===
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*Commonly driven all around [[Vice Beach]].
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*Parked at the north-western mansion on [[Starfish Island]].
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*Common on Starfish Island.
   
=== GTA San Andreas ===
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===GTA San Andreas===
* For unknown reasons, the Phoenix is an extremely rare car, like the [[Hotknife]] and the [[Euros]] and will only spawn if the "Fast cars" cheat is activated.
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*For unknown reasons, the Phoenix is an extremely rare car, like the [[Hotknife]] and the [[Euros]] and will only spawn if the "Fast cars" cheat is activated.
* In [[San Fierro]], the Phoenix can be found by entering the San Fierro Hills street race located at the checkered flag behind [[Wang Cars]]. Take the Phoenix to the [[Doherty Garage]] instead of racing it to keep it.
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*In [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]], the Phoenix can be found by entering the [[Race Tournaments in GTA San Andreas|San Fierro Hills street race]] located at the checkered flag behind [[Wang Cars]]. Take the Phoenix to the [[Doherty Garage]] instead of racing it to keep it.
* In [[A Home In The Hills]], It is the escape vehicle of [[Big Poppa]] who seized [[Madd Dogg]]'s house. You can kill him and retrieve the car, although its quite hard since he will constantly try to drive away, and isn't stopped easily.
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*In [[A Home In The Hills]], It is the escape vehicle of [[Big Poppa]] who seized [[Madd Dogg's Crib|Madd Dogg's mansion]]. You can kill him and retrieve the car, although its quite hard since he will constantly try to drive away, and isn't stopped easily. You must headshoot him while he drives so the door will open (the door is locked so you can't block him and carjack him).
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*Can be obtained inside of the [[San Fierro Police Headquarters]] but for that you may need a [[police car]] or use stealth or you will get a 3 star wanted level.
   
=== GTA Vice City Stories ===
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===GTA Vice City Stories===
* Parked along the road that extends along the beach on [[Ocean Beach]].
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*Parked along the road that extends along the beach on [[Ocean Beach]].
* Parked behind [[Malibu Club]] in [[Washington Beach]].
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*Parked behind [[Malibu Club]] in [[Washington Beach]].
* Parked on the side of the road in front of a building, northwest of the [[Vice Point Mall]], [[Vice Point]].
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*Parked on the side of the road in front of a building, northwest of the [[Vice Point Mall]] in [[Vice Point]].
   
=== GTA V ===
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===GTA V===
*The Phoenix makes a return to the series as the Imponte Phoenix. It is quite a rare car to find and can be found in the [[Rockford Hills]] area.
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*Spawns noticably more when driving a [[Fusilade]].
*One can be obtained at Trevor's [[Liquor Ace]] meth lab after the mission [[Trevor Philips Industries]], unless it is blown up during the firefight.
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*The Phoenix can spawn in the [[Paleto Bay]] area at the [[Clucking Bell Farms]].
*The Phoenix can spawn in the [[Paleto Bay]] area at the [[Cluckin' Bell]] Farms.
 
 
*May spawn in the near vicinity of [[Vinewood Racetrack]].
 
*May spawn in the near vicinity of [[Vinewood Racetrack]].
*May possibly spawn in [[Little Seoul]].
 
 
*Can spawn in [[Grapeseed]] and [[Harmony]].
 
*Can spawn in [[Grapeseed]] and [[Harmony]].
*Spawns more frequently when driving a [[Sandking]] XL.
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*Can be obtained from the [[Eastern Motel]] in Harmony during the [[Random Events|police shootout random encounter]].
*Can be obtained from the [[Eastern Motel]] in Harmony during the police shootout random encounter.
 
 
*May spawn in [[South Los Santos]] around the [[Vanilla Unicorn]].
 
*May spawn in [[South Los Santos]] around the [[Vanilla Unicorn]].
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* Can spawn in [[Pillbox Hill]].
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* After replaying the mission [[Trevor Philips Industries]], it will spawn on the eastern highway, that leads to Sandy Shores. Once the mission ends, don't continue. Get into the white Phoenix near the ice box, and drive away, as the game will continue automatically. Then, it will start spawning on the highway.
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* If you are doing the mission for the first time, all you have to do is steal the Phoenix, but then you can just simply take it to your garage and keep it.
   
 
===GTA Online===
 
===GTA Online===
*The Phoenix may occasionally spawn around the docks, near the drop-off point for [[Simeon Yetarian|Simeon]]'s missions.
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*The Phoenix may occasionally spawn around the [[Terminal|docks]], near the drop-off point for [[Simeon Yetarian|Simeon]]'s missions.
*One can also be obtained online by playing the [[No Hay Bronca]] mission given by [[Gerald]]. The gang leader flees in a Phoenix and is chased into the [[Los Santos River|LS River]] and gets out at the end. Once he is out, distract him, get in the car, end the mission, and go to freemode. You will be in the Phoenix and are now free to do what you please.
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*May spawn near the [[Maze Bank Arena]] area.
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*May spawn in and near the [[Cypress Flats]] area.
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*Frequently spawns in the parking spaces near the [[East Vinewood]] soccer field area (where the [[Gang Attacks|gang attack]] is located) when driving a [[Dominator]].
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*One can also be obtained online by playing the [[No Hay Bronca]] mission given by [[Gerald]]. The unnamed gang leader of the [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Los Santos Vagos]] flees in a Phoenix and is chased into the [[Los Santos Storm Drain (HD Universe)|LS River]] and gets out at the end. Once he is out, distract him, get in the car, end the mission, and go to [[Free Mode|freemode]]. You will be in the Phoenix and are now free to do what you please. Note that the car can be stolen before triggering the chase, forcing the leader to find another car and making the chase much easier.
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*You can also get one by playing the mission [[Gentry Does It]] by [[Simeon Yetarian]]. It's in the same [[Gentry Manor Hotel|car-park]] as the [[Banshee]] and [[Felon GT]] you are supposed to steal. However the ability to keep vehicles obtained during missions has subsequently been patched and players will no longer be able to store this vehicle.
   
 
==Modifications==
 
==Modifications==
Phoenix can be modified at [[TransFender]] garages in [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]
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Phoenix can be modified at [[TransFender]] garages in [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]]
 
 
Colors:
 
Colors:
 
*Car Color 1 (body) – $150
 
*Car Color 1 (body) – $150
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*Hydraulics – $1500
 
*Hydraulics – $1500
   
== Trivia==
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==Trivia==
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===General===
 
* The default radio stations for the Phoenix are:
 
* The default radio stations for the Phoenix are:
 
**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Playback FM]].
 
**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Playback FM]].
* In GTA San Andreas, the two storyline missions which involve the use of the Phoenix have the word "Hills" in it ([[A Home in the Hills]] and San Fierro Hills. Note that these two missions are the only missions in GTA San Andreas wherein "Hills" is part of the mission name. However, this is most likely pure coincidence.
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Channel X]].
* In GTA V, the Phoenix can be modified to look like the [[wp:Pontiac_Firebird#Second_generation_.281970.E2.80.931981.29|Pontiac Trans Am]] from the movie [[wp:Smokey_and_the_Bandit|Smokey and the Bandit]].
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*A [[wp:Phoenix|Phoenix]] is a legendary mythical bird said to set fire to itself and arise from its ashes in a new form. It is also one of five vehicles in the series to be named after a mythical creature, the other four being the [[Hydra]], [[Leviathan]], [[Banshee]] and the [[Kraken Sub|Kraken]].
** Strangely it can also be modified to resemble a [[wp:Plymouth_Roadrunner_Superbird|Plymouth Superbird]], even though they are based on entirely different cars.
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*Pontiac had actually sold a compact car called the Phoenix from 1977 to 1984.
* In GTA Vice City, the butterflies in the hood scoop open when accelerating; however in GTA San Andreas they are stationary, and in GTA VCS the butterflies are eliminated altogether. It is also noteworthy that the GTA SA version of the Phoenix is the only one with three-dimensional butterflies in the scoop: the ones in Vice City were 2-D (flat), despite the fact that they moved.
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*Phoenix is a possible play on Firebird, the car it is based off, as phoenixes are "firebirds" due to their association with fire.
* When the health cheat is activated or the car is taken to a garage the butterflies will be stuck open due to a glitch.
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*The Phoenix was originally going to be called the "Roadblazer."
* In GTA San Andreas, it is one of the rarest cars in the game along with the [[Hotknife]] and the [[Euros]].
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*In the Saints Row series, there is a muscle car known as the Phoenix, which is also based on the Pontiac Firebird.
* A [[wp:Phoenix|Phoenix]] is a legendary mythical bird said to set fire to itself and arise from its ashes in a new form. It is also 1 of 4 vehicles in San Andreas to be named after a mythical creature, the other 3 being the [[Hydra]], [[Leviathan]] and [[Banshee]].
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===3D Universe===
* Strangely, Pontiac had actually sold a compact car called the Phoenix from 1977 to 1984.
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*In GTA Vice City, the butterflies in the hood scoop open when accelerating; however in GTA San Andreas they are stationary, and in GTA VCS the butterflies are eliminated altogether. It is also noteworthy that the GTA SA version of the Phoenix is the only one with three-dimensional butterflies in the scoop: the ones in Vice City were 2-D (flat), despite the fact that they moved.
* Phoenix is a possible play on Firebird, the car it is based off.
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*When the health cheat is activated or the car is taken to a garage the butterflies will be stuck open due to a glitch.
* Even though Phoenix is a muscle car, its engine sound is similar to a Supercar except in GTA San Andreas where it sounds more like a Muscle Car than a Supercar.
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*In GTA San Andreas, it is one of the rarest cars in the game along with the [[Hotknife]] and the [[Euros]].
* In Saints Row there is a muscle car also named the Phoenix also based on the Pontiac Firebird.
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*Even though Phoenix is a muscle car, its engine sound is similar to a sports car except in GTA San Andreas and GTA V, where it sounds like a real muscle car.
* Once all of the customization options have been unlocked in GTA V for Los Santos customs, it has an option for a high level spoiler, albeit being ''much'' higher than other cars spoilers. Possibly a reference to Richard Petty's 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
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===HD Universe===
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*In the first trailer of GTA V, the car appears with no spoiler and no rear skirt.
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* Once all of the customization options have been unlocked in GTA V for Los Santos customs, it has an option for a high level spoiler, albeit being much higher than other cars spoilers. It is possibly a reference to [[wp:Richard Petty|Richard Petty's]] 1970 [[wp:Plymouth Superbird|Plymouth Superbird]].
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[[File:Phonix-no-spoiler-gtav.png|thumb|Phoenix with no spoiler.(Unobtainable through normal means).]]
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*It's possible to get a Phoenix with no spoiler by using a save editor, or by using a quick spoiler-select glitch on the enhanced version.
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{{clr}}
   
 
==Navigation==
 
==Navigation==
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[[fi:Phoenix]]
 
[[pl:Phoenix]]
 
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[[pt:Phoenix]]
 
[[ru:Phoenix]]
 
[[ru:Phoenix]]
 
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
[[Category:2-door sedans and coupes]]
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Online]]
[[Category:Muscle Cars]]
 
 
[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Imponte]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Imponte]]
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[[Category:Muscle Cars]]
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[[Category:Muscle Vehicle Class]]

Latest revision as of 19:51, April 25, 2015

VEHICLE
Phoenix
ImpontePhoenix-Front-GTAV
A Phoenix in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Muscle
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door muscle car
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Imponte (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Ruiner
Buffalo (SA)

The Phoenix is a two-door muscle car that appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto V. It is manufactured by Imponte in Grand Theft Auto V.

DesignEdit

In every rendition, the Phoenix is based on the 1979-1981 Pontiac Firebird and 1982-1992 Chevrolet Camaro but the round taillights are similar to 1970-1973 Chevrolet Camaros. The front portion was resembling 1973-1975 Vauxhall Firenza, especially the Droopsnoot version. It has varied slightly throughout the games, with a rear deck lid blackout panel in GTA San Andreas, and a thinner stripe in GTA Vice City Stories. It returns in GTA V, having a near-identical appearance from GTA III era versions, although it now takes up resemblance as the 1970 Pontiac Firebird.

PerformanceEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The Phoenix is one of the fastest cars in the game, and has excellent torque, and handling. The Phoenix drives and sounds as if powered by a large supercharged V8 engine, and also features a large air scoop for the carburetor. It can also be modified in TransFender in GTA: San Andreas with nearly all of the available options for customization, but most of the categories have only one option as with most car customization in San Andreas. The Phoenix in GTA San Andreas is an excellent vehicle off-road and the best sports car for off-roading in the game and it is better at off-roading than some of the SUVs in the game. Like most muscle cars, it has a two person capacity. On the downside, the brakes are not as good as the other sports cars in GTA San Andreas.

3D Universe Overview Edit

Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / km/h)

Engine
Stated Engines,
Game File Engines
Or In-game Engines
Drivetrain
AWD = All Wheel Drive
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
RWD = Rear Wheel Drive
Gears Mass

(Kg)

Stated
In game Website: Unknown
Actual
Speedometer: Unknown
Game files: Unknown
Stated
In game Website: Unknown
Actual
Speedometer: Unknown
Game files: Unknown

V8

RWD

5

1400 (GTA VC)
1500 (GTA SA)

HD Universe Edit

The Phoenix is powered by a high-output V8 engine, and it has a high top speed and decent acceleration. It also has excellent torque and can climb steep hills with ease. Unfortunately, it suffers from poor handling. Its poor weight distribution and light rear end leads to severe oversteer, especially at high speeds. Its back end is prone to fishtailing, and crashes and spin-outs may occur more often than usual in this car. The durability is below-par, and it is prone to frame loss (fenders, bumpers, hoods, etc.) in event of a rollover accident. 

It's one of the cars that can be highly benefited by the performance customizations, as its acceleration can be topped with the right modifications.

GTA V Overview Edit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kph)
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 145 / 233

n/a

RWD

5

1700 / 3748

Observed/Tested
(i.e recorded on Speedometer)

5.2 Seconds 110 / 177

FR V8

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.

Notable OwnersEdit

LocationsEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

  • For unknown reasons, the Phoenix is an extremely rare car, like the Hotknife and the Euros and will only spawn if the "Fast cars" cheat is activated.
  • In San Fierro, the Phoenix can be found by entering the San Fierro Hills street race located at the checkered flag behind Wang Cars. Take the Phoenix to the Doherty Garage instead of racing it to keep it.
  • In A Home In The Hills, It is the escape vehicle of Big Poppa who seized Madd Dogg's mansion. You can kill him and retrieve the car, although its quite hard since he will constantly try to drive away, and isn't stopped easily. You must headshoot him while he drives so the door will open (the door is locked so you can't block him and carjack him).
  • Can be obtained inside of the San Fierro Police Headquarters but for that you may need a police car or use stealth or you will get a 3 star wanted level.

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA VEdit

GTA OnlineEdit

  • The Phoenix may occasionally spawn around the docks, near the drop-off point for Simeon's missions.
  • May spawn near the Maze Bank Arena area.
  • May spawn in and near the Cypress Flats area.
  • Frequently spawns in the parking spaces near the East Vinewood soccer field area (where the gang attack is located) when driving a Dominator.
  • One can also be obtained online by playing the No Hay Bronca mission given by Gerald. The unnamed gang leader of the Los Santos Vagos flees in a Phoenix and is chased into the LS River and gets out at the end. Once he is out, distract him, get in the car, end the mission, and go to freemode. You will be in the Phoenix and are now free to do what you please. Note that the car can be stolen before triggering the chase, forcing the leader to find another car and making the chase much easier.
  • You can also get one by playing the mission Gentry Does It by Simeon Yetarian. It's in the same car-park as the Banshee and Felon GT you are supposed to steal. However the ability to keep vehicles obtained during missions has subsequently been patched and players will no longer be able to store this vehicle.

ModificationsEdit

Phoenix can be modified at TransFender garages in San Andreas Colors:

  • Car Color 1 (body) – $150
  • Car Color 2 (stripe) – $150

Vents

  • Oval Hood Vent – $150
  • Square Hood Vent – $100

Exhausts

  • Large exhaust – $250
  • Twin exhaust – $300
  • Upswept exhaust – $350

Lights

  • Square Fog Lamp – $50

Nitro

  • 2× Nitrous – $200
  • 5× Nitrous – $500
  • 10× Nitrous – $1000

Roof

  • Roof Scoop – $80

Spoilers

  • Win – $550
  • Fury – $350

Side Skirts

  • Side Skirt – $500

Wheels

  • Import – $820
  • Atomic – $770
  • Ahab – $1000
  • Virtual – $620
  • Access – $1140
  • Off Road Wheel – $1000
  • Mega – $1030
  • Grove – $1230
  • Twist – $1200
  • Wires – $1560

Car Stereo

  • Bass Boost – $100

Hydraulics

  • Hydraulics – $1500

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The default radio stations for the Phoenix are:
  • Phoenix is a legendary mythical bird said to set fire to itself and arise from its ashes in a new form. It is also one of five vehicles in the series to be named after a mythical creature, the other four being the HydraLeviathan, Banshee and the Kraken.
  • Pontiac had actually sold a compact car called the Phoenix from 1977 to 1984.
  • Phoenix is a possible play on Firebird, the car it is based off, as phoenixes are "firebirds" due to their association with fire.
  • The Phoenix was originally going to be called the "Roadblazer."
  • In the Saints Row series, there is a muscle car known as the Phoenix, which is also based on the Pontiac Firebird.

3D UniverseEdit

  • In GTA Vice City, the butterflies in the hood scoop open when accelerating; however in GTA San Andreas they are stationary, and in GTA VCS the butterflies are eliminated altogether. It is also noteworthy that the GTA SA version of the Phoenix is the only one with three-dimensional butterflies in the scoop: the ones in Vice City were 2-D (flat), despite the fact that they moved.
  • When the health cheat is activated or the car is taken to a garage the butterflies will be stuck open due to a glitch.
  • In GTA San Andreas, it is one of the rarest cars in the game along with the Hotknife and the Euros.
  • Even though Phoenix is a muscle car, its engine sound is similar to a sports car except in GTA San Andreas and GTA V, where it sounds like a real muscle car.

HD UniverseEdit

  • In the first trailer of GTA V, the car appears with no spoiler and no rear skirt.
  • Once all of the customization options have been unlocked in GTA V for Los Santos customs, it has an option for a high level spoiler, albeit being much higher than other cars spoilers. It is possibly a reference to Richard Petty's 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
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Phoenix with no spoiler.(Unobtainable through normal means).

  • It's possible to get a Phoenix with no spoiler by using a save editor, or by using a quick spoiler-select glitch on the enhanced version.

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