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Police Buffalo in GTA V

Police Buffalo
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The Police Buffalo in The Ballad of Gay Tony multiplayer
Vehicle type Law Enforcement Vehicle
Body style 4 Door Sedan/ saloon
Capacity 4 (driver and three passengers)
Appearance(s) The Ballad of Gay Tony (multi-player only)
Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer Bravado (GTA IV)
Related vehicle(s) Buffalo
FIB Buffalo
PMP 600


See also Buffalo and FIB Buffalo

The Bravado Police Buffalo (named in-game as a Police Cruiser) is an LCPD Police Car, only available in the multiplayer of The Ballad of Gay Tony but appears in two singleplayer screenshots in Grand Theft Auto V. This vehicle shares the same in-game name as the regular Police Cruiser (made by Vapid) which appears in all of Grand Theft Auto IV, but is a separate vehicle.

Design

GTA IV

The vehicle is a Bravado Buffalo similar to the first and second generation Dodge Charger Police Package used by the New York Police Department, is a variant of the Buffalo, like the FIB Buffalo, and the three share similar performance.

In multiplayer, the Police Buffalo can be found at a majority of police stations, and is not accessible in single player. When spawned via hacks or trainers in single player, players can notice that sometimes, strangely enough, regular civilians may drive the Police Buffaloes on streets.

GTA V

The car's model remains the same, in that it has the same body as the GTA IV rendition. The livery however has been changed to reflect its real life inspiration. The car's emergency lighting has also been updated, the car's used by the LSPD have LED light bars mounted on the roof.

Performance

For performance, the Buffalo is best described as 'above average'. It will out-accelerate any other standard-issue police vehicle in the game, save for of course the Police Stinger, which is obviously either a D.A.R.E. car or some other community-oriented policing strategy. Its top speed, engine and weight all appear to be taken from its unmarked sister, the FIB Buffalo.

Handling-wise, the Police Buffalo is well-balanced, and sticks to the road a bit better than the apparently aging Vapid platform that it may replace in future episodes. Due to RWD, over-steer is very prevalent and the Buffalo's V8 engine requires huge RPM to accommodate for it. At high speed, the Buffalo is remarkably stable, and lift-throttle over-steer is nearly non-existent.

Crash deformation is average. In frontal impacts, the suspension appears to be tough, but its engine only takes a few good hits before it begins to smoke.

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