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''For the police car in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], see [[Police Stinger]]. For the police equipment, see [[Spike Strip]].''
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''For the police car in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], see [[Police Stinger]]. For the police equipment, see [[Spike Strip]].''
   
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Stinger
 
| name = Stinger
| front_image = 60's-Sports Convertible-GTAV-front.jpg
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| front_image = Stinger-GTAV-Front.png
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| rear_image = Stinger-GTAV-Rear.png
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| rear_image_add_caption = top down
 
| image_size = 300px
 
| image_size = 300px
| caption = A orange version with it's top down
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| caption = A Stinger in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| rear_image =
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| price = $1,000,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto V|Story Mode]])</small><br>$850,000 <small>(Hardtop Variant) ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br>$871,000 <small>(Topless Variant)</small> <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br><small>([[Legendarymotorsport.net]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Sports Classics
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = 2-door sports car
 
| body_style = 2-door sports car
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto 1]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
 
| manufacturer = [[Grotti]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
 
| manufacturer = [[Grotti]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| variants= [[Stinger Z29]]<br>[[Yakuza Stinger]]<br>[[Yakuza Stinger|Asukamobile]]<br>[[Stinger GT]]
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| related= [[Coquette Classic]]
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
{{q|What a great car. Always wanted one of these.|GTA Vice City Website.}}
 
{{q|What a great car. Always wanted one of these.|GTA Vice City Website.}}
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The [[Grotti]] '''Stinger''' is a two-door [[:Category:Sports Cars|sports car]] which originally debuted in the [[Grand Theft Auto 1|original Grand Theft Auto]], and recurred in the form of different designs.
   
The [[Grotti]] '''Stinger''' is a two-door [[:Category:Sports Cars|sports car]] which originally debuted in the [[Grand Theft Auto 1|original Grand Theft Auto]], and recurred in the form of different designs. To date, the Stinger has appeared in the following games:
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==Description==
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===Design===
* [[Grand Theft Auto 1]]
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====GTA 1 GTA 2====
* [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]
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In GTA 1, the Stinger based on the [[wp:Chevrolet Corvette C3|1968-1972 Chevrolet Corvette C3]] (the name is a reference to the Corvette Stingray). In GTA 2 it's based on the [[wp:Chevrolet Corvette C2|1963 Corvette Split-Window]]. It can only be found in the Industrial District of [[Anywhere City]], and gives the [[ElectroFingers]] power-up when crushed.
* [[Grand Theft Auto III]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
 
 
== Description ==
 
=== GTA 1 — GTA 2 ===
 
In GTA 1, the Stinger based on the 1968-1972 [[Wikipedia:Chevrolet Corvette C3|Chevrolet Corvette]] (the name is a reference to the Corvette Stingray). In GTA 2 it's based on the [[wp:Chevrolet Corvette C2|1963 Corvette]] Split-Window. It can only be found in the Industrial District of [[Anywhere City]], and gives the [[ElectroFingers]] power-up when crushed. Both iterations handle great, respond well, and stick to the road.
 
   
 
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=== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ===
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====GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories====
In GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Stinger appears in hard-top and convertible form. Its performance is better than most vehicles, but is the least powerful of all the 2-door sports cars, with little tendency to drift. Its Yakuza variant, the [[Yakuza Stinger]], handles better and is all-wheel-drive, as opposed to the stock cars, which are rear-drive. The Stinger in both games is based on a [[wp:Porsche Boxster#986|Porsche Boxster]] or possibly a [[wp:Toyota MR2#Third generation (MkIII) ZZW30 (2000–2007)|Toyota MR2 Spyder]]. The front of the car and also the total shape also has a likeness to the [[wp:Pontiac Solstice|Pontiac Solstice]]; this is certainly just coincidental, given that the Solstice was not revealed until 2004, 3 years after GTA III went on sale and 4 years after the game went into production.
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In GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Stinger appears in hard-top and convertible form. The Stinger in both games is a cross resemblance between [[wp:Porsche Boxster|Porsche Boxster 986]] and [[wp:Toyota MR2|2000–2007 Toyota MR2 Spyder]]. The front of the car and also the total shape also has a likeness to the [[wp:Pontiac Solstice|Pontiac Solstice]]; this is certainly just coincidental, given that the Solstice was not revealed until 2004, 3 years after GTA III went on sale and 4 years after the game went into production.
   
In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, it resembles a 1968-1973 [[wp:Ferrari Daytona|Ferrari Daytona]] Spyder, an apparent homage to [http://www.autofiends.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/ferraridaytona.jpg Sonny Crockett's Ferrari Daytona Spyder replica], yet another one of GTA Vice City's references to [[wp:Miami Vice|Miami Vice]].
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In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, the Stinger resembles a [[wp:Ferrari Daytona|1968-1973 Ferrari Daytona Spyder]], an apparent homage to [http://www.autofiends.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/ferraridaytona.jpg Sonny Crockett's Ferrari Daytona Spyder replica] and yet another reference to [[wp:Miami Vice|Miami Vice]].
   
 
A working name given to the Stinger in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] is "[[Shark]]", as evidenced in the "official" website for [[Capital Autos]] [http://www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto3/flash/capitalAutos/].
 
A working name given to the Stinger in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] is "[[Shark]]", as evidenced in the "official" website for [[Capital Autos]] [http://www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto3/flash/capitalAutos/].
   
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="170">
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|<gallery width="auto" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="170">
 
Shark-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Shark", an earlier iteration of the Stinger in GTA III prior to the game's release.
 
Shark-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Shark", an earlier iteration of the Stinger in GTA III prior to the game's release.
 
Stinger-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Stinger-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; top down]]</small>).
 
Stinger-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Stinger-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; top down]]</small>).
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Stinger-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Stinger-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; top up]]</small>).
 
Stinger-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Stinger-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; top up]]</small>).
 
Stinger-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Stinger-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Stinger-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Stinger-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
gallery217.jpg|A Stinger in GTA San Andreas restored using a mod
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
=== Grand Theft Auto V ===
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In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], the stinger is somewhat based on the [[wp:Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale|Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale]] as well as the [[wp:Dino (automobile)|Ferrari Dino]].
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====GTA V====
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{{Quote|First manufactured in [[1960]], the Stinger quickly became a car synonymous with the hard-living [[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]] playboys of the silver screen. Literally hundreds of impressionable young starlets got drunkenly deflowered against their will on the hood of this beauty and then later ended up with a face through the windshield. $1 million buys you more than just a used car without power steering - it buys you a piece of history. The interior still reeks of bourbon and cigarettes.|[[Legendary Motorsport]] webpage}}
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Now manufactured by [[Grotti]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V]], the Stinger assumes the design of a classic grand tourer, rather than a modern sports car. The car's design is mostly based on the [[wp:Ferrari 250#250 GT Spyder California SWB|Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder]] with design cues from the [[wp:Intermeccanica|Intermeccanica Omega]] and the Intermeccanica Italia GT.&nbsp;Along with [[The High Life Update]], this car is available for purchase with or without roof.
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<gallery>
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Stinger GTA V rear.jpg|Rear view.
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Stinger Gta V Side View.jpg|Side view.
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Stinger Gta V Interior.jpg|Interior.
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Stinger Gta V Engine Close Up.jpg|Engine close up.
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</gallery>
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== Performance ==
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=== [[2D Universe]] ===
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Both iterations handle great, respond well, and stick to the road.
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=== [[3D Universe]] ===
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In GTA III, its performance is better than most vehicles, but is the least powerful of all the 2-door sports cars, with little tendency to drift. Its Yakuza variant, the [[Yakuza Stinger]], handles better and is all-wheel-drive, as opposed to the stock cars, which are rear-drive.
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In Vice City and Vice City Stories, the Stinger in Vice City is amongst the fastest and best handling cars in the game.  The Stinger's FWD drivetrain may be unusual for a high-end sports car, but it allows the car to be more stable during hard acceleration and turning than the RWD drivetrains in some other sports cars (especially in rainy conditions).  This attribute, along with the car's lack of understeer, makes the Stinger ideal for [[Vice Street Racer|racing]]. The only flaw with the car occurs when one uses too much handbrake during turns, which will cause the Stinger to oversteer and overswing its rear end.
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=== [[HD Universe]] ===
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In GTA V, the car boasts a relatively high speed and acceleration, on par with several sports coupés such as the [[Feltzer]]. Its 3.0L V8 engine is capable of delivering impressive top speed and acceleration. At high speeds however, oversteer is noticeable, and the car has the tendency to fishtail when turning, and on some occasions powerslide off the road. The vehicle's durability is average, as the car can sustain multiple head-on collisions before failing.
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{{Template:Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 6 seconds
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|Top speed = 150mph
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|Engine = 3.0 V8|Drivetrain = Front engine,Rear-wheel drive
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|Gears = 6}}
   
 
==Notable Owners==
 
==Notable Owners==
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*[[Bryan Forbes]]
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*[[Brucie Kibbutz]] <small>([[Social Networking|Beta]])</small>
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*[[Joe Oliva]]
 
*[[Victor Vance]]
 
*[[Victor Vance]]
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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===General===
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* The Stinger has received the second most changes out of any car in the [[GTA Series]]. The first one was the [[Sentinel]], having a unique model in almost every game it appeared in.
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*The default radio stations of this Stinger are:
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**'''GTA III''': [[Rise FM]] or [[MSX FM]]
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**'''GTA Vice City''': [[Wildstyle]]
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**'''GTA V''': [[WorldWide FM]]
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* Aside from the fact the Stinger in GTA Vice City is based on Sonny Crockett's Ferrari from ''Miami Vice'', several other references to the car from the TV show are present in the game:
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** Sonny Crockett used in the first season of the show a boat named Chris Craft Stinger 390x.
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** The Stinger shares its name with the Stinger Missile, which was used to blow up Crockett's Ferrari in season 3 of ''Miami Vice''.
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** A Stinger is found parked outside the [[Downtown Police Station]] in [[Downtown Vice City]], referencing the car's use on the cop show.
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* The Stinger, [[Z-Type]], [[Stallion]], [[Furore GT]], [[Panto]] and the [[Tour Bus]] are the only vehicles from the [[2D Universe]] to appear in the [[HD Universe]].
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=== GTA Vice City===
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*The [[w:c:manhunt:Stinger|GTA Vice City rendition of the Stinger]] made an appearance in [[Manhunt|Manhunt 2]].
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* Strangely, in [[GTA Vice City]], the Stinger is front-wheel drive, which is unusual for a sports car.
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=== GTA San Andreas===
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Even though the Stinger does not appear in [[GTA San Andreas]], a beta model exists within San Andreas' coding. The model is the same as Vice City's, albeit the headlights are different.
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===GTA Liberty City Stories===
 
[[Image:Stinger-GTALCS-yellow-front.jpg|thumb|275px|The yellow Stinger in a pre-release screenshot for GTA Liberty City Stories.]]
 
[[Image:Stinger-GTALCS-yellow-front.jpg|thumb|275px|The yellow Stinger in a pre-release screenshot for GTA Liberty City Stories.]]
 
* In the [[Beta Releases#Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|beta version of GTA Liberty City Stories]], there was a yellow Stinger supposedly reserved for use by the [[Sicilian Mafia]]. Its was possibly going to be called the Sicilian Stinger. But then it turned into a normal silver/white Stinger for the final version. If this is the case, it is likely due to the already existing [[Yakuza Stinger]].
 
* In the [[Beta Releases#Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|beta version of GTA Liberty City Stories]], there was a yellow Stinger supposedly reserved for use by the [[Sicilian Mafia]]. Its was possibly going to be called the Sicilian Stinger. But then it turned into a normal silver/white Stinger for the final version. If this is the case, it is likely due to the already existing [[Yakuza Stinger]].
* The [[w:c:manhunt:Stinger|GTA Vice City rendition of the Stinger]] made an appearance in [[Manhunt|Manhunt 2]].
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* In GTA: Liberty City Stories, if the player is armed with a [[Sub Machine Gun]], the gun will stick out the front windscreen, even if the window is still intact.
* Even though the Stinger does not appear in [[GTA San Andreas]], a beta model exists within San Andreas' coding. The model is the same as Vice City's, albeit the headlights are different
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=== GTA V===
* Aside from the fact the Stinger in GTA Vice City is based on Sonny Crockett's Ferrari from ''Miami Vice'', several other references to the car from the TV show are present in the game:
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* In the GTA V mission [[Pack Man]], a red Stinger can be seen on the [[Packer]]. However, unlike the other five cars, there is no corresponding mission to steal the Stinger, nor is it on the list seen inside Devin's [[Hayes Autos|garage]]. Nothing is known about why it is present, although it is possible [[Lamar Davis]] stole it as dialogue between him and Devin Weston indicates he is working for him or it was in the [[Social Networking|beta mission]] where the player has to steal [[Brucie Kibbutz]]'s Stinger by luring him with a [[Prostitutes|prostitute]].
** The Stinger shares its name with the Stinger Missile, which was used to blow up Crockett's Ferrari in season 3 of ''Miami Vice''.
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* The convertible top can't be used in GTA V for unknown reasons.
** A Stinger is found parked outside the [[Vice City Police Department|police station]] in [[Downtown Vice City]], referencing the car's use on the cop show.
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** For this reason, both the convertible top, and the topless variants, are bought separately in [[GTA Online]].
* In GTA: Liberty City Stories, if the player is armed with a [[Sub Machine Gun]] the gun will stick out the front windscreen, even if the window is still intact.
 
* Strangely, in [[GTA Vice City]], the Stinger is front-wheel drive, which is unusual for a sports car.
 
   
== Locations ==
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==Locations==
 
;GTA 1
 
;GTA 1
* Appears in traffic in all three cities: [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]], [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] and [[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]].
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*Appears in traffic in all three cities: [[Liberty City (2D Universe)|Liberty City]], [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] and [[Vice City (2D Universe)|Vice City]].
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;GTA 2
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*Only appears in traffic in the [[Industrial District]].
   
=== GTA 2 ===
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;GTA III
* Only appears in traffic in the [[Residential District]].
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*Driven around [[Staunton Island]] and [[Shoreside Vale]].
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*Parked in a back lot car park on the southwestern most block in [[Bedford Point]], Staunton Island.
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*Parked by a mansion garage in [[Cedar Grove]], Shoreside Vale.
   
=== GTA III ===
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;GTA Vice City
* Driven around [[Staunton Island]] and [[Shoreside Vale]].
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*Very usually seen in north [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
* Parked in a back lot car park on the southwestern most block in [[Bedford Point]], Staunton Island.
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*Around [[Leaf Links Golf Club]]. Seen commonly on the [[Links Bridge|bridge]] that connects [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] Midland and Mainland.
* Parked by a mansion garage in [[Cedar Grove]], Shoreside Vale.
 
   
=== GTA Vice City ===
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;GTA Liberty City Stories
* Very usually seen in north [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
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*Driven around [[Staunton Island]] and [[Shoreside Vale]].
* Around [[Leaf Links Golf Club]]. Seen commonly on the bridge that connects [[Vice City in 3D Universe|Vice City]] Midland and Mainland.
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*Parked at a driveway of the second easternmost house (next to the future [[Cartel Mansion|Cartel mansion]]), [[Cedar Grove]], Shoreside Vale.
   
=== GTA Liberty City Stories ===
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;GTA Vice City Stories
* Driven around [[Staunton Island]] and [[Shoreside Vale]].
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*Parked just north of where the [[Police (vehicle)|Police car]] is parked at the [[Downtown Police Station]].
* Parked at a driveway of the second easternmost house (next to the future [[Cartel Mansion|Cartel mansion]]), [[Cedar Grove]], Shoreside Vale.
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*Parked in the [[InterGlobal Films]] studio in [[Prawn Island]] (sometimes appears in place of the [[Deluxo]]).
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*Spawns in [[Ocean Drive]], along a row of parked cars in [[Ocean Beach]].
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*Parked by a mansion in [[Starfish Island]].
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*Behind the [[Malibu Club]] on the beach island.
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*Parked in front of the [[3321 Vice Point|hotel]] on the east side of [[Vice Point Mall]], [[Vice Point]].
   
=== GTA Vice City Stories ===
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;GTA V
* Parked just north of where the [[Police (vehicle)|Police car]] is parked at the [[Downtown Police Station]].
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*May be bought for [[Money|$]]1,000,000 (Offline) or $850,000 ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]]) from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]].
* Parked in the [[InterGlobal Films]] studio in [[Prawn Island]] (sometimes appears in place of the [[Deluxo]]).
 
* Spawns in [[Ocean Drive]], along a row of parked cars in [[Ocean Beach]].
 
* Parked by a mansion in [[Starfish Island]].
 
* Behind the [[Malibu Club]] on the beach island.
 
* Parked in front of the [[3321 Vice Point|hotel]] on the east side of [[Vice Point Mall]], [[Vice Point]].
 
   
=== Grand Theft Auto V ===
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;GTA Online
* May be bought for [[Money|$]]1,000,000 on www.legendarymotorsport.net.
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*Can sometimes be driven by the [[Sentinel XS Driver|aggressive driver]].
   
== Variants ==
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==Variants==
 
*[[Yakuza Stinger]]
 
*[[Yakuza Stinger]]
 
*During the mission "[[Grand Theft Auto (mission)|Grand Theft Auto]]" in ''GTA III'', [[Claude]] has to deliver a unique plum colored Stinger.{{Clear}}
 
*During the mission "[[Grand Theft Auto (mission)|Grand Theft Auto]]" in ''GTA III'', [[Claude]] has to deliver a unique plum colored Stinger.{{Clear}}
   
== See also ==
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==See also==
 
* [[Stinger Z29]], a sports car in GTA 1.
 
* [[Stinger Z29]], a sports car in GTA 1.
 
* [[Police Stinger]], a police car and fastest car in The Ballad of Gay Tony bearing no similarities with any earlier Stinger.
 
* [[Police Stinger]], a police car and fastest car in The Ballad of Gay Tony bearing no similarities with any earlier Stinger.
 
* [[Yakuza Stinger]], the Yakuza version of the Stinger in GTA III, GTA Advance and GTA Liberty City Stories.
 
* [[Yakuza Stinger]], the Yakuza version of the Stinger in GTA III, GTA Advance and GTA Liberty City Stories.
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* [[Stinger GT]], the grand tourer variant of the Stinger in GTA Online.
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* [[Coquette Classic]], the HD universe rendition of the GTA 1 and GTA 2 Stinger.
   
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==Navigation==
 
{{Navboxes
 
{{Navboxes
 
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[[Category:Sports Cars]]
 
[[Category:Sports Cars]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Grotti]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Grotti]]
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Online]]
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[[Category:Sports Classics]]

Latest revision as of 19:54, November 14, 2014

For the police car in The Ballad of Gay Tony, see Police Stinger. For the police equipment, see Spike Strip.

Stinger
Stinger-GTAV-Front
A Stinger in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view; top down)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Sports Classics
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door sports car
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto 1
Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Grotti (HD Universe)
Price $1,000,000 (Story Mode)
$850,000 (Hardtop Variant) (Online)
$871,000 (Topless Variant) (Online)
(Legendarymotorsport.net)
Variant(s) Stinger Z29
Yakuza Stinger
Asukamobile
Stinger GT
Related vehicle(s) Coquette Classic


"What a great car. Always wanted one of these."
— GTA Vice City Website.

The Grotti Stinger is a two-door sports car which originally debuted in the original Grand Theft Auto, and recurred in the form of different designs.

DescriptionEdit

DesignEdit

GTA 1 — GTA 2Edit

In GTA 1, the Stinger based on the 1968-1972 Chevrolet Corvette C3 (the name is a reference to the Corvette Stingray). In GTA 2 it's based on the 1963 Corvette Split-Window. It can only be found in the Industrial District of Anywhere City, and gives the ElectroFingers power-up when crushed.

GTA III — GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

In GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Stinger appears in hard-top and convertible form. The Stinger in both games is a cross resemblance between Porsche Boxster 986 and 2000–2007 Toyota MR2 Spyder. The front of the car and also the total shape also has a likeness to the Pontiac Solstice; this is certainly just coincidental, given that the Solstice was not revealed until 2004, 3 years after GTA III went on sale and 4 years after the game went into production.

In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, the Stinger resembles a 1968-1973 Ferrari Daytona Spyder, an apparent homage to Sonny Crockett's Ferrari Daytona Spyder replica and yet another reference to Miami Vice.

A working name given to the Stinger in Grand Theft Auto III is "Shark", as evidenced in the "official" website for Capital Autos [1].

GTA VEdit

"First manufactured in 1960, the Stinger quickly became a car synonymous with the hard-living Vinewood playboys of the silver screen. Literally hundreds of impressionable young starlets got drunkenly deflowered against their will on the hood of this beauty and then later ended up with a face through the windshield. $1 million buys you more than just a used car without power steering - it buys you a piece of history. The interior still reeks of bourbon and cigarettes."
Legendary Motorsport webpage

Now manufactured by Grotti in Grand Theft Auto V, the Stinger assumes the design of a classic grand tourer, rather than a modern sports car. The car's design is mostly based on the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder with design cues from the Intermeccanica Omega and the Intermeccanica Italia GT. Along with The High Life Update, this car is available for purchase with or without roof.

Performance Edit

2D Universe Edit

Both iterations handle great, respond well, and stick to the road.

3D Universe Edit

In GTA III, its performance is better than most vehicles, but is the least powerful of all the 2-door sports cars, with little tendency to drift. Its Yakuza variant, the Yakuza Stinger, handles better and is all-wheel-drive, as opposed to the stock cars, which are rear-drive.

In Vice City and Vice City Stories, the Stinger in Vice City is amongst the fastest and best handling cars in the game.  The Stinger's FWD drivetrain may be unusual for a high-end sports car, but it allows the car to be more stable during hard acceleration and turning than the RWD drivetrains in some other sports cars (especially in rainy conditions).  This attribute, along with the car's lack of understeer, makes the Stinger ideal for racing. The only flaw with the car occurs when one uses too much handbrake during turns, which will cause the Stinger to oversteer and overswing its rear end.

HD Universe Edit

In GTA V, the car boasts a relatively high speed and acceleration, on par with several sports coupés such as the Feltzer. Its 3.0L V8 engine is capable of delivering impressive top speed and acceleration. At high speeds however, oversteer is noticeable, and the car has the tendency to fishtail when turning, and on some occasions powerslide off the road. The vehicle's durability is average, as the car can sustain multiple head-on collisions before failing.


Acceleration

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

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

6 seconds

150mph

3.0 V8

Front engine,Rear-wheel drive

6

{{{Mass}}}

Notable OwnersEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The Stinger has received the second most changes out of any car in the GTA Series. The first one was the Sentinel, having a unique model in almost every game it appeared in.
  • The default radio stations of this Stinger are:
  • Aside from the fact the Stinger in GTA Vice City is based on Sonny Crockett's Ferrari from Miami Vice, several other references to the car from the TV show are present in the game:
    • Sonny Crockett used in the first season of the show a boat named Chris Craft Stinger 390x.
    • The Stinger shares its name with the Stinger Missile, which was used to blow up Crockett's Ferrari in season 3 of Miami Vice.
    • A Stinger is found parked outside the Downtown Police Station in Downtown Vice City, referencing the car's use on the cop show.
  • The Stinger, Z-TypeStallion, Furore GT, Panto and the Tour Bus are the only vehicles from the 2D Universe to appear in the HD Universe.

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

Even though the Stinger does not appear in GTA San Andreas, a beta model exists within San Andreas' coding. The model is the same as Vice City's, albeit the headlights are different.

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

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The yellow Stinger in a pre-release screenshot for GTA Liberty City Stories.

  • In the beta version of GTA Liberty City Stories, there was a yellow Stinger supposedly reserved for use by the Sicilian Mafia. Its was possibly going to be called the Sicilian Stinger. But then it turned into a normal silver/white Stinger for the final version. If this is the case, it is likely due to the already existing Yakuza Stinger.
  • In GTA: Liberty City Stories, if the player is armed with a Sub Machine Gun, the gun will stick out the front windscreen, even if the window is still intact.

GTA VEdit

  • In the GTA V mission Pack Man, a red Stinger can be seen on the Packer. However, unlike the other five cars, there is no corresponding mission to steal the Stinger, nor is it on the list seen inside Devin's garage. Nothing is known about why it is present, although it is possible Lamar Davis stole it as dialogue between him and Devin Weston indicates he is working for him or it was in the beta mission where the player has to steal Brucie Kibbutz's Stinger by luring him with a prostitute.
  • The convertible top can't be used in GTA V for unknown reasons.
    • For this reason, both the convertible top, and the topless variants, are bought separately in GTA Online.

LocationsEdit

GTA 1
GTA 2
GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA V
GTA Online

VariantsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Stinger Z29, a sports car in GTA 1.
  • Police Stinger, a police car and fastest car in The Ballad of Gay Tony bearing no similarities with any earlier Stinger.
  • Yakuza Stinger, the Yakuza version of the Stinger in GTA III, GTA Advance and GTA Liberty City Stories.
  • Stinger GT, the grand tourer variant of the Stinger in GTA Online.
  • Coquette Classic, the HD universe rendition of the GTA 1 and GTA 2 Stinger.

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