(Rear quarter view)
|Vehicle type||Civilian car|
|Body style||2-door hardtop/convertible|
|Capacity||2 (driver and passenger)|
|Appearance(s)||GTA San Andreas|
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
|Manufacturer||Declasse (HD Universe)|
In GTA San Andreas the Tornado assumes the design of a 1958 Chevrolet Impala but without the features of dual headlights.
In GTA V, The Tornado still resembles a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in its front end and overall shape, but the years of the ends have been swapped; the front end now has the '58 Bel Air design and the rear now has the 1957 Bel Air design. New features include a bumper similar to a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado, dual headlights(with black surrounds like the '57) and 1957 Bel Air style rear wings and trunk. Other than the dual headlights, and '57 Chevy bel Air rear, it resembles its predecessor.
GTA San Andreas
Having only two doors, the Tornado is only designed to carry two occupants. The car does make up for this with its above average top speed and acceleration, as well as its generally stable cornering (even with its long wheelbase that is supposed to hamper the car's maneuverability). Braking, however, isn't so great. The Tornado is also quite durable and can take a good bit of road damage/gunfire before exploding. Although it doesn't appear to have a visible fuel cap, it will explode when the license plate is shot.
The Tornado is again quite durable and handles relatively similiar to it's SA counterpart. One disadvanatge of this car is that it perfroms horrible while driving up hills. It again does not have a visible fuel cap, but it will explode if the front engine is shot enough or if its hit from a high enough impact (rolling down a steep hill and directly hitting the ground with sensitive spots may result in an instant explosion). The beater models commonly found in Blaine County tend to have a delayed engine ignition, which could become a problem in the event of a situation that requires a quick getaway.
GTA San Andreas
|Paint Jobs||Paintjob 1||$ 500|
|Paintjob 2||$ 500|
|Paintjob 3||$ 500|
|Colors||Car Color 1||$ 150|
|Car Color 2||$ 150|
|Exhausts||Chromer Exhaust||$ 1000|
|Slamin Exhaust||$ 1500|
|Front Bumper||Chromer Bumper||$ 1040|
|Slamin Bumper||$ 1200|
|Rear Bumper||Chromer Bumper||$ 940|
|Slamin Bumper||$ 1100|
|Side Skirts||Chrome Strips||$ 800|
|Car Stereo||Bass Boost||$ 100|
|Nitro||2x Nitrous||$ 200|
|5x Nitrous||$ 500|
|10x Nitrous||$ 1000|
- Los Santos Customs
GTA San Andreas
- Spawns mostly around Los Santos Vagos teritories.
- Spawns more often when the beater/junk car traffic cheat is activated.
- Usually seen in South Los Santos and Blaine County.
- Usually found in dock areas of Los Santos.
- Commonly driven by Rednecks in and around Sandy Shores.
- Can be sometimes found driving around Rockford Hills near Michael's House.
- At the Domestic Japanese European Garage, south from nearby Vinewood Police Station, central Vinewood.
- Modified yellow variants are driven by the Vagos in Rancho, and can be found parked in the parking lot at Rancho Projects.
- Modified purple variants can sometimes be seen driving on the Grove Street cul-de-sac by a Ballas gang member.
- They can also sometimes be parked in the same area.
- Modified green variants can be found on Forum Drive, parked, or being driven. Franklin can steal them and not get shot at as opposed to if the player tried to take a Ballas or Vagos variant. This is an easy way to get the Tornado for Delivering the Truth.
- Spawns in front of a machine workshop on Elgin Avenue in Hawick.
- There are several unique variants of the Tornado in Grand Theft Auto V:
- A convertible mariachi beater version can be seen during mission The Civil Border Patrol, with sombreros and guitars on the back seat. It can be stolen after stunning its owners, required to obtain the gold medal in the mission. This version cannot be modified at Los Santos Customs but can be repaired. It is also very rare to find it out of the mission.
- There is a unique blue and black two-tone variant that comes with several modifications already installed, such as EMS and transmission upgrades, limo tinted glasses and racing suspension. This variant, along with similarly modified models of the Buccaneer, Peyote and Manana, can be found parked in a bus junkyard at the far southeast corner of Los Santos's urban area, most often at night.
- There are unique modified Tornados belonging to the Los Santos Vagos, Families and Ballas gangs, in both hard and softtop versions. These gang variants feature upgraded performance parts, chrome hood lines, rear wheel well covers, extra side trim, side exit exhausts, tinted windows and aftermarket rims. The gangs will open fire on the player if he is spotted stealing one of their cars. These can also occasioanlly be found in the bus junkyard mentioned above.
- The Tornado is the lowest vehicle in the game and only lowrider and/or car capable of dragging. Dropping its rear end on the ground produces a continuous stream of sparks like a minitruck. This trick can be executed through the aid of hydraulics by nose up with right analog stick (PS2). The scraping can be done by pressing the Num 8 button or by pressing H, then the Num 2 button (PC).
- The default radio station for the Tornado are
- In Grand Theft Auto IV, the GTA V Tornado can be seen in a picture in the back room of The Triangle Club in the borough of Bohan.
- In GTA San Andreas, the car serves as one of several gang vehicles of the Los Santos Vagos. The Tornado makes a return as a gang vehicle for the Vagos, the Ballas and The Families in GTA V.
- The Tornado is one of the vehicles that the Epsilon Program request Michael De Santa acquire for them ("Assuming the Truth").
- In GTA V, the Tornado has an interior design similar to that of a 70s car, which is a major anachronistic error, as the car itself is a late 50s model. However, this interior design is shared with many older vehicles, such as the Regina and the Monroe, so was likley used in the same fashion to save storage space.
- When taking over all turfs occupied by the Los Santos Vagos, acquiring a Tornado would be hard as it rarely appears or won't actually appear again.
- In Grand Theft Auto V, the Tornado bears a striking resemblance to the Plymouth Fury from the movie Christine, you can make it even more reminiscent by adding a white roof, opaque wheels and custom tires.
- The softtop gang variants of the Tornado are currently the most expensive vehicles that can be stolen and sold to Los Santos Customs in GTA Online, netting the player $12,575 in mint condition. The hardtop variants, however, will only pay out $8,050.
- In the mission The Third Way, after kidnapping Devin Weston from his house, Trevor takes him to the meeting place in Weston's vintage Tornado.
- Interestingly, the mariachi variant can be used in GTA Online races, albeit it is considered an Off-Road vehicle despite having no performance difference among other versions that would imply it is an Off-Road vehicle.
- In GTA V, attempting to add chrome on the roof of the convertible version will color it black.
- Also in GTA V, it can be further modified to resemble a 1957 Bel Air with hood ornaments and fender skirts.