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Tornado
DeclasseTornado-Front-GTAV
A Tornado in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle class (GTA V) Sports Classics
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)
Related vehicle(s) Voodoo

The Declasse Tornado is a two-door vehicle featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V.

Design

3D Universe

In GTA San Andreas the Tornado assumes the design of a 1958 Chevrolet Impala but without the features of dual headlights.

HD Universe

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.

Performance

GTA San Andreas

Tornado,Declasse

Engine close-up.

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.

GTA V

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.

Modifications

GTA San Andreas

Upgrades are available in the Loco Low Co. garage in Willowfield, Los Santos:

Type Upgrades Cost
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
Wheels Classic $ 1620
Dollar $ 1560
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Trance $ 1350
Cutter $ 1030
Rimshine $ 980
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000

GTA V

Locations

GTA San Andreas

  • Spawns mostly around Los Santos Vagos teritories.
  • Spawns more often when the beater/junk car traffic cheat is activated.

GTA V

Unique Variants

  • There are several unique variants of the Tornado in Grand Theft Auto V:
    • Tornado-GTAV-Front-Mariachi

      The mariachi variant of the Tornado in GTA V (Rear quarter view).

      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.

Notable Owners

Gallery

Trivia

  • 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 the only difference being that it has double headlights (much like the '58 Bel Air).
  • 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 and the Ballas 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.
  • 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

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