(Rear quarter view)
|Vehicle type||Civilian car|
|Body style||2-door coupé|
|Capacity||2 (driver and passenger)|
|Appearance(s)||Grand Theft Auto 2|
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
|Manufacturer||Truffade (HD Universe)|
|Price||$10,000,000 (Story Mode)|
- "Weather the new Great Depression with a car from the last Great Depression. When this rolled off the production line in 1937, minorities and women knew their place. It was the world's fastest automobile. Now it's the world's most expensive second-hand automobile. One of only 10 ever made, the Z-Type is a car you can really enjoy sitting in, surrounded by armed guards, too terrified to actually drive it anywhere."
- ―Legendarymotorsport.net description, GTA V.
The vehicle appears in the Downtown, Residential and Industrial Districts of Anywhere City in GTA 2, all driven by the Zaibatsu gangs. It gives a silenced machine gun when crushed. The Z-Type is inspired by the Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic.
Similarly to its appearance in GTA V, it has very characteristic handling, with a high top speed and excellent acceleration, however, it's very prone to tailspins and is merely difficult to control, however in the hands of an experienced driver, it can be a great getaway car, good for timed missions.
The 1937 Z-Type can be bought for $10,000,000 from Legendarymotorsport.net. According to Devin Weston, Franklin Clinton and Legendarymotorsport.net only 10 Z-Types were made - hence the high price tag. It is the most expensive road vehicle to appear in the GTA Series.
The vehicle is powered by a massive V12 engine, which is capable of powering the vehicle up to impressive top speeds. The car has a very characteristic handling that results in its ability to calmly accelerate and easily weave through light traffic. This gives the player the impression that it is a relatively easy car to drive, but it is also prone to sudden and unexpected spinouts upon cornering at any speed. Due to its poor weight distribution and soft suspension, it is prone to oversteer, and counter-steering is extremely difficult.
It reaches from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 6 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) which would have been the world record of a car's acceleration rate in 1937.
Devin Weston requests an all-black variant of this car in the mission Eye in the Sky. Trevor and Franklin are tasked with retrieving it from record producer Chad Mulligan who has hidden it so it can't be taken away from him in his divorce. This mission involves using an LSPD camera in a helicopter to identify and track Chad back to the lockup. Franklin on the ground then has to chase Chad as he tries to escape. This lead onto the use of a thermal camera to detect Chad in a parking garage. Once found Franklin takes the car and drives it to Los Santos International Airport where Devin is waiting. One of Devin's men then take the car somewhere else.
- Downtown District:
- Residential District:
- The Village
- Industrial District:
- House Of Guns (parked)
- Can be bought for $10,000,000 from Legendarymotorsport.net in story.
- Can be bought for $950,000 from the same website in GTA Online.
- If you park it in Trevor's Vespucci Beach parking spot with Franklin after obtaining it during "Eye In The Sky," get yourself killed, exit the mission and take a cab back to Vespucci Beach as fast as possible (still with Frank), it will most likely still be parked there, as long as you don't actively drive any other vehicle in the meantime.
- The default radio stations for the Z-Type are:
- A Zaibatsu member can be seen driving the Z-Type in the introduction scene at the Residential District, to run over a Redneck member.
- The Z-Type is the most expensive car in the series, its price being at $10 million.
- The Z-Type is one of the oldest cars in GTA V, along with the Hotknife, Duneloader, Rat-Loader, Roosevelt and the old Tractor.
- It is possible to buy more than 8 Z-Types even though Devin Weston and Legendarymotorsport.net claim that there are only 10 in existence, and two are already owned. Furthermore, the Zaibatsu Corporation is shown to use an entire fleet of Z-Types as gang cars in Grand Theft Auto 2, which is set in the same year as GTA V. Possible explanations include:
- The references in GTA V to only ten being made simply refer to the first-generation model and the Zaibatsu-owned Z-Types are of a newer, mass-produced generation.
- The Z-Types belonging to Zaibatsu are an entirely different car that share their name with the original luxury coupe.
- The Z-Types used by Zaibatsu are named for the company they are associated with (the "Z" standing for "Zaibatsu") and the similarities in name with the original Z-Type are coincidental.
- The history and number of Z-Types made changed during the vehicle's transition from the 2D Universe to the HD Universe.
- Aside from service and emergency vehicles, the Z-Type, Stallion, Stinger, Panto, Tour Bus, and Furore GT are the only vehicles from the 2D Universe to reappear in the HD Universe.
- Along with several other vehicles, this vehicle has no reverse lights.
- Although strangely enough, the Z-Type has 2 extra tail lights in the back, and if inspected closely, they are orange in color, indicating that they are directional indicators.
- When at top speed, the Z-Type can slowly outrun most of the super cars.
- If given the right paint job (and possibly the right crew emblem) from Los Santos Customs, it will resemble the Zaibatsu Z-Type from GTA 2.
- The mostly likely reason for its relatively cheap price in GTA Online compared to its story mode price is that it is quite hard for the player to get $10 million without playing extremely hard, or mods, cheats or glitches, or even having to pay vast sums of real money in order to obtain such an amount.
- In GTA V, the Z-Type shares the same engine sound as the Hotknife and Dominator but is deeper in pitch.
- In the enhanced version of GTA V, there's a picture of the Z-Type showing white-wall tires turned the other way. These tires are not currently featured in the present version of the game, so this may be a new feature to the car.