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For the mission in GTA III, see Turismo (mission). For the race in GTA Vice City Stories, see Turismo (race).
Turismo
Turismo GTA IV
A Turismo in GTA IV
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door sports car
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
Manufacturer Grotti (HD Universe)


The Grotti Turismo is a supercar featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, appearing in different forms in each game.

Design

GTA San Andreas

The Turismo debuted in GTA San Andreas, where it is mostly based on the Ferrari F40 with a modified spoiler and sloped, square tailights. The spoiler bears a striking resemblance to the one seen on the 1971 Dodge Daytona prototype, albeit shorter and more rounded. The front fascia resembles the Ferrari F512M.

The car is also similar to the Super GT.


GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

The Grotti Turismo in GTA IV is based heavily on the Ferrari 360, and to a lesser extent, the
Turismo badges
Ferrari F430. The front fascia also heavily resembles the Mclaren MP4-12C, although the resemblance is coincidental as the 12C was only an idea when GTA IV was developed. The rear fascia however, consists of a sleek taillight-radiator cluster, with four-sided taillights, as opposed to the 360's circular lights. The rims, which resemble three-piece OZ Racing Superleggera rims, are installed over cross-drilled brake rotors. The Turismo also lacks an external rod antenna.

The Turismo's interior features two bucket sport seats and full leather appointments finished in classic Ferrari tan. The car also features a fully-carpeted boot in front of the cabin with ample space for luggage, which is revealed after significantly damaging the front of the car.

There are two aesthetic variants, one with flat slatted grilles and another with scooped intakes, both located on the rear fenders. All Turismos in GTA IV come with horn alarms, but the one at Mikhail Faustin's house will not trigger when Niko opens the door, because it is unlocked. However, if you damage the car in any way the alarm will go off regardless of whether you're in the car or not. On the Auto Eroticar website a unique Turismo with a spoiler is shown.

The Turismo in GTA Chinatown Wars retains the GTA IV look, with a few cues from the Corvette C6. A billboard at the Auto Merchant further supports the fact of the Turismo resembling the GTA IV rendition. The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition also bears a resemblance to the Coquette.

Performance

GTA San Andreas

Although the F40 is rear wheel drive, the Turismo is 4-wheel-drive. Regardless, it is one of the fastest and best handling cars in the game, second only to the Infernus. The handling has a little bit understeer but still acceptable. Power distribution has a balance between smooth and rough, making it fun to drive while still being controllable. The engine in the Turismo in GTA San Andreas could very well be a Flat Plane Twin Turbo V8, just like the F40, because it sounds and performs just like it. The Turismo is also suitable for off-roading due to its 4 wheel drivetrain.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

According to Autoeroticar.com, the car's engine in GTA IV is a high-revving 4.0L Quad Cam V8 fitted to 5 speed manual transmission. Unlike the real-life 360 which was fitted with 3.6L Tipo F131-engined V8. It is the second fastest car in the game according to the game files, it has a maximum speed of 263 mph (426 km/h), it's the second fastest car in the game being slightly faster then the Coquette but slower then the Comet.

Handling of the car is acceptable due to the Turismo's good brakes, but the car is susceptible to burnouts during cornering due to excess torque and it's rear wheel drive; this trait is not evident in the GTA Chinatown Wars rendition. Thanks to its mid engine layout, the car can turn corners sharply. It is one of the easiest supercars to drive in the game. The mid engine layout also means that it is shielded from frontal impacts and mildly shielded from rear impacts making it a very durable car. The car is also very easy to find in GTA IV (See Locations below). In GTA Chinatown Wars, the Italian Mafia drives a slightly different version of the Turismo as one of their gang cars. It is only found in black, and has square headlights that resemble the Coquette. Performance remains unchanged.

Overall, due to it's durability, speed and handling it is well suited for all purposes. Just keep in mind that it doesn't do a good job of absorbing bullets but you are still shielded from the rear.

Overview

Acceleration

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

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

4.68 Seconds

120mph (193km/h)

4.0L Quad Cam V8

n/a

5 Speed Manual

1500kg

Variants

In GTA IV, a Turismo is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts, with a uniquely metallic beige body color. As a new Turismo will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to S&M Auto Sales, the player can save one at their safehouse before delivering another. Stevie will pay up to $36,300 for it, if the car is in pristine condition.

In GTA Chinatown Wars, a second distinct variant of the Turismo exists as a gang car for the "Mob". Available only in black, the "Mob" Turismo is more alike a Coquette in body design; in other aspects, the "Mob" variant stack up evenly with the regular Turismo in terms of performance.

Modifications (GTA San Andreas)

Colors:

  • Car Color 1 ($150)

Nitro:

  • 2x Nitrous ($200)
  • 5x Nitrous ($500)
  • 10x Nitrous ($1000)

Wheels:

  • Import ($820)
  • Atomic ($770)
  • Ahab ($1000)
  • Virtual ($620)
  • Acess ($1140)
  • Off Road Wheel ($1000)
  • Mega ($1030)
  • Grove ($1230)
  • Twist ($1200)
  • Wires ($1560)

Hydraulics ($1500)

  • The Transfender in Las Venturas charges 20% more for every modification except colors.

Locations

GTA San Andreas

  • Importable from Easter Basin (San Fierro) after completing export lists, only on Monday. Import cost: $76,000.
  • Commonly spawned at night along The Strip, Las Venturas, especially if driving another fast sports car.
  • In the Las Venturas Freight Depot Race Tournaments, choosing the Las Venturas Ringroad race will provide you a Turismo. Park it in a garage and abandon the race. When you return to your garage, the car will still be there.

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City

GTA Chinatown Wars

  • Is common through most parts of the city, especially Northern Algonquin.
  • Parked in a driveway of a house in Beachgate, Broker, where a Resolution X may also spawn in front of.
  • Available from the Auto Merchant for $700.

Trivia

  • At Zero RC in Garcia, San Fierro, there are boxes of a model car based on the Turismo but called the "Tourismo", a common misspelling of Turismo.
  • "Turismo" is Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese for Tourism or, in automotive language, a tourer.
  • The GTA San Andreas rendition of the Turismo is unique for having one exhaust pipe in the middle.
  • Upon delivery of all thirty cars for Stevie in GTA IV, (whereupon he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic), the Turismo may fetch the player $11,000, one of the highest payments from Stevie.
  • The Metallic Bronze Turismo stolen by Niko for Stevie was owned by Bryce Dawkins without knowledge.
  • The default radio stations for the Turismo are:
  • The Turismo in GTA IV has no front turning lights.
  • At $130,995, the Turismo is the second most expensive car in GTA IV. The first being the Infernus at $150,000 and the third being the Super GT at $110,000.
  • The Turismo is also the most expensive car on the Autoeroticar website.
    Turismo-GTASA-rear

    Rear-quarter view of the Turismo in GTA San Andreas.

  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, when Luis Lopez calls Henrique Bardas for a Turismo, Luis will pronounce the car as /tu-ri-mo/.
  • A car resembling a Ferrari F40 has been spotted in a GTA V screenshot, hinting that the Turismo may reappear in its San Andreas form.
  • The Turismo in the GTA 4 era has air-scoop variations on the rear fenders.
  • In GTA CTW, the Turismos headlights resemble that of a Coquette.
  • While playing GTA IV, you can sometimes see people trying to fix their damaged Turismo (smoke coming out of the engine), but while the engine is in the back of the car, they have the front boot open instead.
  • In the BETA version of GTA IV, the Turismo had different rims and had a small spoiler on the rear.

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