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Claude meeting with El Burro.
Game: Grand Theft Auto III
For: El Burro
Location: Hepburn Heights, Portland Island, Liberty City
Target: Win the race
Unlocks: I Scream, You Scream
Unlocked by: Van Heist
For the vehicle of the same name from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV, see Turismo, or for the race in GTA Vice City Stories, see Turismo (race).
"You're new in Liberty, but already you are gaining a reputation on the streets."
―El Burro.

Turismo is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III given to protagonist Claude by Diablos leader El Burro from a payphone in the Hepburn Heights area of Portland Island, Liberty City. The mission becomes available after completing Van Heist for Joey Leone. If the player has completed Big'n'Veiny prior, this mission becomes the only repeatable mission the player will receive in the game, since even if the player has passed the final mission "The Exchange", if you go back to Portland the phone will still ring and if you answer you trigger the mission "Turismo".


Claude answers a payphone in Hepburn Heights. El Burro, the leader of the Diablos, introduces himself and says that Claude has already gotten a reputation in Liberty City. El Burro informs Claude of a street race about to take place in Chinatown, near the Callahan Bridge. El Burro wants Claude to prove his worth. Claude enters and wins the race after going through all eighteen checkpoints.

While the player can attempt this mission at any point during the game after the completion of Van Heist, it is easier to complete before Asuka's mission Sayonara Salvatore. This is because, the race goes through the Saint Mark's area twice, and in this area, members of the Leone Family armed with shotguns will shoot at Claude on sight. Only two or three shots from a shotgun are required to destroy a car, so the player will have to quickly find a replacement vehicle to continue the race, while still avoiding the Leone Family's gunfire.

If the players car is destroyed at any point during the mission, the player will need to find another car to continue the race with, as the mission will only end in faliure if Claude dies, or if he loses the race. Furthermore finding a car during the race that is fast enough to win will be tricky as fast cars are a rarity in Portland. However, just around the corner from the payphone, a Banshee is spawned in a showroom.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get a fast car and get to the starting grid
  • Win the race


The reward for completing the mission is $10,000 and the unlocking of El Burro's second mission: I Scream, You Scream.

Video walkthroughs

iPad Version
GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 23 - Turismo03:55

GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 23 - Turismo

PC Version
GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 23 - Turismo (HD)03:32

GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 23 - Turismo (HD)


  • Before driving to the starting line, the three Cheetahs are completely invincible and don't show any damage at all. After starting the race they turn to normal.
  • When approaching the starting grid, if the player crashes into one of the Cheetahs, the race countdown is skipped and replaced with the message "3, 2, 1, GO! GO! GO!". The race is immediately started. This can be used to the player's advantage: If the player gains speed while driving towards the starting line and scrapes against a racer's car, they can get a head start and easily win the race.

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