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Vigero
Vigero-GTA4-front
The Vigero in GTA IV
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door muscle car
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) GTA IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer Declasse (GTA IV)

The Declasse Vigero is a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

Design

The Vigero essentially resembles a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro with the rear and front fascia taking cues from the 1970 or 1971
Vigero badges
Plymouth Barracuda. It resembles the Camaro in the front bumper, wheel wells, and boxy rear, but it replaces the heavily creased lines with softer ones and a less pointed grill. The double headlight design may be derived from numerous cars, but it seems to emulate the first generation Pontiac Firebird All Vigeros bear cowl induction hoods and "Super Sport" upholstery with badging on the sides, which is further evidence the car is based on a Camaro. The rear and front fenders feature "VL1" badging, clearly imitating Chevrolet's "ZL1" engine model. Interestingly, it also features front fender mirrors, a design mostly found on Japanese cars in the 60's and 70's.

The Vigero may also appear in "beater" form, in which it has a ratty, ripped up interior, missing or broken windows, rotted weatherstripping and trim sealed with duct tape, faded or rusting exterior, differently colored quarter panels, missing or dented quarter panels and dented doors, rusted bumpers (that may sometimes be dangling by one connector) and an engine that backfires. The tires may also wobble and shake while driving due to loose lugnuts, bent rims, or other worn parts. The exhaust fumes are black, indicating that the car burns oil due to bad seals and gaskets. The beater Vigero also has only two functioning headlights (which sometimes sag out of their fittings), the other two are broken or completely missing. This rusty form of Vigero is also used as one of the package delivery cars in Little Jacob's Drug Deliveries. The beater variants also feature interior designs copied from that of the Dukes (due to the Imponte inscriptions on the seats), as opposed to the regular Vigero's own design. All Vigeros, including the beater versions, come with anti-theft alarms, but the beater alarms sound heavily worn and out of tune.

In GTA V, the Vigero appears almost identically to it's GTA IV iteration.

Performance

Like most muscle cars, the Vigero's engine is very powerful. Unfortunately, the Vigero's small tires and heavy metal body hinder the launch and handling of the car. However, the Vigero stays much flatter through the corners than the Sabre GT and Dukes, due to its smaller size, and is less prone to fishtailing than the Sabre GT. Like other beaters in the game, the beater variant of the Vigero suffers from degraded performance. Acceleration is poor, reaching 60 mph in 9.4 seconds, compared to 6.8 seconds for the regular version. Strangely, the top speed of both Vigero variants is the same, at a decent 156 mph (253 kmh).

It is unknown how the Vigero performs in GTA V yet.

Trivia

  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, the default radio station in the Vigero is Liberty Rock Radio 97.8.
  • The beater variant has a unique, distorted, horn not found on the other beaters.
  • Vigero isn't actually a word (interestingly similar to the Chevrolet Camaro). The closest word was Vigoro, which is (as defined) an Australian women's sport using paddles similar to cricket bats. This is most certainly just a coincidence.
  • Another, more likely, possibility, is that it is based on the famous phrase heard by bull tamers, "Vigero! Vigero!". It could also be from a song which contains "Vigero" in the chorus.

Locations

Standard Variant

GTA IV

Beater Variant

Grand Theft Auto V

  • TBA

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