Various other clues hint that Vulcar is based on the Swedish Manufacturer, as in GTA V a random pedestrian can sometimes be heard talking on a cell phone about "How safe Vulcars are", which may be a reference to well-known Volvo safety standards. Its high safety standards are alluded to further on the in-game Southernsanandreassuperautos.com website: "Reputed as the safest car ever made, (...) has been the choice for really terrible drivers for 20 years", which states that its closest counterpart in age is the Volvo 850. The font used in their branding is also similar to that of Volvo.
Their name appears to be a play-on of "vulgar", (meaning gross and inappropriate) and "car". This could be another reference to Volvo as their name is similar to the word "Vulva", the outer part of the female genitalia.
Vehicles in HD Universe
|Vehicle||Style||Based On (HD Universe)||Notes|
|Ingot||Station Wagon|| Volvo V70, Volvo 850|
|Warrener||4-door Sedan|| 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R (KPGC10) (front and rear ends)|
Volvo 144 (chassis)
|Appeared in the I'm not a Hipster DLC Update for GTA V|
- Vulcar was originally thought to be the in-game variant of Volkswagen, as the Ingot also had similarities to the VW Passat B4 Wagon, but BF seems to have taken the Volkswagen role.
- Vulcar is also the name of a fictional volcanic planet located within the Vulcar system of the Mid Rim in Star Wars. Volvo's emblem also boasts a planet symbol, Mars.
- The Warrener takes up slight resemblance to a Volvo 240, despite its description implying that the Warrener has a Swedish style to it, though the Warrener overall resembles as the 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R.
- The Liberator is erroneously listed as being manufactured by Vulcar in some pre-race menus, when it is actually a Vapid. This error was fixed in subsequent updates.
- In the old Bradygames guide for GTA V, the company's name is misspelled as "Vulcan." The new guide spells the name correctly.
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