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A Yakuza Stinger in GTA III (Rear quarter view).

The Yakuza Stinger is the Yakuza customized gang car. The car appears in the three Liberty City based games: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance (as the Yakuza) and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Prior to the release of GTA III, the car was also known as the "Yakuza"; this name remains in use on the official Rockstar North website.

Description

The Yakuza Stinger is a variant of the Stinger, sporting a red and white paintjob in both GTA III GTA Liberty City Stories (a red and baby blue paintjob in the beta version) as well as an additional spoiler. It also appears only in hardtop form, as opposed to some Stingers, which are depicted as rag-top convertibles with or without a top up. It was possibly resembling Porsche Boxster S due to raised performance.

In GTA Advance, the Yakuza Stinger can appear with three paintjobs - a red and white one, a yellow and red one, and a blue and green one. It has also a different engine sound than in the other three Liberty City related games.

Performance of the Yakuza Stinger in GTA III is equivalent to the Stinger's, if not better. Its speed is considerably moderate by sports car standards, coupled with stable handling and good grip. The Yakuza Stinger is also all-wheel-drive, in comparison to a conventional Stinger, which is rear-wheel-drive. The Yakuza Stinger is thus less prone to tailspins than the Stinger, which is ideal for street racing. In GTA Liberty City Stories, its performance is slightly upgraded with much better acceleration and top speed, making it one of the fastest cars in LCS along with Infernus and Cheetah. Compared to other sports cars, the Yakuza Stinger is exceptionally durable and can take more damage before destroyed.

Asuka's Yakuza

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The Asukamobile in GTA Advance.

In Grand Theft Auto Advance the player can receive Asuka Kasen's Yakuza (dubbed the "Asukamobile") in the mission Down The River. To get the car you need to complete the mission with at least 19 Mafia thugs. The car has an unique metallic blue color, and it handles much better than the normal Yakuza. It is the second fastest vehicle in the game along with the FBI Car, their maximum speed is 187 MPH. If the player gets the car to Pay 'n' Spray it will lose it's unique color. It also should be noted that it's impossible to store the vehicle until the end of the game, since the player can't use garages to store vehicles.

Trivia

  • The GTA III rendition has the same engine sound as the Sentinel and the Police, which is odd for a sports car.
  • In Grand Theft Auto Advance music played in this it Numb - "How It's Done" from KREZ, Grand Theft Auto 2.
  • It's strange that in GTA III the car is only turbocharged, but in GTA Liberty City stories it is supercharged, despite Liberty City Stories passing in 1998 and III in 2001.

Locations

GTA III

  • In Asuka Kasen's condo parking lot in Newport, Staunton Island. There will be 2 of them; one near the entrance to the porch, another near the main entrance of the building.
  • Car park of the AMCo. building in Torrington, Staunton Island
  • Kenji's Casino in Torrington, Staunton Island (sometimes locked)
  • Staunton Plaza in Fort Staunton, Staunton Island (after Grand Theft Aero). There will be 3 Yakuza Stingers, 2 in front of the 2nd building that houses a health and armor pickup, and another near the lift.
  • The vehicle also spawns anywhere in Torrington, be careful by jacking the cars because, like other gang members, if another Yakuza Stinger is nearby, he will pursue you and crash in your car, and Yakuza members will/may shoot at you.

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