The Arachnid is a car featured in Grand Theft Auto 2.
The car is a two-door softtop coupe or convertible, more or less appearing as a mid-range two-door more suited for casual driving rather than for speedy travel. Bearing "Spider" as its internal name, the Arachnid's name is a play of "spider" or "spyder", alternate terms for a convertible roadster; "arachnid" is actually an umbrella term for joint-legged invertebrate animals that includes spiders. The car's has no clear source of inspiration, although it is speculated to be based on a 1958 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider. It is named after the Alfa Romeo Spider, which is a variant of the GTV.
In terms of performance, the Arachnid is a good starter vehicle primarily suited for travel from point A to point B (in fact, the car is offered to the player as they begin at the Residential District's Jesus Saves), but is not practical for chases or timed missions. The car possesses a relatively average top speed, although the car accelerates, steers and brakes better.
The Arachnid the player starts out with in the Residential District has incredible strength, as it can push even the heaviest vehicles.
- The Arachnid is typically found in the Residential and Industrial Districts of Anywhere City.
- The "strong" Arachnid is given to the player when starts out with in the Residential District.
When crushed, the car gives the player: