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For the modern counterpart, see Blista.
"Imports? They'll be the death of this country."
―GTA Vice City Website
"Looks can deceive. The Blista's a small, ugly hatchback, but it's got something special under the hood - a V6 front wheel drive to be precise. Drive it round the city, try not to crash, and don't expect to meet the love of your life... unless they're really faded. Exclusive content for returning players." description.

The Blista Compact is a recurring 2-door sports hatchback available in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (In the latter simply being named the Blista), as well as in the enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online where it is manufactured by Dinka.


The Blista Compact is a common car in the games it appears in, and is generally considered to be a sports compact car, particularly useful for quick getaways and general evasive purposes. Its above-average speed, acceleration and handling make it a useful car in almost any situation. It features front wheel drive system. Due to the front wheel drive system, if a player modifies the vehicles torque output via the handling the car can suffer from severe under steer.

3D Universe

Unlike many other vehicles, the Blista Compact's design has remained almost exactly the same in all its appearances, apart from different engines and minor cosmetic differences.

Like its design influence, the first generation Honda CR-X, the Blista Compact sports a hatchback design and a very small curb weight; in fact, the Blista Compact is easily the smallest and lightest passenger car in GTA Vice City. The car has a two-tone paint job in GTA Vice City, with an always-black bottom half, but in later games was remodeled to feature a variety of colors in all-over and two-tone style. Also, in Vice City it does have marking on left side of the trunk, but letters are in too low quality to be readable

HD Universe

In GTA IV, the car stays true to the Honda CR-X but has a greater poly build making the car more realistic. The car may spawn with additional parts such as a spoiler and twin exhaust, making it resemble the CR-X SiR. The GTA Chinatown Wars version resembles a 1982-1989 Mitsubishi Starion.

The Blista Compact becomes the second lightest car in GTA IV, the Uranus being the lightest. The Blista Compact may spawn with any combination of optional extras, including a spoiler (body colored or matte black), sunroof, side skirts, twin exhaust tips, or a body colored windshield banner. It may also say Hyper Dynamic Sports Blista on side if some of the optional extras are on it.

This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.

The car re-appears in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC version of GTA V, with the same design as the GTA IV Blista Compact. It has two variants with minor differences; one with foglights and a glass sunroof, and one with a metal sunroof and no foglights. There is also a unique variant, the Go Go Monkey Blista.

Current Design Gallery



3D Universe

Since its introduction in GTA Vice City, the Blista Compact has usually been an impressive small tuner car, capable of outrunning more rare and more expensive performance cars. In GTA Vice City Stories, however, the Blista Compact is slightly heavier, and suffers from moderate oversteer, but retains its decent top speed and acceleration. Blista Compacts all use front wheel drive, except in GTA Vice City Stories. This could be due to the fact that it is based on a 1984 model in GTA Vice City Stories, rather than a 1986 model. In GTA San Andreas, the Blista Compact is turbocharged, as evidenced by its engine sound characteristics.

HD Universe

It is powered by a high revving, twin cam 1.4L four-cylinder engine in an FF drivetrain layout, giving it a top speed of 150 mph (241 km/h). This makes the Blista Compact the seventh-fastest car in GTA IV. The smooth 5-speed transmission and light weight (weighing as much as an Air Tug at 1400 kg, but being beaten out by the Uranus) means it accelerates from 0–100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, tying it with the Cognoscenti.

The stiff suspension gives it taut handling, and paired with the fast acceleration and top speed. Braking is relatively good, partly due to its light weight, but ABS is unavailable due to its age. Its turning radius is 35 degrees.

Due to its small wheels, stiff suspension, and light body construction, the ride is that of which you'd expect in a sports car. It is very firm but still somewhat settled, but is somewhat unstable as it can roll over from obstructions easily. The body is relatively resistant to collisions, and for its size and age the engine is durable, however it still cannot sustain much gunfire or collisions before the engine dies out or catches fire.

All in all, the Blista Compact is one of the best two door vehicles in the game due to its performance and accessibility. It is also very easy to park due to its high maneuverability, and can spin around with one rear wheel in place, while in reverse, and is able to execute the Spin and Go maneuver.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
(Capacity + Layout + Fuel)
Number + Type
(Kg / lb)

(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.)

n/a 150 / 241

1.4 Liter
V6 (GTA V)




(i.e. recorded on In-game speedometer.)

7.4 Seconds 85 / 136

FF Twin-Cam Inline-4



Mass cannot be observed.

Go Go Monkey Blista

This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.

The enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V features a unique Blista compact with a Go Go Space Monkey livery, exclusively for players returning from PS3/Xbox 360.


Despite having a different name and livery, it shares the same design as the normal Blista Compact.


Despite having a different name and paintjob, it shares the same performance as the normal Blista Compact.


To unlock the Go Go Monkey Blista, the following steps must be completed:

  • Photograph all fifty Monkey Mosaics found around the map.
  • Go to the random event which will be unlocked in the alley directly north of the Los Santos Customs in Burton. The artist responsible for the Monkey Mosaics will be spray painting another mosaic:
  • He will begin running away; the player needs to photograph him before he is out of sight.
  • The player will receive a text saying that the Go Go Monkey Blista is now available in the player's garage property.
  • It will now be selectable from the Special Vehicles menu in the garage property.



Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Blista Compact can only be modified in a TransFender garage.

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Car Color 2 (64 different colors) $ 150
Hood Race $ 220
Vents Oval Hood Vent $ 150
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Roof Roof Scoop $ 80
Spoilers Win $ 550
Drag $ 200
Fury $ 350
Alpha $ 250
Side skirts Side Skirt $ 500
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

 Grand Theft Auto V

  • Stock options and performance upgrades (brakes, suspension, etc.) excluded
Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Exhaust Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $750
Big Bore Exhaust $899 $1800
Race Exhaust $1499 $3000
Hood Carbon Hood $325 $650
Vented Hood $750 $1500
Roll Cage Roll Cage & Chassis Upgrade $550 $1100
Roof Sunstrip $350 $700
Skirts Custom Skirts $415 $830
Spoiler Low Level Tuner $275 $550
Color Coded Wing $350 $700
Tuner Wing $525 $1050

Notable Owners

  • Jimmy used to own a silver Blista Compact in GTA IV until it was stolen by Niko for Vlad in the mission Clean Getaway.
  • Jeff gives Niko the keys to a Blista Compact (with his dead wife's body laying in the rear seat) in his second random encounter. Jeff tells Niko to dump it in the Humboldt River.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • A Blista Compact can be found in Rockstar North's Manhunt.
  • The GTA Vice City rendition has the same engine sound as the Taxi. The GTA Vice City Stories rendition has the same engine sound as the Sentinel, while the GTA San Andreas rendition shares its engine sound with the Majestic, Tahoma, and Feltzer.
  • The default radio stations for the Blista Compact are:
  • An early magazine scan of Vice City shows a beta Blista with a manufacturer badge that has a strong resemblance to the Chrysler Pentastar logo.
  • An early screenshot of Vice City Stories of Victor Vance on an unnamed, beta motorcycle shows a Blista with the 'GPX' name on it's rear. It's possible that it may have had it's original design from Vice City's beta.
  • A vehicle that is loosely based on Blista Compact appears in Bully.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • In GTA IV, half-built Blista Compacts appear as wrecked and undrivable props in a few garages, such as Brucie's Garage, Stevie's Garage, and inside an Auto workshop just north of the Sprunk warehouse in Industrial, Bohan. They can also be found in junkyards and other abandoned places around Liberty City.
  • There is a glitch present with the Blista Compact, where you cannot shoot through the back hatch glass to kill the driver or passenger.
  • The Blista Compact is one of four cars in GTA IV to be referred to by name, as a "silver Blista" during Clean Getaway. The other 3 being the "shitty beige Willard" from "It's Your Call," Gracie Ancelotti's pink Feltzer and the Romero used in "Undertaker."
    • Similarly, two other Vehicles are referred to by their names in GTA San Andreas, namely the Merit in the mission 555 We Tip and the Packer in the Mission Cop Wheels.
  • In GTA IV, on the back of the Blista Compact, as well as the Hakumai, there is a badge that says "Invariable Valve Timing," parodying Honda's VTEC.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is the only game from the HD Universe that indicates the hatchback as "Blista," instead of "Blista Compact."
  • In GTA IV, the police refer to the car as "Dinka Blista". This was probably it's beta name.
  • In GTA IV, the Blista Compact is worth $1,500 at Stevie's garage, where Niko can bring the vehicle after completing all of his missions.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The interior design of the Blista Compact is exactly the same as the Futo, just with a different logo on the steering wheel and lacking the "FUTO" patterned door cards. It originally included the word "FUTO" in the tachometer, but this was fixed in the Heists Update.
  • The Blista Compact shares the same engine noise with the Monroe.
  • Though most likely a glitch, activating the high-beams on the Blista Compact will generate a ball of light that is transparent through the license plate.
  • If you notice on the back of the middle portion of the Go Go Monkey Blista, you'll notice the word "Videogeddon". It's obviously the combination of two words: "Video", and "Armageddon". Also, it's the arcade in Chinatown, Algonquin. The mission Ruff Rider takes place in front of this building.
  • When applying the "Dual Exit Exhaust" upgrade, smoke will only come out of the left exhaust.
  • The Blista Compact, as with IV, has a unique industrial wheel design which cannot be found in Los Santos Customs.
  • The Blista Compact is listed as a Sports class instead of the Compacts class.

See Also

  • Futo, another compact car which shares a similar performance.
  • Hakumai, the four-door sedan derivative of the Blista Compact in GTA IV.
  • Blista, GTA V equivalent with more modernized design.


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