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For the modern counterpart, see Blista.
"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."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos 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.

Design

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

"Imports? They'll be the death of this country."
―GTA Vice City Website.

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

Grand Theft Auto IV

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.

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.

In GTA IV, the Blista Compact may spawn with several cosmetic accessories:

  • A glass sunroof.
  • An open sunroof.
  • Front Fog-lights.
  • A covered boot interior.
  • A rear black spoiler.
  • A rear primary-colored spoiler.
  • Wider side skirts, windshield visor and twin exhaust.

Grand Theft Auto V

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.
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The car re-appears in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC version of Grand Theft Auto 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. It is, oddly, listed as a Sports class, despite having a look of a compact car.

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, as with in IV, has a unique industrial wheel design which cannot be found in Los Santos Customs.

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Performance

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.

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.

Grand Theft Auto IV

It is powered by a high revving, twin cam 1.4L four-cylinder engine according to the badges, in an FF drivetrain layout, transversely laid, giving it a high top speed. The smooth 5-speed transmission and light weight means it accelerates rather quickly. It is stated to have "Invariable valve timing", meaning the valve's opening periods are synchronised to gain a smooth flow of air and fuel-release, thus giving better performance results.

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. 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.

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.

While the standard singular hood vent mounted to the right side of the vehicle is intended to carry air into the intake manifold of the engine, the engine is in fact transversely laid, meaning the hood vent is out of alignment and therefore does not serve its purpose correctly.

GTA IV Overview

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
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Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
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Gears
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n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
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Top Speed (Tested)
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1.4 Liter Twin (2)-Cam IVVT (Badging)
FF DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
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Drivetrain (Tested)
FWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
n/a
Gears (Tested)
5

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Grand Theft Auto V

BlistaCompact-GTAV-RSCStats

The performance statistics on Rockstar Social Club.

The Blista Compact is powered by what is stated to be a small V6 on the website, which outputs respectable power. The engine sound is humorously shared with the Monroe and Bifta, sounding more like, to an extent, a V10. Its engine model is a twin-cam Inline-4 laid transversely, in a front-engine, front wheel drive configuration.

Overall, its performance is more comparable to a compact car than the Sports class it's put in. It has above-average acceleration, but a top speed which is lacking. At low speeds, the front wheel drive makes the Blista Compact feel very responsive and engaging, but it suffers from noticeable understeer at high speed. The car handles acceptably well, but does have occasional bouts of oversteer. Crash deformation is acceptable, and it's able to take a few decent hits before being disabled. Any major hit to either of the front wheels has a real possibility to jam the wheel, and immobilize the car, so colliding into hard objects should be avoided where possible.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
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Engine Details
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Gearbox
Number + Type
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(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 93 / 150 (Handling.dat)

1.4 Liter Twin (2)-Cam IVVT V6 (Badging + Website)

FWD (Website)

5 (Website)

1400 (Website)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

7.4 Seconds 85 / 136

FF DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model)
V10 (Sound)

FWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Modifications

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

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Exhaust Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $
Big Bore Exhaust $899 $
Race Exhaust $1,499 $
Hood Carbon Hood $325 $
Vented Hood $750 $
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $
Respray - -
Roll Cage Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $
Roof Sunstrip $350 $
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $
Skirts Custom Skirts $415 $
Spoiler Low Level Spoiler $275 $
Color Coded Wing $350 $
Tuner Wing $525 $
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Variants

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.
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Main article: Go Go Monkey Blista

The enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V features a unique Blista compact with a Go Go Space Monkey livery, named the Go Go Monkey Blista, 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.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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.

Locations

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

  • Can be bought by returning players for $42,000 at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
  • Can be found driving around Burton. However, Blista Compacts spawned as traffic cannot be driven by players, and kick players out when stolen.

Trivia

General

BlistaCompact-Manhunt

The Blista Compact, as it appears in Manhunt, being the only civilian vehicle which is not in a dilapidated state (except in Manhunt 2).

3D Universe

  • 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 its rear. It's possible that it may have had it's original design from Vice City's beta.

Grand Theft Auto 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 the player cannot shoot through the back hatch glass to kill the driver or passenger.
  • The Blista Compact is one of five 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, the Patriot from "The Puerto Rican Connection" 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.
  • 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.
    • Irronically, "IVVT" does not exist, and, in simplest meaning, is what most stock road cars have as valve timing. It is the complete opposite of what it is supposed to mean, 'VVT', however, it was likely intended by Rockstar to mock Honda's VTEC engines.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is the only game from the HD Universe that indicates the hatchback as "Blista," instead of "Blista Compact."
  • The police refer to the car as "Dinka Blista". This was probably its beta name.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Interestingly, although the Blista Compact is not featured as a driveable vehicle in the XB360 and PS3 versions, wrecks of the Blista Compact can still be found around the map.
  • 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.
  • When applying the "Dual Exit Exhaust" upgrade, smoke will only come out of the left exhaust.

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