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"Whether you're planning a game of tennis, an orgy, a (literal) bloodbath or all of the above, there's ample room for it behind the tinted, sound-proof windows of this true American classic. Pop the trunk to find a built in power hose, custom-engineered to remove blood, fecal matter and regret from the panda-belly leather interiors. The choice of the statesman."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Vapid Chino is a two-door muscle car introduced into Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 Update.


Grand Theft Auto V

The Chino is a large 2 door coupé of late 1960's design, very similar to the Virgo released in the previous DLC. Its overall design, especially in the side profile, appears to be derived primarily from a 1965 Lincoln Continental with some features from the related (same designer) 1965 Chrysler Imperial models. It also bears some similarities to early 1970 Ford Thunderbirds and LTD's. Its convertible form of the Chino resembles the 1966 Convertible Lincoln Continental.

The vehicle is a hardtop coupé but can be customized at Los Santos Customs to remove the roof entirely or replace it with a non-retractable fabric top.

By default the vehicle comes with custom low profile tires and wheels when purchased from Legendary Motorsport and Benny's Original Motor Works (latter for the enhanced version only).

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Grand Theft Auto V

Overall, the Chino is a fairly lacking car in terms of performance. It has a low acceleration because of its heavy weight, and the lowest top speed for its class. While the Chino is considered a Muscle car, its engine output is much lower than other cars, making it relatively easy to control and hard to spin out. Handling wise, the Chino is a very well handling Muscle, able to go through most corners without much effort. It still has its bouts of oversteer like any other Muscle, but when the Chino spins out, it is easy to correct. Crash deformation is above average, owing mostly to its large, heavy body which makes it resilient to physical damage and protects the engine sufficiently well. The car's width may prove to be an issue when attempting to cut in between lanes of traffic as it is abnormally wide for a car in general. Overall, the Chino is a good car for cruising around in, but otherwise, is a meager choice for competitive races.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 81 / 130 4 N/A RWD 2300 / 5071 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
10.1 Seconds (Website) 120 / 193 (Website)

130 / 209 (Website)

4 (Website) 462cui (7.6L) V8 300HP (Website) RWD (Website) 2404 / 5300 (Website) N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
10.1 Seconds 80 / 128 4 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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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
Bumpers Custom Chin Spoiler $500 $
Wheelie Bar $500 $
Chassis Los Santos Plaque $550 $
Los Santos Customs Plaque $675 $
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 $
Fenders Curb Feelers $450 $
Fender Skirts Body Color $750 $
Hood Single Intake Bug Catcher $325 $
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $750 $
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $
Respray - -
Roof No Roof $350 $
Custom Roof $575 $
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
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

Grand Theft Auto Online

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Chino Custom

This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, 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.
Main article: Chino Custom

The Chino Custom is a custom variant of the Chino exclusive for Grand Theft Auto Online, which features highly-advanced modifications, and hydraulics enabled, not present on the standard Chino.


Grand Theft Auto V

  • Available in the three protagonists' garages in Story Mode (PS3 and Xbox 360 only)
  • Available from Legendary Motorsport for $225,000 in Story Mode (enhanced version only).

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Available from Legendary Motorsport for $225,000 (all versions).
  • Available from Benny's Original Motor Works for $225,000 (enhanced version only).


Cultural References

  • In its description, it is mentioned as being the choice of statesmen. This is most likely a reference to the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, whose presidential limousine was a Lincoln Continental. Kennedy was travelling in this limousine when he was assassinated in 1963. The description also mentions tennis and sexual promiscuity, which Kennedy was also famous for.
  • Chino pants, particularly khaki, were a common piece of apparel among Latino gangbangers in 1990s Los Angeles. The Chino is one of the cars to be customized in the Lowriders update, which pays homage to this culture.


Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Chino has the same door-shutting sound as the bigger trucks in the game, despite being a regular coupé.

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