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"You always wanted one of these when in high school - and now you can have the car that tells everyone yes, these are implants - on your head and in that dizzy tart next to you. Boom. You go, tiger."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Comet is a recurring sports car that appears in both 3D Universe and HD Universe. It becomes a performance coupe in the HD Universe, where it is manufactured by Pfister.

Design

3D Universe

The Comet is based on the Porsche 911 and best resembles the 911SC Targa from the late '70's or the early 1980s; however, like newer 911 models, it has an all-wheel-drive configuration. 3D Universe renditions of the Comet are front-engined, unlike the real Porsche 911, which is famously rear-engined; this led to speculation that the Comet was inspired by a Datsun 240Z. The headlamps may also have been inspired by the 1966-1969 Alfa Romeo Spider.

The original fastback profile the Comet sported in GTA Vice City was dropped in favor of a backwards-slanted standalone C-pillar throughout San Andreas and Vice City Stories. This change provides a flat back with separated headlights, which results in a heavy resemblance to the rear section of the Porsche 914. The fastback profile of the car is non-existent on the Xbox and Mobile version of GTA Vice City; instead also bearing the previously mentioned backwards-slanted rear.

HD Universe

Comet-GTA4-engine

Engine (GTA IV).

Manufactured by Pfister, the Comet is available in Grand Theft Auto IV only in hardtop coupé form. It now largely resembles a Porsche 996 Carrera 4S and the Porsche Carrera GT for the front grill/mouth and headlights. The Comet features large, cross-drilled disc brakes all around. Inside are two sport seats in black leather resembling Lamborghini's seat design. Similar to the Grotti Turismo, the Comet also features a front-mounted, carpeted boot with space for luggage. Unlike its predecessors, GTA IV's Comet is very rarely encountered on the streets, and is more common in Party Mode where two parked Comets can be seen and driven. Like the real 911, the GTA IV Comet is rear-engined, however, it has a V8 engine rather than a flat-6 of most Porsches, which would be nearly impossible to fit into the rear of a Porsche 911.

For Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, two variants of the Comet are available, a regular Comet being similar to GTA IV's Comet, as well as a highly modified racing variant owned by the Jaoming Family, featuring a purple-and-red paintjob, a bodykit, and a white neon underglow that turns on at night.

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Comet is similar to the GTA IV model, but has been updated featuring rear quarter ducts as well as a standard rear deck spoiler, giving it a more sportier appearance than the GTA IV version. It now resembles the Porsche 996 GT2.

Current Design Gallery


Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

With its AWD powertrain, grippy tires, and poweful engine, the Comet in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories is one of the fastest and best handling sports cars in the game.  The Comet's handling limits and grip levels are extremely high.  The car remains completely stable even when cornerning at full speed without any power oversteer or loss of traction.  In fact, it is virtually impossible to drift with the Comet even in slippery conditions (such as on rainy roads or grass).  The Comet's turn-in is very sharp, though there is a bit of understeer present.  With its unflappable handling and near elite-level speed and acceleration, the Comet is an excellent car to go racing with.

The Comet's top-down convertible nature allows the protagonist to jump over the driver's-side door, facilitating a more rapid takeoff.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Comet's performance is strongly based on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.

The Grand Theft Auto IV rendition of the Comet is the fastest car in the game, with a top speed of 105 mph, beating the Banshee by just 1 mph. All wheel drive ensures good standing-start acceleration, and high power ensures a top speed similar to that of exotic sports cars in the game. However, this car does subtly demonstrate a lack of torque; this is noticeable on hills when at low revs. This problem is minor, because Liberty City is mostly flat and street-constructed. Wheelspin and burnouts are very common with the Comet, because traction control is completely turned off.

High-speed cornering results in massive understeer in the Comet, but the car does have potential lift-off oversteer, or oversteer at lower speeds. The Comet also suffers from a weak suspension construction. The wheels are prone to buckle into the chassis after striking a curb laterally with less force than expected, making the Comet one of the more fragile sports cars.

The Comet is not necessarily superior in multiplayer racing; the Comet is lightweight and relatively unstable, leading to the car being rammed off-road by the other vehicles, or being launched into the air off of hills and losing control, depending on the player's driving skills. For this, the Comet has the stiffest suspension in the game, including the other sports cars.

GTA IV Overview

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

4.8 Seconds

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
99 / 160
Top Speed (Tested)
105 / 169

R4 SOHC Carburetored V8 (In-game model)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
RWD
Drivetrain (Tested)
AWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
5
Gears (Tested)
5

1450 / 3197 (Handling.dat)


Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The conventional Comet in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars retains its sporty performance, but is now ranked below higher end sports cars in the same, although its handling and braking are considerably good. The modified variant of the Comet is superior in speed, but is otherwise similar in performance to a standard Comet.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Comet in Grand Theft Auto V is fairly similar to the Comet in GTA IV. The top speed and acceleration have been changed, however, and the most notable difference is that the GTA V version is rear-wheel drive, as opposed to a relatively uncommon all-wheel drive drivetrain in GTA IV. In GTA V, the car has fairly average performance for a sports car, but the traction is better than most of the sports cars. However, the car is very light and tail heavy, so many players may find the overall handling undesirable, compared to similar cars that have better handling, such as the Feltzer and Elegy RH8.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

3.1 Seconds (Website) 203 / 327 (Website)
94 / 151 (handling.dat)

3 Liter 550hp (Website)

RWD (handling.dat)

5 (handling.dat)

1400 / 3086 (handling.dat)

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

4.1 Seconds 120 / 193

RR SOHC Carburetored V8

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Modifications

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Comet can be modified at TransFender:

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Car Color 2 $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
  • The TransFender in Las Venturas charges 20% more for every modification except colors.

Grand Theft Auto V

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Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $ $
Armor Upgrade 40% $ $
Armor Upgrade 60% $ $
Armor Upgrade 80% $ $
Armor Upgrade 100% $ $
Bodywork Arch Extentions $350
Brakes Street Brakes $ $
Sport Brakes $ $
Race Brakes $ $
Bumpers Splitter with Canards $1250
Splitter with Twin Canards $1650
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $ $
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $ $
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $ $
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $ $
Exhaust Dual Shotgun Exhaust $375
Lights Xenon Lights $ $
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Respray - -
Roll Cage Roll Cage & Chassis Upgrade $550
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Spoiler High Level Spoiler $750
GT Wing $950
Transmission Street Transmission $ $
Sports Transmission $ $
Race Transmission $ $
Turbo Turbo Tuning $ $
Wheels - -

Image Gallery

Special Variants

  • In the mission No. 1, the player have to race against other competitors in a unique colored Comet. The player can easily obtain the vehicle after completing the mission.
  • Stevie will request Niko to steal a unique mauve coloured Comet. As with other vehicles, the player can store a Comet before delivering another to Stevie.
  • A modified version of the Comet appears with unique modifications, including a large chin spoiler, vented roof and a spoiler in the back. It spawns in a purple/dark red color.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Notable Owners

3D Universe

HD Universe

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Obtained in the mission "No. 1" (given by Brucie Kibbutz), where the player must race others using a Comet from Brucie's friend, Stevie. After winning the race (and the mission), Brucie will allow the player to keep the Comet as a gratuity. This Comet has a unique rich gold color, much darker than a normal yellow Comet.
  • The Comet will be always seen during the mission "Payback". While the player is chasing the Pavanos, a Comet is seen getting into a car accident; the player can stop to take this car, although doing so is likely to lead to mission failure.
  • Very rarely spawns in Algonquin, Liberty City.
  • Parked in the beginning of Bernie Crane's mission, "Hating the Haters". The player may park this Comet at a safehouse for safekeeping, and continue the mission in another car. In some cases the Comet is available in a very unusual dark grey color which appears red in certain angles, more specifically in the bumpers and skirts.
  • Parked again in the beginning of "Union Drive", there may be a Comet near where the player starts the mission and Bernie tells him to get a car; however, a Turismo may spawn instead.
  • If the player is driving a Comet around South Bohan, there is a chance a row of Comets will spawn.
  • The Comet is one of the target cars to be stolen for Stevie in Stevie's Car Thefts. The car is parked in the Golden Pier parking lot in Westminster, Algonquin. The player can drive the target Comet to a Safehouse and store it; another will respawn in the same place it was found, and this Comet can be delivered to Stevie. This Comet comes in a unique plum color.
  • In Brucie's Races, sometimes an opponent or opponents will spawn in Comets, which can be stolen (although this will forfeit the race).
  • The Comet can be spawned by dialing (227)-555-0175 on the cell phone. This cheat code does not affect saved games.
  • May spawn while riding a Sanchez.

The Lost and Damned

The Ballad Of Gay Tony

  • The vehicle is now extensively available and can be found driving around the streets of Algonquin.
  • A unique cream colored Comet, which looks pink in some angles, can be obtained in Triathlons.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be bought for $100,000 from Legendary Motorsport.

Trivia

General

  • The vehicle is named after a astronomical object of the same name, which travels at high speeds. This clearly refers to the Comet's high performance.
  • In some of the games in the series, the Comet's radio is set to a certain station, by default. They are as follows:
  • The Comet in the HD Universe has its name badging font similar to the popular font in GTA V, which is the Freestyle Script.

3D Universe

  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Carl Johnson always hops in the car without opening the door when getting in on the driver side; however, if the Comet is locked, CJ will not get in the car and the "jump in the car trick" is disabled, unless the player puts it in a garage, therefore unlocking it.
  • The Comet and the Hermes are the only two civilian cars in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City without a license plate.
  • NPC-driven Comets in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories often fail to stop in time when approaching a traffic light. This will usually result in a collision if there is cars in front of the Comet.

HD Universe

Grand Theft Auto IV and Chinatown Wars

BetaComet-GTAIV

Beta Comet, with a bigger Pfister logo on the hood in GTA IV.

  • The Beta version of the Comet featured a bigger Pfister logo on the hood. It can be seen on the Stevie's car theft image.
  • As the Comet's engine is rear designed, if a person is seen checking the engine of a Comet (due to it having black smoke come out of it) they will check the front, where the trunk is, and act like it is the engine.
  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic. The Comet will fetch up to $11,000.
  • The plum colored Comet that Stevie request can sometime turn out bronze.
  • In GTA IV, this vehicle doesn't feature a license plate similar to other vehicles like the Dukes or the Contender.
  • In GTA Chinatown Wars, during the mission Yu Jian, if the player follows the yellow pathway, the player can see a purple-and-red modified Comet being chased down on the Broker-Dukes Expressway by two Police Patrol at top speed. It is also possible that the driver might be Chan Jaoming, as Chan also possess a similar Comet.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • In GTA V, the Southern San Andreas Super Autos shows the Comet at the website's wallpaper in both GTA V and GTA Online. However, the car isn't purchasable on this site in Online. Instead, the player may visit Legendary Motorsport to purchase one in GTA Online.
  • The Comet has two different instrument clusters depending on which version of GTA V is being played. The Comet in the Xbox 360/PS3 version has a 2007-on Nissan GT-R cluster and is the only car to use this cluster, while the enhanced version's Comet shares the high-performance take on the EK-series Honda Civic cluster shared with other Sports and Super cars.
  • Strangely, in GTA V, despite claimed and appearing to be rear-wheel drive, when rolled over, a driveshaft connecting the rear engine to the front wheels is present, without a center diff. This is clearly a developer oversight.

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