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"The future is here, and it has gull-wing doors. Never again must you choose between the drama of the open road and the majesty of flight. Never again will you feel that lurch of panic as you accidentally drive over a cliff. At the click of a button, you will soar over trees, mountains, sharks, the slack-jawed competition, and anything else you choose.
Please note: this vehicle can be modified at a Vehicle Workshop inside an Avenger or Mobile Operations Center.
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Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Deluxo is a sports car appearing in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of The Doomsday Heist update. It is manufactured by Imponte in the HD Universe.

Design

3D Universe

The Deluxo is based on the DeLorean DMC-12, although various differences may be noted, including taillights more reminiscent of Ferrari's dual circular taillights from many of its 1970s and 1980s models, headlights and body shape similar to those of a Renault Alpine GTA/A610, and a wider spectrum of body colors. The Deluxo also resembles an Audi Quattro (1980-1991), and like the Quattro, it also has a front-engine, all-wheel drive drivetrain. There also appears to be resemblances of the 1990-1994 Volkswagen Corrado, particularly the shape.

Grand Theft Auto Online

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent 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 Deluxo still retains the same design as in the 3D Universe, this time being closer to the DeLorean DMC-12 in terms of shape although missing the rear louvers, but having slight styling modifications similarly to the Lancia Montecarlo. The wedge shape of the front is similar to the first generation Isuzu Piazza while the styling of the front fascia is derived from the 1988-1989 Pontiac 6000 and the rear end features tail lights similar to those of the Nissan 300ZX (Z31).

The Deluxo now has the ability to fly, being closer to its fictional iteration from the Back To The Future series, the DeLorean time machine (minus the characteristic devices on the rear). The car features retractable wheels similar to the Blazer Aqua and wings that behave in the same way as those found on the Oppressor. On the rear bumper, thrusters can be seen when in flight mode and thrust heat can be seen coming from the wheel hubs.

When either door is opened, a unique hydraulic sound can be heard.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

The Deluxo is a fast car, but its speed is not on par with the Infernus or the Cheetah. The engine has the same sound as the Infernus in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, so it may possibly be a V8 as well. The vehicle's braking is pretty good and responsive, and its handling pretty satisfactory. However, as a result of its AWD drivetrain, the Deluxo suffers from some moderate understeer. To mitigate this understeer, take corners by slowing a bit with your normal brakes and drifting lightly through them with a dab of handbrake and countersteer. Take care not to drift too heavily, or the rear end will swing wide and the car will oversteer.

The Deluxo is one of the better vehicles to drift with due to its AWD drivetrain. The Deluxo is also a good vehicle to go racing with. Its acceleration and speed is near the top level of all sports cars, and its AWD provides great stability in all conditions. However, the Deluxo is rather fragile, so take care to avoid crashing too much. Also, the vehicle tends to lose control while clipping objects at high speeds.

3D Universe Overview


Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 124 / 200 5 Petrol AWD 1600 / 3527
Observed
N/A N/A 5 N/A AWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto Online

Car mode

The Deluxo received a major overhaul in terms of performance. On land, the Deluxo has properties similar to coupes and hatchbacks, with decent speed, acceleration and good handling on the road; its top speed is roughly 110mph according to the dashboard's speedometer. One may experience slight oversteer at medium speeds, but it is not much of a problem on the hands of an experienced driver.

The Deluxo has two flight modes:

Hovercraft

The wheels fold up and the vehicle hovers above ground. Hovercraft mode not only allows the vehicle to traverse terrain easily, but allows the player to travel over water. The Deluxo can also turn (or rather, spin) with next to no space needed, allowing it to make maneuvers such as doubling back to escape enemies easily. In this state, however, contrary to what one might expect it is actually slower than in car mode, only reaching about 80mph according to the dashboard's speedometer. It is also less controllable, therefore being prone at fishtailing on turns. If the player leaves the Deluxo while in hover mode, the wheels will fold back down and the vehicle will return to car mode.

Aircraft

When pushed upwards, four small wings are deployed to provide lift, being an ideal choice to avoid enemies on ground and cruise around easily, but while in flight, the car moves much slower (about the same speed as an Annihilator or Buzzard Helicopter). Should the player bail out of a flying Deluxo, the vehicle will behave in a similar manner to a moving car, coming gradually to a stop. It will then slowly descend towards the ground and transition into Hovercraft Mode upon landing, allowing the player to retrieve it.

Armament

The Deluxo can be modified in a Weaponized Vehicle Workshop with weaponry consisting of machine guns with unlimited ammo and rocket launchers with a capacity of 30 rockets (not indicated on UI), similar to the Ruiner 2000 and the Vigilante. Combining the flight mode with the offensive capabilities, the Deluxo can be a great contender against weaponized vehicles with less maneuverability, but may not be the best at taking out more nimble weaponized aircraft or even an Oppressor.

GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A N/A 4 N/A N/A 1600 / 3527 60
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Deluxo is able to be customized in Los Santos Customs, although the weapons are only accessed via the corresponding Vehicle Workshop from a Mobile Operations Center or Avenger.

Category Modification Cost
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Large Exhaust $750
Large Double Exhaust $1,800
Oval Exhaust $3,000
Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $2,200
Aftermarket Bumper $4,600
Primary Aftermarket Bumper $7,400
Dropped Combination Splitter $11,700
Grilles Stock Grille $
Debadged $750
Grille Spoiler $1,340
Secondary Panel Grille $1,650
Secondary Debadged Grille $3,000
Secondary Grate Mesh $3,200
Black Grate Mesh $3,650
Badged Grate Mesh $4,100
Grille Spoiler $4,550
Mesh Grille w/ Spoiler $5,000
Hoods Stock Hood $
Secondary Hood $3,000
Carbon Hood $5,000
Race Vents $8,000
Carbon Race Vents $9,600
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker
Full Coverage
Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray
Sell Sell Vehicle
Skirts Stock Skirts $
Black Vented Skirt $5,500
Secondary Vented Skirt $8,000
Spoilers None $
Black Lip Spoiler $7,050
Black Window Lip Spoiler $10,000
Black Factory Style Spoiler $13,000
Tailgate Spoiler $14,000
Flush Mount Spoiler $16,000
Pedestal Spoiler $16,500
Super Spoiler $17,000
Carbon Race Spoiler $17,500
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Weapons No Weapon $78,500
Mounted MGs and Missiles $198,000
Wheels
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

Gallery

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto Online

Video

GTA Online - Imponte Deluxo -The Doomsday Heist-

GTA Online - Imponte Deluxo -The Doomsday Heist-

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Four Deluxos appear in the Freemode Preparation "Deluxos", where they are must be stolen from a security group that is guarding them. Given the circumstances of the mission, these examples are in their "civilian form", and therefore having no specials, such as the hover mode.
  • Later, they are used in the setup mission Signal Intercepts to hack and destroy targets.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • Parked inside Sunshine Autos after completing the first list for the import garage.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Trip Skip

A Deluxo visible on GTA San Andreas' trip skip icon.

  • The texture map seen above appears to indicate that the Deluxo's headlights and tailights could have looked like the Delorean's in an early beta version. This texture map contains dual headlights, front turning signals and rear turning, red and reverse tailights. The current version only uses single headlights and red circular tailights.
  • The trip skip icon used in the PC version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas features the side profile of a Deluxo. The car is otherwise absent in-game. It may be a reference to the film series Back to the Future, which features a DeLorean-based time machine.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • When the engine is activated in first person, the vehicle will emit a ‘boop-like’ sound effect, this is also heard on the Declasse Tampa and Imponte Nightshade
  • The Deluxo's ability to fly is a direct homage to the time machine from the Back to the Future film series, although the player is unable to visually modify it to look like the one in the film.
  • During Preparation: Deluxos, Lester suggests the player paint the Deluxo with a brushed stainless steel finish, obviously referring to the real DMC-12's stock manufacture color.
  • Unlike the Oppressor, Rocket Voltic and Vigilante, the Deluxo is not considered either a Land Vehicle for use in Time Trials nor an Aircraft for "Fly Under Bridges" and "Low Flying" Freemode Challenges, likely due to its permanent hover capability. As a result of this, it is possible to fly over the fence at Fort Zancudo and not be targeted by the P-996 LAZER jets there.
  • When in hovercraft mode, safety features will prevent the Deluxo from heading into water and be destroyed. It is not possible to descend past the surface, nor enter car mode, should one be travelling across water. However, the Deluxo in car mode will not automatically enter hovercraft mode should one opt to drive into a body of water.
  • The default radio stations of the Deluxo are Radio Mirror Park, Vinewood Boulevard Radio and Los Santos Rock Radio.

Bugs/Glitches

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Originally, the player was able to travel much faster than anything else in the game with the Deluxo. This was possible when travelling high up, disabling the flight mode and spinning the car onto its roof in mid air, before rotating the car back to horizon level and engaging the flight mode. When done correctly, the Deluxo would fly backwards and quickly accelerate to abnormal speeds, often failing the map to load.

See Also

  • Ruiner 2000 - Another heavily modified vehicle manufactured by Imponte.
  • Stromberg - Another heavily modified vehicle inspired by 1980s-era film.

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