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For the sports car in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, see Elegy.
"Born in the fires of Mt. Fuji and tested on some German toll road, you can finally legally own this legendary supercar without the fear of having your door kicked in by the FIB because they'd rather crush import cars than catch terrorists."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Annis Elegy RH8 is a Japanese sports car in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V

The Elegy RH8 is designed as a two-door sports car with a sleek appearance, where the greenhouse, front quarter, rear bumper area, natural rear wing and wheels are inspired by the Nissan GT-R (R35). The front headlamps are reminiscent of that of the Infiniti G37 Coupes, which is also related to the Nissan Skyline/Nissan GT-R, having small intakes on in the housing. The taillights resemble the taillights of the Toyota FT-86 Concept.

The Elegy RH8 appears to have Carbon fiber reinforced polymer front splitter, front intakes, sideskirts, medium-sized spoiler and rear diffuser. The rear wheel arches are fitted with large intakes positioned close to the doors. The dual exhaust system appears to have its twin tail pipes set inside the rear splitter. The car has the "ELEGY" marking on the rear end and a red stripe that passes over the taillights.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

The car accelerates relatively well from a standstill and reaches a good top speed. It also has very little wheel spin, thanks to the all wheel drive system. The car has good weight distribution and also has good balance when cornering, including high speed cornering. Cornering feels responsive most of the time, with good stability afforded to the driver, even at high speeds, rain, or snow.

The Elegy RH8 is one of the best handling cars (especially in the "Sports" class), due to its great traction, even weight distribution, and all-wheel drive configuration, but its Achilles heel is its braking, which even compared to some of the SUVs is very poor. However, due its exceptional handling, braking is not always needed when taking corners, although needing to come to a dead stop quickly may become problematic in this car.

It will also stall if one attempts to make a sharp 180 using the handbrake at high speeds - that is, if the player end up still going backwards after being turned around, if one continues to try and accelerate forwards, one will stall out for a split second.

The Elegy RH8 features a what is stated to be a 3-liter engine capable of pushing 560HP. The engine model appears to be a single cam V8, coupled to a 6-speed gearbox in a front engine, all wheel drive layout.

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 94 / 152 6 N/A AWD
30% FWD
70% RWD
1700 / 3748 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
2.7 Seconds 197 / 317 N/A 3L 560HP (Website) N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
4.0 Seconds 120 / 193 6 F4 SOHC V8 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club


Grand Theft Auto V

When taken to Los Santos Customs, the Elegy RH8 has an above average amount of customizable options, due to the fact that it is considered a tuning car.

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $50,000
Brakes Street Brakes $6,500 $20,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $27,000
Race Brakes $11,375 $35,000
Bumpers Carbon Front Splitter $500 $4,600
Splitter with Canards $750 $7,400
Carbon Rear Diffuser $500 $4,600
Painted Rear Bumper $750 $7,400
Painted Bumper & Diffuser $1,000 $11,700
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $33,500
Exhaust Dual Titanium Exhaust $375 $750
Race Exhaust $899 $1,800
Grille Black Grille $375 $750
Exposed Intercooler $670 $1,340
Hood Vented Hood $325 $3,000
Double Vented Hood $750 $5,000
Carbon Hood $875 $8,000
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $7,500
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Roll Cage Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
Roof Carbon Roof $350 $700
Skirts Custom Skirts 1 $415 $5,500
Custom Skirts 2 $500 $8,000
Custom Skirts 3 $750 $10,500
Custom Skirts 4 $1,000 $14,000
Spoiler Low Level Spoiler $275 $7,050
High Level Spoiler $350 $10,000
Tuner Wing $525 $13,000
Carbon Wing $750 $14,000
GT Wing $1,000 $16,000
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 $9,587 $29,500
Sports Transmission $10,562 $32,500
Race Transmission $13,000 $40,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $8,125 $50,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Elegy Retro Custom

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Elegy Retro Custom in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)


The Elegy Retro Custom is a sports tuning car based on the fifth generation Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34). It features custom liveries and advanced tuning modifications.


Grand Theft Auto V

  • Respawns infinitely as a "special vehicle" at each protagonists' delivery garage, as a Rockstar Games Social Club bonus content.
  • Can be seen driven by racers in Hao Street Races if the player is a Rockstar Games Social Club member, but it is impossible to steal them even by killing one of the racers.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Elegy RH8 is a free car in GTA Online for all Platforms. It can only be acquired online on the in-game website Legendary Motorsport for free if the player is a Social Club member.
    • The vehicle was not available to sell at Los Santos Customs, as it is a free vehicle. This was changed in the Bikers update for the enhanced version, where the player is now able to sell the vehicle for 50% of the value of any modifications applied to the vehicle. This also applies to any vehicle bought prior to a major bug patch that fixed players being able to purchase vehicles with hacked money, albeit these vehicles also only sell for 50% of the value of any modifications applied. This only applies to the enhanced version of the game.
  • Can be purchased for free at Benny's Original Motor Works in the enhanced version. It can be converted into an Elegy Retro Custom at Benny's.


  • The default radio station of the Elegy RH8 is Space 103.2 and Lowdown 91.1.
  • It is the successor to the Elegy, a car in GTA San Andreas that resembled the real-life Nissan Skyline GT-R R32.
  • Due to having 4-wheel drive, the Elegy RH8 can sometimes climb mountains faster or "wallride".
  • When fitting any rear bumper with a diffuser, a sticker is added that reads "Bay Shore," this is said as "Wangan" in Japan, this is directly referencing the famous Japanese Mid Night Club street racing team of the 1990s, the sticker also bares near identical resemblance to the club's official team sticker. In turn this is a reference to Rockstar Games' own franchise, Midnight Club. The sticker is also a reference to the semi-famous drift team and garage named Riverside, owned by the late Atsushi Kuroi. The sticker also shares the same font type as Riverside.
  • The description of it being owned legally in Legendary Motorsport might be a reference to the Nissan Skyline R34 being illegal in some parts of America. It also mentions that they are illegally imported, which happens worldwide.
    • Also, the site reads "You can finally own this legendary supercar slayer without the fear of having your door kicked in by the FIB because they'd rather crush import cars than catch terrorists" This is a reference to the US Federal Government seizing and crushing banned Skylines in the US.
  • The Elegy RH8 is one of the few cars that can have the rims painted when using Stock Wheels.
  • The "German toll road" reference is a reference to the Nissan GT-R being tested on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, a pro circuit and also a toll road when there are no races.
  • When the exposed intercooler is installed, the twin turbochargers shown in the picture above will appear.
  • The Elegy RH8 is one of three DLC vehicles that can be spawned in the world on the last gen version, along with the Turismo R (spawns in the mission GTA Today) and the Pigalle (spawns in the mission Time to Get Away), the Elegy RH8 appears during Hao Street Races.
    • Although it can spawn during the races, the player cannot steal them.
    • In the enhanced version, there are far more DLC vehicles that spawn on street.
  • When modified correctly, it can resemble the Nissan GT-R Nismo and its GT1 and GT3 race versions.
  • When modifying the rear bumper, the reverse light will disappear, but the light will still shine when backing up; if you manage to crash and make the rear bumper fall off, the reverse light will appear to be floating mid-air without being attached to anything.
  • When the Carbon Front Splitter is installed, a small sticker can be seen reading "Yours", a reference to the tuning company Mine's.
    • In the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game, the Carbon Front Splitter is modeled incorrectly, resulting in an asymmetrical design.
  • The name "RH8" is a reference to "Record Holder 9" ("RH-9"), a name given to GT-R's that can run a 9 second pass, with only select rules and guidelines.
  • A bodywork part that can be fitted onto the Elegy RH8 can be found in the files humorously named "elegy_discopotato".
  • While the spoiler found on the car by default is treated as stock, Los Santos Customs lists the option as "None", meaning the spoiler cannot be removed, despite the stock spoiler being called "None".
    • Furthermore, the stock spoiler does not offer an increase in traction unlike the other spoilers available. This also applies to vehicles such as the ETR1, Gang Burrito, and Infernus.
  • As of Title Update 1.36 for PS4/Xbox One/PC, the Elegy RH8 can be sold. However, you will only receive 50% of the costs of applied modifications and no money for the car itself.
  • The description on Benny's Original Motorworks' website references the fact that money glitches used this car in a subtle way.

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