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"With its squared-off bodywork, sensible engineering and T-Top roof, the Faction has recently begun to lose its historic association with high finance and cases of sexual assault. These days, it's old and cheap enough to attract a generation of you artisans who dream of nothing more than finding an old car and hiring someone else to make it look good. Being a pioneer has never been this easy. Eligible for customization at Benny's Original Motor Works."
―Description at Benny's Original Motor Works website
The Willard Faction is a two-door coupé found in Grand Theft Auto IV, and was later added to Grand Theft Auto Online in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC renditions after the GTA Online: Lowriders Update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Faction is designed as a 1980's American sports coupe, depicted with a T-Top roof and front end fog lights. Some Factions are also equipped with a small hood scoop.

The Faction resembles a 1982-1987 Buick Regal (similar to the Majestic in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas). Details and portions of the design take cues from the Buick Grand National and Regal T-Type.

Grand Theft Auto Online

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 retains its design from Grand Theft Auto IV, using the original box design, and sharing the same influence; the Buick Regal (1982 - 1987). The design is higher quality because of GTA V's better graphics and textures.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto IV

Powered by a turbocharged V8 engine, the Faction is a fun car to drive with a high-torque engine up front. Combined with the FR drivetrain, handbrake turns are smooth yet controllable. ABS is standard, giving the brakes good stopping ability. Top speed is 195mph (313 km/h) [citation/verification needed], and is reached fairly quickly due to its light body weight.

GTA IV Overview

Acceleration
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Engine Details
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Top Speed (Handling.dat)
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400HP Turbocharged V8 (Badging)

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Grand Theft Auto Online

The car is powered by a hefty single overhead camshaft turbocharged V8 with a large air intake centralised on the engine bay. Just like its badges state, a turbocharger is present to the bottom left of the engine. The car has average performance. The Faction's acceleration is pretty slow and poor for its class, yet still has enough power to backfire when revved, despite this, the car's power is unable to allow good take-off and traction is minimal; the car struggles to drive up gradients more than around 30 degrees. It's top speed is acceptable, and is very similar to its IV generation. Braking is also average, nothing too special but enough to bring the heavy car to a stop in an acceptable amount of time, being much better than the GTA IV variant. The normal version of the Faction is not advised for long-term usage because this vehicle is extremely sensitive to minor imperfections in the road, and has a tendency to be sent into the air because of an imperfection, especially curbs.

The engine sound is rather unique, in that it shares elements (such as the backfiring stages and high-revving stages) from the Dukes, but also has the low-revving/idle sound similar to that of the Blade and Buccaneer. Purchasing a big-bore exhaust will make the engine sound more powerful, as well as giving the car much more horsepower and making the engine sound very similar to the Marshall's.

GTA Online Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
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Engine Details
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n/a 140 / 225 (Website)

Turbocharged (Badging)

RWD (Website)

5 (Website)

1202 / 2650 (Website)

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

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FR SOHC Turbocharged V8 (In-game model)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Modifications (GTA Online)

  • TBA

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Variants

Grand Theft Auto Online

Faction Custom

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: Faction Custom

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

Locations

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Purchasable from Benny's website for $36,000 (enhanced version only).

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Faction fetching $1,800.
  • The two default radio stations in the Faction are Electro-Choc and Radio Broker.
  • This is the first and, so far only, vehicle in the GTA series with a dealership licence plate surround, as there is a label reading "Liberty City Willard" on the rear plate.
  • The Faction is one of a few vehicles in GTA IV that has a burnt out "wrecked" version, seen as a rusted shell in junkyards. This version of the car also appears in GTA V, but with better textures.
  • The Faction bears many similarities to the HD-era Sabre. In fact, beater Sabres in GTA IV seem to have been repaired using parts from the Faction, including a cowl induction hood.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Faction in GTA Online bears a rear license plate surround labeling "Liberty City Willard" as in GTA IV, most likely symbolizing that this could be a special vehicle imported from Liberty City.
  • Gerald owns a green Faction as seen in the mission It's a G Thing.
  • This vehicle is the cheapest to buy and upgrade to its custom version of all eligible vehicles (not including other upgrades/add ins). And the only one not reaching 400,000 dollars (totaling at $371,000).

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