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"A certain kind of man drives a scooter. Is that you?"
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Faggio (pronounced FAH•jee•oh) is a motor scooter, meant to parody the Vespa and Piaggio scooter lineup. It has appeared in every game since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (except Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars). It is manufactured by Principe in Grand Theft Auto V.


3D Universe

The Faggio's appearance remained virtually unchanged between GTA Vice City to GTA Vice City Stories, being based on a Piaggio Vespa 50 Special.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

The classic Faggio does not appear in Grand Theft Auto IV and The Lost and Damned, but a modern counterpart was instead used for both games as a result of the game's settings.

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Faggio (named Faggio Ultra in the beta) returns, retaining its classic appearance from the 3D Universe, but with a circular headlight and features exotic seat covers in purple velvet, or with leopard or zebra skin patterns. This version now has a single tailight and is placed on the lower side of the rear end.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Faggio remains unchanged and is now manufactured by Principe.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


3D Universe

Powered by a small engine, the Faggio is the slowest and the most low-powered motorcycle in each of the four games in which the vehicle appears, but makes up for this with its excellent maneuverability, acceleration, and lightweight. In GTA LCS, however, the Faggio seems to have better performance, with its top speed second only to the Freeway, but the acceleration remains the same. The Faggio is stated to weight 350kg in all 3D Universe games.

In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Faggio has better acceleration and top speed than it does in other games (this only works if one push the left analog stick forward 1/4 from the middle).

3D Universe Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 118 / 190 3 Petrol RWD 350 / 772
N/A N/A 3 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Although the Faggio is cosmetically different than the modern version, both performs exacly the same and shares the same engine sound.

The Faggio has a powerful engine coupled to a CVT drivetrain (despite shifting gears), its handling has been greatly changed and improved top speed, thus it is no longer a slow motorbike in the game. The Faggio is unusually the easiest vehicle to use when performing long wheelies, possibly due to its high center of gravity and shorter wheelbase compared to other motorbikes in the game. When at top speed, the Faggio can slowly outrun any heavy motorcycles, particularly choppers such as the Zombie, the Freeway or the Hellfury.

GTA IV Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 50 / 80 4 N/A RWD 200 / 441
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A 4 Motor [?] RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, its performance is now extremely poor compared to the previous renditions. Acceleration is average, but are very lacking when compared with the modern variant from GTA IV. As expected from its weak engine, top speed is mediocre, and the vehicle lacks sufficient torque and acceleration to even climb moderately steep inclines. Handling is precise, but this could be a problem at high speeds where stability is favored over sharp handling. The vehicle's open air design leaves the player vulnerable to gunfire, and the fact that the player can easily be knocked off of the bike makes it a very poor choice for a getaway vehicle. This performance traits makes the Faggio returns as the slowest motorcycle again. The sound of the vehicle's 'engine' sounds almost electrical, yet still possesses a CVT gearbox.

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 56 / 90 3 N/A RWD 100 / 220 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A 3 Motor [?] RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Speed 48.289619%
Acceleration 25%
Braking 13.333334%
Traction 48.484848%


Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $3,600
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $6,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $9,600
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $16,800
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $24,000
Brakes Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
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
Lights Xenon Lights $100 $2,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $625
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $500
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $24,000
Wheels - -

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Faggio Mod

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Faggio Mod is a mod variant of the Faggio which has an excessive amount of mods available to reflect the subculture of Vespa scooter modding that occured from the 1960s in the United Kingdom. It was added to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Bikers update.

Faggio Sport

HD Universe

The Faggio Sport is a modern counterpart of the Faggio featured from Grand Theft Auto IV. It was added (and subsequently renamed) to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Bikers update.

Pizza Boy

3D Universe

The Pizza Boy is a delivery version of the Faggio, modified Faggio with a back-mounted box installed to carry pizzas and painted in the livery of the vehicle's respective owners. It appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • Gun Runner - An infinite number of gang members will chase you during the whole mission. They approach in groups of four, riding Faggios.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • Stop the Press - Ned Burner uses a Faggio to escape while Toni chasing him on another parked one. Both of them have unique colors. Ned's has a yellow color and Toni's has a light blue color. Both of them can be saved in a garage after the mission.

Notable Owners


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto V



  • "Faggio" is Italian for "beech". However, the name is presumably a portmanteau of "faggot" and Piaggio, given the inferior performance of the scooter in comparison to other bikes.
  • Excluding its variants, the Faggio is the one of the three scooter motorcycles in the series along with Mod Scooter and Ventoso and becomes one of the longest-running vehicles throughout the GTA history.
  • The Faggio also appeared in Bully and it shares the design of the HD Universe rendition, even though Bully was released 4 years before The Ballad of Gay Tony. This may mean Rockstar reused this model for TBoGT. Like many cars in the game, it lacks an official name, but it is easily recognizable.

3D Universe

  • In GTA San Andreas, the Faggio's right turn blinker lights up as though it was a brake light, along with the actual brake light above it.
  • The Faggio and Freeway are the only vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories that are only available in black.
  • The files will reveal that the Faggio has actually three gears instead of one. However, there are no gear changing sounds or animations in the game, likely due to its poor speed disabling it to even change into another gear by normal means.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • GTA V's rendition of the Faggio's description on Southern San Andreas Super Autos is a reference to the real Vespa's common association with hipster culture.
  • Before Update 1.06, the Faggio was listed on Southern San Andreas Super Autos as the Pegassi Faggio. However, the manufacturer was then changed to Principe. This may be done because Lamborghini or Ducati in real life does not create scooters. Although, when riding the Faggio with the 1.06 update, it still is named the Pegassi Faggio, so it may be a glitch or just an oversight to change the name.
    • However, in the Bikers update, the Faggio Mod is listed on the website and in the in-game text as manufactured by Pegassi, which suggests the original Faggio manufacturer listing on the website is in error.
  • The Faggio's poor performance in GTA V is likely an accurate representation to its real-life counterpart. The classic Vespa are widely known for its heavy weight, resulting in sluggish acceleration and it takes a long time to reach high speeds, however it makes up with better handling and durability.
  • The fact that the Faggio commonly spawns in in Mirror Park, a neighbourhood popular with Hipsters, reflects the fact that in real life, the Vespa has gained renewed popularity amongst young adults.
  • In GTA Online, it can be selected in a race as a "Utility" vehicle despite being a motorcycle, most likely due to its poor performance, being comparable to the Caddy and Fieldmaster.

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