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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 Pegassi in Grand Theft Auto IV and Principe in Grand Theft Auto V.

Design

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, apart from one of its brake lights being broken on the San Andreas model.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Pegassi Faggio City-XS took on the appearance of a modern urban scooter, resembling a cross between 2000-present Piaggio Zip and 2007 Peugeot V Clic, while also shares minor styling elements with the Kymco Agility 50 compact scooter.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the modern version is still present, as well as a more classical version (called Faggio Ultra in the beta) reminiscent of the classic Vespa and looking similar to the 3D Universe rendition, but with circular headlight and features exotic seat covers in purple velvet, or with leopard or zebra skin patterns.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Faggio now always spawns in the classic variant from TBoGT, while the modern version from GTA IV does not. It is now manufactured by Principe.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

Powered by a small 50cc 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 had 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
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 118 / 190 3 Petrol RWD 350 / 772
Observed
N/A N/A 3 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

As a modern street scooter, the Faggio now has a more 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.

The TBoGT version, despite its older appearance, performs the same as its modern counterpart.

GTA IV/TBoGT Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 50 / 80 4 N/A RWD 200 / 441
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 4 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

In GTA 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
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.dat
N/A 56 / 90 3 N/A RWD 100 / 220 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A 3 Motor [?] RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Faggio-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed 48.289619%
Acceleration 25%
Braking 13.333334%
Traction 48.484848%

Modifications

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 - -

Image Gallery

Variants

Pizza Boy

Main article: Pizza Boy

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.

Special Variants

  • In GTA IV, a Faggio is requested in Stevie's Car Thefts, appearing in a unique light green paintjob. As a new Faggio will spawn in the same spot until the player delivers it, the player can keep one and deliver the other to Stevie.

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.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Hating the Haters - When chasing the man attacked Bernie, he gets on a Faggio and attempts to flee, while the player can get on one of the parked another one to chase. It later can be used into driving Bernie to the Perseus shop and even saving it at a parking space.

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto V

Trivia

General

  • "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 only scooter motorcycle in the series, 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's 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.
  • If a "display speed and gears" mod is used in GTA San Andreas, it 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 IV

  • In GTA IV, the two default radio stations in the Faggio are Jazz Nation Radio 108.5 and Fusion FM.
  • The Faggio is very useful in getting the Futo to spawn in GTA IV.
  • In GTA IV, although its engine shifts, it is clear that it has a CVT. Motorcycles like such use a CVT transmission system, and therefore gear-shifting in-game is likely a developer oversight.

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.
  • 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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