FANDOM


"The Hermes is more legend than automobile. When all those 1960s classic muscle cars were still in diapers, the Hermes was already crawling down Eclipse Boulevard leaving a trail of unfiltered cigarettes and misogyny in its wake. With that kind of canvas you can paint a seriously offensive painting – and trust us, that eye-watering paint job is just the start."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.


The Hermes is a customized late 1940's coupe available in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the continuation of the Doomsday Heist update. It is manufactured by Albany in the HD Universe.

Design

3D Universe

The Hermes, appearing as a two-door coupe, is distinguishable by its large body, but seemingly small occupant's visibility. The Hermes is based on the 1949-1951 Mercury Eight, with styling cues from the Hudson Hornet, but the car has been evidently modified into a lead sled, with a chopped roof and an additional pair of tail lights. The car's tail lights also resemble the ones on a Fiat Brava.

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.
V

The Hermes returns in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the GTA Online: The Doomsday Heist continuation event, Festive Surprise 2017, on Christmas Day. The vehicle now assumes the design of the third generation Buick Super, while still features influences from 1949-1951 Mercury Eight in the overall shape, and details in the frontal fascia now resemble the Hudson Hornet. A classic bumper similar to the Hornet's can be also bought from Los Santos Customs, as well as a livery referencing the Hudson Hornet. The rear lights and trunk have mild resemblance to the 1948 Cadillac "Cadzilla".

The design is now modified into a lowrider, featuring a very sloped rear portion and numerous curves and arches. The rear wheels are hidden within the car's bodywork and chromed details are added to the front section of the vehicle. These features can be removed in Los Santos Customs.

Like the Yosemite, the car has air-ride suspension; when at a stand still, the car lowers to the preferred suspension added in the Mod Garages, however, when moving, the vehicle lifts to give height between the ground and the car. This is particularly useful and helps to avoid scratching the vehicle. The lowest suspension modification for the vehicle clips through the ground, being the lowest any vehicle in GTA V and GTA Online can go.

The Hermes uses the standard lowrider interior seen in the Peyote and Hotknife, with classic analog dials and a fabric dash.

Current Design Gallery


Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

The car's performance could be described as average; its acceleration is underwhelming, but it has a moderate top speed. It is unusual in that it has front wheel drive (very rare in American cars of the period) and it cannot be blown up with a gas-tank shot like most cars in GTA San Andreas. The car is also prone to understeer, owing to its large size, small tires and front wheel drive.

In GTA San Andreas the brakes are extremely inefficient and are among the worst in the game, but in the hands of an experienced player the vehicle may be used for drifting. Holding the brake and the handbrake simultaneously is a good way to increase the car's brake strength. However, this technique is still less effective to put the car into a full stop while sliding down the slope surfaces on a high speed. As it only has two doors, the Hermes can only seat two.

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 99 / 160 5 Petrol FWD 1950 / 4299
Observed
N/A N/A N/A N/A FWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Hermes is a very stable and comfortable ride thanks to the air-ride suspension it possesses. Because of its length and shape, it struggles to make quick maneuvers, however the vehicle's purpose doesn't make this a huge concern. In terms of speed, once given time, it is very competitive against even some sports cars, exceeding most muscle cars, even with similar weight, however the weight does limit the vehicle in terms of acceleration, and huge amounts of wheelspin are present with hard acceleration, without modifying the vehicle's engine. Despite this, the Hermes still proves to be a steady, firm ride and doesn't tend to spin out of control, even during winter conditions, where road conditions are unpredictable. However, because it is top-heavy it has a tendency to flip over when cornering whilst hitting a curb or when cornering driving downwards or upwards a hill for example; this also happens on flat, straight roads.

The Hermes' suspension raises while in forward motion, and lowers to its default height when stationary.

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 85 / 137 4 N/A RWD 1300 / 2866 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 4 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Hermes-GTAO-RSCStats
Speed
73.507538%
Acceleration
25.833332%
Braking
71.25%
Traction
71.969696%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Hermes can only be modified at TransFender.

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost Image
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 Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Bumpers Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $?
Hermes-GTAO-StockFrontBumper
Overriders Removed $4,600
Hermes-GTAO-OverridersRemoved
Front Bumper Delete $7,400
Hermes-GTAO-FrontBumperDelete
Classic Bumper & Overriders $11,700
Hermes-GTAO-ClassicBumperAndOverriders
Classic Bumper $14,500
Hermes-GTAO-ClassicBumper
Street Bumper & Overriders $14,700
Hermes-GTAO-StreetBumperAndOverriders
Street Bumper $14,900
Hermes-GTAO-StreetBumper
Simple Bullet Bumper $15,100
Hermes-GTAO-SimpleBulletBumper
Custom Bullet Bumper $15,300
Hermes-GTAO-CustomBulletBumper
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $?
Hermes-GTAO-StockRearBumper
Rear Bumper Delete $4,600
Hermes-GTAO-RearBumperDelete
Smoothed Rear Bumper $7,400
Hermes-GTAO-SmoothedRearBumper
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 $?
Hermes-GTAO-StockExhausts
Wide Chrome Tips $750
Hermes-GTAO-WideChromeTips
Fenders Stock Fender $?
Hermes-GTAO-StockFenders
Dechrome Fenders $900
Hermes-GTAO-DechromeFenders
Lights Xenon Lights $7,500
-
Livery None $?
Basic Pinstripe $18,240
Ghost Flames $19,380
Classic Flames $20,520
Blue Flames $21,660
Layered Flames $22,800
Rat Look $23,370
Reporting for Duty $23,939
Saltflat Drag $24,510
Amazing Albany $25,080
Kinky Kelly $25,650
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
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
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
Arch Covers Stock $?
Hermes-GTAO-StockArchCovers
Remove Arch Covers $5,500
Hermes-GTAO-RemoveArchCovers
Wheels

Variants

Cuban Hermes

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City & Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
CubanHermes-GTAVCS-front

The Cuban Hermes in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
(Rear quarter view)

Description

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, there is a modified gang variant of the car driven by the Cubans, dubbed the Cuban Hermes.

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto Online

Video

GTA Online - Albany Hermes -The Doomsday Heist-

GTA Online - Albany Hermes -The Doomsday Heist-

Locations

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Hermes is commonly seen around Vice City. In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Hermes is mostly a gang car for the Los Santos Vagos and the Varrios Los Aztecas, and as such, it can be seen on their respective turfs.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • "Hermes" is the Greek name for the Roman god Mercury, which is also the name of the car manufacturer it is based on.
  • The Hermes plays the following radio stations by default when entered:

3D Universe

  • In GTA Vice City, The Hermes does not feature a license plate, similar to the Comet, while the other renditions adds one on the rear end (directly on the trunk in GTA San Andreas and on the rear bumper in GTA Vice City Stories).
  • Even though the Hermes in GTA Vice City Stories has dual exhaust pipes, the exhaust fumes are only coming through the right pipe.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Upon closer inspection, the vehicle lacks any driving pedals, this is also found on the Albany Roosevelt/Roosevelt Valor, Vapid Hotknife and the Truffade Z-Type.
  • With the correct rear bumper, the player can remove the license plate, making it illegal on the road.
  • The Hermes is one of two non-lowrider vehicles with an independent suspension, with the other being the Declasse Yosemite, which is also in the Muscle class, released in the same update as the Hermes.
  • With the "Classic Hermes" livery and the corresponding color, one can recreate the Cuban Hermes. This Hermes, however, does not feature side exhausts as they are not available in-game.
  • The "Amazing Albany" livery is a reference to the Fabulous Hudson Hornet.
    • There is an error on this livery where the advertisement for Hayes Auto Body Shop on either side of the vehicle's roof is spelled incorrectly as 'Haynes Auto Body Shop'.
  • During cutscenes, such as when the player exits Los Santos Customs, the car's suspension will not raise up, causing it to scratch its back end with the garage's sloped access.
  • When entering a facility the Hermes will bottom out and not complete the animation of it driving onto the platform.

Bugs and Glitches

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Some players report money being deducted from their account, despite purchasing the Hermes on Christmas day - December 25, 2017 - when the Hermes was FREE.
    • This is potentially caused by the awards message not appearing in-session straight away, and the Hermes' sale price displaying as "$535,000", rather than "FREE" on the day. Waiting a few in-game minutes would see the awards been given and the price changed to FREE.
    • However, many PC users were deducted the full price even after the message appeared and was listed as being free on Southern San Andreas Super Autos.[2]

References

  1. For players who log in to GTA Online on December 25th, 2017
  2. https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015881047


Navigation