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"A favorite in Mirror Park, this sporty little guy is easy to park. Great handling, anti-lock brakes, and a stereo that only plays power pop hits. Ironically. Go team!"
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Weeny Issi is a two-door soft-top convertible in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The design of this car is German in nature and is significantly inspired by the styling of a 2001-2007 Mini Hatch. Its headlamps, however, resemble those of a Porsche 911 (996). The front fascia resembles that of the Fiat 500, albeit with a different grille design. The tailights are adopted from the Mini Clubman, but also strongly resemble those of a Smart Fortwo, a car known for its tiny size.

The Issi is one of the smallest civilian cars, with a narrow body, compact wheelbase, short length, and low height, making it very agile and able to fit through tiny spaces. The front hood may or may not have a stripe. The front fog lamps are also daytime running lamps. Like many other vehicles in the game, the Issi does not have reversing lights.

Current Design Gallery

Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Issi is powered by an inline-4 engine model, boosted by a supercharger (made apparent by the sound of a supercharged whine), similarly to the 2005 Mini Cooper S on which this quirky supermini is based.

Though the engine is not exactly the mightiest of powerhouses (the car is defeated by any form of upwards gradient), the lightweight results in a rather nippy, chuckable little car that will corner superbly (if occasionally, oversteering around low-speed corners). Such handling characteristics that come with a short-wheelbased FF hatchback are complimented by rather potent brakes, and when performance driving this can make even an exotic coupé.

Its downside, however, are spin-outs due to the Issi's somewhat sensitive steering, especially at high speeds, as well as its weak resistance against high-speed collisions, often resulting its wheels to bend and greatly affecting its handling. The handling and its top speed is the most superior in its class beating the Panto and Blista, although this is not always entirely the case. The acceleration is dominated by its competitor, the Panto.

Unfortunately, the Issi suffers from poor durability and crash deformation, and 2-4 head-on collisions may render the engine useless or one of the axles bent. In addition, body panels (such as fenders, quarter panels, and bumpers) tend to detach quite easily during collisions and rollovers.

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 84 / 135 5 N/A FWD 1200 / 2646 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 135 / 217 5 N/A FWD 1200 / 2646 N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A 5 FF DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model)
SOHC V8 (Cover)
FWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Issi-GTAV-StatsRSC
Speed 72.434425%
Acceleration 57.5%
Braking 20%
Traction 62.121212%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Bumpers Custom Front Splitter $500 $1,000
Custom Rear Bumper $500 $1,000
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
Exhaust Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $750
Hood Vented Hood $325 $650
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $2,250
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,800
Skirts Custom Skirts $415 $830
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 $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Notable Owners

  • Tracey De Santa owns a yellow Issi that is sometimes parked in front of her house in Rockford Hills when she is at home. The player can customize Tracey's car, and it will retain these modifications when it respawns.
  • Hipsters are seen driving these cars in Trevor's rampage five, similarly as a signature gang/faction car.
  • Beverly Felton owns a red one in the mission Paparazzo - Reality Check.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The car's name is named after the original Mini's designer, Sir Alec Issigonis.
  • Both Weeny and Issi are similar words meaning small ("teeny weeny" and "itsy bitsy").

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Issi is one of two four-wheeled vehicles (the other being the Panto) which can fit through the front door of Michael's mansion.
  • Red Issis sits atop several 'Prepare for Take Off' billboards that pose as unique stunt jump ramps located on around Sightings Bar & Restaurant at Los Santos International Airport (LSX). However, these cars cannot be entered or damaged.
  • If the player steals Tracey's Issi as Franklin or Trevor, Michael will text the player ordering them to return it. This will also happen if the player drives a stolen Issi into Michael's driveway.
  • The default radio station of the Issi is Non-Stop-Pop FM.
  • When the engine is started up, the fog lamp on the front bumper will light up as an unseen Daytime Running Light (DRL).
  • The fact that the description for the Issi on Southern San Andreas Super Autos states that the car only plays pop hits is because the Mini Cooper is mainly purchased by a younger audience, who would likely listen to Pop hits. This is further supported as the default station is Non Stop Pop FM.
  • The Issi was originally the smallest car in GTA V and GTA Online, until being surpassed by the Benefactor Panto. Due to this, the Issi can fit through doors and enter some of the game's interiors.
  • As with all of the De Santa family cars (Michael's Tailgater, Amanda's Sentinel, and Tracey's Issi), any modifications made at Los Santos Customs such as engine upgrades or resprays will be saved even if the vehicle is destroyed, and if abandoned/destroyed, the car will always respawn at Michael's house with no damage sustained.
  • The interior appears to have been taken from a Benefactor as one can easily notice the diamond shaped imprint on the steering wheel (only PS3/Xbox 360).
  • This is one of three backup personal vehicles in GTA V that spawn on the street. The other two are the Sentinel and the Bagger.
  • Unlike the Panto, the Issi can traverse through shallow waters, such as the Los Santos Storm Drain.
  • Just like the Prairie, the Issi's 4 cylinder engine is laid longitudinally despite being front wheel drive, where this combination would be impossible without the use of a limited slip differential).
  • Given the in-game model name is named "Issi2", it is possible another Issi was in development and then cut before the game's release.

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