The Penumbra's design of the car is clearly based on the North American styling of the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE, also in part, for the rear, the 2011 Audi TT. The Front headlights and grill vaguely resembles a 2013 Lancer Evolution.
The sides of the car feature the common Japanese geometric styling and the flared front quarter area is where a long, straight body line begins at about half the car's height. The main body line runs parallel to the bottom edge of the side windows of the car. The car features polymer covered B pillars. The car's roof is finished with a black polymer and is outlined by a very smooth curve that runs into the third box section of the body quite smoothly. The lower edge of the rear windscreen is completely curved. At the very top of the car, the roof appears to be finished with a black polymer insert. The car features ten spoke wheels, wrapped in low profile tyres.
The rear face of the car features a sharp curved edge at the top which spans almost the entire width of the car's body. Beneath this, there is a horizontal brake light strip, which is as wide as the license plate. The manufacturer emblem is located centrally, just beneath the strip. Either side of the strip, at the edges of the body there are chrome-backed rear light units. The rear lights feature three straight edges and then a curved edge which makes the unit decrease in height towards the edges of the car's body. The units are split into four main sections, two inset on the chrome area and then two beneath. Below the lights, the central body area is impressed with it's top edge being in line with the lower edge of the rear light units and it's outer edges in line with the rear light's inner edges. License plates are mounted centrally on the impressed area. A sharp line signifies a different facet of the rear bumper. Most of the lower area is covered by a polymer insert with curved outer edges. This area houses twin-rectangle exhaust tips, close to either edge and a central duct. At half the height of the lower bumper insert area there are horizontal lines signifying secondary pieces of the bumper at its base.
The car is powered by a low-revving V6 that sends wpower to the wheels in a front-engine, rear wheel drive drivetrain (contrasting with the FF drivetrain of the Eclipse GT and SE).
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- First seen driven by Hao, waiting for Franklin at the starting point of the Chamberlain Hills street race.
- The default radio station for the Penumbra is:
- GTA V: Radio Mirror Park.
- The Uzer wheels that appeared on this car when it was first revealed, strongly resemble the RAYS CE28N wheels, a well-known wheel design amongst tuners.
- The car's name relates to the Eclipse, as "Penunbra" are elements of a shadow and an Eclipse may involve a solar system element passing into a shadow.