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Not to be confused with Peyote Plants.

The Vapid Peyote is a two-door 1950s Personal luxury car featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


The overall design resembles a Ford Thunderbird (first generation) but it has double stacked head and tail lights instead of single ones as well as a more streamlined side and no hood scoop.

The front has a similar look to the 1955 and 1956 Thunderbird, the rear resembles the 1956 Thunderbird especially if equipped with the spare wheel.

The headlights resemble 1967 Cadillac headlights (1967 Coupe de Ville) with somewhat altered bezels to fit into the styling of the 1950s, while the taillights have a similar appearance to 1960 Cadillac taillights (1960 Coupe de Ville).

The Peyote is available in Hardtop and Convertible forms, as well as occasionally appearing with a continental kit, or zebra skin patterns on the seats and a pair of black fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror.

The badging on the sides reads "V10 supercharged", but the engine under the hood is only a naturally aspirated V8, however the 1957 Thunderbird could be optioned with a supercharger from the factory.

The Peyote in GTA Chinatown Wars has a similar appearance to the GTA IV and GTA V version. However, it is permanently depicted as a soft-top convertible with the roof up and a continental kit.




Engine close-up.

The performance of the Peyote is below average in comparison to other cars of similar size in the game, however it tops the top speed leaderboard for the "vintage" class in a multiplayer race. The vehicle has a powerful engine that is able to provide both good acceleration and top speed 166 mph (267 kph). Its long wheelbase and small tires also result in poor cornering and stability, often requiring the aid of the handbrake to make moderately sharp turns. At its top speed the Peyote handles badly but if turned just slightly it will not spin.

ABS is fitted, but instead of the brakes locking up, the car will still slide. Minor use when in motion is acceptable, but attempting to bring the car to a halt can be difficult. When braking downhill (such as exiting off-ramps), the driver learns to stand on the brakes for quite a distance before the desired stopping point.

GTA IV Overview


(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / km/h)

Stated Engines,
Game File Engines
Or In-game Engines
AWD = All Wheel Drive
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
RWD = Rear Wheel Drive
Gears Mass


In game Website:
Game files:
In game Website:
Game files:






Returning to GTA V, the car remains relatively unchanged performance wise. The car is now slightly heavier, meaning it can be a tough obstacle when it comes to pushing the car out of the way. Its acceleration is also worse, partially due to its weight increase. Its top speed is lowered, and its breaking distance has been shortened. The changes don't seem to effect the car much, as its engine is still the same.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Number + Type
(Kg / lb)

(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.)

n/a 130 / 209




2100 / 4630

(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.)

14 Seconds 90 / 144

FR DOHC w/ 4 Double-Barrel Carburettors V8 (In-game model)



Mass cannot be observed.


GTA V & Online

  • In Grand Theft Auto V, there are unique modified Peyotes belonging to the Los Santos Vagos, Families, and Ballas gangs. These gang variants feature dechromed front & rear bumper with spare wheel, a lead sled grille, cowl induction hood, big worm lowrider wheels, curb feelers, chrome tipped exhaust, limo window tint, "Low Santos" lowrider plaque, zebra interior with black fuzzy dice, and competition suspension. Gang members will open fire on the player if he/she attempts to steal one of their cars. If Franklin steals a Families Peyote, he will be ignored.
  • There are unique non-gang modified variants that can be found in El Burro Heights at the bus junkyard on the corner of South Shambles Street and Hanger Way, most often at night. These share the same upgrades as the gang variants but unique paint. The non-gang modified variants feature unique matte cabernet red with torino red pearlescent paint, and bronze wheels. Similar unique non-gang modified variants of the Buccaneer, Manana, and Tornado can be found parked at the same bus junkyard as well as in front of Olson's Autos on El Rancho Boulevard in Cypress Flats, most often during the day.
  • There is also a unique pink Peyote that can be found in the random event Car Robbery 1. Just recover the car from the robber and take the car away instead of returning it to the owner.

Notable Owners


GTA IV - Chinatown Wars



GTA IV & Episodes

GTA V & Online



  • "Peyote" is the real-life common name of a North American breed of cactus famous for its powerful psychoactive properties. A badge emblazoned with an image of the peyote cactus is placed on side of the hardtop variant's rear pillars.
  • Despite having two textures of its "V10 supercharged" badge for each side, the text is mistakenly mirrored on one side.
    • This was fixed in GTA V.
  • A Rockstar Games emblem can be seen on Peyotes with zebra seats.
  • The default radio stations for the Peyote are:
  • The Peyote looks similar to a car driven by Al McWhiggin, the secondary antagonist of the 1999 Disney·Pixar movie, Toy Story 2.
  • The Peyote has a 2D counterpart, known as the Impaler.

GTA IV & Episodes

  • Police radio chatter may occasionally refer the car as a "jalopy" in GTA IV. The same goes for any beater variant of the cars, like Emperor, Vigero etc.
  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Peyote fetching $2,500.
  • This car is never locked when parked because there are no side windows present. The same applies to the Feltzer, Banshee and the beater Vigero.
  • Some auto parts shops and Pay'n'Sprays have spare front bumpers for Peyote's laying outside or leaning against walls.

GTA V & Online


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