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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Phoenix
 
| name = Phoenix
| front_image = Phoenix-GTAVC-front.jpg
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| front_image = Phoenix-GTAV-front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Phoenix in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]
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| caption = A '''Phoenix''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
| rear_image = Phoenix-GTAVC-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = Phoenix-GTAV-rear.png
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| vehicle_class = Muscle
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = 2-door muscle car
 
| body_style = 2-door muscle car
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]] (unconfirmed)
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| manufacturer = [[Imponte]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| related = [[Ruiner]]<br>[[Buffalo]] <small>([[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|SA]])</small>
 
}}
 
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The '''Phoenix''' is a two-door muscle car that appears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. It is manufactured by [[Imponte]] in Grand Theft Auto V.
   
The '''Phoenix''' is a two-door muscle car that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and possibly [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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==Design==
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=== 3D Universe ===
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In every rendition, the Phoenix is based on the [[wp:Pontiac Trans Am|Pontiac Trans Am]] (also known as [[wp:Pontiac Firebird|Pontiac Firebird]]) and [[wp:Chevrolet Camaro (third generation)|1982-1992 Chevrolet Camaro]] but the round taillights are similar to [[wp:Chevrolet Camaro (second generation)|1970-1973 Chevrolet Camaros]]. The front portion was resembling [[wp:Vauxhall Firenza|1973-1975 Vauxhall Firenza]], especially the Droopsnoot version. It has varied slightly throughout the games, with a rear deck lid blackout panel in GTA San Andreas, and a thinner stripe in GTA Vice City Stories.
   
== Description ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
It is based on the [[wp:Pontiac Firebird#Second generation (1970-1981)|1979-1981 Pontiac Firebird]] but the round taillights are similar to [[wp:Chevrolet Camaro (second generation)|1970-1973 Chevrolet Camaros]]. The front portion was resembling [[wp:Vauxhall Firenza#Droopsnoot Firenza|1973-1975 Vauxhall Firenza]], especially the Droopsnoot version. It has varied slightly throughout the games, with a rear deck lid blackout panel in GTA San Andreas, and a thinner stripe in GTA Vice City Stories.
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It returns in GTA V, having a near-identical appearance from GTA III era versions, although it now takes up resemblance as the [[wp:Pontiac Firebird#Second generation|1970 Pontiac Trans Am]]. Its name is an obvious reference to the Pontiac Firebird.
   
The Phoenix is one of the fastest cars in the game, and has excellent torque, and handling. The Phoenix drives and sounds as if powered by a large V8 engine, and also features a large airscoop for the carburetor. It can also be modified in [[TransFender]] in GTA: San Andreas with nearly all of the available options for customazation, but most of of the catagories have only one option as with most car customization in San Andreas. The Phoenix in GTA San Andreas is an excellent vehicle off- road and the best sports car for off-roading in the game and it is better at off-roading than some of the SUV's in the game. Like most muscle cars, it has a two person capacity. On the downside, the brakes are not as good as the other sports cars in GTA San Andreas.
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===Current Design Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = ImpontePhoenix-Front-GTAV.png
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| Top_view_imagename =
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = ImpontePhoenix-Rear-GTAV.png
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| Front_view_imagename =
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| Side_view_imagename =
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| Rear_view_imagename =
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| Engine_bay_imagename = Phoenix,Impote.jpg
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| Underside_view_imagename =
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| Inside_view_imagename = Phoenix-GTAV-interior.jpg
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| Badge_texture_imagename = Phoenix badges GTA V.png
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| Damage_view_imagename =
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Phoenix GTAVe Interior.jpg
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}}
   
{| align="center"
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===Version History Gallery===
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
Phoenix-GTAVC-beta-rear.png|A pre-release screenshot of the Phoenix in GTA Vice City, depicted with cluster taillights.
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| GTAVC_Front_imagename = Phoenix-GTAVC-front.jpg
Phoenix-GTAVC-front.jpg|A Phoenix in GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Phoenix-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, without stripes]]</small>).
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| GTAVC_Rear_imagename = Phoenix-GTAVC-rear.jpg
Phoenix-GTASA-front.jpg|A Phoenix in GTA San Andreas, where it is significantly rare (<small>[[:Image:Phoenix-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Phoenix-GTASA-front.jpg
Phoenix-GTAVCS-front.jpg|A Phoenix in GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Phoenix-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Phoenix-GTASA-rear.jpg
</gallery>
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| GTAVCS_Front_imagename = Phoenix-GTAVCS-front.jpg
|}
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| GTAVCS_Rear_imagename = Phoenix-GTAVCS-rear.jpg
[[File:Phoenix-GTAV-trailer.png|thumb|A red Phoenix in GTA V trailer 2.]]
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}}
   
==Locations==
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==Performance==
While common on the streets of GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, the Phoenix is a significantly rarer car in GTA San Andreas.
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===3D Universe===
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The Phoenix is one of the fastest cars in the game, and has excellent torque, and handling. The Phoenix drives and sounds as if powered by a large supercharged V8 engine, and also features a large air scoop for the carburetor. It can also be modified in [[TransFender]] in GTA San Andreas with nearly all of the available options for customization, but most of the categories have only one option as with most car customization in San Andreas. The Phoenix in GTA San Andreas is an excellent vehicle off-road and the best sports car for off-roading in the game and it is better at off-roading than some of the SUVs in the game. Like most muscle cars, it has a two person capacity. On the downside, the brakes are not as good as the other sports cars in GTA San Andreas. According to the files, the mass is 1400kg in GTA VC and 1500kg in GTA SA.
   
=== GTA Vice City ===
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=== HD Universe ===
* Commonly driven all around [[Vice Beach]].
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The Phoenix is powered by a high-output V8 engine, and it has a high top speed and decent acceleration. It also has excellent torque and can climb steep hills with ease. Unfortunately, it suffers from poor handling. Its poor weight distribution and light rear end leads to severe oversteer, especially at high speeds. Its back end is prone to fishtailing, and crashes and spin-outs may occur more often than usual in this car. The durability is below-par, and it is prone to frame loss (fenders, bumpers, hoods, etc.) in event of a rollover accident. 
* Parked at the north-western mansion on [[Starfish Island]].
 
* Common on Starfish Island.
 
   
=== GTA San Andreas ===
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It is one of the cars that can be highly benefited by the performance customizations, as its acceleration can be topped with the right modifications.
* In [[San Fierro]], the Phoenix can be found by entering the San Fierro Hills street race located at the checkered flag behind [[Wang Cars]]. Take the Phoenix to the [[Doherty Garage]] instead of racing it to keep it.
 
* In [[A Home In The Hills]], It is the escape vehicle of [[Big Poppa]] who seized [[Madd Dogg]]'s house. You can kill him and retrieve the car, although its quite hard since he will constantly try to drive away, and isn't stopped easily.
 
* Very rarely parks in the parking lot next to the pier at [[Santa Maria]], where the Lowrider Race ends.
 
* Can rarely be found driving in rich residential districts in the three main cities (like [[Richman]] in [[Los Santos]], [[Calton Heights]] in [[San Fierro]], or [[Prickle Pine]] in [[Las Venturas]]). Most likely to appear if the player is driving a [[Cheetah]] or [[Turismo]], especially when it's modded.
 
* Can be found during the [[Vigilante]] missions 1 and 2, and [[Firefighter]] missions 1, 2 and 3. (Although it is difficult to find. Higher levels feature 4-seated cars/vans.)
 
* Can rarely be found across the street from [[The Strip]].
 
* Spawn often more if the cheat "Fast cars" is activated.
 
* Players looking for another easy way to get the Phoenix in GTA San Andreas can edit the internal files of car spawning (data/cargrp.dat) with Notepad. Add the Phoenix (called phoenix internally) in any of the groups, and now it may spawn depending which group the player added it to.
 
   
=== GTA Vice City Stories ===
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==== GTA V Overview ====
* Parked along the road that extends along the beach on [[Ocean Beach]].
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{{Vehicle Stats2
* Parked behind [[Malibu Club]] in [[Washington Beach]].
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined = n/a
* Parked on the side of the road in front of a building, northwest of the [[Vice Point Mall]], [[Vice Point]].
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|Top speed defined = 90 / 145 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Engine defined = n/a
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD
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|Gears defined = 5
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|Mass defined = 1700 / 3748
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 5.2 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 110 / 177
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|Engine observed = FR V8
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5
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}}
   
 
==Modifications==
 
==Modifications==
Phoenix can be modified at [[TransFender]] garages in [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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Phoenix can be modified at [[TransFender]] garages in [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]]
 
Colors:
 
Colors:
 
*Car Color 1 (body) – $150
 
*Car Color 1 (body) – $150
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Exhausts
 
Exhausts
 
*Large exhaust – $250
 
*Large exhaust – $250
*Twin exhaust – $300
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*Twin exhaust – $300
*Upswept exhaust – $350
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*Upswept exhaust – $350
 
Lights
 
Lights
*Square Fog Lamp – $50
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*Square Fog Lamp – $50
 
Nitro
 
Nitro
*2× Nitrous – $200
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*2× Nitrous – $200
*5× Nitrous – $500
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*5× Nitrous – $500
*10× Nitrous – $1000
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*10× Nitrous – $1000
 
Roof
 
Roof
*Roof Scoop – $80
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*Roof Scoop – $80
 
Spoilers
 
Spoilers
*Win – $550
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*Win – $550
*Fury – $350
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*Fury – $350
 
Side Skirts
 
Side Skirts
*Side Skirt – $500
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*Side Skirt – $500
 
Wheels
 
Wheels
*Import – $820
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*Import – $820
*Atomic – $770
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*Atomic – $770
*Ahab – $1000
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*Ahab – $1000
*Virtual – $620
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*Virtual – $620
*Access – $1140
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*Access – $1140
*Off Road Wheel – $1000
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*Off Road Wheel – $1000
*Mega – $1030
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*Mega – $1030
*Grove – $1230
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*Grove – $1230
*Twist – $1200
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*Twist – $1200
*Wires – $1560
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*Wires – $1560
 
Car Stereo
 
Car Stereo
*Bass Boost – $100
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*Bass Boost – $100
 
Hydraulics
 
Hydraulics
*Hydrauliics – $1500
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*Hydraulics – $1500
   
== Trivia==
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
* In GTA San Andreas, the default radio station in the Phoenix is [[Playback FM]].
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{{Stub}}
* In GTA San Andreas, the two storyline missions which involve the use of the Phoenix have the word "Hills" in it ([[A Home in the Hills]] and San Fierro Hills. Note that these two missions are the only missions in GTA San Andreas wherein "Hills" is part of the mission name. However, this is most likely pure coincidence.
 
* In GTA Vice City, the butterflies in the hood scoop open when accelerating; however in GTA San Andreas they are stationary, and in GTA VCS the butterflies are eliminated altogether. It is also noteworthy that the GTA SA version of the Phoenix is the only one with three-dimensional butterflies in the scoop: the ones in Vice City were 2-D (flat), despite the fact that they moved.
 
* When the health cheat is ativated or the car is taken to a garage the butterflies will be stuck open due to a glitch.
 
* It's name is misspelled ''"Pheonix"'' in GTA Vice City's internal files.
 
* The Phoenix is likely an [[Imponte]] car, as the Phoenix is based on a Pontiac car and Imponte is based on Pontiac.
 
* In GTA San Andreas, it is one of the rarest cars in the game along with the [[Hotknife]] and the [[Euros]].
 
* A [[wp:Phoenix|Phoenix]] is a legendary mythical bird said to set fire to itself and arise from its ashes in a new form. It is also 1 of 4 vehicles in San Andreas to be named after a mythical creature, the other 3 being the [[Hydra]], [[Leviathan]] and [[Banshee]].
 
* A muscle car very similar to the Phoenix appears in the [[Grand Theft Auto V]] trailer.
 
* Strangely, Pontiac had actually sold a compact car called the Phoenix from 1977 to 1984.
 
* Phoenix is a possible play on Firebird, the car it is based off.
 
* Even though Phoenix is a muscle car, its engine sound is similar to a Supercar except in GTA San Andreas where it sounds more like a Muscle Car than a Supercar.
 
* In Saints Row there is a muscle car also named the Phoenix also based on the Pontiac Firebird.
 
* Phoenix was named after the capital city of Arizona.
 
   
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==Notable Owners==
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*[[Big Poppa]]
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*[[Varrios Los Aztecas (HD Universe)|Aztecas]]
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*Unnamed [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Vagos]] leader
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery position="center">
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Phoenix-GTAVC-beta-rear.png|A pre-release screenshot of the Phoenix in GTA Vice City, depicted with cluster taillights.
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Phoenix-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The Phoenix on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
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Phonix-no-spoiler-gtav.png|Phoenix with no spoiler (Unobtainable through normal means).
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</gallery>
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==Locations==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
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*Commonly driven all around [[Vice Beach]].
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*Parked at the north-western mansion on [[Starfish Island]].
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*Common on Starfish Island.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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*For unknown reasons, the Phoenix is an extremely rare car, like the [[Hotknife]] and the [[Euros]] and will only spawn if the "Fast cars" cheat is activated.
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*In [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]], the Phoenix can be found by entering the [[Race Tournaments in GTA San Andreas|San Fierro Hills street race]] located at the checkered flag behind [[Wang Cars]]. Take the Phoenix to the [[Doherty Garage]] instead of racing it to keep it.
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*In [[A Home In The Hills]], it is the escape vehicle of [[Big Poppa]] who seized [[Madd Dogg's Crib|Madd Dogg's mansion]]. The player can kill him and retrieve the car, although its quite hard since he will constantly try to drive away, and isn't stopped easily. The player must kill him with a headshot while he drives so the door will open (the door is locked so it is impossible to block him and carjack him).
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*Can be obtained inside of the [[San Fierro Police Headquarters]] (use a [[police car]] or stealth abilities to avoid a 3 star [[Wanted Level in 3D Universe|wanted level]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories''===
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*Parked along the road that extends along the beach on [[Ocean Beach]].
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*Parked behind [[Malibu Club]] in [[Washington Beach]].
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*Parked on the side of the road in front of a building, northwest of the [[Vice Point Mall]] in [[Vice Point]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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*Spawns noticably more when driving a [[Fusilade]].
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*The Phoenix can spawn in the [[Paleto Bay]] area at the [[Clucking Bell Farms]].
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*May spawn in the near vicinity of [[Vinewood Racetrack]].
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*Can spawn in [[Grapeseed]] and [[Harmony]].
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*Can be obtained from the [[Eastern Motel]] in Harmony during the [[Random Events|police shootout random encounter]].
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*May spawn in [[South Los Santos]] around the [[Vanilla Unicorn]].
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* Can spawn in [[Pillbox Hill]].
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* After replaying the mission [[Trevor Philips Industries]], it will spawn on the eastern highway, that leads to Sandy Shores. Once the mission ends, don't continue. Get into the white Phoenix near the ice box, and drive away, as the game will continue automatically. Then, it will start spawning on the highway.
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* If the player is doing the mission for the first time, just steal the Phoenix, then simply take it to the garage in order to keep it.
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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*The Phoenix may occasionally spawn around the [[Terminal|docks]], near the drop-off point for [[Simeon Yetarian|Simeon]]'s missions.
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*May spawn near the [[Maze Bank Arena]] area.
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*May spawn in and near the [[Cypress Flats]] area.
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*Frequently spawns in the parking spaces near the [[East Vinewood]] soccer field area (where the [[Gang Attacks|gang attack]] is located) when driving a [[Dominator]].
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*One can also be obtained online by playing the [[No Hay Bronca]] mission given by [[Gerald]]. The unnamed gang leader of the [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Los Santos Vagos]] flees in a Phoenix and is chased into the [[Los Santos Storm Drain (HD Universe)|LS River]] and gets out at the end. Once he is out, distract him, get in the car, end the mission, and go to [[Free Mode|freemode]]. You will be in the Phoenix and are now free to do what you please. Note that the car can be stolen before triggering the chase, forcing the leader to find another car and making the chase much easier.
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*It is possible to get one by playing the mission [[Gentry Does It]] by [[Simeon Yetarian]]. It is located in the same [[Gentry Manor Hotel|car-park]] as the [[Banshee]] and [[Felon GT]] the player is supposed to steal. However the ability to keep vehicles obtained during missions has subsequently been patched and players will no longer be able to store this vehicle.
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==Trivia==
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===General===
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* The default radio stations for the Phoenix are:
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Playback FM]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Channel X]].
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*A [[wp:Phoenix|Phoenix]] is a legendary mythical bird said to set fire to itself and arise from its ashes in a new form. It is also one of six vehicles in the series to be named after a mythical creature, the other five being the [[Hydra]], [[Leviathan]], [[Banshee]], [[Valkyrie]] and the [[Kraken]].
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*Pontiac had actually sold a compact car called the Phoenix from 1977 to 1984.
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*Phoenix is a possible play on Firebird, the car it is based on, as phoenixes are "firebirds" due to their association with fire.
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*The Phoenix was originally going to be called the "Roadblazer." {{Fact}}
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*In the [[wp:Saints Row|Saints Row]] series, there is a muscle car known as the Phoenix, which is also based on the Pontiac Firebird.
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===3D Universe===
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*In ''GTA Vice City'', the butterflies in the hood scoop open when accelerating. However, in ''GTA San Andreas'', they are stationary, and in ''GTA Vice City Stories'', the butterflies are eliminated altogether. It is also noteworthy that the GTA SA version of the Phoenix has been made with three-dimensional butterflies in the scoop, while the ones in GTA VC were 2D (flat).
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*When the health cheat is activated or the car is taken to a garage, the butterflies will be stuck open due to a glitch.
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*In GTA San Andreas, it is one of the rarest cars in the game along with the [[Hotknife]] and the [[Euros]].
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*Even though Phoenix is a muscle car, its engine sound is similar to a sports car except in GTA San Andreas and GTA V, where it sounds like a real muscle car.
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===HD Universe===
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*In the [[Grand Theft Auto V/Trailers|first trailer of GTA V]], the car appears with no spoiler and no rear skirt.
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* Once all of the customization options have been unlocked in GTA V for Los Santos customs, it has an option for a high level spoiler, albeit being much higher than other cars spoilers. It is possibly a reference to [[wp:Richard Petty|Richard Petty's]] 1970 [[wp:Plymouth Superbird|Plymouth Superbird]].
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*It is possible to get a Phoenix with no spoiler by using a save editor, or by using a quick spoiler-select glitch on the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Enhanced and PC Versions|enhanced version]].
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==Navigation==
 
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]]
[[Category:2-Door Sedans and Coupes]]
 
[[Category:Muscle Cars]]
 
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
 
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The Phoenix is a two-door muscle car that appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto V. It is manufactured by Imponte in Grand Theft Auto V.

DesignEdit

3D Universe Edit

In every rendition, the Phoenix is based on the Pontiac Trans Am (also known as Pontiac Firebird) and 1982-1992 Chevrolet Camaro but the round taillights are similar to 1970-1973 Chevrolet Camaros. The front portion was resembling 1973-1975 Vauxhall Firenza, especially the Droopsnoot version. It has varied slightly throughout the games, with a rear deck lid blackout panel in GTA San Andreas, and a thinner stripe in GTA Vice City Stories.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

It returns in GTA V, having a near-identical appearance from GTA III era versions, although it now takes up resemblance as the 1970 Pontiac Trans Am. Its name is an obvious reference to the Pontiac Firebird.

Current Design GalleryEdit


Version History GalleryEdit

PerformanceEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The Phoenix is one of the fastest cars in the game, and has excellent torque, and handling. The Phoenix drives and sounds as if powered by a large supercharged V8 engine, and also features a large air scoop for the carburetor. It can also be modified in TransFender in GTA San Andreas with nearly all of the available options for customization, but most of the categories have only one option as with most car customization in San Andreas. The Phoenix in GTA San Andreas is an excellent vehicle off-road and the best sports car for off-roading in the game and it is better at off-roading than some of the SUVs in the game. Like most muscle cars, it has a two person capacity. On the downside, the brakes are not as good as the other sports cars in GTA San Andreas. According to the files, the mass is 1400kg in GTA VC and 1500kg in GTA SA.

HD Universe Edit

The Phoenix is powered by a high-output V8 engine, and it has a high top speed and decent acceleration. It also has excellent torque and can climb steep hills with ease. Unfortunately, it suffers from poor handling. Its poor weight distribution and light rear end leads to severe oversteer, especially at high speeds. Its back end is prone to fishtailing, and crashes and spin-outs may occur more often than usual in this car. The durability is below-par, and it is prone to frame loss (fenders, bumpers, hoods, etc.) in event of a rollover accident. 

It is one of the cars that can be highly benefited by the performance customizations, as its acceleration can be topped with the right modifications.

GTA V Overview Edit

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

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 90 / 145 (Handling.dat)

n/a

RWD

5

1700 / 3748

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

5.2 Seconds 110 / 177

FR V8

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


ModificationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Phoenix can be modified at TransFender garages in San Andreas Colors:

  • Car Color 1 (body) – $150
  • Car Color 2 (stripe) – $150

Vents

  • Oval Hood Vent – $150
  • Square Hood Vent – $100

Exhausts

  • Large exhaust – $250
  • Twin exhaust – $300
  • Upswept exhaust – $350

Lights

  • Square Fog Lamp – $50

Nitro

  • 2× Nitrous – $200
  • 5× Nitrous – $500
  • 10× Nitrous – $1000

Roof

  • Roof Scoop – $80

Spoilers

  • Win – $550
  • Fury – $350

Side Skirts

  • Side Skirt – $500

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

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  • For unknown reasons, the Phoenix is an extremely rare car, like the Hotknife and the Euros and will only spawn if the "Fast cars" cheat is activated.
  • In San Fierro, the Phoenix can be found by entering the San Fierro Hills street race located at the checkered flag behind Wang Cars. Take the Phoenix to the Doherty Garage instead of racing it to keep it.
  • In A Home In The Hills, it is the escape vehicle of Big Poppa who seized Madd Dogg's mansion. The player can kill him and retrieve the car, although its quite hard since he will constantly try to drive away, and isn't stopped easily. The player must kill him with a headshot while he drives so the door will open (the door is locked so it is impossible to block him and carjack him).
  • Can be obtained inside of the San Fierro Police Headquarters (use a police car or stealth abilities to avoid a 3 star wanted level.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesEdit

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Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

  • The Phoenix may occasionally spawn around the docks, near the drop-off point for Simeon's missions.
  • May spawn near the Maze Bank Arena area.
  • May spawn in and near the Cypress Flats area.
  • Frequently spawns in the parking spaces near the East Vinewood soccer field area (where the gang attack is located) when driving a Dominator.
  • One can also be obtained online by playing the No Hay Bronca mission given by Gerald. The unnamed gang leader of the Los Santos Vagos flees in a Phoenix and is chased into the LS River and gets out at the end. Once he is out, distract him, get in the car, end the mission, and go to freemode. You will be in the Phoenix and are now free to do what you please. Note that the car can be stolen before triggering the chase, forcing the leader to find another car and making the chase much easier.
  • It is possible to get one by playing the mission Gentry Does It by Simeon Yetarian. It is located in the same car-park as the Banshee and Felon GT the player is supposed to steal. However the ability to keep vehicles obtained during missions has subsequently been patched and players will no longer be able to store this vehicle.

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The default radio stations for the Phoenix are:
  • Phoenix is a legendary mythical bird said to set fire to itself and arise from its ashes in a new form. It is also one of six vehicles in the series to be named after a mythical creature, the other five being the HydraLeviathan, Banshee, Valkyrie and the Kraken.
  • Pontiac had actually sold a compact car called the Phoenix from 1977 to 1984.
  • Phoenix is a possible play on Firebird, the car it is based on, as phoenixes are "firebirds" due to their association with fire.
  • The Phoenix was originally going to be called the "Roadblazer." [citation/verification needed]
  • In the Saints Row series, there is a muscle car known as the Phoenix, which is also based on the Pontiac Firebird.

3D UniverseEdit

  • In GTA Vice City, the butterflies in the hood scoop open when accelerating. However, in GTA San Andreas, they are stationary, and in GTA Vice City Stories, the butterflies are eliminated altogether. It is also noteworthy that the GTA SA version of the Phoenix has been made with three-dimensional butterflies in the scoop, while the ones in GTA VC were 2D (flat).
  • When the health cheat is activated or the car is taken to a garage, the butterflies will be stuck open due to a glitch.
  • In GTA San Andreas, it is one of the rarest cars in the game along with the Hotknife and the Euros.
  • Even though Phoenix is a muscle car, its engine sound is similar to a sports car except in GTA San Andreas and GTA V, where it sounds like a real muscle car.

HD UniverseEdit

  • In the first trailer of GTA V, the car appears with no spoiler and no rear skirt.
  • Once all of the customization options have been unlocked in GTA V for Los Santos customs, it has an option for a high level spoiler, albeit being much higher than other cars spoilers. It is possibly a reference to Richard Petty's 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
  • It is possible to get a Phoenix with no spoiler by using a save editor, or by using a quick spoiler-select glitch on the enhanced version.

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