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- "French design and Italian construction, so expect style over substance and regular breakdowns. The Pigalle, a high performance coupé, is an icon of 70s motoring and bad taste. No wonder the ironically disposed love it."
- ―Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.
The Pigalle is based on the European styling of the Maserati Merak and Ghibli I, while its front fascia, headlights and hood design are derived from the Citroën SM. Its rear fascia most closely resembles that of the Ghibli I. The greenhouse and overall body shape and design resembles that of the Alpine A310. It is presumed that the Pigalle was manufactured some time between 1970 and 1980 as it features yellow headlights, a feature common on French vehicles at the time. Unlike other vehicles, the Pigalle has a unique European license plate in the grille.
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Grand Theft Auto V
Overall, the Pigalle is better performing than its initial appearance may imply. It has good acceleration for the class, but Super-level top speeds. It handles nicely because of higher traction than other Sports Classics, attributed to its reduced engine power and low center of gravity. However, the front wheel drivetrain limits the car's turning circle and overall handing, especially at speed. Understeer is an issue with the Pigalle, but it isn't as punishing as other Sports Classics when attempting to carry speed. The braking distance is remarkably good for a sports classic. Crash deformation is acceptable.
If turbo is installed on the Pigalle, it will feature compressor surges (creating a fluttering "whistle" sound) rather than a blow-off valve (which creates a distinct "hiss" sound when letting off the accelerator). This also occurs with the Warrener.
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(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
(mph / km/h)
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Number + Type
(Kg / lb)
|n/a||149 / 240 (Website)||
1500 / 3307
|7.3 Seconds||130 / 209||
V8 (In-game model)
Mass cannot be observed.
Categories skipped/ignored: Lights, Horn, Plate, Respray, Wheels, Turbo. Stock options(i.e.: no spoiler) are not listed.
|Category||Modification||Price (Story Mode)||Price (Online)|
|Engine||EMS level 1||$2925|
|EMS level 2||$4062|
|EMS level 3||$5850|
|EMS level 4||$10887|
|Roof||Small Roof Rack||$280||$665|
|Large Roof Rack||$460||$1092|
|Empty Roof Rack||$640||$1520|
|Alpine Roof Rack||$780||$1852|
Grand Theft Auto V
- Appears in the player's garage in single player (Xbox 360/PS3).
- Commonly appears in traffic (enhanced version only).
- Sometimes spawns outside Los Santos Customs (pre-modified; enhanced version only).
Grand Theft Auto Online
- Available at Southernsanandreassuperautos.com for $400,000.
- Appears during the mission Time to Get Away. However, it is unobtainable outside of the mission. Furthermore, it is not always spawned in the mission.
- Rarely spawns in traffic in the enhanced version.
- The vehicle is named after the French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, whose name was also given to the Quartier Pigalle area of Paris, an area famous for being a hotspot of cabarets (like the famous Moulin Rouge), sex shops and strip clubs.
- The default radio stations for the Pigalle are West Coast Talk Radio and Blaine County Talk Radio.
- The only way to change the license plate on the Pigalle is using the IFruit App. The same goes for the Rebel (clean).