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{{DISPLAYTITLE: Police Cruiser}}
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{{Disambiglink|This page refers to the Police Cruiser based on the [[Buffalo]]. Two other police cars also share the in-game name of "Police Cruiser", the [[Police Cruiser]] and [[Interceptor]].}}
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
| name = Police Buffalo
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| name = Police Cruiser
| front_image = PoliceCruiser-TBOGT-front.png
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| aka = Police Buffalo<br>
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<code>POLICE2</code> <small>(GTA V; Internal name)</small>
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| front_image = PoliceCruiser2-GTAV-front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = The Police Buffalo in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] multiplayer
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| caption = A '''Police Cruiser''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
| manufacturer = [[Bravado]] (GTA IV)
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| rear_image = PoliceCruiser2-GTAV-rear.png
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| manufacturer = [[Bravado]]
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| related = [[Buffalo]]<br>[[FIB Buffalo]]
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| vehicle_class = Emergency
 
| vehicle_type = [[:Category:Law Enforcement Vehicles|Law Enforcement Vehicle]]
 
| vehicle_type = [[:Category:Law Enforcement Vehicles|Law Enforcement Vehicle]]
| body_style = [[:Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes|4 Door Sedan/ saloon]]
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| body_style = [[:Category:Sedans|Four-door Sedan]]
| capacity = 4 (driver and three passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] <small>(multi-player only)</small><br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
 
}}
 
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:''See also [[Buffalo]] and [[FIB Buffalo]]''
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The [[Bravado]] '''Police Cruiser''' (also known as the '''Police Buffalo''') is a [[Police Car]], available in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer modes]] of ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'' and in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
 
The '''Police Buffalo''' (named in-game as a '''Police Cruiser''') is an [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] [[Police Car]], only available in the multiplayer of [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] but appears in two singleplayer screenshots in [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. This vehicle shares the same in-game name as the regular [[Police Cruiser]] (made by [[Vapid]]) which appears in all of [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], but is a separate vehicle.
 
   
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
===GTA IV===
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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The vehicle is a [[Bravado]] [[Buffalo]] similar to the first and second generation [[wp:Dodge Charger (LX)#Police Package Version|Dodge Charger Police Package]] used by the [[wp:NYPD|New York Police Department]]. The livery is almost exactly the same as those used on the [http://images38.fotki.com/v1275/photos/4/49373/2273006/cnpca8991-vi.jpg New York Police Department's Chargers].
   
The vehicle is a [[Bravado]] [[Buffalo]] similar to the first and second generation [[wp:Dodge Charger (LX)#Police Package Version|Dodge Charger Police Package]] used by the [[wp:NYPD|New York Police Department]], is a variant of the [[Buffalo]], like the FIB Buffalo, and the three share similar performance.
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In-game, it's a police variant of the [[Buffalo]], which is used by the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]], and uses almost the same features and liveries as the original [[Police Cruiser]] and [[Police Patrol]]. It's the second Buffalo-based vehicle featured, derived from the original [[FIB Buffalo]].
   
In [[multiplayer]], the Police Buffalo can be found at a majority of police stations, and is not accessible in single player. When spawned via hacks or trainers in single player, players can notice that sometimes, strangely enough, regular civilians may drive the Police Buffaloes on streets.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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The car's model remains the same as in ''TBoGT'', still based on the Buffalo. The livery, however, has been changed to a similar livery to most [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|LSPD]] vehicles to reflect its [[wp:Los Angeles Police Department|real life inspiration]]. The car's emergency lighting has also been updated, featuring LEDs on the grill, roof, back window and rear lights. It is unequivocally the rarest police car in the entire ''GTA'' series, since it only spawns in a certain part of [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]], near the [[Mission Row Police Station]], either on patrol or in the bus stop area at night, and it is extremely rare to spawn in either circumstance.
   
===GTA V===
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Unlike other LSPD vehicles, the Police Buffalo does not have a two-digit number on the roof. It is, however, the only one having a badge painted on the hood. Sometimes, a version with a low-level spoiler attached sometimes spawns as well.
   
The car's model remains the same, in that it has the same body as the GTA IV rendition. The livery however has been changed to reflect its real life inspiration.
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The vehicle has had a makeover for the Enhanced edition of GTA V. Now it sports a similar livery to the older [[Police Cruiser]], including air identification numbers and the city seal on the side and a new pushbar has been added to the front bumper. However, the characteristic badge is now removed from the hood. Also, the car boasts a metallic paint finish, compared to the matte finish of the previous version. The spoiler option remains available, and the small bug with the grill-mounted blue light has been corrected (previously the housing was white).
   
==Performance==
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===Current Design Gallery===
For performance, the Buffalo is best described as 'above average'. It will out-accelerate any other standard-issue police vehicle in the game, save for of course the [[Police Stinger]], which is obviously either a [[wp:D.A.R.E.|D.A.R.E.]] car or some other community-oriented policing strategy. Its top speed, engine and weight all appear to be taken from its unmarked sister, the [[FIB Buffalo]].
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = PoliceBuffalo-GTAV-FrontQtr.jpg
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| Top_view_imagename = PoliceBuffalo-GTAV-Above.png
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = PoliceBuffalo-GTAV-RearQtr.jpg
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| Front_view_imagename = PoliceBuffalo-GTAV-Front.jpg
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| Side_view_imagename = PoliceBuffalo-GTAV-Side.jpg
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| Rear_view_imagename = PoliceBuffalo-GTAV-Rear.jpg
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| Engine_bay_imagename = Buffalo Cruiser.jpg
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| Underside_view_imagename = PoliceBuffalo-GTAV-Underneath.png
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| Inside_view_imagename = PoliceBuffalo-GTAV-Inside.jpg
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| Badge_texture_imagename = PolifeBuffalo-GTAV-Detail.jpg
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| Damage_view_imagename = PoliceBuffalo-GTAV-Other.jpg
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Police Buffalo Interior.png
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}}
   
Handling-wise, the Police Buffalo is well-balanced, and sticks to the road a bit better than the apparently aging [[Vapid]] platform that it may replace in future episodes. Due to RWD, understeer is very prevalent and the Buffalo's V8 engine requires huge RPM to accommodate for it. At high speed, the Buffalo is remarkably stable, and lift-throttle oversteer is nearly non-exsistant.
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===Version History Gallery===
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<gallery position="center" widths="140" columns="2" hideaddbutton="true" spacing="small">
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PoliceCruiser3-TBoGT-front.png|<center>GTA Episodes from Liberty City<br><small>([[:File:PoliceCruiser3-TBoGT-rear.png|Rear quarter view]])</small></center>
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PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Front-Buffalo.png|<center>GTA V; Original version<br><small>([[:File:PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Rear-Buffalo.png|Rear quarter view]])</small></center>
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</gallery>
   
Crash deformation is average. In frontal impacts, the suspension appears to be tough, but its engine only takes a few good hits before it begins to smoke.
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== Performance ==
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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For performance, the Buffalo is best described as "above average". It will out-accelerate any other standard-issue police vehicle in the game, save for of course the [[Police Stinger]], which is obviously either a [[wp:D.A.R.E.|D.A.R.E.]] car or some other community-oriented policing strategy. Its top speed, engine and weight all appear to be taken from its unmarked counterpart, the [[FIB Buffalo]].
   
==Gallery==
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Handling-wise, the Police Buffalo is well-balanced, and sticks to the road a bit better than the apparently aging [[Vapid]] platform that it partially replaces. Due to the RWD configuration, over-steer is very prevalent and the Buffalo's engine requires huge RPM to accommodate for it at low speeds. At high speed, the Buffalo is remarkably stable, and lift-throttle over-steer is nearly non-existent.
<gallery>
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Buffalo LCPD TBOGT.png|Front of the Police Buffalo in TBoGT
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Crash deformation is average. In frontal impacts, the suspension appears to be tough, but its engine only takes several good hits before it begins to smoke. Making durable than its unmarked counterpart. It fares better than the Police Cruiser.
LCPDDPOFD.jpg|The Rear of the Police Buffalo in TBoGT
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ChasedVehicle2-GTAV.jpg|A LSPD Police Buffalo (Side View) can be seen behind the new Caprice-Based Police Car
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==== TBOGT Overview ====
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{{GTA IV Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time =
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|Top Speed Files =
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|Top Speed Tested =
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|Engine = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} {{H:title|Double Overhead Camshaft|DOHC}} Inline-4 <small>(In-game model)</small>
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|Drivetrain Files=
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|Drivetrain Tested= RWD
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|Gears Files=
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|Gears Tested= 5
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|Mass (Files only)=
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}}
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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There is little difference between ''GTA IV'' and ''GTA V'', except that the vehicle is much more durable. It does have an issue, however, in that its front axle bends easier than other Police cars, especially its Vapid competitor. It is still an excellent choice for most officers if treated right.
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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined =
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|Top speed defined = 90 / 145 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Engine defined =
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Gears defined = 5 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Mass defined = 1650 / 3638 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed =
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|Top speed observed =
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} V8 <small>(Sound)</small><br>{{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} {{H:title|Double Overhead Camshaft|DOHC}} Inline-4 <small>(In-game model)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5}}
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery position="center">
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PoliceCruiser-GTAV-Front-Buffalo.png|Police Buffalo in the Xbox 360/PS3 version of [[GTA V]].
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PoliceCruiser2-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Police Cruiser''' on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
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PoliceBuffalo-GTAV-Spoiler.jpg|Police Cruiser in GTA V with a spoiler.
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PoliceBuffalo-FronQuarter-GTAV.jpg|Front quarter view of the Police Cruiser in [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]]
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Police Buffalo Rear Quarter View.png|Rear quarter view of the Police Buffalo in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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== Locations ==
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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In [[multiplayer]], the Police Buffalo can be found at a majority of police stations, and is not accessible in single player. Only a few multiplayer modes, including Free Mode, spawns on these areas:
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*In the parking lot of the [[East Island City Police Station]].
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*In the front parking lot of the [[Leftwood Police Station]].
   
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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*Rarely spawns at the [[Strawberry Station|train station]] under the [[Olympic Freeway]] on [[Strawberry Ave|Strawberry A]][[Strawberry Avenue|ve]][[Strawberry Avenue|nue]] between 12:00 AM and 4:00 AM. At the same location the [[Police Bike]], [[Police Transporter]] and the [[Unmarked Cruiser]] can also be obtained. (all versions as of 4/16/2016).
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* Rarely spawns in [[Legion Square]]. Usually occupied by [[Interceptor]]s.
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* Will spawn by the train station mentioned above, when already driving one.
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* Can randomly spawn near the [[Mission Row Police Station]], with an officer inside it.
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* Rarely seen driving around in [[Pillbox Hill]].
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* Commonly see driving around Pillbox Hill and [[Mission Row]] (enhanced version only).
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* Spawns more often when using the Director Mode, spawning at the location "Downtown LS", setting time to "Midday" and gaining at least 2 stars, where it usually pulls up to the player (enhanced version only).
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==Trivia==
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===General===
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*The Police Buffalo (PS3/XB360 version), along with the [[Interceptor]], has similar liveries to the police cars found in the racing game [[wp:Need for Speed Rivals|''Need For Speed: Rivals'']] .
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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*In ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'', the antennas on the roof of the car seems to be misplaced, so much in fact that one looks like it floats in mid-air next to the car.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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*A Police Buffalo can be seen in the trailer for ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]] ''<ref>[[:File:Buffalo.JPG|Screenshot from the trailer]]</ref>, implying that it was at first meant to be featured in the game, but was removed from the final version.
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*It seems that it was intended for patrol, as the vehicle lacks a pushbar (PS3/XB360).
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** Just like the real-life LAPD Dodge Chargers, the makeover version in the enhanced version now seems very similar to the [[Police Cruiser|Stanier-based cruiser]], meaning that it now could have a similar role.
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 17:43, April 16, 2016

This page refers to the Police Cruiser based on the Buffalo. Two other police cars also share the in-game name of "Police Cruiser", the Police Cruiser and Interceptor.


The Bravado Police Cruiser (also known as the Police Buffalo) is a Police Car, available in multiplayer modes of The Ballad of Gay Tony and in Grand Theft Auto V.

DesignEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

The vehicle is a Bravado Buffalo similar to the first and second generation Dodge Charger Police Package used by the New York Police Department. The livery is almost exactly the same as those used on the New York Police Department's Chargers.

In-game, it's a police variant of the Buffalo, which is used by the LCPD, and uses almost the same features and liveries as the original Police Cruiser and Police Patrol. It's the second Buffalo-based vehicle featured, derived from the original FIB Buffalo.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

The car's model remains the same as in TBoGT, still based on the Buffalo. The livery, however, has been changed to a similar livery to most LSPD vehicles to reflect its real life inspiration. The car's emergency lighting has also been updated, featuring LEDs on the grill, roof, back window and rear lights. It is unequivocally the rarest police car in the entire GTA series, since it only spawns in a certain part of Los Santos, near the Mission Row Police Station, either on patrol or in the bus stop area at night, and it is extremely rare to spawn in either circumstance.

Unlike other LSPD vehicles, the Police Buffalo does not have a two-digit number on the roof. It is, however, the only one having a badge painted on the hood. Sometimes, a version with a low-level spoiler attached sometimes spawns as well.

The vehicle has had a makeover for the Enhanced edition of GTA V. Now it sports a similar livery to the older Police Cruiser, including air identification numbers and the city seal on the side and a new pushbar has been added to the front bumper. However, the characteristic badge is now removed from the hood. Also, the car boasts a metallic paint finish, compared to the matte finish of the previous version. The spoiler option remains available, and the small bug with the grill-mounted blue light has been corrected (previously the housing was white).

Current Design GalleryEdit


Version History GalleryEdit

Performance Edit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

For performance, the Buffalo is best described as "above average". It will out-accelerate any other standard-issue police vehicle in the game, save for of course the Police Stinger, which is obviously either a D.A.R.E. car or some other community-oriented policing strategy. Its top speed, engine and weight all appear to be taken from its unmarked counterpart, the FIB Buffalo.

Handling-wise, the Police Buffalo is well-balanced, and sticks to the road a bit better than the apparently aging Vapid platform that it partially replaces. Due to the RWD configuration, over-steer is very prevalent and the Buffalo's engine requires huge RPM to accommodate for it at low speeds. At high speed, the Buffalo is remarkably stable, and lift-throttle over-steer is nearly non-existent.

Crash deformation is average. In frontal impacts, the suspension appears to be tough, but its engine only takes several good hits before it begins to smoke. Making durable than its unmarked counterpart. It fares better than the Police Cruiser.

TBOGT Overview Edit

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
n/a
Top Speed (Tested)
n/a

FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
n/a
Drivetrain (Tested)
RWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
n/a
Gears (Tested)
5

n/a


Grand Theft Auto VEdit

There is little difference between GTA IV and GTA V, except that the vehicle is much more durable. It does have an issue, however, in that its front axle bends easier than other Police cars, especially its Vapid competitor. It is still an excellent choice for most officers if treated right.

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 (Handling.dat)

5 (Handling.dat)

1650 / 3638 (Handling.dat)

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

n/a n/a

FR V8 (Sound)
FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Image GalleryEdit

Locations Edit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

In multiplayer, the Police Buffalo can be found at a majority of police stations, and is not accessible in single player. Only a few multiplayer modes, including Free Mode, spawns on these areas:

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the antennas on the roof of the car seems to be misplaced, so much in fact that one looks like it floats in mid-air next to the car.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • A Police Buffalo can be seen in the trailer for Grand Theft Auto Online [1], implying that it was at first meant to be featured in the game, but was removed from the final version.
  • It seems that it was intended for patrol, as the vehicle lacks a pushbar (PS3/XB360).
    • Just like the real-life LAPD Dodge Chargers, the makeover version in the enhanced version now seems very similar to the Stanier-based cruiser, meaning that it now could have a similar role.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Screenshot from the trailer

NavigationEdit

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