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See also Buffalo and FIB Buffalo

The Bravado Police Buffalo (named in-game as a Police Cruiser) is an LCPD Police Car, only available in the multiplayer of The Ballad of Gay Tony but also appears in Grand Theft Auto V, both in single player and multi-player. This vehicle shares the same in-game name as the regular Police Cruiser (made by Vapid) which appears in IV & V, but is a separate vehicle.



The vehicle is a Bravado Buffalo similar to the first and second generation Dodge Charger Police Package used by the New York Police Department, is a variant of the Buffalo, like the FIB Buffalo, and the three share similar performance.

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.


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 a similar livery to that on the [Interceptor] 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.

Unlike the other Police and Sheriff Cruisers the LSPD Buffalo does not have a two-digit number on the roof. It is, however, the only one having a badge painted on the hood. 


GTA V Police Buffalo which has had a spoiler added and has a similar livery to the Vapid Interceptor


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 sister, 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 may replace in future episodes. Due to RWD, over-steer is very prevalent and the Buffalo's V8 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 a few good hits before it begins to smoke.

There is little difference between GTA IV and 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 older competitor. Still an excellent choice for most officers if treated right.



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