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"Nothing says post-irony like a retro futuristic American jelly bean car. Small with a wide glass ass to showcase your samurai bun and allow for 360 degree Snapmatic photography."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Declasse Rhapsody is a two-door hatchback, first appearing in the Grand Theft Auto IV episodic expansion The Lost and Damned and returning in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the I'm Not a Hipster update.

Design

The Lost and Damned

The car is based on the infamous AMC Pacer manufactured from 1970-75, while the front is designed after the Volkswagen Golf Mk1. The wheels appear to be aftermarket, bearing a resemblance to American Racing Ansen Sprint mag wheels.

Grand Theft Auto V

Its appearance in Grand Theft Auto V is mostly unchanged, with the exception of whitewall tires added by default, and the optional customization features in Los Santos Customs. New body modification options include a ducktail spoiler, fender flares, and a bumper lip, a reference to the original Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Current Design Gallery


Version History Gallery

Performance

The Lost and Damned

The car handles similarly to the Blista Compact, although the Rhapsody is an FR layout vehicle, (as opposed to the Blista Compact's FF layout) with more reasonable torque, and lower top speed. Its handling is very good, as its light weight and stiff suspension allow it to take turns at a high speed with almost no oversteer. However, crash deformation is poor, and as expected from a vehicle of this size and weight, its engine will fail after 3-4 head-on crashes. It is, however, very back-heavy and is prone to spinouts, but this trait can be good for drifting in the hands of experienced drivers.

TLAD Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A N/A 5 N/A RWD 1400 / 3086
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Rhapsody's performance virtually is unchanged in GTA V, with only minor alterations to the vehicle's rigidity and nimble-feeling, where it now feels more stiff and stable, as oppose to TLAD's rendition where the car felt slightly more loosely suspended.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.dat
N/A 83 / 133 5 N/A RWD 1350 / 2976 N/A
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Rhapsody-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed 71.361328%
Acceleration 57.5%
Braking 20%
Traction 62.121212%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $50,000
Brakes Street Brakes $2,000 $20,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $27,000
Race Brakes $3,500 $35,000
Bumpers Custom Front Splitter $500 $4,600
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $33,500
Exhaust Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $750
Dual Shotgun Exhaust $899 $1,800
Long Twin Exhaust $1,499 $3,000
Fenders Flared Arches $450 $900
Side Flames $750 $1,500
Flared Arches & Side Flames $850 $1,700
Hood Go Fast Hood $325 $3,000
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $750 $5,000
Single Intake Bug Catcher $875 $8,000
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $7,500
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Spoiler Ducktail Spoiler $275 $7,050
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $29,500
Sports Transmission $3,250 $32,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $40,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $50,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image Gallery

Variants

In TLAD, there is a robin egg blue Rhapsody in the mission Off Route. The car is across the street from the player after the starting cutscene. The player can obtain this uniquely colored vehicle by parking it at any safehouse without harming the completion of the mission. A tip to obtain this is to park it outside the Bellic Penthouse on Albany Avenue.

Locations

The Lost and Damned

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Found in each protagonist's garage in single player.
Enhanced version

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The Rhapsody's name is a reference to the 1992 film Wayne's World, specifically the famous scene where the two lead characters, Wayne and Garth, sing along to the song "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen while driving in the "Mirthmobile" (an AMC Pacer). A photograph can be seen within the Rhapsody depicting Wayne and Garth. Furthermore, a "W" (as in "Wayne's World") is seen badged inside and outside the car, also the photo says "Schwing", one of the catch phases used by Wayne and Garth in the movie.
    • In GTA V, the sticker in the Rhapsody has been removed.
  • The default radio stations for the Rhapsody are:
  • The Rhapsody looks similar to a vehicle featured in the 2006 Atari game Driver: Parallel Lines, which was also called the Rhapsody.

Grand Theft Auto V

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