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"No manners required."
— Advertisement for the Speedo.

The Vapid Speedo is a cargo delivery van featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Speedo resembles a 2003-present Chevrolet Express van, with elements from the 2005 Ford E150 but the front and back ends have been slightly altered. The badge on the rear reads Vapid ST. The Speedo features various company names, such as Deliver Me Timbers, Easy Lay Carpet, Hello Tailor, and Nonna Pina's Restaurant.

Grand Theft Auto V

In GTA V, the Speedo retains the same design as the GTA IV rendition, albeit it no longer sports company logos. Color scheme changes have been made to the front of the van. In the enhanced version, the badge has been moved from the grille divider to the hood of the vehicle. The rear of the Speedo also appears slightly dirty in the enhanced version, and has some trash near the wheel hump. The Clown Van features a clean interior, however.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto IV

The vehicle is quite agile, thanks to its adapted suspension and weightless rear end. Powersliding is quite easy in this vehicle; however, in Liberty City's hilly terrain the Speedo is prone to bouncing about more frequently than other vehicles of its size. The engine is strong, powered by what seems like a high-torque diesel in a rear-wheel drive layout; leading to mediocre acceleration and a reasonable top speed. The lack of braking power makes turning and braking simultaneously impossible which is a big problem when slowing down into a 90 degree turn or any type of fast driving or racing. The Speedo is, after the Burrito, the second-fastest vehicle in the "van" classification, but it is the most maneuverable.

GTA IV 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 78 / 125 5 N/A RWD 2500 / 5512
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 Speedo retains many of its performance qualities from its GTA IV appearance, although the reformed handling in GTA V results in the van gaining a suspension upgrade, to the point that the van feels more stable around corners, and thus its turning radius is greatly improved. The van has seemingly less traction than its previous apperance, sometimes resulting in the wheels spinning when setting off. The van is relatively durable during collisions, with no significant deformation occuring, even after multiple head on collisions and rolls, however the engine is still relatively weak compared to other vans in the game. It appears to have the highest top speed of vans in the game, wherein it seems to be superior to many average sedans in this field. Its off-road capabilities are significantly poorer than other vans due to the lower power engine.

It shares its performance with its unique variant, the Clown Van.

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 81 / 130 5 N/A RWD 2500 / 5512 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
10.9 Seconds 100 / 160 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Speedo-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed 69.751678%
Acceleration 45%
Braking 20%
Traction 54.545456%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Unlike most other vehicles, the Speedo has a very limited number of modifications. Any modifications not listed here (except for Explosives) are unavailable for the vehicle.
  • In GTA Online, the player can place a Tracker and Full Coverage on the Speedo.
Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,875
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,500

Variants

Grand Theft Auto IV

Clown Van

Main article: Clown Van

A unique variant, dubbed the Clown Van, appears in GTA V. It is a Speedo modified with a unique clown livery. The vehicle only appears during a Strangers & Freaks mission, and cannot be obtained without the use of a save editor.

Special Variants

  • A white Speedo driven by Lamar Davis is seen in various missions involving him. It features a unique license plate reading "LAMAR G".


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Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The van prominently appears during the mission Chop, where it is used to chase D fleeing on a motorcycle. It is the first mission in which Chop is in the rear of the vehicle.
  • Hood Safari - The same van is used to go to the deal and is later destroyed by the attacking Ballas.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • In the mission "Potshot" a white Speedo containing crates with drugs appears, which has to be stolen and brought to Trevor.

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Seen around The Families area.
  • Occasionally spawns in a parking lot in Chumash Plaza.
  • Sometimes found in and around Lester's home in El Burro Heights.
  • A black one can be found parked on a dirt road in Fort Zancudo along with a black Bison
  • Sometimes when you switch to Trevor you may find him with a tied-up man under the Del Perro Pier and a unique black Speedo without a number on the license plate. This particular Speedo also has bulletproof tires.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Rarely spawns around the industrial area.
  • Sometimes parked in a parking lot in Chumash Plaza.
  • Sometimes parked or driven in La Mesa.
    • Spawns more frequent in the enhanced version.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he may also agree to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Speedo fetching $2,000.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The vehicle's name is a reference to the Speedo brand of men's swimming briefs, as well as a shortened term for speedometer.
  • The default radio stations for the Speedo are:
  • The van features "ST" in its badging, presumably standing for "Sports Technology", Similar to how Ford (the company to which Vapid is based on) market some of their cars with the same name. These badges are also found in GTA V

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

  • This is the only vehicle that is able to max out its top speed on the analog speedometer, as the vehicle's speedometer reads up to 100, and the van can go 100 mph.

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