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For other uses, see Stinger (disambiguation).
"Don't mistake this for a standard Stinger. The GT is a hard-top, race-bred variant that boasts a top speed of 175mph and 0-60 in less than 6 seconds. With only 40 produced, the Stinger GT is one of the most collectible sportscars in the world. So savor those fleeting moments of enjoyment in between being terrified of crashing it or somebody stealing it."
Legendarymotorsport.net

The Grotti Stinger GT is a classic two-door sports coupé featured only in Grand Theft Auto Online. As the name suggests, it is the grand tourer variant of the standard Stinger also seen in the game.

Design

The Stinger GT is based on the Ferrari 250 GTO as seen by its overall design, sides, greenhouse area and the short swept-back rear fascia including the duck-tail spoiler. Contrary to the Ferrari 250 GTO, the Stinger GT is rear engined, whereas the 250 GTO is front-mid engined. There may be some influence from the Shelby Daytona while its front end is quite reminiscent of the Intermeccanica Italia, Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. There is a resemblance to the Ferrari Dino, mainly the Dino 206 for the headlights, grill/mouth, and the mid-engine placement. It draws some minor inspiration from the Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2. The Stinger GT is mid-engined, and has a hard-top and ducktail spoiler for extra aerodynamics at high speeds.

The rear, glass-enclosed, down-draft carburetered V8 may be inspired from the Ford GT40. The double barrel downdraft carburetors found on the engine block appear to be based on the Weber carburetor series, particularly the two-barrel downdrafts found on the Ferrari 250 GTO (to which the Stinger GT is based heavily on). The car also features beveled twin-exhaust tips.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Stinger GT, being a grand tourer, the car sounds to be powered by a large V12 engine, however, the in-game model shows a single overhead camshaft V8 engine, with 4 double barreled-downdraft carburetors. Unlike the standard Stinger, the Stinger GT has its engine mounted in a rear-mid longitudinal position, whereas the Stinger has the engine placed in front-mid position. The car also features two side-rear mounted radiators, which strangely share the same model as the intercoolers featured on the Cheetah, Turismo R, Osiris and T20, however, intercoolers are typically only used on turbocharged vehicles, which the Stinger GT is not, leaving the only possibility of them being rear-placed engine radiators.

Despite Legendarymotorsport.net stating the Stinger GT has better performance than the standard Stinger, in-game testing has shown that there is no significant difference between the two, which leaves the player at the option of the player's preferable body style of convertible or coupe within the Stinger range.

Its apparent 320HP 3 liter engine pushes it to a stated top speed of 175 mph (according to Legendary Motorsport), with a stated acceleration time of 5.7 seconds. In-game testing proves a similar performance, with an acceleration time of around 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 135 mph (both according to the first person speedometer). Traction is impressive, thanks to the rear-engine, rear wheel drive layout, which sends power directly to the wheels the engine is located upon. Recapping, the Stinger GT has a good top speed, and impressive acceleration. Handling is responsive and reliable, however, braking distance is bad.

GTA Online Overview

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)

5.7 Seconds (Website) 90 / 145 (Handling.dat)
175 / 282 (Website)

3.0L 320HP (Website)

RWD (Handling.dat)

5 (Handling.dat)

1100 / 2425 (Handling.dat)

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

6.1 Seconds 135 / 217

RR V12 (Sound)
RR SOHC V8 w/ 4 Double-Barrel Downdraft Carburettors (In-game model)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Modifications (GTA Online)

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Locations

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

  • The default radio stations of the Stinger GT are FlyLo FM and Soulwax FM.
  • It seems to share the same engine sound as the Seashark.
  • There was a glitch where a crew emblem could be purchased for use on this vehicle, but did not appear. The camera angle would pan to the left side door when selected, suggesting it should of appeared there. This was later patched.
StingerGT-Badges-FloatingGlitch-GTAV

The "Stinger V8" badging seen floating after the rear hood is opened via the interaction menu (top right).

  • The Ferrari 250 GTO, the car the Stinger GT is based on, had only 39 models built, one off from the number of Stinger GT's produced. 
  • In the enhanced version, when opening the rear hood using the Interactive Menu feature, the badging on the rear will stay where it is, and will appear floating once opened.
  • The front hood cannot be opened, unlike the original Stinger.

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