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"This Stirling GT is a landmark of Germany's proud history of helping flabby, self-loathing businessmen pretend they're Grand Prix drivers... for two minutes between freeway traffic jams. It's a tradition that's been around for at least sixty years, so while it's still pathetic, at least it got there first."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Benefactor Stirling GT is a classic 2-door coupe eatured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as a part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 update.


Grand Theft Auto V

Stylised as a grand tourer coupe, the car takes resemblance from the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL though its overall body resembles as the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR and Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlehhaut Coupe, sharing the main gull-wing doors feature, as well as the front grille, and classic lightbulbs. The fenders are reminiscent of the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante and the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. This is one of two cars in the HD Universe to feature Gull-wing doors, the second being the Osiris. There are dual exhaust pipes exiting directly in front of the doors on either side. The rear has a slightly curved license plate to fit in with the rest of the bodywork. The default design of the rims are El Jefe muscle car rims, which bear an uncanny resemblance to an actual rim design available for the real 300SL.

It can be modified with carbon-fibre hood, a small hook that comes with the bumper delete, a spare tire tied down onto the boot, a roll cage, headlight tape and extra rally lights (two or four). The rear wheels have body plates covering the top quarter of the wheel, named body plating. The rear features a "bubble" window, which distinctively sticks out from the rest of the body work.

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Grand Theft Auto V

The Stirling GT has excellent acceleration due to its apparent 310hp 3 liter V8 engine (sounding more similar to a typical straight-through exhaust V12). Its top speed is decent, falling in the middle between the Roosevelt and most of the other high end sports classics. The handling is incredible, acting less as a Sports Classic and more similarly to some sports cars, with large amounts of grip meaning oversteer is only present when attempting to conserve too much speed around a corner. Along with the JB 700Roosevelt, Casco, and Coquette Classic, the Stirling GT has high resistance to impact deformation. The engine sound is shared with the Casco, and the JB 700 (latter applies to the enhanced version only).

The engine model is a V8, with a single-overhead camshaft, 4 double-barrel downdraft carburetors, and side exit, straight-through, twin-dual exhausts.

The engine sound tends to crackle viciously when decelerating, this is because of its high-rev output, when decelerating, an excessive amount of unbalanced ratios of air and fuel are blown out of the exhaust, causing many consecutive explosions within the exhaust, this is because of its carburetors which don't automatically stop fuel input, and its straight-through exhaust system which doesn't quieten down these explosions. This can be heard prominently here. Because of this trait, turbochargers fitted to the car are emphasised much more and the dump valve is much more notable.

When the turbo and transmission are upgraded, the car will viciously shake when accelerated while stationary. This is much more prominent than other high-output cars.

Its responsive handling, especially for Sports Classics, means it is a very good choice for racing in the Sports Classics class on most tracks, though the Z-Type is still a better choice on longer races with fewer corners.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 86 / 138 5 N/A RWD 1330 / 2932 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
5.1 Seconds 175 / 281 N/A 3 Liter 310HP V8 (Website) N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
6.5 Seconds 105 / 167 5 FR SOHC V8 w/ 4 Double-Barrel Downdraft Carburetors (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $2,500 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $6,250 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $10,000 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $17,500 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $25,000 $50,000
Brakes Street Brakes $10,000 $20,000
Sport Brakes $13,500 $27,000
Race Brakes $17,500 $35,000
Bumpers Rear Bumper Delete $2,300 $4,600
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $6,250 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $9,000 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $16,750 $33,500
Exhaust Titanium Exhaust $375 $750
Race Exhaust $899 $1,800
Grille Twin Rally Lamps $375 $750
Quad Rally Lamps $670 $1,340
Hood Carbon Hood $1,500 $3,000
Lights Xenon Lights $1,450 $7,500
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Roll Cage Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
Rally Cage & Modifications $675 $1,350
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Spoilers Spare Wheel $3,750 $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 $14,750 $29,500
Sports Transmission $16,250 $32,500
Race Transmission $20,000 $40,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $12,500 $50,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Available in single player garages.
Enhanced versiom

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $975,000.



  • The default radio stations for the Stirling GT are Space 103.2 & The Lowdown 91.1.
  • The name of the car is a homage to Stirling Moss, a British Formula One driver, who once drove the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR to victory at Mille Miglia, one of the longest endurance races in the history of motorsport.
    • There's also a real life Mercedes-Benz limited edition vehicle called Stirling Moss, which is based on the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • It shares its engine sound with the Casco, JB 700 and Coquette Classic, aside from the engine startup and the deceleration sound.
  • The vehicle's model is called "feltzer3", suggesting that this is the predecessor to the Feltzer.
  • The Stirling GT's fog lamps in Los Santos Customs are purely cosmetic and do not function in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 versions of the game. However, they do function in the enhanced version.
    • Also, if they are damaged in crashes, they will never visibly break, however, they will still stop emitting light regardless.
    • Strangely, when facing north or east in the vehicle, the lamp detail will disappear (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3).
  • The Stirling GT has an empty rear trunk, however when customised with the "Rally Cage & Modifications" at Los Santos Customs, the trunk will be fitted with a racing fuel cell. These fuel cells are found in racing cars and are meant to prevent or limit fuel spillage in crashes. It is purely cosmetic and does not change the function of the car or its fuel tank in the game however.
  • If a player tries to exit an overturned Stirling GT, explosive charges on the door hinges will blow the gullwing doors off, allowing the player to leave the vehicle. This also occurs with the Osiris.

See Also

  • Jugular - Another car found in GTA 1, also based on the Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
  • Benson - A car found in GTA 2, also based on the Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
  • Feltzer - Another Benefactor car that, technically, is the Stirling GT's successor.


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