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For the district in the Residential District of Anywhere City in Grand Theft Auto 2 see Stromberg.
""Can you swim?" you ask, nonchalantly, as you hurdle towards the end of the Vespucci Pier. A moment of airtime later, the cool waters of the pacific are washing the pedestrian splatter from your windshield. The rudder and thrusters are engaged, and your pursuers are lost forever. You turn to the passenger seat, where your once-beautiful date is vomiting uncontrollably in abject terror. Yep, that is why you drive a Stromberg.
Please note: Weapon modifications can only be applied at a Vehicle Workshop inside an Avenger or Mobile Operations Center.
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Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Ocelot Stromberg is a vehicle featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Doomsday Heist update.

Design

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The Stromberg is a 2-door sports car that is able to convert to a submarine. The design of the car seems to be taken from several different 1970s European sports cars including the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer, Ferrari 308, Lamborghini Bravo, the Maserati Merak, and the Maserati Bora seen evident in the rear. The windscreen appears to be based on the Lamborghini Countach, while the tail lights look like those of a Lamborghini Diablo. The black pinstripe and front bumper are reminiscent of detailing found on the 1976-78 Lotus Esprit S1.

The Stromberg does not have many customizable options, as the only physical changes that can be modified is body paint, window tint and wheel types.

The vehicle features several functional components which deploy from various points of the car when it enters submarine mode (see below for details), and fold back up when the vehicle reverts to car mode. However, these components do not seem to have fully-rendered storage spaces inside the vehicle; they merely disappear into the car's bodywork when stowed. The interior is shared with the Ardent.

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Performance

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Car Mode

Overall, the Stromberg seems to have fair handling and speed, but has average acceleration, the latter of which can be improved by upgrading it at Los Santos Customs or at a vehicle workshop. Defence-wise, the Stromberg can take five missiles before exploding, giving it a slight defensive edge over the Deluxo, another weaponized vehicle from the update. The Stromberg is very vulnerable to close high angle air attacks due to a limited lock on angle of the homing missile, but is devastating once locked on to an opponent.

Being an amphibious vehicle, it will not fail like other land vehicles if left in car-mode, but will be difficult to control it, therefore making it essential to change into the submarine mode.

Weapons

The vehicle is fitted with dual forward facing fixed machine guns from the vents immediately under the front windscreen and homing missiles from the pop-up grille. The vehicle has a capacity of 30 homing missiles and 60 torpedoes.[citation/verification needed]

When transitioning from car to submarine (by holding right on the D-Pad), the wheels and the exhausts are retracted and the wheel hubs are completely covered, the tail light housings are extended backwards, two side fins pops up from the car's bodywork on the rear portion and two more are flipped up from the tail light housings, along with the cased propellers from the lowest area of the rear end. The portion containing the license plate will flip down and two tubes pops up from there, as well as an antenna from the roof. The transition takes approximately four seconds. Like the Deluxo, the Stromberg can be transitioned at any time, and should the player have gathered enough momentum, they can use the Submarine Mode to allow the car to slide at moderate speeds down inclined terrain.

Submarine Mode

After converting to submarine mode, submarine performance is average. Forward speed is quicker than a Submersible or a Kraken, but is still slower than any surface speed boat.

Ascent and descent rate is faster than other submersibles but can only be achieved using forward momentum and pitching the nose. There is no raise and lower control functionality as in the other submersibles as these controls are assigned to the weapons in the Stromberg. Rudder response is quite sensitive. The car will momentum-drift noticeably when trying to turn sharply under water.

Collision with the seabed or underwater flora will cause damage, and can eventually destroy the vehicle (and potentially kill the occupants depending on the depth this occurs). The vehicle shares the same depth range as other submersibles and will be crushed by water pressure at just past 500 ft (0.11 miles), killing the occupants, even if they are equipped with Scuba Suits.

It is (or was) possible to surpass the "death barrier" by diving deep & fast in a high angle and switching into car mode just before passing the depth limit at 500ft under sea level which would otherwise crush the Stromberg. It seems like this depth barrier works (worked) only on vehicles that are "classified as submarines" and not on all vehicles in general which lets the Stromberg surpass it while in car mode and therefore "classified as car". If the submarine mode is enabled below the depth barrier the Stromberg will be crushed immediately, but even so the player is not trapped there because the Stromberg will rise above the depth barrier again over time.

Visibility when breaching the surface is poor and there is a risk when driving out of the water of the vehicle getting stuck on terrain whereby neither land nor submarine mode will be usable to get the vehicle unstuck. Abandoning the vehicle on foot and getting it redelivered by the Garage Mechanic or pushing it with other nearby vehicles/boats will be required.

When transitioning from submarine to car, the wheel hubs are uncovered and the wheels are deployed, along with the antenna retracting to the car's roof. The propellers and the rear tubes are retracted and the black portion is flipped back to its position. The respective fins are retracted to the car's bodywork and the tail light housings are retracted to the car. Finally, the exhaust tubes are rotated back to expose the tail pipes. The transition takes approximately three seconds.

It is possible to exit the Stromberg under water without destroying it. It is also possible to (re-)enter the Stromberg under water, too, though the Stromberg will slowly rise to the surface if empty.

Weapons

In submarine mode, the machine guns are disabled under water (so are unusable unless the car is leaping out at the surface) and uses torpedoes located on the outermost sides of the pod (but retaining the RPG rocket model). Torpedoes will break the surface and be able to hit targets on land or low-flying aircraft. The vehicle in submarine mode shares its capacity value with its land state.[citation/verification needed]

As a weaponized vehicle, the Stromberg can be stored in the hold of an Avenger and deployed over water. The player can convert it to submarine mode while falling or wait until it hits the water.

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

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  • The Stromberg may appear in the Freemode Preparation "Strombergs", where they are carried by Wastelander that must be stolen. Given the circumstances of the mission, these examples are in their "natural form", and therefore having no specials.
  • Later, it is used in the setup mission Setup: Submarine Recon, used to destroy a convoy and later to destroy naval mines around the submarine.
  • It is again used in the heist finale The Bogdan Problem, used by one of the two teams to reach the submarine. However, it was destroyed with the submarine's explosion, forcing the water team to swim all the way ashore in a scuba suit.

Locations

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Video

GTA Online - Ocelot Stromberg -The Doomsday Heist-

GTA Online - Ocelot Stromberg -The Doomsday Heist-


Events

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Trivia

General

  • It appears to be inspired by the Lotus Esprit-based Wet Nellie from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.
    • The main villain in The Spy Who Loved Me movie was named "Karl Stromberg". As this vehicle is heavily influenced by the Wet Nellie, this is likely where the vehicle gets its name.
    • Also, the description of asking "Can you swim?", driving off a pier, and losing one's pursuers is a reference to the Wet Nellie's first appearance scene in The Spy Who Loved Me, where Bond drives it off a pier into the water to lose an attack helicopter.
  • The default radio station of the Stromberg is WorldWide FM.
  • Unlike other vehicles in the game, when the player honks this car's horn, their character does not move. This is possibly an oversight.

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