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The Declasse Tornado is a two-door vehicle featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V.



3D Universe

In GTA San Andreas the Tornado assumes the design of a 1958 Chevrolet Impala but without the features of dual headlights.

HD Universe

In GTA V, The Tornado resembles a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in its front end and overall shape, with a bumper similar to a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado, and 1957 Bel Air style rear wings and trunk.


Having only two doors, the Tornado is only designed to carry two occupants. The car does make up for this with its above average top speed and acceleration, as well as its generally stable cornering (even with its long wheelbase that is supposed to hamper the car's maneuverability). Braking, however, isn't so great.

The Tornado is also quite durable and can take a good bit of Road Damage/Gunfire before exploding. Although it doesn't appear to have a visible fuel cap, it will explode if the front engine is shot enough or hit from a high Enough impact (Ex. Rolling down a steep hill and directly hitting the ground with sensitive spots may result in an instant explosion). The Beater models commonly found in Blaine County tend to have a delayed engine ignition, which could become a problem in the event of a situation that requires a quick getaway.


GTA San Andreas

Upgrades are available in the Loco Low Co. garage in Willowfield, Los Santos:

Type Upgrades Cost
Paint Jobs Paintjob 1 $ 500
Paintjob 2 $ 500
Paintjob 3 $ 500
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Car Color 2 $ 150
Exhausts Chromer Exhaust $ 1000
Slamin Exhaust $ 1500
Front Bumper Chromer Bumper $ 1040
Slamin Bumper $ 1200
Rear Bumper Chromer Bumper $ 940
Slamin Bumper $ 1100
Side Skirts Chrome Strips $ 800
Wheels Classic $ 1620
Dollar $ 1560
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Trance $ 1350
Cutter $ 1030
Rimshine $ 980
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000



GTA San Andreas

  • Spawns mostly around Los Santos Vagos teritories.
  • Spawns more often when the beater/junk car traffic cheat is activated.


Unique Variants


The mariachi variant of the Tornado in GTA V (Rear quarter view).

  • In Grand Theft Auto V, a convertible mariachi beater version can be seen during mission The Civil Border Patrol with sombreros and guitars on the back seat. It can be stolen after stunning its owners, required to obtain the gold medal in the mission. This version cannot be modified at Los Santos Customs but can be repaired.
  • Also, in Grand Theft Auto V, there is a unique blue and black two tone variant that already have several modifications included, such as EMS upgrades, transmission, limo tinted glasses, racing suspension, etc. This variant, along with another unique modified Buccaneer and Manana, are found randomly parked in a bus junkyard at the far southeast corner of Los Santos's urban area.

Notable Owners



  • The Tornado is the lowest vehicle in the game and only lowrider and/or car capable of dragging. Dropping its rear end on the ground produces a continuous stream of sparks like a minitruck. This trick can be executed through the aid of hydraulics by nose up with right analog stick (PS2). The scraping can be done by pressing the Num 8 button or by pressing H, then the Num 2 button (PC).
  • The default radio station for the Tornado in GTA San Andreas is Radio Los Santos. The Default Radio station in GTA V is Lowdown FM.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, a car very similar to the Tornado can be seen in a picture in the back room of The Triangle Club in the borough of Bohan the only difference being that it has double headlights (much like the '58 Bel Air).
  • In GTA San Andreas, the car serves as one of several gang vehicles of the Los Santos Vagos. The Tornado makes a return as a gang vehicle for the Vagos and the Ballas in GTA V.
  • The Tornado is one of the vehicles that the Epsilon Program request Michael De Santa acquire for them ("Assuming the Truth").
  • The Tornado bears a striking resemblance to a 1958 Plymouth Fury, a car type that was featured in John Carpenter's Christine, which the car can be modified into by painting the body red and the convertible top white.
  • In GTA V, the Tornado has an interior design similar to that of a 70s car, which is a major anachronistic error, as the car itself is a late 50s model.


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