GTA San Andreas
In GTA San Andreas, the Uranus appears as a tuner coupe. It is based off of the cars that are part of the 1992-1994 Chrysler D platform, such as the Mitsubishi Eclipse, Eagle Talon, and Plymouth Laser. It shares it's headlights with the first generation Mitsubishi Eclipse, while taillights are based off the Eagle Talon. The body shape itself seems to be derived from the Subaru Alcyone SVX Version L.
GTA IVThe Uranus is redesigned for GTA IV, having been branded with a Vapid badge. The car is strongly based off of the 1979-1993 Ford Mustang, with the front being inspired more by the 1985-1989 Merkur XR4Ti and its European counterpart, the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. The sides of the car appears to be based on 1987 Dodge Charger "Shelby Edition" The rear fascia resembles, albeit loosely, the XR4Ti. There are also some design features from the 1st generation Ford Escort, mostly comprising of the black pieces of trim and the shape of the side window.
A modified version of the Uranus also appears in the game. It is usually driven by members of the Russian Mafia and appears in Hove Beach with a custom bodykit, rear window louvers, a "whale-tail" spoiler, (which is very similar to the spoiler available on the Sierra RS Cosworth) and a large windshield decal that reads "LOZSPEED" (pronounced as "lose speed", mocking "ricers"). The interior of the vehicle is also modified with LOZSPEED racing seats, a pink Burberry patterned Baseball Cap placed behind the backseats, aluminum pedals, and white gauges with black digits. This modified version, however, lacks any enhanced performance over its stock counterpart.
In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the LOZSPEED Uranus is one of vehicles that can be found with an unique paint job during the Drug Wars side missions. It can be found in a few different color combinations, including, but not limited to, matte black paint and green rims, pearlescent blue paint with purple undertones and black wheels, and yellow and dark brown two-tone paint with brown wheels. The color combinations correspond with which faction the player is fighting against.
GTA San Andreas
GTA San Andreas' Uranus is regarded as an average sports coupe, with above average acceleration and top speed, and very stable cornering and grip, coupled with excellent braking. However, given the vehicle's stiff suspensions, considerably high ground clearance, a tall body construction and shorter axle tracks, the vehicle's risk of tipping over on bumpy terrain is higher than most cars of its class. The engine sounds like the turbocharged 2.0L that is used in the real-life cars that the Uranus is based on.
The Uranus in GTA IV is powered by what sounds and drives like a six-cylinder engine, coupled to a 4 speed gearbox in an FF layout. Acceleration is fair, and top speed is 143 mph (230 km/h), but leaves a lot to be desired. The suspension is rather soft, and leads to much body roll, making the Uranus sometimes fishtail when cornering at higher speeds. Braking is good, though ABS is not available on the Uranus. Accident deformation is very poor, often rendering the vehicle undrivable after one or two major impacts to the front. The engine is also very shoddily built, and stalls after two to three impacts. Like its rival, the Dinka Blista Compact, the front wheel drive system causes understeer. Although top speed is acceptable on the Uranus, the small V6 engine is underpowered, even though the Uranus is the lightest car in the game, according to the game files.
Modifications (GTA San Andreas)
- The Uranus plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
- Uranus is a planet in the Solar System. It is pronounced, "you ran us", however, people tend to mispronounce it or to jokingly use the word as a crude reference to the term "your anus". Seeing Rockstar Games' love for crude references, the Uranus is most likely an in-game joke.
- The Uranus features the Door Ajar Chime in GTA IV, which can be heard with the driver's door open in quiet areas.
- In TBoGT's Drug Wars, the Uranus can be found, similar In form to the LOZSPEED version, however these ones don't have the windscreen banner or the four fog lamps or the front.
- On the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA IV, The Russian Mafia variant has a visual glitch where the exhaust pipe is on the opposite side of the car. Also noticeable is the trail of exhaust coming out of the original and correct place.
- "LOZSPEED" is a possible parody of Neuspeed, an aftermarket parts manufacturer.
- In GTA IV, the car is front wheel drive, whereas its real-life counterparts, the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, is rear and all-wheel drive.
- In GTA San Andreas, if the Uranus' rear is damaged, and the taillights are active, a red light can be seen inside the car. It is seen better when viewed from a rear-top angle, however it will not always happen.
GTA San Andreas
- A Uranus can be found parked in the showroom of Wang Cars after completing Zeroing In.
- Like the Euros, Uranus' spawn rarely in Los Santos International Airport. *They also spawn in Easter Bay International Airport more commonly than at Los Santos International Airport.
- Spawns when the cheat, "Fast/Rare Cars" is activated.
- Spawn around Hove Beach, Broker.
- Spawn around Northwood, North Holland and East Holland, Algonquin.
- Spawn around Middle Park, Algonquin.
- The modified variant can be found in Hove Beach driven by Russians.
- Strangely, a Uranus can sometimes found parked behind a building on Happiness Island.