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A police "Cheetah" in GTA Vice City. Note the red strobe light and dark tan interior and mirror placement (Rear quarter view).

The police variant of the Cheetah is an undercover police version of the Cheetah used by the Vice City Police Department (VCPD) in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. It is known simply as the Cheetah in GTA Vice City with Vice Cheetah as its internal model name, and the VCPD Cheetah in GTA Vice City Stories.


The police Cheetah is exactly the same as a regular Cheetah, albeit with the addition of a flashing red strobe light and siren. Like most law enforcement vehicles, entry into the car allows the player to activate the Vigilante side mission. Incidentally, the police Cheetah is one of three resprayable police vehicles in the GTA series (the others being the FBI Washington and GTA III's FBI Car), making it a great choice for the Vigilante side mission; in GTA Vice City Stories, however, the VCPD Cheetah cannot be resprayed.

The police Cheetah is normally driven by two undercover agents equipped with Uzi sub-machine guns who chase you upon attaining a three-star wanted level; evading the police Cheetah is nearly impossible in this case.


GTA Vice City

GTA Vice City Stories

  • Obtainable at a three-star wanted level.
  • At the end of The Mugshot Longshot, the VCPD Cheetah that was transporting a DEA officer and Martinez is parked right next to you. Just take it and park it in your garage (the Compound Safehouse is recommended because it lasts longer and will not disappear).


  • The two undercover officers that pursue you in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories are named Officer Cracker and Officer Butts. They are named after, and strongly resemble, "Sonny Crockett" and "Ricardo Tubbs", the primary characters from the landmark 1980s TV series Miami Vice. Furthermore, the Cheetah itself is styled after the 1986 Ferrari Testarossa, Crockett and Tubbs' vehicle of choice in the latter three seasons of the show.
  • When the siren is turned on and you look at the car from backwards, the strobe light doesn't flash.
  • The VCPD Cheetah has radio stations like other vehicles in GTA VCS.
  • In GTA VCS if you take VCPD Cheetah to the Pay 'n' Spray, the message will tell that the car will not be sprayed and touched.
  • Unlike the FBI Washington and FBI Rancher, VCPD Cheetah is considered as a normal Cheetah and can be sold at Sunshine Autos Import Garage.
  • On rare occasions, the VCPD Cheetah will turn back into a normal Cheetah after losing a wanted level.
  • In the 10th Anniversary Edition, the in-game name is simply "Cheetah".

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