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This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
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For the side mission in 3D Universe, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, see Vigilante.
"Today's society is broken. We all know who's behind it, but we're afraid to speak out. Hard-working cops, human rights lawyers, investigative journalists, social media managers - a cartel of vested interests who would think nothing of trampling the freedoms of a semi-legitimate businessperson such as yourself. It's time someone took the law into their own hands, and if you're in the market for some fully weaponized, rocket-propelled civic order, the Vigilante is the only game in town."
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Grotti Vigilante is a custom weaponized vehicle featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the continuation of the Smuggler's Run update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto Online

"Introducing the Vigilante, the ultimate instrument of vengeance. Equipped with rocket propulsion technology and front-mounted machine guns (with room for a missile upgrade), the Vigilante will strike fear and provide swift justice to those who come for your throne. Impose order on the streets of Los Santos with the Vigilante, available exclusively from Warstock Cache & Carry."
Rockstar Newswire description.

The Vigilante appears as a 2-door custom car, featuring weapons and a rocket booster mounted on the rear. It is primarily based on the Batmobile created for the 1989 movie Batman, which was itself built on a stretched Chevrolet Impala chassis. However, the rear of the vehicle is based on another iteration of the Batmobile — specifically the "Tumbler" created for the 2005 film Batman Begins.

The car sports large drag tyres on both the front and the back wheels, as well as pop-up headlamps and gull-wing doors. The rear wheels are much larger, in both diameter and width, giving the vehicle excellent traction. The rear wheels are also doubled up, similar to the real life Tumbler. Between the wheels sits the rocket booster, which appears to be directly hooked up to the vehicle's transmission and engine. The interior is very unique, sporting dial sets from motorsport vehicles such as the Drift Tampa, as well as various screens in a similar way to most fighter jets such as the Hydra, but with a red color. As the vehicle uses standard generic race needles, these screens are not animated.

The vehicle's pop up headlights are integrated into the front fins and appear to be equipped with numerous LED strips. Interestingly, when retracted, the border between the headlight casing and the bodywork itself cannot be seen, seemingly morphing into the bodywork. The rear end features a spoiler and tail lights in the same pattern as the headlights, with the upper ones as positioning lights and the lower ones as braking lights.

Current Design Gallery


Performance

Grand Theft Auto Online

The vehicle combines the abilities of the Rocket Voltic and Ruiner 2000, as it is equipped with a rocket boost and offensive capabilities. As such, it is a good choice for any combat situation, whether it is offensive or defensive. The vehicle's mass is similar to that of the Insurgent, allowing it to plow through traffic with ease, especially due to its front end.

Given the proportions of the vehicle's front and true to its real life inspiration, the Vigilante may be powered by a turbine, although unlike its inspiration, the Vigilante has the general profile of a rear-engined vehicle rather than a mid-engined vehicle, as the exhaust gases appear to come out of the rocket booster, as well as flames when the vehicle is revved, contradicting the purpose of the rocket. Engine smoke when damaged reveals the engine itself is indeed located behind the cockpit. The practicality of the vehicle's turbine is obsolete, as the front intake lacks a turbine prop altogether, and the turbine chamber fails to run the length of the car, as the cockpit completely blocks the airflow's path. However, there appears to be small intakes directly seen behind the cabin, suggesting those are the actual intakes instead of the "rifled-barrel style" intake (as painting the car with a brighter color shows that it leads to nothing).

The vehicle comes with the machine gun as well as the optional additional attachment of the missiles. The vehicle carries 30 missiles, shoots slower, and takes slightly longer to lock on to targets than those of the Ruiner 2000.

The Vigilante's statistical top speed with the boost applied exceeds 150 mph / 241.4 km/h, making it the fastest mode of land transport in the game, even exceeding the ground speed of the P-996 LAZER, at 136 mph / 218.9 km/h, given the player repeatedly uses the boost, giving the vehicle an average top speed of 120+ mph / 193.1 km/h. Without the boost applies, the Vigilante has a statistically high top speed of 115 mph / 185.1 km/h.[1]

GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A 99.4 / 160.02 6 N/A RWD 7500 / 16535 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
? (no boost)
< 1 second (boost)
115 / 185.1 (no boost)
150 + / 241.4 + (boost)
6 Rocket Turbine
Reserve Engine
RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Vigilante-GTAO-RSCStats
Speed
72.434425%
Acceleration
20%
Braking
65%
Traction
63.636364%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Vigilante can only be modified at a vehicle workshop inside a Mobile Operations Center or an Avenger.

Category Modification Cost
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker
Full Coverage
Respray
Sell Sell Vehicle
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Race Suspension $4,600
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Weapons No Missiles $
Missiles $180,000
Wheels
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto Online

Videos

GTA Online - Vigilante -Halloween Event-

GTA Online - Vigilante -Halloween Event-

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

Grand Theft Auto Online

Changes

Update Change(s)
Grand Theft Auto V
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
1.41 08/29/2017 Added Vigilante, hidden in the game files.
10/28/2017 Released to GTA Online. Added for purchase on Warstock Cache & Carry.

Trivia

General

  • The vehicle's name is a reference to Batman's significance as a vigilante superhero across the city of Gotham. This is also partially referenced in the vehicle's description.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Although the Vigilante lacks a manufacturer in-game, it is listed as Grotti on Rockstar Games Social Club.
    • This is also seen inside the player’s garage, labelling the vehicle as the Grotti Vigilante.
  • The sound of the Vigilante‘s engine is shared with the Trophy Truck, including a louder version of the ignition when the engine starts.
  • When powered off, the engine will make a similar sound heard on the Shotaro, X80 Proto and Tyrus, albeit with a much lower pitch.
  • The Vigilante originally featured standard treaded tyres, rather than racing slicks, as seen on the Rockstar Games Social Club.
  • As the files list the vehicle as being capable of firing exactly 30 missiles rather than holding 30 missiles, there will be 1 remaining missile in each pod which cannot be fired.[2].

See Also

References

  1. How do we gain these statistics?: GTA Wiki: Manual of Style/Vehicles/Speed Testing
    These top speeds are not suitable for comparing cars and their performance on the road. Roads are bumpy, and bumps in the game give vehicles random boosts of speed, increasing the overall road top speed. These top speeds simply show which car has the highest statistical speed, essentially a speed which considers all the variables added to the initial raw top speed in the handling files, and do not reflect the top speed each of these cars could reach on the road or even travelling through air. Finally, these speeds do not determine which car is "quickest" or "fastest" - competing vehicles in drag races may result in unexpected outcomes, due to the fact that restricting the drag race distance may not allow certain vehicles to reach their top speed, as the acceleration of vehicles has a massive affect on their performance and reliability in racing. These statistical top speeds give all vehicles plenty of time to reach their highest top speed on a flat, indefinitely-long strip of straight track.
  2. Each missile pod holds 4 missiles. 8 x 4 = 32. 32 - 30 = 2 remaining missiles


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