- "Extremely popular with Haitian gang-bangers, degenerates and war lords. Found in Little Haiti."
- — GTA Vice City Website
The Declasse Voodoo is a two-door lowrider in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. It is especially favored for its low ground clearance, which allows for the wheels to be protected to an extent.
Design===GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories===
With its panoramic windshield and distinctive tail fins, the Voodoo from GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories strongly resembles a 1960 Chevrolet Impala. Where the Impala has triple-taillights, however, the Voodoo uses double taillights, like those seen on the Chevrolet Bel Air and Biscayne.
In GTA Vice City, the car is only available in red (with the exception of the unique black version seen in the mission Two Bit Hit), and has hydraulics instead of a horn. In GTA San Andreas, it is seen in many different colors. The fuel cap is now behind the rear license plate of the car, and if it is shot, the car will explode. In GTA Vice City Stories, the Voodoo has a distinctive engine sound, and has returned to having a horn instead of hydraulics. It can also be painted different colors.
The car has been repeatedly adopted as a gang car, first by the Haitians in GTA Vice City, then the Grove Street Families (and, in some missions, by the Ballas) in GTA San Andreas. While reappearing in GTA Vice City Stories, the car is only driven by standard drivers.
In GTA IV, the Voodoo retains many of its visual cues and the two-door design from previous games, and, according to police radio chatter, bears the Declasse brand. It remains a low-rider, but hydraulics are no longer available. The car now has the Chevrolet Impala's trademark six taillights, and its rear is still modeled after the 1960 Impala. The grille is similar to a 1964 Impala (but "H" shaped like the 1965 Rambler Classic or the 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. The roof, windows, and body style also resemble those of the third generation Impala. The Voodoo rear fascia is taken from the 1959 Impala, featuring an indented trunk with a chrome strip. It is seen with both mono-tone and two-tone body colors, and all Voodoos feature "S.S." and "Limited Edition" badging, as well as a heart-shaped hood ornament. If you look carefully you may notice a line through the center of the badge. This resembles a 'D', as in Declasse.
The Voodoo in GTA Chinatown Wars appears to be used exclusively by local gangs (presumably M.O.B. , the North Holland Hustlers and the Jamaicans), appearing in territories under their control. The car is only available with a white-and-blue paint job, but is otherwise similar in design to the GTA IV Voodoo.
In GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, it is surprisingly speedy, with smooth handling for a car of its size, and thanks to its low center of gravity, it will generally not flip unless the hydraulics are active. In GTA Vice City Stories, the Voodoo's speed is slow, and it struggles to climb steep inclines; after a collision, it may take a while until the Voodoo gets going again. Despite these shortcomings, the Voodoo is the second fastest low-rider in GTA San Andreas, with its top speed being same as the Sultan. Oddly enough, in GTA San Andreas, it is one of the few cars with ABS, even though it is one of the older cars in the game, and its real life counterpart was made before ABS was a popular feature in American cars.
In GTA IV, the Voodoo is powered by a small block V8 in an FR layout. Top speed is low, at 128mph (206km/h). The car is very heavy, giving the car a very low center of gravity, but at the cost of a lethargic acceleration speed. Its weight and bulk, however, make it resilient to damage. Oddly enough, the Voodoo cannot perform a burnout. The result of attempting a burnout in the Voodoo is that it slowly rolls forwards. This probably happens because the brakes are so terribly weak on the Voodoo.
The performance of the car in GTA Chinatown Wars seems to have improved drastically, with good acceleration, top speed and cornering, and average brakes.
- In GTA Vice City, a unique black Voodoo appears during "Two Bit Hit" in a funeral gathering for the Haitian gang. As they arrive at the funeral, players may steal and store the Voodoo first before focusing on the target fleeing in a Romero. An alternative would be to snipe the Voodoo's driver, kill the target before the chase goes too far from the Voodoo (the Minigun would be a great weapon to do this with) , and then get in the Voodoo and quickly drive off to avoid the car being destroyed by the target's enraged goons.
- In GTA IV, a special "Jamaican" Voodoo can be found cruising around the streets of Schottler and Dukes. It is distinguished by its black and green paint, with gold chrome. It also features twin side exhaust pipes and rear fender skirts, and is driven by members of the Jamaican Posse. Its performance is no different from those of regular Voodoos.
- Standard Voodoos in GTA IV may also come with similar chrome parts as the Jamaican Voodoo. One Voodoo color scheme, a black and red combination, comes with gold chrome, while a dark candy red Voodoo (occasionally confused as being all-black) comes with duller bronze chrome parts. Although the former's overall coloration resembles the gang cars of the Spanish Lords, it is not affiliated with any gang.
- Elizabeta Torres owns a unique Voodoo that sports a one-of-a-kind white and pink two-tone paint-job with chrome trim. The car can only be obtained in the mission "Have a Heart", where, it has a slight sag in the rear suspension due to its trunk being filled with two corpses. The only way to obtain it is to park it in the Bohan Safehouse parking space and fail the mission. Save the game and it will be there for you to drive, minus the bodies in the trunk.
- A unique Voodoo is requested by Stevie in Stevie's Car Thefts. It is parked in front of the LC24 Tower in East Island City, Dukes, and features an all emerald body with black chrome trim and wheels. The car can be taken and stored at a safehouse, as another Voodoo will respawn again at the LC24 Tower until the player delivers it to S&M Auto Sales.
- In The Ballad of Gay Tony, a black and white two-tone Voodoo with black rims and black chrome can be randomly found during the Drug Wars missions.
Modifications (GTA San Andreas)
The modifications include:
- Colors (Only one, for the body color ($150).)
- Wheels (Four types: Twist ($1,200), Wire ($1,560), Virtual ($620) and Access ($1,140).)
- Bass Boost ($100)
- Hydraulics ($1,500)
- Nitrous (Three types: 2x ($100), 5x ($500) and 10x ($1,000).)
- The Voodoo made a cameo appearance in Rockstar North's Manhunt 2.
- GTA Vice City Stories featured the Voodoo but not the hydraulics feature. In VCS its engine emits the same noise as the Cholo Sabre.
- The Voodoo plays the following radio stations by default when entered
- In Acter Industrial Park, the player can find burned out wrecks resembling Voodoos.
- In GTA Vice City, the Voodoo is one of the few cars that you can't modify the color.
- GTA Vice City
- GTA San Andreas
- GTA Vice City Stories
- GTA IV
- Spawn around Beechwood City and Schottler, Broker.
- Spawn all around Dukes.
- Spawn around Northwood, North Holland and East Holland, Algonquin.
- Spawn around Chinatown, Algonquin.
- Spawn around Alderney City, Alderney.
- GTA Chinatown Wars
- Spawns only in African American gang turf, specifically, Firefly Projects, Broker, and North Holland, Algonquin.