The Yardie Lobo is a 2-door muscle car used by the Uptown Yardies gang, featured with functional hydraulic suspensions, leopard skin seats and sporty rims, as well as a pair of pink fuzzy dice hung from the rear-view mirror, and red interior door panels. It also appears with only a red body color and a yellow soft top in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, or a green body, orange body or blue body with a yellow top in Grand Theft Auto Advance.
The vehicle resembles a fifth generation Chevrolet Impala and the taillights seem closer to a 1965 Impala. Like other sedan and station wagon-based gang cars in the GTA Liberty City Stories, the game's Lobo also gains a sport car-like engine sound, implying it is a high-performance car. Similar to the Cartel Cruiser, Forelli Exsess, and Sindacco Argento, it does not have a non-gang variant, but its closest non-gang counterparts are the Esperanto and Idaho.
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The Yardie Lobo's performance is described as average, possessing slightly above average speed, moderate steering sensitivity but a susceptibility to tailspins during high speed corning. Having only two doors, the Lobo can only seat two. When hydraulics are activated, the Yardie Lobo can sort uneven terrains easily, but its tendency to rollovers increases.
Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- Seen driven around Newport, Staunton Island, Liberty City. The Lobo can also be encountered in Belleville Park, Newport/Fort Staunton Expressway and even sometimes at the Callahan Bridge on some occasions.
Grand Theft Auto Advance
- Driven in Uptown Yardies' turf, these include:
- Saint Marks, Portland.
- Portland View, Portland.
- Newport, Staunton Island.
- Cedar Grove, Shoreside Vale.
- "Lobo" is Portuguese and Spanish for "wolf".
- The default radio stations of the Yardie Lobo are:
- In the beta version, the car had the same wheels found on the Stallion.
- If the car is driven by Yardie gang members, it will emit a unique horn sound, sounding similar to the Admiral in GTA Vice City. In GTA Advance the car shares its horn sound with the Yakuza.
- The Yardie Lobo is the first in the series to have fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror, followed by the Bickle'76 and Peyote.
- It's strange that in GTA III the car has a normal engine, emits the same sound as the Taxi and Landstalker, but in GTA Liberty City Stories it has a high-performance one, despite Liberty City Stories passing in 1998 and III in 2001.
- During development of GTA Liberty City Stories, the Yardie Lobo was meant to have a same engine sound as GTA Vice City's Voodoo.