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"Weather the new Great Depression with a car from the last Great Depression. When this rolled off the production line in 1937, minorities and women knew their place. It was the world's fastest automobile. Now it's the world's most expensive second-hand automobile. One of only 10 ever made, the Z-Type is a car you can really enjoy sitting in, surrounded by armed guards, too terrified to actually drive it anywhere."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Z-Type is a gang car in Grand Theft Auto 2 (driven by members of the Zaibatsu Corporation) and a classic luxury grand tourer in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Truffade in the HD Universe.


2D Universe

The Z-Type is inspired by the 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic. It is the latest vehicle of the "-Type" series, having a more rounded profile than the A-Type and the B-Type. As a Zaibatsu Corporation main car, the Z-Type comes with the Zaibatsu's emblem on the roof. Its internal name (VTYPE), unlike the A-Type and the B-Type, does not match with any known car.

Grand Theft Auto V

The vehicle is a sleek classic coupe made by Truffade. It is based on the 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic and the 1937 Talbot-Lago Type 150 CS. Like many other vehicles in the series, the Z-Type has no reversing lights, but contains two orange tail lights, which appear to be indicator lights. The round circle with the Truffade logo on the rear appears to be a boot/trunk, and contains a spare tyre.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


Grand Theft Auto 2

The car is very fast, having a high top speed and excellent acceleration. Despite the cons, the car's handling is very sharp and prone to oversteering. One can lose control of it very fast, if care isn't taken. On the other hand, the handling is very responsible, so the player can stop before a crash without problems too. It's engine noise is shared with the Meteor, Trance AM, Miara and many others.

Like its counterpart in GTA V, it has very characteristic handling, with a high top speed and excellent acceleration, but is very prone to tailspins and can be difficult to control. However, in the hands of an experienced driver, it can be a useful getaway car, especially in timed missions.

Grand Theft Auto V

The vehicle is powered by a massive V12 engine with single-overhead camshafts and 6 double-barrel carburetors. The V12 engine is capable of powering the vehicle up to impressive top speeds. The car has a very characteristic handling that results in its ability to calmly accelerate and easily weave through light traffic. This gives the player the impression that it is a relatively easy car to drive, but it is also prone to sudden and unexpected spin-outs upon cornering at any speed. Due to its poor weight distribution and soft suspension, it is prone to oversteer, and counter-steering is extremely difficult.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Number + Type
(Kg / lb)

(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

10 Seconds (Website) 87 / 140 (Handling.dat)
130 / 209 (Website)

3.4L 200HP (Website)

RWD (Handling.dat)

4 (Handling.dat)

1000 / 2205 (Handling.dat)

(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

10.1 Seconds 80 / 128

FMR SOHC V12 w/ 6-Double Barrel Downdraft Carburettors (In-game model)



Mass cannot be observed.


Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $
Brakes Street Brakes $6,500 $
Sport Brakes $8,775 $
Race Brakes $11,375 $
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $
Grille Split Mesh Grille $375 $
Mesh Grille $670 $
Headlights Headlight Cover $1,250 $
Hood Vented Hood $850 $
Lights Xenon Lights $1,000 $
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Respray - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Skirts Custom Skirts $1,500 $
Transmission Street Transmission $9,587 $
Sports Transmission $10,562 $
Race Transmission $13,000 $
Turbo Turbo Tuning $8,125 $
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $
Dark Smoke $450 $
Limo $700 $

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Notable Owners

Image Gallery


Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $10,000,000.
  • If the player parks it in Trevor's Vespucci Beach parking spot with Franklin after obtaining it during "Eye In The Sky" and kills themself, it will most likely still be parked there if the player hurries back in a taxi, as long as they don't actively drive any other vehicle in the meantime.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Rewards (GTA 2)

It gives a Silenced Machine Gun when crushed.



Grand Theft Auto 2

  • A Zaibatsu member can be seen driving the Z-Type in the introduction scene at the Residential District, to run over a Redneck member.

Grand Theft Auto V

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