"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.


Grand Theft Auto 2

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.

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Grand Theft Auto 2

The car is very fast, having a high top speed and excellent acceleration. Despite the pros, 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.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 87 / 140 4 N/A RWD 1000 / 2205 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
10 Seconds 130 / 209 (Website) N/A 3.4L 200HP (Website) N/A 1000 / 2205 N/A
10.1 Seconds 80 / 128 4 FMR SOHC V12 w/ 6-Double Barrel Downdraft Carburettors / 12 Throttle Bodies (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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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 $500 $
Hood Vented Hood $325 $
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $
- -
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 $415 $
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 $

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Grand Theft Auto V

Notable Owners

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Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $950,000.
  • This vehicle may be selected randomly as a high-class target source vehicle from Securoserv during an import mission with one of three variations: B1GM0N3Y, CE0 and K1NGP1N.


Grand Theft Auto 2



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

  • Coincidentally, both of the cars that the Z-Type takes inspiration were also vehicles that started in the same year, 1937.
  • Part of its description "too terrified to actually drive it anywhere" could be a subtle nod to Anywhere City, the main setting of Grand Theft Auto 2, the same game where the Z-Type made its debut.
  • The Z-Type is one of the oldest cars in Grand Theft Auto V, along with the Hotknife, DuneloaderRat-Loader, Roosevelt and the old Tractor.
  • It is possible to buy more than 8 Z-Types even though Devin Weston and Legendary Motorsport claim that there are only 10 in existence, and two are already owned.
  • Aside from service and emergency vehicles, the Z-Type, Stallion, Stinger, Panto, Tour Bus, Furore GT, Mamba, Penetrator and the Itali GTB are the only vehicles from the 2D Universe to reappear in the HD Universe.
  • If given the right paint job (and possibly the right crew emblem) from Los Santos Customs, it will resemble the Zaibatsu Z-Type from GTA 2.
  • The price of the vehicle is inconsistent throughout the game. In an interview Chad Mulligan calls it "a three million dollar car", but the price in Single Player is much higher at $10,000,000, while the price in GTA Online is much lower at just $950,000.
    • Both the Z-Type in Grand Theft Auto V and the Luxor Deluxe in Grand Theft Auto Online are the most expensive vehicles, coincidentally at the same price of $10,000,000.

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