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The Banshee is a two-seater sports car. As of the release of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the car has appeared in the following games:

Design Edit

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories Edit

In Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas it resembles a 1992-1995 Dodge Viper RT/10, with its curvilinear design and dual single-exhaust ports, although the Banshee is narrower in width and has a different headlight design. This version of the Banshee is the only top-down convertible that the player cannot jump into without opening the driver door. In GTA San Andreas, it can only be modified in TransFender.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Banshee resembles a 1984-1996 Corvette C4, with a more angular design and dual double-exhaust ports.

The GTA Advance rendition, which mimics the design of GTA III's Banshee, is also comparable to GTA 2's Rumbler, but is generally sleeker, sports the same single stripe as other Banshees, and comes with a covered top.


GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars Edit

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Bravado Banshee resembles a 2003-2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, but has a unique front end, and has taillights resembling those of the Aston Martin DB9. Unlike the real-life Viper's V10 engine, the GTA IV Banshee has a 300ci twin-turbocharged V8, according to the AutoEroticar website.

Banshees in GTA IV are present as convertibles with rollbars, or as hardtops. Similar to its real-life counterpart, the Banshee bears its own logo, resembling a screaming mouth with fangs, on the side panels, steering wheel, and upholstery. The standard Bravado logo is used on the front and rear of the car. The Banshee can be seen with an allover paintjob, or with a racing stripe down the middle; the stripe is usually colored yellow, grey or bright orange.

For whatever reason, the Banshee is not recognized as a sports car by the game, as friends and dates that normally like or dislike sports cars in particular (as opposed to e.g. all expensive cars) will not have the same reaction to a Banshee. This doesn't appear to have any other effect on gameplay.

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Banshee appears similar to the Phoenix, or alternatively GTA Vice City's rendition of Banshee.

Performance Edit

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories Edit

Being a front-engine, rear-drive, with a 10-cylinder engine, the Banshee between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories is one of the speediest sports cars in the games, but suffers from poor cornering due to its rear wheel drive, making it prone to fishtailing and spinouts in sharp turns (including handbrake turns). These traits remained unchanged until GTA IV, when its performance received significant tweaks.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars Edit

The Banshee in GTA IV is powered by a 300ci Twin-Turbo V8, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in a RWD configuration. The Banshee is the third fastest accelerating sports car, with a top speed just shy of the Turismo and Super GT sports cars.

Handling is superb, with a slight hint of oversteer that complements the very torque-y engine. The suspension is firm, which often causes the Banshee to hop about on uneven streets at higher speeds. Braking is very good; the Banshee outbrakes every other vehicle in the game, and ABS is standard on all models. Crash deformation is acceptable, however, due to its front-mounted engine it is much less resistant to frontal damage than rear- amd mid-engined sports cars such as the Comet and Infernus.

Overall, the Banshee is one of the more fun vehicles to drive, and well suited towards high-speed applications such as online multiplayer racing.

Modifications (GTA San Andreas) Edit

  • Colors (two exterior areas)
  • Nitro (all)
  • Wheels (ten varieties)
  • Hydraulics

TriviaEdit

  • The Banshee plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The Banshee in GTA San Andreas is one a handful of vehicles where Carl Johnson kicks the driver instead of punching or slamming the head of the driver.
  • Roman Bellic has a poster of a blue Banshee on the wall of his apartment in Hove Beach.

Locations Edit

GTA III

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA IV

GTA Chinatown Wars

  • In BOABO Merchant
  • Usually seen in south and middle Algonquin.

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