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    Vehicle Speeds FAQ:
    
    Name of Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    
    Platform: PS2 / PC
    
    By: dnextreme88
    
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    1. Introduction.........................................................[Intro]
    2. Version History.......................................................[Hist]
    3. Copyright Information.................................................[Copy]
    4. Main Content
    	A. How I did it...................................................[HOW]
    	B. Vehicles I did not test........................................[NOT]
    	C. Speed Results..................................................[RES]
    5. Contact Information................................................[Contact]
    6. Permitted Sites......................................................[Sites]
    7. Credits...............................................................[Cred]
    
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    1. Introduction [Intro]
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    Welcome to the GTA: San Andreas Vehicle Speeds FAQ. This FAQ will inform you of
    the relative speeds of each and every land vehicle in San Andreas. I decided to
    conduct this test to end the continuous speculation about which vehicle was the
    quickest. Testing nearly 150 vehicles is not an easy process, and it took me a
    while to find and test them all, but now that it's finished, I am very glad
    that I did.
    
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is owned by Rockstar Games. All trademarks are
    subjected to Rockstar Games.
    
    Copyright (c) Rockstar Games.
    
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    2. Version History [Hist]
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    Version 1.0 - Mar 15, 2005
    = Submitted the FAQ.
    
    Version 1.1 - June 24, 2009
    = Added "About" section.
    = Renamed "Outro" to "Closing" section.
    
    Version 1.2 - Sep 19, 2016
    = Revival. Re-structured the document. Corrected some grammar errors.
    = Changed all section codes so that search is easier.
    = Renamed "Results" to "Speed Results" section.
    = Removed the following items:
    	> "About" section. Its content is placed in the "Introduction" section.
    	> "Closing" section.
    
    = Vehicle speed ranking in "Speed Results" section is now a table instead of
    plain text.
    
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    3. Copyright Information [Copy]
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ
    
    No part of this FAQ may be produced or published in any form or by any means,
    electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information
    storage or retrieval system without the permission in writing from the
    copyright owner.
    
    Copyright (c) dnextreme88
    
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    4. Main Content
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    A. How I did it [HOW]
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    OK, this is how it went. I chose a method that would eliminate human error and
    reaction times as much as possible. When I found the vehicle, I took it to the
    SF Airport, and lined it up (using first person view) so that the front of the
    car was in line with the second closest lamp post to the water's edge. I then
    pressed down X and held it for the entirety of the test. When the vehicle
    reached the beginning of the runway, I started the stopwatch. I stopped the
    watch when it reached the end of the runway.
    
    I deliberately chose not to use the in-game clock for 2 reasons:
    > It does not go up in exact seconds.
    > It does not include fractions of seconds.
    
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    B. Vehicles I did not test [NOT]
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    I tested all the land vehicles (with the exception of bicycles) in San Andreas.
    So the vehicles I did not test are as follows:
    
    > Boats, helicopters and planes - they're not land vehicles.
    > Bicycles - they don't have engines.
    > LSPD/LVPD Police Cars - I doubt they're programmed to perform differently to
    the SFPD police cars (which I did test).
    
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    C. Speed Results [RES]
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    So, after extensive driving up and down the runway, here are the results.
    
    Now it's important to consider that, despite my best efforts to eliminate human
    error and reaction times, the results will not be 100% clear cut. For example,
    I may have started/stopped the stopwatch a few hundredths of a second too late
    or early at the end of the test, and as you will see in the results, the middle
    of the pack is very tight, with several times shared by more than one vehicle.
    
    Because of this, you must realize when reading the results that if they were 
    re-tested, they may get slightly different times, and therefore be in slightly 
    different positions. However, don't start thinking that this test is completely 
    inaccurate as I would not have done this FAQ about it. As I stated before, the 
    margin of error is minimal, and I am confident that the results are as accurate
    as possible.
    
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    | RANK | SPEED |     VEHICLE      |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |   1. | 15.58 | Infernus         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |   2. | 16.21 | Hotring Racer    |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |   3. | 16.61 | Banshee          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |   4. | 16.69 | Bullet           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |   5. | 16.72 | Turismo          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |   6. | 17.36 | Cheetah          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |   7. | 17.61 | Comet            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |   8. | 17.66 | Buffalo          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |   9. | 17.84 | ZR-350           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  10. | 17.96 | Elegy            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  11. | 18.36 | Super GT         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  12. | 18.40 | NRG-500          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  13. | 18.41 | Jester           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  14. | 18.42 | Sandking         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  15. | 18.83 | Sultan           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  16. | 18.85 | Phoenix          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  17. | 18.90 | Bloodring Banger |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  18. | 18.96 | Police           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  19. | 19.02 | Sabre            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  20. | 19.08 | Blade            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  21. | 19.12 | Hotknife         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  22. | 19.27 | Savanna          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  23. | 19.37 | Alpha            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  24. | 19.40 | Remington        |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  25. | 19.46 | Premier          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  25. | 19.46 | Stallion         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  25. | 19.46 | Voodoo           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  28. | 19.58 | Euros            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  29. | 19.59 | Flash            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  30. | 19.60 | Club             |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  31. | 19.65 | Clover           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  32. | 19.77 | Blista Compact   |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  32. | 19.77 | Slamvan          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  34. | 19.84 | Sentinel         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  35. | 19.93 | Admiral          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  36. | 20.05 | Buccaneer        |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  37. | 20.08 | Feltzer          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  38. | 20.18 | Ranger           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  39. | 20.21 | Windsor          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  40. | 20.22 | Elegant          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  41. | 20.28 | FCR-900          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  41. | 20.28 | PCJ-600          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  43. | 20.41 | FBI Rancher      |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  44. | 20.42 | Tahoma           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  45. | 20.52 | Merit            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  46. | 20.53 | Landstalker      |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  47. | 20.56 | Enforcer         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  47. | 20.56 | Uranus           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  49. | 20.73 | Tampa            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  50. | 20.74 | Ambulance        |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  51. | 20.83 | Huntley          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  52. | 20.85 | Tornado          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  53. | 20.86 | Patriot          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  54. | 20.90 | Coach            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  55. | 20.92 | Fortune          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  56. | 20.96 | Burrito          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  57. | 20.96 | Majestic         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  58. | 21.00 | Broadway         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  59. | 21.18 | Stratum          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  60. | 21.19 | Nebula           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  61. | 21.21 | Bandito          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  61. | 21.21 | Solair           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  63. | 21.27 | Stafford         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  63. | 21.27 | Washington       |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  65. | 21.37 | Firetruck        |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  66. | 21.40 | HPV1000          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  66. | 21.40 | Towtruck         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  68. | 21.42 | Cardona          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  69. | 21.49 | BF-400           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  70. | 21.52 | Picador          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  70. | 21.52 | Sadler           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  70. | 21.52 | Stretch          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  73. | 21.73 | Cabbie           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  73. | 21.73 | Emperor          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  75. | 21.83 | Hermes           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  76. | 21.98 | Esperanto        |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  76. | 21.98 | Previon          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  78. | 22.02 | Hustler          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  79. | 22.08 | Glendale         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  80. | 22.24 | Willard          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  81. | 22.27 | Sunrise          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  82. | 22.28 | Yosemite         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  83. | 22.30 | Sanchez          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  84. | 22.41 | Roadtrain        |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  84. | 22.41 | Virgo            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  86. | 22.43 | Vincent          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  87. | 22.46 | Bravura          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  87. | 22.46 | Taxi             |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  89. | 22.47 | Intruder         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  90. | 22.53 | Rancher          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  91. | 22.58 | Mesa             |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  92. | 22.77 | Freeway          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  92. | 22.77 | Greenwood        |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  94. | 22.82 | Securicar        |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  95. | 22.90 | Primo            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  95. | 22.90 | Wayferer         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  97. | 22.98 | BF Injection     |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  98. | 23.02 | Bobcat           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    |  99. | 23.23 | Oceanic          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 100. | 23.56 | Romero           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 101. | 23.71 | Regina           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 102. | 23.90 | Flatbed          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 103. | 24.02 | Rumpo            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 104. | 24.15 | Cement Truck     |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 105. | 24.17 | Newsvan          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 106. | 24.30 | DFT-30           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 107. | 24.52 | Perennial        |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 108. | 24.58 | Manana           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 109. | 25.35 | Tanker           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 110. | 25.54 | Packer           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 111. | 26.35 | Camper           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 112. | 26.43 | Utility Van      |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 113. | 26.58 | Benson           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 114. | 27.02 | Monster          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 115. | 27.27 | Walton           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 116. | 27.42 | Dune             |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 117. | 27.44 | Quadbike         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 118. | 27.85 | Moonbeam         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 119. | 27.87 | Dumper           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 120. | 28.56 | Barracks         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 120. | 28.56 | Linerunner       |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 122. | 28.86 | Pizzaboy         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 123. | 29.10 | Faggio           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 124. | 29.27 | Hotdog           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 125. | 29.36 | Pony             |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 126. | 29.42 | Journey          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 127. | 29.43 | Boxville         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 128. | 29.62 | Bus              |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 129. | 29.65 | Mule             |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 130. | 30.23 | Vortex           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 131. | 30.48 | Yankee           |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 132. | 30.56 | Combine          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 133. | 31.02 | Trashmaster      |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 134. | 31.35 | Baggage          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 135. | 32.40 | Caddy            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 136. | 32.72 | Kart             |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 137. | 33.09 | Mr. Whoopee      |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 138. | 34.30 | Rhino            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 139. | 35.92 | Tug              |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 140. | 43.29 | Tractor          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 141. | 49.27 | Forklift         |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 142. | 49.58 | Dozer            |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 143. | 50.08 | Sweeper          |
    |------|-------|------------------|
    | 144. | 50.15 | Mower            |
     ---------------------------------
    
    You should now know what specific vehicles are fast and those that are slow 
    (but this is accurate, not perfect though). Also, do not forget that if you get
    the fastest cars in the game, you should put them in your garage too!
    
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    5. Contact Information [Contact]
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    If you have any questions, suggestions or some corrections, feel free to e-mail
    me. My e-mail is
    
    storm_iz_here[at]yahoo[dot]com
    
    Replace "[at]" with "@" and "[dot]" with "." (remove quotation marks). Please
    put the subject as "GTA SA: Vehicle Speeds FAQ" to remind me that you are not
    spam. If not, the subject should be at least close to the previous one and I
    will try to answer you back.
    
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    6. Permitted Sites [Sites]
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    If you posted this on your website without my supervision, it is a violation of
    the copyright. The following sites have MY PERMISSION to post this FAQ to their
    site:
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.supercheats.com
    www.neoseeker.com
    
    If your site isn't listed above, email me first. Never and never post this FAQ
    on your site WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. It is something that you shouldn't do and
    you really shouldn't do after all.
    
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    7. Credits [Cred]
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    I would like to thank the following:
    
    To GameFAQs, SuperCheats and Neoseeker for hosting the FAQ.
    
    To Rockstar Games for making the game.
    
    To hdhg for testing the Bus, as I was unable to find one myself throughout the
    game.
    
    To all the posters at the GTA board of ign.com for their support during the
    tests. Without them, I would probably not have carried through with this.
    
    To you, as the reader.
    
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