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    Vehicle Speeds FAQ by Dexterity_

    Version: 1.2 | Updated: 06/23/09 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Vehicle Speeds FAQ:
    
    Name of Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    
    Platform: PS2/PC
    
    By: dnextreme88
    
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    Table of Contents:
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    (1) Introduction <Intro>
    (2) About <About>
    (3) Version History <Hist>
    (4) Contact Information <Contact>
    (5) Copyright Information <Copyright>
    (6) How I did it <How>
    (7) Vehicles I did not test <Not>
    (8) Results <Res>
    (9) Credits <Cred>
    (10) Closing <Close>
    
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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 realative speeds of each and every land vehicle in San Andreas. I decided
    to conduct this test to end the continuous speculation on gaming boards 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.
    
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    (2) About <About>
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    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is owned by Rockstar Games. All trademarks are
    subjected to Rockstar Games.
    
    Copyright  Rockstar Games.
    
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    (3) Version History <Hist>
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    Version 1.0 - March 15 2005
    = Submitted the FAQ.
    
    Version 1.1 - June 5 2009
    = Added more sections.
    
    Version 1.2 - June 23 2009
    = Added "About" section. Changed "Outro" to "Closing" section.
    
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    (4) 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 jeannekevindecena@yahoo.com. Please put the subject as "GTA:
    SA: Vehicle Speeds FAQ" to remind me that you are not spam. If not, the subject
    should be atleast close to the previous one and I will try to answer it.
    
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    (5) Copyright Information <Copyright>
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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  dnextreme88
    
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    (6) 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 two(2) reasons:
    - It does not go up in exact seconds
    - It does not include fractions of seconds
    
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    (7) Vehicles I did not test <Not>
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    I tested all the land vehicles (except bicycles) in SA. So the vehicles I did
    not test are as follows:
    
    - LSPD/LVPD Police Cars - I doubt that they are programmed to perform
    differently to the SFPD Police Car which I did test.
    - Planes, Boats and Helicopters - They are not land vehicles.
    - Bicycles - They do not have engines.
    
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    (8) Results <Res>
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    So, after extensive driving up and down the runway, here are the results.
    
    Now it is 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 accuarte as is possible.
    
    01. 15.58 - Infernus
    02. 16.21 - Hotring Racer
    03. 16.61 - Banshee
    04. 16.69 - Bullet
    05. 16.72 - Turismo
    06. 17.36 - Cheetah
    07. 17.61 - Comet
    08. 17.66 - Buffalo
    09. 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
    
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    (9) Credits <Cred>
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    I would like to thank the following:
    
    To GameFAQs and Super Cheats for hosting the FAQ.
    
    To myself for conducting the majority of the work above.
    
    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 hdhg for testing the Bus, as I was unable to find one myself throughout the
    game.
    
    To Rockstar Games for making a #1 hit game and possibly the best game there is.
    Thanks Rockstar!
    
    To you, as the reader.
    
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    (10) Closing <Close>
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    Well, thanks for reading my Vehicle Speeds FAQ. 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!
    
    Thanks for reading this, feedback is always welcome.
    
    You can contact me via e-mail (jeannekevindecena@yahoo.com). Please note that
    I may not answer it in a few days due to some work and possible chances that I
    won't be checking my e-mails very often.
    
    You are free to use any part, or the entirety of this FAQ in other sites or on
    other message boards, but you must credit it as being my work. You must not
    copy this FAQ and post it as your own work on another FAQ site.
    
    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me. And remember,
    put the subject as "GTA: SA: Gambling FAQ" or something very close to it. If it
    isn't close, I will mark your e-mail as spam or I will just simply ignore it.