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1996 Vector M12 'Infernus'

1996 Vector M12 'Infernus' in Grand Theft Auto III, Action, 2001

Class: Cars, Coupé — Origin: US

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1996 Vector M12 'Infernus'

Picture provided by : G-MANN

1996 Vector M12 'Infernus'

Picture provided by : Tycek

Comments about this vehicle

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G-MANN UK (51)

2006-11-08 15:34

The fastest car in the game.

G-MANN UK (51)

2006-11-09 00:41

Wikipedia describes as a cross between a Vector M12 and a Lamborghini Diablo. The latin word Infernus is the where the world Inferno comes from, which can be used as another word for Hell. Diablo is the Spanish word for Devil and Spanish originates from Latin.

Explorer4X4

2006-11-09 17:59

Lamborghini then?

G-MANN UK (51)

2006-11-13 00:27

I'd say it's more like the Vector M12.

Emo_sux69

2007-01-19 23:55

It Is a Vector M12 with a Lamborghini facelift..

Road Wars Fanatic IE (3)

2009-06-29 13:52

Lamborghini diablo? It was a countach in VC And VCS, And a Honda NSX in SA. so I say Diablo

-- Last edit: 2009-06-29 13:52:46

Robex IT (1)

2009-10-16 08:08

yes, it's a Diablo

Wrest

2009-10-31 10:47

Wikipedia wrote The vehicle was a rebodied Lamborghini Diablo with a chopper gun fiberglass body set on a lengthened Diablo chassis.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_M12

strike9 US (13)

2010-07-14 19:46

mitsouka orachi?

Ford78 PT (13)

2010-07-15 18:48

No

sajmon14 PL (232)

2010-12-14 17:19

Where from you know names from beta version? A video or something?

SizSkiizd CA (68)

2010-12-14 17:28

Try this: gta.wikia.com/Beta_Vehicles#GTA_III_2

I NEED NAWZZZ UK (1)

2011-07-21 10:48

It's definitely an M12, but with some Lamborghini styling cues. I like how the developer's gave it 3-spoke wheels, which is actually one of the distinguishing features of a real M12.

Mathias98 HU (25)

2017-03-03 22:23

I think this should be listed as a Lamborghini Diablo.
The Vector M12 has completely different taillights, and the shape of the windows are clearly taken from the Lambo, and most importantly, it's called Diablo in the script: gtamodding.ru/wiki/Kenji#kenji2

Mathias98 HU (25)

2017-04-09 19:16

Here's the comparison of the Vector and the Diablo:

The rear is quite generic but the shape is much closer to the Diablo than the Vector.
The Vector has different shaped door.
The windows shape is definitely from the Diablo.
The Vector has air intakes on the sides, while the Diablo and the Infernus has not.
The cockpit is positioned further forward on the Vector.
So, as I said earlier, only the front bumper, the headlights and the spoiler is from the Vector, almost everything else is from the Diablo.

-- Last edit: 2017-04-09 23:59:15

Desscythe17 TK (3)

2017-04-09 19:53

You should probably know these comparison pictures are very subjective. It all depends on which lines you decide to draw.
The Infernus is very round, like the Vector. The Diablo is very square.

Desscythe17 TK (3)

2017-04-09 21:53

Mathias98 wrote



And the name of the Infernus is obviously a reference to the Diablo:
Diablo=devil (Spanish)
Inferno=hell (Latin)

You're oversimplifying things. Round and rounded are two different things, just like Spanish and Latin are different languages.

Desscythe17 TK (3)

2017-04-09 22:02

Mathias98 wrote

Around 75% of modern Spanish is derived from Latin - Wikipedia

I believe French, Portuguese, Italian and English are also largely based on Latin. Your point?

Mathias98 HU (25)

2017-04-10 23:22

This it the last time I post on the Infernus page, but...
-the script calls it Diablo
-the name is a reference to the Diablo
-at least 50% of the car is based in the Diablo (rear, sides and window shape)
-the Diablo is a well-known sports car, while the Vector isn't so famous
-only 14 production model Vector M12s were built, so it's highly unlikely to be found on a city street
-with the exception of GTA San Andreas, it was based on Lambo in every GTA game
So, the developers certainly wanted the Infernus to be based on a Lamborghini Diablo.

K20lover199 (0)

2017-04-11 00:03

Mathias98 wrote This it the last time I post on the Infernus page, but...
-the script calls it Diablo
-the name is a reference to the Diablo
-at least 50% of the car is based in the Diablo (rear, sides and window shape)
-the Diablo is a well-known sports car, while the Vector isn't so famous
-only 14 production model Vector M12s were built, so it's highly unlikely to be found on a city street
-with the exception of GTA San Andreas, it was based on Lambo in every GTA game
So, the developers certainly wanted the Infernus to be based on a Lamborghini Diablo.


Well the reason why they changed it is because of a potential lawsuit. So they changed the name and design. By Coincidence, it looks round like a Vector M12, with very little Diablo resemblance (like the doors).

Speedevil BE (181)

2017-04-11 00:07

Yep, I think it's totally accidental.

Mathias98 HU (25)

2017-04-11 22:15

K20lover199 wrote Well the reason why they changed it is because of a potential lawsuit.


But they left in the game the Honda wheels and some real life businesses, such as Joe's Pizza :lol:

But back on topic, I changed my mind, the overall shape is quite similar to the Vector.
And sometimes even Rockstar isn't sure about the real life counterparts of the cars, for example the Ingot is called Swedish, but mostly it's based on a Stagea. And in some cases, the manufacturer names are messed up: Karin Kuruma instead of Maibatsu or Karin Sultan instead of Emperor.

sajmon14 PL (232)

2017-04-11 22:20

I have a theory about R* messing up some names in the newer games on purpose, I already wrote it on some GTA page and it said that they do it, because they know that IGCD exists and they want to confuse us :p

Nickolay27PM RU (36)

2017-11-21 16:13

It's a Jaguar NOT Vector!

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