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A Hotknife in GTA San Andreas (Rear quarter view, with covered engine, PS2 rendition, with covered engine).

The Hotknife is a custom car appearing in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.




The Hotknife is a late 1920's or early 1930's Hot Rod with modifications and paint job. It is based on a Ford Model A. The car comes only in one paint scheme purple with white accents and a black roof; visits at Pay 'n' Spray garages have no effect on the car; neither can the car be modified at any modification garages), but features two variants; one with a covering on the V8 engine and one without a covering. It has capacity for only two people.



The Hotknife handles well on-road and off-road. There's great acceleration to be had from the V8 up front, but its top speed is ultimately lower than the more aerodynamic sports cars found in the game. One important thing about this car is its poor endurance in crashes, probably because of the exposed front suspension and radiator.


Like the Phoenix, the Hotknife is an extremely rare car to find in GTA San Andreas, with only one certain spawn point in the game:

  • Spawns in front of the Driving School in Doherty, San Fierro after getting all gold medals in driving school (its license plate reads "GOLD").
  • The only way it can regularly spawn in the streets is to activate either the "Clown Theme" cheat or the "Sports Car Traffic" cheat.
  • Can be obtained through Vigilante missions, which in rare occasions are driven by criminals, but only at levels 1 and 2, otherwise only 4-door cars are used (This can be done even from the beginning of the game).
  • A wreck version of the Hotknife can be found inside the Loco Low Co. Garage.


  • The default radio station of the Hotknife is Playback FM.
  • It is one of the vehicles that can't be modded at any mod shops.

This article uses material from the "Hotknife" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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