Even though released in 2013, Rockstar Games’ hit title GTA V and its multiplayer add-on are still kicking it to this day! How’s it still possible? Well, it’s pretty simple – Rockstar listens to its user base and provides GTA Online with monthly content-based updates which are both fun and challenging to play.
In addition to those content updates, Rockstar games have also made sure to add a roster of automobiles including a new D10 Coquette to keep the players entertained. However, since Rockstar has a reputation of being extremely unpredictable with its car additions, it’s fair for the fanbase to be hesitant to try out the new ride.
Fortunately, though, the D10 Coquette seems like a very balanced car. On top of looking pretty sick, it is one of the best performance cars to drive if you want to take a cruise along the coast of the Alamoa Sea.
Coquette D10 Overview
I think there’s something fishy going on with Rockstar’s use of names and automobile familiarity, which could mean dire consequences. For instance, Chevrolet could potentially sue Rockstar for the misuse of the familiarity of the Chevrolet Corvette with the Coquette.
On the other hand, Rockstar could plead innocence, considering the car is a parody and doesn’t intend any sort of copyright infringement whatsoever. Nevertheless, there’s no denying that the car looks identical to the actual Corvette!
Design-wise, the Coquette bears some noticeable resemblance to the C7. For instance, the small outer lights of the D10 look pretty similar to the LED stripes of the C7, although the real congruency manifests itself when you compare its back end and front hood lines to the original!
Other than that, the shape of the front bumper bears stark similarities to those of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. Not only that, but I also have a strong feeling the side vents were inspired by the Lamborghini Aventador too.
Resemblance to the Original Coquette
Apart from real-life sports cars, the D10 does not deviate too much from the original Coquette we got at the start of the game. It remains faithful to the original in terms of the general layout, albeit in a more aggressive fashion this time around.
The D10 looks fantastic, especially with its unique front end and features loads of separations for the grille and the intakes. Moreover, the headlights also consist of many smaller lights and amber strips in addition to black portions on the many housings. Last but not least, the Invetero logo is featured as an emblem on the front of the vehicle.
The sides show off the Coquette’s aerodynamic profile. More specifically, the car has a few plastic fins located on the lower sides and the rear end where the vents are found. The roof also has a curved design, while the rear engine bay comes fitted with two plastic components besides the window, where several vents are also found.
The vehicle’s rear end features four tail lights with rectangular reverse lights right above the red ones. What’s more, a spoiler rests on the rear of the vehicle with two vents right below it on the adjacent sides. At the bottom, apart from a black-plated underside, we find a black diffuser that houses square-shaped exhausts.
Regarding customization, there are two kinds of colors that the car is designed with: primary and secondary. The primary color is plastered across the vehicle’s bodywork, while the secondary color is applied on the vehicle’s rims and the cam covers.
You can also get an optional trim color for the interior, which includes the dashboard, the door panels, and the seats. Last but not least, the tires feature a set of 5 spoke rims with low-profile tires.
The Coquette D10 practically puts all its previous iterations to shame as it offers a significant boost in performance. By performance, we mean Rockstar seemed to change a few 1s and 0s for the code of the D10.
The car’s been buffed for better acceleration, a more incredible top speed, and even better handling, which tops it off on the list of sports cars. On the other hand, It can easily slide while you’re turning a right corner, but it’s not that big of a deal; you can quickly correct yourself if the car starts to spin out of control in the worst-case scenario.
Rockstar listened to the complaints of the player base majority, who criticized the robustness of the previous Coquette and made sure to beef up the D10. Now, it can not be destroyed easily anymore and can take up quite the strain before it starts to fail on you.
On the plus side, it also features no body deformation, so it’ll keep looking fantastic even if you accidentally ram it into a wall! It’s no Armored Kurama, but it gets the job done!
How to Get the Coquette?
So, you’re in town looking for a Coquette D10 with your GTA Shark Card money. Look no further; you can purchase your own Coquette D10 for a measly 1,510,000 dollars from the Legendary MotorSports website. All you have to do is scroll down till you find the Coquette and click on it. As you’re browsing for the Coquette, you’ll meet with an elegant description of the vehicle that states:
“The Classic and Blackfin were the mature cars you loved to ride. Now watch as they turn green and start leaking brake fluid at the sight of Invetero’s youngest model. The D10 is a classic pedigree dressed to the nines, spray-tanned, and injected into everlasting youth. The age of the cougar is over. The real Coquette has finally arrived.”
Los Santos Customs Guide
You can get loads of add-ons and customizations for the D10 Coquette. Your best bet is to head to Los Santos Customs to get all the upgrades you need!
The Armor upgrades for the Coquette D10 go over five levels of customization. Players can choose to progress from the base upgrade of 7500 dollars to 50,000 dollars. At 100% Armor Upgrade, you can go about San Andreas without dealing with car deformation issues and better overall car health.
While you can crash your car as much as you want without worrying about the engine breaking down, don’t think it’s invincible!
|Armor Upgrade 20%||$7,500|
|Armor Upgrade 40%||$12,000|
|Armor Upgrade 60%||$20,000|
|Armor Upgrade 80%||$35,000|
|Armor Upgrade 100%||$50,000|
You can opt to upgrade the vehicle’s brakes if you want to minimize the braking distance. Knowing that the D10 has a beastly top speed that can shatter records and the car, it’s better if you can bring your vehicle to a quick halt before it crashes into oncoming traffic.
As such, the stock brakes won’t do you all that good, so it’s better to go with the Race Brakes that cost around 35000 dollars.
Body Modifications won’t affect your driving much, considering that they’re just cosmetic changes to the exterior of the D10. However, the best part is you can drive around Los Santos in style!
Just watch out for those griefers and their flying motorcycles with guns and rockets fitted to them, to which I say, “Very nice idea, Rockstar.” You guys know how to make your cake and eat it too.
|Stock Front Bumper||$2,200|
|Vented Splitter w/ Canards||$7,400|
|Racing Splitter with Canards||$14,500|
|Full Splitter Kit||$14,700|
|Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper||$2,200|
|Racing Diffuser with Canards||$7,400|
|Tuner Diffuser with Canards||$14,500|
So, you love your D10 Coquette but want some extra oomph for your ride – the default stock engine doesn’t cut it. You want more speed, acceleration, and horsepower under your hood so you can nail those excellent near misses. So, go on ahead and head over to Los Santos Customs to beef up your ride with some EMS upgrades!
The EMS Upgrades start from about 9000 dollars, and you need to start all the way from level 1 before you can pay up to the maxed-out option, level 4, for about 33,500 dollars. Happy driving, good sir!
|EMS Upgrade, Level 1||$9,000|
|EMS Upgrade, Level 2||$12,500|
|EMS Upgrade, Level 3||$18,000|
|EMS Upgrade, Level 4||$33,500|
If you’re tired of getting griefed or need to make a clean getaway without the cops on your tail at all times, you could opt for something destructive. Since nukes and napalm are out of the question, you could settle for ignition and remote bombs, which Los Santos customs inexplicably allow you to buy on a whim.
The Remote bomb will set you back 7500 dollars, while an ignition bomb will cost you around 5000 dollars
We’ve got more Body modifications to look over at LS Customs, which, again, won’t provide you with any significant competitive advantages. It’s a cosmetic upgrade to your car that makes it look prettier than your stock D10. The best part is that it isn’t all that expensive, with the Carbon Grille topping out at 1650 dollars.
|Carbon with the Primary Panel||$1,340|
|Carbon with the Secondary Panel||$1,650|
Again, lights won’t help you get a competitive advantage in anything; but they look fantastic if you ask me. So, if you have the extra money and want to invest a little more in a full-option D10, I’d suggest upgrading the lights.
You can get stock lights for 600 dollars and the additional xenon lights for a whopping 7500 dollars. You can enable the xenon lights with a secondary trigger to make those lights super bright.
The D10 comes with a wide variety of Livery Options to choose from. You can opt for a single strip that pays homage to the original Coquette back in the days of GTA IV, which is an honorable nod to players who loved the Original Invetero Coquette like me.
You can also opt for a double-striped look which will cost you an additional 1000 dollars, which, to me, seems pretty fair.
Paint Party has some exquisite fractal designs with the colors yellow, neon pink, yellow, blue, and a range of other bright colors. It’s a personal favorite of mine, but with this livery, the D10 sticks out like a sore thumb to griefers. So be prepared for the worst and hope for the best!
If you want to hide from Griefers, you could get the Camo Livery and blend in with forest-like surroundings.
The Pegassi Hunter Livery seems familiar as this livery has been ripped off a warplane. Either way, it looks pretty good with the raging emotional face on the sides of the vehicle.
|Black Racing Stripe||$18,240|
|White Racing Stripe||$19,380|
|Twin Black Racing Stripes||$20,520|
|Twin White Racing Stripes||$21,660|
|Black Invetero Stripe||$22,800|
|Yellow Invetero Stripe||$23,370|
You can go for a range of suspensions to suit your needs. Suspension allows your car to get lower to the ground, and therefore a lower center of gravity. This gives the car better control while getting some air time and improving stability at higher speeds.
The Suspension options range from the stock suspension to a competitive suspension that tops out at 4400 dollars.
Many players might be clueless about what Transmission upgrades do for a vehicle. They reduce the timing of gear changes and tension on the plates, empowering your car to hit top speeds faster. In short, this increases your overall acceleration and top speed.
The Stock Transmission is around 1000 dollars, but you can shell out an extra 40,000 to get a race transmission. Just remember to brake and handle your D10 carefully on sharp turns.
Turbo, we all know what that means, right? Turbo makes your D10 go zoom. Plain and Simple! Adding Turbo Tuning drastically increases the car’s top speed and acceleration.
Yet again, this is just a cosmetic upgrade that doesn’t bring anything substantial to the table performance-wise. If you’re playing in first-person mode, you’ll see that tinting your windows works and makes the car feel a bit more atmospheric.
However, all of us would be playing in 3rd person mode in GTA Online to be more aware of our surroundings. Nonetheless, it’s just one of those little details that will make your D10 look much cooler.
History of the Coquette
The D10 Coquette seems like something new that Rockstar’s pulled out with their Los Santos Summer Special Update, but veteran fans know what’s up. The D10 Coquette is the 3rd generation of Coquette in GTA V. Yes, we all remember the original Coquette, which was first featured as the Invetero Coquette back in GTA IV.
The Coquette in GTA IV
The Coquette was one of GTA IV’s best sports vehicles and was a favorite of mine. It was your typical American sports car with a front engine and a rear-wheel-drive layout. Moreover, the car featured a twin-cam inline-4 under the hood and a 5-gear speed box – indeed a beast for its time.
The singular engine crossbar protects the engine bay from damage and deformation, or at least that’s what it looks like. In reality, we all know these parts serve no purpose as it all comes down to scripts and coding how fast the car goes.
The Coquette does indeed feature some solid construction and considerable resistance to damage, although the front engine is exempted from that. The front-engine layout of the Coquette makes it pretty vulnerable to getting its engine bonked in high-speed collisions, of which we are all guilty, Right?
The Coquettes used to spawn only in a single color in contrast to the rest of the vehicles in GTA IV. GTA Veterans can particularly relate when I say that if you were ever to steal a Coquette back in the good old days, you’d be met with a blaring alarm to which Niko Bellic paid no attention.
Performance and Handling
The Coquette featured a top speed of around 91mph and was fairly lightweight, just like its real-life counterpart, the Corvette. Furthermore, the car had excellent braking and handling, virtually blowing away the supercars of the 3d universe, which we all remember had horrible handling and steering.
You could drive around at high speeds without worrying about crashing into another car for the first time in a GTA game – that’s how good its handling was. However, that’s not to say that there was zero risk of oversteering; it did oversteer if you pumped an unusual amount of gas into it.
The Coquette was one of the best sports cars in GTA IV and blew away its rivals, namely the Banshee and the Super GT. As such, it made for an excellent option which is why we got a second generation later in GTA V and then a third in GTA Online in the form of the D10!
The original Invetero Coquette paid homage to the original Chevrolet Corvette C5. Although, you’d be surprised to know that the front of the car mostly resembled a 2002-2005 Acura NSX with its radiator inlets and those neat angular hood lines.
The tail lights and the dual exhausts also looked somewhat inspired by the C5 Corvette. However, If you took a look at the side vents, the Coquette’s side vents didn’t extend throughout the entire length of the door, albeit they did end with two silver accent strakes.
The car also had a rod antenna mounted on the roof to improve radio signals, again a nod to the NSX Acura. Last but not least, the Coquette also featured split-spoke alloy rims bound by low-profile performance tires, whereas the brakes were ripped off from the Infernus, Comet, and Turismo in GTA IV.
Second Generation of the Coquette in GTA V
Now, let’s take a look at the Coquette in GTA V. The Coquette was one of the first cars seen in the official trailer for GTA Online.
The second generation of the Coquette in GTA V looks very similar to Chevrolet’s C7. Other than that, It does bear some striking similarities to the Lexus LFA and the Jaguar F-Type in the car’s rear end. Although this may be a bit of a personal take, I think the tail lamps resemble the Benefactor Surano, another in-game vehicle.
Let’s not forget that while the Coquette is a new vehicle, it undoubtedly builds upon the prior iteration of the Coquette from GTA IV.
While the front-end model takes after the original, the intakes are relatively smaller and aligned with each other this time. Additionally, of course, the vehicle’s hood sports a single central intake by default.
The Fender vents located at the sides of the vehicle have a noticeably different pattern as they feature triple vertical vents. The rear end of the vehicle is also shorter and features a similar exhaust distribution as the GTA IV Coquette where the exhausts are a bit closer to each other.
Light stripes are also on the silver lettering of the car’s name along with a third light that lies below the license plate. Apart from that, you can also buy the Coquette with a roof installed or have it in the form of a convertible. Don’t forget that you can remove or add a roof at a customs shop regardless of having the roof or convertible edition of the vehicle.
One thing to note is that the color distribution for the vehicle has changed this time around. In other words, the primary color is applied to the body and the stitching on the seats, while the secondary color affects a part of the hood and the roof.
The Coquette’s inline-four engine makes it a powerful vehicle that certainly deserves its category. However, you may notice that it initially has pretty average acceleration when you first pump it with gas. Nothing impressive, right? Just give it some time, and you’d be reaching top speeds that no car was ever capable of back in the good old days of GTA singleplayer!
The Coquette is once again powered with what seems to be an overhead camshaft inline-4 paired with a 6-speed gearbox which is an upgrade from the 5-gear speed box. The engine is similarly located in the front with the same rear-wheel-drive configuration, which offers a good deal of power to the rear wheels.
I knew Rockstar would never take away the Coquette’s crowning trait. Thus, in GTA V, the Coquette is well known for being a sports car that handles better than any other performance car. You can easily weave in and out of traffic and use it as a getaway car in police chases. In fact, in my personal experience, the Coquette has made for some great escapes and near misses with Franklin’s slowdown ability!
If you have this car and have a thing for driving around GTA V’s map, let me tell you, you’re in for the best time of your life. On a minor note, though, you’ll have to deal with a bit of understeer, which isn’t a big concern since I have been using the Coquette throughout Vinewood with relative ease.
Braking and Durability
Unlike real life, we can all be pretty reckless when driving any kind of automobile, crashing into barriers and dividers once every couple of minutes. As such, having a durable car with good braking capability is ideal in order to compensate for our shortcomings. In the case of the original Coquette, though, things are a little disappointing.
While the car comes empowered with solid braking, allowing you to come to a swift halt on short notice, that’s not to say you should let your guard down. On the other hand, the deformation stats on the car are quite bad, similar to the original Inverto from GTA IV. There are a few crashes here and there and the next thing you know, it’s already disabled!
Not in the mood for a Coquette? Can’t afford one because you don’t have a job to buy shark cards? Can’t put in the effort to grind a million hours like the rest of us, your disappointment?
Well, you’re in luck because Rockstar has added tons of vehicles for you to explore. If you’re in the market for a car that gives you a bang for your buck, you’re exactly where you need to be. So let’s get to it!
If you want a sports car but are poor, you can settle for the Elegy RH8 for only $95,000. You’d think you’re getting your hands on a subpar vehicle, but you’d be surprised to know that it performs pretty well for the price range.
It checks all the boxes, whether speed, acceleration, or handling, making it an all-rounder. Braking is one of its biggest problems, though, so while you can accelerate pretty well with an Elegy RH8, good luck getting it to stop!
The Banshee is not a cheap supercar, but it sure is one of the most affordable supercar options you can go for. It was first featured in GTA 3, paying homage to the car’s original aesthetics. For $565,000, it’s not cheap, but it’s the most affordable supercar in its price range. It’s perfect for Supra Fans!
The Schafter, despite the odd name, is a decent high-performance automobile that clocks in at just $116,000. Although the price is a bit sketchy and you’re looking at a sedan, don’t be fooled by mere namesakes or looks! It’s one of the fastest sedans to be featured in GTA Online and tops out at 124 miles per hour which is pretty solid for just $116,000.
Question: When did the Coquette first come out?
Answer: The Coquette was first featured in GTA IV under the Invetero Coquette name. The second generation was introduced in the trailer for GTA V, and in the 3rd iteration, the D10 was released during the LS Summer Special Update.
Question: Why is it called the Coquette?
Answer: The name Coquette is loosely based on the Chevrolet Corvette – thus the name. Was there a need to specifically name it the Coquette, though? Probably not.
Question: How Much is the Coquette?
Answer: The Coquette costs exactly 1,510,000 dollars. Moreover, it can be found available and ready to be purchased on Legendary Motorsports.