The Truffade Adder, the most expensive super car in the game, based off of the legendary Bugatti Veyron which is considered by most to be the fastest car in the world. At one million dollars it's certainly not cheap, however if you are looking for a combination of sports and luxury, with legendary top speed, this car is the way to go.
So what's with all the hate towards it?
There seems to be a lot of animosity towards this vehicle. The price tag is certainly a downside, all of us can agree on that, yet that can't possibly be the only reason why people despise this car! Is it because the vehicle is commonly associated with glitches and cheaters who didn't work for it? Is it because the car under performs? Is it because hating this car and loving another is the cool thing to do right now? Is it all of the above or none of the above? This thread is meant to approach the issue as objectively as possible.
1. Comparison to the Cheetah and Entity XF
Let me get this across right now, this is not another "which car is better thread." I feel that the top three super cars, the Adder, Cheetah, and the Entity, each have their own niche' where one clearly outperforms the other two. I will go into further detail.
Also, it's a common misconception that once the bar is full for a stat, it can't go any higher. This video seems to disprove that thought. In it you'll see an Entity and an Adder both with turbo and other acceleration mods (they both have the same set up). If they went into Los Santos Customs, the acceleration bar would be full for both cars, implying that they both have the same acceleration. Though as you can see in the video, the Entity accelerates better than the Adder, despite the mods.
First things first, lets look at how this car functions on paper. IGN has created a nifty guide of all the vehicles stats based on the 10 point system currently in the game. This will be used as the basis for our stat analysis.
Before we even look at stats, lets determine what they actually mean.
Speed: The highest maximum speed the car can go.
Brake: How quickly the car can stop using it's normal brakes.
Acceleration: How quickly the car gains speed.
Handling: How stable and easy to drive the car is, particularly when making high speed turns.
The Truffade Adder has the following stats.
The Adder looks pretty good to me! Though that handling could be a problem, hmmm, lets come back to that later. Here are the other stats for the Cheetah and Entity.
So what do all of these numbers mean? Clearly, when it comes to straight up speed, the Adder is supreme. However speed isn't everything, and that will help define the niches that these other cars fit into.
The Adder with it's unrivaled speed, good braking, decent acceleration, and poor handling is clearly a car designed for long distance races where those tiny differences in speed can result in mile long gaps between cars after several laps. It's also clearly meant for long stretches of road such as a highway or airstrip.
The Cheetah has pretty lame speed, piss poor braking, decent acceleration yet fantastic handling. This makes it great for weaving around traffic or making tight turns, where the Entity and Adder will need to slow down. This is the car for the city man. It's not the fastest of the super cars, hell even some sports cars are faster, yet that doesn't matter because you rarely have enough room to reach max speed in Los Santo's busy streets anyway.
The Entity is in between these two. A jack of all trades, yet a master of none. It will dominate an Adder in the streets due to it's superior handling and acceleration, and annihilate the cheetah in a speed contest. Yet if the Adder has enough room to gain speed, the Entity will be eating it's dust. And if the Cheetah can weave through the urban jungle, then the Entity will find itself getting left behind.
So to sum it up, not a single one of these big three are better than the other! It all comes down to where you need it the most. For me, the Adder does great as I prefer to drive on long stretches of road, and when I do need to make a turn, the braking does just fine. A friend of mine has a Cheetah and I can safely say, whenever we're stuck in the slums of Los Santo's that's the car I want. Though I'm usually the one laughing whenever we have a long road trip ahead.
2. The Adder looks awesome, let's face it.
Ahhh, the Chrome Adder. Nothing says "I glitched this game like a prick!" than someone driving around in one of these. Chrome just isn't a color that goes with this car, already contributing to the negative stigma that the vehicle unjustly has. Let's look at a better image of the car shall we?
Now we're talking! Proper colors such as this (pretty much anything but chrome) allow the beauty of the Adder to truly shine. Yes yes yes I understand that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Many people find the Adder ugly and who am I to tell them they are wrong? Let's look at another.
Looking pretty darn good! The Adder, much like the Bugatti Veyron that it's based off of, combines the best of muscle, luxury, and sport cars. It's looks stocky and heavy, giving off the impression that it's tough like a muscle car. Yet those smooth curved surfaces and absolutely lavish interior give off the impression of a luxury vehicle. On the other side, that aerodynamic frame, cooling vents and air intakes galore (especially towards the rear) gives it that sporty appearance. For someone that wants it all when it comes to looks, there's really no better luxury car for the task. Here's a real life, Bugattiy Veyron for comparison.
The Veyron, showing off what the Germany and France can accomplish together once they stop shooting at each other. The elegance of French design with the raw power of German engineering? What more could you ask for!?
3. "So, Comrade Commissar, why do people hate the Adder?"
Now we address exactly why people seem to despise it so much. It really comes down to one basic principle, something that humans naturally do.
It's more fun to cheer for the underdogs.
The Adder and it's real life counter part get a lot of recognition. Between the speed records, the recognizable brand name, crazy price tags, and it's overall popularity, rooting for the Adder/Veyron is just too easy. There are many other cars in this game that deserve a little love once in a while. By cheering for them and hissing at the Adder it gives cars that would normally be overlooked some of the attention they justly deserve.
Now we all know that people do have legitimate reasons for disliking the Adder. Most do. Some people don't like the way it looks. Some don't like the way it performs. That's understandable and perfectly justified. Though what really bothers me is this blind hatred towards Adders and even more unsettling, people who drive them.
I got my Adder 100% legitly. No glitches, hacks, cheats or mods. I didn't even buy a cash card for it. I can understand the spite towards those that use exploits to get the Adder though why some people seem to be against the Adder and everyone who owns one is a little bothersome.
Name calling and griefing is common in this game. I'm not really irked by it. Hell, I've even done it myself, almost all of us have! That's part of the fun to be had in GTA Online. Though I do notice that I get a lot more unwanted attention every time I take my Adder out for a spin. Sometimes it's little things like people blocking the entrance to Los Stantos Customs or getting me trapped in a tight spot. Other times I'm spawn killed repeatedly, just for owning this car. If the person in question can afford to pay my insurance, they almost always destroy the car. Hell, on one occasion I got an actual death threat just for winning a few races in my Adder.
Basically I made this thread for two reasons. To address misconceptions about the Adder and other super cars in general, and to shed a little light on the unwarranted hate towards Adders and Adder drivers. In the end though, your opinion is up to you. Chances are, this thread didn't make you change your opinion on the Adder, though hopefully it did alleviate the unwarranted disgust towards this lovely vehicle.
The day I got my Adder in GTA Online was my proudest achievement in the game so far. I worked hard towards it, played my cards right, and eventually I got what I aimed for. I personally like the car a lot and no amount of forum trolling or game griefing is going to make me swap it out for something else.