How To Build Paul Walker’s Car In GTA V

Here is a guide on how to modify Annis Elegy Retro in GTA V to have a look of Paul Walker's Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R from Fast and the Furious film series.

How to build paul walker's car in GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V has become a brand in the video game industry that does not need any advertisement. The surreal and immersive open-world gaming with the ability to drive a plethora of vehicles made it one of the most successful video games in the history of gaming. With cars being the top aspect of GTA games, many players pursue car customization like GTA 5 Paul Walker car to meet their playthrough needs.

Thanks to the in-game customization, players can easily build all kinds of cars to flex in the virtual and vast world of Los Santos and achieve a perfect gaming experience. Here is a guide on how to build GTA 5 Paul Walker Car.

Paul Walker's Car in gta v
Paul Walker’s Car in GTA V

Before diving into the guide on how to build Paul Walker’s car, let us tell you something about Paul Walker and his car.

Who Is Paul Walker

Paul Walker (1973-2013) was an American film star famous for his role in the “Fast and Furious” film series as the character “Brian O’Conner”.

His role as “Brian O’Conner” is probably the highlight of his acting career. He plays a protagonist in the film series who is first an undercover agent in the first two films engaged in illegal street racing to bring down the fellow protagonist “Dominic Toretto“. Moreover, he becomes an ally of Dominic Toretto over the course of the films and marries his sister Mia Toretto.

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Paul Walker in the movie “2 Fast 2 Furious”

Paul Walker was one of the most bankable actors in the film industry and his role as Brian gained him immense popularity among the audience which lead to him winning multiple awards. Paul Walker died in a car accident when his Porsche Carrera GT hit a light pole and burnt into flames on the fateful day of November 30, 2013.

Paul Walker’s Car

Paul Walker has starred in seven of the movies of the “Fast and Furious” film series and over the course of these seven films, he drove many cars in these films. However one car that has gained a special status for the fans of Paul Walker and the film series is the Custom Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R that Paul Walker drives in the second installment of this series “2 Fast 2 Furious“.

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Nissan Skyline(Paul Walker’s Car)

Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R is a sports car introduced by Nissan in 1998 and it remained available in the market till 2002. The Nissan Skyline GT-RB26 R’s DETT engine, which is exceptionally reliable and powerful, is among its most lauded features.

The 2.6-liter twin-turbo inline-six, which had an official output of 276 horsepower (really 327) and 289 pound-feet (392 Nm) out of the factory, served as the foundation for several high-performance variations of the R32 and R33 models that came before the R34 Skyline.

The ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system, which has active torque vectoring and can alternately transmit power between the two axles, is another distinguishing characteristic of the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R. Having said that, many people overlook the Nissan Skyline 25GT-Four, another Skyline R34 with all-wheel drive, because the GT-R is so much wanted.

Moreover, its appearance in the “2 Fast 2 Furious” and its unique customization in the film has gained a sort of celebrity status.

Customizing Cars In GTA V

Grand Theft Auto is simply a treat for car enthusiasts, where not only they can drive your favorite car but can also modify them down to the core in great detail. Vehicles in Grand Theft Auto V come in a wide variety.

A majority of cars may be modified with performance upgrades, bodywork, and effects. For that instance, players can meet their customization needs from the southern part of Blaine County. These include numerous Los Santos Customs locations and Beeker’s Garage in the northern part of the county.

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A car being modified at Benny’s Original Motorworks in GTA V

Just drive your vehicle to the nearby garage to have it customized. Only a true car freak can truly appreciate the kind of detail the developers have put into making these customization garages, where you can customize your car down to the smallest feature. Moreover, customizing a car in GTA V costs a lot of money, so make sure to first fill your pockets before going for customization.

How To Build Paul Walker’s Car In GTA 5

Following is the complete step-by-step guide on How to Build Paul Walker’s car in Grand Theft Auto V.

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Brian’s Car Customized in GTA V

Buy An Elegy Retro Custom

The extraordinary vehicle collection of Grand Theft Auto V draws inspiration from real-life vehicles, just their names are changed in the game. Paul Walker had a “Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R” in “2 Fast 2 Furious”. The car “Elegy Retro Custom” in GTA V is inspired by the “Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R“.

The first step for building GTA 5 Paul Walker car, you need to buy an “Elegy Retro Custom”. This car is available at Benny’s Original Motorworks in GTA V for “$904,000“. But this car needs further customization to give it the look of Paul Walker’s car from the Fast and Furious series. These modifications are given below.

Visual Upgrades

We are going to be skipping over the armor and the other performance upgrades. Really that’s down to you and what you have unlocked. We are only going to be covering the visual upgrades. We are going to customize the vehicle as follows:

Bumper Section

  • In the Bumpers Section, we are gonna go into the “Front Bumpers” sub-menu and choose “Painted Extended Splinter“.
  • Moreover, in the “Rear Bumpers” sub-section we are gonna go with “Stock Rear Bumper“.
  • Finally, in “Bumper Accessories” we are gonna select “Remove Bumper Mesh” and in the “Intercooler” sub-menu we are going to select “Intercooler with water sprayer“.

Chassis Section

In the “Chasses Section“, we are going to set the “Headlight Trim” to “None“.

Doors Section

In this menu, we are gonna go with “Stock Doors” without any deflectors.

Fenders Section

We are going to keep the Fenders selected to “Stock Fenders“.

Engine Section

  • We are going to select “Primary Color Valve Covers” in the “Engine Block” sub-menu.
  • After that, in the “Cam Cover” sub-section we are going to select “Primary Color CamBelt Cover“.
  • Moreover, in the “Strut Brace,” we are going to select the “Polished Strut Brace“.

Exhaust Section

In Exhaust Section, we are going to go for “Big Bore Exhaust“.

Grilles Section

In Grilles Section, we are going to select “Stock Grill“.

Hoods Section

In the “Hoods Accessories” sub-menu, we select “None“. Moreover, the Hood is also itself “Stock“.

Interior Section

  • Trim: In this section, you need to set the “Trim Design” to “Stock” and “Trim Color” to “Racing Blue“.
  • Dash: Select the “Stock” Dash from the options.
  • Dials: Select “Pod Tacho & Dash Gauges“.
  • Doors: Choose “None“.
  • Seats: Select the “Carbon Track Seats“.
  • Steering Wheel: Go for the “Apex Clubman” steering wheel.
  • Light Color: Choose “Ultra Blue” from the list.
  • Roll Cage: Go for “Street Half Cage” from the menu.

Lights Section

  • In this section, we are going to leave the “Headlights” entirely “Stock“.
  • Furthermore, choose Neon Kits->Neon Layout->Front, Back, and Sides.
  • Finally, in the “Neon Color” sub-section, choose “Electric Blue“.

Livery Section

Furthermore, Select the “Midnight Racer” option in this category.

Plates Section

  • Go for the “Remove Front Plate” option in the “Plateholder” sub-menu.
  • Moreover, select the “Blue on White 1” option in the “License Plate” category.

Respray Color Section

  • Primary Color: Metallic Silver
  • Secondary Color: Metallic Silver

Roof Section

Select “None” in the “Roof Accessories” menu.

Moreover, the roof itself is entirely stock.

Skirts Section

Go for “Drift Skirts” from the side menu.

Spoiler Section

Select the “Extreme Downforce BGW” spoiler from the list.

Suspension Section

Leave the suspension selected to “Stock“.

Wheels Section

Choose as follows:

Wheel Type->Sports Wheels->Chrome rims->Endo v.2 Rims.

Finally, this wraps up our manual customizations to build the iconic GTA 5 Paul Walker car.

Add Modded Vehicle To The Game

Instead of doing all this customization manually, there is also a shortcut to having your Paul Walker car in Grand Theft Auto V. This method involves installing the modded pre-customized vehicle to your game using software called OpenIV. OpenIV is a software that allows you to mod your Rockstar Studios games like GTA V, Red Dead Redemption, etc. You can easily install mods for any of the vehicles in GTA V using OpenIV.

Note: We suggest you try this method only if you are an expert at doing such things because you may corrupt your game files otherwise.

You can find the Paul Walker’s Car mod files and installation procedure here.

More Pop Culture References in GTA V

This car from “2 Fast 2 Furious” included in the game is surely a pop culture reference added to the game and it is not the only one. There are many pop culture references besides this in the game too. Some of them are the following:

  • GTA V has Nakatomi Plaza from the famous movie “Die Hard” on its map.
  • Trevor can own the iconic Ryan Gosling Jacket from the movie “Drive”
  • Furthermore, on the side of a cliff face, the face of Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad” is etched.
  • Moreover, there is a car in GTA V called “JB 700” which is a replica of Sean Connery’s James Bond Aston Martin car/
  • Power boxes in GTA v along the railroads say “1.21 GW”, which is the voltage required for time travel in classic “Back to the Future

And these are just a few of the pop culture references in GTA V besides GTA 5 Paul Walker car. Besides these, there are also many other references and Easter eggs in the game.


Despite being an open-world game, GTA V doesn’t fail to give you the gaming experience of also a proper racing game like Need For Speed. Moreover, you can not only free roam in its open world in cool cars of almost every class. But you can also engage in proper races of many types.

Moreover, GTA V also allows you to heavily customize your cars with great detail of a proper racing game. Also, if you do not like the first build of your car, you can also sell cars in GTA 5 story mode easily to earn quick money and purchase a new one.

So this concludes our guide on how to build GTA 5 Paul Walker Car. We have to explain the step-by-step procedure to achieve the perfect customization.

Finally, what do you think of our guide? Do let us know in the comments below.

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