AppearanceThe Hermes from GTA Vice City and Vice City Stories is based off of a 1949/150 Mercury Custom, usually judged by the taillights. However, the the car is modified as its roof was shortened. The vehicle has a sled-like appearance which resembles earlier Mercuries. The car is front wheel drive and can't be exploded by shooting the gas tank, like most cars from GTA San Andreas.
The Cuban gang from both games adopted the car and modified the car in their own design, calling the car the Cuban Hermes. The car has a special flame-like paint job on a black body color (grey in GTA Vice City Stories), side exhaust pipes, and a V8 like engine sound. The Cubans can be seen driving the car around in Little Havana.
GTA Vice City
GTA Vice City Stories