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In the Libeccio lake.
|Vehicle in Just Cause 3|
|List of owners||Wealthy Medicians|
|Top speed (km/h)||~155.5|
|Top speed (mph)||84 (knots)|
The Squalo X7 is a speedboat in Just Cause 3.
It is a slim black boat with tinted windows. The rear looks like a sports car and the front is a catamaran, like SnakeHead T20.
It resembles the real world 2012 MTI ZR48. Rather than being influenced by modern Chevrolet Corvettes as with the MTI ZR48, the Squalo X7 seems to take its influence from various Lamborghini models, including the Sesto Elemento and Aventador.
It has a backseat, like in a car. The cab contains 3 screens for navigation and/or entertainment.
It was originally the fastest nautical vehicle in the game, until the release of the Loochador (Bavarium Sea Heist DLC). With nitrous 2 Gear Mod, it can momentarily reach about 160 knots (~296 km/h) in adequately smooth water. When using it in Races, one should note that the Squalo X7 has a wider turning circle to match its enlongated form, meaning that it may struggle with some of the narrower courses that the Pescespada SS is adept at. However, careful use of the throttle and only using nitrous to pull yourself out of a 'drift' or on straight sections can lead to 5 Gear runs with time to spare.
It is rare, as it spawns at only two locations.
- Litore Torto at N 40 47.325; E 5 45.495. In the big lake with the ruins.
- Libeccio at N 40 46.705; E 5 34.970. In the lake.
Once you have it, just drive it to any liberated coastal town/village garage. More specifically the blue marked area in the water near a dock garage. This will make it available for Rebel drop. Getting the boat to a land based garage will also work, as explained by Mario. Getting it near a garage is the difficult part.
Ways to obtain and tips for techniquesEdit
See the second gallery below for illustrations of the tips.
Towing with a ground vehicle:
- The Libeccio lake has steep hills around it, preventing this method, or making it very difficult, but if you do get up hill, the road will be shorter than the road south from Litore Torto lake.
- Towing down to Guardia Libeccio I is also possible.
- Normal size trucks, like the Autostraad Reisender 7, are unable to move it. A CS Odjur, or Imperator Bavarium Tank can pull it slowly, but not up steep hills, so choose the path carefully. The Nashorn 6100 is easily powerful enough, but it's terrible at off-roading and at speed could even destabilize and flip over on its own.
- Once there's any speed (when towing down hill), the boat may destabilize and flip over a few times, resulting in an explosion. Try not to let the speed exceed about 30 km/h.
- If at any point you have to go off road (to avoid steep hills), use the gun to clear a wide path through trees. Otherwise crashing into a tree might flip a vehicle, or cause needless additional damage.
Lifting by helicopter:
- The Urga Hrom D is the strongest helicopter and the best one to use for this.
- The CS Comet can just barely lift the boat if you apply constant climb, otherwise it will start sinking.
- An Urga Mstitel can carry this, albeit for a short amount of time.
- The Grappler has to be fully upgraded by completing Scrapyard scramble events. It may be possible without a full upgrade, but that would require extra careful (slow) flying.
- The Litore Torto lake is closer to the sea than the other one.
- Rico has to hang under a flying helicopter to attach the cables. Otherwise some cables won't hold any weight.
- Once the boat has been tethered to the helicopter, lift up very slowly. Even at maximum tether strength, there's a chance that the cables will break if you move too fast. Make your way very slowly and steadily to the nearest coast. However, before you reach the sea, the land gives way to a huge cliff, meaning if your tethers break (which they will if you move too erratically), the Squalo will be destroyed on the cliffs below. Dropping it above water is not a major problem, because even if it lands upside down, it can be towed to the beach and flipped again.
- There is a flat bit of ground before the cliff, east of the Litore Torto lake, where the boat can be tethered to a helicopter and carried to the nearby water.
Standing on the boat and grappling it to the ground ahead:
- Libeccio lake has steep hills around it, preventing this method, or making it very difficult.
- Litore Torto lake is closer to the sea and has much less steep edges.
- Moving directly east: There's only a need to grapple it a few hundred meters to the east. After that the hill turns into a cliff. Unfortunately, the boat will definitely explode before getting to the sea. The boat can at best make it about 90% of the way down.
- Attempting to get down from the vertical snowman cliffs (to let the water safely stop the boat) is not possible, or at least is very difficult, because the boat will still hit the cliffs on its way down.
- Grappling along a road is slower than towing with a ground vehicle.
Carrying with U41 Ptakojester:
- The U41 Ptakojester is known to be able to float and if carefully landed in the lake at either Libeccio or Litore Torto, it can be brought onto the beach-head and Rico can either drive or tether the boat into the cargo bay, close it and take off.
- Highly suggested to have nitrous level 2 for aircraft before attempting.
- Make sure that the cargo bay door is closed before takeoff and do not open in water.
- The boat should be grappled to the planes walls in all directions to make flying easier.
- Depending on the planes spawning angle, you may have to grapple it into the better takeoff direction.
- Taking off can be done across water, but the plane can take off with a very short runway, even ramming through a few trees if needed.
- It's advised to grapple any larger trees out of the way.
- Flying can be very difficult, because the plane will seriously struggle to stay in the air and turning is also not easy.
With the Mech Land Assault DLC:
- Go to the Libeccio lake and drive the Squalo to the coast, then call in a mech from Rebel drop (doesn't matter which one). It's vital to clear the trees that obstruct the path from the boat to the nearest road, because if the boat hits land it blows up. Then go back and pick up the boat using the mech GRIP and drive carefully to where you can drop the boat into the sea. If you drop it on land, it blows up. It is recommended you take it to Guardia Libeccio I.
- Squalo means shark in italian.
- There's also a "Squalo" speedboat in GTA.
- It is made by Mugello, as their logo is on the front.