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"They built 'em good in the Seventies. So good, you can stick a meat grinder on the front and drive right through the badlands without losing a single drop of effortless cool."
Arena War description.

The Vapid Apocalypse Imperator is a custom muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Arena War update.


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The vehicle is evidently based on the XB GT Ford Falcon, more specifically the Pursuit Special from the Mad Max franchise. By default comes with the "Wabi-Sabi" rust livery and a Light Scoop Ram Weapon.

While identical to its two other variants the Apocalypse variant has a rusted and worn bodywork.

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The Imperator possesses excellent acceleration and decent speed thanks to its single-cam V8 engine, but has relatively low breaking capablilities. The vehicle also has a tendency to slide out when turning at certain speeds and can spin out if the driver is not careful, most of these shortfalls can be mitigated by upgrading the breaks at Los Santos Customs and through skillful driving. Also despite the high acceleration, the vehicle's rear wheels spin before the vehicle can take off.

During certain events in the Maze Bank Arena, the vehicle stats change. In race events such as "Wreck It", the acceleration is high, while the breaking is low and the vehicle's habit of spining out is also increased, but in the events such as "Bomb Ball", the acceleration is greatly decreased while the breaking becomes more effective. However, this doesn't seem to be the case for custom variations of the vehicle, as the stats will be the same as they are in free mode.

  • The vehicle can be installed with both "Jump" mods and "Shunt" mods. The Jump modifications come in three levels of effectiveness and can be activated using the horn button. When activated, the vehicle will be launched into the air, in a similar way to the Ruiner 2000 and Scramjet. The Shunt modifications allow the vehicle to shunt to the side.
  • The vehicle can be installed with Boost upgrades. This can be used to significantly speed up the vehicle. It can be used repeatedly while driving the vehicle, but it is better to let it fully recharge for maximum efficiency.

Like other similar Arena vehicles, the occupants are vulnerable to gunfire due to the exposed cabin. However, this issue can be reduced with the Heavy Armor upgrade installed, as it adds armor plating around the vehicle, having the windshield partially protected by metal bars and the sides with window plating with a small weak spot. The rear remains unarmored in that aspect, due to the rear louvers on it. Depending on the armor level, it can take at least three missiles from an Oppressor before being destroyed by a forth, making it one of the more decent weaponized vehicles due to its balance between weapons, abilities and durability.

  • The vehicle can be fitted with a Ram Weapon, namely scoops and blades. The ram weapon behaves in a similar way to the updated scoops and ramming bars of the RCV and Armored Boxville, causing a large amount of damage to other vehicles and often sending them flying into mid-air with little to no disadvantage against the vehicle itself, and no damage to the vehicle's engine whatsoever. It should be noted that the effectiveness against other players is significantly reduced compared to its effectiveness against NPCs and their vehicles.
  • The Imperator can be modified to have two .50 caliber machine guns. They behave similarly to other front-mounted machine guns from various armed land vehicles, but it is difficult to use and lacks enough firepower to sort out heavily-armored vehicles.
  • The Imperator can be modified to have two rear-firing kinetic mortars. This weapon behaves similarly to the ones from the Weaponized Tampa, but instead of an explosive, it has a kinetic effect; an impulse which can send players and vehicles into the air, dealing little damage.
  • The vehicle has the option for installing Proximity Mines. Unlike Weaponized Vehicles added in the Gunrunning update, the Imperator, along with all Arena Cars in the Arena War update, has five different Proximity Mine choices: Kinetic, Spike, EMP, Slick and Sticky;
    • The Kinetic option (orange flashing light) creates a small impulse spreading several meters around the area, sending players and vehicles into the air. The impulse deals little damage to both players and vehicles. However, in arena events it can kill motorcycle riders.
    • The Spike option (dark blue flashing light) bursts the tires of vehicles passing over or near it, as well as dealing a small amount of damage to the vehicle, mainly effecting the vehicle's windows, but otherwise dealing no damage or force. The mine does not burst vehicles with Bulletproof Tires installed.
    • The EMP option (light blue flashing light) disables the vehicle's electronics when passing over it. The accelerator, brakes and steering, as well as the radio and other features are disabled for around 5 seconds before reactivating. It also deals a small amount of damage to players. The player will be notified by whom their vehicle was disabled by in a small notification above the radar.
    • The Slick option (green flashing light) bursts a large amount of oil on the surface, causing vehicles passing over it to lose control. This deals no damage to both vehicles or players.
    • The Sticky option (purple flashing light) bursts a large amount of sticky substance on the surface, causing vehicles passing over it to slow down. This deals no damage to both vehicles or players.
  • The car can also be installed with both bodywork Spikes and Saw Blades. The spikes deal damage to NPCs and players, contact with the spikes can instantly kill them, while the saw blades can pop vehicle tires and damage NPCs as well.

While capable of being equipped with a range of weapons and abilities, the Imperator has no lock-on missiles unlike some other weaponized vehicles, thus leaving it with little to no defence against aerial attacks. While the windows can be plated and given some protection, the glass remains susceptible to gunfire, leaving the driver vulnerable to being killed through the gaps in the plates.

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The Apocalypse Imperator can only be modified at an Arena Workshop.

Category Modification Cost Image
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Boost None $20,000
Boost Upgrade 20% $100,000
$50,000 (AW)
Boost Upgrade 60% $230,000
$115,000 (AW)
Boost Upgrade 100% $400,000
$200,000 (AW)
Shunt Boost $520,000
$260,000 (AW)
Bodywork Decorations None $4,200
Whole Lotta Pole $6,720
$3,360 (AW)
Getting Medieval $7,140
$3,570 (AW)
It's a Stick Up $7,560
$3,780 (AW)
Boom On A Spear $7,980
$3,990 (AW)
Village Justice $8,400
$4,200 (AW)
Wasteland Peacock $8,610
$4,305 (AW)
Shish-Kebabbed $8,820
$4,410 (AW)
Spikes None $5,000
Body Spikes $55,000
$27,500 (AW)
Blades None $50,000
Spinning Blades $145,000
Armor Plating No Armor Plating $20,000
Light Armor $110,000
$55,000 (AW)
Reinforced Armor $175,000
$87,500 (AW)
Heavy Armor $300,000
$150,000 (AW)
Roll Cage No Roll Cage $5,000
Painted Roll Cage $17,500
Rusty Roll Cage $19,700
Bare Metal Roll Cage $21,950
Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Chrome Exhausts $750
Oval Exhausts $1,800
Blast Pipes $3,000
Shakotan Exhausts $19,100
$9,550 (AW)
Junk Pipes $19,500
$9,750 (AW)
Mega Zorst $21,000
$10,500 (AW)
Grille Stock Grille $200
Spiked Deflector $750
Ride 'Em Cowboy $2,680
$1,340 (AW)
Cannibal Totem $3,300
$1,650 (AW)
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $3,000
Single Intake Bug Catcher $5,000
High Rise Ram Pipes $8,000
Improvised Bug Catcher $9,600
High Triple Bug Catcher $11,000
High Single Intake Catcher $11,600
High Improvised Bug Catcher $12,000
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
White Lights $20,000
Blue Lights $49,200
$24,600 (AW)
Electric Blue Lights $49,800
$24,900 (AW)
Mint Green Lights $50,400
$25,200 (AW)
Lime Green Lights $51,000
$25,500 (AW)
Yellow Lights $51,600
$25,800 (AW)
Golden Shower Lights $52,200
$26,100 (AW)
Orange Lights $52,800
$26,400 (AW)
Red Lights $53,400
$26,700 (AW)
Pony Pink Lights $54,000
$27,000 (AW)
Hot Pink Lights $54,600
$27,300 (AW)
Purple Lights $55,200
$27,600 (AW)
Blacklight Lights $80,000
$40,000 (AW)
Neon Kits -
Livery None $11,400
Wabi-Sabi $18,240
Bayou Beater $38,760
$19,380 (AW)
Junkyard Haul $41,040
$20,520 (AW)
Hunk O' Junk $43,320
$21,660 (AW)
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Name -
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Sell Sell Vehicle
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Vertical Jump None $20,000
Jump Upgrade 20% $130,000
$65,000 (AW)
Jump Upgrade 60% $224,000
$112,000 (AW)
Jump Upgrade 100% $420,000
$260,000 (AW)
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
Weapons Ram Weapons None $20,000
Light Scoop $195,000
Reinforced Scoop $225,000
Large Scoop $255,000
Mega Blade $295,000
Primary Weapons None $50,000
Mounted .50 Cal (Rusted) $297,000
Mounted .50 Cal (Clean) $325,000
Proximity Mine No Proximity Mine $50,000
Kinetic $270,000
$135,000 (AW)
Spike $158,000
$79,000 (AW)
EMP $300,000
$150,000 (AW)
Slick $198,000
$99,000 (AW)
Sticky $250,000
$125,000 (AW)
Secondary Weapons None $50,000
Rear Kinetic Mortar $650,000
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GTA Online Arena War - Vapid Imperator (Apocalypse, Future Shock & Nightmare)

GTA Online Arena War - Vapid Imperator (Apocalypse, Future Shock & Nightmare)


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  • Can be purchased at the Arena War website for $2,284,940 or $1,718,000 (trade price as a Sponsorship Tier reward in the Arena War Career).



  • Imperator derives from the stem of the verb "imperare", meaning 'to order, to command'.
    • The vehicle may be named after the central protagonist Imperator Furiosa, from Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • In order for one to try and emulate the vehicle's appearance from the Road Warrior, the rust livery will need to be kept, the ram weapon will be required to be removed and the mortar weaponry will need to be attached, as this will remove the trunk and thus will have a similar appearance to the twin gas tanks Max had installed in the back of his car in the second movie.

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