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"It's a rare car that allows you to be perfectly composed, effortlessly suave and extraordinarily violent all at the same time - and yet, somehow, the Ardent does all that and more. Behind the wheel of this masterpiece there's nothing you can't do: lose your pursuers, pop the dual machine guns, gun down the survivors, drop a pithy remark, open the champagne, have a quickie, drive into the sea, realize you've made a terrible mistake, and swiftly drown."
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The Ocelot Ardent is a classic two-door coupé featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Gunrunning update, released on August 22nd, 2017, during the Ardent Week event.

Design

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The vehicle resembles the Lotus Esprit, particularly the Sport 300, given the front end proportions, pop-up headlamps and fenders. The front turning signals are thinner in appearance, similar to the Esprit S4, while the angular shapes around the rear quarter windows seem to be reminiscent of earlier generations of the Esprit. Its tail lamps bear some similarities to those of the Ferrari 348.

The Ardent is distinguished by the compact body and aerodynamic profile, where the lower area of the bumper features a set of intakes and rectangular fog lamps, while the upper area features rectangular amber signals, a stretched license plate and a plastic detail spanning the width of the car. The bonnet area houses the pop-up headlamps consisting of twin square lamps, while the front vented boot reveals a spare-wheel compartment, similar to the Monroe or the Tropos Rallye. The Ocelot badge can be seen in the front, between the headlamps.

The sides of the car features sectioned flared arches, while the bottom features slightly extended skirts. On the greenhouse area, the car prominently features black trimmings around the windows and a set of square-shaped mirror wings mounted on the doors. The roof line leads onto the car's B pillars which swiftly make their way to the very back of the car, at which point a small lipped edge is found. On the rear portion, the engine bay is found, with numerous engine bonnet vents. The rear quarter windows are angled towards the centre of the car and thin vents can be seen next to them, along with a roof aerial.

The rear end mainly consists of a black section surrounding the license plate and the rectangular tail lamps, while the section of the engine compartment bears the manufacturer name, embossed in silver lettering above the rear license plate. The bumper is relatively flat and large, with a moulding for the driver-side, twin-exit exhaust.

The Ardent's interior is unique, as it bears similarities to classic cars like the Turismo Classic. The vehicle's dial cluster is similar to that of the beta Schafter dial texture, which featured a unique redline marking on the tachometer, not present on the Schafter's final dial design.

The car is painted with a primary colour for its bodywork and a secondary colour for a stripe found on the lower side, as well as the skirt details. Although not accessible, a trim colour is available for the dashboard, centre of the steering wheel, doors and seats. It uses a unique set of rims, consisting of a flat centre with six small, wide spokes around.

The car is armed with two machine guns merged into the front bumper, just beside the front plate.

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Performance

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Vehicle

The Ardent has great acceleration, which provides good speed in matter of seconds, although not as great as other sports-oriented vehicles of its class. Handling is good, with little to no sights of understeer or oversteer when turning at moderate speeds, though at high speeds, the understeer is more noticeable. Braking is also good, able to stop the car within a relatively short distance, also allowing to overcorrect turning in case the steering is not enough to sort a curve.

Judging by the detailing, the Ardent is powered by a V8 engine with "Ocelot" badges marked on the cam covers, in a rear-mid engine, rear wheel drive layout. If an "Exposed Engine" modification is installed, the vehicle will have a single-cam V8 with four double-barrel carburetors. Its engine sound appears to be a lower-pitched variation of the Kuruma, edited with a subtle tone derived from the XA-21 at higher revs. Like the Kuruma, the Ardent features a turbo dump-valve sound effect by default.

Weapon

The machine guns perform the same as those of vehicles like the Blazer Aqua and the Ruiner 2000, providing decent firepower against players and vehicles with none or light armor, but will struggle against heavily-armored vehicles. Because of the nature of the vehicle, aiming the guns may be difficult and often requires to position the car, exposing it to the enemy target.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 92 / 148 5 N/A RWD 1200 / 2646 60
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 RMR V8 (Cover) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
79.409599%
Acceleration
71.25%
Braking
29.999998%
Traction
80.30304%


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
10 (16)

15
20

0.12 100 / 328 750 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A ~ 500 RPM Cannot be determined N/A N/A N/A
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Damage
30%
Fire Rate/Speed
98%
Accuracy
10%
Range
65%
Clip Size
100%

Modifications

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The Ardent can be customised in Los Santos Customs and other mod shops, however the liveries can only be purchased in a Mobile Operations Center or Avenger vehicle workshop.

Category Modification Cost Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Bumpers Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $2,200
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Secondary Stock Bumper $4,600
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Sport Bumper $7,400
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Secondary Sport Bumper $11,700
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Tuner Bumper $14,500
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Secondary Tuner Bumper $14,700
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Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
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Classic Bumper $4,600
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Engine 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
Engine Covers Stock Engine Cover $200
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Smooth Cover $700
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Dual Vented Cover $1,150
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Tuner Cover $1,600
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Custom Exposed Engine $1,950
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Chrome Exposed Engine $2,400
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Secondary Exposed Engine $2,500
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Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
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Oval Exhaust $750
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Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Fenders Stock Fenders $300
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Plastic Fenders $900
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Secondary Fenders $1,500
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Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
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Smooth Hood $3,000
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Vented Hood $5,000
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Dual Vented Hood $8,000
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Sport Hood $9,600
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Tuner Hood $11,000
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Deep Vented Hood $11,600
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Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Basic Camo $18,240
Zancudo Camo $19,380
Sprayed Camo $20,520
3 Color Outline $21,660
90s Sandbox $22,800
Modern 5 Color $23,370
Arid Theater $23,939
Winter Camo $24,510
Urban Warrior $25,080
Nature Reserve* $25,650
Naval Battle* $26,220
Urban Geometric* $26,789
Coyote Geometric* $27,360
Large Geometric* $27,930
Naval Geometric* $28,500
Desert Fractal* $29,070
Urban Fractal* $29,639
Large Digital* $30,210
Medium Digital* $30,780
Small Digital* $31,350
Released as part of the Festive Surprise 2019 event.E
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Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Spoilers None $6,000
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Classic Spoiler $7,050
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Tuner Spoiler $10,000
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Secondary Tuner Spoiler $13,000
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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
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
* Denotes items that can only be unlocked for purchase via research in the Bunker property.
  • E Awarded to players who logged on between Decenber 19 and December 24, during the Festive Surprise 2019 event.

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Trivia

General

  • The vehicle's name "Ardent" and its main influence, "Esprit", share synonyms of liveliness and enthusiasm.
  • The website's description referring to the vehicle driving into the sea is a reference to the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, which featured a submersible Lotus Esprit.
  • If modified correctly, the Ardent can be made to resemble the Lotus Esprit Sport 350, a special track-focused variant of the Lotus Esprit produced from 1999 to 2000.
  • The Ardent's front license plate is stretched wide, appearing to be similar to the European-style license plate found on the Pigalle.
  • The default radio stations of the Ardent are FlyLo FM, Los Santos Underground Radio, and Soulwax FM.

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