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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.


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The vehicle resembles the 5th generation Lotus Esprit. It features popup front headlamps, with a vented boot and additional fog lamps integrated into the front bumper. In the rear portion of the Ardent, the engine bay is found, with numerous engine bonnet vents. 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 fascia, large dual rear lights are apparent with smaller vertical reverse lamps. A single exit, double exhaust pipe peeps out of the rear bumper. As per the vehicle's rear-engine design, the front compartment functions as a spare-wheel compartment, as with cars like the Monroe or the Tropos Rallye.

The Ardent's interior is also unique. It bears similarities to other classic cars, particularly 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's special ability is its weaponry; the vehicle features twin machine guns merged into the front bumper. The weaponry can be seen at either side of the stretched license plate.

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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.


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 at 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. It is better to use it in for hits & runs.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(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 5 RMR V8 (Cover) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
10 (16)


0.12 100 / 328 750 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A ~ 500 RPM Cannot be determined N/A N/A N/A
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Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size


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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
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
Secondary Stock Bumper $4,600
Sport Bumper $7,400
Secondary Sport Bumper $11,700
Tuner Bumper $14,500
Secondary Tuner Bumper $14,700
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
Classic Bumper $4,600
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 $
Smooth Cover $700
Dual Vented Cover $1,150
Tuner Cover $1,600
Custom Exposed Engine $1,950
Chrome Exposed Engine $2,400
Secondary Exposed Engine $2,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Oval Exhaust $750
Fenders Stock Fender $300
Plastic Fenders $900
Secondary Fenders $1,500
Hoods Stock Hood $
Smooth Hood $3,000
Vented Hood $5,000
Dual Vented Hood $8,000
Sport Hood $9,600
Tuner Hood $11,000
Deep Vented Hood $11,600
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits -
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
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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
Sell Sell Vehicle
Spoiler None $
Classic Spoiler $7,050
Tuner Spoiler $10,000
Secondary Tuner Spoiler $13,000
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
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.

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GTA Online - Ocelot Ardent -Gunrunning Update-

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  • Like the Karin Kuruma, the Ardent features a turbo dump-valve sound effect with or without a turbo upgrade.
  • 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, unlike other vehicles.
  • The default radio stations of the Ardent are FlyLo FM, Los Santos Underground Radio, and Soulwax FM.

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