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For the boat in The Ballad of Gay Tony, see Blade (boat).
Perhaps THE classic American muscle car. Compact two door sedan made for the greatest generation and lusted after by their jaded children. Cheap to make, and one of the highest-selling new cars in American history - this is what classic American cars were once all about.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Blade is a two-door open top lowrider and a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto V, and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the "I'm Not a Hipster" Update. It is manufactured by Vapid in the HD Universe.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Depicted as a two-door open top car from the 1960s, the Blade combines elements of several generations of the Chevrolet Impala. The fenders resemble those on the fourth generation Chevrolet Impala. The front of the car resembles the 1972 Impala, while the rear of the car most resembles that of the 1963 Impala, with a silver element around the tail lights. Instead of the Impala's signature six-taillight setup, the Blade has six headlights.

The car is easily distinguished by its large grey bumpers, small front grille and silver trim around the arches, as well as the triple headlights and the dual red tail lights. While normally appearing with only an open top, the car can be modified at Loco Low Co. to feature a hard top or a convertible top. Unusually, the Blade has no side-view mirrors.

The Blade can spawn in a variety of primary colors for the body, as well as a secondary white or light grey color for the interior finish, which can be also changed in the aforementioned mod shop. Like most lowriders in the game, the Blade offers a substantial boost to the player's sex appeal, and can be fitted with hydraulics to be used in the Lowrider Challenge.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Blade returns in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online with an entirely different design, styled as a two-door muscle car based on the 1965 Ford Falcon. The double front fascia and grille takes influence from the 1966 Dodge Monaco, while the tail lights resemble those found on the 1971-1972 Dodge Dart Demon. The sides of the car bears similarity with the 1964 Mercury Comet.

The car assumes the design of a muscle car with a permanent hard-top roof and a "gasser" style. The front end has a traditional bumper with a chrome finish and a license plate on the center, while the upper area is predominated by the dual intakes, a wide grille with horizontal separations and dual circular lights on either side. The hood has an elevated shape on the center and dual vented sections near the windshield, while the manufacturer logo can be seen on the front.

On the sides, the car has slight flares on the arches and long panels with chrome lines around, which start from around the upper edges of the front fenders and lead towards the rear end. The upper lines of the panels are parallel to the car's body and pass right below the chrome horizontal door handles, while the lower lines curve slightly downwards. There are also additional chrome trims centered to the panels, which maintain the same distance from the outer lines across the whole vehicle. The window trim and the inner separations of the cabin area are finished in chrome, and features chrome circular mirrors mounted near the A-pillars. A large trunk lid can be seen behind the cabin.

The rear of the car is distinctive by a panel that is part of the side ones, also bearing a chrome trim on the center. The edges of the car have five vertical tail lights with chrome trim around each unit, while the center has a wide chrome section bearing the manufacturer emblem. A cursive "Blade" badge can be also seen next to the innermost tail light, just above the central trim. The bumper is finished in chrome and holds a license plate on the center, while two circular exhaust pipes can be seen below.

The underside of the car denotes its "gasser" suspension setup, featuring small shock absorbers and articulated bars that start from the vehicle' structure and end in the axle. There is also a solid-beam front axle similar to the Hotknife. The vehicle shares the interior with cars like the Dominator and the Buccaneer.

The vehicle is painted with a primary color on the body and the stitches of the interior, as well as a secondary color for the side and rear panels. The car uses a derivative of the "Muscle Freak" muscle rims seen in Los Santos Customs and wrapped in high-profile tires, with the front ones being somewhat similar in width to the ones seen on the Sabre Turbo, and the rear ones having a wide track.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Acceleration and speed are quite impressive, and the brakes and slick handling serve the vehicle well. Although cornering is also excellent, the one major drawback of the Blade is its major oversteer, which makes emergency brake turns futile, and driving at high speeds a challenge due to the potential loss of control at the slightest disturbance. The Blade is capable of withstanding significant impact damage due to its strong frame and overall construction, but does not fare as well against explosive damage.

Like all lowriders, the Blade is not recommended for off-road racing, as it is prone to flipping.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 99 / 160 4 Petrol RWD 1500 / 3307
N/A N/A 4 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Blade's performance is much better in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, and can be considered a Sleeper car, thanks to the high-output V8 under the hood. However, it is quite a mixed bag. It has extremely good acceleration for a Muscle car, but lacks top speed to keep up. When fully upgraded, the Blade's acceleration is very competitive against some of the higher-end super cars, such as the Nero and T20. Handling wise, the car handles less like a normal Muscle car, instead having a more unique, understeer-heavy design which resembles the Rat-Loader and other low-end Muscles. It will need to slow down into corners more than other cars, but can make up this lost speed with its aforementioned acceleration. Unlike other Muscle cars, it lacks almost all semblances of oversteer.

The Blade is also somewhat special in how hard it is to ram off the road. Being a very back heavy car, the Blade can shrug off most rear-end rams and attempts to PIT with ease. This makes it a good car for attempting to evade police, or in racing, as other players attempting to take down a Blade will find it very difficult to force the Blade off the road. Crash deformation only furthers this, by being able to take large amounts of head-on collisions before smoking, and axles being damaged is not very likely in normal circumstances.

It is worth noting that when in first person (or to a lesser extent, hood view), is very difficult to see the road while in a Blade due to the angle, so suspension upgrades are suggested for this vehicle or by switching back to a third-person perspective.

The vehicle is powered by a single-cam V8 engine, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. Its engine sound is low-revving, similar to the Buccaneer and the Manana.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1200 / 2645 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 145 / 233 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
7.8 Seconds 105 / 168 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The following upgrades can be made in the Loco Low Co. garage:

Type Upgrades Cost
Paint Jobs Paintjob 1 $ 500
Paintjob 2 $ 500
Paintjob 3 $ 500
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Car Color 2 $ 150
Roof Vinyl Hardtop $ 3340
Convertible Roof $ 3250
Rear Bumper Chromer Bumper $ 2150
Slamin Bumper $ 2040
Front Bumper Chromer Bumper $ 2130
Slamin Bumper $ 2050
Exhausts Chromer Exhaust $ 1610
Slamin Exhaust $ 1540
Side Skirts Chrome Strips $ 780
Wheels Classic $ 1620
Dollar $ 1560
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Trance $ 1350
Cutter $ 1030
Rimshine $ 980
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $325 $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $325 $1,000
Street Brakes $6,500 $20,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $27,000
Race Brakes $11,375 $35,000
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $750 $2,200
De-Chromed Front Bumper $1,250 $4,600
Stock Rear Bumper $750 $2,200
De-Chromed Rear Bumper $1,250 $4,600
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $33,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Chrome Tip Exhaust $375 $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $100 $200
Custom Grille $375 $750
Hoods Stock Hood $450 $1,600
Carbon Hood $850 $3,000
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $1,200 $5,000
Single Intake Bug Catcher $1,450 $8,000
Gasser Hood $2,225 $9,600
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200 $600
Xenon Lights $1,000 $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $350 $700
Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Spoilers None $500 $6,000
Mid Level Spoiler $750 $7,050
Drag Wing $950 $10,000
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $325 $1,000
Street Transmission $9,587 $29,500
Sports Transmission $10,562 $32,500
Race Transmission $13,000 $40,000
Turbo None $1,625 $5,000
Turbo Tuning $8,125 $50,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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NPC-Modified Variants

This article (or section) refers to content in the Enhanced version for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC release of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online that may be absent from other versions.

Hipster DLC Modded

Pre-modified variants of the Blade can be seen driving around Los Santos randomly. Hipster DLC Modded 1 has a unique wheel color not available in Los Santos Customs, Beeker's Garage or any other vehicle mod shop. Hipster DLC Modded 2 has a unique primary color also not available in vehicle mod shops.

Neither variant has any performance upgrades (engine, transmission, etc.)

Hipster DLC Modded 1
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
No. P S Prl W
1 92 27 88 126
Light Smoke No
Category Part Option
Bumpers Front Bumper De-Chromed Front Bumper
Rear Bumper De-Chromed Rear Bumper
Chassis Chassis
Headlight Trim
Roof Scoops
Roll-Cage Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade
Exhaust Chrome Tip Exhaust
Hood Gasser Hood
Spoiler Drag Wing
Suspension Lowered Suspension
Wheels Wheels Revolver
Rear Wheels
Hipster DLC Modded 2
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
No. P S Prl W
1 140 70 70 134
Light Smoke No
Category Part Option
Exhaust Chrome Tip Exhaust
Hood Triple Intake Bug Catcher
Spoiler Mid Level Spoiler
Suspension Lowered Suspension
Wheels Wheels Mecha
Rear Wheels

Los Santos Customs Modded Single Player

Like the randomly spawning modified Blades, two sets of Blades may spawn outside Los Santos Customs, pre-modified. These again only spawn in single player. The vehicles appear in set color sets with the same modifications. They will not spawn with any of the default extra components. These variants are named "LS_CUSTOMS_MODDED_SP" and use the exact same modifications and colors as the Hipster DLC Modded sets.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Exports and Imports - The Blade is one of the 30 vehicles wanted for the side-mission. Placed on the third list.

Grand Theft Auto V

Enhanced version


Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Appears inside the garages of any of the protagonists.
Enhanced version
Scenarios (enhanced version)

The Blade is part of three vehiclemodelsets, "LS_CUSTOMS_MODDED_SP", "HIPSTER_DLC_MODDED_1" and "HIPSTER_DLC_MODDED_2". The first allows heavily modified Blades, among many other modified cars to spawn outside Los Santos Customs, as well at other locations. The second two allow the Blade and other "I'm Not a Hipster" Update cars to spawn modified in specific locations, particularly around the city. They only spawn in GTA V.

Grand Theft Auto Online



Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Likely due to shared resources, the steering wheel bears a Declasse badge even though it is manufactured by Vapid.
  • With the "Chrome Tip Exhausts" option equipped, the exhausts are offset to the driver's side, partially clipping through the rear bumper on the left and leaving a small gap on the right.
  • The original description of the car mentioned it as a four door sedan, but the model is clearly a two door. This was most likely a developer oversight, but it has since been fixed.[vague]


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