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 the 1965 and 1968 Chevrolet Impalas. The front of the car resembles the 1964 Lincoln Continental. The rear of the car resembles that of the 1965 Impala, with chrome, convex-shaped areas around the taillights. Its headlight design is again similar to that of the 1965 Impala. Unusually, the Blade has no side-view mirrors.

Being a lowrider, its exterior and interior can be modified at Loco Low Co.. If the car is equipped with hydraulics, it can be used in lowrider competitions. 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.

The Blade may be found on any Mexican gang's turf, and is driven by said gang members, especially the San Fierro Rifa. It can occasionally be seen driven by non-gang affiliated civilians.

Like most lowriders in the game, the Blade offers a substantial boost to the player's sex appeal.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Blade returns in the I'm Not a Hipster Update for Grand Theft Auto V. The Blade, now badged under Vapid, is now styled as a small two-door muscle car based on the 1965 Ford Falcon. The double front fascia and grille takes influence from the 1966 Dodge Monaco. The sides of the car bears similarity with the 1964 Mercury Comet. The taillights resemble those found on the 1971-1972 Dodge Dart Demon. It ditches the lowrider style from the 3D Universe for a more "gasser" style with raised front suspension and a solid beam axle.

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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 N/A N/A N/A Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Blade's performance is much better in Grand Theft Auto V, 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's worth noting that when in first person (or to a lesser extent, hood view) it's very difficult to see the road while in a Blade, so suspension upgrades are suggested for this vehicle or by switching back to a third-person perspective.

GTA V Overview

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 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

Category Modification Price (Story Mode) Price (Online)
Armor 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 Street Brakes $6,500 $20,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $27,000
Race Brakes $11,375 $35,000
Bumpers De-Chromed Front Bumper $500 $4,370
De-Chromed Rear Bumper $500 $4,370
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
Exhaust Chrome Tip Exhaust $375 $712
Grille Custom Grille $375 $712
Hood Carbon Hood $325 $2,850
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $750 $4,750
Single Intake Bug Catcher $875 $7,600
Gasser Hood $1,000 $9,120
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $7,500
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Respray - -
Roll Cage Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,045
Spoiler Mid Level Spoiler $750 $6,697
Drag Wing $950 $9,500
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $9,587 $29,500
Sports Transmission $10,562 $32,500
Race Transmission $13,000 $40,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $8,125 $50,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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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 San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Appears inside the garages of any of the protagonists.
Enhanced version

Grand Theft Auto Online



Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Blade's rear suspension is lowered, due to the fact that it has a straight axle front end.
  • The Blade seems to be modified for drag racing, as indicated by its impressive acceleration and wide rear tires.
  • 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.
  • The steering wheel bears a Declasse badge even though it is manufactured by Vapid.
  • If the player looks closely with the Chrome Tip Exhausts equipped, the exhausts are offset to the driver side, partially clipping through the rear bumper on the left and leaving a small gap on the right.

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