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The Bloodring Banger is a vehicle in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Description

The Bloodring Banger is evidently a vehicle modified for use in demolition derbies, and as such is stripped down with added safety features for the driver, as well as unconventional color schemes and racing numbers. It is used in the Bloodring and Blood Bowl stadium challenges.

Design

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the Bloodring Banger is available in the form of either an Oceanic (bloodra) or a Glendale (bloodrb). Being vehicles outfitted for demolition derbies, they typically feature taped headlights, netting for the front compartment, roll bars on the rear window and welded rear doors (thus reducing the capacity to two occupants), as well as either a regular painted roof or a black/white checkered one. The bloodra is assigned a primary color for the rear/lower portions and a secondary color for most of the body and the regular roof, while the bloodrb is assigned a primary color for the body and a secondary color for the hood, trunk and regular roof.

The advertised sponsors and combination of racing number, roof and extras for both variants are listed below:

Sponsors
bloodra bloodrb
Extras
bloodra bloodrb
  1. Racing number: 53, Roof: Checkered, Others: Large sponsor decals on sides and netting on rear compartment windows.
  2. Racing number: 27, Roof: Painted, Others: Large sponsor decals on sides and diagonal roll bar on rear window.
  3. Racing number: 3, Roof: Painted, Others: Sponsor decals on sides and netting on rear door windows.
  4. Racing number: 69, Roof: Painted, Others: Small sponsor decals on sides, small sponsor decals on rear end and netting on rear compartment windows.
  5. Racing number: 99, Roof: Painted, Others: Large sponsor decals on sides, small sponsor decals on rear end, roll bars on windshield and cross bars on rear window.
  6. Racing number: 1, Roof: Checkered, Others: Racing number on sides.
  1. Racing number: 83, Roof: Checkered, Others: Large sponsor decals on sides and netting on rear compartment windows.
  2. Racing number: 11, Roof: Painted, Others: Sponsor decals on sides and diagonal roll bar on rear window.
  3. Racing number: 41, Roof: Painted, Others: Sponsor decals on sides and netting on rear door windows.
  4. Racing number: 59, Roof: Painted, Others: Sponsor decals on sides, small sponsor decals on rear end and netting on rear compartment windows.
  5. Racing number: 48, Roof: Painted, Others: Small sponsor decals on rear end, roll bars on windshield and cross bars on rear window.
  6. Racing number: 73, Roof: Checkered, Others: racing numbers on sides.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Bloodring Banger is only available in the form of a Glendale, and unlike both of the Bloodring Bangers in their previous appearance, all the doors are welded to the body and do not open at all. Instead, when CJ has to enter the vehicle, he climbs in through the window; the same applies to girlfriends or recruited gang members. Being fitted with protection bars all around its body, the car won't get any visual damage after bumps and scratches with other vehicles, and has permanent roll bars on the windshield and rear compartment windows. Also, they have only one license plate – the rear one, partially covered by the protection bars. Another minor difference is the roof-mounted racing numbers on Bloodring Bangers in the PlayStation 2 and PC versions: while the PS2 version has scribbled numbers, the same signage is completely black in PC versions, likely a programming mistake during porting. Unlike previous renditions, the vehicle does not feature any advertising.

The vehicle is assigned a primary color for the body and a secondary color for the regular roof, and again, it can spawn with the racing numbers/roof combination as extras, which are; 328/Painted, 469/Checkered, 172/Checkered, 100/Painted, 284/Painted & 505/Checkered.

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Performance

3D Universe

Performance-wise, the vehicles receive great modifications. The car retains its rear-wheel-drive configuration, but acceleration, horsepower, and speed for the car are very good, being much faster than the original Glendale and Oceanic. The vehicles are great for ramming, because of the improved speed, metal protection bars, and greater pushing power. As said, the metal bars on the outside provide much better collision armor, though its bulletproofing stays just slightly better than the normal Glendale or Oceanic. However, it cannot be modified in any mod shop. It has much tighter suspension, which results in tighter cornering. The Oceanic-based Banger in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is heavier than the regular Oceanic, while the Glendale-based Banger is of the same weight as the regular Glendale.

Both vehicles use a petrol engine that powers the rear wheels through a 5-speed gearbox. In GTA Vice City, while the Glendale-based Banger uses the same low-revving, noisy engine sound as the regular version and the Oceanic, the Oceanic-based Banger uses a mid-revving, louder sound shared with the FBI Rancher. In GTA San Andreas, the vehicle shares the engine sound with the Monster.

3D Universe Overview


Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 99 / 160 5 Petrol RWD 2100 / 4630 (BLOODRA)
1600 / 3527 (BLOODRB)
Observed
N/A N/A 5 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

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Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Trivia

General

  • The Bloodring Banger plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: K-Rose.
  • "Banger" is a slang term for an old, worn-out car.
    • It is also a British slang term for a female breast, possibly another crude joke by Rockstar.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • By making the Bloodring Banger spawn while a garage door is closing, there is a chance that it will spawn with no racing numbers and roof.[1]
  • The "BLOODRB" model, textures and handling line exist in the game, but they are not used. However, it does not appear to be based on the Oceanic, but on another Glendale, similar to the "bloodrb" in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The model is highly corrupted, so in-game it appears glitchy, but works properly. The model and textures are directly taken from GTA Vice City, even the rims.
  • If an NPC is angered and proceeds to pull CJ out of the Bloodring Banger, they will do so, but CJ will fall through the panel that is in place for the door, as if it was not there. Also, policemen are able to bust CJ without opening the door and pulling him out. Oddly, if an NPC is in a Bloodring Banger, CJ cannot steal the car from them or pull the NPC out of it.
  • The Bloodring Banger has an unrealistically low price of $500 which is the same as the RC Bandit and RC Tiger. The basic Glendale costs $20000 in comparison.

See Also

  • Oceanic and Glendale - two 4-door sedans in which the Bloodring Bangers are based on.

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