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Baby boomer teen dream repackaged for the mass market generation. A muscle car without the muscle that's the rental vehicle of choice for tourists looking for a slice of 'real' Americana.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Vapid Dominator is a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Eighth generation muscle car in dire need of some steroids.
Arena War description.

The Dominator is heavily inspired by the fifth generation Ford Mustang, seen in the main body and headlight pockets, with the circular headlights, squared grille, and hood being skewed forwards and down. The sharp angular body line on the sides and the fastback design of the rear hatch were taken from the first generation Mustang. The front grille design, rear fascia, and tail lights are derived straight from the 1970 Ford Mustang fastback, as is the name Dominator, which was the name of a hood available on early 70's Mustangs.

The front of the car is predominated by the bulky bumper, featuring a small extender with two inset sections spanning about two-thirds of the car's width. The bumper itself has a central meshed intake that is the same width as the lower inset sections of the extender, holding two circular fog lamps with chrome surroundings. Toward the outer edges of the bumper, there are two vertical intake ducts, intended to direct airflow to the front brakes. The upper area is slanted and features a meshed grille with chrome details around it and a separation on the middle, along with circular headlights with chrome surroundings on the outer sides and "450cui Supercharged" badges on the driver side. The outer portions of the car houses two smaller, square-shaped lights, the upper ones being the turn signals and the lower ones additional main lights. The hood of the car features dual intakes around the front.

The sides of the car have a slightly extended profile on the wheel arches and the skirting area, while the front fenders bear the same badges as the front grille. Halfway up the body, the main body line has a slightly angular shape that is more visible around the front, but is absent past the door area. The doors themselves have rounded mirror shells mounted near the A-pillars and horizontal door handles, both of them body-colored. The cabin area makes use of black trim around the windows and small separations between the door windows and the rear-quarter windows. The rearmost pillars have checkered flag badges on them and the roof has black details running across the vehicle, connected to the front and rear window trims.

The rear of the car features an inset formation with a ducktail spoiler on the trunk area and a black panel on the center, housing three red vertical tail lights on both sides and various badges around the center that displays the car's name and manufacturer. The middle section holds a license plate and two square reverse lights, while the black lower area has two housings for the chrome exhaust tips.

In the enhanced version, the car assumes its own dedicated interior that is widely used on various muscle cars; this interior consist of a black dashboard, where the driver side has a carbon-fiber backing with black/white analog dials, the main dials and fuel gauge being placed above the steering column and four smaller gauges centered on the car. The passenger side has another carbon-fiber section above the glove compartment and the radio set can be seen below the central gauges. A single square air conditioning unit can be seen on the driver side.

The primary color of the car is applied on the bodywork and the interior stitching, while the secondary color is applied on the lower sides, the side stripes between the arches and in a wide stripe starting from the hood intakes and running towards the rear end. The car features twelve-spoke alloy wheels with a concave profile and a black detail on the center, wrapped in low-profile tires.

Current Design Gallery


Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Dominator features a high-torque engine that gives it decent acceleration and an above average top speed. It is one of the fastest Muscle cars in a straight line because of its impressive torque, but this is also the Dominator's major flaw, as the raw power the engine supplies makes the car very difficult to control in corners. It has a tendency to engage in bouts of immense oversteer and fishtailing on certain corners. In addition, hitting any guardrail or short wall by the side will more than likely send the Dominator going over it, a very real situation likely to be encountered when driving at high speeds or racing on any highway. This makes the Dominator overall a fairly tricky car to drive. Crash deformation is average, able to take a decent amount of head-on hits at speed before smoking or being disabled.

While its severe handling issues may make it a bad choice for inexperienced drivers, the Dominator can reward those who take the time to learn its driving style by being a very good car for racing, with only a select few amount of other Muscles able to keep up.

The vehicle features a modeled V8 engine with a single bank of cams on either side of the engine. On the top is a large cylindrical air filter wrapped with red filter paper. The engine sound is a very high torque V8 engine, with low-silenced exhausts. The badges indicates that the Dominator is powered by a 450cui (7.4L) Supercharged engine. A 5-speed gearbox and a RWD layout come as standard.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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 90 / 145 5 N/A RWD 1600 / 3527 60
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 450cui (7.4L) Supercharged (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
Observed
5.9 Seconds 120 / 193 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
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Speed
77.799942%
Acceleration
72.5%
Braking
26.666668%
Traction
68.181816%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Upgrade: Arena WarA Apocalypse Dominator N/A $1,132,000
Future Shock Dominator N/A $1,132,000
Nightmare Dominator N/A $1,132,000
Armor No Armor $325 $650
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $6,375
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $10,625
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $17,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $29,750
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $42,500
Brakes Stock Brakes $325 $650
Street Brakes $6,500 $13,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $17,550
Race Brakes $11,375 $22,750
Bodywork Stock Bodywork $350 $700
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Window Vents $550 $1,100
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Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $750 $1,500
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Custom Front Splitter $1,250 $2,500
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Stock Rear Bumper $750 $1,500
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Painted Rear Bumper $1,250 $2,500
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Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $5,850
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $8,125
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $11,700
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $21,775
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
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Titanium Exhaust $375 $750
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Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $100 $200
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Custom Grille $375 $750
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Hoods Stock Hood $450 $900
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Carbon Hood $850 $1,700
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Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200 $400
Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $4,375
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 - -
Roofs Stock Roof $100 $200
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Rear Louvers $350 $700
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Carbon Roof $575 $1,150
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Carbon Roof & Louvers $800 $1,600
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Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $3,500
Skirts Stock Skirts $1,250 $2,500
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Custom Skirts $1,500 $3,000
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Spoilers None $500 $1,000
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Ducktail Spoiler $750 $1,500
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High Level Spoiler $950 $1,900
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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 $650
Street Transmission $9,587 $19,175
Sports Transmission $10,562 $21,125
Race Transmission $13,000 $26,000
Turbo None $1,625 $3,250
Turbo Tuning $8,125 $42,500
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

Image Gallery

Variants

Arena Dominator

Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Apocalypse Dominator in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
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The Future Shock Dominator in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
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The Nightmare Dominator in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Dominator can be converted into a custom "Arena" variant, which features a set of bull bars and protective frames (except the Future Shock version). It also has a distinctive Tombstone plate on the back, which can be detached to obstruct pursuing vehicles. It is available in three different versions: Apocalypse, Future Shock and Nightmare.

Pißwasser Dominator

Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Pißwasser Dominator in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The enhanced edition of Grand Theft Auto V features a unique Dominator with a Pißwasser livery, named the Pißwasser Dominator. It is one of the four stock cars featured in the enhanced version of the game.

Special Variants

Steal Vehicle Cargo - Car Meet

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
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In Grand Theft Auto Online, modified Dominators alongside Futos will chase the player after the Steal Vehicle Cargo - Car Meet Vehicle Cargo mission.

During the Car Meet

There are eight versions of the Dominator which can spawn during the Car Meet - these have similar modifications and share the license plate - 87DZU328

After the Car Meet

There are two versions of the Dominator which may spawn after the Car Meet and chase the player - these both have similar modifications and have identical license plates - 87DZU328

The cars that pursue after the mission have engine and transmission modifications applied, allowing them to keep up with the fleeing player relatively quickly.

Dominator (1)
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 42 12 0 88
Limo N/A
Category Part Option
Bumpers Front Bumper Custom Front Splitter
Rear Bumper Painted Rear Bumper
Chassis Chassis Window Vents
Tanks
Headlight Trim
Foglights
Roof Scoops
Doors
Roll-Cage
Engine Engine Block
Engine Detail
Air Filters
Cam Cover
Strut Brace
Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 4
Exhaust Titanium Exhaust
Grille Custom Grille
Hood Carbon Hood
Lights Lights Xenon Lights
Neon Kit *Front, Back and Sides
  • Color: rgb(15, 3, 255) (Blue)
Plate Plate Yellow on Black - 87DZU328
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Roof Carbon Roof & Louvers
Skirts Custom Skirts
Spoiler High Level Spoiler
Transmission Race Transmission
Wheels Wheels High End - Carbon Solar (Custom Tyres)
Rear Wheels
Tires
Windows Limo
Dominator (2)
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 150 112 89 156
Limo N/A
Category Part Option
Bumpers Front Bumper Custom Front Splitter
Rear Bumper Painted Rear Bumper
Chassis Chassis Window Vents
Tanks
Headlight Trim
Foglights
Roof Scoops
Doors
Roll-Cage
Engine Engine Block
Engine Detail
Air Filters
Cam Cover
Strut Brace
Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 4
Exhaust Titanium Exhaust
Grille Custom Grille
Lights Lights Xenon Lights
Neon Kit *Front, Back and Sides
  • Color: rgb(255, 1, 1) (Red)
Plate Plate Yellow on Black - 87DZU328
Plate Holder
Vanity Plate
Roof Rear Louvers
Skirts Custom Skirts
Spoiler High Level Spoiler
Transmission Race Transmission
Wheels Wheels High End - Carbon Cheetah R (Custom Tyres)
Rear Wheels
Tires
Windows Limo

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Commonly spawns when requested by Simeon.
  • This vehicle will spawn at a random car meet during a certain 'source car' import mission.
  • Can be bought from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $35,000 as of patch 1.13. It is later available at the Arena War website since the Arena War update (enhanced version only).
    • Can be also purchased for $26,250 as a trade price, as a Sponsorship Tier reward in the Arena War Career.
  • Spawns commonly in Pillbox Hill if driving another muscle car.
  • During Cops Capacity, there is a pre-modified, armored yellow Dominator provided at his warehouse that has bullet proof tires. However, the ability to keep vehicles obtained during missions (other than vehicles spawned at any LSC during mission times) has subsequently been patched and players will no longer be able to store this vehicle.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto V & Online

  • The default radio stations of the Dominator are: Vinewood Boulevard Radio, Los Santos Rock Radio or Radio Mirror Park.
  • When in first person view, a dial can be seen on the far right of the dashboard labeled "BLOWER". When the car is left stock, this dial will not move. However, when a turbocharger is installed, it will move when the throttle is pressed, and will drop when it is released, indicating a change in PSI. This is featured in every car with this type of interior.
    • This is technically wrong, since a "blower" is a nickname for a supercharger, not a turbocharger, although it remains quite true with the vehicle's badging.
  • The Dominator is one of the few vehicles which may spawn with chrome, this being the racing stripe that runs along the hood of the Dominator.
    • The Banshee is another car that can rarely spawn with chrome as a secondary color like the Dominator.

Cultural References

  • The car bears a wing-shaped flag logo (which Imponte uses on some of their vehicles), which is very similar to that of the Corvette wing logo.
  • The online description of the car refers to the four-cylinder and V6 versions of the Mustang commonly found in rental fleets. However, the Dominator is based on the V8-powered "consumer" Mustang.
  • Its difficult handling could be in reference to the use of a beam-axle rear suspension setup on the Mustang on which it is based. Some infamous videos, often shown and watched by car enthusiasts online, have shown both the New Edge (fourth generation) and S197 (fifth generation) spinning out of control in the hands of inexperienced drivers, especially those models equipped with a V8.

See Also

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