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Today's muscle cars might look shredded, but we all know the gains aren't real. Deep down they're all juiced-up phoneys with nothing but a short temper and a tiny exhaust. If you want some all-natural brawn, you need go old school. The big block under the Impaler's hood trains by chopping wood, benching peaceniks, and deriding the weak - and there's just no faking that.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Impaler is a personal luxury car featured in the first Grand Theft Auto and a classic muscle car in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Arena War update. It is manufactured by Declasse in the HD Universe.


Grand Theft Auto

The Impaler appears to be based on a 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird, although its name may be a play on "Impala", suggesting it has also inspirations from the Chevrolet Impala (presumably the third generation, due to the square-shaped body and the convertible layout).

The vehicle appears with a continental kit on the back, and may spawn in two variants: with its roof up in Liberty City, and with its roof down in Vice City.

Grand Theft Auto Online

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The finest luxury car of the 1960's.
Arena War description.

The Impaler returns to Grand Theft Auto Online with a design based on the 1967-1968 Chevrolet Impala, with the covered headlights likely inspired by the 1969 Chevrolet Impala. The the rear end and tail light arrangement are heavily based on the 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle.

The Impaler assumes a body shape similar to cars like the Buccaneer and the Chino, featuring a large front bumper with rivet details on the upper side, small intakes on the outer sections and the license plate on the center. There is an inset grille-plate on the upper side that bears the Declasse logo on the center and the manufacturer name on the driver side, while the outer sections act as light covers in a similar manner to the Dukes, which move to reveal a set of dual circular headlights. The outer portions of the car have a set of three inner lights and three outer indicators on the edges, along with a painted detail separating the lights and the front face of the car from the rest of the body. The hood has a small protruding detail on the center and pass through the whole compartment towards the windshield, passing between two small intakes located below the wipers.

The sides have a simplistic shape, having a linear formation that separate the skirting area from the rest of the car and traditional doors with square-shaped mirrors. The cabin area is relatively large and features inner pillars on the door windows, together with two separations for the rear-quarter windows. The Declasse logo and the "IMPALER" badges can be seen on the rear quarters of the vehicle.

The rear of the car features a black panel surrounded by a painted detail around, bearing the Declasse logo on the center and the manufacturer name on the passenger side. The edges have a set of three red inner brake lights and three outer red indicators separated in a similar way to the front outer lights. The bumper is flat in appearance and also has rivet details on the upper side, which houses a license plate on the center and two square reverse lights beside it.

The primary color of the car is applied on the body, while the secondary color is applied on the bumpers, the details surrounding the front and rear ends, the grille separations, the door handles, the mirrors and the window trims. A trim color is also available for the interior, being applied on the dashboard, the doors, the seats and the roof. The rims appear to be a derivative of the "Old School" muscle rims seen in Los Santos Customs, but the central detail is smaller and traditional in appearance.

In stock form, the Impaler has access to a fair amount of customization options, and can be modified to resemble it as a lowrider. However, it can be modified into one of the three Arena variants.

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Grand Theft Auto

The Impaler is a fairly good performing car for its class; having a decent top speed, good handling and moderate durability.

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Impaler possesses good speed and average handling, but has bouts of spinning out if turning a corner too sharply. Durability is fairly good and can take a handful of collisions and gunfire before it starts to fail. In addition, its suspension is relatively bouncy around bumps and curbs.

The Impaler is powered by a single-cam V8 engine, coupled to a 4-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. It shares the same engine sound as the Buccaneer.

GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
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Gears Engine Drivetrain
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Fuel Tank
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Handling.meta [?]
N/A 94 / 151 4 N/A RWD 1550 / 3417 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 4 FR SOHC V8 (in-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Price Image
Upgrade: Arena WarA Apocalypse Impaler $1,089,000
Future Shock Impaler $1,089,000
Nightmare Impaler $1,089,000
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 Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Bumpers Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $2,200
Primary Bumper $4,600
Lowrider Bumper $7,400
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
Primary Bumper $4,600
Moulded Bumper $7,400
Primary Moulded Bumper $11,700
Wheelie Bar $14,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Big Bore Exhausts $750
Big Chrome Exhausts $1,800
Chrome Plated Exhaust $3,000
Dual Chrome Plated Exhausts $9,550
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Splitters Stock Splitter $200
Plastic Splitter $750
Chrome Splitter $1,340
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Single Intake Hood $3,000
Sports Hood $5,000
Pinned Low Level Cowl Hood $8,000
Exposed Air Filter $9,600
Exposed Ram Pipes $11,000
High Single Bug Catcher $11,600
High Triple Bug Catcher $12,000
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Lowrider $18,240
Sport Stripe $19,380
Classic Stripes $20,520
Two Toned $21,660
Declasse Racer $22,800
Smoke Flames $23,370
Classic Flames $23,939
FIXUP Drag Colours

Sponsors: Atomic, Declasse, Terroil and Xero.

eCola Drag Colours

Sponsors: Atomic, Declasse, Power Metal, Pure Lube, Scooter Brothers, Terroil and Xero.

Hawk & Little Drag Colours

Sponsors: Auto Exotic, Estancia Cigars and Fukaru.

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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
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Spoilers None $6,000
Lip Spoiler $7,050
Low Level Spoiler $10,000
Drag Wing $13,000
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Race Suspension $4,600
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Super Transmission $50,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
A Only available at the Arena Workshop.

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Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto Online



Arena Impaler

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

The Impaler can be converted into a custom "Arena" variant, which can be further modified with armor plating, scoops and weapons. It is available in three different versions: Apocalypse, Future Shock and Nightmare.


Grand Theft Auto

  • Found in Liberty City and Vice City. The first variant is the starting car in chapter Heist Almighty. The second variant is featured in three missions. In mission Bent Cop Blues - Phone 1, the player has to steal an Impaler. In mission Bent Cop Blues - Phone 11, the protagonist has to destroy an undrivable Impaler along with some more vehicles in the car dealership yard. In mission Rasta Blasta - Phone 7, the player has to protect four cars, including an Impaler, from Babylon agents; none of these four vehicles are drivable.

Grand Theft Auto Online




Grand Theft Auto Online

  • There is a glitch on the headlights of the Impaler and its Future Shock variant, which are displayed incorrectly when closed (pictured). The glitch can also be seen on the preview image on Southern San Andreas Super Autos, and Rockstar Games Social Club.
  • With the moulded bumper options, the vehicle’s reverse lights will still remain active, despite that this option removes the reverse lights themselves; this minor oversight can also be seen on the Arena War variants.

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