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Not to be confused with the Nightblade, a motorcycle in The Lost and Damned and Grand Theft Auto Online, or the HVY Nightshark, an armoured SUV in GTA Online.
"Don't be fooled by the elegant lines and composed styling: like every great muscle car before it, the Nightshade puts out more power than it (or you) can possibly handle. Few cars present as big as a risk to oncoming traffic, or look this good on the back of a tow truck."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Imponte Nightshade is a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Executives and Other Criminals update.

Design

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The vehicle takes a large amount of influence from the 1970-1973 Chevrolet Camaro, especially in the front fascia, front grille, headlight arrangement and overall body shape. There is also a striking resemblance to the second generation Pontiac GTO (1968 - 1973), apparent in the lighting arrangement and front fascia. The rear lights are based on the 1970-1973 Pontiac Firebirds light arrangement. The extended wheel arches are based on the Spectre Performance Camaro.

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Performance

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The Nightshade has acceptable acceleration, and an average top speed for the class. Its handling is remarkably good, keeping some semblance of traction despite being a muscle car. Oversteer is less common than other Muscle cars, and easier to correct. It feels very nice handling, but this is mostly due to being underpowered compared to other Muscles, and less viable for racing. Crash deformation is excellent, and can take several head-on hits before taking damage. 

According to the website, the Nightshade is stated to be powered by a 5-liter V8 capable of pushing 420bhp and the badges states it is powered by a V8 turbo. Both statements make sense with the vehicle's engine model and spark plug textures, which is, indeed, a single cam V8, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
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Gears Engine Drivetrain
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Fuel Tank
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Handling.meta [?]
N/A 90 / 145 5 N/A RWD 1400 / 3086 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
5.0 seconds 160 / 260 (Website) N/A V8 420bhp 5L (Website)
V8 Turbo (Badging)
N/A N/A N/A
Observed
7.3 Seconds N/A N/A FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Modifications

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Category Modification Price Image
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
Extended Chin Spoiler $4,600
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
Wheelie Bar $4,600
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
Side Exit Exhaust $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $200
Chrome Open Grille $750
Sports Grille $1,340
Chrome Grille $1,650
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Performance Hood $3,000
Scooped Hood $5,000
Single Intake Bug Catcher $8,000
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $9,600
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
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Full Coverage
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 -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $700
Roll Cage $1,100
Sell Sell Vehicle
Spoilers None $6,000
Low Level Spoiler $7,050
Drag Wing $10,000
Ducktail Spoiler $13,000
Stock Car Wing $14,000
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
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

Image Gallery

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Locations

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  • Can be purchased from Legendary Motorsport for $585,000.
  • This vehicle may be selected randomly as a standard-target source vehicle from SecuroServ during Vehicle Cargo with one of three variations: D34DLY, TH370S and E4TM3.

Trivia

General

  • The name of the vehicle is a reference to a genus of plant with the same name, said plants are most known for their unpredictable effects on the human body, being one of the most poisonous plants in the world.
    • The licence plates on the Import/export variants (D34DLY and E4TM3) reference this.

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  • Interestingly, the Phoenix and the Ruiner, both Imponte cars, have their front heavily based on the Pontiac Trans Am and their rear heavily based on the Chevrolet Camaro, while the Nightshade is the opposite (front from the Camaro and rear from the Trans Am).
  • The Nightshade does not have reversing lights.
  • When the engine is activated in first person, the vehicle will emit a ‘boop-like’ sound effect, this is also heard on the Declasse Tampa and Imponte Deluxo

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