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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.


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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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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
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
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)
7.3 Seconds N/A N/A FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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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.



  • 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