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Not to be confused with the Nightshade, a vintage muscle car in Grand Theft Auto Online.
"There's a special moment in the life of every billionaire when you realize that everyone else is trying to kill you and steal from you. And when the time comes, you want a vehicle built exclusively to cater to that paranoid delusion. Enter the Nightshark, where you can sit in perfect comfort behind tinted, sniper-proof glass as the filthy hordes press against your armored hull, then pull the trigger on the dual machine guns and relax as the car does all the hard work for you. Who's crazy now?"
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The HVY Nightshark is an armored four-door SUV featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Gunrunning update, released on August 8, 2017, during the Nightshark Week event.

Description

The Nightshark was initially featured as a mission-only vehicle in the Mobile Operation Exit Strategy. However, as of the Nightshark Week event, it became available for purchase.

Design

Grand Theft Auto Online

"There's a special moment in the life of every successful arms dealer when you realize that everyone else is out to kill you. And when the moment comes, you want a vehicle built exclusively to cater to that particular dilemma. Enter the HVY Nightshark, where you can unleash a hail of bullets in total comfort with its front-facing twin machine guns. Welcome to the new business class - now available exclusively from Warstock Cache & Carry."
―Rockstar Newswire description.
The SUV appears to be based on the Dartz Black Shark, seen in the overall design, roof lights, and front windshield. As an armored vehicle, it is large and bulky. The sides of the vehicle appear to be armor plated, with additional sidesteps on the wheelbase, large industrial steel rims and bars along the roof of the vehicle in a similar manner to the Insurgent, as well as sump guards on the underside. The exhausts are located on the rearmost side of the rear wheel arches. A tow hitch is present on the rear end, giving it the ability to tow small trailers, most notably the Anti-Aircraft Trailer.

The vehicle equips four machine guns located on the outermost holes of the front bumper.

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Performance

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Vehicle

For an armored vehicle of this size, the Nightshark performs exceptionally well. The vehicle has great acceleration and good top speed, as well as great handling, able to sort most turns on the road, though one may experience slight understeer on sharp turns. Like the Insurgent, the hood is completely sealed, meaning there is no way to reveal its engine (even by seeing through the hood, there is no current model at all). The engine sound is similar to that of the Schafter V12, which sounds higher-revving and louder. When idle, the engine sound is the same one used on the Lynx. The reinforced bumper also means it can push over other vehicles rather easily, without a drastic loss of speed.

Armor

As with many armored vehicles, the Nightshark also features ballistic glass windows, able to withstand small arms gunfire before being shattered. However, its windows leaves the occupants rather exposed when the bulletproof glass is missing, so caution should be taken. This can be remediated by installing window plates, as they cover most of the windows and leaves a small spot, making it harder for enemies to hit the occupants, as well as increasing lifespan of the windows (since it is harder to hit the windows).

Like the Insurgent, the Nightshark is able to survive explosions, able to take up to four rockets from a Rocket Launcher, being destroyed with a fifth one.

Weaponry

The machine guns offers moderate firepower against unarmored targets and vehicles that are in front of the vehicle, although they will take a long time on taking out armored vehicles and limited to aim where the vehicle's front is aiming. Although not very easy to use, the machine guns often "tracks" the target, allowing for good accuracy (as the reticle will automatically aim over the target). They function better for hit & runs or defensive capabilities.

Trailer

Towing an Anti-Aircraft Trailer in collaboration with another player gives the vehicle increased potential, as the Nightshark lacks any sort of defensive capabilities against targets on either side and rear. The lack of armor often makes the trailer the first vehicle to lose during a combat.

  • The stock MG option usually gives general flexibility against targets, since the Nightshark cannot aim its weapons anywhere other than its front, exposing the large windshield against targets wielding machine guns.
  • The SAM option gives good capabilities at taking out long-range aircraft, compensating the lack of heavy firepower of the Nightshark. Land vehicles can be taken out with the SAM battery, but the low fire rate limits its effectiveness against armored targets.
  • The Flak Cannon option gives the vehicle a better way to defeat enemy heavy armor, again due to the Nightshark's lack of firepower and angle of attack, but that means exposing the trailer directly to the enemy threat, especially tanks and weaponized aircraft.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
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 87 / 140 6 N/A AWD
40% FWD
60% RWD
4400 / 9700 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 6 F4 AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Nightshark-GTAO-RSCStats
Speed
75.11718%
Acceleration
67.5%
Braking
25%
Traction
63.636364%


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
10 (16)

15
20

0.24 100 750 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A ~ 250 RPM Cannot be determined 4 Machine Guns (unlimited ammo) N/A N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
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Damage
30%
Fire Rate/Speed
98%
Accuracy
10%
Range
65%
Clip Size
100%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Nightshark is able to be customized in Los Santos Customs, although the liveries can only be accessed in the Vehicle Workshop inside an Mobile Operations Center or an Avenger.

Category Modification Cost 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
Body Work Window Plates No Window Plate $700
Nightshark-GTAO-NoWindowPlate
Primary Window Plates $1,100
Nightshark-GTAO-PrimaryWindowPlates
Secondary Window Plates $1,350
Nightshark-GTAO-SecondaryWindowPlates
Black Window Plates $1,500
Nightshark-GTAO-BlackWindowPlates
Door Plates Stock Door Plate $300
Nightshark-GTAO-StockDoorPlate
Primary Door Plates $900
Nightshark-GTAO-PrimaryDoorPlates
Secondary Door Plates $1,500
Nightshark-GTAO-SecondaryDoorPlates
Black Door Plates $1,700
Nightshark-GTAO-BlackDoorPlates
Headlight Protectors No Headlight Protector $2,200
Nightshark-GTAO-NoHeadlightProtector
Primary Headlight Protectors $4,600
Nightshark-GTAO-PrimaryHeadlightProtectors
Secondary Headlight Protectors $7,400
Nightshark-GTAO-SecondaryHeadlightProtectors
Black Headlight Protectors $11,700
Nightshark-GTAO-BlackHeadlightProtectors
Rear Light Protectors No Rear Light Protector $2,200
Nightshark-GTAO-NoRearLightProtector
Primary Light Protectors $4,600
Nightshark-GTAO-PrimaryLightProtectors
Secondary Light Protectors $7,400
Nightshark-GTAO-SecondaryLightProtectors
Black Light Protectors $11,700
Nightshark-GTAO-BlackLightProtectors
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
Nightshark-GTAO-StockExhaust
Titanium Side Exhausts $750
Nightshark-GTAO-TitaniumSideExhausts
Dual Exit Exhausts $1,800
Nightshark-GTAO-DualExitExhausts
Grilles Stock Grille $200
Nightshark-GTAO-StockGrille
Primary Horizontal Grille $750
Nightshark-GTAO-PrimaryHorizontalGrille
Secondary Horizontal Grille $1,340
Nightshark-GTAO-SecondaryHorizontalGrille
Black Horizontal Grille $1,650
Nightshark-GTAO-BlackHorizontalGrille
Primary Vertical Grille $3,000
Nightshark-GTAO-PrimaryVerticalGrille
Secondary Vertical Grille $3,200
Nightshark-GTAO-SecondaryVerticalGrille
Black Vertical Grille $3,650
Nightshark-GTAO-BlackVerticalGrille
Primary Mesh Grille $4,100
Nightshark-GTAO-PrimaryMeshGrille
Secondary Mesh Grille $4,550
Nightshark-GTAO-SecondaryMeshGrille
Black Mesh Grille $5,000
Nightshark-GTAO-BlackMeshGrille
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Nightshark-GTAO-StockHood
Steel Hood Plates $3,000
Nightshark-GTAO-SteelHoodPlates
Primary Lvl 1 Armor Plates $5,000
Nightshark-GTAO-PrimaryLvl1ArmorPlates
Secondary Lvl 1 Armor Plates $8,000
Nightshark-GTAO-SecondaryLvl1ArmorPlates
Black Lvl 1 Armor Plates $9,600
Nightshark-GTAO-BlackLvl1ArmorPlates
Primary Lvl 2 Armor Plates $11,000
Nightshark-GTAO-PrimaryLvl2ArmorPlates
Secondary Lvl 2 Armor Plates $11,600
Nightshark-GTAO-SecondaryLvl2ArmorPlates
Black Lvl 2 Armor Plates $12,000
Nightshark-GTAO-BlackLvl2ArmorPlates
Primary Lvl 3 Armor Plates $12,400
Nightshark-GTAO-PrimaryLvl3ArmorPlates
Secondary Lvl 3 Armor Plates $12,400
Nightshark-GTAO-SecondaryLvl3ArmorPlates
Black Lvl 3 Armor Plates $12,500
Nightshark-GTAO-BlackLvl3ArmorPlates
Lights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
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Livery None $11,400
Basic Camo $18,240
Zancudo Camo $19,380
Sprayed Camo $20,520
3 Color Outline $21,660
90s Sandbox $22,800
Modern 5 Color $23,370
Arid Theater $23,939
Winter Camo $24,510
Urban Warrior $25,080
Nature Reserve* $25,650
Naval Battle* $26,220
Urban Geometric* $26,789
Coyote Geometric* $27,360
Large Geometric* $27,930
Naval Geometric* $28,500
Desert Fractal* $29,070
Urban Fractal* $29,639
Large Digital* $30,210
Medium Digital* $30,780
Small Digital* $31,350
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker
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
Sell Sell Vehicle
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
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
* Denotes items that can only be unlocked for purchase via research in the Bunker property.

Image Gallery

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Video

GTA Online - HVY Nightshark -Gunrunning Update-

GTA Online - HVY Nightshark -Gunrunning Update-

Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Locations

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be bought from Warstock Cache & Carry for $1,245,000.
    • This vehicle could be acquired for free if the player was on the After Hours Guest List, between August 7 and August 13, 2018.

Trivia

General

  • The default radio stations of the Nightshark are Radio Los Santos, West Coast Classics, and The Lab.
  • The Nightshark's high speed and great handling could be an allusion to its real-life inspiration's claimings as "the world's fastest armoured SUV".
  • "Nightshark" is an obvious parody of "Black Shark", the Dartz armored car the former takes its inspiration from.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Like the Cognoscenti and Revolter, the Nightshark has soundproof windows.
  • Strangely, the yellow lights on the roof may be turned on in conjunction with the high-beam lamps, instead of when the engine is on like on certain cars (i.e. the Contender).
    • In addition, these yellow lights are assigned with a specific side, where the middle and driver-side lights are with the car's left lamp and the passenger-side light with the right lamp. This can be noticed when damaging one of the roof lamps, where they may turn grey.

Bugs/Glitches

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Previously, the Nightshark’s weaponry would retract and have a unique animation where the machine guns would be hidden via the bumper, but as of recent stopped working, making the machine guns fire despite being hidden, this video showcases what the animation was like before the bug occurred.

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