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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.


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.


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"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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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.


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 usage of 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.


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.

Attaching an Anti-Aircraft Trailer will provide it better offensive capabilities, as the trailer gunner provides excellent coverage on the sides and rear against other vehicles or low-flying aircraft, while the Nightshark driver will take out targets encountered on its path. The trailer gunner must be careful if the trailer equips either the Missile Battery or Flak Cannon option.

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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 87 / 140 6 N/A AWD
40% FWD
60% RWD
4400 / 9700 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 6 F4 AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
10 (16)


0.24 100 750 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A ~ 250 RPM Cannot be determined 4 Machine Guns (unlimited ammo) N/A N/A
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Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size


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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
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 Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Body Work Window Plates No Window Plate $700
Primary Window Plates $1,100
Secondary Window Plates $1,350
Black Window Plates $1,500
Door Plates Stock Door Plate $300
Primary Door Plates $900
Secondary Door Plates $1,500
Black Door Plates $1,700
Headlight Protectors No Headlight Protector $2,200
Primary Headlight Protectors $4,600
Secondary Headlight Protectors $7,400
Black Headlight Protectors $11,700
Rear Light Protectors No Rear Light Protector $2,200
Primary Light Protectors $4,600
Secondary Light Protectors $7,400
Black Light Protectors $11,700
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
Titanium Side Exhausts $750
Dual Exit Exhausts $1,800
Grilles Stock Grille $200
Prymary Horizontal Grille $750
Secondary Horizontal Grille $1,340
Black Horizontal Grille $1,650
Prymary Vertical Grille $3,000
Secondary Vertical Grille $3,200
Black Vertical Grille $3,650
Prymary Mesh Grille $4,100
Secondary Mesh Grille $4,550
Black Mesh Grille $5,000
Hoods Stock Hood $
Steel Hood Plates $3,000
Primary Lvl 1 Armor Plates $5,000
Secondary Lvl 1 Armor Plates $8,000
Black Lvl 1 Armor Plates $9,600
Primary Lvl 2 Armor Plates $11,000
Secondary Lvl 2 Armor Plates $11,600
Black Lvl 2 Armor Plates $12,000
Primary Lvl 3 Armor Plates $12,400
Secondary Lvl 3 Armor Plates $12,400
Black Lvl 3 Armor Plates $12,500
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits -
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
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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
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
* Denotes items that can only be unlocked for purchase via research in the Bunker property.

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GTA Online - HVY Nightshark -Gunrunning Update-

GTA Online - HVY Nightshark -Gunrunning Update-

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  • 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.



  • 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.

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  • 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.


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  • 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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