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"It's better looking than you. It can fire machine guns and rocket launchers more accurately than you. It can jump higher than you and it's always got a parachute. Your mother prefers its company to yours. You know what they say: if you can't beat it, own it, and pray people don't notice that all your belongings are cooler than you are.

Note, the production model of this vehicle has a reduced missile capacity.
"
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Imponte Ruiner 2000 is a modified muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Import/Export update.

Design

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"Ruining Imports Since '67"
―Plate holder description.

The Ruiner 2000 is heavily based on the Pontiac Trans Am (KITT) from the TV series Knight Rider.

The Ruiner 2000 is a modern variant of the Ruiner, where it retains the overall design and characteristic features. However, it receives a different front end with a slightly pronounced nose, where the upper center has a small screen with animated red dots when the car's engine is on. The headlights are hidden within the car and act as pop-up units, which retain the square-shaped lights from the standard Ruiner. It also features the same offset cowl induction hood from the standard model.

The sides are mostly identical to the Ruiner, but removes the side marker lights and all of the silver badges. The cabin is mostly identical, with the exception of the permanently solid roof with a small hatch.

The rear of the car retains the lip spoiler, the central plate holder and the quad exhaust setup, but features a black panel containing LED tail lights on the same position as the ones from the Ruiner, with the outer ones being the brake/marker lights and the inner ones the reverse lights and turn signals.

Compared to the standard version, the Ruiner 2000 gains a completely redesigned interior, consisting of dual digital displays with numerous switches below them and RPM indicators on the center, reused from race-type interiors. A radio display can be also seen on the center of the console, facing to the driver side.

Color distribution is the same as the normal Ruiner, but the secondary-colored stripes no longer bears the "RUINER" name on the sides. The wheels have a unique design, featuring star-shaped rims with hexagonal patterns on each spoke, linear separations and five bolts around the center.

The Ruiner 2000 is armed with machine guns and rocket launchers, as well as a parachute hatch on the roof and a power hop mechanism. Both the machine guns and the rocket launchers are located on the lower vents of the front bumper, with dual guns and four rockets per side.

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Performance

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Vehicle

The vehicle improves in performance over the regular Ruiner, with increased acceleration and top speed. Powered by the same single-cam V8, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout, the Ruiner 2000 is a great performer on its class, as much as its standard version.

Abilities

The vehicle has access to special abilities:

  • A parachute mechanism on the roof that helps the vehicle to slow down while falling and allows to reach a destination quicker if used from a considerable height. It also helps for recovering the vehicle when it flips while falling. Despite it has the same weakness as its normal counterpart of being ripped apart with gunfire or crashing with an obstacle, another one can be deployed almost immediately, suppressing this flaw significantly.
  • A power hop mechanism that allows the car to jump for about four/five metres, and recharges for a few seconds to be used again. This helps at sorting out barriers and traffic in general, but caution should be taken, as the jump often makes the vehicle unable to control at high speeds and may end up crashing into a building, getting stuck or even accidentally falling into deep water or flammable objects. It is best to use the parachute shortly afterwards, so the player can manage the landing easily and avoid any of the aforementioned circumstances.
Weaponry

The Ruiner 2000 comes with a set of weapons that can be operated by the driver, making it a threat for road users:

  • Two standard machine guns that have moderate firepower against enemies and unarmored vehicles. These are in a fixed position and therefore, aiming is a bit difficult.
  • Rocket launchers on either side that provides heavy firepower against armored vehicles. The homing missiles track targets extremely well, even better than missiles fired from any other attack vehicles or the Homing Launcher, making them nearly impossible to avoid. However, as a result of a gameplay balance, said launchers have a limited capacity of eight rockets when purchased in free-roam, as well as shorter range.

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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 94 / 152 5 N/A RWD 1300 / 2866 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
81.555809%
Acceleration
82.500008%
Braking
33.333336%
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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A Cannot be determined 2 machine guns (unlimited ammo) N/A N/A
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Damage
Fire Rate/Speed
Accuracy
Range
Clip Size


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
Explosive N/A Cannot be determined 8 rockets N/A N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
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Damage
Fire Rate/Speed
Accuracy
Range
Clip Size

Modifications

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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 Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
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
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
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
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 Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Freemode
  • One Ruiner 2000 is provided during the VIP Work Fully Loaded, used to destroy Turreted Limos or Technicals scattered around the map. If destroyed, the game will spawn a new one at a suitable location near the player.
    • This version of the vehicle features unlimited missiles, immunity to lock-on, and resistance against explosions.
Contact Missions
Special Vehicle Work
Adversary Modes
Gunrunning Resupply
  • A white modified Ruiner 2000 appears in a Steal Supplies mission used to distract cops (gaining 4 stars).

Locations

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Trivia

General

  • The number "2000" in the Ruiner 2000's name is a direct reference to the car it is based on, being the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT).
  • If the player restricts access to the vehicle, players attempting to enter the Ruiner 2000 will be electrocuted as if they were shot with the Stun Gun, causing them to fall on the ground.
    • The vehicle's offensive capability can be compared to the Q-Branch series of cars, that Agent 007 often uses during car chases. Most notably Bond's BMW 750iL from Tomorrow Never Dies, which also featured an electrical defense system.
  • The vertical jumping ability of the Ruiner 2000 pays homage to Knight Rider's KITT, as in the TV show, KITT could perform a "turbo boost" which allowed it to easily pass obstacles by jumping over them.
  • The default radio stations for the Ruiner 2000 are Radio Mirror Park, Vinewood Boulevard Radio, and Los Santos Rock Radio.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Ruiner 2000 is depicted with a beige interior in the Warstock Cache & Carry website, even though no interior color exists.
  • If the Ruiner 2000 is warped to the player (by starting a Job then exit), the rockets will reappear as if they were replenished. This does not affect the actual amount of rockets it holds, however.
  • Although there is a wrecked version of the Ruiner 2000 in the mission Breakdown Recovery, the rear end and the rims are the same as those seen on the Ruiner.
  • Like the Rocket Voltic, this vehicle can allow prostitutes to be picked up in it.

Bugs/Glitches

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  • There was a glitch where the front-left brake disc would clip through the rim of the car when turning left. This was fixed in the 1.38 update.

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