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"Who can say when the innovative hot rod designs of the 30s and 40s shaded into the grungy rat rod counterculture of subsequent decades? And who can say when that genre was overrun by mediocre welders with endless disposable income mutilating good cars and jacking off to their own edginess in the back seat? What we can say is that this beauty comes with a moist towel as standard."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Declasse Tornado Rat Rod is a hot rod variant of the Tornado, featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Bikers update, released on November 1st, 2016, during the Tornado Rat Rod Week event.


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The Tornado Rat Rod is a highly-modified, "hotrod" variant of the rusty Tornado, having many design cues inspired by a Gasser-style drag car, such as the Drop beam style front axle, Cut frame and front clip removal (possible for a now non existent Fiberglass Clip), Radius Cut wheel wells, 4 link solid axle rear end, Altered wheelbase, Much larger engine, Zoomie Headers and High stack Intake system.

The front section of the vehicle has been stripped down to the structure and enlarged in order to fit the massive engine in place and the large exhaust pipe stacks on the sides. The front end features a small rusty bumper with two turning signals and, behind it, two circular headlamps. The front axle is composed of a single aluminium bar with small suspension linkages and two articulated bars connected to the structure, in a similar fashion to the Hotknife and the Fränken Stange, as well as two small wheels with "Dukes" rims. The engine itself has no visible parts covering the front, exposing the rotating timing belt around the gears for the cams, crank, water pump, timing belt adjusters and idlers, as well as eight rusty velocity stacks and "TORNADO" badges over both cam covers. On the rear section, two large wheels with thick drag racing tires and "Five Star" rims have been fitted to the car and the rear arches are now lifted to give (limited) room for the high profile tires. The rear axle is also lifted and fitted with articulated bars. The main greenhouse area of the vehicle remained intact. Despite the nature of the vehicle being illegal, its exposed exhausts and engine components and wheels protruding the wheel housing, the vehicle still features a rear license plate.

As with animated primary drives in the motorcycles of the Bikers update, the Tornado Rat Rod features an animated timing belt powering every engine pulley.

Current Design Gallery


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The Tornado is powered by a hefty big-block single-overhead camshaft V8 with 8 large velocity stack carburetors, in an FMR (front-mid engine, rear wheel drive) layout, laid longitudinally and coupled to a 4-speed gearbox. The larged and exposed tires are very vulnerable to gunfire, making bulletproof tires a high recommendation. The Rat Rod has good acceleration, albeit with a low top speed that may prove a challenge to keep up with faster vehicles from its class, even with upgrades, in races. The rather long wheelbase may also cause lower handling capabilities compared to the standard Tornado.

GTA Online Overview

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 81 / 130 4 N/A RWD 2100 / 4630 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 100 N/A FMR SOHC Big-Block V8 w/ 8 Velocity Stack Carburetors (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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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
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
Custom Rat Exhausts $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $3,000
Single Intake Bug Catcher $5,000
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
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
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
* "Wheel Types" option only affects the front wheels.

Image Gallery


GTA Online- Biker Update - Declasse Tornado Rat Rod

GTA Online- Biker Update - Declasse Tornado Rat Rod


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  • When adding custom wheels to the car, only the front wheels are modified. The rear ones remain in stock form.
  • The car's engine lacks a radiator, which would make the car overheat.
  • Despite being a beater vehicle, the Rat Rod has no beater-standard horn.
  • The default radio station for the Tornado Rat Rod is Channel X.
  • The car gained the ability to wheelie as part of a later update, despite not being in the muscle class.

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