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Dominator
Vapid Muscle (Front&Side)-GTAV
Front quarter view of the Dominator
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2 door muscle car
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer Vapid
Related vehicle(s) Gauntlet
Hellenbach
Hellenbach GT
Uranus

The Vapid Dominator is a muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto V.

Design

The main body of the Dominator seems to be heavily inspired by the fifth generation Ford Mustang, with flared wheel arches, connected to the elevated area that spans the lower body. The front headlight pockets are taken from the fifth generation Mustang, with the circular headlights, squared grille and hood being skewed forwards and down.

Halfway up the body, the main body line makes a sharp angular turn, signaling the classical inspiration of the first generation Mustang. The car features twelve spoke wheels, wrapped in low profile tires.

The rear hatch closely resembles a fastback design, also taken from the first generation Mustang. The rear fascia and taillights and are derived straight from a 1969 Ford Mustang fastback. The rear lights are placed on an impressed area between the rear spoiler and rear bumper. The rear bumper features circular dual exhaust with chrome tips.  A few different types of wheels have appeared on the vehicle, so it is unknown what wheels are stock as of yet. 

Performance

The Dominator features a high torque V8 engine, this gives it fast acceleration but only an average top speed. Furthermore, due to its excessive torque levels, the car suffers from a common muscle car problem: the engine supplies too much torque for the transmission and wheels to handle, causing it to fishtail if the gas is applied when cornering. Its drifty character makes it inadvisable to use during bad weather or heavy traffic. The Dominator features an FR drivetrain layout.

Overview

Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

n/a

n/a

7.4l Supercharged V8

Front-engine, rear wheel drive

5

n/a

Gallery

Customization

GTA V

  • Armor
  • Brakes
  • Bodywork
  • Bumpers
  • Engine
  • Exhaust
  • Grille
  • Hood
  • Horn
  • Lights
  • Plate
  • Respray
  • Roof
  • Skirts
  • Spoiler
  • Suspension
  • Transmission
  • Turbo
  • Wheels
  • Windows

Locations

GTA V

Trivia

  • The Dominator is one of the first modern Pony cars to appear in the Grand Theft Auto series. The Bravado Gauntlet is the other.
  • The car's beta name appears to have been the "Bullett", as shown by Los Santos Customs' Lifeinvader page. This would have been a clear reference to the 1968 film Bullitt, which famously featured Steve McQueen chasing villains around San Francisco in his Ford Mustang GT. Furthermore, in 2008, Ford released a special Bullitt edition of the fifth generation Mustang, on which the Dominator is based, in homage to the movie. The name was likely changed because there already is a car named Bullet.
  • Despite the Dominator being a "new" car, it still features a carbureted engine.
  • The car will occasionally spawn in yellow with black stripes like the famous livery of the classic Ford Mustang Boss, although it looks more like the colours of Bumblebee from the Michael Bay-directed Transformer films, whose car form is a fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro.
  • The word "Dominator" may refer to the fact that its real life counterpart, the Ford Mustang, dominates the muscle car/pony car segment.
  • This is the second time a car derived from the Ford Mustang is featured in GTA. The previous car was the Uranus.

Cultural references

  • The car bears a wing-shaped flag logo (which Imponte uses on some of their vehicles), which is very similar to that of the Corvette wing logo.

See also

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