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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Hotknife
 
| name = Hotknife
| front_image = Hotknife-GTAV.jpg
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| front_image = Hotknife-GTAV-Front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Hotknife in [[GTA V|Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| caption = A Hotknife in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
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| rear_image = Hotknife-GTAV-Rear.png
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| manufacturer = [[Vapid]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| price = FREE <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]]) ([[Grand Theft Auto V/Editions|Collector's Edition]])</small><br><small>([[Legendarymotorsport.net]])</small>
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$90,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto V|Single Player]]/Returning Players)</small><br><small>([[Legendarymotorsport.net]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Muscle
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = 2-door hotrod
 
| body_style = 2-door hotrod
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' {{H:title|Special/Collector's edition owners only (Xb360/PS3)|[DLC]}}<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' {{H:title|Special/Collector's edition owners only (Xb360/PS3 only)|[DLC]}}
}}
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| related = [[Hustler]] <br> [[Thunder-Rodd]] }}
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{{Quote|Calling all car nerds who love to spend lots of money building a vehicle that looks like it's from the 1930's, but also kind of looks like it's from the future. The almost-street-legal Hotknife is perfect for getting you from the steampunk social to the furrie convention.|Legendarymotorsport.com description.}}
   
The '''Hotknife''' is a custom car appearing in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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The [[Vapid]] '''Hotknife''' is a [[wp:Custom car|custom car]] appearing in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
==Description==
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==Design==
=== Design ===
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===''GTA San Andreas''===
The Hotknife is a late 1920's or early 1930's [[wp:Hot Rod|Hot Rod]] resembling a [[wp:Ford Model A (1927–1931)|1928 Ford Model A]] with modifications and a custom paint job. The car comes only in one paint scheme purple with white accents and a black roof. Visits at [[Pay 'n' Spray]] garages have no effect on the car, neither can the car be modified at any [[Mod Garages|modification garages]], but features two variants; one with a covering on the V8 engine and one without a covering. It has capacity for only two people.
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In ''GTA San Andreas'', the Hotknife is a late 1920's or early 1930's [[wp:Hot Rod|Hot Rod]] resembling a [[wp:Ford Model A (1927–1931)|1928 Ford Model A]] with modifications and a custom paint job. The car comes in only one paint scheme: purple with white accents and a black roof. Visits to [[Pay 'n' Spray]] garages have no effect on the car, nor can the car be modified at any [[Mod Garages|modification garages]], but features two variants; one with a covering on the V8 engine and one without a covering. It has capacity for only two people.
   
[[Image:Hotknife-GTASA-rear.jpg|thumb|260px|Rear quarter view, with covered engine]] [[Image:Hotknife 1.jpg|thumb|260px|PS2 rendition, with covered engine]]
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<gallery>
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Hotknife-GTASA-front.jpg|Front quarter view (<small>[[:Image:Hotknife-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Hotknife 1.jpg|Front quarter view; with covered engine.
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</gallery>
   
=== Performance ===
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===''GTA V''===
The Hotknife handles well on-road and off-road. There's great acceleration to be had from the V8 up front, but its top speed is ultimately lower than the more aerodynamic cars found in the game. Its cornering isnt too good, which makes turning at high speed somewhat difficult; one noteable thing about this car is its poor endurance in crashes, probably because of the exposed front suspension and radiator.
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In ''GTA V'', the Hotknife is updated slightly to a 1930's [[wikipedia:Ford_Model_B,_Model_18,_&_Model_40_(1932)#Hot-rodding_Model_B_Fords|Ford Model B]] design, but it now spawns in a variety of two-tone colors. The Hotknife appears to be heavily based on a 1933 Ford Coupe Model 40B that has been heavily modified, with lowered suspension, wide tires, and a low "chopped" roof, which is a common hot rod modification for this model.
   
== Locations ==
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<gallery>
'''GTA: San Andreas'''
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Hotknife-GTAV-Front.png|Front quarter view (<small>[[:Image:Hotknife-GTAV-Rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Like the [[Phoenix]], the Hotknife is an extremely rare car to find in GTA San Andreas, with only one certain spawn point in the game:
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Hotknife-GTAV.jpg|Pre-release screenshot of the Hotknife.
* Spawns in front of the [[Driving School]] in [[Doherty]], [[San Fierro]] after getting all gold medals in driving school (its license plate reads "GOLD").[[File:Hotknifewrk.png|thumb|Wrecked Hotknife]]
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Hotknife_Front_End.jpg|A Hotknife in ''GTA Online''
* Can be obtained through [[Vigilante]] missions, which in rare occasions are driven by criminals, but only at levels 1 and 2, otherwise only 4-door cars are used (This can be done even from the beginning of the game).
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</gallery>
* A [[Wrecks|wrecked]] version of the Hotknife can be found inside of [[Loco Low Co.]].
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==Performance==
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For what the Hotknife lacks in being easy to find, it makes up for in being a very fun vehicle to drive. It handles well on-road and off-road. There's great acceleration to be had from the V8 up front, resulting in great air times when going off certain jumps but its top speed is ultimately lower than the more aerodynamic cars found in the game. Its cornering isn't too good, which makes turning at high speed somewhat difficult, but this can be solved by using the handbrake. One bad aspect about this car is its poor endurance in crashes because of the exposed front suspension and radiator, which is made up for by the suspension being so good that it rarely tips over.
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{{Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 3,1 sec
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|Top speed = 170 mph/ 273,6 kph
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|Engine = Supercharged V8|Drivetrain = RWD}}
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Hotknife gta v.jpg|The Hotknife (front side view) outside the Grove Street Garage.
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Silver Hotknife .jpg|Back view of a silver Hotknife.
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File:HotknifeGTAV-online.jpg|A hotknife in [[Grand Theft Auto Online]].
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Hotknife picture.jpg|A modified Hotknife, with hood removed and a Single Intake Bug Catcher engine.
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StockHotknife.jpg|A Hotknife variant, with stock hood and fenders.
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Singleplayer Hotknife.jpg|A Hotknife variant, with the hood removed, no engine mod or fenders.
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Hotknife.jpg|The Hotknife on [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
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HotKnife_GTAVe_Interior.jpg|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
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</gallery>
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==Locations==
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===''GTA San Andreas''===
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Like the [[Phoenix]], the Hotknife is an extremely rare car to find in ''GTA San Andreas'', but with patience and searching in the right places, it will eventually spawn.
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*Spawns in front of the [[Driving School]] in [[Doherty]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] after getting all gold medals in driving school (its license plate reads "GOLD").
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*Rarely spawns on [[The Strip]], but with patience, it will eventually spawn.[[File:Hotknifewrk.png|thumb|A Hotknife wreck.]]
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*Can be obtained through [[Vigilante]] missions, which in rare occasions are driven by criminals, but only at levels 1 and 2, otherwise only 4-door cars are used (This can be done even from the beginning of the game).
 
*Spawns often when the "fast cars" [[Cheats|cheat]] is activated.
 
*Spawns often when the "fast cars" [[Cheats|cheat]] is activated.
'''Grand Theft Auto V'''
 
*Immediately given to the player in the garage if one owns a Collector's Edition.
 
   
== Trivia ==
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===''GTA V''===
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*In single-player, it is immediately given to the player in a garage for every character if the player has the [[Grand Theft Auto V/Editions|Collector's Edition]].
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* It can be bought for $90,000 (For free to collecters edition holders) from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]] (enhanced version).
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=== ''GTA Online'' ===
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*Can be bought for free in [[Grand Theft Auto Online|''Grand Theft Auto Online'']] from [[Legendarymotorsport.net]] if the player has the Collector's Edition.
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*It can be bought for $90,000 in the enhanced version of ''GTA V'' (Free for PS3/X360 collector edition owners).
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==Trivia==
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===General===
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*The default radio stations for Hotknife are:
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**''GTA San Andreas'': [[Playback FM]].
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**''GTA V'': [[Channel X]].
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*The name Hotknife is a possible reference to "hotknifing," a common method of smoking hash, while also being a play on "hot rod."
 
[[File:Gallery124.jpg|thumb|The licence plate of the Hotknife in Doherty, reading "GOLD".]]
 
[[File:Gallery124.jpg|thumb|The licence plate of the Hotknife in Doherty, reading "GOLD".]]
* The default radio station in San Andreas of the Hotknife is [[Playback FM]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
* It is one of the few vehicles that can't be modded at any mod shops.
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*In ''GTA San Andreas'', it is one of the few vehicles that can't be modded at any mod shops.
* Unusually, the upper frame of the passenger side's door is inconsistent to that of the driver side, appearing recessed and colored purple (as opposed to the driver side's black), This is caused by the door being set in too much to the cars' body and is evident when the door swings open, to reveal the door is identical to the driver-side door.
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*Strangely, in ''GTA San Andreas'', the upper frame of the passenger side's door is inconsistent to that of the driver side, appearing recessed and colored purple (as opposed to the driver side's black), This is caused by the door being set in too much to the cars' body and is evident when the door swings open, to reveal the door is identical to the driver-side door.
* If the player uses a lot of cheats (they don't have to be vehicle related) it will spawn more in the streets and if the player uses too many cheats it spawns more than most vehicles.
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*Found in the game files, the Hotknife in front of the [[Driving School]] is actually painted silver, like the [[Bullet]] beside it. (This can be seen clearly using modifications)
* The name Hotknife is a possible reference to "hotknifing", a common method of smoking hash, while also being a play on "hot rod".
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*It is the oldest car in the [[3D Universe]], along with the [[Hustler]], [[Hermes]], and the [[Thunder-Rodd]].
* It is the oldest car in the whole game, along with the [[Hustler]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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*In ''GTA V'', if the player looks at the Hotknife's grille from the side, from the back, the grille is invisible. But if the player looks in the front, the grille is visible.
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*It is the third oldest car in the [[HD Universe]], along with the [[Z-Type]], [[Duneloader]], [[Rat-Loader]], [[Roosevelt]], and the old rusty [[Tractor]].
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*The car is manufactured by [[Vapid]] in ''GTA V''. This can be seen in Online mode when the car is owned in a garage, also due to the fact that its real life counterpart is a Ford.
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**In ''GTA V'', when entering the Hotknife, the name of the vehicle at the bottom right of the screen does not display the manufacturer. So instead of "Vapid Hotknife, Muscle," it is just "Hotknife, Muscle."
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** This however has been fixed in the enhanced version Showing "Vapid Hotknife, Muscle".
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*It shares similar available modifications to the [[Rat Loader]] such as cycle fenders and shares its engine noise with the [[Z-Type]].
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*If you look closely, the grille of the vehicle contains somewhat the symbol of a bent sword pointing down.
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*In ''GTA V'', if there are two players in the Hotknife, the driver's right shoulder will clip into the passenger's left shoulder.
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*As of the 1.16 patch, the Hotknife will be free to replace if it gets destroyed by any means.
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**However, those who do not own the Collector's Edition, it will still be rendered unrecoverable.
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* The HD Universe version closely resembles ZZ Top's Eliminator-era 1933 Ford Coupe.
   
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Latest revision as of 09:00, December 20, 2014

VEHICLE
Hotknife
Hotknife-GTAV-Front
A Hotknife in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Muscle
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door hotrod
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto V [DLC]
Grand Theft Auto Online [DLC]
Manufacturer Vapid (HD Universe)
Price FREE (Online) (Collector's Edition)
(Legendarymotorsport.net)

$90,000 (Single Player/Returning Players)
(Legendarymotorsport.net)

Related vehicle(s) Hustler
Thunder-Rodd


"Calling all car nerds who love to spend lots of money building a vehicle that looks like it's from the 1930's, but also kind of looks like it's from the future. The almost-street-legal Hotknife is perfect for getting you from the steampunk social to the furrie convention."
―Legendarymotorsport.com description.

The Vapid Hotknife is a custom car appearing in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V.

DesignEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

In GTA San Andreas, the Hotknife is a late 1920's or early 1930's Hot Rod resembling a 1928 Ford Model A with modifications and a custom paint job. The car comes in only one paint scheme: purple with white accents and a black roof. Visits to Pay 'n' Spray garages have no effect on the car, nor can the car be modified at any modification garages, but features two variants; one with a covering on the V8 engine and one without a covering. It has capacity for only two people.

GTA VEdit

In GTA V, the Hotknife is updated slightly to a 1930's Ford Model B design, but it now spawns in a variety of two-tone colors. The Hotknife appears to be heavily based on a 1933 Ford Coupe Model 40B that has been heavily modified, with lowered suspension, wide tires, and a low "chopped" roof, which is a common hot rod modification for this model.

PerformanceEdit

For what the Hotknife lacks in being easy to find, it makes up for in being a very fun vehicle to drive. It handles well on-road and off-road. There's great acceleration to be had from the V8 up front, resulting in great air times when going off certain jumps but its top speed is ultimately lower than the more aerodynamic cars found in the game. Its cornering isn't too good, which makes turning at high speed somewhat difficult, but this can be solved by using the handbrake. One bad aspect about this car is its poor endurance in crashes because of the exposed front suspension and radiator, which is made up for by the suspension being so good that it rarely tips over.


Acceleration

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

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

3,1 sec

170 mph/ 273,6 kph

Supercharged V8

RWD

{{{Gears}}}

{{{Mass}}}

GalleryEdit

LocationsEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

Like the Phoenix, the Hotknife is an extremely rare car to find in GTA San Andreas, but with patience and searching in the right places, it will eventually spawn.

  • Spawns in front of the Driving School in Doherty, San Fierro after getting all gold medals in driving school (its license plate reads "GOLD").
  • Rarely spawns on The Strip, but with patience, it will eventually spawn.
    Hotknifewrk

    A Hotknife wreck.

  • Can be obtained through Vigilante missions, which in rare occasions are driven by criminals, but only at levels 1 and 2, otherwise only 4-door cars are used (This can be done even from the beginning of the game).
  • Spawns often when the "fast cars" cheat is activated.

GTA VEdit

  • In single-player, it is immediately given to the player in a garage for every character if the player has the Collector's Edition.
  • It can be bought for $90,000 (For free to collecters edition holders) from Legendarymotorsport.net (enhanced version).

GTA Online Edit

  • Can be bought for free in Grand Theft Auto Online from Legendarymotorsport.net if the player has the Collector's Edition.
  • It can be bought for $90,000 in the enhanced version of GTA V (Free for PS3/X360 collector edition owners).

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The default radio stations for Hotknife are:
  • The name Hotknife is a possible reference to "hotknifing," a common method of smoking hash, while also being a play on "hot rod."
Gallery124

The licence plate of the Hotknife in Doherty, reading "GOLD".

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • In GTA San Andreas, it is one of the few vehicles that can't be modded at any mod shops.
  • Strangely, in GTA San Andreas, the upper frame of the passenger side's door is inconsistent to that of the driver side, appearing recessed and colored purple (as opposed to the driver side's black), This is caused by the door being set in too much to the cars' body and is evident when the door swings open, to reveal the door is identical to the driver-side door.
  • Found in the game files, the Hotknife in front of the Driving School is actually painted silver, like the Bullet beside it. (This can be seen clearly using modifications)
  • It is the oldest car in the 3D Universe, along with the Hustler, Hermes, and the Thunder-Rodd.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • In GTA V, if the player looks at the Hotknife's grille from the side, from the back, the grille is invisible. But if the player looks in the front, the grille is visible.
  • It is the third oldest car in the HD Universe, along with the Z-Type, Duneloader, Rat-Loader, Roosevelt, and the old rusty Tractor.
  • The car is manufactured by Vapid in GTA V. This can be seen in Online mode when the car is owned in a garage, also due to the fact that its real life counterpart is a Ford.
    • In GTA V, when entering the Hotknife, the name of the vehicle at the bottom right of the screen does not display the manufacturer. So instead of "Vapid Hotknife, Muscle," it is just "Hotknife, Muscle."
    • This however has been fixed in the enhanced version Showing "Vapid Hotknife, Muscle".
  • It shares similar available modifications to the Rat Loader such as cycle fenders and shares its engine noise with the Z-Type.
  • If you look closely, the grille of the vehicle contains somewhat the symbol of a bent sword pointing down.
  • In GTA V, if there are two players in the Hotknife, the driver's right shoulder will clip into the passenger's left shoulder.
  • As of the 1.16 patch, the Hotknife will be free to replace if it gets destroyed by any means.
    • However, those who do not own the Collector's Edition, it will still be rendered unrecoverable.
  • The HD Universe version closely resembles ZZ Top's Eliminator-era 1933 Ford Coupe.

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