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| front_image = Sabre-GTA4-front.jpg
 
| front_image = Sabre-GTA4-front.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Sabre in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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| caption = A Sabre in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]''
| manufacturer = [[Declasse]] (GTA IV)
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| manufacturer = [[Declasse]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| related = [[Faction]]<br>[[Majestic]]
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = [[:Category:2-Door Sedans and Coupes|2-door coupes]]
 
| body_style = [[:Category:2-Door Sedans and Coupes|2-door coupes]]
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| top_speed =
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''
| endurance =
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| price = $15,200 <small>([[Exports and Imports]])</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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| variants = [[Sabre Turbo]]<br>[[Cholo Sabre]]
| based_on = See [[#Design]]
 
 
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The '''Sabre''' is a muscle car/sport coupe that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
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The [[Declasse]] '''Sabre''' is a muscle car/sport coupe that appears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
   
 
== Design ==
 
== Design ==
=== GTA Vice City - GTA Vice City Stories ===
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=== ''GTA Vice City'' - ''GTA Vice City Stories'' ===
The Sabre in Vice City, San Andreas and Vice City Stories has a resemblance to the 1970 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Chevelle Chevrolet Chevelle], with rear styling from the 1968-1972 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_Cutlass Oldsmobile Cutlass]. Interestingly, the San Andreas Sabre has 4 taillights while in Vice City and Vice City Stories the Sabre only has 2.
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The Sabre in Vice City, San Andreas and Vice City Stories has a resemblance to the [[wp:Chevrolet Chevelle|1970 Chevrolet Chevelle]], with rear styling from the [[wp:Oldsmobile Cutlass|1968-1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass]]. Interestingly, the San Andreas Sabre has 4 taillights while in Vice City and Vice City Stories the Sabre only has 2.
 
 
 
 
   
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
Sabre-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Sabre-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Sabre-GTAVC-front.jpg|''GTA Vice City'' (<small>[[:Image:Sabre-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Sabre-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas (<small>[[:Image:Sabre-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Sabre-GTASA-front.jpg|''GTA San Andreas'' (<small>[[:Image:Sabre-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Sabre-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Sabre-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Sabre-GTAVCS-front.jpg|''GTA Vice City Stories'' (<small>[[:Image:Sabre-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Cutter.jpg|1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442
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Sabre badges.png|The logo for the Declasse Sabre.
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Sabre-GTASA-rear.jpg|The rear view of a Sabre in ''GTA San Andreas''.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== GTA IV ===
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=== ''GTA IV'' ===
The [[Declasse]] Sabre in GTA IV has been revamped and appears to be based on the 1982-1988 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_G_platform_(RWD) GM G-body]. The headlights and front fascia are based on the 1982-1987 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_Regal Buick Regal], while the grille is taken from the 1983-1988 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Monte_Carlo Chevrolet Monte Carlo]. The front fascia overall bears resemblance to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_400 Dodge 400] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_600 600]. They are, however, personal luxury coupés instead. The sides, side windows and rear end are unmistakenly derived from the Monte Carlo as well, but the tallights seem to be a combination of the Monte Carlo's and the Regals taillights.Additional features include decals on the sides (highly remniscent of the Monte Carlo SS). They read "Sabre 550SS".
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The [[Declasse]] Sabre in ''GTA IV'' has been revamped and appears to be based on the [[wp:GM G platform (RWD)|1978-1988 GM G-body]]. The headlights and front fascia are based on the [[wp:Buick Regal|1982-1987 Buick Regal]], while the grille is taken from the [[wp:Chevrolet Monte Carlo|1983-1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo]]. The front fascia overall bears resemblance to [[wp:Dodge 400|Dodge 400]] and [[wp:Dodge 600|600]]. They are, however, personal luxury coupés instead. The sides, side windows and rear end are unmistakably derived from the Monte Carlo as well, but the taillights seem to be a combination of the Monte Carlo's and the Regals taillights.Additional features include decals on the sides (highly reminiscent of the Monte Carlo SS). They read "Sabre 550SS".
   
The Sabre is one of a few cars in GTA IV that can be found as a [[Wrecks|beater]] - a rusted out version of the original car that has a ragged out engine that randomly backfires when shifting gears, as well as featuring junky/shoddy bodywork, rusted out parts, occasionally missing headlights and grilles, and jutting exhaust pipes.
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The Sabre is one of a few cars in ''GTA IV'' that can be found as a [[Wrecks|beater]] - a rusted out version of the original car that has a ragged out engine that randomly backfires when shifting gears, as well as featuring junky/shoddy bodywork, rusted out parts, occasionally missing headlights and grilles, and jutting exhaust pipes.
   
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
Sabre-GTA4-front.jpg|The Sabre as it appears in GTA IV. (<small>[[:Image:Sabre-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Sabre-GTA4-front.jpg|The Sabre as it appears in ''GTA IV''. (<small>[[:Image:Sabre-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Sabre-GTA4-beater1-front.jpg|A beater variant Sabre in GTA IV.
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Sabre-GTA4-beater1-front.jpg|A beater variant Sabre in ''GTA IV''.
Sabre-GTA4-beater2-front.jpg|Another beater variant Sabre in GTA IV.
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Sabre-GTA4-beater2-front.jpg|Another beater variant Sabre in ''GTA IV''.
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Sabre-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear of the Sabre in ''[[GTA IV]]''.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
== Performance ==
 
== Performance ==
=== GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories ===
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=== ''GTA Vice City''''GTA Vice City Stories'' ===
Acceleration and speed are very impressive due to its V8 engine. The Sabre's handling is arguably among the best in GTA San Andreas, and the brakes are excellent. The torque is very good as well. However, being the rear-drive muscle car it is, this vehicle's drivetrain is overpowered, leading to occasional burnout and fishtailing, and a general decline in performance in wet weather. Its frame is sturdy and can take a fair amount of damage, but its intense power and heavy construction result in the car's disablity to survive very few high-speed collisions.
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Acceleration and speed are very impressive due to its V8 engine. The Sabre's handling is arguably among the best in ''GTA San Andreas'', and the brakes are excellent. The torque is very good as well. However, being the rear-drive muscle car it is, this vehicle's drive-train is overpowered, leading to occasional burnout and fishtailing, and a general decline in performance in wet weather. Its frame is sturdy and can take a fair amount of damage, but its intense power and heavy construction result in the car's disability to survive very few high-speed collisions.
   
=== GTA IV ===
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=== ''GTA IV'' ===
The [[Declasse]] Sabre features a 550ci V8, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. Acceleration is good, although not impressive, and its top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) is pretty good. Due to the heavy frame and very soft suspension, the Sabre practically lollops through turns, with a vague and numb sense of direction, making oversteer common. Braking is fair, although the lack of ABS hinders the already mediocre performance of the Sabre. Crash deformation is very good, thanks to the heavy frame of the Sabre. The car can take many direct hits before stalling or catching fire.
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The [[Declasse]] Sabre features a 550ci V8, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. Acceleration is good, although not impressive, and its top speed of 170 mph(275 km/h) is pretty good. Due to the heavy frame and very soft suspension, the Sabre practically lollops through turns, with a vague and numb sense of direction, making over-steer common. Braking is fair, although the lack of ABS hinders the already mediocre performance of the Sabre. Crash deformation is very good, thanks to the heavy frame of the Sabre. The car can take many direct hits before stalling or catching fire.
   
 
== Variants ==
 
== Variants ==
The [[Sabre Turbo]] is a derivative of the Sabre in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories which is distinguished by a white stripe and, in GTA Vice City, a red body color. A similarly designed variant, the [[Cholo Sabre]], is a gang car in GTA Vice City Stories that is similar to the game's Sabre Turbo, but features a permanent body color, which is yellow with a white stripe in gta Vice City, and Grey/Silver in Vice City Stories.
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===Sabre Turbo===
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The [[Sabre Turbo]] is a derivative of the Sabre in ''GTA Vice City'' and ''GTA Vice City Stories'' which is distinguished by a white stripe and, in ''GTA Vice Cit'', a red body color. A similarly designed variant, the [[Cholo Sabre]], is a gang car in ''GTA Vice City'' Stories that is similar to the game's Sabre Turbo, but features a permanent body color, which is yellow with a white stripe in ''GTA Vice City Stories''.
   
While the Sabre in GTA IV assumes a more modern appearance, the [[Sabre GT]] takes the role of the classic muscle car that the Sabre was in the GTA III era.
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While the Sabre in ''GTA IV'' assumes a more modern appearance, the [[Sabre GT]] takes the role of the classic muscle car that the Sabre was in the ''GTA III'' era.
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===Green Sabre===
   
== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
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There is a Green variant of the Sabre which takes a major role in the storyline of ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''. [[Frank Tenpenny]], [[Eddie Pulaski]], [[Big Smoke]], and [[Ryder]] acquired the car and use it for a drive-by shooting at [[Sweet's House]]. They hired Ballas gang members to later carry out the attack. However their plan goes sour, as the Ballas accidentally killed Sweet's mother [[Beverly Johnson]]. Later on after Sweet's [[Carl Johnson|younger brother]] comes back to [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]] for his mother's funeral. The [[Varrios Los Aztecas (3D Universe)|Varrios Los Aztecas]] leader [[Cesar Vialpando]] later discovers the Green Sabre and the people associated with it and soon contacts Carl to inform him. This is the last time the Green Sabre is seen.
The Sabre can be modified at any [[TransFender]] branch.
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<gallery><center>
*Color
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TheGreenSabre-GTASA2.png|The Green Sabre as seen in the mission [[The Green Sabre|of the same name]].
*Nitro (all)
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*Wheels
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*Car Stereo
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==Notable Owners==
*Hydraulics
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*[[C.R.A.S.H.]] owns the green sabre, though it is used by the [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]]
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*[[Derek]]
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*[[San Fierro Rifa]]
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==Modifications (''GTA San Andreas'')==
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*The Sabre can be modified at any [[TransFender]] branch.
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost
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|-
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|Color
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
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|$ 150
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|5x Nitrous
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|$ 500
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|-
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|10x Nitrous
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|$ 1000
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|-
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| rowspan="10" |Wheels
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|Import
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|$ 820
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|-
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|Atomic
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|$ 770
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|-
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|Ahab
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Virtual
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|$ 620
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|-
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|Access
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|$ 1140
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|-
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|Off Road Wheel
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Mega
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|$ 1030
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|-
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|Grove
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|$ 1230
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|-
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|Twist
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|$ 1200
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|-
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|Wires
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|$ 1560
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|-
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|Car Stereo
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|Bass Boost
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|$ 100
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|-
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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
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|}
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In a GTA Vice City trailer, a Sabre Turbo was seen [[Beta Vehicles#Beta Models|with a split grille]]; regular Sabres are also seen with split grilles in early screenshots - much like the car it is based on (a 1970 Cutlass). This feature was omitted in the final design of the car.
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* In a ''GTA Vice City'' trailer, a Sabre Turbo was seen [[Beta Vehicles#Beta Models|with a split grille]]; regular Sabres are also seen with split grilles in early screenshots - much like the car it is based on (a 1970 Cutlass). This feature was omitted in the final design of the car.
* A green Sabre was used by the [[Ballas]] to do a drive-by at the Johnson house, which killed [[Carl Johnson|Carl Johnson's]] [[Beverly Johnson|mother]], triggering the beginning of GTA San Andreas, in which the [[Grove Street Families]] seek revenge on the Ballas and their allies. The car is featured in [[The Introduction]] and "[[The Green Sabre]]". The color is only accessible via Transfender.
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* Standard Sabres in ''GTA IV'' feature their front license plate on the left side of the front bumper, while beater variants sport their front license plates in the middle.
* Standard Sabres in GTA IV feature their front license plate on the left side of the front bumper, while beater variants sport their front license plates in the middle.
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* Standard Sabre's in ''GTA IV'' do not have hood scoops, however beater Sabre's feature cowl induction hoods, this is because the beater Sabre's have been repaired with parts from the [[Faction]].
* In GTA IV, after collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]], he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Sabre fetching $2,000.
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* In ''GTA IV'', after collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]], he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Sabre fetching $2,000.
 
* The Sabre plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
* The Sabre plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
** [[Master Sounds 98.3]] in GTA San Andreas.
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** [[Master Sounds 98.3]] in ''GTA San Andreas''.
** [[Integrity 2.0]], [[WKTT Radio]] or [[PLR]] in GTA IV.
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** [[Integrity 2.0]], [[WKTT Radio]] or [[PLR]] in ''GTA IV''.
* The GTA IV redition of the car looks similar to the [[Tahoma]] in GTA San Andreas, except for the fact that the Tahoma is four-door.
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* The ''GTA IV'' redition of the car looks similar to the [[Tahoma]] in ''GTA San Andreas'', except for the fact that the Tahoma is four-door.
* Driving a beater [[Vigero]] makes the Sabre spawn more often.
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* Driving a beater [[Vigero]] or beater [[Emperor]] makes the Sabre spawn more often.
* The inside of the GTA IV Sabre's headlights says "Endo".
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* The inside of the ''GTA IV'' Sabre's headlights says "Endo".
* The name "Sabre" is further evidence that the car is based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_Cutlass Oldsmobile Cutlass], as a Sabre and a Cutlass are both types of swords.
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* The name "Sabre" is further evidence that the car is based on the [[wp:Oldsmobile Cutlass|Oldsmobile Cutlass]], as a Sabre and a Cutlass are both types of swords.
 
* The Sabre is one of the gang cars for the [[San Fierro Rifa]].
 
* The Sabre is one of the gang cars for the [[San Fierro Rifa]].
* In the [[beta]] version of GTA San Andreas, the Sabre had the same engine sound as the [[Slamvan]].
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* In the [[Beta Releases|beta version]] of ''GTA San Andreas'', the Sabre had the same design as Vice City's and had the engine sound of a [[Slamvan]].
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* The Sabre in ''GTA San Andreas'' bears a striking resemblance to the car driven by Tanner in [[wp:Driver|Driver]]. There are only some minor differences, such as the slight 'fold' on the rear trunk.
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* The Sabre in ''GTA San Andreas'' is widely considered by the ''GTA'' community to be one of the better muscle cars in the game
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* The Sabre was not featured in ''[[GTA V]]''; only the [[Sabre Turbo]] makes its appearance.
   
== Locations ==
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==Locations==
===GTA Vice City===
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===''GTA Vice City''===
*May spawn occasionally around [[Little Haiti]] and [[Downtown]].
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*May spawn occasionally around [[Little Haiti]] and [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
 
*Can sometimes be found at [[North Point Mall]].
 
*Can sometimes be found at [[North Point Mall]].
   
===GTA San Andreas===
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===''GTA San Andreas''===
*Spawns regularly around [[Los Santos]]
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*Spawns regularly around [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
*Spawns around [[San Fierro Rifa]] gang turf
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*Spawns around [[San Fierro Rifa]] gang turf.
*Found in the parking lot across [[Zero RC]] in [[Garcia]], [[San Fierro]] (only when wanted for export)
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*Found in the parking lot across [[Zero RC]] in [[Garcia]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]]. (only when wanted for export)
 
*Available at [[Easter Basin]], San Fierro every Sunday after completing export lists. Import cost: $15,200
 
*Available at [[Easter Basin]], San Fierro every Sunday after completing export lists. Import cost: $15,200
*Around Garcia, a little West of [[Doherty]]
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*Around Garcia, a little West of [[Doherty]].
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*Occasionally spawns in [[Ganton]], near [[Grove Street (3D Universe)|Grove Street]].
   
===GTA Vice City Stories===
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===''GTA Vice City Stories''===
*Parked behind a house, just left of [[Avery Carrington]]'s construction site, in the little island near [[Washington Beach]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]].
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*Parked behind a house, just left of [[Avery Carrington]]'s construction site, in the little island near [[Washington Beach]], [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]].
 
*Parked among decrepit houses in southern [[Little Haiti]], Vice City.
 
*Parked among decrepit houses in southern [[Little Haiti]], Vice City.
 
*Parked across the Fire Station by the police station in a parking lot in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
 
*Parked across the Fire Station by the police station in a parking lot in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
   
===GTA IV===
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===''GTA IV''===
 
;Standard Sabre
 
;Standard Sabre
 
* Spawns on [[Flanger Street|Flanger St]] in [[Little Bay]], Bohan
 
* Spawns on [[Flanger Street|Flanger St]] in [[Little Bay]], Bohan
 
*Commonly spawn in [[Cerveza Heights]], [[East Island City]], [[Steinway]] and [[Willis]] ([[Dukes]]).
 
*Commonly spawn in [[Cerveza Heights]], [[East Island City]], [[Steinway]] and [[Willis]] ([[Dukes]]).
*Sometimes spawn in [[City Hall (Liberty City)|City Hall]] ([[Algonquin]]) and [[Westdyke]] ([[Alderney]]).
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*Sometimes spawn in [[City Hall, Algonquin|City Hall]] ([[Algonquin]]) and [[Westdyke]] ([[Alderney]]).
 
*Occasionally spawn in [[Hove Beach]], [[Firefly Island]], [[Beachgate]], [[Schottler]] ([[Broker]]), [[Boulevard]], [[Fortside]], [[South Bohan]] ([[Bohan]]), [[The Exchange]], [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]], [[The Triangle]], [[Star Junction]], [[Purgatory]], [[Westminster]] ([[Algonquin]]), [[Acter]] and [[Tudor]] ([[Alderney]]).
 
*Occasionally spawn in [[Hove Beach]], [[Firefly Island]], [[Beachgate]], [[Schottler]] ([[Broker]]), [[Boulevard]], [[Fortside]], [[South Bohan]] ([[Bohan]]), [[The Exchange]], [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]], [[The Triangle]], [[Star Junction]], [[Purgatory]], [[Westminster]] ([[Algonquin]]), [[Acter]] and [[Tudor]] ([[Alderney]]).
 
*Rarely spawn in [[Firefly Projects]] and [[Beechwood City]].
 
*Rarely spawn in [[Firefly Projects]] and [[Beechwood City]].
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*Always spawns parked behind a abandoned factory on the south coast of [[Alderney]] in [[Acter Industrial Park]].
 
*Always spawns parked behind a abandoned factory on the south coast of [[Alderney]] in [[Acter Industrial Park]].
 
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 17:54, October 16, 2014

Sabre
Sabre-GTA4-front
A Sabre in GTA IV
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door coupes
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV

The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Manufacturer Declasse (HD Universe)
Price $15,200 (Exports and Imports)
Variant(s) Sabre Turbo
Cholo Sabre
Related vehicle(s) Faction
Majestic


The Declasse Sabre is a muscle car/sport coupe that appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto IV.

Design Edit

GTA Vice City - GTA Vice City Stories Edit

The Sabre in Vice City, San Andreas and Vice City Stories has a resemblance to the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, with rear styling from the 1968-1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Interestingly, the San Andreas Sabre has 4 taillights while in Vice City and Vice City Stories the Sabre only has 2.

GTA IV Edit

The Declasse Sabre in GTA IV has been revamped and appears to be based on the 1978-1988 GM G-body. The headlights and front fascia are based on the 1982-1987 Buick Regal, while the grille is taken from the 1983-1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The front fascia overall bears resemblance to Dodge 400 and 600. They are, however, personal luxury coupés instead. The sides, side windows and rear end are unmistakably derived from the Monte Carlo as well, but the taillights seem to be a combination of the Monte Carlo's and the Regals taillights.Additional features include decals on the sides (highly reminiscent of the Monte Carlo SS). They read "Sabre 550SS".

The Sabre is one of a few cars in GTA IV that can be found as a beater - a rusted out version of the original car that has a ragged out engine that randomly backfires when shifting gears, as well as featuring junky/shoddy bodywork, rusted out parts, occasionally missing headlights and grilles, and jutting exhaust pipes.

Performance Edit

GTA Vice CityGTA Vice City Stories Edit

Acceleration and speed are very impressive due to its V8 engine. The Sabre's handling is arguably among the best in GTA San Andreas, and the brakes are excellent. The torque is very good as well. However, being the rear-drive muscle car it is, this vehicle's drive-train is overpowered, leading to occasional burnout and fishtailing, and a general decline in performance in wet weather. Its frame is sturdy and can take a fair amount of damage, but its intense power and heavy construction result in the car's disability to survive very few high-speed collisions.

GTA IV Edit

The Declasse Sabre features a 550ci V8, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. Acceleration is good, although not impressive, and its top speed of 170 mph(275 km/h) is pretty good. Due to the heavy frame and very soft suspension, the Sabre practically lollops through turns, with a vague and numb sense of direction, making over-steer common. Braking is fair, although the lack of ABS hinders the already mediocre performance of the Sabre. Crash deformation is very good, thanks to the heavy frame of the Sabre. The car can take many direct hits before stalling or catching fire.

Variants Edit

Sabre TurboEdit

The Sabre Turbo is a derivative of the Sabre in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories which is distinguished by a white stripe and, in GTA Vice Cit, a red body color. A similarly designed variant, the Cholo Sabre, is a gang car in GTA Vice City Stories that is similar to the game's Sabre Turbo, but features a permanent body color, which is yellow with a white stripe in GTA Vice City Stories.

While the Sabre in GTA IV assumes a more modern appearance, the Sabre GT takes the role of the classic muscle car that the Sabre was in the GTA III era.

Green SabreEdit

There is a Green variant of the Sabre which takes a major role in the storyline of GTA San Andreas. Frank TenpennyEddie PulaskiBig Smoke, and Ryder acquired the car and use it for a drive-by shooting at Sweet's House. They hired Ballas gang members to later carry out the attack. However their plan goes sour, as the Ballas accidentally killed Sweet's mother Beverly Johnson. Later on after Sweet's younger brother comes back to Los Santos for his mother's funeral. The Varrios Los Aztecas leader Cesar Vialpando later discovers the Green Sabre and the people associated with it and soon contacts Carl to inform him. This is the last time the Green Sabre is seen.

Notable OwnersEdit

Modifications (GTA San Andreas)Edit

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Trivia Edit

  • In a GTA Vice City trailer, a Sabre Turbo was seen with a split grille; regular Sabres are also seen with split grilles in early screenshots - much like the car it is based on (a 1970 Cutlass). This feature was omitted in the final design of the car.
  • Standard Sabres in GTA IV feature their front license plate on the left side of the front bumper, while beater variants sport their front license plates in the middle.
  • Standard Sabre's in GTA IV do not have hood scoops, however beater Sabre's feature cowl induction hoods, this is because the beater Sabre's have been repaired with parts from the Faction.
  • In GTA IV, after collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Sabre fetching $2,000.
  • The Sabre plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The GTA IV redition of the car looks similar to the Tahoma in GTA San Andreas, except for the fact that the Tahoma is four-door.
  • Driving a beater Vigero or beater Emperor makes the Sabre spawn more often.
  • The inside of the GTA IV Sabre's headlights says "Endo".
  • The name "Sabre" is further evidence that the car is based on the Oldsmobile Cutlass, as a Sabre and a Cutlass are both types of swords.
  • The Sabre is one of the gang cars for the San Fierro Rifa.
  • In the beta version of GTA San Andreas, the Sabre had the same design as Vice City's and had the engine sound of a Slamvan.
  • The Sabre in GTA San Andreas bears a striking resemblance to the car driven by Tanner in Driver. There are only some minor differences, such as the slight 'fold' on the rear trunk.
  • The Sabre in GTA San Andreas is widely considered by the GTA community to be one of the better muscle cars in the game
  • The Sabre was not featured in GTA V; only the Sabre Turbo makes its appearance.

LocationsEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA IVEdit

Standard Sabre
Beater Sabre

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