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Vapid
Logo-IV-Vapid
Name: Vapid
BAWSAQ: Increase-BAWSAQSteady-BAWSAQDecrease-BAWSAQ VAP
Type: Vehicle manufacturer
Founded: 1942
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto V
Name-IV-Vapid
"The automobile manufacturer that pioneered the great American business model of low-quality mass production."
―Description at Bawsaq.com.

The Vapid Motor Company or simply Vapid (BAWSAQ: VAP) is an American automotive company in the HD Universe. According to advertisements in GTA V, it was founded in 1942. The player can buy stocks from then at the Bawsaq.com website in GTA V.

Overview

It is primarily based on Ford Motor Company (although Ford was founded in 1903, 39 years before) though some of Vapid's models resemble those made by Chevrolet, Dodge, Land Rover, and even International Harvester/Navistar International. In parody of Ford's famous blue oval badge, Vapid's logo is a red oval badge. The word 'vapid' means 'dull' but also sounds similar to 'rapid,' a possible motivation for the use of the name. Vapid is one of the largest car manufacturers in the HD Universe. A Vapid dealership is located in Downtown Los Santos and is bought by Trevor Philips. Vapid operated an aircraft division, and formerly owned an aircraft hangar in Grapeseed before it was also bought by Trevor Philips.

Events of GTA V

During the mission The Bus Assassination, Franklin is hired by Lester Crest to kill Isaac Penny, an investor planning to buy a controlling interest in the company. His death will cause a major drop in Vapid stocks.

Stock Tip

Complete the mission The Bus Assassination, and then invest all of the protagonists' money in Vapid stocks. Wait 48 hours in-game, until the percentage of return reaches its maximum value (in this case 100%) and sell all the protagonists' stocks.

Vehicles

Vehicle Style Based On (HD Universe) Notes
Benson Commercial truck 1989-2001 International 4000 series bottler truck
Blade Muscle car 1964 Ford Falcon Included in the "I'm Not a Hipster Update" DLC
Bobcat Pickup truck 1981-1987 Chevrolet C/K
Bullet Supercar 2003-2006 Ford GT
Clown Van Van 2003-present Chevrolet Express Appears in Grass Roots for Trevor but is unobtainable, currently it can only be obtained by editing a save game using a USB device.
Contender Pickup truck Third generation Ford SVT Lightning concept Grand Theft Auto IV exclusive; appears in GTA V as the Utility Truck.
Dominator Muscle car 2005-2014 Ford Mustang Grand Theft Auto V exclusive
Fortune Sports coupe 1989-1993 Ford Thunderbird
Hellenbach Muscle car 2006-present Shelby Mustang GT500, Dodge Viper (top) Chinatown Wars exclusive
Hotknife Hot rod 1920's Ford Model A
Huntley Sport SUV 2006-2012 Range Rover Sport
Interceptor High performance police car 2013 Ford Taurus Facelift Police Interceptor Grand Theft Auto V exclusive variant of the Police Cruiser
Minivan Minivan 2001-2007 Dodge Caravan Taxi variant produced by Schyster
Peyote Classic coupe 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird
Prison Bus Bus Yankee TLAD and GTA V exclusives. Similar to the Bus found in most 3D universe games.
Radius Crossover SUV Ford Edge
Resolution X Sports car 2006-present Shelby Mustang GT500 Chinatown Wars exclusive
Sadler Pickup truck 2008-2010 Ford F-250 Grand Theft Auto V exclusive.
Sandking Off-road truck 2009-present Ford F-250
Scrap Truck Scrap Truck Yankee
Slamvan Classic van/pickup 1953-1956 Ford F-Series
Speedo Van 2003-present Chevrolet Express
Stallion Muscle Car 1971 Ford Mustang Only in the DS version of Chinatown Wars
Stanier Full-size sedan 1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria (first generation),
1997-2011 Ford Crown Victoria (second generation)
Includes the NOOSE Cruiser, Police Cruiser, Unmarked Cruiser and Taxi
Steed Light commercial truck 1992-1996 Ford Econoline delivery van
The Liberator Monster Truck Ford F-250 Monster Truck Included in the "Independence Day Special" DLC
Tow Truck Tow Truck 1953-1956 Ford F-Series
Uranus Sports coupe First generation Ford Escort
Yankee Commercial truck 1980s International Harvester S-Series
Utility Van Small pickup truck Ford F-250 (With Utility Bed)

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Trivia

  • The Fugitive from GTA V, despite being manufactured by Cheval has mistakenly been referred to as a "Vapid Fugitive" on the website since the 1.06 update. A Newswire article from 23 December 2013 also refers to it under this name. In a similar vein, The Liberator is mistakenly labelled as a "Vulcar Liberator" in pre-race setup menus.
  • The Vapid dealership in Downtown Los Santos is the location in GTA Online where the player's insured vehicles will spawn once he/she claims and pays for it.
  • The Huntley Sport, the Bobcat,  Minivan and Speedo are vehicles that do not take up resemblance of any Ford vehicles. The Huntley Sport is a Land Rover Range Rover, the Bobcat and Speedo are Chevrolets and the Minivan is a Dodge.
  • Thirty Vapid vehicles appear in the HD Universe, the most of any vehicle manufacturer.
  • Its logo is similar to Kia's current oval logo with a red background that was used in the mid-1990s to present (it is interesting to say that Ford (the real-life counterpart of Vapid) was a shareholder of Kia by that time to produce their cars based on Ford-sourced Mazda models for their home market and the design it's current oval logo (along with Hyundai Motor Company, the real-life counterpart of Bollokan), was taken from the idea of the Ford Motor Company, who also gave the idea of constructing their own car for their home and global markets.   

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