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:''This article is about the lowrider car featured in [[GTA: San Andreas]]. For other articles with the same name, see [[Blade]].''
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{{DISPLAYTITLE: Blade}}{{Disambiglink|For the boat in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], see [[Blade (boat)]].}}
   
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
| name = Blade
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|name = Blade|front_image = Blade-GTAV-front.png|rear_image = Blade-GTAV-rear.png|image_size = 300|caption = A '''Blade''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.|vehicle_class = Muscle|vehicle_type = Civilian car|body_style = Lowrider <small>(''[[GTA San Andreas]]'')</small><br> Muscle car <small>(''[[GTA V]]'')</small>|capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>|appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' <small>{{H:title|As part of the "I'm Not a Hipster" Update (XB360/PS3 only)|[DLC]}}</small><br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' <small>{{H:title|As part of the "I'm Not a Hipster" Update (XB360/PS3 only)|[DLC]}}</small>|manufacturer = [[Vapid]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>|price = $15,200 <small>([[GTA SA]])<br>([[Exports and Imports]])</small><br>$160,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]]) ([[Southern San Andreas Super Autos]])</small>}}
| front_image = Blade-GTASA-front.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
| caption = The Blade in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = Lowrider
 
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
 
| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''
 
|rear_image = Blade-GTASA-rear.jpg}}
 
   
'''Blade''' is a two-door open top lowrider featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''.
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{{Quote|Perhaps THE classic American muscle car. Compact two door sedan made for the greatest generation and lusted after by their jaded children. Cheap to make, and one of the highest-selling new cars in American history - this is what classic American cars were once all about.|[[Southern San Andreas Super Autos]] description.}}
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The '''Blade''' is a two-door open top lowrider and a two-door muscle car featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]],'' [[Grand Theft Auto V|''Grand Theft Auto V'']]'' ''and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''. It is manufactured by [[Vapid]] in [[GTA V]].
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
 
===Design===
 
===Design===
Depicted as a two-door open top car from the 1960s, the Blade combines elements of the 1965 and 1968 [[wp:Chevrolet Impala#1965-1970|Chevrolet Impala]]s. The rear of the car resembles that of the 1963 [[wp:Chevrolet Impala#1961-1964|Impala]], with convex areas around the taillights rather than concave. Its headlight design is similar to a 1967 [[wp:Oldsmobile Cutlass#Second-Generation Intermediate - 1964-1967|Oldsmobile Cutlass]] (which may be the origin of the Blade's name along with the [[Sabre]]). The Blade has no side rear-view mirrors.
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====[[3D Universe]]====
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Depicted as a two-door open top car from the 1960s, the Blade combines elements of the [[wp:Chevrolet Impala#Fourth_generation (1965-1970)|1965 and 1968 Chevrolet Impalas]]. The rear of the car resembles that of the [[wp:Chevrolet Impala|1965 Impala]], with chrome, convex-shaped areas around the taillights. Its headlight design is again similar to that of the 1965 Impala. Unusually, the Blade has no side-view mirrors.
   
Being a lowrider, its exterior and interior can be modified at [[Loco Low Co.]]. If the car is equipped with hydraulics, it can be used in lowrider competitions. While normally appearing with only an open top, the car can be modified at Loco Low Co. to feature a hard top or a convertible top, although the latter is permanently lowered.
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Being a lowrider, its exterior and interior can be modified at [[Loco Low Co.]]. If the car is equipped with hydraulics, it can be used in lowrider competitions. While normally appearing with only an open top, the car can be modified at Loco Low Co. to feature a hard top or a convertible top.
   
The Blade may be found on any Mexican gang's turf, and is driven by said gang members, especially the [[San Fierro Rifa]]. It can occasionally be seen driven by non-gang affiliated civilians.
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The Blade may be found on any [[Mexico|Mexican]] gang's turf, and is driven by said gang members, especially the [[San Fierro Rifa]]. It can occasionally be seen driven by non-gang affiliated civilians.
   
 
Like most lowriders in the game, the Blade offers a substantial boost to the player's sex appeal.
 
Like most lowriders in the game, the Blade offers a substantial boost to the player's sex appeal.
   
=== Performance ===
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====[[HD Universe]]====
Acceleration and speed are quite impressive, and the brakes and slick handling serve the vehicle well. Although cornering is also excellent, the one major drawback of the Blade is its major oversteer, which makes e-braking turns absolutely futile, and driving at high speeds a challenge due to the potential loss of control at the slightest disturbance. The Blade is capable of withstanding significant impact damage due to its strong frame and overall construction; it does not fare as well against explosive damage, however.
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The Blade returns in the [[I'm Not a Hipster Update]] for ''[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]''. The Blade, now badged under [[Vapid]], is now styled as a small two-door muscle car based on the [[wp:Ford Falcon (North America)|1964 Ford Falcon]]. The double front fascia and grille takes influece from both the [[wikipedia:Pontiac Tempest|1962 Pontiac Tempest]] and [[wp:Mercury Comet|1964 Mercury Comet]]. The taillights resemble those found on the 1971-1972 Dodge Dart Demon. It ditches the lowrider style from the 3D Universe for a more "gasser" style with raised front suspension and a solid beam axle.
   
Like all lowriders, the Blade is not recommended for off road racing, as it is prone to flipping. This is due to its lowered height compared to other vehicles.
 
   
===Modifications===
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===Current Design Gallery===
The following upgrades can be made in the [[Loco Low Co.]] garage:
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = VapidBlade-Front-GTAV.png
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| Top_view_imagename = Blade_GTAVpc_Top.png
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = VapidBlade-Rear-GTAV.png
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| Front_view_imagename = Blade_GTAVpc_Front.png
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| Side_view_imagename = Blade_GTAVpc_Side.png
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| Rear_view_imagename = Blade_GTAVpc_Rear.png
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| Engine_bay_imagename = Blade_GTAVpc_Engine.png
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| Underside_view_imagename = Blade_GTAVpc_Under.png
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| Inside_view_imagename = Blade_GTAVpc_Inside.png
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| Badge_texture_imagename = Blade_GTAVpc_Detail.png
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| Damage_view_imagename = Blade_GTAVpc_Open.png
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Blade_GTAVe_Interior.jpg
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}}
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===Version History Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
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| GTALDN_Top_imagename =
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| GTA2_Top_imagename =
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| GTAIII_Front_imagename =
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| GTAIII_Rear_imagename =
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| GTAVC_Front_imagename =
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| GTAVC_Rear_imagename =
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| GTAADV_Front_imagename =
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Blade-GTASA-front.jpg
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Blade-GTASA-rear.jpg
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| GTALCS_Front_imagename =
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| GTALCS_Rear_imagename =
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| GTAVCS_Front_imagename =
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| GTAVCS_Rear_imagename =
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| GTAIV_Front_imagename =
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| GTAIV_Rear_imagename =
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| GTAIV_EFLC_Front_imagename =
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| GTAIV_EFLC_Rear_imagename =
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| GTACW_Front_imagename =
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| GTAV_Front_imagename = VapidBlade-Front-GTAV.png
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| GTAV_Rear_imagename = VapidBlade-Rear-GTAV.png
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}}
   
{|class="wikitable" style="vertical-align:top;" valign="top"
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==Performance==
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===3D Universe===
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Acceleration and speed are quite impressive, and the brakes and slick handling serve the vehicle well. Although cornering is also excellent, the one major drawback of the Blade is its major oversteer, which makes emergency brake turns futile, and driving at high speeds a challenge due to the potential loss of control at the slightest disturbance. The Blade is capable of withstanding significant impact damage due to its strong frame and overall construction, but does not fare as well against explosive damage.
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Like all lowriders, the Blade is not recommended for off-road racing, as it is prone to flipping.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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The Blade's performance is much better in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]'', thanks to the high-output V8 under the hood. However, it's quite a mixed bag. It has extremely good acceleration for a Muscle car, but lacks top speed to keep up. Handling wise, the car handles less like a normal Muscle car, instead having a more unique, understeer-heavy design which resembles the [[Rat-Loader]] and other low-end Muscles. It will need to slow down into corners more than other cars, but can make up this lost speed with its aforementioned acceleration. Unlike other Muscle cars, it lacks almost all semblances of oversteer.
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The Blade is also somewhat special in how hard it is to ram off the road. Being a very back heavy car, the Blade can shrug off most rear-end rams and attempts to PIT with ease. This makes it a good car for attempting to evade police, or in racing, as other players attempting to take down a Blade will find it very difficult to force the Blade off the road. Crash deformation only furthers this, by being able to take large amounts of head-on collisions before smoking, and axles being damaged is not very likely in normal circumstances.
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It's worth noting that when in first person (or to a lesser extent, hood view) it's very difficult to see the road while in a Blade, so suspension upgrades are suggested for this vehicle or by switching back to a third-person perspective.
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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined =
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|Top speed defined = 140 / 225 <small>(Handling.dat)</small> {{Fact}}<br> 145 / 233 <small>(Website)</small>
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|Engine defined =
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD
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|Gears defined = 5
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|Mass defined = 1200 / 2645
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 7.8 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 105 / 168
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|Engine observed = FR V8 <small>(In-game model)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5
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}}
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==Modifications==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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The following upgrades can be made in the [[Loco Low Co.]] garage:
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{| class="wikitable" style="vertical-align:top;" valign="top"
 
!Type
 
!Type
 
!Upgrades
 
!Upgrades
 
!Cost
 
!Cost
 
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|rowspan=3|Paint Jobs
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| rowspan="3" |Paint Jobs
 
|Paintjob 1
 
|Paintjob 1
|$ 500
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|[[Money|$]] 500
 
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|-
 
|Paintjob 2
 
|Paintjob 2
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|$ 500
 
|$ 500
 
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|rowspan=2|Colors
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| rowspan="2" |Colors
 
|Car Color 1
 
|Car Color 1
 
|$ 150
 
|$ 150
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|$ 150
 
|$ 150
 
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|rowspan=2|Roof
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| rowspan="2" |Roof
 
|Vinyl Hardtop
 
|Vinyl Hardtop
 
|$ 3340
 
|$ 3340
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|$ 3250
 
|$ 3250
 
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|rowspan=2|Rear Bumper
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| rowspan="2" |Rear Bumper
 
|Chromer Bumper
 
|Chromer Bumper
 
|$ 2150
 
|$ 2150
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|$ 2040
 
|$ 2040
 
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|rowspan=2|Front Bumper
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| rowspan="2" |Front Bumper
 
|Chromer Bumper
 
|Chromer Bumper
 
|$ 2130
 
|$ 2130
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|$ 2050
 
|$ 2050
 
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|rowspan=2|Exhausts
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| rowspan="2" |Exhausts
 
|Chromer Exhaust
 
|Chromer Exhaust
 
|$ 1610
 
|$ 1610
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|$ 780
 
|$ 780
 
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|rowspan=9|Wheels
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| rowspan="9" |Wheels
 
|Classic
 
|Classic
 
|$ 1620
 
|$ 1620
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|$ 1500
 
|$ 1500
 
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|rowspan=3|Nitro
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| rowspan="3" |Nitro
 
|2x Nitrous
 
|2x Nitrous
 
|$ 200
 
|$ 200
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|}
 
|}
   
===Gallery===
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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{| class="wikitable" style="vertical-align:top;" valign="top"
Blade-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view.
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|-
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! scope="col" |Category
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! scope="col" |Modification
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! scope="col" |Price ([[Grand Theft Auto V|Story Mode]])
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! scope="col" |Price ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])
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|-
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|rowspan="5"|Armor
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|Armor Upgrade 20%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,625
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| style="text-align: center;" |$7,500
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 40%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,062
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| style="text-align: center;" |$12,000
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 60%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$6,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$20,000
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 80%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$11,375
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| style="text-align: center;" |$35,000
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 100%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$16,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$50,000
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Brakes
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|Street Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$6,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$20,000
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|-
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|Sport Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$8,775
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| style="text-align: center;" |$27,000
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|-
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|Race Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$11,375
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| style="text-align: center;" |$35,000
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Bumpers
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|De-Chromed Front Bumper
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,370
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|De-Chromed Rear Bumper
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,370
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|-
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|rowspan="4"|Engine
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 1
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,925
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| style="text-align: center;" |$9,000
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 2
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,062
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| style="text-align: center;" |$12,500
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 3
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,850
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| style="text-align: center;" |$18,000
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 4
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| style="text-align: center;" |$10,887
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| style="text-align: center;" |$33,500
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|-
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|Exhaust
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|Chrome Tip Exhaust
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| style="text-align: center;" |$375
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| style="text-align: center;" |$712
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|-
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|Grille
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|Custom Grille
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| style="text-align: center;" |$375
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| style="text-align: center;" |$712
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|-
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|rowspan="4"|Hood
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|Carbon Hood
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| style="text-align: center;" |$850
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,850
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|-
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|Triple Intake Bug Catcher
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,200
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,750
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|Single Intake Bug Catcher
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,450
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| style="text-align: center;" |$7,600
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|Gasser Hood
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,225
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| style="text-align: center;" |$9,120
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|rowspan="2"|Lights
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|Xenon Lights
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$7,500
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|-
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{Main|Los Santos Customs/Lights}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|Respray
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{ResprayColorsExpand}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|Roll Cage
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|Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade
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| style="text-align: center;" |$550
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,045
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Spoiler
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|Mid Level Spoiler
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| style="text-align: center;" |$750
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| style="text-align: center;" |$6,697
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|-
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|Drag Wing
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| style="text-align: center;" |$950
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| style="text-align: center;" |$9,500
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|-
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|rowspan="4"|Suspension
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|Lowered Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,000
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|-
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|Street Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,000
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|-
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|Sport Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,700
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,400
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|-
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|Competition Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,200
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,400
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Transmission
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|Street Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$9,587
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| style="text-align: center;" |$29,500
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|-
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|Sport Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$10,562
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| style="text-align: center;" |$32,500
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|-
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|Race Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$13,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$40,000
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|-
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|Turbo
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|Turbo Tuning
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| style="text-align: center;" |$8,125
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| style="text-align: center;" |$50,000
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|-
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|Wheels
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{WheelsExpand}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Windows
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|Light Smoke
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| style="text-align: center;" |$200
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,500
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|-
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|Dark Smoke
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| style="text-align: center;" |$450
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,500
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|-
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|Limo
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| style="text-align: center;" |$700
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,000
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|}
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery position="center">
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Blade-GTASA-FrontView.jpg|A Blade in GTA San Andreas
 
Blade-GTASA-side.jpg|Side view of a Blade modified at [[Loco Low Co.]] to feature a hard top.
 
Blade-GTASA-side.jpg|Side view of a Blade modified at [[Loco Low Co.]] to feature a hard top.
Gallery6.jpg
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Blade-GTAV-Front.jpg|Front quarter view (<small>[[:Image:Blade-GTAV-Rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>) in GTA V
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BladeCustomized-GTAVPC-Front.png|An NPC-modified Blade outside [[Los Santos Customs]] in the enhanced edition of GTA V. <small>([[:File:BladeCustomized-GTAVPC-Rear.png|rear quarter view]])</small>
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Blade-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The Blade on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
;GTA San Andreas
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;''GTA San Andreas''
 
*Parked in front of the garage of a house east of the [[El Corona Safehouse]] in [[El Corona]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
 
*Parked in front of the garage of a house east of the [[El Corona Safehouse]] in [[El Corona]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
*Can be found driven around in [[San Fierro Rifa]] gang turfs like [[Doherty]], [[Garcia]] and [[Battery Point]], all in [[San Fierro]].
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*Can be found driven around in [[San Fierro Rifa]] gang turfs like [[Doherty]], [[Garcia]] and [[Battery Point]], all in [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]].
*Commonly found in any Mexican gang territory in GTA San Andreas.
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*Very common anywhere at night time.
* Quite common in rural areas such as [[Bone County]] or [[Whetstone]], along with [[Remington]] and [[Tahoma]].
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*Commonly found in any Mexican gang territory in ''GTA San Andreas''.
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*Quite common in rural areas such as [[Bone County]] or [[Whetstone]], along with [[Remington]] and [[Tahoma]].
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;''GTA V''
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*Appears inside the garages of any of the protagonists (PS3/XB360).
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Enhanced version only:
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* Can be bought for $160,000 at [[Southern San Andreas Super Autos]].
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* Spawns outside [[Los Santos Customs]] in [[Burton]], usually heavily modified.
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* Can spawn in traffic (often pre-modified).
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* Tends to spawn in car parks located in [[Pillbox Hill]], [[Rockford Hills]] and [[La Puerta]], and is commonly found in a lime green color.
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* Can appear in [[Stock Car Racing|Stock Car Races]].
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;''GTA Online''
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*Can be purchased from [[Southern San Andreas Super Autos]] for $160,000.
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==Trivia==
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=== General ===
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*The default radio stations for the Blade are:
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Radio Los Santos]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Channel X]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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* A [[Special Vehicles_in_GTA_San_Andreas|flame-proof]] Blade can be found during the mission [[High Stakes, Low Rider]].
   
== Trivia ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
* A flame-proof GTA San Andreas Blade can be found during the mission "[[High Stakes, Low Rider]]".
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* In ''[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]'', the Blade's rear suspension is lowered, due to the fact that it has a straight axle front end.
* The default radio station of the Blade in GTA San Andreas is [[Radio Los Santos]].
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*The Blade seems to be modified for drag racing, as indicated by its impressive acceleration and wide rear tires.
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*The original description of the car mentioned it as a four door sedan, but the model is clearly a two door. This was most likely a developer oversight, but it has since been fixed
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*The Blade seems to have the same Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade setup as the [[Sabre Turbo]].
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*The Blade, like many other vehicles, does not have reverse lights.
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*Its engine noise is shared with the [[Buccaneer]] in ''GTA V''.
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Latest revision as of 13:32, April 14, 2016

For the boat in The Ballad of Gay Tony, see Blade (boat).



"Perhaps THE classic American muscle car. Compact two door sedan made for the greatest generation and lusted after by their jaded children. Cheap to make, and one of the highest-selling new cars in American history - this is what classic American cars were once all about."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Blade is a two-door open top lowrider and a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Vapid in GTA V.

DescriptionEdit

DesignEdit

3D UniverseEdit

Depicted as a two-door open top car from the 1960s, the Blade combines elements of the 1965 and 1968 Chevrolet Impalas. The rear of the car resembles that of the 1965 Impala, with chrome, convex-shaped areas around the taillights. Its headlight design is again similar to that of the 1965 Impala. Unusually, the Blade has no side-view mirrors.

Being a lowrider, its exterior and interior can be modified at Loco Low Co.. If the car is equipped with hydraulics, it can be used in lowrider competitions. While normally appearing with only an open top, the car can be modified at Loco Low Co. to feature a hard top or a convertible top.

The Blade may be found on any Mexican gang's turf, and is driven by said gang members, especially the San Fierro Rifa. It can occasionally be seen driven by non-gang affiliated civilians.

Like most lowriders in the game, the Blade offers a substantial boost to the player's sex appeal.

HD UniverseEdit

The Blade returns in the I'm Not a Hipster Update for GTA V. The Blade, now badged under Vapid, is now styled as a small two-door muscle car based on the 1964 Ford Falcon. The double front fascia and grille takes influece from both the 1962 Pontiac Tempest and 1964 Mercury Comet. The taillights resemble those found on the 1971-1972 Dodge Dart Demon. It ditches the lowrider style from the 3D Universe for a more "gasser" style with raised front suspension and a solid beam axle.


Current Design GalleryEdit

Version History GalleryEdit

PerformanceEdit

3D UniverseEdit

Acceleration and speed are quite impressive, and the brakes and slick handling serve the vehicle well. Although cornering is also excellent, the one major drawback of the Blade is its major oversteer, which makes emergency brake turns futile, and driving at high speeds a challenge due to the potential loss of control at the slightest disturbance. The Blade is capable of withstanding significant impact damage due to its strong frame and overall construction, but does not fare as well against explosive damage.

Like all lowriders, the Blade is not recommended for off-road racing, as it is prone to flipping.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

The Blade's performance is much better in GTA V, thanks to the high-output V8 under the hood. However, it's quite a mixed bag. It has extremely good acceleration for a Muscle car, but lacks top speed to keep up. Handling wise, the car handles less like a normal Muscle car, instead having a more unique, understeer-heavy design which resembles the Rat-Loader and other low-end Muscles. It will need to slow down into corners more than other cars, but can make up this lost speed with its aforementioned acceleration. Unlike other Muscle cars, it lacks almost all semblances of oversteer.

The Blade is also somewhat special in how hard it is to ram off the road. Being a very back heavy car, the Blade can shrug off most rear-end rams and attempts to PIT with ease. This makes it a good car for attempting to evade police, or in racing, as other players attempting to take down a Blade will find it very difficult to force the Blade off the road. Crash deformation only furthers this, by being able to take large amounts of head-on collisions before smoking, and axles being damaged is not very likely in normal circumstances.

It's worth noting that when in first person (or to a lesser extent, hood view) it's very difficult to see the road while in a Blade, so suspension upgrades are suggested for this vehicle or by switching back to a third-person perspective.

GTA V Overview Edit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 140 / 225 (Handling.dat) [citation/verification needed]
145 / 233 (Website)

n/a

RWD

5

1200 / 2645

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

7.8 Seconds 105 / 168

FR V8 (In-game model)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


ModificationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

The following upgrades can be made in the Loco Low Co. garage:

Type Upgrades Cost
Paint Jobs Paintjob 1 $ 500
Paintjob 2 $ 500
Paintjob 3 $ 500
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Car Color 2 $ 150
Roof Vinyl Hardtop $ 3340
Convertible Roof $ 3250
Rear Bumper Chromer Bumper $ 2150
Slamin Bumper $ 2040
Front Bumper Chromer Bumper $ 2130
Slamin Bumper $ 2050
Exhausts Chromer Exhaust $ 1610
Slamin Exhaust $ 1540
Side Skirts Chrome Strips $ 780
Wheels Classic $ 1620
Dollar $ 1560
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Trance $ 1350
Cutter $ 1030
Rimshine $ 980
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Category Modification Price (Story Mode) Price (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $50,000
Brakes Street Brakes $6,500 $20,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $27,000
Race Brakes $11,375 $35,000
Bumpers De-Chromed Front Bumper $1,250 $4,370
De-Chromed Rear Bumper $1,250 $4,370
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $33,500
Exhaust Chrome Tip Exhaust $375 $712
Grille Custom Grille $375 $712
Hood Carbon Hood $850 $2,850
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $1,200 $4,750
Single Intake Bug Catcher $1,450 $7,600
Gasser Hood $2,225 $9,120
Lights Xenon Lights $1,000 $7,500
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Respray - -
Roll Cage Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,045
Spoiler Mid Level Spoiler $750 $6,697
Drag Wing $950 $9,500
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $9,587 $29,500
Sport Transmission $10,562 $32,500
Race Transmission $13,000 $40,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $8,125 $50,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image GalleryEdit

LocationsEdit

GTA San Andreas
GTA V
  • Appears inside the garages of any of the protagonists (PS3/XB360).

Enhanced version only:

GTA Online

TriviaEdit

General Edit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • In GTA V, the Blade's rear suspension is lowered, due to the fact that it has a straight axle front end.
  • The Blade seems to be modified for drag racing, as indicated by its impressive acceleration and wide rear tires.
  • The original description of the car mentioned it as a four door sedan, but the model is clearly a two door. This was most likely a developer oversight, but it has since been fixed
  • The Blade seems to have the same Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade setup as the Sabre Turbo.
  • The Blade, like many other vehicles, does not have reverse lights.
  • Its engine noise is shared with the Buccaneer in GTA V.
  • The steering wheel bears a Declasse badge even though it's manufactured by Vapid.

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