"Baby boomer teen dream repackaged for the mass market generation. A muscle car without the muscle that's the rental vehicle of choice for tourists looking for a slice of 'real' Americana."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Vapid Dominator is a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V

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

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

The rear hatch closely resembles a fastback design, also taken from the first generation Mustang. The front grille design, rear fascia and tail lights and are derived straight from the 1970 Ford Mustang fastback, as is the name Dominator, which was the name of a hood available on early 70's Mustangs. The rear lights are placed on an impressed area between the rear spoiler and rear bumper which resembles the forth generation Mustang (New Edge 1999-2004). The rear bumper features circular twin-exit exhaust with chrome tips.

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Grand Theft Auto V

The Dominator features a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. The car also features a high torque V8 engine, which gives it decent acceleration and an above average top speed. It is one of the fastest Muscle cars in a straight line because of its impressive torque, but this is also the Dominator's major flaw, as the raw power the engine supplies makes the car very difficult to control in corners. It has a tendency to engage in bouts of immense oversteer and fishtailing on certain corners. In addition, hitting any guardrail or short wall by the side will more than likely send the Dominator going over it, a very real situation likely to be encountered when driving at high speeds or racing on any highway. This makes the Dominator overall a fairly tricky car to drive. Crash deformation is average, able to take a decent amount of head-on hits at speed before smoking or being disabled.

While its severe handling issues may make it a bad choice for inexperienced drivers, the Dominator can reward those who take the time to learn its driving style by being a very good car for racing, with only a select few amount of other Muscles able to keep up.

The vehicle features a modeled V8 engine with a single bank of cams on either side of the engine. On the top is a large cylindrical air filter wrapped with red filter paper. The engine sound is a very high torque V8 engine, with low-silenced exhausts. The badges indicates that the Dominator is powered by a 450cui (7.4L) Supercharged engine.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 90 / 145 5 N/A RWD 1600 / 3527 60
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 450cui (7.4L) Supercharged (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
5.9 Seconds 120 / 193 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $6,375
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $10,625
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $17,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $29,750
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $42,500
Bodywork Window Vents $550 $1,100
Brakes Street Brakes $6,500 $13,000
Sport Brakes $8,775 $17,550
Race Brakes $11,375 $22,750
Bumpers Custom Front Splitter $500 $2,500
Painted Rear Bumper $500 $2,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $5,850
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $8,125
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $11,700
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $21,775
Exhaust Titanium Exhaust $375 $750
Grille Custom Grille $375 $750
Hood Carbon Hood $325 $1,700
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $5,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $4,375
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Roof Rear Louvers $350 $700
Carbon Roof $575 $1,150
Carbon Roof & Louvers $800 $1,600
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $3,500
Skirts Custom Skirts $415 $3,000
Spoiler Ducktail Spoiler $275 $1,500
High Level Spoiler $350 $1,900
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 $19,175
Sports Transmission $10,562 $21,125
Race Transmission $13,000 $26,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $8,125 $42,500
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Pißwasser Dominator

Grand Theft Auto V

The Pißwasser Dominator in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)


The enhanced edition of Grand Theft Auto V features a unique Dominator with a Pißwasser livery, named the Pißwasser Dominator. It is one of the four stock cars featured in the enhanced version of the game.


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Commonly spawns when requested by Simeon.
  • This vehicle will spawn at a random car meet during a certain 'source car' import mission.
  • Can be bought from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $35,000 as of patch 1.13.
  • Spawns commonly in Pillbox Hill if driving another muscle car.
  • When you play Cops Capacity from Lester Crest there's a pre-modified, armoured yellow Dominator provided at his warehouse; however, the ability to keep vehicles obtained during missions (other than vehicles spawned at any LSC during mission times) has subsequently been patched and players will no longer be able to store this vehicle.


Grand Theft Auto Online



Grand Theft Auto V & Online

  • The default radio stations of the Dominator are: Vinewood Boulevard Radio, Los Santos Rock Radio or Radio Mirror Park.
  • When in first person view, a dial can be seen on the far right of the dashboard labeled "BLOWER". When the car is left stock, this dial will not move. However, when a turbocharger is installed, it will move when the throttle is pressed, and will drop when it is released, indicating a change in PSI. This is featured in every car with this type of interior.
    • This is technically wrong, since a "blower" is a nickname for a supercharger, not a turbocharger, although it remains quite true with the vehicle's badging.
  • The Dominator is one of the few vehicles which may spawn with chrome, this being the racing stripe that runs along the the hood of the Dominator.
    • The Banshee is another car that can rarely spawn with chrome as a secondary color like the Dominator.

Cultural references

  • The car bears a wing-shaped flag logo (which Imponte uses on some of their vehicles), which is very similar to that of the Corvette wing logo.
  • The online description of the car refers to the four-cylinder and V6 versions of the Mustang commonly found in rental fleets. However, the Dominator is based on the V8-powered "consumer" Mustang.

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