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"The automobile manufacturer that pioneered the great American business model of low-quality mass production."
―Description at

The Vapid Motor Company, commonly referred to simply as 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 them on the website in GTA V.


Founded in 1942, it is primarily based on Ford Motor Company, even though the Huntley Sport resembles a Land Rover vehicle, the Minivan resembles a Dodge vehicle, the Bobcat and Speedo resemble Chevrolet vehicles and the Chino resembles a Lincoln vehicle, and the fact that Ford was founded in 1903, 39 years before Vapid. 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.


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
Chino Classic Muscle car 1963-1965 Lincoln Continental Introduced in the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 update for Grand Theft Auto Online.
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 Modern Muscle car 2005-2014 Ford Mustang Grand Theft Auto V exclusive
Fortune Sports coupe 1989-1993 Ford Thunderbird
Guardian Heavy-duty truck Ford F650 truck Added in the Heists Update DLC Update
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/Blue Bird CV200 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 Returning vehicle from TLaD in GTA V from the Festive Surprise
Slamvan Custom Classic van/pickup 1953-1956 Ford F-Series Introduced in the Lowriders: Custom Classics
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)





  • 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 was 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.
  • Forty-two Vapid vehicles appear in the HD Universe, the most of any vehicle manufacturer.
  • The description of Vapid 'pioneering the great American business model of low-quality mass production' is a reference to the fact that the Ford Motor Company was the first to develop mass-production for cars.
  • An exclusive Vapid T-shirt was available for players who completed any five of the available Freemode Events or Freemode Challenges during the Freemode Events Social Club Weekend[1].




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