Design and variants
Bloodring Bangers are evidently vehicles modified for use in demolition derbies, and as such are stripped down with added safety features for the driver. The Bloodring Banger is originally available in GTA Vice City in the form of either a modified Glendale (internally named "bloodra") or Oceanic (internally named "bloodrb"); in GTA San Andreas, however, only the Glendale is used (despite the "bloodrb" handling line remaining in the GTA San Andreas game files).
Cosmetic modifications of the Banger include roll bars (which varies depending on their car number) and netting for the driver's compartment for GTA Vice City, and roll bars and welded bars of metal in GTA San Andreas. Bloodring Bangers are only capable of seating two, unlike the Glendale and Oceanic, which both seat four. The GTA San Andreas rendition does not even feature opening doors; in CJ's entry animation, he climbs in through the window. Being vehicles outfitted for demolition derbies, Bangers typically feature unconventional color schemes, including some with checkered roofs. Another minor difference is the roof-mounted racing numbers on Bloodring Bangers in the PlayStation 2 and PC versions; while the PS2 version has scribbled numbers, the same signage is completely black in PC versions, likely a programming mistake during porting.
In GTA Vice City, the Glendale variant may spawn with the number 1, 3, 27, 53, 69, or 99. The Oceanic variant may spawn with the number 11, 41, 48, 59, 73, or 83. These numbered variants can be saved in save garages.
Oceanic variant of the Bloodring Banger in GTA Vice City (Rear quarter view).
A Bloodring Banger in GTA San Andreas (PC version) (Rear quarter view). Note the blackened rooftop signs where written racing numbers are meant to be.
Performance wise, the vehicles receive minor modifications. The car retains its rear-wheel drive configuration, but acceleration and speed for the car is very good, being much faster than the original Glendale and Oceanic. It has much tighter suspensions, which results in tighter cornering. The Oceanic Banger in GTA Vice City is lighter than the Oceanic, while the Glendale Banger is heavier than the Glendale.
- In GTA San Andreas, the Bloodring Banger at the Blood Bowl has many unique license plate variations, mostly based on leetspeak:
- The Bloodring Banger plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
- K-Rose in GTA San Andreas.
In GTA Vice City, Bloodring Bangers feature many businesses as sponsors and include many businesses that appear no where else in the game.
- In front of the Hyman Memorial Stadium (after completing "Bloodring"), Downtown
- Via cheat (PC): GETTHEREQUICKLY (Glendale) or TRAVELINSTYLE (Oceanic)
- In front of the statue at Corvin Stadium (after completing "Blood Bowl"), Foster Valley, San Fierro
- Via cheat (PC): OLDSPEEDDEMON, or CQZIJMB