The Vapid Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer present in the HD Universe. It is primarily based on Ford Motor Company, although some of its models resemble some of those made by Chevrolet, Dodge, Land Rover, and even the International Harvester/Navistar International. In parody of Ford's famous blue oval badge, Vapid's logo is a red oval. 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 biggest car manufacturers in Grand Theft Auto IV, along with Declasse.
For at least the duration of the Minivan's production, Vapid maintained a relationship with Schyster, which is based on Chrysler. Schyster's Cabby taxicab appears to be a re-badged Vapid Minivan and features a "Limited Vapid Design" badge.
Events of the HD Universe
In Grand Theft Auto V, Lester Crest tells Franklin Clinton that a venture capitalist named Isaac Penny intends to buy a controlling stake in the Vapid Motor Company, intending to lay off several thousand employees. Lester reveals that Penny is a "spendthrift" billionaire, taking the same bus every day to and from work. Franklin uses this information to find and assassinate Penny. After Penny's intended acquisition falls through, Vapid's stock price falls temporary before recovering.
|Vehicle||Style||Based on||Appears in||Variants|
|GTA IV||TLAD||TBOGT||GTA V|
|Benson||Commercial Truck||1989-2001 International 4000 series bottler truck||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bobcat||Pickup Truck||1982-1986 Ford F-Series stepside truck||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bullet GT||Supercar||2003-2006 Ford GT||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Contender||Pickup Truck||third generation Ford SVT Lightning concept||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||
|Dominator||Muscle Car||2010-2014 Ford Mustang||No||No||No||Yes|
|Fortune||Coupe||1989-1993 Ford Thunderbird||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Hellenbach||Muscle Car||2006-present Shelby Mustang GT500||No||No||No||No|
|Huntley Sport||SUV||2006-2013 Range Rover Sport||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Minivan||Minivan/MPV||2001-2007 Dodge Caravan||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Peyote||Coupe||1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Radius||Crossover SUV||2011-2014 Ford Edge||No||No||No||Yes|
|Sadler||Pickup Truck||2008-2010 Ford F-250||No||No||No||Yes|
|Stanier||Sedan|| 1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria
1998-2011 Ford Crown Victoria (GTA V, police and taxi variants)
|Slamvan||Van||1953-1956 Ford F-Series panel van||No||Yes||Yes ||No|
|Speedo||Van||2003-present Chevrolet Express||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Steed||Commercial Truck||1992-1996 Ford Econoline stripped chassis delivery truck||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Tow Truck||Pickup Truck||1953-1956 Ford F-Series refitted for use as a tow truck||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Uranus||Sports Coupe||1985-1986 Ford Mustang hatchback||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Yankee||Commercial Truck||1980s International Harvester S-Series||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Unnamed Police Cruiser||Sedan||2012-Present Ford Taurus Police Interceptor||No||No||No||Yes|
- Seen only as the light duty Utility Truck in GTA V.
- Car appears in Chinatown Wars in the GTA IV era.
- Cabby is rebadged as a Schyster vehicle.
- Consumer variant name revealed in GTA V.
- Vehicle appears in Frosting on the Cake, but is otherwise unobtainable.