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
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[1]
Dominator Muscle Car 2010-2014 Ford Mustang No No No Yes
Fortune Coupe 1989-1993 Ford Thunderbird Yes Yes Yes No
Hellenbach[2] 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[4] Sedan 1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria
1998-2011 Ford Crown Victoria (GTA V, police and taxi variants)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Slamvan Van 1953-1956 Ford F-Series panel van No Yes Yes [5] Yes
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


  1. Seen only as the light duty Utility Truck in GTA V.
  2. Car appears in Chinatown Wars in the GTA IV era.
  3. Cabby is rebadged as a Schyster vehicle.
  4. Consumer variant name revealed in GTA V.
  5. Vehicle appears in Frosting on the Cake, but is otherwise unobtainable.