Blade

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Blade
A Blade in GTA San Andreas.
(Rear quarter view)
A Blade in GTA San Andreas.
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA V
Vehicle type Civilian car (GTA San Andreas, GTA V)
Civilian watercraft (The Ballad of Gay Tony)
Body style 2-door lowrider (GTA San Andreas, GTA V)
Speedboat (The Ballad of Gay Tony)
Capacity 2 (driver and 1 passenger) (GTA San Andreas, GTA V)
4 (driver and 3 passengers) (The Ballad of Gay Tony)
Manufacturer Vapid (GTA V)

{{Infobox vehicles | name = Blade | vehicle_type = Civilian car (GTA San Andreas)
Civilian watercraft (The Ballad of Gay Tony) | body_style = 2-door lowrider (GTA San Andreas)
Speedboat (The Ballad of Gay Tony) | capacity = 2 (driver and 1 passenger) (GTA San Andreas) | appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]
[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] }} The '''Blade''' refers to two different types of vehicles under the same name. The Blade was first introduced in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] as a two-door open top lowrider. The Blade name is used again for one of three new speedboats introduced in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]. == Description == === GTA San Andreas (as a car) === The Blade may be found on any Mexican gang's turf, and is driven by said gang members, especially the [[San Fierro Rifa]]. It can occasionally be seen driven by non-gang affiliated civilians. If the car is equipped with hydraulics, it can be used in lowrider competitions. Being a lowrider, its exterior and interior can be modified at [[Loco Low Co.]]. ==== Design ==== The Blade combines elements of the 1965 and 1968 [[wp:Chevrolet Impala#1965-1970|Chevrolet Impala]]s. The rear of the car resembles that of the 1963 [[wp:Chevrolet Impala#1961-1964|Impala]], with convex areas around the taillights rather than concave. Its headlight design is similar to a 1967 [[wp:Oldsmobile Cutlass#Second-Generation Intermediate - 1964-1967|Oldsmobile Cutlass]] (which may be the origin of the Blade's name along with the [[Sabre]]). The Blade has no side rear-view mirrors. While normally appearing with only an open top, the car can be modified at Loco Low Co. to feature a hard top. A convertible top option is also available but the roof is constantly depicted retracted. ==== Performance ==== Acceleration and speed are quite impressive, and the brakes and slick handling serve the vehicle well. Although cornering is also excellent, the one major drawback of the Blade is its major oversteer, which makes e-braking turns absolutely futile, and driving at high speeds a challenge due to the potential loss of control at the slightest disturbance. The Blade is capable of withstanding significant impact damage due to its strong frame and overall construction; it does not fare as well against explosive damage, however. Image:Blade-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas ([[:Image:Blade-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Image:Blade-GTASA-side.jpg|Side view of a Blade modified at [[Loco Low Co.]] to feature a hard top. ====Modifications==== *[[Loco Low Co.]] === The Ballad of Gay Tony (as a boat) === [[File:Blade-TBOGT-front.png|thumb|300px|A Blade in The Ballad of Gay Tony.]] The Blade is similar in style to [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'s rendition of the [[Tropic]], but features a rear spoiler that sweeps back instead of forward, much like the [[Squalo]]. It is the fastest of the three speedboats introduced in the episode. == Trivia == *A flame-proof Blade car can be found during the mission "[[High Stakes, Low Rider]]". *The default radio station of the Blade is [[Radio Los Santos]]. == Locations == ;GTA San Andreas *Parked in front of the garage of a house east of the [[El Corona Safehouse]] in [[El Corona]], [[Los Santos in GTA III Era|Los Santos]]. *Can be found driven around in [[San Fierro Rifa]] gang turfs like [[Doherty]], [[Garcia]] and [[Battery Point]], all in [[San Fierro]]. ;The Ballad of Gay Tony *Spawns at the docks next to [[Golden Pier Swingers Golf Club]] in the [[Meat Quarter]], [[Algonquin]]. *Used during water-based [[Drug Wars]]. Will randomly appear for the player to use during the war. == See also == *[[Speeder]] - GTA III era and GTA Chinatown Wars equivalent speedboat {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1= {{vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtasa vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiv vehicles|state=collapsed}} }} [[Category:Vehicles]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA San Andreas]] [[Category:Vehicles in The Ballad of Gay Tony]] [[Category:Gang Cars]] [[Category:Lowriders]] [[Category:2-Door Sedans and Coupes]] [[Category:Boats]]

The Blade refers to two different types of vehicles under the same name. The Blade was first introduced in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as a two-door open top lowrider. The Blade name is used again for one of three new speedboats introduced in the Ballad of Gay Tony episodic pack for Grand Theft Auto IV. The name returns to being used for a car via the "I'm Not a Hipster" Update for Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

GTA San Andreas (as a car)

Design

The Blade combines elements of the 1965 and 1968 Chevrolet Impalas. The rear of the car resembles that of the 1963 Impala, with convex areas around the taillights rather than concave. Its headlight design is similar to a 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass (which may be the origin of the Blade's name along with the Sabre). The Blade has no side rear-view mirrors.

If the car is equipped with hydraulics, it can be used in lowrider competitions. Being a lowrider, its exterior and interior can be modified at Loco Low Co.. While normally appearing with only an open top, the car can also be modified at Loco Low Co. to feature a hard top; a convertible top option is also available but the roof is constantly depicted retracted.

Performance

Acceleration and speed are quite impressive, and the brakes and slick handling serve the vehicle well. Although cornering is also excellent, the one major drawback of the Blade is its major oversteer, which makes e-braking turns absolutely futile, and driving at high speeds a challenge due to the potential loss of control at the slightest disturbance. The Blade is capable of withstanding significant impact damage due to its strong frame and overall construction; it does not fare as well against explosive damage, however.

Customization

As mentioned, the Blade can be modified at a Loco Low Co., which offers a myriad of customizations for the car, including the aforementioned hardtop and retracted top add-ons:

  • Paint Jobs
    • Paintjob 1: $500
    • Paintjob 2: $500
    • Paintjob 3: $500
  • Colors
    • Car Color 1 (primary body color): $150
    • Car Color 2 (interior color): $150
  • Roof
    • Vinyl Hardtop: $3,340
    • Convertible Roof: $3,250
  • Rear Bumper
    • Chromer Bumper: $2,150
    • Slamin Bumper: $2,040
  • Front Bumper
    • Chromer Bumper: $2,130
    • Slamin Bumper: $2,050
  • Exhausts
    • Chromer Exhaust: $1,610
    • Slamin Exhaust: $1,540

  • Side Skirts
    • Chrome Strip: $780
  • Wheels
    • Classic: $1,620
    • Dollar: $1,560
    • Twist: $1,200
    • Wires: $1,560
    • Trance: $1,350
    • Cutter: $1,030
    • Rimshine: $980
    • Virtual: $620
    • Access: $1,140
  • Car Stereo
    • Bass Boost: $100
  • Hydraulics: $1,500
  • Nitro
    • 2x Nitrous: $200
    • 5x Nitrous: $500
    • 10x Nitrous: $1,000

Possible combinations of modifications that can be given to Savannas at Loco Low Co. in GTA San Andreas.

The Ballad of Gay Tony (as a boat)

Design

A Blade in The Ballad of Gay Tony.

The Blade name is repurposed for a high-powered go-fast boat in The Ballad of Gay Tony. The boat is best described as one of the largest speedboats in the GTA IV series of games, being similar in length to the Smuggler but wider. The boat also features optional forward-sweeping metallic bars over the passenger section, which are capable of detaching easily from a collision, similar to the Squalo's spoiler.

Performance

The Blade is by far the fastest watercraft in the GTA IV series, having excellent acceleration and being capable of reaching a top speeds of around 57 mph or 90 km/h. The boat is also substantially heavy, minimizing its ability to go airborne but allows the boat to accelerate stably; this trait, coupled with its large size, also reduces the boat's maneuverability, widening its turning radius and increasing its stopping distance.

GTA V (as a car)

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A Blade in GTA V.

The Blade returns in GTA V as a small lowrider manufactured by Vapid. The car most resembles a Ford Falcon, with the headlights and grille of a Chevrolet Chevelle.

Trivia

GTA San Andreas

Locations

GTA San Andreas
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA V

See also

  • Speeder, which similarly appeared as both a car and a boat throughout the GTA series.