Grand Theft Auto V

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Developer: Rockstar Games
Release Date: April 14, 2015

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'Grand Theft Auto Online' Adds The Imponte Ruiner ZZ-8 Muscle Car, Smuggler Loot, GTA+ Benefits, Discounts And More

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2022 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT

Set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, Grand Theft Auto V delivers a world of unprecedented scale and detail bursting with life, from mountaintops to the depths of the ocean.

When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.

Switch between the interconnected lives of Michael, Trevor and Franklin as they embark on a series of heists across Los Santos and Blaine County in the biggest, deepest and richest open world experience yet, with game world enhancements that include new wildlife, upgraded weather and damage effects, and an array of new details to discover.

Grand Theft Auto V also comes with Grand Theft Auto Online, the dynamic and ever-evolving online universe for up to 30 players, and includes all existing gameplay upgrades and content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online.

Rise through the ranks to become a CEO of your own criminal empire by trading contraband or form a Motorcycle Club and rule the streets. Pull off daring co-operative Heists, enter adrenaline-fueled Stunt Races, compete in unique Adversary Modes or create your own content to play and share with the entire GTA community.

New drops from The Criminal Enterprises update continue this week in GTA Online, as the Imponte Ruiner ZZ-8 muscle car hits the showroom floor of Luxury Autos, while new opportunities to unearth smuggler loot appear across Southern San Andreas.

Additional highlights include:

  • New Vehicle: The Imponte Ruiner ZZ-8
  • New Discoveries: Keep an eye out for a Smuggler Plane smoking and falling out of the sky and for a flare-dotted Smuggler Trail – each leading to hidden caches
  • GTA$200K bonus and 50% more GTA$ and RP for completing any MC Clubhouse Contract
  • Free Wild Striped Pool Sliders for playing GTA Online this week
  • Free White Beat Off Earbuds for completing any Gunrunning, Nightclub Warehouse, MC, or Special Cargo Sell Missions
  • Double GTA$ and RP on all Land and Air Races
  • On display on the showroom floor of Premium Deluxe Motorsport to test drive and purchaseA Classic Red Vapid Speedo – previously unavailable in GTA Online, Weeny Dynasty in Classic Saddle Brown with a Oye Taxi livery, Vulcar Fagaloa in Metallic Cast Iron Silver wrapped in the Classic Stripes livery, Karin Sultan Classic in Classic Olive Green and the Tribal Throwback Livery, and the Declasse Impaler in Metallic Race Yellow equipped with the Lowrider livery
  • On display on the showroom floor of Luxury Autos: The brand-new Imponte Ruiner ZZ-8 in Classic Orange and a Pearlescent Dark Steel Ocelot Pariah wrapped in the Ocelot Stripe Livery
  • Lucky Wheel Top Prize: The Dewbauchee Rapid GT Classic
  • LS Car Meet Prize Ride: Earn the Vapid Retinue for placing in the Top 5 in Street Races two days in a row
  • On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S:
    • Hao’s Premium Test Ride: The Übermacht Sentinel XS
    • This week’s Hao’s Special Works Time Trial takes players from Ron Alternates Wind Farm to Elysian Island
  • Test Rides: The Coil Cyclone, Emperor ETR1, and Pfister Comet S2
  • 40% off all Clubhouses and 50% off Biker Jackets
  • Vehicle Discounts: 50% off the Ocelot Pariah and Pegassi Vortex, 40% off the Karin Sultan Classic, Declasse Impaler, Willard Faction Custom, and Benefactor Glendale
  • This Month’s Ongoing GTA+ Benefits: Free Lampadati Corsita from Legendary Motorsport, Executive Office Upgrades, 50% Bonus GTA$ and RP on Operation Paper Trail, free clothing and accessories, plus additional Member Bonuses
  • Prime Gaming Bonuses: GTA Online players who successfully connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account with Prime Gaming will get GTA$125K just for playing anytime this week

The Imponte Ruiner ZZ-8 Muscle Car Available Now

The 2000s didn’t give us much except disillusionment. But for those who remember, they also gave us the high-performance ZZ-8, the greatest model in the Ruiner lineage.

The Imponte Ruiner ZZ-8 muscle car — Available Now from Southern San Andreas Super Autos.

Mayday over Los Santos and Blaine County

Keep an eye on the sky, as rumors abound of a smuggler plane issuing a distress call. If the plane goes down, opportunists should scour the wreckage for any illicit prizes that may have been on board.

And if you notice a flare billowing smoke up into the sky, make sure to investigate and follow the trail: a mysterious benefactor has stowed smuggler caches in remote areas of Southern San Andreas, ready to be plundered.

Premium Deluxe Motorsport Showroom
Walk around Simeon’s showroom to check out the following vehicles, give them a test run, and buy them outright:

  • A Classic Red Vapid Speedo, previously unavailable in GTA Online
  • The Weeny Dynasty in a Classic Saddle Brown paint job and Oye Taxi livery
  • The Vulcar Fagaloa in Metallic Cast Iron Silver and wrapped in the Classic Stripes livery
  • A Karin Sultan Classic in Classic Olive Green and the Tribal Throwback livery
  • The Declasse Impaler painted Metallic Race Yellow and equipped with the Lowrider livery

Luxury Autos Showroom
Cross the street from Record A Studios to peruse the Luxury Autos showroom’s window display, featuring the brand-new Imponte Ruiner ZZ-8 in a Classic Orange paint job. Plus, there’s an Ocelot Pariah that’s discounted at 50% off this week — painted a beautiful Pearlescent Dark Steel and wrapped in the Ocelot Stripe Livery.

Only on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S

Hao’s Premium Test Ride: The Übermacht Sentinel XS: Visit Hao’s Special Works at the heart of the LS Car Meet to scope out this week’s Premium Test Ride, a super-charged version of the Übermacht Sentinel XS that’s sure to strike terror into anyone unfortunate enough to share a stoplight with it.

This Week’s HSW Time Trial: Floor it and cut a route between the Ron Alternates Wind Farm located in the foothills of the San Chianski Mountain Range and the industrial park of Elysian Island — in this week’s HSW Time Trial.

MC Clubhouse Contract Bonuses and More

Completing any MC Clubhouse Contract this week will land you an extra 50% GTA$ and RP plus a bonus to the tune of GTA$200,000 (delivered within 72 hours of completion).

Players who log into GTA Online before August 24 will receive a free pair of Wild Striped Pool Sliders to keep things cool and casual.

And successfully completing any Gunrunning, Nightclub Warehouse, MC, or Special Cargo Sell Mission will continue to net players a pair of White Beat Off Earphones, free of charge.

2X GTA$ and RP on Land and Air Races

Offset your spiraling health insurance premiums this week in the driver’s seat or the cockpit — all Land and Air Races will pay out 2X GTA$ and RP to those who dare to tempt fate.

Car Meet Prize Ride: The Vapid Retinue
Skilled racers who place in the Top 5 in the Street Race Series for two days in a row will win the keys to the Vapid Retinue, the working-class rally car built to withstand the test of time.

Test Out the Coil Cyclone, Emperor ETR1, and Pfister Comet S2
Visit the Test Track inside the LS Car Meet to give the Coil Cyclone, Emperor ETR1, and Pfister Comet S2 a cursory spin between the columns on the painted track, race against your peers in a Scramble or the clock in a Time Trial — all at no personal cost.

On The Casino Podium: The Dewbauchee Rapid GT Classic
Visit the lobby of The Diamond Casino & Resort and give the Lucky Wheel its daily spin to win GTA$ and other prizes — including the Dewbauchee Rapid GT Classic on the podium nearby.


This month’s benefits for GTA+ Members include:

  • The Lampadati Corsita Sports Car
  • Upgrades for your Executive Office
  • Free Clothing and Accessories
  • 50% Bonus GTA$ and RP on Operation Paper Trail Missions
  • Additional Member Bonuses

Visit the GTA+ website to check out all the GTA+ Membership Benefits available through August 31. To learn more about how to make the most of your GTA+ Membership, check out the GTA+ Guide.


Make sure your furtive biker operation is running up to snuff: Clubhouses are all 40% off at Maze Bank Foreclosures, while Biker Jackets are 50% off at all local clothing stores.

Looking to bolster your roster of vehicles? Look no further…

  • Ocelot Pariah – 50% off 
  • Karin Sultan Classic – 40% off
  • Pegassi Vortex – 50% off
  • Declasse Impaler – 40% off
  • Willard Faction Custom – 40% off
  • Benefactor Glendale – 40% off

Next week in GTA Online, there’s good news for Sprunk and eCola loyalists looking to rep their brand. Plus, Lamar needs your help locating his missing product, there’s a new weapon to uncover, and much more.

Prime Gaming Benefits

GTA Online players who successfully connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account with Prime Gaming will get GTA$125K just for playing anytime this week.

All bonus GTA$ will be deposited into your Maze Bank account within 72 hours at the start of the next weekly event. To ensure access to future benefits, make sure to visit Prime Gaming and sign up.

Grand Theft Auto V is currently available for PS4, PS5 , Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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