(Cover photos provided by: testarossa, caysle, randoom., professional amateur, dangerz0nex, sirwillc, pininfarina, and icebergg slimm)
Welcome enthusiast to issue #18 of Customs, Cruisers, and Classics! The last vehicle of the grueling Gunrunning DLC drip-feed has arrived and it is the Ocelot Ardent! No new additional features in this issue but the previous features are here to stay! We also have awesome photographer and community member, the_potato as our featured photographer!
Unfortunately, no one found my hidden Easter egg in the last issue (highlight the space between the models photos 2&3 in Issue #17)
so none of you scallywags will be getting a slightly used 4GB Microsoft Zune! so I won't be hiding anymore Easter eggs in the future...
or will I.
Thank you very much for your continued support of CC&C, please Enjoy!
The Ocelot Ardent
Photo by: Plage
As you probably already know by now, the Ocelot Ardent has been released and is the last vehicles to be released as part of the Gunrunning update. Did Rockstar save the best for last? Well, for starters it features a mid-engine rear wheel drive layout and is part of the Sports Classics class. One unusual feature that the Ardent possesses is its ability to also... fire bullets from its front bumper. The vehicle does not have bullet proof or bullet resistant windows and it takes a hit like any ordinary car, armor wise.
Many members had taken note of its front bumper guns before its initial release and speculated that the ardent was going to be a subversive vehicle, inspired after the most famous Lotus Espirits of all time from the James Bond classic, "The Spy That Loved me."
The Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Sadly, this was not the case as the Ardent's description on Warstock Cache & Carry even mentions it is not submersible and you will more than likely drown:
So put away your tuxedo and save your money from those insurance bills.
"It's a rare car that allows you to be perfectly composed, effortlessly suave and extraordinarily violent all at the same time - and yet, somehow, the Ardent does all that and more. Behind the wheel of this masterpiece there's nothing you can't do: lose your pursuers, pop the dual machine guns, gun down the survivors, drop a pithy remark, open the champagne, have a quickie, drive into the sea, realize you've made a terrible mistake, and swiftly drown."
The Ocelot Ardent mostly resembles a Lotus Espirit (1987-93).
There are many other concerns numerous buyers are having with the Ardent such as, not having the option to change the interior color, its pixelated and stretched out front license plate, non-working fog lights, its tendencies to not clear sidewalk curbs, and probably the most annoying of all -it can't be raced! That's right, despite its positives of being a great handling, zippy car, its not allowed in races due to it being a "weaponized" vehicle! We can only hope Rockstar allows this great looking car into the races someday to compete with the top contenders of its class such as the Turismo Classic, Cheetah Classic, and Sterling GT.
The Ardent has a price tag of $1,150,000 and can be purchased on the Warstock Cache & Carry website. So maybe the Ardent was not exactly the best vehicle in the bunch. Do you have a favorite? Do you even play GTA anymore? The Ardent discussion continues HERE.
A Wild "Hunter" Appears!
Photo by: @Yan2295 via Twitter
In aircraft vehicle news, respected and trustworthy GTAF newtwork partner Yan2295 has raised a few eyebrows recently when he changed the background image of his Twitter account to an AH-64D Apache helicopter mod, which is what the Hunter in the GTA universe is based off of. This of course ignited
Rockstar announced today, August 24th 2017, the latest installment for GTA Online, Smuggler's Run will be coming out on Aug 29th among many other aircraft vehicles, the Hunter will be one of them!
Carrythxd - Various
AlphaSierra111996 - Ocelot XA-21
Caysle - Truffade Nero Customs
MGgames100 - Maibatsu Vincent
the_potato - MTL Flatbed
-Kaas - Pegassi Monroe
Unruly - Principe Diablous Custom
overgone - Dinka Flash
arthur fookin shelby - Vulcar Warrener
Spectacus - Vapid Contender
D.B. Cooper - Vapid Coyote
_MK_ - Vapid Trophy Truck
Voit Turyv - Invetero Coquette
STOLARS - Ocelot XA-21
superstreet556 - Karin Sultan RS
FutureClassic - Ocelot Jackal
Captain Owlfeg - Benefactor Schafter
JoonasPRKL - Mazda RX-7
Jxcob - Declasse Tornado
TeeKoo - Honda Civic Hatchback
CaptianBackwoods - Grotti Carbonizzare
In each issue Arthur Fookin Shelby will have the tedious job of picking a weekly pin-up girl for the readers
pleasure enjoyment joy! The photos will always be work safe but put in spoiler tags so you may have the option of viewing them whenever you choose; or don't click it because y'no, you just wanted to strictly see cars !
This weeks pin-up girl is:
Each week I will feature a video clip of the pure sound of some of the best sounding cars/bikes to ever grace this planet! The videos will always be put in spoiler tags so you may view at your own time and to avoid mobile users from accidentally clicking the play button when scrolling. Time to tickle your brain with the vibrations of
The Song of my People!
the_potato is a featured regular in our snapmatic selection, often times in the form of a "rolling" shot -one of my personal favorite styles! He also provides a variety of snaps from off-road, supers, and classics. Please welcome, the_potato!
What console do you primarily play on?
I primarily play on the PC.
What got you interested in cars/bikes?
Videogames such as FlatOut, NFS Porsche Unleashed and NFS Underground.
How long have you been into the GTA series games?
I've been into the GTA series for about 15 years.
Are you part of a GTA Online crew?
Do you play with anyone from GTAF? (please name)
Coffelolz and Ryo.
Is there anyone that you would like to play from GTAF?
Anyone that would like to play with me!
If you could coordinate the perfect Car Meet in GTA Online, what would it look like?
Bunch of cool guys with their beloved vehicles cruising around the map and no crashing, no guns blazing and talking about all sorts of things.
Do you have a preference in what type of cars/bikes you shoot? (Japanese, American, Euro, etc)
No preference, I shoot all sorts.
You always have a great variety of snaps!
What is your favorite vehicle in the GTA series of all time?
I would say, the Windsor from GTA San Andreas.
Is there a vehicle from any GTA series that you would want to see return?
There are so many! But since the Windsor is my favorite, I would have to stick to the GTA SA Windsor.
What is your favorite car or bike in real life?
As an enthusiast, what is your biggest automotive pet peeves seen within the car community? ie: I hate really cambered cars! People who call themselves car people but hate on other foreign brands! etc
I find coal rollers and donks extremely stupid. I also don't like too much camber and extremely stretched tires!
I can't stand "Demon" camber either, its a bit much!
Can you name your favorite car/racing game of all time?
Test Drive Unlimited is easily my favorite.
One of my personal favorites! TDU2 wasn't as good as the first.
Do you use any vehicle type mods (wheel packs, vstancer, etc)? (if PC user)
I use Lore Friendly Wheels Pack and Vstancer.
Do you use any other type of photo editors or graphic mods (if PC user)?
For graphic mods I use VisualV and sometimes use Photoshop to touch up pics.
Do you have any photography tips for the readers?
Use the Rockstar Editor and experiment with it. If you are on PC I recommend the Extended Video Export mod as many previously featured photographers have already mentioned.
I really wish there was an Extended Video Export on console
Is there anything you would like to see be added in GTAF in the future?
I cant think of anything at the moment. GTAF seems to be good the way it is currently.
Exclusive photo provided just for CC&C!
Many thanks to the_potato for taking the time for this Q&A! The community continues to look forward to your wonderful snaps!
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