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Admiral
Admiral-GTA4-front
An Admiral in Grand Theft Auto IV.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door compact sedan (3D Universe)
4-door full-size sedan (HD Universe)
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV

The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
Manufacturer Dundreary (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Washington
Stretch
Primo
Presidente
Glendale
Marbelle
"Efficient German cruiser. Popular with commuter belt middle men."
— GTA Vice City Website.

The Dundreary Admiral is a 4-door sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. In 3D Universe, it was originally a compact executive car, while in HD Universe it is completely redesigned into a more larger luxury car.

Design

3D Universe

In GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA Vice City Stories, the car resembles a 1982-1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E, with a front fascia similar to the Volvo 240 and the rear from a BMW 3 Series E30. In GTA San Andreas, it appears to feature a minor 1990s facelift, although in reality, at this point of time, the 190E was replaced by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The design remains unchanged throughout 3D Universe.

HD Universe

In GTA IV, the Dundreary Admiral sports a completely different design with no reminiscence to the previous renditions. No longer with the Mercedes/BMW appearance, it is now a larger executive car similar to the Washington. The car features a Japanese-American design that is based on the 2003 Toyota Crown Majesta with headlights from the 2003-2011 Mercury Grand Marquis, having some minor influences from the Lexus GS S160. Interestingly, the Admiral appears to be a long wheelbase model, despite the fact that the long wheelbase Grand Marquis was only available in the Middle East.

In GTA Chinatown Wars, the Admiral still retains this Japanese-American design, but a different year, particularly the mid-1990s model.

Performance

3D Universe

In the GTA III era, performance wise, the car is generally acceptable with light weight, stable handling, and good acceleration and top speed, to the point it is offered as a starter car which the player may first control in GTA Vice City. Surprisingly, it is front-wheel drive, in contrast to the Mercedes 190E, BMW E30 or Volvo 200 which are all rear-wheel drive, making it quite suspectible to understeer. The GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas renditions has the same engine sound as the Sentinel, implying it is turbocharged, but the GTA Vice City Stories rendition is different, emitting the same sound as the Taxi and is not turbocharged, reflecting the game's setting in 1984. All renditions are equipped with a four-cylinder engine.

HD Universe

In GTA IV, it is powered by a large V8 engine with a RWD configuration coupled to a 5-speed transmission. Acceleration is good but not great (0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds), and handling is as to be expected; the sheer weight and the comfort-oriented suspension does have its disadvantages. The top speed is a rather impressive 198 mph (320 km/h). Despite ABS as standard, it takes a long time to stop the heavy saloon completely. The Admiral, however, is very resilient to crashes thanks to its bulky construction. The weight is also useful for ramming other vehicles off the road. The Admiral is rather rare, it is more common to find it in limo form, the Stretch.

In GTA Chinatown Wars, the Admiral retains the performance from GTA IV. There is a purple and white Triad variant on which sports upgraded acceleration and top speed as well as a smoother engine sound.

Modifications

GTA San Andreas

The Admiral can only be modified in a TransFender garage.

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Appearance in missions

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

  • Stowaway (Alternate Cutscene; CJ will land on its back and subsequently die causing the mission to fail in the process if the player jumps off the plane without a parachute)
  • Los Sepulcros, as the car you're meant to drive after killing Kane. It's everything-proof, though, so you may want to store a Tow Truck in your garage to keep the Admiral.
  • You've Had Your Chips, these cars are used by the mafia.

GTA Chinatown Wars

Notable Owners

Triad's Admiral

Huang Lee's Admiral

Unique colors

  • In GTA Vice City, black Admirals are available on the mission Check Out At The Check In and Loose Ends, but otherwise is more easy to obtain this unique Admiral with cheats or mods.

Variants

Locations

GTA Vice City

  • It is found everywhere in Vice City.
  • Parked at a mansion on northwest Starfish Island. Use a helicopter to get into the garden, then use the ramp to get out.
  • Parked on the left side of the stairs on the Vercetti Mansion after the events of Rub Out, possibly the same Admiral that was previously owned by Diaz. It is usually replacing the Stretch though both the Stretch and the Admiral may also spawn at the same time.

GTA San Andreas

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City

  • It is a rather rare car in GTA IV, but will spawn if driving a Stretch.
    Admiral badges
  • It will also spawn somewhat more when riding a PCJ-600.
  • Also spawns easily while driving a Steed.
  • Also spawns easily while driving a DF8-90.
  • In TBOGT, in the mission Going Deep, there are several Admirals parked in the garage.
  • Spawns frequently in multiplayer.
  • Can be found at Francis International Airport and The Triangle in Single player.
  • In TLAD, if you are driving an Ambulance it will spawn.

GTA Chinatown Wars

  • Spawns commonly in traffic.
  • The Triad variant is parked in certain areas in Cerveza Heights and outside of Kenny Lee's house.
  • Used as a drug stash by certain drug dealers, however, it is locked.
  • Near the entrance of your Cerveza Heights safehouse.
  • In Wu Kenny Lee's warehouse in East Island City, close to East Borough Bridge.

Trivia

Admiral-GTAV-Wreck

A wrecked Admiral in GTA V.

  • It shares the rim design with the Manana
  • In GTA Vice City Stories, one may consider Admiral as the civilian version of the Taxi, as they utilize the same engine sound.
  • In 3D Universe, it can be assumed that the Admiral is manufactured by Benefactor, as the car is based on a Mercedes, and Benefactor is GTA's parody of Mercedes.
  • Both the Admiral and the Sultan are named after ranks.
  • The Admiral does not return in Grand Theft Auto V. Instead, it is replaced by the Vapid Stanier. Only the wrecked version appeared in the scrapyards.

Gallery

GTA Vice City

The Admiral in GTA Vice City.

GTA San Andreas

The Admiral in GTA San Andreas.

GTA Vice City Stories

The Admiral in GTA Vice City Stories.

GTA IV

The Admiral in GTA IV.

GTA Chinatown Wars

The Admiral in GTA Chinatown Wars, and the Triad variant.

See also

References


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