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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Emperor
 
| name = Emperor
| front_image = Emperor-GTASA-front.jpg
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| front_image = Emperor-GTA5-Front.png|thumb
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| rear_image = Emperor-GTA5-Rear.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = The Emperor in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]
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| caption = An Emperor in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| manufacturer = [[Albany]] (GTA IV)
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| manufacturer = [[Albany]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Sedans
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| body_style = 4-door family sedan (San Andreas)<br>4-door vintage car (GTA IV)
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| body_style = 4-door family sedan <small>(3D Universe)</small><br>4-door vintage car <small>(HD Universe)</small>
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| related = [[Manana]]<br>[[Virgo]]<br>[[Esperanto]]<br>[[Buccaneer]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
The '''Emperor''' is a 4-door sedan featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] ,[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. The car varies significantly between the three games.
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The [[Albany]] '''Emperor''' is a 4-door sedan featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', and its [[Episodes From Liberty City|episodes]] and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', and its [[Grand Theft Auto Online|multiplayer]]. The car varies significantly between the three games.
   
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
=== Design ===
 
=== Design ===
In GTA San Andreas, the Emperor, based on an [[wp:Infiniti Q45#First generation G50|1990-1993 Infiniti Q45]], represents a then contemporary large four-door sedan, with a lean design and somewhat rounded profile. Its also looks like [[Sentinel]], but more sleek and profiled.
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In GTA San Andreas, the Emperor, based on an [[wp:Infiniti Q45|1990-1993 Infiniti Q45]], represents a then contemporary large four-door sedan, with a lean design and somewhat rounded profile. Its also looks like the [[Sentinel]], but more sleek and profiled.
   
In GTA IV, the Emperor, given an [[Albany]] badge, is based on a [[wp:Cadillac DeVille#1977 - 1984|'78 or '79 Cadillac]][[wp:Cadillac Fleetwood#1977-1986 .28RWD.29| Fleetwood]], judging by the front bumper,with a flattened front end and no hood ornament. The side is closer to a 1980-1984 Fleetwood; the rear could also be from these cars since their trunks have more subtle creases (the Emperor has extremely subtle creases on the trunk). It features a "[[Wrecks|beater]]" version of the Emperor, with junky paint finishes, worn interiors, an occasionally missing quarter panel, and old wheels and tires. A rare rat rod beater with a neon green canvas roof also exists. The beater version is slightly more common.
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In GTA IV, the Emperor is based on the [[wp:Cadillac de Ville series|5th Generation Cadillac de Ville]] and the [[wp:Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham|Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham]] (the one that was made during 1977 until 1986). It features a "[[Wrecks|beater]]" version of the Emperor, with junky paint finishes, worn interiors, an occasionally missing quarter panel, and old wheels and tires. The beater version is slightly more common. Both the Emperor and its beater variant return in GTA V, unchanged.
   
{| align="center"
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" position="center" spacing="small">
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
 
 
Emperor-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas (<small>[[:Image:Emperor-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Emperor-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas (<small>[[:Image:Emperor-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Emperor-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Emperor-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Emperor-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Emperor-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Emperor-GTA5-Front.png|GTA V (<small>[[:Image:Emperor-GTA5-Rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Emperor(car)-GTAV-front.jpg|Pre-release screenshot
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Emperor,Albany.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V
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Emperor_GTAVe_Interior.jpg|Interior [[First person view]] in GTA V Enhanced version
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</gallery>
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====Variants====
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Both GTA IV and GTA V feature beater variants of the Emperor. GTA IV features a slightly damaged and heavily damaged variants, slightly damaged having a missing quarter panel and slightly rusted paintjob and heavily damaged having a completely destroyed and rusty paintjob. GTA V features beater and snowy variants of the Emperor. The beater variant has a slightly rusty paintjob and the snowy variant is the same as the beater variant, albeit covered in snow. All beater Emperors feature a worn interior.
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" position="center" spacing="small">
 
Emperor-GTA4-beater1-front.jpg|GTA IV; beater variant.
 
Emperor-GTA4-beater1-front.jpg|GTA IV; beater variant.
 
Emperor-GTA4-beater2-front.jpg|GTA IV; alternate beater variant.
 
Emperor-GTA4-beater2-front.jpg|GTA IV; alternate beater variant.
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Emperor2-GTA5-Front.png|GTA V; beater variant.
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Emperor3-GTAV-Front.png|GTA V; snow covered variant (<small>[[:Image:Emperor3-GTAV-Rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
|}
 
[[File:Emperor-white-GTAV-trailer.png|thumb|A white Emperor in second trailer.]]
 
   
 
=== Performance ===
 
=== Performance ===
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GTA IV's Emperor is powered by a high-displacement, but low-output 5.7 liter V8, mated to a 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. Due to its weight and low-power engine, the Emperor is quite slow off the line, and its top speed of 120 MPH (185 kmh) leaves much to be desired. Acceleration differs between the two variants, with the standard Emperor reaching 60 mph in 9.9 seconds, and the beater in 12.9 seconds. The car feels very heavy around corners and loses much speed around them. Its soft suspension often results in its rear swinging out of control and subtle fishtailing. Braking is very poor, and strangely, for a vehicle that's designed to be reminiscent of late 1970s/early 1980s cars, ABS is standard. Crash deformation is below average, and build quality is surprisingly low: as the Emperor cannot sustain much damage before failing or catching fire.
 
GTA IV's Emperor is powered by a high-displacement, but low-output 5.7 liter V8, mated to a 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. Due to its weight and low-power engine, the Emperor is quite slow off the line, and its top speed of 120 MPH (185 kmh) leaves much to be desired. Acceleration differs between the two variants, with the standard Emperor reaching 60 mph in 9.9 seconds, and the beater in 12.9 seconds. The car feels very heavy around corners and loses much speed around them. Its soft suspension often results in its rear swinging out of control and subtle fishtailing. Braking is very poor, and strangely, for a vehicle that's designed to be reminiscent of late 1970s/early 1980s cars, ABS is standard. Crash deformation is below average, and build quality is surprisingly low: as the Emperor cannot sustain much damage before failing or catching fire.
   
== Trivia==
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The GTA V variant of the Emperor is virtually unchanged from the GTA IV variant. The car again seems to be powered by a high displacement but low performance 8 cylinder engine. The engine offers low power and only decent torque. Because of this, the car acceleration and overall top speed is unspectacular.
*In GTA IV, the back of an Emperor is featured on a building in [[Star Junction]].[[File:Emperor_badges.png|thumb]]
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*The Emperor plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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The handling of the Emperor is decent, especially when a more performance oriented suspension is added to the car. However, due to the car's low ride, height, this does cause the car to scrape against the ground in areas where the terrain is more dynamic and road clearance is neccessary. This low ride height will also sometimes cause the Emperor to become stuck in areas where smaller and "shorter" cars can escape from. At speed, the handling of the Emperor can become inconsistent and is prone to fishtailing due to the overall design of the car. Nevertheless, the long wheelbase of the car does aid the driver in these situations, as the driver can countersteer out of the slide and regain control of the car.
** [[CSR 103.9]] in GTA San Andreas.
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** [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]] or [[Tuff Gong Radio]] in GTA IV.
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The beater variant of the car sometimes fails to start up. This can be an inherit risk for those who are frequently in high risk situations, as it makes a quick getaway nearly impossible. Unlike the beater variant, however, the normal Emperor starts right up.
*Oddly, there's also a car company called [[Emperor (manufacturer)|Emperor]], a Lexus parody, but the car Emperor is made by [[Albany]], a Cadillac parody (which is more fitting for this car). Yet the GTA San Andreas rendition seems to be more fitting for the Emperor brand since it is a Japanese luxury car.
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* The rat rod beater variant with a lime green roof might appear in Little Jacob's deliveries. Respraying the car at a [[Pay N Spray]] will remove the unique roof and turn it to regular beater version.
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As for durability, the normal Emperor can take multiple impacts to the engine, chassis, suspension, and tires without taking signifcant damage that will disable the car, it is considered one of the most underestimated and underated cars in terms of overall durability. The beater variant, however, will not, and will most likely cease to work after a few direct impacts. The engine, as stated before, is unspectacular, but does have decent torque, which allows the large and bulky car to accelerate very quickly and also enables it to take on offroad courses that some other cars in the same class may have issues with (such as climbing [[Mount Chiliad (HD Universe)|Mount Chiliad]]). The car is fairly large and has one of the largest trunks in the game. It seats four occupants. The cars torque, combined with its weight, durability, and apparent body on frame design allows it to barrel through [[Police Roadblocks|cop car roadblocks]], and is rarely ever affected by other cars slamming into it or ramming it. It is one of the most durable cars in the game.
* The GTA IV Emperor uses the horn sound from GTA San Andreas.
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* The beater variant, being an Albany with only 3 headlights, could be a nod to the "Psychobilly Cadillac" from the Johnny Cash song "One Piece At A Time".
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Overall, the Emperor is a solid, heavy car, with handling that isn't proportional to its straight line speed. For the price and availability of the car, it should be considered by anyone looking for a beginners sedan that can haul a small group around, especially in areas where a durable and capable sedan is needed. 
* It appears in the [[GTA 5]] trailer at 00.59. However only the front of it is showing.
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* It could be possible that one of the [[FIB]] agents that appears on the mission [[Dust Off]] owns the black Emperor that is parked beside the building at [[Francis International Airport]] .
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== Modifications ==
* Oddly, the GTA IV's version of the car appears to be manual despite its old, American appearance.<br />[[File:Emperor-GTAV-trailer.jpg|thumb|334px|The Emperor in GTA V]]
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===GTA San Andreas===
[[File:6934.jpg|thumb|Another photo of the emperor from GTA V.Chop also seen jumping.]]
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*The Emperor can only be modified in a [[TransFender]] garage.
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost
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|-
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|Color
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
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|$ 150
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |Vents
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|Oval Hood Vent
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|$ 150
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|-
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|Square Hood Vent
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|$ 100
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Exhausts
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|Large Exhaust
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|$ 250
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|-
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|Twin Exhaust
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|$ 300
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|-
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|Upswept Exhaust
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|$ 400
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|-
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|Lights
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|Round Fog Lamp
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|$ 100
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|5x Nitrous
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|$ 500
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|-
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|10x Nitrous
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Roof
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|Roof Scoop
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|$ 80
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Spoilers
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|Win
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|$ 550
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|-
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|Fury
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|$ 350
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|-
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|Alpha
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|$ 250
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|-
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|Side skirts
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|Side Skirt
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|$ 500
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|-
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| rowspan="10" |Wheels
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|Import
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|$ 820
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|-
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|Atomic
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|$ 770
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|-
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|Ahab
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Virtual
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|$ 620
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|-
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|Access
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|$ 1140
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|-
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|Off Road Wheel
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Mega
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|$ 1030
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|-
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|Grove
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|$ 1230
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|-
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|Twist
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|$ 1200
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|-
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|Wires
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|$ 1560
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|-
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|Car Stereo
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|Bass Boost
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|$ 100
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|-
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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
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|}
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==Notable Owners==
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*[[Maxwell Caughlin]]
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*[[Lamar Davis]] owns a blue Emperor. Abandoned during [[The Long Stretch]].
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*[[Maude Eccles]]
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*[[Little Jacob]] owns a unique green and black beater Emperor
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*[[Freddy Paparo]]
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*[[Preston Pecinovsky]]
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== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
;GTA San Andreas
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===GTA San Andreas===
* Commonly found in [[San Fierro]] and [[Los Santos]].
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* Commonly found in [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] and [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
 
* Used in "[[Wear Flowers in Your Hair]]", the first mission in San Fierro, in which [[Carl Johnson]] hires [[Dwaine]] and [[Jethro]] to work in the [[Doherty Garage|garage]] in [[Doherty]].
 
* Used in "[[Wear Flowers in Your Hair]]", the first mission in San Fierro, in which [[Carl Johnson]] hires [[Dwaine]] and [[Jethro]] to work in the [[Doherty Garage|garage]] in [[Doherty]].
   
;GTA IV
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===GTA IV===
 
* Commonly found around the [[Dukes]] area. (Both beater and normal version of the car).
 
* Commonly found around the [[Dukes]] area. (Both beater and normal version of the car).
 
* A black Emperor with a red lustered color spawns beside a building at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]], after completing the mission [[Dust Off]].
 
* A black Emperor with a red lustered color spawns beside a building at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]], after completing the mission [[Dust Off]].
 
*The beater variant can be found parked in [[Bohan Industrial]], [[Bohan]], just west of the [[Dukes Bay Bridge]].
 
*The beater variant can be found parked in [[Bohan Industrial]], [[Bohan]], just west of the [[Dukes Bay Bridge]].
 
*The beater variant can show up can be found as the delivery vehicle for the [[Drug Delivery]] side-mission.
 
*The beater variant can show up can be found as the delivery vehicle for the [[Drug Delivery]] side-mission.
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*The beater variant spawns more frequently when driving a non-beater [[Sabre]] or [[Vigero]]. The regular version spawns more frequently when driving a beater [[Sabre]] or [[Vigero]].
 
*Spawns commonly when driving an [[Esperanto]].
 
*Spawns commonly when driving an [[Esperanto]].
*Spawns near [[Mikhail Faustin]]'s Mansion in [[Beachgate]].
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*Spawns near [[Mikhail Faustin]]'s mansion in [[Beachgate]].
*Occasionally spawns parked on Munsee Avenue in Downtown, Broker in The Ballad of Gay Tony. This is commonly found near where the Pony spawns.
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*Occasionally spawns parked on [[Munsee Avenue]] in [[Downtown]], [[Broker]] in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]. This is commonly found near where the [[Pony]] spawns.
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*The beater variant is very common in southern Alderney, around the poorer areas.
   
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===GTA V===
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=== Standard Variant ===
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*Spawns most commonly in [[Downtown Los Santos (GTA V)|Downton Los Santos]], [[Vinewood (GTA V)|Vinewood]], [[East Vinewood]] and [[Rockford Hills]].
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*Also spawns more commonly when the player is driving a muscle car.
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*Parked in the parking lot to the side of the [[Vanilla Unicorn]].
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*Lamar's blue variant can be kept by storing it in Franklin's garage during [[The Long Stretch]].
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=== Beater variant ===
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*Commonly found around [[South Los Santos]].
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*Spawns around [[Sandy Shores]].
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== Trivia==
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*In GTA IV, the back of an Emperor is featured on a building in [[Star Junction]].[[File:Emperor_badges.png|thumb]]
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*The Emperor plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[CSR 103.9]] or [[K-DST]].
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**'''''GTA IV''''': [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]] or [[Tuff Gong Radio]].
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**'''''Episodes from Liberty City''''': [[RamJam FM]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Radio Los Santos]] or [[West Coast Classics]].
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*Oddly, there's also a car company called [[Emperor (manufacturer)|Emperor]], a Lexus parody, but the car Emperor is made by [[Albany]], a Cadillac parody (which is more fitting for this car). Yet the GTA San Andreas rendition seems to be more fitting for the Emperor brand since it is a Japanese luxury car.
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* The rat rod beater variant with a lime green roof might appear in Little Jacob's deliveries. Respraying the car at a [[Pay N Spray]] will remove the unique roof and turn it to regular beater version.
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* The GTA IV Emperor effectively replaces GTA San Andreas' [[Greenwood]].
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* The GTA IV Emperor uses the horn sound from GTA San Andreas.
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* The beater variant, being an Albany with only 3 headlights, could be a nod to the "Psychobilly Cadillac" from the Johnny Cash song "One Piece At A Time".
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* It could be possible that one of the [[FIB]] agents that appears on the mission [[Dust Off]] owns the black Emperor that is parked beside the building at [[Francis International Airport]] .
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* The Emperor in GTA IV shares it's interior with the [[Esperanto]].
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==Navigation==
 
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Latest revision as of 08:59, November 22, 2014

This article is about the car made by Albany. For the manufacturer, see Emperor (manufacturer).
Emperor
Emperor-GTA5-Front
An Emperor in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Sedans
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door family sedan (3D Universe)
4-door vintage car (HD Universe)
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Albany (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Manana
Virgo
Esperanto
Buccaneer


The Albany Emperor is a 4-door sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV, and its episodes and Grand Theft Auto V, and its multiplayer. The car varies significantly between the three games.

Description Edit

Design Edit

In GTA San Andreas, the Emperor, based on an 1990-1993 Infiniti Q45, represents a then contemporary large four-door sedan, with a lean design and somewhat rounded profile. Its also looks like the Sentinel, but more sleek and profiled.

In GTA IV, the Emperor is based on the 5th Generation Cadillac de Ville and the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham (the one that was made during 1977 until 1986). It features a "beater" version of the Emperor, with junky paint finishes, worn interiors, an occasionally missing quarter panel, and old wheels and tires. The beater version is slightly more common. Both the Emperor and its beater variant return in GTA V, unchanged.

VariantsEdit

Both GTA IV and GTA V feature beater variants of the Emperor. GTA IV features a slightly damaged and heavily damaged variants, slightly damaged having a missing quarter panel and slightly rusted paintjob and heavily damaged having a completely destroyed and rusty paintjob. GTA V features beater and snowy variants of the Emperor. The beater variant has a slightly rusty paintjob and the snowy variant is the same as the beater variant, albeit covered in snow. All beater Emperors feature a worn interior.

Performance Edit

Acceleration and speed of GTA San Andreas' Emperor are somewhat disappointing, as are handling and braking. The engine sounds as though it is a large V6 or V8, but is apparently incapable of delivering substantial power to the bulky, rear-drive vehicle. Using the E-brake around corners almost guarantees fishtailing, making this car almost useless when driving at high speeds. It is, however, a sturdy vehicle with low chances of roll overs, and does a fairly good job of absorbing damage.

GTA IV's Emperor is powered by a high-displacement, but low-output 5.7 liter V8, mated to a 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. Due to its weight and low-power engine, the Emperor is quite slow off the line, and its top speed of 120 MPH (185 kmh) leaves much to be desired. Acceleration differs between the two variants, with the standard Emperor reaching 60 mph in 9.9 seconds, and the beater in 12.9 seconds. The car feels very heavy around corners and loses much speed around them. Its soft suspension often results in its rear swinging out of control and subtle fishtailing. Braking is very poor, and strangely, for a vehicle that's designed to be reminiscent of late 1970s/early 1980s cars, ABS is standard. Crash deformation is below average, and build quality is surprisingly low: as the Emperor cannot sustain much damage before failing or catching fire.

The GTA V variant of the Emperor is virtually unchanged from the GTA IV variant. The car again seems to be powered by a high displacement but low performance 8 cylinder engine. The engine offers low power and only decent torque. Because of this, the car acceleration and overall top speed is unspectacular.

The handling of the Emperor is decent, especially when a more performance oriented suspension is added to the car. However, due to the car's low ride, height, this does cause the car to scrape against the ground in areas where the terrain is more dynamic and road clearance is neccessary. This low ride height will also sometimes cause the Emperor to become stuck in areas where smaller and "shorter" cars can escape from. At speed, the handling of the Emperor can become inconsistent and is prone to fishtailing due to the overall design of the car. Nevertheless, the long wheelbase of the car does aid the driver in these situations, as the driver can countersteer out of the slide and regain control of the car.

The beater variant of the car sometimes fails to start up. This can be an inherit risk for those who are frequently in high risk situations, as it makes a quick getaway nearly impossible. Unlike the beater variant, however, the normal Emperor starts right up.

As for durability, the normal Emperor can take multiple impacts to the engine, chassis, suspension, and tires without taking signifcant damage that will disable the car, it is considered one of the most underestimated and underated cars in terms of overall durability. The beater variant, however, will not, and will most likely cease to work after a few direct impacts. The engine, as stated before, is unspectacular, but does have decent torque, which allows the large and bulky car to accelerate very quickly and also enables it to take on offroad courses that some other cars in the same class may have issues with (such as climbing Mount Chiliad). The car is fairly large and has one of the largest trunks in the game. It seats four occupants. The cars torque, combined with its weight, durability, and apparent body on frame design allows it to barrel through cop car roadblocks, and is rarely ever affected by other cars slamming into it or ramming it. It is one of the most durable cars in the game.

Overall, the Emperor is a solid, heavy car, with handling that isn't proportional to its straight line speed. For the price and availability of the car, it should be considered by anyone looking for a beginners sedan that can haul a small group around, especially in areas where a durable and capable sedan is needed. 

Modifications Edit

GTA San AndreasEdit

  • The Emperor can only be modified in a TransFender garage.
Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Vents Oval Hood Vent $ 150
Square Hood Vent $ 100
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Upswept Exhaust $ 400
Lights Round Fog Lamp $ 100
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Roof Roof Scoop $ 80
Spoilers Win $ 550
Fury $ 350
Alpha $ 250
Side skirts Side Skirt $ 500
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

Notable OwnersEdit

Locations Edit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA IVEdit

GTA VEdit

Standard Variant Edit

Beater variant Edit

TriviaEdit

  • In GTA IV, the back of an Emperor is featured on a building in Star Junction.
    Emperor badges
  • The Emperor plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • Oddly, there's also a car company called Emperor, a Lexus parody, but the car Emperor is made by Albany, a Cadillac parody (which is more fitting for this car). Yet the GTA San Andreas rendition seems to be more fitting for the Emperor brand since it is a Japanese luxury car.
  • The rat rod beater variant with a lime green roof might appear in Little Jacob's deliveries. Respraying the car at a Pay N Spray will remove the unique roof and turn it to regular beater version.
  • The GTA IV Emperor effectively replaces GTA San Andreas' Greenwood.
  • The GTA IV Emperor uses the horn sound from GTA San Andreas.
  • The beater variant, being an Albany with only 3 headlights, could be a nod to the "Psychobilly Cadillac" from the Johnny Cash song "One Piece At A Time".
  • It could be possible that one of the FIB agents that appears on the mission Dust Off owns the black Emperor that is parked beside the building at Francis International Airport .
  • The Emperor in GTA IV shares it's interior with the Esperanto.

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