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:''This article is about the car made by [[Albany]]. For the manufacturer, see [[Emperor (manufacturer)]].''
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{{DISPLAYTITLE: Emperor}}{{Disambiglink|This article is about the vehicle. For the manufacturer, see [[Emperor (manufacturer)|Emperor]].}}
 
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Emperor
 
| name = Emperor
| front_image = Emperor(car)-GTAV-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 [[GTA V]]
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| caption = An '''Emperor''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 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 - GTA V)
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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]]
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three 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]]
 
}}
 
}}
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The '''Emperor''' is a four-door classic sedan featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and its [[Episodes From Liberty City|episodes]], ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''. It is manufactured by [[Albany]] in the [[HD Universe]].
The [[Albany]] '''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.
 
   
 
== 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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The car has varied significantly since its first appearance in the [[3D Universe]]. 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 #1977.E2.80.931984|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="3" 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|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
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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" variant. The slightly damaged variants typically include a missing quarter panel and slightly rusted paintjob, whilst heavily damaged variants include 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>
|}
 
   
 
=== Performance ===
 
=== Performance ===
 
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.
 
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.
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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 based on a late 1970s/early 1980s model, 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 Emperor 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 Emperor's 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 necessary. 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.
**'''''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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The normal Emperor can take multiple impacts to the engine, chassis, suspension, and tires without taking significant damage that will disable the car, and it is considered one of the most underestimated and under-rated cars in terms of overall durability. The beater variant, however, is not as durable and will most likely cease to work after a few direct impacts, and can sometimes fail to start at all. 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 car's torque, combined with its weight, durability, and apparent body on frame design allows it to barrel through [[Police Roadblocks]], and is rarely affected by other cars slamming into it or ramming it. It is one of the most durable cars in the game.
*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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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 beginner's sedan that can haul a small group around, especially in areas where a durable and capable sedan is needed.
* 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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==== GTA V Overview ====
* It appears in the [[GTA V]] trailer at 00.59. However only the front of it is showing.
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{{Vehicle Stats2
* 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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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined =
* Oddly, the GTA IV's version of the car appears to be manual despite its old, American appearance.
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|Top speed defined = 120 / 193
* The Emperor in GTA IV shares it's interior with the [[Esperanto]].<br />[[File:Emperor-GTAV-trailer.jpg|thumb|334px|The Emperor in GTA V]]
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|Engine defined =n/a
[[File:6934.jpg|thumb|Another photo of the emperor from [[GTA V]]. [[Chop]] also seen jumping across the bonnet of the Emperor.]]
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD
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|Gears defined = 5
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|Mass defined = 1900 / 4189
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed =21.7 Seconds
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|Top speed observed =75 / 120
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|Engine observed =FR V6
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5}}
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== Modifications ==
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===GTA San Andreas===
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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]] owned a blue Emperor, until it was 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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*[[Drunk Couple]]
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*[[Preston Pecinovsky]]
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*[[Barry (GTA V)|Barry]] owns a beater Emperor, which has broken down.
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*[[Taliana Martinez]] used an Emperor as a getaway car during a robbery, before she was involved in a high-speed crash and flipped the car over.
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*[[The Truth]]
   
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
 
===GTA San Andreas===
 
===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 + Episodes from Liberty City===
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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]].
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*Spawns commonly when driving an [[Esperanto]].
 
*Spawns commonly when driving an [[Esperanto]].
 
*Spawns near [[Mikhail Faustin]]'s mansion in [[Beachgate]].
 
*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|Broker.]] Commonly found near where the [[Pony]] spawns.
 
*The beater variant is very common in southern Alderney, around the poorer areas.
 
*The beater variant is very common in southern Alderney, around the poorer areas.
   
===Grand Theft Auto V===
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===GTA V===
*TBA
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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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*Parked in front of JJ's Forklift Repairs on [[Crusade Road]], in [[Strawberry]].
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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]], [[The Lab]] (PC only) or [[West Coast Classics]].
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*Respraying a beater Emperor used in Little Jacob's deliveries at a [[Pay N Spray]] will remove its unique lime-green roof and turn it to regular beater version.
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* Prior to GTA V's later updates, the Emperor would lean back when traveling at high speeds because of it's weight.
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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 [[Federal Investigation Bureau|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 its interior with the [[Esperanto]].
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* Strangely, GTA V beater Emperors can be found parked in front of the [[Sandy Shores Sheriff's Station]] bearing 'SA Exempt' license plates, meaning they are government vehicles- perhaps as very poorly maintained undercover police cars.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 12:42, June 30, 2015

This article is about the vehicle. For the manufacturer, see Emperor.


The Emperor is a four-door classic sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV and its episodes, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Albany in the HD Universe.

Description Edit

Design Edit

The car has varied significantly since its first appearance in the 3D Universe. 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" variant. The slightly damaged variants typically include a missing quarter panel and slightly rusted paintjob, whilst heavily damaged variants include 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 based on a late 1970s/early 1980s model, 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 Emperor 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 Emperor's 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 necessary. 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 normal Emperor can take multiple impacts to the engine, chassis, suspension, and tires without taking significant damage that will disable the car, and it is considered one of the most underestimated and under-rated cars in terms of overall durability. The beater variant, however, is not as durable and will most likely cease to work after a few direct impacts, and can sometimes fail to start at all. 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 car's torque, combined with its weight, durability, and apparent body on frame design allows it to barrel through Police Roadblocks, and is rarely 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 beginner's sedan that can haul a small group around, especially in areas where a durable and capable sedan is needed.

GTA V Overview Edit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kph)
Engine
(Capacity + Layout + Fuel)
Drivetrain
AWD / FWD / RWD
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.)

n/a 120 / 193

n/a

RWD

5

1900 / 4189

Observed/Tested
(i.e recorded on Speedometer)

21.7 Seconds 75 / 120

FR V6

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.

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:
  • Respraying a beater Emperor used in Little Jacob's deliveries at a Pay N Spray will remove its unique lime-green roof and turn it to regular beater version.
  • Prior to GTA V's later updates, the Emperor would lean back when traveling at high speeds because of it's weight.
  • 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 its interior with the Esperanto.
  • Strangely, GTA V beater Emperors can be found parked in front of the Sandy Shores Sheriff's Station bearing 'SA Exempt' license plates, meaning they are government vehicles- perhaps as very poorly maintained undercover police cars.

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