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A Tailgater in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door saloon/sedan
Capacity 4 (driver and three passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Obey (HD Universe)
Price $55,000 (Online) (

"Luxury German Sedan. Better than a BF, but not quite a Benefactor. Fast and practical with a classy look, this is just the car to over-leverage on." description.
"Look at this car and ask yourself what price would you place on style, status and sophistication? Then forget that price because I offer flexible payment schedules to suit any budget. Don’t let society and banks tell you what you can and can’t afford. No credit? No problem! You’re approved! I want everyone to live the American dream just like me."
Simeon Yetarian

The Obey Tailgater is a four-door, mid-size executive saloon/sedan in Grand Theft Auto V.


This car features styling elements that have been inspired by the C6 Audi A6 for the overall body design, and the D4 Audi A8 for the headlamp units, grille, lower body bulge and ten-spoke wheels. However, the quarter panel bulges appeared to have been inspired by the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. The rear end of the vehicle mostly draws its inspiration from the B7 Audi A4. The taillight units are inspired by the FG Ford Falcon.

The front end of the car features a dominant grille which decreases in width as it gets closer to the lower edge of the bumper, unlike Audi models, this grille only occupies the upper half of the front face. This grille has rounded chrome edges and two horizontal chrome strips. Either side of this grille, the headlamp units have sharp edges and multiple geometric LED formations. The line for the top edge of the headlamp units coincides with a line for the quarter panel bulge above the wheel arch. Above the headlights an elevation line for the bonnet/ hood runs from the inner-top corner of the headlight unit to its corresponding windscreen corner. Directly below the grille there is a shallow duct, shaped to continue in formation with the grille. Either side of this duct there are two ducts which are twice as tall as the central duct. These ducts are split by a horizontal strip of bodywork and close to the inner edge they have a circular fog-lamp.

The main body area features a variety of curves. Close to the base of the body there is a large bulge that spans almost the entire wheelbase. Above that, at around mid-body height, a straight line connects the front quarter bulge to the rear quarter bulge. Above the straight line, a curve that runs parallel with the lower edge of the windows is visible. The greenhouse features very thin ‎B and C pillars, which appear to be covered by a polymer. The D pillars of the car are very long, with the intention of creating an elegant appearance. The rear quarter area features a bulge around the wheel arch similar to that found at the front. The car features split ten-spoke wheels, wrapped in low-profile tyres.



Engine close-up.

Surprisingly enough for a sedan, the Tailgater has performance that is on par with most sports cars. Acceleration and top speed are both above average, able to hold ground against sportier vehicles such as the Exemplar or F620. It has decent grip at low to moderate speeds, but can understandably begin to understeer without use of the brakes. It is fairly durable, even in regard to deformation damage. It takes several hard blows to the engine to begin drawing smoke, and can take a couple more hits than most other vehicles before any wheels become stuck.



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Game File Engines
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AWD = All Wheel Drive
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
RWD = Rear Wheel Drive
Gears Mass


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Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Bumpers Painted Front Splitter $500 $1000
Custom Front Splitter $750 $1500
Painted Front Bumper & Splitter $1000 $2000
Custom Splitter & Intercooler $1300 $2600
Carbon Rear Diffuser $500 $1000
Painted Rear Bumper $750 $1500
Sports Rear Bumper $1000 $2000
Painted Bumper & Diffuser $1300 $2600
Exhaust Titanium Exhaust $375 $750
Dual Titanium Exhaust $899 $1800
Chrome Tip Exhaust $1499 $3000
Dual Exist Exhaust $4770 $9550
Fenders Arch Extensions $450 $900
Chrome Arch Trim $750 $1500
Grille Black Grille $375 $750
Chrome Grille $670 $1340
Mesh Grille $825 $1650
Split Mesh Grille $1500 $3000
Sports Grille $1600 $3200
Hood Scooped Hood $325 $650
Carbon Hood $750 $1500
Carboon Scooped Hood $875 $1750
Performance Hood $1000 $2000
Vented Hood $1200 $2400
Double Vented Hood $1450 $2900
Roof Carbon Roof $350 $700
Roof Rack $575 $1150
Skirts Custom Skirts $415 $830
Low Skirts $500 $1000
Street Skirts $750 $1500
Sport Skirts $1000 $2000
Spoiler Lip Spoiler $275 $550
Low Level Spoiler $350 $700
Mid Level Spoiler $525 $1050
High Level Spoiler $750 $1500
Carbon Wing $1000 $2000




​GTA Online


  • The Tailgater is one of many cars in GTA V that has the "Door ajar chime".
    • In addition to this you can hear a unlocking noise when first entering the vehicle, similar to Franklin's Buffalo S.
  • This is the third vehicle in the entire Grand Theft Auto series to be inspired by Audi automobiles, after the Sindacco Argento and the 9F] (which also appears in GTA V).
  • The name Tailgater is a reference to tailgating, the practice of driving a car close to the rear end of the car in front. This could also be a reference to the fact that Audi owners are notorious for tailgating other motorists in the US and UK.
  • Its engine may be inspired to Volkswagen Group's V6 engine, which is used in many Audi vehicles in real life.
  • The GPS in the middle of the console shows a map of Liberty City. This is because the interior model has been reused and modified from GTA IV.
  • If the player modifies Michael's Tailgater, it will respawn still modified. This happens with Franklin's Buffalo S and Bagger, Trevor's Bodhi, Tracey's Issi, and Amanda's Sentinel.
  • Despite the Tailgater's rear-wheel drive layout, in real life, all of Audi's sedans (the A4, A6 and A8) have either front-wheel drive or permanent AWD.
  • The default radio stations for the Tailgater are:
  • Although Jimmy does modify the transmission, engine and brakes on Michael's Tailgater before he returns it to Michael after Monkey Business, he does not give it the maximum upgrades possible. He adds a EMS upgrade level 3, race transmission, and race brakes. He also customizes the chrome grille, and adds a lip spoiler.
    • It is important to know that any modifications done previous to Did Somebody Say Yoga? will disappear and will appear in Los Santos Customs as it were never purchased. This is because in the game files, Jimmy's Tailgater is a different one.
  • As with each of the vehicles owned by the protagonists, the Tailgater is highly customizable. In fact, it is one of the most customizable cars for its class in the game.
  • The Tailgater shares its engine sound with the Sentinel, Gresley, Surano and Schafter.
  • Originally, Michael's Tailgater colour was a dark grey metallic, rather than the black gloss added in the final version, as seen in the second GTA V trailer.

Notable owners

  • Michael owns a black Tailgater throughout most of the game. However, following a series of incidents culminating with him being drugged, Michael's family leaves him, and Jimmy takes his car with him. Michael then takes up driving a red Premier, which was most likely a rental car. It is returned to Michael later in the game by Jimmy customized with dollar wheels, a musical horn 5, upgraded transmission, engine, brakes, xenon lights, rear bumpers, side skirts, and dark smoke windows. Like all of the cars assigned to the three protagonists, the player can customize Michael's car and it will retain these modifications whenever it respawns.
  • Devin Weston most likely owns two Tailgaters, one black and the other grey, as seen in the mission Eye In The Sky.

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