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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| front_image = Tailgater-GTA5-Front.png
 
| front_image = Tailgater-GTA5-Front.png
| image_size = 300
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| image_size = 305
 
| rear_image = Tailgater-GTA5-Rear.png
 
| rear_image = Tailgater-GTA5-Rear.png
 
| caption = A Tailgater in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
 
| caption = A Tailgater in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
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| vehicle_class = Sedans
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| body_style = [[:Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes|4-door sedan]]
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| body_style = [[:Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes|4-door saloon/sedan]]
| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
 
| manufacturer = [[Obey]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
 
| manufacturer = [[Obey]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| price = $55,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]]) ([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>
 
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{{quote|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 sedan in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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The [[Obey]] '''Tailgater''' is a four-door, mid-size executive saloon/sedan in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
This car features styling elements that have been inspired by the [[wp:Audi A6#C6|C6 Audi A6]] for the greenhouse area, and the [[wp:Audi A8#Third generation .28D4.2C Typ 4H.3B_2009.E2.80.93present.29|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 [[wp:Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution#Evolution X|Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X]]. The rear end of the vehicle mostly draws its inspiration from the [[wp:Audi A4#B7 .28Typ 8E.2F8H.2C 2004.E2.80.932008.29 |B7 Audi A4]]. The taillight units are inspired by the [[wp:Ford Falcon (Australia)#FG |FG Ford Falcon]].
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This car features styling elements that have been inspired by the [[wp:Audi A6#C6|C6 Audi A6]] for the greenhouse area, and the [[wp:Audi A8|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 [[wp:Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution|Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X]]. The rear end of the vehicle mostly draws its inspiration from the [[wp:Audi A4|B7 Audi A4]]. The taillight units are inspired by the [[wp:Ford Falcon (Australia)|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 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.
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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 [[wp:Pillar(automobile)|‎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.
   
 
==Performance==
 
==Performance==
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[[File:Tailgater,Obey.jpg|thumb|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.
 
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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{{Vehicle Stats
 
{{Vehicle Stats
 
|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 4.9 seconds
 
|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 4.9 seconds
|Top speed = 180 mph / 290 kph
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|Top speed = 179 mph / 290 kph
 
|Engine = V6
 
|Engine = V6
 
|Drivetrain = Rear wheel drive
 
|Drivetrain = Rear wheel drive
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Tailgater-GTA5-Front.png|Front quarter view of the Tailgater in [[GTA V]].
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Tailgater-GTA5-Front-Michael.png|[[Michael De Santa|Michael]]'s black Tailgater (original design).
Tailgater-GTA5-Rear.png|Rear quarter view of the Tailgater in [[GTA V]].
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Tailgater-GTAV-Front-EpsilonProgram.png|The Epsilon Program variant of the Tailgater. (<small>[[:Image:Tailgater-GTAV-Rear-EpsilonProgram.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Tailgater-GTAV-Epsilon.jpg|An Epsilon Program variant of the Tailgater.
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Car-interior-tailgater-obey-gtav.png|Interior
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
 
===GTA V===
 
===GTA V===
*Parked in front of [[Michael's mansion]] in [[Rockford Hills]] as this is Michael's own vehicle (unavailable between [[Did Somebody Say Yoga?]] and [[Monkey Business]] mission, as [[Jimmy De Santa|Jimmy]] takes the car). Michael's Tailgater will be parked nearby every time the player switches to Michael, too.
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*Parked in front of [[Michael's mansion]] in [[Rockford Hills]] as this is Michael's own vehicle (unavailable between [[Did Somebody Say Yoga?]] and [[Monkey Business]] mission, as [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] was drugged and [[Jimmy De Santa|Jimmy]] takes the car). Michael's Tailgater will be parked nearby every time the player switches to Michael, too.
*At the end of [[Eye In The Sky]], three Tailgaters will be left in the hangar, Franklin is instructed to take any of them, to drive away from the airport.
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*At the end of [[Eye In The Sky]], two Tailgaters will be left in the hangar, Franklin is instructed to take any of them, to drive away from the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|airport]].
*[[Franklin]], may be seen driving a red Tailgater after [[The Big Score (GTA V)|The Big Score]] is completed.
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*[[Franklin]], may be seen driving a red Tailgater after [[The Big Score (GTA V)|The Big Score]] is completed. (Obvious)
*After completing the mission [[Complications]] you can take one of the tailgaters parked in the [[Premium Deluxe Motorsport]] shop and drive it.
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*After completing the mission [[Complications]] you can take one of the Tailgaters parked in the [[Premium Deluxe Motorsport]] shop and drive it.
*In the [[Strangers and Freaks]] mission [[Unknowing the Truth]], there's a unique Tailgater painted on the [[Epsilon Program in HD Universe|Epsilon Program]] baby blue color and with the custom plates KLIFFOM. It is obtainable after completing the mission.
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*In the [[Strangers and Freaks]] mission [[Unknowing the Truth]], there's a unique Tailgater painted on the [[Epsilon Program in HD Universe|Epsilon Program]] baby blue color and with the custom plates K1FFLOM. It is obtainable after completing the mission, if you choose not to deliver the money.
   
 
===​GTA Online===
 
===​GTA Online===
 
*Offered as a choice of starting car.
 
*Offered as a choice of starting car.
*Appears sometimes in the parking lot of the [[Los Santos Golf Club]].
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* Can appear on [[Simeon Yetarian|Simeon]]'s SMS list for [[Simeon Car Export Requests|export]] which will result in it spawning (commonly at the [[Los Santos Golf Club|Golf Club]] or [[Galileo Observatory|Observatory]]) and it will be able to be stored in the player's garage as a [[Personal Vehicles|personal vehicle]].
*Parked behind the tennis court in [[Vespucci Beach]].
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*May be a [[Simeon Car Export Requests|High Priority Car]] for [[Simeon Yetarian]]'s [[Simeon's Delivery Garage|Import/Export Garage]] but won't be able to be stored in player's garages.
*Maybe a High Priority Car for [[Simeon Yetarian]]'s Import/Export Garage. It is rarely seen in traffic, and when it is, the driver drives recklessly, making you chase them.
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*Rarely spawns in the [[Los Santos Golf Club]]'s parking lot.
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*Rarely spawns parked in [[Galileo Observatory]].
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*Can be bought from [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] for [[Money|$]]55,000 in the [[I'm Not a Hipster Update]], thus no longer making it a rare vehicle.
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*Spawns behind the tennis courts at [[Vespucci Beach]] when wanted by Simeon.
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**After patch 1.14 it will no longer spawn. It, however, spawns in [[La Puerta]]
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* This is the third vehicle in the entire [[Grand Theft Auto series|Grand Theft Auto]] series to be inspired by Audi automobiles, after the [[Sindacco Argento]] and the [[9F]] (which also appear in [[GTA V]]).
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*The Tailgater is one of many cars in GTA V that has the "[[Door ajar chime]]".
* The name Tailgater is a reference to [[wp:Tailgating|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.
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**In addition to this you can hear a unlocking noise when first entering the vehicle, similar to Franklin's Buffalo S.
* Its engine may be inspired to Volkswagen Group's V6 engine, which is used in many Audi vehicles in real life.
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*This is the third vehicle in the entire [[Grand Theft Auto series|Grand Theft Auto]] series to be inspired by Audi automobiles, after the [[Sindacco Argento]] and the [[9F]] (which also appear in [[GTA V]]).
* The [[GPS]] in the middle of the console shows a map of [[Liberty City in HD Universe|Liberty City]], this is because the interior model has been reused from [[GTA IV]].
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*The name Tailgater is a reference to [[wp:Tailgating|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.
* If the player modifies [[Michael]]'s Tailgater, it will respawn still modified. This happens with [[Franklin]]'s [[Buffalo]] and [[Bagger]], [[Trevor]]'s [[Bodhi]], [[Tracey]]'s [[Issi]], and [[Amanda]]'s [[Sentinel]].
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*Its engine may be inspired to Volkswagen Group's V6 engine, which is used in many Audi vehicles in real life.
* 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 4WD.
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*The [[GPS]] in the middle of the console shows a map of [[Liberty City in HD Universe|Liberty City]], this is because the interior model has been reused from [[GTA IV]].
* The default radio stations for the Tailgater are:
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*If the player modifies [[Michael]]'s Tailgater, it will respawn still modified. This happens with [[Franklin]]'s [[Buffalo]] and [[Bagger]], [[Trevor]]'s [[Bodhi]] and [[Hot Rod Blazer]], [[Tracey]]'s [[Issi]], and [[Amanda]]'s [[Sentinel]].
** '''''GTA V''''': [[Los Santos Rock Radio]] or [[Vinewood Boulevard Radio]].
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*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 4WD.
* 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, street transmission, and sport brakes. He also customizes the grille and adds a lip spoiler.
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*The default radio stations for the Tailgater are:
==Notable owners==
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Los Santos Rock Radio]], [[Vinewood Boulevard Radio]] or [[Radio Mirror Park]].
*[[Michael De Santa|Michael]] owns a black Tailgater throughout the first few missions of the game. However, following a series of incidents culminating with him taking drugs, Michael's family [[Did Somebody Say Yoga?|leaves him]], and Jimmy takes his car with him. Michael then takes up driving a red [[Premier]]. It is [[Monkey Business|returned]] to Michael later in the game by Jimmy but he has customized it with dollar wheels, a musical horn, upgraded transmission, engine, brakes, xenon lights and light smoke windows in an attempt to make the car look "cooler" in his opinion. 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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*The Tailgater shares its engine sound with the [[Sentinel]], [[Gresley]], [[Surano]] and [[Schafter]].
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*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. 
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*After patch 1.14, this vehicle's interior was considered too small. The player can no longer use this vehicle to pick up [[Prostitute]]s.
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===Notable owners===
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*[[Michael De Santa|Michael]] owns a black Tailgater throughout most of the game. However, following a series of incidents culminating with him being drugged, Michael's family [[Did Somebody Say Yoga?|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 [[Monkey Business|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.
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*[[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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==See also==
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*[[9F]]
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*[[Sentinel]], a potential [[3D Universe]] counterpart.
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*[[Presidente]], another sedan which fills a similar role in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
   
 
==Navigation==
 
==Navigation==
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==References==
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[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Obey]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Obey]]

Latest revision as of 00:13, September 9, 2014

Tailgater
Tailgater-GTA5-Front
A Tailgater in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle class (GTA V) Sedans
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) (Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
"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.

DesignEdit

This car features styling elements that have been inspired by the C6 Audi A6 for the greenhouse area, 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.

PerformanceEdit

Tailgater,Obey

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.

OverviewEdit

Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

4.9 seconds

179 mph / 290 kph

V6

Rear wheel drive

6-speed automatic

n/a

GalleryEdit

LocationsEdit

GTA VEdit

​GTA OnlineEdit

TriviaEdit

  • 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 appear 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 from GTA IV.
  • If the player modifies Michael's Tailgater, it will respawn still modified. This happens with Franklin's Buffalo and Bagger, Trevor's Bodhi and Hot Rod Blazer, 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 4WD.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • After patch 1.14, this vehicle's interior was considered too small. The player can no longer use this vehicle to pick up Prostitutes.

Notable ownersEdit

  • 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.

See alsoEdit

NavigationEdit

ReferencesEdit

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