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"Efficient German cruiser. Popular with commuter belt middle men."
―GTA Vice City Website.

The Admiral is a 4-door executive sedan featured in both 3D Universe and HD Universe. It is manufactured by Dundreary in the HD Universe.

In the 3D Universe, it was originally a compact executive car, while in the HD Universe it is completely redesigned into a larger luxury car.

Design

3D Universe

In GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA Vice City Stories, the car resembles a 1982-1993 Mercedes-Benz 190, with a front fascia similar to the larger W123 and the rear from a BMW 3 Series E30. In GTA San Andreas, it appears to feature a minor 1990s facelift, although in reality, at this point of time, the 190 was replaced by the newer Mercedes-Benz W202 C-Class. The design remains unchanged throughout 3D Universe, apart from different horn sounds in each game.

HD Universe

In GTA IV, the Dundreary Admiral sports a completely different design with no reminiscence to the previous renditions. It is now designed as a large executive car similar to the Washington. The car features a Japanese-American design that is mainly resembles a cross between a 2003-2011 Mercury Grand Marquis and a 2003 Toyota Crown Majesta, with minor influences from a W140 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, particularly the side accents. Interestingly, the Admiral appears to be a long wheelbase model, despite the fact that the long wheelbase Grand Marquis was only available in the Middle East.

In GTA Chinatown Wars, the design depends of the platform:

Performance

3D Universe

In the 3D Universe, performance wise, the car is generally acceptable with light weight, stable handling, and good acceleration and top speed, to the point it is offered as a starter car which the player may first control in GTA Vice City. Surprisingly, it is front-wheel drive, in contrast to the Mercedes 190 or BMW E30 which are both rear-wheel drive, making it quite suspectible to understeer. The GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas renditions has the same engine sound as the Sentinel, implying it is turbocharged, but the GTA Vice City Stories rendition is different, emitting the same sound as the Taxi and is not turbocharged, reflecting the game's setting in 1984. All renditions are equipped with a four-cylinder engine.

HD Universe

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

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

Modifications

GTA San Andreas

The Admiral can only be modified in a TransFender garage.

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

Appearance in missions

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

  • An "everything-proof" Admiral is used to leave the cemetery after Carl Johnson kills Kane in Los Sepulcros.
  • If the player jumps out of the Andromada without a parachute during Stowaway, a cutscene plays showing Carl landing on the roof of a parked Admiral, killing him and destroying the Admiral.
  • The Mafia use Admirals during You've Had Your Chips

GTA Chinatown Wars

Notable Owners

Triad's Admiral

Huang Lee's Admiral

Unique colors

Variants

Locations

GTA Vice City

  • It is found everywhere in Vice City.
  • Parked at a mansion on northwest Starfish Island. Use a helicopter to get into the garden, then use the ramp to get out.
  • Parked on the left side of the stairs on the Vercetti Mansion after the events of Rub Out. It is usually replacing the Stretch though both the Stretch and the Admiral may also spawn at the same time.
  • Parked in the alleyway beside the Hotel Harisson after the Introduction where the player first takes control of Tommy Vercetti

GTA San Andreas

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA IV

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

GTA Chinatown Wars

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

Gallery

GTA Vice City

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The Admiral in GTA Vice City.

GTA San Andreas

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The Admiral in GTA San Andreas.

GTA Vice City Stories

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The Admiral in GTA Vice City Stories.

GTA IV

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The Admiral in GTA IV.

GTA Chinatown Wars

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

Trivia

General

3D Universe

HD Universe

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an Admiral in Manhunt2.

  • In GTA IV, a Dundreary logo can be seen in the reverse lights.
  • In GTA IV, there is a wrecked version of the Admiral.
  • In Chinatown Wars, it is one of the three cars that can be seen in 3D (Evidence Dash) along with the Enforcer (The Offshore Offload) and the Ammu-Nation Yankee. Its license plate is 488 BNZ.
  • A black Admiral appears in the SPAS-12 shotgun trailer. [1]
    Admiral-GTAV-Wreck

    A wrecked Admiral in GTA V.

  • The Admiral does not return in Grand Theft Auto V, but wrecked versions can be seen in the scrapyards. It was meant to appear in Grand Theft Auto V, but was cut from the game. The horn sound can be found in the iFruit app files.
  • The Admiral is one of the cars in GTA IV that can dent/deform easily in an accident.

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References


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