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{{Infobox vehicles
|front_image = Karin Sedan (front)-GTAV.jpg
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|front_image = Asterope-GTAV-front.png
|image_size = 270
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|image_size = 300
|caption = A front view of the car
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|caption = An '''Asterope''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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|rear_image = Asterope-GTAV-rear.png
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|price = $26,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br><small>([[Southern San Andreas Super Autos]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Sedans
 
|vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
|vehicle_type = Civilian car
|body_style = 4-Door sedan/ saloon
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|body_style = [[:Category:Sedans|4-door sedan]]
|capacity = 4 (driver and three passengers)
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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 = [[Karin]]
 
|manufacturer = [[Karin]]
|getting_it = Parked
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|related = [[Sultan]]
|related = [[Sultan]]}} The '''Karin Sedan''' ''(unofficially named)'' is a four door sedan that makes its debut appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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}}
   
==Design==
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{{Quote|Promoted by Karin as an "attainable luxury vehicle", the Asterope is the perfect car for the middle manager who knows deep down he'll never be a senior executive but can't quite bring himself to admit it yet.|[[Southern San Andreas Super Autos]] description.}}
   
The design of this car appears to be inspired by Japanese styling featured on the [[wikipedia:Subaru_Legacy_(fifth_generation)|fifth generation Subaru Legacy]] and [[wikipedia:Toyota_Aurion_(XV40)|Toyota Aurion (XV40)]] at the front. The sides and rear are inspired by the [[wp:Toyota_Camry_(XV40)|XV40 Toyota Camry.]]
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The [[Karin]] '''Asterope''' is a four-door sedan featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]] ''and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
   
The front end of the car features typical Japanese geometric formations. The dominant feature of the front bumper is a slatted, trapezium-shaped duct, occupying a third of the car's width. Either side of the duct are smaller, inset quadrilateral ducts which house circular foglamps. License plates are mounted centrally on the main bumper duct. A short distane above the main bumper duct, a sharp curve separates the bumper from the hood/ bonnet. A short distance above the curve is the main grille. The grille is a large chrome-edged trapzium, with curved edges and horizontal chrome strips. A short distance away from the grille are headlamp units that are similar in height to the grille. The headlmap units house two clear circular lamps closer to the grille and a small amber turn indicator lamp further away. The headlamp unit's outline feature a small bump in the lower edge, contoured to the larger clear lamp. The manufacturer emblem is placed centrally just behind the grille. The car's hood/ bonnet lacks any formations.
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==Design==
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It appears as the 'cousin' of the [[Sultan]], as both have a similar build, and both are manufactured by Karin.
   
The sides of the car are fairly simple, lacking any extra formations. At about a fifth of the car's height there are chrome horizontal trim strips. The wheel arches feature light flaring. The door handles are also trimmed with chrome. The greenhouse area features windows with polymer-covered [[wp:Pillar_(automobile|B pillars]]. The roof is an entirely curved element, with a long and fairly smooth C pillar. An antenna is mounted centrally just in front of the rear windscreen. The car has seven spoke wheels wrapped in medium profile tires.
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The design of this car appears to be inspired by Japanese styling featured on the [[wp:Toyota Aurion (XV40)|XV40 Toyota Aurion]] at the front. The sides and rear are inspired by the [[wp:Toyota Camry (XV40)|XV40 Toyota Camry]] as well as the fourth and fifth generation variants of the [[wikipedia:Nissan_Altima|Nissan Altima]], with further design cues taken from the [[wp:Lexus IS (XE20)|second generation Lexus IS]]. The front end of the car features typical Japanese geometric formations. The dominant feature of the front bumper is a slatted, trapezium-shaped duct, occupying a third of the car's width. Either side of the duct are smaller, inset quadrilateral ducts which house circular foglamps. License plates are mounted centrally on the main bumper duct. A short distane above the main bumper duct, a sharp curve separates the bumper from the hood/bonnet. A short distance above the curve is the main grille. The grille is a large chrome-edged trapezium, with curved edges and horizontal chrome strips. A short distance away from the grille are headlamp units that are similar in height to the grille. The headlamp units house two clear circular lamps closer to the grille and a small amber turn indicator lamp further away. The headlamp unit's outline feature a small bump in the lower edge, contoured to the larger clear lamp. The manufacturer emblem is placed centrally just behind the grille. The car's hood/bonnet lacks any formations.
   
At the rear, the rear lamp units are chrome-backed apart from an amber strip at their base. In between these there is an equally-tall, impressed license plate area. The area has a horizontal chrome strip at its top and side edges parallel to the nearest rear lamp unit. The rear bumper is sligthly elevated and is flat, at its base there are two small circular exhaust tips, one towards either edge of the bumper.
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The sides of the car are fairly simple, lacking any extra formations. At about a fifth of the car's height there are chrome horizontal trim strips. The wheel arches feature light flaring. The door handles are also trimmed with chrome. The greenhouse area features windows with polymer-covered [[wp:Pillar (automobile|B pillars]]. The roof is an entirely curved element, with a long and fairly smooth C pillar. An antenna is mounted centrally just in front of the rear windscreen. The car has seven spoke wheels wrapped in medium profile tires.
   
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At the rear, the rear [[wp:Altezza lights|Altezza]] lamp units are chrome-backed apart from an amber strip at their base. In between these there is an equally-tall, impressed license plate area. The area has a horizontal chrome strip at its top and side edges parallel to the nearest rear lamp unit. The rear bumper is slightly elevated and is flat, at its base there are two small circular exhaust tips, one towards either edge of the bumper.
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===Current Design Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = KarinAsterope-GTAV-Front.png
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| Top_view_imagename = Asterope_GTAVpc_Top.png
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = KarinAsterope-GTAV-Rear.png
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| Front_view_imagename = Asterope_GTAVpc_Front.png
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| Side_view_imagename = Asterope_GTAVpc_Side.png
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| Rear_view_imagename = Asterope_GTAVpc_Rear.png
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| Engine_bay_imagename = Asterope_GTAVpc_Engine.png
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| Underside_view_imagename = Asterope_GTAVpc_Under.png
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| Inside_view_imagename = Asterope_GTAVpc_Inside.png
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| Badge_texture_imagename = Asterope_GTAVpc_Detail.png
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| Damage_view_imagename = Asterope_GTAVpc_Open.png
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Asterope_GTAVe_Interior.jpg
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}}
 
==Performance==
 
==Performance==
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===''Grand Theft Auto V'' ===
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The Asterope utilizes a turbocharged, twin-cam, 4-cylinder engine and features rear wheel drive, despite the badges claiming it features a 3.5L V6 in a front wheel drive layout. Despite its soft suspension, handling is quite respectable for a vehicle of this size. The top speed is surprisingly good, and can keep up with more luxurious and expensive cars such as the [[Zion]] and [[Jackal]]. The soft suspension may lead to excess body roll, and this may make the vehicle unstable at high speeds and may lead to some oversteer. Acceleration is decent. Braking is fair. Durability is average, as the car can take several strong head-on crashes before the engine fails.
   
===Overview===
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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined = n/a
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|Top speed defined = 90 / 145 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Engine defined = 3.5L V6 <small>(Badging)</small>
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD <small>(Handling.dat)</small><br>FWD <small>(Badging)</small>
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|Gears defined = 5 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Mass defined = 1500 / 3307 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 9.1 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 99 / 159
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} {{H:title|Double Overhead Camshaft|DOHC}} Turbocharged Inline-4 <small>(In-game model)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5}}
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==Modifications==
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost (Story)
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!Cost ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])
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|-
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|rowspan="5"|Armor
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|Armor Upgrade 20%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,500
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 40%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$7,500
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 60%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$12,000
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 80%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$21,000
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 100%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$30,000
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Brakes
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|Street Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,000
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|-
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|Sport Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,700
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,400
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|-
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|Race Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$7,000
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|-
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|rowspan="4"|Engine
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 1
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| style="text-align: center;" |$900
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,800
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 2
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,500
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 3
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,800
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,600
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 4
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,350
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| style="text-align: center;" |$6,700
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |Lights
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|Xenon Lights
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| style="text-align: center;" |$300
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,000
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|-
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{Main|Los Santos Customs/Lights}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Loss/Theft Prevention
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|Tracker
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| style="text-align: center;" |N/A
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,000
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|-
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|Full Coverage
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| style="text-align: center;" |N/A
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,250
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Respray
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{ResprayColorsExpand}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|Crew Emblem
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| style="text-align: center;" |N/A
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| style="text-align: center;" |$25,000
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|-
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|Sell
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|Sell Vehicle
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| style="text-align: center;" |N/A
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,600
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|-
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|rowspan="4"|Suspension
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|Lowered Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,000
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|-
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|Street Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,000
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|-
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|Sport Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,700
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,400
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|-
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|Competition Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,200
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,400
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Transmission
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|Street Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,950
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,900
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|-
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|Sports Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$6,500
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|-
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|Race Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$8,000
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|-
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|Turbo
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|Turbo Tuning
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$30,000
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|-
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|Wheels
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{WheelsExpand}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Windows
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|Light Smoke
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| style="text-align: center;" |$200
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,500
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|-
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|Dark Smoke
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| style="text-align: center;" |$450
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,500
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|-
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|Limo
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| style="text-align: center;" |$700
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,000
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|}
   
{{Template:Vehicle Stats
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==Image Gallery==
|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = n/a
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<gallery position="center">
|Top speed = n/a
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Asterope-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The Asterope on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
|Engine = n/a
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</gallery>
|Drivetrain = n/a
 
|Gears = n/a
 
|Mass = n/a}}
 
   
==Gallery==
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==Variants==
<gallery widths="200" columns="3">
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In the mission [[Cleaning out the Bureau]], a unique Asterope with a blue and pink two-tone paint scheme can be seen leaving the parking complex. This paintjob is similar to those found on cars in TBoGT's [[Drug Wars]]. This unique example of the car cannot be obtained, however.
Karin Sedan (Proof)-GTAV.jpg|A proof image, showing the front and side of the car
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<gallery position="center">
Karin Sports Sedan.jpg|A full rear view of car, missing its doors
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Asterope-SpecialVariant-GTAV.png|The special variant of the Asterope in [[Cleaning out the Bureau]].
KarinSedan-GTAV.jpeg|An alternate rear and side view of the car (undamaged)
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Locations==
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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*Very common in [[East Vinewood]] and [[East Los Santos (HD Universe)|East Los Santos]].
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*Spawns at [[Big House Storage Inc.]] on [[Autopia Parkway]] from the district of [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]].
   
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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* Spawn very often near the [[GTA Online Protagonist|player]] after a job, if there isn't any active [[Personal Vehicles|Personal Vehicle]].
   
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*Can be purchased from [[Southern San Andreas Super Autos]] for $26,000.
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*The name "Asterope" is also the name given to one of the stars of the [[wp:Pleiades|Pleiades]]. The stars of the Pleiades are represented in the logo for [[wp:Subaru|Subaru]], which is partly (16.1%) owned by Toyota.
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**Also, the Asterope star is part of the constellation Taurus, which may be an allusion to the [[wp:Ford Taurus|Ford Taurus]], a long-time competitor to the Camry.
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**"Asterope" was also a trim level of the [[wp:Subaru Legacy (fourth generation)#Japanese model|fourth generation Subaru Legacy]] - a car the Asterope takes inspiration for its headlight design from.
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*The real-life [[wp:Toyota Camry|Toyota Camry]], which the Asterope is based on, is the most sold Japanese sedan in the United States, which could explain its common appearance on the streets.
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*Its 3.5L V6 engine correctly resembles the Toyota Camry's 3.5L V6 engine (''2GR-FE'').
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*Despite claiming to be FWD on badges, it is in fact RWD.
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*The default radio station in the Asterope is [[Non-Stop-Pop FM]].
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==See Also==
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*[[Sultan]] - Similar [[Karin]] sedan.
   
===Cultural references===
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== Navigation==
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{{Navboxes
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|list1=
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{{vehicles|state=collapsed}}
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{{Gtav vehicles|state=collapsed}}
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}}
 
[[Category:Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
[[Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes]]
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Online]]
[[Category:Tuners]]
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[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Karin]]
[[Category:Karin Vehicles]]
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[[Category:Sedans]]
[[Category:Japanese vehicles]]
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[[Category:Sedans Vehicle Class]]

Latest revision as of 13:32, April 14, 2016



"Promoted by Karin as an "attainable luxury vehicle", the Asterope is the perfect car for the middle manager who knows deep down he'll never be a senior executive but can't quite bring himself to admit it yet."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Karin Asterope is a four-door sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

DesignEdit

It appears as the 'cousin' of the Sultan, as both have a similar build, and both are manufactured by Karin.

The design of this car appears to be inspired by Japanese styling featured on the XV40 Toyota Aurion at the front. The sides and rear are inspired by the XV40 Toyota Camry as well as the fourth and fifth generation variants of the Nissan Altima, with further design cues taken from the second generation Lexus IS. The front end of the car features typical Japanese geometric formations. The dominant feature of the front bumper is a slatted, trapezium-shaped duct, occupying a third of the car's width. Either side of the duct are smaller, inset quadrilateral ducts which house circular foglamps. License plates are mounted centrally on the main bumper duct. A short distane above the main bumper duct, a sharp curve separates the bumper from the hood/bonnet. A short distance above the curve is the main grille. The grille is a large chrome-edged trapezium, with curved edges and horizontal chrome strips. A short distance away from the grille are headlamp units that are similar in height to the grille. The headlamp units house two clear circular lamps closer to the grille and a small amber turn indicator lamp further away. The headlamp unit's outline feature a small bump in the lower edge, contoured to the larger clear lamp. The manufacturer emblem is placed centrally just behind the grille. The car's hood/bonnet lacks any formations.

The sides of the car are fairly simple, lacking any extra formations. At about a fifth of the car's height there are chrome horizontal trim strips. The wheel arches feature light flaring. The door handles are also trimmed with chrome. The greenhouse area features windows with polymer-covered B pillars. The roof is an entirely curved element, with a long and fairly smooth C pillar. An antenna is mounted centrally just in front of the rear windscreen. The car has seven spoke wheels wrapped in medium profile tires.

At the rear, the rear Altezza lamp units are chrome-backed apart from an amber strip at their base. In between these there is an equally-tall, impressed license plate area. The area has a horizontal chrome strip at its top and side edges parallel to the nearest rear lamp unit. The rear bumper is slightly elevated and is flat, at its base there are two small circular exhaust tips, one towards either edge of the bumper.

Current Design GalleryEdit

PerformanceEdit

Grand Theft Auto V Edit

The Asterope utilizes a turbocharged, twin-cam, 4-cylinder engine and features rear wheel drive, despite the badges claiming it features a 3.5L V6 in a front wheel drive layout. Despite its soft suspension, handling is quite respectable for a vehicle of this size. The top speed is surprisingly good, and can keep up with more luxurious and expensive cars such as the Zion and Jackal. The soft suspension may lead to excess body roll, and this may make the vehicle unstable at high speeds and may lead to some oversteer. Acceleration is decent. Braking is fair. Durability is average, as the car can take several strong head-on crashes before the engine fails.

GTA V Overview Edit

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

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

n/a 90 / 145 (Handling.dat)

3.5L V6 (Badging)

RWD (Handling.dat)
FWD (Badging)

5 (Handling.dat)

1500 / 3307 (Handling.dat)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

9.1 Seconds 99 / 159

FR DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


ModificationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $3,250
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $2,600
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image GalleryEdit

VariantsEdit

In the mission Cleaning out the Bureau, a unique Asterope with a blue and pink two-tone paint scheme can be seen leaving the parking complex. This paintjob is similar to those found on cars in TBoGT's Drug Wars. This unique example of the car cannot be obtained, however.

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The name "Asterope" is also the name given to one of the stars of the Pleiades. The stars of the Pleiades are represented in the logo for Subaru, which is partly (16.1%) owned by Toyota.
    • Also, the Asterope star is part of the constellation Taurus, which may be an allusion to the Ford Taurus, a long-time competitor to the Camry.
    • "Asterope" was also a trim level of the fourth generation Subaru Legacy - a car the Asterope takes inspiration for its headlight design from.
  • The real-life Toyota Camry, which the Asterope is based on, is the most sold Japanese sedan in the United States, which could explain its common appearance on the streets.
  • Its 3.5L V6 engine correctly resembles the Toyota Camry's 3.5L V6 engine (2GR-FE).
  • Despite claiming to be FWD on badges, it is in fact RWD.
  • The default radio station in the Asterope is Non-Stop-Pop FM.

See AlsoEdit

NavigationEdit

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