Not to be confused with the Serrano, an SUV with a similar name featured in TBoGT and GTA V.
"This is luxury reasserted. Right in your neighbour's face. Boom. You like that. That's right, you are better than him, and you could have his wife if you wanted. Try it on with her as soon as she sees this ride. You'll be a double benefactor."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Benefactor Surano is a mid-size grand tourer featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V

The main body of the roadster, bonnet/hood, contour of the sides, greenhouse area, and boot/trunk is inspired by the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster. The front bumper, headlights, grille, air intakes, taillights, rear bumper, and exhausts are derived from the Jaguar F-Type. There are some elements of the Maserati GranTurismo found in the Surano as well, being the three small vents on the front side panel as well as the large but shallow side vent that looks to be a taller version of the ones found on the GranTurismo MC Stradale. The headlights of the Surano also resemble the headlights found on the Jaguar F-Type and 2013–present SRT Viper.

The front face of the car features a bumper with a CFRP insert, spanning the central two-thirds of the car's width. Above this, the most dominant feature of the car's front face is large central grille. The grille features chrome trim around the edges and a thick, chrome horizontal strip at mid-height. At the front of the two elevated areas of the bonnet/hood there are headlamp units that have LED strips as a contour to the outer edge and then a single circular lamp inset. The Benefactor emblem is mounted centrally between the two circular lamps.

The sides of the car are fairly simple; the wheelbase features side skirts that form a peak at the rear wheel arch. The front quarter are features and impressed section, upon which there are three chrome quadrilateral-shaped ducts which have a horizontal chrome stripe running through them at half their height. The main body line is fully straight and is level with the face of the wheel arch bulges. Apart from the A pillars the car's roof appears to be black, suggesting that it is a roadster. The wing mirrors are half polymer and half body-colored metal, placed just behind the base of the A pillars. The car runs on split six-spoke wheels, wrapped in low profile tires.

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Grand Theft Auto V

The Surano uses an engine cover that is similar to a typical single cam V8. As such, the vehicle is very quick on the throttle and has a competitively high top speed. However, the vehicle's steering together with its bulky size can result in oversteer, often making it hard to control.

It shares its engine sound with the Tailgater, Sentinel, Sentinel XS, Gresley, Super Diamond and FQ 2.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 96 / 155 6 N/A RWD 1600 / 3527 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 6 FR SOHC V8 (Cover) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (GTA Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $
Brakes Street Brakes $6,500 $
Sport Brakes $8,775 $
Race Brakes $11,375 $
Bumpers Custom Front Splitter $500 $
Carbon Rear Diffuser $500 $
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $
Exhaust Chrome Tip Exhaust $375 $
Hood Vented Hood $325 $
Carbon Vented Hood $750 $
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $
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Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Respray - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Skirts Custom Skirts $415 $
Spoiler Color Coded Wing $275 $
High Level Spoiler $350 $
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $
Street Suspension $1,000 $
Sport Suspension $1,700 $
Competition Suspension $2,200 $
Transmission Street Transmission $9,587 $
Sports Transmission $10,562 $
Race Transmission $13,000 $
Turbo Turbo Tuning $8,125 $
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $
Dark Smoke $450 $
Limo $700 $

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Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Surano is one of the five vehicles the Epsilon Program requires Michael De Santa to acquire for them (Assuming the Truth).
  • At one point, the player may encounter Lacey Jonas, an actress who they can choose to assist in escaping the paparazzi. The player drives Lacey's Surano for the duration for the mission. The only way to acquire this Surano is to fail the mission by killing the paparazzi to scare her out of the car. (Escape Paparazzi).


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



Grand Theft Auto V

  • When the car is taken to Los Santos Customs the player can select to install a hood that has 6 air vents that resemble the ones found on 2013–present SRT Viper models, most recently on the SRT Viper TA.
  • The Surano shares its rim design with the second version of the Baller.
  • Benefactor has a TV commercial for the Surano that can be viewed on the television at home. Interestingly enough, the commercial contains a small part of the Prefects' theme from the game Bully.
  • The Surano, along with the Dilettante, Bison, Buffalo, and the Gauntlet are the only cars in GTA V featured in a commercial.