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"Is there a more iconic town car than the Washington? Own a piece of livery history! (Just don't loiter for too long at traffic lights or someone will get in the back and ask you to take them to the airport)"
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Washington is a range of executive sedans found in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V. It is manufactured by Albany in the HD Universe.

Design

3D Universe

Depictions of the Washington in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories bear a similarity to a 1982-1987 Lincoln Continental, while also shares styling elements with the 1984-1987 Cadillac Seville, BMW E23 and Cadillac Cimarron.

The Washington features a generally boxy yet contemporary design, resulting in the car being one of the newest cars at the time of Vice City's 1980s settings. For GTA San Andreas, the car remains largely similar, except for a 90's facelift, with the exception of wider headlight clusters, a modified front grille and rear light clusters that light up as a whole at night or during braking. While similar to the GTA: Vice City rendition, the GTA: Vice City Stories Washington sports additional side trims derived from the FBI Washington, implying the FBI Washington's vehicle model was used in place of GTA: Vice City's original Washington model. The Vice City Stories version of the Washington also spawns in white, which it does not in GTA: Vice City.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Albany Washington is now based on the 1998-2002 Lincoln Town Car.

It features "Executive" badging, akin to the Executive Series trimmed Town Cars and is often depicted as a luxury car with similar traits as the Admiral and the PMP 600. Its wheels are also very similar to those found on 1998-2002 Executive Series Town Cars. The overall design is way less boxy than the 3D Universe rendition, as well as its headlights and tail lights shapes. The Washington is equipped with a GPS system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

The GTA IV rendition of the Washington will make an audible "door ajar" dinging noise if the player exits the vehicle but leaves the door open. It can be heard clearly in quiet areas with the volume turned up.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, aside from brighter rear LED strips, the overall design of the Washington remains unchanged from GTA IV. The "Washington" badge on the rear of the vehicle in GTA IV is removed, as well as the aerial mount on the top part of the trunk.

In the enhanced version, the vehicle's interior is completely redone and is shared with many generic sedans and police vehicles, including the Fugitive, Police Cruiser and Taxi.

Current Design Gallery


Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

Pre-Grand Theft Auto IV Washingtons are generally regarded as having only moderate performance, having a petrol engine coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive configuration, which is largely attributed to its bulky design. Its longer wheelbase and weight often results in under-steer and poor cornering, while its size may also be a factor in its moderate acceleration, and its top speed is also estimated to be moderate. So getting it to top speed and good acceleration takes longer than sports cars. Nevertheless, its superior size and weight allows the Washington to ram aside other sedans more easily.

3D Universe Overview


Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 112 / 180 5 Petrol RWD 1850 / 4079
Observed
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Grand Theft Auto IV rendition of the Washington performs largely the same as cars like the Admiral and the PMP 600. Acceleration is slightly below average and top speed is slightly below average, but makes up for its braking, which is very good. The suspension is very soft, designed to flatten out bumps in a road, not for high speed cornering, leaving the Washington fishtailing and spinning out of control when cornering at speed. Accident deformation is superb, making the Washington ideal for ramming vehicles. The engine build quality is also above average, and will sustain multiple direct impacts before smoking, or being set ablaze.

The car appears to be powered by a V8 engine, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 84 / 135 5 N/A RWD 1750 / 3858
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Grand Theft Auto V Washington performs largely the same as the GTA IV rendition, aside from a slightly higher top speed and slightly better handling. The car is, however, prone to damage, as it cannot sustain too much gunfire or crashes. Still, the Washington performs much like average sedans like the Stanier.

Again, the car appears to be powered by a V8 engine, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1800 / 3968 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
9.8 Seconds 101 / 163 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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ImageGallery-Placeholder
Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

It can only be modified at TransFender.

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Medium Exhaust $ 200
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Upswept Exhaust $ 400
Spoilers Champ $ 400
Fury $ 350
Worx $ 200
Pro $ 400
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

Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (GTA 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 $1,875
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,500
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 Gallery

Variants

FBI Washington

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City & Vice City Stories
Description

The FBI Washington is a law enforcement counterpart of the Washington appearing in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Unlike the Washington, the FBI Washington only spawns in a black and white color, respectively.

Romero Hearse

3D Universe & HD Universe
RomeroHearse-GTAV-front

The Romero Hearse in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)

Description

The Romero Hearse, formerly named "Romero" and "Romero's Hearse", is a Washington-based hearse appearing in multiple Grand Theft Auto games. It features a station-wagon design with a converted coffin-compartment in the rear.

Stretch

Grand Theft Auto V
Description

The Stretch is a Washington-based limousine that shares the Washington's front and rear portions in its Grand Theft Auto V appearance.

Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Two unique black Washingtons may be seen driven by the French during the mission All Hands On Deck, in GTA: Vice City. While it is possible to reach the cars and enter them, it is impossible to drive them (as the mission immediately ends and the car is lost). It is also impossible to push the cars to a garage as an alternative, as the player is only given a brief window of time before Juan Cortez is killed, leading to mission failure which warps the player back to the nearby mission trigger with the cars vanished. This variant is often confused as the FBI version, but closer inspections reveals that the details are completely different.

Grand Theft Auto IV

A Washington is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts. Unlike most vehicles in the side mission, the Washington appears with a black body color that is not unique, as many black Washingtons can be seen around Algonquin. The car will still spawn in the same location until is delivered.

Grand Theft Auto V

Scientists

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
V

In the enhanced version of the game, a white Washington alongside a white Burrito may spawn at the Satellite Relay Station with several scientists inspecting the area. These vehicles replace the FIB Buffalo and FIB Granger that spawned in the same location in the original release of the game, not obtainable in the enhanced version.

The vehicles only spawn at this location between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm[1] and appear in both GTA V and GTA Online.

This version can be recreated in Los Santos Customs as it sports a Classic Pure White primary and pearl color[2], and can spawn with any of the available extras (coffee cup holders, cigarette holder, etc).

Scientists
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
SCIENTIST • ­P: Pure White (134 - C)

• ­S:
• ­Prl: Pure White (134 - C)
• ­W:

N/A N/A N/A

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto IV

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV + Episodes from Liberty City

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Seen driving around randomly in Los Santos and along the western coast of Blaine County to Paleto Bay.
  • Can be found in a random encounter in which the player has to untie a wedding groom from a telephone pole, after dropping the groom and his friend off, a unique colored Washington can be found near the player which is available to be taken.
  • A white Washington and Burrito can be found parked next to the satellites in the Grand Senora Desert with FIB agents and scientists between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm[1] (Xbox One/PlayStation 4/PC).

Grand Theft Auto Online

Enhanced version only
  • Can be found at the same location in the Grand Senora Desert.
  • Can be requested by a VIP (and any bodyguards of the organization) for free from the Interaction Menu > VIP Vehicles. It will always spawn in matte black and will spawn near the player where there is enough space.

Trivia

General

3D Universe

  • In GTA San Andreas, a randomly colored Washington spawns by Mike Toreno's Ranch, however in cutscenes is seen in a pale red color.
  • In the mission Badlands in GTA San Andreas, the number plate of the snitch's Washington reads "Assman". This is a reference to the television sitcom, Seinfeld, which was popular in the 1990s at the time the game is set.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The car's Southern San Andreas Super Autos description references the Lincoln Town Car's popularity with businesses such as airport taxi and limo services.
  • Strangely, even though the GTA V Stretch is based on the Washington, it is not made by the same manufacturer, as the Stretch is a Dundreary vehicle, whilst the Washington is an Albany vehicle.

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_EMPTY: SCIENTIST: 10:00 - 12:00
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