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

Design

3D Universe

"Efficient German cruiser. Popular with commuter belt middle men."
―GTA Vice City Website.
In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the car assumes the form of a small luxury sedan resembling a Mercedes-Benz 190E, with a front fascia similar to the larger W123 and the rear inspired by a BMW E30. In GTA San Andreas, it appears to feature a minor 1990s facelift. The design otherwise remains unchanged throughout 3D Universe.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Dundreary Admiral sports a completely different design with no resemblance to the previous renditions. It is now designed as a full-size luxury car similar to the Washington and Oracle. 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 the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W140), particularly the side accents. The rear design seems to be influenced by the BMW E23. Interestingly, the Admiral appears to be a long wheelbase model.

The Admiral is equipped with a GPS system with a male voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the design of the car depends of the platform:

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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 susceptible to understeer. However in the transaction cutscene in Vice City one can notice that after Tommy leaps in through the window and Rosenberg drives away, the rear wheels swirl before he drives away


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 103 / 165 5 Petrol FWD 1650 / 3638
Observed
N/A N/A N/A N/A FWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

In GTA IV, it is powered by what appears to be a large V8 engine, with a RWD configuration coupled to a 5-speed transmission. Acceleration is average and handling is as to be expected; the sheer weight and the comfort-oriented suspension does have its disadvantages. The top speed is rather impressive for its type, however, it takes a long time to stop the heavy saloon completely after letting off the throttle. 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.

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 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1700 / 3748
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR V8 (Cover) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

In GTA Chinatown Wars, the Admiral retains the performance from GTA IV. The Triad variant sports upgraded acceleration and top speed as well as a smoother engine sound and a different horn from the base model.

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Admiral can only be modified in TransFender garages:

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

Stretch (Grand Theft Auto IV)

Grand Theft Auto III - Grand Theft Auto V
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The Stretch in Grand Theft Auto IV.
(Rear quarter view)

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Stretch is a stretch limousine variant of the Admiral, featuring an extended chassis and numerous features, typical of a limousine.


Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • A heavier Admiral is seen in Jury Fury, but it is unobtainable.
  • A unique silver color Admiral with the unique traits of All-Proof (the vehicles receives no damage everywhere) and Pop-Proof (the vehicle's tires cannot be popped by any means) can be acquired in Guardian Angels. It is Ricardo Diaz's.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • An All-Proof Admiral appears in Los Desperados.
  • Another All-Proof Admiral and an Explosion-Proof Admiral (the vehicle receives no damage from any explosions inflicted upon the vehicle) appear in You've Had Your Chips.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • The Triad variant are depicted to use the Admiral as one of their cars in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, but they are never used (except in Yu Jian ), but are instead spawned around Cerveza Heights and other nearby places from the start. The violet-white car sports upgraded acceleration and top speed as well as a smoother engine sound and a horn of the higher performance cars like the Banshee.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • In The Beginning... - Ken Rosenberg owns a white Admiral, in which he waits for Tommy and the others for the meet. After discovering that's an ambush, Tommy jumps into the car and him and Ken flee from there. His Admiral becomes available as soon as the cutscene ends, in the alley beside Ken's office.
  • Jury Fury - The Admiral is one of the two cars that have to be smashed in this mission.
  • Guardian Angels - Ricardo Diaz arrives in the meet with the cubans in your full immune white Admiral, that can be obtainable, shooting Diaz's head and costing to you the mission.
  • Check Out At The Check In - Three black Admirals appear and pursue Tommy after leaving the airport with the briefcase, following the main road.
  • Loose Ends - One Admiral spawns blocking the entrance, and another beside a Pony and a explosive barrell. All the three vehicles are black.
  • Sunshine Autos Import Garage - The Admiral is one of the 24 vehicles wanted by Sunshine Autos for its import garage. Placed on the second list.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Los Sepulcros - An "all-proof" Admiral is used to flee the cemetery after Carl Johnson kills Kane.
  • Stowaway - If the player jumps out of the Andromada without a parachute during the mission, a cutscene plays showing Carl landing on the roof of a parked Admiral, killing him and destroying the Admiral.
  • You've Had Your Chips - The Sindaccos use two Admirals with unique colours (brown and turquoise) during the mission.
  • Exports and Imports - The Admiral is one of the 30 vehicles wanted for the side-mission. Placed on the first list.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Notable Owners

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Kane owned a grey Admiral.
  • The Sindaccos use Admirals in GTA San Andreas.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Victor Vance owns a fleet of Admirals, which can be seen parked outside his Loan Shark business sites.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • Huang Lee owns a Triad variant of the Admiral.
  • Wade Heston owns a matte-black Admiral, which was given to him by his wife before they divorced.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • It is found everywhere in Vice City.
  • Parked at a mansion on northwest Starfish Island, near a rampage. 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 Harrison after the Introduction where the player first takes control of Tommy Vercetti

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Trivia

General

Admiral-Manhunt2

An Admiral in Manhunt 2.

3D Universe

  • The Admiral is the first vehicle seen in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
  • The Admiral in the PC version of Vice City is much darker compared to the PS2 version.
    Admiral-GTAVC-Comparison

    Comparison between the Admiral in the PC version (left) and the PS2 version (right) of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

  • In GTA Vice City Stories, the Admiral shares the same engine and horn with the Landstalker, implying it have a larger engine (presumably a V8) than the other predecessors. It also have the door sounds of older cars, which is odd for a luxury sedan.
  • During the development of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the car originally had Grand Theft Auto III tyre rims.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Admiral does not return in Grand Theft Auto V, but wrecked versions can be seen in the scrapyards (also used in GTA IV). Also, the horn sound can be found in the iFruit app files.

See Also

  • Washington - A similar luxury sedan that also holds the Stretch as a limousine variant.
  • Premier - HD Universe's continuation of Admiral's previous compact body style.
  • Stretch - The limousine version in GTA IV.
  • Stanier - The new sedan that fills the absence of the Admiral in GTA V.
  • Glendale - GTA V equivalent of the 3D Universe Admiral.
  • Schafter - The spiritual successor of the 3D Universe Admiral.
  • Cheburek - Another similar sedan in GTA Online.

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