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Your mom lied: size matters. And while we're at it, no one cares what you're like on the inside, money and power are the most important things in life, and naked, sociopathic aggression is demonstrably the best way to get ahead in everything you do. Now you've taken all that on board, your choice of vehicle has already been made. Welcome to the Caracara: time to hop in and spread the word.

Please note: This vehicle can be modified at a Vehicle Workshop inside an Avenger or Mobile Operation Center.
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The Vapid Caracara is a 6x6 weaponized off-road pickup featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the continuation of the Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series update, released on April 3rd, 2018, during the Target Assault Week event.[2]


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The Caracara appears as a 6x6 truck heavily inspired by the Ford F-150, more specifically, the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6, a 6x6 alternative. The tail lights are very similar to those of the 2016–present Nissan Titan. Its bonnet is inspired from the Ram Pickup models.

The truck features a long body and a bulky profile, where the front end is largely dominated by an off-road bumper, consisting of tubular frames on the borders, vented sections on the center and triangle-shaped outer edge panels, along with a sump guard protecting the front axle. The upper area is mostly occupied by the mesh grille on the center with seven horizontal separations over it, the middle one being wider and bearing the manufacturer emblem on the center. The outer edges feature a set of dual rectangular headlights placed within C-shaped light units, while the area above the grille features modern light strips acting as the high-beam lights. The hood features a scoop/intake on the center and vented sections beside it.

On the sides, large black plastic fender arches are seen over the wheels, as well as black side steps similar to the "Slat Skirt" options seen in the Riata and the Kamacho. The cabin area makes use of black trims around the windshield and side windows, along with body-colored mirror shells and black door handles. The front door windows have small extensions on the lower front corners, intended to improve visibility towards the ground.

The rear of the truck features a long truck bed with plastic trim on the upper borders. The tail lights are a stretched version of the Riata's, and the tailgate shares the same detail as the aforementioned vehicle, only with a smaller handle and different upper border. A plastic bumper with a license plate on the center can be seen below. Similar to the Technical and its variants, the Caracara is equipped with a turret, which is mounted on a steel platform placed on the truck bed. The interior uses the same interior textures and dials as the Cavalcade and many other SUVs.

The vehicle's primary color affects most of the bodywork, while the secondary color is applied to the grille elements and the vehicle's springs. The wheels appear to be an off-road derivative of the "Rally Master" tuner wheels, wrapped in high-profile tires with knobby treads.

Similar to the Technical, the Technical Aqua and the Technical Custom, the vehicle is equipped with the same machine gun turret that resembles a DShK 12.7mm (.50 caliber) machine gun, but can be replaced with a six-barreled 7.62mm Minigun resembling a GAU-17/A gatling gun.

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Overall, the vehicle handles, as expected from an off-road truck, best off-road, although it is very prone to being flung with the tiniest of bumps and collisions, and has a tendency to flip onto its slide, more so than the Dubsta 6x6. Its road performance is not overwhelming and certainly does not keep up with other turreted vehicles.

Durability-wise, the truck is generally resistant as an off-road truck thanks to its mass and relatively good speed, but is a poor choice on combat, as it is more of an improvised fighting vehicle. It can be destroyed in a single explosion and has no bullet-resistant windows.

The truck is powered by what appears to be an inline-4 engine sporting 4 throttle bodies. Positioned in a front engine, all wheel drive configuration, this is coupled up to a 5-speed gearbox powering all 6 wheels. The engine sound is shared with several SUVs in the game, including the Dubsta and the Dubsta 6x6.

The Caracara's statistical stock top speed is 93 mph / 149.7 km/h.[3]

  • EMS Engine Upgrade 1 produces 94 mph / 151.3 km/h.
  • EMS Engine Upgrade 2 produces 95 mph / 152.9 km/h.
  • EMS Engine Upgrade 3 produces 96 mph / 154.5 km/h.
  • EMS Engine Upgrade 4 produces 97 mph / 156.1 km/h.

The Caracara has all four advanced flags enabled[4]:

  • The first causes up-shifting to occur much sooner, and at lower engine revolutions, effectively shortening shift rates.
  • The second causes the vehicle's engine to heavily over-rev and remain at the engine red-line for a much longer period of time before shifting, causing revolutions to fluctuate.
  • The third increases the vehicle's suspension "springiness", causing it to bounce excessively while driving.


The Caracara has a rear turret for use by an independent gunner, having an excellent rotation angle of 360 degrees and elevation angle of between -15 and 45 degrees, providing impeccable defense against helicopters and pursuing cars. However, as a compromise for its power, the gunner is almost completely exposed and may fall off the vehicle in case of a crash, or become vulnerable to gunshots, which can kill the gunner. Players are able to access the mounted machine gun by holding the enter button.

  • Machine Gun: The first option by default is the same machine gun from the Technical and its variants, sharing the same characteristics.
  • Minigun: The second option is a rapid-fire 7.62mm Minigun, which behaves the same as any mounted minigun present on other vehicles such as the Valkyrie and the Turreted Limo. The Minigun suffers from a significant loss in damage output; whilst it gains almost triple the MG's firerate, it experiences an extreme drop in individual projectile damage. As a result, the Minigun option offers a lower DPS (damage per second) that the stock Machine Gun dishes out. Despite this, the Minigun is able to destroy vehicles instantly upon being damaged enough, while the Machine Gun can only set them aflame and requires additional rounds to finally destroy it.

It should be noted that because of the vehicle's poor durability, the player should avoid using the gun to explode targets close to the vehicle, as a single explosion will reduce the health to a critical level, if not instantly destroying the vehicle.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 84 / 135 5 N/A AWD
(30% FWD
70% RWD)
3500 / 7716 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 93 / 149.7 5 F6 DOHC Inline-4 w/ 4 throttle bodies (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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The Caracara can be modified at Los Santos Customs and other mod shops, although the weapons/liveries can only be accessed by a Vehicle Workshop inside a Mobile Operations Center or Avenger.

Category Modification Cost Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Basic Camo $18,240
Zancudo Camo $19,380
Sprayed Camo $20,520
3 Color Outline $21,660
90s Sandbox $22,800
Modern 5 Color $23,370
Arid Theater $23,939
Winter Camo $24,510
Urban Warrior $25,080
Nature Reserve* $25,650
Naval Battle* $26,220
Urban Geometric* $26,789
Coyote Geometric* $27,360
Large Geometric* $27,930
Naval Geometric* $28,500
Desert Fractal* $29,070
Urban Fractal* $29,639
Large Digital* $30,210
Medium Digital* $30,780
Small Digital* $31,350
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Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Weapons Machine Gun $78,500
7.62mm Minigun $198,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
* Denotes items that can only be unlocked for purchase via research in the Bunker property.

When purchased, the Caracara comes painted in the following colors by default:

Applied Colors
Primary Color Secondary Color Pearlescent Wheel Color Trim Color Dial Color
Metallic Blue Metallic Black Steel Metallic Surf Blue Metallic Ice White Black Worn White

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Caracara 4x4

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The Caracara 4x4 in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Caracara 4x4 is the shorter and unarmed variant of the Caracara heavily inspired by the Ford F-150.

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  • Similar to the Dubsta 6x6, the rearmost axle does not have a driveshaft connecting it with the rest of the system.
  • Although the Caracara can be owned as a personal vehicle, it cannot be used in Target Assault Races, despite having the option to enable custom vehicles.
  • Despite being weaponized, it can still be used in off-road races with custom vehicles.
    • With the release of the The Diamond Casino Heist update, the vehicle cannot be selected for non-Target Assault races anymore.
  • The personal vehicle icon is different from the actual icon that's seen on the map for other players, using the ‘dangerous vehicle’ icon present on the Insurgent and Technical instead.[1]


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  • The Caracara does not have the drive-in cutscene when taken to Los Santos Customs in GTA Online.[5][6]
    • If the player uses hacks to spawn the vehicle in story mode, it becomes apparent that the vehicle has no difficulty entering Los Santos Customs.[7]
  • The second/middle axle does not follow the correct suspension travel and instead remains aligned with the third/rearmost one, as if it is considered part of a single component. This is most evident on steep inclines or driving towards a ledge in a way where the rearmost wheels are floating. This issue is not present on the Dubsta 6x6 or the Bruiser.
  • If the player looks behind while having the minigun option installed and when not aiming, the character will reset back to their original position and won't turn around. This often results in their hands being distorted, and their bodies crouching in a weird manner or clipping with the minigun.
    • The minigun also lacks a HUD icon when "selecting" a weapon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Blips-GTAO-Caracara.png Seen when parked or when another player is driving a Caracara.
  2. Rockstar Newswire:
  3. How do we gain these statistics?:
    GTA Wiki: Manual of Style/Vehicles/Speed Testing - GTA V and GTA Online
    These top speeds are not suitable for comparing cars and their performance on the road. Roads are bumpy, and bumps in the game give vehicles random boosts of speed, increasing the overall road top speed. These top speeds simply show which car has the highest statistical speed, essentially a speed which considers all the variables added to the initial raw top speed in the handling files, and do not reflect the top speed each of these cars could reach on the road or even travelling through air. Finally, these speeds do not determine which car is "quickest" or "fastest" - competing vehicles in drag races may result in unexpected outcomes, due to the fact that restricting the drag race distance may not allow certain vehicles to reach their top speed, as the acceleration of vehicles has a massive affect on their performance and reliability in racing. These statistical top speeds give all vehicles plenty of time to reach their highest top speed on a flat, indefinitely-long strip of straight track.
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