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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 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 a stretched version of the Riata's, which in turn are very similar to those of the 2016–present Nissan Titan. Its bonnet is inspired from the Ram Pickup models.

The interior of the truck is shared with most SUVs, sporting the Cavalcade interior and dials also used on the Dubsta 6x6.

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.

Current Design Gallery


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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 doesn't keep up with other turreted vehicles.

Durability wise, the truck is as weak as the Dubsta 6x6, as it is more of an improvised fighting vehicle. It blows up in a single explosion and has no bullet-ressistant 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 Caracara comes equipped with the standard DShK .50 caliber machine gun turret, which has devastating power against pedestrians and unarmored vehicles. The vehicle is able to kill most NPCs and players in one to two hits and take down most helicopters or vehicles in less than twenty.
  • Minigun: The vehicle can be upgraded with a mounted 7.62mm Minigun, which behaves like many mounted miniguns found on other vehicles. Although not very powerful, the high fire rate makes it great against unarmored targets and cars.

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.

GTA Online 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)
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, 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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Full Coverage
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

Image Gallery

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GTA Online SA Super Sport Series - Vapid Caracara

GTA Online SA Super Sport Series - Vapid Caracara

Prominent Appearances in Missions

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  • Appears in the "One Armed Bandits" Casino Work, where several are used by the enemy gang to patrol the docks.
  • A couple may also appear in Casino - Strong Arm Tactics, driven by Duggan's goons. They can be stolen and used for the final vehicle escort portion of the mission if there are enough players, as the mounted machinegun provides the team with considerable extra firepower.


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  • 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.
  • The personal vehicle icon is different to the actual icon that seen on the map for other players, instead using the ‘dangerous vehicle’ icon present on the Insurgent and Technical.[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 use hacks to spawn the vehicle in story mode, it becomes apparent that the vehicle has no difficulty entering Los Santos Customs.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Blips-GTAO-Caracara 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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