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For the muscle car that the Duke O'Death is based on, see Dukes.
"It's not always clear whether your average uranium-eating survivalist is planning for the world to end, or planning to end it personally. And why not keep those options open with this special edition Dukes muscle car? Sure, it has the fuel consumption of an aircraft carrier in a head wind, but when the nukes start falling you and the cockroaches are going to have a blast."
Warstock Cache & Carry description. (After the Cunning Stunts: Special Vehicle Circuit update)

The Imponte Duke O'Death is a two-door armored muscle car featured in the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V, and released in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the continuation of the Cunning Stunts: Special Vehicle Circuit update. It is stored as a personal vehicle in GTA Online.


"Special edition Dukes muscle car for the post-apocalypse wasteland. Just hope there's not a fuel scarcity when the world ends, because this thing gets worse gas mileage than a one-legged zombie. Exclusive content for returning players."
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Duke O'Death is an armored variant of the Dukes. It is available in Single Player to all players who own and have previously played the PS3 or XBox 360 versions of Grand Theft Auto V, and is also available to all players in Grand Theft Auto Online as of the release of the Special Vehicle Circuit update.


Grand Theft Auto V

The Duke O'Death is a highly modified variant of the Dukes; as such, it is based on the 1968-1970 Dodge Charger. It features the same chassis and body as the normal Dukes, but comes with custom front bull-bars, a roll-cage, an external roll-bar with lights attached, rear louvers, side exit exhausts, decreased ground clearance and protective armor plates covering the windows and windshield. It also features a unique supercharger ram air scoop on its hood. Its paint job seems to come in matte black as default.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

The Duke O'Death is powered by a supercharged, high-output V8 engine, capable of providing excellent torque and top speed. In contrast with the normal variant of the Dukes, this vehicle seems to have better acceleration and top speed, although the vehicle has a tendency to oversteer at high speeds. Another downside is its poor braking abilities, however these can be easily tweaked to a much better working state in any Los Santos Customs mod garage.

Durability is excellent, as the Duke O'Death is able to ram and push other vehicles off the road with ease thanks to its increased mass, and the car's bodywork is very strong. Crash deformation is very minimal, and it can be said that this vehicle has some of the best durability traits in its class. Successfully combining the use of Franklin's Special Ability and the ramming ability of this car can make the car as effective as a Phantom, in terms of crashing. However, the Duke O'Death can still be destroyed by a Sticky Bomb or a direct hit from the Rhino's cannon. With the 100% Armor upgrade at Los Santos Customs, an otherwise undamaged Duke O' Death will be capable of withstanding a sticky bomb but will be severely weakened and easily destroyed by crash impact, small arms gunfire or a second sticky bomb. The Rhino can also run over and crush the car. It can resist 3 RPG's before a 4th one destroys it, while it resists 4 homing missiles and is destroyed on the 5th, both times with a driver inside.

In a straight line, the Duke O'Death is a formidable vehicle, being able to outrun other armored cars and even the armoured Kuruma with ease.

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 94 / 152 4 N/A RWD 5000 / 11023 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 450cui (7.4L) Supercharged (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
4.9 Seconds 135 / 217 5 FR SOHC V8 (in-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club


Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (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
- -
Respray - -
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 - -

Image Gallery

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Freemode Events
Organization Work


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • It shares its front bullbar design with those found on police vehicles.
  • The Duke O'Death features a unique headlight cover which will move upon toggling the headlight on/off to reveal/cover the headlight respectively.
  • The Duke O'Death's design may be a reference to the film Death Race, which revolves around the racing of heavily armored (and armed) road vehicles. Specifically, the 2008 remake features several cars similar in design to the Duke O'Death, including the Kuruma, which also has an armored variant.
    • The car's overall look also appears to be an homage to the Pursuit Special used by the titular character in the Mad Max movies.
  • The default radio stations for the Duke O'Death are Vinewood Boulevard RadioLos Santos Rock Radio and Radio Mirror Park.
  • Once the player enters the Duke O'Death for the first time in the Random Event, semi-trucks and some cars will begin to attack the player. This is a reference to the Steven Spielberg movie Duel. Indeed, the random event is named "Duel".
  • Its name may be a reference to the fictional book "Duke of Death", from Clint Eastwood's movie Unforgiven.
  • In Warstock Cache & Carry, the vehicle has no description on it, appearing with a blank space.
  • In GTA Online, all Duke O'Deaths modded in from Story Mode are blacklisted, meaning that they are made to automatically explode upon entry to Free Roam, and are immobile during races. These are used as deterrents for obtaining glitched vehicles.
  • The Duke O'Death can be one of the vehicles used during Moving Target in GTA Online, as well as a special vehicle that can be found on the Wastelander during the Transporter VIP work.
  • Its Rockstar Games Social Club image appears to have its hood slightly open.
  • There is a bug where when the player changes the color of the car and the player returns the car to the garage instead of the house, the car's color will revert to Matte Black.
  • Although the Duke O' Death has no option to change the license plate, it can still be customized by using the iFruit App to change the license plate.

See Also

  • Dukes - The stock version of the Duke O'Death.
  • Weaponized Tampa - Another armored muscle car, released as part of the Gunrunning update.