For the borough in GTA IV, see Dukes.
For the armored variant, see Duke O'Death.
"A long-awaited shipment of Dukes muscle cars has hit Los Santos. Relive the old times, the 70's lines, and the smell of spermicidal disinfectant, and try not to be disappointed. Nothing's as good as you remember it being. That's your head's fault, not this car's. Exclusive content for returning players."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Imponte Dukes is a two-door muscle car featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. In Grand Theft Auto V, the Dukes reappears, along with an armored variant, in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game.


Grand Theft Auto IV

The Dukes is the quintessential American muscle car: aggressive 1970s styling, a large engine, and a low, roaring exhaust note. It appears to be chiefly modeled after the 1968-1970 Dodge Charger, while the front bumper appears based on the 1968 or 1969 Pontiac LeMans or the1968-1969 Firebird. The Imponte name can also be found on the right grille of the front bumper, similar to the Pontiac name found on 1968-1969 Firebirds. The taillights resemble those of the 1970 Dodge Challenger and 1967 Chevrolet Impala with hints from the Charger. The body styling takes cues from many Dodge and Pontiac cars of the 1960s and 1970s.

The Dukes may be found with any combination of accessories, such as a small hood scoop, a pentagonal shaped hood bulge with the words "supercharged" written on it, rear window louvers, a small rear spoiler, all with "750BHP" written on each side - referring to the Dukes' powerful 6.8L, 750bhp (brake horsepower), supercharged V8 engine. However, no Dukes will spawn with all options.

The vehicle comes with many cosmetic accessories:

  • A variant with rear louvers.
  • A variant with a pentagon-shaped intake bulge on the hood.
  • A variant with a standard ram-air hood.
  • A variant with a rear spoiler.

It is one of the few cars that does not have a license plate, the others being the Slamvan, Contender, the beater variant of the Vigero, and most notably on most supercars such as the Comet, Super GT, Turismo, and the Infernus.

A Dukes can be seen in the Pißwasser advertisement, being driven to the water in a pier.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition is very similar to that of GTA IV, but varies in the manner in which they appear. Like in GTA IV, the game features two variants; they consist of a regular Dukes, which commonly appears all over the city, and a Spanish Lords Dukes, which is most distinguishable by its hood blower and neon underglow.

Grand Theft Auto V

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.

The Dukes reappears in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, retaining the same design as the GTA IV Dukes, but now with a vinyl top as its stock roof. When the headlights are turned off they're now covered by a retractable grille-plate like the Dodge Charger's headlights, but instead of the grille-plate descending from the top, it rises from below. The exhausts have also been moved to the rear, and the rear Louvers are no longer available as an option for variants, nor can they be purchased from Los Santos Customs. Unlike the Hakumai in GTA IV, the Dukes' hidden headlamps function correctly. The Dukes is one of two vehicles that can have national flags added. The other vehicle is the Marshall (although the Dukes has more flags than the Marshall).

While the Dukes doesn't appear in the original version of GTA V (prior to its appearance in the enhanced version), the player can modify their vehicle's wheels by selecting the Dukes wheels in Los Santos Customs. The car is also mentioned in the police scanner files under the filename "0x09223C6C," meaning it was possibly considered to appear in the original game. It also makes a brief cameo in GTA V. While watching TV, there is an advertisement for the Cunning Stunt Academy, featuring two Dukes on the logo.

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Grand Theft Auto IV

The Dukes is powered by an apparent 450cui (7.4L) supercharged engine (according to badging) coupled to a four-speed gearbox in a FR layout, pumping out a whopping 750 horsepower, and the engine model further appears to be a V8. Unfortunately, most of the power cannot be transferred to the wheels due to its heavy weight, which outweighs traction, resulting in slow acceleration. Thankfully, the Dukes makes up for its poor acceleration with its top speed, which is 76 mph (which, considering the top speeds of other vehicles, is rather high).

Lending to its design generation (mid 1960s to early 1970s), the Dukes has one of the softest suspensions on any vehicle, generating massive body roll in turns and resulting in unimpressive, sluggish handling, but the incredible amount of power still delivered to the rear wheels causes massive oversteer, though, with practice, the player can power-slide with great ease, making the Dukes one of the most impressive power-sliding vehicles in-game.

Braking is rather poor in its GTA IV appearance, due to its weight. Crash deformation is acceptable; the Dukes can take many side, frontal and rear impacts, with little deformation, and from the rear especially, minimal loss of control.

GTA IV Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 83 / 135 4 N/A RWD 1700 / 3748
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 750BHP 450cui (7.4L) Supercharged (Badging) N/A N/A
9.3 Seconds 76 / 122 4 FR SOHC V8 (in-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The regular Dukes in GTA Chinatown Wars is generally somewhat above average in speed, handling and braking. Grip is quite poor, and the car often drifts out of control at high speeds, but not as bad as the Stallion.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Dukes returns almost unchanged performance wise, the most noticeable change is the handing line, which, as with all other cars in GTA V, has been stiffened to make the car quicker at reacting to movement. The car's stability has also improved, but not enough for it to softly land after even the smallest of jumps. Acceleration has also greatly improved partially because of the handling fixes, which minimizes any threats on the power-to-weight ratio. The engine sound is identical to that of the Dominator, Phoenix and Vigero being notably loud, louder than many other muscle cars in the game.

The engine model is reused from GTA IV's rendition, albeit with more detail. The model enhances the replicated camshafts and timing belt, revealing a double-overhead camshaft supercharged V8.

Because of GTA V's fixes to the vehicle damage, the car's durability has being increased dramatically, and deformation reduced. The amount that the car oversteers has been reduced, as well as spinning out chances and stopping distances.

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)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 89 / 144 5 N/A RWD 1600 / 3527 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 144 / 232 5 750BHP 450cui (7.4L) Supercharged (Badging) RWD 1600 / 3527 N/A
6.2 Seconds 120 / 193 5 FR SOHC V8 (in-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,625 $
Armor Upgrade 40% $4,062 $
Armor Upgrade 60% $6,500 $
Armor Upgrade 80% $11,375 $
Armor Upgrade 100% $16,250 $
Brakes Street Brakes $6,500 $
Sport Brakes $8,775 $
Race Brakes $11,375 $
Bumpers Custom Front Splitter $500 $
Wheelie Bar $500 $
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,925 $
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $4,062 $
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $5,850 $
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $10,887 $
Exhaust Dual Exit Exhaust $375 $
Side Exit Exhaust $899 $
Hood Performance Hood $325 $
Ram Air Hood $750 $
Carbon Hood $875 $
Single Intake Bug Catcher $1,000 $
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $1,200 $
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Respray - -
Roll Cage Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $
Stunt Cage $675 $
Roof Painted Roof $350 $
By Order In-Game:
$2,500 $
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Spoiler Mid Level Spoiler $750 $
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $
Street Suspension $1,000 $
Sport Suspension $1,700 $
Competition Suspension $2,200 $
Transmission Street Transmission $9,587 $
Sports Transmission $10,562 $
Race Transmission $13,000 $
Turbo Turbo Tuning $8,125 $
Wheels - -
Wheelie Bar Wheelie Bar $1,250 $
Windows Light Smoke $200 $
Dark Smoke $450 $
Limo $700 $

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