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Look the part of the beach with the rugged, dune-conquering Lifeguard from Declasse. It may not have the best acceleration, but who cares when it comes with a decorative surfboard to better establish your beach cool? And thanks to the tinted windows, you can look authoritative without having to show off that flabby beach bod.
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Declasse Lifeguard is an emergency vehicle appearing in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Lifeguard is strongly inspired by California Lifeguard vehicles, having a similar paint scheme, equipment and purpose.

The Lifeguard is a modified variant of the Granger used by the Los Santos Lifeguard to patrol the coastline of Los Santos. The overall design remained the same, but lacks a front license plate and the rear plate is directly attached to the rear bumper, while the "3500 LX" badge on the lower right corner of the rear compartment is missing due to the additional markings on the same spot. The roof features numerous equipment, including tall roof racks with an unusable surfboard and two rescue cans, as well as various antenna. The front roof rack also has a Traffic Advisor, which can be activated along with the siren when the horn button is clicked, in the same way as all emergency vehicles with lights and sirens. The Lifeguard also has Light Smoke window tint applied as default.[1]

The vehicle features a yellow body color with numerous markings around, including red "LIFEGUARD" markings around the vehicle and Los Santos Fire Department markings on the rear compartment door. Files indicate that the vehicle spawns in white, which is only visible on the inner trimmings of the doors and the engine bay. The vehicle also uses the same wheel design as the regular Granger, being a variation of the "Dune Basher" off-road rims seen in Los Santos Customs, albeit applying a slight tint/shade affected by the pearlescent color (set to yellow).

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Overall, the Lifeguard has performance on par to the stock Granger, and slightly below par found on the police equivalents of the vehicle. The vehicle's handling is superior in its class, but acceleration and top speed are sluggish unlike the rest of the SUV class. The braking tends to fault, and sometimes causes the vehicle to lose some control, especially when already cornering, or attempting to recover after crashing, or even after a control-loss. Unlike the regular Granger and its law enforcement variants, the Lifeguard has a rear wheel drive layout, resulting in limited off-road performance. Also, unlike all the other variants, the Lifeguard SUV can only carry four people, including the driver, due to the roof equipment occupying the roof rails.

The vehicle is powered by what looks like a V8, however, the in-game model is a turbocharged twin-cam inline-4, with a 5-speed gearbox. It shares the same loud engine sound as the regular Granger, the BeeJay XL and the Bodhi. According to the green emblems on the rear quarters, the vehicle is a hybrid or at least fuel-efficient version of the Granger.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 2400 / 5291 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
7.5 Seconds 95 / 152 5 SOHC V8 (Cover)
DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model)
RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
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Speed
75.11718%
Acceleration
50%
Braking
26.666668%
Traction
62.121212%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto Online

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.
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The Lifeguard cannot be modified in Grand Theft Auto V. However, it can in Online, although it does not have access to standard modifications. The Lifeguard is also the most expensive vehicle to insure, costing over $100,000.

Category Modification Cost
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker $2,000
Full Coverage $108,125
Sell Sell Vehicle Cannot be sold

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be found parked in Del Perro, near the Pier.
  • May be seen patrolling the beach.
  • Parked in random areas around the beach, and at Lifeguard stations.
  • Found at the south end of Vespucci Beach, at a green building. 

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be purchased from Warstock Cache & Carry for $865,000 as part of The Diamond Casino Heist update.
  • The Lifeguard can be used as a "seed vehicle" to spawn another (commonly parked at Lifeguard stations) that can be kept as a personal vehicle. However, the street-found Lifeguard cannot be sold, as its value is beyond $50,000.

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • This vehicle and the Prison Bus are the only law enforcement vehicles where one can play radio stations in Story Mode.
  • On the trunk compartment area, one can see two black cubes mounted on the roof, yet the rearmost side is empty, appearing to be invisible when viewed from behind the vehicle. It is unknown wether the vehicle was intended to feature rear-facing interior lights or these were leftover components from its law enforcement counterparts.

See Also

References

  1. File Data:
    <diffuseTint value="0xAA0A0A0A" />


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