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Party like it's the Prohibition era in this armored 1920s limousine. Perfect for a gangster and his moll on their first date or their last. Let the Valentine's Day massacres commence.
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Albany Roosevelt is a classic limousine featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Valentine's Day Massacre Special update. It was initially made available in GTA Online as a time-restricted vehicle from February 13 to March 3, 2014, and later re-released indefinitely.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The vehicle is based on the custom 1928 Cadillac 341A Town Sedan owned by the infamous mobster Al Capone, along with elements from the Cadillac 341B. Its grille and headlights (including its metal mesh covers) are based from certain Bentley car models from the same period, particularly the 1927 Bentley Speed Six. According to the Newswire description, the vehicle is armored.

The Roosevelt is depicted as a classic 1920s sedan, where the front end has visible frames that are part of the chassis, holding dual chrome bumper bars spanning the car's width. There are four drum headlights closely installed together in front of the grille, with the upper ones having metal mesh covers and the lower ones being smaller and function as high-beam lights. The grille has a chrome finish around and bears the Albany logo on the front, while the hood area features a chrome strip near the windshield that separates the engine compartment from the rest of the car.

On the sides, the car feature large side arches and stepsides running across the car, along with what seems to be four small containers situated under the doors. The front arches have two spare wheels preserved in black leather cases tied with two small straps. The greenhouse area makes use of two circula fog lights on the A-pillars and a sunshade on top of the windshield, together with a soft leather top over the seats area.

The rear of the car has a black luggage bag/chest located behind a rear rack, which cannot be opened in normal gameplay and is considered an extra component. There are two small red circular tail lights mounted over the rear arches, as well as dual chrome bumper bars spanning the car's width, similar to the front. A license plate can be seen on the passenger side, over the bumper frames.

The interior of the car is unique, well detailed, and appropriate for its era, using a wooden backing with multiple brass dials. The car also employs classically upholstered bench seats in place of independent seats, while the doors have inner pull handles in place of lever handles like most modern cars. Additional wooden details can be also seen around the windows and beside the bench seats. The car mistakenly seems to have a steering wheel that would match a car from the 1950s and 1960s.

The Roosevelt comes in a variety of colors, where the primary one is applied to the chassis frames holding the front bumper, bodywork, window surroundings and wheel rims, while the secondary color is applied on the side arches, stepsides, lower containers, cabin area and rear luggage rack, along with thin stripes passing through the chrome door handles and running towards the rear wall of the car. It uses a unique set of wire rims with a circular center, wrapped in medium-profile tires.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Roosevelt drives smoothly and can go up to relatively high speeds, although acceleration is not as good and it is quite heavy (possibly due to its thick armor). With its archaic suspension, spinning out is very likely at higher speeds, and oversteer may become an issue. Lowering the suspension may help prevent this since it will reduce body roll. It is quite durable and proves capable when off-roading.

Like the Granger (and its law enforcement variants), players can ride on the sides of the vehicle, standing on the running boards. While doing so, they are able to use assault rifles and MGs, which are not normally available for use in any vehicle other than helicopters. However, as like any vehicle of this type, passengers hanging from the outside will fall off from harder collisions, scraping against surfaces or impacts from large heights. The number of passengers may affect the car's acceleration.

The Roosevelt is powered a massive V12 engine with 6 double-barrel downdraft carburetors, coupled to a 4-speed transmission in a RWD layout. Its engine produces a unique noisy sound, being somewhat smoother than diesel engines from cars like the Bodhi.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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Gears Engine Drivetrain
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N/A 78 / 125 4 N/A RWD 2400 / 5291 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
20 Seconds 75 / 121 N/A 6 Liter V10 100hp (Website) N/A N/A N/A
Observed
12.4 seconds 65 / 105 4 FMR SOHC V12 w/ 6 Double-Barrel Downdraft Carburetors / 12 Throttle Bodies (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
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Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
Armor No Armor $100 $200
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 Stock Brakes $100 $200
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
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $100 $600
Xenon Lights $300 $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Variants

Fränken Stange

Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Franken Stange in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Halloween Surprise update included a heavily customised hot rod variant of the Roosevelt, named the Franken Stange.

Roosevelt Valor

Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Roosevelt Valor in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Be My Valentine update includes a special, highly customizable variant of the Roosevelt, named the Roosevelt Valor.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Available in all three characters' garages.
Enhanced version
  • Has a chance of spawning in a parking lot in Backlot City. Look right when entering from the south-east corner gate, or south after entering from the center east gate. For a better chance, go into the area of the studio where Franklin steals the JB 700 for Devin Weston first, then go to where one would find the car.
  • Rarely spawns in the garage at the 2848 Milton Road, Vinewood Hills. It will have a random paintjob, wheels, suspension upgrade, and sometimes the trunk at the back is missing.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The vehicle is named after Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 26th and 32nd Presidents of the United States respectively. Franklin Roosevelt, according to a widely believed but disproved legend, made use of the armored limousine confiscated from Al Capone for protection after the attack on Pearl Harbor, before he could have his own armored vehicle. A vehicle named Roosevelt, named after Theodore Roosevelt and manufactured by the Marmon Motor Car Company between 1929 and 1930, also bears a resemblance to the in-game Roosevelt.
    • The fact that the car spawns in green in single player garages is also a reference to Al Capone's personal car, which was also painted green to match Chicago police cars of the period.
    • It is one of four cars to be named after a US President, the others being the Jefferson, Washington and Monroe.
  • In terms of real life inspiration, the Roosevelt and its variants are the second oldest cars in the HD Universe (behind the Tractor), and are followed by the Hotknife, Z-Type, Rat Loader and Duneloader.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Roosevelt and its Valor variant both have a unique stock horn, which is an old Klaxon.
  • Contrary to the website’s description, the Roosevelt has no armor or added resistance to damage.
  • Exhaust fumes are expelled at the left side of the back of the car even though the entire exhaust system is missing. This is likely an oversight.
  • The stock wheels are painted the same color as the car's primary color and have large drum brakes, which look black from the outside. Installing custom wheels will replace them with disc brakes.
  • The Roosevelt has no default radio station. The radio will be switched off whenever the player enters the vehicle.
  • The Roosevelt features the newer Albany logo. This is possibly a developer oversight as the Alpha, a much newer Albany vehicle, features the old logo.
  • Its name in the files is "btype", suggesting that it was meant to be the HD Universe rendition of Grand Theft Auto 2's B-Type.
  • Upon closer inspection, the vehicle lacks any driving pedals. This is also found on the Z-Type and the Roosevelt Valor.
  • Despite the fact that Al Capone's 1928 Cadillac 341A Town Sedan was modified to be able to go up to 112 mph, its in-game speed is more closer to an unmodified 1928 Series 341 Cadillac Town Sedan (which had a top speed of 70 mph) as both the Roosevelt and the Valor variant can barely go past 70 mph.

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