"For a wide-eyed junior exec in the late 90s nothing said "I can almost afford to buy European" like the Karin Sultan. These days you're an angry middle aged, pre-diabetic, wannabe rally driver, but the Sultan is still your best friend: with your money and our expertise, this could become the high-octane racer you dreamed of as a teenager and still have no idea how to drive. Eligible for customization at Benny's Original Motor Works."
Benny's Original Motor Works description.

The Karin Sultan RS is a rally sports car featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the January 2016 Update.


Grand Theft Auto IV

The vehicle itself is based on the first generation Lexus IS (also known as the Toyota Altezza), with a few minor influences drawn from a range of second generation Subaru Imprezas (notably the Impreza 2.5RS coupe). Although the Lexus IS never received a two-door coupé configuration, its influence remains obvious in the Sultan RS. The front and the overall shape of the car closely resembles that of a 2001 Lexus IS with a body kit and side exhaust system. The massive rear spoiler is usually a stock feature on the Subaru Impreza WRX STi. The rear of the car is highly reminiscent of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V.

The Sultan RS is a high-performance two-door coupé variant of the Sultan. The letters RS stand for Rally Sport, which usually designates that the car is a highly tuned rally sports version of the stock model.

The car comes with a carbon fiber hood, roll cage, side exit large-bore exhaust, front-mounted intercooler, rear diffuser, racing rims, and low-profile tires. Some variants also have a carbon fiber trunk lid, hood scoop, and metallic paint. The car is available in several colors, including pink, which is rare in-game, although carbon fiber components (such as the hood) are always colored black. Its front intercooler reads 'ENDO'.

The vehicle is equipped with a GPS system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

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.

The Sultan RS returns in the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the January 2016 Update, as an optional modification for the Sultan in Benny's Original Motor Works.

It holds the same design as in Grand Theft Auto IV, albeit with some cosmetic changes (notably the bumpers and the grille) and a few omissions, which can be fitted in Benny's Original Motor Works. It now has a variety of tuning modifications such as bumpers, diffusers, skirts, spoilers and fog-lights fitted, as well as unique liveries and vinyls.

Like the normal Sultan and the GTA IV counterpart, the Sultan RS can have the "SULTAN RS" stripe on the sides and retains its side exhaust in its stock form.

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Version History Gallery


Grand Theft Auto IV

The car's top speed is one of the highest due to the mighty power of its turbocharged engine. The car also accelerates like no other car in the game. As shown on the rocker cover badging and the model marque on the boot, it has a 3.5-litre engine according to the badges, with the model of a turbocharged DOHC straight-4 engine. The badges state that the car is twin turbocharged, however the in-game model only features one turbo.

The Sultan RS utilizes an all-wheel drive system (30% front, 70% rear torque distribution balance, according to files), to which the extraordinary off-the-line acceleration owes itself. The Sultan RS has a much lower ground clearance than the Sultan, which aids the superb cornering ability on the road. The car drives very well on asphalt, although a bit slippery and at times hard to control at high speeds. It is also great on dirt and sand, as should be expected for a car drawing inspiration from rally cars designed for such conditions. The car, as with most vehicles, features an anti-lock braking system, however the Sultan RS is one the select few that does tend to lock-up on occasions, particularly under constant brake pressure, meaning the player should avoid holding the brakes to ensure efficient braking times and to retain steering control.

Like the Infernus, Banshee, Buffalo, F620, and Bullet GT, the exhaust system of the Sultan RS is prone to letting unburnt fuel explode in flames from the sidepipe during throttle liftoff after high revving. The RS is also equipped with a dump (blowoff) valve on the turbo which causes a whipping/hissing sound when the throttle is released.

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 93 / 150 5 N/A AWD
30% FWD
1400 / 3086
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A Twin Turbo 3.5L (Badging) N/A N/A
7.4 Seconds 85 / 137 5 F4 DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Sultan RS improves upon the original Sultan with vastly superior acceleration and a slightly higher top speed, while retaining the all-wheel drive system (25% front, 75% rear torque distribution balance, according to files). Braking power is significantly improved as well, enough so it is on par with other Supers. It handles very similarly to the standard counterpart, being grippy and engaging, yet unlike the normal version, it's also easier to spin out. Off-road, the Sultan RS is excellent, with next to no speed or handling loss while driving off-road. In fact, due to its lightweight construction and powerful all-wheel-drive system, the Sultan RS is highly adept at climbing steep slopes, and can even summit Mount Chiliad with ease. Crash deformation is poor.

Unlike its GTA IV counterpart, the engine is now a modeled as a twin-cam inline-6, lacking the turbocharger by default (though it can be fitted in Los Santos Customs). It emits a unique, aggressive engine noise, similar to the tune used in GTA IV. It produces a large amount of torque sent through a 6-speed transmission to all four wheels. Just like in GTA IV, the dump valve sound is present, but to a lesser extent until upgraded. The exhaust arrangement is the same as in GTA IV by default, being single side-exit, but now in a 6-1 (6 to 1) exhaust manifold organisation rather than a 4-1. Its extreme valve timing causes a large amount of back firing, and when upgraded further it will produce a large amount of dump-valve sound with an increased rate of back firing.

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 92 / 148 5 N/A AWD
25% FWD
75% RWD
1250 / 2756 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A Twin Turbo 3.5L (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
4.1 Seconds 130 / 209 5 F4 DOHC Inline-6 (In game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Price Image
Armor No Armor $200
Armor Upgrade 20% $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $30,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $200
Street Brakes $4,000
Sport Brakes $5,400
Race Brakes $7,000
Bumpers Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $500
Custom Splitter $1,000
Classic RS Splitter $1,500
Stickerbomb Splitter $2,000
Drift RS Splitter $2,600
GT Bumper $2,800
Street SPL Bumper $3,000
Vented GT Bumper $3,200
Race Bumper $3,400
C1 Loop Bumper $3,600
Custom Splitter and Canards $3,800
Drift RS Splitter and Canards $4,000
RS Evolved Bumper $4,200
Street SPL (Extended) $4,400
Vented GT Bumper (Extended) $4,600
C2 Loop Bumper $4,800
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $500
Classic RS Rear Bumper $1,000
Drift RS Rear Bumper $1,500
Clean Cut Rear Bumper $2,000
Bippu Rear Bumper $2,600
RS Evolved Rear Bumper $2,800
GT Rear Bumper $3,000
Street SPL Rear Bumper $3,200
Vented GT Rear Bumper $3,400
Chassis Headlight Trim None $6,000
Custom Eyebrows $9,600
Carbon Eyebrows $10,200
Basic Headlight Vents $10,800
Primary Color Light Covers $11,400
Secondary Color Light Covers $12,000
Carbon Light Covers $12,300
Foglights None $8,900
Rally Fogs $14,240
Carbon Rally Fogs $15,130
Roof Scoops None $3,900
Roof Vent $6,240
Carbon Vent $6,630
Doors None $1,200
Painted Wind Deflectors $1,920
Carbon Wind Deflectors $2,040
Window Safety Net $2,160
Roll Cages Stock Chassis $700
Street Half Cage $1,100
Dash Dodger Cage $1,350
Padded Dash Dodger Cage $1,500
Full Roll Cage $2,750
Padded Roll Cage $3,600
Engine Engine Blocks None $25,000
Primary Color Valve Covers $40,000
Secondary Color Valve Covers $42,500
Polished Valve Covers $45,000
Carbon Valve Covers $47,500
Cam Covers None $13,400
Primary Color Cambelt Cover $21,440
Secondary Color Cambelt Cover $22,780
Polished Cambelt Cover $24,120
Carbon Cambelt Cover $25,460
Black Exposed Vernier Pulleys $26,800
Blue Exposed Vernier Pulleys $27,470
Red Verlier Pulleys $28,139
Purple Verlier Pulleys $28,810
Strut Braces Basic Strut Brace $10,500
Polished Strut Brace $16,800
Carbon Strut Brace $17,850
Medium Polished Strut Brace $18,900
Medium Titanium Strut Brace $19,950
Titanium Strut Brace $21,000
Triangulated Strut Brace $21,525
Wide Titanium Strut Brace $22,049
Large Polished Strut Brace $22,575
Stickerbomb Strut Brace $23,100
Polished Twin Bar Strut Brace $23,625
Extreme Billet Strut Brace $24,150
Lightened Racing Strut Brace $24,674
Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $6,700
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Straight Side Exhaust $750
Slashed Side Exhaust $1,800
Twin Short Side Exhaust $3,000
Twin Straight Side Exhaust $9,550
Big Bore Side Exhaust $9,750
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Fenders Stock Fenders $300
Secondary Color Arches $900
Carbon Arches $1,500
Primary Color Bolt-On Arches $1,700
Secondary Color Bolt-On Arches $2,000
Carbon Bolt-On Arches $2,750
Widebody Arch Extensions $3,300
Grilles Stock Grille $200
Remove Grille $750
Intercooler With Twin Fans $1,340
Intercooler With Water Sprayer $1,650
Monster Intercooler $3,000
Hoods Stock Hood $300
Twin Vented Hood $650
Carbon Hood $1,500
Carbon Vented Hood $1,750
Carbon Scooped Hood $2,000
Carbon Twin Vented Hood $2,400
Stickerbomb Hood $2,900
Power Bulge Hood $4,450
Vented Hood $5,000
Scooped Hood $5,600
Showtime Hood $6,000
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Interior Main article: Benny's Original Motor Works/Interior -
Trim Design Stock Trim $3,100
Sunstrip $4,960
Dash None $18,300
Street Interior $29,280
Semi Stripped Interior $31,110
Race Dash & Stripped Interior $32,940
Carbon Dash & Stripped Interior $34,770
Flocked Dash & Stripped $36,600
Dial Design Stock Dials $11,000
Pod Mounted Tacho $17,600
Cluster Mounted Tacho $18,700
Pod Tacho & Glovebox Gauges $19,800
Tacho & Glovebox Gauges $20,900
Pod Tacho & Dash Gauges $22,000
Tacho & Dash Gauges $22,550
Doors None $8,500
Carbon Doorcards $13,600
Aluminium Panel Doorcards $14,450
Carbon Panel Doorcards $15,300
Primary Color Doorcards $16,150
Secondary Color Doorcards $17,000
Aluminium Race Doorcards $17,425
Carbon Race Doorcards $17,850
Seats None $7,900
Sports Seats $12,640
Painted Sports Seats $13,430
Carbon Sports Seats $14,220
Ballistic Fibre Sports Seats $15,010
Painted Tuner Seats $15,800
Carbon Tuner Seats $16,195
Ballistic Fibre Tuner Seats $16,590
Painted Bucket Seats $16,985
Carbon Bucket Seats $17,380
Ballistic Fibre Bucket Seats $17,775
Painted Track Seats $18,170
Carbon Track Seats $18,565
Ballistic Fibre Track Seats $18,960
Carbon Race Seats $19,355
Steering Wheels Stock Wheel $9,000
Apex Basic $14,440
Apex Clubman $15,300
Apex Professional $16,200
Formula Basic $17,100
Formula Cutout $18,000
Formula Clubman $18,450
Formula Professional $18,900
Sprint Basic $19,350
Sprint Clubman $19,800
Sprint MKII $20,250
Sprint Lightweight $20,700
Sprint Featherweight $21,150
Sprint Sprint Professional $21,600
Rally Basic $22,050
Rally Clubman $22,500
Rally Professional $22,950
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200
Xenon Lights $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $18,000
Black Classic RS Stripe $28,800
Black RS Evolved Stripe $30,600
White RS Evolved Stripe $32,400
Blue Power Stripe $34,200
Street Drifter $36,000
Redwood Racing $36,900
Karin Performance $37,800
Princess Robot Bubblegum $38,700
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker Too Hot
Full Coverage Too Hot
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 -
Roofs Stock Roof $200
Roof Spoiler $700
Vortex Generators $1,150
Carbon Roof $1,600
Carbon & Roof Spoiler $1,950
Carbon & Vortex Generators $2,400
Sell Sell Vehicle Too Hot
Skirts Stock Skirts $600
Black Rubber Mudflaps $830
Primary Color Mudflaps $1,000
Secondary Color Mudflaps $1,500
Sideskirt Extensions $2,000
Spoilers None $300
Mid Level Spoiler $550
Painted Classic RS Wing $700
Mid Level GT Wing $1,050
Short Lip Spoiler $1,500
Extended Lip Spoiler $2,000
Bolt-On Ducktail $2,300
Drag Spoiler $2,500
Stock Car Spoiler $3,000
Carbon Classic RS Wing $3,500
Rally Spec RS Wing $4,000
Carbon Wing $4,500
High Level GT Wing $5,000
Carbon Wing Type II $5,500
Extreme Downforce BGW $6,000
Muscle Killer Wing $6,500
Tarmac Attack Wing $7,000
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $200
Street Transmission $5,900
Sports Transmission $6,500
Race Transmission $8,000
Super Transmission $12,000
Turbo None $1,000
Turbo Tuning $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Main article: Benny's Original Motor Works/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

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Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto Online

Special Variants

The Ballad of Gay Tony

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Sultan RS is a frequently used car to transport/protect drugs in the Drug Wars. Many of these have a unique paint-job, which may include two-tone roofs and boot/trunk lids.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, a regular Sultan can be modified to resemble the Sultan RS, however the modifications are purely cosmetic.

Steal Vehicle Cargo - Race Bet

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.

In Grand Theft Auto Online, Sultan RS's and Banshee 900Rs spawn after the "Race Bet" Steal Vehicle Cargo mission. These custom cars will tail the player after they steal the vehicle. They spawn in these specific colors with these specific modifications. The cars will spawn in pairs. Whether they spawn with extras (the roof and the seat bars for the Banshee 900R) is completely random. There is two variations of each car.

  • They do not have bullet-proof tyres.
  • They do not have any custom modifications on the interior.
  • They do not have any engine, armor, brakes, suspension or transmission upgrades.
Sultan RS (1)
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 92 92 88 156
N/A See Mod Kit
Mod Category Sub-Category
Bumpers Front Bumper C1 Loop Bumper
Hood Twin Vented Hood
Livery Blue Power Stripe
Spoiler Carbon Wing
Wheels Wheels Diamond Cut (Chrome)
Rear Wheels
Sultan RS (2)
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 28 28 27 0
N/A See Mod Kit
Mod Category Sub-Category
Bumpers Front Bumper Drift RS Splitter and Canards
Hood Vented Hood
Livery Street Drifter
Spoiler High Level GT Wing
Wheels Wheels Deep Five
Rear Wheels


Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Parked in the bushes behind the garage of a run-down mansion in Westdyke, Alderney; the mansion is located at the end of a dirt road, at one of the northernmost points of the island.
  • Appears in traffic when the player is already driving one.
  • Sometimes seen competing in Brucie's races, however stealing a competitors car will end the race and count as a loss to the player. Fortunately, the presence of the Sultan RS may cause others to spawn in traffic on the way to the race, during it, or immediately after.
  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, a unique purple-blue one is used in some of the Drug War missions driven by the Korean Mob.
  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, another unique Sultan RS is used in Drug Wars. It is black with a tannish-white roof and black hood.
  • Very rarely spawns in south Algonquin while driving Roman's Taxi or an Esperanto.

Grand Theft Auto: Online

  • This vehicle may be selected randomly as a mid-class target source vehicle from SecuroServ during an import mission with one of three variations: F1D3L1TY, 5H0W0FF and 5N0WFL4K3.
  • When exporting vehicles with nobody outside of the organization, two rival tuners will attack in Sultan RS', up to 8 will spawn in total.
  • During Transporter VIP Work will have a chance of spawning two rival NPCs in Sultan RS. However, players cannot enter the vehicle to steal.
  • Can be found during a random Buisness Battle event, located at a car meet.


Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto: Online

When exported successfully, the player will receive a payment from $25,000 up to $62,500, depending on the quality and difficulty of the commission.


Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Driving the Sultan RS around often results in the rare Sentinel spawning more frequently; both being tuned racing cars puts them into the same category.
  • The Sultan RS in the beta version of GTA IV was available in a green and blue two tone color and a different spoiler. It can be seen in-game at the mini vendor stands around the city by using a sniper rifle to zoom in on the magazines. This pre-release Sultan RS can also be seen on the television screens inside the Stretch.
  • The Sultan RS' default radio stations are Electro-Choc and Radio Broker.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The "Street Drifter" livery available in Benny's Original Motor Works in GTA V is possibly an homage to Sean's Lancer Evo from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
    • In a similar fashion the "Blue Power Stripe" livery is a reference to Brian's Lancer Evolution from 2 Fast 2 Furious. During certain CEO missions hostile NPC's will spawn using two modified Sultan RS's with the Power Strip and Street Drifter liveries as a reference to the films, complete with similar paint jobs, hood, tires and spoiler.
  • The "Princess Robot Bubblegum" livery resembles a style of car modification (mainly visually) known as Itasha, a term of car decorating with Manga/Anime character decals and paint schemes, usually containing cute or sexually attractive women. This style is popular in Japan, mainly with Anime/Manga Otaku.
  • The "Karin Performance" livery looks strikingly similar to the Subaru World Rally Team livery, used on Subaru Impreza rally cars. With this, in addition to the right combination of modifications, it is possible to come close to recreating the Subaru Impreza 22b STi Coupe, albeit with a modernised look.
    • The Sultan RS' "Karin Racing Auto Performance" text reads KRAP in acronym form, which is clearly pronounced as "crap".
  • Through modifications it is possible to recreate the Sultan RS as it appeared in Grand Theft Auto IV. Modifications include: Classic RS Bumper, Classic RS Rear Bumper, Full Roll Cage, Stock Exhaust, Stock Fenders, Remove Grille, Carbon Scooped Hood, Sunstrip, Pod Mounted Tacho, Sports Seats, Black Classic RS Stripe, Stock Roof, Stock Skirts, Painted Classic RS Wing, Street Suspension and Black Gruppe Z rims.
  • The Sultan RS, just like the Banshee 900R, can have its strut brace altered and modified. The color, material, shape and finish can all be altered. This stops the camber of the body increasing during hard-cornering which is caused by the suspension pushing into the bodywork.
  • The "Tarmac Attack" spoiler option on the Sultan RS was (at one point) slightly misaligned to the left. This was later fixed in the Lowriders: Custom Classics update. [1]
  • Unlike in GTA IV, the Sultan RS in GTA Online features a 6 cylinder engine, similar to its 4 door counterpart. The Sultan RS in GTA IV features a 4 cylinder engine, despite its 4 door counterpart featuring a 6 cylinder engine.
  • Its unique valve cover design bears resemblance to Nissan's inline-4 RB series engines.
  • If the Sultan RS is fitted with Light Covers, its headlights will not illuminate.
    • However, purchasing fog lights will circumvent this problem.
  • The "Sunstrip" modification previously matched the primary color of the car; however, it is now textured to match the livery.
    • The sunstrip previously had a bug where it lacked a texture after the Lowriders: Custom Classics update. However, the sunstrip has since been fixed to match the livery.
  • The "C1 Loop Bumper" and "C2 Loop Bumper" are references to the Shuto Expressway's circular routes.
  • When fitted with headlight vents, the middle of the light will still make a corona effect.
  • The default radio stations for the Sultan RS are FlyLo FM, Los Santos Underground Radio and Soulwax FM.

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