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"Looking for something wild? Climb inside the fierce V-STR and listen to it growl as it bares that distinctive grill and charges the competition. With this much untamed energy, get ready to lose control. Figuratively, obviously. This high-performance luxury sedan is the jewel in Albany's crown."
Legendary Motorsport description.


The Albany V-STR is a four-door executive car featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the continuation of the The Diamond Casino Heist update, released on January 30, 2020, during the V-STR Week event.

Design

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The overall appearance of the V-STR is mainly derived from the 2019 Cadillac CTS-V, sharing a very similar name and an almost identical 'V' badge. The front end of the car is heavily Mercedes-influenced, taking most features (upper grille portion, headlights) from the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (C117), along with other cues from the E-Class AMG (W213) (lower grille portion, front vents).

The V-STR is depicted as a mid-size 4-door luxury sedan, where the front end features a plastic bottom lip/splitter that spans the whole width of the car, followed by a set of three meshed intakes, with the outer ones having plastic finish around and silver horizontal strips with DRLs. On the upper area, the car features a large grille with similar features to the one from the Alpha, bearing an horizontal element with chrome trim around both halves and a circular section bearing the Albany logo, while the front quarters of the car house large black housings with dual headlights and LED-like strips above. The hood has two body lines starting from the upper edges of the grille and run towards the base of the A-pillars on the cabin, while the center has a bulged profile near the windshield and a smoother line that splits the hood. The engine compartment opens to reveal the engine ba and black portions on the front and the rear.

The sides of the car feature dual exit vents between the front wheel arches and the doors, with a black finish and a chrome detail above. There are inset areas passing across the sides, with the upper body lines passing through the chrome door handles and reaching the rear tail lights, and the lower lines almost reaching the rear wheel arches and skirting area. The side skirts also have a protruding detail. The greenhouse area is largely dominated by black trim around the windows, with the lower side trims finished in silver/chrome and the rounded mirror shells with black lower portions and frames, mounted near the A-pillars. The trunk lid is relatively short and features a plastic ducktail spoiler by default.

The rear of the car is mostly dominated by the trunk lid, bearing the corresponding badges below the ducktail spoiler, a silver/chrome strip and an inset section holding the license plate. The outer edges of the car have black tail light housings, each one having numerous red brake strips, vertical turn signals and small reverse lights, as well as red main lights on the inner side, beside the trunk lid. The rear bumper is rather bulky and features a set of vertical exit vents on the edges, a plastic bottom with a diffuser on the center and large dual-exit, dual exhaust pipes.

The cars uses the same "Super1" interior from the Thrax, which is a derivative of the one used in cars like the Nero, the Nero Custom and the XA-21 (though using the same four-seat layout as the Neon). The dial set is the same one from the Thrax, being the same "Prototipo" dials from the X80 Proto (rather than the "Race Generic" set from the aforementioned cars). The horn cap bears the Albany logo.

The vehicle is prominently painted in a primary color, while the mirrors shells are painted in a secondary color. A trim color is available for the interior stitching and backseats. It uses a unique set of 10-spoke rims with low-profile tires.

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Performance

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Despite looking heavy, the V-STR handles remarkably well for a luxury sports car, and doesn't seem to have issues with oversteer, especially on hard corners. This makes it a pretty ideal car for races, and due to its sturdy build, it has a good amount of durability in withstanding collisions and gunfire.

The V-STR is powered by a V8 engine, as suggested by the cover, coupled to an 8-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. Its sound is similar to the one used in the Revolter, as well as the Windsor and its convertible variant.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
Acceleration
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Top Speed
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Gears Engine Drivetrain
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Mass
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Fuel Tank
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N/A 98.95 / 159.25 8 N/A RWD 1878 / 4140 60
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 8 FR V8 (Cover) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
85.445801%
Acceleration
94.75%
Braking
20.833332%
Traction
78.181816%

Modifications

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Category Modification Price Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $2,200
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Custom Splitter $4,600
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Carbon Custom Splitter $7,400
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Street Splitter $11,700
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Carbon Street Splitter $14,500
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Aftermarket Splitter $14,700
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Carbon Aftermarket Splitter $14,900
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Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
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Oval Exhausts $750
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Carbon Oval Exhausts $1,800
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Twin Bore Exhausts $3,000
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Aluminum Twin Bore Exhausts $9,550
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Titanium Twin Bore Exhausts $9,750
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Carbon Twin Bore Exhausts $10,500
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Big Bore Exhausts $12,000
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Aluminum Big Bore Exhausts $13,750
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Titanium Big Bore Exhausts $14,625
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Carbon Big Bore Exhausts $15,500
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Twin Split Exhausts $16,475
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Rear Skirt Exhausts $17,250
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Secondary Rear Skirt Exhausts $18,125
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Carbon Rear Skirt Exhausts $19,100
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Mid Skirt Exhausts $19,975
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Secondary Mid Skirt Exhausts $20,900
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Carbon Mid Skirt Exhausts $21,675
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Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $200
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Debadged Grille $750
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Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
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Carbon Stock Hood $3,000
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Smooth Hood $5,000
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Carbon Smooth Hood $8,000
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Vented Hood $9,600
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Carbon Vented Hood $11,000
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Scooped Hood $11,600
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Carbon Scooped Hood $12,000
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Performance Hood $12,400
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Carbon Performance Hood $12,400
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Albany Hood $12,500
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Carbon Albany Hood $12,900
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Vented Albany Hood $13,250
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Carbon Vented Albany Hood $13,600
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Hood Catches None $300
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Classic Hood Latches $900
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Modern Hood Latches $1,500
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Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Black Stripes $18,240
White Stripes $19,380
Two Tone $20,520
No.5 Red Pinstripe $21,660
No.5 Blue Pinstripe $22,800
Geo $23,370
Atomic Drifter $23,939
Offset Camo $24,510
Albany Racer $25,080
Jetsam GT $25,650
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Mirrors Stock Mirrors $300
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Primary Mirrors $900
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Carbon Mirrors $1,500
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Aftermarket Mirrors $1,700
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Secondary Aftermarket Mirrors $2,000
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Carbon Aftermarket Mirrors $2,750
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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
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Secondary Roof $700
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Carbon Roof $1,150
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Sell Sell Vehicle
Skirts Stock Skirts $2,500
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Street Skirt $5,500
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Carbon Street Skirt $8,000
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Race Skirt $10,500
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Carbon Race Skirt $14,000
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Spoilers Stock Spoiler $6,000
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Carbon Stock Spoiler $7,050
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Low Level Spoiler $10,000
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Ducktail Spoiler $13,000
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Secondary Ducktail Spoiler $14,000
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Carbon Ducktail Spoiler $16,000
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GT Spoiler $16,500
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Drag Spoiler $17,000
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Bolted Ducktail Spoiler $17,500
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Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Vortex Generators None $700
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Vortex Generator $1,100
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Secondary Vortex Generator $1,350
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Carbon Vortex Generator $1,500
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Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

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Trivia

  • Its name is basically a play on "CTS-V" from its real-life iteration, retaining the letter V separated from the rest of the designation.
  • The Albany Racer livery is based on a 2005 Cadillac CTS-V Race car.
    • Unlike the real counterpart, the "Albany" text is mirrored on the passenger side of the car.
  • The Jetsam GT livery shares a similar color scheme to that of another 2005 Cadillac CTS-V Race car.
  • The default radio station for the V-STR is WorldWide FM.
  • Turning on the high beams turns on the daytime running lights/fog lights in the lower bumper, while the brightness of the main lights does not change.

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