The Imponte Dukes is a 2-door muscle car featured in the enhanced version of GTA 5. 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 1969 Pontiac LeMans, GTO or the 1968-1969 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 Imponte Dukes is powered by a supercharged 7.4 L V8 coupled to a four-speed gearbox in a FR layout, pumping out a whopping 750 horsepower. Unfortunately, most of the power cannot be transferred to the road due to the heavy steel body, small number of available gears, and relatively small, undersized tires that result in wheel slip under full throttle in low gear. Acceleration is thus lacking, but the Dukes has a decent top speed of 252 km/h. The Imponte Dukes’ handling characteristics and poor suspension requires cautious use of the gas and steering, as the car can easily spin out and fishtail. Braking on the Dukes is, as expected, poor. The large rear drum brakes, coupled with the large steel body and weak and undersized front discs make for extended stopping distances and front wheel lockup. Considering its age, ABS is unsurprisingly not available on the Imponte Dukes.
The engine sound identical to that of the Vapid Dominator‘s, Imponte Phoenix‘s and Albany Buccaneer‘s, being loud and roary. The engine is defended by a large amount of metal on its bulky and reinforced front, also counting to its strength and durability. The small side and rear windscreens on the car make it hard for bullets to successfully hit the driver, so, overall, the car makes a good car for getaway, for its handling, speed and durability.
A modified armored variant of the Imponte Dukes, named the Duke O’Death, exclusively appears in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC version of GTA 5 for players who have previously played the PS3 and Xbox 360 version. The Dukes found in traffic always spawn with a license plate reading ‘SA Exempt’ instead of ‘San Andreas’, as if it were an emergency vehicle. This is also the case with other Enhanced version exclusive muscle cars, such as the Declasse Stallion and Vapid Blade but not the Duke O’Death.
GTA 5 Car: Imponte Dukes Detailed Info and Location
$279,000 (Story Mode)
Copy of Real Life vehicle:
1968-1970 Dodge Charger
Imponte Dukes Location in GTA 5 and GTA Online:
- Spawns commonly in Rancho, Rockford Hills, Davis, La Puert, Cypress Flats and Del Perro.
- Sometimes spawns outside Los Santos Customs in Burton and La Mesa, usually heavily modified.
- Rarely spawns on the Great Ocean Highway, just outside Los Santos.
- The Imponte Dukes can be bought at southernsanandreassuperautos.com for $279,000 in story mode and for $62,000 in GTA Online.