The Albany Lurcher, also known as Lurcher Hearse, is a four-door hearse released in the first GTA Halloween Surprise update in 2015. Ever since then, the car has always been coming back to the game every Halloween season in GTA 5. This Halloween, the Albany Lurcher is coming back to GTA 5 as the Podium Car, giving all players the chance to get it basically for free.

In this article, we will show you everything you need to know about this week's podium car, the Albany Lurcher GTA 5.

Albany Lurcher Gta 5
The Albany Lurcher is the exclusive vehicle of the GTA 5 Halloween Suprise update.

1. Albany Lurcher GTA 5 design and performance

Dismissed as 'over the top' for the 90s pro wrestling circuit, the Albany Lurcher was a car ahead of its time. Since then American society has moved on, and this forgotten gem has been taken to heart as the centerpiece of choice for funeral orgies across the nation."

What car is the Albany in GTA 5? It is basically the hearse version of the muscle car Buccaneer so it is still a muscle car. The real-life version of the Albany Lurcher GTA 5 is the 1967 Cadillac Funeral Coach called Kargoyle, designed by George Barris.

Albany Lurcher Real Life
The 1967 Cadillac Funeral Coach is the real-life version of the Albany Lurcher.

The car has most of the features of a standard Buccaneer with the split grille, stacked headlights, fenders, and chrome details at the bottom and around the windows. Meanwhile, the rear lights of the vehicle are similar to the Emperor.

The car features a unique rear compartment with a partially open coffin, containing a zombie mannequin looking out the rear window. Its eye can illuminate during the night.

Lurcher Gtao Rear
There is a coffin, containing a zombie mannequin with glowing eyes in the night.

Albany Lurcher performance

  • Top speed: 146 mph
  • Acceleration: n/a

The Albany Lurcher is built on the Buccaneer stock model but its performance is not the same at all. Because of the large addition in the rear, the car is heavier, thus reducing the acceleration of the car. The chunky body makes it harder to turn around corners and easier to spin out than other fast muscle cars in GTA 5.

However, the bigger mass also causes the top speed of the car to increase. The crash deformation of the Albany Lurcher is decent. Under the hood of the Albany Lurcher are a powerful V8 under the hood, a 5-speed gearbox, and an RWD layout, which power the rear wheels

2. GTA 5 Albany Lurcher customization

You can upgrade the performance and visual of the Albany Lurcher in Los Santos Custom. Head down below to see the details of the upgrades of the Albany Lurcher GTA 5 along with their prices.

Performance upgrades

Below is the list of performance upgrade options and their cost for the GTA 5 Albany Lurcher.

Category Albany Lurcher Modification Cost (GTA 5 Online)
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
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
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000

Visual upgrades

Below is the list of visual customization options and their cost for the GTA 5 Albany Lurcher. With the right modification, players can make this car look exactly like its real-life version.

Category Albany Lurcher Modification Cost (GTA 5 Online)
Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $2,200
Custom Chin Spoiler $4,600
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
Wheelie Bar $4,600
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Chrome Tip Exhaust $750
Straight Pipe Exhaust $1,800
Side Exit Exhaust $3,000
Grilles Stock Grille $200
Custom Grille $750
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Cowl Induction Hood $3,000
Vented Hood $5,000
Single Intake Bug Catcher $8,000
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $9,600

3. GTA 5 Albany Lurcher location

Players can only buy the Albany Lurcher from Southern San Andreas Super Autos during the Halloween update for $650,000. Players who already own an Albany Lurcher can buy another one whenever they want.

Also, you can sell Albany Lurcher for $390,000 (60% original price) plus 60% of the update cost you made.

While this is not a car that is meant for GTA Online races, many people love to collect it. Also, the price of this Halloween-themed car isn't exactly that expensive.

Lurcher Podium Car
You can buy Lurcher from Southern San Andreas Super Autos only during the Halloween update.

In this Halloween update, the Albany Lurcher GTA 5 is also available in the Diamond Casino’s Lucky Wheel (October 29 - November 5). Players will get some chances to earn the Albany Lurcher by spinning every day in the Diamond Casino’s Lucky Wheel. There is 1 spin available each day. If you own a Penthouse, you get to spin for free. If you don't you need to pay $500, which is next to nothing.

You have a 5% chance to get the Podium car each spin and a total of 7 spins before the next Podium car shows up.

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