How to get the GTA 5 Duke O'Death Imponte armored muscle car

GTA 5 muscle car

The GTA 5 Duke O'Death is a muscle car that features heavy armor plating to give it extreme strength, and it wouldn't look out of place in the world of Mad Max. Due to its solid weight and durability, the Duke O'Death operates much like a battering ram once you've got it up to speed, making it an ideal vehicle for smashing through roadblocks or just generally soaking up any incoming attacks. It's an all-round impressive vehicle to have as part of your fleet, but there are a few things you need to take care of before it can be yours. The steps you have to follow are laid out below, so you can unlock the GTA 5 Duke O'Death muscle car and dominate the streets.

How to unlock the GTA 5 Duke O'Death

In order to get the GTA 5 Duke O'Death, you'll have to complete the first Tonya Strangers and Freaks mission titled 'Pulling Favors' with Franklin in GTA 5. You'll find this mission opposite his aunt's house, which you visit right at the start of the game. When you've ticked that off, a Random Event that spawns the Duke O'Death car will become available.

To get the Duke O'Death muscle car, you need to find it by heading to the café on the south road across Sandy Shores, just below the airstrip. Once you've done so, steal it and drive away to begin the Random Event properly. 

After stealing the Duke O'Death and driving off, you'll get chased by several articulated trucks in scenes reminiscent of the film Duel, as well as a number of gunmen in smaller vehicles.

Take them out or drive off to escape. Once you're safe, you'll have unlocked the Duke O'Death muscle car, which can be stored in your garage. It also respawns in the following two locations:

By the oil derricks west of the airstrip in Grand Senora Desert.

Inside a covered area in the southwest corner of the scrapyard in El Burro Heights.

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