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Benefactor Serrano Appreciation Thread


MitchMaljers
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As we know we have a appreciation thread for the Dubsta, Dubsta 2, Dubsta 6x6 /Schwartzer, Schafter (V12, LWB), Surano. Stirling GT, Panto, Glendale and the Feltzer, but we don't have one yet for the Serrano.

 

The Serrano?
The Benefactor Serrano is a crossover luxury SUV which was first featured in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony. It was used by Luis, Armando and Henrique in the mission Corner Kids where they stole one to get away from the cops.

 

How this Benefactor drive and handle?

 

 

Whilst it has a 6.5 Supercharged V12 this SUV focuses more on comfort and getting from point A to B instead of racing or police chases and such.
The acceleration is average, it's top speed is pretty high, and as mentioned the handling is pretty nice and comfortable at normal speeds..

However, if pushed to the limit this SUV has a tendency to turn over in sharp turns at speed.. Also the brakes are pretty sh*t..

 

If modified, this SUV has great potential in races; it has the same traction as the Dubsta and it is actually faster when fully modified (mainly because it is lighter) also upgrading the brakes really makes a difference (instead of some other vehicles where upgrading the brakes has no impact whatsoever)

What does my Serrano look like?

 

Well I kept the outside mostly stock and went for the luxury feeling.
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So if you are impressed by this vehicle, hate it, or have one yourself?

Let me know by posting your opinion of your own Serrano here.

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I mean I used to own one way back in the day, but man time has really left that thing in the dust. Dubsta, Baller versions, and even Huntley all get more love for this thing.

 

I'll try to doll one up for the thread later.

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We already have an appreciation topic for this vehicle.
But I can tell you put some effort into the OP, I think I'll make this the new official topic.

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This was mine in the early PS3 days, before I knew what a Giantsgiants was. I actually won some races with it. I always liked the look of it (minus my colors) and the way it handled. A lot of people don't even know this vehicle exists...

 

"Isn't the Surano a sports car?"

Sigh..."No, there's also an SUV with a slightly different name"

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Wondering is it ML 350 in real-life.

It'd be an ML 63, judging by the huge intake under the grille. Or at the very least an ML 550, which was the biggest V8 offered in a non-AMG. The ML never had a V12; not sure if it would even fit.

 

Anyways, I keep toying with the idea of getting a Serrano, since my family has a first-gen ML 500. Now that we have 5 garages I might dedicate one to just Benefactors.

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MistuhhPalmer

OP was going to make this thread after looking last night and not seeing much love for the serrano.

im a fan of customizing my car to replicate something i would drive IRL (realism)

so here is mine!

 

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-will take more pictures when im home in a hour looking for a good place to take car pictures. if anyone wants to help and join in , add me on psn MistuhhPalmerr

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We already have an appreciation topic for this vehicle.

But I can tell you put some effort into the OP, I think I'll make this the new official topic.

Can you provide me with a link, sir?
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This was mine in the early PS3 days, before I knew what a Giantsgiants was. I actually won some races with it. I always liked the look of it (minus my colors) and the way it handled. A lot of people don't even know this vehicle exists...

Honestly thought it was Giantsgiants until I saw your username. I was surprised.

 

OT: Damn, I had one of these for a few weeks - was my favorite mission vehicle. Perfect 4-door car that offers more cover than the Tailgater but then the Huntley S came out and those headlights that has those LED rings just sold me on it. You definitely don't see any Serrano's anymore.

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I got one. I even SP2MP it in order to have it fully modded.

 

If I'm not wrong it's in dark blue metallic paint. Great underrated SUV alongside Rocoto.

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MitchMaljers

"Fun fact: what's the fastest growing market in the American auto industry? That's right! Compact SUVs! And do you know why? That's right! Neither do we! And is that a good enough reason to buy one? That's right! It had better be!"


―Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

 

 

pretty much sums up the American auto industry

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2 minutes ago, JR_Death said:

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Damn, got to get me another one.

That's just LSC white I suppose?

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2 minutes ago, MitchMaljers said:

 

Damn, got to get me another one.

That's just LSC white I suppose?

I take this white from Escalade - #ACA8A000 (brushed aluminium texture above), pearl with ice white

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50 minutes ago, CaptainMarvel said:

What’re the new mods from yesterday’s mini update 

livery for avenger

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I feel like these are spawning more frequently now that you can buy them; kinda defeat the purpose, eh? 

 

Not usually a fan of the all-black look, but this pulls it off:

 

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1 hour ago, sea cucumber said:

livery for avenger

Oh I read that there were new mods for the Serrano as well.

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1 hour ago, CaptainMarvel said:

Oh I read that there were new mods for the Serrano as well.

Nope, only for the Patriot and the Prairie.

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Mr Philips The Gey

I have a build it has all the custom things.ummm... its some sort of red and black

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:37 PM, ilovefreebird said:

I feel like these are spawning more frequently now that you can buy them; kinda defeat the purpose, eh? 

 

Not usually a fan of the all-black look, but this pulls it off:

 

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Thats a nice one like it :)

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black looks good on that
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Damn, nobody seems to care about this thing anymore. :(

 

I was playing Forza Horizon 1 the other day and drove the ML63 AMG. That got me thinking about the Serrano. I've always thought it was a good looking car. But despite the promising V12 badges, it's sort of just a boring traffic car for getting from point A to point B. In Forza, the ML63 AMG is a big, heavy SUV with dead steering and terrible handling, but boy does it get going and it sounds nice as hell.

 

So I decided to give the Serrano a try.

 

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The color I went for was designo Mystic Red metallic. Despite being an AMG, the ML63 AMG is very popular with soccer moms and business people, and so 99% of them are black, silver, grey, maybe lucky if you find a white one. But some dark red ones exist, so why not?

 

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Stock handling is underwhelming. The steering, suspension and weight of the thing are expected, but this thing is dog slow and sounds like an economy car. Maybe that's why nobody cares about it anymore.

 

Now, the second-gen ML63 AMG was a 6.2L N/A V8. 500 horsepower give or take. Mercedes didn't really do V12 SUVs, save for the G65. But let's say they did make an ML65 AMG with a 738lbft torque V12...

 

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With reduced drag, 1.2 more horsepower and 1.5 more torques, this thing is decently fast. And, as with every V12-badged Benefactor, I think the Specter's V12-sounding exhaust note gets the job done.

 

 

Makes for a pretty fun cruiser. Handles good at low speeds but builds up torque pretty well when it needs to. I just wish it was like this from the get-go.

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9 hours ago, ddarko12 said:

Damn, nobody seems to care about this thing anymore.

Nope..  that's cos I really dislike the real life versions. But great job here man..👊🏽

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KiTTYReCkless

I have had one of these puppies since like 2015. Not my fav SUV, but I have a spot for it. Have to take some snaps of mine later. It's like an eggshell white.  I personally think it's one of those rare R* creations that looks better than it's RL counterpart.

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Ngl, I kinda like this thing, too bad Rockstar doesn’t put in effort for the older cars. Random fact, my aunt used to own before she got in an accident with it years ago.

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