krieger guide

Krieger Guide

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In my opinion, the Krieger is by far one of the most aesthetically pleasing cars to make its way to Grand Theft Auto Online. The car is all that you could ever dream of, and it takes inspiration from one of the most spectacular racing machines that mankind has ever seen.

The Benefactor Krieger made its way to GTA Online in the infamous Diamond Casino Heist Update. Upon its release during September of 2019, it had a whole week dedicated to it by the name of Krieger Week – I was there to witness it firsthand!

Welcome to a Krieger Guide.

Krieger Overview

The car is a two-door civilian vehicle categorized in the Supercar category. While I think it’s a bummer that the car can seat only a driver and a single passenger at the same time, that doesn’t take away from its other characteristics. After all, the car is retailed at a steep price of $2,875,000 over at Legendary Motorsports – that’s no joke, my friend. The page gives a brief description of the Kreiger:

It sounds so simple in theory. Why shouldn’t the cutting edge of hypercar design dovetail seamlessly with the bleeding edge of competition-ready, open-wheel racing tech? Well, forget the theory. Sit in the driver’s seat. Take a breath, pucker up, and shoot a tentative glance in the direction of the throttle. Did you feel that? Have you noticed that you are suddenly a mile and a half into the next time zone, and your face is inside out? Yeah. That’s why.



Krieger Exterior
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It’s hard to take your eyes off the sleek and aerodynamic profile of the Kreiger, although, in my opinion, the CFRP details deserve special attention. With the front featuring a carbon-fiber splitter on the lower end and separations around the shiny Benefactor emblem in the center, I’m sure many would stand to agree with me.

That’s not all, though, as when you shift your eyes to the upper section, you’ll come to appreciate Kreiger’s luminosity. The Supercar is adorned with two inner LED turn signals, five LED main lamps, and lower high-beam light strips on both sides – I’d say it’s really hard to unsee this beauty in the dark.


Krieger Side-View
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Moving on to the sides, there are exit ducts on the front quarters and inset formations on the carbon-fiber skirts. I find it pretty cool how such a combination genuinely facilitates better airflow to the rear brakes, which can get hot. Speaking of the rear, let’s not overlook the resilient yet lightweight carbon-fiber fins on the fenders.

As for the doors, they’ve got two long mirrors supports right below the door windows, along with square-shaped holders on the ends. There’s plastic finishing on the window trims as well as the separations between the rear-quarter and the door windows.

The roof is the best part, though, as it’s almost completely occupied by the long intake leading to the engine bay. Another interesting detail I took a while to notice was that behind the cabin, you’d see carbon-fiber paneling – you can tell the carbon fiber is what the Krieger’s all about!

Rear End

Krieger Rear View
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Speaking of the rear, a particular detail that stands out for me is the central panel with the Benefactor emblem. Other than that, the outer sides feature some small square-shaped lamps and a set of red lights, while a set of meshed exit vents dominates the middle section.

On the other hand, the central section is partially dedicated to the license plates, while the outer part is marked by plastic details and red vertical light strips. I hope you haven’t forgotten about carbon fiber because a carbon-fiber diffuser almost completely takes up the Krieger’s lower section. 

At this point, I’m convinced that the developers chose to go with carbon-plating on the entire underside due to the elevated portions on the axle and the front sections.


Krieger Interior
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The interior is similar to the one we got to see in FMJ, except for the fact that the Krieger features a set of carbon-fiber paddle shifters. If I remember correctly, that was the case with the Tempesta and the Toros as well.

There’s also a Benefactor emblem on the horn cap – I almost forgot to mention that!


Krieger Yellow
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The bodywork shows off the primary color, whereas the secondary colors are reserved for the circular details on the exhaust tips and on the interior stitching.

Let me remind you that there’s also a trim color for the details on the radio console, horn cap, and steering wheel. The Krieger’s got some shiny wheels that look a lot like the Dash VIP rims you can find in Los Santos Customs if you ask me. 

These wheels can support any dedicated color – as long as it’s one similar to one of the examples in Content Creator.


Krieger Black
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As someone who’s played through every GTA game and fleshed out each one’s supercar roster, I must say that the Krieger is an amazing all-arounder. Top speed? Acceleration? Traction? Handling? You name it! The two-door Supercar is a jack of all trades.

What particularly stands out to me is Krieger’s all-wheel drive that easily showcases its extraordinary capabilities in both road and off-road environments. However, after hours of zooming through Los Santos (or at least trying to), I have observed that Krieger often isn’t stable enough to handle obstacles all too well compared to some of its brethren.

If you’re an experienced driver, then stability should not be a significant concern, as I firmly believe the car’s steering wheels overshadow it at sharp turns and curves. Otherwise, I would highly recommend braking at tight corners since the Krieger tends to understeer just a little bit at higher speeds.

As far as slopes are concerned, the Krieger performs rather well because of its drivetrain and acceleration to the point that there’s almost no traction loss.


If you pop the Krieger’s hood, you’ll find a standard AWD layout with a mid-rear engine to a 7-speed gearbox. Judging from the exhaust, I would definitely go for a V-shaped engine, but the exact configuration is a mystery since there’s no in-game model. A shame, really – for me at least.

Another detail that I find particularly interesting is the engine’s sound. I’m not sure if it’s me, but the Krieger’s engine sound reminds me of the Zentorno, and with that high-pitched sound, it most definitely has to be a variation of the X80 Proto.

Continue reading about X80 Proto.

AWD System and Top Speed

Now let’s talk about the meaty questions, starting with what I found myself asking after two hours of premium Kreiger driving. Does the Kreiger drive as aggressive as it looks? My answer is yes! There is room for disagreement, but no one can dispute how the car offers supreme top speed and handling in addition to optimum acceleration as well as traction.

On top of that, the car is very responsive – it can slow down and speed up almost instantly, thus offering an enjoyable driving experience. The AWD system of the car is simply a cherry on top as it bestows great driving gameplay on smooth asphalt. However, I must concede that while the Krieger can withstand rough surfaces, too much can admittedly become a problem for its low-profile tire setup.

Real-life Similarities

I like to think I was the first one to notice the similarities between the Krieger and the Mercedes-AMG One, which, if you didn’t know, is a limited-production plug-in hybrid sports car. It’s a sweet ride, something that the developers earnestly replicated with the Kreiger. Even so, it doesn’t stop there because the GTA hypercar also takes inspiration from other in-real life sports cars. 

For starters, the headlights look a lot like the ones on the second generation of Honda NSX. On the other hand, the vent on the bonnet seems similar to the one and only Rimac Nevera. Let’s not forget that the Krieger takes inspiration from the Audi R8 LMS GT3 for its rear bears and the Porsche 918 for its exhaust. 


Krieger Modifications
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Now I’m going to look at all the main modifications you could try with the Krieger. If you don’t know how the modifications mechanic works, just head on over to Los Santos Customs to get hooked up with all the latest Kreiger parts and mods.


If you expect to drive a car as pretty as the Kreiger in a public lobby in GTA Online, be prepared, as griefers will waste no second in obliterating your precious Supercar. That’s why I highly recommend getting some armor upgrades so that your car can at least withstand some damage and not get instantly toasted.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
No Armor $1000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000


Braking is important when traveling at high speeds, something you should do when driving a supercar. Although the Krieger offers good traction and handling at high speeds, it does suffer from a bit of understeer; upgraded brakes can mitigate something that I have found. So if understeering has been a recurrent problem for you, then you are very welcome.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
Stock Brakes $1000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000


Speaking from personal experience, I’ve noticed players being dissatisfied with the Krieger’s top speed and acceleration. It’s already quite spectacular, but I can understand people wanting to push it to the very limit. 

If you’re one of them, you can upgrade to EMS Level 4, but bear in mind that too much horsepower is harder to keep under control. So, pick your upgrades wisely – I personally started off with Level 2 but eventually made my way to Level 4 as I grew more proficient at driving.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500


Krieger Exhausts
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The Kreiger has numerous exhaust options, and almost all of them look pretty impressive. I would personally go with the Tri Titanium Tipped Exhausts due to their symmetry or the Quad Exhausts for their layered look.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
Stock Exhaust $260
Tim Titanium Exhaust $750
Dual Exhausts Exhaust $1800
Dual Rounded Exhaust $3000
Dual Titanium Tipped Exhaust $9550
Quad Exhaust $9750


So, you’re concerned about any Griefers on foot waiting to shoot up your car for no reason? Be prepared in advance with an ignition bomb and remote bomb to spite those pesky griefers once and for all!

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
Ignition Bomb $5000
Remote Bomb $7500


Krieger Hood
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The Krieger also comes with a variety of hoods in stock. The most common one I’ve seen is the Carbon Hood which meshes well with the car’s windshield. My favorite is the equally clean stripped primary hood for the vehicle. 

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
Stock Hood $1600
Carbon Hood $3000
Stripped Primary Hood $5000
Stripped Carbon Hood $8000
Primary Hood w/ Carbon Vent $9600


You can either opt for some stock lights or make traffic go bling with the 2-level xenon lights. If anything, the Xenon lights offer a bit of visual clarity at night and don’t affect gameplay at all – unless you’re like me, who needs visual clarity to drive better at night.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
Stock Lights  $600
Xeon Lights $7500


Krieger Livery
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The Kreiger boasts a respectable collection of Liveries for players to choose from that all equally look pretty good. You can either opt for black double stripes or white double stripes across the length of the car, which is my personal favorite.

I recommend against the LTD Livery as it is one of my least favorites because the livery looks like a mashup of stickers overall.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
None $11,400
Black Stripes $18,240
White Stripes $19,380
Germanic Stripes $20,520
Sessanta Nove $21,660
Sessanta Nove Alt $22,800
LTD $23,370
Junk $23,939
Junk Alt $24,510
Rimm Paint Color Range $25,080
Rimm Paint  $25,650


If you feel like it, you can customize your license plate to be either white, blue, or black with blue and yellow text to whatever you want it to read. Just don’t go about angering any potential griefers in a public lobby – I have no idea how it works, but it has happened to me before.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
Blue on White  $200
Blue on White  $200
Blue on White  $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600


Krieger Skirt
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So far, the car has been given only two skirt options, which isn’t a big deal for me. In theory, skirts improve the aerodynamic performance and the stability of a car at high speeds or while in the air, but does that hold in GTA Online? There’s only one way to find out!

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
Stock Skirts $2500
Primary Skirt $5500


Krieger Spoiler
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Unlike the uncertainty surrounding the Skirts, you can choose from a multitude of spoilers to improve your Krieger’s overall aerodynamics and stability at high speeds. I’d recommend you go with something modest that complements the vehicle in contrast to the loud ricer spoilers that cost upwards of 20,000 dollars.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
None $6000
Fin Remove $7050
Carbon Street Spoiler  $10,000
Primary Street Spoiler  $13,000
Carbon Race Spoiler  $14,000
Primary Race Spoiler $16,000
Carbon Competition Spoiler  $16,500
Primary Competition Spoiler  $17,000
Carbon Big Wing  $17,000
Primary Big Wing $18,000
Carbon Low Mount Spoiler  $18,500
Primary Low Mount Spoiler  $19,000
Carbon Wide Spoiler $19,500
Primary Wide Spoiler  $20,000


Transmission upgrades allow cars to accelerate faster, thus shifting into gears faster with as little latency as possible. This, of course, boosts the acceleration of the car while also building upon the overall top speed of the vehicle. 

While the transmission sounds appealing to upgrade, don’t forget that the Kreiger is already a fast car. As such, you should choose these upgrades at your own risk.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
Stock Transmission $1000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Super Transmission $50,000


If I were to describe it in layman terms, turbochargers basically suck more air from the atmosphere and throw it towards the engine to burn more fuel. This dramatically increases a car’s horsepower, meaning that it will not only accelerate faster but will also have a greater top speed at the end.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000


I recommend staying away from Tinted Windows since they don’t offer any performance advantages. Instead, they just decrease visibility for the vehicle’s interior in third-person mode. Don’t believe me? You can observe the tinted windows yourself when driving in first-person mode.

Upgrade Cost In GTA Online
None $500
Light Smoke $1500
Dark Smoke $3500
Limo $5000

Alternatives to the Krieger

While the Kreiger is indeed an impressive car to behold, the high price tag makes it pretty expensive for some beginner players or players that don’t have enough cash in their pockets. That’s why I have got some budget alternatives for you.

Schafter V12

Schafter V12
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I’m not sure if you know, but the Schafter is a decent high-performance automobile that checks in at just 116,000 dollars. Although the price is a bit sketchy for a sedan, don’t be fooled by mere namesakes or looks! Let me tell you that it’s one of the fastest sedans to be featured in GTA Online and tops out at 124 miles per hour – that, in my opinion, is pretty solid for just 116,000 dollars.

Sultan RS

Sultan RS
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The RS edition of the Sultan is a modified version of the original Sultan. Due to its rich history in the franchise, it’s only natural to see that it is the most customizable car available in the game. I’d implore you to take a trip over to the Las Santos Customs if you don’t believe me!

The car is practically a beast with all the horsepower it carries under its hood. In other words, it can accelerate to its top speed in no time, and while its top speed isn’t that great, it’s still quite respectable for its price point. 

Elegy RH8

Elegy RH8
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The Elegy RH8 looks like a small, unimpressive coupe with some stylized pieces attached to it at first glance, but looks can be deceiving. This car has a lot of horsepower under its hood and can reach some neat top speeds. The best part is that you can get it for free – all you have to do is link your Rockstar Social Club account. I remember being ecstatic when I first got to know about this neat little reward.

Moving onto its performance, you’d be surprised to know that the Elergy handles quite well and can easily make those nasty sharp turns. It’s got a ton of acceleration to exploit, especially during some drag races, which should not be underestimated. Let me add that the Elegy also has tons of customization options over at the Los Santos Customs, so you can tune and mod it to your heart’s content.


Question: How Do You Purchase The Krieger? 

Answer: You can purchase the Krieger by visiting Legendary Motorsport. It comes with a price tag of $2,875,000.

Question: How Fast Is The Krieger?

Answer: With an engine power of 0.374 and a drag of 9.420, the Krieger has a top speed of 132.68 miles per hour.

Question: What Is The Krieger In Real-Life?

Answer: The Krieger’s design takes inspiration from the Mercedes-AMG One in real life, a hybrid beast with a singular vision.


The Kreiger is an excellent concept Hypercar that checks all the boxes – it has great aesthetics, impressive top speed, and fantastic acceleration. While the car offers phenomenal handling, it does suffer from a bit of understeer at high speeds that can be mitigated with brake upgrades. With that said, the only real downside I see is the price tag, which is a little outrageous for the average joe.

So, will you be buying the Kreiger any time in the future, or will you pass? Let me know in the comments below, and check out Grand Theft Fans for more GTA Vehicle Guides.

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