The Presidente is largely based on a first generation Cadillac CTS, with the back resembling the second generation CTS, and the headlights are reminiscent of the 2006-2008 Dodge Ram (they also resemble the headlights of the second generation CTS, albeit widened). After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Presidente fetching $2,500. The base model is depicted with a 4.5l V10 engine.
The Presidente's engine is coupled to a 6 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. Acceleration is fair, but, due to its weight, the Presidente has an unexciting top speed. Handling is fair, but suffers from mild understeer due to the up-front weight of the V10 engine. The suspension is somewhat soft, being able to absorb all the bumps on the road, but it does provide heaps of body roll. Braking is above average, and ABS is standard across the line-up. Crash deformation is surprisingly poor for this vehicle, and after one to two crashes it is known to pull to one side. The engine is somewhat sturdy and can survive a few impacts before failing.
"SPORT" SuperCharged V-10 variants of the Presidente are driven by the Korean Mob. Based on the Cadillac CTS-V, the variant has a different front grille with a "supercharged" badge, black rims, and a rear spoiler.The car more likely to oversteer when cornering thanks to the extra performance provided by the supercharger, howver its chassis remains unchanged, meaning it still understeers.
A police variant of the Presidente, known as the Police Stinger, is also available in The Ballad of Gay Tony DLC, although the car is only found in a police station carpark and is not actually used by active police officers on the street. It can only be found on multiplayer, such as free mode.
- It can often be seen near City Hall, Algonquin.
- Spawn in traffic in Multiplayer.
- The "SPORT" SuperCharged V-10 variant are driven around in Alderney City, Alderney by the Korean Mob.
- In Grand Theft Auto IV, the default radio station in the Presidente is The Vibe 98.8.
- Presidente is Spanish for President.