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The Brute Armored Boxville is a vehicle featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Import/Export update.


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The vehicle is an armed and armored variant of the Boxville. The Armored Boxville features unique armory which differs from regular armored cars in the game in that the armor is less sophisticated and appears to be completely custom.

The Boxville has a small wedge on the front bumper acting similarly to that of the Phantom Wedge's front nose cone. All windows, lights and doors are covered in metal bars or criss-cross panels with rustic appearance. The perimeter of the roof features barbed wire, several canisters and a spare wheel.

The truck also features a machine gun mounted on the roof for a fifth passenger, which is the same weapon fitted in the Insurgent Pick-Up.

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As expected, the vehicle is significantly slow due to the large amount of armor across the entire vehicle, meaning its compact engine struggles to power the rear wheels under this load. The vehicle is still a large threat to other players however, thanks to the 5 person capacity, of which the 5th having the hands of a gun similar to that of the Insurgent Pick-Up's. The front-fitted ram gives the vehicle superior ramming capabilities, capable of barreling through oncoming traffic with little loss of speed.

Unfortunately, despite being an armored vehicle, its level of protection against damage is rather low. It has no added resistance to explosions as compared to regular vehicles, and cannot survive one hit from an RPG, grenade, or other explosives, meaning that the armor is only for aesthetics. Its windows are somewhat bullet-resistant, but, similar to the windows on vehicles such as the Rumpo Custom, will shatter and leave the vehicle's occupants vulnerable after only a dozen or so bullets. In addition, the tires on the vehicle are not bullet-proof despite having protective rims, and since the vehicle cannot be modified at Los Santos Customs, this weakness cannot be removed.

Although it is believed to be powered by the same turbocharged Inline-4 found on the standard Boxville, the Armored Boxville currently does not have an engine model on it, since its hood is completely protected by the external framing, making it impossible to open. Even by managing to see through the engine bay, there is no current engine model.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 75 / 120 5 N/A RWD 7500 / 16535 75
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 5 FR RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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  • The Armored Boxville resembles the armoured shuttle buses seen in the 2004 movie Dawn Of The Dead. It also resembles the armored delivery van from the 2008 video game Left 4 Dead, which was also based on the buses from Dawn Of The Dead.
  • The vehicle also bears a striking similarity to vehicles from the Twisted Metal franchise, known as Sweet Tooth, which is based on an armored ice-cream truck.