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The Vapid Lost Slamvan (formerly named "Slamvan") is a compact low-rider van appearing in The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony and, as part of the Heists Update, Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Episodes from Liberty City

In The Lost and Damned, the Vapid Slamvan resembles a Rat Rodded 1953–1956 Ford F-Series panel van. It appears to have the windshield and door tops from a 1980's Ford F-Series.

The Slamvan comes in only four color schemes, one of which is a two-tone gray body color, and another includes a black body with red wheels, all of them with The Lost MC's insignia. The Slamvan does not have badges, but police chatter will refer the van as a "Vapid Slamvan". Like most other vehicles in the game, the Slamvan has no reversing lights, nor does it have licence plates.

The Towtruck from the same game is mostly comparable to the Slamvan in terms of design, having almost the same front and cab, with some alterations in the headlights, the grille and the front bumper.

The police in The Lost and Damned sometimes refer to the Slamvan as a "pickup", despite it being a van. This may possibly indicate that the vehicle was a pickup truck in the Beta.

The Slamvan is also seen in The Ballad of Gay Tony, but only seen in a mission. It shares the same design as the Slamvan from TLAD.

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Grand Theft Auto Online iteration, now renamed "Lost Slamvan", retains its design from EFLC, but has changes on gang tags, as well as a different tail light design. It also has a rear licence plate set. The vehicle returns as property of The Lost, bearing the gang logos and design. The vehicle only appears in a single color scheme, which is a black body color with red-colored rims.

The vehicle is featured as part of the Heists Update, but like in TBoGT, it is only seen in a mission.

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Performance

Episodes from Liberty City

The Slamvan's performance is below average, being attributed largely to its poor acceleration, although the van can achieve average speeds. The van's rear wheel torque makes it prone to fishtailing, but it is capable of relatively good cornering and braking, presumably because of its light weight. In TBOGT, the van occasionally backfires when shifting gears.

The engine model is rather fancy compared to other similar engine models, bearing chrome finishing on the carburetors, red lining and polished camshaft covers.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
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N/A 78 / 125 5 N/A RWD 2500 / 5512
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N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 w/ 4 Double Barrel Carburettors (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Lost Slamvan performs rather similar to the Slamvan, having average top speed, matched with very poor brakes and traction. However, it seems to have improved acceleration. It is also slightly heavier due to the compartment on the rear.

GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
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Handling.meta
N/A 84 / 135 4 N/A RWD 1300 / 2866 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed [?]
N/A N/A 4 FR SOHC V8 w/ 4 Double Barrel Carburettors (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Notable Owners

Prominent Appearances in Missions

The Lost and Damned

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • The Lost may employ a few Slamvans to pursue the Stretch E in the first half of the chase.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

The Lost and Damned

  • Can be obtained in the mission "Heavy Toll" by parking it on a safehouse parking lot and failing the mission by commiting suicide.
  • Sometimes in a gang war, the Angels of Death will cruise around in one. Kill all the Angels of Death members and the Slamvan is yours for the taking. Try not to tear it up during the gang war though, as these often have unique paintjobs such as blue and white and black and orange.
  • Can be spawned via a cheat code (826-555-0100).
  • Can be obtained by calling Terry Thorpe and then pushing his Slamvan to a car save.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • Seen in the mission Frosting on the Cake, and can only be obtained if the Slamvan trick is performed:
Once the mission starts, the player is locked into tossing sticky bombs. To obtain a Slamvan, as soon as the sequence begins, frantically begin pressing all the buttons on the controller (excluding the analog sticks), and Luis will "get out" of the car. He will still be stuck in the sticky bomb targeting mode, but this will end once the mission fails for abandoning the car. Take out the enemy gang and proceed to take a nearby Slamvan and take it to a safehouse.
NOTE: Sometimes the "sticky bomb aim" effect will last after the mission. This effect prevents the player from getting inside vehicles. The solution is to switch to Fist or a melee weapon. This will allow Luis to interact with cars normally. Saving and loading the file will also fix this issue.

Grand Theft Auto Online

It is similar in its rarity to the Romero's Hearse, but while the Romero is obtainable through normal means, the Lost Slamvan remains completely unobtainable without mods or hacks.

  • The vehicle appears in the Series A - Bikers and briefly appears in Series A Funding, however, it is unobtainable. The pickup variant can also be spotted during these missions.
  • Lost Slamvans appear in some Bunker resupply missions involving the Lost. They can be stolen and kept after the mission, but cannot be stored.
  • It can be obtained by setting the Respawn vehicle to "Lost Slamvan" while making a GTA Capture in the creator.
  • Appears in a Special Cargo mission in which the Lost stole the Cargo vehicle and brought it to their clubhouse. One Lost Slamvan appears at the clubhouse, while up to six in total pursue the player.
  • Appears in certain Clubhouse missions, but cannot be stored.

Trivia

General

  • The Slamvan plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • Prior to GTA Online, the Lost Slamvan was known simply as "Slamvan", which created confusion when another, pickup version of the Slamvan returned to GTA V as part of the Festive Surprise update, named "Slamvan". When the EFLC variant of the Slamvan returned to GTA Online named "Lost Slamvan", this settled the EFLC's Slamvan's name as "Lost Slamvan", distinguishing the two vans from each other.

Episodes from Liberty City

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Lost variant along with the second variants of the Barracks and the Trashmaster are the only DLC vehicles that are not available for purchase.
  • Much like the Slamvan, the Lost Slamvan is able to be taken to Los Santos Customs. However, it does only have the basic options.
    • It also labels "Lost Slamvan" rather than "Vapid Lost Slamvan".

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