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The Jobuilt Phantom is a tractor trailer truck appearing in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

The truck resembles a Peterbilt 359 EXHD. The Phantom is possibly used in Labor Union Trucking as the truck is driven by the Italian Mafia.

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Phantom is unable to move any of the cargo trailers around the city. However, this ability is present in Grand Theft Auto V, with the same system as previous games, in which the player need only back up into a trailer.

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Performance

The Phantom has, according to badges, a 24-valve Supercharged engine, labelled incorrectly as "V24", where it should be "24v".

Grand Theft Auto IV

Phantom-GTAIV-Badges

Phantom badges in Grand Theft Auto IV.

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Phantom's performance is above average for what one might expect from a truck of its size. It has above average acceleration, and given enough room, can reach an impressive top speed that can rival some sports cars. Cornering is rather sluggish, and careful use of the brakes are required at higher speeds to offset the understeer. Few non-armored vehicles can match the durability of the Phantom. Deformation damage seldom has need of being considered, and the engine can take several hard blows before giving out. As expected, it has a very high mass, easily ramming traffic out of the way, and capable of setting vehicles on fire with just one hit at a decent speed. As long as tight spaces are out of the question, the Phantom is quite viable for use as a chase or getaway vehicle.

The gear shifts are very low and ratios seem almost equal (apart from the last gear). The 7 speed gearbox seems to be a rare use of an auxiliary gearbox in-game; a secondary gearbox working very similar to twin-geared bikes - the secondary gearbox having less gears than the primary gearbox, but giving the primary gearbox more potential by allowing a higher combination of gears. The exact same feature is found on the Packer in GTA IV.

GTA IV Overview

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
84 / 125
Top Speed (Tested)
n/a

FR Inline 6 (Sound)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
RWD
Drivetrain (Tested)
RWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
7
Gears (Tested)
7

10000 / 22046 (Handling.dat)


Grand Theft Auto V

Phantom-GTAV-RSCStats

Performance statistics on the Rockstar Games Social Club.

In Grand Theft Auto V, the performance is virtually identical to its Grand Theft Auto IV counterpart. However, the general speed increase of vehicles in the game have toned down the advantages present before. It can still serve as a decent vehicle to travel long distances with, due to its acceptable speed and excellent durability. It is not recommended for off-road use, due to its top-heaviness and slow acceleration on slopes. The gearbox is now reduced to a 5 speed, lacking the auxiliary gearbox altogether.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 80 / 128 (handling.dat)

24 Valved Supercharged (Badging)

RWD (handling.dat)

5 (handling.dat)

12000 / 26455 (handling.dat)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

8.6 Seconds 85 / 136

FR (rear 4) SOHC V8 (Spark-Plug Textures)

RWD (rear 4)

5

Mass cannot be observed.


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Variants

  • The Rubble is the dump truck version of the Phantom.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto IV

Episodes from Liberty City

  • In The Lost and Damned's Gang Warfare, the Italian Mafia drives Phantom trucks that are the target vehicle, they are very well armored and the only effective way to stop it is to shoot the tires, as there are two armed gunmen in the driver and passenger seats, so the only way you can take it is by losing the war.

Grand Theft Auto V

Trivia

General

  • The name "Phantom" may be a reference to the song "Phantom 309" released originally by Red Sovine.
  • Despite being a enormous vehicle, the Phantom can still be used to perform burnouts and "donuts".
  • The Phantom and the Packer both claim to have a V24 Supercharged engine, however, they are too small to fit a V24 engine; the correct configuration are either straight-6 or V8, which are common in many industrial trucks. It is possible the the V24 nomenclature was meant to refence a 24-valve Straight-6 engine type, despite the fact that references to valve configurations on several other vehicles appears to be in the more accurate "24V" style nomenclature.
  • The engine model in game does not appear to be supercharged as claimed, but also does not appear to have the turbocharger that is the more likely configuration for a vehicle of this type.
  • The default radio stations for the Phantom are:

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The Phantom is equipped with a GPS system with a male voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.
  • The Phantom trucks and most other trucks are vehicles in GTA IV that are never locked. However, a wanted level may still be attained when stealing one within police view.
  • The Phantom is known to be one of the strongest trucks in the game, considering it is able to plow cars out of the way with ease.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Strangely, the engine model for the Phantom appears to use 8 spark plugs, suggesting it is a petrol engine, untypical for a vehicle of this kind. It also suggests the engine can only be a petrol single-cam V8.
  • The Phantom's badges incorrectly refer to the engine as a "V24", where it actually means "24 valved", which is supposed to be written as "24v". This also applies to the Packer and Flatbed.

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