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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

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Phatom is depicted as a 10-wheeler semi truck that resembles a Peterbilt 359 EXHD, evidenced by the overall shape, the characteristic flat bumper and the multiple set of lights located on the roof.

The Phantom is a conventional cab truck distinguishable by its sheer size, which appeared in Grand Theft Auto IV and its episodes as the only semi-trailer truck available in the game (although it is unable to move any of the cargo trailers around the city). The truck is available in several colors and is possibly used in Labor Union Trucking as the truck is driven by the Italian Mafia.

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.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Phantom returned in Grand Theft Auto V with the same design as in Grand Theft Auto IV. This time, however, it has the ability to move trailers, with the same system as previous games, in which the player need to back up into a trailer.

Due to the towing feature present in the game, the Phantom no longer serves as the only semi truck, as other vehicles of its type are featured too.

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Performance

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. Despite being a enormous vehicle, the Phantom can still be used to perform burnouts and "donuts".

The Phantom has, according to badges, a 24-valve Supercharged engine. Strangely, the engine model for the Phantom appears to use 8 spark plugs textures, 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, but with a boxy appearance and connected to an adjacent filter. 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. The gear shifts are very low and ratios seem almost equal (apart from the last gear).

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 84 / 135 7 N/A RWD 10000 / 22046
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 24-valved Supercharged (Badging) N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 7 FR (rear 4) SOHC V8 (Spark-Plug Textures) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

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.

Again, the Phantom has, according to badges, a 24-valve Supercharged engine, with the same engine model as in Grand Theft Auto IV.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.dat
N/A 80 / 123 5 N/A RWD 12000 / 26455 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 24-valved Supercharged (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
8.6 Seconds 85 / 136 5 FR (rear 4) SOHC V8 (Spark-Plug Textures) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Phantom-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

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Variants

Rubble

Main article: Rubble
  • The Rubble is the dump truck version of the Phantom, adding a tipper on the back.

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.
  • The default radio stations for the Phantom are:
  • The Phantom and the Packer in Grand Theft Auto IV both claim to have a V24 Supercharged engine, however, they are too small to fit a V24 engine; the correct configuration are either a 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. It is possibly an oversight.
  • The engine model in game does not appear to be supercharged as claimed.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • 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.

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