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The MTL Pounder is a large box truck in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V

The vehicle's main cabin and chassis design is similar to that of the real life International Harvester, and draws some inspirations from other Mack trucks.

The cab looks almost identical to the Mack CH613 with some similarities to the International 9000.

In-game, it is the box truck variant of the Packer and the Flatbed, fitted with the box intended to delivery certain goods. The rear features large metallic doors, with the rear stepside.

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Grand Theft Auto V

The vehicle's size and heavy weight leave it slightly inferior in terms of handling, but its top speed and acceleration are very impressive for a truck of this size. Its turning radius is quite big due to its long wheelbase, however its heavy weight makes it very useful for ramming other cars off the road, and it is a very durable vehicle.

The Pounder is powered by what appears to be a V8, judging by the spark-plug textures, powering the four rear wheels and coupled to a 4-speed gearbox.

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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 74 / 120 4 N/A RWD 5500 / 12125 80
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Observed [?]
8.1 Seconds 100 / 160 4 FR (rear 4) SOHC V8 (Spark-Plug Textures) RWD (rear 4) Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

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  • The name is a poke on the fact that the truck is able to ram smaller vehicles into walls, seriously damaging, or "pounding" them, and also on its weight and size.
    • The name might also be a sexual reference to "pounding" which refers to rough sexual intercourse.
  • The Pounder in the enhanced version can have a variety of horns available.
  • Strangely, the engine model for the Pounder 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.
  • Interestingly, the rear compartment sports seating areas that indicate the location of the wheel well, despite the entire rear compartment being raised above the initial chassis.

See Also

  • Packer - A vehicle from several GTA games, that shares the front cab of the Pounder in Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Flatbed - A vehicle from several GTA games, that also shares the same front cab as the Pounder in Grand Theft Auto V.