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(Rear quarter view)
A Bobcat in GTA III.
Appearance(s) [[Appearance::GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA Chinatown Wars]]
Vehicle type Civilian truck
Body style 2-door pickup truck
Capacity 2
Manufacturer Vapid (GTA IV)

The Bobcat is the trusty pick-up truck that is featured in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. In GTA IV, the Bobcat's manufacturer is Vapid.


The Bobcat is fairly fast, with great torque, and has a two person capacity; however, it takes a long time and a straight and long road for the Bobcat to achieve maximum speed. It is four-wheel drive and handles well on rough terrain, and so can be used for mild off-roading, but is inferior to the Patriot in this respect.

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

The GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions resemble a second generation Chevrolet S-10 or a first generation Toyota Tacoma, while the GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories renditions are based on the first generation Ford Ranger. Pre-GTA IV Bobcats run on a V6 engine and are available in a one tone body color, or two for the GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories renditions. While similar to earlier renditions, the GTA San Andreas, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories renditions also sport lower ground clearance. The GTA III rendition has a 3D modelling glitch where one headlight is rounded but the other is longer and rectangular.

Certain Bobcats in GTA San Andreas may feature Sprunk cans or a spare wheel in the back, and the Bobcat can be also upgraded at TransFender in GTA San Andreas with changeable wheels, exhausts, etc. Along with the GTA Vice City rendition of the Moonbeam, the game's Bobcat is one of the earliest vehicles in the series to features its name printed on its body (on the tailgate).

The Bobcat is used as a gang car by the Trailer Park Mafia in GTA Vice City Stories.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Bobcat is now a full-size pickup truck, rather than a compact. It resembles a slightly altered 1981-1987 Chevrolet C/K with an extended cab, and a stepside box. The truck has a very powerful 550 CUI (9 liter displacement) V10 engine. Despite having "super 4 x 4" written on the side, the Bobcat is purely rear wheel drive. Bobcats can be seen with optional bullbars, or a roll bar with four lights on top, and on rare occurrences, with both.

The GTA Chinatown Wars Bobcat is not unlike the GTA IV in terms of appearance and performance, with several minor tweaks. The truck exists in two forms in the game, one for regular traffic and one for gang use by the "Irish American" (presumably the McReary Mob), identifiable by its green body and red roof.


A rendering of the papercraft Bobcat from the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the Rockstar Games Social Club.
  • During development of GTA III, the Bobcat originally had a rollcage.
  • There is a visual glitch in GTA Vice City Stories that after using the Pay 'n' Spray in a Bobcat, the tailgate is open.
  • The Bobcat in GAT IV sells for $2,500 at S&M Auto Sales after completion of Stevie's Car Thefts.
  • Under the "Chinatown Wars" section of the Rockstar Games Social Club website, members may download a printable papercraft model of the game's Bobcat. The vehicle's design is more alike that of GTA IV than GTA Chinatown Wars.
  • The Bobcat plays the following radio stations by default when entered:



GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories


GTA Chinatown Wars