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| name = Benson
 
| name = Benson
 
| front_image = Benson-GTAVC-front.jpg
 
| front_image = Benson-GTAVC-front.jpg
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| image_size = 300
 
| caption = A Benson in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]
 
| caption = A Benson in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]
 
| vehicle_type = Commercial/industrial truck
 
| vehicle_type = Commercial/industrial truck
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== Design ==
 
== Design ==
 
 
=== 3D Universe ===
 
=== 3D Universe ===
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], the Benson name was applied to a very different type of vehicle: a van.  This version of the Benson resembles a 1978 or 1979 [[:wp:Ford E-Series|Ford (E-Series)]] cube van with a "[[:wp:luton|luton]]" cargo compartment. In San Andreas, it is available in several different designs, and appears in red and blue body in Vice City Stories.
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], the Benson name was applied to a very different type of vehicle: a van.  This version of the Benson resembles a 1978 or 1979 [[:wp:Ford E-Series|Ford (E-Series)]] cube van with a "[[:wp:luton|luton]]" cargo compartment. In San Andreas, it is available in several different designs, and appears in red and blue body in Vice City Stories.
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=== HD Universe ===
 
=== HD Universe ===
[[File:Benson-GTAIV-front.jpg|thumb|325px|right|A Benson in GTA IV (<small>[[:File:Benson-GTAIV-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).]]
 
 
 
Manufactured by [[Vapid]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Benson is much larger (the heaviest car in the game, according to the game files). The GTA IV version also has less tendency to roll over. It has a bottler truck body-style, though certain versions (such as the mail truck) don't emphasize its function. The cab resembles an [[:wp:Navistar International|1989-2001 International 4000 Series]]; the design, however, is much different than the [[Brute]] [[Securicar]], which is based on the same truck series. The Benson's engine is an intercooled V8. Unlike previous versions, the GTA IV Benson has a massive grille guard. Company logos appearing on the Benson include those of [[Burger Shot]], [[Cluckin' Bell]], [[Sprunk]], [[Mr. Wong's Laundrette]], [[Post Op]], and [[Truck You!]].
 
Manufactured by [[Vapid]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Benson is much larger (the heaviest car in the game, according to the game files). The GTA IV version also has less tendency to roll over. It has a bottler truck body-style, though certain versions (such as the mail truck) don't emphasize its function. The cab resembles an [[:wp:Navistar International|1989-2001 International 4000 Series]]; the design, however, is much different than the [[Brute]] [[Securicar]], which is based on the same truck series. The Benson's engine is an intercooled V8. Unlike previous versions, the GTA IV Benson has a massive grille guard. Company logos appearing on the Benson include those of [[Burger Shot]], [[Cluckin' Bell]], [[Sprunk]], [[Mr. Wong's Laundrette]], [[Post Op]], and [[Truck You!]].
  
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="2" style="font-size:95%; padding:0; text-align:left" widths="160">
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File:Benson-GTAIV-front.jpg|A Benson in GTA IV (<small>[[:File:Benson-GTAIV-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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File:Benson-GTAV-front.png|A Benson in GTA V.
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</gallery>
  
 
== Performance ==
 
== Performance ==
 
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=== 3D Universe ===
=== GTA III Era ===
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Being the smallest cube van in the [[GTA III Era]], the Benson has a decent top speed and quick acceleration, and has room for 2 people including the driver. However, it is prone to flipping over easily on rough terrain and when turning around corners at high speeds. It has no special features. The Benson is quite vulnerable to bullet damage in GTA San Andreas although it can withstand a lot of damage before catching fire.
 
Being the smallest cube van in the [[GTA III Era]], the Benson has a decent top speed and quick acceleration, and has room for 2 people including the driver. However, it is prone to flipping over easily on rough terrain and when turning around corners at high speeds. It has no special features. The Benson is quite vulnerable to bullet damage in GTA San Andreas although it can withstand a lot of damage before catching fire.
  
 
Players can even do doughnuts in it by steering it in the slightest possible angle (almost straight) and, naturally, putting the virtual foot to the floor. This can be done on the PC by using an analog controller (such as a PS2 controller through a USB converter), but not with the keyboard due to a cap on the number of simultaneous key strokes that can be accepted.
 
Players can even do doughnuts in it by steering it in the slightest possible angle (almost straight) and, naturally, putting the virtual foot to the floor. This can be done on the PC by using an analog controller (such as a PS2 controller through a USB converter), but not with the keyboard due to a cap on the number of simultaneous key strokes that can be accepted.
  
 
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=== HD Universe ===
=== GTA IV Era ===
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Being a enlarged truck in GTA IV, the Benson obviously suffers from poor steering, as well as a slow acceleration, but far from the worst in the game. However, the truck can achieve fairly high top speeds (top speed being 120 km/h or 74 mph), but it will take ages to get there due to the poor acceleration. In addition, its weight does not help when the player needs to stop the vehicle while it is going high speeds. Also its ability to soak up bullets is an advantage for when the player is attempting to escape gang members or police. Being extremely heavy, the Benson can shove traffic out of its way and keep going with ease.
 
Being a enlarged truck in GTA IV, the Benson obviously suffers from poor steering, as well as a slow acceleration, but far from the worst in the game. However, the truck can achieve fairly high top speeds (top speed being 120 km/h or 74 mph), but it will take ages to get there due to the poor acceleration. In addition, its weight does not help when the player needs to stop the vehicle while it is going high speeds. Also its ability to soak up bullets is an advantage for when the player is attempting to escape gang members or police. Being extremely heavy, the Benson can shove traffic out of its way and keep going with ease.
 
  
 
== Trivia==
 
== Trivia==
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* In perfect condition this truck can be sold in the [[S&M Auto Sales]] for [[Money|$]]4,000
 
* In perfect condition this truck can be sold in the [[S&M Auto Sales]] for [[Money|$]]4,000
 
* A vehicle resembling the Benson can be found in [[Rockstar North|Rockstar North's]] [[Manhunt]].
 
* A vehicle resembling the Benson can be found in [[Rockstar North|Rockstar North's]] [[Manhunt]].
 
  
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
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*Can be spotted in the Industrial area in [[Bohan]].
 
*Can be spotted in the Industrial area in [[Bohan]].
 
*A Benson is seen blocking the road at the end of the chase between [[Ivan Bytchkov|Ivan]] and [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] in the mission [[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]. The player is able to take it if he can get to it before the driver leaves.
 
*A Benson is seen blocking the road at the end of the chase between [[Ivan Bytchkov|Ivan]] and [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] in the mission [[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]. The player is able to take it if he can get to it before the driver leaves.
 
  
 
{{Navboxes
 
{{Navboxes

Latest revision as of 00:12, 27 December 2013

Vehicle
Benson
A Benson in GTA Vice City.
A Benson in GTA Vice City.
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA V
Vehicle type Commercial/industrial truck
Body style 2-door box truck
Capacity 2
Manufacturer Vapid (HD Universe)
For the Benson sports car in GTA 2, see Benson (car).

The Benson is a cube van/truck in the 3D Universe and HD Universe, first appearing in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Design

3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Benson name was applied to a very different type of vehicle: a van. This version of the Benson resembles a 1978 or 1979 Ford (E-Series) cube van with a "luton" cargo compartment. In San Andreas, it is available in several different designs, and appears in red and blue body in Vice City Stories.

The Benson in GTA San Andreas has the wrong engine sound, as it makes a heavy truck sound but should make the light/medium truck sound. In the PC version (v1.00), this can be fixed by swapping the shape and texture files with the Yankee in IMG Tool 2.0 [1], and then doing the same for the handling (in handling.cfg), colors (in carcols.dat), names, and other files.

Variations

HD Universe

Manufactured by Vapid in Grand Theft Auto IV, the Benson is much larger (the heaviest car in the game, according to the game files). The GTA IV version also has less tendency to roll over. It has a bottler truck body-style, though certain versions (such as the mail truck) don't emphasize its function. The cab resembles an 1989-2001 International 4000 Series; the design, however, is much different than the Brute Securicar, which is based on the same truck series. The Benson's engine is an intercooled V8. Unlike previous versions, the GTA IV Benson has a massive grille guard. Company logos appearing on the Benson include those of Burger Shot, Cluckin' Bell, Sprunk, Mr. Wong's Laundrette, Post Op, and Truck You!.

Performance

3D Universe

Being the smallest cube van in the GTA III Era, the Benson has a decent top speed and quick acceleration, and has room for 2 people including the driver. However, it is prone to flipping over easily on rough terrain and when turning around corners at high speeds. It has no special features. The Benson is quite vulnerable to bullet damage in GTA San Andreas although it can withstand a lot of damage before catching fire.

Players can even do doughnuts in it by steering it in the slightest possible angle (almost straight) and, naturally, putting the virtual foot to the floor. This can be done on the PC by using an analog controller (such as a PS2 controller through a USB converter), but not with the keyboard due to a cap on the number of simultaneous key strokes that can be accepted.

HD Universe

Being a enlarged truck in GTA IV, the Benson obviously suffers from poor steering, as well as a slow acceleration, but far from the worst in the game. However, the truck can achieve fairly high top speeds (top speed being 120 km/h or 74 mph), but it will take ages to get there due to the poor acceleration. In addition, its weight does not help when the player needs to stop the vehicle while it is going high speeds. Also its ability to soak up bullets is an advantage for when the player is attempting to escape gang members or police. Being extremely heavy, the Benson can shove traffic out of its way and keep going with ease.

Trivia

Locations

GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
  • Commonly spawns in the industrial areas of Los Santos.
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV