Last modified on 27 December 2013, at 00:36

Phantom

Vehicle
Phantom
A Phantom in GTA IV.
A Phantom in GTA IV.
Appearance(s) GTA IV
GTA V
Vehicle type Commercial/Industrial truck
Body style 2-door semi-trailer truck
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Manufacturer Jobuilt

The Phantom is a tractor trailer truck in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V, manufactured by Jobuilt, an obvious parody of Peterbilt.

Description

Design

The Phantom has a 24-valve Supercharged engine (over 720hp), allowing the vehicle to accelerate moderately well despite its weight and reach moderately high top speeds, but does nothing to improve its slower brake response and wide turning radius. Its size and weight make it perfect for pushing almost any vehicle out of the way; such is its power that it can cause critical damage to some vehicles (igniting their engine) upon impact. The truck resembles a Peterbilt 359 EXHD.

Unlike the tractor trailers in Grand Theft Auto 2 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Phantom cannot attach to any parked trailers.

Performance

The performance for a truck of this size is actually impressive, but obviously not the best. Acceleration is mediocre, but better than its size would suggest. Speed is very good (top speed is 140 km/h or 87 mph), making the Phantom one of the fastest industrial vehicles in the game, but not as fast as the Fire Truck. Handling is, as expected, poor, but if the player holds the brake and the acceleration buttons at the same time while turning, the truck tends to turn more easily. This trick also works with the Biff, Bus, and Flatbed.

Trivia

  • Despite being a enormous vehicle, the Phantom can still be used to perform burnouts and "donuts" due to no weight over the rear wheels.
  • The default radio station in the Phantom is Liberty Rock Radio 97.8.
  • The Phantom is possibly used in labor union trucking as the truck is driven by the Italian Mafia.

Locations

See also