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The Vapid Apocalypse Slamvan is a custom pickup truck featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Arena War update.


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The vehicle is evidently based on the custom 1950 Ford F6, aka "Stubby Bob", appearing in the 44th episode of the TV show Roadkill.

The vehicle is essentially a modified variant of the Slamvan, having a worn bodywork with rusty underside and details. The front end features a flat bumper and a traditional grille with vertical separations on it, while retaining the circular headlights and the bulky hood. The sides and the cabin remain identical to the regular Slamvan, but features an external roll cage over the pillars and the roof, along with rally nets on the side windows. The rear section removes the truck bed in order to fit the massive engine with a large intake just behind the cabin, the protective cage and the fuel tank, while the rear end has two circular red lights and a single square white light. On the underside, the Slamvan uses steel beam axles with leaf suspensions, together with the corresponding gearbox, driveshaft and rear axle differential. There are two steel tubes running across the driver side of the vehicle and connected to the rearmost left of the engine block, likely intended for the pedal controls/wiring from the cabin.

The interior of the vehicle is similar to the Sasquatch, having the "Dominator" dials on the horizontal frame of the internal roll cage and on the driver-side panel. However, the floor area is fully covered and uses sports seats with safety belts. A fire extinguisher can be seen in front of the central levers, as well as protective frames on the doors.

Color distribution is a bit different compared to the regular Slamvan, as the primary one is applied on the bodywork, while the secondary one is applied on the internal roll cage. It uses plain industrial wheels similar to vehicles like the Dock Handler and the Bruiser, with the rear axle fitted with larger dual wheels that exceed the vehicle's width.

The vehicle can be equipped with two side-mounted machine guns in place of the fenders, which resemble either M1919 Browning or short-barreled Browning M2HB machine guns.

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The vehicle performs similarly to its base model, having average acceleration and top speed. However, the player may experience fishtailing upon initial acceleration due to the high amount of engine power delivered to the rear wheels, and some degree of understeer at high speeds. The unequeal weight distribution, short wheelbase and wide rear axle means it can easily lose control if the vehicle hits an obstacle. Because of this, the Slamvan can be very difficult to use in Arena War modes due to the narrow spaces and short roads of the arena maps.

The vehicle is powered by a big-block V8 engine similar to vehicles like the Fränken Stange and the Tornado Rat Rod, coupled to a 4-speed gearbox in a rear-mid engine, rear wheel drive layout. It uses the same loud engine sound from the Slamvan and the Slamvan Custom.

  • The vehicle can be installed with both "Jump" mods and "Shunt" mods. The Jump modifications come in three levels of effectiveness and can be activated using the horn button. When activated, the vehicle will be launched into the air, in a similar way to the Ruiner 2000 and Scramjet. The Shunt modifications allow the vehicle to shunt to the side.
  • The vehicle can be installed with Boost upgrades. This can be used to significantly speed up the vehicle. It can be used repeatedly while driving the vehicle, but it is better to let it fully recharge for maximum efficiency.

The Slamvan, like other Arena vehicles, can withstand a single explosive without being destroyed, but the large windows leave the occupants highly vulnerable to gunfire on the front and sides, and the rear engine is also exposed to gunfire from the rear. This issue can be mitigated with the addition of armor upgrades, partially protecting the cabin with metal bars on the driver side and a plate on the passenger side, while the side windows are partially protected by metal bars. These upgrades also cover the engine and part of the rear windows, with the Heavy Armor upgrade providing the highest protection. The rear wheels can be partially protected with curved plates acting as mudguards. Bulletproof Tires are not available, but will carry over if applied to the stock Slamvan before converting to the Arena variant.

  • The vehicle can be fitted with a Ram Weapon. The ram weapon behaves in a similar way to the updated scoops and ramming bars of the RCV and Armored Boxville, causing a large amount of damage to other vehicles and often sending them flying into mid-air with little to no disadvantage against the vehicle itself, and no damage to the vehicle's engine whatsoever. It should be noted that the effectiveness against other players is significantly reduced compared to its effectiveness against NPCs and their vehicles.
  • Dual .50 Cal: The Slamvan can be modified to have two machine guns, which behave similarly to other front-mounted machine guns from various armed land vehicles. While having good damage against most targets, it struggles to defeat heavily-armored vehicles.
  • The vehicle has the option for installing Proximity Mines. Unlike Weaponized Vehicles added in the Gunrunning update, the Slamvan, along with all Arena Cars in the Arena War update, has five different Proximity Mine choices: Kinetic, Spike, EMP, Slick and Sticky;
    • The Kinetic option (orange flashing light) creates a small impulse spreading several meters around the area, sending players and vehicles into the air. The impulse deals little damage to both players and vehicles.
    • The Spike option (dark blue flashing light) bursts the tires of vehicles passing over or near it, as well as dealing a small amount of damage to the vehicle, mainly effecting the vehicle's windows, but otherwise dealing no damage or force. The mine does not burst vehicles with Bulletproof Tires installed.
    • The EMP option (light blue flashing light) disables the vehicle's electronics when passing over it. The accelerator, brakes and steering, as well as the radio and other features are disabled for around 5 seconds before reactivating. It also deals a small amount of damage to players. The player will be notified by whom their vehicle was disabled by in a small notification above the radar.
    • The Slick option (green flashing light) bursts a large amount of oil on the surface, causing vehicles passing over it to lose control. This deals no damage to both vehicles or players.
    • The Sticky option (purple flashing light) bursts a large amount of sticky substance on the surface, causing vehicles passing over it to slow down. This deals no damage to both vehicles or players.
  • The truck can also be installed with both bodywork Spikes and Saw Blades. The spikes deal damage to NPCs and players, contact with the spikes can instantly kill them, while the saw blades can pop vehicle tires and damage NPCs as well.

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(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 84.2 / 135.5 4 N/A RWD 1245 / 2745 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 4 RMR SOHC Big-Block V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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The Apocalypse Slamvan can be modified at Los Santos Customs and other mod shops, although special upgrades are only available at the Arena Workshop.

Category Modification Cost Image
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Boost None $20,000
Boost Upgrade 20% $100,000
$50,000 (AW)
Boost Upgrade 60% $230,000
$115,000 (AW)
Boost Upgrade 100% $400,000
$200,000 (AW)
Shunt Boost $520,000
$260,000 (AW)
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
Light Armor $4,600
Reinforced Armor $7,400
$3,700 (AW)
Heavy Armor $11,700
$5,850 (AW)
Bodywork Decorations None $4,200
Basic Spears $6,720
$3,360 (AW)
Battle Spears $7,140
$3,570 (AW)
War Spears $7,560
$3,780 (AW)
Spikes None $5,000
Body Spikes $55,000
$27,500 (AW)
Blades None $50,000
Spinning Blades $145,000
Armor Plating No Armor Plating $20,000
Light Armor $110,000
$55,000 (AW)
Reinforced Armor $175,000
$87,500 (AW)
Heavy Armor $300,000
$150,000 (AW)
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Grilles Stock Grille $200
70s Hybrid Grille $750
Restomod Grille $1,340
Speedway Grille $1,650
Custom Grille $3,000
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Rusty Metal Bull Horn $3,000
Rusty Chrome Bull Horn $5,000
Real Bull Horn $8,000
Battle Cross $19,200
$9,600 (AW)
War Cross $22,000
$11,000 (AW)
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Benny's Shop Truck $18,240
Globe Shop Truck $38,760
$19,380 (AW)
Flamed Patina $41,040
$20,520 (AW)
Blacktop Bomber $43,320
$21,660 (AW)
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Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Vertical Jump None $20,000
Jump Upgrade 20% $130,000
$65,000 (AW)
Jump Upgrade 60% $224,000
$112,000 (AW)
Jump Upgrade 100% $420,000
$210,000 (AW)
Wheelie Bars No Wheelie Bar $21,000
Wheelie Bar $33,600
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
Weapons Ram Weapons None $20,000
Light Ram $195,000
Reinforced Ram $225,000
Heavy Ram $255,000
Light Scoop $295,000
Reinforced Scoop $337,500
Large Scoop $389,500
Primary Weapons None $50,000
Mounted .50 Cal (Rusted) $297,000
Mounted .50 Cal (Clean) $325,000
Proximity Mine No Proximity Mine $50,000
Kinetic $270,000
$135,000 (AW)
Spike $158,000
$79,000 (AW)
EMP $300,000
$150,000 (AW)
Slick $198,000
$99,000 (AW)
Sticky $250,000
$125,000 (AW)
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  • Can be converted from a Slamvan at the Arena Workshop, for $1,321,875.
    • The vehicle comes with the "Benny's Shop Truck" Livery and a Light Scoop Ram Weapon as standard upon conversion.

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