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"Perfectly camouflaged for the landfill at the end of the world."
Arena War description.

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

Design

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The vehicle is essentially identical to its Apocalypse variant, but sports bright colors for the bodywork.

The vehicle is painted with a primary color for the body, while the secondary color is applied on the internal roll cage and tires. The rims are painted with a dedicated color (set to yellow upon conversion, but will reset to the default alloy color if the wheels are changed). The car also has permanent colors applied to random parts, which are the following;

  • Blue: grille, side mirrors, window trims, engine intake, supercharger, cam cover fittings, engine block, exhaust outlets, second exhaust row set, engine protection frames, fuel tank, tail lamp cases, inner wheel hubs, front suspension details, driver-side pipes and rear driveshaft.
  • Green: front bumper, cabin protection frames, cam cover lower details, third exhaust row set, engine crankcase and rear end frame.
  • Pink: Cam covers, fourth exhaust row set, chassis frames and axles.
  • Yellow: stepside borders, roof/rear protection frames and first exhaust row set.
  • Purple: driver-side panel and cabin floor.
  • Red: upper surfaces of side steps.

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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Performance

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Vehicle

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.

Abilities
  • 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.
Armor

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.

Weaponry
  • 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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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(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 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 4 RMR SOHC Big-Block V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
72.702705%
Acceleration
67.5%
Braking
13.333334%
Traction
56.060608%

Modifications

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The Nightmare Slamvan can only be modified at an 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
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Light Armor $4,600
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Reinforced Armor



Brands: ???, Higgins Helitours, Kendall Cranks Muscle Gymnasium and Wiener Club .

$7,400
$3,700 (AW)
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Heavy Armor



Brands: ???, ???, Higgins Helitours and Lucky Plucker.

$11,700
$5,850 (AW)
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Bodywork Decorations None $4,200
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Basic Spears $6,720
$3,360 (AW)
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Knife Spears $7,140
$3,570 (AW)
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Fork & knife $7,560
$3,780 (AW)
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Spikes None $5,000
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Body Spikes $55,000
$27,500 (AW)
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Blades None $50,000
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Spinning Blades $145,000
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Armor Plating No Armor Plating $20,000
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Light Armor



Brands: Butter Streaks and Sneaky Footwear.

$110,000
$55,000 (AW)
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Reinforced Armor



Brands: ???, ???, ???, Fleeca, Junk Energy Drink, Lucky Plucker and Stank.

$175,000
$87,500 (AW)
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Heavy Armor



Brands: ???, ???, ???, ???, Junk, Muscle Gymnasium and You Tool.

$300,000
$150,000 (AW)
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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
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70s Hybrid Grille $750
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Restomod Grille $1,340
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Speedway Grille $1,650
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Custom Grille $3,000
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Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
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Rusty Metal Bull Horn $3,000
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Rusty Chrome Bull Horn $5,000
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Real Bull Horn $8,000
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Battle Cross $19,200
$9,600 (AW)
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War Cross $22,000
$11,000 (AW)
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Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
White Lights $20,000
Blue Lights $49,200
$24,600 (AW)
Electric Blue Lights $49,800
$24,900 (AW)
Mint Green Lights $50,400
$25,200 (AW)
Lime Green Lights $51,000
$25,500 (AW)
Yellow Lights $51,600
$25,800 (AW)
Golden Shower Lights $52,200
$26,100 (AW)
Orange Lights $52,800
$26,400 (AW)
Red Lights $53,400
$26,700 (AW)
Pony Pink Lights $54,000
$27,000 (AW)
Hot Pink Lights $54,600
$27,300 (AW)
Purple Lights $55,200
$27,600 (AW)
Blacklight Lights $80,000
$40,000 (AW)
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Ping!



Brands: ???, ???, Coolhand Lube, Junk, Princess Robot Bubblegum.

$18,240
Bshot



Brands: ???, ???, Arrow Gasoline, Cluckin' Bell and Lil Rotters.

$38,760
$19,380 (AW)
X&O



Brands: Atomic, Chepalle, Cluckin' Bell and Xero.

$41,040
$20,520 (AW)
Rage



Brands: Higgins Helitours, Kabel, Kung Fu Rainbow Lazerforce and Impotent Rage.

$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)
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Wheelie Bars No Wheelie Bar $21,000
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Wheelie Bar $33,600
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Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
Weapons Ram Weapons None $20,000
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Light Ram $195,000
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Reinforced Ram



Brands: Screw Faces and Shark Cards.

$225,000
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Heavy Ram $255,000
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Light Scoop



Brands: Lifeinvader.

$295,000
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Reinforced Scoop



Brands: Pißwasser.

$337,500
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Large Scoop



Brands: Princess Robot Bubblegum.

$389,500
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Primary Weapons None $50,000
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Mounted .50 Cal (Clean) $297,000
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Mounted .50 Cal (Painted) $325,000
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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)
(AW) Unlock this item for purchase via the Arena War Career.

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  • Can be converted from a Slamvan at an Arena Workshop, for $1,321,875.
    • The vehicle comes with the "Ping!" Livery and a Light Scoop Ram Weapon as standard upon conversion.

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