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For the mission in Grand Theft Auto III, see Liberator. For the vehicle also called "Monster", see Monster Truck.

Monster trucking - it's amazing what drunken rednecks will call a sport. Raise your game in the Los Santos road rage wars with The Liberator.
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Vapid Liberator (formerly named The Liberator) is a limited edition monster truck featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Independence Day Special update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Being modeled as a high-performance monster truck, The Liberator features a fiberglass body mounted over a frame chassis. The front end of the body features a small bumper and a silver rectangular grille with dual mesh pattern and the Vapid logo on the center of the horizontal separation, while the sections beside the grille bear four decals emulating fake headlights. The sides have large arches with high clearance for the large unproportional wheels, while the area behind the cabin covers most of the rear section. The rear end also has decals emulating fake tail lights, with the unique cosmetic feature being two American flags.

The truck features a realistic tube-frame chassis (real-life monster trucks use these to maintain the truck's integrity on hard hits; a normal truck would simply break apart), with quad shock towers and sway-bars to maintain the realism of what a normal monster truck would have to offer. The truck also appears to have four torsion bars or kicker braces, which run from the center of the metal chassis down to the suspension lever arm.

The interior of the vehicle is mostly stripped down, having the essential components on the front, race-type seats, and a fire extinguisher strapped to the lower frames, as well as the engine and bug catcher just behind the seats. In the enhanced version, the vehicle uses the same dial set from muscle cars such as the Dominator, the Buccaneer and the Ruiner.

The Liberator always spawns with an American livery, displaying the vehicle's name and sponsors around it (Atomic, Redwood Cigarettes and Shrewsbury), while the frame chassis is assigned with the secondary color, which alternates between white, red and blue (the colors of the American flag). In the files, the vehicle is always set to spawn in white, although only the inverse panels feature white trimming. The vehicle uses large off-road wheels, which appear to be a monster variation of the "Mudslinger" off-road wheels seen in Los Santos Customs and other mod shops.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Liberator is a very high-performing vehicle, having a decently high speed that allows it to keep up with almost all "normal" cars in the game. Although having a lesser number of gears compared to most regular cars, it is the fastest accelerating four-wheel-drive vehicle in the game, reaching its top speed in very little time. For a vehicle of its size, The Liberator has surprisingly good handling, as it remains generally stable at high speeds and rarely loses control, possibly due to its large, thick tires. Just like the Insurgent and Technical, The Liberator's tires are completely impervious to all forms of damage. It is also known to be completely immune to fall damage; it does not explode upon impact on the ground even when falling upside down.

The Liberator is one of the few vehicles in the game to feature four-wheel steering, and this results in the vehicle having an impressive turning radius, which is more noticeable at lower speeds. The truck, not surprisingly, has a very high damage tolerance, meaning it is very hard to destroy, although it can still be blown up by one sticky bomb and can eventually be destroyed by thousands of gunshots at higher wanted levels. Also, as expected, the truck can crush certain vehicles and do tricks in the air. Due to GTA V's driving physics, The Liberator does not bounce when falling from a stunt jump, but it will just "crash" on the ground.

The Liberator is powered by a high-output supercharged V8 coupled to a 3-speed gearbox, powering the four wheels in a 20% front and 80% rear torque distribution. The vehicle uses a high-output and roary engine sound.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and 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 68 / 110 3 N/A AWD
20% FWD
80% RWD
4000 / 8818 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
4.5 Seconds 85 / 137 5 M4 SOHC Supercharged V8 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
  • Found in each protagonist's garage in single player in the Special Vehicles section. It, along with the Sovereign, were no longer available as of 8/5/2014 due to a glitch. Both vehicles returned to the garages after the San Andreas Flight School Update.
Enhanced version

Grand Theft Auto Online

Changes

Update Change(s)
Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
1.15 07/01/14 Added The Liberator
08/01/14 Removed for purchase.
Independence Day Special 2015 07/01/15 Made available for purchase
07/06/15 Removed for purchase.
Independence Day Special 2016 07/01/16 Made available for purchase
07/11/16 Removed for purchase.
Independence Day Special 2017 06/30/17 Made available for purchase
07/10/17 Removed for purchase.
Memorial Day Weekend Sale 05/25/18 Made available for purchase
05/28/18 Removed for purchase.
Independence Day 2018 07/03/18 Made available for purchase
07/09/18 Removed for purchase.
Independence Day 2019 07/04/19 Made available for purchase
07/10/19 Removed for purchase

Trivia

General

  • The default radio stations for the Liberator are Los Santos Rock Radio, Radio Mirror Park, and Vinewood Boulevard Radio.
  • The pricing of the truck, $742,014, is clearly a poke on 7/4/2014, which is the date of Independence Day in 2014.
  • The Liberator cannot do donuts, despite the fact that four-wheel steering is what enables real-life monster trucks to do donuts.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Liberator actually does not have any working external lights since the entire body shell is is made of fiberglass. This is more than likely due to the fact that its original purpose was to be used as a show-car.
  • The police dispatcher refers to The Liberator as a white monster truck, despite the fact its body is mostly blue. This happens due to its livery being a texture wrapping the entire body. In fact, the inverse panels feature white trimming.
  • While The Liberator and the Marshall are the only monster trucks seen and drivable in the HD Universe, two other monster trucks are referred to on a poster when first entering the Yellow Jack Inn advertising for a monster truck festival, "Truckoraptor" and "4x4ceptor."

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