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AMW is one of the many selectable stock cars available to Re-Volt.

Performance

AMW is a Glow-powered car with a RWD drivetrain, classified under the Pro rating.

AMW's biggest benefit is its impressive top speed. It peaks at a speed of 43 mph (67 kph), being on-par with another fast car, Purp XL. This allows the vehicle to perform decently in tracks, especially those with long straightaways. Its grip is also decent, rarely losing traction unexpectedly in most surfaces, which is quite remarkable considering the vehicle's RWD drivetrain.

Unfortunately, AMW does not possess any other advantages, and instead is plagued with many flaws that diminishes it viability. AMW is very light; it only weighs at a mere kilogram, far less than the mode weight of 2 kilograms in its rating. This makes AMW excessively vulnerable from Pickups; an impact or two from items such as Fireworks or Water Balloons, will usually send the vehicle meters away, disrupting and causing the car to lose control much easier than normal.

Contrary to what is listed on the Car Selection Screen, its acceleration is actually deplorable. It reaches it top speed by 2.28 m/s², only surpassing its console exclusive counterpart, Fulon X. Its poor acceleration makes it hard for AMW to reach its top speed, causing further disappointment, especially from the fact that Cougar outclasses AMW both in top speed and acceleration.

AMW's biggest disadvantage is easily its cornering ability. The vehicle's turning radius is awful, coercing the user to slow down in almost every single corner. In fact, AMW's turning radius is excessively wide that its turns have become very 'rail-like', meaning that the vehicle struggles to complete the narrowest of turns. Its cornering ability is very similar to Pole Poz, however AMW's complications tend to be more severe due to having a higher top speed and rating in general, entering such corners at a very fast pace compared to the aforementioned car.

Overall, AMW possesses good top speed and traction, but is crippled from serious disadvantages relating to acceleration, weight, and most notably, its turning radius. The car is essentially outclassed by many competitors, especially Cougar who surpasses AMW in every single field. As a result, AMW is a poor performing car in the Pro rating, demanding high technical skill but in return demonstrates low potential, which is further seen with the AI placing at the bottom of the pack in many races.

Additional Information

  • This car is not present in any of the various Re-Volt demos.
  • AMW's top speed in the mode Junior RC is 44 kph and in Console, Arcade and Simulation 68 kph.
  • The name comes from BMW, and it resembles to the BMW E36.
  • The parameters.txt from the Dreamcast version differs in some values from the PC.
  • AMW's acceleration stat much lower in-game than the acceleration stat in the Car Selection Screen.
  • Inside lego tunnels, when the car is turned sideways, AMW is unable to return to the forward direction unless the player presses the reposition button.

Gallery

See Also

Cars
Stock Cars Rookie RC BanditDust MitePhat SlugCol. MossHarvester
Dr. GrudgeVolken TurboSprinter XL
Amateur RC SanCandy PebblesGenghis KarAquasonicMouse
Advanced Evil WeaselPanga TCR6 TurboNY 54Bertha Ballistics
Semi-Pro Pest ControlAdeonPole PozZipperRotor
Pro CougarHummaToyecaAMWPanga
Console Cars Rookie BigVolt
Amateur RCLA 54Matra XL
Advanced BossVoltShockerSplatGroovster
Semi-Pro JG-7RG1RV Loco
Pro SNW 35Purp XLFulon X
Special Cars TrolleyClockwork WunClockwork TooClockwork TreeClockworkProbe UFOMystery
Demo Cars AcclaimCGWGame CenterGamespotIGN PCPC GamerPC XL8 RRiva TNT2
DEV Cars BikeBirdLoaded ChiquePoopooRiva TNT2
Unreleased Cars ZebraPemto

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