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RC (nicknamed as RC Phink by the game fans) is a car exclusive to the PlayStation and Dreamcast versions of Re-Volt, and integrated in newer builds of RVGL as optional additional content. In the PlayStation version, RC is the first console car listed in the Car Selection Screen.

Performance

RC is an Electric-powered car with a FWD transmission, classified under the Amateur rating. RC is based on the body platform of Volken Turbo and performance-wise are very similar, almost to the point of having identical parameters.

Retaining Volken Turbo's handling characteristics, RC has exceptional control. Running under the FWD drivetrain, RC has excellent grip, maneuvering the freezer section of SuperMarket 2 with ease. Although the car has a slightly wider turning radius given its drivetrain, pace of the Amateur rating cars is slow enough that understeering is rarely a problem. Its weight is acceptable at 1.6 kg, fitting in the standard with most Amateur rating cars.

RC has some minor flaws. The top speed difference between Volken Turbo and RC is extremely small, with a gap threshold of less than 0.6 mph (1 kph). This proves a problem for the vehicle as it is placed in the Amateur rating where its top speed is rather poor, allowing competitors to easily catch up in this field, whose speeds reach in excess of 34 mph (54 kph). Acceleration is also a minimal difference, accelerating faster by its stock counterpart by only 0.03 m/s². In its respective rating, this is mediocre at best, being easily surpassed by competitors such as Mouse, Aquasonic, and RC San.

Overall, RC is an Amateur car based upon Volken Turbo with minuscule performance upgrades, resulting in a lack of power for its rating. Despite these issues, they are not prevalent enough to overshadow the car's inherited handling characteristics, being as one of the easiest to control in the game. As such, RC proves to be a good competitor in races despite being underpowered, using its handling advantages to control the race.

Additional Information

  • RC's top speed in the mode Junior RC is 19 mph (31 kph).
  • The PSX version (the one displayed on the boxart) has slightly different rim texture, different lights and no spoiler.
  • RC is one of two vehicles that is unlocked via Time Trial but is Electric-powered. The other is LA 54.
  • RC Phink was likely coined by the fans to avoid confusion with the other cars which names start with RCRC Bandit and RC San, and the term 'Radio-Controlled Car' in general.

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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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