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Rotor is one of many selectable standard cars available in Re-Volt.

Performance

Rotor is an Electric-operated car with a 4WD drivetrain, classified under the Semi-Pro rating.

Performance-wise, Rotor possesses an excellent top speed. Peaking at an amazing 40 mph (64 kph), Rotor is one of the fastest cars in its rating, only being surpassed by Pest Control and RV Loco. Its high speed enables the vehicle to travel at a fast pace, outrunning many of its competitors especially in straightaways.

Rotor is also known for being a heavyweight. The car weighs in at a massive 3 kilograms, making the vehicle the heaviest in its rating. Like Bertha Ballistics from the Advanced rating who also weighs 3 kilograms, Rotor is fairly resistant to Pickups, taking impacts with ease. Another advantage that Rotor has is its impressive grip, which is further supplemented thanks to its 4WD layout.

The most notable benefit of this vehicle however, is that it has the unique characteristic of being able to drive upside-down, which is caused by many factors such as flipping over, or hitting obstructions. Its special ability removes the necessity of manually flipping the vehicle right-side up, saving time.

However, Rotor also possesses many noticeable flaws that undermines its potential. Unlike its top speed, its acceleration is far from fascinating. Clocking in at a disappointing 1.98 m/s², Rotor has the second worst acceleration in its rating, only being better than Pest Control. Its cornering ability is quite pitiful, with the vehicle possessing a wide turning radius. Its powersliding attributes are also quite sub-par, up to the point of being unable to powerslide at all. These flaws impact on its performance in corners; being terrible in acceleration and cornering while having a large body frame is simply poor synergy for Rotor, losing significant speed in inclines, as well when undertaking tight turns, despite its magnificent top speed.

Rotor's most glaring and infamous flaw however, is its horrendous stability. The car is subjected to massive disorientation from uneven terrain, due to the vehicle's stiff suspension and its thick and heavy body frame. Attempting to steer sharply or enter at high speed in such terrain causes the vehicle to frequently lose control and flip over. This is demonstrated in tracks with dramatic elevation changes such as Botanical Garden or Ghost Town 2, where the vehicle indicates major difficulties racing in those tracks, due to the aforementioned disadvantage.

Overall, Rotor possesses remarkable top speed, traction and immense weight, as well as the unique ability to drive regardless of the orientation of the vehicle. However its viability in races is affected due to poor acceleration, turning radius, and most importantly, its atrocious stability. As such, Rotor is most effective in wide, open tracks such as Toys in the Hood 1, Toytanic 1 and Toytanic 2, but is troublesome and demands a higher level technical skill in areas with bumpy and rough terrain.

Additional Information

  • This car is not present in any of the various Re-Volt demos.
  • Rotor's top speed in the mode Junior RC is 42 kph.
  • Excluding the special cars, Rotor is one of two cars that is unable to be selected as an opponent. The other is Panga.
  • Both vehicles can still be chosen as opponents if the 'Random Cars' option in Game Settings is set to 'On.' Other methods include copying the car's contents into a new folder and adjusting the parameters accordingly.
  • This car appears on the right wall in the Track Editor world along with Dust Mite, Phat Slug, Col. Moss, Harvester, Dr. Grudge, R6 Turbo and Cougar.
  • Prior to Re-Volt 1.2, when Rotor was flipped, it had a lower top speed, acceleration, and a higher tendency to flip back up unexpectedly. After version 12.0405a released in April 2012, Rotor now has identical performance, regardless if it was flipped or not.

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See Also

Cars
Standard 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 TNT 2
DEV Cars BikeBirdCGWLoaded ChiquePC GamerPC XL8 RPoopooRiva TNT2
Unreleased Cars Abandoned designs of carsEvil CandyEvil PhatEvil ToyecaFerrari ModenaPemtoRC XZebraZEDZED/DONNIE
Custom Cars List

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