Drag-Ghoul

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Drag-Ghoul is a vehicle appearing in Carmageddon: TDR 2000, the Tozzer online comic based on TDR, and the cancelled Game Boy Color port.

Carmageddon: TDR 2000

Carmageddon TDR 2000 vehicle
Drag-Ghoul
Info
Car Descriptor order 6
Network availability novelty

Driver Bel LaGhostly
Driver's short name Boo
Race number no number
Top speed 253 mph
Kerb weight 1.3 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.2 seconds
Cost 150000 credits
Description
"R.I.P. Rithe in pain."

Drag-Ghoul is one of the 50 original cars from Carmageddon: TDR 2000. It first appears in Hollowood, being one of the first vehicles the player encounters in the game.

Design

The Drag-Ghoul is based on the "DRAG-U-LA", the car in The Munsters TV show which Granpa drove[1]. It is pretty faitful version, however for some reason it has 90's aluminium wheels at the rear, making crack into it's period correctness.

Performance

Driver

The driver, named "Bel LaGhostly" in the files, is a cyclops wearing a black sleeveless shirt with the text "who farted?" on it, and blue jeans.

Trivia

  • Drag-Ghoul's file name is "Drag_u_lar". That is also the car's name in the demo.
  • The expression "R.I.P." normally stands for "rest in peace" or, in Latin, "requiescat in pace," and is a common inscription on tombstones.
  • The driver's name is most likely referring to the vampire depicted in the vehicle's textures, as the real-life reference to it (Béla Lugosi) was most famous for portraying Dracula, both on stage and in the 1931 film of the same name. The vampire was the early driver of the Drag-Ghoul, as seen in the demo, and early images of TDR.
  • Aside from the different driver, the vehicle's earliest iteration also lacked the cross the driver rests on.
  • Drag-Ghoul has the same wheel textures as Throb Rod.
  • Inside the files for Drag-Ghoul there is an info .txt file for an earlier iteration of the vehicle, with several elements leftover from the Spectre:
    • NAME "Drag-Gool-Arrr!"
    • DESCRIPTION "Top Speed: 260mph
    • Kerb weight: 1300Kgs
    • 0-60mph: 3.4 seconds
    • a space girls are nice too"
    • DESCRIPTOR "Drag_u_lardescriptor.txt"
    • DRIVER_NAME "Crime Fight"
    • DRIVER_SHORT_NAME "Sp Host"
    • STRENGTH 5
    • COST 50 // in thousands!
    • TYPE 2 // 0 = eagle, 1 = normal, 2 = novelty
    • //ARMOUR_MAP "eagle_armoured"

Gallery

Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (comic)

Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (comic) vehicle
Dragula

Driver Fang Stroker
Race number no number

Drag-Ghoul appears in the Tozzer Carmageddon comic, under the name "Dragula", and driven by a vampire named Fang Stroker.

Driver

Fang Stroker appears in a race against the Eagle MK4, Bumbly Bee, and the Fortress, but unfortunately plough into a wall with the other competitors. Max Damage, who couldn't start his car, is spared this fate. The driver has a more significant role later on, but his car is not seen again.

Trivia

  • Fang Stroker's design is most likely taken from the early driver from the game.

Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (Game Boy Color)

Carmageddon: TDR 2000
(Game Boy Color)
vehicle
Dragular
Info
Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Strength
Cost 20,000 credits

Dragular is one of the 20 vehicles in the cancelled Game Boy Color port of Carmageddon: TDR 2000. It appears as a normal opponent on Races 1 and 2 of Docks, and Race 1 of Military.

Design

The sprite is based on the original model and there are no noticeable differences.

Performance

The Dragular has terrible handling, lackluster armor, and barely any means of wasting opponents. It is only good if you want a head start on enemy vehicles, and is short on cash.

References

Vehicles in Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (cat)
Main vehicle Eagle MK4
Hollowood The Beast · Bumble Bee · Drag-Ghoul · Enforcer · The Mecha · Rubber Ducky · Sparrow · SuperCharger · Tres Hombres · Viper · Tomahawk · The Wheel
The Slums The Green Hammer · Killa Kart · Knave · The Machine · TNT
The Docks The Boss · Femme Fatal · Limey · SXE Black Hatch · Throb Rod · Tow Meister
HiRise Big Wig · Electric Blue · Gorvette · Husky · Jadead · Shark · Vlad · The Vulture · White Trash
Military Zone The Chef · The Cutter · King Merc · McKilem · Soul Harvester · Stormbringer · Witch Doctor
Back of Beyond The Fortress · HFB Terra · The Spectre · Thummper
Unlockables Cop Car · Da Panzer · Master Mine · New Suppressor · Suppressor · Wraith
The Nosebleed Pack Bigdaddy · Blood & Bones · Buggy · Jaws · Lucifer · Ped Basher · The Pigs! · Pogo · Sports Sedan · Steam Machine
Vehicles in Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (Game Boy Color) (cat)
Main vehicle Eagle
Slums Funk · Moke · Taxi · Truck
Back of Beyond Duke · The Yeti
Docks Beach Buggy · Dragular · Knight
Military Chevie · Humbug
Hollowood CopMK3 · Interceptor
High Rise CopVan · Flame
Necropolis CopMKIV · F1
Police Compound Future · Panther