The Machine

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Carmageddon TDR 2000 vehicle
The Machine
Car Descriptor order 21
Network availability normal

Driver Tetsuo
Driver's short name Tet
Race number no number
Top speed 170 mph
Kerb weight 2.1 tons
0 - 60 mph in 4.4 seconds
Cost 390000 credits
"I am Man and Machine."

The Machine is one of the 50 original cars from Carmageddon: TDR 2000. It first appears in the Slums, being part of the second batch of vehicles the player encounters in the game.


File:Design machine.png

This is a heavily customized and armored vehicle. It is colored green with flame decals on its sides and near the cockpit.


The Machine is a good pick for wasting opponents at the early-to-mid stages of the game thanks to its weight of 2.1 tons. It also has decent acceleration[1].


The driver, named "Tetsuo" in the files, is one of the most unique of the bunch. He is merely a head wired into the vehicle. Even a large portion of that head looks to have been replaced with machine parts.


  • The Machine's file name is just "machine".
  • The Machine's texture which includes the driver is named "MACHINEman".
  • Tetsuo is likely referencing the low-budget movie Tetsuo: The Iron Man, where a Japanese salaryman transforms into a machine hybrid.
  • Inside the Cop Car's folder from the demo, there is an unfinished early model of the Machine. It had different wheels, its secondary texture was almost completely different, and it lacked an undercarriage and driver/inner parts. It can be seen in the gallery below.
  • This vehicle uses the glass texture from Jadead.
  • Inside the files for the Machine there is an info .txt file for an earlier iteration of the vehicle:
    • NAME "The Machine"
    • DESCRIPTION "Top Speed: 200mph
    • Kerb weight: 1.5 tons
    • 0-60mph: 3.4 seconds
    • I've lost my Speedoes!"
    • DESCRIPTOR "Machinedescriptor.txt"
    • DRIVER_NAME "Machine Man"
    • STRENGTH 5
    • COST 50 // in thousands!
    • TYPE 0 // 0 = eagle, 1 = normal, 2 = novelty
    • //ARMOUR_MAP "eagle_armoured"



  1. Carmageddon One Time Wonders - Episode 10 - by LittlePuppet on YouTube
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