The Mecha

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Carmageddon TDR 2000 vehicle
The Mecha
Info
Car Descriptor order 48
Network availability normal

Driver Bonsai Lun
Driver's short name B Lun
Race number 8
Top speed 173 mph
Kerb weight 0.8 tons
0 - 60 mph in 12.8 seconds
Cost 80000 credits
Description
"Domo origato! Watashi wa...DANGEROUS."

The Mecha 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

This vehicle is based on a Ford Ka. It also comes with a pumping bumper blade, and wheel spikes. The distinctive anime picture painted on its sides is known as "Bonsai", a Japanese girl with large eyes and chest, and purple short hair.

Performance

The Mecha is one of the easiest cars to waste, and its top speed is incredibly low, reaching a total of 174mph. It is a very cheap vehicle to buy, however.[1].

Driver

The driver, named "Bonsai Lun" in the files, has the same face as the Bonsai girl depicted on the car's sides. Her body, however, is more on par with other women drivers of the game.

Trivia

  • A mecha is a giant humanoid robot of the type popular in anime.
  • Bonsai is the art of growing very small trees (Bonsai Trees). Lun is a Chinese surname.
  • The unused description translates from Japanese as "Thank you very much! I am... DANGEROUS".
    • And 'Domo origato' should be 'Domo arigato'.
  • The Mecha's file name is "Ka".
  • The Mecha uses the same cybernetic tire texture as TNT and Wraith.
  • The Mecha is one of 9 cars with the "8" race number. The others are: Fraud Broko, Ramraider, LadyBug2, Purple Piledriver, Ray Zee Fool's vehicle, Caddy Fat Cat in Carmageddon 64, Vlad 3 also in C64, and Buggy.
  • Inside the files for the Mecha there is an info .txt file for an earlier iteration of the vehicle:
    • NAME "The Mecha"
    • DESCRIPTION "Top Speed: 60mph
    • Kerb weight: 500Kgs
    • 0-60mph: 3.4 seconds
    • Groovey Baby!!"
    • DESCRIPTOR "Kadescriptor.txt"
    • DRIVER_NAME "Disco Stu!!"
    • DRIVER_SHORT_NAME "Stu!!"
    • STRENGTH 5
    • COST 10 // in thousands!
    • TYPE 2 // 0 = eagle, 1 = normal, 2 = novelty
    • //ARMOUR_MAP "eagle_armoured"

Gallery

References

  1. Carmageddon One Time Wonders - Episode 8 - by LittlePuppet on YouTube
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