Throb Rod

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Carmageddon TDR 2000 vehicle
Throb Rod
Car Descriptor order 39
Network availability normal

Driver Philippe A. Shio
Driver's short name Phil
Race number no number
Top speed 235 mph
Kerb weight 1.2 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.1 seconds
Cost 675000 credits
"I ride her hard."

Throb Rod is one of the 50 original cars from Carmageddon: TDR 2000. It first appears in Race 2 of the the Docks, being part of the third batch of vehicles the player encounters in the game.


It is a T-bucketed Ford Model T. A 'T-Bucket' is a Model T which has been rebuilt into a hotrod performance spec. The vehicle has flame decals on the sides of its cabin, and the "Throb Rod" name engraved on the sides of its "arms", grill, and rear.


Throb Rod's biggest strength is its handling, making it a nice car to just drive around. Its top speed when fully upgraded however, only reaches 240mph. The hot rod is also too lightweight to waste cars, and can be destroyed really easily[1].


The driver, named "Phillipe A. Shio" in the files, is a man wearing Windsor glasses, a black sweater, and jeans. He also has a goatee.


  • Throb Rod's file name is "TrobRod".
  • A Hot Rod is an old-timey name for a car with boosted performance. While "Throb Rod" may be referring to the male sexual organ.
  • Phil A. Shio = Fellatio.
  • Throb Rod has the same wheel textures as Drag-Ghoul.
  • Inside the files for Throb Rod there is an info .txt file for an earlier iteration of the vehicle, with several elements taken from the early version of the Cop Car:
    • NAME "Throb Rod"
    • DESCRIPTION "Top Speed: 235mph
    • Kerb weight: 1200Kgs
    • 0-60mph: 3.4 seconds
    • I'll blow you law brakers to hell"
    • DESCRIPTOR "TrobRoddescriptor.txt"
    • DRIVER_NAME "Alex Bacon"
    • DRIVER_SHORT_NAME "Rashion"
    • STRENGTH 5
    • COST 50 // in thousands!
    • TYPE 2 // 0 = eagle, 1 = normal, 2 = novelty
    • //ARMOUR_MAP "eagle_armoured"



  1. Carmageddon One Time Wonders - Episode 11 - 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