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Is it a buggy? It is a hot rod? It doesn’t matter what you call the Rip Rod because this diminutive Hot Wheels ride is ready to shake things up on any surface. This beast is equipped with a souped-up two-cylinder [sic] motor that makes better than 100 hp. While that might not seem like much, in this rod, it is more than enough to thrill (or spill depending on your skills behind the wheel). One look at the suspension tells you this tricked out custom is ready for any terrain. This is a super lightweight tube chassis pro-built machine and it’s all Hot Wheels. In short, the Rip Rod really rips.
— Official description [1]

The 2012 Hot Wheels Rip Rod - abbreviated as Rip Rod - is a RWD stunt buggy by Hot Wheels featured in Forza Horizon 3 as part of the Hot Wheels Expansion, and in Forza Motorsport 7 as part of the Hot Wheels Car Pack.

It is also featured in Forza Horizon 4 as seasonal reward since the Series 5 update.

Unlock in Forza Horizon 4

It has been made unlockable during only one season, but has become a Star Card unlock since Series 11:

  • Seasonal Championship reward - Series 5 Spring Season
  • Star Card Challenge Completion Bonus (PR Stunt Superstar Star Card) - Since Series 11

Synopsis

The Rip Rod is a real life recreation of a Hot Wheels toy car designed by Fraser Campbell that was built in collaboration by Ford, Mattel, and Bandito Brothers. It was first introduced as a show car at the 2012 SEMA tuning car show and was later made drivable using a one-liter EcoBoost engine supplied by Ford.[2]

The Rip Rod is powered by a mid-mounted 1-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder Ford EcoBoost Fox engine producing 205 hp (153 kW) and 206 ft·lb (280 N·m). It is a single-seater car, unlike most hot rods or buggies.

With a weight of 1874 lb (850 kg), the Rip Rod carries a power-to-weight ratio of 241 hp (180 kW) per tonne and, with an 8-speed sequential transmission driving the rear wheels, accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.1 seconds and 0 to 100 mph (161 km/h) in 25.2 seconds. It also reaches 138 mph (222 km/h) as top speed, although this can be changed to 201 mph (323 km/h) in the Hot Wheels Expansion via the use of Speed Boosts and Loop-the-Loops.

Statistics

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Speed 4.9
Handling 4.8
Acceleration 6.9
Braking 4.6
Rare FM7 T3
D 397
DLC:
Requires the Hot Wheels Car Pack
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer
Performance & Division
Division:
Forza Specials
Collection Tier:
Tier 3 - Rare (+50)
Speed:
Top Speed: 131.8 mph  (212.1 km/h)
1/4 Mile: 13.567 secs.
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.000 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 15.500 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 105.4 ft (32.1 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 274.6 ft (83.7 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.13 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.06 g
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Speed 4.9
Handling 6.8
Acceleration 7.8
Launch 7.8
Braking 7.0
B 700
DLC:
Requires the Hot Wheels Expansion pack
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 75,000 CR or 150 T
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Buggies
Speed:
Top Speed: 132.5 mph  (213.2 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.119 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 25.185 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 154.9 ft (47.2 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 390.2 ft (118.9 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.76 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.74 g
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Speed 6.2
Handling 6.4
Acceleration 7.3
Launch 8.8
Braking 6.3
A 747
Unlock Requirements
Star Card:
Complete PR Stunt Superstar
Seasonal:
This vehicle has appeared as a listed item in the Forzathon Shop or as a Festival Playlist reward.
Forzathon Shop:
Series 19 (Summer) for 500 FP
Festival Playlist:
Series 5 (Summer) - "Hooped Up" championship (PvP)
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Offroad Buggies
Value: 300,000 CR
Rarity:
Epic
Speed:
Top Speed: 150.0 mph  (241.4 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.077 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 15.593 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 148.6 ft (45.3 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 370.4 ft (112.9 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.84 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.84 g

Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 2.0L I4 - VVT
1.3L 2 Rotor
3.0L V8 - Racing
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 I4 Motorbike Engine
1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
3.0L V8 - Racing
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 AWD
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 Single Turbo

Trivia

  • Despite having its first casting produced in 2014, the Rip Rod's year is shown as 2012. This matches the Rip Rod's introduction as a show car at the 2012 SEMA Auto Show.
  • The Rip Rod in the game comes with a unique green paint job, central-mounted taillights and differently-tilted twin exhaust pipes, and roof-mounted headlights that are otherwise either different from or not seen on the real life car, any of its castings, or other games' versions of the car.[3]
  • The Rip Rod is the only car introduced in the Hot Wheels Expansion without a corresponding achievement.
  • In Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7, there is a unique "50th Anniversary" livery with a matte black paint color, and gold and blue highlights.
  • In Forza Motorsport 7, it has 110 horsepower (82 kW) instead of 205 horsepower (153 kW), and features a single-speed CVT instead of an eight-speed gearbox.

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See also

References

  1. "Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 08-19-2018.
  2. "The 1.0L Ford EcoBoost Brings the Hot Wheels Rip Rod to Life". offroadextreme.com. Retrieved 08-19-2018.
  3. http://www.autos.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/2015_MIAS_51.jpg
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