Kamikaze is a new vehicle featured in Twisted Metal (2012) It is a compact sports car modeled after an Audi R8 and features a Japanese red and white "Rising Sun" paint job. Kamikaze is very similar to Crimson Fury (said to be "spiritual cousins" in the Twisted Metal (2012) Official Game Guide.) They both have similar stats and almost identical special weapons. The only real difference between them is that Kamikaze sacrifices a special weapon point for an armor point, making Kamikaze a better choice for deathmatch game types than Crimson Fury.
During a presentation in April, Jaffe referred to this car as Spectre, however, at the Comic-Con 2011 press conference, it was revealed to be a new vehicle to the series. Jaffe later admitted in a Sony vlog that Kamikaze is the spiritual successor to Spectre, just as Grasshopper was the spiritual successor to Pit Viper.
Vehicle: Audi R8 'Kamikaze'
Vehicle Type: Japanese Sports Car
Armor: 2/5 (150 Points)
Special Weapons: 4/5
- Flame Thrower (25 Points), EMP Blast
License Plate: THRLSKR
License plate THRLSKR or LIV2KIL!!!
Kamikaze's primary special weapon is a Flamethrower, a very effective stream of fire which does a great deal of damage. The secondary special weapon is the "Shock Freeze", a 360 degree EMP shockwave which can be charged up and can stall the engines of all enemy vehicles caught in the blast radius. Both these special's function similarly to Crimson Fury's.
- Upon beating the story mode on the normal difficulty setting, Kamikaze's "Rising Sun" skin becomes available for all other vehicles.
- Kamikaze's body design looks similar to 14K's car in the 2008 movie "Death Race".
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