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The Despicamobile, also known as Villain Wheels, is a fictional vehicle from Illumination's animated film Despicable Me 3.

Description[]

From dialogue exchanged between Felonius Gru and his brother, Dru Gru, it is implied that the Despicamobile was first built and driven by Robert Gru, their father, at some point before the events of Despicable Me 3.

The Despicamobile was first introduced in Despicable Me 3, having been under the ownership of Dru. He described it as "Dad's villain wheels" and urged his brother to ride with him as he drove it around the area.

During their drive, Dru described the Despicamobile's features: it accelerated from 0-400 in 3 seconds, could withstand a nuclear blast, was heavily armed and was a hybrid. Following a near-miss with a local farmer, the Despicamobile was accidentally driven off a cliff, and some of its other features were shown: its pointed front contained a grappling hook and tow cable, and it could generate spiked tires which, coupled with the power from its oversized rear turbine, allowed it to be driven along vertical surfaces easily. The portion of the car housing the driver and passenger could be self-righted when the car was being driven at odd angles. Towards the end of the film, the Despicamobile was also shown to be capable of transforming into a boat and a plane, and was also equipped with missiles. During the climax of the film, the Despicamobile was destroyed by the antagonist, Balthazar Bratt, by taking down its rear turbine while in plane mode, which caused it to crash and explode.

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Summary[]

The Despicamobile, named Villain Wheels, was added in the Munich Update as an event-only high-end Class D car with the following rank statistics:

Performance[]

The Villain Wheels's MAX+PRO rank was 98 points and 127 points higher than the Mazda RX-8 and Hyundai i30 N at MAX+PRO with an Elite Tuning of 0808, respectively. At its MAX+PRO rank with a Tuning Kit applied, the Villain Wheels had a total speed of 246.1 mph (396.3 km/h) when level 3 nitro is active, 11.2 mph (18.1 km/h) faster than the RX-8 and 9.8 mph (15.8 km/h) faster than the i30 N. With a starting nitro boost of 52.4 mph and a maximum boost of 97.8 mph, the Villain Wheels still has the largest nitro boost of any vehicle in the game, beating the Ford F-150's maximum nitro boost by a whopping 31.2 mph (a 46.8% increase). The high nitro efficiency rating and powerful boost meant that, although the Villain Wheels had relatively poor acceleration, it would usually reach a decent enough speed to catch up or overtake competitors using only the default amount of nitro given to players at the start of a race.

The Villain Wheels's most significant failings were its handling and extremely low raw top speed. Despite what its handling stat showed, the Villain Wheels had severe understeer, especially while using nitro. At level 3 nitro, even the slightest corner required skill to negotiate as the Villain Wheels was virtually non-responsive to steering. Precisely timed mid-drift boosting was required to handle corners while maintaining speed. On the other hand, the Villain Wheels had incredibly sharp drifting capabilities — it could do donuts on the highways in Azure Coast. Similar to other nitro-focused cars, the Villain Wheels also had an extremely low top speed without nitro. At MAX rank, its top speed was only 133.1 mph (214.4 km/h), 3.5 mph (5.7 km/h) slower than a Mazda 6 at starting rank. In addition, due to the front wheels being spaced closer to each other than the rear wheels, and the rear wheels being considerably wider than the front wheels, the Villain Wheels had a nasty tendency to stick to walls if the driver got too close to them, as the rear wheel touching the wall would get "stuck" while the other three wheels continued spinning, causing the car to drive into and scrape along the wall until it lost most of its speed.

Usage[]

Due to its extreme nitro ability offset by its poor handling and low top speed, the Villain Wheels would have likely dominated mainly on tracks without hard corners, and/or on tracks with decent nitro supply, such as Barcelona or French Guiana. Its highly restrictive availability in events aside, its likely rivals in Multiplayer League would have been the Honda Integra Type-R, ED Design Torq, and BMW M2. Applying Nitro Starters and Extra Tanks could help mitigate the Villain Wheels's low top speed, assuming that the driver was able to keep nitro active throughout the entire race.

Availability[]

The Villain Wheels was only available for use in its own time-limited MP cup, as well as two TLEs featuring it. It cannot be legitimately obtained and is not available for use by the player in any other way.[1]

As of the 2018 Spring Update, the Villain Wheels' manufacturer icon has been removed from the Brand Filters, making the car completely unavailable, although the car's data is still in the game's files.

References[]

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Class D
Dodge Dart GT Audi R8 e-tron Ford F-150 Camaro Z/28 Datsun 280Z 1967 Chevrolet Impala Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Tesla Model S Cadillac ATS Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Mini Cooper S Roadster Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC Nissan Juke Nismo DS 3 Racing Renault DeZir Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic Pontiac Solstice GXP Cadillac XTS Mitsubishi Eclipse Scion FR-S Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Mazda RX-8 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Suzuki GSX-R750 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Audi RS 3 Sportback Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive BMW M2 Audi TTS Coupé Audi S4 Peugeot RCZ R Honda Integra Type-R Hyundai i30 N Chrysler Firepower Nissan 370Z Infiniti Project Black S Renault Trezor KTM X-Bow GT4 Kawasaki Z800 BMW M3 Sedan nanoFlowcell QUANTINO BMW M1 Chevrolet Camaro GS Audi RS 4 Avant Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Buick Riviera Chevrolet Corvette C3 Infiniti FX50 Renault ZOE e-Sport Concept Acura NSX 2005 Mazda Furai Honda S2000 Honda Civic Type R Lotus Elise Cup 260 2015 Ford Mustang Ferrari 308 GTS Ford Focus RS Lamborghini Urus Alfa Romeo 4C Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition Mazda RX-8 Special Edition McLaren M14A Donkervoort D8 GTO Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Porsche 959 Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Ferrari Testarossa Lamborghini Miura Buick Avista Concept Holden Coupe 60 Renault Alpine Celebration TVR Sagaris Lotus Exige S Coupe Shelby Cobra 427 BMW i8 Coupe BMW M2 Special Edition DS Survolt DS E-Tense Morgan Aero GT Peugeot SR1 Italdesign DaVinci Infiniti Project Black S Special Edition SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Jaguar F-Type R Aston Martin DB9 Coupé Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition Lotus Evora Enduro GT Geely GC9 Mazda 6 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Despicable Me "Villain Wheels"
Class C
AC 378 GT Z Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Bentley Continental GT V8 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ Jaguar F-Type Project 7 BMW M6 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 Beltoise BT01 TVS Apache RR 310 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI Sbarro Alcador Maserati GranTurismo Sport Ariel Atom V8 Rezvani Beast Alpha Nissan 370Z Special Edition BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Porsche 718 Boxster S DMC DeLorean Neon Edition Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Sbarro Sparta Maserati Alfieri Onuk Sazan S Renault R5 Turbo 3EKTM X-Bow GTX 2023 Nissan Fairlady Z Aston Martin V12 Zagato Felino cB7 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Audi R8 LMS Ultra McLaren MP4/8 Lotus Evora Sport 410 Ducati Monster 1200 Yamaha YZF-R6 Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ Vencer Sarthe ED Design Torq Ford GT 2006 Ferrari 330 P4 Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) Marussia B2 Lucra L148 Nissan GT-R (R35) Porsche Cayman GT4 Rinspeed zaZen SIN R1 Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS TVR Sagaris Special Edition Ferrari F430 Ford Shelby GT500 Ferrari F50 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition Chevrolet Corvette C7 Maserati MC12 Ferrari 599XX Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Aston Martin Vantage 2018 Arrinera Hussarya Equus Bass 770 Lamborghini Asterion Rezvani Beast X Lotus E-R9 Bentley Continental GT3 Vanda Electrics Dendrobium Aston Martin V12 Vantage Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Anniversary Edition Ducati SuperSport S Yamaha FZ-10
Class B
MV Agusta F4 1000 R Mercedes-Benz Biome Volkswagen I.D. R Ferrari F40 Chevrolet SS Pininfarina H2 Speed Sbarro GT1 Falcon F7 Kepler Motion Lamborghini Estoque McLaren 12C Spider Infiniti Vision GT Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia Peugeot 9X8 Drako GTE Spyker C8 Preliator Tramontana XTR Porsche 911 GT3 RS Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Gangstar Vegas Ramona Rimac Concept One Arrinera Hussarya GT Aston Martin V12 Speedster Formula E Gen2 Ferrari 599XX Evo Lamborghini Egoista Ferrari F60 America Jaguar F-Type SVR Faraday Future FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance Ducati XDiavel S BMW S 1000 RR Lamborghini Sesto Elemento RUF RT 12 S RUF CTR 3 Mazzanti Evantra Mercedes-AMG GT3 Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS nanoFlowcell QUANT FE Jaguar C-X75 BXR Bailey Blade GT1 Ferrari FF Jaguar XJ220S Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Cadillac 16 Concept 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports McLaren 570S Onuk Sazan LM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Porsche Carrera GT McLaren 650S GT3 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution Ferrari GTC4Lusso Ferrari F12berlinetta Ferrari LaFerrari Mosler GT3 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo Arrinera e-Hussarya Genty Akylone Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Jaguar XKR-S GT GT by CITROEN Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Ferrari Monza SP1 Exotic Rides W70 Lotus Emira Zeus Twelve Sigma Volkswagen W12 BMW M4 GTS SCG 003S Ferrari 812 Superfast Techrules AT96 Track Version Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Zenvo ST1 Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 50th Edition Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo Lamborghini Aventador Coupé Lamborghini Huracán Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Special Edition Acura NSX GT3 Evo Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Zenvo TSR-S Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Nissan GT-R NISMO Suzuki Hayabusa
Class A
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR my2017 McLaren 675LT SSC Ultimate Aero XT Ferrari Enzo Ferrari 2015 GTA Spano Chrysler ME412 Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package McLaren P1™ GTR Weber Faster One W Motors Lykan HyperSport Koenigsegg Agera R Aston Martin DBS Superleggera GTA Spano Lamborghini Veneno Ferrari F8 Tributo Ferrari SF90 Stradale Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 Apollo N Ford GT 2017 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Spada Codatronca TSS Pagani Zonda R Aston Martin One-77 De Tomaso P72 Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid McLaren P1™ Rimac Concept S Savage Rivale GTR Peugeot Onyx Lamborghini Aventador SVJ NIO EP9 DS E-TENSE Performance Team Fordzilla P1 Lamborghini SC20 McLaren 720S GT3X Italdesign Zerouno Aston Martin Victor Ford GT Mk II Pagani Imola Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Pagani Huayra McLaren F1 XP-5 Apollo EVO Lamborghini Huracán STO Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design McLaren Elva Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Arash AF8 Falcon Edition Lotus Evija Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Chevrolet Camaro SS Independence Edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS Year of the Rabbit Edition Ferrari 296 GTB Lamborghini Diablo GT Dodge Dart X Edition Mercedes-Benz 2022 Showcar Vision AMG McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 9FF GT9 VMAXMcLaren 720S
Class S
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