The Dodge Tomahawk is a concept vehicle powered by a Dodge Viper V10, with a motorcycle-like appearance.
- Text originally from the Dodge Tomahawk's Wikipedia page.
The Dodge Tomahawk is a non–street legal concept vehicle introduced by Dodge at the 2003 North American International Auto Show that was subsequently produced and sold in very small numbers. The Tomahawk attracted significant press and industry attention for its striking design, its outsize-displacement, 10-cylinder car engine, and its four close-coupled wheels, which give it a motorcycle-like appearance. The Retro-Art Deco design's central visual element is the 500-horsepower (370 kW), 8.3-litre (510 cu in) V10 SRT10 engine from the Dodge Viper sports car.
Dodge press releases and spokespeople gave various hypothetical top speeds ranging from 300 mph (480 km/h) to as high as 420 mph (680 km/h), which analysts thought were probably calculated with only horsepower and final drive ratio alone, without accounting for drag, rolling resistance, and stability. These estimates, and the more conservative 250 mph (400 km/h) a designer suggested could be possible, were debunked as implausible, or physically impossible, by the motorcycling and automotive media. No independent road tests of the Tomahawk have ever been published, and the company said that in internal testing it was never ridden above 100 mph (160 km/h). Hand-built replicas of the Tomahawk were offered for sale through the Neiman Marcus catalog at a price of US$555,000, and up to nine might have sold. As they were not street legal, Dodge called the Tomahawk a "rolling sculpture", not intended to be ridden.
The Dodge Tomahawk was added in the 2020 Halloween Update as a high end Class S motorcycle with the following rank statistics:
The Dodge Tomahawk is the fastest motorcycle in the game as well as the fastest vehicle in the game in general when considering its Supercharge ability. It features a very high maximum total top speed of 315.3 mph or 507.7 km/h with a Tuning Kit (on par with the Class S kings), an extremely high raw top speed of 308.7 mph or 497.1 km/h with a Tuning Kit (accompanied by a small nitro boost of 6.6 mph or 10.6 km/h), extremely fast acceleration, very poor handling, a sharp drifting radius and extremely good nitro efficiency. Being a motorcycle, the Tomahawk is prone to skidding. The Tomahawk, like all motorcycles, features the "Stunt" and "Supercharge" abilities. Performing stunts helps to build up Supercharge, which allows the Tomahawk to increase its speed in exchange for becoming very vulnerable to skidding. The Tomahawk travels at approximately 520 km/h (323 mph) at Supercharge Level 1 and at approximately 526 km/h (327 mph) at Supercharge Level 2.
The Tomahawk accelerates to its full speed from a standstill, with a Tuning Kit applied, in 2.4 seconds, which is roughly the same speed as the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 and the Devel Sixteen Prototype; this makes it one of the fastest-accelerating vehicles in high-end Class S. The Tomahawk's perfect nitro efficiency is the second-best for high-end Class S as it is only inferior to the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV. The Tomahawk's drifting capabilities are superb, but its handling leaves much to be desired; still, the Tomahawk's handling is workable. The Tomahawk has the lowest on-paper handling statistic of any vehicle in the game by a significant margin, though its real handling is not as bad as advertised. The Tomahawk is very prone to wrecking on curved surfaces (such as in The Great Wall) and ramps, especially when Supercharged.
At the low graphics setting, the Tomahawk's handling becomes extremely bad. It has no grip on the track and will jump into the air every few metres. Therefore, it is recommended to drive the Tomahawk only at the medium, high or extreme graphics settings.
In TLEs, the Tomahawk can achieve lap-times within around half-a-second of kings such as the Centenario, Devel, Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 and Koenigsegg Jesko. However, mastering the Tomahawk for TLEs is extremely difficult. For the vast majority of players, these other vehicles will provide much more consistent and reliable lap times.
As a motorcycle, the Tomahawk cannot be used in Tag Racing events, Gauntlet Mode, or most races in Career Mode. The Tomahawk can be used in a single Career Mode race, the "Dodge" race in Season 4: Elite, alongside the Dodge Dart GT and Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X. In this race, the Tomahawk is the best vehicle available. This is the only race in the whole of Career Mode where a motorcycle can be driven (there are no BMW races). Strangely, the ghost of the Tomahawk (from recording and downloading a player's race time) doesn't have a transparent appearance (usually, this is blue, though sometimes also yellow or red). Instead, the ghost of the Tomahawk just looks like a normal Tomahawk.
The Tomahawk has all of its Mastery Challenges unlocked by default by virtue of being an Ultimate vehicle. However, as the Tomahawk has not been assigned its own season and Mastery Challenges can no longer be repeated, the only reliable way to practice driving the Tomahawk is to use it in "universal" (all bikes available) Moto Blitz races that can be found in some of the original seasons (from the Motorcycles Update) or Quick Solo Races.
The Dodge Tomahawk was obtainable from the Premium Pass in the 2020 Halloween Festival by reaching Tier 1.
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