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: German Sports Car
Speed: 5/5 (110/150 mph)
Armor: 2/5 (150 Points)
- Flame Thrower (120 Points), EMP Blast (20 Points)
License Plate: THRLSKR (Thrill Seeker) or LIV2KIL!!! (Live To Kill!!!)
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.
- 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". Its prequel "Death Race 2" has a character named Markus Kane. However, 14K's car is a Porsche 911, whereas Kamikaze is an Audi R8. Another similarity is that both cars hail from Germany.
- In Twisted Metal (2012), Crimson Fury and Kamikaze's secondary Special attack creates a Fire/Ice theme. Crimson Fury's shockwave burns, and Kamikaze's shockwave freezes. Both use a Flamethrower as primary Special.
- Kamikaze is one of the many vehicles who borrowed from Thumper's original flamethrower Special Weapon. The others include Firestarter, Drag Queen, Warthog, Cousin Eddy and Crimson Fury.
- Even though the vehicle design of Kamikaze is based on a German sports car, it's default paint scheme has the Rising Sun design, which originates from Japan.
|Twisted Metal (1995)|
|Sweet Tooth - Yellow Jacket - Darkside - Outlaw - Thumper - Crimson Fury - Pit Viper - Warthog - Mr. Grimm - Spectre - Hammerhead - Roadkill|
|Twisted Metal 2|
|Twister - Axel - Mr. Slam - Minion - Shadow - Grasshopper|
|Twisted Metal III|
|Auger - Club Kid - Firestarter - Flower Power|
|Twisted Metal 4|
|Orbital - Pizza Boy - Quatro - Calypso - Goggle Eyes - Meter Maid - Trash Man - The Joneses - Drag Queen - Rob Zombie - Micro Blast - Crusher - Moon Buggy - RC Car - Create Car|
|Twisted Metal: Black|
|Junkyard Dog - Brimstone - Crazy 8 - Manslaughter|
|Twisted Metal: Small Brawl|
|Mime - Trapper - Piecemeal|
|Twisted Metal: Head-On|
|ATV - Cousin Eddy - Dark Tooth - Tower Tooth|
|Twisted Metal: Lost|
|12-Pak - Gold Tooth|
|Twisted Metal (2012)|
|Death Warrant - Road Boat - Kamikaze - Reaper - Talon - Meat Wagon - Vermin - Juggernaut|