The Patriot Surger is a Rally Car appearing in all MotorStorm games to date. Like all others in its class, the Surger is one of the fastest vehicles in the game, but this type of Rally Car is not suitable for the mud, unlike the Italia Gagliano, which is more suited to rough terrain. As with many Rally Cars, this car is best at driving on long, dry and flat track surfaces.
The Surger first appeared in MotorStorm: Monument Valley, then Pacific Rift and Arctic Edge, and was also spotted in various gameplay footage/screenshots for MotorStorm: Apocalypse. It has been added to the far latter game as a Muscle Car in the Remix Pack DLC. It then appeared as the "Veteran" Muscle Car DLC in MotorStorm RC.
The Surger is heavily based on the second-generation Dodge Charger. Its front grille is taken from the 1968 Charger, while the rear lights are similar to those on the 1969 model-year Charger.
The Snake EyesEdit
The Snake Eyes is the personal vehicle of Dice.
- The Snake Eyes is a Patriot Surger that has been radically weight-stripped. Because of this, its structural rigidity has been permanently comprimised. Consequences include increased chance of rolling and the possibility of snapping clean in half under extreme shear. It's not safe, but for Dice, the drift's the thing.
- "Ah, what's the worst that could happen?" - Dice
- - Festival Card No. 122
Oddly enough, despite the fact that Dice's "Snake Eyes" Surger is portrayed in Motion Comics as sporting a single exhaust pipe sticking out and over the rear bodywork (a customisation option), its actual in-game model only has the stock twin exhaust system.
- The Surger is also available to download for MotorStorm RC, for the price of £0.40/€0.49/$0.49. It is marketed as the "Veteran Muscle Car".
- In one Motion Comic scene for Mash, Big Dog has Tyler demonstrate the danger of overboosting with a trashed Patriot Surger without wheels.
- The Surger's explicit class change (from Rally Car to Muscle Car) makes it the first vehicle in the entire MotorStorm series to receive such treatment.
- There are multiple Patriot Surgers that are exclusive to the original MotorStorm, including the popular Police Car, as well as the AI-only American Dream, rusty, and The Marshall. The Marshall Surger can be found wrecked on Riptide and The Edge in Pacific Rift as an easter egg.
- At the ramp shortcut near the beginning of the track Colossus Canyon , there is an old busted up Patriot Surger on the right hand side with a red vinyl that has not yet been released for players to use in any game so far.
- If you haven't purchased the Remix Pack for Apocalypse yet, this vehicle can be driven for free in Dice's DLC event pack in the "Waves of Mutilation" event on BoardWalk.
- The Surger has appeared, in one form or another, in every MotorStorm title.
- It is also one of the most popular vehicles in the entire MotorStorm series, being one of the games' seven signature vehicles.
- The Surger is arguably the most well known MotorStorm vehicle, although the same could be said for the Wombat Typhoon and some others.
- In Monument Valley and Pacific Rift, the rear licence plate of the Surger's flame livery reads "2 HOT 4 U".
- In Monument Valley, the rear licence plate of the Surger's green 'Warhawk' livery with the mouth on the front reads "BITE ME".
- In Monument Valley, the rear licence plate of the Surger's police livery reads "911".
- In Pacific Rift, you unlock this vehicle once you reach Rank 6.
- The stock livery on the Surger in Arctic Edge somewhat resembles an Interceptor from the film 'Mad Max'.