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The Danver Hijack is a truck manufactured by Lizard and later Danver. Debuted as Lizard model in Rage Racer, it appears under Danver name for the first time in Ridge Racer 2 as a special car.

Rage Racer

Hijack

The Lizard Hijack in Rage Racer.

In Rage Racer, the car debuts as Lizard Hijack, featuring a NASCAR truck style bodywork. Power comes from a 5.0 liter overhead valve V8 engine mated to a 5-speed transmission, with an optional supercharger kit available as a part of its class-up tune.

The Grade 5 specification may imply that its larger, more powerful engine is now mounted on the bed as opposed to the car's front end, although it can also imply a twin-engine configuration.

Power comes courtesy from a selection of engines depending on its class, all of which are mated to a 5-speed transmission. It's the best handling car in Class 4 of Rage Racer.

Grade Power Gear Engine Top Speed (MT) Price (eg)
4 340 ps 5 5,000cc V8 OHV 216 km/h 136,700
5 445 ps 5 5,000cc V8 OHV Supercharged 244 km/h 577,000

Ridge Racer 2 (PSP)

"The HIJACK can handle all kinds of terrain. A genuine sports truck that has competed in many drag races in the US, it is equipped with a 6-litre V10 engine and a race-spec bodykit. A true next-generation monster truck."
―Ridge Racer 2 (PSP) machine profile.

The Hijack only appears as a special machine in Ridge Racer 2 (PSP). The Hijack is unlocked after you beat it twice in the Hijack tour across Shuttleloop Highway in both forward and reverse versions.

Appearance

The Hijack is a big oversized super truck built by Danver, powered by a 6.0 litre V10. It features quite an exotically placed exhaust, mounted on its bed, and sports number 21. The trucks color is white, with many advertisements on the body (Namco, Dig Dug, etc).

Despite its high top speed, being the second fastest car in the "Special 1" category at 382 km/h, it has relatively weak acceleration and will require skillful control to master, as even with the lightest inputs, the car will drift rather violently and swing itself with an extreme angle.

Ridge Racer 6

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Class 2 Hijack in RR6.

"The HIJACK was developed by DANVER with the concept in mind of being able to "conquer any and all terrain". The HIJACK accomplishes this feat with flying colors, and does it with breathtaking comfort. Riding in it feels like going for a cruise in a luxury sedan. All internals, including the engine and suspension, were redesigned from the ground up, making this a new breed of truck."
―Ridge Racer 6 description of Class 2 Hijack.
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Class 4 Hijack in RR6.

"A more powerful HIJACK fitted with a 6-liter V10 engine and a race-spec bodykit. It produces tremendous amounts of torque, and behaves like a rampaging bronco. A true monster."
―Ridge Racer 6 description of Class 4 Hijack.

The Hijack reappeared in Ridge Racer 6 as Class 2 and Class 4 machine. It roughly resembles the Chevrolet SSR, or perhaps the Dodge Ram SRT-10, as both cars are round-shaped pickup trucks equipped with big and powerful engines. The regular version of the car features active aerodynamics, unusual for a pick-up truck, while the Class 4 version of the car features a similar wide body kit, a large rear wing, a large air scoop on the hood and a bed-mounted exhaust from its Ridge Racer 2 (PSP) model.

Specifications

  • Engine system: V8
  • Engine displacement: 5,000 cc
  • Drive system: FR
  • Dimensions (mm): l/w/h 4971/2039/1595
  • Top speed: 248 km/h
  • Drift Type: Dynamic

Ridge Racer 7

"The Hijack has successfully blown away its pickup truck image to become one of the most popular sports trucks. This durable, easy to customize, low price machine can run on any surfance, on or off the road, and now competes in many race events. A groundbreaking race machine."
―Ridge Racer 7 description.
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Hijack as it appears in RR7 with one of the custom bodykits.

The Hijack returned in Ridge Racer 7, now a Category 2 machine. A special Complete Machine variant is also obtainable by winning the Hijack Duel, similar in appearance to Class 4 Hijack in the previous game.

In terms of performance, this car excels in Ultimate Charge. Acceleration performance is not so good, but can be offset with Zolgear tuning kits.

Ridge Racer 3D

In Ridge Racer 3D, the Hijack was renamed the HJ6000, presumably signifying that the engine displacement was increased from 5,000 cc to 6,000 cc. The HJ6000 retains the same Dynamic-type handling, meaning players will expect the car to be wildly swung around corners and thus requires a lot of control to regain grip.

Ridge Racer Slipstream

The HJ6000 name is also used in this game, with appearance taken from Ridge Racer 7 version of the car.

Specs: Class 03

  • Top Speed: 261km/h
  • Acceleration: 19.15s
  • Grip: 1.67G
  • Drift: +26%
  • Price: 45000CR

Gallery

Rage Racer

Ridge Racer 6

Ridge Racer 7

Ridge Racer Slipstream

Trivia

  • This is one of three cars in the series to feature active aerodynamics, the other being the Soldat Raggio and Danver Bayonet.
  • The large hot-rod styled hood scoop, which is featured on many iterations of Hijack throughout many games, implies either a supercharger or a carburetor with a very high air flow (CFM), similar to the ones used in the Pro Stock dragsters. In Ridge Racer 3D, the description of the HJ6000's racing version (a rebranded Hijack) clearly states that it is indeed, supercharged.
  • Furthermore, as drag racing is mentioned in the Hijack's description in Ridge Racer (PSP) 2, it may imply that the racing versions of the Hijack were originally built as drag racing cars (as opposed to the racing variants of every other car in the games being based on GT racing or touring cars). However, the wheelbase of the Hijack is too even to resemble a drag racing truck, and would likely resemble that of a Dakar Rally pick-up truck from the early 2000s instead.
  • It is likely possible that besides the Bayonet, Danver acquired the rights and assets of these models during Lizard's liquidation.
Cars in Rage Racer
Class 1 Gnade Esperanza
Class 2 Lizard Acceron · Age Erriso
Class 3 Lizard Bayonet · Age Abeille · Assoluto Fatalita
Class 4 Lizard Hijack* · Age Pegase* · Assoluto Istante*
Class 5 Assoluto Ghepardo*
Class 6 Lizard Bulldog* · Age Vainqure · Assoluto Squaldon*
* denotes car only available with manual transmission
Cars in Ridge Racer (PSP) and Ridge Racer 2 (PSP)
Class 1/4 Kamata Fiera · Age Prophetie · Danver Bayonet
Class 2/5 Age Abeille · Gnade Esperanza · Assoluto Bisonte
Class 3/6 Assoluto Fatalita · Himmel E.O. · Soldat Raggio
Specials Kamata Angelus* · Soldat Crinale* · Rally-X Car' · Namco Pac-Man* · Danver Hijack^ · Terrazi Wild Gang^ · Age Angelus Kid^ · Age Crinale Kid^ · Yamasa Raggio^
* indicate cars in both games but with different designs, ' indicate cars only in 1, ^ indicate cars only in 2
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