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"Representing KAMATA is the classic sports coupe, the FIERA. With the emergence of many new machines over the years, it has been rumored that KAMATA would discontinue production of FIERA machines, however KAMATA has denied this speculation, promising to continue production. They also announced plans for a special Namco Bandai machine."
―"Ridge Racer 7"
The Kamata Fiera is Kamata's long-standing sports car. The Fiera is is one of the easiest cars to drive within the Ridge Racer series, and is a perfect car for beginner players. The car's design is based on the Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX with elements of the Nissan Silvia S14.

This machine has existed in every Ridge Racer game, apart from Rage Racer and Ridge Racer Type 4. The original Fiera from 1st Ridge Racer game makes an appearance in 2011's Ridge Racer Unbounded as a pre-order bonus car under the name "Ridge Racer Car Mk1."

Ridge Racer V

Class Engine Top Speed
Standard KA-30FR, 3.0L inline-6 DOHC 272 km/h
Extra KA-30FRF, 3.0L inline-6 DOHC 286 km/h
Extra Oval J52FT, 5.2L inline-6 turbo DOHC 420 km/h

"This car has a light feel and allows anybody to experience the joy of sports driving. It is a popular drift car for beginners."

The Extra variant features a modified version of its original 3.0 liter engine (KA-30FRF) while the Extra Oval version features a custom 5.2 liter turbocharged inline-6 engine made by Jeger.

Description (normal variant - as stated by the announcer):

"The Fiaro is Kamata's flagship rear-wheel drive sports car known for its simple lines and excellent driving characteristics."

Description (extra variant - as stated by the announcer):

"This modded Fiaro retains the excellent driving manners of the original with aerodynamic improvements."

Ridge Racer 6

"FIERAs are popular for their ease of handling. These cars are very straightforward, running, turning, and stopping just as their drivers command."

Class Engine Power Top Speed
1 2.5 liter SOHC V6 217 hp 223 km/h
3 3.5 liter turbocharged SOHC V6 395 hp 288 km/h

In Ridge Racer 6, the Fiera is notable for its excellent inertia drift ability. Its Standard drift type makes it a well-balanced machine.

Ridge Racer 7

Specifications for Ridge Racer 7's iteration of the Fiera is as follows:

Category Stage 0 Stage 1 Solvalou Druaga Zolgear
4 241 km/h 248 km/h 251 km/h 252 km/h 249 km/h
3 282 km/h 288 km/h 292 km/h 293 km/h 289 km/h
2 307 km/h 313 km/h 317 km/h 319 km/h 315 km/h
1 326 km/h 333 km/h 338 km/h 339 km/h

335 km/h

Exclusive to Category 3 is the Kamata Fiera Complete Machine, obtainable by earning 100 Manufacturer's Points with Kamata. Initially, the Fiera is available with a 5-speed transmission, but from Category 3 onwards, it's fitted with a 6-speed transmission.

The Fiera appears as one of the starter cars in Ridge Racer 7, given to the player after completing the Kamata Manufacturer's Trial. It is one of the easiest cars to drive in the game, with it's standard drift type.

Specifications (Ridge Racer PSP)

  • Drift Type: Standard
  • Engine: V6
  • Max RPM: 9000
  • Length: 176 inches
  • Width: 71 inches
  • Height: 46 inches
  • Max Speed: 136 mph
  • Description: Popular due to its well-balanced performance, this potent Fiera had all 765 of its limited edition model sold out within 15 minutes.

Specifications (Ridge Racer Unbounded)

  • Class: Street
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Speed: 2/5 (146mph/237km/h)
  • Acceleration: 3/5
  • Handling: 2/5
  • Strength: 1/5
  • Drifting: 2/5

Specifications (Ridge Racer Slipstream)

Specs: Class 04

  • Top Speed: 245 kmh/152 mph (267 kmh/165 mph maxed)
  • Acceleration: 19.10 s (18.20s maxed)
  • Grip: 1.56 G (1.79 G maxed)
  • Drift: -10% (0% maxed, from Mild to Standard)
  • Price: 18000CR

Ridge Racer Vita

The Fiera returns in Ridge Racer Vita, and as ever, maintains its Ridge Racer 7 looks, but now with an aggressive body design. It still retains its V6 engine and six-speed gearbox.

In-game text:

If the SYNCi is the symbol of Kamata's new age, then the Fiera is no doubt representative of the Kamata tradition. Compared to the 2006 model, the new model adds an extra 200mm to its length and 100mm to its width. This long and wide body, combined with a lowered height, gives the machine a much more aggressive look. Loyal fans would be interested to know that the model has also been upgraded with a refined bodyline and LED headlights for a modern feel. The Fiera encompasses the best of a sports coupe through the '90s and 2000s. And its legend still continues.

Trivia

  • Fiera is the Italian and Spanish translation for "beast" or "wild animal".
  • The Fiera has had the most appearances throughout the series to date.
  • In Ridge Racer V, it was called the Fiaro, but renamed as the Fiera in later games. In Slipstream, it was renamed again to "Fiarre".
  • In Rage Racer, two opponent cars in Class 2 resemble the classic F/A Racing Fiera.
  • According to Ridge Racer 6's in-site description, a special edition of the Fiera was equipped with paddle shifters, implying that the car had an automatic/semi-automatic transmission.
  • A special paint job can be downloaded for Ridge Racer Vita, although this is exclusive to the Japanese version and for Japanese Playstation Network accounts. The special paint job features Haruka Amami, an idol from Namco's other series, The iDOLM@STER
  • According to Slipstream's description, it was rumored that the Fiarre would be discontinued. This could be a reference to how the Mitsubishi Eclipse got discontinued in 2012, as well to the full model change it received on the Vita game.

Gallery

Cars in Ridge Racer V
Regular cars Kamata Fiaro · Danver Toreador · Rivelta Solare · Kamata Fortune · Rivelta Mercurio · Himmel E.O.
Duel cars Danver Spectra · Rivelta Crinale · Soldat Rumeur · Kamata Angelus
Pac-Man cars Pac-Man · Pac-Man's Ghosts (Blinky, Inky, Pinky, Clyde)
See also: Jeger · VECT Engineering
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