"Soldat's Rumeur slices through corners like a knife and delivers an unparalleled driving experience."
Ridge Racer V's announcer

The Soldat Rumeur is the first special machine created by Soldat, it was introduced in Ridge Racer V for the pilot Spirit. It`s very similar to a Fiat 500, or even the Volkswagen New Beetle, albeit being a rear-engined, rear-wheel drive car.

Its design is often associated with "sleeper" cars - ordinary cars with almost none, or very little visual modifications, but are heavily modified on the insides.

It is the slowest in the special class it belongs to. As with all other special cars of RRV, there's a medal received alongside with the car. The latin text on the medal says "Dulce est desipere in loco", which can be translated as "It is sweet on occasion to play the fool".

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Medal awarded for defeating Soldat Rumeur in a duel.

The car's amazing cornering ability offsets the speed handicap. In fact the Rumeur can smoothly navigate any corner in the game at its top speed. Ironically, the habit of controlling the car is to enter the corner too early, crashing. It turns like an RC car, on a dime.

It is also the first car noted to have an exposed rear engine, as well as the first Soldat car to appear in the Ridge Racer series.

Description (as stated by the announcer)

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