The Vulcano is Assoluto's devil machine featured in Ridge Racer Type 4, obtainable by winning Assoluto's extra trial.

Design and performance

The Vulcano is not even a car at this point - instead, it's a prototype of a highly-experimental race vehicle which utilizes advanced technology to float above the road below it. It features a design that's akin to a battleship or tank, being a drastically unique high-tech design. Its ability to hover above the road grants it superior handling and speed, free from the friction of the tarmac. Powered by an anti-gravity propulsion system, it features excellent speed and handling, although cautious driving is required due to the fact that it hovers above the track.


  • The Pronzione featured in Ridge Racer 6 and 7 could be considered as Vulcano's successor.
  • At redline-high RPMs, the computer system present inside of the Vulcano will utter "Caution!" in a heavily computerized voice to warn anyone commandeering it that the RPM is too high. The warning is not unlike the "Caution!" alert heard in of various fighter jets included in Namco's 'Ace Combat' series when either the aircraft or the pilot is in possible danger. This contributes to the Vulcano's high-tech image and suggests it may have military roots in terms of its technology.
  • Its name means "volcano" in Italian.


Cars in R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
Stage 1 Assoluto Promessa · Lizard Bonfire · Terrazi Ambitious · Age Solo Prophetie
Stage 2 Assoluto Bisonte · Lizard Detector · Terrazi Troop · Age Solo Dirigeant
Assoluto Regalo · Lizard Wisdom · Terrazi Rumor · Age Solo Bataille
Assoluto Fatalita · Lizard Officer · Terrazi Wildboar · Age Solo Megere
Stage 3 Assoluto Rondine · Lizard Colleague · Terrazi Capital · Age Solo Antilope
Assoluto Cavaliere · Lizard Comrade · Terrazi Cowboy · Age Solo Averse
Assoluto Infinito · Lizard Ignition · Terrazi Starlight · Age Solo Licorne
Stage 4 Assoluto Aquila · Lizard Tamer · Terrazi Decision · Age Solo Espion
Assoluto Estasi · Lizard Cataract · Terrazi Terrific · Age Solo Sorciere
Assoluto Squalo · Lizard Reckless · Terrazi Destroyer · Age Solo Supernova
Extra Trial Assoluto Vulcano · Lizard Nightmare · Terrazi Utopia · Age Solo Ecureuil
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