The team is ideal for beginners, cars are slower and easier to control than those of the other racing teams and the player faces rookie drivers. It is notable for its unusual headquarters which is a building inside a garage.
Design of Vehicles
The team's pet is Mappy, hence its name.
In Ridge Racer: The cars are blue or pink with the Mappy's Mouse and logo.
In Type 4: The cars are red with white and large print MMM, and a strip of blue moon whose inscription shows MMM. Also MAPPY logo in the skirts above the rear wheel, and the number 83 in the spoiler.
Sophie's age is roughly the same as Reiko. She's also the youngest team manager in R4.
The team is named after the 'Mappy' arcade game series by Namco featuring the eponymous anthropomorphic mouse character.