The Rivelta Mercurio is a car introduced in Ridge Racer V.
The Rivelta Mercurio's real-life origin was the Ferrari 360 Modena, with some features from the Mazda RX-7. Ferrari's footprint on the car design is very evident in the front and rear ends, with extra curves and pop-up headlights taken from the RX-7 (often thereby made the car look like Chevrolet Corvette C5). It is a grip-type car that does not drift, and is often thought of as the second most difficult grip car to control, second only to the Himmel E.O.. Ridge Racer V marks the car's only appearance in the entire series, and was the game's cover car. In fact, the car was also described as "The symbol of Ridge City".
|Standard||R16C, 3.0 liter V6 DOHC||281 km/h|
|Extra||VCT16, 3.0 liter V6 DOHC twin turbo||426 km/h|
|Extra Oval||VCT24, 5.2 liter V6 DOHC twin turbo||529 km/h|
Somehow, Soldat Meltfire is the car's spiritual successor due to the same hood scoop seen on Mercurio, although it doesn't have a flip-up headlight like Mercurio has.
|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|