"These turbocharged mid engine hatchbacks are definitely NOT crummy like they once were. Lightning quick off the line, and ultra drifty in the turns. Definitely a go-to for compact tracks with sharp turns. If you want four wheel steering coupled with four wheel drive and a four hundred plus horsepower naturally aspirated V6, these are truly what you need in your disappointment of a life. These savages eat sharp turns for breakfast, but come at the price of having a low top speed because of their short gears."
Ice Racers are a fanonical vehicle class appearing in MotorStorm: Return to the Wild. They are the fastest accelerating small-size class. They can mainly hold their own against Rally Cars, Buggies, Bikes and Racing Trucks, but are unable to match the sheer brute strength of the heavy weight vehicles.
Ice Racers are relatively difficult to control, due to the amount of torque they produce as well as barely having any control in rougher terrain due to their stiff suspension and low ride height. Their acceleration and top speed matches that of the bikes, while their strength matches with the Rally Cars. However, the Ice Racers have some of the worst boost cooling for balancing reasons. Lastly, on the terrain the vehicles favor, they have amazing traction due to their studded tires.
The Ozutsu Tanto was reclassified as an Ice Racer in Return to the Wild.
Favors: Ice, flat ground, snow
Special Characteristics: Fastest acceleration out of all the small weight vehicles, most torque out of all small weight vehicles.
- Terrain Handling: 4/10
- Damage Dealing: 4/10
- Toughness: 5/10
- Speed: 4/10
- Acceleration: 10/10
- Boost: 6/10
- Maneuverability: 6/10
- Traction: 10/10
- Powertrain: 400 Horsepower 2.0L naturally aspirated V6
- Drivetrain: All wheel drive with four wheel steering
- Some of the vehicles are based on purpose built racing vehicles meant to race in the Andros Ice Racing series, while some of the others are just custom-built vehicles meant for racing on ice.