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Carmageddon driver
Internal opponent number 11
Strength (1 - 5) 4
Network availability Never

Short name (?) Fire
Race number 99
Top speed 100 mph
Kerb weight 2.1 tons
0 - 60 mph in 8.9 seconds
Stealworthy No
"Crazed chem. worker Firestorm stole a company tanker and took to racing. The rig is big and the driver is brutal."



Animated mugshot

Original FireStorm

Tanka's original form before the game came out

The description says this rig is big, but in game it's rather small... An early concept render shows the vehicle with a large tanker trailer attached to the cab (hence the name Tanka). The hinge for the rear trailer of the Tanka couldn't be executed correctly with the limitations of the BRender engine at the time and so the trailer was left out.

  • A truck resembling the Tanka appears in the Main Menu background.
  • Some fans speculate that Firestorm is the same driver as Kurt Blasthoff from Carmageddon II. Otherwise, Kurt'd simply be an equivalent/successor.
  • Beware... in the handheld release, the thing handles like it has Jelly Suspension built-in which the Fraud Broko also does!
  • This Car has the worst handling out of any cars in-game thanks to the axles of the car being so close with each other.
  • In the description it says that he was a crazy chemworker. But the trailer says "Gasoo". The only chemical company he could have worked at was... Well it's actually the corrupted one, it was also the only industrial area. So can the tanka could have from there? Possiblity.
Drivers in Carmageddon (cat)
Main drivers Max Damage · Die Anna
Cops The Cops · The Cops Special Forces
Tier 1 opponents Auto Scum · Brothers Grimm · Ed 101 · Ivan the Bastard · Kutter · Madam Scarlett · Mech Maniac · OK Stimpson · Screwie Lewie · Stig O'Sore · Val Hella · Vlad · Wanda Lust
Tier 2 opponents Agent Orange · Ed Hunter · Firestorm · Otis P Jivefunk · Psycho Pitbull · Stella Stunna
Tier 3 opponents Burly Shirley · Don Dumpster · Halfwit Harry · Hammerhead · Heinz Faust