The Hot Rod is a vehicle in Burnout 2: Point of Impact. It has quick acceleration and handles well but has a low top speed compared to its other stats. The Hot Rod is rather slow but has intense acceleration at the beginning of an event making it all-round good for Races.
The Hot Rod is revisited in subsequent games with subtle modifications. For example, the engine is exposed in later entries.
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The Hot Rod resembles a 1930's car complete with larger rear wheels, a flame vinyl, and a large grill.
- Performing a Boost Start in the Hot Rod will cause it to do a Wheelie. This characteristic is reflected in its appearances in subsequent Burnout games, except for Burnout 3.