Loneshade's Vehicle Guide

 

 

Loneshade's Vehicle Guide

 


Hello fellow Citizens, welcome to my personal vehicle guide!

Last Update: Dec 7th, 2023: Storm AA Tank added

 

 


Star Citizen offers not only a huge variety of spaceships (Check out my Ship Guide) – but also an ever increasing number of ground based vehicles and maintaining an overview is getting more difficult by the day. Dealing with ship and vehicle trades on a daily basis and being an active player myself, its mandatory for me to stay informed and I want to share this knowledge with you. Be aware though, that while I often have new players and veterans alike come to ask me ‘what is the right vehicle for me, what should I buy?’, there is no simple good, better & best answer – rather the answer is always a personal on depending your skill level, your hardware and gear, your preference in game style, and even your aesthetic preference. Hence, what I provide you here is not a guide to what is the best vehicle for you, but a quick and easy overview of what choices are available and worth considering for the task you have in mind by providing you with all the links you can possibly need, to find more detailed information and to support your decision!

If you’re looking for a more intrinsic and personal recommendation, find me on Star-Hangar’s discord live chat, where we can gladly discuss details to help you find out what really fits you best, as well as other frequently asked aspects such as whether or not to go for vehicles with LTI (Life Time Insurance).


As a note to veterans, it's a good idea to search this page before buying a ship you’re potentially interested in, as you can quickly find the links to what alternatives are worth investigating, before making your choice. Have fun and see you in the ‘verse! 

 

New Citizens – check this out first!

If you’re new to Star Citizen, remember to check this out first:

1) Referral Program:
Before you enlist a Star Citizen Account with RSI… Star-Hangar is sponsoring new players with its own referral program. Just check the “Star Citizen Account” in our FAQ or ask our staff in Discord Live Chat about it!

 


2) Game Package:
Note that before acquiring vehicles, you first need a game package. If you don’t have one yet, remember that you can start with any cheap pack, but you may just want to make sure it also includes the Squadron 42 single-player campaign. Buying this from RSI has become expensive, but Star-Hangar has cheaper options (that included Squadron 42) available: Starter Packages

 

 

Your vehicle overview!

The main purpose of this guide is that if you think “hey, that’s a cool ride” then you can browse the star citizen ship list and see what alternatives we have to choose from that you might want to consider. So here’s your overview:

 

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Civilian Motor Bikes

These are civilian motorbikes, whose purpose is simply to get from A to B in a fast and enjoyable way. These kinds of vehicles are typically unarmed and unprotected.

 

  1. Ranger CV: Motor Bike with a small Trunk
    Search & Buy: your Ranger 1CV, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Ranger CV; made by Tumbril;

Civilian Buggies

These are civilian ground vehicles, whose purpose is simply to get from A to B faster and more stylish than simply on foot. These kinds of vehicles are typically unarmed, though of course, nothing will stop you from grabbing a gun yourself and firing it. The core vehicles of this class are:

 

  1. PTV Buggy: Dual-Seated Golf-Cart
    Search & Buy: your "Greycat" PTV Buggy, or find Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs "Greycat" PTV Buggy; made by Greycat;
  2. Cyclone (Base variant): Dual-Seated Buggy
    Search & Buy: your Cyclone, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs Cyclone (Base)Commercial; made by Tumbril;
  3. G12-Series G12 "Touring": Luxurious Dual-Seated Buggy
    Search & Buy: your G12 Touring, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs G12 Touring; made by Origin;

Alternatively, to transport a larger amount of passengers, you might also be interested in these vehicles:

 

  1. Ursa Rover: Armed & Armored APC 
    Search & Buy: your Ursa Rover, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Ursa RoverCommercial; made by RSI;
  2. Ursa Rover Fortuna: Armed & Armored APC
    Search & Buy: your Ursa Rover Fortuna, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Ursa Rover Fortuna; made by RSI;

 

Such small vehicles make a preferable choice to pack into your spaceships and for traversing crowded city space. For overland travel, you may want to check out the list of gravlev bikes that allow for a faster traverse of large distances.

Luxury Cars

These are Luxurious High-end Vehicles, whose focus is to provide the maximum comfort to their owners while traveling the planet. Expensive and stylish, they often offer adequate protection as well.

 

  1. Lynx Rover: Luxury Rover
    Search & Buy: your Lynx Rover, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Lynx Rover; Commercial; made by RSI;
  2. G12-Series G12A: Dual-Seated Luxurious Armed Buggy
    Search & Buy: your G12A, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs G12A; made by Origin;

Civilian Gravlev Bikes

These are civilian gravlev bikes, that can levitate above ground allowing for rapid and smooth movement. These bikes can also fly to some extent, both on planets and in space, however, they usually do not have sufficient power to leave an atmosphere on their own.

 

  1. Nox: Gravlev Racing Bike
    Search & Buy: your Nox, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs NoxCommercial; made by Aopoa;
  2. X1 Baseline Edition: Luxurious Gravlev Bike
    Search & Buy: your X1 Baseline Edition, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs X1 Baseline; made by Origin;
  3. Hoverquad: Civilian Gravlev Quad
    Search & Buy: your Hoverquad, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs HoverquadTrailer; made by CNOU;
Also, you may be interested in these alternatives:
 
  1. Dragonfly Yellowjacket: Dual-Seated Gravlev Bike capable of Space Flight
    Search & Buy: your Dragonfly Yellowjacket, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Dragonfly YellowjacketCommercial; made by Drake;
  2. Dragonfly Black: Dual-Seated Gravlev Bike capable of Space Flight
    Search & Buy: your Dragonfly Black, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs Dragonfly BlackCommercial; made by Drake;
  3. Nox: Gravlev Racing Bike
    Search & Buy: your Nox, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs NoxCommercial; made by Aopoa;
  4. Nox Kue: Gravlev Racing Bike
    Search & Buy: your Nox Kue, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Nox KueCommercial; made by Aopoa;
  5. X1 Velocity: Gravlev Racing Bike
    Search & Buy: your X1 Velocity, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs X1 Velocity; made by Origin;
Note, there's also a Dragonfly "Space Kitty" skin variant, but as it's only a reskin that was granted to high referral givers but does not have its own RSI website, it's not listed here in detail either.
 
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‘Small’ Cargo Vehicles

There are no dedicated ground cargo transport vehicles available as of yet. Transportation is typical so cheap and easy using spaceships that ground transport vehicles are typically not required. You may however consider checking out these vehicles:

 

  1. Ranger CV: Motor Bike with a small Trunk
    Search & Buy: your Ranger CV, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Ranger CV; made by Tumbril;
  2. Cyclone (Base variant): Dual-Seated Buggy
    Search & Buy: your Cyclone, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs Cyclone (Base)Commercial; made by Tumbril;

 

Industrial Ships

Industrial Vehicles

So far not many vehicles are announced just yet - but there's surely more to come, as a living universe will need everything from Mining vehicles to Trucks... and not to forget Forklifts. Yes - I still wait to buy my personal one!

 

  1. ROC: Drilling & Mining Vehicle
    Search & Buy: your Roc, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Roc; made by Greycat;
  2. Roc-DS: Dual-Seated Drilling & Mining Vehicle Variant
    Search & Buy: your Roc-DS, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Roc-DS; made by Greycat;
 
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Ground Racing Bikes

Ever wanted to ride a motorbike on an alien planet? These bikes may be of interest to you:

 

  1. Ranger RC: Racing Motor Bike
    Search & Buy: your Ranger RC, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Ranger RC; made by Tumbril;

Ground Racing Vehicles

Star Citizen is well-known for its tough and highly competitive race tracks. Think you’ve got what it takes to be the fastest? These vehicles may be of interest to you:

 

  1. Cyclone RC: Dual-Seated Racing Buggy Variant
    Search & Buy: your Cyclone RC, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs Cyclone RC; made by Tumbril;
  2. G12 Series - G12R "Racer": Dual-Seated Racing Buggy Variant
    Search & Buy: your G12R Racer, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs G12R Racer; made by Origin;
  3. STV: Dual-Seated Racing Buggy
    Search & Buy: your STV, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs STV; made by Greycat;

Gravlev Racing Vehicles

Traveling on the ground is fast – but flying is even faster. Do you have the nerves it takes to travel at excessive speeds a mere meter above ground? If so, these ships may be to your liking:

 

  1. Nox: Gravlev Racing Bike
    Search & Buy: your Nox, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs NoxCommercial; made by Aopoa;
  2. Nox Kue: Gravlev Racing Bike
    Search & Buy: your Nox Kue, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Nox KueCommercial; made by Aopoa;
  3. X1 Velocity: Gravlev Racing Bike
    Search & Buy: your X1 Velocity, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs X1 Velocity; made by Origin;

 

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Reconaisance

Doesn’t matter if you’re looking for rare ore deposits, potential tourist hot spots, alien life forms, or hostile forces… these vehicles are both mobile and equipped with powerful scanning gear:

 

  1. Cyclone RN: Dual-Seated Buggy with Sensory Gear
    Search & Buy: your Cyclone RN, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Cyclone RN; made by Tumbril;

 

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Light Combat Vehicles

Light and mobile ground vehicles sporting small weapon mounts. These vehicles can quickly traverse terrain and their weaponry is suited to keep hostile infantry in check.

 

  1. Ranger TR: Armed Motor Bike
    Search & Buy: your Ranger TR, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Ranger TR; made by Tumbril;
  2. Cyclone TR: Tripple-Seated Buggy Variant with 360° Machine Gun Turret
    Search & Buy: your Cyclone TR, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Cyclone TR; made by Tumbril;
  3. Cyclone MT: Tripple-Seated Buggy Variant with 360° Machine Gun and Missile Launchers
    Search & Buy: your Cyclone MT, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Cyclone MT; made by Tumbril;
  4. G12-Series G12A: Dual-Seated Luxurious Armed Buggy
    Search & Buy: your G12A, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs G12A; made by Origin;

Light Combat Gravlev Bikes

These crafts are extremely fast and well-equipped with light weaponry. Their capability to also ascend into the air gives them incredible mobility. They are, however, vulnerable to ground-based anti-air weaponry.

 

  1. X1 Force: Combat Gravlev Bike Variant capable of Space Flight
    Search & Buy: your X1 Force, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs X1 Force; made by Origin;

Additionally, you may want to check out these hoverbikes, which are capable to support your combat operations:

 

  1. Dragonfly Yellowjacket: Dual-Seated Gravlev Bike capable of Space Flight
    Search & Buy: your Dragonfly Yellowjacket, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Dragonfly YellowjacketCommercial; made by Drake;
  2. Dragonfly Black: Dual-Seated Gravlev Bike capable of Space Flight
    Search & Buy: your Dragonfly Black, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons
    More Information: Specs Dragonfly BlackCommercial; made by Drake;
  3. Nox: Gravlev Racing Bike
    Search & Buy: your Nox, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs NoxCommercial; made by Aopoa;
  4. Nox Kue: Gravlev Racing Bike
    Search & Buy: your Nox Kue, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Nox KueCommercial; made by Aopoa;
  5. X1 Baseline Edition: Luxurious Gravlev Bike
    Search & Buy: your X1 Baseline Edition, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs X1 Baseline; made by Origin;
  6. X1 Velocity: Gravlev Racing Bike
    Search & Buy: your X1 Velocity, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs X1 Velocity; made by Origin;

Heavy Combat Vehicles

Heavy Tanks are built to dominate the battlefield on the ground. These tanks are designed to take out other enemy vehicles, but they are typically also capable to engage enemy infantry as well as enemy spaceships that carelessly move into range.

 

  1. Nova Tank: Heavy Military Tank for 3 Crew Members
    Search & Buy: your Nova Tank, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Nova Tank; made by Tumbril;
  2. Storm: Small Tank for 1 Crew Member
    Search & Buy: your Storm, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Storm; made by Tumbril;

Anti Air Defense

These ground-based vehicles are designed to intercept Air Targets.

 

  1. Ballista: Heavy Anti-Aircraft Missile Platform
    Search & Buy: your Ballista, or find Ugrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Ballista; Commercial; made by Anvil;
    Alternate Skin Variants: Specs Ballista DunestalkerSpecs Ballista Snowblind
  2. Cyclone AA: Dual-Seated Buggy with Anti-Aircraft Missiles
    Search & Buy: your Cyclone AA, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Cyclone AA; made by Tumbril;
  3. Storm AA: Small Anti Aircraft Tank for 1 Crew Member
    Search & Buy: your Storm AA, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Storm AA; made by Tumbril;

If you need ground-based air defense, these vehicles are also capable of effectively engaging airborne targets:

 

  1. Nova Tank: Heavy Military Tank for 3 Crew Members
    Search & Buy: your Nova Tank, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Nova Tank; made by Tumbril;

Armored Personnel Carriers

Move your Troops quickly and safely to where they are needed.

 

  1. Ursa Rover: Armed & Armored APC 
    Search & Buy: your Ursa Rover, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Ursa RoverCommercial; made by RSI;
  2. Ursa Rover Fortuna: Armed & Armored APC
    Search & Buy: your Ursa Rover Fortuna, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Ursa Rover Fortuna; made by RSI;
  3. Spartan: Large Armed & Armored APC
    Search & Buy: your Spartan, or find Upgrades and Add-Ons;
    More Information: Specs Spartan; made by Anvil;

 

 

 

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