Loneshade's Vehicle Guide

 

 

Loneshade's Vehicle Guide

 


Hello fellow Citizens, welcome to my personal vehicle guide!

Last Update: Aug, 19th, 2020: added G12 Series (Sincere apologies I was late here!) and the new ROC mining vehicle
So far there's 27 different vehicle variants known.

 

 


Star Citizen offers not only a huge variety of space ships (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 on what choices are available and worth considering for the task you have in mind and by providing you 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, its 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 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 motor bikes, 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 trunk
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Ranger CV

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.

Core vehicles of this class are:

  1. Greycat 2 seated buggy
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Greycat;
  2. Cyclone (Base variant) 2 seated buggy
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Cyclone (Base)Commercial;
  3. G12 Touring Luxurious 2 seated buggy
    Related: Search & BuySpecs G12 Touring;

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

Civilian Gravlev Bikes

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

  1. Nox: Planet based racing bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs NoxCommercial;
  2. X1 Baseline Edition: Hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs X1 Baseline;
Also you may be interested in these alternatives:
  1. Dragonfly Yellowjacket: Dual Seated hover bike capable of space tracel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Dragonfly YellowjacketCommercial;
  2. Dragonfly Black: Dual Seated hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Dragonfly BlackCommercial;
  3. Nox Kue: Racing hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Nox KueCommercial;
  4. X1 Velocity: Racing hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs X1 Velocity
Note, there's also a Dragonfly "Space Kitty" skin variant, but as its only a reskin that was granted to high referral givers but does not have an own RSI website, its not listed here in detail either.
 
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‘Small’ Cargo Vehicles

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

  1. Ranger CV Motor Bike with trunk
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Ranger CV;
  2. Cyclone (Base variant) 2 seated buggy that can transport a cargo box.
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Cyclone (Base)

 

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Industrial Vehicles

So far not many vehicles are announced just yet - but there's sure 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
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Roc;
 
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Ground Racing Bikes

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

  1. Ranger RC Motor Bike
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Ranger RC

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 2 seated buggy Racing Variant
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Cyclone RC
  2. G12R Racer 2 seated racing buggy
    Related: Search & BuySpecs G12R Racer

Gravlev Racing Vehicles

Travelling 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: Planet based racing bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs NoxCommercial;
  2. Nox Kue: Planet based racing bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Nox KueCommercial;
  3. X1 Velocity: Hover Racing Bike, capable of spaceflight
    Related: Search & BuySpecs X1 Velocity
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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 2 seated buggy with Sensory Gear
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Cyclone RN;

 

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Light Combat Vehicles

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

  1. Ranger TR Armed Motor Bike
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Ranger TR;
  2. Cyclone TR 3 person buggy with Light ‘Machine Gun’
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Cyclone TR
  3. G12A 2 seated, Luxurious armed buggy
    Related: Search & BuySpecs G12A

 

Light Combat Gravlev Bikes

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

  1. X1 Force: Combat hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs X1 Force;

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

  1. Dragonfly Yellowjacket Dual Seated hover bike capable of space tracel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Dragonfly YellowjacketCommercial;
  2. Dragonfly Black Dual Seated hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Dragonfly BlackCommercial;
  3. Nox Racing hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs NoxCommercial;
  4. Nox Kue Racing hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Nox KueCommercial;
  5. X1 Baseline Edition Hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs X1 Baseline;
  6. X1 Velocity Racing hover bike capable of space travel
    Related: Search & BuySpecs X1 Velocity

Heavy Combat Vehicles

Heavy Tanks built to dominate the battlefield on 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 (3 crew required)
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Nova Tank

Anti Air Defense

These ground based vehicles are designed to intercept Air Targets.

  1. Ballista heavy Anti Aircraft Missile Launcher
    Relatet: Search & Buy; Specs Ballista; Commercial
    Alternate Skins: Specs Ballista DunestalkerSpecs Ballista Snowblind
  2. Cyclone AA 2 seated buggy with Anti Aircraft Missiles
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Cyclone AA;

If you need ground based air defence, you might also want to check out these vehicles:

  1. Nova Tank Heavy Military Tank (3 crew required)
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Nova Tank

Armoured Personnel Carriers

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

  1. Ursa Rover Armed APC (2 crew + 4 passengers)
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Ursa RoverCommercial;
  2. Ursa Rover Fortuna Armed APC (2 crew + 4 passengers), better fuel scope?
    Related: Search & BuySpecs Ursa Rover Fortuna

 

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Unknown Vehicles

The following vehicles are still top secret and while its known that RSI sold some to large volume investors, no details other than the vehicle name has been announced so far. Please expect updates at a later time only.

 

 

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