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The Atlas Bobtail Big Rig

Although slow off the start, these diesel powered bullies are unstoppable once they get rolling and have the highest top-speed. Get in their way and you'll feel it, they do incredible damage. Just remember to brake in time, Big Rigs steer like a battleship.

- Festival Card #116

Big Rigs are the heaviest and the slowest accelerating vehicles in the MotorStorm series. They are also the toughest of vehicles and can plow through anything that stands in their way, even major obstacles, such as wooden houses.

Despite their difficult maneuverability and slow acceleration, they can reach an impressive top speed, rivalling some of the fastest vehicles. Big Rigs can easily cross through muddy terrains, similar to the Mud Pluggers and the Monster Trucks. They are capable of forcing Monster Trucks to roll over, as long as they don't end up being crushed by their oversized wheels.



  • Acceleration: 2/10
  • Speed: 4/10
  • Durability: 10/10
  • Traction: 8/10
  • Manoeuvrability: 2/10
  • All-Terrain: 6/10
  • Damage Dealing: 10/10

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift[]

  • Acceleration: 2/10
  • Speed: 8/10
  • Durability: 10/10
  • Traction: 8/10
  • Manoeuvrability: 2/10
  • Terrain Handling: 8/10

MotorStorm: Apocalypse[]

  • Speed: 5/10
  • Handling: 4/10
  • Toughness: 10/10

List of Big Rigs[]



The machines in the Big Rig class range from relatively unmodified tractor units and heavy-duty work trucks, to full-on racing machines and everything in between.


  • The Big Rigs are the only diesel-powered vehicles in the MotorStorm series so far.
  • Big Rigs are also capable of crushing opponents, though not to the extent of the Monster Trucks, by utilizing their sheer weight to flatten smaller, lighter vehicles via landing on them.
  • Apocalypse is the only game where all Big Rigs feature dual rear wheels.
  • MotorStorm's big rig exhaust note sounds extremely similar to a two-stroke diesel V8, while Pacific Rift's exhaust note sounds highly akin to a Detroit Diesel engine, specifically a 2 stroke six cylinder.