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This article is about a subject from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]
A heavily customized, black car was owned and driven by Raiden between 2014 and 2018, during missions for Maverick Security Consulting, Inc. on the American continent. The car was purchased by Raiden from Maverick, and functioned as a mission car and as Raiden's personal car. The car was equipped with an autopilot function allowing the vehicle to operate independently without occupants, while its armor allowed it to withstand moderate damage. In addition, the car also acted as a convertible, to deploy passengers that weren't in the front passenger seat. According to Raiden, the car was designed specifically for very dangerous missions. The car's license plate was "573 PIG."
- See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh
During his mission in Guadalajara, Mexico, to investigate a Desperado-owned laboratory, Raiden drove the car over to a designated manhole cover necessary for infiltration of the sewers. The car then drove off via its autopilot function as Raiden and Blade Wolf entered the sewers, to evade suspicion from the the locals.
Raiden later drove the car to World Marshal Inc.'s headquarters in Denver, Colorado, in order to conduct a corporate raid, despite having resigned from Maverick beforehand. However, the car was ambushed by the Denver Police Department, which was owned by World Marshal, before deliberately driving full speed at an incoming RPG shell, in order to flip the car over the barricade, significantly damaging the car in the process.
Behind the scenes
Raiden's car appears in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. In some versions of the game, the license plate says "573 PG" instead of "573 PIG." The number "573" is a goroawase (Japanese wordplay) on the word Konami.