The 'Spaceways Taxi' is the only vehicle to appear in the original TimeSplitters. They only feature in the starting area of the Spaceways story mission (and do not appear in arcade) and act as animated props that follow a scripted route at regular intervals. The taxis themselves are hovercars, based on the taxis seen in The Fifth Element, sharing both their shape and colour-scheme.
The 'Chicago Sedan' is the only conventional car to appear in TimeSplitters 2. It is based on a 1932 Buick Pheaton and only appears in Chicago. It has two variants: a dark-blue limousine, driven by Big Tony's Brother which has multiple mounted Tommy Guns, and a light-blue taxi, which can be called from a phone-booth once the Nightclub pass has been obtained. Neither is driveable, but Big Tony's Brother's version can be destroyed by gunfire.
NeoTokyo Patrol CarEdit
The 'NeoTokyo Patrol Car' is a hovercar that appears in NeoTokyo. They are based on the 'police spinners' that appear in Blade Runner. They act in a similar way to cameras, in that they will sound an alarm once the player steps into their field of view. In the Challenge, Escape from NeoTokyo, a patrol car equipped with a plasma-cannon is seen, which can kill the player with a single shot.
The 'Zeep' is found in 1969 in the Khallos levels. It is also available in most tilesets in Mapmaker. It has room for a driver and one passenger. It is the only vehicle to feature in any Arcade level as there is one in "Siberia". It is also used by the guards in the mission "The Russian Connection" to get to you quickly, if you were spotted by not being stealthy.
As a weapon, the Zeep can be used to kill enemies by running them over. An unusual thing to note is that the Zeep engine's RPM (revolutions per minute) determine its damage. For example, holding down the acceleration button for over 1.5 seconds is equivalent to flooring the gas, which will max out the number of RPM, instantly killing anything it runs into. This can be tested in Siberia (Arcade); drive the Zeep to the entrance of any base. Drive up against the entrance, holding down the fire button. Although the Zeep will be stuck in place until you reverse, any players touching the front of the car will die.
The Zeep's top speed is 27 mph.
"The large front end affords the Zeep with excellent battering potential, especially with the original prototype's huge 360 cubic inch engine. Now equipped with a smaller engine, the Zeep features a tight turning radius to be for maximum maneuverability. A two-seater with limited luggage space, the notorious villain Khallos uses the Zeeps to get around his various bases of operation. It is believed that the Zeep was originally copied from an American truck. The Zeep's designers became confused with the scale of their truck research photographs, resulting in a rather nose heavy, clumsy looking buggy."
Turbo Buggy Edit
The Turbo Buggy is a sleeker, more futuristic version of the 'Zeep'. During the mission "Machine Wars", you use it to get through a canyon of rubble infested with gun turrets. The Steering-wheel is on the right side of the vehicle instead of the left hinting that it is of British, Japanese or Australian origin. It is faster and more maneuverable than the normal Zeep, and it is an item available in the "Lab" Tileset in the Mapmaker.
The Turbo Buggy's top speed is 40 mph.
A 'virtual' version can also be found in the "Virtual" tileset; the only real difference between this and the original found in single player is a new blue-and-red virtual color scheme.
On the front of the Buggy, is a Light that sways back and forth, just like KITT from the Knight Rider TV series.
Machine Wars Tank Edit
The Tank is used in the mission "Machine Wars". Although being the slowest vehicle, it is well armed with both a cannon and a gun turret. During the mission, the player must first drive the tank, firing at enemy tanks along the way, and then must take control of the gun turret to attack small ships flying overhead.
The tank's top speed is 22 mph.
It is based loosely on the futuristic robotic military vehicles that appear in the Terminator Series.
Pickup Truck Edit
The Pickup Truck is an vintage vehicle found in the mission "Scotland The Brave". One truck has a mounted gun on the back, for which the player has the option of shooting or driving (Captain Ash will always take the opposite position). The mounted gun is difficult to aim when the truck is moving, and will overheat if it is fired continuously for a long time. There are also two other variants of the pickup truck: the first has a canopy and is seen crashing off a pier before the player can reach it, while the other is a simple flat-bed, which is found on its side next to the Castle entrance (and must be flipped over for use).
It is based on the Bedford WLG flatbed truck.
The Pickup Truck is not available as an item in the Mapmaker.