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- For the low-performance version, see Zusume.
- ❝ A well-balanced import popular with the younger crowd.❞
- ―Description in Watch Dogs.
The car is clearly inspired by the cheap Japanese sports sedans from the 90s and early 2000s, such as the Subaru Impreza WRX STi and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Like the Zusume R, these cars are based on more affordable, less sporty family cars. The Lancer Evolution especially seems to have been a great inspiration source; the overall design greatly resembles the Evo V and VI. In-game, the Zusume R is the sport variant of the Zusume, having bodywork modifications, sport rims, and sometimes appears modified with a CFRP rear wing and hood.
The Zusume R offers balanced specifications and is, according to its description in the Car On Demand app, popular with the younger crowd. In contrast with the Zusume's FWD, the Zusume R is AWD, much like the main inspiration source, the Lancer Evo and Impreza WRX. These cars are both fitted with small, high-RPM, turbocharged transverselly-mounted four-cylinder engines whose performance the Zusume R replicates.
Its excellent handling, above average acceleration and availability make the Zusume R a great car throughout the majority of the game. The vehicle has an acceptable durability, making good for car-to-car combat and up to two-level heats.
- Watch Dogs
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- Zusume: The standard version of the Zusume R.
- In the mission Bottom of the Eighth, it is the first car the player can use when leaving May Stadium.
- It is the first car available in the Car On Demand app.
- Commonly found in Parker Square and The Loop, though it can be found (rarely) in The Wards.
Watch Dogs 2
- Available in the Car On Demand for free from the beginning of the game.
- Often found at Total Motors on display, or parked.
- Common in San Francisco and Oakland.
- The name of the vehicle is very close to the Japanese word "susume", which means "to advance" or "move forward". The "R" would be "Rally", given its modifications.
- The vehicle can be seen with carbon fiber parts, that supports the in-game description "popular with the younger crowd".
- Despite the Zusume R returning in Watch Dogs 2, its standard variant does not.
- It is available for $10,000 in Watch Dogs, though it can be obtained free after completing one Fixer Contract.
- The Zusume R also appears as a driveable vehicle in Ubisoft's Far Cry 5, rebadged as the Hayai Stryus ZRP. The model year is revealed to be 1999. Unlike the Zusume R, the Stryus ZRP features a different front splitter, eyelid decals on the headlights, and a hood scoop, whereas the rear stock spoiler sits slightly lower compared to the one found on the Zusume R.