The Rat Rod buggy is a vehicle added to RAGE in the Anarchy Edition and Campaign Edition. Unlike the Dune Buster buggy that is very common in the Wasteland, this vehicle is unique. It shares the high speed and maneuverability with the Dune Buster, and also can take 50% more damage which makes the car the best choice until the Cuprino is available. Just like the Dune Buster, the Rat Rod can enter the Buggy class races.
The Rat Rod buggy shares the performance and weapon upgrades with the Dune Buster, which means that a once bought buggy upgrade can be installed on both vehicles. Like the Dune Buster, the Rat Rod only carries one weapon set at a time, and to change it the player will have to visit a garage. However, the paint jobs differ.