The Outrunner, or "Runner," is a futuristic dune buggy with a mounted turret. It can seat up to two people, the driver and gunner, who can switch positions at any time, even while moving. This is the only moving vehicle that players can drive during the course of the game. They have powerful suspension, allowing large jumps with minimal vehicle damage. There are also afterburners mounted to the rear of the runner, allowing faster movement speed at the cost of maneuverability. They also allow the player a fast get away when heavily damaged. These "afterburners" need time to recharge after extended use.