The Rally Car is a really very good car for both adventure and cups mode due to its moderate fuel consumption, excellent top speed, and very good hill climbing skills. However, it does not have very good acceleration, so at the start of a race is when the rest of the racers get a chance to put as much distance as they can between themselves and the Rally Car. The Start Boost part can mitigate this problem. A secret: letting go of the accelerator when the announcer says "1" before starting a race will give better acceleration than a perfect start. However, Start Boost can't be activated. The Rally Car also suffers from a lack of grip. This can be mitigated by the Winter Tires. Equipping Overcharged Turbo may help the vehicle overcome steep terrain or get it to full speed quickly.
The cabin is fairly protected, able to keep the driver safe from slight and medium hits before it gets broken. Its aerodynamic effect can also help at "gliding" over a certain distance. A note to make when driving the Rally Car is that the front hood, or "scoop" covering the engine can be broken off, decreasing downforce. This is good for both Adventure and Time Trial, but also dampens some of the Rally Car's abilities under downforce. This may also cause a strange behavior where the Rally Car leans forward more than intended, causing the car to flip entirely on small jumps and disrupting the race/event. Rally Car is a good vehicle to use in Object Destroying Events because Heavyweight does well with it.
See Vehicle Paints List for pictures and more information.
The Rally Car comes with 17 different paints and 18 different wheels that can be obtained (VIP paint and wheels aren't included, but you can get it with VIP subscription). After purchasing, it has free blue paint and two variation wheels to start with.
The Rally Car seems to be based on the Subaru Impreza.