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The Corvega Atomic V-8 is a vehicle found throughout the Wasteland in the former United States.


A high-performance model of the Corvega manufactured by Chryslus Motors, the Atomic V-8 was a rugged, dependable sedan that was popular across the United States.[1]


The Atomic V-8 is commonly identified by its distinctive stacked headlights, trapezoid-shaped grille, and tailfins. The car is powered by a nuclear fusion engine and was manufactured as a two-door and four-door car in a variety of external and interior colors.[2] A second two-door version with a bubble top and more streamlined appearance is advertised, but is not seen around the wasteland. All Corvegas of this type only have door handles on the driver side.[3] Some models were capable of towing trailers and boats.



  • Many times ruined automobiles such as the Corvega are found with suitcases in the back, despite the area being used to mount a nuclear reactor.
  • Some Corvegas still have an intact reactor and can be destroyed. This is distinguished by their little damaged paint job, all doors in the car. When the car is damaged a certain amount a small explosion can be heard and fire in the car, shows as a warning that the car is about to explode.
  • The prize Corvega in the Commonwealth's Graygarden is a unique vehicle.[4]


The Corvega Atomic V-8 appears in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, and Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes[]

A nuclear-powered car was designed in the 1950s, called the Ford Nucleon, but never made it into the prototype phase.[5]


Fallout 3/New Vegas[]

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Fallout: Wasteland Warfare[]

Fallout 76[]



  1. Appearances of the vehicle in the Mojave Wasteland and the Commonwealth
  2. Danse: "Corvega vehicles have small fusion engines under the hood, so watch where you shoot."
    (Danse's dialogue) Note: This line is spoken at the Corvega assembly plant at the entrance of the assembly line room.
  3. The Art of Fallout 4 p. 257
  4. formid 002485E3 / edid Sedan_Postwar_Cheap01_GREYGARDEN
  5. Bethesda Blog: The Real World meets Fallout: Power Armor and Nuclear Cars