The main gameplay addition to this version of Wipeout (Wip3out - the sequel to Wip2out, otherwise known as Wipeout XL / 2097) was "hyper boost", which by pressing the R1 button caused your craft of choice to propel itself into the nearest wall, or with a bit of practice and swearing, victory. Hyper boost also rapidly drained your crafts shields, which meant further frustration for the unskilled air-jockey, but for an expert player, this ability added another layer of competitive complexity to the already rather aggressive late-game difficulty level.
- Feiser: Ever the sluggish tank, great shields, low top speed and pretty average turning.
- Auricom: The all-rounder, is just slightly above average with all its attributes.
- Goteki 45: Slower turning and acceleration than Auricom, but makes up for it with a higher top speed, better shields and a cooler name.
- Piranha Advancements: Not quite as awesome as it was in Wipeout 2097/XL, but still sporting it's main attributes of strong acceleration and top speed, coupled with above average turning and under-cooked shields.
- Qirex: Often referred to as the "Big Bouncer" (not really), Qirex has strong shields, sluggish acceleration and a high top speed. Not great at corners though.
- AG Systems: The second-best turning ability you'll see this side of an election, balanced out with a crappy top speed, shoddy shields and real fast acceleration.
- Assegai: Mad-fast turning that takes even AG Systems to the proverbial cleaner. The only problem: Shields that don't stop much, a very low top speed and ridiculous (in a good way - until you smash into a chicane) acceleration.
- Icarus: Top speed: Incredible. Acceleration: Pretty damn fast. Turns: Like an elderly woman with a zimmer-frame. Shields: Where? Oh, that little patch over... (after several minutes of inspection, it was a damp cloth in the shape of a shield).
- Sasha - Feisar
- Underworld - Kittens
- Sasha - Icaras
- Orbital - Know Where To Run
- Sasha - Auricom
- MKL - Surrender
- Propellerheads - Lethal Cut
- Sasha - Goteki 45
- The Chemical Brothers - Under The Influence
- Sasha - Pirhana
- MKL - Control
- Paul Van Dyk - Avenue
- Sasha - Xpander