Even by Micromaster standards, Road Hugger is brash, defiant, and contemptuous of authority. His intelligence and bravery make him Blackjack's most valued operative in the Sports Car Patrol, but his willingness to follow orders can't be relied on. Despite this, and his disdain for Blackjack's intricate plans and excessive caution, they work well together.
Marvel Comics continuity
While most of Transformer-kind believed Megatron to be deceased, the Sports Car Patrol worked in secret to help him regain control of the Decepticons. Using forged Autobot insignia, the four Micromasters infiltrated the Ark and lured Ratchet to Cybertron with promises of advanced medical equipment to aid him in restoring his fallen comrades to life. In reality, Ratchet was needed to assist in the recreation of Megatron's most lethal lieutenant, Starscream. Road Hugger and his teammates continued to serve Megatron as muscle until Megatron's plans and his fortress came crashing down around him, thanks to Ratchet's trickery.
Dreamwave comics continuity
Road Hugger performed some painful detail work on his fellow Micromaster Mudslinger in a neutral bar in Little Iacon as the Autobot Hot Rod Patrol arrived in the establishment, and witnessed their subsequent confrontation with the Race Track Patrol.
After Big Daddy lost a race with Roadhandler, Road Hugger tried to pick a fight with the defeated Autobot, but was captured by Chop Shop, who was searching for the Race Track Patrol. Venom convinced the reluctant Insecticon to toss him back.
IDW comics continuity
On behalf of a mysterious benefactor, Road Hugger and the rest of the Sports Car Patrol ambushed Nightbeat in a bizarre underground chamber on Gorlam Prime. After a brief chase, they led him into a dead end, allowing their master to capture him.
- Sports Car Patrol (Micromaster Patrol, 1989)
- Road Hugger transforms into a Ferrari 408 concept sports car. He was only available in a four-pack with his teammates Detour, Hyperdrive and Blackjack.
- This mold was also used to make the other Road Hugger.