"You think you know how to drive better?"

This Italian F1 Driver has made it over to Paris to show the world what precise racing can deliver.

Primo will not stop racing you until all his cars are gone.

-Arcade Mode Description

Primo is a minor character in Midnight Club II. He is a famous Italian Formula One driver that made his way over to Paris to show what precise racing can bring to the world of illegal street racing. His minor presence within the city of Paris comes into play when the player challenges him to a race. Primo serves little purpose in the story other than to unlock new racers in Paris and the Schneller V8.

Career Mode

Primo is the third challenger the player meets in Paris. He is usually found cruising the Right Bank of Paris. By flashing the headlights, he will lead the player to a plaza which borders the Paris river.

In Primo's first race, dubbed Seine Insane, the player races against him and five other racers within the time limit. In this unordered race, the player has to speed along the narrow roads that border the Paris river, so a sportsbike or a car with acceptable crash deformation are recommended. The only obstacles present are the large quantity of city buses found on the riverside roads. The race ends in a large cobblestone area nearest the arched glass tube.

In Primo's second race, labelled Swerve, the player faces him and four other racers. There are numerous amounts of obstacles in the path, like mail delivery van near the freeway, several cars parked in the two gas stations, plus an Emon gas truck exiting the first gas station, and two police cars at the start of the race. The finish line appears in a large field on the left of the Eiffel Tower.

Upon completion of Primo's two races, the player wins his Schneller V8, alongside his first car, the Vortex 5, but instead of keeping it for themselves, the player gives it as a present to Gina.

Like most other racers, Primo is not seen or mentioned again in the Career mode afterwards.


  • The word primo means raw, as in materials, or cousin, in Portuguese and Spanish. It also means first or prime in Italian.
  • He speaks with a stereotypical, heavy Italian accent, and uses Italian words in his cutscenes.
  • Primo is the only racer in the entirety of Midnight Club II to own two different cars; those being the Vortex 5 and the Schneller V8.
  • Grand Theft Auto, another series produced by Rockstar, features a car called the Primo. the Primo in that game is a 4-door sedan, and its name may be a reference to him.

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