The Outrider is an ebony Corellian YT-2400 freighter converted for smuggling duty. The ship features the trademark saucer-shaped hull of the YT series, but is is a more modern YT-2400 (as opposed to the older YT-1300s, such as the Millennium Falcon). This newer ship is like most Corellian designs: fast, tough, and endlessly modifiable.
With thick armor plating and bulky engines, the YT-2400 can easily handle the strain of deep-space combat. The vessel has power to spare and an oversize hull begging for hot-rodded engines and powerful weapons; its obvious that when the Corellian Engineering corporation sold this ship as a "stock cargo hauler," it was with a wink and a grin.
Rendars YT-2400 features a rounded hull with a pair of starboard bracing arms that connect to the cockpit compartment, which is essentially a long tube. The aft section of the cockpit tube contains the primary escape pod, which seats six. The bracing arms interior space generally is used for crew quarters and living space.
The rounded hull area is devoted to cargo holds and ships systems. In practice, much of the interior hull space is taken up by modified engines, power generators, weapons systems, and all the other illegal goodies any self-respecting smuggling ship needs. A second escape pod, as well as the air lock, is located on the far side of the cargo compartment, directly opposite the bracing arms.
Dash, being a typical smuggler, decided to take advantage of the YT-2400s adaptability. His first step was to replace the engine with three stolen KonGar KGDefender military-grade ion engines. A modified SoroSuub Griffyn/Y2TG hyperdrive gives the Outrider a Class 0.75 hyperspace speed rating-slower than the Millennium Falcons Class 0.50 hyperdrive but faster than most military vessels, which are either Class One or Class Two. Powerful shield generators and a highly illegal sensor stealth system make the Outrider a perfect smuggling ship.
A pair of heavy Dymek double laser cannons, personally modified by Dash for greater range, are dorsal- and ventral- mounted on standard Corellian 1 D servo turrets. They normally are manned but can be controlled via the targeting computer in the cockpit, although accuracy is then significantly reduced. Two forward-firing concussion-missile launchers are mounted on the cockpit tube and have a magazine of three missiles each.
Dash has relied on this ship to save his life countless times. Its not uncommon for smugglers and other spacers to get emotionally attached to their vessels, and Dash is no exception. He has been heard saying, "I owe the Outrider the best shes brought me home when any other ship would have scattered me across space."