Zephyr is the identity that the player takes the role of within the racer career of Need for Speed: Rivals.
Zephyr is a prolific street racer within Redview County that is known for their internet videos and their direct actions against the authority of the Redview County Police Department.
Zephyr uses street racing to define themselves, under the belief that racers should have the freedom of Redview County and not be chased by the Police for their decision. Their initial view of the RCPD is as their rival, however the increased presence in force and propaganda pushes them to see the Police as the enemy of the street racing community.
The increased presence of the police, mixed with the actions of Police Officer 'F-8', causes Zephyr to step up their rebellion against the RCPD. The result is Chapter 6 - Wolf's Clothing - where Zephyr steals a decommissioned Koenigsegg Agera R patrol unit and uses it to challenge the RCPD's officers.
The popularity of Zephyr's videos empowers other racers to post videos of their own and protest the presence of the RCPD. The popularity increases in Chapter 7 - Devils for Devils, following the RCPD officers being cleared of any 'use of excessive force' wrongdoing. The attention that Zephyr gathers eventually culminates into a challenge against racers as well as cops to a race that would settle their rivalry.
At the end of the race however, Zephyr has a massive collision from a police road block and wrecks. As paramedics rush to their aid, Zephyr awakens. The engine can then be heard before the cutscene ends.
- Zephyr is voiced by Charles Hegarty.