ROUND 3 ANALYSIS #5 Uspekh
First Of All
Please tell me if your not OK if I give the company a bit of banter in regards to it being a soviet company, if people do not like it I will remove the lore.
A new company on the scene a company fresh from Mother Russia, the Uspekh use an extremely low paid and exploited workforce to drive European rivals into the ground.
The car looks like it is an executive Bentley style car with a budgety engine. While i really don’t like the headlights, they are understandably acceptable for the era. Also the grill actually works for the era, even though you could look at it as if it was a 2018 Bentley. I also like the idea of the lower vents even if they aren’t very era relevant. One point for improvement would to be to add something to the bonnet, maybe some chrome or a raised area, a vent anything it does look quite plain.
One thing I would definitely recommend here is a rear rim offset as this is what the body is pretty much designed for, it does look off having a large rear fender with nothing to fill it. If that was not what you desire most bodies allow you to change the fender size.
On the other hand, the sharp thick chrome line gives the car an aggressive look not found on any car so far. Overall apart from the chrome line its pretty average
The only thing I would say is that the indicator should be a good amount smaller then the brake light itself, and while a reverse light isn’t overly essential, it could be added for next round. While the rear looks plain but sometimes you do want a simplistic rear
Didn’t expect that, a 1000 cc I3 makes for an economical yet underpowered car. It depends on the other factors as well as its weight as to whether this a good idea or not. I’m surprised you haven’t used a push rod however for a small engine.
This was exactly how I was expecting, an economical single barrel with single carburettor and a lean fuel mixture.
I think you could have made a cast log work as long as you used the push rod. however it isn’t as if it is a terrible choice. Double baffled also suits the car.
4/5 (would have been 5 if the two improvements were made)
ADDONS AND SUSPENSION
I wonder why there are no automatics, i wonder why after last round. Another 4 speed RWD manual, its became the norm for this round. With a top speed of 75mph it is good when you consider the engine size
Like i mentioned in the design a rear offset would have been a good thing for the car. however hard long life cross plies is a good idea for the economical commuter car
Just what I’d expect, however like i said in the last one i think a standard-basic or a basic-none would be a better idea.
4/5 (5 if the rear offset was used)
RELATION TO ERA
overall, this is really the only car of its type, a large yet economical city car good for use as taxis, or the commuter. While it is underwhelming for its size it is very reliable. A very good way to enter the market you blasted Russians!
I would have used some more engaging and provocative language however unlike a lot of adverts everything is there
This surprises me as i thought it would do better in the market, after looking the gearbox gives a -14.2% for drivetrain and performance and steering gives -5%
RELATION TO ERA - 4/5
DESIGN - 7/10
ENGINE - 4/5
ADDONS AND SUSPENSION - 4/5
CAR ADVERTISEMENT - 7/10
SELLLABILITY - 5/10
OVERALL - 31/45
EARNINGS - £31000
TOTAL EARNINGS - £72000