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ADM - 1990 Merida


#74

Making Mastin a standalone brand makes perfect sense during the oil crisis - it would have been a millstone around ADM’s neck during such tense times. So how will you develop both brands from now on?


#75

Nice! What body did you use for this one, btw?


#76

#1973 - 1974 Rivera IV (facelift)

In 1973 ADM engineers revised the current Rivera generation and did a minor facelift, as long with a brand new engine.

The Rivera in the 73-74 period only had 2 trims (2-door and 4-door) both more premium than luxury, as the economy was still struggling to get back in course. The new engine presented was called Barracuda and was the evolution of the previous Mastiff V8, built to be used in a wide arrange of vehicules.

It was an all iron V8, with direct acting overhead cams, ranging from 5.6L to 6.2L and power from 216hp to over 350hp.

Originally, the Rivera was equipped with a powerful variant of the engine, but it wasn’t considered as safe, as the car weighed over 1,700kg, more than the brakes could withstand at higher speeds, so the engine was strangled and the total speed was limited by gearing. The final version was still capable of 200 km/h, and made clear to ADM engineers that the days of ladder chassis cars were over, almost immediately after the facelift they went back to design the next generation.


###2 Door




###4 Door




2 door price: $5,837
4 door price: $5,881


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#77

That is classy , remind me of Rolls Royce.


#78

That is flattering, I was aiming to something more like a budget cadillac thing :stuck_out_tongue:


#79

#1973 Foxhound 2nd Gen [corporate]–4 trims–[/corporate]

In 1973, now that the other national competitor Meliora was in it’s way out of the Muscle car market, ADM saw an oportunity to present its take on the Muscle car.

The previous car, the '68 Foxhound wasn’t faster enough to compete with other cars (such as the '69 Puma), so now that most of the muscle cars were getting off the market, ADM upped it’s game presenting a powerful and fast car that did complied all the modern regulations, like the use of unleaded fuel.

The trims started with the v6, using a 3.8L variant of the V6 used in the Pilgrim and then moving to different V8 based cars, topping with the Grand Prix, with whopping amount of 338hp (the most powerful ADM engine so far), or the premium variant, the Rally.

Sadly this golden window only lasted 2 years, as in 1975 all cars were required to use a catalytic converter, and ADM went back to the designing board.


###FoxHunt V6




###Foxhunt V8




###Foxhunt Rally




###Foxhunt Grand Prix





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#80

I never thought that the new Foxhunt would look better than its predecessor, but it does - and it’s faster to boot!


#81

2nd Gen looks even better than the first. Properly handsome car. Really like the idea of smaller-than-average muscle car, you seem to get all of the performance in a package that’s far nice to drive.

I’m particularly impressed by how the V8, Rally and Grand Prix are all faster than my high-end sports coupe, the Tegale (which in itself is just as fast as a Ferrari 208!).


#82

#1975 - Chapeau

Now by 1975, the whole ADM line-up was updated, and some of the models change names and philosophy designs, according to the internal moves in ADM.

One of those models was the traditional Quijote, previously conceived as a bridge between the Villa and the Rivera.

The new version received an upgraded engine, ADM was leaving behind the 4-cylinder engines due to the lack of power thanks to new environmental restrictions (such as mandatory cat converter), and now all the models will start with the ADM V6 as the smallest option (the same one used in both Pilgrim and FoxHound.

The new name was Chapeau, a french word (the idea was to get more of an international brand). The design was more serious in comparison to previous designs, carrying some features of the Rivera, available in both as a 3 door hatchback or a 4 door sedan.

A V8 version was considered but ultimately it was ditched out, because it woud cause problems to the company flagship.





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#83

That’s an excellent-looking family car right there, especially as a 3-door shooting brake! The styling is most definitely period-correct, as are the mechanicals.


#84

Oh damn, I would love a sports version of the Chapeau hatchback. It’s great!


#85

Maybe in the future :wink:


#86

#1975 Rivera V

1975 was an important year for ADM. Due to the new environmental restrictions, using only unleaded fuel wasn’t enough, it also required the use of catalytic converters in ALL models. ADM saw this as an opportunity to complete its change (that started a few years back when it splitted in 2 brands) and renewed all models.

The Rivera tho, was the only car that remain almost unchanged, it even kept the heritage name. It came in 2 models, the Premium and the Royal. Both were luxurious vehicles, but the Royal included extra commodities, such as hydropneumatic suspension and a more crafted interior with outstanding audio equipment and huge seats (the rear middle seat was replaced with a wood console). Resulting (even with one seat less) in over 80kg of difference. Obviously, only a few per year were sold of this trim.

The powerplant for both trims was a strangled 5.6L Barracuda V8 with significant less torque than the previous generation.


##1975 - 1978 Premium



##1975 - 1979 Royal




Premium 1975 price: $2,890.43 - (35% markup $19,320)
Royal 1975 price: $4,121.71 - (45% markup $27,550)


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#87

I love what you did with those taillights :smiley:


#88

#1975 Pilgrim II

The new generation of the proven concept Pilgrim was similar in size and some aspects of design, however the new version had a more streamlined design, taking different elements from the Chapeau.

The ADM V6 3.4L was the only powerplant available and as usual, was mounted longitudinally powering the front wheels through a 3-speed automatic transmission.

######*cost added in the first post.


##1975 - 1979 Short



###1975 - 1979 long


###1975 - 1978 premium


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#89

1975 Foxhound (facelift)

After a couple of years in production, the Foxhound 2nd gen received a facelift, that makes the whole line-up more homogeneous. Mechanically, all engines were now fitted with catalytic converters, which hit directly on the amount of power these engines were producing, making them slower than previous models.

The major surprise was thas that the Grand Prix trim, which was the powerful trim was not renewed, and insteed the Rally was now the top of the line.


###Foxhound V6


http://imgur.com/mNUoemO


###Foxhound V8


http://imgur.com/E8OXGwa


###Foxhound Convertible



###Foxhound Rally


ATT: 2:35.41
Airfield: 1:33.39
Laguna Seca: 2:02.69


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#90

Ooh, I’ve got a car which should be a perfect competitor for the '75 Foxhound… Does ADM sell in America by any chance? :smiley:

What’s the in-game price and markup for these, by the way?


#91

It may not have been as fast as its immediate predecessor, but back in 1975, anything with at least 240 horsepower would still have felt fast enough, as the Foxhound Rally certainly did!


#92

@phale Yes, ADM sells in the whole continent, both mexico and US being the more important markets :slight_smile: which car is it? I’ve found that there is some sort of lack of competition in the 70s here in the forums…

Regarding the markups:
V6:$12,257 @ 19%
V8: $13,685 @ 19%
Convertible: $18,304 @ 43%
Rally: $16,695 @ 35%


#93

I’m thinking of actually making my Tehuano a 1975 model and redoing the styling :smile: