Oh wow… I feel like I accidentally brought the Spanish Inquisition on myself by accidentally saying that the guy next to me is ok, while everyone in the room except me realise that the guy is Satan…
So to clarify - when I wrote about the record I didn’t realise that the car was lua-edited. Therefore any arguments regarding the “legality” of such cars’ competition shouldn’t be aimed at me, as for me that is disqualification as well. I’m definitely not advocating for them - such impression is an effect of a mistake.
That is your approach. Some others, including me, might not go as in depth into these numbers and limitations and just create a somewhat believable story and imagination of a real company. Therefore my definition of a “lore car” allows for a +15-everything monster if it’s just some special one-off or something like that, not a regular product of a company, and has a financial base in other company’s activities - a real example of that could be Bugatti cars. But that’s the extreme.
About the reality check - that’s a race engine. Would you expect any more reasonable parameters from a real world race engine?
PS One more thing about the ET and PU - it’s hard to accurately judge them for now, as we have no reliable way to simulate the effects of modular design, parts sharing between models, engineering skills, factory equipment advancement, design outsourcing, licences and, in sandbox, production capacity and familiarity - and all those greatly affect what said number mean in reality.