So, i fooled around in Automation and BeamNG and came up with a challenge:
What is this challenge for?
This is meant to get my trusty colleag Eric a modern type “folkrace/rallycross” car that he can drive on any surface and that can take a beating. It has to be able to clear jumps,
work on both bumpy gravel and smooth tarmac and have both acceleration and top speed, and power in a useful range.
What does he want?
Think rallycross, rally or even gymkhana… but at a budget.
Whats the budget then?
He wants a decently cheap car, rather below 12500 than above but the hard limit is at 14000 credits.
Yep, there is a limit here too… Engine will top out around 110 et and trim will top out around 100 et
When is it set?
You can use any type of body or engine given the engineering-time-restraints, but trim and engine years should be 2005.
Any other limits?
Yes. It has to be rather reliable, so both the trim and engine needs to have 55 + reliability. And basic safety is a must. And he rather sees you use
medium tires on the cars as these are the middle road between gravel and tarmac racing.
As i will test these in Beam, you don’t have to put any driving
assists (power steering, traction aids etc) in, as they just cost money, and doesn’t really help that much, same goes for active suspension parts (active
and semi active dampers, springs and swaybars). And 2 seats are enought. And as the question comes up with regularity, yes, you need cats (both the pet and the car-part ).
Trim and engine year: 2005
Engine engineering time: 110
Trim engineering time: 100
Trim reliability: 55 +
Engine reliability: 55 +
No fuel restriction
Only medium tires
No driving assists (power steering, traction aids etc)
2 seats at least
No active, semi-active or adaptive springs, dampers or sway-bars
Yes, you need cats!
Budget: 14000 automation credits (hard cap)
Stable build (not open beta)
Naming: Name the car RCC-username so i can keep track of the entries
It will be tested with at least 2 laps at each of the following courses;
the Automation course (gravel-circuit)
the West Coast (street course 2, offroad-track)
and in the industial site rally-cross circuit (Perimeter mixed cicuit - reversed)
I will of course give hints and feedback on my thoughts of the cars, as well
as post times and a short analysis of the cars. A video or two might show up too.
But… as i’m working, this will mostly be done on late nights and on the weekend, so it will not be a fast challenge.
Good luck, and happy building
Submission deadline: May 20th