- First stage: rebellion -
It is the year 2017. Drifting has seen a huge increase in popularity the last months, as a consequence of the manga series Initial D becoming popular again. Cars from the 80s and 90s are now more sought after.
However, track days have seen an increase in prices. Most people cannot afford them now, and as a consequence, the bravest racers have decided to start racing in their local mountain passes. Even with the possibility of facing prison if they are caught, they won’t stop now.
Mount Haruna has become a Mecca to touge racers worldwide. Many visit it every summer, when there’s a race every saturday night, and many others have their cars shipped only to take part in them.
This challenge is based on tuned used cars (depreciation and budget described below) and touge battles. Calculations will be done in an spreadsheet based on formulas (description below).
This will be a 1v1 tournament. In each battle, the winner will enter the next round, and their rival will be thrown out of the competition. Each battle will be run on the Haruna Downhill, and will be a 1-pass, simultaneous start race, in which the one to cross the finishing line first wins.
This challenge will be run in the Kee build, as UE4 has a long way to go yet.
You are also encouraged to give your street racer a background on how they started racing, got their car and decided to take part in the tournament.
How are the calculations done?
Every car does a pass down Haruna. The circuit has three sections, and I write every section’s time down. I then calculate, using the sportiness value, how much time I have to subtract from the raw time via mathematic formula.
After that, using the drivability value, I roll a dice in every corner, to calculate how many mistakes the driver made and add that time to the previous formula.
The formulas for this are the following:
SECTION TIME = RAW TIME - ((RAW TIME0.1275)(SPORTINESS/100)) + (Nº OF MISTAKES * 0.375)
MISTAKE MULTIPLIER = DRIVABILITY / 100
(To determine whether a mistake was made or not, you have to generate a random number between 0 and 1, rounded to two decimal places. If the number is higher than your mistake multiplier, your racer will have made a mistake).
Budget and depreciation.
First of all. When giving your street racer a background, he has saved/received/stolen 20000$. With that money, you have to buy and tune your car. As cars must be from 1980 to 2008, the price you’ll have to pay based on the year (depreciation) are as they follow:
-Cars from 1980 to 1984 -> Price: 2500$.
-Cars from 1985 to 1989 -> Price: 3000$.
-Cars from 1990 to 1994 -> Price: 4000$.
-Cars from 1995 to 1999 -> Price: 5000$.
-Cars from 2000 to 2004 -> Price: 7000$.
-Cars from 2005 to 2008 -> Price: 9500$.
You’ll have to subtract the price you payed for the car to the budget. For instance, if I buy a car from 2001, I’ll have 20000 - 7000 = 13000$ available to tune the car. Before you tune it, write down the price. You can submit any car from any of your makes or other makes if you have permission from the player behind it.
Detailed explanation: you have your stock trim’s value in the market with a 15% markup. Write down it’s value in the market with a 0% markup. Then, you can add to the 0% marked up value the result of subtracting the price to the budget. Example:
Contendiente Valentía '96 -> Would cost 5000$ to buy. My budget was 20000$, but after buying it, it is 15000$. It’s stock value with a 0% markup is 13000$. So if I have a budget of 15000$, the maximum value the tuned trim can achieve is 13000 + 15000 = 28000.
Designing and tuning the car.
So now that you have decided which model you want to submit, you will need to export two trims following these regulations:
-Must be designed in the same year it was launched.
-Must not exceed 280hp.
-No pushrod suspension.
-Budget: 15000$ with a 15% markup.
-Budget: 20000 - (car price) over the stock trim’s price with 0% markup. (See Budget and Depreciation for an example).
-No pushrod suspension. No active or adaptive suspension parts.
-No carbon fiber or glued aluminium chassis. (If you can afford it, fiberglass and carbon fiber is allowed for the panels).
-All layouts (FWD, RWD, AWD/4x4) are allowed.
-Maximum power to weight ratios: 0.315 for FWD, 0.308 for RWD, 0.301 for AWD. (Measured in HP/KG).
-Muffler removals are allowed, but you need to have at least a high flow three way catalytic converter. You would be reported as a gross polluter otherwise.
-Engine swaps are allowed, but you must indicate where the engine came from (it can be from real life cars, as long as the engine is similar enough).
-You can remove as many seats as the body allows you, but you must have two seats at least. They must be either basic or sport.
-Only premium 95 RON fuel is available.
-No carbon ceramic brakes, no active wings and no cooling flaps.
-No fully clad/downforce undertrays. Only semi clad and offroad undertrays are allowed, as well as no undertray.
-Quality sliders must not exceed 15 in total in the engine department, and must not exceed 5 in each section.
-No negative quality sliders.
-When designing the tuned trim, you must do it in 2017.
How do I submit my car?
PM me the .zip file you generate when exporting the car. You can find it in Documents > MyGames > Automation > Exports. Name it as follows:
[Car name] + [Player Name] / [Engine name] + “Automation D”.
Entries (Player, racer and car):
- MrComputah - Luka Bogdanov - Contendiente Valentía '96
- DoctorNarfy - Nicholas Justinian - Shromet Interval RC '04
- Squidhead - Martin Todd - KHT Tsukuba '90
- DeusExMackia - Gavin Anderson - Erin Berlose '84
- Riso - Mike Conelly - RM SHX 86 '86
- Nomade0013 - Yasmin Rodrigues - Gamma Surge S2 '96
- Oskiinus - Madoka Matsusaka - Airborne Seishi SR '94
- Doncornaldie - Katsumi Saito - Cornaldie Automotive 260GT '90
- DoriftoDorito - Matt Sierra - Merciel 124 Rallye '85
- MrChips - “Mr. Chips” - CMW 786 '86
- Vri404 - Ciara North - Contendiente Pulga Mk2 '85
- Ornate - Harry Jakeman - Accursio Criceto S '08
- JohnWaldock - Daniil Vyacheslavovich - O.K.B. 1000 ‘Zherebenok’ '85
- Koolkei & Rk38 - Jürgen Pfeifer (driver) & Suzette L’Angelier (co-driver) - AAU M2083 '83
- Ramthecowy & Titleguy1 - Ram (driver) & Evan (Co-Driver) - Kimura Helruna SXi '99
- EnryGT5 - Yui Takeda - Seishido Yajiri '87
DEADLINE: SUNDAY 18TH JUNE (11:59 GMT).
EDIT 1: Changed the “minimum 4 seat” rule, which prevented roadsters and 2 seaters from taking part in the competition.
EDIT 2: Major balance fix in the budget section. (Sorry for the inconvenience, didn’t notice before).