Welcome to this year’s AutoTrend Car of the Year award! Only this year it will work differently. Sadly, in the apocalypse, our famed test track was blown up, and re-assembled into a radiation-filled crash course! Also, since the auto industry is gone, we have to use some older cars. So, since all of the CEOs and engineers and designers are, dust, we are opening the awards to the public! We have generously provided some cars that you will modify, for… wasteland activities! (WARNING, CARS ARE NOT VERY DETAILED, SO CUSTOMIZATION IS EASIER)Below is a taste of what you can do.
Here’s our lineup of selectable cars:
And here we have some info on each car:
A 1970s Eco Car
It’s not the fastest, it’s definitely not the strongest, but with it’s high(er) suspension, this thing’ll take the bumps very well. The Eco is also probably the most maneuverable, being rivaled by only the Hatchback. A very good all-rounder.
A 2000s SUV
Maybe the worst vehicle, but it’s the strongest. And for some reason, this car seems to have the largest fuel tank. 'Nuff said. Mods Required: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1160411555&searchtext=bar
A 1980s Pickup
So, strangely, this might be the fastest vehicle here. Not the quickest, and not the strongest. Also has a tendency to spin. Mod Requirements: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1160411555&searchtext=bar
A 1960s Police Car
Sadly, (because this car is representing the muscle cars), it is the slowest, least maneuverable, and is just miserable. The years have not been good to this car. It does have 1 saving grace, though: It’s the toughest car here. Basically. Mods Required: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1160411555&searchtext=bar
A 1990s Sedan
The middle-ground. The all-rounder. The jack-of-all-trades. These are the words to describe this sedan. The only thing it wins at, is spinning-out. Which isn’t a challenge.
A 1990s Hatchback
Some pros: Car can be used as a ramp, the Hatch is very maneuverable, and it can survive front and back flips. Now, for the juicy cons: No strength, uh… that’s it. Maybe a better bet than we thought.
A 2000s Sportscar
Our final car. It’s very quick, easy to drive, AWD. But avoid fast head-on collisions. Please! The boxer engine is quite close to the front of the car.
Ok, here’s a more, statistical approach(stock):
Off-road: 1st Pickup, 2nd SUV.
Top Speed: 1st Pickup, 2nd Sportscar.
Acceleration: 1st Sportscar, 2nd Pickup.
Strength: 1st Police Car, 2nd SUV.
Maneuverability: 1st Hatchback, 2nd Sportscar.
Suspension(Bumps): 1st Eco Car, 2nd SUV.
Gas Mileage: 1st SUV.
Now, it wouldn’t be a competition if it didn’t have rules, so here they are:
Budget is $10,000 at a -40% margin.
Improving quality is allowed, but only if you swap out the original part out.
Be sure to take in effect what changes you make. For example: If you only have 1 seat, you can’t bring along all of your raiding buds! Or, if you strip out the radio, you won’t be able to call anyone for help. Things like that.
Oh, we almost forgot, here’s the list of events we’ll be testing your cars at(IN BEAMNG.DRIVE):
- Suspension test.
- Survivability test. (Everyone will flee before each other and we’ll see who survives. Fuel economy, toughness, and speed will all come into play.)
- Oval race.
- 60/30 mph crash tests.
- Off road race.
- Off road drag race.
- Demolition derby.
Ok, it’s the moment of truth. Here we have provided the keys. What will you take?
Some Eco Car - Old.car (21.5 KB)
Some Hatchback - Oldish.car (17.3 KB)
Some Pickup - Old.car (21.3 KB)
Some Police Car - Old.car (25.5 KB)
Some Sedan - Old.car (25.1 KB)
Some SUV - Old.car (20.3 KB)
Some Sportscar - Old.car (22.4 KB)
To send in the .car file, please name the car and engine family your username. Car trim can be whatever.
DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 3
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