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#41

I plan on making all three of them again, along with previous models.

However, real life is slowing down progress and I’ve been using some time to expand and refine lore for all companies.


#42

Baltazar Automóveis wishes everyone Happy Holidays!

Here’s a poster.


#43

Happy Birthday.


#44

Birthday or holidays?


#45

Birthday holidays.


#46

If you do Christmas, it IS a birthday, so…


#47

I like the cars. Good work! Especially the quark


#48

It looks like the Quasar will also make a smooth transition to UE4. I’m expecting a rundown of the range in short order. That just leaves the Zeppelin and Kilimanjaro…


#49

#50

A Boxing Day Special from Baltazar Automóveis

More information on the new year.


#51

While scanning the forums, I found a Baltazar model that has so far not been mentioned in this thread: the Beluga. From what I recall, it was a mid-late-90s large luxury car, so why does this thread not feature it? I reckon it could be down to the Beluga being a non-canonical model that does not fit in with the company history, even in the pre-UE4 era.

By the way, that screenshot of the remastered Quasar’s rear end has only convinced me to buy one even more, were it to exist in real life.


#52

Yeah, the Beluga is very much a non-canon car. Back then I didn’t have any non-canon tags and I didn’t think so deeply for lore. That may become an even bigger problem in the near future, as I feel an increasing need for an american brand. The question here would be, keep it as a non-lore company and create another one or keep bush as the american arm?


#53

Happy new year! And here is a gift from Baltazar.


The 2018 Baltazar Quasar

For the second year in the row, the Quasar has been elected the best common car of the Automationverse. First, the sedan won the prize and then the hatchback model.
Now, in 2018, the Quasar is reborn in UE4. In the transition the now classic looks have been maintained. The sleek and refined headlights have been reimagined and the front bumper now features a distinct look, with ever more aggressive vents and fog lights. Meanwhile, the rear has barely been changed, with the trapezoidal rear lights still integrated visually by two elements, the lower one always in black and the upper one in black plastic, body colour or chrome depending on the trim level.

The engine range, on the other hand, is new. Gone are the old inline 4 engines, in come revised versions of the inline 3 turbocharged engine. Introduced in 2013, this new engine family brings advanced technology, like direct injection, a low-inertia turbocharging system and variable valve timing on both cams. In the Quasar, this engine is available in 3 different configurations; 1.0, 1.2 and 1.35, with 95, 120 and 140 hp, respectively.

Together with the 2.0 turbocharged engine used in the sporty Quasar models, these engines comprise the European line-up, giving an option to every customer.
NAFTA, Latin America, China and Southeast Asia have a 2.0 NA option, with 160-165 hp, with the inline 3 engines not available to those markets.

Photo Gallery

Quasar 1.35T Lithium in Amethyst Black

Quasar 1.2T Tellurium in Toscana Red

Quasar 1.0T Nitrogen in Pure White

Available trims - click on the arrows to show details

1.0T Nitrogen - $15,840 at 20% markup
Standard features

6 airbags, ESC, TC, ABS
Power front windows with auto tilt up and down, power locks and alarm
Manual air-conditioning
Cruise-control and AEB
Electric power steering
Part SuperSuede seat upholstery with height adjustment
Leather gearknob, handbrake cover and steering wheel
Tilt and reach steering adjustment
BS Connect™ - 3.5" Monochrome LCD display with bluetooth, USB and aux inputs, AM/FM radio, 4 speakers
15" steel wheels with hubcaps
Halogen head and tail lights
Matte black door handles, grille surrounds, rear strip and mirrors

Technical Details
1.0 inline 3 DOHC 12 valves engine
Single low-inertia turbocharger and direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Power: 95 hp at 6,300 rpm
Torque: 122 Nm at 4,400 rpm
Redline: 6,900 rpm
6 speed manual gearbox
Kerb Weight: 1,264 kg

0-100: 12.2 s
Top Speed: 188 km/h
Combined fuel economy: 20.4 km/l

1.0T Tellurium - $17,640 at 20% markup
Standard features

6 airbags, ESC, TC, ABS
Auto-folding electric mirrors
Rear parking sensors with parking camera
Power front and rear windows with auto tilt up and down, power locks and alarm
Manual air-conditioning
Cruise-control and AEB
Electric power steering with SpeedSense™ - Varies the amount of assistance according to the speed
Part Alcantara™ seat upholstery with lumbar and height adjustment
Leather gearknob, handbrake cover and steering wheel
Tilt and reach steering adjustment
NavConnect™ - 6.5" Colour touchscreen display with satnav, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and DAB Digital Radio connectivity, Bluetooth, USB and aux inputs, AM/FM radio, 4 speakers and 2 tweeters
16" alloy wheels
Halogen head and LED tail lights
Body colour door handles, grille surrounds, rear strip and mirrors

Technical Details
1.0 inline 3 DOHC 12 valves engine
Single low-inertia turbocharger and direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Power: 95 hp at 6,300 rpm
Torque: 122 Nm at 4,400 rpm
Redline: 6,900 rpm
6 speed manual gearbox
Kerb Weight: 1,354 kg

0-100: 13.0 s
Top Speed: 187 km/h
Combined fuel economy: 19.6 km/l

1.2T Tellurium - $18,875 at 25% markup
Standard features

6 airbags, ESC, TC, ABS and Hill-Hold
Auto-folding electric mirrors
Rear parking sensors with parking camera
Power front and rear windows with auto tilt up and down, power locks and alarm
Manual air-conditioning
Cruise-control and AEB
Electric power steering with SpeedSense™ - Varies the amount of assistance according to the speed
Part Alcantara™ seat upholstery with lumbar and height adjustment
Leather gearknob, handbrake cover and steering wheel
Tilt and reach steering adjustment
NavConnect™ - 6.5" Colour touchscreen display with satnav, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and DAB Digital Radio connectivity, Bluetooth, USB and aux inputs, AM/FM radio, 4 speakers and 2 tweeters
16" alloy wheels
Halogen head and LED tail lights
Body colour door handles, grille surrounds, rear strip and mirrors

Technical Details
1.2 inline 3 DOHC 12 valves engine
Single low-inertia turbocharger and direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Power: 120 hp at 6,600 rpm
Torque: 151 Nm at 3,300 rpm
6 speed manual gearbox
Kerb Weight: 1,362 kg

0-100: 10.5 s
Top Speed: 203 km/h
Combined fuel economy: 18.8 km/l

1.35T Lithium - $20,670 at 30% markup
Standard features

6 airbags, ESC, TC, ABS and Hill-Hold
Adaptive Cruise-control with AEB
Auto dimming rear view mirror, automatic wipers and headlights

Full LED head and tail lights
NavConnect Premium™ - 8.2" Colour touchscreen display with satnav, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and DAB Digital Radio connectivity, Bluetooth, USB and aux inputs, AM/FM radio with 10 premium Bose speakers
17" alloy wheels
Auto-folding electric mirrors
Front and rear parking sensors with a rear parking camera
Power front and rear windows with auto tilt up and down, power locks and alarm
Automatic air-conditioning
Electric power steering with SpeedSense™ - Varies the amount of assistance according to the speed
Part leather, part alcantara seat upholstery with lumbar and height adjustment
Leather gearknob, handbrake cover and steering wheel
Tilt and reach steering adjustment
Chrome door handles, grille surrounds, rear strip and mirrors

Technical Details
1.35 inline 3 DOHC 12 valves engine
Single low-inertia turbocharger and direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Power: 140 hp at 6,600 rpm
Torque: 174 Nm at 4,800 rpm
6 speed manual gearbox
Kerb Weight: 1,425 kg

0-100: 9.6s
Top Speed: 214 km/h
Combined fuel economy: 16.9 km/l

1.35T Lithium DCT - $21,600 at 35% markup
Standard features

6 airbags, ESC, TC, ABS and Hill-Hold
Adaptive Cruise-control with AEB
Auto dimming rear view mirror, automatic wipers and headlights
Full LED head and tail lights
NavConnect Premium™ - 8.2" Colour touchscreen display with satnav, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and DAB Digital Radio connectivity, Bluetooth, USB and aux inputs, AM/FM radio with 10 premium Bose speakers
17" alloy wheels
Auto-folding electric mirrors
Front and rear parking sensors with a rear parking camera
Power front and rear windows with auto tilt up and down, power locks and alarm
Automatic air-conditioning
Electric power steering with SpeedSense™ - Varies the amount of assistance according to the speed
Part leather, part alcantara seat upholstery with lumbar and height adjustment
Leather gearknob, handbrake cover and steering wheel
Tilt and reach steering adjustment
Chrome door handles, grille surrounds, rear strip and mirrors

Technical Details
1.35 inline 3 DOHC 12 valves engine
Single low-inertia turbocharger and direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
Power: 140 hp at 6,600 rpm
Torque: 174 Nm at 4,800 rpm
6 speed Double Clutch automatic gearbox
Kerb Weight: 1,432 kg

0-100: 9.4 s
Top Speed: 214 km/h
Combined fuel economy: 16.8 km/l


2005 GTCC - Global touring car championship
#54

Looks nice and sensible as always and the engine lineup is realistic… with one exception. China has tax brackets on 1.5 and 2.5 litre engines AFAIK, so giving them a 2.0 instead of a 1.35 would be a bit illogical.


#55

I completely forgot about the tax brackets.

However, a quick google has told me that the tax is 3% for engines under 1.5 litres and 5% for engines between 1.5 and 2.0. A 2.0 engine without a turbo should be a bit cheaper to make than the 3-cyl unit, meaning, the 2.0 might still come out cheaper. Further investigation will follow.


#56

2019 Quark GT

After the sucessful introduction of the 2018 Quark, Baltazar is proud to present the faster, sportier GT trim level.
The chassis and powertrain have been extensively revised, with 14 mm lower ride height, stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars. The tyres are Michelin Sport Cups, which along with the new 18" wheels, help the car feel more precise and agile. The GT is the only Quark model that comes equipped with a a 4-cylinder engine, here a 200 hp 1.7 litre turbocharged unit.

All models come with a mechanical limited slip differential and buyers can choose between a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed DCT.

First deliveries will take place in March 2018, in Europe, and April in the USA.

Available trims - click on the arrows to show details

Quark GT - $19,880 at 40% markup

Technical Details

Chassis

Monocoque made of Advanced High Strength Steel
Bonnet, doors and boot lid made of Aluminium
Front Transverse engine, Front Wheel Drive
6 speed Manual gearbox, with a mechanic limited slip differential
McPherson struts front suspension, Torsion beam rear

Weight:

Engine
Inline 4. 1,699 cc. turbocharged
Direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
95 RON Premium Fuel required
Power: 200 hp at 6.900 rpm
Torque: 252 Nm at 4,000 rpm
Redline: 7,100 rpm

Performance figures

0-100: 6.66 s
Top Speed: 232 km/h
Quarter Mile: 14.82s
Fuel economy: 13.1 km/l combined

Quark GT DCT - $20,990 at 47% markup

Technical Details

Chassis

Monocoque made of Advanced High Strength Steel
Bonnet, doors and boot lid made of Aluminium
Front Transverse engine, Front Wheel Drive
6 speed Manual gearbox, with a mechanic limited slip differential
McPherson struts front suspension, Torsion beam rear

Weight:

Engine
Inline 4. 1,699 cc. turbocharged
Direct injection
Variable Valve Timing on Admission and Exhaust
95 RON Premium Fuel required
Power: 200 hp at 6.900 rpm
Torque: 252 Nm at 4,000 rpm
Redline: 7,100 rpm

Performance figures

0-100: 6.30 s
Top Speed: 232 km/h
50 to 75 mph: 2.1 s
Quarter Mile: 14.59s
Fuel economy: 13.0 km/l combined


#58

I really love that design! The rounded-edge triangle theme is really cool—it makes it look aggressive and distinct. I also appreciate your fervent love of that shade of orange, which I’ve seen on so many of your cars. Well done!


#59

Thank you.

And holy shit, you are right. I scrolled up and every single GT spec Baltazar I released has been in that colour. I swear it wasn’t intentional, just a happy coincidence. I shall take it as a special trim colour from now on :smiley:

Also, great seeing you back :slight_smile:


#60

Are there any diffrences between the 2018 quark and 2019?


#61

None other than the introduction of the GT trim level to top the range.