Your task: To design and develop a prototype premium saloon car. Planned for production in 1958.
Sub-tasks (Completely optional): Develop a company motto for the brand, and simple badge to go from 1955 until the mid 1960s.
- Model and engine family year set to 1955, Trim and engine variant year set to 1958.
- Maximum quality sliding is from 0 to +2.
- Car markets will not be marked in judgement.
- One entry per person!
Steel panels on a Galvanised Steel Monocoque chassis with front longitudinal double wishbone front & rear only. The factories only have steel and galvanisation plants to work with.
Drivetrain & Engine
Rear wheel drive, 2 gear automatic paired with a open differential is what the base chassis uses.
The engine which will be used is not yet decided although Gerald seems to like the idea of a high capacity Inline 6, or a sweet sounding V12. Using either an I6 or V12 only is allowed.
Fuel is fine as any selection, although Regular Leaded is preferred from it being the most common fuel.
Tyres are to be sized only ending with a “5”. Example: 245 front & 285 rear.
Besides the above rule, no restriction, just choose within good reason.
Aim for above 10mpg. Above 15-20mpg will score slightly better.
Premium is the standard here. Although Luxury will be considered if it is cost-effective.
4-5 seats is the allowed seating. Full seats only. 2 front, 2/3 rear.
Higher the better.
Progressive suspension setup only.
The lower the better. This is however a prototype premium car being made. Consider the cost to produce the car. Service cost doesn’t matter as much.
Suggestions and assistance
This challenge is mainly design based. Focus your attention more on the visuals of the car than the internal tuning.
The brand will primarily focus on premium markets, and has an incline to smooth riding cars, that are very safe, economical with fuel, and comfortable.
Being Hetvesia, the real life representative is Switzerland. Keep in mind the mountainous terrain of the country, maybe lean to utility and a little bit more off-road for this.
Since the car is luxurious, a loud engine and exhaust system would not be ideal.
Keywords to describe the brand would be: Fabulous, High-class, Lavish, Vigorous, Efficient
Model name: Indistinct - (your forum user name)
Trim name: Your car’s name
Engine name: Your engine’s name
Engine trim name: Your engine’s trim
Post a picture/pictures of your submitted car on this thread alongside your submission sent.
Your entry can be an automationverse client, or just made up for this comp, anything is okay!
Important Note: No re submissions allowed - so please make sure that your entry meets all requirements before submitting.
All mods are allowed
Submissions will open at 12:00am GMT September 30th 2019 and will close at 12:00 pm GMT, October 9th 2019. Please note that until submissions open, rules and regulations may be subject to change.
I am using open beta, so please state which version you are using on your entry submission. Open Beta is preferred.