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#50

The main part that goes over the wheel is a variation of one of the wings

and the part that connects the cover to the car is simply a lip fixture


@Mr.Computah Thanks, I appreciate it a lot!


#52

We’d like to wish everybody a very Happy Holidays, from everyone at Corsica!


#53

Outdated.

Corsica C900

from 1992-1998


After the Oakwood was discontinued in 1986, Corsica slowly started working on its successor.

Full development started in 1988 and the final design was frozen the same year. The chosen design was much rounder and more aerodynamic than the old Oakwood, the total coefficient drag went down from 0.57 to 0.39.

The all-new Corsica C900 went into production in 1991 as a 1992 model and lasted until 1998.

The C900 came in two trims: The DX standard model and the SE luxury model. Both versions were RWD and came with a 4-speed Automatic. As with the Oakwood, there were 6 seats on the inside.

The V8 made (when new) 311 hp and 385 Nm of torque. This propelled the C900 from 0-62 mph in just 7 seconds and made it do the 1/4 mile in just 15.4 seconds.

As with the Oakwood, the C900 did not perform incredibly well at fuel economy. The average fuel eco. was 16.7 MPG (UK)

The C900 was made available for fleet service a few months after the normal sales had started. Above is a police spec model.

All in all, the C900 still didn’t perform as well as Corsica had hoped. While old people didn’t want it because it was too fast for them and not comfortable enough, young people didn’t want it because it was a big American luxury sedan.

The fleet services weren’t big fans either, due to there simply being better options out there. In 1998, the last models rolled off the assembly line at the Sisten Hamilton Plant in Georgia.


Specifications

Quadra SPT / 4.6 V8 DOHC-32
Horsepower: 311 @ 6700 RPM
Torque: 385 Nm @ 4300 RPM
Top speed: 246 km/h
0-62mph: 7 seconds
Transmission: 4-speed Automatic
Price: $40000 - $45000 (adjusted for inflation)



#55

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Corsica Vienna (Gen. 1)

from 2005-2013


In the 1990’s, Corsica was moving more towards being a true mass-market brand, with the launch of such models as the Yosemite SUV in 1993, the C900 full-size sedan in 1992 and even the Blitz coupe in 1995.

The youth performance part of Corsica was still being kept alive by the Cheetah and Zeta, but they were both constantly being overshadowed in sales figures by other models.

In 1998, Corsica launched their “Sport 2000” in-house project. The focus of Sport 2000 was to turn Corsica back in to the sports-oriented brand back to what it once was. One of the first cars to come of this project was the Vienna sedan, launched in 2005.

For 2005, the Vienna came with a single 3.5 liter V6, making 266 horsepower and 298 Nm of torque. All Viennas were Rear-Wheel Drive and all of them came with a 6-speed manual as standard, automatic transmissions were available to choose.

In 2007, two brand new engines were added to the line-up. The new Sport Plus trim came with a 3.7 V6, making 325 horsepower and 361 Nm of torque. Starting with the 2009 model year, the 3.7 completely replaced the 3.5 in the lineup.

The second new engine was the 4.0 V8, available in the new Supersport trim line. The V8 generated 402 horsepower and 413 Nm of torque, making it go from 0-62 MPH in 5.7 seconds.

The Vienna CR was brought to the market in 2010. Underneath the bonnet was the SC Super II 5.6 V8, which made 512 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. Some other changes included a rear spoiler, a new differential and an upgraded suspension setup.

The first generation Vienna was discontinued from the market in 2013. A month later, the second generation model was announced.


Specifications

3.5 V6
Horsepower: 266 @ 7300 RPM
Torque: 298 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 6.7 seconds
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Price: $30000 (adjusted for inflation)

3.7 V6
Horsepower: 325 @ 7100 RPM
Torque: 361 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 6.2 seconds
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Price: $29000 (adjusted for inflation)

4.0 V8
Horsepower: 402 @ 7700 RPM
Torque: 413 Nm @ 6300 RPM
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 5.7 seconds
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Price: $31500 (adjusted for inflation)

5.6 V8
Horsepower: 512 @ 000 RPM
Torque: 550 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 5 seconds
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Price: $40000 (adjusted for inflation)



#63

Great magazine ads, going through this thread is like reading car ads. Looking forward to seeing more of your work at the auto show


#64

Outdated.

Corsica Vienna (Gen. 2)

from 2013-present

NOTE: This design is a few months old, and doesn’t fully show my designing ability right now. That goes for both the exterior design and the engines. also this post is rushed because i hate this car


2013, a big year for Corsica’s sales department, since they managed to update two of their best selling models that weren’t the Cheetah; the Vienna sedan and the Yosemite money printer.

Like the last one, this generation is still RWD. There’s nothing else interesting about this thing.

From 2013 to 2018, the Phase 1 model could be optioned with either a 3.0 or a 3.5 liter V6. The standard transmission type was a 7-speed Dual Clutch, because manuals aren’t cool I guess.

At the 2018 LA Auto Show, this automobile received a facelift.

QUICK RUNDOWN OF THE CHANGES: Some new bumpers, a different tailgate and new engines. The 3.0 was gotten rid of and instead a brand-new 3.5 V6 took its place, a 5.0 V8 became the new range-topper. If you don’t count the CR.

The second Vienna CR has a 6.0 liter V8, generating 560 horsepower and managing a 0-62 mph time of 4 seconds. For the design, it has a spoiler in the back.


Specifications

3.0 V6 | 2013
Horsepower: 241 @ 6800 RPM
Torque: 290 Nm @ 3900 RPM
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 6.4 seconds
Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: $32500 (adjusted for inflation)

3.5 V6 | 2013
Horsepower: 278 @ 6600 RPM
Torque: 338 Nm @ 5200 RPM
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 6.1 seconds
Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: $35000 (adjusted for inflation)

3.5 V6 | 2018
Horsepower: 244 @ 6200 RPM
Torque: 319 Nm @ 4600 RPM
Top speed: 250 km/h
0-62mph: 6.4 seconds
Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: Starting from $30500

5.0 V8 | 2018
Horsepower: 390 @ 7100 RPM
Torque: 461 Nm @ 3700 RPM
Top speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
0-62mph: 5.2 seconds
Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: Starting from $33000

6.0 V8 | 2018 (CR)
Horsepower: 560hp @ 7400 RPM
Torque: 599 Nm @ 6200 RPM
Top Speed: 250km/h (electronically limited)
0-100km/h: 4 seconds
Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch
Price: Starting from $45000



SE 3.0 (2013)


LE 5.0 (2018)


CR 6.0 (2018)


INSTAGRAM!

The majority of the votes went for Don’t Care so there isn’t one.


also this format is getting boring already


#65

Outdated.

2019 Sisten Triton


Now available for Europe and Asia, the Sisten Triton marks the beginning of a brand new segment in the vehicle market: This car has been designed to be able to be converted from an all-electric city car to a snowplower or a forklift in a matter of minutes.

Behind the front wheels are two connector adapters, where either a snowplow attachment or forklift equipment can be attached to.


With snowplow attached.

When it comes to plowing snow, lack of power isn’t a problem, as the Triton can go in speeds excess of 130km/h. This speed does not affect the fuel economy; the average US MPG is 71. When going on the highway, the recorded fuel consumption figures are 101 MPG traveling at 70km/h.



With forklift equipment attached.

The Sisten Triton will be made available to certain government offices throughout Europe in February 2019 and will start rolling out to customers from there.


Optional Extras


2019 Sisten Triton, starting from $8000


#71

Lore Restart (Mostly)

Yes, I’m restarting most of the car design lore. Exactly 100 days after I created this thread. Sorry.




It’s 1978. You, the CEO of America’s second (or third, fourth etc. please don’t get angry over this) biggest car manufacturer, the Sisten Motoring Corporation, have decided to put on your crisis suit. People have flocked over to Japanese imports after the fuel crisis and as such, nobody is buying Sistens or Taluvecs anymore. Well, aside from grandpa whose back hurts.

But you’re not surrendering yet. No, you call in a secret meeting between all the big heads at SiMoCo to figure out the solution to the two main problems: 1. Young people aren’t buying your cars, and 2. Pretty much no one is buying your cars.

The solution? Create a new brand that would attract those youngsters and would offer compact models with good mileage to rival the imports. A new brand, called Corsica.


Designed by Sisten-veteran John B. Delaman, it was his last design before he retired in late 1982. The Cheetah was first presented at the 1981 North American International Auto Show, in a booth completely separated from Sisten and Taluvec.

Two models were shown at the show, the Sport 3.0 V6 and the Supersport 4.5 V8. After the positive reception, models started rolling out to dealerships in mid-1981.

The Gen. 1 Cheetah features all-round independent suspension and the Rear Drive System© (Sistens name for RWD they used in the 70’s and 80’s, for no apparent reason).

The V6 with cutting-edge Fuel Injection was a modified version of the SC 30C679, previously used in entry-level Taluvecs. When new, it produced 171 horsepower and 218 torques. But the crowd-pleaser was obviously the Supersport V8, a 4.5 liter… beast… that produced 200 horsepower and 271 Nm of torque. However, it would not be the range-topper forever.

In 1985, Corsica launched the very first CR model, it standing for Corsica Racing. To make the CR, a fat TURBO was attached to the V8, increasing the horsepower rating to 252 and making 339 torques more, allowing the 0-100km/h speed to jump from 7.4 to 6.4 seconds.

A mild spoiler was fitted and the rear bumper received two extra exhaust pipes. Because it was originally planned to be in limited-production only, just one color was available. The exclusive blue would become a standard for all CR models, even when later models could be optioned with other colors.

As mentioned two sentences ago, the CR was originally meant to be in limited-production only. After the original 200 cars were built however, Corsica r̶e̶a̶l̶i̶z̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶y̶ ̶h̶a̶d̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶b̶l̶u̶e̶ ̶p̶a̶i̶n̶t̶ ̶l̶e̶f̶t̶ ̶o̶v̶e̶r̶ decided to build 100 more to give to the best performing dealerships in the US.

With just 300 units built, it is currently the most sought after CR. However, it isn’t the rarest original Cheetah model.

In celebration of Sisten’s 80th anniversary in 1986, SMG decided to take a model from each of the brands lineups and dress them up in some fancy paint. For Sisten, it was the Sunburst hatch, Taluvec chose the Callahan TTS full-size sedan and Corsica went with the Cheetah.

To make the Corsica Cheetah “80th Anniversary Edition”, they took a fully-loaded V8 Supersport from the factory, painted them in gold and then put some stickers on them. 10 of the cars went to former executives and noteworthy employees, the other 70 went to very select dealers. One car burnt down in a dealership fire and another was crashed a year after it was sold.


Specifications

3.0 V6 | 1981
Horsepower: 171hp @ 6200 RPM
Torque: 218 Nm @ 4300 RPM
Top Speed: 200km/h
0-100km/h: 7.7 seconds
Transmission: 4-speed manual/5-speed manual/4-speed automatic
Price: Starting from $38000

4.5 V8 | 1981
Horsepower: 200hp @ 5400 RPM
Torque: 271 Nm @ 5100 RPM
Top Speed: 210km/h
0-100km/h: 7.4 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual/4-speed automatic
Price: Starting from $43000

4.5 V8 Turbo | 1985 (CR)
Horsepower: 252hp @ 5500 RPM
Torque: 339 Nm @ 4700 RPM
Top Speed: 212km/h
0-100km/h: 6.4 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: Starting from $45000


For Corsica, their next model skipped 1982 and came out in '83; the Oakwood full-size sedan. But, for 1984, Corsica followed up on their promise to make fuel-efficient vehicles…


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#72

Those are huge power numbers for 1981! GM needed 3.4L and DOHC to hit 200 hp from a V6… ten years after this one!


#74

And anyway. We know those “Real People Not Actors” ads from Chevy.


#75

J D P O W E R


#76

The post-reboot original Cheetah lives up to its name; from the front it reminds me of a Sierra RS Cosworth or Alpine A310, with those quad sealed-beam headlights and low-mounted grille.


#77

Woah mama, it’s a news report from 1985!


Sisten, Corsica warehouse robbed in East Detroit

February 6, 1985

On the evening of the 4th of February, 6 individuals broke into the Sisten Motoring Corporation in East Detroit, stealing nine (9) shipping containers. The containers were loaded up earlier in the day with steering wheels and foot pedals.

Police were first notified of the crime the following morning and a quick lead was found in the security cam footage, showing the burglars loading the containers onto three trucks. A later search found that all of the trucks were registered in Canada. The Daily Motors have contacted Canada and their automotive business about the burglary and we will give an update when we hear back.

The damage has been rated at approximately $800.


#78

Oh scheisse


#79

Daily Notepad February 28th, 1985 “Quebec Cars exposed”

Earlier today Quebec has sent out an important letter to Corisca. Here’s what follow: “Regarding the night of February 5th. We did steal the parts. We have made a grave mistake that our company will not recover from, and will never do it again. We will pay back any amount caused from the incident. We will recall all vehicles and replace them with custom parts from our designers.” Quoted Head CEO Kelvin A Trudeau. He later quoted: “Actually we just had a private chat, and we didn’t mean to steal the parts. Or head designer paid some thug gang in Detroit to steal and load them into a plane. He isn’t here, but we have notified the police.”. A week later Head Designer Julian Kastro was found in Belize hiding and she was later deported to Canada and arrested on Grand Theft. She will be sentence to 17 years in prison without bail for another charge of Attempted Murder on head ceo Kelvin. @CorsicaUnknown


#80

In 1982, the Sisten Motoring Corporation struck a deal for a partnership with the Pajaro Motor Corporation. From 1982 until 1995, Sisten and Pajaro would take advantage of each others engines, platforms and even cars, as was to be showcased in 1984.

After the partnership was made, Jack Tennant (CEO of SMC, former comedian) traveled to Japan in order to find a compact and fuel-efficient vehicle they could re-work into a Corsica. After going from a plane to a taxi to the Pajaro headquarters, he was met with the Pajaro XRZ. All-new for 1982, the XRZ was a compact 4-seater kei-car, available with a 660cc straight-3 or a Turbocharged 1.3 Inline-4. The 1.3 turbo would become the foundation for Corsica’s first, and so far only subcompact.


In order to not make the same mistake as they did with the Oakwood, the Corsica Lazer had some different design cues from the car it was based on. The front features an off-center grille and a bigger bumper, to meet US crash safety requirements. At the rear, the license-plate indent was also made off-center and a small roof spoiler was added.

The side is distinguished by a long plastic piece, running across the car. On the XRZ, this piece was body colored on all but the entry-level model. To save costs however, all Lazers had it painted black, actually helping it stand out from the crowd in the long run.

The singular engine option on offer was the 1.3 turbo Inline-4, mentioned above.

One of the reasons for the collaboration was to make Sistens, Taluvecs and Corsicas more reliable… The CCI T4 1.3 Turbo happens to be one of the least reliable engines Pajaro has ever manufactured.

Very unusual for an American* car, no automatic transmission was ever available, as a 5-speed manual was the exclusive choice.


Trim versions

LAZER GL - The GL is a rare model, partially because it lasted just 3 model years, from 1984 to 1986, and mostly because it was as barren as a Turkish prison. Plastic bumpers and black steel wheels came standard and just 3 colors were available. The inside has an incredibly basic 8-track player and cheap cloth seats.

LAZER GLX - Essentially a direct upgrade to the GL, the GLX has color coded bumpers, wheels with style and foglights. The interior receives slightly better seats and A/C comes as standard.

LASER TL - The best version, because H O O D - I N T A K E and a cassette player too. Starting with 1987, ABS became standard.


The Lazer was never a volume seller, but it did well enough to be profitable. “BUT”, you scream, “What about a five-door version?!?!”.

This is the only evidence of a five-door version ever existing. Found in an old scan of a car magazine, the picture is dated around March 1985. The location where the image was taken is unknown.

It continued until 1990, before being discontinued. To this day, it remains to be the only small hatch to grace Corsicas lineup and has found a small- but loyal underground following


Specifications

1.3 I4 Turbo | 1984
Horsepower: 85hp @ 6000 RPM
Torque: 124 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Top Speed: 155km/h
0-100km/h: 10.7 seconds
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: Starting from $9300 (1984)


Skipping another model year in 1985, Corsica and Sisten continued their partnership with Pajaro, finally resulting in the 1986 Solar.


#81

Now I know what the 1985 Montreal will go against :wink:


#82

Oops, here goes my plan to upload everything in chronological order. But, I think this break is still worth it! Also, another reminder that the Sisten Motoring Corporation is the company in which Corsica is a sub-brand in, alongside Sisten and Taluvec.




From Arion’s side:

Around 1988, the executives at the Sisten Motoring Corporation started taking notice of Arion Automotive, a company located in the Greatest of Britains. They started having talks with the higher-ups at Arion about acquiring a large stake in them in hopes of not only borrowing engines and technologies, but also in order to increase the size of Sisten size in the European market.

By '89, Sisten acquired a 29.6% stake in Arion, and this resulted in their first collaboration car, the Arion Starling & Corsica Zeta.


The Zeta and Starling were unveiled in 1990, both going on sale the same year. The three versions offered for the first three model years were the GL, GLX and Sport.

The Zeta was designed to be the more “budget-friendly” version of the Starling… something that didn’t make too much sense as the Zeta was offered exclusively in the US market.

When it comes to the engine, both of the twins used the same Arion designed 2.0 V6 engine, outputting 193 horsepower and achieving a 0-62 mph time of 5.3 seconds. This engine was mounted either to a 5-speed manual (standard in the base GL trim) or a 4-speed Corsica G-Tron automatic (standard in every other model).

In 1992, the Zeta became available with All-Wheel Drive with the CS Altrive trim (pictured above). The CS used a basic AWD system borrowed from a 10-year old Sisten and only managed to get through to 1995 before being discontinued.

When it comes to the design, the exterior was mostly done in-house by the designers from Arion. However, the interiors for both the cars were very different. As the Starling was the more luxurious offering with leather seats, it was in stark contrast to the Zeta’s black plastic dashboard and cloth seats.

The suspension of the Zeta was cheaper and more basic too, as were the brakes.


Specifications

2.0 V6 Turbo | 1990
Horsepower: 193hp @ 6800 RPM
Torque: 267 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Top Speed: 155km/h
0-100km/h: 10.7 seconds
Transmission: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual
Price: Starting from $25500 (1990)


The collaborations between Corsica and Arion would not end after the Starling/Zeta twins, as was showcased later in such models as the 1998 Cheetah CR Superspeed. Corsica’s next model would be the 1992 C900.


#83

Fiero ripoff? Maybe


#84

@desperatedonut5 I don’t see any visual cue that remembers me of a Pontiac Fiero.

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