let’s play a new forum game called don’t do that
Also are the plastic flares around the wheel arches on the car or custom? Just wanting to know so when Automation is done taking 20 minutes to load I can make a project car and use ideas I got from other cars.
For God’s sake everything is custom
Now, @desperatedonut5 . As your no. 1 biggest fan here on these forums, I have honestly had it with you spamming every thread you find with useless, throwaway comments that you seemingly make to start drama. You have been told many times to stop the spam and yet you simply will not take notice. And no, I wouldn’t excuse this behavior because you are seemingly younger than others here; anyone who is old enough to use the internet and be allowed to make an account in this forum should have to be able to understand the forum etiquette. Your “Idk either and I made the comment”…comment seems to show exactly what kind of a commenter you are. You just don’t care. And if you don’t care, then what is the point of commenting?
If your urge to reply on others threads really can’t control itself, then how-a-bout you say something that the other person could find useful or be thankful for.
“Wow, that is most definitely a very unique design choice - I am really liking that!”
That’s pretty basic, however it’s still a million times better than
“I kinda dig the weird hatchback design”.
Saying that to a car made by a legendary designer here is stupid.
As for you seemingly constantly using Corsica or even Sisten in your lore… yeah do continue please, that’s funny. Once you ask for permission, at least. But… “When was Corsica founded again? Just asking” - Why the hell did you ask that? For the love of god I still don’t understand, please answer.
Here’s what I think you should do: you should take a little break from this place, grow a little older and learn how human interactions online work. Then, after about a year, you come back. Then you’re only going to continue with one company while not being a hazard to the community.
I’m sorry. There’s no excuses for my absolute stupidity. I will refrain from this website until April 2nd so I can let my reign on this forum collapse and I can become a sensible fucking human being. I am sorry for making this forum into crap and I promise to try and not do it again. I wanted today to be a mostly liking posts day but that clearly didn’t work. I’m sorry and goodbye for a while - Mr. Donut <3
P.S When I get back. I’m gonna put the others on hold and only have Taimania as my only company for now.
Calm down. Take a breath, it’s a forum, not your whole life. Take a step back. You didn’t ruin the forum and the only thing you did wrong was commenting everywhere, often for no good reason. Just tone back the quantity and increase the quality of everything you’re doing here - you’ll get a much more positive reaction.
It’s the magical year of 1985. SUV’s haven’t started taking over the world yet and the American people have decided that they don’t like station wagons anymore, leaving the minivan to be the no. 1 choice for big families. With that, the development of two minivans from SiMoCo began. The first was the Sisten Pacific, a standard van with seats stuck in the back. The second version however, was much more interesting. The Corsica Solar GTS, named after the Solar sedan, featured a more sleeker and controversial design.
Both cars were unveiled in 1989, when public testing of them were still underway. This was done in order to rush them out to the public quicker, so they could catch the minivan wave.
Corsica Solar GTS
For the first two model years, two versions were available, the first of which was the base SE. With a 3.0 liter V6 borrowed from the base model Cheetah, it rushed from 0 to 100km/h in 10 seconds. Inside, the big party piece were the 8 seats. While the front two seats functioned just as any other normal seat, the second and third row seats could all be rotated 360 degrees, folded flat and even extended for more comfortable leg support.
The standard transmission option was a 3-speed automatic, no manual or a 4-speed auto were ever offered.
Serving its purpose as both the mid- and high level version, the XS came standard with a cassette player instead of the 8-track in the SE. Under the bonnet, the engine looked exactly like the engine in the SE, and that’s because it was the same. As with the base model, the 3-speed auto was the only gearbox.
Because Corsica was still a “sports” brand, the Solar GTS received a V8 in 1991. The engine in question was the SE96 3.5 V8, with 195 horsepower and 240 Nm of torques. The transmission stayed the same, as did practically everything else. Aside from the fuel economy.
The Sport got 12.3 MPG when new.
Started as a small project by three engineers around 1991, the “Big Devil” was picked up by another team in 1992 and turned into a concept car for the 1994 Detroit Auto Show. Getting its name due to the color, it used a modified 4.0 liter V16 sourced from Arion and outputting 435 horsepower with a top speed of 278 km/h. Though the team had plans to enter it into special races, the management at Sisten decided against it and the idea was shelved.
look at the roof scoop though lol
The Big Devil currently rests at the Sisten Museum in Detroit.
|Corsica Solar GTS||SE V6||XS V6||Sport V8||Big Devil V16|
|Engine Type||30C680||30C680||SE96||Arion “399” V16|
|Drivetrain||Front-Wheel Drive||–||–||All-Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||10.1 seconds||10.1 seconds||9.3 seconds||5.3 seconds|
|80-120 km/h||6.5 seconds||6.5 seconds||6.5 seconds||3.6 seconds|
|Fuel Economy||19.1 MPG||19.1 MPG||12.3 MPG||24.6 MPG|
The Solar GTS did not become the sales success that Corsica had hoped for, though that doesn’t mean it was a complete failure. It did stay in production for quite long, lasting until 1998.
In 1990, Corsica launched their version of the Zeta/Starling twins.
I was about to do a Doug crossover as well. You beat me to it!
I don’t think i’ve seen anyone use Hoovie or Clarkson/Hammond/May for this kind of thing, so they’re still open
I’ve put too much effort into it so far, and it’s different enough haha!
I bet that Solar is filled with
Q U I R K S A N D F E A T U R E S
Although I am quite confused with the minivan having the same name as the Solar sedan. Is there any particular reason to that? I’m just curious…
EDIT: Hold on, V16 more economical than the other engines?
Chevy Lumina and Lumina APV
Hoovie: I bought the Cheapest Corsica Solar in the US
Doug: The Corsica Solar Was The Minivan Of The 80s
Yep, it’s named after the sedan partially because of the Lumina APV (like what on3cherryshake said) and mostly because I couldn’t come up with anything better
As for the fuel economy… I don’t know why the V16 is the most efficient. Could be because of the high compression ratio and ignition timing, but then again it’s heavier, has wider tires and is AWD! I don’t know.
Nice April Fool’s Day joke
I can very much smell 90s American minivans coming off this car. Surely captures the looks and mechanics of 90s minivans.
Nice designs!! Quick question, where did u find the roof rack?
Edit: Nvm I found it
By 1985, the long running Sisten Gran Eagle personal-luxury coupe was running on its last legs. With a downsized design and engines, undesirable styling and outdated technologies, the Gran Eagle didn’t really find any customers. This is when the development for the Corsica Altair began. With a young and fresh name, it was meant to be a return to form for the volume-selling personal luxury car. And it actually sort of managed to achieve that. A bit. Slightly.
The Corsica Altair made it’s debut in 1991 and went on sale the same year. It is named after the brightest star in the constellation of Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky.
Because Grandpa doesn’t care about trim-levels, every Altair was came in the Exclusive V8 form. The Exclusive came packed with the all-new GTA2, being the first models to include this engine. It made 252 horsepower when new and included highly advanced technologies called pushrods. Standard equipment included a high-end Phelps cassette deck, electronically adjustable seats, traction control and a sick rear spoiler.
239 km/h was the top speed, 0-100km/h was achieved in 7.5 seconds and the average fuel economy was 14.2 MPG. Because it was American, every model came equipped with a 4-speed Automatic, including the next version below.
Grandpa’s retirement gift got fast in 1993 as Corsica rolled out the Altair Supersport. Instead of the 4.5, under the hood now was a 5.5 Powerblock V8, producing 398 horsepower and 517 Nm of torque. The top speed was electronically limited to 250 km/h and the 0-100 time went down to 6.1 seconds.
Outside, the entire car was lowered by about 6 millimeters and a cool and good, bigger rear spoiler was added. The lower front grille was made more aggressive, the rear bumper received some fake vents and the tail lights… got two additional plastic strips. Two exhaust tips melted into four and surprisingly, a glass sunroof came as standard. It was reported that nearly 88% of all Altair Supersports sold were white.
The Altair received a mild facelift for 1995. The '91 GTA2 was replaced with a newer version, now outputting 257 horsepower. The main design change was featured on the front bumper - the foglights and bottom grille were completely redesigned. Elsewhere, the mirrors were replaced and the tail lights featured a slightly different design.
|Corsica Altair||Exclusive V8 ||Exclusive V8 ||Superport V8|
|Engine Type||GTA2||GTA2||Powerblock IT|
|0-100 km/h||7.5 seconds||7.5 seconds||6.1 seconds|
|80-120 km/h||4.9 seconds||4.8 seconds||3.3 seconds|
|Fuel Economy||14.2 MPG||14.2 MPG||19.2 MPG|
The Altair was considered a success by the management at Sisten as it sold quite strongly in the first years. After the facelift however, sales were down by nearly 50% and the Altair was finally discontinued in 1998. The Altair ended up being the final personal luxury coupe to come out of the Sisten Motoring Corporation.
In 1992, two models would be launched from Corsica, the first of which being the C900 sedan.
You have a talent for designing great cars. Keep up the good work!