lol I never knew the supercar market could have been so flooded back in 1988. Lots of great submissions so far!
welcome to Automation, where the supercar market is always flooded, even when it didn’t exist
To be fair, I feel like I’m constantly learning about supercars I haven’t heard of outside the usual brands, and sometimes they even made more than four of them!
In the first binning round, we’re going to find out who’s getting listed on “20 most obscure super cars (that failed to sell)” in the future.
1986 Noel Tallahassee Stuwkracht
The year is 1986, and Noel have now been producing the Tallahassee for 11 years. It was a sales success, nevertheless, but it was about time for a replacement. An ultra high performance version was revealed called the Stuwkracht as a swan song for the supercar until its end of production in 1988. A limited run of 459 Stuwkrachts were produced and sold for the equivalent of $73,100 USD. Journalists everywhere praised it for its amazing acceleration and smooth handling, although it does tend to oversteer sometimes.
- Chassis: Corrision Res Steel Monocoque w/ Aluminum Panels
- Drivetrain: Mid Transverse RWD, 5 Speed Manual
- Suspension: Independent Front and Rear Wishbones
- Weight: 2608 lb/1179 kg (39 F/61 R)
- Engine: S433 SKT, Tuned all aluminum DOHC 4.2 L V8
- Output: 425 HP@7400 RPM, 310 lb-ft@6900 RPM
- Compression: 10.1:1
- Fuel System: N/A Multi Point EFI
- 0-60 MPH: 4.3 Seconds
- Top Speed: 193 MPH/ 310 KMH
- Quarter Mile Time: 12.43 Seconds
The 1988 Mons Valkyre. The brutalist, no nonsense, zero aesthetics, all functionality styling shows that it means business. Serious business.
I’ve never seen a 4-way collaboration until now, but with the Sendo GT you have delivered a real stunner - it couldn’t look and feel any more mid-to-late-80s if it tried - and it looks best silhouetted against a setting sun on Miami’s Ocean Drive.
I am sad I might not make it to the second round but glad because this is some ridiculous levels of competition. If the sendo doesn’t beat out the rest of these supercars and sports coupes I will be surprised. That thing is a work of beauty.
Also it’ll take me a bit to get the reviews up, in the meantime take a look at Jakob’s old car to see how you stack up. I will be referring to it a bit as a reference for the reviews, but the submitted cars will be judged against one another:
Tristella_-_Accipiter_350QVi.car (160.9 KB)
That’s a lot of entries for you to review - but I am sure that it will be worth the effort. The immense number of entries for this round (40 or so) also reflects the fact that, in real life, the supercar market was at its height in 1988, with new entrants being launched at a furious rate, until a global recession early in the following decade put the brakes on such a rapid market expansion.
i’ve just realized that my car has rocks for seats compared to Jakob’s tristella.
Well, it was nice participating, adios
I really gotta know… just how did you achieve that gradient look in your taillights? <3
Yeah, apparently you’re not the only one.
Oof! yeah me too, I thought my 20 comfort supermusclecoupe was going to be pretty good, RIP
My entry almost matches the Tristella for sportiness, and beats it for comfort, drivability and prestige - I expected nothing less from something powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0L V12.
We might be in for quite a ride…