CSR 91 - Five O
Welcome to Dalluha, a country that simply through its abundance of valuable natural resources (mostly oil), has quickly become a place of immense growth and wealth. Even with the global economy having taken a hit just a few years back, the amount of money going into it has kept the country well off. Due to its wealth, a huge variety of vehicles all over the world is imported over to Dalluha. Despite this, as it is with government operations, the vehicles that most represent Dalluha are relatively outdated compared to what the citizens now drive. This of course, are their general police cruisers.
Having been contracted in the late 90s, even if certain newer models have been bought in as replacements once in a while, the cruisers that make up for the bulk of the fleet of the force started production back in 2000, now going out of production and for good reason. It has been relatively reliable, durable, and easy + cheap to repair, thus lending to its long lifespan. However, its based on outdated construction and engine, making it much less safe for the officer than necessary, not to mention its rather mediocre performance. Many regular vehicles are starting to outpace the old cruisers, and if you want to show authority you can’t be outpaced by regular old sedans and SUVs. That’s not even mentioning the multitudes of high-end vehicles that currently reside within the country…but the police force does have more special means to deal with that.
[Limits subject to change until submissions are open]
The Dalluha Government has sent out a request to all manufacturers currently available to sell cars in Dalluha with these requirements on what the new police cruiser should have:
Production ready vehicle by 2011:
- 2011 trim/ model year
- 40 ET max engine
- 40 ET max chassis
- 95 chassis production units max
Modern performance standards:
- 13L/100km (~18.1 USMPG / ~21.8 UKMPG / ~7.7Km/L ) or better fuel economy
- 9 seconds or under 0-60
- 95 RON unleaded fuel
- Loudness under 35
- Catalytic converter mandatory
Modern equipment and build:
- 55 Safety minimum
- ABS (or better) mandatory
- Police equipment (Will use Premium SatNav as stand in) mandatory
- No limited production parts
Police cruiser standards:
- Four doors are recommended
- Seating for at least 5
- May be submitted as a marked variant (with visible police equipment such as push bars and lights) or unmarked variant.
- Per unit cost should aim to cost roughly $20000, the government has granted an initial budget of $210000 for an estimated run of 10 cars to test. You can go higher or lower as you like, just keep in mind that affects how many cars they can buy. If you want to have a car over 23.3k for example, the amount they can buy will be 9.
Contract proposals (Ads) will be required to be posted.
First pass inspection will be based off the spec sheet sent by the manufacturer as well as appearance. Think of this as the contract proposal you are making on what you will provide. This will include things such as price, materials used, standard equipment, drivetrain type, 0-60, top speed, cargo room, engine power, economy, expected maintenance costs, etc. Appearance will play a certain factor in the decision by “budging the score” a bit. Biggest focus on this will be maintenance costs and unit price, as with any department with a budget.
Second pass will be actual vehicle testing. The finalists from the first pass will actually be driven on a police vehicle test course and graded accordingly. This includes drivability, sportiness, acceleration beyond 0-60, test track time, comfort, practicality and offroad ability. Reliability will be factored in here as a mechanical inspection done after the vehicle testing.
- General CSR rules: The Car Shopping Round Rules and Stats
- Previous Round: CSR 90 - “Dieselgate Aftermath”
Once done, send me your entries by PM with the following naming scheme:
Car name: “CSR91 - username”
Car trim: name of the car
Engine name: “CSR91 - username”
engine variant: name of the engine