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1989, Rye City, Fruinia.
The thundering engine noise of a Mitsushita Sesta 3.0 blared as it sped down a small industrial estate road. The gold car gracefully swerved around road debris and bags of rubbish then suddenly stopped in front of a warehouse parking lot. The men in black overalls who were hanging out in front of the warehouse looked at it surprised.
“You’re nicked!” shouted the burly Detective Chief Inspector Sammy Gecko as he stepped out of the Sesta while aiming his Magnum Revolver at the criminals.
“The old bills! You’ll never take us alive coppers!”
The loud explosive sounds of gunfire immediately followed. Gecko promptly took cover behind his trusty motor.
“Oi you tosser, you better pay for this!”
The criminals hurriedly got into a Kasai A280 and shot at Gecko as they were trying to flee the parking lot. Gecko dived behind cover of a nearby pile of rubbish and fired back.
It was at that moment when he saw it. One of the criminals on board the blue sedan got a hold of a rocket launcher, and he was aiming it at him.
“Oh bugger,” Gecko muttered as he’s sprinting away from sight.
The RPG squarely hit Gecko’s Mitsushita Sesta, completely obliterating it in a fiery explosion. In mere seconds, the once-luxurious car turned into a pile of burning scrap metal.
“You bastard!” Gecko shouted while trying to gun down the fleeing criminals.
When he thought it was all over, a car suddenly T-boned the Kasai into a wall, pinning the trapped criminals inside. Detective Inspector Sam Crane and Detective Sergeant Ronald Bailey exited the car and immediately gunned down the remaining perps.
Gecko, still devastated by the sudden loss of his then-beloved car, slowly walked to the burning wreckage feeling quite angered.
“He killed my car,” Gecko said to one of the perps that’s still alive in the wreck. “You killed my Sesta, you worthless bastard!”
It was then, that the final crim’s life ran out.
Inspector Crane tried to cheer Gecko up as he patted his shoulder. “Wow, sorry about your car, guv.”
“Like hell you are.”
“Come on guv, we’ll take you back to base.”
That very evening, DCI Gecko went to see his superior, Detective Superintendent Moran, for a debrief. But he’s also got something else on his mind too.
Obviously, as the Sesta is now lost, DCI Gecko will have to find a new car for use in his police duty. Something luxurious and with great style like the old Sesta. It’s a bit of a shame, but also an open door to new experience. DCI Gecko likes a fast car, not only for catching criminals but also to simply enjoy the afternoon ride when possible. The car also needs to handle quite well and should be relatively tough. But most important of all, of course, is that it should be stylish and cool.
|Model year||1989 or older|
|Minimum wheelbase||2.4 m*|
|Minimum door count||2|
|Minimum seat count||5 full seats|
|Fuel type||Unleaded only (yes, that means 98 RON Unleaded is also allowed)|
|Catalytic converter||Not required|
|Maximum Engine ET||110|
|Maximum Trim ET||110|
|Budget and Service Costs||Unlimited (the taxpayers are going to pay for them all muahahaha)|
|Everything else||If it’s not specified in the rules then it’s up to your interpretation|
An advert of the car is required and must be posted to the thread.
Workshop mods are allowed.
Semi-slick tires are not disallowed, but will negatively affect judging.
(*It has come to my notice that there are some bodies whose wheelbase are rounded up to 2.4 m while they’re actually around 0.01-0.02 m too short. I will still allow this, as long as the big text says 2.4m.
Cars for reference
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
BMW M5 E34
Toyota Soarer GT
Ford Thunderbird Turbo
Alfa Romeo 155 Q4
These are the things that will be prioritised during judging.
It may sound superficial, but the design aspect of the car is still very much an important judging factor. A striking, era-correct design with realistic details poured into it is greatly valued, whilst a lazy 5-minute design is going to be a very tough sell and may risk getting a bin. So, don’t rush your entry and put a good amount of time and thought in this part!
Performance and Handling.
The car is going to have to traverse through busy roads of Rye at a rapid pace and driven by a moderately-trained professional, so having it be a wobbly, unwieldy hunk of metal on wheels that spins out or understeers onto a lamppost mid-pursuit is certainly not desirable.
These aspects are not a top priority, but could potentially give your car the extra edge.
Sammy Gecko has all the budget in the bank to invest in his new car, so naturally he would have high standards to go for it. The car must stand out, whether by beautiful design, great performance, high prestige, technological advancement, or even the sheer amount of fear that would strike the hearts of the criminals from seeing the car’s presence alone.
The Sesta was a supremely comfortable car and Gecko loved it so much for that, but that does not mean he’s going to put a blind eye on cars that are not as comfortable as it was. That being said, going for a grand tourer-like approach with its high comfort levels will surely, surely not go to waste.
At some point in its lifetime, the car is inevitably going to double as a battering ram in emergency situations. It’s not a priority, but having higher safety is a plus point.
Having a decent or above average reliability is also a plus point, especially if Gecko’s going to drive (and thrash) it daily.
How to submit?
Send me a Private Message containing your .car file, or if you cannot send PMs yet, @ me in your post reply in this thread that contains your .car file.
As usual, the same naming convention applies.
Car and engine model name: CSR 99 - “username”
Car trim: Brand, model and variant of the car
Engine trim: Engine model/variant
The rules are open for suggestion and changes for 24 hours until Saturday, 27th of April at 2:00 GMT +7, at which point the submission window will open.
Deadline for submissions will be on 4th of May at 2:00 GMT +7!
Do note that we are running on a very tight schedule and therefore there is ZERO TOLERANCE for resubmission; Failing to follow these rules will result in your entry being put in the hall of shame!
Unless if that’s what you want to, in which case you do you.