I suppose that our client will accept a two-door coupe or SUV, assuming it was built using a body capable of accommodating at least two rows of seats and was also fitted with at least four full-sized seats.
Also, why are there no trim/engine PU limits? And given that Nik is looking for a new daily driver, reliability could be a priority for him.
Finally, given that this round takes place in America, a catalytic converter ought to be mandatory, even though 95 RON premium unleaded fuel will be required. On that note, will you allow entries running on 91 RON regular unleaded?
if you say so
Sweet, sweet freedom. Also,
copying this from CSR107 because it encourages more creativity in a challenge where many of the entries could be very similar to each other
Good point, I’ll add that to the brief!
Took a day to write this up and still forgot about something so simple, shows how good of a host I am
No, to avoid people using 91RON, getting binned for offering less performance and worse economy than other entrants, and then getting salty that it “wasn’t their fault they went for realism”
might i suggest raising the engine ET from 130 to 140 to allow for a larger range of engines?
You can make a V10, 40 valve (Or V12, 36 valve) AND multipoint injection for under 130 ET. Pretty sure the range of engines is plentiful enough.
That would only be possible with liberal use of quality sliders and would only be able to be done via the use of a cast iron head.
it would be difficult to make a DOHC, 3200CC, 24V V6, with multi point injection with an engineering time under 130.
True, but I just found out that a straight-six with the same displacement and valvetrain slots in well under the limit with all quality sliders set to 0 - and that was with an alloy block and heads, plus variable intake valve timing. It could be due to the fact that an inline six has only one bank of cylinders whereas an equivalent V6 has two.
I’m struggling to understand your concerns, considering this is what I got with a DOHC, 3200CC, 24V V6, with multi point injection and an aluminum block/head
It’s staying at 130ET for now.
On another note, the Fuel Type requirement will change to 91RON/86AKI! Unless anyone has any gripes with this or can convice me to change it back, this is gonna stay.
Mine’s even lower, for a 4.0L V6 with MPFI - I got this.
But now you know exactly what type of car I’m building…
A ford exploder?
How did you know I was basing my engine off of a Cologne V6
I am confident that I can get enough power out of the engine I want to use on regular unleaded gasoline, so I will accept that change.
For fuel, you made the right choice, considering how consumers in real life always take fuel requirements into account when purchasing a car, and 86/87 AKI being the most cheapest and probably the most commonly used octane in the US. And it’ll probably help deal with the turbo minmaxers.
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