Car Shopping Round 78 - Succeeding the Wankel - Closed
Bruce is 25, he is a law school graduate thats recently finished his trainee ship with a successful firm in the nation of Auto-straylia, and so thats where this competition is taking place.
He’s an internet fanboy of a international car makers successful Wankel rotary engine light sports car, but having not sat a license before his student days, he is only a year just off the 4 years of learning permits\provisional plates locally required, and the legally required insurance is ridiculous for sports vehicles with male drivers under 25.
Which brings us to the problem, for salary sacrifice based purchase you must purchase a new vehicle, but due to emissions laws in other countries (Auto-straylia itself is a few years backwards of most places) the vehicle he desires completely out of production and no successor is even on the horizon. This is where you come in, to show a viable, new and prestigious alternative piston powered vehicle as an alternative to the bygone rotary dreams.
-No semi slick tires
-Engines will run on 91 or 95RON unleaded fuel
-Engines need a catalytic converter and less than 50 loudness
-Trim year must be 2014
-No limited production or no mass production flagged parts
-No terminal flags for oversteer, bottoming ect (yellow warnings are fine)
-No more than 3 degrees +/- camber
-No Diablo, Cayman or other broken mod bodies, link to any mod body used
-Must have at least 2 seats, 350kg load, 200L cargo
-Min Sportiness 30 Safety 50, Min Comfort 20, Min Power 169kw
-Basic entertainment or better
-Max speed must be over 130kph, 0-100 under 10seconds
-Max cost $20,000 @0%
-Max Production Units is 140, including both engine and trim
-Max Engineering Time is 50 for engine, 50 for trim
-Fuel economy must be below 10L\100km (over 23.5mpg US)
-Suspension must be >99mm ride height
Ranked in order of buyer preference:
1 Drive-ability, Sportiness
2 Safety, Practicality, Comfort, Reliability
3 Utility, Prestige, Service costs, price
NA Offroad, Environmental resistance, PU, ET
Top speed, market stats, track times, and styling will also affect your score to varying degrees. There will also be penalties for anything I deem particularly hard to live with like high bottoming out.
Finally there is a separate editors choice award for my favorite car to drive in beam… but only a selection of shortlisted vehicles will be tested, this will be judged after round closes and will not affect scores.
Car model: CSR78 - [username].
Car trim: Name of the car I will display
Engine family: CSR 78 - [username].
Engine variant: Name of the engine I will display