The next evolution 2017-2020
The Little Buck Is All Grown Up
From 2017 DSD as a company was reborn and re-imagined however the key players from the old era have moved on to further employment with Darkshines being the only original member of the bigwigs left and as such he now had full control over the design, engineering and marketing of DSD.
Models were created to fill a void that had previously not been flooded, that was the Aluminium bodied 2+2 sports cars under $100,000, with the 2017 lineup semi-revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and re-introducing the Automation world to the new DSD. In the weeks after the Paris Motor Show DSD held a free entry Music festival in which many hard rock bands took the the stage as well as patrons having the opportunity to drive classic cars from the 40's to the newest un-released DSD models. The highlight of the festival was the announcement that a limited run model Saratoga had lapped the Green Hell track in under 7 minutes from a standing start! The GH model Saratoga got the worlds attention and with it came the largest deal in DSD's history....
Eat a Bowl of Concrete And Harden Up!
At the very end of 2016 The Australian Government in an address to the media by the minister for defense announced that DSD had won a bid to make a fast response armored light 4x4 vehicle to be supplied first to the Australian Defense Forces and then sold by the Defense force throughout the world.
The deal was rumored to be worth close to 1.4 billion dollars and cemented DSD's place in the Automation world. Delivery of the first Sand & Snow Fast Response Armored Vehicle
was set for June 2018 and civilian DSD vehicles would benefit from the immense wealth now flowing into the company. However the SFRAV
where not the only vehicle being produced at the DSD Broadmeadow's Chassis, Body and Final assembly plant. The 2017 range had now been developed and production began on the 1st of January with car number #1
reaching the end of the line at 11:18 AM.
Due to the strange way in which DSD produces it's vehicles only between the monthsof January and October.
The desire of Darkshine's to integrate further into the Automation world brought about a further partnership with Saminda and Maesima.
A Stirring In The Pond Has Begun
It only took the first 1/4 of the year for the world markets to sit-up and really take notice of what this previously small time manufacturer was delivering. Sales of the Tidal and Saratoga models was far greater than what DSD could manufacture in Broadmeadows and as such DSD was becoming quite a sought after car for those wanting to stand out from the crowd. With the Tidal and Saratoga leading the field the Barramundi and the Arowana quickly started to cash in on the prestige generated by the supply vs demand of the Saratoga. In June 2017 the Barramundi was awarded the highest safety rating in it's class and was even outselling Auxuras Motor Co. in the luxury segment. The Arowana meanwhile had begun cementing it's status as the DSD halo car with the car becoming the pace car for the Gold Coast 500 and for the V8 brUTE series and model was even driving publicly around Australia to raise founds for Legacy a charity that helps returned soldiers get the lives on track.
Prepare For The Maelstrom
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