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#22

#Cayuga (Still continued)
Now lets have some of the European trims shall we? The engines and facelift are thanks to Centro Stile Betta. Betta, being a good Corporate partner with Galt, was asked to handle the European trims for the Cayuga, as well as some of the production in their European factories. for 1986, they started out with 3 trims, the Euro Base ® the Euro StepUp (PR) and the EuroSport (55SP) with each one receiving a Betta designed and built engine and transmission, as well as a minor facelift on each trim. As with the rest of the family, all trims are available in 2 door SUV, 4 door SUV, and regular cab truck, however, due to the low popularity of trucks in Europe, The only way to get a truck model is to put it on order from a Dealership, and from there a Rolling Chassis truck gets imported from Galt’s American Factory, then fitted at the Betta plant with everything else required to finalize it for sale. Due to this, the trucks are a bit more expensive, as well as being much rarer.

#R

A photograph of the Euro spec R Trim

The R is the European base model. It is similar in many ways to the American Market R, such as having mostly the same interior, to the exception of a Radio not being standard equipment. The differences start with the front though, where the new, somewhat sleeker, design can be seen. Under the hood though is a completely different beast to the American model, whereas the American base engine made 76HP out of a carbuereted 2.5L, the European spec model receives a 1.9L twin cam producing 110 horsepower. That power is then routed through a 5 speed Manual transmission to either the rear, or all 4 wheels (Depending if 2X4 or 4X4). Specs below are of the 2 door 2X4.



#PR

Photo is of the PR Minor Facelift.

The Euro spec PR is more similar to the Euro R than it is the US PR. It uses the same engine family, and starts with the same basic options, including the radio still being optional. However, the engine variant itself is different, it’s Turbocharged producing 160 horsepower to the wheels out of the 1.9L twin cam. 4 door 2X4 specs shown below



#55SP

The 55SP is meant to be Europe’s answer to the 341SP, however, it ends up exceeding it. it is powered by a rather crazy engine, a 5.5 liter Quad cam Twin Turbo V8 producing 400 horsepower, while being coupled to an AWD System. it only has a manual transmission available, but is still offered in the standard 3 body styles, with the 55SP Truck being the rarest trim made, with an estimated 438 orders, and of these, the Majority were American Imports until the 25 year law was implemented shortly after Production started, leaving just a little over 100 in Europe. Regardless, all 3 versions seemed pretty popular stateside, with fans wanting a US Sold version ever since the implementation of the import law. However, there is a Company based out of Florida that offers to do the conversion. 2 door SUV specs below.



Well there are still more trims on the way for this thing surprisingly, just getting the Betta made Euro spec models out of the way now. I will leave a question, would you guys prefer a 341SP, or a 55SP?

And also a Teaser for whenever I make the next trims:


#23

You know exactly what Im waiting for to be updated… Now chop chop. Communism doesn’t build itself. :wink:


#24

Ok, I think I can give a bit of a Teaser after working on it in Valve time. I don’t have a Finalized design, nor do I know 100% how i’ll integrate it into the New Galt (For now, i’ll just call it a “Concept”) though I have the tech of it done. quite impressive for 1950.




I know it doesn’t show in the specs, But I tried making it rear engined actually, and it went well. and as for oversteer? none of it. even without the use of positive camber :wink:

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And final price? the answer is Cheap!
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Now obviously i have to go and finish up the design before I release it to you guys. but I figured i’d give a teaser as I’d have no clue as to when that will be. and @squidhead nice one there lol


How about some abg cars
#25

Cayuga 555SP

  1. There is much going on in the world. the Berlin wall falls. the Tienanmen square protests occur, a Civil war in Angola is stopped by a ceasefire, and much more. For Galt though, it’s the third year of strong Cayuga sales, so to celebrate, they shoehorn in a big engine into the truck/SUV body. a 509 horsepower Naturally Aspirated 9.1L V8 of which the car is named for (9.1L is 555CI). In fact, the engine is so powerful, that the only transmission option that could be engineered on the cheap was to modify a Semi truck Transmission into a standard 4 speed manual. Also, it’s 0-60 time of 5.1 seconds has it rivaling Ferarri’s, and it also earns it the title “Fastest Family SUV on the market” along with “worlds fastest truck” it is remarkably made relatively easily on the standard Cayuga production line, with the engine also being a fairly simple thing to make, simply being a highly tuned Big block V8 from the Truck lineup. this combined allows it to sell for only $10,368.25 new in 1989 (that’s only $20,401.94 today! or $18060 automation money). As a result of supercar performance at such an affordable price, they sell fast. extremely fast. a total of over 24,000 sell in 1989 alone. so much in fact, that 1989 was the only year of sale, as so many sales was hurting Galt’s CAFE score too much. It was still sold in the usual 3/5 door SUV and 2 door truck bodies, though the 5 door SUV was the rarest, making up only about 5,000 units of the sales. The 555Sp still to this day remains one of the most desirable versions of the Cayuga to this day, with prices having been inflated to nearly $100K for ones in excellent condition.



Now to just wait for this body to get into the unreal version of automation for the late 90’s facelifts…


#26

Volta M1

  1. Galt creates a new sub company to market a lineup of small, cheap, and fun cars starting with the Volta M1. The engine itself was designed to only be 800cc so as to allow for cheap insurance rates and taxes in countries that go off displacement. However just because it’s 800CC doesn’t mean it’s too low on power, it’s still got 70 horsepower, which in the lightweight 1700 pound body partially paneled in aluminum, is more than adequate. the engine itself was designed to run on standard 87 AKI Octane gasoline to allow for the one variant to be sold worldwide. The car itself becomes a near instant hit, with hundreds of thousands of units selling in the first year alone. on the used market in the states though, the 1995 model year is the most sought after, due to being the last year before OBDII was mandated.

(Cpu’s note: by the way, this is the first UE4 car i seriously tried to make well, along with sort of testing how i’d lay it out for on the Forums. Any criticism on that would be greatly appreciated. and yes, I think I did screw up the screenshots a little bit)



I might add more trims later as i get more used to unreal. for now though this is it.


#27

1981 Tetrad
in 1981, Galt comes up with a new car, but it’s more like a concept that was just put into production. it’s a 2nd generation Tetrad, reviving the nameplate from the MKII Communitasia based model in '75. However, it uses body panels made out of Aluminum, but is still body on frame, with the frame itself just being modified from the MKII Communitasia’s frame. Back to the body though, it is a completely unique design for the Tetrad, with some special engineering needed for the Aluminum body panels. As for The drivetrain, it varies based on trim. The base R model is a new 3.7L carbuerated SOHC V6 making a little over 140 horsepower, and is RWD only. The PR though, is a much better beast. It comes with a 5.0L Galt small block V8 with a 4 barrel carb making a little under 190 horsepower. The driveline in this model is quite exotic, being a full and true AWD system, splitting the power equally between the front and rear wheels. This car is also the first in Galts Lineup to feature GMDP (more info below). While sales figures overall were relatively poor, the PR ended up actually being purchased more versus the base model.
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PR


#28

Galt Mechanics Diagnostics Port (GMDP)
(note, this post is purely company lore)
GMDP
Galt Mechanics Diagnostics Port, or GMDP for short, is a monitoring and diagnostics port Galt had designed after finding inspiration in the usefulness of GM’s new ALDL connector outside of the factory. The port itself was first used in 1981 in the 2nd generation Tetrad, and was implemented across all Galt Models by 1983, with a few other manufacturers licensing the tech. The port itself also allows for bidirectional communication over a proprietary parallel interface with speeds of around 2Kbps in the first generation systems. The system has a number of DTC’s for various major issues that throw the check engine light, with the system being adapted in the early 90’s to meet new California Standards, to include issues with the emissions system. The system also can send out precise live data from any equipped sensors (MAF, Engine speed, Turbo Boost, etc) to assist in diagnosis of issues that would not throw a CEL. Galt service centers started to get computers almost immediately, with a consumer level system being made for IBM PC compatibles in '83 consisting of a converter cable and software. GMDP was phased out in the US when the OBDII standard rolled out in '96, and in Europe when eOBD became their standard in 2000. However in nations with no OBD standard, Galt still continues to install the latest gen of GMDP.


#29

Galt Barchette
Fixed now :smiley:

welp, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but I’ve got something good.

  1. Galt Builds a new small, RWD, Body-on-frame car platform to try to get a new economical, but also fun car. they failed at the economical part, hard. they didn’t even make 20 MPG. however, they did end up making a classic in the process. There are three trim levels of it, the Base, the 3.2, and the Turbo, along with multiple bodystyles including a 4 door sedan, a notchback 2 door, a 2 door liftback, a hatchback (not pictured) and a Wagon (not pictured).

Base

The base model is complete garbage. that’s all you have to know about it.

However, if you want details, i’ll give them. It’s got a carbureted 2.4L SOHC all cast-iron boat anchor making 80HP that was derived from the old MKII Communitasia. the MPG is awful, coming in at only 18.2 MPG. The only transmission option is a 4 speed manual with the 80HP 2.4, with nothing else being optional at this level. the 0-60 is measured with a calendar at 13.9 seconds with a calculated top speed of only 93 MPH. only fleet operators seem to want to touch it for it’s low price.

2.4L EFI

To help make the car less terrible, Galt did give an option of an EFI 2.4L in the base model, though with all options for the base model only being with the EFI engine, some people just say it’s a different trim level altogether. The Engine was coupled to either a 3 speed automatic or a 5 speed manual (manual transmission specifications given). The Engine itself had 102 horsepower, which was a much needed increase over the 80HP in the base model. the 0-60 is an improved 11.9 seconds, with the top speed being 104 MPH. Fuel economy was also improved, as it was now averaging 19.3 MPG. Overall though, it was still a terrible car that only Fleet operators and poor people bought.

3.2


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The 3.2 Was named after it’s engine, a 3.2 liter inline 6 that was developed as a DOHC version of Galts existing RJ1 SOHC I6. Transmission options also include a 5 speed manual or a 3 speed automatic (manual transmission specs shown.) The engine also gets a healthy bump of power at 129 HP. the 0-60 drops to 8.4 seconds, and the top speed also increases to 115MPH. The suspension was also re-tuned to be more sporty. Due to the extra performance, the car is selling as mostly a cheap track car.

Turbo



And now, the version of the Barchette that was most sought after, and kept dealers out of stock. The Barchette turbo was an icon of the early 80’s, featuring a turbocharged version of the RJ2 DOHC I6 family making 252 horsepower going through only a 5 speed manual. The 0-60 time was a fast 6.2 seconds, with the top speed being 147 MPH. Fuel economy also wasn’t the worst, being a mere 16.8 MPG average. The suspension was even more sport focused, and was so good, that some even dared to call it “The cheapest supercar on the market” as it cost less than $20 grand at only $16,560 (20% markup, 97.3% desirability Track, 81.6% desirability super), and due to no specialty parts being used in it’s construction, Galt’s factories were able to pump these out with it’s ever increasing demand, even though the delivery process to dealerships was the bottleneck. Galt Managed to sell tens of thousands of Turbo models in 1982 alone, where it went on to eventually produce a little over half a million before the Barchette was discontinued. The car also earned itself a 2:24.82 time on the Automation Test track, and a 1:27.35 on the Airfield Track


#30

and now some edits thanks to @titleguy1



#31

Barchette Turbo is something that I would definitely love to have. :smiley: