Does 4x4 count as AWD for the purpose of that category?
How many crossovers do you know that have true 4WD?
As far as I know, very few crossovers have true 4x4; most have just a regular AWD system.
In the US market, it’s a definition thing. A crossover has a unibody and AWD. If it has 4WD or a ladder frame, it’s an SUV.
(Yes, ladder frame AWD SUVs exist. See: 1st and 2nd generation Mercury Mountaineer. And an example of unibody 4WD is the Jeep Cherokee.)
2007 Hampton Range
The following vehicles are included in the 2007 Hampton model range:
Fairlie - Our first compact crossover, designed with a premium feel in mind, and with AWD as standard. Prices for the 3.0 AWD model shown above start from $30,000 AMU.
Fennec Turbo - Our first-ever turbocharged car, delivering 250 horsepower in a lightweight FWD platform for giant-killing agility. Prices start at $29,800 AMU.
Vanguard - Updated for 2007 with even more tech and opulence. Prices for the Vanguard V12 Elite shown above start from $86,000 AMU.
All 2007 Hampton vehicles will go on sale in the third quarter of 2006. Please contact your dealer for test drive inquiries.
The Hirondelle Lancelot Tradition - Luxury Entry
The Hirondelle brand had less meaning in the luxury market by the 2000s, not due to any particular major failure but rather just new and strong competition. The Camelot name, formerly applied to an extended wheelbase limousine model, was applied to a luxury SUV in 1998; while the Merlin sedan name was given to a luxury crossover. The Galahad remained an entry level sedan, while the Lancelot and Shambala were retained as flagships. The “base” trim Lancelot Authenticity featured a 5 liter V8, while the “sport” oriented Lancelot Modernity had a turbocharged 6.6 liter V12. This midlevel Lancelot Tradition features the 445 horsepower naturally aspirated version of the 6.6 liter SOHC Persephone V12, based on the Demeter six with more advanced casting and tech. Listed for an MSRP of $59,999, its prodigious size and weight do not keep it from getting 20mpg and reaching 60 mph in nearly 5 seconds. It also features an endless list of niceties from cooled seats, to a panoramic sunroof, to massive 20 inch rims.
One week remaining for submissions.
time for me to prepare for potential results on the Hakumai brand I might be last
The Earl Vista VHS Quadra - Sport Compact Entry
From its inception as an overpowered turbo variant of the Vista hatch in 1982, the VHS evolved through the decades, eventually gaining optional AWD in 1991 and a lightweight 16v VVT/VVL engine in 2005. This 2007 model features the front refresh of the 2002 Vista/Eagle platform to make it look less like a blobfish and more in line with the Jupiter midsize models. With 230hp (OOC: I literally could not get more power out of the 2 liter) delivered to all four wheels through a sequential trans, it achieves 60 mph in 6.5 seconds but still gets incredibly high gas mileage, at a moderate price. The obnoxious black and red paint scheme is a limited edition throwback to the original 1982-1989 model’s premier color.
MY2007 Bogliq USA Line-up
Bogliq Bolero 127B
Based off the A6 Buttress chassis, the Bolero is a compact crossover that can move the entire family!
By the early 2000’s it was abundantly clear that buyers wanted crossovers. In order to ensure financial viability, Bogliq USA scraped together some spare engineers, loose change and bored interns and got them working. The result is the Bolero; an inoffensive but stylish crossover just as the soccer moms of America wanted…
Bogliq Baroque 836S
The Baroque was designed to be the perfect Pony-car, a category that was only conceptually slightly less American than apple pie, daisy dukes and the M1 Garand!!!
Bogliq USA just doin’ what Bogliq USA does best; pushrod V8 powered sports coupes that blend new and old together to make something interesting.
Bogliq Highwayman 150L
The 3rd generation of Highwayman is now imported to the USA since Bogliq USA hasn’t produced a domestic luxury car since the 90’s.
Luxury is a funny thing. Some say that luxury is about excessive power, like the Hirondelle Lancelot. Others say it’s about timeless elegance, like the Mont Royal GV LX. Still others would point to effortless dominance, like the Katsuro King… Well the Highwayman is none of these things!
The Highwayman seeks to impress solely on how it feels to be inside, rather than looks, handling or even class. It’s brash, reactionary and anachronistic; a recall of the times when a luxury car just had to be swathed in chrome and pillow soft to hit the mark. This is the faithful backdrop to the everyman’s weddings, proms, bar mitzvah’s etc.
Hold on is that a barcode plate
I get that thre’s a power war in the sport compact setgment, but can you at least submit an actual sport compact instead of a sports/super/muscle car?
Who is this comment directed at specifically?
If it’s directed at my entry, be aware it’s only a 3.6L V8 which puts it on par with a 350Z and the wheelbase is 2.5m which means it’s compact… According to Wikipedia the Sports Compact category is a catch-all category for small sporty stuff. I have asked VicVictory for an appropriateness ruling so I may yet have to replace the Baroque with another car.
I’m AUDM, not USDM, so all these weird categories don’t come naturally to me. If you have any issues with my entrants being eligible, just PM me with your concerns, I’m flexible and committed to ensuring everyone’s having fun, hahaha!!!
Sports compact seems a rather large group myself. Anything from a ford focus up to BMW 340 seems to be in there. Along with the Impreza or 200sx.
I don’t think Vic would be able to make a new dedicated Muscle Car class again given theor modern rarity so Sport Compact seems to be the closest place to put something like this.
A V8 could be pushing it, but then again I think two seaters won the class both times so I would call those just plain Sports cars at that point.
I Can’t do more revisions or make new cars for this tournament as of this round, so the Furcio R And Premier on steroids are staying, the 1980s had performance subcategory, but in further rounds idk if thats happening
That would make the porsche 981, porsche 982, porsche 987, porsche 986, porsche 992, porsche 991 911 GT2 RS and every modern ICE lotus sport compacts. A 600hp hot hatch is fine, but an actual sports car? That seems like too much.