Approximately 36 hours to the round deadline. Please get your files in. There are a few of you who have posted ads but not submitted your .car file!
It’s coming, it’s all under control.
By the way, my lore is still only in the early 90s, so I might jump out of this competition… I rather make some well thought out cars in a slow pace than rushed jobs just to manage to finish this. We’ll see if I have any car produced in 1999 ready when it’s time for that.
if you thought it was perfect before, you should try it now
Grehet Supremacy Rx
the effort level just goes lower and lower AND lower
Low effort ad but too busy recently to come up with decent stuff.
Rado Employee: "“WHY WOULD YOU SEND THE TRUCKS 200?! WE HAD MANY PERFECTLY GOOD ADVENTURES, SUPERIORS, AND OTHERS TO SEND IN, BUT NO, YOU HAD TO JOIN THE SUV TREND WITH A 13 YEAR OLD MODEL!”
The year was 1994 just one year away from the arrival of the all-new NRZ-996 and NR/Exestis coupes. But the lineup was strong with a recently Celento leading the charge. The previous NRZ-986 finally arriving in the US proved to be a modest success but still struggled in an overcrowded sports car market.
Success for Maesima still rested on its humble Celento, the sedan and wagon continued to impress critics with its outstanding value proposition and safety package. Its low maintain prices and competitive warranties secured it a safe niche in the market. However, the old carburettored 2v SOHC MCO-engines was showing its age (dating back to a 60s inline six MCP-engines) failing to keep up with rising fuel economy standards. Thankfully for David R. Clark and his US division the new 4v SOHC MCG-engine was introduced in 1990 released with the refreshed UF10 series II Celento in 1991. Addressing many of the criticisms of the old model regarding its poor fuel economy and changes to its suspension setup regarding comfort.
Following the controversy in the ASCAR, Maesima would fail to achieve similar motoring success following the departure of UK firm Armada from their US racing operations. Instead, the company had pushed further resources into its Worldsports Car championship from 1985-1993. Along with its Rally efforts, while its Group-B Maesima Sport team with the NRZ-976R failed to achieve much success in its short four years. The effort was productive to the development of a four-wheel drive system and all new rally vehicle based on the NRZ-986. Due to the cancelling of Group-B, the efforts were refocused into the Group-A with the Maesima Sport team proving more successful nearly winning the brutal Safari Rally in 1987. However, the company struggled to promote its motorsports efforts which weren’t as widely known in the US market. They did help the companies image in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Celento Tz 2.2L 4AT: $6,507*
(*+20% in 1994 value equal to 9,575.00 (+20%) in 2010 Autiomation units)
The first gen Scarlet had been a stonking success for Erin, putting them back where they most comfortable; in the sports car market. As a wave of other sports coupes arrived on the market in the latter half of the decade, a follow up to Erin’s halo began to be designed.
Launched in 1991, the Mk II Scarlet was more of a revolution rather than an evolution. Much of the chassis remained the same, but the styling was updated to be cleaner, as well as featuring a distinctive strip tail light. Under the bonnet, Erin’s NewSeries V8 was enlargened from 3.6 to 3.8l, which, combined with a complete overhaul of intake and injectors, meant it could produce 303 hp.
The top of the range XTune trim on which this new larger engine was made far more distinct from the softer entry-level S trim. This included much sharper suspension and less weight thanks to the removal of the +2 configuration. The results: 0-60 in 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 159 mph, making the Mk II a proper supercar killer.
This sharper feel, however, also made this the least “drivers car-esque” variant of the Scarlet, something which did receive criticism from the press at the time. That said, it’s now regarded as its most distinct feature for buyers today, who will be looking to pay at least £40k for a model in condition.
1993 was the peak of Japan’s bubble economy, and the Auriga was proof of such economic growth.
The Auriga was re-born in 1993 as a pseudo-luxury sedan with high-quality interior parts and a focus on comfort. It performed well in testing, and was popular in the US as many other Japanese automakers had moved upmarket, with Korean and Antikatian brands slotting into the budget sector below Japan.
Here is an ad for the 1993 Kimura Auriga LXi.
Hyperion RT, Takemi’s addition to the likes of the Supra, RX-7 FD, NSX, 3000GT and Skyline GT-R. Sold in the US from 1992-1996, and until 2001 in Japan.
I apologize, it’s been a challenging day today between computer troubles and my domestic duties needing more attention than normal. I should have the results for Round 11 posted tomorrow. In the mean time, anyone who wants the design rules for Round 12, here you go:
Round 12 - 1999
Terror strikes home in the United States, as the Alfred R Murrah in Oklahoma City is bombed by two American extremists. The Bosnian conflict in the Yugoslav Wars come to an end, reducing the US’s involvement in the region for a time. However, the States are called on again to support NATO peacekeepers during the Kosovo War. 1995 sees a massive heat wave in the Midwest which kills over 3,000 people in 5 days. The next year, the Midwest is paralyzed by a massive snowstorm. The 55 MPH speed limit on highways, imposed during the Arab Oil Crisis 2 decades prior, comes to an end. 60 MPH is common for freeways in urban areas, with rural areas often seeing a 70 MPH limit. Major League Soccer forms in the US, bringing new interest in a sport well-loved in the rest of the world. A bomb goes off in a public space at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games, killing 2 and injuring more than 100, later found to be the work of a Christian terrorist organization. TWA Flight 800 explodes and crashes shortly after takeoff, heightening anxiety amongst travelers that the US is becoming a target. An investigation later finds that the disaster was an accident, but the damage was done to TWA and their days were numbered. The Heaven’s Gate cult commits mass suicide in California. Woolworth’s, a major US retailer for over 100 years, closes its doors. Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield’s ear during a boxing match. Tobacco companies reach a settlement with many US states over the health effects of tobacco use, in the largest civil settlement to date. Tiger Woods becomes the youngest in Masters history to win an event. Steve Jobs returns to Apple. Google is founded, though it won’t really be well known for years. The Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair comes to a head (pun intended?) and in 1998, the US reports its first budget surplus in over 30 years. Exxon and Mobile merge to become the world’s largest oil company. And through it all, the stock market keeps shattering records year after year.
Unemployment: Very Low
Short-term economic forecast: Strong growth
Fuel: Regular Unleaded (universal), Premium Unleaded (universal), Super Unleaded (common but expensive)
Bumpers: 2.5MPH bumpers required
Front lights and fixtures: At least one pair of headlights required. At least one pair of turn indicators required. Turn signals may NOT be placed in bumpers. Exactly one pair of parking lights are required. Parking lights MAY be placed in bumpers. Parking lights and turn signals MAY be part of the same lens/fixture as long as there are at least 3 bulbs of the appropriate colors. Otherwise there has to be some form of visual separation.
Front light colors: No red may face forward.
Rear lights: At least one pair of brake lights. At least one pair of turn signals. At least one pair of reverse lights. NO lights may be placed bumpers (however, optional red reflectors may be). If turn and brake lights are in the same fixture AND of the same color, there must be a minimum of THREE bulbs in the fixture.
Rear light colors: Brakes must be red. Reverse must be white. Turn signals cannot be white.
Side marker/signal lights: Front side markers required. Rear markers required, may be placed either on the side or the rear.
Side light colors: front side may be amber only, rear side may be red only.
Mirrors: Driver and passenger side mirrors required.
Aerials: Long mast or retractable antenna required if car has a radio.
Fuel fillers: Must be placed on the side of the vehicle. Front-engine cars must have the filler somewhere in the rear quarter, mid- and rear-engine cars must have the filler somewhere in the front quarter.
Emissions: Catalytic converter required. Emissions must be below 1000.
Safety: All passenger vehicles must have a minimum of 33 safety. All trucks, vans, and utes must have a minimum of 30 safety. Truck safety requirements will soon need to match passenger vehices.
File Naming Convention:
Model: Gen12-(username) Trim: (MFR Model Trim)
Engine: Gen12-(username) Variant: (Whatever you want)
Export and PM me the .car file, make a post about your car in your lore thread (if not already there), and post an ad in this thread BEFORE the round deadline.
Round 12 deadline: Thursday August 2, 9:00 AM PDT (UTC-8)
NO FURTHER COMPANY REGISTRATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.
Double check regulations. Headlight/turn signal regulations have had some significant changes.
FYI - I forgot emissions standards changed. Please re-read them, as there is now a maximum limits to emissions.
Won’t be a problem for me, and I’ll work on getting something ready for this. Just have to decide which trim specifically I want to send in…
Well, crap. I accidentally overwrote a pretty critical value for one of the competitors when I was entering everything last night, and I can’t get back into the game to retrieve the proper value since the update this morning.
Round 11 results are postponed until I get into Automation again. Round 12 deadline is now being pushed back to August 2nd.