NECROPOSTING IS FUN!
Another car you’ve seen on the forum, another CSR entry. A budget supercar entered into a fight of reasonable sports cars.
eXperimental Mass Supercar One - as if Orion by itself wasn’t an experimental mass brand.
10 litre turbo V8 for that nice 750+ ft lb of torque and 666 hp. AWD with LSD and 6 speed manual for turning that into 3.4 second 0-60 time and 210+ MPH top speed.
Now you might think that it’s some expensive track monster, but you’d be wrong. It has a comfortable interior, just like a regular premium car, complete with a CD player and a bunch of electronic assists. It also won’t ruin your wallet with 23 MPG economy and 25 000 $ price.
Now, seriously. That copy-pasted CSR ad is not what I wanted to show you here. It’s this:
Orion XMS-1 rebuilt in UE4. The first GGA car in UE4. - obviously I forgot about the Griffa Rogue, which will appear here sometime rather soon I think.
Mid 90s. Orion being Orion looked for something unusual they could build. Of course, since they were controlled by a more “reasonable” entity, namely Griffin General Automotive corporation, they couldn’t just take whatever stupid idea came to their minds and then throw money at it until it became real. They had to make it profitable. So, what tech Orion has at their disposal? Big V8s, that’s for sure. They are and always were a weird American brand, but still an American brand. Turbocharged V8s at that. Also since the 80s they’ve succesfully tinkered with AWD. Turbo V8 + AWD = performance, and so Orion engineers thought. With their parent company production capabilities it could be pretty inexpensive and mass produced performance. What would be unusual being a mass produced performance vehicle? A van, for sure, but that route was already explored for Orion, therefore they went for the opposite option, a mass produced supercar. Of course, it wouldn’t have as much flair, refinement and that exclusive appeal as a true supercar has, but that was obvious.
In 1999 the final effect of their hard work seen the light of the day. Mostly steel construction, though with some aluminium panels to keep that monster lighter than a loaded truck. AWD system, pushrod suspension and the full bunch of electronic nannies to make it somewhat manageable for that average Joe lured with the ludicrous performance and low price. And to top it all off, the engine. The heart of the monster. A 7.8 litre (476 CI) twin turbo V8 producing immense 1001 Nm (736 lb ft) of torque and 666 horsepower, appropriately nicknamed “Turbo Devil”, officially known under an unusual designation BFV8. The effect was, well…
And all that with a “premium” interior (ugh, only true 'Murican performance freaks could name it premium), 11.8 l/100km (20 US MPG) economy and a price of $37 800 for the base Sport variant. There were also the Limited, with an auto, a better audio system and semi-active suspension (hint: it broke down. A lot.) and the Supersport with a geared LSD (instead of that nonsense viscous one), sports tyres, reworked aero with an active wing, lightweight, sports interior and again that fancy semi-active suspension, this time retuned a bit.
The car sold great for a supercar and quite poorly for a muscle car (which it in fact was), which finally made GGA management end its life in 2003 with over 21 000 examples sold.
But fear not if you want to drive this somewhat rare piece of nonsense - you can. All you need is to download the car here and then export it to BeamNG. Have fun
Fun fact - it has only one blue warning.