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Hampton Motor Group (HMG) [Generations II]


#47

Is the nevis going to share styling with braemer?


#48

If recent company lore is any indication, the new Nevis will essentially be a Braemar pickup.

And regarding any potential overlap between the Venator and Harrier:

As I have stated previously, the 2002 Venator (and its four-door sibling, the Vanguard) could be ordered with a 6.5-liter V12 as the top engine option; the contemporary Harrier could not. Another difference is that the Harrier is a smaller two-seat sports car, while the Venator is a two-door, four-seat grand tourer based on the Vanguard luxury sedan.

And here is an overview of the new V12 that will be offered in the range-topping trims of the new Venator and Vanguard:

For comparison, here is an overview of the 5.4-liter V8, as used in the Harrier:

Compared to the V8, the V12 weighs almost 50 kg more but develops 90 more horsepower and 75 more lb-ft of torque and is around 50% smoother, with a redline 200 rpm higher.

I know the new Hampton V12 has even more potential, but whether or not HPR decides to exploit it remains to be seen.


#49

That still doesn’t seem like enough; it’s like saying a SL65 is different from a GT convertible because of the V12 and 4 seats. It isn’t. That’s what led to the death of the Mercedes SL (which should have just been the GT).


#50

I think it’s more like saying that a SL and a CL is different, which they are, if I have understood the difference between the models right?


#51

Back in '02, they were aimed at different customers (the CL was a personal luxury coupe and the SL was more of a straight-up sports car) - and Hampton has applied the same logic here. The Harrier is a smaller and lighter car than a Vanguard, Valiant or Venator equipped with the same engine. Therefore, it is better suited to the role of pure sports car than its larger siblings, especially since it lacks a rear seat.


#52

2007: Hampton Powers Up

Above, from left: Fairlie 3.0 AWD, Fennec Turbo, and Vanguard 6.0 V12 Elite.

Among the changes to the Hampton range for the 2007 model year were:

  • Fennec: The flagship HPS trim was powered by Hampton’s first turbocharged engine, developing a heady 250 horsepower to the front wheels, tamed by a limited-slip differential and fully independent suspension at each corner. This engine would also find its way into the Vulture.

  • Fairlie: No longer an old-school 4x4, this nameplate has been resurrected for a premium unibody AWD crossover, powered by a smooth 180-horsepower 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine.

  • Vanguard: Refreshed for 2007 with a sat-nav system and MP3 player compatibility as standard, this is still the most luxurious Hampton to date, available as a 4-door sedan, with two or three rear seats - in the former, a cooled storage compartment (for drinks) replaces the central rear seat. All other Hampton passenger cars would gain sat-nav and MP3 compatibility by this time.

  • Harrier - Facelifted on the outside, this sports car now delivers 430 horsepower from its normally aspirated 5.4-litre V8, and is a more formidable offering than ever before.

  • Nevis/Braemar - Facelifted for 2007 with more obviously retro-inspired styling instead of the original cheerful face, but still a highly capable off-roader.

Above: 2007 Harrier in Sapphire Blue Pearl. Below: 2007 Braemar II in AA Yellow, designed in conjunction with @Marcus_gt500.

Despite concerns of a major economic recession, Chairman Tony remained optimistic about his company’s prospects - the revisions he had made to his company’s range weren’t too drastic, given that he was already using sound underpinnings across the lineup.


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#54

@abg7 Is the Harrier coming to Generations?


#55

Not unless there is a sports car category in a future round.


#56

you could have put it in the Sport compact segment


#57

Shouldn’t the harrier have multiple trims?


#58

I must say that the 2002 Braemar is growing on me… Didn’t like it at first but the more I look at the “happy face” front, the more elegant and less clownish it gets.


#59

The Harrier is too expensive for that, and so does not qualify for sport compact status. And yes, I did make two trims of the Harrier - an original 2002 version and a facelifted 2007 model.


#60

show 2002 version


#61

You can find it here.


#62

What is GT S2 if there is no GT S1?


#63

The original 2002 version will be referred to as GT S1 from now on - the post-facelift version introduced in 2007 will be called GT S2.


#64

that is…unusual.


#65

Is this what you used for 80s Valiant?


#66

Definitely.


#67

thanks. what did you use for '85 Ferret (out of curiosity)?