[size=150]Holy Toledo! (Design Challenge)[/size]
The late 70’s saw new contracts, large and small, for Toledo Ironworks. But times change, and as the 80’s dawn, Toledo has to decide how best to prepare for the future.
Once again they have put out the call to car manufacturers to get a feeling for where their engines fall in the realm of consumer desire. Once again they have made an extensive catalog available, this time with 4 flavors of the old tried-and-true Toledo V6, and 3 displacements of the brand new, technologically advanced Toledo Trivalve 4-cylinder.
Once again, it is time for your engineers and marketing folks to choose what works best for them, and put it on the market.
Does long-standing carburetor technology on a V6 still have a place? Will a small fuel-injected engine win the day? Or will it be somewhere in between?
- Design year (all trims/tabs must match): 1982.
- MUST use one of the engines from the attached ZIP below.
- NO modifications to ANY tabs or settings in the engine designer.
- May submit up to 2 vehicles, but they must compete in separate categories (see below)
- Tires must be quality 0, no semi-slicks.
- Limited production body/chassis parts ARE allowed, but ONLY for the Sporty category.
- VANILLA CONTENT ONLY. No Steam mods/bodies allowed.
All entries will compete head-to-head against other entries in the same Category (outlined below). The vehicle’s Design Score will be the average of the Competitiveness score for the category’s two main demographics as calculated in the market tabs. This will have a little twist, however. Your scores for BOTH Gasmea and Fruinia will be averaged as well, and the margin depends on which category your submission is competing in. In essence…
Design Score = (((Gasmea Competitiveness A + Gasmea Competitiveness B)/2) + ((Fruinia Competitiveness A + Fruinia Competitiveness B)/2))/2
The top 1-2 competitors in each category will get a full review, with everyone else getting a short blurb.
Each category is graded by its Competitiveness in the following market demographics, at the listed markup.
Sporty: Fun, Sport Budget. 12% markup.
Entry Level: City, Family Budget. 5% markup.
Upscale: Family Premium, Commuter Premium. 15% markup.
Ute: Utility, Offroad. 10% markup.
There will also be one category that doesn’t have a scoring system, and completely subjective. ALL cars are automatically entered into this.
WTF: My personal favorite odd-ball design. Could be something that tries to span too many categories, or something that does exceedingly well in a demographic not listed here.
In the Model Name field in the car designer, please put your board nick. In the trim, you may put the model and trim name for your creation. Export the car and PM it to me. In the PM, please give me the manufacturer/model/trim name and the category in which it is going to compete.
Townsend Tassel 4, Entry Level
Townsend Trigger, Sporty
Submission deadline: Saturday March 12, 12:00:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-8h)
CadillacDave - Bell TLD 1.7E
DeusExMackia - Erin Merna S 1.4 (Concept)
HighOctaneLove - Bogliq Mouse GLi
thecarlover - Solo Toledo Beaver BM
DSPGT - City.com
Squidhead - Noto Minuto
DeusExMackia - Erin Berlose Vox 2.9 (Concept)
nerd - Rado Communt Luxury
CadillacDave - Bell Snowdon
thecarlover - Solo Toledo Yeti 4x4
coolkei - Komodo Gotong Mas
nerd - Rado NX V6-S
HighOctaneLove - Bogliq Fox (US model)
dspgt - Coolback Sport
Squidhead - Noto Scorpione
coolkei - Komodo Globe - Illegal body
[size=120]Basic Engine Data:[/size]
4TV14-SMR - 62 HP, 80 TQ, 26 prod units, 731 material cost
4TV17-SMR - 77 HP, 96 TQ, 26 prod units, 752 material cost
4TV19-SMR - 86 HP, 110 TQ, 26 prod units, 762 material cost
6T29-SMF - 144 HP, 161 TQ, 29 prod units, 1117 material cost
6T29-SQE - 115 HP, 152 TQ, 29 prod units, 941 material cost
6T33-SMF - 158 HP, 180 TQ, 29 prod units, 1129 material cost
6T33-SQE - 132 HP, 170 TQ, 29 prod units, 971 material cost
Toledo Engines.zip (62.1 KB)