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Leviathan Motor Company (LMC) - 1985-92 Maladus


#23

The Sunspear is LMC’s largest car to date that replaces the Captain as the fullsize land yacht. Powered by a slightly large 289 V8, the boat was good for 112 mph. What it didn’t have in sportiness it tried to compensate in luxury and space. 5 Leather seats and a high-end AM radio were fitted inside.


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#24

1969

Seabeast

LMC’s entry into the displacement wars took a bit of a different approach with the Seabeast. In 1967, the base model was released with choices between the well-received 289 and 305 V8s. The 305 was quick off the line with a 0-62 mph time of 8.35 seconds, but the 220 hp engine wasn’t enough to keep up with the best. As always, the Seabeast was equipped with LMC’s solid 4-speed manual transmission and good quality interior. The 305s and 289s are popular muscle cars today for their tough looks and status as a sort of bridge between muscle and pony car.

Two years later, the top of the line Seabeast was born, the GTR. With a large 415 V8, it couldn’t be crowned the winner of the displacement wars, but that didn’t matter when it came to performance. LMC took drastic measures to correct it’s handling woes of the past decade or so. The Seabeast had large 12.8 in disc brakes that could stop the car from 60-0 in just 168 ft. The limited run GTR came with expensive and unproven new radial tires to help keep the 323 hp under control. These advancements brought the 0-62 mph time to well under 7 seconds. It ran the 1/4 mile in just 15.06 seconds. Weight reduction options including a 4 seat arrangement instead of 5 and a simpler interior helped push it even further. Only a couple hundred examples were built in 1969. LMC went all out for the GTR, which led to an expensive car that’s one of the more valuable collector’s muscle cars today. The Seabeast was short lived with the GTR ending production in '71 and the others in '73, but it remains a milestone in LMC’s history.


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#25

These are great… The styling and trimming is mouth-watering, and they’re all cars I can believe in !


#26

1973

Scorpius

After a successful run with it’s muscle cars in the late 60’s, LMC decided to take it a step further and create it’s first supercar: the Scorpius. Learning from the mistakes of the Halcyon GT, the Scorpius would be focused more on handling and fun factor and less on trying to break records. Utilizing the 305 V8 from the Seabeast, The Scorpius made 264 hp and 304 ft-lb. of torque. It’s 0-62 mph time clocked in at 5.8 seconds while the top speed reached a respectable 140 mph.

The Scorpius was a bit late to the suprecar game by the time it was released in 1973. Many American companies had dabbled in mid engine cars from affordable kit cars to full-on performance machines. LMC went the prestigious route. The LMC’s interior resembled a smaller scale Captain with leather seats and chrome and wooden trim. The removable wing that came standard helps keep the rear from being tail happy in the corners.

The Scorpius was praised for being one of the most prestigious cars around at the time. It was fast and comfortable. The only problem was few people could afford it, especially as the years went on and repair costs piled up. The oil crisis hit shortly after it’s introduction, sparking huge changes in the industry and cutting its run short in 1976. LMC would have to shelf the idea of a mid engined supercar for the foreseeable future.


#27

1979

Maladus

LMC was struggling with its lineup in the 70’s. The luxurious Captain gave way to the practical but boring Ares, the Scorpius was discontinued after just 3 years, and the brand as a whole had a unfocused identity. By the mid 70’s, LMC began development on a new Maladus (signified the M100) that was hoped to be a major seller for the company. It was built to be inexpensive, fun, and simplified from LMC’s previous sports car outings.

The first year was rougher than expected. Although the purchase price was cheap, maintenance was not. The Maladus suffered reliability issues mainly from the engine. In an effort to save resources, the 4L V8 was built based on the Ares’ V6, which meant a 60 degree configuration. Despite its issues, the Maladus offered nearly 260hp at a low price, which was attractive enough for many buyers to shrug off its shortcomings.

The top speed was 148 mph and it could hold 1.11g’s on a 200m radius circle. 0-62 mph was at 6.3 seconds. It surpassed the the 1976 Scorpius on the test track. Although it was the worst year of the M100s, the 1979 Maladus’s became somewhat valuable today due it being hard to find in good condition.

1980

Ares


Is Malaise an instrument?

The second generation (150) Ares began production for 1980. This new 150 model came with a 3.0L SOHC V6 producing a WHOPPING 133 hp and 154 ft-lb of torque to the rear wheels. The base Ares made 15 mpg and had a 0-60 time of 11 seconds flat with the automatic transmission. The 150 was had an improved driving experience from the last Ares thanks to its advanced Fluid-Motion Variable Hydraulic power steering and all around disc brakes. All Ares had put a major emphasis on safety compared to the previous gen. It sat 5 in premium cloth seats and featured a four speaker 8-track player.

A 150 S model was also offered with a slightly more powerful variant of the 3.0L V8 tuned for premium gas as well as tighter suspension and slightly wider tires. The front grill styling was changed in the S and GT models to reference LMC’s muscle cars of the late 60’s while staying modern for the early 80’s.

1982

1982 saw a minor facelift and the introduction of the Maladus GT. The GT featured many advancements that weren’t ready for the release of the Maladus in 1979. Chief among these were a multi-point EFI, geared LSD, and improved hydraulic power steering. LMC managed to solve many of the issues plaguing the car with service costs way lower than before and improved reliability. Many of the new developments made its way on to other models too.

The GT came with a body kit that increased downforce to compensate for its cheaper and more readily available tires. The 305 V8 with EFI produced 266 hp and was more efficient than its carbureted predecessors. Top speed was reduced to 142 mph, but 0-62 mph was significantly improved at 5.9 seconds. The styling inched away from its Japanese and Italian influences. The GT model featured premium cloth and leather interior with a “digital” gauge cluster.


Ares 150 GT


The spoiler adds 5 hp

In 1982, along with the facelifted Maladus, the Ares got a new trim added to its lineup, the GT. Using the Maladus’s V8 as a base, this Ares produced just over 200hp. 0-62 mph time was reduced to just 8 seconds while the top speed was at 123 mph. Fuel economy wasn’t sacrificed for performance with a combined 16.5 mpg. The GT’s suspension was further tuned for performance and small cosmetic changes separated its looks from the rest.


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#28

It may have taken them several years, but when it arrived, the Maladus GT would easily have been considered a spiritual successor to the short-lived Scorpius, if not an outright replacement - same power, mid-engined layout and striking styling. I reckon a 308 GTSi QV would struggle to keep up with the Maladus GT considering how much power the 305 V8 made when it first received a modern EFI system.


#29

1985

Maladus M150

LMC found much success with the Maladus in the early 80’s and sought to build upon it for the next generation. At a glance, the M150 could almost be called a facelift, but underneath holds a new beast. The body panels were now partially aluminum, the 5mph bumpers were integrated into the design, and the rear was redesigned for more cargo space. The styling was more uniquely LMC, kicking off a new design language for future models.

Under the hood, the '85 Maladus finally got a much needed new engine, the 4.6L DOHC V8 “Wraith”. Much smoother and more reliable, the Wraith cranked out over 300 hp and 289 ft-lb of torque. Later in the M150’s run, VVT was utilized to increase power output by about 10 hp and fuel economy up to 20 mpg combined. This Maladus was much faster, with early models reaching 0-62mph in under 5.5 seconds. It topped out at 157 mph.

With a new small affordable sports car in the works and a high-end concept recently released, LMC decided to push the M150 closer to a GT sports car as the mid level model. The interior was upgraded with premium cloth seats, aluminum accents in the interior, and this time around, and actual (partially) digital gauge cluster. Later models also offered a high-quality sound system with a cassette player. It was slightly heavier with the '85 model weighing in at 2,732 lb. Despite the added weight and power, the handling was improved from the M100 GT. A fully-optioned 1988 Maladus sold for just $12,999 (adjusted for inflation at about 50% markup).

A little teaser of new stuff coming to the thread soon (ish)


1989 Nessus


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#30

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#33

Seabeast Motorsports Garage

With the upcoming Beam.NG update, I figure it would be a good idea to post some various LMC cars (and a few extras) for you to drive, tune, crash, review, or whatever you want! Just DO NOT enter these cars modified or otherwise in other competitions without permission. I’ll post some general stats with each car, but there’s more info for some cars in the posts above if you’re curious.

I will periodically edit the post with new/better tuned cars after the update is out, but not every LMC will be available to drive.

LMC

LMC Captain - Series 6.car (41.2 KB)

LMC Maladus 1st Gen - GT Facelift.car (34.8 KB)

LMC - Scorpius.car (28.5 KB) - Prestigous supercar just begging for weight reduction and more powah! Super easy to drive.

LMC Maladus - M100 GT.car (35.8 KB)

LMC Nessus - 500R.car (55.1 KB) - Re-tuned : Still a little scary at high speeds but it should be easier to drive now.

LMC Maladus M200 - 430 R.car (35.7 KB) Actually pretty good.

LMC Scylla - GT.car (36.4 KB) Easy to drive for 500 hp

Extras / Silly Stuff

LMC Tempest - NC Edition V16.car (58.9 KB) omg this thing is fun
LMC Tempest - NC Edition V12.car (58.9 KB) - A V12 version with similar performance


Automation x BeamNG Car Repository
#34

Thankx…Good Work! :wink:


#35

Garage updated with a V12 version of the Tempest for those who don’t have V16s, a re-tuned Nessus 500R, a Captain Series 6, and the LMC Scorpius now available.