In 2009 the first season of “The Three Desert race” started, an open doors endurance race with combined distance of 9111 kilometres and limited amount of fuel. Drivers from across all countries gathered to participate with a vast range of cars, but only one could be the winner.
The idea is simple, a 3 stage race across Arabian, Arctic and Sahara desert with limited total fuel given. The focus here is put on reliability, low fuel use and off-road capability.
Year of production: 2006-2009
Not limited production/no mass production
3 seats minimum
Any standard safety
Offroad skidtray required
Hard long life tires required
Minimum 27 Offroad value
Price of 20k or less
Naturally Aspirated engine
Must run on 86 AKI
Maximum quality of +/-2
Can’t exceed 720 litres used when driving at stable 110km/h (Data according to automation fuel usage)
Cars that meet these limitations will be rated more generously:
Not a coupe/sedan/hatchback
Has power steering
Doesn’t use race intake
Doesn’t use 5 Valves DOHC
The scoring system involves a lot of wibbly wobbly looking at the numbers and going “hmmm… that looks good but that other car does it better”. What’s taken into consideration the most is fuel use, reliability, off-road rating and price. What is not taken into consideration is prestige and safety (As long as it’s not 0, the drivers are not suicidal). After your car was scored my opinion will be sent to you and you will have 1 week for revisions.
There will be honourable mentions for best looking cars, obviously, but the looks themselves will not impact the rating (just don’t send a body with no fixtures at all).
Cars must be made in stable branch (Open beta cars are accepted, but their stats will be calculated with stable version of game)
Any mods working with stable version of the game are allowed, but must be listed in the car description (Mostly so I can download them and won’t end up with missing fixtures)
How to submit
Export the car in automation and send it inside a .zip file along with a .txt containing information about it (Manufacturer, model name, year, short description and any mods if used) to this link https://www.dropbox.com/request/c0k8fZskVDywZvTZCDHc
(Obviously you don’t have to put your actual name even though that’s what dropbox suggests)
You are allowed 3 uploads, this includes revisions after your car was initially scored.
Please use your nickname on the forums in the zip file name.
The deadline for initial submissions is 25th of May 23:00 UTC+1, the deadline for revisions is 1st of June 23:00