AGC 1 Results, Part 1: Preliminaries
June 14th, 1995
At 3:00 pm, Ben, Gavin and Steve gathered around a table in a boardroom at Graviton HQ in Birmingham, having secured the rights to a total of 11 cars from 11 different manufacturers. Here is what they had to say about them; Ben, Gavin and Steve were discussing design, performance and relevance, respectively. Their verdicts were as follows.
@Aruna - Adonijin Kite 8000S
Ben: What a beauty! This thing is basically Sarah Bryant on wheels - clad in blue, with curves to die for, it looks like it will destroy everything else on track.
Gavin: It’s a top performer for sure with over 600 horsepower, and handles astonishingly well to boot.
Steve: This is exactly the kind of car we want, full stop.
The Adonijin Kite 8000S will be included and is under consideration for the cover.
@titleguy1 - Iazanda Evolvia GT-8
Ben: The sides and rear are OK, but the front end is just wrong. The size and shape of the headlight lenses make it look like a bottom-dwelling catfish, quite frankly.
Gavin: It may not have over 400 horsepower, but it is still quite fast, and handles surprisingly well for a rear-engined car.
Steve: I’m not sure that a rear-engined soft-top convertible belongs in this game, no matter how fast it is.
The Iazanda Evolvia GT-8 will not be included.
@Mikonp7 - Haapala GT2 Street Legal
Ben: It’s a race car for the road. Enough said.
Gavin: Unfortunately, for all its raw pace, its potential is partially squandered by severe wheelspin, although we can fix that.
Steve: So far, this is the closest rival to the Kite we have right now, so we’d be foolish not to include it, for all its faults.
The Haapala GT2 Street Legal will be included, but will require reworking to make it more manageable in-game. Even so, it remains under consideration for the cover.
@mart1n2005 - Courageux Castellet Coupe
Ben: Looks like a Pug from the front, albeit a more stylish one. I don’t like the thick plastic strips around the lower body, though; they cheapen the car somewhat.
Gavin: With 321 horsepower it’s the slowest car we have seen so far, but it handles well enough.
Steve: Just to balance out the multitude of mid-engined supercars we will see, we should put this in our game, no question.
The Courageux Castellet Coupe will be included, but won’t be featured on the cover.
@TheTechnoVampire - Narya Kartsune RS Coupe
Ben: The nose reminds me of my RX-7; the rest is pure rally car.
Gavin: It definitely has the power, but like the Haapala, it wheelspins quite a bit off the line, though it’s not quite as severe.
Steve: This is basically a sports car trapped in a rally car body shell. Enough said.
The Narya Kartsune RS Coupe will not be included in the game, but will be considered for a rally-themed sequel or spinoff sometime in the future.
@CMT - CMT Kyalami V12
Ben: For a big, luxurious GT car this thing doesn’t look elegant enough, and the big hood scoop up front is clearly out of place.
Gavin: This thing is too big and bulky to keep up with out-and-out sports cars - a shame considering its ample power.
Steve: An overweight luxury GT doesn’t make sense in this game either… except maybe as a pace car.
The team briefly pondered over whether or not the CMT Kyalami V12 will feature as a pace car, but ultimately decided that it will not be included at all.
@Chickenbiscuit - LMC Nessus Type S
Ben: The best-looking car we’ve seen since the Kite. Absolutely stunning.
Gavin: With over 400 horsepower and a sorted chassis, it creams the overwrought Haapala for overall performance, even though it can’t compete with the Kite’s raw power.
Steve: This is exactly the kind of car we want to compete with the Kite.
The LMC Nessus Type S will be included and is now being considered for the cover.
@Xepy - Greil Dainsleif
Ben: Another looker for sure, much like the Kite, but slightly smaller.
Gavin: It’s a bit oversteery but still handles well enough to make optimal use of its immense power.
Steve: This and the Kite would be perfect rivals, eh? We shouldn’t pass this one up.
The Greil Dainsleif will be included and is still being considered for the cover.
@GetWrekt01 - Vector V8 Volante GT
Ben: Another metallic blue mid-engined supercar, with good proportions in most places. Unfortunately, the front-end styling is a bit awkward and will need reworking.
Gavin: At least with 430 horsepower on tap it can keep up with the pack, and it handles decently as well.
Steve: I’m not sure if we need more mid-engined supercars - but I still want them, so I’d rather keep this one.
The Vector V8 Volante GT will not feature on the cover, but will be included in the game after some aesthetic revisions.
@patridam - Earl Banshee
Ben: Much of it screams “muscle car”, but the front is too cartoonish for my tastes.
Gavin: There is no doubt, however, that its engine belongs in a muscle car - who can say no to a 470-horsepower V10?
Steve: This game clearly needs a muscle car, so omitting the Earl Banshee would be a huge mistake in my opinion.
The Earl Banshee will be included after some aesthetic revisions, but won’t feature on the cover.
@donutsnail - Turbói Cutela JS Sport
Ben: The side profile is a bit weird, but I like the spoiler at the back.
Gavin: Only 276 horsepower? I don’t think such a puny output will cut it in this intense company.
Steve: We want another front-engined car in the game, but not a severely underpowered one.
The Turbói Cutela JS Sport will not be included.
@chiefzach2018 - Zacspeed R1
Ben: Yet another stunning supercar. The attention to detail on this thing is amazing!
Gavin: It has the opposite problem to the Greil in that it understeers a bit, but it’s not too bad, and its straight-line pace is immense.
Steve: This is the last car we got, and one of the best. We shouldn’t pass it up.
The Zacspeed R1 will be included and remains under consideration for the cover.
Note: @Kyuu77 and @Rise_Comics sent in an ad each for their entries, but they will not count because they forgot to send me any .car files before the deadline.
Part 2 coming soon!