It’s 1996, Ross Perot has just won the election via landslide and he needs a new Presidential State Car. Cadillac just went under along with the re-contract for the Fleetwood State Car.
The contract is looking for a severely beefed up luxury vehicle, prestigious enough for the President but strong enough to get him to safety in one piece, preferably quickly.
You will designing a heavy luxury vehicle capable of transporting the President and accompanying diplomats in luxury while being safe from attacks. It needs to be comfy, but strong - quick, but reliable. Ensure the vehicle has ample cooling for the engine and brakes, and torque/power to get up to speed.
These base vehicles will be chopped, stretched, and up-armored after production by an Armored vehicle Specialist. Do not worry about making a “limo” right out the gate.
Trim/Variant Year Max-Min 1996-1990
Body: Any body with 4 doors or more, Truck, SUV, Sedan, etc
Panel Material: Steel/Treated Steel/Corrosion Res. Steel
Chassis Type: Ladder or Light Truck Monocoque
Chassis Material: Steel/Galvanized Steel/Corrosion Res. Steel
Engine (Maximum 38 ET):
Loudness/Quietness: Below 32.5
Must run on Premium
Three Way or High flow Three Way Catalytic Converter Required
Emissions: 775 or lower (engine tab)
Variant (Maximum 30 ET):
Wheels: Minimum of 11.5"/292.1mm of sidewall (Subtract Rim diameter from Wheel width, ex: 30.2" total -17" rims = 13.2")
Comfort: 35 minimum
Safety: 55 minimum
Reliability 60 or higher
Top Speed: Minimum 120mph/193Kmph
Fuel Economy: 5mpg US/ 6.004mpg UK/ 47.0429L/Km / 2.126 KM per Liter
Seats: 4 Seats or more
0-62mph/0-100kph: 10 seconds or less
Load Capacity of 5000lbs/2267.97 or more
$52,500 Base with 0% Markup maximum
No PU Restrictions, there will only be 5 vehicles made, PU time is of no concern.
Anything marked no mass production is allowed.
Main Scored Criteria:
Attention to detail
Post Up-armor Capability
Advert (photos will not be graded but write up will be, be detailed on the vehicle and why it’s best suited, if you have weird designs or something notable, make sure it’s noted, if you didn’t write it, it didn’t exist)
Tie breakers/Minor score:
Final date for submissions will be November 2nd. Showing designs to others for feedback and criticism is encouraged.
If any clarification is required, reply to the thread and I will update as required. I have gone through this attempting to make this as clear as possible. I have made 4 vehicles to meet the requirements to hash out any possible “game breakers” and get a decent baseline for scoring. The minimums should be relatively easy to attain. If you send a vehicle that does meet the minimum requirements I will tell you but try to keep the re submissions to a minimum if you can.
Engines created by other members are allowed, but they must be cited as the engine creator in the file and submission details.
Car Model: The Presidential Tank - Username
Car Trim: Make - Model - Trim
Engine Family: Username of Creator
Engine Variant: Engine Family - Variant Name