This is a two-part challenge, but the second part only being unveiled once the first part is closed. Part I is kept vague and when entries are closed, the detailed Part II will be unveiled.
Part I: Looking for sporty cars
The year is 2001 and I’m looking for some production cars with sporty aspirations built between 1961 and 2001, whether they be lights sports cars, muscle cars, sports sedans, you name it. These are cars that will be tuned in Part II, so don’t send something already tuned to its maximum potential. There’s no advantage to making something brand new, so don’t worry about that for now, I just want some good variety here. I will not be looking at the stats for these cars, so that’s nothing to worry yourself on, I just want a nice variety of realistic sporty cars that you will then be modifying in Part II. Part II is where stats will matter.
This is an opportunity to showcase a sporty brand image for your lore companies, even if you don’t have much lore. While this challenge is set in the United States cars do not have to be models sold on that market, but be aware of the performance expectations of Americans.
Model/Trim year can be anywhere from 1961 to 2001.
Coupe, convertible, sedan, wagon, hatchback, or car-based ute bodies only. If you’re unsure about a ute body, run it through me before building your car.
No V10, V12, or V16 engines.
92 or 98 RON leaded fuel allowed up to 1974. 1975 and later cars must use 91 or 95 RON unleaded fuel and have a catalytic converter.
No direct injection, race parts, downforce undertray, or semi slicks.
Maximum premium interior/entertainment.
At least two full seats in the front row.
Must meet Gasmea safety requirements for trim year.
Cooling set to at least 50.
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time under 12 seconds for cars built in 1971 or earler, 11 seconds for cars built from 1972 to 1986, and 10 seconds for cars built in 1987 or later.
No active wings or suspension parts (hydropneumatic and air suspension are allowed, as are adaptive dampers).
The Koenigsegg body from the workshop is not allowed to be used.
Aesthetics do matter. Make it look good and period-correct.
Preference to lore-friendly cars (don’t just minmax some fancy 2001 car for the best stats, that’s outside the spirit of this competition).
These are the hard numbers that will apply for Part II as well, so keep that in mind when making your car for Part I. I will say that with what I have planned, you may be able to get something with lower numbers but don’t count on it. It’s safer for you to not try and reach the limits.
- Maximum price = $25,000 @0%
- Maximum trim Production Units = 120
- Maximum trim Engineering Time = 40
- Maximum engine Production Units = 80
- Maximum engine Engineering Time = 55
Remember, these cars will not be performance tested in this configuration, so there’s no reason to max them out in that regard. The performance testing will be in Part II.
Part I submission deadline is Saturday September 1st at 23:59 GMT
Model: Sportscar - [your username]
Trim: Car Name (company included)
Family: Sportscar - [your username]
Variant: Engine Name
Send me the .car file by PM before the deadline. No points for showcasing your car in the thread, but I’ll appreciate it.
Let me know if there’s anything that doesn’t make any sense. I know it’s vague but that’s because I want Part II to be a surprise.