Reviews Part 2 – The Other Cars
These reviews are for all the cars that haven’t reached stardom. They’ll be getting used by minor characters in at least one scene, or barely used by main characters.
@nerd Sofa S2200-R
Score: 124 (33 style points)
And we are with a Sofa. Not surprising that one would come up; they’ve got a tuner following from being dirt cheap and very easy to work on. Just barely cleared to be insured for actors and not very fancy at all. Unsurprisingly it’s only got a basic CD player. The rear engine layout is interesting to say the least, even though this is the least powerful car of the bunch with a measly 228 hp. Truly an example of tuning on a budget. Fitting the typical Sofa quality, the cheap aftermarket mods have actually made the car more solid.
Director’s note: Bargain basement car. Let’s use it for that one teenage character without much money.
@sideswipebl – Walden Priam RC5
Score: 131 (35 style points)
Now this one’s a nice classic, but it’s styled rather more tastefully than we were expecting of the cars in the movie. Fitting the tasteful design, the interior is nothing really special, with just a basic CD player fitted to the original dash. It’s also not the most comfortable car out there. There are some worse ones, but it’s certainly below the standard we were expecting. Whoever’s going to be driving this will be happy the scenes won’t be long ones. It’s one of the less drivable and sporty cars, as well as one of the least powerful, but it’s made the cut. Just lacks that star potential.
Director’s note: We can use this one in one of the races. It feels more go than show.
@thealmightytwingo – Meijer Monte Carlo Turbo
Score: 141 (22 style points)
Really not much done to this one, even as a classic. It lacks that street culture pizzazz we were looking for in terms of styling for the movie, but at least the interior has a fully decked out audio system in the trunk. Where this car really lost out is being one of the slowest in the quarter mile, but that’s not unexpected for a European classic. Driving characteristics are nothing special either, with this being one of the least agile cars of the bunch.
Director’s note: With that design, let’s focus on interior scenes for this one.
@jaimz – FM HiWay GR2000
Score: 151 (2 style points)
This one is… huh… special. We had to closely compare the modified one of the original several times to spot the differences and then still mixed them up until getting inside. This is how to not style a car for The Agile and the Angry. The interior has at least been decked out with a trunk audio system and all, so it’s not a completely lost cause. This happens to be one of the few cars that opted for an engine swap and it’s definitely worth it, it’s got decent performance to make up for the lacklustre design.
Director’s note: Let’s have it as a work in progress in Jake Kim’s gang garage that can go on a chase.
@highoctanelove – Bogliq Coyote 230 Xtra Street
Score: 160 (25 style points)
Ah, a Bogliq! This is another car with tasteful modifications that aren’t quite what we’re looking for, but at least it’s had some effort put in. Interior is quite nice, not the fanciest thing, but it’s got a trunk audio system. In terms of performance, it’s balanced and neither lacklustre nor outstanding. Definitely fits as a middle of the pack thing that doesn’t really stand out.
Director’s note: Let’s throw this one into a race, it’ll fit right in.
@nicking_hc – Hugi Rioter Mk2 Lion
Score: 175 (38 style points)
Now this is what we were expecting in terms of classic car design! It’s clearly modified for performance with a few modern elements thrown in. No trunk audio on this beast but it does have a nice CD stereo upgrade. Neither the most drivable nor the sportiest, this car manages to do so well by having a 520 hp V8 with a more than adequate quarter mile time. While it has the looks for Tim Petrol’s car, it’s seriously outclassed by some of the competition.
Director’s note: One of the most badass cars here. We’ll use it in at least one car chase.
@normanvauxhall – BMMA Dolphine 2.5 Opicina
Score: 191 (50 style points)
What a car! This thing looks amazing and is exactly what we’ve been looking for… but it’s seriously outclassed in terms of performance. Both the interior and exterior are equally extreme and on point for the street racing culture of the movie, with high end trunk audio and that stylish wrap. It’s not the fastest quarter mile or the wildest performer, contrary to what it looks like, which is a real shame for such a badass Euro import.
Director’s note: Give it to one of Petrol’s friends, and showcase it in the first race. We can’t have this one go to waste. And find a chase to drop it into as well!
@der_bayer – BAM Bavaria 628 JC
Score: 194 (40 style points)
Here’s a nicely styled classic European import that’s lacking any decals. On par with what we’ve been looking for in terms of classics except seeming unfinished. It’s quite fast and even has trunk audio, but it’s a bit of a handful and just made the cut for the actor insurance. This is where this car lost out against others. For one of the oldest cars of the bunch, it’s really held its own against many of the modern offerings.
Director’s note: Definitely needs to be in one of the races.
@vg33e – Ryback Tornado
Score: 197 (42 style points)
One of the most decal-covered cars of the bunch, and those are very tasteful. What has set this car back in terms of styling is the unusual headlights. Units like those have never been seen before, not even on concept cars, so it’s very strange. In terms of performance, this car’s fast but far from the most agile. The truly outstanding aspect of this one is the quality of the modifications, only equalled by one other car.
Director’s note: Strange headlights aside, this is a good crony car. Let’s give it to one of the bad guys.
@mikonp7 – Neko SX-2 X-Series
Score: 195 (50 style points)
Another great looking car! It’s both wild and badass. The style is also on the inside, with a trunk audio system. Although it’s one of the more powerful cars of the bunch, producing 462 hp, it’s one of the slowest on the 1/4 mile which is what’s caused it to suffer compared to others. Other than that, it’s quite easily drivable and handles nicely, so it’s still a solid car.
Director’s note: Love it! Get a couple more of these and use them as the heist cars.
@abg7 – Hanson Halberd 4.2
Score: 214 (10 style points)
Solid performer with lacklustre styling. Hardly more than a bright respray and a couple of decals and some trunk audio fitted in. It’s by far the easiest to drive of the bunch and is also one of the faster cars, but it has none of the design flair we expected for the movie. Shame, really, since it can really hold its own in terms of performance.
Director’s note: Just stick in a race somewhere. It’s another all go, no show sorta car.