Seeing cars unveiled after so much time spending seeing only stats kinda feels like seeing your Tinder date for the first time when she had no profile pic
[EDIT] So. I can’t tweak the car anymore without ruining it… at least to my standards, so let’s consider it finished.
Since my company topic isn’t up to date compared to the era of the challenge, allow me to briefly explain where my car comes from.
Watered down history time that you can totally skip if you want but.. I guess it's cool to see
FAAL, in 1982, unveiled the 4th generation of their Foreia sedan. For the first time, FWD, but still retained a longitudinal engine. At launch, two engines were available in two trims. 1.6 BL, 1.8 GL. Both were 4 cylinders, multipoint injection.
And that’s where things started to get interesting.
FAAL was developing their brand new AWD system at that time, the TETRA™. They wanted to showcase the possibilities of that system (which was 50/50 permant All Wheel Drive with geared LSDs front and rear on the high end version, open diffs on the low tier version) in a brand new sportscar.
… well, budget cuts forced them to use the MK4 Foreia chassis instead. Shucks.
They took a sedan, removed two doors, fitted wider fenders to allow for wider tires, reduced the trunk for lightness, and fitted it with a brand new 2.1 SOHC 4valve turbocharged 6 cylinder engine delivering 215hp at the four wheels, through geared LSDs.
And there you have FAAL Foreia Tetra Coupe, abridged, FAAL Tetra.
Also, it’s the 1980. And guess what, GUESS WHAT?
Same 2.1 I6 tuned to 280hp, lighter car, even wider fenders… you get the picture. 200 made for Group B homologation. Ladies and ladies, the FAAL Tetra Tour De Corse.
And after all that bonkers stuff, here comes the actual predecessor to my Challenge entry: The toned down, naturally aspirated FAAL Foreia Coupe that came after the FAAL Tetra, was fitted with the open diff version of the Tetra™ system. After the one people remember, the one people can actually afford:
And here it is:
The 1990 FAAL Foreia Coupe.
It rounded up.
It calmed down.
… But it’s actually better in every aspect.
Same recipe. A coupe, based on a sedan. Which means it still retains all the practicality of the sedan! Seats four people with an equal amount of room. Four speaker cassette deck. Plushy, yet half bucket seats. For a perfect mix between comfort and sportiness.
Chassis? It’s got an all new, double wishbone all around suspension system. Inspired by competition. Adapted for both amazing cornering and amazing comfort for the category, while still being scandalously easy to drive!
To propel the beast, an all new, fully aluminum DOHC 2.0 turbo 6 cylinder delivering 180hp through the famous TETRA™ AWD system, which does wonders with the new suspension. Not to mention, its displacement makes it tax friendly, and its transmission lowers the insurance price, AND allows a 6.67s 0-60 time at the same time. How could it be better? Oh yeah. It gets 6.55L/100.
All of this, in a brand new, modern package, neatly engineered to be as weather resistant as possible with use of aluminum in the panels, as well as an anti-corrosion treatment on the chassis. Finely crafted to be as aerodynamic as possible, which allows a top speed of 236km/h. Finely laid out to allow for cheaper maintenance costs. Truely a lot of car for the money: 35.350$.
Sure. Not the cheapest car out there… But something tells me depreciation and running costs will really help its case.