Basically I saw that there was a sports car challenge, and so I made this car for it. But I kind of made it with this sort of Diamond-Star Motors sort of rebadging theme. This is also meant to test how this new forum works, because I haven’t used it since the old one. XD
This is a 1982 Freedom Venus, but in Japan (or Automation’s Japan equivilant), it’s known as a Motorpress Cuddly. The Trim variant seen here is a budget lights sports car, but was sold in Gasmea as a City Eco car. It makes 82 HP out of a Naturally Aspirated Dual Overhead Cam carbbed Four Banger, and gets 25 miles to the gallon. People love to put small-block Chevy V8’s in these and drift them because of the geared Limited Slip Differential, and easy access to everything in the engine bay.
This trim was built to compete with the Toyota Celica, from it’s name to it’s core features. It was dubbed Cuddly due to it’s compact size and charming face. It was a brilliant marketing strategy. Aiming for the 18 to 25 demographic, the name helped sell safety and practicality to couples and parents, allowing for the potential to expand overseas.
In Gasmea, the car was known as the Freedom Venus. In a partnership with one of the big three car-companies in the region, it was rebadged, it’s interior entirely redone using spare parts from a similar but failing eco car of comparable size, (to save costs for both companies) and sold to undercut competing brands.
While parts aren’t made for this car anymore, a huge jdm aftermarket has developed for this car, and there are plenty of donor cars worldwide. If you want to screw around with it, I’ll post the dl in the thread. Beware tho, because this car uses lots of fixture mods, and I haven’t tested it with BeamNG because I don’t own it. Freedom - Venus.car (32.7 KB)