A lot of people on my discord asked for a truck challenge of some kind, some wanted a luxury truck challenge (which I’ve already done years ago and will do again in the future), some wanted a sports truck challenge.
The concept of a sports truck was (and to some extent still is) kind of foreign to me as I couldn’t see any way that a big tall vehicle with the aerodynamics of a brick, a weight of usually 4000+ lbs and RWD with no significant amount of weight over the rear axle could ever be sporty. As one of my moderators, Sedan57Chevy, explained to me that when cars were starting to get taxed much more severely for having large powerful engines but trucks weren’t, people saw trucks as the opportunity to basically replace what used to be the muscle car, things started to make a bit more sense to me.
Before that, the first (and pretty much the only) thing that came to my mind when people said sports truck was the GMC Syclone which inspires this challenge.
Who could ever forget the legendary episode of old Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson in which this thing destroys a Lamborghini Diablo on the quarter mile?
And while I’d be surprised if one of the cars in this challenge manages to do 0-60 in 4.7 seconds like the Syclone with the given ruleset, I know there are participants who are far better at making cars than myself so I wouldn’t say it’s entirely out of the question.
As for what I’m looking for, fundamentally, a sports truck is still a truck, it just happens to be faster than most. Meaning it needs to have a usable rear bed, it has to be reliable and must be easy to drive for the average person. It can’t break the bank either, or else it won’t sell.
- Year: 1992
- Body type: Any truck/ute body
- Front engine
- minimum wheelbase: 2.7m
- Chassis: Ladder or Light Truck Monocoque
- Must use a solid rear axle (coil or leaf springs)
- Engine type: 8 or less cylinders, no Boxer engines. V8s must be NA
- No race intake/exhaust
- Regular unleaded fuel (91RON)
- max. loudness 45
- must have a cat.
- minimum engine reliability: 58
- Drive type: RWD or 4x4
- Tyre compound: no Sports or Semi-Slick tyres, 0 quality
- max. tyre width: 255mm
- no magnesium rims
- no aero fixtures
- max. rim size 17"
- Interior: at least 2 full seats, standard interior or better, basic cassette or better, standard 80s safety or better
- minimum drivability: 38
- Price: up to 30.000$
- Power:weight up to 1hp:6kg (166.66666 hp/1000kg)
- Exterior Styling
- Performance in BeamNG (West Coast Drag Strip, Utah Asphalt Hillclimb, Automation Hillclimb 2)
Race scores: 1st place 10 points, 2nd place 9 points, […] 10th place 1 point, 11th place and below 0 points
Overall score = Styling Score + Race 1 score + Race 2 score + Race 3 score
Send your submissions via my discord: Tom Henks Chillout by dragging and dropping your exported car file into the “community-challenge-files” subchannel
Only one submission per player, first submission counts!
Deadline: September 11th, 2021 at 5pm CEST
Race 1 & 2: September 11th, 2021 at 6pm CEST
Race 3: September 12th, 2021 at 6pm CEST
The races will be streamed on my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEazrZkjQcCxLaMmj79c62Q