Inspired by AGC
If a steel body is required, then what exactly does that mean? Does the chassis have to be made of any kind of steel (including galvanized, corrosion-resistant or AHS/light AHS), the body panels must be made entirely of steel (whether treated or not), or both?
I echo the above regarding steel types. Also, it must be a 2020 model year, does that mean it has to be in the style and engineering off a 2020 car? I’m guessing not from your examples, but just want to check.
Also, the naming convention seems strange. You ask for steam names, surely forum names would be more useful? I’m guessing many people don’t have the same name for both things.
Also, if you have to be based on performance only type of car, that means old vintage US boat, town cars and Rolls Royce type are excluded, even if track or offroad modified? Because you also reference a Peterbilt 389, which is not offroad nor performance.
- i’m using steel bodies to mimic the added weight of armor plating to these machines, so chassis dont need to be made out of steel too - just the body, treated or not.
- the car/engine years must be 2020 but less modern car body/engineering is allowed.
- any kind of vehicle that has been modified for, or can be modified to become a legitimate threat in a scenario like this is fine, including big rigs, land yachts and family sedans.
updating the rules, thanks for your input.
I take that to also mean “partial aluminum (where some panels are made of aluminum and others are made of steel) is not allowed, only full steel bodies permitted”.
Also, the minimum reliability figure refers to engine reliability if I’m not mistaken. And the absence of creature comforts is meant to simulate a stripped-out interior meant for combat.
precisely and precisely
Are there any restrictions on chassis PU, ET or cost? With the rules as they are now, it’s legal to spam quality and pick incredibly high-end parts; I assume this is not the intention?
Sounds interesting enough. I may be able to build a vehicle for this out of something I already have…
Or I might take inspiration from that something and make something new.
Either way, the driver of the machine I make will be human, but the modifications… Let’s just say I’ve got an ace up my sleeves.
due to the nature of 3d fixtures, i don’t intend to judge on car performance insomuch as engine performance, and with the requirement of steel bodies and high-performance engines i don’t intend for handling to be crippled anyhow. i will, however, amend a +/-5 threshold for any engine quality sliders and no tolerance for body quality sliders. i want this to be more of a proof-of-concept than an intensely serious competition.
Anyone know what the best chassis type would be to emulate putting a unibody (monocoque) chassis on top of a ladder frame?
Probably either light truck monocoque or sticking with ladder frame. I’ve considered light truck monocoque to be like an old Jeep Liberty, where it has full frame rails but the body is welded on to it instead of bolted on top with bushings.
The story reminded me of The Minute Hour’s performance on episode 14 of Interface.
It’s just straight up really good VA too.
min and max are different units? y tho?
Because with miles per gallon you want to do more miles for your gallons. Whereas with litres per 100 kilometres you want to be using less litres not more. It’s the same economy at the end of the day
so is the idea that you hotrod a car that already exists (like in any movie) or you create the car specifically for the challenge? if its the first why would a hotrodded 90s wagon…
…have a steel body?
the latter, but the design can be based off the former.
and if you’re asking why i’m demanding steel bodies despite not really having a criteria in place for judging anything around the fact these cars need steel bodies, consistency and authenticity to the lore i’m developing. i want this event to be three parts, in essence;
- a light engine development challenge,
- a design challenge centered around more whimsical design choices for generating cool ideas, and
- a personal writing challenge
ok that makes sense, thanks
Regarding safety equipment, is power steering and traction aids considered safety equipment, or is that just referring to the safety tab?
Have to ask because I’m picking my way through two different ideas, and, well, both of them end up quite heavy, and one is a bit more powerful than the other one…
i’ll consider it separate from safety equipment