Welcome Comrade to the position of head engineer at (Your Car Company)! Expect a Class 3 dwelling while you are here.
The Brief Of The Situation
The most recent revolution in 1969 has lead to the installation of the Reactionist party into government. This party is known to be extremely large, extremely irrational, and currently is the ruling majority. Their motto was “no more waiting, fix it now”. This generally has led to them making extremely rash decisions (and generally bad ones at that) upon entering government, starting with the ban of all computerized equipment (save for those in charge). Right now they are looking at changing the regulations related to the manufacturing of cars, and it looks like they are going to come to an important decision.
A state news broadcast comes in over the radio.
IN THIS, THE YEAR OF 1988, IT IS HEREBY DECREED THAT ALL NEW CARS MUST BE FITTED WITH A TURBOCHARGER, FOR MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY, CARBURETOR, AND MAY NOT HAVE AN AIR RATIO GREATER THAN .500! ONLY SUCH SMALL TURBOS CAN SAVE OUR BREATHABLE AIR!
This challenge is as simple as that. Make me a peoples car that fits into these new regulations. Failure to make a car that fits with these new regulations is treason and will result in a . Cars should have a minimum of 2 +2 seats, more seats are better. Safety regulations match '80s Archana safety regs (which are basically none).
State Geography/Who Are We
This nation is large, mountainous, and at war (often times with itself and it’s people). This car will need to be cheap, fuel efficient to deal with the new petrol rationing, and reasonably quick, in case party members need to make a quick escape (quick being relative due to regulations). Also, as a result of the frequent mine collapses due to cutting mining regulations, Aluminium is currently a rarity reserved for the Air Force, so no Alloy for you.
You are the engineer of the car, not the designer. If you wish to design your car, feel free to go ahead, however visual design will not be scored. We haven’t had a good engineering based challenge in quite a while. I’m ignoring design, since, for one, I’m personally terrible at it, and two, I’m currently very limited with a single 200 GB SSD (with, now 1 GB of space) at the moment.
30% Fuel Eco (with a bonus for Low Quality Gas of an extra 10% in terms of US MPG)
20% Automation Test Track Speed
1% Arbitrary State Decision
Aluminum panels and block
Anything but regular gas and horse piss
Injection of any kind
Excessive overdrive warning in Automation (a lot is fine)
Hydro/Air Springs/Active/Adaptive Dampers
Quality spam +/- 5 (you can’t go over +5 or lower than -5 in each category, so +5 tires is okay, with -5 safety, though you will get a from me for it.)
DOHC 4v is out. If you can make a case for DOHC 2v, I’ll allow it.
No 0 boost turbos… I saw you there thinking about it!
After fruitful negotiations with your overseer of acquisition, you ARE allowed to use Alloy rims. Partial Aluminum is still out though.
Otherwise, send in whatever you feel fits. Aim for a sporty, Archanan fun car, but keep within the regs. Most other things are acceptable, but I do want to see somewhat realistic sporty shitboxes. Face-lifting of older models is allowed, however, keep it tasteful, a '55 boat in '88 is a bit overboard.
P.S. If it wasn’t clear, this country doesn’t actually have emissions laws. They think strangle reduces emissions, because someone said so in parliament. Cats are optional.
After getting everything ironed out enough. I think we’re good to open this one. The contest doesn’t require any designing, but I’ve still got a very busy week. One week should be ample time. Submit your car with your forum username as the model name, everything else can be whatever. Include an Ad if you want, remember, design isn’t a factor in this challenge though.
Submission Deadline Is: February 26th 9 PM PST