@ImKaeR in the Plastic Fantastic. This Family Utility car manages to come in at an amazing 815kg with partial aluminum panels and the… unconventional combination of an aluminum engine block and cast iron head. It’s an SOHC 4-cylinder making 112 horsepower at 7200 RPM (with a billet steel crank! which is odd but doesn’t seem to provide a ton of benefit).
@B4nditOo in the Hussar V70 T5. This car had a 2012 engine (oops!) but B4ndit plans to submit a version which qualifies before race time.
@Deltaz in the suspiciously new-looking 1989 Foresuta GT. 1002kg, 114hp DOHC I4 with a cat. Includes an LSD.
@Sealboi in the Genbrot Hotster. 1066kg of basic steel, but double wishbone suspension all around. Engine makes a whopping 140hp at 7500RPM (it’s pretty oversquare) with 100 cams, somehow still meeting gas and market requirements. It costs only 17500 too!
@Sigg610 in the Mazda 787C. Weighing 1051kg and making 135hp with a SOHC4-I4, this car also qualifies as “Light Sport Budget”. It’s got a geared LSD, 2+3 seating, and medium tire compound.
@nev in the Skrothog: This car weighs 975kg with plain steel and has another wild engine tune, a SOHC4-I4 making 150hp with the help of forged parts, ludicrous 11:1 compression and steep cams, and multiple throttle bodies. But… this one does a bit of a naughty! It meets the market scores by being a 1981 trim with a 1990 engine, basically meaning this car is modified and wouldn’t have been sold in this configuration. It’s definitely not in the spirit of the rules, which is driving cars at stock weight and power. Normally, I’ve always allowed rules loopholes, but I think this one is bad enough that I’m going to add 50kg ballast (positive safety quality) as a penalty. Without this particular exploit, the car would have to either make about 40 less horsepower or spend far more weight and budget on comfort and safety.
@stigx24536 in The Gauntlet: 918kg, 134hp, LSD and 5 full seats. Right on the line for budget and mileage.
@TCup in the Knarr W.22: This car is dirt simple with four drum brakes, no power steering or ABS, although it does spring for an LSD. 960kg, 117hp rear-mounted boxer engine. Billet steel crank provides a crucial 0.1mpg to qualify.
@bilobilo in the Kinden Falco: 1049kg, 110hp (with a 4-barrel carb). Gets 22.5mpg- in this case, the car’s power was limited by the need for market score rather than MPG directly. 5 seat premium interior, and a solid rear axle. This is probably one of the few cars here not reach for all the high-tech options.
@pcmoreno in the Winthorpe Grackle 1.4. This is one of the few cars to go for Family rather than Family Utility, and it’s a 1980 model to make that easier (but, without a time-traveling 1990 engine). 932kg, 112hp. Open diff because you can’t get LSD’s in 1980. Creative use of the budget allows for +3 quality mag wheels.
As usual, the dropbox files are in the OP! Remember to upgrade your KissMP to the new version!