Are there any rules on head changes? More valves, different cam layout, VVL/VVT? Will these be considered different engines, or are we allowed to change the head?
Typical ARM rules are to allow it but with a minor/moderate authenticity and price penalty, but it is unmentioned here.
I forgot about that. I think it´ll be better to consider it the same engine, but taking an authenticity penalty, since considering it a different engine would make it very disadvantaged against a completely new engine. As for costs, I might consider previous rounds extra cost for VVL/VVT and valve changes ($1000)
Looks absolutely ace - and the light blue on white vinyl wrap is a perfect nod to its Argentinian origins, with the flag on the C-pillar being the icing on a very tempting cake.
Hello Mrs. Montalva, find enclosed the proposal from Sparky T’s Customs for your IKA Torino. Because the Torino is such a beloved icon in Argentina car culture, it was decided to best keep the changes subtle and focus primarily on performance. So we have kept the original chassis, suspension setup, and basic engine. Not that we haven’t breathed upon it to improve it a little. The overhead cam straight six has been bored out, increasing the displacement to 4 litres. A billet crank, titanium connecting rods, and high strength forged pistons allow for greater rev-ability. The cylinder head has been reworked, fitted with modern direct fuel injection and both VVL and VVT. Combined with a turbocharger putting out 14 psi, it results in 414 horsepower at 6,700rpm, 415 pound feet of torque at 3,700 rpm, and a redline of over 7,100rpm.
Combined with a sequential six speed gearbox and improved aerodynamics, this Torino is capable of hitting sixty miles an hour in 4.5 seconds, the quarter mile in 12.5, and a top speed of nearly 170 miles per hour. But straight line speed isn’t the only performance we have looked at. Active sport suspension with adaptive dampers mated to 255/40R17 semi slick tires fitted to magnesium wheels and four wheel vented disc brakes with performance pads allow for stellar handling and braking.
Inside, we have removed the rear seat to save weight. And in it’s place a 12 point roll cage has been fitted. The front seats have been upgraded to a set of sportier buckets. A modern infotainment system and electric variable power steering with ESC improve comfort and driveability. The exterior has been fitted with a simple set of fender flares, lower rocker panels, sleeker mirrors and door handles, unique front and rear bumpers, and LED lighting. That has all been wrapped up in an eye catching blue and white paint job. The purposed cost for this design? $35,800AMU.
Thank you for your consideration.
A little note on the next round! No, it has not been forgotten and ARM will live on in the 4.2 era.
Edsel or I will host the next round… depending on which of us is ready sooner. And when a more stable version of 4.2 is released. And when more mods are available… so it’ll be soon
Be patient and stay tuned for ARM14, it’ll come when it comes
Edit: so cloning is apparently completely borked in 4.2. Until that’s fixed, ARM cannot happen… So stay tuned x2.
Slight revision: If I end up hosting the challenge, it’ll most likely be in 4.1, since my plan will probably need all the mods.
I stand corrected