Automation RestoMod Chapter 16
Meet Valentino Babooni, an entrepreneur, wild-hearted man who just happens to be the heir of Babooni Inc, a company dealing with growing and exporting bananas. Valentino likes finer things in life, such as fancy mansions and top dollar cars to name a few, but he also has a very rugged and manly side as he loves to get his hands dirty in spare time working on his prized possession, the 964.
Valentino owns two cars now, cruising and travelling to meetings in a well appointed W140 S-class Brabus 7.3 while posing and seeking his adrenalin fix in a 964 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Valentino loves to travel to Nurburgring twice a year to stretch his and his car’s muscles. To him, it is an event he treasures most.
He chose the 964 for it’s analogue feel since he is more than a capable driver and enjoys exploring car limits that do not control his actions in any way. He is very old school in that way and prizes driving feel and emotion over raw power. In his mind, power is nothing without control, so the 964 has only a slight power upgrade, with more serious work done to use the available power in best way possible.
Alfa Romeo GTV6
The Babooni Alfa has a bit less of a happy end though. The car bought new in 1985 was sold in 1987 and has disappeared ever since. There was nothing nostalgic felt for that car by Babooni senior so there was no trace of the car after sale.
Valentino remembers that dad loved to keep the car clean and tidy, showing human affection to the car. It had a stock 12-valve 2.5 V6 „Busso“ engine, to this day considered to be one of the finest and best sounding V6 engines ever created by man. However, as unremarkable as it might have been to Babooni senior, it is this car that Valentino whishes he had in his posession again.
The GTV6 is what triggered his love of old analogue metal and his fondest memoroes related to his father and their evening drives through the hills of Italy from Portino to Castelleto in the Alfa Romeo GTV6, the memory of every gear shift and „Busso“ engine noise while revving close to the redline. It is this car that sparked a fire in his heart burning ever since.
Valentino gets a phone call from a family friend about a resurfaced GTV6. Upon asking for details, the VIN number matches the exact car Babooni family used to own! However, upon inspecting the car, a different picture presents itself.
It is obvious that the car has been sitting in the back of a barn for decades, as it lies flat, plagued with rust. There are some glass elements missing, a few cracks here and there. Bumpers are gone, which makes sense as the car is fitted with a rollcage. It is obvious that their GTV6 was turned into a track-car. Some of the interior is missing, and a few dash lights are not illuminating what was once a very angular and quirky interior in true Alfa style.
There is also some damage on the outside as well, one side missing the headlights, while other has them just about falling out. Under the hood, there is a lot of surface rust on engine components, but the car features ITB setup with racing inlets as well as racing manifolds with no mufflers or cat to be seen.
This car is a mess, obviously used to be stripped of good and valuable parts as the GTV6 approaches a cult status and whole cars as well as parts skyrocket in value.
Valentino, being a passionate Babooni as well as a rational person sees an opportunity here. If he gives this car a chance and get it to run again, he will get a piece of nostalgia he was missing all these years, and at the same time revive an Italian cult classic. It is a win win situation!
To him, this would be a weekend car, but what do you think Valentino needs for the weekends? Does he want a full restoration to original spec, a light restomod, a serious restomod, sleeper… He has no concrete goal, but the car must pass the MOT and get registered for road use but also have a bit of cool factor to it.
He decides to purchase back the rust bucket and start outsourcing companies to do the dirty (rusty) jub.
Valentino loves classic and creative as well. The key factor is execution. What you do is up to you, revising the classic or replacing it with modern solutions. Make sure it reflects what you are building. You can also remove the interior all together if you want, but some elements resembling one are very welcome.
All mods that are used to create this bucket of rust are from Steam Workshop and all of them are encouraged to be used in this challenge without use of mods from different locations.
VARIOUS STYLES AND RULES OF MODIFYING (CHASSIS/BODY):
If you want to restore the car as original as possible (finding original old parts) leave Model and Trim years as they are:
If you want to restore and modify with modern parts:
FROM THE GROUND UP (Ring Brothers style)
If you want go through a reimagining and creating something unique and thoroughly modern:
Trying to be as realistic as possible here. Partial materials are considered as purchase of individual parts made from different materials. The cost is normalized by sale of original panels. Full material swaps are considered as unique fabrications.
Partial Carbon Fiber
Anything other than monocoque is a 3000AMU penalty.
Stock is (Galvanised Steel)
Different material 2000AMU
If you changed to different chassis then you do not pay aditional penalty for material.
Stays as is.
No penalty (Alfa romeo made different types of suspension setups thus is treated as search and find, selling old one and fitting new)
4x4 Penalty 3000AMU
VARIOUS STYLES AND RULES OF MODIFYING (BUSSO ENGINE)
If you want to restore the engine as original as possible (finding original old parts) leave family and model years as they are:
If you want to restore and modify with modern parts (using the existing block and BUSSO specific heads):
FROM THE GROUND UP
A new engine blueprint or a different engine all together (considered engine swap)
If you want to restomod the Busso V6 by swapping heads from a different Busso engine, there will be no penalty:
Possible head configurations for a Busso V6:
- single overhead cam 2 valve per cylinder
- dual overhead cam 4 valve per cylinder
BUSSO V6 engines never utilized VVT or VVL
If you want tu use VVT or VVL then it would be considered a different (non-BUSSO) head swap. In that case you can use any setup you desire including VVT or VVL. Penalty for a non-BUSSO head swap: 1500AMU
BORE and STROKE
You are free to bore and stroke the engine as you desire within VARIANT CAPACITY, not Family capacity.
Family capacity is set to allow all BUSSO variants of displacement (except for 2 litre) to be recreated from variant capacity.
If you change FAMILY YEAR to anything other than 1985, it is considered an engine swap.
Engine swap penalty 3000AMU.
ADVANCED CAR TRIM AESTHETIC SETTING
These are the only settings you CAN modify:
Rim Center Offset
Wheel Offset (2000 penalty, free if chosen to swap panel material for 4000 penalty)
Tyre Wall Curve
Front/Rear Ride Height: Must be an average of 0 (-1.00/1.00 etc.)
Chassis Tunnel Size
DO NOT CHANGE any other values in Body section
(these values do reflect in Beam.NG)
noise limit 50
comfort over 30
emissions below 400 g/kWh (as seen is summary tab)
must have bumpers beyond bodywork
Must run 95 RON max
No RACE parts or SEMI SLICKS
Front and rear italian license plates (original size)
hard limit at 60000AUD
All cars that pass MOT are considered in competition. When you submit your car I will reply if you passed or failed your MOT. If you failed, I’ll let you know why and what needs to be corrected. You get to fail twice (resend twice) before getting disqualified.
Most interesting contenders will also be driven in Beam.NG for shits and giggles and recorded on video.
The massive full-fat potato-burning monster of a car:
ARM16-ORIG-username_-_6_Full_Fat.car (255.5 KB)
The tiny car that could, but potato friendly:
ARM16-PP-username_-_6_Poverty_Plus.car (57.3 KB)
Keep naming conventions as included in the car file.
These are the carmodel naming conventions depending which file you use.
This is the naming convention for Engine Family
You can rename the Trim name for the car as you desire. Same goes for Engine variant name.
Make sure that you post some sort of photograph or two or three of your car on this thread so that Valentino becomes intrigued.
June 22nd 2022 12:00 CET
July 11th 2022 12:00 CET