To that end, here they are:
- What are Matt’s favorite exterior colors?
- What is his favorite engine configuration?
- Does replacing the stock transmission with one of a different type and/or with a different number of gears incur any additional cost(s)?
A while ago I thought that in over 2 years, we haven’t had a japanese car in ARM. “Not even a Miata, I bet one will come sooner or later”, I thought. Seems like I was looking into the future then.
Like most guys Matt doesn’t like pink cars and thinks silver/gray are a bit boring. but unlike most guys he really likes yellow/orange.
He likes all engines, but the he thinks an engine schould “feel right” for the car in question. ex. no I4 in the Camaro.
Good question, I added a 1500 penalty for gearbox only swap, but it is included in the 3000 engine/gearbox swap.
I already had one made, why not use it
defo entering this one if i have the time
Just so you both know, the 3 questions have traditionally been meant to be kept private and asked in DMs. This is to simulate a typical correspondence between a restomod company and the client and give each competitor a slightly unique bit of information about the client that could give a small advantage if used right. Looks like a cool brief and good car choice, should be a cool round!
Oh, also was the bit about not judging color choice left in the brief intentionally? I know Machalel’s round included that because he was colorblind. There’s nothing wrong with keeping that rule ofc if you’d rather it be that way, but seeing your response to ABG about opinions on colors leaves me wondering.
I mean i will just question a color choice if it is way out there… but it wont lead to any bins.
So, just to be clear, will there be an advantage to choosing a color Matt prefers? I presume this is a no?
Yes that is a no
The base car comes with huge snap oversteer, due to how the game calculates weight distribution for convertibles (mostly)
Do you want us to “correct” this or keep it tail-happy?
Edit: turns out the front aero works a little too well on this body, balancing it with rear downforce helps a lot.
Yes, the suspension on this old thing is completly worn out and needs a restauration and retuning, or a custom rebuild.
A quick inspection of the donor car revealed that it had a front spoiler, but no aero fixtures on the rear to compensate. That’s why I swapped out the spoiler for a front lip on my test mule, and added a rear wing and lip (the latter taking the form of a diffuser) for good measure, providing a more rear-heavy aero balance.
A rules question: Which grade of unleaded fuel be used? 91, 95, 98, 100? Is there a specific grade we should use?
Edit: Following up, can you provide a list of the forbidden morphs by name? You say that “A-Pillar, B-Pillar, C-Pillar, sill and overhang morphs should stay untouched”… But this car has no C-pillar, has multiple morphs impacting the A-pillar (“A_Pillar”, “A_Adjustment”) and has a similar situation for the B pillar.
Taking the client’s country of origin into account, I’m recommending 95 RON premium unleaded at the very least, with a maximum grade of 98 RON super unleaded.
Added some Inspiration pictures.
95 RON (E10) is the most common fuel in the UK, only option is 98 RON, the same goes for the rest of europe aswell.
So uh… Rules as written, it’s impossible to avoid a panel swap.
The base car is presented with a 92 Model Year, +5 techpool everywhere for an effective tech year of 1997. This means that Treated Steel (which has an unlock year of 1994) can be used - and it has been.
We need to set the techpool to 0 everywhere and keep the 1992 model year for an effective tech year on the chassis of 1992. This means that Treated Steel can no longer be used, and a different year must be used.
Please advise on how this is meant to be handled.
I feel like the car should be set up with the 0 techpool from the factory. (It’d be sad if i had to redo my whole car though… I’m really proud of it.)