Hi all, license plates have been updated - including a limo plate - and rules around ATS have been added after being left behind in the last thread.
25.7 miles per gallon
88.5 mph top speed
Independent front suspension
Price: A whopping $7,678! Budget price without budget quality.
The 1970 Capable Conveyor Bolt! A first for Capable! A capable sports coupe! Super fast. Carefully crafted handling tuned after thousands of laps around the Idaho proving ground. A deluxe interior tailored by the Seattle design company Gary Arts. Easily modifiable engine! Replace the air intake in as little as 30 minutes. New exhaust manifold only 20 minutes to replace! Increase the speed and acceleration of your own Capable Bolt! Warranty still applies after any modifications!
115 mph top speed
10.0 acceleration 0-60
Rack and Pinion steering
Rear wheel drive
Gas mono-tube dampening
Independent front suspension
Price: $9,648. Budget price without budget quality.
BetterDeals returns with 3 products. Lets start with the non-cars.
Meet Canned Air. For all your breathing needs!
We have a budget option too!
Air, no need to buy a can! Just buy the air!
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Now, onto the car.
Simplify, then add lightness - Colin Chapman
Meet the HPD Sport. For all your sporting needs. Power? What’s that?
Grip is all you need. Being super light allows it to go around a corner at a probably dangerous speed.
But hey, not our problem.
Buy now for under 6k!
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Hikaru has come to Araga at last.
An up and coming car manufacturer from Yamato, all the way on the south-eastern corner of the world!
We’re not promising that you’ll all like our cars, but we do hope that at least someone out there does…
First, our smallest motorvehicle:
1970 Hikaru 360 “Mijikai”
Equipped with a tiny little 360CC motorcycle engine but a bed large enough to fit a horse citation needed, this is our motorcycle-based Kei truck. When you’re driving it though, keep in mind it is a motorcycle, so you won’t do well in a head on crash against a DCMW… It does have relatively modern safety, but please don’t count on it, you’ll die in a head on crash anyway.
And now for the everyday person:
Hikaru Katana HT (Hikui Tokoro) ACT V3 ARAGA-LHD
A lot of people are in this situation. You’ve just looked through a car magazine. You’re an 18 year old Aragan (or from Yamato) in 1972 and you’re looking at a brand new Knightwick Italia. Oh, it has a V8! Popups? 4 speed auto? Well, dream on kid, there’s only one car that’ll please your ocerprotective mother whilst still being slightly cool. And that car is the Katana HT.
Our economy car for the everyday person. 1.8L, four speed manual, open differential (we’re sorry), it’s all you need and nothing you don’t. It’s about 12,000AMU so hopefully if it doesn’t get taxed too much, it should be pretty cheap too!
And finally, the main event:
The Hikaru Katana YR (Yaiba Racing) ACT V3 ARAGA-LHD
Picture this. You want a relatively fast car, one that’s able to fit you and your racing friend, but you’re not willing to fork out the cash to buy something lux like an Imperial Turbo L. Well, Hikaru engineers had you in mind!
Our halo car for you all, equipped with a 2.7L straight 6 designed by the engineers at DCMW @moroza , pushing out about 140HP, a five speed manual and a limited slip differential, it’s hopefully not that bad as a sports car. But that’s for you to find out, eh? Have a good time in this buzzy little idiot that we made for you.
And now for our segment from Hikaru Heavy Industries!
That’s not all that we’re bringing… If you’re ever in need of some clean clothes, we’ve got that sorted too!
The 1971 Hikaru Heavy Industries Power-Wash 100
With a powerful motor with the all-new Power-Wash technology, an easy-to-use control system and a pre-wash detergent holder, this washing machine is ready to take on the stiff competition we have in Araga!
Note - Please don’t drive this.
That’s all folks, it’s your new Hikaru salesman, Hikari Mayumoto, signing off!
(OOC: This post supersedes my previous post in this thread, due to new developments)
Kyrios (‘Ma(y)ster’) is one of the very few boutique manufacturers of roadsters and light sports cars from the Elefthera Soviet Republic in the far east (seen from an Aragan perspective).
Its sole car, the Nike (
‘Triumf’ ‘Triumph’) debuted in 1957 with a 1.6 litre Roadster (retroactively called S(eries)0) and by 1970 the trim range had evolved to the S2 and a 2.0 litre engine for a Roadster as well as a Coupe (submitted as first ALC car). These sold for healthy margins outside the eastern socialist block but found hardly any market inside the block due to pricing.
Due to Kyrios’ success with their S2, the Eleftheran government had mandated in the early 70s that Kyrios develop a ‘people’s roadster’ to be sold for about 2/3rds of the price of the regular roadster.
Through strict cutting of features, Kyrios offered this stripped down 1.6 litre Roadster (submitted as second ALC car) as part of the Nike S3 range from 1974 onwards (with much slimmer margins than the other two trims). The two other 2 litre models (not submitted) stayed in the S3 line-up and received minor upgrades over the S2 such as an 8-track instead of a radio, a different rear light cluster, and different bumpers and grille.
For the Aragan market, the new rear light cluster had to be modified to house brake lights and tail lights separately, so that the external reverse lights of the S2 had to be retained for the export models.
(OOC: Since the main country of this world’s socialist block is Greek, the car name is a straight translation of my ‘canon’ Archanan roadster as submitted for ALC1 and 2 (iirc). The next rounds are looking good for Wara, as Kyrios/Mayster only have a single product in their line up anyway…)
Here’s an Imperial, posting in front of airplanes you can’t afford! An Imperial is an entry-level premium car, and THAT is a twin-engined Ilaris PT-72! That is serious… I can’t do the voice anymore. Yeah, even in the 70s they were throwing this at ya. See that Ilaris PT-72 Tiger… it’s… it’s total money. Even today, you come to a fly-in in a freakin’ PT-72, people are like OOOOOOHHH. If you bought an Ilaris Imperial you weren’t that rich or you were… you were not the type of person to roll around… in… a- il- The Ilaris PT-72, those e- each engine is like four hundred cubic inches. And here you are, in your Imperial, tryna pretend you… no, no. Maybe you could own a Cessna 172. Maybe. If you owned a PT-72 Tiger at any point in history you’re driving DCMWs.