I dont suppose the 2017 Adagio Verisimo would count as competition. It is after all stupidly expensive…even the premium spec at around $47,000…
@DeusExMackia fair point, they are indeed similar. The Chaucer is certainly closer to the Berlose than to the Tauga, both in size and in price. Interesting how big the small executive cars have gotten, since the Chaucer is quite well alligned in size with the real life rivals, perhaps a tad larger than them. Also, that shows how hard I will have to work now that I have a complex range of cars running around. There is barely any room for the Baltazar Basil between the Quasar and the Chaucer now. Oh, well.
@Dorifto_Dorito Nice car, and yeah, it is stupidly expensive, but the Chaucer isn’t. Look, it’s just 33,000 for a 320 hp turbo-charger straight six sports sedan, that’s good value
I really like the design of the Chaucer. The taillight design is particularly great. So I designed a car that would sorta directly compete with it.
This is the new 2017 Conan S68. As bland as ever. The 5000 GL cost slightly more than the Chaucer 3.0.
This car is designed as a classic luxury sedan. The 5000 has 370hp rated V8 at the front, rear wheel drive, sharp handling. 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds, top speed limited to 240km/h. The GL trim is a mid-level one with nice options. But if you really want to go true barge experience you’d be better off with a GXL. It’s also available as an Estate.
If you’re one of those who like down-sizing, the Earthline trim is available. There’s also the GT trim that promised good performance in a discreet package.
Coming soon to reps near you.
In production since 2012, the Zorg ZV4 isn’t just available as a ute; it’s also available as a 4-door saloon. Here is the 2.6 trim:
And this is the higher-performance 3.0 version:
Compared to the Chaucer, the ZV4 has a more overtly sporting demeanor. A 6-speed manual is standard on these versions, but an 8-speed automatic is optional, as are adaptive dampers. Both of them, however, require regular (91RON) unleaded instead of premium (95RON) unleaded.
These are variants of my CSR38 entry as shown in the link below:
Since the Chord Nonus wasn’t the best of competitors, I decided to take a bit of my time and revise the Chord. So, I came up with the Japanese competitor to the Chaucer, the Ibishu Condensa.
The Condensa, features, in its more basic trim, a 1.8 Liter Turbo engine, developing 199HP. It has slighty worse fuel economy than its 2.0T Chaucer counterpart and similar performance. The Condensa, it is equipped, in all trims with the Premium Entertainement Pack and a manual 6-speed box for the petrolhead inside. Interestingly, the Condensa only weighs (in the case of the 1.8T, 1552 KG).
In its more “complete” trim, the Condensa features a 2.7 Liter Turbo engine, developing 302HP. It has better fuel economy than the 3.0S Chaucer and better performance, due to its lower weight (1632 KG). It also features 18 inch alloy rims instead of the 1.8T’s 17 inch steel rims.
In its “performance” trim, the Condensa is equipped with a 4.3 Liter Naturally Aspirated engine, developing 383HP. It has slighty worse fuel economy than the 3.0S, even though it weighs less (1658 KG) and it has more horsepower. It features SportTrack special seats, bodykit and the SportTrack rims.
Here is a picture of the car:
#Presenting the 2018 Bonham Chaucer Brooklands
As usual, artwork credits go to @titleguy1
Indeed it has come. A brand-new Brooklands model to sit atop the Chaucer range. This is the ultimate trim of the ultimate exective sedan. The best business express. All the comfort and luxuries from the Chaucer, with an extra dose of speed.
How big a dose of speed? Quite a lot of it. With the 3.0 turbo-charged inline 6 cranked up to full boost, this car produces a healthy 511 hp. Couple with the electric rear differential and 7-speed DCT gearbox, that is enough to bring the Chaucer from a standstill to 62 in under 4 seconds and all the way to a top speed of 207 mph.
Such performance really allows the car to bring back the memories of Brooklands, the iconic birthplace of British motorsports.
Feel free to share your opinions and thoughts. Links to posts of noteworthy rivals are welcomed too.
Stunning looking machine and as I said earlier, that red is just gorgeous. Front end of the car is delightful what with the black plastic and that massive lip. Midsize performance sedan competition is seriously fierce now.
Obligatory “here’s my competitor car” plug; the Tauga X and Tauga SB are almost 100hp down on power and are both slower to 60, but they’re also noticeably cheaper.
I love that rear bumper design The whole car looks good too and the stats are great. As for the competitor…
Yeah, and that’s exactly where my lineup has a hole which the Supernova Z Sportivo should fill. Or, for something fancier and faster, Nova Volante Z Sportivo, but that’s a coupe. For now I have a bit smaller car (Luna) and a bit bigger car, which is quite close in terms of performance, but much more expensive (Espada).
I’ve got plans… but they’re only in my head at the moment.
The Espada is very much more expensive, but you certainly pay for quality!
When will you show us the 90s Chaucer? That one also spawned several variants, just like the current one.
It is on the cards to bring it here.
I have to revisit it, however, because due to the TCC rules and characteristics, there are a few non-canon things on those cars. But yes, it will come.
You’ve seen it at Goodwood and voted for it as the best car shown on the Festival of Speed.
But, in case you missed it, here is an explanation as to what the Bonham Vision Gran Turismo is.
Props to @titleguy1 for the artwork
The Bonham Vision Gran Turismo is what happens when you combine the elements of the great racing simulation and its passion for racing and perfection together with the design team from Bonham, with inputs from Luceat Studios. This low, wide, aggressive sports car is the ultimate expression of the classic 2-seater, front-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car.
Upfront, the car has a 4.7 V8 engine, with 520 hp and capable of revving all the way to 8800 rpm. The power is sent to the rear wheels only, through a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox, which is coupled to an electic differention. The weight distribution is a perfect 50/50 and, with the all-aluminium chassis and panels, this lightweight race trim weighs just 1482 kg, all of which enables the Bonham VGT to get from 0-62 in just 3.5s and all the way onto a top speed of 173 mph.
It was timed going up the hill in just .
Below, car in action, taking the hill at Goodwood, in the virtual environment of Gran Turismo.
And soon it could also become a reality. Stay tuned.
Well let’s just be honest and drop the shit, it looks fucking gorgeous, both in that black and white grey and the semi-British Racing Green. And my body is ready for all and any production cars that come of this marvelous creation.
Is that V8 engine in the Vision GT cross-plane or flat-crank? Also, is it turbocharged or normally aspirated?
Edit: Since it is an atmo cross-plane V8, it is very reminiscent of a V8 Vantage to me. It’s not offered in any Chaucer variant, though, which is a shame.
Naturally aspirated cross-plane V8.
I still have the file
#A Motoring Man’s Meanderings
###Review: Bonham Chaucer Brooklands (Estate)
“Stiff upper lip by day, steroid induced adrenaline junkie by night”
On this new generation, the car has been reconceived from the ground up, featuring an all-aluminium construction and advanced suspension technology, with semi-active dampers and sway bars, with Road, Sport and Track settings, that also control the exhaust noise, throttle mapping and dashboard lighting and layout. There are also two individual settings, that allows individual configurations amongst the different systems.
Inside is where the Fleming shines. The hand-stitched nappa leather is omni-present around the cabin and the 21-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system amount to an unrivalled luxury ambiance.
The Fleming is available with two engine options, a 3.0 turbocharged straight-six with 500 hp, lifted from the Chaucer Brooklands, and a naturally-aspirated 6.0 V12, with 644 hp, courtesy of Agnelli-Dumont. Both engines use a 7-speed dual clutch automatic to send power to the rear wheels only and are equipped with an electronic limited slip differential. Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard equipment on the V12 and optional on the Straight-Six.
For technical details, click the arrows below:
If I had the chance I would order my Fleming with a V12 - it just sounds better, even though the turbo six is cheaper and thriftier. At any rate the Fleming should whet my appetite until the Chaucer is remade.
The racing version of the brand-new Bonham Fleming is ready to tackle La Sarthe, Daytona, Silverstone and all other tracks on the GTE calendar.
The GTE is powered by a tuned version of the 3.0 straight-six turbo from the standard car and achieves under 1500 kg in race spec, over 300 kg lighter than the original car, due to the complete stripping of the interior from any trace of leather or massaging seats.
Three liveries have been pre-conceived for the Fleming GTE, the classic British Racing Green, with gold touches, the corporate Light Blue and Orange combo from Wulf Refineries and a Deep Black and Silver combination, first seen on the Bonham Vision Gran Turismo.
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