CSC54 - Rally King [OPEN]

CSC53
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@KSIolajidebt & @kookie


BACKSTORY

Kings Automotive HQ, late 2020

Kings Automotive has had a very successful decade and is looking to continue that success with a new model. The board of directors has been looking back at their rally legacy during the 80’s and 90’s, most famously with the legendary Mono GSR 400R which was co-developed with Nakano Automotive. They want to bring back the spirit of the Mono GSR 400R in the form of a rally-inspired sports car for the masses, which will be previewed at the Chicago Auto Show in just a few months.

Kings Automotive is looking to partner with an outside design studio on the design of this new model, which will also need a fresh new name as Kings’ partnership with Nakano has long since ended and the Mono name is now in use with a different model.


BRIEF

Kings is looking for a design that fits in with the company design language, but is aggressive enough to attract its intended audience and most importantly echoes Kings' rally legacy. Although this is a concept car, it shouldn't be too futuristic - it should be ready for production with only a few tweaks. A top-line First Edition will be heavily inspired by this concept, so feel free to add rally-inspired aero to make it special, but don't go too crazy - Kings isn't looking for a WRC car.

REFERENCES

Previous Kings/Nakano models

Current Kings models

IRL References

[NOTE: these 3 are a bit too outlandish for what we are looking for, but we like the aggressive vibes]


REQUIREMENTS

  • Body style: 3-door hatchback or 2-door coupe, no convertibles or targas

  • Drivetrain layout: front engined, AWD

  • Maximum wheelbase: 2.6m (rounded)

  • Number of seats: 2 full-sized seats only

  • No interior is required, but it won’t hurt to have one

  • Engineering choices don’t really matter but they should be realistic for the car you are designing

  • Advanced trim settings are allowed

  • Model and Trim years: 2020

  • Model name: CSC54 - your username here

  • Engine family name: CSC54 - your username here


SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY

Entries must be sent to BOTH @kookie and @KSIolajidebt through Discourse DMs only. Also, please post an ad with your entry in this thread. Nothing fancy required, just a couple pictures will do.

Submissions OPEN: 7/1/2023 00:00 GMT
Submissions CLOSE: 28/1/2023 23:59 GMT

Countdown

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As of 3h ago, submissions are now open!

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Are there any restrictions on engine orientation (transverse or longitudinal)?

No.

2021 Kings Pegaso GSR 430R

The brand new Pegaso GSR 430R represents the latest in rally-inspired design, with wide arches and bold lines. Its performance is nothing to scoff at either, sporting a clever, rear-biased AWD system, a seven-speed manual transmission and a 430 bhp twin-turbo V6, the new Pegaso will certainly excite all the senses.

11 Likes

So with just over 1 day left until the deadline… we so far have just one entry :smiling_face_with_tear: (thank you @the-chowi) Therefore, KSI and I have decided to extend the deadline to hopefully get more competitors.

i hope this challenge isn’t completely dead
  • 1 week extension
  • 2 weeks extension

0 voters

Well, the people have voted… there will be a 2 week extension! The OP has been updated with the new date.

NEW DEADLINE: 28/1/2023 23:59 GMT

Happy designing!
(NOTE: @the-chowi, you’re free to resubmit before the new deadline if you wanna make any changes)

3 Likes

2022 Kings Nero GSR 550R

Nerruci’s concept car proposal for Kings Automotives. We went very radical with the concept car as we have put our hypercar engine in it. The NV6 - 4.5LTT is a 4.5-Liter V6 Twin-Turbocharged engine that produces just under 1000 horsepower. As for the design of the car, Nerruci desides to design the car with a passive aggressive vibe. It seems like it’s sort of “Angry” but also looks elegant. We present to you the 2022 Kings Nero GSR 550R:

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Reminder: 1 week left!

Glad to say the number of entries has doubled, but the more the merrier!

yeah I think this challenge is dead

Countdown

2 Likes

Let’s wait

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2023 Kings Eon GSR 300T

Equipped with a Group B inspired “FSR30” 3.0 Twin Turbo V6 with over 615hp and a 7 speed DCT, it can go absurdly quick even in the hands of the least experienced drivers

It also has all of the modern features, with an 8-inch infotainment screen and red alcantara upholstery that is a true driver-oriented experience