CSR 107 - Wake Up (It’s 1984)
As always, the general rules of CSR are here.
“Okay Dario, now listen to me. These bags have to be shipped to Colombia by next Thursday, can you handle that?”
“Of course Boss, failure isn’t an option here.”
“Yes… you know, you’re lear- are those sirens?”
“…Judging by the cop car which is approaching behind us, yes.”
“Crap… alright, get us out of here!”
The sound of two rumbling V8’s fill the sound of air in the tropical forest of the Florida Keys.
Mablo Sierrabar: “Dario if you don’t lose these bastards off our tail, you are gonna pay for it!”
Dario Miguel: “I’m doing my best Sir, but this damn thing doesn’t have any power left”
Seconds later, a loud crash sound is heard from behind.
Sierrabar: “AHAA, THEY CRASHED INTO A TREE! How lucky was that, eh? Okay Dario, you can ease it off now.”
Mainland Miami, at the Sierrabar warehouse.
Dario: “Boss, I’ve mentioned this a couple of times but this time I really mean it - we need a replacement for the Silver-York.”
Sierrabar: “Wha- It’s still basically like brand new. What’s the need for a new one?”
Dario: “Did you not notice how we hardly got away from those cops? The only reason why we’re here is because they managed to crash into that tree.”
Sierrabar: “That’s a sign of you being a bad getaway driver.”
Dario: “No… it’s a fact that the S-Y can’t outrun those Sistens.”
Sierrabar: “Sigh… fine, we’re in need of something new.”
It’s the magical year of 1984 in sunny Miami. Reagan has just been re-elected into office, AIDS has been identified and Miami is the home of international drug cartels. The Pooble Cartel fronted by Mablo Sierrabar is the biggest underground cartel in North-, Central- and South America. They traffic around 300 kilos of cocaine per month around and to Colombia and Peru. With huge ties in the business, Sierrabar has established himself as the King of Cocaine.
Mablo Sierrabars current mode of transport has been a 1975 Silver-York Brougham. It’s huge, brash and with the black finish also very menacing. But as was demonstrated with the chase, it’s struggling more and more every day when it comes to outrunning the police. The age of the car is also starting to harm his image around other drug lords, that’s another reason to acquire something newer.
Sedan? The go-to choice.
Wagon? Bold choice but do-able.
SUV? That’s gonna be a hard sell but maybe.
Anything else? No.
When it comes to design, there’s basically two routes to take. Either you can make it brash and bold fitting the personality of the buyer or you can make it subtle and restrained, more fitting for the alleys in Miami.
As has been stated above, this new vehicle has to outrun the cops with ease. The old Brougham and the Sisten police cars do 0-60 in about 9.5 seconds. A V8 will be appreciated.
Comfort is a key point here and needless to say, the old S-Y was damn comfortable. Sierrabar isn’t expecting the same levels of pure comfort due to the added need for speed, but he is not going to accept anything remotely uncomfortable either. As for seating, 4 is minimal and 5 is expected, but not necessary.
This new car is going to take part in dangerous chases and it has to be able to take corners without oversteering to hell or understeering into a lightpost. Dario, the assistant and chauffeur is a big car person and likes having fun while driving, though Sierrabar discourages this.
The old model was expensive to maintain. Very low fuel economy figures and high service costs attributed to this along with the less than excellent reliability records for the car. And Sierrabar… can go through this experience again. He once threw money into a campfire to get a bit of heat, after all. Despite that, he would prefer at least a bit better fuel economy figures and a better reliability index.
It’s a common situation where they have to transport around plastic bags filled with [TRASH] in the boot, so the suspension needs to be able to load a decent amount in the boot.
Trim year must be 1984
No Race or Limited Production parts
95 RON unleaded fuel only
Minimum reliability - 50
Maximum loudness - 35
Maximum ET - 110
Any use of a turbo will be disqualified
TRIM and CHASSIS
Trim year must be 1984
Minimum of 4 seats
Minimum of 4 doors
Maximum trim emissions - 1200
Minimum safety - 45
Minimum reliability - 52
Maximum ET - 105
Maximum price - 10500 material costs
An advert of the submitted vehicle must be posted to this thread for the vehicle to be accepted.
For a little inspiration, have a look at the images below
If you want to get into the mood with actual 80’s music, here’s a handy, if a little short playlist.
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Good luck to all!