Cool! I like making ordinary cars, might enter if I won’t forget Why WES 11 already though? IIRC its limits it’s roughly equivalent to Euro 5, which was required since 2011*, so the equivalent of Euro 4 would be a more realistic requirement here - and I don’t suspect Croatia to have particularly stringent emission standards or introduce Euro ones before the default date. Which, I think, would be WES 10? Can’t check RN, and I don’t remember what limits it has. It’s not like I’m pushing for WES 10, I’m just curious.
*- it’s slightly more complicated, but still, at most Euro 4 would apply in the setting of this challenge
There is no mention of a detailed interior, so I’m assuming it will not be required or judged, although entrants are free to fit them if they wish.
Also, with the priorities as they are, does our client prefer an automatic transmission (including a CVT) over a manual one?
And given the era in which this CSR is set, I believe that all tire sizes for entries must end in 5, not 0.
One more thing: Advanced 00s safety is very expensive (especially considering the low budget cap), so safety should be bumped down to a 2-star priority, while reliability becomes a 3-star priority in its place - they’re looking for a new daily driver, after all.
1 ) that is a very, very short time window for entries to be open. 2 weeks is practically nothing. At least 3 would be better.
2 ) can we please have the time of the deadline be in PST? I know a chunk of the player base is in Europe (or even further east), but there is also a decent chunk in the US too. It would be better to give everyone more time by having it end in PST than holding a chunk of the players to a deadline that’s in the middle of the day for them when they might have work or other responsibilities.
A small compromise for the dates (so we don’t get more month long competitions or worse) would be to end it on the 25th, so people have two full weekends to build a car, that seems fair.
A C-segment hatch/sedan would be too large and expensive, but an A-segment city car would be feasible, although it could be too small (and many body sets of that size only have provision for +2 or +3 small rear seats, not full-sized ones, which I think should be required) for our client.
And even though sportiness is a 1-star (read: minor) priority, an unnecessarily underpowered car would not be of much use to our client - 70 to 100 bhp should suffice for their needs, since >100 bhp may turn out to be overkill in such a cheap car.
In addition, a minimum wheelbase limit of 2.30m (after rounding to the nearest 0.1m) may be considered - below that, you’re getting into city car territory.
A 550km roadtrip in a hatchback!? These are just my kind of people! XD
Regarding exterior colors, which ones do our client prefer the most, and what are their least favorite options? I’m assuming they will take any color that suits the shape of the car, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Does a +3 rear seat count towards the minimum requirement for 5 seats, or must the rear row have 3 full-sized seats? Especially since not all bodies in the required wheelbase range have provision for the latter setup.
+size seats are allowed
Thanks for clarifying. However, +3 rear seats come with a comfort and practicality penalty (although they weigh less than full-size seats), so it’s up to the entrants to decide whether or not to fit them.
Is it only models classified as hatches in automation?
Since it mentions sedans in the brief I’d imagine it’s all on the contestant to make it work. I honestly have no clue, though.
After examining the brief, I’m sure our client would want a hatchback, liftback, sedan, or wagon (yes, there are examples of the latter two in the real life B-segment market), but not an SUV/crossover in that size.
Anyone interested in a collab? I’m better at engineering, but I can also do design if that’s what you need.
2009 Yamaguchi Miyagi Privilege
Yes, it is an older model, but the facelift is extensive, making sure it isnt left behind by the competition. Excellent practicality, proven reliability and surprising comfort for a low price - the Miyagi shouldn´t be overlooked when buying a city car.
I suck at engineering, so I would be down to collab.
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