PLEASE BE AWARE, THIS IS A COMMUNITY MOD PACK FRIENDLY CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE NOT DOWNLOADED THE COMMUNITY MOD PACK, PLEASE DO SO. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING MODS THAT ARE NOT CONTAINED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY MOD PACK AS THEY MAY RESULT IN REJECTION/REDESIGN.
Onward to 1980 for this one.
Family cars are undergoing a generational change. After nearly a decade of trudging through painful and difficult design changes in this category, the landscape seems to be stabilizing somewhat. The perfect time for companies to seize a big chunk of the pie in this significant, yet not very glorious, category.
There is a secondary prize, beyond bragging rights in this thread. The top 2-4 (depending on total number of entries) competitors will be written up in a head-to-head, magazine-style review!
[size=120]RULES AND GUIDELINES:[/size]
Body: Any 4- or 5- door sedan or wagon
Interior: must have a minimum of 5 seats.
Tires: 0-quality, medium or hard only.
Fuel: Regular Unleaded Only
Exhaust: Must have a catalytic converter and at least one baffled or reverse flow muffler(s). (read as: street legal)
Engine: Anything goes! Reliability >0 of course.
Aero: No lips or spoilers at all
Total cost: less than $8000. See important note in the score weights section about cost penalties.
Everything else is fair game!
There will be a calculation formula similar to the last competition I ran. Weighting will be different this time around, simulating potential buyers’ preference for a balanced family car.
**Emissions is no longer weighted at all. As long as you have the required exhaust equipment, they should be “reasonable enough” for these purposes.
Undervalue weight: Sportiness (heavy), prestige (slight), offroad (heavy)
Average weight: Utility, Practicality
High value weight: Drivability (slight), safety (moderate), comfort (slight), reliability (moderate), cost-to-own (slight, amalgamation of fuel economy, service cost, and total cost)
Cost Pentalty: For every $200 increment over $7000, there will be a manual .2% deduction from your final score. Alternatively, for every $200 increment UNDER $5500, there will be a manual .2% BONUS added to your final score. An increment will be defined as anything exceeding the initial threshold and up to the next threshold. Ex: anywhere from $7000.01 to $7200.00 is a .2% deduction. $7200.01 to $7400.00 will be a .4% deduction. $4300.00-5499.99 will be a .2% bonus, etc.
.ZIP the 4 LUAS and send them to me. Naming format must be as follows:
(name)-Cars-Models, (name)-Cars-Trims, (name)-Engines-Families, (name)-Engines-Variants
Also, please send your company, model, and trim names in the PM with it, as well as nationality.
Examples: VicVictory-Cars-Models, VicVictory-Cars-Trims, VicVictory-Engines-Families, VicVictory-Engines-Variants
1980 Ardent Chancellor LS, USA
Attached is an example of how to PROPERLY name files (Thank you, Packbat):
ENTRIES WITHOUT A COMPANY AND MODEL NAME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, AS PART OF THE PRIZE FOR WINNING IS BEING WRITTEN UP IN A REVIEW
REJECTED ENTRIES MAY BE REVISED ONCE IN ORDER TO CORRECT THE REASON FOR REJECTION. PENDING OR ACCEPTED ENTRIES MAY NOT BE REVISED.
Side note for the top 4 from the last competition(s): You may enter. If you get in the top 4 again, you will be reviewed, but you will not be allowed into the next 2 competitions, just to give others a fair shake.
[size=110]May not enter due to number of recent wins:[/size]
[size=110]ENTRY DEADLINE: MONDAY MAY 11, 9AM PDT (UTC-7), OR UNTIL 24 VALID ENTRIES EXCLUDING BENCHMARK HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST[/size]
VicVictory - USA - Ardent Chancellor LS (Benchmark)
conan - Japan - Ossan Prince Edward GLC
Manche - Uruguay - FMU Pampero Mk3 Rural
victorgarcia - Brazil - Garcia Motors C280
HighOctaneLove - Moldova - Bogliq Bastion Deluxe
mer_at - Austria - Mars Engineering Redarius
nerd - USA - Rado Carrier
BlastersPewPew - USA - Desert Motors Rangipo
nialloftara - USA - Centauri Knight Royal (Estate)
urbanliner - Japan - Daiki Stardust L
JasonPoland - Poland - PolMot 8-2
Corvette6317 - Australia - NMC Eagle Deluxe
Elouda - UK - Lightstar Neptune 424
Tycondero - Netherlands - Astana Cosmos 2.2L
Lordred - USA - LHE Famsed Series II
Packbat - USA - PAW Pteropus RC
NiuYorqCiti - USA - Ponni Caricatore Luxe
Zabhawkin - USA - DMA F80
harizvet1 - UK - Infinity AD21 Base 1.6
8bs - Portugal - Fuentes Progression 2.0 (Estate)
Absurdist - ? - Marks Patron Ising SiG1980
NormanVauxhall - Italy - Znopresk Zanzibar 2.7 Sala
Chipskate - Great Britain - 1980 Brooke Avant Deluxe
SeriousSimon - USSR - Romanov Katusha
Leo9613 - Brazil - Baltazar Kashmir 3.0