Furlong Inc

Founded in 1987 as another British competitor to Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari and the likes, Furlong has enjoyed much success in recent years as one of the world’s premier prestige car manufacturers, from small, light sports cars to some of the most exclusive one-off/limited run projects the automotive world has ever seen.

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The 1998 Furlong C40, a quintessential British Brute

Model Year: 1998. The C40 originally shipped with two engine options; a 2.9-litre DOHC Inline 6 and a 5.9-litre DOHC V12. The model specs were as follows:
2.9 I6: 2937CC I6, DOHC 24 valves, 291hp @7700rpm, 232lb/ft torque @ 5600rpm. Limited Slip Differential, Vmax ~174mph, 0-60 5.0s, Hydropneumatic suspension, base price $57,000 (excl. options)
5.9 V12: 5875CC V12, DOHC 48 valves, 587hp @8200rpm, 431 lb/ft torque @5700rpm. LSD, Vmax ~210mph, 0-60 4.5s, Hydropneumatic suspension, lightweight body panels, base price $65,000 (excl. options)

Model Year: 2001. Minor updates were seen across the model range, including displacement, improved lighting systems and more.
3.0 I6: 2983CC, DOHC 24 Valves, 311hp @8000rpm, 232lb/ft torque @6700rpm, Direct Injection, LSD, Vmax ~179mph, 0-60 4.9s, Hydropneumatic suspension, base price $56,500 (excl. options)
6.0 V12: 5980CC, DOHC 48 Valves, 620hp @8300rpm, 449lb/ft toque @5700rpm, LSD, Vmax ~210mph, 0-60 4.1s, Hydropneumatic suspension, Semi-Active roll bars, Magnesium Wheels, base price $71,000-75,000 (region dependent, excl. options)


For something meant to be a sporty grand tourer, hydropneumatic suspension seems antithetical to its mission statement - air suspension would be a more fitting choice, since it provides more sportiness with minimal loss of comfort. It’s still a looker on the outside, though. However, between the two engine options, there is no middle ground - a V8 or V10 would be a great choice for such a trim level.

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Ah, there’s a story behind this which will become apparent when I actually manage to flesh out the storyline for this company, but effectively due to R&D they were limited to MacPherson struts at the front which meant air wasn’t an option. I did also think about using a V8 but for lore purposes I’d have to use someone else’s due to production constraints for their existing V8s

Maybe in Automation, but keep in mind that the Xantia Activa could outcorner some sports cars of its era.


A really great addition to sporty 2000’s british cars. Looks really good

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