Is this referring to ride height, specifically, or suspension travel? Because One of my cars I’m considering on entering has a suspension ride height set to just below 8" but the suspension travel is north of 220mm.
Ride height, I clarified.
Also clarified tires - 70 sidewall is only a recommendation, not a restriction.
Silverstone Motors Deluxe Sport 5 Signature Edition '79
All-aluminum 3.0L V12 235hp @ 6800RPM
1063kg - Aluminum Body on Steel Monocoque
Edit: forgot the 3rd image
1968 Proletariat Pananche
War, what is it good for? Development of low cost Grand Tourers, apparently!
After the great war of 1946, Bogliq Gasmea aided the fledgling Workers Paradise of Archana by founding Proletariat Ltd. Proletariat built commercial vehicles, millitary equipment and even aeroplanes for the Archanan millitary and heavy industry. By the early 50’s Proletariat had built an affordable people’s car and were exporting cars and trucks to Dalluha by the early 60’s.
When the Workers Party of Archana decided to embrace the open market, albeit well defended with tariffs, Proletariat built a luxury sedan and GT to service the emerging entrepreneur sector. The Panache is this GT. Running a road tuned version of an armoured car V12, the four speed manual Panache is engineered to survive Archana’s primitive road network and can be re-fuelled anywhere in the country due to running on 85RON gasoline.
This particular Panache is being driven by Darius Vulpe, a first generation entrepreneur who made his wealth selling light trucks to Dalluha in exchange for silk rugs and rare spices, and his buddy Garridan Stoica will tag along to ensure the Panache keeps running. They served together in the Archanan Defense Force and worked together to smuggle in spices before the market reforms became law.
Mara Irena GTC 2.5
World class in Archana
One of the rarest sights on Archanan public roads, the limited production run Mara Irena GTC 2.5 has been engineered to the tastes of the younger generation of
apparatchiks pillars of the Archanan state and society. It is based on the much more mundane 4-door Irena LX 2.0 sedan - a staple of Archanan taxi fleets since the early 70s which also has been available for export (as EX and EXL in both 1.3 and 2.0 litre versions) since the late 60s.
The Irena GTC ready to leave Mara’s special projects workshop near its namesake lake
The GTC shares the LX’s car body up to the A-pillar but has only two - but larger - doors and a unique fastback rear end with double wishbones (unlike the LX’s more ‘traditional’ suspension). The LX’s venerable ‘Perspek’ 4-cylinder OHV engine has been enlarged to 2.5L and re-tuned for the GTC, almost doubling the power of the LX’s modest 47 kW. The GTC’s suspension has also been tuned for much better roadholding on the varying Archanan roads. The GTC also incorporates a number of firsts for Mara Motorni Fabryky such as hypereutectic pistons, a long tubular exhaust, a corrosion resistant steel chassis, a 4-speed automatic gearbox, 2 piston front disc brakes, a sporty yet luxurious interior and advanced safety features for the 1970s.
The GTC’s unique fastback rear-end
For the rally, the car and its engine have been carefully prepared, tuned and revised by Mara’s meticulous chief engineer, Rodin Gumprov, and he will drive the car himself together with one Archanan
spy state representative as an espionage goodwill mission to improve relations with the Western countries.
state security police V8 version was also considered for the rally, but ultimately decided against since that V8 is built for short hot pursuits rather than endurance driving.
[OOC: Let’s see whether the car with the souped up taxi engine can beat the one with the detuned armoured car V12 for the best Archanan entry in the rally. And yes, the slogan is a pun. :D]
April 4th 1979
Highport - Gathering
OOC: if you want me to correct or amend the above, let me know, I took educated guesses and info from the forum and car company threads when I could.
Oh my, I didn’t know brand-lore was included lol. I barely created Duquesne for this thread, so I’ll leave it’s origin and history up to your imagination. Otherwise, great start!
I must say, I’m rather excited to see how this plays out.
Hey SolidSnake, I think you used one of the body below (I did not start importing yet), right?
We just found out it is bugged and has negative lift (generates downforce). That would put you above the 0kg limit of downforce. Seeing it most likely a mistake from the mod creator, and the amount of downforce generated is tiny, I do not want to penalize people that already submitted or have a build underway with this body - as long as you did not try to abuse it (you most likely did not check if you did not add aero), I will accept builds with this body.
Make sure your build has less than 5kg of downforce on both rear and front. This mean that if you used semi/full cladding (or boosted aero quality a lot), you will have to modify your entry to fit this new restriction. This applies to anyone with an ongoing build on these bodies.
I’ll amend the rules with this exception. While the difference is negligible, I am terribly sorry about this happening late in the submission process.
Haha, it’s ok, it’s a lore/flavor event for those that want to. If you have any ideas or specifics for Duquesne, please let me know, otherwise I will give some generic flavor around it.
Nope, I used the early '60’s Datsun-S30-style body. Although, you can barely tell from the angles of the images I posted. Will see if I make that clearer with some other glamour shots hehe.
My design does employ some lips on the front bomber an old rear deck. But, I emailed that ithad 0kg or less of downforce. Sometimes the charts don’t update unless you adjust the sliders, and even the position of the fixtures themselves affect the downforce (as well as ride height, et al.).
I made sure the effective aero was appropriate before saving and sending. If it shows up as otherwise, just adjust any of the aero sliders +/-1 and back, and it should show true stats. Otherwise, please DM and I’ll send version with adjusted aero if you’ll allow it.
Matter is, the aero and all affect the braking and fading and wheelspin, traction, etc of the car’s setup.
Question:. Would it be allowed if the entrants post pictures of the stages from our perspective as the rally progresses?
No worries then, I wanted to make sure. If no one used that body yet I will simply ask people to avoid it.
I did not import your entry yet, you should be ok.
I also highly encourage to post lore and flavor entries as the event progresses, but it is by no mean necessary.
Less than 5 days before the event starts - Countdown
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OOC: Please, feel free to forum DM me quotes and comments based on the topics posted in GOLD throughout the competition. Also, please feel free to post press releases from the perspective of your team. It is absolutely not mandatory, this gives you no advantages, but I encouraged it.
Haha, good riddance? Oh my… poor Katherine.
I realised quite late what that really meant lmao. Oh well, that happens when english is not your main language. I’ll put something more cheerful for our main driver